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For by her side thou kep'st with faithful Macbeth a harvest of applause will reap, pace :
For some of us, I fear, • have murder'd Her beauty, virtue, gentleness, and grace, sleep.' No fancy can depict, no tongue declare : His lady too, with grace, will dream and O'er her wbite robe no sbining tresses fell;
talk ; So sun-beams sporting on the Alpine Our females have been usid at night to
heights, Spread o'er the snow in many a golden While Shuock, thirsting to extinguish life, ray ;
With ready hand will whet the murderer's But ah! the time, the place, I spare to tell;
knite : Tis Paradise where'er her foot alights, Sometimes, indeed, so yarious is our art, And when her beauties shine abroad 'tis An actor may improve and mend his part; day." p. 27, 28.
• Give me a horse,' bawls Richard, like a
drone ; PROLOGUE. At the the opening of We'll find a man would help himself to one.. the Theatre at Botany Bay.
Grant us your favour, put us to the test; * From distant climes, o'er wide spread seas To gain your smiles we'll do our very best, we come,
And, without dread of future turnkey Lockits, (Though not with much eclat, or beat of Thus, in an honest way, still pick your pockdrum)
URHYMES IN PRAISE OF RHYME. zeal; What urg'd our travels, was our country's "Though we must own, poetic diction
Too oft delights to deal in fiction; And none will doubt, but that our emigra- Yet this is certain, honest rhyme tion
Will tell plain truth at any time,
Than the best prose could in a score,
A few plain cases we shall state,
To free this matter from debate.
And what says rhyme? he calls him--beast; Talents like ours, dramatic fame to reach?
See you yon drunkards swilling wine? List, list, Oh list, before this court I plead, Rhyme in a moment dames them-szine ; Our claim well founded to theatric meed. When Flavia, not content with four, He, who to midnight ladders is no stranger,
Adds a fifth husband to her store, You'll grant will make an admirable Ran. Rhyme thinks a word, but speaks no more;
ger ; To seek Necheall we have not far to roam,
What wants that senator who blusters,
And all his tropes and figures musters, And sure in Filch I shall be quite at home;
Against the man who rules the steerage ? Unrival'd there, none will dispute my claim
Rhyme whispers in your ear--peerage. To high pre-eminence, and unequal'd fame.
What makes yon patriot strain his lungs, As oft on Gadshill we have ta'en our stand,
Aud bawl as loud as twenty tongues, • When 'twas so dark, you could not see
To prove his country's dire disgrace? Some true-bred Falstaff we may hope to
Rhyme smiling says-st place, a place.
When priests above seck their abode, start,
Yet love to loiter on the road, Who, when well-bolster'd, well will play bis
And still on luids and statesmen fawn, · part.
Rhyme shakes his head, and whispers--The scene to vary, we shall try in time,
laxon. To treat you, now and then, with pantomime; Which is the nymph, who, soon as seen, Here light and easy Columbines are found,
Is hail'd through Europe, Beauty's Queen, And well-try'd Harlequins with us abound;
Before whose charms the fairesi fade? From durance vile our precious selves to keep,
Rhyme gently sighs--the British maid. We oft had recourse to the flying leap;
Which is the man, whose daring soul To a black face have sometimes ow'd escape,
Conducts in war, trom pole to pole, And Hounslow heath has prov'd the worth
His country's proud triumphant car! of crape.
Rhyme shouts aloud-the British tar." But how, you ask, can we e'er hope to
As the two last pieces were not Above these scenes, and rise to tragic lore? Oh! we have forc'd, too oft, th' unwilling written by the fair authoress her. tear,
self, but by a gentleman, we select And petrify'd the heart with real fear; the following to give a fuller spe
p. 88, 89.
cimen of her abilities, we shall se- When danger, clad in horrors, from his bz! lect a passage from the “ autumnal Hurls the dire bolt
, and darts the fiery brand, scene,". describing a storm, in which When all creation, in a pause, attende, an allusion is made to Miss Linwood's And dread destruction from on high d
scends : beautiful picture of the Gleaner.
Ah: what can still the tort'ring throb di “ One beauteous girl, amid th' affrighted But the sweet hope that GUARDIAN Pow's
fear, train, With calmer footsteps pac’d the delug'd That He who rules the storm, will deiga to
is near? plain; An orphan, whom, her little stores to share,
spread A village matron train'd with tender care.
His heavenly buckler o'er the guiltless head!" How fair the little maid, her mind how
p. 99-102. sweet, Each rustic tongue would o'er and o'er re
peat; 'Twas her's to charm, in sober talk or play,
CXLIV. Pitt and his STATUE ; Joy of the grave, and darling of the gay! an Epistle to the Subscribers : aize The rural sage, as at his cottage door
Lord B- and his Motions, &c. &o He sat and mus'd on pleasures then no more, By Peter Pindar, Esq. 418. Lov'd to behold the gentle listener near, And win with story long her youthful ear:
UR readers are pretty well acWhile as th' alluring tales her mind engage,
quainted with this eccentric Her tender features wear the thought of age.
writer and his style, which does not No sports her young companions joy'd to
improve in delicacy. The following, taste, Except her frolick smiles the gambol grac'd; in that respect, is the most unexcep But now, subdued by terror's potent pow'r, tionable passage we can select, and it They left their partner in the dang’rous might be thought inattentive wholly hour.
to pass over a writer once so popiTrembling she sought a shelt’ring spot to lar; and whose writings might atord gain,
innocent entertainment, could he se Safe from the beating of th' o'erwhelming parate his wit (which is genuine and rain.
poignant) from indelicacy and proAt length, o'ergrown with tangled brush
faneness. wood round, A shady bank the little wand'rer found;
Proh Impudentiam. Here her faint limbs she rests--high o'er her head,
AN ODE. Its rich embow'ring boughs an vak out. spread;
« Pretending love for his dear country, The bloom grows fainter on her lovely
Not love for his dear self and dear rede cheeks,
tions, Yet her mild look a patient rev’rence speaks: Pitt came, with all the family effrontery, One trembling hand grasps half her grainy
And took possession of the highest stao prize,
tions ; Half, drop'd beneath her feet, forsaken lies; Began of politics the game; One folds her mantle o'er her shiv'ring
Gambled and lust; form,
But who must answer for the cost ? While her blue eye, upturn'd, surveys the
Not he, indeed !--a duck, confounded
Not unattended, waddling-00—the satioa It pours around the driving clouds and
Sent after him her warmest ererrution, ritin In one dim hue conjoin skies, trees, and
How like the gambler !-betting highplain ;
A thousand on the spinning dye! Oft the rude blast assails her features fair, For him, pour dev'l, a large amount ! Tossing with cruel rage her golden hair
He lost-but how must he account? Raiu-drops and hail in drifts successive beat, • Well!' quoth the fellow, Gemmen, kick Cold, keen, and pointed on her unshod feet;
away, Sedate she sits--she fears, but not despairs;
* For curse me if I've got one doit to party!" Her tender breast a magic corslet wears; There innocence has fix'd her hallow'd seat,
Pitt brings to mind father to his son :
• Tom, you are going into trade; And taught the heart with holy hope to beat.
"A handsome fortune may perhaps be won ; Ah! what, when nature thus terrific • Perhaps y&u fail, don't be dismay'd, lours,
* And let your modesty ambitiou stifle; And, aweful, wakes her elemental pow'rsi ! So do not be a benkrupt for a triften,"
CXLV. Hints for the Improvement tions of the shops, will effectually re
of Trusses, intended to render them move certain febrile diseases, if emdess inconvenient, and 10 prevent the ployed on the first days of their ata necessity of av Understrap, with the tack; when, perhaps, profuse dis. Description of a Truss of easy Con- charges of every kind are demanded, Struction and of slight Expence, for and when every vesset is acting with the Use of the labouring Poor. By preternatural force. But in the lat. Jas. PARKINSON, Hoxton.(Pamp.) ter stages of these diseases, when the
power of almost every vessel has been upon the merit of improvements ease, when debility bas impaired the like the present, but the benevolent action of every organ, and when the design of the inventor in laying open thread of life, worn almost away, rehis plan to the public, instead of seek- quires to break it but the smallest ing private pecuniary to himself, de- shock, should a nostrum of herculean serves honourable mention, and in- powers be employed ? In a word, at duces us to give our readers his senti; the moment when life depends on the mients on that subject, from his pre- employment of the most invigorative face.
remedies, must not death inevitably “ So much is it the practice to bave result froin the adoption of that which recourse to patents, to secure to the will rapidly reduce the little remainproprietor the emoluments of any ing strength of the patient. With the discovery, of real or pretended uti- danger of similar misapplication must lity, in relieving the diseases to which all powerful nostrums be employed ; the human frame is subject, that if no since the circumstances, under which apology be necessary, yet some ex- they are delivered to the public, can planation may be proper, why it has not but lead to their indiscriminate not been had recourse to in the pre- adoption. sent instance. The circumstance "With respect to those nostrums which renders this explanation almost which do not really possess any powunavoidable is, that the public has er, except some transient intluence been long in the habit of estimating on the inagination, the proprietor of the value of all such discoveries, by them may say, that although they the profits which their proprietors cannot remove, or even mitigate, disderive from such exclusive patents. ease, yet, on the other hand, it canWhy this practice has not been here not be possible that they shall deadopted will be, perhaps, best shewn stroy; and that, therefore, he can do by stating the writer's sentiments re- no harm by restricting their use by a specting exclusive patents, in any case patent: and as to the various arts where the discovery respects the mi- employed to obtain their sale, he will tigation, or the removal of disease. say, that all he has to accuse himself
" He considers then, that adver- of is, the adopting the common practised nostrums, be their forms what tice of those around him, in trying tbey may, are divisible into those how far he can dip his hand in his which may possess a considerable neighbour's pocket. Whether this power over the animal system, or kind of defence will be admitted, those which cannot possibly influence when his own conscience is disposed it in the least, excepting so far as they to judge him; or whether, in the in. may affect the imagination.
ferior courts, he might not, with his • With respect to the former of whole fraternity, be liable to punishthese, it cannot surely be difficult to ment for obtaining money, under obtain almost universal assent to the false pretences, is not the object of proposition, that such an indiscrimi- the present moment to determine ; nate application of a powerful medi. it will only now be attempted to ascine, as must take place with every certain, whether or not the public is advertised nostrum, must certainly not, in every such instance of decepsometimes kill. Let its curative pow- tion, most seriously injured. ers, in certain states of the body, be “ However strong may be the proadmitted to their utmost extent, its pensity to employ nostrums, the dismischievous effects, in opposite states, inclination to take physic generally must be admitted also just as far. prevents all but such as are really ill
“Grant that James's Fever Poruder, from having recourse to them. But as well as similar antimonial prepara. being really ill, a inedicine of some Vol.I.
efficacy is necessary, and if this be those who infringe those laws to se. withheld, the disease is allowed to vere punishments. But certainly that proceed, and, perhaps, to acquire a man is much more deserving of reforce which, afterwards, no means probation, who, possessing a know. may be sufficient successfully to op- jedge of the means by which a pain. pose. Whatever, therefore, preventsful, and hitherto fatal disease may be the early employment of the neces. stopped in its career, unfeelingly besary remedies, and thereby allows the holds it spreading its devastation, fat accumulation of disease, must be and wide ; and instead of anxiously highly detrimental, and must, in ma. seeking to diffuse the blessed antidote, ny cases, occasion the most fatal con. wherever the disease exists, limits it sequences. In this way, any nostrum, within the snxll range of a patent : however innocent in itself, which pre- and exerts himself, only to prevent vents the adopting of proper means its beneficial influence from extend. for the early opposing of disease, be. ing to any one, who may not possess comes as certainly destructive as if it the power of purchasing it of him, at had in itself possessed the most nox. the price which he has affixed to it. jous properties. Under this descrip- Possessing these sentiments re. tion of course must be placed the specting the reservation of exclusive whole tribe of things in various forms, property, in those discoveries which which are said to act by certain mys. conduce to the preservation of life, tic or talismanic powers, or, at least, and the diminution of disease, it was by such powers as common sense does sufficient, to believe it possible, that not acknowledge.
the present little improvement might “ But it may be said, that the nos. eventually prove beneficial, to protrum possesses uncommon efficacy, duce such a publication of its descripand can hardly ever be misemployed. tion, as might prevent any one asAllow then that its qualities are so suming the principle as their discodistinctly marked, that in no case very, for the purpose of obtaining an whatever can it be misapplied; and exclusive patent. By stating this, that it possesses such specific and cu- however, it is not meant to arrogate rative powers, that one of the most the merit of a very important disco. dreadful maladies with which man- very; it is merely offered as a hint, kind is afflicted is sure to yield to its which may probably suggest means of powers whenever they are opposed relief, easy of acquisition, in a disease io it. It may be asked if any objec- in which, if these or similar means be tion can be made to such a nostrúm? omitted, a fatal termination may be Undoubtedly the objection to its ex. expected to occur. A hope is also istence as a nostrum must ever exist, entertained that the principle, cain proportion to its excellency, and pable of being farther extended, may, to its power of doing good: In pra- under the attention of the ingenious portion to the greatness of any bless- mechanic, or even the patient bim. ing should be ihe exertions of every self, be so modified, as to be applied human being to promote its diffusion. to the construction of an instruinent
, He who opposes this principle from still more simple and more efficacious sordid selfish considerations, inust be than any which have been, as yet, totally void of humanity, and not adopted." mindful that the inoment may arrive, when the agonies be himself may suffer, may teach him grievously to lament his having sacrificed the ease CXLVI. THE LIFE OF MOSES; and comfort, perhaps the lives, of designed for the Amusement and inmany at the shrine of avarice.
struction of Youth. By a Lady. 12me. " Contrivances by which the con- stitched. veniences, or the luxuries of life are increased, may, perhaps, be consi- HE preface informs us, tbat the dered as fair articles of pecuniary authoress of this little piece " is speculation, and of individual exclu. young, and in adversity; scarcely yet sive advantage. But ought the neces. entered her twenty-second year, she saries of life to undergo such a species has drank deep of the fountain of hu• of monopoly? Certainly not. Legis. man affliction, nor has hitherto been lators have seen the baneful conse- permitted to refuse the bitter draught quences, and have, therefore, enacted of keen disappointment." Pref.i. prohibitory laws, and liave subjected The Life of Moses is divided into
five books, the first of which thus in- frame of her own mind, and was pentroduces his history.
sively musing on the scene around “ It was at the close of a sultry eas. her, when, approaching nearer the tern day, and the sun, having dipped water's edge, she perceived an object bis fiercest rays in the great river in the flags that attracted her notice; Nile, appeared to be serenely retire on which she desired one of her wo: ing to his evening's couch, when men to bring it near, and with her Jochebed, the wife of Amram, with own hands putting aside the rushes trembling hands, committed a small that covered the top of this seeming ark, composed of bulrushes, to the basket, what was her astonishment on fags by the river's brink. Will you beholding a beautiful infant, which wonder that she did it with trembling the short journey from the river's limbs and streaming' tears, when 1 bank had discomposed! As though inform you that this little ark, or sensible of its forlorn situation, basket, contained her infant son, a the babe wept; and as the hand child of three months old, whom the of Thermuthis rested on the side of cruel decree of a merciless tyrant, the bark, this deserted little one, with Pharaoh king of Egypt, compelled eager grasp, clasped her finger, and her thus to expose. Suspicious to the stretching forth the other hand, seemlast degree, he leared the fruitful in- ed to implore compassion, with the crease of the Hebrews, and had there- pathetic eloquelice of lears. Doubtfore commanded, that all their male .less' (exclaimed the princess, reco. children should be destroyed, as soon vering from her surprise,) this is one as born.
• of the Hebrews' children, which my « Torn from the arms of their mo. • father's decree has obliged them to ther, who had given thein existence abandon! Behold! in what moving at the manifest hazard of her own, 'ternis the dear little one intreats no regard was paid by the savage ex- 'protection.' Thermuthis possessed ecutioner, to the fond parent's an
none of her father's cruelty ; no disguish; her loud complainis, her pierc. position so open to the calls of dis. ing cries, and ceaseless intreaties, are tress as her's; and she thus conti. all'in vain; her child is barbarously suedi, Nor shalt thou, sweet babe, murdered, and she left inconsolable. • supplicate in vain ; lost to thy na. This was no doubt the cruel fate of tural parents, from henceforth 'i' her. thousands; and as a last effort to muthis will be thy mother, cherishavoid these pangs, Jochebed consign- •ing thee with food maternal care. ed her infant to this watery bed. She "I accept the charge heaven has ashad hid hin three months in her ha- 'signed me, and from this moment bitation ; but that being any longer
•consider thee as 'my son. But in impracticab'e, she now determined to thy future prospects i forget thy precast him unreservedly, into the more seit wants.' Then addressing ber immediate hands of the God whom atiendants she added, “Be it your she worshipped; therefore, throwing care immediately to seek a nurse of herself on her knees, she again re
"the Hebrew women, to whom I may commended this beloved object to the • intrust my foundling, for that supdivine protection, and then, with re- • port he now requires.'--Scarcely luctant pace and weeping eyes, slowly had the words escaped her lips, when withdrew to her own abode, having Jochebed's daughter, having seen the first placed her eldest daughter at a child in the princess's arms, was reconvenient distance, to watch the turning to inform her mother, and refate of the precious deposit.
ceive her further instructions. She “ The evening was mild and beau was observed by one of the female tiful, insomuch that it induced the train, who acquainted her mistress royal princess Thermuthis, after bath. that a Hebrew girl passed by, and deing, to prolong her accustomed walk.
sired leave to call her, as it was pos" The grand display of aqueous sible she could tell them of a nurse beauty, which the river Nile pre- for the little stranger. sented, was a subject peculiarly in “ The thought was approved of, teresting to this noble personage, and and the girl, obeying the summons she contemplated with inexpressible with a low obeisance, waited the prin. delight its glassy bosom, when unruf- cess's commands, who interrogating fled by the boisterous winds, as was her on the subject in question, she vow the case. Though surrounded modestly answered, that perhaps her by attendants, she had retired in the mother would be glad of the charge;