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In a chers
1, whether lately through her brightness THE MARTYR'S CREST.
Lines sent to a descendant of the mar-
, When such I see, that all for pity I could a Lamb in a burning thicket, and the die.
motto, Per ignes ad Cælum “ Through Eftsoons there stepped forth
the flames to Heaven." A goodly lady, clad in hunter's weed,
By J. EDMestoy.
It was pror'd by deeds more lofty far, And in her checks the vermill’red did shew, Than the shields of war and victory are ! Like roses in a bed of lilies shed,
'Twas nobly done-to fear not kings, The which ambrosial odours from them To dare iheir feeble ire; threw,
To smile at all terrestrial stings,
Then, rapt in thought on things above,
Gazing upon a Saviour's love,
Was struggling with the grasp of deathi
, That quite bereard the rash beholders of
When every tortured nerve was rending, their sight:
And death with life, In them the blinded god his lustful fire
In bitter strife
And agony, contending,
Wert thou not borne in soul away,
And o'er thy calm unrufled soul Nought under Heaven so strongly doth
Did not celestial visions roll? allure
The Martyr's stake is strewn with flowers,
And earthly and infernal powers
To plant a thorn, or cause a pain!
"Tis true we are not callid, like thee, And wrapt in fetters of a golden tress,
But yet the Spirit is not dead, That can with melting pleasance mollify
Through whom the saints of Jesus bled; Their harden'd hearts, enur’d to blood and
For though 'tis bound with many a chaia,
It would resist to blood again. cruelty. So whilome learn'd that mighty Jewish And now perhaps a surer snare
swain, Each of whose locks did match a man of The stake, and all the terrors there ;
For spirits, that might even dare might, To lay his spoils before his leman's train :
The deep laid sophism of the school,
The curling lip of ridicule,
And taunt of
sceptics bear :And so did warlike Antony neglect The world's whole rule, for Cleopatra's sight. Gazing upon a Saviour's love,
Yet, rapt in thought on things abore, Such wond'rous power has women's fair We still may firm endure;
aspect, To captive men, and make them all the Despise-defy them all and say,,
Though smiles or frowns contend the way, world reject.
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struck the gentleman, who, desisting, exclaimed, “Who can you be? You are either Goffe, Whalley, or the Devil, for
there was no other man in England that DEXTEROUS FENCING.--"To show could beat me.' And so the disguised the dexterity of the regicides at fencing, regicide retired into obscurity, leaving it is related, that while at Boston, a the spectators to enjoy the diversion of fencing-master had a stage erected, on the scene, and the vanquishment of the which he walked for several days, chal- boasting champion. Hence it is proverlenging and defying any one to play with bial in some parts of New England, in speahim at swords. At length, one of the king of a champion at athletic and other regicides made his appearance, disguised exercises, to say, that “ none can beat in a rustic dress, holding in one hand a bim but Goffe, Whalley, or the Devil.” cheese wrapped in a napkin for a shield, with a broom-stick, whose mop he had besmeared with dirty puddle water as he FOOTE'S MISTAKE.---Foote being at passed along; thus equipped, he moun
table, next to a gentleman who had helted the stage; the fencing-master railed ped himself to a very large piece of at him for his impudence, asked what bread; he took it up, and cut a piece off; business he had there, and bade him be
“ Sir," said the gentleman, “ that is my gone. The regicide took his ground, bread;" “ I beg a thousand pardons upon
which the gladiator made a pass at. Sir," said Foote, “I protest I took it him with his sword, to drive him off; a for the loaf." recounter ensued: the regicide received the sword into the cheese, and held it till he drew the mop of the broom over POPE.---Pope, who, whatever his other his mouth, and gave the gentleman a good qualities might be, certainly was pair of whiskers. The gentleman made not much troubled with good nature, another pass, and plunging his sword a
was one evening at Burton's Coffee second time, it was caught and held in House, when he, and a set of Literati, the cheese, till the broom was drawn were poring over a Manuscript of the over his eyes. At a third plunge, the Greek Comic Poet, Aristophanes, in sword was caught again, till the mop of which they found a passage they could the broom was rubbed gently all over his not comprehend. As they talked pretty face; upon this, the gentleman let fall, loudly, a young man who stood by the or laid aside, his small sword, and took fire heard their conference, and begged up the broad sword, and came at him that he might be permitted to look at with that: upon which the regicide said, the passage. “O!” said Pope, sarcasa “ Stop, sir; hitherto, you see, I have tically, “by all means, pray let the young only played with you, and not attempted gentleman look at it;" on which he took to hurt you; but if you come at me now up the book, and, considering awhile, with the broad sword, know that I will said, that there only wanted a note of certainly take your life.” The firmness interrogation, to render the whole inand determination with which he spake, telligible, which was really the case :
cc it is a
“ And pray, master," said Pope, piqued was Pour Prendre Conge. A plain Enperhaps at being out-done, “what is a glishman, to ridicule this affectation, left note of interrogation !" “ A note of in a card at every house where he had visi. terrogation," replied the youth, with a ted, with the letters D.I. 0.; which look of the utmost contempt,
engaged the curiosity and exercised the little crooked thing, that asks questions!” penetration of the tabbies of the tea It is said, however, that Pope was so table for a week, when the gentleman, delighted with this witticism, that he for in a letter to a friend, condescended to gave the sarcasm on his person.
tellt hem it's meaning, viz.---Damme, I'm
THE INSANE ORGANIST.--At Worcester there was an ideot, who was em
Biography ployed at the Cathedral there, in blowing the Organ. A remarkably fine anthem being performed one day, the Organ- THE STAGE-ROSCIUS. --- David blower, when all was over, said, “I Garrick (called the English Roscius
) think we have performed mighty well to day.” “ We performed!" answered the mother's maiden name was Arabella
was son of Captain Peter Garrick. His Organist; “ I think 'twas I performed, Clough. She was the daughter of one or I am much mistaken.” Shortly after,
of the Vicars of Litchfield Cathedral. another celebrated piece of music was to
His father was a Military Captain, and be played; in the middle of the anthem, the Organ stopped all at once. The Or- in February, 1716, (he was accompanied
being on a recruiting party at Hereford
, ganist cries out in a passion, don't you blow?". The fellow then pop- they stopped at an inn in that city, and
by his wife, who was big with child), ped out his head from behind the Organ, here our immortal actor first drew the and said, “ shall it be we then."
vital air. He was baptized on the 20th
at Hereford. Dr. Johnson, in his youth, DEAN SWIFT''s HERRING DINNER. kept a school, and had but few pupils
, ---A lady invited Dean Swift to dinner, one was Garrick; he was intended for and as she had heard he was not easily the law, and studied for some time in pleased, she had taken care to provide Lincoln's Inn. He first appeared as an in profusion every delicacy which could actor at Ipswich, under the name of be procured. The Dean was scarcely Lyddel, and in London at Gifford's seated, before the lady began a ceremo Theatre, in Gratain-street, Goodman'snious harangue, expressing much grief fields, October 19, 1741, as Richard the that she had not a more tolerable dinner, Third.--- (This Theatre was burnt dowa fearing exceedingly there was not any in 1802.) – In 1749 he married Mademoithing fit for him to eat; “ Hang you, selle Evé Maria Violetti, an Italian Stage said the Dean, “ why did you not pro Dancer; this lady, I believe,
still vide a better? certainly you have had living, aged about 100. He retired from time enough; but since you say it is so the Stage, June 10, 1776, at Drurg-lane
, bad, I'll e'en go home and eat a herring;" after having performed 'Don Felis, in and he accordingly departed, in violent Mr. Cawthorn's “Wonder; a Woman haste.
keeps a Secret." He died of a palsy in
Terrace, January 20, 1779, and was LADY WALLACE'S D. I. 0.--- The buried at Westminster-abbey, where he D. I. O. of Lady Wallace was a joke in has an elegant monument. circulation some time ago at Bath. A HIS FAREWELL. --- On the evening silly custom took place among the affec of June 10, 1776, the Play being ended, ted people of fashion, who frequented the awful crisis approached, when the that place, of using initials in their cards, town was to see their favourite Roscius instead of intelligible words. The card no more. The scene of his taking leave left on taking leave of the place was was beyond description distressing. Let P. P. C., which turned into language, the reader conceive this universal favorite,
impressed with all those feelings' his pe
UNDER the head of the Police Report
ned the following blunder :---- On the
prisoner becoming very refractory, and always remain here--(putting his hand
officers were obliged, for their own per-
sonal safety, to handcuff his legs.”
into conversation. Upon which, another
gentleman rose up and exclaimed, "hear
in the Year 1779, at the age of 69.
AN Irish labourer, whilst erecting a
very valuable window of stained glass, Wide o'er this breathing world, a Garrick The master of the house came out in a
great rage, and threatened to charge his
employer with the expence. “ Indeed,
fess I have done you a deal of good
Mary, you will not have to pay for so
many window lights !"
out by the Clerk of a Country Parish
if those persons, who have not yet paid THE keeper of a billiard table at C-m,
executed," which he imagined was a synonymous term to exchequer.
AS the Abbé Nollet was one day reading
of the prices of various commo
dities, Fontaine, wearied to death with A FARRIER in the country lately made
the length to which it was spun out, out a bill to a Farmer who had employed said, “This man knows the value of every him, and whose Christian name was Jacob. It would puzzle some people,
thing except time.” perhaps, more learned than the farrier, to endeavour to put five letters together, FOOTE, being upon a visit at Lord none of which are in the word Jacob, Townshend's, at Raynham, happened and make it sound so well as Gekup,
one morning to look into the pig-stve, which was the way the doctor (as such
and saw a silver spoon among their vicpersons are called sometimes in the
tuals; one of the housemaids coming by country) spelt it.
and perceiving Mr. Foote, cried out,
“ for they have but one silver spoon
A GENTLEMAN of very fickle dispoWHEN Voltaire's tragedy of Herod and
sition made so many changes in a manMariamne was brought out, the character of Varus was acted by a very ugly
sion which he was erecting, and asked
the advice of his friends so frequently performer. His Confident says to him, " You are troubled, Sir; you change
about the arrangements, that it seemed
a miracle that it was ever finished at all. countenance?"---For God's sake, let him
At length, however, it was completed, change it!” cried a wag from the pit.
and nothing but the giving it a name re-
puzzle, till a witty counsellor told him
A COUNTRY Carpenter in his wisdom, his mind on the subject of his writings, nailing up a board to forbid vagrants assured him that all was forgotten. The inscription upside down : beggers are
from tresspassing, fastened it with the penitent exclaimed, with great compunction, “ Oh no! They are too fine
accumstomed to reverses," said a gentleman ever to be forgotten."
when he saw it.
A SHOP-KEEPER at Doncaster, had LORD DENBIGH, on his approaching for his virtues obtained the name of the marriage with a fortune, was asked by “ little rascal." A stranger asked why Lord Gower how long the honey-moon this appellation had been given him? would last?“ Don't tell me of the honey “ To distinguish me from the rest of my moon," he answered: “it is harvest- trade," quoth he, “ who are all great moon with me!"