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sex. It is the strongest armour that wo A woman vell accomplished is as a flar men have from nature when they can ma- with five rays or as a jewel with five vanage their spirits with discretion, and go luable pearls, Devotion, Modetty, Chafa vern their affairs by sweet and peaceable tity, Discretion, and Charity; such woways: they then allonish the most con men are of an heroical composition, they fident, difarm . the ttoutest, and uiumph seem to have been moulded upon the cæover all oppositions.

lettial globe by the hands of angels, so Some writers have expreffed great aver- engaging is their deportment, so rare their fion to what constitutes, in some degree, virtues, and their price so invaluable : the character of the gayeit part of man- they are in their houses as the fun in his kind, and seem to have regarded an ex orb. He that attempts to represent their actness in the composition of a fine gar- worth, should he draw out all the diament, as a disgrace to the understanding monds which lie in the centre of the of those who wear it. In opposition to earth, he would rather find insufficiency them, I conlider elegance in dress as the in his enterprize than want of merit in characteristic of merit, and conducive the subject. to the advancement of it.

Such a woman, however bedecked with All nations have agreed to distinguish external ornaments, the beauties of mind their several ranks of inbabitants by their and person reflect agreeableness upon respective habits. In proportion to the whatever the wears, the easiness and sponmerit of particular persons, ornaments of taneous grace is displayed, and often bethis kind have been accumulated; yet comes a Inare for the ugly, who, not adhave they in themselves nothing valuable verving that they cannot iteal her beauor attracting, but derive their beauty ties with her dress, preposterously run or ridicule from their relation to the par- into it, and by a false and wrong-judged ty they are designed for. Whenever we conduct in adopting what they canot see ornaments either ill forted or prepof- become, render themselves objects of riterously glaring, we are apt to pronounce dicule, nay often of contempt. them the adornments of ignorance and

Na:ure cannot be surpassed by art, who folly; and insensibly judge the lodgings many times disdaining that the is ill furnished, where the windows and ked, by how much more the greater force doors are so daubed and inverted. It he is pressed and covered, by so much should therefore seem no difficulty to ac

the more fue riseth up and theweth hercount for oddities in dress from fingulari- self: the natural deformities of the body ties in temper, and reciprocally explain cannot be altered by fumptuous attiré, natural dispositions from a comment on

but makes it either more evident to the outside.

be seen, or more readily to be suspected. A woman well dressed, conscious of Remarkable Instances of Longevity. Ex-' being more welcome to the eyes of the

tracted from Sir William Temple's EJworld, becomes naturally so to herself,

say on Health and long Life,
and is excited to a spirit suitable to the
character The assumes. Upon this account

lings, and very
an ambition of pleasing those the conver- pleasure, it is no wonder, that the ablest
ses with, displays the merit Mhe is poslef- pens have been employed, to discover the
sed of, and daily makes new acquilitions. regions where it grows, the springs that
As there will be always some connexion feed it, and the customs and methods by
between the heart and the countenance of which it is best cultivated and preserved.
women, so will there be a resemblance For the honour of our climate, it has
between their dress and behaviour. In been observed by ancient authors, that
proportion as a woman grows diffolute or the Britons were longer-lived than any
abandoned, a due attention to exterior other nation to them known; and in no-
decency will be disregarded. This will dern times, there have been more and
be more manifelt, it we give ourselves greater examples of this kind than in any
the trouble of recollecting any examples other countries in Europe.
notorious for a neglect of the one, which The llory of old Parr is a weli kno:vn
we shall generally find alike defective in fact: he was brought out of Derbith. -
the other. Indeed, the word Habit is by to the court in the time of King Charios
a strong metaphor applied to virtues and the First, and lived to a hundred and to;-
vices, as if the culture of the mind was ty-three years of age ; and might have,

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change of country air and diet for that dred and twelve; whereof the womag
of the town had not carried him off, per- had passed her life in service, and be
haps untimely at that very age:

man in common labour, till he grew old,
The countess of Desmond is another and fell upon the parish. But I met with
striking instance of this kind. She was one who had gone a much greater length

: daughter of the Fitzgeralds of Drumana, it was a man who begged his bread, an! in the county of Waterford ; and marri was a hundred and twenty-four years old

ed, in the reign of Edward IV. James, He told me, that he had been a soldier in
fourteenth earl of Desmond; was in Eng- the Cales voyage under the earl of El-
land in the fame reign, and danced at sex, of which he gave me a sensible ac-
court with his brother Richard, then duke count; that after his return he fell to la-
of Gloucetter. She was then a widow; hour in his own parish; that he continu-
for Sir Walter Raleigh says they held her ed to work till a hundred and twelve,
jointure from all the earls of Desmond since when he broke one of his ribs by a fall
that time. She lived to the age of some from a cart, and being thereby disabled,
years above a hundred and forty, and he fell to beg. His food was generally
died in the reign of James I. It appears, milk, bread, and cheese; his liquor *23
that the retained her full vigour in a very procured him from the best spring in the
advanced time of life ; for the ruin of the parish. He had a neighbour, who was
house of Desmond reduced her to po- three years older than himself

, and had
verty, and obliged her to take a journey been his fellow-soldier at Cales ;
quite from Bristol to London, to solicit had been in a good service, and had fonse-
relief from the court, at a time she was thing to live on now he was old.".
above a hundred and forty. She also Sir William mentions a few other in-
twice or thrice renewed her teeth; for stances of longevity; but these we mult
Lord Bacon assures us, in his Hiftory of omit for the present, and shall therefore
her Life and Death, ter fervices dentiisje; conclude with observing, that the frit
and in his Natural History mentions, that principle of health and long life is de-
The did dentire twice or thrice, casting rived from the strength of our race or
her old teeth, and others coming in their our birth, which gave occasion to that

saying, Gaudeant bene nati: let them re-
Some time in the reign of King James, joice that are happily born. Accidents are
a morrice-dance was exhibited in Here- not in our power to govern : so that the
fordshire, confifting of twelve persons, belt cares or provisions for life and health,
whose ages, added together, amounted that are left us, consist in the discreet
to twelve hundred years. It is not fo and temperate government of diet and
much that so many, in one small county exercise; in both which all excess is to
should live to that age, as they should be be avoided, especially in the common ufe
in vigour and in humour to travel and to of wine ; whereof the first glass mult

pass for health, the second for good hu“ I have in my life (says Sir William mour, the third for our friends, but the Temple) met with two of above a hun- fourth is for our enemies."

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Love with all my heart

The Hanoverian part
And for the settlement
My conscience gives consent
Most righteous is the cause
To fight for George's laws
In this opinion I
Resolve to live and die,

The Stewarts party here,
Moft hateful doth appear;
I ever have deny'd,
To be on Jemmy's Gde.
To fight for such a king ;
Would Britain's ruin bring :
[This is my mind and heart]
Tho' none do take my part.

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Fernandez and Ursula : A Spanish Tale. " Our fond loves are all discover'd,

Thy dear letters all are found; JARK! the midnight bell resounding

Day and night my father's fury

Makes the dismal house resound.
Calls the train of Holy Sisters
To the folemn act of prayer.

“ Locks, and bolts, and bars surNow beneath the pale moon's lustre, Young Fernandez, led by love,

Spies on all my ways attend;

Only one poor faithful Maiden
In the proud Zaavedra's garden
Slow and filently doth inove,

Pities me, and is thy friend,
Proud Zaavedra's lofty palace

They have hired dark afiassins

To obstruct thee in thy way;
Doth his sweeteit hopes contain:
Fairest she of Spanish ladies,

Angels keep thee from their fury,

Hover round thee night and day!
He the proudest lord of Spain.
Oft with longing expectation

“ Fly! then, fly this fatal garden! The young lover turns his eyes

Fly Ursula, death, and strife? To his dear Ursula's window

May some fairer, worthier Maiden She too long his wisn denies.

Crown with happier love thy life.

" From Seville the old Alvarez Lo! at laft, all feebly glimmering, See the welcome lamp appear!

Comes, and doth my love demand;

And to him my cruel father,
Gently opens ile the casement,
Trembling, pale, half dead with fear,

Bids me yield my heart and hand.
Tiptoe stands the eager lover,

“ He's inex'rable, relentless,

Deaf as rocks when billows roar;
Quick his futtering bolom beats ;
Whilft with fond and whispering accent l'll despair, and frive no more.

Every way I've strove to move him-
Thus the youth his love repeats:
Jesu bless thee, sweet Ursula!

“ Take, my dear, this Agnus Dei, Thou for whom alone I live;

With it take my last adieu ;

Think upon your lov'd Ursula
Tell thy fond, thy faithful lover,
Must he die, or cease to grieve?

When this sacred gift you view.

“ Never will I wed thy rival, “ Here for three whole nights I wan Nor a cell shall me receive; der'd,

Since I may not love Fernandez,
Like a melancholy ghost;

Poor Ursula will not live.
Three whole nights my love unseeing,
I've my pains and labour' loft.

« Could I in thiné arms expire,

Death to me would yield delight." “ Like the star that leads the morning,

Then the bared her snowy bosom
Heavenly fair, divinely bright;

In her frantic lover's sight.
Now at last the dearest charmer

Fernandez' light.

Stay thee, say thee, fair Ursula!

Yet we may, we will be bleft." “ But alas! my lovely Lady,

But ere this a crimson fountain
Say what means that mournful face?

Spouted from her wounded breast.
Say what mean those moving gestures,
Why those tears that fall apace ?

Loudly Prick'd her tender maiden, “ I have heard a rumour whisper's!,

Loud her noble parents mourn'd; That a rich old Lord is come,

Loudly thus the faithful lover

To their mournful cries return'd :
To whom your father hath designed
To devote your youih and bloom.

“ Faithful Lady! faithful lady ! " Heaven avert his dire intention,

Yet in death thou fali be mine; If my Lord should thus intend !

Since for me your life you've given, Speak, my Love, my Life, Ursula, Take, Ursula, take thou mine : Let my cruel doubiings end !"

“Stay thee, fiay thee,"crt'd Zaavedra my Lord!" reply'd Ursula,

Haply ine may be restor’d." (Tears fast falling from her eyes)

But in his breast the noble lover I've a fadder tale to tell thee; Bravely sheath'd his Mining (word,

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Prclogue to the Maid of the Oaks, Sjoken The parent, bashful, whimsical, or poct,
by Mr. King, in the Cisaracter of Mo- Left it a puling infant at the door
dern Fame.

"T'was laid on How'rs, and wrapt in fan

cier cloaks,
NLIKE to ancient Fame, all eyes

And on ihe breast was written
tongues, ears, [appears

The actors crouded round, the girls
See Modern Fame, dress’d cap-a-pee,

caress’d it,
In Ledgers, Chronicles, Gazeites, and

“ Lord ! the sweet pretty babe!" they

prais'd and bless'd it;
Ny foaring wings are fine election speech The master peep'd-smil'd—100k it in


and dress'd it.
And puffs of candidates fupply my Whate'er its birth, protect it from tie
My cap is falire! criticism! wit!

Is iliere a head that wants it in the pit? Of being smother'd by a parish nurle!

(Pulling off his cap and holding it out: As you're kind rear ii--if you're curicus
No flowing robe and trumpet me adora,

praise it,
I wear a jacket, and I wind a horn!

And ten to one but vanity betrays it.
Pipe, song, and pastoral, for five months

Epilogue, Written by Mr. Garrick, Set-
Puff’d well by me, have been the gen'ral

ken by Mrs. Abington,
Now Maribope Nines forth to gaping I N parliament

, whene'er a quelisa

Now Highgate glitters from her hill of which makes the chief look
St. George's-fields, with taste and fashion A knowing one is fent-Ny as a moule


To ftruck,

into the humour of the house :

Display Arcadia at the Dog and Duck;

I am that mouse, peeping at friends and
And Drury misses“ here in carmine To find which carry it, the Ayes or Noes



Are there Pastora's by the fountain

With more than power of parliament you
To frowzy bow’rs they reelthro’ midnight Despotic representatives of wit ;

With fauns half drunk and dryads break- For in a moment, and without much po-


Both far and near did this new whimsy You can dissolve this piece, and call ano-

(ton :
One night it frisk’d, forsooth, at Illing. In what they differ, and in what agree,

As ’ris no treason, let us frankly see
And now, as for the public bound to ca-

The said supreme assembly of the nation,


With this our great dramatic convocati-
'must have his fete chamfe-
How is the weather :-Pretty clear and Business in both oft meets with interrup.

Looking about.
A torm's ine devil on champetre night! In both, we trust, no brib'ry or corrupti-


Left it should fall to spoil the author's Both, proud of freedom, have a turn. 10

[means ;
I'll catch this gleam to tell you what he And the best speaker cannot keep you


[quiet: He means a fhow,as brilliant as at Cox's Nay, there as here, he knows not how to Laugh for the pit, and may be at the

fteer him.

When “
Touches of passion, tender, tho' not tra-

order, order's," drowned in

“ hear him, hear him."

[magic ; We have, unlike to them, one constant
Strokes at the times a kind of lantern
Song, chorus, frolic, dance, and rural We open doors, and chuse our galleries

The merry-making of a wedding day.

For a full house both fend abroad their
Whose is this piece ?'Tis all furmise: With us together fit the lords and come


Is't his ? or hers) or yours, Şir? that's You ladies here have votes ! debate: dila

Ν Ο Τ Ε.
Arcadia's countess here in ermiwe pride, Never was heard of such a persecution !

There if you go-Oh ! fye for thame,
Is there Pastora by a fountain fide. 'Tis the great blemish of the confiitution.


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this is No human laws should Nature's rights Then hey for London; there the game abridge

begins ;

[pins; Freedom of Ipeech, our dearest privilege! Bouquets, and diamond fars, and golden Our's is the wiser sex, tho' deem'd ihe A thousand freakish wants, a thousand weaker. (me speaker. sighs,

[lies ; I'll put the questionif you chuse me A thousand poutings, and ten thousand Suppose me now bewig'd, and feated here, Trim, and new-rigg'd, and launch'd for I call to order-you the chair! the chair! pleasure's gale,

(tail ; Is it your pleasure that this bill fiould Out Madam comes, her goslings at her pafs!

[Parnass, Away they scamper to prelent their faces Which grants this poet, upon mount At Johnson's citadel for fide-box places. A certain spot, where ne'er grew He to their joint and supplicating moan corn or grass?

Presents a face of brasi, a heart of ttone; You that would pass this play say Aye, Or, Monarch-like, while their address is and save it:


(waiting. You tha: lay No would damn it!-Tha Sends thema " Vetoby his Lord in Ayes have it.

Returning thence the disappointed fleet

Anchors in Tavistock's fantaliic lireet ; The following Prologue and Epilogues were There under Folly's colours gayly rides,

lately Spoken at ibe private Theatre of Where Humour points, or veering PasMr. Hanbury, of Kelmarsh, in Nor

fion guides; thamptonshire, who on the 20th and 21st In vain the lieward racks, the tenants rave, of Oftober last, gave an Entertain Money she wants, and money the will ment to a great Number of the Nbili.

have. ty and Gentry of that County; and at Mean while terrific hangs the unpaid bill, which were also several Strangers of Long as from Portman-square to Ludgate diftinguished Rank and Character.

hill : Each Evening was performed a Tra- The Squire exhausted, in desponding gedy, written by Mr. Cumberland,

plight and never reprejented before, entitled Creeps to his Chambers to avoid the light, The Princess of Parma; and an Enter- Or at the Mount with some old snarler tainment of Two Alls, called The Elec


[Times. tion. A jele&i Eand of Music (in which In damning Wives, and railing at the were several eminent Performers from Such is the scene!-If then we fetch you London) alified upon the Occasion, and down

[Town, a Ball concluded each Evening's Amuse- Amusements which endear the smoaky ment.

And thro' the peasant's poor, but uselui

hands Prologue to the Princess of Parma: By Mr. Cumberland, Spoken by Mr. Gra- We circulate the produce of your lands;

In this voluptuous, diflipated age, dock.

Sure there's some merit in our rural Stage. REdark November with his dripping Happy the call, not wholly vain tlie wings


Play, Shuts out the chearful face of men and which weds you to your acres but a day, You all can tell how soon the dreary scene Epilogue. Written by Mr. Hanbury, and Affects your wives and daughters with

sjokon by Mrs. 'Thursby, after the Play the spleen.

called the Princess of Parma.
Madam begins" My dear, those odious

THERE are who, mov'd by Purita

(Stage; “ In fifty places it canie in last night-- Vent their weak prejudice against tho “ This vile old crazy mansion's such a But let whatever has been seen ar real, fright,"

Be fairly urg'd, the most that can be fail, What's to be done ? -" In very truth, “ The Stage has been abus'd ;" so have

(parts ; I think 'twere better for us to remove." And all the noble gifts that Heav'ı imThis said, if as it chance that gentle spouse Are they less noble, therefore? From Bears but a second int'reft in the House; th' abuse, The Bill is paft--no sooner said than No reason holds against their proper use. done

(gone : Ye candid judges, now asiembled here,

Bright audience of our little Thornt

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my love,

all arts,

Un nrince the hon hird and the covere

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