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Give up your honest homespun British Then with garlands and ribands I'll, braid name;
up my hair,
(or fair; Instead, take one from Rome's dege- No girl shall outshine me at church, wake, nerate sons ;
[Fame But what with most pleasure my bosom Dance, sing *, or fiddle ye, and straightway
(Mill. Before you with her clamorous trumpet Will be to surpass the pert maid of the
When things are thus meaded, the neigh
bours will say, Cook, barber, capermonger, voltigeur,
[it away! Italian, French (no matter which, if one),
Look at Madam there! see bow she flaunts Amuence from British patronage procure;
But I'll toss up my head with an air of Whilst native modest Merit starves
disdain !! alone.
She acted the thought, when her joy
turn'd to pain ; See where, retir'd from public view, he
For with the brisk motion, down tumbled
her load, His rural pipe aside peglected ilung,
And all her gay treasures besprinkled the The world's ingratitude bis bosom rives,
P. FITZAUBREY. No more by him the rural strain is sung. Bloomfield, sweet Nature's songster, who ANACREON'S 24th Ode, amplified.
could yield To Nature's lovers many a sweet repast,
That Mottality should be enjoyed.
And since Life is but a Span,
What have I to do with thee?
True! I've known the Time that's pass'd ;
But, who knows how long '.will last?
Chor. Then, dull Care, away from me;
I'll have nought to do with thee! NEAR yon neat little village that stands
Ere Life's in tbe vale,
Joy and Pleasure be my fate: A rosy young maid, with her well-scour'd
Chor. Let me live from Sorrow free, Tripping lightly along o'er the soft silken
Pain at no time dwell with me! grass,
[Chase; Carol'd sweetly the ballad of old Chevy
With Lyæus let me quaff So loudly she sung, and her voice was so
Richest wines, aud drinking laugh; clear,
[to hear. Chor. From dismaying thoughts be free! That the warblers suspended their musick
With which none can happy be! Her ballad being ended, she fell into With sweet Love too let me play, thought,
[wrougbt, Dancing, 'mid the Graçes gay ;And a gay web of fancy ingeniously Chor. So shall Thought far from me flee, Its texture was fine, brightly tissued with And Care have nought to do with me! gold[have sold,
R. S. W.
In Imitation of MILTON.'
lo spiral columns to the skies :
* What sums have Catalani, and many others from the same quarter, carried out of these kingdoms, whose merit consisted entirely in the cultivation of powers depeoding upon peculiar bodily conformation. If such mecbanical qualifications are so well rewarded, is it not most disgraceful that those of a superior pature, arising from intel; lectual excellence, sbould fall a prey to neglect and disappoinıment? + At Shefford, a small town in Bedfordshire.
I do not here wish to be understood that Bloomfield is homeless. ; but, from the account I have heard of his situation, it must be the liberality of the publick which will enable him to keep his house over his head. With the Poet I am unacquainted, except from the perusal of his works, which certainly entitle bim to a far better fate. His case is not a singular one: Butler and Burns have experienced the same before him; their names will never die as long as our language exists; but, notwithstanding all their merits, they found it difficult to keep their corporeal part alive. Anticipation of posthumous fame affords à man but a slender breakfast.
“ The Farmer's Boy” has been styled the “ English Georgics ;” how well it merits. tħis title will be perceived by every reader of it. It were much to be wished that some Mæcenas would give due encouragement to its Author.
In breasts of Young and Pair; Select Poetry, for Supplement, 1816, Part II. 615 When is heard the Woodman's stroke, Sleep, gently sleep, rest in thy lowly bed, 2 As he cleaves the stubborn oak,
Lo! at thy name ev’u Slander droops its And the wild-bird's lay of love,
head; Carol'd in the dusky grove,
No School for Scandal' shall impeach thy And the milk-maid's sprightly song,
[name, As she trips the meads among,
No Critic' shall arraign thy hallowed When the lowing cattle raise,
E'en the • Duenna's' boisterous tongue In Nature's voice the note of praise,
(praise, 0! rustic nymph! with frolic air,
Her vocal powers, her Patrop's cause Thou, sweet Poësy, art there!
The sun of Genius sbed bis brightest ray, When 'ris Noon, and ardent fire
When Nature bail'd her offspring's natal Bids a fainting world retirem
day: And labour wipes ihe humid brow,
His glittering radius deck'd the Favourite's And seeks the shade the trees bestow;
head, And beneath some rugged rock,
And gave a charm to all he did, or said. The shepherd views his panting flock;
And now thou'rt gone; no longer can be And all is quiet stillness round,
[cheer'd. Save, that's heard the plaintive sound
That Wit, which oft the Mourner's busom Of the young rook's ceaseless call,
How mute that toogue whose animating And the plashing waterfall,
[breast, And the gnat with busy wing,
Would banish sorrow from the sufferer's When the herald * of the spring,
Oft shall the pensive wanderer's tearful As a shepherd's clock the note,
[lie, Doth the fleeting hour denote,
View the cold spot in which his asbes In Nature's harmony around,
As pompous trophies glitter on the bearse,
Nor deck the bier, some dying name to Thou, sweet Poësy, art found! When Evening comes with purple ray,
nurse; And beams the faint decline of day;
No! Genius rears her banners o'er the When the bee with waxen thighs
(tomb’d, Homeward swiftiy, laden hies;
And points the spot where Sheridan's eus And his task of labour b'er,
J. G.S. Seated at the cottage door, The peasant quaffs the nutbrown ale,
ON FIRE And hears again the oft-told tale;
*** The following beautiful stanzas Whilst as the ling’ring hours beguild, are indubitably, though far from geneThe housewife rocks her sleeping child; rally known as such, an extemporaneous Or, the mother's love exprest,
production of the late Mr. Sheridan. They Fondly inlls it on her breast;
are addrsssed to the Ladies Eliza and When young and old, beneath the tree, Mary Birmingham, davghters of the late Dance to village minstrelsy ;
Eail of Louth. The Element is supposed With cheerful face, and modest mien, to speak :Thou, sweet Poësy, art seen!
IN N Poels, all my marks you'll see, When Night, with sable stole around, Since flash and smoke reveal me; Invests the world with gloom profound ; Suspect me always near Nat. Lee; And Nature husb'dio soft repose,
E'en Blackmore can't conceal me, Man seeks oblivion of his woes !
In Milton's page I glow by art,
One fame intense and even;
In many more as well as they,
Thro various forms I shift;
I'm gently lambent while I'm Gay,
But brightest, when I'm Swift.
From smoke, such tidings you may get ;
It can't subsist without ine;
Or find me like some fond Coquet,
With fifty Sparks about me.
In other forms I oft am seen,
[which few And as the Virtues dwell within, Tird of the scenes of life, those scenes, You'll always find me there. Can bear without complaint, thou quitt'st I with pure, piercing, brilliant
Can arm Eliza's eye; To seek a refuge in the tomb below.
With modet, soft, elhereal beams, * The Cuckog,
Sweet Mary's l supply! Gent. Mag. Suppl. LXXXVI. PART.Ils.
in Adam,' may delude him with faļse dictates of religion, and good consci.
vernments, and States; that, in the
Jesạits were the authors of almost all
the calamities which desolated the concerning fate, which they had borrowed from the Stoickş", 1 set myself. world at large, and Europe in partito make the best and the exactest search cular, especially the Protestant part I could into the sense of the Apostle in of it; that to doctrines of the most that chapter, and the best help I had to pernicious tendency, both in morals attain to the sense of that chapter and politicks, they have added prace which I have given in my paraphrase, i tices in each of a nature utterly inde. received from a manuscript of Dr. Pa- fensible; that the agents employed trick, the late worthy Bishop of Ely, on by them in the prosecution of their that subject Thence I went on to objects have been almost exclusively examine all that was urged in favour of members of the Catholic communion, these doctrines from the Holy Scrip. who have ever been their willing in ture, and this produced one considerable struments; and that ipasmuch as the part of these Discourses."
concessions of the present reigu (espe. The Editor, in one of his poles, cially the grant of the elective fran very pertinently observes, that “ to chise) have greatly increased the pum. smooth down the unsightly asperities ber and influence of Catholicks both of Calvinism, appears now to be the in England and Ireland, the connexion order of the day;" and that “this sys- which bas ever subsisted between the tem of refinement is carried into every Jesuits and themselves assumes the department of Literature into which a more importance, and threatens the Calvinist is capable of conveying it." greater danger to a Protestant Nation
avd Goverument ; that the circum. 92. A History of the Jesuits, to which is slance of the Jesuits having now esta. prefixed a Reply to Mr. Dallas's De blished themselves both in England
fence of that Order. In two Volumes, and Ireland*, in spite of Laws which Hvo. Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy. have never been abrogated, is part of
THE object of this work is to the system of achieving by fraud what establish the danger of the revival of cannot be effected by forcę; that the Jesuits to the world at large, and
numerous converts from the Protest. to the United Kingdom in particular. ant to the Catholic communion have The plan embraces, in the first place, been already inade in our own couna full answer to a defence of the Je try, through the indefatigable actisuits, recently publisbed by a respect vity of these agents; and that the work able Writer who has been long known of couversion is proceeding with re. to the publick, and, secondly, a col. markable success at this moments lection of the various evidences against
more particularly in the jpland counthe Jesuits, drawn from the History ties; that the present Pope, in reviv.. of other Nations and our own. The ing an order which was abolished by principal object of the Author ap- Pope Clement XIV. about 40 years pears to be to show, that, not with since, upon the petition of the whole standing the pretensions of the Jesuits of Europe (both Catholie and Pro. to superior learning and talents, their testant), and in assigning to it, at the order is only a corrupt modification same time, the aid of the Inquisition of the Papal system, and that its its oldest and best ally), has hiinself Members have been at all times the acted upon the great principle of Jemost ardent and active Members of suitism, viz. that the end to be accomo the Romish Church, having been by plished will sanclion the ineans which no means scrupulous in the employ. may be used, and has effectually prop ment of all the means in their power vided for the revival of all those moral (not exceptiog PERSECUTION in every
* The extensive Collegiate Establish form), to swell the triumphs and enJarge the possessions of that Church; longing principally to the Jesuits; and
ment of Stonyhurst, near Preston, bethat the coustitution and rules of the
a close connexion subsists between that Society oblige its members to a prac. College and the large establishment of tice at once opposed to the plainest Jesuits at Castle Browne, in Ireland
and political evils inseparable from - I have purposely abstained from all the einployment of such agents ; final- topics unconnected with this immediate ly, that the United Parliament owes subject. Suffice it to say, I have furit to its own safety, and to the inter
nished the Lords Commissioners of the of the Nation at large, immedi- Admiralty with the list of upwards of
12,000 officers and men who have peately to dismiss the Jesuits who have
rished this last war through Shipwreck already established themselves in Eng
of 305 officers and men who have peland and Ireland, and to prevent the rished since June 1811, through boats, landing of others of the same profes- upsetting; the Commander in Chief, sion. [From the Times.)
with upwards of 8500 officers and men,
who have likewise perished through the 93. Prospectus of an Institution for same cause, in proceeding to or return
rendering Assistance to Shipwrecked ing from the various theatres of their Mariners, Preserving their Lives, and gallant and glorious atchievements, the Property of our Merchants, when without being able to obtain attention to Wreck occurs. 12mo. pp. 120.
their future preservation.” THE purport of this Institution is, to supply the different Sea-port 94. Observations on the Chancery Bar. Towns with Mr. Mallison's Invention
8vo. pp. 31. Taylor and Hessey. called " The Seaman's Friend ;" an
TO those who have any business 'invention which renders it “ impos, depending on this must bonourable sible to siok wheu in deep water." From a Report of the Committee though tedious and expensive Court,
the small addition of the price of this it appears,
Pamphlet cannot be any considerable * That Mr. Mallison intends imme
object. diately to proceed and give from ten to
". The Writer wishes it to be known. twenty or thirty of these Seaman's
that his “ Observations” do not proceed Friends, with proper directions to the
from any man at the Bar, or in progress fishermen, pilots, and inhabitants, and
to it; and whatever effect this may convince them of the impossibility of tiöking, when in deep water. And that have, he cannot himself be benefited or the Seaman's Friend sball be kept
injured: but he would rejoice should the Town-ball , Church, or at the
houses they tend in any degree to benefit the of such inhabitants as sball engage to
juniors of the Chancery Bar, or to re
medy the great inconveniences of late preserve and bring them forward in the hour of distress. Note. A list of the experienced in the Chancery Courts." names of every pilot, fisherman, or individual, to whom the Seaman's Friend 95. Mary; or, Female Friendship: a is intrusted, will be given to the mayor, Poèm, in Twelve Books. By Harriet resident clergyman, and presiding ma Downing. 4to, pp. 182. Harper. gistrate of the town, or fixed on the When the young bird first spreads its church porch, that it may be known wings, who possess them. That when such To leave it's parent's nest, town and inbabitants are perfectly sa "Tis thus the anxious mother sings, tiafied of the utility of the plan, a collec. Fear trembling in her breast; tion shall be made at the church-doors, « Go fortb, my tender warbler, go; to repay the expences, and extend the May Fortune on thee smile ; benefit to other maritime towns.". May no fell sportsman lay thee low, Most heartily do we wish success
No fatal snare beguile.” to so laudable an endeavour.
So, little book, I feel for thee, Mr. Mallison is himself very confi- Lest I, thy parent, live to see
And tremble with just dread, dent of its success; and says,
Some Critic strike thee dead. “Such Ladies, Noblemen, and Gentlemen, who will' honour this Syllabus shelters its appearance under no
THE Preface to this pleasing Tale with a perusal, will lay down this little work with the satisfactory gratification,
fond wish of inportunate friends : but that through the execution of the Plan, simply states it to be written by a an immediate and great alleviation to
Mother for the benefit of those this desolating source of destruction will
dearer than even Fame. - Her infant be effected, a sure and lasting founda- family are the youthful Muses who tion "láid for extirpating the cause of inspire her lays she adds, perchance death from drowning, in all its ramifi- the motive may be an atonement for cations, throughout the babitable world, the deed. Harsh, indeed, and uure
Jenting must be the breast of the Oh! may I live to see those times reCritic, after perusing a Tale devoted stor’d,
[the board; to the cause of female friendship and When Mirth and Soul sball sparkle round gratitude, in which no honest feeling When Cards no more possess alluring is outraged, but morality properly But Beauty seeks repose in Wisdom's
[arms." supported, if he be severe on the first appearance in print of an Au An “Anacreontic" shall be copied : thoress under these circumstances. Weha have read the Tale witb attention;
" When Chance has placed me at the
board and, though of simple construction in its commecement, it increases in in
With tippling sots, I frowning sit, terest as it is developed, and we he- To hear them noisy praise afford
To vulgar sallies aimed at wit, sitate not in recommending it as
And still at every pause 'between evinciog talent and ingenuity. The rustic tale, the jest obscene,
Some legendary poems are inter With brutal wirth the walls resound; spersed, uncounected with the main Though streams of nectar flow around, subject, which display fertility, of 1 coldīy touch the passing bowl, imagination, and ease of expression; And hate it from my heart and soul. of which the following spirited and Not so when with the chosen few, playful soupet is a specimen :
Whom Love invites to Beauty's bower, “ Once, Reason fair! imperial maid, To taste the rich luxurious dew, Ordered the PASSIONS to attend;
The mingled sweets of fruit and flower; They crowded to her court, afraid Whilst b'er them elegantly gay
They might their Royal Queen offend. The beams of wit and fancy play, Before herthrone Rage scarcely breath’d, When mellow'd by the tears of wine,
Ambition bent his stubborn knee, Love's lyre emits a tone divine, Revenge from her a chain receiv'd, I snatch from Sappho's lip the bowl,
And bands were plac'd on Jealousy; And drink with all my heart and soul." Fear's heart reviv'd beneath her eye,
She smild on Mercy and on Pity fair- 97. Petit Cadeau, à la Jeunesse, ou Fables Valour, at her request, his sword put by, Nouvelles, en Vers Français, Com
And Hope was told to animate Despair. posées à Londres, par M. A. Mejanel, But Love, with traitor smile, her pow'r Professeur de Langue Française, et defied,
Etied. dédiées à ses Elèves. pp. 68. Dulau. And BROKE those fetters she around him
THESE pretty little instructive We will make no other selection, Fables are written with spirit and but recommeud the perusal of this judgment, and the Author thus con
Poem to those who may admire a cludes: ay 1" little Novel dressed in metre.
“Muse, il est temps de prendre ha
leine. reflus 96. Poems. By Arthur Brooke, Esq. Nous ne faisons, in le sais que glaner:
sm. 8vo. pp. 56. Canterbury;. Rouse C'est un rude travail, et qui ne peut and Co.
[peine. THESE are the gay effusions of a Que peu de fruits avec beaucoup de young and ardent mind. Most of the Arrêtons-nous pour un moment, Poems are of an amatory turn ; and
Et de notre entreprise, un peu trop inthough some of them are rather too certaine, luxuriant, are not without poetical
Voyons venir le dénouement. merit. The first io the volume, “The Avant done de pousser plus loin notre
carrière, Commit Table,” is professedly an imitation of Pope. The following Ne condamnera pas et la muse et l'auteur,
Sachons d'abord si le benin lecteur, lines in it, deprecating the evils re.
A voir leur avorton languir chez le libraire; sulting froin a love of gaming, deserve Et, rongé par les rats, pourrir dans la commendation:
(prévu, “ Unpleasing-painful-were the task Mais si, par un bonheur tout à fait im
Son arrêt étoit moins rigide :
[breast; Avec quelque intérêt notre ouvrage fut Each generous feeling from its votary's Alors to me verrois sautant, riant sous Inured at length, familiar with deceit;
cape, (Shame on the paltry artifice) they "M'estimant plus heureux que le feu roi cheata