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Nor reft we here, but, at our magic call, Monkies shall climb our trees, and lizards crawl;
Verse 67. No! let Barbaric glories.) So Milton.
" Where the gorgeous east with richest hand
Showers on her Kings BARDARIC pearl and gold." Verfe 72. Monkies shall climb our trees.] “ In their lofty woods, serpents, and lizards of many beautiful sorts crawl upon the ground. Innumerable monkies, cats, and parrots clamber upon the trees.” Page 40. “ In their lakes are many islands, some small, some large, amongst which are often seen Atalking along, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the dromedary, ostrich, and the giant-baboon.” Page 66. “ They keep in their enehanted scenes, a surprising variety of monstrous birds, reptiles, and animals, which are tamed by art, and guarded by enormous dogs of Tibet and African giants, in the habit of magicians.” Page 43.
" Sometimes in this romantic excursion, the passenger finds himself in extensive recesses, surrounded with arbours of jesťamine, vine, and roses; where beauteous Tartarean damsels, in loose transparent robes that flutter in the air, present him with rich wines, &c. and invite him to taste the sweets of retirement, on Persian carpets, and beds of Camusathkin down." Page 40.
Huge dogs of Tibet bark in yonder grove,
75 (With the Queen's leave) her elephant and ass. Giants from Africa shall guard the glades, Where hiss our snakes, where sport our Tartar maids
; Or, wanting these, from Charlotte Hayes we bring Damsels alike adroit to sport and fing,
Now to our lawns, of dalliance and delight,
Verse 84. Thy gibbets, Bagshot.) o Their scenes of terros are composed of gloomy woods, &c. GIBBETS, crosses, wheels, and the whole apparatus of torture, arc seen from the roads, Here too they conceal in cavities, on the summits of the higheft mountains, four:deries, lime-kilns, and glass works, which send forth large volumes of flame, and continued columns of thick Imoke, that give to these mountains the appearance of Vol. canoes.” P. 37. “ Here the passenger from time to time is sure prized with repeated shocks of electrical inpulse ; the earth trembles under him by the power of confined air," &ca Now in produce both these effe&s, viz. the appeararce of volcanoes and eartbquakes, we have here fubstituted the
Hounslow, whose heath sublimer terror fills,
occasional explogon of a powder-mill, which (if there be not too much fimplicity in the contrivance) it is apprehended will at once answer all the purposes of lime-kilns and electrical machines, and imitate thunder and the explofion of cannon into the bargain.. Page 40.
Verse 87. Here too, O King of Vengeance, &c.] “ In the most dismal recesses of the woods, are temples dedicated to the King of Vengeance, near which are placed pillars of stone, with “ pathetic descriptions of tragical events ;” and many acts of cruelty, perpetrated there by outlaws and robbers.” Page 37
Verse 88. Tremendous Wilkes.] This was written while Mr. Wilkes was Sheriff of London, and when it was to be feared he would rattle his chain a year longer as Lord Mayor.
That Eastern feature, Art must next produce,
105 The muse shall deal awhile in brick and lime; Surpass the bold a'alaoi in design, And o'er the Thames fling one stupendous line Of marble arches, in a bridge, that cuts From Richmond Ferry flant to Brentford Butts. 110 Brentford with London's charms will we adorn Brentford, the bishopric of Parson Horne.
Verse 98. Where shall our mimic London, &c.] « There is likewise in the same garden, viz. Yven-Ming-Yven, near Pekin, a fortified town, with its ports, streets, public squares, temples, markets, shops, and tribunals of justice; in short, with every thing that is at Pekin, only on a smaller scale,
6. In this town the Emperors of China, who are too much the Naves of their greatness to appear in public, and their women, who are excladed from it by custom, are frequently diverted with the hurry and bustle of the capital, which is there represented, several times in the year, by the eunuchs of the palace.” Page 32.
Verse 109. Of marble arches.] See Sir William's enormous account of Chinese bridges, too long to be here inserted. Page 53.
There at one glance, the royal eye shall meet
Verse 115. Stout T**, &c.] “ Some of these eunuchs perfonate porters.” Page 32.
Verse 116. And Patriot Betty.] “ Fruits, and all sorts of refreshments are cried about the streets in this mock city.” Page 33. Verse 122. Lo, brazen tears, &c.]
Drew IRON tears down Pluto's cheek. Milton. Verse 125. See Jemmy Twitcher shambles.] « Neither are thieves, pickpockets, and sharpers forgot in these festivals ;
that noble profession is usually allotted to a great number of the most dexterous eunuchs." Ibid.