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weal;

And, to avoid the critics quarrel,

And spurn'd the minstrel-flaves of eastera A sprig or two of Virgil's laurel.

swav, Your ground thus laid, your trees thus plac'd, From tremb ng Thebes extorting conscious Sweeten'd with flowers to your taste,

1) ame : Your Mepherd take, and, as is wont, But o'er the d dem, by freedom's flame Baptize him at the poet's font.

Illum'd, the banner of renown unfurl's : Adorn bim with scrip, crook, and reed, Thus to his Hiero decreed, And lay him by for farther need.

'Mongst the bold chieftains of the Pythian Then take a Jamrel neat and fair,

game, And in a fillet bind her hair.

The brightest verdure of Castalia's bay ; Give her a flock of tender Theep,

And gave an ampler meed And keep her by you-She will keep. Of Pisan palms, than in the field of fame

Were wont to crown the car's victorious EPIGRA M.

speed;

And hail'd his scepterd Champion's patriot By the SAME.

zeal, Mr. PINGO, by direction of Mr Garrick, Who mix'd the monarch's with the people's engraved a niedal, on one side of which was the Manager's head ; on the reverse, three

From civil plans who claim'd applaufe, figures, that resembled plague, peftilence, And train'd obedient realms to Spartan au famine, more than what they were in? •

laws. feoded to represent, namely, the three Graces

111. with this modeft inscription,

And he, sweet master of the Doric oat, • He has united all your powers."

Theocritus, forlouk awhile

The graces of his pastoral ifle ; This being, by a Gentleman to whom Mr.

The lowing vale, the bleating cote, Garrick had presented it, thewn to Mr. Hen

The clusters on the sunny fteep, derfon, he repeated the following lines :

And Pan's own umbrage, dark and deep, THREE fqualid hago when Pingo form'ı, The caverns hung with ivy-twine, And christen'd them the Giates;

The cliffs that wav'd with oak and pine, Garick, with Shakespear's magic warm’d, And Etna's hoar romantic pile; Recogniz'd soon their faces.

And caught the bold Homeric note, He knew them for the filters weird,

In stately sounds exalting high Whose art bedimm'd the noon-tide hour,

The reign of bounteous Ptolemy: And from his lips this line was heard,

Like the plenty-teeming tide I have united all your power."

Of his own Nile's redundant food,

O'er the cheer'd nations, far and wide, So Garrick, critics all agree,

Diffusing opulence and public good: The Graces help'd thee to no riches,

While, in the rich-warbled lays And Pingo thus to flatter thee,

Was blended Berenice's name, Has made his Graces witches.

Pattern fair of female fame;

Softening with domeftic life 0 D E

Imperial splendour's dazzling rays, For his Majesty's Birth-day, written by Mr. The queen, the mother, and the wife ! WARTOX, and set to music by the late

IV. Mr. STANLEY.

To deck with honour due this feftal day, I.

0, for a strain from these sublimer bards! W HEN Freedom nurs'd her native fire

Who free to grant, yet fearless to refuse
In ancient Greece, and rul'd the

Their awful Tiffrage, with impartial aim lyre;

Invok'd the jealous panegyric Muse;
Her hards, disdainful, from the tyrant's brow
The tinsel gists of fartery ture;

Ner, but to genuine worth's severer claim But paid to guiltless power their willing Stern arbiters of glory's bright awards!

Their proud distinction deign'd to pay,

For peerless bards like these alone, And to the throne of virtuous kings, Tempering the tone of their vindictive strings, with seemty fong, the Monarch's natal

The bards of Greece, might best ador, From Truth's unprostituted store

morn; The fragrant wreath of gratulation hore.

Who, throu'd in the magnificence of peace, II.

Rivals their richest regal theme; 'I was thus Alceus (mote the manly chord; Who rules a people, like their owl, And Pindar on the Persian lord

In arms, in polith'd arts fupreme; Ihs notes of indignation hurlid,

Who bids his Britain vie with Greece.

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THEATRICAL JOURN A L.

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CHE following Prologue, mentioned in who molt shall praise him, all are fill at our Magazine for March last free p. 207),

Itrife': we could not before obtain a copy of : Expiring virtue leaves a void in life.

A void our scene has felt:-with ShakPROLOGUE,

speare's page

Who now like him shall animate the Stage ? DE ATH of Mr. HENDERSON,

Hamlet, Macbeth, and Bencdick, and Lear,

Richard, and Wolley, pleas'd cach learned Spoken by Mrs. SIDDONS, Ai Covent-Garden, Feb. 25; 1;

If feigning well be our consummate art,

How great his praise, who in Iago's part Written by ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq.

Could utter thoughts so foreign to his ERE fiction try this night her magic

heart? ftruin,

Fallaff, who shook this house with mirthful And blend mysteriously delight with pain;

roar, Ere vel fhe wake her train of hopes and fears Is now no counterfeit :-- He'll rise no more! For Jafher's wrongs and Belvidera's tears, 'Twas Henderson's the drama to pervade, Will you permit a true, a recent grief Each passion touch, and give each nicer shade. To vent its charge, and seek that sad relief? When o'er these boards the Roman Father How Thall we feel the tale of feign'd di- passidftress,

But I foibcar that effort was his lat. While on the heart our own af!l:inns press? The Muse there faw bis zcal, tho'rack'd with When our own friend, when Henderson cx

pain, pires,

While the low fever ambulh'd in cach vein. And from the tomb one parting pang re- She sought the bed, where pale and wan he

quires ! In yonder Abbey Mall he rest his head, And vainly try'd to chasc disease away; And on this spot no virtuous drop be lhed? Watch'd ev'ry look, and number'd ev'ry high, You will indulge vur griet: ---Those And gently, as he liv'd, she saw him die. crowded rows

Wild with her gricfs, she join'd the mournShew you have hearts that feel domestic woes; ful throng, Hearts that with gen'rous emulation burn, With fullen sound as the hearse mov'd along : To raise the widow dronning o'er his urn; Through the dim vaulted ailes the led the And to his child, when Rraton's op'ning ray

way, Shall tell her whom she lott, this truth convey: And gave to genius past his kindred clay; Her father's worth made cacia good man bis Heard the last requiem o'er his relics cold, friend,

And with her tears bedew'd the hallow'd Honour'd thro' life, regretied in his end !

mould. And for his relatives to help his flore

In faithful' versc, there near the lonely cell, An audience gave, when he cou'd give no The fair recording epitaph may tell,

That he who now lies mould'ring into duft, Him we. all mourn ; his friends fill Was good, was upright, generous, and just; heave the ligi,

By talents form'd to grace the Poet's lays ; And fill the tear Itands trembling in the By virtue form’d to dignify his days. eye.

June 9, The Haymarket Theatre opened
His was each mild, each amiable art, with the following
The gentlelt manners and the feeling hrarı ;
Fair simple truth ; benevolence ; to all

PROLOGUE,
A gen'rous warmthi, that glow'à di Friends Written by Mr. COLMAN,

ship's colli
A judgment fure, while learning toil'd be.

Spoken by Mr. BENSL E Y. His mirth was wit; his humour, sense refin'd; LE SAGE, of life and manners no mean A foul above all guile, all meiner views;

teacher, The friend of Science ; friend of ev'ry Muse! Draws an Archbishop,once a famous preacher; Oft have I known him in my vernal year- Till apoplex'd at lait, his congregation This no faign'd grief. no artificial icar! Smelt apoplexy in each dull oration. Ost in this breali he wak'd ibe Muscs' flame, Our Chief, alas, since here we parted laft, Fond to advise, and point my way im fame. Has many a lieavy hour of anguish past;

more,

AND

hind;

* Mrs. Siddons, to do honour to the memory of her deceased friend, obtained the con fent of the Managers of Drury-lane, and performed the part of Belvidora ; but thai character requiring great exertion, and the Piologue being unusually long, several lines heie printed nerc omitted on the above night. EUROT. JAC.

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once were

Meanwhile by Malice it was said and written gentleman made an effort in the histrionid His mind and body both at

art with the company of gentlemen who exsmitten *;

hibited in the play of Dr. Stratford at DruryYetnow return'd in promising condition, Lanc, in 1784. Alive, in very spite of his phyfician,

After the play, a new farce, in two a&s, Again with rap ure hails the generous town,

called the Midow's Vow, was performed for Sure that misfortune never meets their frown! the forft time. It is a translation from the

Fam'd Pasquin, his applauded predecessor, French by Mrs. Inchbald, and does credit 'Gainst wit and humour never a tranfgrellor, lo her pen. She has fioftened down the exStill cheer'd your vacant hour with jelt and travagance of the French intrigue, and has whim,

adapted it to the English audience. The When hapless Chance depriv'd him of a limbs story is briefly this A young and beauBut you, who long enjoy'd the tree's full tiful widow has forsworn the male sex Thade,

young Marquis, whose filter, the Counters Cherish'd the pollard, and were well repaid ; Labella, lives next door to the widow, ha. Shall then his follower less your favour Tare, ing fallen desperately in love with her, his Or, rais'd by former kindness, now despair 2 fister contrives to procure his introdu&ion by No! from your smiles deriving all his light, making the widow believe that it is the Those genial beams fhall make his flame Counters herself in disguise. The Marquis more bright.

is supposed by the whole fanily to be a woWarm gratitude for all your kindness past man, and he is treated by the widow with Shall soothc Disease, and charm Affliction's extreme freedom, and by her uncle with blaft.

such pointed allusions as to incensc him, and By Reason's twilight we may go astray, he is forced to correct bis insolence. In his But honeft Nature Pacds a purer say ; cquivocal charactce, however, the Widow While,morc by Feeling than cold Cautionled, pledges hersell to marry him, and the fiites The heart corrects the crrors of the head. arrives critically to explain the supposed

Cheer'd by thcle hopes, he banishes all feat, metamospholis. And trusts, at least, you'll find no palsy here. This farce has confiderable humour, and The Play was The Maid of the Mill, in which

we have seldom seen a trifle more ably exeMr. Matthews, from Bath, made his for display of arch fimplicity; and Mr. Ban

cuted. Mrs. Wells was admirable in the appearance in Giles. He is intended to suponister, jun. gase a very plausible afpeâ, by the ply

the place of Mr. Bannister, senior ; but possesses only in a low degree the talents elegance of his dress and caly manners, ta ({mall as they were; of his predecessor. His

the supposed change of sex. Mr. Edwin voice is not a bad one ; but he exhibits and Mrs. Bates were also very happy in their scarce any other requisite for the stage.

performance.

The Prologue was well in the writing : 20. The play of Jare Shore was performed bin it was fill better in the delivery. is for the purpose of bringing forward a Mr. was written by Mr. Holcrofi, and excellently Horne, in the character of Hattings. This spoken by Mr. Bannister.

THE POLITICAL STATE of the NATION and of EUROPE, for JUNE 1786.

No. XXVIIL

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THIf or cheese on, will prove a very ex"HIS month, which may be called the ' be belowed on them as a mere benevolence

or charitable donation, in consideration of pensive mooth to the nation. The money. their sufferings on account of Great-Britain. votes which pass day by day in clusters would This language might have fuited Britain frighten any nation but the English, who once ;. but now, encumbered and heavy laden seem to be inured to the yoke of taxation, as she is with an enormous and unparalleled without measure and without end. It is all debt, under which her sons reel and farger one to them whether a million be voted, or like drunken men, ready to sink under their a single thousand; or whether that vole is insupportable burden, it is wild, romantic, passed by forty Members, or four hundred; and absurd, to talk of charitable donations ia iherefore thin houses in the summer make the amount of millions, the number undeche Minister's hay.time and harvest.

fined and unknown. America bas cost this Ainong the many items of national cxpen- nation very dear first and lall-in peopling diture, the sum demanded for the American it, and promoting its cultivation-io proclaims is not the lealt perplexing and morti. tecting ii and fighting for it!- in fighting fying to the true friends of this country! and againll it to subdue rebellion, and restore it yet their most fanguine patrons admit that to its station in the British empire!--is ihey have no claim upon us at all ; thai is, to making peace with it, ceding our lands with

* Alluding to a paragraph in the Public Advertiser of November 4.1785. This couplet, omitted at the Thcatrc, is here rellorcd, in order to prevent any inisapplication of the nat line but one.

out any cquivalent, and fortifications which from his fortification scheme, he returned to we had need of to guard against their future the attack the third time, and lucceeded to inroads !—and ceding to them lands which his wishes for the pretent year, irutting 40 were not ours to give, and which they de- his future efforts and manæuvres for the mand of us to put them in possession of !- completion of his plan the next and succeedand after all, we are called to diftribute ing years. This thews how much he regards among their inhabitants and citizens as much the frowns of Parliament, or even its open money as the fee simple of their land is worth rebukes. for nothing, or worse than nothing, for ill The East-India regulating bill has given turns or real injuriis done us! Thus, in the Minister a great deal of trouble in carry, friendship and in enmity, in peace and in ing it through ; but we believe it will give war, America is a mill-stone round the necks him molt trouble of all in carrying it into of Englishmen, which no time nor circum- execution. stance can enable them to shake off! To mond The new East-India Loan bill, too, gives the matter, the men whole bounden duty it no small trouble in its pallage through Paris to enable us to shake off this intolerable liament. It seems to be a medicine obtruded burthen, this mill-itone, are the men who upon the patient against the grain by a phyare drawing the end tighter and lighter, and lician in whom the patient has no great faith. tying it with an indissoluble knoi.. Thus Probably the Company would find its way American madness bids fair to be our ruin much better in commercial and civil affairs, first and latt.

if Ministers would not meddle at all with To make up this charitable donation to them. The Company flourished, prospered, our dear American brethren, Englishmen are and grew great, respectable at home, and not to be taxed against their will, but, lite- formidable abroad, iill the griping, squeez.rally speaking, with their own consent; that ing hand of Ministry was direiched out is, they are all to be tempted to turn game against them, to share their profits, and annifters, and then to be puniihed for gammg in hilate tlieir power of clecting Directors out of their own way:

In some cases, the end is their own body to manage their own attairs. said to fanctify the means ; but in this case Every touch of the ininisterial hand laid upon the end and the means damn one another. them fince has proved like a mortal stroke

The Wine Duty bill has been pushed for- upon their vital part, which all the efforts of ward thro' a very thin Houfe, and gone the Legislature and of Ministry since have not into the Upper House, where the Oppo- been able to remedy or do away. The Comfition has been but weak in numbers, bowa pany never will thrive while the present reever strong in argument the few oppo- itrainis remain upon them; but will grow fing Members may have been. We believe worle and worse until they are restored 10 many of the people's representatives will their former state, or something near it, subdearly repent their precipitate retreat to ject to a very few rettraints, and those retheir country-seats, while the Minister specting their military affoirs only. was forging chains for them in common The Crown lands have been recommendwith their conftituents, the weight and ed to the confderation of the Ili ule at a laie inconveniency of which they will soon fecl fealon of the year, when every man in it was even in their convivial hours.

panting and gasping for a speedy deliverance The Sinking Fund bill met with its diffic from the bulineis already crowded and accuculties in paling both Houses ; and we are mulating on their hands! What llis Majelly's well assured, if it had been better underlood Ministers mean by giving this advice to their than it was, it would have met with still Mafter we cannot conceive. it foars above more and greater difhculties, in proportion our comprehension, as to any good that inay as it had been underitood. That must now or can be derived from it at this juncture. stand its trial; and let experience decide all The prosecuted Ahatic Governor has had diferences of opinion upon it.

two votes passed upon him, the one for, the The Deal and Batten duty bill has passed other againit hiin: the first we ascribe to the into a law, very much modified to what the goodness of his cause, and the perspicuity of Votes set forth in the outset. Whether this his defence ; tbe fecond we impute to the modification or moderation on the Minister's Minister's flying off in a tangent in the latter part proceeded from the force of internal part of his speech, thereby drawing off all his representation of parties concerned, or of followers to vote with himself against the foreign remonftrances on the part of the Em- Governor. For what reason the Minister so press of Ruflia and the other Northern spoke, voted and acted, we are at a loss 10 Powers, or from both these causes co-operate comprehend ; for we can find nothing like ing, we know not; but report has been cir- a folid reason in what is handed to us as bis culated that the Czarina has renewed her speech: the consequence, however, seems to commercial treaty with us. If the above be a Itagnation of the business for the present impoft was not known to, and admitted by Seffion, neither party, his friends or his foes, her at the time of signing, she will probably expressing much anxiety to push the matern consider it as an infraction of the treaty.

further till the next Sefion of Parliament, Although the Minister was twice beat off In the mean time, we may expect warm de

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ther quarter.

bates and arguments po and con among the time to time with internal fends and corre commons of Great Britain without cours, motions; yet the heavy Duichmen seldom about the treataicnt and fate of this great apei proceed to any dangerous extremes : one or wonderful man; as well as great rejricings other of the contending partics finds the way among Frenchmen, Pears, and Commons of to stop in time, and to let time and parience all ranks and degrees, for the indign'ties al. work the cure of all their political disorders. seady offered ihe man whom they have been The King of Sweden has met his Diet wilt taught to dread as a Marlborough; while the great eclat and cordiality. From the tenor rol of Europe will gaze at us in filent aito- of his speech it appears, that the tranquility nidhment !!!

of the North is not likely to be disturbed Ireland seems to be ve launched quite into among the Northern Powers themselves, the pacific ocean of politics! No volunteer- however a storm may break out from anoiny, minevring, parading, or refolving, arnong the Irish people! All seems to be calm If any regard is to be paid to the intelii. and quiet as to public affairs.

gence conveyed in the foreign priots, matters A noininal King of Portugal dving, makes are growing very serious between the Oils little or no variation in the political svilem man Porie and the Empress of ail the Rulilas, of Europe, and is hardly worth our men ion. consequently the Emperor of Germany, ing, but out of a respect to crowned heads, united as the two laiter Powers are in aliiand the idea of a change that a second irar- ance, interell, views, and corre ponríem do riage may make anong the Catholic Powers, signs. If a war breaks out between the Turk and particularly the Mimbers of the Fomily the two linperial Courts, it will be a very Comp.:dł. The death of a King of Prullia, perplexing scene for the Cabinet of Fraure, as now exprcted, it really happening, would as the Porte will expect and demand of give a much greater shock to the generally - France an explicit categorical declaration irn of Europe, especially if accompanied what part the will really act in cale of a rup. with another death in that Royal Family at The French never were put harder to the Camcuire.

it for a decided part to ad, than they will be Huiland continues to be convulscd from upon this impending occahon.

ture.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Stockholm, Muy 4.

wounded him, but did not kill him ; the 'HE following important hiltorical anec.

:

valet, who helped the king to get back to his

camp, finished him with a pistol, and tonk It is well known that the great Gustavus a pair of spectacles, which that Prince always Adolphus, King of Sweden, perished at the wore, he being very near-sighted : I bought Ratile of Lutzen, which he gained on the those spectacles of the Dean of Laucoburg. 26th of November 1632; but nothing porio Whilft I was in Saxony the murderer of the uve was known as to the circumstances of King was very old, and drew ucar his eod; bis death. Sme pretended that Cardinal remorle for ló atrocious an action was a conta Richelieu was the author of it ; others, that tinual torment to him. These circumstances he was alfaflinated by Duke Albert of Lauen. I had from the mouth of the Dean hinnfell, bourg, one of his Generals, who was himself of whom I bought the spectacles, which i Ailied by the Austrians ; but a letter has

have deposited among the Archives of cen lately found in the Archives of Sweden, Sweden." which explains that melancholy event quite Naples, Mlay 6. By order of the King, 2 in another manner. It is dated January 29, magnificent fet of China is fabricating here, 2725, and addressed by Mr. Andre Goedy. intended as a present from his Majesty to the ang, Provost of the Chapter of Wexio, in King of Great-Britain, in return for the carSweden, to Mr. Nicholas Hawedlon Dah), runades sent by the King of England iaft Secretary of the Archives of this kingdom,

year. and is as follows, viz. 56 While I was in Copenhagen, Nay 30. The marriage of her Saxony, in 1687, I by happy chance disco- Roval Highness the Princess Louila Auguta vered the circumstances of the unfortunate of Denmark with his Highness the Prince of end of the King Gultavus Adolphus. That Slerwic-Holstein, was celebrated on Saturday great Prince went out without any other at- evening last in this capital, in presence of his Rendant than a valet, to discover the enemy : Danish Majesty, the Prince Royal, the Qucea a thick fog prevented his perceiving a de. Dowager, &c. &c. tachment of Austrian troops, who fired and

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COUNTRY

T R Y E W S.
Ipswich, May 27.

pick-axe against a fione bottle, which cooFEW days ago, as the workmen were tained about 920 pieces of Gilver coin, lap

making a new turnpike road at Ben- pored hy the date tu have been hid ibers kere, in this county, one of thein Itruck his

1000 ycars.

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