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lie benefis. I cannot, however, indulge prefixed his nrime, I am persuaded h* fhis pleasing hope from the arrange- would have taken some official departments which aYe now taking place. ment; that he would have nominated

The new ministers are proclaimed men, to whose interests he wasattachfh6 deliverers of their country. Ihi ed, and on whose principles and plans ,* tnjtucftce cs thefolvkrite is to be entirely he could have depended ; and that bettmrveJ, and fisfriinjs to Le proscribed. in;j secure of answering his own purTwill not enquire whether thejavou- A poles, hy a'cepting the forts of goI'ite itchat thet prettnd to abjure, is not vernment, he would "not have suffered the great magician* who gives even them to have dropped into the hand* she appearance of solidity to this ot a ministry composed of the extraphantom of administration; neither vacancies of youth, and of theinfir-snail I enter into an examination.of mines of age. 1 know that another <he characters of the n<:w ministry,of very respectable name is held out as wJvorrf, having never mixed in those B the shield of jljax, under which these cTivcrsiw.s to which they have given military statesmen are to march to"' ih<: gte.ver part ostlreir lime, it isim- conqoelt: It were to he wished, (hat fustible for me t6 speak knowingly.— those to whom the circulation of these; Sensible, however, themselves that the reports is committed, had been forhottom i:!1 their abilities or experience bidden to sport with names so near the fc tow narrow" to hear them, they seek throne, and particularly that a retpr (heller under other names than strains had btert put on that insolent rheir own, and hrtvjng received the _ publication, in which it was declared, fiomrnafions oT every officer from a That this noble personage ivas recalled duke «ho h!mr'irst'rtds the least for- to a second life, by the dijlnstis if bis Iu

«.irrt, hope 10 one their success lo the phc-M. The single purpose of put

fhnonnge osmen who are known to ting forward a name which must al

Beinjlf adverse, YVith this view they ways be treated with respect, can only

are dady promising to their adherents be that of uniting men: The uncer

the approbation and support of some tainty and variety of measures which who have aVblutely refused, aud of D have heen pursued under it, leave lit

others who have not consented to an tie room to hope for a stability of ly-'

Onion with their party. stem, even were his life to be as long

Those who hoid the two highest as our regards would make us with it.

stations in the Ijw, have most Jalfiy In whatever light, therefore, I look

Been cited, as giving sanction to a at this administration, whether on the

elmnge, which in fact the)' have most hollow ground, on which they have

rnbli.ly and sincerely regVetted. The chosen .to put themselves, the exchan-- '< Mitquis, the favourite of the army £ ping or rather accumulating favorit

and of the people, and another nob.e ism, which they pretend to abolish;

iord closely tinned to him in affecti- 01 on the motley and discordant ages

On a'nd iir office, have, with equal in- and characters, which Compose it j or

ynltfce, been held forth as friends to a en those whom, either falsely or si uit

fyftem of which they have declared lessly, they claim as their protectors^

f heir disapprobation. Biit these young I am confirmed in myresolution of re-'

Gemlemeif, trfo have nez-c appeared; fusing togiveitcountenanceor support. Many Pn?,cbefore,\i\ order to conciliate If the enmity, which the new tst'ni

to themselves the good opinion of the stry professes towards Lord B— is siaa

public, have been industrious to in- cere, they will be repaid in kind, ana

farm us, that they undertake the re- their ruin then is at the distance of a

preTentatidn of this political drama fe* months only; for it is not proba-1

as the particular desire of the popular ble, that the man who has repeatedly

statefina*. They haye circulated with broken his word of neutrality with>

onconcimo'rf assiduity, that Mr Pill those to whom he had been so cemfi

heartily approved of the new system, derably indebted, should keep it t» that he Would give to it himself, and £j those who declare open war with bim«

Jrilicit for it from his friends a cordial They cannot themselves be blind to

ftYpporf. As I have no commerce" this, but must expect that he who re*

wish thaf rfnrleman, I can only judge moved a well-grounded and successful

6s1 the part which he will take, from minister, (o revenge the dismission of

vMv-ir f think his terrijier, his opinions, hi; brother, will not fit tamely by and

and hTf character would lead him to. see the rest of his friends proscribed

D?d fte rfailv ;<t>prr»vethe systTrt, to u by a set of teen, who have neither p<J*TaMv forth* sake of procitring-moM H pularitt/ noi abiliiio to tUU/ OltXt>

rrtfmerous luWcrip*!onj, the/ have ocltructian.

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Jmtxji os a Tour from Rotterdam through Austrian Brabant, and Flinders.

In an Er ItTLi to a friend in England.

(Continuedfrom p. lij.)

TO Mteklin, next we bent our way,
Arriv'd, we made but little stay,
Just fair the church, a fine old pile
Rich altars, painting!, grace each syle.
1 ti caodUftickl of mail'y plate
Would make a rery fine e&ate.
These pomps of superstition seen
We haAcn'd hungry to our inn,
There, having din'd, our coachman budlss.
To get us in—then hie for Brujsels.

Delightful city this, indeed,
High ra.s'd, it lifts its pompons head.
Ita buildings, venerably fair,
Are cloath'd with a majestic air,
AM from (he verdant vale IfctW
Rise up the bill in many a row;
A hill, whole summit yields a parts
With grateful soilage almost dark;'
A most delightful twylight scene,
While round you waves th' umbrageoul green,
And warbling birds of various wing
Ceaseless their pretty raptures ling.

From hence, where'er yon Cum your eyet,
A laughing landscape round you lies,
Such flow'ry meads and wand'ring streams.
Such wood cloatb'd-hilla, in poet's dreams
Amuse your fancy oft, but here
A real sweet existence1 wear.

Here coaches most superb you meet,
In every avenue and street,
With, scenting, as they pass, the wind,
Spruce essene'd footmen stuck behind,
But the dropp'd window oft betrays,
Amidst the pomp of silk and lace,
A hagged, wrinkl'd, plaister'd, face.
At which the ftartl'd stranger stare!
And thinks Madame in all her airs
'Not half so handsome as her mares.

Paintings and tap'stry here combine
Their mingl'd charms, with ait divine,
And strike you with such sweet surprize
You scarcely can believe your eyes.

While strolling all about to lee
Each pleasing curiosity,
We laugh'd at (pardon the recounting)
The boy who pisses forth a fountain.
And then, in brass, and halt undress'd.
Three nymphs, who pour out from the breast.

Prince Cbjrlti's palace we survey'd,
A grastd old pile, but much decay'd, .
Yet what's now us'.;, would force a dunce.
To own it was a beauty once.

A choice Jrfusaxp here we found,
Form'd by the prince himself. Around
We gaa'd with raptur'd looks, and view'd
Rich stores of nature, form'd and crude:
Here Birdi, Fijb, InjeBt, meet your eyes,
Each in its proper shape and dies;
There Foffilt fi'apd—hat Jewels shine,
While others rough, as from the mine,
Contrast the fcrnier s polifh'd blare,
And pot you at a loss to praise.

Thence, turning to another part.
You're struck with various workt of art,
Where the ikill'd workman's curious hand,
Haa half put nature to a stand,

And almost puzzled her, to guest
Which are her works, and which are his.
Obedient to the ranger's hand,
in many a pleasing row they stand:
Some cas'd in gold, and some in amber-
But, oh the charming pore'lain chamber I
Here you see beauteous jars, and siaggom,
With plump mand'rines, and grinning dragonfa
As large as life—The last so cheat ye
You start back, fearing they sliou'd eat ye.

But then to make amends for these,
There's something added, form'd to please,
for lo I in beauteous range, display'd is
A brilliant row of Chinese ladies,
And each, as soils her proper station,
Press'd in tlte fashion of her nation j
While art so closely copies nature,
She wears her form in every feature.
Eicb look'd so like a bairn of Adam,
I'd almost said—Tour Sorvatt, Madam.

But one, in eastern splendour drese'd,
My fancy struck bevohd the rest.
Her face so fine! so full of life!
She yielded only to your wife;
She look'd as too' ihe'd been her sister,
And pleas'd me so, I'd almost kils'd Mir,
This fine Mujaum may .he reckon'd
The third, or fourth, if not the second
That Europe boasts ; the first in fame, .

And justly too, is Britain's claim.

Hence to a Convert we retreated.
Where English Cirli are sadly cheated,
Hinder'd from ever being wivea,
And shut up piia'ners for ihejr lives.

There, thro' an horrid iron grate,
We held first one, then two, in prate,
Gocd pretty girls,—my heart o'er flow'd
With grief to see then-, so bestow'd.'

They, like your cunning folks, who're ut's)
To clear themselves, before accua'd,
Unask'd, pretended high enjoyment,
In Piety's recluse employment,
Rail'd at the world with aspect sable.
Just So the fox—You know the table. •

They laid, iho' Paul commended marriage
He did not single life disparage.
But cells ua, in that very letter,
A single lite is far, far better,
—Thua I oppot'd her elocution
"'Tit true, Ma'am, during persecution,
That single christians fight their warfare
Better than those who've mates to care'sor.
That this the true sense of that case, it
Demonstrable from other places.
For, fays he not (my point to carry)
/ will that younger women marry,
Boar children, rear them us, and guide
*Ibe bouse, with prudence void of pride.
How then, pray ma'am, can you withstand
Heav'ns ri-ft, beneficent command,
Which bids, that those who life receive
Siiou 4 lite, in turn, to others give,
In socii a way a,s that decree
Appoints, to Mass sec:ety i
Thus you should act, at least I ween,
Be found in use of lawful mean.

Fie, fie upon ye, girls! such beauties
To flight important christian duties I
100k in the glass—those eyes and faces
We're never made for these dull places.
Cannot your pray're with beav'n prevail.
Unless they're offer'd in a jail? j

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He rose,—he fell—with faltering voice, be cried.
'• Whfre is Amelia—tell me where?" an! diedt
For one (hort day he would have then paid down
With joy, the brightest jewel in his crown.
How precious tbtn will seem a single day.
Which now in trifles we consume away?
The very best have some accounts to make,
Before our journey to the dead we take,
(The land where darkness'and oblivion dwell)
To bid our children and our friends farewell:
For heaven, some space before the righteous die,
As erst to Stephen, opens to the eye,
We fee at saintr—Oh! then what blisa to give
Counsel to our lov'd kindred that survive 1
To mew where we have err'**, or rightly trod,
And point the paths to happineis and God.

But chiefly this — I'd wisti an hour to spare.
For my soul's health, and give it all to pray'r $
Detach'd from earth my mind to heaven ftoald

spring.
And stretch her whole devotion nn the wing.
Till my foul, melted with the fervent ray,
In deep contrition should dissolve away:
Then grace would dawn from yon propitious Acy,
And beams of glory brighten on my eye*
Till in faith's glass I s?w my fins forgiv'n,
And, freed from earth, my spirit wing'd for heav'n.

A NEW BALLAD

THO' the laws of Great Brtfin do wisely provide, s/uPP'j'd.

That the wants of 'squire rTefcb mould be amply
Yet I dreamt t'other night that more necltt
might be ty'd Unto Tybum Trte.

The fellow that flatters to serve his own end,
That bids, with full belly, the de'il take his friend,
This honest and worthy would I recommend

Unto Tyburn Tree.

The gentleman gamester, that soars for his prey*
.Then darts on the simpleton,maik'd for the day
His last game of chances should certainly play

Upon Tyburn Tree,.
The man that for money would cut Britafc't

throat, That fees dirty sirihbleri to fib for a groat, Make room for his honour to vote his last vote

Upon Tyburn Tree. The priest that o'er sinners so sorely can mourn, Yet, to compass lawn-sleeves, bis dear bible

would burn,
And damn his disciples—let him take a turn
j Upon Tyburn Tree.

The deep virtuoso, by medals bcguil'd (child,
That, to purchase an Otbo, would part with a
Or starve hit old dad—let him starve and look wild

Upon Tyburn Tree.

The dame scientific, neglected so long,
That sows fata) strife'tvcixt the fond and the young
Quick I seize madam caution, and seal up her
tongue Upon Tyborn Tree,

The barrister, brimful of justice and law,
That creeps into your bosom your bowels to gniw
Let him mount, and report, if he finds out a flaw
in Old Tybum Tree.

The witling that pilfers each hoary conceit,
That stalks on tall stilts, never made for his feet
I'll wager, repentant his woids he would eat

Upon Tyburn Tree.

Poetical Essays; JULt 1765.

the critics, that splutter and kick at the muse, With the sense of a goose, and the candour ol Jrwt Let them open their jaws, and their judgement infuse Into Tyburn Tree!

The patron, that ey'd you without one half crown, And red you with hopes of thefley's falling down Let him knit kit false brows, and forbid io a frown

Upon Tyburn Tree. Should ill swing in halten that say and unsay. That for sixpence would swear, aud belie, and

betray, Some dozens, I think, might be ty'd up today

Upon Tyburn Tree.

Far off from the few honest folki that despise The ftummerr of fashion, thewaipcreamoslies, May Uic riss raff remove that subsist un disfuise, Unto Tyburn Tree.

SPRING. A Poim. By J. N. Inscribed Mr T O 0 K E.

STILL must.rny friend,the briny torrent! flow? Still mull the muse a fun'ral dirge rehearse f Mill breathe thy slnini in energetic woe?

Still filial du:y claim the heatt-felt vers;? No-I change thy numbers' let the snpbUlyre

Ajtain inrite the melting foul to peace; With lyric sweetness join Firdaric fire.

And emulate the prodigies of Greece I Ah! dwell sot on Cwduba'% solemn page!

Ah I cease on fiatu'i learned lore to doat j Let sprightlier themes thy studious thoughts en

And bail Paritajsni ia a lighter note! [gage,

Blajtie not my counsel—'ti> with kind intent—

The' dear ihe parent—terrible the firoke— The meed she gain'd, of years devoutly spent;

The chain which lUy'd her flight to hcav'n, is broke! 'Tia friendAipt force impels an unfkill'd muse,

With zeal officious to remove thy grief: And will roy friend inflexibly refuse

To talk of comfort, or receive relief. See! lovely springs with renovating hand,

Her blooming empire o'er the world display! Plenty she scatters through the smiling land,

And with new raptures wakes the genial day! Sec nature's gifts demand thy tuneful voice!

The vernal meads thy devious steps invite; Jnheav'n-taught lays where warbling larks rejoice,

And PbihmtU't trillings cbear the night 1

Heedful no more cf winter's dreary reign,

Of frozen flumbera, or accreted snow, The sportive floods their wonted channels gain,

And glide unmindful of their frigid foe? None now are dumb !— The vegetative race

With eloquence infatbomable preach I Inanimates exert a pleasing face.

And to mankind instructive lessons teach!

Loos'dfVom hisrein, the snorting courser bounds

Neighs to the heavens, and shares the general With savage gratitude the wood resounds! [joy!

Love-bleating hymns the milder flocks employ. Nor is man silent!—Cbearful as the day,

Sslubrious hinds the festive dance explore; Their only with (bland health, and pleasure gay

IV Eternal grants.) — cnj.iptur'd, they adore!

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Oh .' join the blissful choir I—The cbearful note

Let echo's magic from the casts resound; Whilst o'er the lawns asloniih'u wood nymphs float, fround \

And Sylphs well pleas'd, by myriads flock aHerc if the poignant panes of sorrow's dirt,

Or the fell dæmon, grief, perchance alarms; Safely repose each secret of thy heart.

And lull each care in Amarantba"i arms I

He<e too the spirit so completely blest

(A mother once !—a guardian angel now !)

Shall ease the sigh, whirls binds thy I ao'rinf breast, And heaven-ward waft the well directed vow I

Tbt STAGE COACH: la Imitation os Mr Bourn'/ Ufus Quzdrigarum,

RESOLV'D to visit a far distant friend,
A porter to the Bull-and-ga:e I fend.
And bid the slave, at all events, engage
Some place or other in the Chester stage:
The Have returns—It's done as soou at said—
Your honour's sure,when once the money's paid,
My brother whip, impatient of delay,
Puts to at three, and (wears he cannot stay

iFour dismal hours ere the break.of day.)
.ous'd from found sleep, thrice call'd, at length
1 rise, [eyes;

Yswning, stretch out my arms, half clos'drsy
By steps, and lanthorn, enter the machine.
And take my place, how codially! between
Two aged matrons, of excessive bulk,
To. mend the matter too, of meaner folk ■ -
While, in like mode, jarnm'd in on t'othet side,
A bullying captain, and a fair one, ride;
Foolish as fair, and in whose lap ahoy —
—Our plague eternal, but her only joy r
At last, the glorious number to complete.
Steps in my landlord for that bodkin-1< ar.

When soon, by ev'ry hillock, run and stone, Into each other s face by turns we're thrown ,This gianam scolds; that coughs; the captain

swears, The fair one screams, and has a thousand fears; While our plump landlord, train'd in other lore, Slumbers at ease, nor yet asham'd to snore; And master Dicky, in his mother's lap, Squalling, brings up at once three meals of pap: Sweet company! next time, I do protest, sir, I'll walk to Dublin, ere I'd net to Cluster,

1GNAVUM PECVS.

Epilbalamium m tbt Ma'riart es W. W. B'f; with MistC.

By their effeflimate Friend P. V.

HYMEN! great, mysterious power!
Now thy t'.iiiles propitious wear!
Deck the Hymens in bower,

To receive this blooming pair!
Here ao fordid vows are plighted,
Fortune's fleeting gitts to share'
But two faithful hearts united,
Form'd to make a bappy pair!

Wedded Live adurua bis t roue' Hymen tskes them to his tare; . Cinftan v .' he names their moitc, Aad'i.fCuftis the baopy pair'

List of Both publiJhtH j nitb Extracts. Some in whom the inoculation had Mod! LAN account of the inoculation of the *% proiaee the desired effect, underwent. J\ small-pox in S«rW j by A«*an. »&« some '«"". 'he small pex In the corner Atom, senior. Millar. mon ""tural *»».

This account is written in answer to A few in whom the inoculation hadbeerl

queries sent by the delegates of the faculty » repeated without effect, have now had

of medicine at PtUt, to Dr Morn. A communication several years wish those irt

Theft delegate* were appointed by the the tmi'} Pox> without being infected by it.

faculty to make a general inquiry concern- The success as to life relates to the next

ing inoculation, and report the answers question.

they mould receive; in order to enable the S>u. H.] Did some os the inoculated die *

faculty to determine whether inoculation Ms.] Scatce one out ot 78 dies of the

was or was not an eligible practice. small pox by inoculation. Of those inocu

With this Tow they wrote to every B lited in England during the first 8 yeart

country in Eh'opt where the practice had after inoculation was practised, there was

been adopted, and, amonc others, to Scot- one in fifty died, and of those that take it

land, addressing their letter to Dr Mean. naturally, one in fix dies.

The Doctor did not fend his anlwei in Those who died by the inoculated small

time, so that the lepo.t of the delegates pox fell a sacrifice, not to the distemper,

was made to the faculty without it. ft Is, limply considered, but to one or other of

however, now printed, and the questions the following faults, errors, and accidents,

of the delegates, and the answers of the Q t. A bad constitution of the patient.

Doctor, are in substance aa follow i 1. An improper time ot inoculation.

gfctstitn I.] Mas inoculation been long 3. The bad management of the inoco

practised in your country, and with what lated.

success r . 4. The natural infection taking place ;o

/iafwtr.] Inoculation was first introdo- the inoculated subject,

ctd into Scotland by Cbarlts Maiiland, a fur- 5. Supervening diseases,

'geon, in the year 1726, after having tried £>. III. Did any who had undergone i

it on criminals, anH inoculated the children J) noculation take the natural small pox as

of the royal family in England, terwards, and at what time f

.. The practice first became frequent at Ms.] It is universally agreed here, that

Damsrui, where the natural small pox were no person it ever attacked by the true small

of a remarkably bad kind. Though this pox, after they have had the true kind,

was as early as the year 1713, the practice whether communicated by art or nature.

was very slowly introduced into t'nc other If any of the pustules seem ripe, and col'

parts of Sen/and. The Doctor answers the lapse before the seventh day, though there

second part ot the question, as to the sue- jr may be a succession of them till some days

cefs of inoculation, by the following para- after the seventh day, the disease Is not the

graphs: true small pox.

In three inoculated, a sever was ooser- a^. IV.] Do you know that any other

tred at the common time, but went off diseases have been ingrafted With the small

without eruption *. pox by inoculation r

One had no variolous eruption, but siif- ,f,y,] We all agree in opinion, that no fered greatly from an abscess in the arm- pit. other disease i« ingrafted with the smallOne, on the sixth day of inoculation, p poX by inoculation, yet I must, fays th« hadaneryfipiiasontheface.whrchwentoff Doctor, relate a history which ha* been without any vaMolous pustules appearing. thought by some to inser the contrary.

Of twelve infants, inoculated within a A physician, who had a number of patifortnight of their birth, not one had the «nts in an epidemical rajh, caused his own small-pox ; but in some of them a rash ap- child to be inoculated, and being attentive peared about the time when the variolous to its welfare, visited it often.—On the 8th eruption uses to be seen.-J-—Children five day after inoculation the rastj appeared on months old, inooulared at the fame time, G the child, but going seon off, the small pox ftnd wish matter f.om the fame subject, rose, and were of a very good kind. Mathad the small pox in the regular manner. ter taken from this child's pox was etaSeveral who had no smallpox from a ployed to inoculate other children, who had first inoculation, had this disease by repeat- the n^ and the smallpox in the same w*y in/ ik. operation once or twice. as the former one:— the matter taken froni ■ _ . ' ", Z !i 7~, these had the fame effect on another set of

i- u' £? A 'tfTlw'" h lf"g T" . children; and these, I am told, but not on

tice. It Is affirmed, that those who have a fe- t» , . ', .. '. . _ . » ... «* .

fer excited by natural or artificial vtlriolous H*<** »»>"'0"ty, infested *third set In

Infection, without eruption, are as little sob- thelrtte manner.

Ject ever after to the tirn small pox. as those As the first child mentioned in this his

in whom this disease proceeded in the ordiai- *°ry» had the rash from its father, or the

Tv form; and that he hat) frequently ferdtotd «rtdemic constitution ps the aar, marul

this, arid Vim not once disappointed. Chink

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