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¥bt Phrase, A Month's Mind to dd a Thing, illustrated. 137

ny-from rise time of hii presenting hit to receive money where they now renote to the time of payment. I may ceive notes, are vain; the money does truly fay of this, as you have frequently not txilt in that country ; and till heard a gentleman with a gridiron up- time and patiencehas brought it back, on his back fay of monsters to be seed A they must expect to receive nothing alive at a fair, If alt in Gentlemen his lite but excuses. i» not to he seen in tbe world. And you may if you please insert this article in Mr Urban,

your title and contents as, Tbe sur- T Dare fay you have frequently heard prizing Bank Note from Scotland. I had X it said by those who have a great once a thought of sending it to the desire to have or to do lbmething, that P-tmarf Tavern in Chelsea Fields, but as they have a months mind to it, and it is your magazine has often afforded me g probable that neither you nor any of both entertainment and instruction, I your readers can account for the excould not forbear to give that the pre- preslion. I am not sure that I can do ference, it perfectly myselr, but I have something to communicate on the subject, • *#* The bank notes thus humo- that will perhaps afford entertainment roufly ridiculed by our correspondent, if not instruction. are part of the paper currency of Scot- The following is an extract from the lasidfthe regulation of which is now Q w>" of Thomas Windsor, Esq; which was actually under consideration of parlia- dated in tbe year 14.79: ment. The plan proposed is, t. to a- * Item, I will that I have brennying, bolislt the optional cause; and, a. to 'at my burying and funeral service, limit the quantum of those notes to 'four tapers, and twenty two torches .twenty (hillings, or a larger sum. A- * of wax, every taper to conteyn the gainst the first, it is urged, that it will 'weight of ten pounds, and every occasion runns on all the banks, which < torch sixteen pounds, which I will they are by no means in a condition Jj ' that twenty four verv poor men, and to answer; and against the latter, that 'well disposed, shall hold, as well at it will spread an universal distress all 'the tyme of my burying, as at my ctsvr tbe country, in the remote parts 'monethe's minde.* of Scotland, the scat of the linen ma- * Item, I will, that after my monethe's nufacture, the want of silver had be- 'minde done, the laid four tapers be' come a great interruption to business, * delivered to thechurch-wardens,&c' ■ which was in a great measure remedi- * And that there be 100 children e5d by these little notes, an incredible * within the age of 16 years to be at number of which has been issued for 'my monethe's mind, to fay for my • th>t purpose: If these, therefore, are 'soul.^—That against my monethe's suddenly abolished, tbe paper credit of * minde the candles bren before the iec/Itind will receive at once its death's 'rude in the parish church.' wound. 'Also, that at my monethe's minis, . The value expressed in every note is 'my executors provide 20 priests to due by somebody to the banks; if the • {mgplacebo, direge, fifr.' banks are called upon to pay such p The Monethe's minde mentioned in notes, they have no other method of this extract, was a service performed answering the demand than by forcing for the dead, one month after their it out of their debtors; so that it is not decease ; there were ,\\iaWeek'i mindes, the banks, but the inhabitants of the and Year's mindes, which were services country that will suffer the distress} for the dead performed at the end of and one may safely aver, that there is a week and of a year, riot a single man of property or busi- The word mind signified remembrance, i\ess in Scotland who will not find h*m- ~ a month's mindw.n a remembrance alter self involved in the calamity. Every a month, a years mind a remembrance . iman must, in that event, expect to be after a year. The phrase month's mind prosecuted for every (hilling he owes, survived tbe custom, of which it was and to meet with insolvency where the name, and the words being still rernoney is due to him. Where nobody membered as coupled when their oribas the meant of paying, it will be in ginal meaning was almost forgotten, vain to call upon tenants for rents; it is I think easy to conceive that a .they themselves will be prosecuted and TM person who had a strong desire to imprisoned for their own particular thing, might instead of saying/A debts, or their engagement for others, mind to it, fay I have a month's mi a situation too common in Scotland. as meaning something more.

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WHEN Pbilif's son hjd overthrown
Each foe, and made the world hit own,
As universal Lord of all
He rul'd at will the subject ball)
And first in merit as command
O'er all he rul'd with equal hand;
But when stern fate's relentless doom
Call'd him from empire to the tomb,
The Cbitfi who under him had fought,
By his example fir'd and taught,
Deeming themselves his lawful heirs
Bit world divided into mares,
Tbit took a province, that a realm
And held of government the helm;
But all unqualified to reign
Not long their power they could maintain,
Basted, defeated, and undone,
They lost the viorii which be had won.

Such (small with great things to compare)
Will be the fate of many a play'r,
When we no more shall hear that tongue
Which charm'd so wisely, charm'd so long;
And the deserted stage shall moan
Carsick in thee her glory gone.
Without thy talents, judgment, fire,
All to thy farts will then aspire,
Thy giant robes each e/f will wear,
And think he shines the public care,
While vex'd and tortur'd o'er and o'er
Doubly our loss w* must deplore

O thou! to whom the sisters twain
Who o'er the sock and buskin reign!
Have giv'n in all their charms to shine
And bad'their every pnw'r be thine,
Born o'er the drama to preside,
And all its various movements guide.
King of the stage! What trunks to thee
Shall gen'rous Britain not decree?
W, e'er thou lay'ft thy buiden down
With soft repose .thy toils to crown,
Thou grateful wilt bequeath a race
To fill (if possible) thy place.
Then, (if so far thy art can reach)
Deign some accomplished youths to teach,
Witli all thy nature, all thy arr,
To mould at will th' obedient heart,
That wond'ring and transported, we
May think our Garrick still we see.
And may thy gen'rous labours raise,
A Ranger, Macbeth, or a Bayes,
Some stripling Hamlet " to surprize
"The faculties os ears and eyes,"
Or on tile state a Drugger bring,
Or Liar, " ivl/c's eve'ry intb a King,"

Hear then our wish! extend thy caret
To future scenes and distant years,
Xxcrt thy ar(, and form a race
The buskin and the sock to grace,
And, (that our pleasure ne'er may pall)
v cun Ukcntft form them all.

R. B.

An imitation of the Curfut GkuieUt, it the Must)

Anglicanæ, ,

WHAT new appearance meets my won-
dring eyet,
O'er nature's face a dim pale horror lies I
The cold diffuses through the wintry iky,
And chilling blasts like pointed arrows fly.
The restless waves congeal'd forget to flow.
And wide extended lakes no longer know
Their wonted course. The sea, in captive bands,
Ceiling to rage, in wond'ring silence stands.

Those sports the rigours of the season claim, Which add new strength, and warm the shiv'ring

frame. Forth rush the lusty youths, a num'rous train. And gathering crowds o'erfpread the icy plain. Bent upon flight, the polifli'd steel they bind Fast on their feet, and strive t' outstrip the wind. See how they smoothly with alternate sweep, Skim swift along the surface of the deep! But on a sudden, in their mid-career, If to their eyes some op'ning wake appear. With instant whirl they bend their sapid course, And fly the danger with redoubl'd force. The furrow'd tracks in wanton mazes play, And winding circles fill the icy way.

Thus as their sports they eagerly pursue, Their checks are painted with a purple hue, A glowing warmth through ev'ry nerve prevails, And rigid winter's piercing keenness fails.

But if unequal to the ikaiter'a force, The linking ice impedes his flowing course] His wonted speed regained, he darts along, And bellowing laughter echoes thro' the throngs Sometimes a (ep'rate group, with eager pace, Strive to excel each other in the race. Whilst others wand'ring cut their furrow'd way, And far and wide in devious windings stray.

Thus have you seen the nimble swallow speed. Her winding course along the flow'ry mead j Or stumming lightly o'er the watry plain, In constant rounds her airy flight maintain.

Skill'd in these arts the lunMeDutcb we're told, In distant parts their friendly converse hold; Full many a league to foreign cities stray, And glide with swiftness o'er the glassy way. Their women fearless fleim the frozen deep. And lightly sailing distant markets keep, With furrow'd tracka the icy plains abound. And whiten'd marks on ev'ry part are found.

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In Doctrinam.

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Eft teim bominibset erudiuo ftretftantiver ret drviti'ttt
Avrdqut oj>u/entofictiora babttfapienti*.

Qu"'<i verb an'sma manet immcrtaUs pcrs.rtuo,
Diviliam virtutlm frudlnt nmiuari.

Poetical EssaysJmarch I765.

I 'pen Leareirg, Whosoe-rer delights to j in in the society of e

minent men, Must improve him/elf in learning, a good possession! For knowledge if to men more excellent than

rich-i, And wisdom it better than fine gold. But ai tht fool it to remain for ever, being immortal Prudently meditate upon divine virtue. *

Mr U» E An, (f^HE following filth poems art the rival perflrma*.cc 1 of two y-ur.g gentlemen breugbt up under the fame ireetptor upon their going tcmetLer to tie flay, a eirrumfijr.ee that never fails A 611 a young winatvitb many imzgti, to extite grtu: curiosity, ami eater txptHat'ltn. Th'se poets ar* nearly of an age about 13. and though tbey have both written en tit fawufubittt, yet their performances will not fir that resfin it Itft tntrrtaining )cyour readers, as the comparing thtm together, and remarking tht difftrtnt turn of sentiments of two minds, on the fame occasion, 'will perhaps give a greater, as it certainly will a more rational pleasure than cast arise from the mere poetical htaaly of a finished composition.

A Description of the Pl AY-housi.

THE doois no sooner open flew
Than enter in the noisy crew.
All sorts of folk9 both high and low,
In rows fit wishing far the show;
And cuckolds there forget they're so.
Each mortal leavea at home dull care,
For Jow-liv'd wit, and waggish air.
'The demi godt in volliea throw
Chew'd applea to the pit below.
"When on a sudden some one cries:
Pickpocket ! And attracts all eyu;
Men, women, boya, cry toft him o'er!
Thy art thou ne'er (halt practice more:
Atnidst this hubbub, and this din,
Fiddles and fiddlesticks come in.
Seated in flips with practis'd art,
The town lass wins the sailor's heart.
Now enter flow, the great, the gay,
Tne boxes filling in array.
They fit in many a sliining row,
And every belle has here her beau:
Now, to the gallery turn your sight,
Perhaps you there may fee a fight:
Alas! Alas! my words are true:
The comtatan's are black and blue.
Critics with spleen and price grown mad j
Condemn the piay, ere Heard, for bad.
The actors through the curtain peep j
If a thin house, in fact they weep.
The wtft'd for play is now begun;
New ends the gallery's noise and fun.
At length, stern heroes mount the stage,
Still mouthing out their senseless rage,
And warriors on a carpet spread
Expire, then sup and go to bed.

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A DtfcriptioisofaPt.Ar-Hovsk.

THE anxious crowa with eager pace,
Hye to the play to get a place:
First come the gods who all in rows,
Themselves in loftiest (eats dispose.
Next wenches draggled to their bum
On foot j in hackney coaches some.
Now all is hufht, and now a song.
Wide spreads a laugh through all the rhran||
But if pickpockets intervene,
We risk a broken leg I ween.
For oft the noisy voices roar,
Toss o'er the rascal, toss him.o'er:
Then oranges in clusters fly.
And quids half chew'd rough tan supply!
-The music next with pleasing strains.
Close to the ear the soul detaiot,
While painted nymphs in (lips appear,
And some unthinking youths ensnare;
Critics themselves to pit betake.
And make the tragic authors quake:
The ladies locks with brilliants shine,
(Sure GocMesses were ne'er so fine)
Oft as the moon they change their facts)
And vary with the mode their graces:
The music's done, the roarers scofF,
And Gods in thunder cry, cjs, off,
O that I could the Muses bribe,
How would I then the play describe.
See Orencko treads the stage,
What varying bursts of grief and rage,
From each bright eye the tears he drawl,
The bard and players best applause.
The curtain falls, the play is done,
And now the magic" art comes on.
The pantomime, where cunning hags,
On broomsticks ride, instead of nags,
And at the sound of thunder clap,
Together vaniso through a trap.
Thus (hall we go, each man a play'r,
We know not how, we know not where

To St VALENTINE.

LAtcly I thought, O holy blessed taint,
To hall thy morn, brisk, frolick, With
and gay,
What scenes of raptures heedless did I paint,
What joys attendant on thy welcome day.

To me far other scenes do now appear,
Nothing but grief, distraction and disdain,

No dawn of hope these closing eyes to cheer.
No word of pity to relieve my pain.

Yet, gracious Valentine, accept my pray'r,

Listen attentive to these humble lays, O let Maria be thy constant care,

So (hall my dying lips declare thy praiseLet her be blest with all that's good and great,

With friendship, love, and every thing tbat'i Yet may (he think 00 my untimly fate, [dear |

And o'er my airies drop a farcwel tear.

See how the linnet warbles thro' the grove.
The blackbird whistles to his constant mate;

They hop, they toy, they chirrup nought but love,
O! happy creatures, O delightful state.

Pity ye warblers,Corydon; distress,
Ye gentle songsters of the vernal gre

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GEnteel Is my Damon, engaging nil air.
His face, like the morn, ii both ruddy
and fair;
Soft love sits enthron'd in the beam of his eye*,
He's manly yet tender, he's fond *nd yet wife.'
He's ever good humour'd, he's gen'rous and gay.
His presence can always drive sorrow away;
No vanity sways him, no folly is seen,
But opep his temper, and noble his mien.
By virtue illumin'd his actions appear,
His passions are calm, and his reason is clcsr;
An astjble sweetness attends on his speech,'
He's willing to learn, tho' he's able to teach—<
He has Momis'd to love me—his word I'll believe.
For hisX£rt is too honest to let him deceive;
Then blame me, ye fair ones, if justly ye ran,
Since the picture I've drawn is exactly the mao.
To M A a IA, inviting the Author to btr If'c Idinr,

HAD yeu your charms refign'd
To him who laves you best,
The summons bad been kind,

And 1 compkitly blest.
Those tender words ' prepare
'For bliss so long delay'd.
An age of black despair

At once had overpaid.
But doom'd to rival arms,

Vou mock your lover's smirt,
A dance your blood ahrms,

A ribbon fires your heart.
Tho' clogg'd with fool and debt.

The dear estate you prize,
And view w'ithout regret

The martyr of your eye».
But I, can I. behold

The bliss I must forego.
Ant grace, like Haves of old,

The triumph of my foe?
You cannot give delight,

And wou'd you add to pain?
Your hate improve to spite,

To malice your disdain.
But, tyrant! in your turn,

The stroke of vengeance, duo
To cruelty and scorn.

Perhaps may humble you.
In honour's school untaught,

Your sot may go astray,
And you, like me, be brought

To curse your wedding day.

Epigram en tbt Death of a Friar,

A FRIAR dy'd the other day,
And strait to hell he posts away;
Heknockt for entrance at the gate,
And wonder'd that they made him wait;
He thought himself of such condition,
That they could ne'er refuse admission:
At length a page from satan came,
Ar.d thus addrest him in hi? name:
Monk, you must quickly quit these borders,
We know the tenets of your orders;
Maxims that shock our whole abode f
They siiy, on earth you eat your goa!:
And since abovejtouVe se uncivil,
B_elow, no doubt, you'd eat the devil.

Tbt Sur Prize, or, Love at, first fight.

HOW oft, at the legend if love,
Have 1 rail'd as an idle romance!
My heart, not a female could move,

Mine eyes ne'er were hurt by a glance.
But Cupid, who felt my disdain,

Resolving to lighten his spleen, His honour and power to maintain.

Employs—sure, you know, whom I mean. At Church, in an opposite pew,

He plac'd all his hopes, in Miss Park; From my book, at an innocent view,

She fetch'd my poor heart,—such a tank! How plump, and how rosy was 11

Till Cupid had play'd me this prank;
I, that always could laugh, now must sigh,

Are angels as fair as Mils Pant t
Each night, all I dream, is, my fair;

Each day, but for her, I'm a blank; Should you blame, you must pity my care;

And commend me, perhaps, to Miss Pank, When I din'd with our may'r at his feast,

With persons of fortune and rank; How pleas'd, except I, was each guest!

There was every thing else, but Miss Va-.h. No pelf, but for her, would I crave;

And were I poiseis'd of the bank; i Let fortune take back what she gave;

If the terms were,—to give up Miss Pank. With her, would I combat a storm,

Would providence lend us a plank; All troubles a poet can £?rm,

I'd brave,—to be blest with Miss Pank.

\We recommend tbt following rbimei to tbit autb r, in order to comp/eat bit performance j thank, lpank, hank, drank, dank, lank.]

The Grumbler correclid, W Fable.

A Grumbler full of discontent,
Hit humours thus began to vent,

< Wretched roan of woman born,
f Plucks no rose without a thorn;

< All the joys he snatches here,

* Carry poilon in the rear,

* Pleasure never coanes alone,

* Pain attends, we sigh, we groan.'
A friend who heard each fretful word,

S'ruck'with complainings se absurd,
And with his folly mu:h affected, '.

The Grumbler smartly thus corrected.
'Peace! thou gloomy Grumbler, know

* That nothing's perfect here below;

* Yet half the woes which life invade,
'Are by our own misconduct made:
'Blest with the rosy bloom of health,
« By fortune crown'd with stores of wealth;

< What cause hast thou in strains like these,
'To censure Heav'n's all-wife decrees t n

* The blessings in thy pow'r enjoy,
'Nor seek their value to destroy.
« 'Tis imjrous in a clouded sta'e,
'To murmur at the stroke of fate;

* But when we bafle in funny days,

* The heart should bound wiih grateful praise:

* Nj longer then, vjin man, repine,

* Life's g eatesl blessings all are thine, ^ojoy them with a thankful mind,

"t« to providence xcsign'd.'

Miscellaneous Ar tides from tie Papers.

BY letter" from Genoa, a total rrrolt of the republick's subjects in Corsica was apprehended from the conduct of theCount deMarbets, rhe French general, who treat! the inhabitants wish great rigour*

An account of the receipts and disbursements of the Free Britijb Fishery company, from Dec. 3r, 1763, to Dec. XI, 1764, h»», pursuant to order, been laid before rhe house j and a parliamentary aid will speedily be granted for improving this national mine of wealth lo the best advantage.

The conservators for keeping free the navigation of the river 7jr»r ate to be called upon by authority to account in what manner the targe firms of money paid into their hands tor thia purpose, during the lad seven years, have been applied j a petition from rhe masters and owners of hip's in the coal trade in the port of Sbitldt having been presented to Parliament on that account.

The Empress-Queen of Hungary has ordered the regency of the Austrian Nttbtrlandt to lay a doty of four litres and a half (near 41.) on every c wt. of supr imported into those territories from England and Holland, in order to favour French sugars.

The government of Sw.bec have passed an act, making all bills of exchange, drawn since the aoth of August last, by persons ia that government on persons in Europe, and return'd protested, liable to 1% far tat. damages, and fix per tent, par annum interest on the principal firm drawn for, horn the date of the protest till paid. And all such bills drawn on persons in any of the American colonies, and sent beck protested, are liable to 4 per ant. damages, and interest as aforesaid.

The island of Grenada is already so far cultivated as to produce 16.coo hogsheads of sugar, 3,500,0001b. of coffee, and loo.ooolb. of cocoa, besides cotton and indigo.

An express has been dispatched to the conquered islands not to levy the impost of 4 Ihalf per mt. as directed by prerogative of the king's letters patent, till further orders.

The parliament of Paris have suppressed the Pope's late Bull in favour of the Jesuits, and hia three briefs, addressed to the bishops al Grenoble, Alan, and Anger; and no bulls or briefs are for the future to be accepted, unless they are accompanied by the king's letters patent.

A cod fiso was lately fold by a fisherman of Blytb near Newcastle, in the belly of which a gold ring was found, which had remained there so long that the inscription was wore •off, though the scrolls in which it had been written remained entire.

Two slaipa, one from Kcvimaia Siberia, (be other from Kamijcbatka having filled upon discoveries to the northward; that from Ktaima bad the good fortune to double the tape of Ifcbnktscbi, at 74 degrees of latitude { and filling down towards the south through the strait, which seperates Siberia from America, they discovered islands that •ere inhabited at (he sixty fourth degree of luitode. They landed on these islands, and lintlrd there a trade in the most heautitul peltries with the inhabitants. Those of KamfsCir.t. Mai. Masc.i 1765.^

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tbaika went towards the north, and there met with their companions among these isles.

The Lords Justice and Council of Ireland have issued a proclamation, offering a reward of 300/. for the apprehending Nirolai Sherby, popish priest, who not only stands indicted at the assists for that county the rtth of JWareb

A last, for high treason and rebellion; but is also charged on oath with having been since concerned in several treasonable practices rending to raise a rebellion in that kingdom. Io coBlequence of this reward he has since been apprehended, and is now lodged In prison in the lower Castle-yard, Dublin.

A hint has been given fur reducing the

Tj price of wheat by using potatoes instead of that commodity for making starch, against which there is now a law subsisting, which 'tis hoped will be repealed.

Letters from Parii speak of a horrid murder committed there on a baker who had got money in the lottery, by bis man, who came behind him with a cleaver, split his iknH, and then cut oft'his head. The villain after

C wards went up stairs into his mistress's bedchamber, who was some months gone with child, and strangled her with a cord whilst (lie was asleep, and tben broke open the drawers, and took out all the money, plate, and other snoveaele effects of value, and made his escape. Letters from Truxilh, about 50 miles from f'eraCrux, in Mexico, dated July Js, 1764,

J} bring a most shocking account of the mountain Mano Blanco, in that neighbourhood, opening and throwing out flames, combustible fluff, and brack stones, some of great sizes. As there never was a volcano there before, it intimidated the inhabitants to such a degree, that a great number died of the fright. Many people were destroyed, with 118 Indian

p huts: The wild beasts, as lyons, tygers, deer, Sec. left the forest, and came into the town for refuge, sixty three of which were wot in the streets.

Signior Mangoli, the Italian finger at the Haymarket, got no less, after paying all chargea of every kind, by hia benefit last week, than ]000 guineas: This, added to a him ot1500, which he has already saved, and the remain

F ing profits of the season, is surely an undoubted proof of B'itlfo generosity; one patriotic lady we are told complimented the above gentleman with a 200/. bill for a single ticket on that occasion.

A lady'lately deceased, has, by her will, left a considerable sum to pay the creditors of her nephew, who was formerly a grocer in London,

£j and about 20 years ago fail'd, and paid only lor. in the pound.

His maiesty has been pleased to order that Nortb Amtrica be divided into two districts, •vl*. Northern and Southern, by the river Potomac*, ar.d a due West line drawn from (he head of the main branch of that river, as far as hia majesty's dominions extend, and a sur

tx veyor-general appointed in each, to make general surveys both of coast and main, in oidcr to facilitate the navigation, and promote the speedy settlement ot the new ace,...

An account of tltej^^ dead caw and sec;

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