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The progress of the SISTER-ARTS. And hark! fair Truth, with rapture crics,

Behold Perfection's fun arise!

It shines in Brunswick's reign.
Sung by Mr VERNON, at the entertainment gi-

But oh! the din of war alarms!
ven by the governors and guardians of the found-
ling-hospital, to the artists in Painting, Sculpture,

An injur'd nation calls “ To arms;"
&c. Nov. 5. according to annual custom.

Ye heav'ns, decree success :

Then Peace İhall come, with olive crown'd,
Her speaking looks upbraided fare,

And (catering various treasures round,
The skies The thus address'd:

Our arts, our country bless.
My sons, oh Jove! are brave and free,

An ODE for his Majesty's birthday, 1757
To them all nations bend the knee,
With ev'ry virtue bless’d.

By Colley Cibber, Esq; Poet-Laureat.

Here golden Commerce courts the strand,
Here temp'rate seasons chear the land,
The harvest is our own:

And consecrate to Cæsar's birth the lay.

But Science here with languor darts;
The Arts, the heaven-directed Arts,

Cefar with ev'ry virtue crown'd,

and for the mildest reign renown'},
Are here, alas! unknown.

With power paternal finds the art
In climes where Freedom's put to fight,

Of winning to his will the heart.
Where Error clouds Religion's light,

There genius most has shin’d:

So mild, so sweet, is Cæsar's sway,
The deathless palms of merit grace

So void of all annoy;
Italia's sons and Gallia's race,

That when we best obey,
The meanest of mankind.

Then, then we most enjoy.
The pow'r supreme attentive heard

From this auspicious harmony,
The pray'r the plaintive qucen preferr'd,

Our gracious Cæsar's sway,
He gave th' assenting nod:

Makes grateful Britain gay,
Again Corregio's genius liv'd,

And life itself a jubilce.
The warmth of Claude Lorrain reviv'd,

And Titian's own'd the god.

So when Apollo sings,
Diffuse, he cry'd, o'er Britain's ille,

Sweetly he sweeps the suasive lyre;
Let there the soul of Painting smile

While, to his voice attun'd, the Arings
Transcendent, all refind:

A joyous harmony inspire.
A noble portion Hayman caught,

Soon Picture started from his thought,

Never was, sure more proof of grace divine,
And Hist'ry won his mind.

Than long with life to let such virtue fhiac;
The spirit glow'd in Hogarth's heart,

This grace has Cesar long enjoy'd,
He role Cervantes of the art,

And long to mend the world employ'd.
And boasts unrival'd praise:

Th’impulsive fame a Lambert warm’d;

From hence, to ages, Fame fall tell,
With nature's rural beauties charm’d,

No subject e'er had cause
He wears eternal bays.

To guard his facred laws,
A Scott confess'd th’inspiring ray;

Or love their patriot king so well.

The rolling bark, the wat’ry way,

Thus while we boast his length of days,
Allert the master's hand:

We dignify his praise;
And Reynolds felt the sacred beam;

Nor can we more of Heaven intreat
Lo, portrait more than picture seem,

Than what our annual vows repeat.
It breathes at his command !

Fove gave to Mason Shakespear's fire,

Ah!- late and glorious may he go
And then consign'd him Maro's lyre,

To heavenly rcalms rclign'd;
The muses all rejoice :

When long renown'd below,
And with Corelli's magic art,

His godlike reign has bless'd mankind.
With pow'rful sound to charm the heart,
He tun'd the soul of Boyce.

To Miss P -B

Ils. Like Phæbus rising in the east,

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de hy and house you came; Expanding wide, from breast to breast,

grave; The brightning rays disperse:

Who seem'd to feel Love's subtile flame,
See others take as glorious aim,

And study gayly to behave;
And mount, with vary'd taste, to fame

By parsons saded from the light,
For Painting, Music, Verse.

Amid fome chai ming nymphs you shone,
The SISTER-Arts from such great source, Clear as the modeft Queen of Night,
With Emulation's aiding force,

When sparkling stars surround her throne.
Their ancient worth regain ;


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We view'd your charms with ardent eyes, Then dealt to others, by what arts we can,

While glancing round in shade you thin'd: On mind imprinted, and on marble carv'd: On these unvail'd we dare not gaze,

Tradition failing, makes Oblivion's age; Left too much brightness strike us blind. Where that's corrupt, 'tis fabulous and vain; The sun we see through quivering streams,

But times obscure attention scarce engage, Thus thining, move with majesty ;

And the gross fable sense and truth dildais. But dare not view his flaming beams

Old bards, indeed, may story as they please, Descending from an azure sky,

Dittean Jove, or Gracian Hercules.
Elgin, 08. 27. 1757.

We judge of real heroes, for whose worth

Historic Truth can give her evidence; A SONG. By Mr HACKETT.

Not Homer's captains here may issue forth, WIthout thinking

onts, gaind. Thyrfis's Nor Pindar's champions of athletic sense;As one ev'ning we danc'd on the lee; (heart, For mean their occupation, to obtain Without thinking on't either, the youth on his

Place with imperial conquerors, who hurl'd Alas! made a conquest of mc. (part, Their terrors o'er the earth, and o'er the main, Then, Cupid, take care, of this ticklish affair, Thro' the wide quarters of a subject world: Nor leave poor Pastora in thrall ;

Where dwell these ülemigods, her chosen few, Lest the swain should forget, and break off as we Fair Fame her inmost temple opes to view. Without thinking of it at all.

(met, There tow!rds the windows of the eart, she cries, An ODE to the King of PRUSSIA.

Where Sol emerging darts his vig'rous beam,

On yon fair portrait' cast your wond'ring eyes, By Dr FREE.

A mighty artist! and a mighty theme! Written after the action near Prague. [241.] That fam'à Albenian erst the picture wrought, Quem virum, aut beroa lyra vel acri

Socratic Xenophon, who shews the piece, Tibia fumes celebrare Clio. HOR.

His pupil near, who comprehends his thought, Hen ancient Horace took his lyre in hand, Agesilaus was, the pride of Greece ! He view'd the Roman race, and at a stand,

Whole Asia, with her mountains, rivers, plains; Alk'd of his muse the subject of his lays.

Nor ask what art such numbers could supply Not undetermin'd I attempt to sing :

Of armies marching o'er her wide domains; Their dubious worth his fancy might divide; Yon brave young Persian-Gods! what kingly I see in one the hero, Sage, and king,

mien! And want no fabled Clio for my guide ;

What heavenly aspect in that face is seen! The world's great circus echoes to my choice; Hail, mighty Cyrus, the humane and great, Tis FRED’RICK, says the universal voice. Whose mind capacious could for thefe provide; What sons of merit in past ages shone,

Whose pow'r so many warlike nations beat,
Dim now, as stars remote, we scarce can see, Or wisdom won unconquer'd to his Gide.
Some with faint glories clust'ring into one, See savage people now in friendly guise
Mix in confusion *, like the Galaxy;

Unite together in the arts of peace;
Or where, like Cynthia, more distinct in light, See cities spread, and folemn temples rise t,
They roll around, as planets of our own,

To bless this friend and lord of human race, And greater seem to us as near our sight,

Whose laws could profit, whose examples bind, Yet in the valt expanse they're hardly known : And virtue fix his empire in the mind. And all these tribes of night at once give way, Unequall'd this bright model of a king! Loft in the splendor of thy solar ray.

Till twice a thousand years produc'd his peer; Nimrod, the first great hunter t, disappears,

For, hark! the mansiuns of my temple ring, The sacred recurd just preserves his name;

With the loud rumour of decisive war. While his proud tow'r t, once lifted to the stars, Sudden as vain Belfvazzar's beretofore,

Has moulder'd to the dust, from whence it I see another capital descend; And all the human savages, that fear'd (came; The Moldaw wafts the cry from shore to shore, His iron rod, and far-alarming rage,

And, like Euphrates, turns the victor's friend; Have the same fate from old Oblivion shar'd; Again the Babylonish | idols bow,

(now. Who draws her curtain round a barb'rous age; And what great Cyrus was, is German FRED'RICK And leaves scarce Egypt's pyramids to tell

* The Cyropædia, or Life of Cyrus, written By whom they rose, or who within them dwell.

by Xenophon, who was himself not only a great What then is fame? --- It is the breath of man, philosopher and fine historian, tut also one of the

Inform’d by wisdom, and by words preserv’d, greatest captains of his age, being famous through

* Thus we read of several of the names of Ju- all antiquity for having so great a sare in conuudlpiter and of Hercules, though now generally com- 'ing the retreat of the 10,000 Greeks, wbo travel. prehended under one name.

led some thousand miles through an enemy's country. ☆ It was reported in England, that when his He was so far a frier.d 10 true religion, as to Pruffian Majesty set out upon his expedition to Sa- order the rebuilding of the temple at Jerufalem. xony, he took the English ambassador in his coach, | The idolatry of the church of Rome is often reaid told him, ibat be was going «-hunting, presented under the name of Babylon.

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known that they were of the papyrus. An abstract of the accounts of further dis; They were in wooden cases, which were coveries at Herculaneum, &c. [xvii

. 444.] burnt, so as not to be recovered; and Taken from the Philosophical Transactions. the rolls are so hard as not to be unfoldFrom vol. 49. part 1. for 1755, No 22. 23. ed at first, but by flicting some of them.,

more words were discovered. At length An abftra&t of two letters to Thomas Hol

a priest, pamed Antonio, a writer in the lis, Esq;

Vatican, was sent for: be found the HE subjects of the discoveries re- means of loosening one leaf from anolated in these letters are,

ther; and lining the blank back of each; 1. A large garden near Portici, with all which he executes with patience not a palace belonging to it: in one of the to be imagined. The first roll appears rooms a mosaic pavement, representing to be the work of a Greek writer. It a walled city, with a tower at each corner. is a philosophic tract (in Plutarchos

2. Several very fine Greek ftatues, manner) upon music, blaming it as among them a matchless Venus, near pernicious to society, and productive of Santa Maria di Capua.

softness and effeminacy. The begin3. A bronze of Greek workmanship, ning is wanting, but it seems to be the Jarger than the life, supposed to be a work of a Stoic, because Zeno is much Syrian king.

cominended. The letters are capitəl 4. An old Faunus or Silenus fitting ones, and almost without abbreviations. on a bank with a tyger by his fide, of As soon as this roll is finitted, they will bronze; these adorned a fountain, the begin a Latin one. There are some lo water issuing from the tyger's mouth. voluminous, that unrolled they will take

5. Three little boys of bronze, with up a hundred palms space.
6. Another boy with a mask, and

From vol. 49. part 2. for 1756, No 06. three fauns; two lesser boys with vases An abstract of two letters from Camillo on their shoulders; an old faun crowned Paderni to Thomas Hollis, Esq; the first with ivy, sitting astride a goat's skin, and

dated June 28. 1755holding internthe fees were both the fander T Hefeletters contain and are ment, where were all taken out of a place not exceed. digging near the ampþitheatre, in the ing eight palms square, and covered site of the ancient Pompeii, beyond the with the ruins of the building; for they Torre della Nunziata, they discovered were not in a garden, but in a room pa- a marble capital of the Corinthian orved with mosaic work.

der; and upon a farther search they 7. A large quantity of household for. found two fluted pilasters of white marniture, consisting of earthen and iron ble, ten feet high, with capitals and ware, and some glass.

bases of the Corinthian order. In a Shortly will be published a general line at right angles with these pilasters, catalogue of all the things which have nine other pilatters were discovered ahitherto been found; and this year bout seven feet high, and on the side (1755) will come out also the first vo. opposite to these, another line of five lume of the paintings.

pilasters, which were also seven feet An abstract of a letter from a learned gen- three sides of a quadrangle, formed a

high. These rows of pilasters, making tleman at Naples, dated February 25. portico, in front of a square building 1755, concerning the ancient writings of one story, of which little bas yet been dug out near Herculaneum, &c.

discovered, except that there are porA Bout 150 rolls were found, near half ticos at the fides as well as the front

a palm long, and rornd. One of with pilasters, not of marble, but of them falling, broke in the middle, and brick covered with stucco, coloured with discovered many letters, whence it was green, and not fluted. The front of VOL. XIX.


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this building was painted in the gro. are naked. The last piece of figured
tesque manner, but had no ornaments ei. earth represents the Roman Charity.
ther of stucco or marble. The walls The woman is fitting ; her left hand
indeed are coloured, and have niches embraces her father, who is represent.
cut in them to the number of eighteen : ed as totally emaciated, and the right
these correspond with the pilasters as far presses the breast which he is fucking.
as they go, so that the number of pila. This group, which does not form a vel.
Iters must at first have been eighteen. fel, is glazed. It is nearly of the same
In several of these niches were found height with the others, and but of an
certain figures; one of earth and one indifferent style. Besides these there are
of marble alternately. Those of mar two small busts of baked earth, one of
ble were nine small statues without legs which wants a head ; and nothing more
or arms, in the manner of Hermæ, ac has yet been discovered in the front of
mong which was an Hercules crowned the building.
with oak leaves ; some fatyrs, fauns, The miners who have been employed
and bacchantes ; two of these are of the to dig at Pompeii, on the i zth of May
pld red marble, and the rest of the old 1755, found a little closet, about fix
yellow, and are but of an indifferent style. feet long and four broad, containing a
Those of earth, of which there were very fine tripod, about three feet high,
four, were not in the manner of Hermæ. which is extremely well preserved, and
One represents a barbarian king, stand. is one of the most beautiful pieces of
ing erect, with his right hand under his antiquity in the world.
chin, in a penfive manner, and having It consists of a hearth of baked earth,
his chlamys clasped with a fibula upon supported by three satyrs of brass; which
his right foulder. The whole body are exactly alike. The heads of these
of this figure, which is about ten inches satyrs are extremely fine, the counte.
high, forms a vase. On the back there nance is chearful, and the hair well dis

is a handle to hold it by. On the back posed, with a filler that surrounds the
part of the head is a small tube, through head. Upon the forehead are two small
which it was filled; and through the horns, which are united.
mouth, which is open, the liquor was hand rests the side of the body, and
poured out. Another of these figures the left is open, with the arm somewhat
is fitting with his legs ftretched out, extended. The legs meet, and the feet
which are crooked like those of some are placed op round bases, which are
dwarfs. Its head and features are out covered with leaf silver. The tails are
of proportion, both being much too twisted round a ring which they luf.
large. It is habited in the Prætexta; pend. These fatyrs support the hearth
upon the breast is the bulla aurea, the of the tripod with their heads. The
string of which surrounds the neck, and hearch itself is of excellent workman-
as held by the right hand ; the left ship. It had three rings, which served
holds the tablets called pugillares, which for handles; but two only are remain-
were thinly covered with wax, and writ. ing. Upon the hearth is a kind of radi.
ten upon with a style. This figure is als ated crown, which has also iwo handles.
fo a vase; the mouth is perforated; and The closet in which this valuable curio-
fo is the priapus, which is of an enor. fity was found, is entire, with its ceil.
mous and through either of these ing, and has not received the least da.
apertures the liquor may be poured out. mage; which is the more fortunate, as
The third figure is in a rustic habit, the whole of it is painted. A small ta.
bound round the waist with a cord, to ble or shelf of white marble was found
which somewhat is fastened that cannot fastened to the back of it, which may
well be made out, but which seems to be considered as a fideboard ; and other
be a case to hold something. In the tables of the same kind were placed at
right hand is a loaf; the left is covered the same height all round the room.
by the dress ; but the priapus and breech Upon the table in the closet was found


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a silver crescent about five inches in di Many hands are still employed to dig ameter, having two small holes in the in the ancient Stabiæ, though it is a inner edge, to receive a string for it to considerable time since they found any hang by. This was probably an amu- thing of value. The same may be said let; for upon the same table was ano. of Herculaneum, where nothing remarka ther amulet' of filver, about an inch able has been found since the colossal high, which represents Harpocrates, bust was discovered in March laft, exa with the lotus on his head, the wings on cept a very fingular dial, which was his shoulders, and the finger near his found the uth of this month. This mouth. On the right shoulder hangs a piece of antiquity is the leg and thigh quiver ; the left holds a cornucopia, and of a quadruped, about five inches long, is supported by the trunk of a tree, carved in metal, and covered with fila round which a serpent is twined; and ver. The thigh forms a quarter of a at the foot of it stands an owl. There circle, and upon this quadrant the dial was also a kind of fibula, or ancient is formed. The centre of the quadrant clasp, of a circular form, about an inch is at the outside of the bend of the joint, diameter. It is of gold, and a piece of where the bone of the leg is articulated gold wire is faftened to it at each end. with that of the thigh. From this poine One end of the wire is faftened to the are drawn the hour-lines, which with side of the fibula itself, and the other to the lines that mark the months, form a Imall piece of gold that is soldered in the usual compartments, some largerig to it.

and others smaller. Two other figures were also found, These compartments are divided fix one of marble, representing a woman, by fix, as well in height as in length. of small value ; the other of ivory, with Below the inferior compartments, which only the name, and part of the face re are the less, the names of the months maining, by which it appears to be the are written in two lines, in the followwork of an excellent Greek artist. ing order :

Besides these, there was found on the Line 1. June, May, April, March, Feb. Jullis same marble cable, one of the most Line 2. "July, August, Sept. Oftob. Nov. Decor beautiful statues that was ever seen, Almost on the edge of the right fider though its height was little more than there is the tail of the animal, fomewhat three inches. It is a fatyr, in an erect bent, which serves as the gnomon; and posture, with a laughing countenance. at the centre of the quadrant, on the Through the whole figure a molt per. knackle, or articulation of the thigh feet fkill in anatomy is obferved, and it with the leg, there is a ring, to sospend seems not dry or hard, but palpable the dial in equipoise ; and in this place flesh. The head, which is somewhat it was fupposed the plummet was placed, rustic, with a goat's beard and ears, which in dials of a similar construction and is covered with a cap, is graceful- is contrived to fall on the month in ly turned, and the finger of the left which the observation is made, to deco hand is brought up to the face. The termine the fiadow of the gnomon upar right arm is raised and extended, and on the horary lines. terminates in a manus impudica. The In May last, the miners who were empeasants about Rome frequently wear ployed upon some fepulchres at Cuma, a pin in their hair, the head of which opened a tomb of the family of Pavilia. is such a hand, and they say it preserves This tomb formed a small chamber, them from the influence of an evil eye. on the floor of which were the bones of

In another room of the same building shree bodies, each of which was includ was found a very fine pair of scales, ded in four pieces of the Piperine stones with some part of the strings remaining, which formed an oblong cale, or coffins which were made of a kind of fine co. One of these skeletons was covered with ral. The workmen also found many a cloth of amianthus; and many small yessels of earth, and fragments of metal. pieces of parte, ab

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