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4. Think not, shepherd, thus to brave me, If your lovers, girls, forsake ye, If I'm yours, away no longer ;

Whine not in despair and sorrow: If you won't, another'll have me:

Bless'd another lad may make ye ; I may cool, but not grow fonder,

Stay for none beyond to-morrow.



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Friar PHILIP's GEESE: A Tale. From La Fontaine.
N austere Sage, in ancient days,

The helpless innocent then straight
A Frenchman, as my author says, He seiz'd upon, untainted yet;
On all mankind look'd with contempo, And, with him sole, his course he bent
Thought none from blackest crimes exempt : Through a wild foreft's vait extent:
But the fair sex bad attracted

Here a thick wood, through which ne'er yes Both his dread, his fear, and hatred;

Had woman pass’d, or human feet He deem'd them angry Heav'n's curfe,

Attempted e'er to force a road,
Of endless miseries the fource.

He pitch'd upon for his abode.
Now anxious care his breast alarms,

In this recess his son immur'd,
Left those seducers, female charms,

And from temptation's pow'r secur'd, In time should tempt his infant fon

Friar Philip now remits his fears, To tread the paths his fire had done;

Instruction to his growing years T'involve himself in dire distress,

Adapts, and adds whate'er might seem
Or by wedlock or a mistress.

Best to affift his fav'rite scheme.
" What various ills surround man's life!! The cautious fire, at ten years old,
Exclaim'd the Sage--the worst a wife! Things more abstruse began t'unfold,
What treach'ry lurks beneath a face,

Another world, the bless'd abode
The curse and torment of our race!

Of a supreme omniscient God, Yet how instruct or warn my son

Whose word from nothing form'd this earth, T'avoid the rock I split upon ?

And gave to ev'ry being birth; How escape the tempting fyren ?

But omits his lovelieft creature, Artful snares each day environ,

Th' ornament and pride of nature. And vain is reason's proudest boast,

The fifteenth year being now atcain'd, Who sees must love, who loves is loft.

With nicest art the Sage explain'd But if not known? ---this sure protects

Whate'er he chose to let him know, Us from the false deceitful sex?

About the dang 'rous world below; 'Tis thus, or mortal art can't thun

But never dropp'd a fingle hint,
That rock where thousands are undone: There were such things as womeo in't.
Resolv’d-my boy shall never know

Within this lonely sad retreat,
This fatal source of human woe,

The harmless lad to man's estate In ign’rance an asylum find

At length arriv’d, and hoary age
From the devil and woman-kind.'

Had stole upon the reverend Sage,'
Thus he inveigh’d, now firmly bent

Who, grown infirm, could scarce endure
To try the rath experiment;

The toil of going to procure,
None he thought could 'scape destruction, What things their wood could not affurd,
Within reach of the infection ;

To furnish out the homely board :
So purpos’d to retire from it,

But now the precepts head tavght, T' educate his son an hermit;

His son, his fire by this time thought Remove him far from human fight,

Rivered firmly in his mind, Nor trust his fafety but to flight.

Therefore at all cvents design'd

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To take him with him to the town;

Your servant comes. Oh! for a muse of fire ! However tears of grief stole down

Whose glawing verse might answer my desire; His aged cheeks, to think upon

And paint the joy due to this glorious day, The dang’rous risque che lad must run.

Which marks ourf-rince mature for future sway: But our two hermits are set out,

Mature in years, in virtue ripe before, And to'ward the city take their rout,

Science has taught the Royal youth her lore; Which, though far diftant, now appears; Pointed the path to which his heart inclin'd, This fight augments the father's tears,

And fix'd the generous purpose of his mind: Yet on he trudges, while his son

Avow'd his purpose, and confess’d his aim, In wild amazement gazes on

On freedom's base to build a Monarch's fame; The various objects that arise

To stand the regal guardian of the laws, To please, astonish, and surprise :

And make the public good the Prince's cause. Behold him with extended phiz,

This joyful day Britannia's foes deplore, Inquiring what is that and this:

Your shouts of triumph shake the Gallic shore, All he sees excites his wonder;

From liberty our island Empire rose, * What's that, father, look-out yonder'? To liberty her might Britannia owes : • A palace, lad'-'But what are those,

This is the proud palladium of the state, With tails and parti-colour'd cloaths??

The Monarch's grandeur and the people's fate. They're Courtiers' _'Lemons! And what's In vain shall rival Potentates combine, that

And fickle Austria with proud Bourbon join; He goes upon ? •Nay, God knows what,' Britain, the bulwark of the world, shall ftand, Cries Philip, whose timidity

Whilft freedom's strength fuftains a scepter'd Illbio Ld his son's curiosity.

hand. But let--the cause of all his care,

Our aged King, whose length of days renown Sone (prightly girls, divinely fair,

And the warm love of grateful Britons crown, Wbofi loft


suasive charms might move Long with his people mourn'd the fatal blow, The most obdurate heart to love,

That laid his son, the hope of nations, low. Come titt'ring past, in jocund mood,

Now, thro' the cares that age and greatness know, At our poor numps who gaping stood

A smile paternal smooths the Monarch's brow: Transfix'd ; and now, with strange surprise, From his own stock he sees the branch arise, Feels various unknown passions rile;

A native plant to bloom in Britain's skies. Emut ons, dever felt till now,

Long may the parent tree his arms extend, Within his troubled bosom glow;

And long with sneli'ring shade his race defend; Now all that he admir'd before,

Long may his subjects bless their Monarch's sway, Fade in his eye and please no more ;

And oft return the Prince's natal day.
Now these alone can yield delight,
Quite charm'd with this incheistadig light,

He cries in raptures, Vybat ate thele?'

Utcunque defecere mores, • Birds,' says the Don, 'they call 'em geese.'

Dedecorant bene nata culpa. HOR. • Sweet charming wird,' exclaims the lad, • If I had che, I should be glad.

-Y base retreat how were those honours • Yet see they don't aitempt to fly,

stain'd l’li go catch one, father, fhall I?

Y.our father by his valour juftly gain'd ? & We'll take it with us to our cell,

N-obility, inherited by birth, « And I'll be bound to keep it well.'

G.ives double infamy to want of worth.
Think you my tale is too absurd ?
Yet, shocking! modern times afford

B-e ever dear to Britain's sons thy name,
Ingrates who first the gift misuse,

O brave restorer of her naval fame! Then thus th’indulgent hand accuse.

S-uch Chiefs as Amherst, Forbes, Wolfe, and Had but too bounteous Heav'n denied,

thou, That bane of all our bliss a bride,

C-live, Olborn, Keppel, Tyrrel, Lockhart, How, Man might have liv'd serenely bless'd,

A-re form’d to execute, by sea or land, Nor figh'd for what he ne'er poilels'd ;

W-hat Pitt and Legge may plan, or George comSo had we never seen the light,

mand; But all been one continued night;

E-ach patriot heart shall bless your conqu’ring Had yon bright orb's effulgeut ray

sword, Ne'er chear'd this nether world with day, N-or Fronce once dream of Louisburg restor'd. Content we might have liv'd in it, Nor what we never knew regret.

An ÆNIGMA for the Ladies. St. Ives.

Row. Kirgeley.

AY who I am, bright nymphs, for surely you, PROLOGUE spoken ly Mr. Garrick,

Or none, can prove such paradoxes true, on the Birth-day of bis Royal Highness the

As in the subsequent discourse you'll find :

No mortal is more constant to his friend, Prince of Wales.

'Than l; and yet, on t'other hand, 'tis Atrange, IT H head and heart, light as the nim There's none more wav'ring, or more apt to range; bie air,

All known parts of the world I travel o'er, From full libations to Britannia's leir,

Yet a recluse, who ne'er Air out of door ;


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fea and land, to every coast I come, I am remarkable for constancy, -nd, like the quack, I travel much at home. Yet fickle mortals learn to move from me, Lo stand on pickett which the soldiers dread, Without doors, I in house am close confin'd: nlivens me who otherwise am dead.

And, tho' I am myself opaque and blind, , Langing's the last course does to fome befal, I so inlighten others that they know ut I, unhung, can shape no course at all; By me, tho' senseless, where they ought to go. et loon, as hung, I scamper to and fro', I stand divided too, tho' whole and sound, noking out fharp quite round me as I go, In quarters; which, tho' old, yet new are found. It bough I have no eyes; nor can I rest,

Thus I by flat absurdities made clear, Cill I the object find 1 fancy best,

Shall, tho' conceal'd to the fair sex appear. Thom I respect fill with my noblest part,

Epsomiefis Icho' he be but of a ftony heart:

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MEDICAMENTUM Eficax, Tutum, citò Parabile. Sal martis (nimirùm vitriolum viride ad tum & inertem exaltat & acuit ;-humores albedinem torrefactum, dein in minutif- limofos & fubfiftentes attenuat & expurgat; fimum pulverem comminutum) Zij. efficax medela ad obftructionem amovenpulv, crem. tartar. rad. jall. fol. senn. dam ; fæpe faepius enim notavi effectus feå 3j, pulv, zinziber, 3j & 3ij. ol. chym. licissimos ex chalybeatis & catharticis urà gariophyll

. gutt. duodecem fyr. cort. conjunctis obtigiffe. aurantior. 1. ut fiat electuarium. Detur quant. nuc. mosch. per menf. in

tegrum. Egregiè & præ cæteris ferè omnibus ju. Vefperi & mane jejunanti. oribus fæminis pallentibus & anhelis opi Vesperi superbibendo hauftum cerevifia ilatur ; immò dicam huic ineft virtus plenè cal. cum zinzibere. ivina contra CHLOROSIN. Siquidem uteri Mane hauftulum infus. falviæ. ara muco infarcta & à muniis ferientia Exercitium colendo, & frigus interim perit & stimulat.--Sanguinem depaupera. curiosè cavendo. June 20, 1759.

Chart Parva, Kent. In ABSTRACT of fome ACTS passed in the lap Seffion, being the Sixth, of the

prefent Parliament. - An Act for inforcing the Execution of meetings, at the times and places appointed

the Laws relating to the Militia ; and at the general meeting; and all other the for removing certain Difficulties, and regulations, provisions, and directions of preventing Inconveniencies, attending, the said act, subsequent thereto, and requior which may attend, the fame. red to be observed in the year 1758, are to

be duly complied with, and executed, as present Majesty, intitled An A&t for method, in this and the said act prescribed, he better Ordering of the militia Forces in is to be annually observed. The militiahe several Counties of that part of Great Britain called England,' and another paffed residence, is to serve where he was firtt

man, having more than one place of n the 31st, intitled, · An Act to explain, chofen ; and Magistrates are to quarter mend, and inforce the said Act ;' but, as ertain counties, &c. have not yet com

and billet serjeants and drummers in inns, Jeted the fame, these and the present act convenient lodgings are to be found them.

livery-stables, and alehouses, &c. where re required to be put into speedy execution n such counties, &c. where little progress of Ely, are, that a Deputy Lieutenant is

The qualifications of Officers, in the Ile las been made therein, A general meetng is to be held for appointing and regula- tain of 100 l, and a Lieutenant, or Ensign,

to be poffeffed of 2001. per annum, a Caping the subdivision meetings of the Deputy of gol. A moiety of all estates is to be Lieutenants. Subdivision meetings may fituate or arifing within the faid ifle; and Je changed, as shall be found convenient,

a penalty of acting where not qualified is When a sufficient number to act shall not

fpecified in the directions of the acts herein ?ppear any subdivision meeting, the Clerk & to give notice of another meeting to be

provided. held within 14 days after. Deputy Lieu An Act for applying the Money granted, enants and Justices are annually to cause in this Session of Parliament, towards the lifts, described by the act of 31 George II, defraying the Charge of Pay and to be returned to them in their subdivision Cloathing for the Militia, from the


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3rft of December, 1758, to the 25th lon is to pay one month's pay in advance of March, 1760.

to the Adjutant, 14 days to the ferjeant mi The fum of 90,000 l, being granted to major and drum-major, and two monte cea his Majesty, upon account, cowards de- in advance to each Captain for his compo

: wit fraying the charge of pay and cloathing for ny The Captain is to account yearly for the militia, the Treasury is to repay, out of the Clerk for the pay of his company, and rem the said sum, the 1,332 1. 10 s. advanced pay over the balance, money allowed fe tro by his Majesty, in pursuance of the address contingent expences excepted; which is

8 from the Commons; and the persons as

also to be accounted for annually, but the Mall have received the fame, for the service balance to be applied to the general use el of the militia, are to account with the Re. the battalion. The Clerk may retain meceivers-general of the land-tax. The Trea. ney to make good his own salary, and dil di: fury, upon certificate that the number of charge the cloathing account; but is to give me Officers and private men required in a regi- fecurity, the bond to be lodged with the la ment, or battalion, are inrolled, &c. are

Receiver.general; and non performance di to issue warrants to the Receivers general the conditions to be put in fuit by him, wake for pay of the militia, four months in ad. is to receive full costs of fuit

, and sl. per vance, at the rate of 6 s. a day for each Ad.

cent. of the money recovered thereon ; ese jutant, of 1 s. for each ferjeant, with the residue to be accounted for to the Arditer te addition of 2 s. 6 d. a week for each fere of the Exchequer. The Clerk of the bat.

talion is also to render an accoust to the ka jeant-major ; o 6 d. a day for each drummer

, wich the addition of 6d. a day for Receiver general, of the monies received ta each drum-major ; and also at the rate of and disbursed, with vouchers for the late, 1 s. for each private man, with the addi. and pay over the balance ; the faid account tion of 6 d. to each corporal, for every day Lieutenant negle&ting to take proper en

to be transmitted to the Auditor. The in which such private man or corporal Mall be respectively employed in the militia ; and rity, or to lodge the same with the Receiver ha also at the rate of 2 s. for each militia-man, of the public money. Penalties, &c.m

general, is made answerable for any los for his march on the Monday and Saturday in Whitsun week; and also at the rate

be recovered by law; and no fee is to be lor of sd. a month for each private man and paid for issuing warrants for payment drummer, for defraying the contingent ex- money. pences of each battalion of militia ; and also for half a year's salary for the Clerk of

An Act to explain and amend an Ad each battalion of militia, at the rate of 501.

made in the 20th Year of his present a year ; to the Clerk of the general meet

Majesty's reign, intitled, "An Ad for ings, at the rate of sl. 5 s. for each meet

the Encouragement of Seamen, and the ing; and to the several Clerks of the fubdi. more speedy and effectual Manning an vision meetings il. 1 s. for each meeting ;

his Majesty's Navy ;' and for the bet and also for cloathing, where the militia

ter Prevention of Piracies and Robbehath not already been cloathed, at the rate

ries by Crews of private Ships of War. of 1 l. 6 s. for each private man and drum. Repeated complaints having been made mer, and 2 l. 10 s. for each serjeant, with of divers 'outrageous acts of piracy and rebthe addition of il. 1 s. for a second coat bery, in violation of the laws of nations it and hat for each serjeant. And, for the general, and of this kingdom in particolar

, more complete cloathing, where the militia in order to prevent the same, so much of the has already been cloathed, at the rate of clause, as directs the Admiralty, upon ap 5 s. for each private man and drummer, plication, and security given, to grant com. and at the rate of 1 1. 1 s. for a second coat milions to privateers, is repeated, and the and hat for each serjeant.

Admiralty from the ift of june, 1759, are Warrants are also to be issued, by the to grant commiffions, upon owners, Commiflioners of his Majesty's Treasury, giving fuch bail and security as is usual. for making the regular payments and iflues, The prizes are to belong folely to, and be without new certificates from the Lieute divided among the owners and captors, as nants or Deputy Lieutenants for that pur- hall be agreed between them; reserving pose; the money is to be paid to the Clerks of only the customs and duties pagable by the battalions, and four months pay in ad- act 29 Geo. II. No commiffion is to be vance to be paid within 14 days after the ex. granted to vessels, in Europe, under 100 piration of every three months. Clerks re tons burthen, 10 guns, and ceipts are to be a discharge to the Receiv. less the Admiralty shall think fit ; ers-general; and the Clerk of each batta. owners giving bail and fecurity. The Ad

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miralty may revoke any former or future such person shall be subject to the penalties commissions, of which notice is to be forth- provided by law. All papers, &c. found with sent to the ship's owners, agents, or' on board prize vessels, are to be brought in sureties. The times limited for order of' to the registry of the Admiralty ; but such revocation are to take place, at the expira. only as shall be thought necessary by the tion of 20 days, from and after fuch notice Proctors to be translated and made use of, given, if the veffel be in the Channel ; at &c. No Officer of the Court of Admiralty, the expiration of 30 days, if in the Northernor Advocate, &c. of the Court, is to be seas at the expiration of fix weeks, if to any ways interefted in privateers, on for. the south of Cape Finisterre, or in the Me.' feiture of his employment, and 100 l. and diterranean ; at the expiration of three the Advocate, &c. is to be disqualified from months, if in North-America or the Welt- practising in the said Courts, and the ReIndies ; and at the expiration of fix months, gisters and Marshals of the Court disquali. if in the Eaft. Indies. Complaint may be fied from acting as Advocates or Proctors, made to the King in Council of such revo. on forfeiture of their respective offices. cation, within 30 days next after the Se. Commissions heretofore granted to vessels of cretary of the Admiralty shall cause notice inferior force and burthen, than this act althereof to be given, and the Council's de.' lows, except such as shall be confirmed by the termination is to be final; and, if the order Admiralty, are revoked and declared void. shall be fuperseded, the commission is to confirmation of commillions is to be granted stand good. None are liable to punish without fee. Where the commissions of ment before personal notice received of such inferior vessels are vacated by revocation, order of revocation. The usual bail and his Majesty may appoint persons to adjust security is to be taken, the parties making the claims of the owners for damages; and oath of their qualification; and the Mar. the fums, certified by them, are to be paid Mal fatisfying himself as to the sufficiency out of the next supplies. A fession of the thereof. Persons, applying for commissions, Court of Admiralty is to be held in March are to make application in writing, and fet and O&tober yearly. Commissioners of the forth a description of the vessel, specifying Court, and Justices of the Peace, are im. the burthen, the number and nature of the powered to take informations of piracy, &c. guns, to what place belonging, the owner and, if they fee cause, to apprehend and or owners names, and the number of men commit the offenders; and to oblige the intended; all which particulars are to be prosecutors and evidences to enter into reinserted in the commillion, which is to be cognisances to appear and prosecute; and produced to the Collector or other Officer on refusal to commit them. Recognisances of the port, who is to examine the thip, and informations are to be transınitted to and see how far she agrees, in all respects, the Register of the Court, to be laid before with the said description ; and if the agrees the Judge, and kept among the records. thereto, or be of a greater force or burthen, The Marshal, Sheriffs, and other Peaceis to grant a certificate, which shall be a officers, are to obey and execute all preclearance to such vessel. To depart with. cepts and orders of the Commissioners and out such clearance, or with a force inferior Justices. Where an appeal shall be interto that specified in the commission, makes posed from the sentence of the Court, conthe commission null and void, and the Com- taining goods taken as prize, the capture mander is to be imprisoned without bail or may be appraised, and, upon security given, main prize for such space as the Court of to be delivered to the party ; and, if there Admiralty shall direct, not exceeding one Mall be any difficulty or objection to the year for any one offence. The collector, giving or taking security, the Judge may &c. granting a false certificate, is to forfeit order the goods to be landed, and sold by his office, and 100 l. Tonnage is to be auction, and the money to be depofited in ascertained according to the rules prescribed the Bank, &c. If security be given by the by act 8 Annæ. Privateers agreeing for claimants, the Judge is to give the capture the ransom of neutral ships made prizes, a pass. This act is to be in force during and discharging them without bringing the present war with France. them into port, are deemed guilty of piracy; and to suffer death and confiscation of An Act for Relief of Debtors with re. goods, &c. Privateers may take contra spect to the Imprisonment of their Perband goods from on board neutral ships, sons; and to oblige Debtors, who shall with consent of the Commanders, and set continue in Execution in Prison bethe vessels at liberty; but are not to purloin yond a certain Time, and for Sums or embezzle the same ; which if done, every not exceeding what are mentioned in

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