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special matter in evidence; and if the Evio Fortune smil'd, by reason once controlla, plaintiff tall be nonsuited, or discon- And shook her dazzling plumes that Aam'd with tinge his action after the defendant shall Pour'd all her Nores

, and gave thy form to move have appeared, or if judgment shall be with melting sweetness, and the smiles of love. given against him, the defendant shall

At last Ambition came,-each young desire recover treble costs. And if such action Felt its bold hand, and flam'd with noble fire. fhall be commenced in Scotland, the O glorious thirst of praise ! dear, fatal Aame! court fall allow the defender to plead That mounts the pasfions on the wings of fame, this act on his defence; and if the pur- And Itrikes the heart, and whirls the soul away.

Like lightning darts to seize th’expected prey, fuer shall not infift on his action, or if 'Twas this that bore thee from thy country far, judgment shall be given against him, the To brave the deep, and court the form of war. defender shall recover the full and real Ah ne'er again in careless ease to rove!

Ab ne'er to taste the sweets of filial love! expenées he have been may

To paint the scenes where rage and war prevail, that action.

To hang thy liftning audience on the tale; This act commenced the very day on which No more the joys of former loves to trace, the royal affent was given to it. The commif- To melt with fondness in a friend's embrace; Sioners of excise at Edinburgh, as soon as they Or struck with Nature's strong resistless charms, received a copy of the act, issued orders for its To spring with transport to a father's arms. being duly intimated to the distillers all over o Aed unhop'd to find an early tomb! Scotland.

O loft untimely in thy vernal bloom!

No tender hand, no weeping kindred near,
An E LEGY,

No friend to stretch thee on the fun'ral bier ;

No parents' care to fold thy closing eyes, To the memory of Mr Harry Midleton *, only fan Kiss thy cold lips, and catch thy dying sighs, of George Midleton of Seaton, Esq; and the Rt Hang deeply mournful till their hearts o'erflow, Hon. Lady Diana Midleton.

And melt in streams of sympathising wo. Quis defiderio fit pudor aut modus

Why was the dear, the last embrace deny'd ? Tam cari capitis? Hor.

Why torn fo rudely from thy parents' side ? TArewel, sweet shade just beheld and gone! Why could their breasts no equal anguilh Marc? Lopt like some blaffom ere 'tis fully blown; Nor mourn their last

, their lov'd, their only care? Bless'd with each finer art that boasts to please, The stranger's eye this dismal scene survey'd, Wit, spirit, genius, beauty, taste, and ease, The stranger's arm repos'd thy fainting head, Whate'er informing nature can bestow: The stranger's borom beay'd a bursting groan, Our pride and hope, our wonder and our wo. Each wept thy fate, and mourn'd thee as his own. early fled to thy congenial skies !

Yet why,- for ever lov'd, for ever dear, Sent like some falh that blazes ere it dies; Thus o'er thy mem’ry streams th' unbidden tear? Some meteor shooting through the dusky night, Why feel thy loss?

releas'd to heav'nly joys, Or star that streams with momentary light,

From these bleak climes of tumult, care, and noise: Or fpreading flame that pours unusual day, Escap'd from paffion's rage, from envy's fnare, A glancing blaze!-then breaks, and bursts away. The dreams of grandeur, and the stings of carc; So lone thy foul : our wond'ring eyes survey'd From all that love, fear, reason, grief reveal, The dazzling ray, that brighten'd, gleam'd, and fed. The pangs we fancy, and the pangs we feel.

As in some draught the soft'ning pencil flows, O early fled to join th’immortal throng,
And the warm blush of living beauty glows; Where no pale care disturbs thy sweeter fong!
These finer traits by Nature's pencil wrought, No billows roar, no damp contagions rise;
Improv'd by learning, and refind by thought, No frown appears o'er all the cloudless skies;
Through the clear mirror of reflection feen, But from the source of light, a bright’ning ray
Livd in thy looks, and charm'd us in thy mien. Pours the warm sunshine of eternal day;
Each nobler wilh from moral beauty stole, Angelic harps the springs of transport move,
Each pow'rful spring that moves and melts the foul: And the foul melts in vision and in love.
The candid heart by prompting nature fir'd, From hence perhaps thy pitying eye descries,
Th'ingénuous blush by artless truth inspir'd, What once Ambition thought a glorious prize,
The tear o'er fuff’ring virtue taught to flow, Looks downs fuperior on th'unequal strife,
The feeling breast that mourn'd another's wo; And marks us struggling thro' the form of life.
O'er all thy mind these lovely features run,

So when the distant mariner surveys
And spread like buds that feel the morning-Sun. The lowring tempest, and the boiling seas;
Informing Art bestow'd her genial pow'r

O'er their black borom sees the whirlwind rave, To warm the soil, and rear the tender fow'r: And the ship nodding on the ridgy wave!

* This young gentleman died at Gibraltar, in the He breathes the sigh of pity o'er the scene, twentieth year of his age, not long after having Then midst the roar of thunder fits ferenc; been promoted to the rank of a lieutenant' in Com. Peace waves her gentle olives o'er his head, Edgcumbe's own ship, for his gallant behaviour on And his clos's eyes sleep fwectly in the fade. the 20th of May 1736.

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HISTORY.
OT thus of old, when lighting from his car,

Did Venus dread the thund'ring god of war; Etters from CONSTANTINOPLE Relying folely on her conquring charms,

bear, that, Prince Mahomet, apo She look'd undaunted on his blazing arms.

Believe me, fair-one, did you stand your ground, parent heir to the Ottoman throne, died And give him fire for fre, and wound for wound, there lately [110.), not without fufpiYours would be nothing to the smart he'd feel; cion of having received unfair treatment. Love pierces deeper than the sharpes steel. He was much beloved by the people,

Had you her courage, as you have her charms, who do not seem to have the same af. You then, like Venus, would not fly his arms.

fection for his brothers. The difgrace Chusing a wife by a pipe of tobacco.

of the late Grand Vizir Mustapha BaTU Ube, I love thee as my life;

shaw is attributed to the treaty of comBy thee I mean to chufe a wife. Tubę, thy colour let me find,

merce concluded between the Porte and In her skin, and in her mind.

Denmark, his enemies giving out that Let her have a shape as fine;

he was well paid for that affair, and Let her breath be sweet as thine :

preferred his private interest to the good Let her, when her lips I kiss,

of the empire. Early in January the Burn, like thee, to give me bliss: Lei ber in fome smoke or other,

plague broke out again at ConstantiAll my failings kindly smother.

nople, and daily carried off great num. Often when my thoughts are low,

bers of people. Send them where they ought to go.

There is advice from Stockholm, daWhen to study I ineline,

ted Feb. 12. that the RUSSIAN İhips on Let her aid be such as thine :

board which the heavy artillery and Such as thine her charming pow'r, In the vacant focial hour.

stores were imbarked at Petersburg, in Let her live to give delight,

order to be carried to Riga for the army Ever warm, and ever bright:

of Gen. Apraxin, were dispersed by a Let her deeds, whene'er she dies,

violent storm, in which most of them Mount as incense to the skies. ,

were loft, those which escaped patting To young lady, upon her ficking a pincushion in a into Helsingford in Finland. "The Poles variety of curious figures.

still refusing to let that army traverse THat glittring toy, that file of pins,

their country, a road has been prepą. The quiver of the winged god,

ring for it through Courland and Samo. The fatal shafts of love.

gitia, as far as the river Niemen - MarThink then, while on that filken plain ihal Lewald, who commands 36 or. You fix a thousand darts,

38,000 men in Brandenburg Prusia, has What pain, what anguish you must give,

chosen the post of Tilsa to incamp his In thus transfixing hearts. E PITA P Hon Mr A

army in, as the most advantageous fituTheo the Of Finchery, no senal train, Ho po proud trophies of the great and yain, ation for observing the motions of the

Russians. It has the river Niemen bea Bedeck this humble monument: yet here, hind; a ridge of hills in front, which Unbought, upalk’d, shall stream the grateful tear; command the whole country for a good Here thall the orphan mourn its parent gone, Here the lord widow pour th’unceasing moan;

way forward; the left is covered by marHere virtue's friends their tribute oft shall pay,

fhes, and the right by hills of very dif. Recal his various worth, and fighing say,

ficult access. According to latest ac« Oh! he was mild, benevolent, huniane; counts, the Russians remained in the same Though gentle, form; though delicate, not vain; situation they had been during the winFond to scorp'd worth his gen'rous aid to lend; The poor's protector, and the good man's friend; that Count Czernchef had been sent to

ter. Private letters from Petersburg say, Possess'd of patience, when severely try'd; The Stoic's fortitude, without his pride; Vienna, in order to lay before that court Whofe nobler foul difdain'd the farce of show; certain propofitions which had been com. Who liv'd unblemish'd, and who left no foe.” municated to the Russian ministry, and Tho' now from hence by Heav'n's high-will re which were judged to be of the highest Yet bethy mem'ry honour'd still, and lov'd, [mov?d, While from thy tomb cach mourner shall depart,

importance. With mended morals, and a purer heart.

In letters from STOCKHOLM, it is obAberdeen, September.

served,

seryed, chat, fince the beginning of Fe- to obtain an immediate march of their bruary, the King of Sweden and the ser troops against the King of Pruffaa; but nate have been taken up with important those states have taken a resolution to deliberations ; and that they talk at court deliberate inftead of marching; and of assembling a body of troops in Swe. some think that others will follow their dish Pomerania.

example. From COPENHAGEN they write, that. Late advices from Dresden bear, that his Danish Majesty was entering into a the Pruffian ministers, intrusted with the new treaty with the court of Sweden, for administration of the revenues of Saxony, aflifting each other with fea-forces, if have wrote very pathetic letters to the occasion should require, in order to a magistrates of most of the great towns, reciprocal defence of their countries and exhorting them to demonstrate to the commerce; and that in the mean time people, that following cheir respective ocorders had been given for repairing all cupations, and minding their husbandry their men of war, to render them fit for with close attention, are the proper service. Since the beginning of this means of fubfisting their families, and year several shocks of an earthquake lessening that distress of which they lo have been felt in different parts of Den- loudly complain, and which need not be mark, but happily without producing great, confidering the numbers now in the any fatal effects.

electorate, eating, drinking, and wearBoth the AUSTRIANs and PRUSSIANS ing, all for ready money which they are preparing for an early campaign in exactly pay. Very late accounts from Germany. We have not yet heard of Dresden bear, that they are extremely any thing worth notice having been peró imbarrassed there, by orders given their formed on either fide of late, except that magiftrates, to provide a further sum of about the roth of March the Duke of 900,000 crowns for the. Pruffian miliBevern set out from Zittau in Lusatia tary cheft; the whole to be furnished with a body of near gooo men, in order between the ift of April and aft of May. to destroy the dens which the Austrians According to late advices, a French arkept upon their frontiers. In this expe. my, said to consist of about 50,000 men, dition he took their magazine at Freide was on its march for the Lower Rhine. land in Bohemia, confifting of 9000 It was to be joined by four Austrian refacks of meal, with great store of am. giments from the Netherlands, and to munition, and after making himself maf- be commanded by the Duke of Orleans, ter of Reschenberg, returned to Zittau. with the Marshal d'Estrees as an assistant The van of his troops, consisting of 150 under him. The Prince de Soubize was huffars, met a body of 600 Croats, fuf- to have the command of a separate corps tained by 200 dragoons, at their enter- of 24,000 men. His Pruffian Majesty ing Bohemia, upon whom they imme. was causing his garrisons withdraw from diately fell sword in hand, killed about several places in the duch of Cleves, 50 of them, took 30 horses, and made and had ordered the fortifications of 10 dragoons prisoners. The Pruffians those places to be demolished. To opsay they loft not a single 'man on that pose the enterprises of the French, an occasion, and that only two of them army of observation was to be assemwere-flightly wounded, the Austrians ha. bled, consisting of Hanoverians, Hefving been immediately put to flight. sians, Wolfenbuttlers, Prussians, and os

The Austrians do not tell us of any of ther troops. the troops expected from the states of They write from Florence, the capi. the empire being actually arrived in Bo- tal of TUSCANY, that representations

hemia, except those belonging to the have been made by the magiftracy of Leg. 3 Elector of Mentz. According to ad. horn, and of other places in that duchy, 1 vices from Francfort, his Imperial Ma. to the court of Vienna ; which have had

jefty has written in very strong terms to such an effect, that an ediêt was puche circles of the Upper Rhine, in order blished there on the 12th of February,

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in which hís Imperial Majesty, as Grand products and manyfactures of the two Duke, declared his intention of obser- kingdoms, but that the neutral Spanish ving the ftri&teft neutrality in the present fhip is to make the goods of both nations fituation of affairs, which the several free, without any question being asked ports in that duchy were particularly about the proprietors of them. This injoined to regard, in all cases relating is faid to have been done at the instance, to the British and French fhips in the or at least with the consent, of France. Mediterranean.

- Private letters from Paris represent The following is a letter from Cadiz France as in a diftracted and moft die in Spain, dated March 2: 6., A moft stressed condition. Public and private furprising affair has happened this day, remonftrances are handed about without of which I was a spectator. The French reserve, setting forth, that the adminiEast Indiaman brought in here by the stration, and the farmers-general, of the Antigallican privateer, was by every bo. revenues, have utterly ruined the kingdy deemed a lawful prize, and appears dom; that above one third of the arable to be so, by the declaration of the French lands lie uncultivated, for want of. laprisoners, that she was taken five or fix bourers and money ; that the farmersleagues off the coast, near Cape Finif- general have above 300,000 myrmi.

An order, however, was sent dons of one denomination or other in from Madrid to seize her; which was their pay, who live at their ease, while done accordingly, by sending five com- all the rest of the people are starving apanies of soldiers on board; but upon round them. - These remonftrances cona security given, they were ordered ashore. clude, that an end must be put to the Further orders fince came for her to be present system of the finances, cor that delivered up to the French consul ; of system will put an end to the ration, which notice was given to the captain: Some accounts bear, that ftrong reprebut he refused to comply with them; fentations have been made to the French upon which a Spanish man of war of 70 King, as if the bad difpofition which at guns

and a frigate of 36 guns this morn. present prevails through almost all the ing lay along-tide of her, and gave her provinces of his dominions, has been 'oca whole broadside each ; when she ftruck casioned by the disputés with the parher colours. After this, a boat was sent liaments. Nay, it is faid, that the pu. aboard, and brought the captain off pri- blic tranquillity cannot be restored, but soner. Several men were killed. The by putting che authority of parliaments privateer is careening, and it is expect- upon a more stable foundation than that ed she will be feized next.” Other and which is called royal, and is in fact comsomewhat different accounts of this afo monly ministerial. In the mean time fair have been published; but we hope it is asserted, that his Most Christian a little time will enable us to give the if- Majesty is inexorable with regard to sue of it with certainty. They tell us, fuch members of the parliament of Paris that as to the disputes which arise from as have fallen under his difpleasure. The time to time about the distances at which Duke de Randan, Governor of Franche the neutrality of Spain shall be reckoned Compte, and M. de Michotte, President to protect thips, his Catholic Majesty de- of the parliament of Bisançon, have been fires to come to a friendly explication fent for to court, and thirty-four memwith the King of G. Britain, in order to bers of that parliament have been sent lay down such clear rules, as may for into exile; notwithstanding which chat the future prevent all misunderstandings body perfift in a resolution they had taand complaints. We are informed, that ken not to register the King's declaraa convention is concluded with the court cion for levying the additional twentieth of Madrid, by which no Spanish vessels penny. are to be stopped and visited by either M. de Soto Major, the Spanish amBritish or French men of war or priva- bassador at Paris, has been commissionLeers, under pretence of looking for the ed by his Britannic Majesty, to compli.

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ment the French King on his late hap: Kings of G. Britain and Pruflia have py escape and recovery. His Moft Chri- fignified to the States-General, in their Itian Majefty, who lately entered the 48th electoral capacity, the necessity they year of his age, appears graver than 4. are under to affemble an army of obsersual, has laid afide his little journeys, vation, in the provinces of their domiand assists constantly at councils. The nions bordering on the frontiers of the princes and peers of the kingdom have republic, in order to secure their elecheld several joint meetings, with the corates against the attempts with which members of the grand chamber of the they are threatened by France. parliament of Paris, and those of the As to PLANTATION affairs, they write Tournelle, in order to pass sentence up- from New York, of Feb. 7. that the on Damien the affaffin. A soldier of transports with the '2000 men some time the French King's guards has been ta- ago fent from Ireland, were all safely are ken up as one of his accomplices. On rived there, excepting one thip, which got the 6th of March that foldier was exa. inco Virginia in distress, with 250 men, mined, and answered in a very vague

Several letters: from St Kitts dated and confused manner. . He was after. Jan. 13. say, that seven British privawards confronted with Damien; who, it teers failed in conjunction from thence is said, seemed extremely surprised at to St Bartholomew's ifle, one of the Cathe fight of bim. Next day Damien ribees subject to the French, of which was again interrogated before his father, they made themselves malters, with three his brother, and three more of his rela- privateers which were in the harbour. tions. The soldier accused three mer. The French governor was killed in the chants as acceffory to the plot, who were action ; and one of the British privateers accordingly taken into custody. It soon blew up, by which event all the crew appeared that two of them were quite perished. innocent, and that the foldier had condescended upon them only in order to

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The royal affent was given, by como Towards the end of February, a French miflion, March 1 1. to che following bills. {quadron from Rochefort and Brelt fail.

An act to prohibit ed under the command of M. de Beau. fpirits, from wheat, &c. [151.)

the making of me fremont. Having met with a great form, An act for the regulation of his Majesty's maall the ships returned to Breft, on the 6th rine forces, while on shore. of March, in a shattered condition, ex.

To two road bills, and two private bills. cept one of 80 guns, which was in at The order for giving boanties to voleast as bad a cafe as any of the luntier seamen or landmen for the searest, and of which we have heard no- service, and rewards to those who difthing particular since the storm.

cover seamen who conceal themselves Their Hich MIGHTINESSES have [xviii 619.), is ftill in force, being conbeen informed, by the French ambas- tinued by orders of council renewed fador, of the march of an army of his monthly. countrymen into the empire, by a me. A royal proclamation is iflued, of date morial, in which he tells them, that the March 25. founded on the act 130 King his master takes this step in conse- Geo. II. for the better supply of mariquence of his being guarantee of the ners, &c. (xvii. 206.], and bearing, peace of Westphalia, and in order to that the itsuing of such proclamation affift his allies, without any intention to hath been hitherto rendered unnecessary, injure other powers; and that while the by the act of last seffion, for the better republic observes the neutrality she has fupply of mariners, &c. the provisions of promised his Most Christian Majefty, which are near expiring [xviii. 193.). the may depend on the continuance of By this proclamation, merchant-ihips his friendship, with all sorts of good of. and privateers are permitted, during the faces to promote her prosperity. The continuance of the war, to be navigated VOL. XIX.

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