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the great glass to him before he carries it to derably large, is of wood : The apartments the guest; he touches it on the outside, and, are but indifferent, and the furniture in an by a certain-degree of coolnefs which pene- antique taste. The gardens of Count Platin, trates the pores of the glass, he distinguishes at Lintden, which is just by Hanover, are minutely how high it is filled; and, if it delicious. They say we shall have a maikbe the least deficient, orders it immediately ed ball there, when the King returns to this to be supplied. He knows so exactly the fi- city. The troops will not be reviewed till tuation of the table, the arrangement of the after the harvelt : And that in consequence dishes, and the places of the guests, that one of the paternal affe&tion which the King js inclined to fufpect he full sees all that has for his rural subjects. The Court of passes. He talks a good deal, and agree. Cassel is expected at Hanover, about the ably; he rides out attended by his Gentle- same time. Ye gods ! what joys we have man; and is drefled with taste and propriety. in ftore ! May the like good fortune attend In Mort, the loss of fight appears to be a mat- you, my dear Baron, when the King our ter of lo little consequence to him, that one Master returns from his circuits ; for, they is almost inelined to think he had formerly fay, Berlin will be infinitely brilliant this two eyes too many.

winter. Who knows whether his Majesty's I sometimes amuse myself with feeing- orders will not bring me back about the same the curiosities of Hanover and its envi- time? I Mall rejoice to have it in my power rons. The library is numerous and well- to embrace you, and to exprefs, face to face, chosen. The King's equerries are noble, that great efteern which I entertain for you : and his horses extremely valuable. The tomb But, if I should not enjoy that happiness, of the ancient Electors, in the chapel of the permit me, at least sometimes, to assure you palace, is worthy of notice The body of by writing, that no man living is more perGeorge I, who died at Oliaburg in 1727, is fectly than I am, there deposited in a lilyer coffin of admirable

SIR, workmanship. The palace, though confi

Yours, &c. The BRITISH MUS E, containing original Poems, Songs, &c. AN HYMN to the CREATOR. Since thus you now may boast of two,

Difputing is in vain :
OD of my health! whofe bounteous Render to me your own in lieu,

Or give me mine again.
First gave me pow's to move,

If not, though you're by all confeft How shall my thankful heart declare

The master-piece of nature ; The wonders of thy love?

I'll paint you to the world at best While void of thought and sense I lay,

A double-hearted creature.
Dust of my parent earth,
Thy breath inform’d the deeping clay, PROLOGUE to the TRIP TO
And call'd me into birth.

Prom thee my parts their fashion took,
And, ere my life begun,

Exier Cupid, as Prologue, in tbe Habit of Within the volume of thy book

Were written one by one.

Thy eye beheld in open view
The yet unfinish'd plan;


E belles, ye beaus, of whatsoe'er degree, The shaduwy lines thy pencil drew, And form'd the future man.

A modern Cupid ; not like ancient Love O may this frame, that riling grew

On nimble wings, but poft-horses, I move. Beneath thy plaftic hands,

Their idol's arms let heathen bards recount, Be hudious ever to pursue

This is my bow, I smack it, and I mount. Whate'er thy will commands.

My sours are pointed arrows in disguise, The soul that moves this earthly load,

and this broad belt the bandage from my eyes. Thy semblance let it bear,

Nay, ev’n those wings which once outstripp'd Nor lose the traces of the God

the wind, That famp'd his image there.

Hang dangling now, like shoulder-knots, be

hind. To SYLVIA.

For you transformid, I quit the Paphian Presented with a Ring, bearing a Heart

grove, with this Metto,- STOP THIEF.

Cold Scotland's now the only land for love.

For Scotland ho!-on no fool's errand fent, OON as I saw those beauteous eyes, I come myself, my own advertisement. You play'd a moguith part;

Ye blooming maids, whom half-pay CapYou firft inthrall d me by surprise,

tains press,

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Who in assemblies figh, or pine in fhades : Approach with awe th'indiffoluble band, Ye youths, who languish for your mother's Try well your hearts before you yield your maids,

hands. Why will ye idly wait for twenty-one ? Let each kind parent's voice complete the Behold your vafal! Mount, and let's be gone. plan, Despise what vulgar mortals prudence call; And blush consent, even then, behind your Love is the word, and love can equal all.

fan. The eager hoftler in the passage says,

Country Dance of the Charakters led by CUPID. My steeds are ready barness'd to my chaise : And, if this season ends as it began, Egad, next year I'll drive a caravan.

HARLEQUIN'S JUBILEE made its first Apa Does no one want me? But the cause

pearance on the 27rb of January last, at CoI see ;

vent-Garden Theatre, and is ibe Production You're all asham'd before good company;

of Mr. Woodward, in whicb obe following Well then, I never blab ; my province is

Parody on Mr. Garrick's Warwickshire Will

is introduced To deal in secrets : But remember this In eight-and-forty hours we reach the borders. The MAGPYES. A BALLAD. -fil in the green-room wait for farther or

Sung by Mr. Du Bellamy and Mrs. Baker. (CUPID waves his whip, and goes out. The scene thifts.]

E frolickfome lads and ye lasses,

Who laugh at old Time as he passes,

Let us chaunt forih in song, whilft our tongues EPILOGU E.

we can wag, (Before ibe Dance, FILLAGREE comes fore That the mag of all mags is the Jubilee mag! ward with Cupid in ber Hand, by way

Jubilee mag,
of Epilogue.]

Tongues can wag,

That the mag of all mags is the Jubilee mag.
ADIES, you'll witness what this boy Each mag has its different pleasures,
has done,

Each landlord his different treafures, What fools he makes us, and what risques To make our guests rerry we never were lag, we run,

Then the mag of all mags is the pantomime When this vile gad fly goads us,

mag! This puppet-thing, this miniature of man!

Pantomime mag, What say you, thall I brain him with my fan?

Never lag, Or, in the very zenith of his glory,

Then the mag of all mags is the pantomime Here with my glove-Atring strangle him before

Old mag shall be proud to give taughter, You're tender-hearted. Well then fo am I.

And young mag fall come hopping after ; Methinks it were a pity Love should die.

Of his Jubilee punch the old one fall braço CUPID.

And the young one shall boast of his panto. Love cannot die, whild so much beauty minie mag! reigos

Pantomime mag, In yon fair circle.

Old one brag, Say, ye nymphs, ye swains, And the young one shall boast of his pantos. Was it not right one knotty point to clear,

mime mag! That Love himself fhould be in person here ? That boys should match with girls, and girls And each shall new fancies contrive;

For çutom each magpye shall Arive, with boys,

As fast as he empties, replenish che cag, Mere nature can produce such idle toys.

And the fastest that fills shall be deem'd the But fure it asks fome supernatural aid,

best mag ! When such a lover fighs for such a maid.

Deem'd the best mag ! [Pointing to Fillagree and Griskin.

Fill the cag, Besides, ye fair, from me, perhaps, you'll And the fastest that fills shall be deem'd the hear

beft mag! What, from mere mortals, might offend your ear.

Of magpyes we know 'tis the nature Between ourselves, I cannot quite approve To peck at each other and chatter; This modern bare-fac'd hurrying into love. Like wits of the stage they will crib for relief, My ancient chiefs, fo fam'd for love and war, And he that cribs molt is the first that cries Befegd, whole ages, the obdurate fair.

thief! Now, ere the lover wooes, the Lady's won,

First that cries thief, And half the sex run post to be undone.

Cribs for relief, Be wise, be cautious; keep this truth in And he that cribs most is the firft that cries view,

thief! Few balty-masriages are happy too,







To force a good trade is the plan

Good Heav'n forefend that ere there should be Each magpye will do all he can;

found • Pro publico bono' will thew his beft skill, One false, one factious heart, on British For the will of all wills is the Public's good.

ground; will !

When I have fought, I've fought for worthy Public't good-will!

ends, Matchleis ftill!

I scorn to practise it upon my friends: For the will of all wills is the Public's good Warmly as you, I wish the time may come will !

For war abroad--but let's have peace at home.

You've seen two brothers reconcil'd this night, EPILOGUE,

Remember you are brothers and unite. Spoken by Mr. WOODWARD in tbe Charakter of

The TWO CANDLES. Ironsides in obe Comedy of The BROTHERS.

[Tbe curtain draws up, and young Belfeld en-
ters, as if to give out a ; lay.

W O candles burning in a hall,
ADIES, and Gentlemen-

The one large-wick'd, the other small; [Ironlides enters from the door. While Large-wick chearful blaz'd and bright, Avast! you gue,

The other scarce gave any light; Sheer off, and let me speak the Epilogue.

But in a corner, on a shelf, [Exit young Belfield. Just glimmer'd, as to please himself. Up with the main-fail, boys !

Cries Small-wick, sneering, to the other, (Tbe curtain is drawn up quick. You blaze away, my showy brother, and clear the stage ;

But that superior light you boaft The fignal's hoisted, and we must engage.

Muft soon- so quick you burn-be lofty Here are my Maiters, and, when they command, While, to self-preservation true,

I shall outlive three such as you : Sculk those who will, old George shall bear a

Large-wick, directed by the sound, But how !—your bows and scrapes, and such His dark-ey'd brother quickly found, fine ituff,

(Who else must have unnotic'd been; I cannot do t-I thank you that's enough.

And, as quite worthless, overseen) Bob now, mayhap, had done it with a grace,

And thus reply'd, 6 Thor gloomy aid But l-ah, mine's no complimenting face;

To the dark us'rer's baneful trade; A thing for winds to buffet, luns to burn,

Thou darkness vilble, scarce seen ; Rough as Van Trump's upon a Dutchman's

Thou fit companion for the spleen ; ftern.

From thy poor gasconade defilt, What if some dainty well-dress'd landmen Yours is not life--you but cxift; feer

While I, the few thort hours I know, At this course trim, and weather-beaten geer;

In doing good my time bestow : Ah, would such gentle sparks but take one

Candles are deftin'd to supply cruise,

The want of day-light in the sky; They'd find their ton of mighty little use ;

Like supplemental funs to light, When the strong gale came rattling through And banish darkness, gloom, and night; the shrowds,

To lengthen life, and kindly show's Their powder'd coxcombs would Aly off in That bliss of blisses, visual pow's: clouds.

This, while I live, I chearful do, I would their mincing minuet fteps agree

While such poor selfish things as you, With the deep roll of a tempestuous sea;

Who hugger.mugger spend your rays,
Ay, there's the stage on which we tutor

And have not foul to give a blaze,

Are still unnotic'd by mankind,
There not the us, but we taught her to dance. But when you leave a ftiak behind.'
E'en now, methinks, while thus I look a.

The contest Susan heard, and took round,

Small-wick from his sequefter'd nook ; I Tee my Charming Sally safe and found :

She tbruft him in the kitchen-fire, Here in the cabbin fits the lovely fair,

Worthless-munheeded to expire : The critic tribe possess the cockpit there ;

While Large-wick, in the parlour grac'do You on the rattlings- [To the middle gallery. And, mis surrounding beauties plac'd, and my gallant crew,

A chearful lustre boldly throws,
Aloft there in round-tops that crown my view, Souls are like candle-wicks—when small,

And to the last his spirit shows,
Many a good time you've laugh’d at my poor And beam their chearful blaze around ;
Ah, merry be your souls, kind-hearted folks, They scarce give any light at all.

When large they're public blessings found, jokes, And laugh again–O banith him that's grave,

And if our lives, as fages shew, Mirth and good humour belt become the brave. Are measur’d by the good we do,


And not by days and months-I fear

And may be faid, with truth's confiftence Too many Small-wicks will appear,

Barely to know the twilight of existence.

Review of the Debates in the Upper and Lower Chamber of a Poli

tical Club, January 10, 1770. HE speech was moved for by L- and he began in such a manner, that many

de a Scottish Peer. L-dc was the next lame declaration as the car. He of consequence who spoke : He condemned, owned, indeed, that, as to his character as a in the strongest and most ennphatic terms, the l-e, he was perfectly of the same opinion, incapacitating. vote of the Lower Cham- and that if, in giving his decision in any ber,' by which they had rejected Mr. Court of Justice, he was to have an eye to W-s, and seated Mr. L-ll in his the incapacitating vote of the L. Chamber, he place, in direct violation of the laws of the should look upon himself as the greatelt of land, and to the utter subversion of our free tyrants, and the greatest of traitors; that, Constitution.

nevertheless, with regard to the vote in anHe was followed by the L-d Ch-l-r, other view, he would say nothing ; that he who declared that he had accepted the f-Is had often been asked his opinion of it, in a firft without any conditions ; that he public and in private, by friends and by meant not therefore to be trammelled by his Itrangers, within doors and without; that he M—y, I beg pardon, said he, by his Mi- had never given his opinion, that he would nifters; that he had suffered himself to be so not now give it, and he did not know • but 100 long; that, for fome time, he had be- he might carry it to the grave with him ; 'that held, with filent indignation, the arbitrary if the L. Chamber had patsed an unjustifiable meafures which were pursuing by the M-y; vote, it was a matter between God'and their that he had often drooped and hung down own consciences, and no-body else had any his head in Council, and disapproved, by his thing to do with it ; and that, at all events, looks, these steps, which he knew his avowed for their L-dhs to take notice of this opposition could not prevent; that, however, vote in their address to his

Mwas to he would do fo no longer, but would openly carry up to the throne a railing accusation a. and boldly speak his sentiments. That, as to gainst the L. Chamber, which, perhaps might the incapacitating vote, he was of the fame excite a flame between the two Chambers, that opinion with the Noble L-d, who spoke might not be so easily allayed ; and that he before him ; that he considered it as a direct therefore disapproved of the proposed amendattack upon the first principles of the Consti- ment. tution, and that if, in giving his decision as Upon this Ld Chrose up a 2d time, al-e, he was to pay any regard to that and observed, that it plainly appeared from vote, or any other vote of the Lower what the Noble Ld had said, that he concurred Chamber, in opposition to the known and in sentiment with the oppolition ; for had he established laws of the land, he should look concurred with the Mi-y, he would no upon himself as a traitor to his trust, and an doubt, have avowed his opinion; that it nos enemy to his country; that the Miy, by behoved him equally to avow it in favour of their violent and tyrannical conduct, had ali- the people ; that he ought to do so as an hoenated the minds of the people from his M-- neft man, as an independant man, as a man -'s Government, he had almost said, from of courage and resolution ; that to say, that, if his

My's person ; that, in confequence, theL.Chamber bad passed an unjustifiable vote, a spirit of difcontent had spread ittelf into it was a matter between God and their own every corner of the kingdom, and was every consciences, and no-body else had any thing day increasiog; and that, if some methois to do with it, was such a strange assertion as were not devised to appease the clamours he had never heard, and involved a doctrine that fo universally prevailed, he did not know fubversive of the Constitution. What if but the people, in despair, might turn their the Lower Chamber should pass a rote abolishown avengers, and take the redress of their ing this Chamber, abolishing their own, and grievances into their own hands. In a word, surrendering to the C--n' all the rights and he accused the M -y, if not in exprefs liberties of the people, would it only be a terms, yet by direct implication, of having matter between God and their own conscienformed a onspiracy against the liberties of ces, and would no-body else have any thing their country.

to do with it? You would have to do with Lord M was the next that spoke, it---I would have to do with it---every man

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in the kingdom would have to do with it. o'clock, when it passed in the affirmative, and every man in the kingdom

would have there appearing a right to insist upon the repeal of such a trea

For the question 963106 fonable vote, and to bring the authors of it

Proxies to condign punishment. I therefore again call Against upon the Noble L-d to declare his opinion, Proxies unless he will lie under the imputation of being conscious to himself of the illegality of

Majority 57 che vote, and yet being restrained, by some In the course of the debate a Member of unworthy enotive, from avowing it to the the Society ftrongly recommended the preworld. Lord M. replied not. serving a good understanding between the

After this, the M-s of R-m got two Chambers, and said, if they went one ap, and moved, that all the Members of the step further, f -n affittance must be called Club should be fummoned to attend next in.' - These words were immediately miday, as he had a proposal of great national nuted in his memorandum book by another importance to lay before them. A Mi Member. --Much altercation rose relative to L-d rose up and said, that he should be ex. the expression. tremely glad to hear the M -s's proposal On the above occasion, L-C's at a proper time ; but that he had a previous conduct in his Adm -n was called into motion to make, which was, that the Club question by L-S for not giving his Thould be adjourned till that day fe’nnight. opinion upon the Middlesex election : He

Several remarks were made upon this mo was answered by L-Lyt-, who told tion by fome L-ds in the Minority. Earl him, that his L had not been asked : Te said, that the Club well knew for To which the former replied, that whenever what purpose the Mi --Atry wanted an ad. that matter was going to be agitated in the journment : It was to settle the disordered P-yor C Cl, his L - wentaftate of the Ad -ist, which was way; for which reason Ad -n deemed now hhattered in a moft miferable manner, it legal. and, in all likelihood, would soon fall to pie These debates, however, produced two re ces; and particularly to dismiss the virtuous monstrances of the Upper Chamber ; the and independent L-d who sat on the w-lo first, as being highly necessary to Jay the p-k, and to supply his place with some ob- foundation of a proceeding in their Chamlequious tool that would do as he was com- ber, by doing justice to the nation at a time, manded. Lord S. -n faid nearly the when the decision of the Lower Chamber apo faine, and added, that after the dismillion of peared to them inconfiftent with the printhe present worthy-Ch -f, the s-sciples of the Constitution, and irreconcileable would go a-hegging, but he hoped. there to the law of the land ; otherwise the law would not be found in the kingdom a wretch of the land would be resolved into the will fo bafe and mean fpirited, as to accept of them and pleasure of a majority of the Lower on the conditions on which they must be of. Chamber ; and then that Chamber would fered.

no longer be the representative of the peo: February 2, the Upper Chamber met a. ple, but a separate body, self-existing and gain to consider the Itate of the nation. felf-elected : The second, because they apThe M. of Rm moved fora resolution, prehend that their rights and powers were that the Lower Chamber should ftri&ly con- not given for their own particular advantfine themselves to the law of the land, and age, but merely as a Constitutional trust, to the known laws and customs of that Society, be held and exercised for the benefit of the in their determination in matters of election. People, and for the preservation of their laws The question was debated 'till eleven o' and liberties. — These two remonftrasces clock, when it palied in the negative, there were held to be so equitable, that the followbeing

ing healths were drank in all public compaAgainst

nies :


Majority 49 Audley

The same day it was moved in the Upper Craven

Fitzwilliain Chamber, that this Society hath no right to Camden

Trevor interfere with the determination of the Lower Portland

Rockingham Chamber, as it might tend to create jealousies Richmond

Berkeley and aniinosities between thein.' The quel Radnor

Coventry tion was debated with great warmth till one Thapet



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