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thing the plainer, however, for all their pages, to the Public, Addressed in a Series of Letbut is still the most critical, as well as im ters to the now (by a late Act of Parliament). portant one that ever engrossed the public at Miss Mary Lovell. 2 Vols. gs. Bew. tention.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Three Dialogues concerning Liberty. 25. PUBLICATIONS THIS MONTH,

Dodsley. Besides obose ibat bave been reviewed.

Euphrosync; or, Amusements on the AMERICAN AFFAIRS and POLITICAL. Road of Life. By the Author of the SpiriTOMMON Sense and Plain Truth, is, 6d.

tual Quixote. 35. Dodsley. Almon.

The Political Mirror. By a Student of the Independency the object of the Congress Inner Temple. 18. 6d. Becket.

A Letter to the Liverymen of London, on in America ; or, An Appeal to Facts. 15. Rivington.

their late Conduct in the Choice of a Cham. An Oration in Memory of General Mont- berlain, and the Conduct that is expected of

them at the approaching Election of a proper gomery, and of the Officers and Soldiers who fell with him, December 31, 1975, before person to fill that important Office. By a Quebec. Drawn up, and delivered Feb.

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vel. In Letters. By Mrs. Griffith. 2 Vols. Serious and impartial Observations on the 5s. Cadell. Blessings of Liberty and Peace, Addrefied

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RELIGIOUS. Bew.

A Sequel to the Apology on resigning the HISTORY AND MEMOIRS.

Vicarage of Catterick, Yorkshire. By TheoThe Life of the late Pope Clement XIV. philus Lindsey, A. M. With a Preface With an Appendix, conilling of original giving some Account of the principal WriLetters and Papers, particulariy relative to tingg against the Apology. 75. Johnson. the Jesuits, and the Brief of his Holiness Sentimental Discourses upon Religion and for the Abolition of their Order. Translated Morality. By a Lady. 25, 6d. Becket. from the French ot the Abbe Caraccioli. 5$. A Paraphrase and large Annotations on Johnson.

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A Calculation and Type of the great and total ECLIPSE of the Moon in July 1776, for Lon.

don and Bristol. By Mr. James Lovegrove, of Brisol. N

the Moon there has been for 26 years past, and a greater than will happen for many years to come ; visible to all Europe, Africa, the 11 and of Madagascar, all the letter isles of The Indian Sca, the Atlantic Ocean, in Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, the island of Cape Breton, the Caribbee Islands, Terra Firma, and through South America.

The first principles of Astronomy and Geography are now so well known, it seems unneces. bary to give a particular description of a lunar eclipse, it being caused by the moon's pafling staro' the carth's shadow (cafi by the sun, and extending beyond the moon's orbit) and being

in the continuation of a right line joining the centres of the sun and earth, and nearly in the plane of their motions, and is visible where-ever the moon is above the horizon at the time of the eclipse.

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The OLD WOMAN and ber TWO And well they might-ince all confess,
DAUGHTERS.

Without her was oo happiness ;

Without her nature smil'd in vain An unfinished CANTERBURY TALE,

On mountain, mead, or flow'sy plain ; PON a time (our author says)

Without her, plenty's self repin'd ; Whether in old or modern days, No science taught, or art refind, An ancient woman did exift;

Or purg'd the fæces of the mind; But locally he'll not infift;

Content grew heart-fick with her lot, Though some will tell ye-out of doubt, And peace her very name forgot ; Her residence was hereabout;

Despair deny'd fair hope relief, And farther they to prove the same, And patience loft itself in grief, Say England was her maiden name ;

Deprix'd of Freedom's placid mien, Who in her early years was wild,

All pleasure ficken'd into spleen ; And had, by chance, a nat'ral child,

The ruddy cheek of health grew pale ; A lovely daughter, passing fair,

Nor youth nor beauty could prevail ; Whom The purs's up with special care ; No heart was light enough to fing, Until at length the damsel grew

Or finger touch'd the lyric ftring ; Of age, and ripe discretion too :

No festive mirth at wakes were seen, She nam'd her Freedom (as 'tis faid)

Or dance or gambol on the green ; And long carefs'd the beauteous maid ; The past'ral reed negle&ted lay, And in return, the pious daughter

And theep and shepherds went aftray. Exemplify'd the precepts taught her ;

Where Freedom's presence was deny'd, No duty of a child omitting,

A damp prevail'd which none cou'd hide ; But with a carriage so befitting,

Industry idle grew, and thought
Demcan'd herself alike to all

Her wonted labours done for nought,
Who knew her, whether great or small ; Or grudgingly the painful hand
That in such high eftcem the stood

Of agriculture tild the land, Throughout that spacious neighbour hood, Sad desolation claim'd the soil ; 'That (as the saying hasit) none

While binds, dejected, ccasid to toil, But lov'd her equal as their own :

Or

Or, emigrating, fought betimes

Howe'er, as ill weeds grow apace, The Canaan of some foreign climes ; So did this sprout of evil race Leaving their native land unbleft

Still grow ill favour'd ; and her mind
Without a single patriot's breast.

Alike was of the crabbed kind ;
No Hampden, Pitt, or Pratt was there, That growing up ftill worfe and worfer
Or Wilkes or Sawbridge' in a mayor,

She often proy'd her parents' curse;
Or Burke or Barre ftood rever'd,

Malicious, sordid, proud, and bold; The advocates for men unbeard;

A viGon fell! and errant scold ! No senatorial phet'ric dear

A persecuting, bitter

shrew ! Convinc'd the mind, or charm'd the car, That gasp'd at all within her view ; From Shelburne's manly reafoning strong, Ever with goffips tales a gadding, Or Richmond's energetic congue ;

To set her mother's friends a madding : The pious priest and layman both

Her head was fill'd with proclamations, Slumber'd in superftitious floch ;

Customs, impofts, and taxations, Yet trembled in their dreams, for fear Still preaching up despotic power, Of any south or norrb premier.

Fines, commitments, and the Tower, No arm remain'd'had strength to wield N-h's heavy penalties and pains, Thcfaming sword of mally shield;

His popish shackles, yokes, and chains, But all around a daftard hoft,

Thro' her good servants lost their places, Tovirtue and, to freedom loft ;

While bad cines rose by their disgraces, The wretched dupes of right divine;

Which made all folks of wary leníc,
Inglorious, fervíle, and fupine ;

Avoid her as a pestilencc :
Quite senseless to the various charms Her bosom friends and fast allies,
Of wit, of eloquente, of arms !

Were certain petrifogging Spies,
If Freedom left the fam'd resort

Who at folks key-holes took occafion
Of merchants-whether Change or Port, To listen for an information,
No trade or commerce fill'd the streets, With these the lived at rack and manger,
Or wealth flow'd in from foreign fleets, Till common safety stood in danger,
Or public credit rear'd its head,

And in her cups wou'd oft exprels
But rags and poverty, instead ;

A mortal hatred to the press, In hort, a kind of Gothic rage

Because the printers oft oppos'd Threaten'd another iron age.

Her lawless power, and crimes expos’d. Such Freedom was, and stood confess'd, In short, a glimpse of her convey'd And such was held the darling guest;

A thought of Mother Shipton's shade;' And yet if we believe report,

Her gown from Manchester was stuff, No favourite she was at court :

With high-crown'd hat and mighty ruffy Hush, headstrong muse, and top in season,

To these an artificiali ruttop, Nor run digreffion into treason ;

By way of foil set off her humpi The mule, corrected-gentle firs,

Such, if the chronicle is true,
Back to the mother strait recurs ;

The high bred hag appear's co view,
Who from some crotchets in her crown, Whose usual malice never miss'd heig
Had much impair'd her old renown; To prejudice ber eldest fifter ;
And, wedding with a northern lad,

E'en brevity wou'd be prolix
She chang'd her name and by him had To dwell on half the ipiteful tricks,
A hideous brat aş e'er could live

As practis'd by this mal-a-pert,
A daughter, call'd Prerogative :

Freedom's domestic peace to hurt ; Though some from records, and so forth, To turn her mother's love to hate, Infift she was of elder birth,

And her affe&ions alienate, Placing her natal period higher,

Whose lies the weak old woman heeded, And that one Tudor was her fire ;

Until Prerogative succeeded : That in her non-age, by adoption,

To work her up to such a beldam, Dame England took her at her option, As even Wapping hears of seldom, And that the pedant Stuart rather

That on a time intoxicated, Acted as a foster-father ;

At such a rate the Freedom rated, But of a truth-old bards have sung,

That calling her a thousand wh-5, From pride and avarice ie sprung;

She turn's her naked out of doors, That at the inauspicious sight

Regardless of her situation,
Lucina Scream'd with dread affright: Nor would'aciend to mediation,
A sudden panic seiz'd on all,

Expos'd her to the risqué of lin,
While sweat o'erspread the chamber wall; Yet some good people took her in ;
Strange noises through the house were heard, Cot her a service in the west,
And many ghastly forms appeard ;

Gave her of characters the best,
Tempeftuous storms convulsid the air, And shipp'd het off with many gifts,
And Thook the antique fabric fair !

As fore of apro

gowns, and shifts, Dilmay and horror mark'd the mora

Who persevering virtuous fill,
On which this foc to mara was born; Soon gain'd the family's good-will,
June 1776.

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That by her own industry the

II. Arriv'd at very high degree ;

The summer sun, with ray supreme,
But soon the mother gue a scent

And splendors all his own,
How matters with her daughter went, Pours down an unremitting beam,
And being grown ('tis faid) close fifted, From his imperial throne.
She sent a message and in Gitted,

III.
That Freedom's earnings were no other Of new-mown hay the copious crops
Than dues belonging to her mother,

Their sweetest fragrance yield;
And if she did not come to book,

On herbs and Aowers the early drops That to the flue she might look,

Enamel ev'ry field. She wou'd despoil her of her worth,

IV. And drive her from the very earth ;

The rose's aromatic balm, But Freedom answer'd and return'd,

Borne on the western gale, “ She'd give her part of all the earn'd, Adds sweetness to the morning calm, But as for claiming all (she said)

Enriching every vale. She knew of no such bargain made,

V. Whene'er her mother ask'd aright,

The gardens now, in gaudiest pride, She wou'd afjist her day or night;

Exult in all their store; Nor shou'd she ever know a want,

Earth teems amain on every fide, Provided not extravagant,

And bursts at every pore. And beg'd (whatever others thought her)

VI. She might remain her duteous daughter." Then let each grateful thought imprelli « Extravagant! the mother cry'd,

Its force upon the mind; Must I bear that? – forbid it gride!

Let all our lives be thankfulness; Such infolence I will not suffer,

-For God is ever kind,
I'll send my other girl to huff her,

VII.
Who with some spies I've set upon her, And let one moral thought intrude,
Shall call her rebel, soil her honour,

As summer suns may roll ::
And quite extinguish her existence,

-He need not dread, whose life is good, Or drive her to a certain distance."

The winter of the foul. And now old work there was equipping

M. Prerogative, who foon took shipping ; To do her worft like furies frantic,

0 D E Beyond the ocean, call’d th’ Atlantic. In vain poor Freedom pleaded laws,

For bis MAJESTY'S BIRTA-DAY, 1776. Her nat'ral rights, and sacred cause,

Which was performed at Hampstead. And some who saw the mischief brewing, Petition'd 'gainst the certain ruin.

HAT moments roll so bappy to a

throne, The mother wou'd not hear a word,

As those reserved for Albion's king alone ! But straight the case in point refer'd ;

Nor blush to own this favourite ille
Only to some bigb jacks who each
A private intereft had i'th' breach,

Deserves superior care, superior (miles.

Goddess of health ! enchanting maid !
Who try'd the merits by court martial,
And soon return'd a verdict partial,

With nature's beauteous bloom array'di
The which provok'd cach party's ftrength,

Bid all thy train on George attend, Until to loggerheads at length

Bid thy protecting power descend, The ladies fell from 'earing caps

Dispenunginfluence as we fing, They scratch'd, and came to open flaps.

The glad returning morn,

The natal moments of a king,
Touching this strange un nat'ral fray,

A king !-a Briton born!
Which party won the hottile day,
Th’imperfe&t story does not say:

Rapt into future time, what common eye

But knows that heaven itself has (mild ! But if we credit oral fame, Th' ill-favour'd daughter and the dame,

Viewing the parent hero of a line,

The boast of each illustrious child, From first to last were both to blame,

T. S.

View liberty while Brunswick reigns,
See happy cities, happy plains,

The lasting sunshine of the heart;
The LONGEST DAY:

Serene Content's unclouded brow,

From thee, bleft delegate, can flow,
A POEM.

Protector of each liberal art.
I.

We ask no joys but are our own,
Who crewhile * attun'd the lyre,

Corroding care is here unknown ;

No month so mark'd with joyous glee, To fing the shortest-now aspire

Consenting nature's jubilee. To fing the longest day.

Though gathering forms are seen from far,

Or * See The Shortef Day, a poem, in our Appendix last year,

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Or fifter subjects dare explore

See yonder winding bank of groves and woods, The threatening hand of war;

There sweet Avona hides her lucid fioods; Such mimic brows no terror bring,

O classic stream ! O cver honour'd name! While perseverance bere can spring,

Thou viert'with Mele's, and with Mincio's . To claim them as our own.

fame:

[morn, 'Tis from example all must live,

Here Somerville ost rcus'd the numb'ring 'Tis from a throne we virtue give;

And gay * Euterpe blew the hunter's horn; 'Tis here that clemency await

Here plaintive t Shenstone tun'd his love-lora, On ev'ry subject that's ingrate,

lays, Whatever discord fing.

Pursu'd the fair in vain, but clasp'd the bays; The heavenly form of peace and rest

And I Lyttelton here taught his tears to flow, Is not a vision ary guest;

In sotieft warblings of melodious woe. But waits with painfui moments to dispense And ye my guests, if aug huthese names inspire, Her radiant form, to willing rense,

To catch some sparks of Shakespeare's muse When children duty bring.

of fire, Ob! dare no more your foul career,

Trace here the downs, where oft he wont to 'Tis Titus lives, the waits your car ;

rove, Repentance make ye great.

These hills, the muses, more than Pindus Begin! 'tis the supreme decree,

love. Resound! resound! sweet harmony ! It gives ye every joy serene,

An OCCASIONAL PROLOGUE, spoken by It gives ye every various scene;

Mr. Garrick, ibe laft Time of his performIt gives us all our fertile vales,

ing, towards increaping a Fund for the These joyous moments that regales

Relief of those wbo, from their Infirmities, The bright example of the day :

fball be obliged to retire from obe Siage." Indulgent Brunswick's happy sway. The lyre is struck, pursue the song,

Veteran on the , The length ning notes to all prolong, How conscious inborn virtue glows,

age ; Gladly to aid the subjects woes;

Their cause I plead-plead it in heart and To them intirely resign'd,

mind, “ To wake for common good, and succour A fellow.feeling makes one wond'rous kind : human kind.”

Mizht we but hope your zeal would not be Once more repeat !

lers 'Tis George's natal day we celebrate.

When I am gone, to patronise distress, Hampstead.

T. P. That hope obtain'd, the with'd for end secures,

To foorbe their carcs, who oft have lighten'd

yours,
On ebe Sign of the Fish, et the Top of Shall the great heroes of celefial line,

Broadway Hill, near Campden. Who drank full bowls of Greek and Roman
O, here a Fish, high floating in the air, wine,

A intreats your fimiles for ficknels and for

in gore,

fare;

Nay Jove himself, who here has quaffid bis . Yet enter, courteous guests, reft here and dine, nectar !

[court her, The fith fail (pout good ale, good punch, good' Shall they who govern'd fortune, cringe and wine;

Thirst in their age, and call in vain for porter ? If out of element our fish appear,

Like Bellisarius, tax the pitying street, You think the tow'ring falcon thould be here; With Date Obolum to all they meet? Caft but your eyes the vast expaníe around, Sha'n't I, who oft have drench'd my hando Within this tract all elements abound : Here æther pure, hence sailiog clouds below, Stabb’d many, poison’d some, beheaded more; And sun-bright skies with treble luftre glow; Who numbers new in battle on this plain, Here flocks and herds o’erspread the verdant. Sha’n’t I, the Player, try to feed the slain ? hills,

Brother to all, with equal love I view, There gushing fountains fallin tinkling rills; The men who new me, and the men i New : There Ceres in the extended plains beneath I must, I will this happy project seize, For Esham's vale, twines thick the golden That those too old to die, may live with ease. wreath;

Suppose the babes I (mother'd in the Tower, There Malvern rears aloft his tow'ring head, By chance, or tickness, lose their acting pow'r, On whom bright Venus all her graces sheds, Shall they, once princcs, worse than all be For on the top, and Nopes above, below,

serv'd!

[farv'd ? And all around, the lines of beauty flow. In childhood murder'd, and when murder'd,

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Matrons * One of tbe Muses, goddess of the flute and fife.

+ Mr. Shenfone's elegant pujtoral, in four parts, was addresied to the fifter of bis friend tbe late Mr. Graves, of Mickleton.

1 Tbe late Lord Lyttelton's firfi lady was born near Campden,

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