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This when the people saw, who anxious press,
And long from him had waited for redress,
With fudden tumult and with wild uproar
They ftir


cruel strife thro' all the shore.
For he had taught them each should have his will,
And innovation should their purses fill,
They rise in arms, resolv'd t'avenge his cause,
Ripe for rebellion, prompt to spurn all laws.

When Arthegall the lawless crowd beheld,
His breast with doubt and indignation swellid,
For loth was he such rabble ront to chase,
Or his keen sword embrue in blood so base :
Again, he fear'd, that should he thence retire,
His fame or life might fall beneath their ire;
He therefore, Talus, sent t'obtain a truce,
Or ask why teem’d their strength with such abuse.
But, soon as he approach'd, with blow on blow
They rude assault th' invulnerable foe;
He undismay'd, unhurt, with iron flail
Their scatter'd ranks 'gan furious to assail,
None can withstand him, like a swarm of flies
The crowd dispers'd, to holes and coverts hies;
As when a Falcon, gliding by the brook,
Darts at a flush of ducks with nimble stroke,
The trembling fowl at view of death dismay'd,
Hide them amid the flagger's friendly shade.

So Talus, when he routs the rebel mass,

Returns to Arthegall, and on they pass. P.S. A version of the whole of the Fairy Queen, of which this may be considered as a specimen, will probably be offered to the public before 'the close of the year




where inexperience may find a quiet retreat, and if you can for a few moments descend from the grandenr of that sound morality, which is the characteristic ornament of your publication, to the fing-long trifles of a canting poetaster, you will perhaps allow a place in your Review to these hasty rhymes of one, who has nothing to boast of but a sincere love for his country, and a fixed hatred against the present existing enemies of all religion and morality, and every species of civil government and good order.

Your good sense will, I know, point out to you, whether you ought to reject or receive this effay; in either case your decision will be equally indifferent, though entirely binding, to me:--if you find it unworthy your notice, I address you without the loaft reservation in the words of Horace:

“ Si te forte meæ gravis uret sarcina chartæ,


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One farther hint I will mention:--If the ridiculous appearance of the idea contained in these verses thould be made an objection to them, it will be sufficient to remember to whom they are addreiled. Every man must be paid with his own coin ; and to Libertinarians, the professed promoters and patrons of all strange and eccentric notions, nonsense is peculiarly dedicated :


[To the tune of “the World topsy-turvy."]

When Liberty's the gen’ral cry,

When Freedom fills each mouth,
Their wishes I would fain supply,

And freely grant them both.-
For of two evils (as they say)

'Twas always judg’d the best,
At every period when you may

To fimply take the least:-
Now as their Freedom is absurd

Alike in deed and thought,
And it is plain in every word

That all must come to naught,
A better plan I would propose,

Which foon fball make them free,
Shall put an end to all our woes

And give them Liberty.
To them a true and constant friend

(If more they will not atk)
This simple mode I'd recommend,

Nor difficult the task ;
And Ministers if they are wise
To every

Will soon their royal leave devise,'

To set about this plan.
First as the only with they have,

Is to obtain * Promotion,
All further care and time to save

Let us adopt their notion.

* Cicero says, in his enumeration of the different descriptions of people which composed Cataline's Conspiracy—“ Alterum genus dominationem expe&ant: rerum potiri volunt: honores, quos quictu rejsublici desperant, perturbatâ confequi fe poffe arbitrantur."-(Or. IId. in Catil.) And, indeed, were we to examine the lists and descriptions which Cicero and Salluft have given us of the reprobite followers of their Robespierre, we should


recognize Grant each a free exclusive right,

Upon a kindred tree,
T exalt himself aloft to fight,

And teach us to be free.
Then will their utmost wish be gain'd,

When rais'd above the crowd,
Their glorious deaths thall be proclaim'd-

-- In Tybune's Lane's aloud !
And to immortalize each name,

Let Niwgate's Records tell,
Amidst her favourite fons of Fame;

How these illuftrious fell.
But fould this plan imperfect prove

To gratify their hopes;
A further grant and mark of love

I'd let them buy their röpés ;
'Twill save the ill-bestow'd expepce

Of Sheriff or the King,
For necks that ne'er would recompense,

For half an ell of ftring.
One farther word I needs must say

To prove my plan the best,
To thow it both will suit their way,

And likewise please the rest.
You'll find impregnated with woe,

Their mode of exaltation,
It aims a deep and deadly blow,

At this devoted nation.'
But mine I'll pledge my faith and word

Shall spread impartial joy
To every soul as foon as heard,

Man, matron, girl, and boy.
Each glift'ning eye with triumph bright

Shall view them dangling there,
Expos'd as puppets to the light,

Who living * puppies were.

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recognize not a few of our factions demagogues moft thoroughly delineated. A modern author has told us (in the Preface to an Abridgement of Locke) that there never was a Jacobin, who was not either a knave, a rascal, a coward, or a fool.

* It is observable that many headftrong young men, aduated by the same felf-conceit and ambitious pride which foit Satan and his Aogels Heaven, affert these schemes of liberty, and free-thinking principles, merely to thew their spirii; (or, rather to sensible people their pupyifm).---In our behaviour towards such characters, we may take the advice of a modera aathor, who tells us, “ When you hear a young prig abuse Ministers start another topic, or hum a tune."-(Vide Hints to Freshmen.)


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Britannia will exulting smile

Free'd from impending fate,
And bail reliev d her groaning ile

Disgorg'd this monstrous weight.
Peace shall exalt her exil'd form,

Hope re-illume his ray;
And faction huth his giddy storm

To solemnise this day.
When hell's worst imps, the sons of fate,

Drew on their worthless selves,
The worthy deaths that alway wait,
Such dark, designing, elves !


April 2d, 1801.




SIR, was very sorry to see some lines which. Mr. Pratt had quoted from Mr. laft month. You extracted them, together with their context, from Mr. Pratt's “ GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND.' But


Printer has 'made no less than four mistakes in four lines. In justice to the author, reprint them as follows:

-“ How. keen the pleasure that our grief repays, When drinking every GALE from kindred earth

As redolent of youth's refreshing days

Fancy the wonders of her Art displays.” Afterwards, read “Here, on my own old couch (the master cried.”)


* Thus Cicero says on the departure of Catiline from Ronte-28 Oration in Catilinam :-- Urbs quidem mihi lætari videtur, quod tantam peftem evomuerit."

+ Our ancestors, the antient Britons, punished even the deserters of their country by inttantaneously hanging them on trees; what punishment they would have thought sufficient for these professed enemies of their mother land, it may perhaps be difficult to imagine.

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Battle of Marengo, observations on, 482.

Beings, created, thoughts on their relative
CADEMICUS's, analysis of William situation with respect to their creator,

36, 37.

Belligerent Powers, on their right to exa-
Action of September 19, 1799, in Holland, mine the fhips of neutral nations, 172.
interesting and accurate account of, 122, Bible, extract from the preface to a new

translation, 97.
Adams, the late American President, - in the English, Hebrew, Greek, and

Proofs of his variety and weakness, 460, Latin languages, announced, 170.
remarks on his letter to Coxe of Bishop Prettyman, Prof. Hurdis, and Dr.
Philadelphia, at the time of Tho. Pinck. Toulmin, their merits and principles
ney's appointment as Envoy to London, cuntrasted, 76--ftri&tures on the Month-
463 --his conduct as Prelide it examined ly Reviewer's account of Profeffor Hur-
466--his dishonourable conduct on dilo

dis's Poem, 83
milling Meffis. Pickering a:d Mc. Henry, Biographers, Dr Johnson's opinion of, 253.
471-his public protettions at the time of Board of Agriculture, improper conduct of
the death of Washington, 471-473-de- one of its agents noticed. 297.
fended against the charge of partial.ty to Bonaça te, confluences produced by his
foreign nations. 473.

unexpected return from Egypt, 449-453
Adultery, reflections on, 291-necessity of said to bave been kicked by one of the de.
the provision in the bill for preventing in-

puties, 454•
termarriage, &c. 292.

panegyricon, by a Frenchified
Affections and emotions, happy effects British female, 372.
which refult from the union of the plea-

reflections on his character, 20, 28.
fing kinds of, 35.

Books, thote must necessary for the study of
Allies, accurate statement of their lofs, in history pointed out, 275.
the expedition to Holland, 127.

Boyd, W. Esq bis Letter Writer in the
Anecdotes of Methodists, 200, 202.

Times refuted, 313, 314.
Annual Anthology, its pieces proved to be Boyd's Letter to Mr. Pitt, remarks on, 65,

mostly of a Jacobinical tendency, 412. ítrictures on the author's prudence ! ib.
Annuity, query respecting default in the his fallacious and absurd reasoning cen-
payment of one, 165.

fured, 66-important defects pointed out,
Anti-burghers and Burghers, definition and 67-his attacks on the Minister refuted,
origin of, 131.

71-his boundless fpeculations noticed,
Antidote, vegetable. See Ranunculus.

72-great obligations of the author to Mr.
Apology to a discontented author, 60.

Pitt, 73-his grand specific for averting
Ark, new idea respecting it, 299.

all our calamities ! 74.-Antidote to Ms.
Associate Synod, a fect in Scotland, its his- B's. pamphlet, 75.

tory, 128-attacked by Ebenezer Erskine, Bouillé, Marquis de, Biography of, 225.
in 1732, 129—its lulpicious conduct in Bribery, inftance of, exposed, 72.
the year 1795, 390.

Burke, supposed to be Junius, 228.

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Bank-Notes, remarks on the circulation of,

88, the fallacy of their cauting an advance
in the price of corn, 317 - proved to be

worth their relative value, 407.
Bardomachia, its author detected and ex.,

pored, 194.
Barley-bread, its wholesomeness proved by

scriptural authority, 86, 92.
Battle of the first of June, animated descrip-

tion of, 58.

Cambrirge Teachers, remarks on the of

cordant sentimen s and difference of upra

nion prevalent among them, 38, 39.
Campbell, Dr. George, Author of the lec-

tures on Ecclefiaftical Hiftory, Biography
of, 146.-remarks on his Account of the
original Conftitution of the Christian
Church, 359-on his calumniation of the
English Church, 365.


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