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With all the arts deception couid inspire, Else, why ye powers did I this ftroke sure Taught me to love, to pity, to admire.

vive? Eternal truth each broken sentence fillid, Why am I Aill in misery alive? Through every vital boundless rapture Atender mother, to compaffion wrought, thrilld :

The fatal cause of my affliction fought; My honest foul each abjeet doubt disdain'd, Told him, in words that might a Nero melt, Yet rolling years his suit was unobtain'd, The ftings her daughter in his absence felt; Till imprecations, hermits might deceive, While from her eye the teat of pity ftole, Made me to endless infamy a Nave;

That fpoke the kind sensations of her soul. Daf'd the rich cup where social comforts flow, But to her pleadings no regard was shewn, And left me heir to everlasting woe,

The wretch was callous as the frigid zones

Then 'gainst her life her trembling hand the Can I forget the ftill, the solemn night,

bent, Scene of my joy, my ruin, and delight? Nor e'er return'd to tell me the event. When modest Cynthia veil'd her filver face, No longer worthy her cstcem to claim, Too chaste to evidence my fad disgrace ; She left me full of agony and shame. When with affected piety of look His impious hands unclos'd the sacred book, Oh ! thou to nature's visitings unknown, And join'd our hearts with that celeftial From whom those evils took their rise alone, chain,

This tragic tale onshaken who can hear, Which death can only disunite again; Nor pay the gen'rous tribute of a tear?" The mystic ring upon my finger plac'd, Know that, when worldly artifice shall fail, Emblem of love, unchangeable and chaste; To awful Heav'n's tribunal I'll appeal, Then, Tarquin like, to my embraces flew;

Of joys eternal let thy soul despair, While every angel from my side withdrew.

For clad in terrors I'll arraign thee there ;

My bleeding mother shall confront thy light, Own, wretch obdurate, though you can't And furies snatch thee from the realins of relent,

light.
Your present state is diftant from content;
Her you abandon'd, in pursuit of wealth,
Had case, good humoar, sprightliness, and

ADVICE, or moral Maxins." health :

mand; Alid temper gentle as the southern gale ; Consider will ere aught you take in hand. Unlike thy canker'd, thy mil-shapen bride, Let your companions till be worthy nien, Fraught with detraction, enmity, and pride; And of your own perfections be not vain. Who, while her coffers burit with gems and Rather with others in opinion join, plate,

Than fondly think they should conform to Grudges each tasteless morsel that you eat;

thine. Whole ficad-like foul aspires at au content, All that's said to you with attention hear; But the in'ernal pleasure to forment.

Aim not to make too much of wit appear. Here would I close the grief-awaking tale, In conversation ever be fincere, And o'er the sequel cast a fable veil ;

And trive to fuit it unto each man's sphere. To dumb obscurity the ills consign

In point of promile use not too much Tbat adverse fortune destin'd to be mine;

hafte, But, though my heart at every sentence bleed, But firmly flick to't, when it once is past. My fex's welfare prompts are to proceed. Be courteous, affable, of gentle mind,

And with no haughty airs receive mankind. With hope and fear alternate conflicts Tho' not familiar, be in carriage free, spent,

Let nothing without thought decided be. Two tedious days fince my destroyer went; Love without int'rest, pardon without fear, I figh'd, I lov'd, I lock'd, I long'd in vain, Respect to Nobles without cringing bear, And every moment was an age of pain ;

Carefully ftrive to gain the love of all; No freaming tears could give my woes relief, Shun the litigious bar, and lawyer's brawl. Tears, the poor refuge of a common grief : Into the affairs of others do not pry, The third a fever's burning heat express'd And to conceal your own with caution try. The potent fury of a flame suppress'd.

Lend with good grace, yet with discernment Vain was recourse to tenderness of art, Sorrow and fame were written on my Place your rewards but where you're sure heart;

they're due. And wild distraction let my tongue reveal Whatever figure in the world you bear, The fatal secret reason would conceal.

Know your own force, and don't exceed your

sphere. Lise from the great, the rich, the happy. On the unfortunate compassion take; Aies,

Beat with men's failings ; don's your friend But grief's it moral, and it never dies;

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When griev'd, your sorrow struggle to sub The flames reach'd London ; but anon due,

The wind chop'd round, or London Loo had And with too poignant rallery none pursue.

gone. Strive amongst friends to make contention Both these examples are complete ; cease;

I with some folks would learn from hence 'Where discord reigns, endeavour after peace. To know that no revenge is sweet, Reprove with mildness, without Aatt’ry Without a little common sense.

praise; Receive a jest, no noisy laughter raise. The following is taken from two Pillars in a

Judge of cach person on his better fide, Grove wbich, stands in tbe Centre of a Lady. And do not censure with too great a pride.

rinth at a Nobleman's Seat in Surry. Us Upbraid nobody with a service done,

the Top of each Pillar is a buman Skull, said But keep that secret in your breast alone. to beling to a former Lord and bis Lady, wbo Restrain your anger, check your boiling

were the Au bors of be following Lines, and blond :

who saw the Pillars erec7cd in tbeir LifeOf persons absent nothing say, but good ; time, and by obeir Defires ibeir Skulls were Unless it be for this peculiar end,

placed there at a certain Number of Years af.. That no such person should insnare your

ter obeir Decease. friend.

L OR D's. Be not ungratefol, to be soher chufe;

HY start! the cafe is your's, or Play for diversion, without paffión lose.

will be foon; To your poor debtor don't a tyrant be; To him, and all men, few humanity.

Some years perhaps, perhaps another moon!

Life in its utmost span is fill a breath, Of nothing boast; keep your own fecret well :

And those who longest drcam, must wake in

death. Tell no tales yourself, nor mind what others

Like tell.

you, I once thonght every bliss secure; And gold, of every ill, the certain cure;

'Till, steep'd in forrows, and besieg'd with A FABLE.

pain, From Fables for grown Gentlemen. Too late ! I found all earthly riches vain; Fox contriv'd, tho'lock'd and barr'd, Disease, with scorn, threw back the fordid fet, Contrivance was the fox's trade,

And Death ftill answer'd, What is goid to To fteal into a farmer's yard,

me, A la sourdine, by escalade ;

Fame, titles, honours, next I vainly fought, With appetite wicked and loose,

And fools, obsequious, nurs’d the childish Improv'd by travelling and art,

thought ; He fuck'd the blood out of a goose,

Gilded with brib'd applause, and purchas'd Ravish'd a hen, and broke her heart,

praise, To put an end to these lewd courses,

I built on endless grandeur, endless days ; Before the caitiff was aware,

But death awak'd me from a dream of price, Surrounding him with all his forces,

And laid a prouder beggar by my fide. The farmer caught him in a snare.

Pleasure I courted, and obey'd my fafte, He studied till he crack'd his brains,

'The banquet smil'd, and smild the gay repast: The writers of those times relate,

A loathsome carcase was my conftant care, To find out penalties and pains,

And worlds were ransack'd-but for me to To suit his cruelty and hate;

share. Revenge will help you at a pinch,

Go on, vain man! in luxury be firm; E'en when your parts begin to fail.

Yet know, I feasted--but to feast a worm. To make Volpone die inch by inch,

Already sure lefs terrible I seem, He tied a fire-brand to his tail.

And you, like me, can own that life's a The fox ran straight to Hodge's corn,

dream : And caus'd as great a confiagration,

Whether that dream may boaft the longer As when Wilkes came and blew his born,

date, That, like the last trump, rous'd the na Farewell, remember-left you wake too late. tion :

L A DY's.
Turnd out of doors with an intention
To get him basted well and roasted;

DLUSH not, ye fair, to own me, but But they pay'u ocar for their invention,

be wife, They got him only nicely roasted.

Not furn from fad mortality your eyes ; With Bills of Rights to his tail tied,

Fame lays, and fame alone can teli how true, With red-hot Humphry too he caine, I once was lovely, and belor'd like you. And more combustibles befide,

Where are my voiaries? Where my fiat tress That set all Brentford in a fame.

new The rain spread, and made such hatte, Fled-- with the robiect of each lover's low,

For all the engines they employd ; Alien' the roleted, the lillie white ; 9. neighbouring to:vns were soon laid waste, Adieu ! those cyea thui made the darknets And Middlekx was quite Jettro;'-':

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No more, alas ! that cora) lip is seen, While the peasant, inactive, ftands shivering Nor longer breathes the fragant gale between.

with cold, Turn from your mirrour! and behold in me, As the bleak winds northerly blow; At once, what thousands can't or dare not see; And the innocent Mocks run for case to the Uovarnith's I the real truth impast,

foid, Nor bere am plac'd but to direct the heart ;

With their Aleeces besprinkled with snow : Survey me well, ye fair oncs, and believe, In the yard when the cattle are fodder'd with The grave may terrify, but can't deceive.

Atraw, On beauty, frailty's base, no more depend; And they send forth their breath like a Here youth and pleasure, age and sorrows, end :

And the neat-looking dairy-maid sees the Here droops the mark, here fauts the final

muft thaw scene,

Flakes of ice that the finds in the cream : Nor difers grase threescore from gay fifteen; When the sweet country maiden, as fresh as All press alike to that same gaol the tomb,

a rose, Where wrinkled Laura smiles at Chloe's As the carelelly trips, often fides; bloom,

And the ruftics laugh loud, if by falling the When.coxcombs flatter, and when fools am

fhows dore,

All the charms that her modesty hides : Learn here the lesson, to be vain no more ;* When the lads and the lafles, for company Yet virtue ftill against decay can arm,

join'd, And even lend mortality a charm.

In a crowd round the embers are met ;

Talk of fairies and witches that ride on the W I N T E R.

wind,

And of ghosts, till they're all in a sweat :
A PASTORAL BALL AD. Heav'n grant in this season it may be my

lot,
Felices ter, & amplius,
Quos irrupta tenet copula. Hor.

With the nymph whom I love and admire,

While the icicles hang from the eves of my Hen the trees are all bare, not a leaf to be seen,

I may ;) :1} , in safety retire ! And the meadows their beauty have lost; Where in neatness and quiet, and free from When nature's disrob'd of her mantle of

surprise, green,

We may live, and no hardships endure; And the streams are fast bound with the Nor feel any turbulent passions arile, froft:

But such as each other may cure.

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RELIGIO MEDICI; or, PHYSICIANS cleared of the Charge of Infidelity

in Matters of Religion. *HERE is a charge of a very heinous this moderation and charity for those of difagainst the Professors of Physic, I mean in- cribed, by narrow-minded people, to secret fidelity and contempt of religion. I think infidelity, scepticism, or, at least, lukewarmthe charge absolutely false, and will venture ness in religion ; while, at the same time, to affert, that the most eminent of the facul- fome men, who were sincere and devout ty have been distinguished for their regard to Christians, exasperated by such reproaches, jil gion. I fall only mention, as exam have expressed themselves sometimes in an ples, Harvey, Sydenham, Arbuthnot, Bo- unguarded manner, and thus given their eerhaave, Stahl, and Hoffman.--It is easy, nemies an apparent ground of clamour against however, to see whence this calumny has a them. This, I imagine, has been the real rifen. Men whole minds have been enlarged source of that charge of infidelity so often by extensive knowledge, who have been ac and so unjustly brought against Physicians. cuftonied to think and reason upon all sub In a neighbouring nation, where few people jects with a liberal and generous freedom, have been used to think or reason with freedom are not apt to become bigots to any sector on religion, and where, till of late, no man fystem whatever. They can be iteady to durit express himself with freedom on the their own principles, without thinking all of subject, fome ingenious and spirited writers those who differ from them; but they are par- have within these few years shone forth, who, ticularly impatient of the authority and con- impatient to thew their newly-acquired libertroul of men who pretend to lord it overty, have atteinpted to shake the foundations their consciences, and to dietate to them what of all religion, natural as well as revealed, they are to believe in every article where re- Lately emancipated from fuperftition, by a. ligion is concerned. This freedom of spirit, tránsition not unusual, they have plunged at

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once into atheism. It is happy for mankind, elevates the mind to the most fublime concepthat thele people have carried matters this tions of the supreme Being, and at the fame length ; because the evil muft very quickly time dilates the heart with the most pleafing cure itself. Mankind may have their reli- prospects of Providence. The difficulties gious opinions diversified by various super- that must necessarily attend all deep inquiries T ftitions; but religion is natural to the huinan into a subject fo disproportionate to the humind, and every attempt to eradicate it is e- man faculties, should not be suspected to furqually wicked and impotent. But fupposing prise a Physcian, who, in his daily practice, that Atheism came universally to prevail, to- is involved in perplexity and darknels, even gether with the disbelief of a future fate of in subjects expoled to the examination of existence, of the immortality of the soul, and, his senses. Yet such is the inconfiftency what has generally been thought intimately sometimes found in characters, that we find connected with it, of its immaterialiiy, the examples of men difputing the evidence of duration of such sentiments would necessari- the most interesting principles of religion, ly be very short ; because they would at who, in the business of common life, betray once unhinge all the bonds of society, and a childish credulity; and who embrace, with produce a scene of universal anarchy, wick- the most enthusiastic attachment, such theoedness, and despair. Yet, sorry I am to say, ries as are the mere sportings and vagaries that at present they are making a very alarm- of a lively imagination. But there are some ing progress. Divested of that uncouth, me- peculiar circumstances in the profession of a taphysical dress, under which they long lay. Physician, which should naturally dispose concealed, the gloomy entertainment of a him to look beyond the present scene of few recluse men, void of fenfibility, and at things, and engage his heat on the side of Atracted from the business of human life, religion. He has many opportunities of leethey are now produced to the world, adorned ing people, once the gay and the happy, funk by all the arts of eloquence, wit, and humour, in deep retired distress ; sometimes devoted and perfectly adapted to the capacities of pe to a certain, but painful and lingering death; tit-maitres and chambermaids. So far as sometimes struggling with bodily anguish, or they contain any argument, their futility has the still fiercer tortures of a distracted mind. been demonstrated a thousand times over; Such afflictive scenes, one should suppose, but indirect hints, insinuations, and ribaldry might foften any heart, not dead to every are unanswerable. The method taken by feeling of humanity, and make it reverence the present patrons of infidelity to propagate that religion, which alone can support we their opinions is extremely dangerous. With foul in the most complicated distreiles; that a matchless effrontery they infinuate, that religion which teaches to enjoy life with all who avow their belief in natural or re chearfulness, and tn resign it with dignity. vealed religion are either hypocrites or fools. A Physician, who has the misfortune to be This is attacking youth upon a very weak cut off from the happy prospect of futurity, fide. A young man, of a high and liberal if he has common good-nature, will conceal spirit, disdains the idea of hypocrisy; and, his sentiments from those under his charge, from an ill-judged pride, is afraid of what with as much care as he would preserve them ever may subject him to fo mean an imputa. from the infection of a mortal diseale. For tion. Vanity, again, is the most universal- tified with insensibility, or ardent in the pur. ly ruling pallion among mankind, especially suits of business or pleasure, he may not feel among young people, who cominonly dread in how forlorn and melancholy a fituation he contempt above every thing, and resent any himself is placed ; but it is barbarous to dereflection on the weakness and narrowness of prive expiring nature of its last fupport, and their understandings much more than any to blast the only surviving comfort of those imputation on their principles or morals. who have taken a last farewell of every subBut I will venture to affirm, that men of lunary pleasure and connection. If motives the most enlarged, clear, and folid under- of humaniry, and a regard to the peace and Standings, who have acted in life with the happiness of society, cannot restrain a Phygreateft fpirit, dignity, and propriety, and sician from expressing fentiments destructive who have been regarded as the inolt useful of religion or morals, it is vain to plead the and ainiable members of lociety, have never obligations of politeness, and the decency of been the men who have openly insulted. or his profession. The most favourable coninsidiously attempted to ridicule the princi- ftruction we can put upon such a condu&t is ples of religion ; but, on the contrary, have to suppose, that it proceeds from an unconbeen its belt and wa:mnest friends. - Medi- troulable levity of mind, or an unbound

cine, of all profeflions, should be the least vanity, that forgets all the tics of morais, fuspected of leading to impiety: An inti- decency, and good-manners.

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Ebe CASE of the Rev. Mr. WINDER, who was cured by Lightning of a

Paralytic Disorder. With Observations upon it. T HE Rev. Mr. Winder, whose case is he was advised, by a very excellent physi

in Kent. His form is robust, ra recourse to the chalybeate waters of Tunther athletic, inclining to corpulency; his bridge in Kent. To which he conformed, countenance florid, his disposition chearful, strictly and regularly persevering in the generally serene, somewhat jocular : And he course, for the pace of six weeks, at the exwas of a conftitution so happy, that, at the piration of which term, he returned home, age of fifty-four, he was a Itranger to dif- lo considerably relieved, as to be then able eale; and, which is very uncommon at such to walk, by the help of a cane, nearly half a period of life, almost totally unacquainted a mile; and his hand became so steady, that with the fenfation of any considerable pain. he could again write his name in a legible But a reverse of this ferenity of health was manner, which he had done not before lince at hand.

the first attack of his complaint ; and,

though For, June the 3d, 1761, whilft he was with much difficulty, he could lift his arm performing the duty of his office, it was ob- to his head, and move his fingers. But he lerved by many of his congregation, though still perceived an universal infirmity in all the unperceived of himself, that his voice was muscular parts of his frame, and an inaptialtered, and that he did not articulate and tude or inability in them to correspond with pronounce his words with the usual facility. the dictates of his intention. He was still, The following week, though still it escaped at times, affected with violent palpitations of his notice, his friends and acquaintance re the heart, tremblings of his limbs, subsulmarked the extraordinary change and faul- tus tendinum; besides which, he was very tering in his speech. Yet, when they men- frequently afficted with vertigoes. But these tioned it to him, he did not regard it as a temporary effects of his malady were but mater of sufficient importance to deserve trivial inconveniencies, in comparison to the any serious attention. But the consequence great misery he suffered from a constant, veproved otherwise : For, July !, at evening, ry oppreslive, heavy perception of pain fixed whilft he was sitting with a few neighbours a- deep in his breast and fenfible in its external bout him, chearful as usual, he was fuddenly mulcles, which was always accompanied with Aung from his chair to the floor by a stroke of that dejection of spirit, which can leldom be the pally. The paroxysm over, and when a removed from a itate of anguish and trouble, little recovered, he found himself almoft to- when no further hope of recovery remains. tally deprived of the faculty of speech, and In this unhappy situation of very imperfect his fenfes reduced to a very imperfect condi. health, he continued for three weeks, after tion. He was therefore, the day after the his leaving Tunbridge, despairing ever to reaccident, carried to an eminent physician in ceive a more complete cure ; because the London, who ordered him to take a tea- chalybeate waters seemed no longer to have {poonful of the following mixture, R. Tinct. any beneficial effects. Cort. Peru. Canel. alb. Sp. Lavend. ana On the 24th of August, 1762, about two drachms, to apply blisters to the occiput, ten o'clock at night, whilit he was alleep and to continue the temperate diet he had u in bed, the atmosphere being thick, and the fually pursued. By carefully observing of fky very cloudy, though none, or very little which he grew so much better, as in a few rain feli, and icarce a breeze of air could be weeks after to be able, by the help of a cane, perceived, it begin to thunder with great vito support his tottering steps, just to remove olence, accompanied with thick and frequent, himself, with difficulty and danger of fallingHashes of lightning at every explosion. These from place to place, for a very small distance. were so loud that the patient was thereby starHis tongue still continued faultering, hard, tled fuddenly from his sleep, and at the instant ly intelligible; his hands trembling very of waking he was surprised by the perception much; his head vertiginous ; and his inrel- of a quick, strong shock, affecting him unilectual faculties fo much impaired, that his verfally, as if he were. thunderstruck ; but so mind became subject from temporary wander- rapid that it was gone almost before he could ings, to extravagant reveries, as if fympa- think of it, leaving upon his inind, accordthiling with the infirmities of the bodly. ing to his own representation, the fame i:lei

In this condition he had now spent, since as we recollect fron having undergone a the paralytic insult befel him, one misera- stroke of electricity, which inay be better ble year in pain and defpondency, when itnagined than described. Ar the very fame

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