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POETICAL ESSAY S.
Oft in some deep embow'ring thade,
Which old romantic oaks had made,
I fun with thice the noontide beam,
The dripping grot, the tinkling rill, O! come and touch thy heavenly lyre, Mean cime my breast with rapture thrill, As once in Shakespear's ravish'd ear,
Kindling the muses sacred Aame. And wrap my tranced soul in fire.
IV. Let others pant for glitt'ring hoards,
When sober eve from gelid wings, For fretted roofs, and suinptuous boards, Sheds the grey mist o'er lake and fount, I deem 'em gilded cares and fears,
When Philomela gladly fings, Like dazzling rays of Alaming light, And shepherds pipe across the mount,
Which but oppress and dim the fight, Then, goddess, beam keenly intense, Thy mild and genial luftre chcars.
On every naked, quickning sense ;
Let Sylvia's form, and accents wake; Under the op'ning lids of morn,
The trembling Autterer in my breast, When crimson blufhes streak the east,
In smiles alone, she'll then be drest, When cryftal gems each flower adorn,
And all the throbbing bliss partake.
A LETTER sent with a HARE,
Dear Sir, Here nature, lavish of her treasure,
Y the coach, I have sent you a hare; Spreads her bounties far and wide,
And hope it will prove acceptable fare; Hither, you fons of wealth and pride, And, since you have married a daughter of Hither bead your search for pleasure,
My service to you, and likewise to madam. The gurgling fount, the blooming rose,
ANSWER. Her glowing cheek in tears of dew,
UR present, dear Sir, came duly to The fragrant breath which zephyr blows,
hand, Their charms and sweetnes gain from you, In order as good as most hares in the land ; Feb. 1776.
And when puss had passed the purgation of fire,
On J A NU A RY. ECEMBER's blasts have spent their
[year, Now Janus ushers in the infant year; Sends him greeting from heart, a happy new The cloud-capt mountains direful storms And invites him to taste of 1-on cheer:
[pear. His friends, in that village of note and renown, Whilft Now descending snow-flakes do apHe will not forget, when he sees London
Now on the Nipp'ry surface of the lake town,
By froft conglutinated firm and strong ;
Where polith'd skates the whiten'd furrow On Mr. THOMAS WESTON, Comedian.
[throng. LAS! poor Tom has tumbled off the The snow descends, and cheats the jocund A perch,
The flakes fall thicker, and with speed descend And left his gay Thalia in the lurch;
And far around extend their white domain; Once high he stood upon the Comic Pinnacle, The careful fwain his tim'rous flocks attend, But when he Nipp'd fell-Scrub-Sneak Save those who've luckless wander'd from Last, and Binnacle.
The traveller now arriv’d, grotesque appears, OR on the stage, or in the world's great play,
And bears the semblance of the sculpturid Fill well your parts, ye old, ye young, ye gay, Here lies full proof that nature will decay.
Or iv'ry image, which Pygmalion rears, THE mould where nature sat impressid on,
Then fondly loves it in a female form. Death has defac'd by conquering Wefon.
My muse must now assume a bolder strain,
Th' impetuous whirlwinds Sweep along the Extempore, supposed to be spoken by Mr. Foote. SUCH loftes as these pray who can with
The roaring billows vex the tortur'd main, ftand?
Large vefsels bulge, and threaten instant
death. To lofe first my leg, and then my rigbi band.
The night approaches, night ill-boding found! HIS fool trip'd up, down fell poor Doctor To weary traveller, far from house or home; Laft,
When sparkling glow-worms lead him devious The best must fall when once the die is caft. round,
Impell’d thro' fear o'er rugged paths to
No glow-worms now perplex the wanderer's
[ploy; THILE Briton's fons, with feast and
Sad gloomy thoughts his lab'ring mind cmsong,
His soul anticipates eternal night, The gloomy day beguile,
When torn from friends and every social joy. With wine the hours of night prolong, And make old winter smile :
What shall he do ? beset with fear around, While cards, and mirth, and music wake
Terrific phantoms 'fore his eyes appear;
The form increases, rattling hail rebound; The heart of man to joys,
All hopes are loft, no friendly aid is near. And all the general good partake, Which all those hearts employs :
He can no more-his drooping spirits fail,
How thall this last dire conflict now be Say how, beyond th' Atlantic tide,
borne ? The wretched hours are spent,
The storm redoubles, dreadful whirls assail, Where trade in triumph us'd to ride,
And now he falls quite helpless and forlorn. Health, plepły, peace, content :
But now again the gach'ring storm invades, Where manliness, with open arms,
By heav'ns decree his destiny is told; And virtue with her lore,
This night his soul muft mix with kindred Has courted beauty's native charms,
shades, On freedom's latest snore:
The virgin-snow muf his pale corse enfold. Where fair religion's smiling train
Ye fons of wealth, who share the rich repart, In various forms advance,
Whilst you with laughter shake the splendid Free from the rigid laws of Spain,
[last, Or monkish rules of France.
'Half-famiñ'd wretches groaning breathe their Say why, when thus on Britain's ille
Whom timely aid had rescued from the The chearful hours are spent,
tomb: Should half her empire cease to smile, Let not the humble suppliant plead in vain, With rage internal rent?
Nor ftop your ears when helpless orphans Britons for shame! In time be wise,
crave, Your friends, your brethren fave :
The trifting pittance meanly ne'er restrain, Nor let whole nations close their eyes
For know your states are equal in the grave. In one untimely grave.
THE INVITATION. Then 'tis the ladies cause, there I'm secure,
Let him who hifles, no soft nymph endure;
May he who frowns, be frown'd on by his Come forth and hear Will Whitehead's goddess,
[boddice, ftrain ;
From pearls and Bruffels point, to maids in His wonted feeble lay,
Now for a hint of her intended feast; His little musc, her tender lyre,
'Tis rural, playful, harmless 'tis at least; Without the least poetic fire,
Not overstock'd with repartee or wit,
Tho' here and there perchance there is a bit;
For she ne'er play'd with bright Apollo's fire, He fings of cliffs, the pining fun,
Nor muse javok'd, or heard the Aonian lyre ; The wond'rous things ihat we have done, Her comic mule, a little blue-ey'd maid, To hush the din of war,
With cheeks where innocence and health's Our sweet pathetic love for foes ;
display'd; Our kindred friends, now turn'd our foes ; Her Poll in petticoats - a romping boy, Our love beyond compare.
Whose taste is trap-ball, and a kite bis joy : III.
Her nursery the study where she thought, Britannia weeps, nay almost dies,
Fram'd fable, incident, surprise and plot. (In this, indeed, he tells no lies)
From the surrounding hints she caught her plan, To see her cards misplay'd ;
Length'ning the chain from infancy to man: To see the linking common weal,
Tom plagues poor fan, she fobs, but loves him In hands not fit to hold a deal,
ftill, Which makes her fore afraid.
Kate aims her wit at both with roguish skill: IV.
Our painter mark'd those lines which nature Chear up fair maid, thy spirits raise, And take a cup of sack with Bays;
Her fancy glow'd, and colour'd them for you ; Next year he shall proclaim,
A mother's pencil gave the light and shades, Thy Colonies have acted right,
A mother's eye thro' each soft scene pervades ; Thy sun again holds forth his light,
Her children rose before her flatter'd view, To fhew the rogues to blame.
Hope ftretch'd the canvas, whilft her wishes T, L. drew.
• We'll now present you drapery and features, PROLOGUE
• And warmly hope you'll like the pretty ( creatures ;
[dollies, To be hew COMEDY of the RUNAWAY. " Then Tom shall have bis kite, and Fan new By tbe AUTHOR.
« Till time matures them for important follies.' The sweet prospect! what a fine parterre!
(Tbe lines in inverted commas are omitted
at ibe Tbeatre.) and scented air ! [To ibe boxes.
CHRISTMAS. • A vale where critic wit spontaneous grows !
(T. ebe pit. Ha mirth :
All social season ! cries the map of « A hill which noise and folly never knows ! Let cits point out green paddocks to their
Hail happy night that gave the Saviour birth! , (To the galleries. Be gone my glooms ! Xee wrinkling care, and
toil! • spouses, • To me, no prospect like your crowded house,
Let rofy joys our loitering hours beguile ! • If, as just now, you wear those smiles en
Soft, soft my friend ; come weigh this • chanting,
[panting: Should chrift descend again on earth to dwell,
query well; • But when you frown, you set my heart a.
Would he vouchlafe to grace the midnight feast · Pray then, for pity, do not frown to night ; l'll bribe-but how-Oh, now I've hit it
Where reason's drown'd, and man transa)
form' to beast ? right.' Secrets are pleafapt to each child of Eve, I've one in store, which for your smiles I'll The Wife's Confolation to ber Husband under give.
O more lov'd partner of my soul,
Can flowing tears our fate controul,
Or fighs our woes relieve ?
The cattle braves the storm.
Thus fix'd on faith's unfailing rock,
Yet we each painful moment haste, Let us endure a while,
A better world to gain. Misfortunes rode impetuous shock,
Where calumny no more fhall wound, And glory in our toil.
Nor faithless friends destroy, Ill fortune cannot always laft,
Where innocence and truth are crown'd Or, though it should remain,
With never fading joy.
a new one.
THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.
licited, ro generously conferred on me. I Proceedings at Guildball, on obe Rehgnation of then affured you, that I would do my utmost ske late Cbamberlain, and on ibe Ele&tion of to convince you, by a faithful and affiduous
attention to the trust reposed in me, that you N Tuesday the 4th inftant, a had not misplaced your confidence. How
court of aldermen was held at far I have complied with this afiurance, must o Guildhall, when John Smith be left to your determination.
Bridgen, Esq. waited on the “ I humbly hope it will not be deemed
ments of Sir Stephen Theo- the space of eleven years, in which upwards dore Jansen, Bart. Jefiring his lordfhip to of 60,000 persons have attended me on office Jay before the court his defire of resigning his business, I do not recollect more than three office of chamberlain, on account of his bad or four instances that the parties were disstate of health, which rendered him unable' satisfied. Yet, after so many marks of your to attend the duties of his office; his lord- approbation, I thould think myself unworthy ship complied with his request, the court ac-' of them, did I entertain the least wish to cepted of his resignation, and appointed hold a post of such importance, the duties of Tuesday the 20th instant for holding a com which I am no longer able to discharge. mon hall for the election of another in his “ I think it my duty not to pass over in room.
filence the affront put on your whole body, The aldermen Wilkesand Hopkins, and Mr. foon after my election. I need not inform Paterson, declared themselves candidates for you, that all the chamberlains, for the space the above office; but Mr. Paterson foon de of near fourscore years, down to 1765, exclined, and left the two aldermen to conteft cept a few years in the administration of Sir the point.
Robert Walpole, enjoyed the receivership of On Tuesday the zoth, the day appointed the land-tax for London and Middlesex. ! for the election, there was the most num.e. could do no less than petition the Lords of sous appearance of real liverymen affembled the Treasury to succeed my predeceffor in at Guildhall, perhaps ever known upon any that poft, but no notice was taken of it. Let occafion, the number present being estimated I should be charged with having loft, through
indolence or neglect, what had been always About one o'clock the Lord-Mayor, at underfood as a compliment to the city, I retended by aldermen Wilkes, Bull, Crosby, newed my applications to the two succeeding Thomas, Eldaile, Rawlinson, Plomer, Hart, boards, and met the like success. Such, inHopkins, &c. together with the two sheriffs, deed, was the complexion of the times, that ascended the hoftings, when after the com for my own part I needed not such treatment to mon cryer had opened the bufiness of the confirm me in opinion, that a staunch friend common hall, the recorder came forward, to the august house of Hanover had little to and acquainted the livery with the occasion hope for, especially one who had so remarkof their being assembled. The Recorder de- ably exerted himself in the fuppreffion of the fçribed to them in general terms, that the Scotch rebellion in 1745, as to receive the qualities for this important office were justice, particular thanks of his royal highness the firmness, and application. He then read the prince of Wales, father to our present king, following letter from Sir Stephen Theodore as also those of the then prime minifter. Janssen, addressed to the livery of London. “Notwithstanding this disappointment, you
« Gentlemen, There is nothing I more ar will, I am persuaded, do me the justice to be der.tly dcfired iban to have an opportunity of lieve, that as I never was (wayed by lucrative paying my duty, in person, to this respectable motives, so the loss of a post, attended with assembly, on the present occasion : but as the such confiderable emoluments, which on illness with which I have been so long af many accounts, I might with reason have exfided, and by which I am now confined, peeted, did not give me ncar so great concern deprivcy me of this happiness, I must take as the indignity thewn to the capital of the this method of requesting your petition to Sur- British empire, whose spirited and truly parender the office of Chamberlain of the city, triotic citizens were so inftrumental in pro. which your suffrages, uninfluenced, unlo- moting the Revolution, and ever fince that
at about 4000
glorious period have lo nobly fignalized them Resolved that the thanks of this Com. selves in support of the conftitution.
mon-Hall be given to Sir Stephen TheoThough I never received the least court dore Jandlen, Bart. late Chamberlain of favour, yet I cannot forbear expressing a this city, for his various and important with, that those in power would so far con services, as repr.:sentative of this city in sult their own honour and interest, as to en. Parliament, as Alderman, Sheriff, Mayor, deavour to conciliate your affection, and and Chamberlain, and for his uniform thereby that of the nation, by giving, un zeal and activity in promoting, on every ocasked, to my successor, what they refused cafion, the crue interest of this metropolis." to my repeated solicitations.
The other motion in my hand, gentlemen, I shall trespass no longer on your patience, is only in compliance with the usual mode of than to assure you, with all the fincerity of bulinefs. an honest heart, that though forced to retire Ordered, “That a copy of the said resofrom the hurry of business, and to pass the Jution be fairly transcribed, and figned by remainder of my days secluded, as it were, the town.clerk, and by him delivered to Sir from the world, yet my zeal for the main. Stephen Theodore Janssen, Bart. tenance of your rights and privileges, the “ Gentlemen, this unanimous mark of flourishing of your commerce, and the pro- your approbation of this illustrious citizen, Sperity of this great city, will be as warm as is peculiarly striking and honourable, if I ever; and that to the last moment I shall am so happy as by your favour to fucced him embrace with joy every opportunity or giving as Chamberlain, it will be my great amyou the most convincing proofs, that I am, bition to merit the like fanction of your ap. your obliged servant,
plause, and to finish my public life with Soho-Square,
such endearing proofs of public regard." Feb. 20, 1776.
S. T. JANSSEN."
Mr. Hopkins supported Mr. Wilkes in his
eulogium on the late Chamberiain, and Mr. Alderman Wilkes then addrefled
concluded by seconding his motion, the Livery as follows:
Mr. Luké Stavely then came forward, and “ Gentlemer. of the Livery,
begged leave to address the livery in a few Before we proceed to any other bufidess, I words ; but here a mixture of such believe you will all agree with me, that hilling and clapping fucceeded, as to prevent there is a tribute of gratitude we ought to his speaking i after some time however, pay to our late worthy Chamberlain, Sir Ste- he spoke for about five minutes ; but phen Theodore Janssen, who, with great the clapping and hifting continued to ability and integrity, has filled that impor- uncommonly violent and uninterrupted, tant office upwards of eleven years. His that it was impossible io hear distinctly whole life indeed has been a continued fe. what he said." His speech was a refutation of ries of real and essential services to this city some charges made against him in the puband country. On some of the most critical lic papers by Mr. Alderman Hopkins. occasions in our times, he has exerted him. A calm at length enluing, the two canself with equa) zeal and success in the pub. didates, Aldermen Wilkes and Hopkins, Jic cause. One part of the late Chamber were severally put up, when the fhew of lain's conduct among us I particularly ap hands appearing full two to one in faprove, and defire to imitate. I mean the vour of Mr. Alderman Wilkes, the sheriff's application of a part of the income to the declared him duly elected. payment of his debts. If I have the ho After this a poll was demanded, in favour nour of being his fucceffo:, I assure you, of both the candidates, which began immegentlemen, that a third at least of the whole diately; and finally closed on Tuesday the income of the office shall be faithfully ap- 27th, when the numbers stood as foilow; plied to the extinction of all remaining T. W. T. F. S. M. T. total. debts, and of all just demands. The con H. 168 664 624 441 265 364 363 2887. duct of the late Chamberlain, gentlemen, W.330 348 459 427 214 548 384 2710 would be to me a most pleasing 'subject to
THURSDAY, FEB. 1. enlarge upon, but it is well known, and We hear from Morpeth, that Mr. Reneeds not the aid of my feeble endeavours, ftrick of that place has invented a curious His very fuperior merit is universally ac saw mill: this machine is so contrived, that knowledged. He has formerly been highly any labouring man can faw as much in an approved as your representative in Parlia. hour, and as true, as four men brought up ment, as Alderman, Sheriff, and Mayor. to the branch, can do in the same time, He has now closed the scene as your Cham without. By this contrivance perfons may berlain in the most diftinguished manner, and import logs of wood, and employ the poor of retires from public life fuller of Honours their own country to convert them into deals. than of years. The heart of every livery
TUESDAY, 6. man of London I am sure will go along with Last Sunday in the afternoon a clergyman me in the motion, which I now beg leave to who preached a charity fermon at a church in fubmit to you,
this city, during his discourse, pulled out of