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did not sully authorize and require it. he hat added a particularity to the But why then is it charged upon this supposed objection, as foolish and a* noble L rd f Does it appear, or can f.ilse as all the rest. it be pretended with the least truth, What opinion their Lordships en
that he was even afleed his opinion a- , tertained of his speech that day, I shall bout it, much moie that lie gave any " not presume to determine. Sure I am, such advice or direction to the Attor- however, that he retained the powers riey General. Does merely holding ot his mind too perfect, even to the the great seal then, and assisting at last, to give the least colour for the the cabinet coun.il, make a man re- low comparison, under which thepresponsible fur an Attorney General's judiced and vulgar ideas of this maexecution of his office? If so, why is Jignant writer, have thought fit to rerot the noble Lord, who at present present him.
fills that station, arraigned throughout "* He felt, perhaps, as few of the dethis libel, f-r every tt<-p of the pro- sects of age as molt of his contempoceedings against Mt IVJhrs, inilead of tnries; and yet he has been known to the two Secretaries ol Sute, and the fay of himself, in that assembly, No* late and prelent Attorney General? eadtm cjf alas, nan metis. But let those
Tae nexi thing which presents it- who remember the part he sustained self U a modest alteitton, (introduced for so many years, at the bar, upon jjito a long & labutiieJ. passage,which C the bench, and in parliament, during is intended, I suppose, to pass 'or a the warmest political contests, against complete character of his Lonlthip) the ablest speakers, recollect the light of hu having once affeiitd the titie of in which he always appeared, hit Earl of Clarendon. A more absurd grace, strength and dignity of manpiece of falsbood was never invented, ner, quickness and comprehension of nor one lei's pi'obable, in the cafe of thought; and let them fay, if they a'man who hid for lo many years en- can, that he had neither imagination, robled his own name bv the force of J) -wit, or eloquence; that he betrayed hisowngei.ius, nor Ids suitable to the on any occasion, a want of the ornajutfgment, modesty, and whole beha- mental and graceful accomplistimtnrss viour of that noble person. The truth of literature, in which he had the feis, he more than once declined the licity to be better grounded, and to honour of the advancement itself; have more accuracy and extent than during which time, a report being almost any man, who had engaged so spread, that his late majesty was gra- early and so long in public business j cioully pleased to intend it for him, it £ or that he gave any marks of that was several times inserted in the news- flairniifs of education, which this popapers, that he wisto be created Earl lite, ingenious and accomplished wriof Clarendon. This is literally the ter, with as little regard to truth as whole foundation there ever was, or decency, is phased to bestow upon could be, for such an idle taie; uiiltls him.
one would luppoie it was designed to The reflections cast upon his speech
five in -j'..ieif to the family anil de- c on the first draught of the militia bill pendants of thai celebrated minister. sent up by the House of Commons in He then proceeds to give a most 1756, have been so fully answered in false account o* L-.ird H 's spte.h a former paper that I shall say but liein the House of Lord , upon the ;>re- tie to them. I must, however, obliminaries. I don't mean to dwell stive, that though he suggested many upon su h insinuations or expressions and weighty po/i7:Va/objections to that a-, have ahtidy been unimadverted pbill, he made none of a religious naupon; but it is impossible to let luch ture.unlefs the author is absurd enough notorious UMhoods be repea'ed, aud to call disapproving the mode prepaa?giavated day af.tr day, without ex- red in that bill of exercising the men pressing a just indignation at luch on Sundays, a religious objection. So sliaine.eft piofligacy. He was lo far far from enervating the scheme by from oi'j-.cting to the boun-!:.i ;es be- proposing to reduce the number to one tween the Vrilijh and French colonies Jj half, he made it, by that means, a pracin t\:.-ib Antrim. Jetiled by that tria- ticahle measure; and whoever will ty, th.U he thwght them the best ima- attempt to increase the number, will f litoolc. 1 itis, ilie author has been have enough to contend with in an. ■Irr.adv told in print j notwittistand- sweting the complaints ol the country ing which, as if determined to bear upon such an augmentation. So far uu«u ii'iiru itlilf by mere elfronJtry, fioru contriving 10 defeat the exec ut i
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on of it, in hi» particular county, as- to please the selfish, the interested, and
ter it became a saw the most punctual the violent; too free and independent
obedience was paid to the act in every in his situation and fortune to lay him
particular, by the noble person who self (in the language of this writer) at
was then, and jj now, his majesty's . tbtftet os any man, or to caft his opini
lieutenant in that county; the militia "ons into any ministerial or popular
of which was actually raised and dis- mould, because it may happen to suit
ciplined for two years together during with the times, or with his own inte
the wax, and is now on foot again, rest. He is therefore peculiarly mat k
and was called out to their annual ex- ed out for vengeance; his conduct in
ercise in May Last. parliament misrepresented and tradu.
There is but one thine more which ced, where, in truth, it gained him
truth compels me to take notice of; much credit in all the instances allu
and that is what this well informed B ded to; and his good name to be
writer thinks proper to fay with re- branded with every ill nirmcd epi
gard to the judges who were called to thet and false reflection, which the in
that important station, whilst the solence, the injustice, and the private
great seal was in his hands. Can any views of others can suggest.
one who looks round Wejlminfier Hall After all, let me appeal to thezea
at this hour, forget who recommended lous admirers of this libeller, whether
many of the ablest who now fit there? he who wantonly sacrifices the truth
as able and as upright men as ever ad- of facts and characters above sufpici
ministered justice in any age or any Q on, to the dark purposes of calumny
country. Can he forget, or affect to and envy, has the least claim to the ap
treat with contempt, the names or pro- plause or confidence of any party?
fijsional merit of some who are dead. Law dispeised by such writers, is
or retired, ReeiitJ, Lee, Ryder, Strange, like a sword' in the hands of a mad
Wrigbt, Burnet, Foster, Clarke, and o- man, it will stab indeed, but it will
tljers who might be mentioned? Or stab in the dark, the friends rather than
will he venture to assert that these men the enemies of the constitution; and
obtained theirfeats upon the bench by D thus it may become a terror to inuo
mmifitrial, not professional merit > cent and worthy citizens, instead of an
Though I perceive that the subject instrument of justice against profligate
has carried me farther than I at first ministers and lawless subjects,
designed, yet before I have quite done I ant, Sir, (3c. ,' with it, I think some notice should be
taken of the many scattered passages _ Original Letter from Prince Charles t9 in this curious medley of factious po-" Sir Thomas Fairfax. From tie MS. litic*, extravagant law doctrines, and XX/'EE have foe deepe a ience of the personal abuse, inserted with the ge- "present miseries and calamities of ne/ous purpose of depreciating by this this kingdome, that there is nothing: virulent libel the honour and reputati- that wee more earnestly pray for to A£ on of the family and descendants of mighty God, then thit hee would be the noble person above-mentioned. pleased to restore unto it a happy peaces But as there happens to be one among and we should think it a great blessing them whose talents, eloquence, learn- F of God upon us if wee might bee soe ing, and integrity, have raised him to hapie as to be an instrument in the ada height in the profession of the law, vanceing of it; and therefore wee have which in thegeneral esteem of the bar, resolved to send two of our councel unand in the public voice, give him just to the king our father, with some such and regular pretensions to the first ho- overtures as wee are hopeful may connoun id it, who filled for many yean duce thereunto; and doe hereby desire two great stations with as much capa- G you to send or procure from the Lords city and reputation as any man what- .and Commons assembled in parliament ever, and who lately resigned one of at Ifejlmiitfer, a safe conduct for the them so as to assert his own honour Lord Hopton and Lord Cnlpeper, with and sentiments with the most weight twelve servants to go to our royal saand freedom at the hazard of every ther, and to return to us; and we shall thing which can be called profit or am- then manifest to the world our mot bitiun, who is too knowing to be die- G earnest endeavours to stoppe this issue of tated to on points which concern the blood, which must otherwise, in a short law and constitution, too sagacious time, render this unhappye land most and honest to be made a tool, too wise miserable. Given at our court at aad temperate in his oublic conduct .£xcefttr tbit i sth day of September 164c.
ISABELLA: or, The MORNING.
— Ir. frrhui Talk ib' inftruelne Hour they past'd. From the M.S. written many years ago.
THE monkey, parrot, lao- dog. and her Grace.
Will the fun never let us fee his face f'
But who can want the fun that fees your grade!
Your servant. Sir; but see what I have got, .
Isn't it a prodigious pretty pot?
And ar'n't you vastly glad we make them here?
For Dicky got it out of Staffordshire j
See how that charming vine twines al I about,
Well, what a handle! bless me, what a spqut!
And that old pagod and the'charming child,
If Lady Town/bend saw it (he'd be wild.
Tothis the general: Madam, who would not!
And they had heard from those they took, it from.
* C-t St—pt.
n's ears, >>
Poetical Essiivs; JANUARY 1765.
0' cut off any part that yon Mite,
But haik ' a l.-uder knock than all besor:! Lord, sayj her Grace, they'll thunder down my
door; Into the room see swearing *Levtl break, (The Dutches) rises and the riders wake) Lyvn1. the oddest character in town, A lover, flj elfi-un, connoisseur, busscon j Extract him well, this it his quintessence, Much folly, more cunning, and some sense j To neither party in his heart incbn'd, He steer, 'twiit both with politic* refi,,"d Hi* lordflyp rr-akts his bnw, and take* hit feat, Then opens with preliminary chat: I'm glad to s-e your grace, the gen'ral too, Old Cbarkt how it't > and DUkij how d'ye do? .Madam, I hear lhar you wa* at the play, You did not fay one word on't yesterday; I went (who'd no engagement any where) To the opera— Were there many people there The dutchest cry'd? Yes, madam, a good many, Says LrveJ, there wa* Ct-jk'Jtcld and Ferny lo that eternal whisper thai b'gun Ten years ago, and never will be done; For tho' you know he fees her every day, Still he has ever something new to say; There's nothing upon earth so hard to me As keeping up discourse eternally; He never lets the conversation fall, And I'm sure Fanny can't keep up the ball j J saw that hor replies were never long, But with her eves she answer'd for net tongue; Poor I am tore'd to keep my distance now, She won't e'en curt'sy if I make a bow; Why things are strangely chang'd the gen'ral cry'd, Ay, Fortutt dt la Cutrrt, my lurd teply'd; Bui you and 1, Cbarltt, hardly find things so A* we both did some twrnly year* ago, And take off twenty year*, reply'd her grace, 's° would do no harm to Lady Far.ny't face;
• Lou Ltrd t—z.
My lord, you never see her but tt night.
ODE fat ibt Nivt-Yt.v *,ptrfhtmed klscrt llrir Mejflitt Jin. i, 176c,. By William Whitehead, Esq; Pott Laurtat.
SACRED to thee
Snail flow the annual strain.—
And darken half the main.
Who bid our wealth increase,
Of industry in peace.
On woven wing*
To where soft evening's ray
Led by the lord of dty.
From Siriui' fiercer flames.
And waft them all to Tbamu.
When Spa'm*% proud pendants wiv'd in western
And the fame truths in ihefarr.e number* fung,
—Tci, yes, proceed, and conquer ton:
To crush your high blown pride,
Extraffi from the RACE, a Fœm i j'st published.
THE Subiect of this poem is a Race of authors, and it it ah imitation of ihe Race of booksellers exhibited in iheDuNCiAB. ,
The subject is introduced by the following *ersts.
To all the rhyming brethren of the quill Taint sent her heralds to proclaim her will. «' Since late hervoi'ries in abusive lays "Had rrrsdlv wrangled for the wrraih of bays j «• To quell at once this foul tumultuous hear, "Tb« day was fix'd whereon each bard should
'• meet. "Already had shemark'd the destin'd ground, •• Where from the goal her eager sons mould
"bound, ■« There, by the hopes of future glory fed, •• Prove by their heels the prowess of the head; •• And he, who fleetest ran, and ft ft to fame, •• The chaplet and the victory should claim.
A ditch is represented as crossing the course called the gulph of Mii/ion whicb,of all that ran, Churchill only passed.
Those who offered to enter are, the Laurent; Kihert DodJUy; Dr Armfirong; Dr Hill, Dr Smulhl ; John Wilkes; Samuel Johns*; Murfhj ; Jomi, who altered the EarltfFJs.x; the translator of Fmgal; David Mallet; Vaughan; Churchill; Farcka, and Worry; Bickerflaff; Elphinsion; Dr Arm; Derrick; Mason; Oilman; Ogilvy; Hayt; Langhorne, and the author of the Traveller.
The characters of thele writers are drawn with great spirit and humourj but Johnson, Masm, Caiman, Ogilvy, Hays, Langhorn, and' Goldsmith, did not run; Johnson being persuaded by Virtue to wait for his reward of Fame, which would certainly be bellowed hereafter, and the reft Coming into the field too late. The competitors are at last reduced to two. Murphy, and Chunhill; the account of 1 he Race itself, with its iliuc, is contained in the following verses.
The flig dispiay'd, promiscuous forth they bound, [ground.
And shake with clatt'ring fret the powder'd Equal in flight, these two dispute the race With enviows stiife. and measure pace for pace. Straight all is uproar .ni'umujtuous c" . This lumblra d'wn anmh r breads his ""•it lwui3hispufTi'i£n.i. jiucuur stinks
Each jostles each, a wrangling, madding train.
shore, With head retorted, as he fearful spied The giant Churchill thuod'ring at hie fide.
Sudden he trips and, piteous to tell \
Prone in the filth the hapless poej fell.
"Diflanc'd, by G "roars out a ruflie
"He must give out, thus st.ns'd in dung and Lord M — replies, " I'll hold yuufix to ten, *' Spite of the t—d, he'll rile and run again."
A burst o' laughter echoes all around, While fputt'ringdirt, and ailing from the probnd, '" Cease, fools, your mirth, nor sneer at my dis
"grace; "This cursed bog, not Churchill, won ihe race; "And sure, who such disasters can foresee, 41 Must be a grra'er conjuror than me."
While Churchill, rarelcss, triumphs in bis fail, Up to rbe gulph his jaded rivals crawl; Here, some the waicnsul harpies on the shore Plunge in—ah ! drflin'd to return no more — Whi'e others wond'ung, view them as they
And fcar'd, stand quiv'ring on the dreadful
brink. Now rous'd the hern, by the trumpet's found. Turns from his rueful toe, and states around; No bard he views behind—but all have past Him, heedless of their flighr, and now the last. Stung at the thought, with double force he
spring?, Rage gives h;:n strerg'h. and emulation wings: The g ound icgain'd—'* Stand clear she sternly
said) "Who bjrs my pass'ge, horror on his head."— Unhappy Dapper ! doum'd to meet thy fate, Why hcard'n thou not the menace, e'er t"0 late? Fir'd with dildain, he spurn'd the witling'a
'breech, And headlong hurl'd him in Obtivion't ditch j Then instant bounding high with all his main, O'erleap'd' his utmost bounds, and scour'd along
the plain. Sour critics, frowning, view'd him as he fled 5 Spite bit her nails, and Dullness feratch'd her
head. The gulph once pa", no obstacle remains, Smooth is the path, 'midst flow'r-enaaeU'd
plains; Unrivall'd now, with joyful speed he flies, Performs rhe destin'd race, and claims the prize. Fame gives the chaplet, while the tuneful nine Til' acknowledg'd victor ba'l, in notes divine. S—ll—l stood grumbling by the fatii ditch 5 H—II call'd the goddess Wh—e, and 7—1 ■
Each eurs'd the partial judgment of the day,