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el the region of the firmament uncom Yonder-Good God! what havack morly hot and fuffocating. But how is yonder- See the effects, the dire. suddenly is the great luminary darken-effc as of this conilia of clements ed with the gathering vapours, and the 'That lofty elm, remarkable for its muttering winds let loose from their graceful look and towering head, is airy prifon!
'itruck with the thunderbolt of hea- So attentively was I engaged in ven!--All its beauty, all its verdant. watching the rural labours of the pea-honours are blafted with the destrucfants in yonder meadow, that I did tive meteor!-- See! there it stands not immediately perceive the altera.. inged, and torn, a black shattered tion. Good heavens! how black it|trüak!-While I view its gloomy allooks in the fo:ith! What ponderous, pect I tremble with horror, and canlow-hung clouds hover over my head ! not help expressing my gratitude to the Driven with the portentous wind, they beneficent Author of Nature, for not march on apace, and will quickly suffering the vengeful flames to fall on spread themselves over the whole he this guilty head. Wonderfully was I misphere. Oilear! it gets darker and protected, when the dreadful arrow, darker! We hall presently have a moll þarbed with fire, and whizzing with dreadful hover! See what a confter holtantaneous death, flew so near!, nation is yorder! The labourers deall' See! what a food ensues !-The from their work : apprized of the ap- lowers are washed out of heir beds, proaching storm, they have left the land float on the surface ! -The roads field, and are running home with pre- iwim, and the brooks (well !--Ama. cipitate hate. This bower, I fear, 1 zing! In what dreajfut torrents does will be ivfuncient to foreen me! the watery element roar down from Where can I fly for Thelter !
yonder fteep hills, delaging the adja. "Tis well this fummer-houc is here,cent plains, and burying the fields in elle I must have been exposed to all water! The waving corn is all levelled the violence of the storm. What a to the ground, and the new made fod"terrilsté hower! I think I never tawa der, which lately exhaled a moft aroheavier or a more impetuous burst of inatic smell, is now carried about in rain ! - How rapidly the clouds pour drifts on the surface, and whirled round down their contents ! Torrents press and round in the eddied Itream. The upon new torrents ! Dreadful!'wiat a water-pots of the firmament are, how. Malli of lighthing was there ! - Sudden iver, at length exhausted, the storm and unexpected the forked Alaine darted has spent its rage, and the clouds cease from the difinal gloon, id lecmed, for to pour down their humid vapours. a moment to fire the whole: heavens! The loom apparently disperses, and What a deep, prolonged, entrged, the Thattered clouds break away by tremendous explofion follows !. Hark! vegrées. See, in the south the pure how it rolls along the dark aerial hall, azure sky once more appears, and the and alrights the clartlcd herus waith its fuii gradually emerging from the late dreadful roar!--Again the skies are abyss of darkness, looks abroad again wrapt in a blaze! Again the thunder with superior luttre. Glad, as it were, railes his trenieudons voice, and re to be disengaged from the dulky hroud, doubling peal on peal, bellows thro' he walks forth with redoubled beauty, the valt of heaven! How the ethereal and the inott engaging splendor. war rages !--I tremble at the dreadful scene!-- What a tumult is there ùcca
The glory comes, hail to thy rising ray,
Grat lamp of light, and second source of day. fioned by the aliemblage of vapours in the elemental regions Awful is the Now 'tis beauty all, the torrid fies. work of Omnipotence !--Terrible to are cooled, the parched earth is re: man in this fiuck of elements--this freshed, and nature smiles around, commotion of nature !
Cheared by the ferenity of the air,
Thoughts on a Country Life.
323 and the happy transition of the turbu Planting indeed is not one of those lent elements, the birds resume their turbulent pleasures with which a man notes. From every pasture and from in the heat of youth is apt to le graall the grove the voice of pleasure and tified: but if it be not fo tumultuous, of joy resounds. But I must now it is more Jaling. Nothing can be dron the theme, and leave this peace-i more delightful than to entertain ourful dome, in order to satisfy the de- relves with prospects of our own makmands of nature.
ing, and to walk under those thades Market-Laving!on. J. L-G.
which our own induftry has raised.Amusements of this nature compose the mind, and lay at roit all those pas
fions which are uneafiy to the foul THOUGHTS'on COUNTRY A LIFE.
of man, bcfides that they, naturally Continued from Page 253.)
engender good thourhts, and difpore us
to laudable contemplations. Many HIS description exceeds any of the old philofophers pailed away the ?
thing I ever met with, and the greatest parts of their lives among their lines which close it are uncommonly gardens. Epicurus hiníef could not pleafing.
think sensual plealureatainable in any Now gentle gales
other scene. Every reader who is acFadding their odoriferous wings diip nce quainted with Honer, Virgil and Ho Native perfumes, and whi:per wlience they race, the greatest geniuses of all antifiole
quity, knows very well with how Thole balmy spoils.
much rapture they have spoken on this The two first lines express the air's fubicct; and that Virgil in particular stealing of the native perfumes, and has written a whole book on the art thetwo latter that rernal delight which of planting. they give to the mind.
Clappy, if he knew his lampy state, Natural philofophy increases our
Thren who frie from ..fuels and chate, te for the beauties of the cieation, Rucives his easy tood om Na'ur 's hand, ind renders it not only pleafirg to the Ant just returns of cell:vised lin.d. magination, but also to the underland. Unvex'd with quarrels, orditu: b'd wish noise, 5. It does not rest in the murmur of Cool groes ani in ug lakes, the flowery pride
i he country king his peacefui realm (njoys: rooks, and the melody of birds, in
Of meals, and streams that thro' the valley he shade of groves and woods, or in
glid; be embroidery of fields and meadows, And Nady grooves tha: caly Neep invite; but considers the several ends of Pro Andater tvilsome days a íofi repose at night.
DRYDEN. idence which are served by them, and be wonders of divine wisdom which I look upon the pleasııre we take in ppear in them.
a garden as one of the inost innocent Among country amusements I know chelights in human tife. It is naturally noe more delightful in itself, and heart to fill the mind with calmness and eficial to the public, than that of plant- tranquillity, and to lay all iis turbung. Nor ought fuch an employment lent paffions at reft. It gives lisa o be looked upon as too inglorious for great insight into the wisdom and con. men of the highest rank. There have trivance of providence, and suggests seen herges in this art, as well as in innumerable tabjects for meditation. thers. We are told in particular of I cannot but think the very complayrus the Great, that he planted all cency and satisfaction which a man he lesser Alia. There is indeed some takes in these works of nature to be a hing truly magnificent in this kind of landable, if not a virtuous habit of amusement : it gives a nobler air to mind. evcral parts. of. nature; it fills the No abode feems to contribute more arth with a variety of beautiful scenes, to the health of body and tranquility und has something in it like creation of mind than a garden. The fiveet
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ness of the air, the pleasantness of Enigmatical List of HEATHEN Gods. smells, the yerdure of plants, the clean and lightness of food, the exer 1. A drinking vessel, a vowel, and cises of working or walking, but above a consonant. all, the exemption from cares and so 2. Three sevenths of a wise king. licitude, seems equally to favour both 3. A woman's Christian name, contemplation and health, the enjoy: changing a letter. ment of sense and imagination, and 4. Two fourths of a month, half a thereby the quiet and ease both of the delicious fruit, and three fourths of a body and the mind.
limit. Sir W. T. 5. The knave of clubs, changing a
letter. A THOUGHT in a GARDEN.
6. Half a brother's son, and four Delightful mansiod. blel retreat,
fevenths of a marriage portion. Where all is silent, all is sweet; Here Conicmrlaring prunes her wings,
7. Half a second, and two fifths of The raptur'd muf. more tuneful lines;
an under teacher, While May leads on the cheerful hours,
.8. One third of a dye, and thrce And opens a new world of flow'rs.
fourtha of a strong perfume. Gay Pleas. re here all dresses wears,
9 Five sevenths of an excuse, ad. And in a thousand shapes app“ars'; Pursu'd by Fancy how the rores
ding a letter. Thro' airy walks and museful groves;
MINERVA. Springs in each plani and blollom'd ucc, And charms in all I h ar or fee : In this clyfium while I stray, And nature's fairell face survey.
Enigmatical List of Ladies at Alton, Earth seems newborn, and lite more bright;
in Hampshire. Time fteals away, and smooths hi fight, And thought's bewilderd in delight.
1. Two fourths of a swift-footed HUGHES.
animal, a consonant, and four sevenths of a male relation.
2. Two sixths of the inside of a Solution to the Enigmatical List of nut, and three fifths of the reverse of LIQUORS, Page 120.
3. Four fixths of a folemn festival, 1.
2. Brandy. 3. White and a negative reversed. Port. 4. Cyder.
6. 4. One who has taken the highest Mountain. 7. Florence. 8. Red degree in any art or science at an uPort.
5. Three fifths of a predominant BACCHUS.
paffion, and two fourths of an Indian grain.
6. Two fixths of to mourn, a Solution to the Enigmatical List of changeable letter, and a great weight. CAPES, Page 268.
7. A pot-herb, ömitting a letter.
8. A meat, changing a letter, and 1. Cornducedo.
2. Cameron. 3. what we are all liable to. Mala. 4. Gracios Dios. 5. Sardo. 9. Two fourths of contented, and 6. Catcoche. 7. Blanco. 8. Mar. three sevenths of an errand. ques. 9. Honduras.
10. St. Mar. 10. "Three fixths of a trade, and tin’s.
two fixths of a place for a dog.
ODE for his MAJESTY'S BIRTH- ) Where Lucia's mountains tow'r on high, DAY
And seem to prophe Western sky,
That oft-contested island own
Poet-Laureat, and fet to Music by Mr.
CHOR U s.
Like her own oak, the forest's king,
Tho' Britain feels the blows around,
Ev'n from the steel's in Aidive sing
New force she gains, new scyons (pring,
To NA NC 8
1. The gen'rous inborn British Aame?
ANCY, behold the long delay'd, Is Agincourt lo lille known?
The promis'd tribute ceme;
True to my ever blooming maid
No more abroad I roam.
No more I hear thore idle tales What sho'a while the tempest Shrouds
Which faishood lov'd to frame; Her fummits, and a night of clouds
'Tis jultice calls, 'ris truth prevails, Each rock and mountain wears ;
And I have been to blame.
Forgive me if I was deceivid
By flare'ry's fpecious lore;
Forgive me if I chose believ'd
Who now are heard no more.
The lass of Limehouse-Hatch was writ,
When rage indam'd my brcalt;
I own 'twas wrong to publish it,
My fault stands forth confeft.
When Britain breathes her annual vow Yet trust me, when I did impart
Those strains which moft offends For him, who in her sacred cause
They never issued from my heart, Bids the red bolt of vengeance glow. That (till was Nancy's friend. AIR. Mr. BELLAMY.
VI. That very fun, when Ganges stream
Ye nymphs and swains who jocund pass, Redden'd beneath his rising beam,
Go found these ridings forih, Saw Britain's banners wave
Know I prefer my Limehouse lass In Eastern air, with honest pride,
To ev'ry maid on earth. . O'er vanquish'd forts, which Gallia try'd,
VII. But röy'd in vain to fave.
And since me doth again believe DUETT. Mr. Wood, and Master AYR. I mean not to beguile;
Not all the treasure earth can give That very fun, e'er ev'ning dew
Can equal Nancy's smile. Has diram'd his radiant orb, will view
G. Å Froy.
To the LIMEHOUSE LASS, The Rocks and herds with pleasure fee,
The lambkins how they play,
And all in sportive juhile
Proclaim the fird of May.
Begin fer to display,
And nature in her prime is seen
When comes the first of May.
'Tis then she's plaas'd, 'tis than the smiles,
We view her bright and gay,
Ohlefied zra which beguiles
Our care-the first of May!
E'en rulic nymphs in jovial throrg
Fory thrir cars today,
And cel brat: with dance and fong.
The new-born first of May.
See bu how chearfully they prance,
And rip the mazy way! Ret, Oh! she is the lovely maid
Behold how deck'd out for the dance,
To honour first of May !
Come then, my Sivia, come with me,
No longer make delay;
Come view the sweet Felici'y
That crowns the first of May,
And crouds but thee furvey,
Charm'd with thy beaming innorence
Forget the firn of May.
Ard will no longer gailands wear
In honour of the day,
But fail thee mittress of the year,
And crown thee queen of May.
For the their off rings they will bring,
To thee their homage pay, To make you from my sight retire,
And when appears rach annual spring, And sign-A LIMEHOUSE LASS.
Announce the quico of May.
INVOCATION to SILVIA. Occasioned by a call on May-Morning, before
Me had quilted the suit invi ing Arms of
sweet Repofc V The beauteous down of day;
(AKE, genele Silsia, wake and sce Shake Morpheus off, and join with me
To hail the first of May.
How clad in grand array!
The lovely first of May.
Perch'd on yon verdani fpray;
Perses inscribed to a yrung Lady, who, on
a fickle, how-ry Day, told the Ashet the
The terming earth hefrierds;