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For while at the head of her armies, which upon the whole I approve of, urged by patriot virtues and magna- and hope it will serve to inspire the simity, you perfevered, under the AMIABLE FÁIR of this metropolis preffore of every poffible d fficulty with a proper deteftation of those imand discouragement, in the pursuit of PERTINEN COXCOMBS, who intrude the great object of the war --the themselves into all companies, to the freedom and safety of your country...' entire exclusion of thore MODEST your heart panted for the tranquil young Gentlemen, whose merit hath enjoy meats of peace. We cordially been too much neglected. The rejo ce with you that the period of WHIMSICAL DistriSS OF A COUNindulging them has arrived ro roon. TRY PHYSICIAN afforded diversion. In contemplatiog the blessings of li- THE PETITION OF DISCARD D U, berty and odependence, the rich is of some ftanding, and as the best auprize of eght years hardy adven- thors have adopted it, the insertion tare ; paft sofferings will be forgot. was rather unneceflary, but, as it ten ; or if remembered, the re may serve to caution those inattentive collection sill serve to heighten the scriblers, that reject the use of so nerelish of preseat happiness. We fine cellary a vowel. THE NATURAL Hiscerely pray GOD, tns happiness TORY OF COLD afforded much useful may long be yours; and that when entertainment ; and am exceeding you quit the daze of nunın I fe, you glad ,o find it i

glad to find it is to be continued. THB may receive from the UNERRING

ESSAY ON Taste is one of those masJUDGE, the rewards of valour ex

terly compositions, which are an orerted to save the opinefled, of patrio.

nament to the English language, the tism and dimmterested virtue.

insertion of which does bonour to the West Point, November 15, 1783. Taste and judgment of tisose Gentle

men who have promised you their

affistance, and I doubt not your future Melfieors PRINTERS,

Numbers will be enriched with many

more such publications. I anxiously IN peruing your valuable Miga wait for the remainder. THE ANCIzine for November, I was much DOTE OF ARCHBISHOP SHARP, does pleased to bad in the introduction, honour to his Grace's humanity, and that you " NOW have the fullest assure is a useiul lesion to us not to discard ance of such affi'tince, as will in all any one from our good opinion, mereprobability, reader the future num- ty for the first offence, 'till we have bers more acceptable » The Dis- thoroughly inveftigated the causes QUISITION ON RATIONAL CHRISTI that produced it. But, Gentlemen, I ANITY, merits attention, and I could must honestly confess, that the ENIGwith to see some observations by those B6, RIDDLE, and R&BUS, rather dirGeatlemen of the Clergy, and others, gufted me; they are too trifying to who may be of a different opinion from employ the time and attention of any, the celebrated author of that perform. except those whose Taste is too deance. The Criticism on NONSENSE praved to deserve being pleased. I king on Gaithed, I full om't my re- find that miny of my acquaintance are marks upon it. THE ESSAY ON THE of the same opinion, and we wish neSPLIEN was very humourous, and I ver to see any more of them, but would doubt not will prevent many a fit of propofe instead thereof, such useful, De Hypo. THOUGHTS ON PATIENCE, mathematical, astronomical, and phia very geceffary virtue in this frou fofophical Queries, as will tend to exMesome world, gave me fatisfa&tion. cite the generous emulation of our THE ESSAY ON PATRIOTIsm, is ad youth, and to promote the true interb'rably well calculated for a rifing re. est of the Commonwealth. The Poo Pablic, as ar: the thoughts on IN erical pieces are good, a few more busty Ini!! pass over the Essay would have been acceptable, is also • LVIA"MARRIAGE, and pro an enlargemey of your, Monthly td to Curid turned FISHEKMAN, Chronology. An accurate Bill of


Mortality, is fill wanting to compleat dy, and which nobody regarde ; & your work. W. Ming you every luc thing that, like a mushroom, delights cess that your userul undertaking me. ig bogs and noraffes, but bates the gerits, I ain your friend and corref: nerous warmth of the noon day fun, pondeat,

Though the natives of this misera. OBSERVATOR. ble inand make those of the ifte of MA

TRIMONY the coolant object of their

ridicule, yet there have been number. Geographical Description of less inftances of their fealing from Bachelor's Fiand.

their own Band into that of Matrimo

ny, where they have prevailed be When Hynien's torch glow's in the some good natured eary creatures to marry'd breitl,

become the nurses and rekorers, af All wandering passions are at reft:

ter their constitutions have been near In constant love, we every pleasurely ruined in their formerly miserable fiind,

abode : For in the ile of Matrimony, And every folace in a female's mind though clouds now and then gather DACHELOR's Island is situated on aver it, yet they serve only to reader

D the burning lands of the dererte the remainder of the day more brilli of folly, where even the lavage inha. ant and clearful. bitants of the forest seldom venture In Bachelor's island, love is a thing to tread. It is bounded on the east, muci talked of, but totally unkaowo by the regions of affectation, vanity and the inhabitants are hated and der and deceit ; on the north, by the terrisp sed, robbed and plundered by the tories of fear and covari ce ; on the objects of their wanton embraces (outh, by the burning zone of remorse, Cards, which are only an ionocer disease and death ; and on the well, anulement on the ine oi MATKIM by the dead lake of oblivion. Hence NY, are here productive of the mo it is easily to be supposed, that the air thcking vices, such as the grolle of this island is fuitiy, enervating and scenes of drunkenness and debauché peliferous í expoídd to perpetual ry ; the total ruin of their priva fcenes of form, hurricane and tem. fortunes, and even murder itself pert ; and its climate, like the minds sometimes, the consequence. Ha of its inhabitants, is never lettied for many have quitted this island, ar an hour. The spring of Batchelor's fled to that they so much despised, Illand totally differs from that of any order to repair their ruined fortun other country i nave hitüerto read of; by seeking a rich and amiable pa as that, is here the reason of the moft ner? pernicious heat, and in wnich the ge

Bachelor's iQand is a mere dere nerality of its inhabitants are posseffed incapable of producing any thing ! with a kind of madness the most der- nettles, thorns and briars: Here tructive to themselves, the most inju. no bleating lambs to please the eye rious lo every civilized country, and innocence; here, no doves to che the most rubversive of unguarded in. their young, nor does the useful fa nocence. Those who weather out the bound over their barren plains; 1 Spring, and live to see the summer, wolves, tygers and crocodiles are b though they lose a great degree of reen in abundance. Here are neit their madness, yet in that reason be.

wire nor children to weep over come artful, by pocritical and treach

ashes of the deceased ; but owls hd erous. Their winter is truly despica ravens croak, and the reptiles of ble indeed, race, among all nations

eartb crawl over their graves. upon earth, you cannot express your

fhort, of all animals that ever nat contempt of man more pointedly than

produced, an old bachelor muft be by calling him an OLD BACNFLOR:

most contemptible : He lives a oft a thing that lives only for itself; a

beiog on the earth, dies unlamen thing that has no social harmony in and is at laft configued over to a its soul; a thing that cares for nobo, vion.


If this falle taite prevails amongit Criticism on Nonsense. I

08, we hall quickly prove such a ge(Continued from page 8.) neration of blufferers, that nur coun.

try will resemble the cave of Eolus, A UTHORS of this kind may be di.

where the winds make their general A vided into two clasies, generally

rendezvous, and battle and clash to. known under the denomination of the

gether in an eternal din and uproar. BOMBASTICK and the GRUBSTREET.

For my own part, I look upon it to The latter of these characters is ea.

is ea.


be the duty of every one, as far as in aly attained, provided a Min can

him lies, to lend his affistance in bank. bat keep himself from thinking, and

ing out this inundation of round, yet lo contrive inatters, as to let liis

which, if it finds a clear passage, will per ruo along unmolested over a

not fail to overwhelm us in a deluge heet of white paper, and drop a of folly and absurdity. convenient quantity of words, at A friend of mine who writes in this proper intervals, 00 11. A person exorbitant ftyle, Mr. George Brim. woo is acquainted with this secret, fone by name, shall be the hero of may, wird great facility and compo- this paper. Mr. Brimstone, as føre of mind, furnish himself with a to his exterior figure, is one of the comfortable ftock of reputation, as portlieft mortals that have flourished often as he fiods it requilite. Tos he in our world, since Goliah over-top'd might do, as without any ruffle to his 'the Parliftian army. He is, moderOwn tranquility, to neither would it ately speaking, nice feet high, and prove the leaft disturbance to his four in diameter. His voice is not Teaders : For while he flow'd along unlike the roar and rapidity of a torwith that ug meaning softness, every rent foaming down a mountain, and one wilso the warble of his accents reverberated ainong it the neighbourwould undoubredly diffolve away in ing rocks. The hurry of vociseratia suprae indolence, and (as a late on with which he drives along in the mofical author of this species has very heat of an argu.nent, imitares the tenderly expressed it) be huth'd into thunder of a cart.load of stones pourlulling dreams.

ed out upon a pavement. He was I shall at this time consider those educated in a mip of war, and one my ingenious fellow-lahourers, who would imagine he learnt the notes of deviate iato the contrary extreme; I his gamut, from the various whiftme in the admirers of bombaft and lings of a tempeft through the rig.

ging of his veffel. I was once so unThere writers, to avoid the impu. advired as to offer my difsent from tation of low and fat, blow up every one of his opinions ; but I had better fobject they take in hand beyond its have held my tongue : He turned natural dimensions ; and nothing will upon me, and rung me such a peal please them that is not big and bois- of eloquence, that had I not made off terous, wild and irregular. They with the greatest precipitation, would wonderfully delight in noise and cla. have gone near to have ftun'd, and mour; a rattle of words, and an ex- made me deaf all my days. Nay, I travagance of imagination, they look have cause to think my hearing has upon as the perfe&tion of rhetorick; been never the better for it to this and are transported beyond them moment. felves, at tae tumult and confufion This is a short description of his exthat bellows through a hurricane of ternal accomplishments ; as to the nonsense. In mort, that which mea qualifications of his mind, they will of this turn applaud as the master be best perceived, by a transcript I piece of good writing, differs from Mall here make, from an oration he the true sublime, as a boy's artificial formerly composed in Praise of Bei. kite,waddling among the clouds at the - con-Hill. I must inform my readers, cod of a skein of pack-thread, does that it was conceived as he stood upon from the natural fight of an eagle, the summit of that little mount, one towering with steady pinions towards training.day,when, as he has fince owo. The skies, and bearing full upon the fun. ed to me, the drums and marquets al.,



Afted his inspiration, and augmented and inconsistency. George is mighty and deepen'd the rumbling of his peri. fond of hard founding words, and, let ode. It begins in the following manner: his topick be what it will, he has per

« The gloriously transcendent, and petual recourse to them upon all emer. highly-exalted precipice, from which gencies. He once took it in his head the sonorous accepts of my lungs re. to be in love, and wrote a poem to found with. repeated ecboes, is so his mistress on that delicate paffion : pompous, magnificent, illuftrious,and But instead of the gentle fow of har. loftily towering, that, as I twirle a. niony which any one would reasona. round my arm with the artful fourth bly have expe&ed, and which is in. of að orator, I seem to feel deed essential to compofitions of that my knucles rebound from the, blue kmd, his numbers ftalked along as vault of Heaven, which juft arches Rurdy and outragious as in any other over my head. I ftand upon an amazof his performances. I myself count. ing eminence that heaves itself up,on ed in fifty fix lines of it, three celeftiboth sides steep and ftupendous ! high als, eight immortals, eleven unbound and horrendous! The spiry Tene. eds, six everlastings, fur eternit 108 riffe, the unshaken Atlas,'or Olym- and thirteen infinites ; besides bellow pus divine and celestial, when com- ings, ravings, yellings, horrors, ter pared to this prodigious mountain, ribles, racklings, hubbubs and clut hink to fagds, and dwindle to atoms. terins, without number. But wha It is deep-rooted in its ever during pleared me the most of any of m foundations, firm as the carth, lafting friends compofitions, was, A poetici as the sun, immoveable as the pillars description of a game at puth pit of nature! I behold from this awfui Sure, thought I, when I read the t and astonishing fituation, the concave ele, there can be nothing very lou expanie of uncreated space, stretch and impetuous upon to trivial a ma itself above; and the land and ocean ter as this. How I was furprized 0 below, Spreading an iofinitude of ex of my miftake, my reader will in fon tension all about me. But what dar. measure conceive, when he unde ing tropes and flaming metaphors fhall ftands that the firit diffich of the pot I select,afpiring Beacon! to celebrate runs thus, thee with a suitable grandeur, or lift “ Rage, fire, and fury in my boft thee to a becoming dignity? How does

roll, it shoot up its inconceivable !pinnacle · And all the gods rulh headlang into the superior regions, and blend it.

'my soul." self with the coerulancircum-ambient He then proceeded to compare 1 ether! It mocks the fiercest efforts of pins to two comets, whore heads, the most piercing fighe, to reach to its he expressed it, eolightened the boui impenetrable sublimities. It looks less deserts of the lies with a blog down upon the diminished spheres; glare, and threw behind them the ri the fixt itars twinkle at an immeasur. du volumes of their tremendous trai able diftance beneath it ; while the into the cradless wastes of immenfi planets roll away, unperceived, in a When the pins met in the progrert vaft, a fathomless profound !******» the game, for a fimilitude, he fu pr

By this little quotation from Mr. ed ine two continents to be tof Brimslone's panegyricon Beacon. from their foundations, and encour Hill, my reader will in fome measure with a direful concuflion, in the m be able to judge of his manner of of the briny atlantic ; or rather, thinking, and expreffing himself. It he, as if two syftems of worlds, fi appears plainly that he heaps his sub planets and all, Mould be hurled jed with improper and foreign fiftlers one against another, and dat thoughts that be strains those horrible chaos, from the general ru thoughts into the rooft unnatural and of matter, and wrecks of a whole 1 ridiculous distortions ; and, laft of verse. He concluded the poem v all, that he clouds them with so ma. the following lines, which I look u ay needless supernumerary epithets, to be the most finished pattern of as to fing the whole piece into this sort of productions, that I have unaccountable huddle of impertinence where met with ; whether I coni

tie enconthness of the language, the Natural History of Cold.
suggedoers of the ftyle, or the dispro-
portion and extravagance of the ima-

(Continued from Page 27.) ges. Speakiog of the pins he says, IN melting of ice, if it be laid upon The bars of brass,harsh crathing, I some substances it melts failer than lood resound,

upon others, nor can we afligo any Agd jarriog discords tend th' afto cause for the difference ; it melts aith'd ground.

sooner in a filver plate than upon the So obeo alohi dire hurricanes arise,

palm of the hand; apd it melts sooner Aod with horrendous Matterings upon copper than any other metal barft the lies,

whatsoever. Ice melts sooner in waDread ghaflly terrore drive along in ter than exposed to the air of a fimilar crowds,

temperature, sooner in water a litile And hideous thunder howls amongst warm than near the fire where it is the clouds ;

hotter. It melts sooner in the void Eternal whisiwiods on the ocean than exposed to the atmosphere. If it roar,

takes twenty minutes to dissolve in Infinite earthquakes rock the open air, it will be but four minutes bounding shore.

diffolving in the exhausted receiver, I thall conclude there remarks upon · It takes a much longer time to melt bombafi, with an observation which than it does to form. Water congeal. I ought in juftice to make, in favour ed in fix minutes, takes some hours to of those who fall into it; viz That resume its fluidity, if placed in such po person can be a considerable profi. air as would not freeze it naturally, cient this way, who has not a good and yet of moderate coolness. Upon fhare of natural powers and abilities. this principle it is that ice houses are Hence, when we see a young man de- formed, for we must not imagine that, livering homself in this warm manner, at the ordinary depth to which these he is to be regarded as a good genius are runk, water would congeal if left run wild, for want of cultivation from to itself. On the contrary, water ftudy, and the rules of art : And it brought there always preserves its follows, that thould such a juvenile Auidity. The large masses of ice or writer, take proper methods to im- (now that are placed there, melt in prove his mad, by innuring himself some proportion ; but as their thaw to a close way of reasoning, and by is carried on very lowly, there is still converfing with the best authors, sufficient quantities of ice left for the however defective he might be in purposes of luxury. this particular at firft, he would in the of all Auds oil of olives freezes end make a chalie and excellent wri- sooneft, and other oils in succession ; ter. Thus it happened to the immor: -I mean of those oils that have beea tal Virgil, whole divine Eneid once made by pressure, not by diftillation. thot itself into fo great a luxuriance, Water and such insipid liquors follow as to be near twenty times as large as next, then spirits of wine, and all it appears at this day. As his imagi- fp rituous liquors, which however take nation cooled by years, and his judg a large quantity of freezing cold to meat tipeaed, and hasted on to maru- congeal them. The most watery Tity, his ftyle dropped the falle glare parts of these begin to freeze firit, of ornaments, and ihone with an equal while the Itronger fiery spirit Aies to purity and elegance ; his thoughts the centre, and frequently is found leuned to proportion themselves to concentred in the midit of the calk in his sebjea, and caft themselves into the hardest frosts, still preserving its that exaa symmetry of arrangement fluidity. Spirit of nitre and such acid and difpofizioa, in which they now Spirits, as well as vinegar itselégreatly charm us; and, in a word, a new beau. relift congelation, tho they are found ty began to dawn in every line of not able to endure extreme cold, that exquife work which confecrates which at length destroys their Auidihis deathless fame to the admiration of ty. Quick-silver, it was thought till all pofterity.

of late, was not to be congealed by any degree of cold whatsoever. But

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