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Phobus forefend-left he new dangers run, O could the muse one fimple moral teach! And rise, like Icarus, too near the sun; From scenes like these, which all who beard On waxen pinions just about to fink,
might reach ! On his own rashness then too late he'll - Thou child of sympathy-whoe'er thou art, think,
Who, with Afiysia's queen, haft wept tby And drown in a black sea of-critic's ink!
partYc gentle, feeling, female hearts, be kind ! Go search, where keener woes demand relief, A soldier fues !-his brows with laurels Go-while thy heart yet beats with fancy's bind!
grief; In this-your empire, your protection yield! Thy lip ftill conscious of the recent figh, At life's expence-he'll pay you in the field ! The graceful tear still ling'ring in thy eyeNor fighting battles, nor befeging towns, Go-and on real misery bestow He dreads ! --and only trembles at your
The bless'd effufion of fetitious woe!frowns !
So shall our mule, supreme of all the nise, But hold! our author bade me say one Deserve, indeed, the title of- divine ! word
Virtue shall own her favour'd from abore, To all his honour'd brothers of the Sword! And piry-greet her-with a fifter's love! He begs by them this night to be befriended; And bids me promise (this great bus'ness
W INTER An ODE. ended) He'll gladly re-assume the fash once more,
To Miss S-CIf they his pristine rank will then restore,
more the morn, with tepid rays, Nor deem him a 'deserter from the corps !
Unfolds the flow'r with varicus bo:;
Noon spreads no more the genial blaze,
Nor gentle eve distills the dew,
The ling’ring hours prolong the night, To ide new Tragedy of SRMIRAMIS,
Usurping darkness thides the day, Written by R. B. SHERIDAN, Eja. Her milts restrain the force of light, Spoken by Mrs. YATES,
And Phæbus holds a doubtful fway. ISHEVELL'D Aill, like Asia's bleeding with lighs we view the boary hill
By gloomy twilight, half reveald, D queen,
The Icafless wood, the naked field, Sball I wiib jefts deride the tragic scene :
The snow-tip'd cot and frozen rill. No, beauteous mourners !-- from whose downcaft eyes
No music warbles thro' the gror, The muse has drawn her noblest sacrifice ! Nor vivid colours paint the green ; Whole gentle bufums, Piry's cltars-bear No more with devious steps i rove, The crystal incense of each falling tear !- Thro' verdant paths now fought in vain. There lives the poet's praise ! - no critic art Aloyd the driving tempeft 103re, Can match the conment of a feeling heart! Congeal'd impetuous show'rs descend : When gen’ral plaudits speak the fable Hafie! close the windows, bar the doors, o'er
Fate leaves me Sukey and a friend.
In nature's aid let art supply
With light and heat my little sphere :
Light up a constellation here. - The nigh is pleasure, and the jeft is pain ! Let musick sound the voice of joy, -Scarce bave they (miles to honour grace, Or mirth repeat the jocund tale ;
Ler love his wanton wiles employ, -Tho' Rufiius spoke the verse himself had
And o'er the season punch prevail.
Yet time life's dreary winter brings,
When mirth's gay tale can please no morej eve;
Ņo love nor punch the spring reftock
Improve cach moment as it Aies : - Ne'cri ocs th: geitler se revile so soon- Life's a short summer, man's a now'r, But bath d in nali se's fears, it droops til? No sooner blown, but fades and dies.
Ι Ν D E X
ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS,
AND TO THE
Domestic and Foreign Occurrences, for the reari 1976.
CADEMY at Paris, description London Gazette account of the action
79 on the loyalty of Papifts and the
167 Bishop Berkeley's poetical prophecy on
584 letters from Gen. Howe and General
Germaine on his arrival at Staten
375 letter from Gov. Tryon to Lord Ceo.
the American Congress in answer to the letter from Sir Peter Parker to the le.
26 cretary of the admiralty, on the attempt
on Sullivan's Illand
Anecdote of King George I.
Mr. Garrick in eight of his prin.
cipal characters in the course of one
remarks on Mr. Foote's opening bis
sido Mr. Garrick in King Richard ibid.
further remarks on Mr, Garrick's
„critique on the managers of the
observations on the news-paper cri-
Prictures on new performers and per-
character of Selima ảnd Azor, a dra-
critique on Mr. Mason's Careeta-
character of Mrs. Robinson, on her
'fable and character of the tragedy
Bravery and generosity, examples of 416
toal of parliamentary supplies for
the year 1776
47 CAMDEN, Lórdhis chara&ter and garlia.
70 Caffilis, carl, elc&cd one of the sixteen Peers
171 Catechism relative to the national debt 143
72 ed at Stone-house, near Plymouth 115
ibid. Ceremony of the Pope's washing the pilgrims
of Lord Camden
of Ms, Edmund Burke
of Lord Geo. Germainc
of Gen. Conway
of Mr. Dunning
Index to the Debates, Esays, &c.
remarks on his duplicity in relia
EARTHQUAKE, a severe thock of one fele
shock of one felt at Gibraltar 334
another at Venice
a shock felt at Northampton 612
, an, character of
, Ezyptian fymbols, an account of some parti-
Elections, confiderations on
the guilt of representatives bribing, and
of electors taking bribes
Engagement between a king's fhip and a
Peerage, state of; from 1603 O
ENay on the invention of letters
.?! Eternity, reflections thereon, and the liitle
regard paid to it by ftatesmeni ,
enforced with an affecting narra-
Fatima and Shel-Adar, 'ån oriental fable 395
notorious instances of it exposed 487
685 Flavia, Maria, and Romeo, affc&ing fory
563 Followpeer, Harry, detected
423 Forman, Dr. Simon,' curious account of
his Arange but true prognostica-
401 Fragments from Sterne, after the manner of
312 Franklin, Dr, his letter to Air. Colli.
Friendship, thoughts on the source and spring House-swallow, curious obfervations there.
Hunter's remarks on Voltaire as a writer and
479 Hufh-money, its pernicious eff:&s 299
JAMES the First, bis character and abili.
office of chamberlain of the city 103
Jenyns, Soame, Eq. thoughts addreica
observations on some exceptionable
passages in his View of Chriftianity 374
observations on his Internal Evideace
illustrated by examples
Inchfuihal, the seat of John Mackenfc,
Innocence, female, differint effects of 264
Inscriptions, account of some ancient ones
Instances of false honour and pride jcz
Interview berwcen Gen. Patierfon and
Itinerant preacher, his fingular adventures is
Judgment and wit, confiderations there
King's friend, anecdote of
198 speech on the close of the feffion 277
644 speech on the opening of the seffion ént
proceedings aganit her in Docters
further proceedings in that affair 3.9
232 Kirkman, Mr, elected theriff of the city of
refuses to serve the office, and is er
his speech to the livery on that oc-
Knights of the Garter, origin of that