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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.
But oh! the din of war alarms!
An injur'd nation calls “ To arms;"
Ye heav'ns, decree success :
Then Peace İhall come, with olive crown'd,
And (catering various treasures round,
Our arts, our country bless.
An ODE for his Majesty's birthday, 1757
By Colley Cibber, Esq; Poet-Laureat.
And consecrate to Cæsar's birth the lay.
DUE TT E.
Cefar with ev'ry virtue crown'd,
and for the mildest reign renown'},
With power paternal finds the art
Of winning to his will the heart.
So mild, so sweet, is Cæsar's sway,
So void of all annoy;
That when we best obey,
Then, then we most enjoy.
From this auspicious harmony,
Our gracious Cæsar's sway,
Makes grateful Britain gay,
And life itself a jubilce.
RECITATI V E.
So when Apollo sings,
Sweetly he sweeps the suasive lyre;
While, to his voice attun'd, the Arings
A joyous harmony inspire.
RECITATI V E.
Never was, sure more proof of grace divine,
Than long with life to let such virtue fhiac;
This grace has Cesar long enjoy'd,
And long to mend the world employ'd.
From hence, to ages, Fame fall tell,
No subject e'er had cause
To guard his facred laws,
Or love their patriot king so well.
RECITATI V E.
Thus while we boast his length of days,
We dignify his praise;
Nor can we more of Heaven intreat
Than what our annual vows repeat.
VERSE and CHORUS.
Ah!- late and glorious may he go
To heavenly rcalms rclign'd;
When long renown'd below,
His godlike reign has bless'd mankind.
To Miss P -B
Ils. Like Phæbus rising in the east,
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,
And study gayly to behave;
By parsons saded from the light,
Amid fome chai ming nymphs you shone,
When sparkling stars surround her throne.
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.
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,
Unite together in the arts of peace;
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.
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.
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.
this building was painted in the gro. are naked. The last piece of figured
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
ut as big as beans,