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Tho' rais'd from this earth to a station on And tell to the world all the virtues she bigh,
taught When I think on her merits, forgive me To her offspring, who lov'd her so dear? the sigh,
But alas! all she iaught, all her lessous Forgive me the tear while to sorrow I bend,
are o'er, For the Dame was my mate, my com We shall learn from her love and her prepanion, and friend.
cepts no more,
This comfort remains, if her ways we Thro’ life's rugged path-way together we
We shall rise like herself with an heav'n Nor murmur'd she once at her lot;
T. N. And when kind prosperity brighten'd the
shade, Nor her God, nor her friends, were On seeing Mrs. K-B-aged upwards forgot.
of Eighty, nurse un Infant. Humility, pity, and mercy, she own'd,
A sight like this might find apology And a hand to relieve where adversity In worlds unsway'd by our Chronology; moan'd;
As Tully says, (the thought's in Plato)For this she must live where the seraphs
“ To die is but to go to Cato." adore,
Of this world Time is of the essence But ah! she shall live for my comforts no A kind of universal presence;
And therefore Poets should have made him
Not only old, as they've pourtray'd him, Full many a summer since youth's bridal
But young, mature, and old-all three day,
In one-a sort of mysteryFull half a long centum of time
('Tis hard to paint abstraction pure.) Have rollid their rude scenes and their Here young—there old-and now mature pleasures away,
Just as we see some old book-print, Since the priest taught us lessons divine.
Not to one scene its hero stint; From these she ne'er swery'd, she was
But, in the distance, take occasion faithful to me;
To draw him in some other station. Still kind, but discreet, as a partner should
Here this prepost'rous union seems
A kind of meeting of extremes. Nor shone forth her merits in wedlock
Ye may not live together. Mean ye alone,
To pass that gulf that lies between ye Her examples might brighten a cot or a
Of fourscore years, as we skip ages throne.
Ju turning o'er historic pages ?
Thou dost not to this age beloug: While left to encounter the crosses below, Thou art three generations wrong: This bounty of Heaven I crave,
Old Time has miss'd thee: there he tarWith the fairest of flow'rets the spring can
Go on to thy contemporaries ! 0, lead me to sprinkle her grave !
Give the child up. To see thee kiss him Tho'sad at the pangs her infirmities drew,
Is a compleat anachronism. Not a flow'r was so sweet, or so brilliaut to
Nay, keep bim. It is good to see view;
Race link'd to race, in bim and thee. The tongue of Reflection ne'er rang for the The child repelleth not at all past,
Her touch as uncongenial, She was peaceful with all, and resign'd to
But loves the old Nurse like anotherthe last.
Its sister-or its natural mother;
And to the nurse a pride it gives How can I do less in the moments of To think (though old) that still she lives thought
With one, who may not bope in vaiti Than sigb for a friend so sincere, To live her years all o'er agaiu!
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the Duke to resort to the only alternative, They soon arrived at Madrid, where he met with a most gracious reception. The
battle of Almanza, which happened some DUKE OF MEDINA CELI.
time after, made the Duke deem his IN consequence of the defeat at Sa- visitor his preserver, as well as that of ragossa, and the very low state to which his immense estate. Lawless was raised France was reduced, Philip* apprehen- in a short time to the rank of Lieutenant ded he should be obliged to relinquish General, and governor of Majorca, and his pretensions to the throne of Spain. in the course of a few years, Philip apAmongst others, it was suspected, that pointed him his ambassador to the court the Duke of Medina Celi was in the
of Versailles, interest of his competitor Charles. To render so powerful a prince inactive,
SIR THOMAS MORE. would be almost equal to a victory; but the method to effect it seemed difficult,
SIR John Danvers's House at Chelsea especially in the exhausted state to which stands in the very place where was that Philip was reduced. Sir Patrick Lawless, of the Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More, an Irish gentleman, then a colonel in the who had but one marble chimney-piece, French service, charged himself singly to and that plain. secure the person of the Duke. Having
Where the gate then stood there was previously concerted all his measures, he in Sir Thomas More's time a gate-house, repaired to the ducal palace, as charged according to the old fashion. From the with a special commission from Philip. top of this gate-house was a most pleaHe invited the Duke to take a walk on
sant and delightful prospect as is to be a fine terrace, in order to converse the
seen. His Lordship was wont to recreate more freely. As the conversation was
himself in this place to apricate and interesting, they insensibly rambled to a contemplate, and his little dog with him. considerable distance from the suite of It so happened, that a Tom o’Bedlam the Duke, until they came to a passage got up the stairs when his Lordship was which led to the high road, where the there, and came to him and cried, “Leap Colonel had a carriage in waiting. Tom, leap!” offering his Lordship vioLawless in a few words told his High- lence to have thrown him over the battleness, that he must directly, and without
ments. His Lordship was a little old the least appearance of constraint, take man, and, in his gown, not able to a seat in the coach; as he had engaged, make resistance; but having presentness at the hazard of his head, to bring of wit, said, “. Let us first throw this
him to Madrid, where he would find little dog over." The Tom o'Bedlam in Philip ready to receive him with open
threw the dog down: “ Pretty sport !" arms. The determined tone with which said the Lord Chancellor; “
down and these words were uttered, the appeare bring him up again, and try again.” Whilst ance of the man, and above all, his cha- the madman went down for the dog, his racter for resolution and bravery, induced Lordship made fast the door of the stairs
and called for help: otherwise he had * Philip V.
lost his life.
Note of Mr.Aubrey's on Tom o'BEDLAMS.
A modern Italian has painted the same Till the breaking out of the civil wars,
subject in a similar way. The Virgin is Tom o'Bedlams did travel about the
on her knees near the toilette; on a country. They were poor distracted dresses, which show that, in the painter's
chair are thrown a variety of fashionable men, that had been put into Bedlam, opinion at least, she must have been a where, recovering some soberness, they were licentiated io go a begging: i.e. practised
coquette ; and at a little disthey had on their left arm an armilla of
tance appears a cat, with its head lifted tin, printed in some works about four up towards the angel, and its ears on inches long. They could not get it off' end, to catch what he has got to say. They wore about their necks a great
Paulo Mazzochi painted a piece tehorn of an ox, in a string or bawdry, presenting the four elements
, in which which, when they came to a house, they fishes marked the sea, moles the earth, did wind, and they did put the drink
and a salamander the fire. He wished given them into this horn, whereto they leon; but not knowing how to draw that
to have represented the air by a camehad a stopple.
Since the wars I do not remember to have seen any one of
scarce animal, he contented himself, from them.
a similarity of sounds, to introduce a ca-
up the breezes around him.
But of all the blunders which artists have committed, none is perhaps so great
as that of the painter, who, in a picture BLUNDERS OF ARTISTS.
of the Crucifixion,represented the confes
sor holding out a crucifix to the good TINTORET, in a picture which repre- thief who was.crucified with our Saviour. sents the Israelites gathering manna in
Anachronisms of this description have the desert, has armed the Hebrews with
been so often noticed, that they are now guns; and a modern Neapolitan artist has represented the Holy Family, du- scarcely worth collecting ; but there are ring their journey to Egypt, as passing existence to the barbarous transforma libre
others of a rarer sort, which owe their the Nile in a barge as richly ornamented tions which pictures, originally correct
, as that of Cleopatra.
have undergone, to please the passions BRENGHELI, a Dutch painter, in a and prejudices of a day; and which it is picture of the Eastern Magi, has, ac well to treasure up, as marks of the imcording to the grotesque fashion of his potence of power, when it would torcountry, drawn the Indian king in a large ture genius into a violation of sincerity white surplice, with boots and spurs,
and truth. and bearing in his hand, as a present to In the chapel of one of the principal the Holy Child, the model of a Dutch colleges in Paris, there was a picture to seventy-four.
presenting the general in chief of the Lanfranc has thrown churchmen in aides-de-camp,paying a visit tothe plague
army of Egypt, attended by sožae of his their robes at the feet of our Saviour, hospital. Since the restoration of the when an infant; and Algarotti relates Bourbon family to the throne of France
, that Paul Veronese introduced several Benedictines among the guests at the Christ, and his aides-de-camp into apos.
Bonaparte has been converted into feast of Canaa.
tles. The artist who has made these al. An altar-piece in a church at Capua, terations, has not, however, thought it painted by CHELLA DELLE Puera, re necessary entirely to change the cosa presenting the Annunciation, is a cu
tumes, and our Saviour appears in the rious collection of absurdities. The Vir
boots of NAPOLEON. gia is seated in a rich arm-chair of An instance of similar absurdity occur crimson velvet, with gold flowers; a cat red at Naples, where to preserve Cross's and parrot placed near her, seem ex
magnificent picture of the Battle of Abortremely attentive to the whole scene; kir, a Neapolitan General, who never and on a table are a silver coffee-poi set fool in Egypt, has been substituted
WHEN the periodical paper called The World was published, Mr. Owen Cambridge became a principal contributor to
it. One Sunday morning, a note addresTHE profligate doctor Barrowby, whose sed to that gentleman from Mr. Moore, wit had too often a strong tincture of ill- the editor, requesting an essay, was put nature, was one evening very hard upon into his hands just as he was going to Mr. Hill, an apothecary, who had been church. Mrs. Cambridge observing him in great distress. Hill took no notice of rather inattentive during the sermon, him at first, but suffered him to run on whispered him: “ What are you thinking till he changed the subject, and among of?" He replied, “ Of the nert World, other things, the doctor mentioned his having been out of town for a week. " Aye,” said Hill," that was published in all the Saturday's papers."— In what
Epigrams. form?” says the doctor. “ Why, decreased in the burials this week, one hundred and forty-four.”
They say that you repeat your lines,
And borrow what yourself hath writ; But this I doubt,- for this inclines
To a right cunning wit! MUSIC.---The Athenians were in the Those who are doom'd to hear you through habit of publicly reviling Themistocles
Long verses, worthy of the shelf, for his ignorance of the manners of the In sooth, I think must envy you world, and of the usual accomplishments The stealing from yourself of polite breeding. His only answer to these inconsiderate railers was, that “it
AN ATTEMPT AT AN EPIGRAM. was true indeed he never played on a lute, but he knew how to raise a small Says Tom one day to Dick, dost know and insignificant state to greatness and
That Farmer Giles to Sea does go;
'Tis strange a man unfit as he, glory.” When Antisthenes was informed that Ismenias played excellently upon No, faith 'tis not, pert Dick replies,
Should go to brave the stormy Sea. the flute, he replied, and, says Plutarch, The choice he's made just proves him wise. properly enough, “ then he is good for Wise, Dick ?-yes, Tom! I'll tell ye liow, nothing else."---It was also an observa. Of this indeed you've a wrong notion, tion of Philip of Macedon to his son,
He's poor, and has no land to plough,
So now he'll help to plough the Ocean. Alexander the Great, upon hearing him sing very skilfully at an entertainment, “ Are you not ashamed to sing so well?” JOHN LYNN.---On the 12th of August There is perhaps a good deal of justice 1762, the Havannah surrendered to the in these two latter observations; for we British Aims under the command of find, from experience, in the present General Lord Amherst, Admiral Sir times, that those persons, whose lives GeorgePocock, and Commodore Keppel. are devoted to the study of music, gene- The Neptune of 70 guns, Asia 64, rally betray an inaptitude for any more
Europa 64, Spanish line of battle ships, important pursuits. A mere fiddler is of
were sunk at the entrance of the harbor. all' characters the most contemptible. The Tiger of 70 guns, Reyna 70, SoveTo this it may be added, that Music, rauo 70, Infanta 70, Aquilon 70, Amewhich was banished from the Common- rica 60, Vinganaza 24, Thetis 24, and wealth of Plato, was also held in great Marte of 18 guns, surrendered to the disdain amongst the ancient Egyptians. British Commander in the harbour of the
Havannah, besides two ships of war
that were on the stocks, with a consider. REPARTEE. --- A certain great man, able number of merchantmen. John more celebrated for pride than liberality, Lynn, a journeyman baker, wrote the being much plagued by some tiresome following Epigram on that brilliant country acquaintance to give them a victory. treat, Oh! yes, he replied, treat you--- Spain, jealous and proud, sorely vex'd to be to be sure I will---I'll treat you---with told,
(and gold, scorn!
Her Havannah was lost, her ships, castles,
you give ?
Some Antiquarians having pored over mistake, as Mr. Smith was graduated at
Charg'd her governor home, for surrend'ring without finding any clue to their meaning,
the place, So much to his own and his country's dis- task, when an arch Lad, on examining
they were about givingit up as an hopeless grace. A place, said the court, so strong in each
the Lines for a few minutes, explained part,
them in the following manner, which on Defended by nature, and aided by art; reading the Epitaph appears to be the So impregnable thought, that we cannot meaning naturally enough.
conceive How you could yield it up-what excuse can
Beneath this Stone lies Catharine Gray,
Chang'd from a busy life to lifeless clay; To which he replied, with a confident air,
By earth and clay she got her pelf, Sirs, my plea is, that Keppel and Pocock And now she's turn’d to earth herself: were there.
Ye weeping friends, let me advise,
For what avails a flood of tears
Who knows but in a run of years,
She in her Shop may be again.
Yard, on an Old Woman who sold
In YEOVIL CHURCH Yard is the follow
ing curious Inscription, on a person who
suffered from a long illness.
Pain it was my portion,
Physic was my food,
Groans were my devotion,
Drugs did me no good;
Christ my physician,
Knew which way was best
To ease me of my pain,
So set my soul at rest.
ON CARDINAL RICHELIEU.
“ Here lies-ah! Parbleu !
The Cardinal de Richelieu,
And (what is worse) my pension too!"
IN BEVERLEY CHURCH YARD.
Here two young Danish Souldyers lye,
The one in quarrel chanc'd to dye ;
The other's head by their own law,
With sworde was sever'd at one blow!
December 23, 1689.
ON WILLIAM SMITH, ESQ.
Here SMITH now rests, who acted well his
Mere human errors mark'dhis life and heart;
Yet were his merits of no common kind,
For nature had adorn'd his form and mind.
Cambridge* of learning gave an ample store,
Genius, experience, judgment taught him
SMITH threw a lustre o'er the rival stage,
Seab ate yo
And while ĠARRICK charm'd a wond'ring
the above mystical lines for many hours, Cambridge.