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· In June the courts of Stockholm and proper business, by attending the stage, Capenhagen sent out a combined fleet of would be a painful, disagreeable tak. fixteen men of war and frigates, in equal The presbytery, in the year 1727, when numbers from both nations. The de consisting of many pious, prudent, and clared intention of them was, to protect learned ministers, whose praise is in all the commerce of the Swedes and Danes the churches, being aware of these evils, during the war between G. Britain and did prepare a paper, which was read from France; and it was supposed they were the several polpits within their bounds, to protect a trade with France which the warning their people against the danBritish would reckon contraband, and to gerous infection of the theatre then ejoin the French if attacked or molested rected here. on that account. Very soon they return. In the year 1737, the legislature, in ed to the respective ports of their several their great wisdom, did, by an act of the nations. Letters from Stockholm and noth of George II. enact and declare, Copenhagen advised, that this happened “ That every person who should, for hire in consequence of information received, or reward, act, or cause to be acted, any that France had concluded an alliance play, or other entertainment of the stage, with the court of Vienna, and was far without the special licence and authoriadvanced in forming one with Russia. ty mentioned in the said act, should be [To be continued.]

deemed a rogue and a vagabond ; and

for Admonition and Exhortation by the Rev.

every such offence should forfeit the Presbytery of Edinburgh to all within sum of 50 1. Sterling." their bounds. Dated, Edinburgh, Jan. to obtain a licensed theatre in this city ;

At that time a project was set on foot 5. 1757. [47.]

but the masters and professors of the uni. THE presbytery taking into their fe- versity, supported by the magiftrates;

rious confideration, the declining having prepared a petition, setting forth fate of religion, the open profanation the dangerous tendency of a playhouse of the Lord's day, the contempt of pu- here, with respect to the important in. blic worship, the growing luxury and le- terests of virtue and learning, the project vity of the present

age; in which so ma- was laid aside. ny seem lovers of pleasure, more than The players, however, being so au. lovers of God: and being particularly dacious as to continue to act in defiance affected with the unprecedented cauntenance of the law, the presbytery did, at their given of late to the playhouse in this own charge, prosecute them before the place, when the state of the nation, and court of session; and prevailed in the the circumstances of the poor, make such process. The players were fined in hurtful entertainments ftill more perni- terms of law; and warrants being issued cious; judged it their indispensable duty for apprehending them, they fled from to express, in the most open and solemn justice. But others came in their place ; manner, the deep concern they feel on who since that time have attempted to this occasion.

elude the law, by changing the name of The opinion which the Christian the playhouse into that of the concert-ball. church has always entertained of stage As such a fight evasion, the mere plays and players, as prejudicial to the change of a name, could not make the interefts of religion and morality, is well smallest variation in the nature of the known; and the fatal influence which thing, the presbytery continued to do all they commonly have on the far greater in their power, and in their sphere, to part of mankind, particularly the young. prevent the growing evil; and think er fort, is too obvious to be called in themselves at this time loudly called upquestion.

on, in one body, and with one voice, to To enumerate how many fervants, expoftulate, in the bowels of love and apprentices, and students in different compassion, with all under their care branches of literature, in this city and and inspection. Suburbs, have been seduced from their


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When our gracious fovereign, atten- be misled into fuch pernicious foares ; le

tive to the voice of Providence, is cal. fnares which must necessarily retard, if

ling from the throne to humiliation and not entirely mar that progress in the rein prayer [xviii. 619.), how unseemly is it spective parts of their education, on which

for his subjects to give themselves up to their future usefulness and success depend. mirth and jollity? When the war in And, 'lastly, they would intreat and obo which we are engaged, and many awful test persons of all ranks and conditions, tokens of the divine displeature, bespeak that, instead of contributing to the growus, in the language of an inspired writer, ing licentiousness of the age, they may to redeem the time because the days are evil, distinguish themselves by shining as lights should that time be squandered away in in the world, being blameless and harmrunning the constant round of foolish, less, the fons of God, without rebuke, not to lay sinful amusements ? When the in the midst of a crooked and perverse wants and cries of the numerous poor re- nation; occupying, for the great purquire extraordinary supplies, how unac. poses of the honour of God and the good countable is it to lavish away vast sums of mankind, that time, that substance, for such vain and idle purposes ? When and those other talents which they have the wisdom of the nation has guarded received from their Lord and Master. the inhabitants of this city and suburbs On the whole, The presbytery do, in from the infection of the itage, by a plain the most earnest manner, call upon all and express statute; is it not a high in- who have the interest of religion at fance of folly, to break down that bar. heart, to plead fervently at the throne rier, and open a door with their own grace, in the prevailing name of the hands for theatrical representations ? great Mediator, until the spirit be poured which are in many respects no less in. upon us from on high, and the wilderness consistent with good policy, than un. be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field friendly to religion; and will be found, be counted for a foreft: then judgment shall fooner or later, to affect their temporal dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness as well as spiritual interests.

remain in the fruitful field ; and the work On these accounts, and for many o. of righteousness fall be peace, and the efther obvious and weighty considerations, feet of righteousness,, quietnefs and asurance the presbytery, warmed with just con- for ever. cern for the good of souls, do, in the The presbytery appoint this Admonition fear of God, warn, exhort, and obtest, and Exhortation to be read from all the all within their bounds, as they regard pulpits within their bounds, on the last the glory of God, the credit of our holy Sabbath, being the thirtieth day of this religion, and their own welfare, to walk month, immediately after divine service worthy of the vocation wherewith they before noon. are called, by Thewing a sacred regard to the Lord's day, and all the ordi. ODE for the NEW YEAR, 1757. nances of divine institution; and by dis.

By COLLEY CIBBER, Esq; Poet-Laureat. couraging, in their respective spheres,

RECITATIVE and AIR. the illegal and dangerous entertainments of the stage.

WHile Britain

, in her monarch bles’d,

Enjoys ; The presbytery would plead with all Proud to avow that joy confess’d, in authority, with teachers of youth, pa

Thus to her Lord she strikes her lyre.

AIR. rents, and masters of families, to restrain,

Rude and rural though our lays, by every habile method, such as are un

While with hearts sincere we fing, der their influence, from frequenting these Far greater glory gilds our praise seminaries of folly and vice. They Than e'er adornd the brightest king. would particulary beseech the younger


As nature loves to lend the earth part of their flock, to beware, left, by

Suns and showers to aid her birth, example, or from a foolish desire of ap

So duteous subjecis to their king pearing in the falhionable world, they Anual loans of crta pre bring.

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The lofty pageant, courtly muse, explain, With willing wings exchang'd those treasures fly, And paint the virtues of the splendid train. While royal riches public wants supply:

Where horrid rocks nod o'er a dreadful waste, Well the mutual virtues suit,

Chatsworih ! fair palace, seems by magic plac'd; 1 His the glory, theirs the fruit.

All useful, just, great, clegant, refind,

The scene a picture of the master's mind.
Not the prolific streams

Genius of Chatsworth, born to guard the throne, That nature's thirst fupply,

And on ihy country's glory build thine own; Or burnilh'd gold that beams

'Tis thine, grace, order, beauty, to create, . On gorgeous luxury,

From horrors that deform the desert state. Can brighter glory boast,

Unfully'd Legge, with English heart and mind, Or greater good contain,

Resumes the trust gloriously refignid,
Than, radiant, round our coast,

Call'd to the charge by his lov'd fuv'reign's voice ;
Breaks forth from Cæsar's reign. And public credit brightens at the choice.

To point our naval thunders at the foe,
Had the lyrist of old

Spring heroes from th’Elysian fields of Stow :
Had our Cæsar to sing,

Good Gilbert's dauntless brother, warlike West,
More rapid his raptures had roli'd, Rcaps laurel crowns enough for all the rest.
But never had Greece such a king.

What rich rewards shall British valour purse, Chor. No-never had Greece luch a king. Now two-fac'd Janus holds the foldier's purse! RECITATIVE and AIR.

Oid face, look back, thro' paft inglorious years, While Britons form themselves the law And for small merit pay the cheap arrears. That keeps impiety in awe,

Smug face look forward, bid the troops be

gay, Nor prince, or people c'er contest,

And ready, as their courage, make their pay. Unless to make thee great or bless d.

See threefola Geryon on the Ch'ry leat, AIR

Display three rev'rend fronts with brains replete.
Thus possefling

Six elbows sure the cushion will oe'rload!
Ev'ry blessing

And how can fix fuch hands be well bestow'd?
Happy subjects can desire,

Why one may hold the sword, and one the scales; Where's the nation

One point where right, and one where fraud preWhofe high station

One may forbid young orators to ramble, (vails; Can to nobler fame aspire ?

And one be wav'd, applauding glib H-C-11. RECITATIVE.

But how 'twould make the frighted lawyers stare, Though Rome of oid,

Should any two be stretch'd t'ward heav'n in As bards have told,

The wily broker hopes in vain to see (pray’rk
For wielding well his iron rod,

One backward-bending finger hook a fee.
Advanc'd Augustus to a God;

Nor buys he Lady Geryon's good graces,

By splitting perquifites, or quart'ring places.
Behold a title yet

Whene'er the lithe of time, or royal fway, More Christianly complete,

Shall lop two noddles from this trunk

away; Of more sublime degree;

If Justice be not deat, as well as blind,
By glorious truth approvid,

Doubtless the west * will be left behind.
The monarch best belov'd,

Hark, Britons ! Tully speaks! what force! what Distinguishes, Great GEORGE AUGUSTUS!thee

. Conviction beams delight in ev'ry face. [grace! Chor. The monarch best belov'd,

But hell-born Hydra taints the public bliss; Distinguishes, Great GEORGE AUGUSTUS! thee. Her hundred serpent-heads invenom'd hiss. TRIO.

Haste ! sword and target bring from Vulcan's forge, What happier days could Heaven ordain, Bring spear and helmet< arm him like St George. Than long t' have liv'd in such a reign? Forbear, he cries with Shadows guilt's alarm d.o. There have we found the highest gracc, The just inflexibly resolv'd, is aim'a.

While Cæsar's reign proclaims his race. Now for rich fops gape all her serpent jaws, Chor. What happier days, &c.

Nor higher than his pockets dart her claws. GRAND CHORUS:

He treads her bloated paunch; an odious tide Late may he pass to heav'n refign'd,

Of black pollution bursts her spotted lide. And long below rejoice mankind.

The senate fickens at th'infectious {mell,

The fiend drags back her crawling snakes to hell, The MACHINE. A poem for the year 1757. And leaves in filth besmear'd, election-scrolls

, Jam nova progenies, &c.

Purses, bank-notes, and copies of court-rolls. TOW the new progeny from heaven descends,

* The author wrote a different initial letter here;

whether Britons, you've oft at Covent-garden feen [mends. guess, and with thy pen correft the text at thy plea

y or e, or what other letter, gentle reader, Glide from the starry roof a bright machine; And now in very died you may behold,

fure. The printer judiciously changed it for w; New ministers blaze out in English gold.

which confines thee to read the word either wiseft What joys! what triumphs the wife leaders plot! change in the genuine Jense of the prophecy."

or worthieft; neither of wbich words makes the least Well worth their skill t'unravel is the knot.


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Some account of Angria the pirate, and the had been twice defeated; the crew of taking of Geriah by Commodore Watson. number, were sent as recruits to his ar

this veffel therefore, being fixteen in TY

"Ulagee Angria is a petty prince my, which was then incamped near Su

of India or Indoftan, a vast ex- rat, escorted by an officer and ico men. tent of country in Asia, subject to the This party, on the third day of their Great Mogul; who governs it by vice- march, fell in with an advanced party roys, called Nabobs, Chans, and Rajas; the Mogul's troops, consisting of 500 who act as absolute sovereigns over their men. The officer, seized with a fude several provinces, to which they succeed den panic, immediately deserted his comby hereditary right, and acknowledge mand; and the whole company would the Mogul as fupreme lord only by an have been taken prisoners, if Angria had annual tribute. These princes have fre- not, with a courage and audacity that quently made war on each other, with- often on sudden emergencies is implicitout perinission from the Mogul, and have ly obeyed, put himself at their head, and often refused to pay him their tribute. by taking advantage of some loaded carAt this time they affect independence riages, which served as barricades awith impunity; as the Mogul was a few gainst the first onset, and improving the years since divested of almost all his situation of some neighbouring defiles power by Kouli Kan [ii. 428.]; and in and the approach of night, not only dethe year 1754 was deposed by the Mo. fended his party, but issuing unexpectedrattes, a people who inhabit a large in- ly upon their rear the next mornings land tract of his dominions, and whose from a defile through which he had fipower has always made them insolent lently marched in the night, totally deand rebellious [xvii. 203. 607.). Tu- feated, and, except about thirty-fix, cut lagee Angria's dominion consists of fe- them all to pieces. He then heaped the veral islands near Bombay, and an ex• spoils upon the carriages which had fertent of land along the neighbouring con- ved him for a bulwark, and proceeded tinent of above 120 miles in length, and in his rout. 60 in breadth, with several forts that The Raja received the first account of were taken by his ancestors from Euro- this atchievement from Angria's own pean settlers. As many particulars con- mouth; and, as a reward for his brave. cerning these ancestors, and the manner ry and conduct, immediately promoted how their territory was acquired, as him to a considerable command in his books or intelligence could furnish, will army. Angria soon after fignalized himbe found in the following narrative. self in a general engagement with the

About the year 1643, an Arabian Mogul's forces, over which he gained a vessel was by stress of weather driven complete victory. He was advanced to down the coast of Concan to the fouth be commander in chief; and soon after of Boinbay, as far as Choul, and forced married the daughter of the Raja's first ashore in the dominions of a tributary to minister ; by whom he had a son, named the Grand Mogul, called the South Ra- Purah Angria; who at the age ja. The people on board got on More; years had obtained, by his father's inbut the crew, as soon as they had esca- tereft, a very considerable military com. ped shipwreck, accused the matter of mand. great cruelty and injustice; and the offi- About two years afterward the South cers of the Raja, upon this accusation, Raja died; and his succeilor refusing to put him to death, and seized the veñel. pay the tribute demanded by the Mo

The principal man among this crew gui, the Mogul ordered the Nabob of was one Sambo Angria, by extraction a Surat to invade his dominions. The Caffrce, born in an island in the gulf of Raja, whether he had taken any disOrmus, and by religion a Mahometan, pleasure against Angria, or whether he It happened that at this time the South thought him too young for a command Raja was at war with the Mogul, and that required, not only courage, but exVOL. XIX,



of twenty

perience, gave the post which Angria bob with so much advantage, that being expected in this expedition, to another. joined by Angria with 1500 foot and

Angria was so much offended at this 300 horse, he obtained a complete vic. disappointment, that he took an oppor- tory, killing near 6ooo on the spot, and tunity to quit the Raja's dominions, and plundering the city of Surat. offer his service to the Nabob that was This war was soon followed by a marching against him. The Nabob ac- peace, greatly to the advantage of the cepted the offer, and gave him a con- Raja; who gave Angria his sister in siderable command. The Nabob was marriage ; by whom he had two sons, victorious; and Angria, urged by his Purah Angria, and Connagee Angria. resentment and his pride, to shew that he Angria the father died in the infancy was not unworthy the command which of these children ; who were educated by the Raja had refused, and that he was the Raja their uncle with great kindness. able to punish whoever should offend Purah died a boy; and when Connagee him, performed many feats of desperate was twenty years old, the Raja gave bravery, and took the officer prisoner him the island of Kenerey, being a rock who had been appointed in his stead. of about a mile and a half in circum. Angria exulted in this instance of suc- ference, as a petty sovereignty, placing cess with a favage and malicious joy ; several officers of state about him, and and commanding that his captive sould giving him also a number of vessels call. be brought before him, in the presence of ed galleywats, about the fize of our the Nabob, he drew his sword, and, af. Gravesend tilt-boat, carrying fix swivelter insulting him with many opprobrious guns and fixty men. ternis on his change of fortune, he turn- With this territory and this fleet Coned to the Nabob, and told him, he should nagee Angria commenced pirate. Kenow see him sacrifice to his revenge a nerey lies just in the mouth of Bombay man to whom he owed his first disgrace. harbour, so that no vessel could pafs He then advanced furiously to the victim, without coming into Angria's reach; in order to strike off his head. But the and the rock, besides its natural advanNabob commanded his guards to intera tages, was fortified by an impregnable pose. He told him, that he would ad. fort. After several years of successful mit no prisoner of any man who had rapine, in which he was abetted by the fought under his banners to be murdered Raja and his successor, he obtained not in cold blood. Angria knew that it only a more confiderable naval force, would be in vain to contend, and there. but an army of the Raja' people, with fore fullenly put up his sword: but from 16,000 auxiliary Morattes, with which that moment he conceived so violent a he conquered the coast as far as Dabul, hatred against the Nabob, that he was and took Geriah, where the Portuguese perpetually contriving his ruin. had built a strong fort; which he gar

While his mind was in this state, some risoned, and improved, so as to render it emissaries of the Raja whom he had de- one of the most formidable places in all serted, made him offers of great advan- India. tage if he would return. These offers By a perpetual acquisition of new terhe secretly accepted; but would not ritory and new treasure, Angria obtain. withdraw, that he might improve the ed the power and state of a sovereign first opportunity that should offer of be- prince; and in the year 1712 he had traying the Nabob to his enemies.

20,000 men constantly in his pay; he In consequence of this resolution, he sent out his generals to fight his battles, soon after advised the Raja to advance and gave audience to ambassadors from against the Nabob with his whole army, the neighbouring states. promising to join him as soon as the He now began to meditate the con. troops should engage. The Raja con- quest of some parts of the dominions of fiding in Angria, and minutely follow. his friend the South Raja; and having ing his infructions, came upon the Na. obtained powder and ball from the Por


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