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But only to such of a good reputation But there was no engine could possibly do't, For temper, morality, and moderation. Till the Commons play'd theirs, and so quits Fire! fire! a wild-fire,

So the man was tried for’t (put it out Which greatly disturbs the peace,

'. Before higheft coort : Lies running about ; and if you don't put it Now it's plain to be seen, out,

It's bis principles I mean, (That's positive) will increase : Where they suffer'd this Noisy and his law. And any may see,

yers to bellow : With half of an eye,

Which over, the blade
That it comes from our Priests and Papiftical A poor punishment had

Ye have one of these fellows, [fry. For that racket he made,
With fiery bellows,

By which ye may know
Come hither to blow and to puff here;

They thought as I do, Who, having been toft

That he is but at best an inconsiderate fellow. From pillar to poft,

Upon this I find here, At last vents his rascally stuff here:

And every where, [of geer. Which to such as are honest must sound very That the country rides rusty, and is all out oddly,

And for what, When they ought to preach nothing but May I not wbat's very godly;

In opinion vary,
As here from this place we charge you to do, And think the contrary,
As ye'll answer to man, besides ye know who. But it must create
Ye have a Diocesan -

Unfriendly debate,
But I don't know the man

And disunion straight;
They tell me, however,

When no reason in nature
The man's a good liver,

Can be given of the matter,
And fiery never !

Any more than for Aapes or for dif. Now, ye under-pullers,

ferent ftature?

[ot Queen, That wear such black colours,

If you love your dear felves, your Religion, How well would it look,

Ye ought in good-manners to be peaceable If his measures ye took !

for nothing disgufis her (mes: Thus for head and for rump

Like making a bluster; Together to jump;

And your making this riot, For there's none deserve places,

Is what she could cry at, I speak’t to their faces,

Since all her concern's for our weifare and But men of such graces,

I would ask any man
And I hope he will never prefer any alles : Of them all that maintain
Especially when I'm so confident on't,

Their Paffive Obedience
For reasons of fate, that her Majesty won't. With such mighty vehemence,
Know, I myself I

That damn'd doctrine, I trow!
Was present and by,

What he means by it, ho', At the great trial, where there was a great To trump it up now? company,

Or to tell me, in short, Of a turbulent Preacher, who, cursedly

What need there is for't? hot,

[gun-powder plot! Ye may say I am hot ; Turn'd the fifth of November, even the

I say I am not,

[got. Into impudent railing, and the Devil knows Only warm as the subject on which I am what.

There are those alive yet, Exclaiming like fury - it was at Paul's, If they do not forget, (and fate; London

[undone, May remember what mischiefs it did church.
How Church was in danger, and like to be Or at least must have heard
And so gave the lie to gracious Queen Anne; The deplorable calamities
And, which is far worte, to our Parliamento It drew upon families,

And then printed a book, [men: About fixty years ago, and upward.
Into which men did look:

And now, do ye see,
True, he made a good text;

Whoever they be,
But what follow'd next

That make such an oration
Was nought but a dunghill of fordid abuses, In our Protestant nation,
Inftead of sound doctrine, with proofs to't, As though Church was all on a fire,
It was high time of day

With whatever cloak
That such inflamma-,

They may cover their talk, tion should be extinguishod without more delay:




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Dr. Offspring Blackall. He was made Bishop of Exeter in 1907, and died in 1716 H published a volume of Sermons in 8vo, 1707 ; re-printed, witb bis orber works, in 2 sets, folio, 1723

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POETICAL Essays in OCTOBER, 1776. 553 And wheedle the folk,

And told us witbal, that the fully expected That the oaths they have took,

A special account how ye all stood affected; As our Governors strictly require.

And one of these days, either sooner òr later, I say they are men-and I'm a judge ye When we've been at St. James's, you'll hear all know

[throw; Again then I charge you, (of the matter. That would our moft excellent laws over

Ye Men of the Clergy,
For the greater part of them to church That ye follow the track all
never go

Of your own Bishop Blackall,
Or, what's much the same, it by very great And preach, as ye Thould,
chance is

What's lavoury and good;
If e'er they partake of her wise ordinances, And together all cling,
Their aim is, no doubt,

As it were in a string :
Were they made to speak out, ? Not falling out quarreling one

with another, To pluck down the Queen, that they makes Now were treating with Monsieur—that Son

And to set up moreover

Iben proceeded on the common matters of the
A baftardly brother;

Law; and concluded,
Or at least to prevent the House of Hanover,
Ye Gentlemen of the Jury,

Once more, and no more, since few words
What means all this fury, [I aflure you ; are beit,

Of which I'm inform'd by good hands, I charge you all present, by way of request, This insulting of persons by blows and rude If ye honour as I do

speeches, [maketh breaches? Our dear Royal Widow,
And breaking of windows, which, you know,

Or have any compassion
Ye ought to resent it,

For church or the nation;
And in duty present it,

And would live aʼlong while
For the law is against it :

In continual sinile,
Not only the ac!ors engag'd in this job,

And eat roast and boil,
But those that encourage and set on the mob. And not be forgotten,
The mob, a paw word, and which I ne'er When ye are dead and rotten ;

{tion. That ye would be quiet and peaceably dwell,
But must in this place for the sake of distinc- And never fall out, but piss all in a quill,
I hear that some bailiffs and some justices,
Have itrove what they could all this rage to

Suppress :
And I hope many more

PROM a wife of small fortune but yet
Will exert the like power,
Since none will, depend on't,

Who values herself on her family's blood,
Get a jot of preferment,

Who seldom talks sense, but for ever is loud, But men of this kidney, as I told you before.

Libera me. I'll tell you a story-Once upon a time From children begotten on such a curs'd Some hot-headed fellows must needs take a mother,

(another And so were so weak

[whim, Who are like to their dam as one pea to, 'Twas a mighty mittake

From seven of these brats without e'er a To pull down and abuse,

brother, Bawdy-houses and stews;

From living i'th'parish that has an old kirk, Who, tried by the laws of the realm for

Where the parson would rule like a Jew or a high-treason,

(very reason.

Were hang'd, drawn, and quarter'd, for that

And keeps a poor curate to do all the work,
When the time came about

For us all to set out,
We went to take leave of the Queen ;

From a Justice o'th' Peace, who'll put up no
Where were great men of worth,

offence, Great heads, and so forth,

But construes the law in its most rigid sense,

And all to bind over will find a pretence,
The greatest that ever were seen :

Libera me.
And she gave us a large
And particular charge-

From bailiffs, attornics and all com.non rogues ;
Good part on't indeed

From Irithmen's nonsense, their bogs, and Is quite out of my head

their brogues ;

[shrugs, But I remember the said,

From Scots bonny clabber, their clawings and We should recommend peace and good neigh.

Libera me, bourhood where

From spiritual courts, citations, and libels; soever we came ; and so I do here;

From proctors, apparitors, and all the tribe For that every one, not only men and their else, wives,

[lives; Which ne'er were yet heard of in any bibles, Should do all that they can to lead peaceable

F very proud,

Libera me.

Libera me,

Libera me. Oct. 1776.


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From being obliged to attend at affizes, Thro’ ev'ry field behold a jocund train,
And serve upon justices of Nifi Prius; That kemp * and frolic at their pleasing
From damp beds, or itchy, or luch where there pain;
lice is,

While 'neath cach sickle (wells the teem.
Libera me.

inz grain,
From dealing with great men, and taking
their word;

(my lord, Mirth fills each look, each gesture, and each From waiting whole mornings to speak with

mien, Who puts off his payments, and puis on his

And fimple modesty attends serene.

On them the rays of fortune ever ímile,
Libera me.

And sweet contentment crowns their humble

toil. From trufting to hypocrites, wretches who

Bless'd are their sports, unfully'd are their trifle

(may rifle,

joys, With heaven, that on earth more secure they And rude contention ne'er their peace annoys. Who conscience, and honour, and honesty

Their humble boards (unknown ro foreign ftifle,

fare) Libera me.

Yield not the woes of sad corroding care. From black coats who never the Gospel yet They live in peace-to heaven ali resign, taught ;

And know-ibe band of nature is divite.
Prom red coats who never a battle yet fought;
From petticoats where the infide's very naught,

Libera me.

HE following Ode is inserted because it

has already appeared in print. But we Tbe DECLINE of SUMMER ; or, CERES are sorry to find that what was intended only Triumphant. A Poez.

for the amusement of a private fociety, should

have been perverted by a note that has apECLINING summer quits the verdant peared with it in most of the publick papers. D

plains, And golden Ceres with Pomona' reicns ; This animated Feu d'Esprit' was the proBiafted, zlas! is naturc's flowing store, duction of the piesent Dean of Derry, Dr. And all her bcautjes are disfigur'd o'cr. Barnard, who advanced in conversation with Wither'd and faded all conful’dly lie, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other wits, that he While drooping fun-flow'ss hang their heads thought “ no man couid improve when he and die.

was past the age of forty-fi:e," Johnson Diffus'd'no mo:e along the gáy parterre, (Samuel) who was in company, with his Embroider'd flow'rets scent the tainted air. - ulual elegance and polished graces, immedia

No more, resounding from ine silver Spray, ately turned round to the facetious Dean, and
The vocal fongitors gratulate the cay;

told him that he was an infance to the conNor from the lady wood, or buhy de:l, trary, for that there was great room for imAre heard ine notes of warbling pbilomel. provement in bim (the Dean) and wifped bed Those joys are fied-The eye of Dature set about it; upon which, the Dean the next low'rs,

day fent the following elegant bagatelle to And mutt'ring clouds relent in thunder- Sir Joshua Reynoids and the same company.

Bleak storms increase, and louder tempests To Sir JOSHUA REYNOLDS and Co.

Fill all the air with horror and surprise,

By tbe DEAN of DERAS.
And peals of lightening rend the earth and


Lately thought no man alive,

Cou'd e'er improve part forty-five,
To these--the barb rous sportsman's joys And ventur'd to allert it;

The observation was not new,
In every grove some feather'd victims bleed,

But feem'd to me so juft and true,
Il not iheir airy pinions wing their speed.

That none cou'd controvert it.
Pursu'd by hounds, swift flies the timid hare,
And thundering guns with clamours pierce “ No, Sir,” says Johnson, “ 'tis not so,
ine air,

“ That's your miltake, and I can fhew
But ser, brown Ceres (as decline the leaves ) ** An instance it you doubt it;
Rears ev'ry where her pyramids of leaves; 5 You, Sir, who are near forty-eight,
Spreads o'er the land her elevated fore, “ May much improve, 'tis not too late,
And gives, with open heart, her gleanings to “I wish you'd set about it."



ibe poor,

A barvefl pbras, a fulpitution for the word " friving,"


555 Encourag'd thus to mend my faults,

Oh! could we read thee backwards too,
I turn'd his counsel in my thoughts,

Last wirty years thou should'ft review,
Which way I shou'd apply it;

And charm us thirty more.
Learning and wit seem'd paft my reach,

IF I have thoughts and can't express 'em,
For who can learn when none will teach?

Gibbons fh all teach me how to dress 'em, And w.t-I cou'd not buy it.

In terms select and terse;

Jones teach me modesty and Greek,
Then come, my friends, and try your skill,

Smith how to think, Burke how so speak,
You can improve me if you will,

And Beauclerc to converse.
(My books are at a distance.)
With you I'll live and learn, and then

Let Johnson teach me how to place,
Inftead of books, I Mall read men,

In faireft light, each borrow'd grace,
So lend me your affiftance.

From him I'll learn to write ;

Copy his clear familiar style,
Dear * Knight of Plympton, teach me how' And from the roughness of his file,
To suffer with unruffled brow,

Grow like bimself-polite.
And smile ferene like thine;
The jeft uncouth, or truth severe,
To luch I'll turn my deafest ear,
And calmly drink my wine.

Thou sayft, not only skill is gain'd,
But genius too may be attain'd,
By studious imitation ;

THREE Doctors, met in consultation,
Thy temper mild, thy genius fine,

Proceed with great deliberation.

The case was desperate, all agreed;
I'll copy till I make thee mine,
By conftant application,

But what of that? they must be fee'd.
They write iben (as 'twas fic they shou'd)

But for their own, not patient's good,
Thy art of pleasing, teach me, Garrick,

Consulting wisely (don't mistake, Sir),
Thou, who reverleft + Odes Pindaric,

Not what to give, but what to take, Sir.
A second time read o'er ;

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.. Sir Joshua Reynolds.

+ This alludes to Mr. G.'s baving reversed a few fianzas of a Pindaric Ode, upon e Gentleman's afferting that all Pindarics might be treated in the same manner, and be equally intelligible. But so far from Mr. Gi's baving sbe least intention of ridiculing eitberibe Ode or obe Axibor, be bad before expressed bis approbation of it, witbout knowing at ibe sime who wrote it.


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Wooldridge made the following speech from

the hustings: SATURDAY, Sept. 28.

« Gentlemen, HIS day a common-hall was « When I addressed 'myself last to you

held at Guildhall, for the from this place, I requested your acceptance T election of a theriff in the of my humble and honest thanks for the

Yg room of Alderman Wooldridge, high honour conferred on me in the impor2%

who is excused from serving the tant trust to which you were pleased to call

office; and also for the choice me, by chufing me one of your heriffs for of a lord-mayor for the year ensuing; at the ensuing year. I accepted that high office which the following aldermen were present, in a confidence which has never failed me, besides the lord-mayor, viz. Allop, Crosby, of the integrity of my resolution to execute Bull, Halifax, Erdaile, Plumbe, Kennett, it with the utmost fidelity and regard to your Kirkman, Plomer, Thomas, Peckham, rights and interests, and with a diligence and Hayley, Newnham, Wooldridge, Lee, Smith, citumspection which might in fome measure and Clarke; when Mr. Alderman Thomas compensate for my want of ability. was unanimously elected sheriff in the room "I made you those acknowledgerr.ents of Mr. Wooldridge.

with an entire sense of the difficulties which Previous to the ele&ion, Mr. Alderman might attend the execution of that important


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office in the then alarming, and every day active, disinterested, and zealous exertion in since more alarming and critical fituation of their service. publick affairs.

“ This I have positively declined; I have “ I did nos, I could not then foresce, that already assured my refpe&table and much the publick calamity. Should so affect me in effeemed confituchts, that I should continue my private licuation, as in any fort to sender to serve them with the utmost zeal and fide. my serving that office doabirul in point of lity as their alderman. I take this more propriety or effect. I do not, Gentlemen, publick opportunity of making the same deintend to detain you by entering at all into elaration, and of assuring you, Gentlemen of my particular fituation, further than boldly the Livery, that however circumstanced, 10 affirin, that whatever difficulties are at- (whether feeling private inconvenience from tendant on it, arise not from any fault of publick misfortune, or, may it soon be our mine, but folely from the general, and let better lot, every one sharing in the happy. me say most unhappy condition of the empire effects of the fortunate return of our former at large. I have early felt the bad effects of prosperity) you shall find me upright, atathat condition; may others feel it very late, lous, and indefatigable in your service.” or rather, may they, under the guidance of a The election for a lord-mayor then come more favourable Providence, never feel it. on, when the aldermen eligible to that office

« It has been suggested to me, from very were put up; the shew of hands appeared in respectable authority, that I might even now favour of Sir Thomas Halifax and Sir James serve the office with equal honour to myself, Efdaile. George Hayley, Esq. had also a asd equal good effect to you, but in a way very respectable appearance. The sheriffs not usual, not generally understood to be con- returned Si: Thomas Halifax and Sir James fiftent with the dignity and just grandeur of Eidaile to the court of aldermen, who made this great city,

choice of the former of those gentlemen to « Gentleinen, I hope I have fi: mnefs 'of be lord-mayor for the year ensuing ; upon mind, I fatter myself that I am not without which he made a handsome speech to the courage to discharge my duty to you, and to livery, for the honour they had done him; lerve you under any difficulty, or in the face and promised to do every thing in his power of any danger (I trust in God my life will for the preservation of their rights, liberties, prove it) but I have not confidence enough, and franchises, though support:d as I have said by very re. The business was conducted with great reSpeclable opinions, to make any striking de- gularity and decorum, and when over, the viarion from the long, and perhaps, wisely lord mayor clect returned in the coach with established exterior of the office.

the present mayor to the Mansion-house, « Thus circumstanced, I made the necera where he and some other aldermen, &c. were sary application to be excused from ferving elegantly entertained ; and the rest dined with as one of your sheriffs for the year ensuing, Ms. Sheriff Plumbe at Goldsmith's Haila and in compliance with my request, I have met that justice and favour which my know

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3. ledge of the candour and cquity of my fellow On Friday morning last, at nine o'clock, citizens had encouraged me to expect. the King and Queen, with the Prince of

“ Gentlemen, I have thus mortly laid Wales, the Bishop of Osnaburgh, the Priobefore you my condud, and the motives by cels Royal, and the Princess Augusta, atwhich I was infuenced. I do, and ever tended by Lady Charlotte Finch, General Hall, hold myself accountable to you for my Desaguliers, and Col. Hotham, went to Mr. publick conduct. From your candour, 1 Hartley's house, on Wimbledon-Common, to look for excuse on this occasion; may 1, fee a repetition of the experiments upon the without prelumption, add, for your approba- method of securing houses from fire. Their tion? From that approbation I Mall trust Majesties, with ibe Princes and Princelles, again to receive that honour and confidence, first breakfaled in one of the rooms, the icawhich the unhappy is. Auence of publick kettle being boiled upon a fare made upon the caufes upon private lite, make it, according floor of the oppofie room, which their Mato my belt judgment, prudent to decline for jellies afterwards went into, and saw the bed the present.

let on fire, the curtains of which were soon si I have taken the liberty to mention to deftroyed, and part of the bedftead, tut not you that I have not been without encourage. the whole, the fire burning more and more meni to serve the office of sheriff, even under dead, for want of being able to lay hold of Buy present circumfiances; that explicit man- the floor, ard at last going out

itídr. ser which I fall ever preserve to you, in- Their Majestics then went down ftaire, and duces me to tell you, that I have been advised saw an horseshoe forged in a fire made upon to resign my alderman's gown, and thus the floor ; as also a large faggot lighted, abandon every thing to which the favour of that was hung up to the ceiling inftead of a my fellow.citizens has raised me, and every custain; after which two fires were made power of hewing my gratitude to them by an upon the taircase, and one under the stairs,

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