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vere observation, an indescribable fome- and denies his libertine attempts to fub. thing about her heart will not permit due his wife's virtue. Bronzelcy by this Maria to harbour serious hoftility means prevails with Lady Priory to against a man, who, though apparently take an airing with him in his pofthe is not entitled to me the unwelcome chaise, and conveys her to his house, freedom of speech he exercises, fills twelve miles from town, the all the her with awe and commands her re. while conceiving the was complying 1pect. Disgusted with what he has obe with some request of her Lord, for which Served, Sir William is determined, at the could not account. When he has the end of a little month, to return to lodged her, Bronzeley avows his motive; India, without avowing himself to his but he is awed by ñer calm and firin child. Ac this time the play com- conduct, so far as, on her promise on mences. The characters already men. that condition to think more kindly of tioned are explained, when Lord Priory him, to convey her immediately to arrives and gives an account of himself London, safe to her husband. This and his Lady, froin which it appears incident naturally works a good deal of that they are a primitive couple; the the plot; and the agitation of mind of wife all meekneis and obedience, the Lord Priory on hearing of the absence husband not for a moment fuifering Lady of his wife on the sudden, is a proper Priory to forget that she is to cungder punishment for his having exposed her bim as her lord and master. They go io infult, and himself to injury of the to bed at cen ; rise at five : the finess most sensible kind. Maria, and her of due subordination is exemplined, and friend Lady Mary, pursue their habit the folemn vow " to honour and ovey,' of gaming, till it involves them in the which the wife has made at the altar, is 'distress that the pursuit of lo fooliha, ftriāly conformed to. My Lord begs if not so indefensible, a vice (for even to be accommodated for a few days at for vices of some kind a palliation, if Mr. Norbury's, and most of the inci. pot a defence, may be set up) is sure to dents of the scene there take place. entail. They are both arrested by the Lady Priory has been killed in the dark fame tradesman, and both carried to by Mr. Bronzeley; but, having her the fame spunging-houfc, Maria hava fciffars by her fide, has cut off a piece ing in vain attempted to prevail on of his coat to aid her to discover her her disguised father to save her from affailant. To escape detection, and save the horrors of a prison. In her time him felf from Lord Priory's resentment, of disgrace and distress, her father vi. he suddenly begs Mr. Manly to change fits her, and tells her he is willing to coats with him, and after he has done clear her from her difficulties on certain fo tells him the reafon. Manly, though conditions, which he specifics. Find. bure and astonished at Bronzeley's im. ing a determined relinquishment of her pudence, keeps the secret, and is thence faihionable vices the leading condition, put into some ridiculous situations. Ac fe is unwilling to capiculate, afraid that length Bronzeley undertakes to make the fall not have fortitude always to an end of the matter, and goes to apo. keep her faith. As a new and subfti. logize to Lord Priory in Mr. Manly's tuted condition, it is proposed to her name. He sees Lady Priory, is cap:ivated to quit the town, and to retire to the by her meek nefs and manners, and, by country for a few years. This condition a feigned ttory of a dreadful design the considers as involving the first, and againit her, so far engages her anxiety, ftill more insupportable. Mr. Manly as to prevail on her to give him an then says, he will not give hope that is interview in private at Lord Priory's not meant to be realized, and presents house, which was under repair. When her with a thousand pound Bank.note, he arrives, he has scarce opened his preli. teiling her, that he is about to depart minary, calculated fill more to alarm for India immediately. This occalioos ber, when the introduces my Lord to him. her to beg, if he meets her father, to The sudden appearance of the husband hide her indiscretions from him. He confounds him, and he is so inuch at a replies, that her father will never reloss for plaufidie terms of explanation, turn, his hopes being disappointed, and that Lord Priory ridicules his folly at his fortune reversed. Apprebending attempting his Lady, on whose honour the worst, and fearing that her father and fidelity he has so much reliance, might be in distress, she returns him the that he readily confenes that Bronzeley Bank.note, and begs him to apply it to thall be introduced to her at his du fire, his relief ; and, as the greatett favour Vol. XXXI. MARCH 1997.

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he can grant her, to suffer her to ac. primitive Wife, which is proof to all se. company him to India, to soothe a pa- duction, and by the many instances of rent's sorrows, and cherish him in his the natural good disposition of Miss Doafflictions, cheerfully abandoning, for rilant, the Modern Maid of Quality, his fake, all her indiscreet propenfities who, plunged in the greateft diftress by and pleasures. Softened by her affec- gaming and ridiculous expence, gene tion, Manly bursts iọto tears, and Nor. roully offers to sacrifice to the relief of bury, entering, relieves them both by her father's suppoled misfortunes a sum bidding her bend to her parent, who of money fufficient to rescue her from was then before her. A scene of great the horrors of a prison in which the is tenderness ensues, and the father and confined. his daughter return home together. This Comedy was well received by Lady Mary is accidentally relieved froin a crowded audience, and the characters the bailiff's house by Sir George Eve were all well supported. A Prologue lyn, who had fown upon the wings of was spoken by Mr. Waddy, and the love to release his adored Maria the Epilogue by Mifs Wallis, in which moment he had heard of her embarral. two lines, alluding to the late glorious ment,and, having ordered the lady to be victory by Sir John Jervis, were re. fet free as foon as he entered, so as to ceived with a transport never equalledig engage himself for the debt, finds, upon any Theatre, an interview, that he had liberated Lady 6. Mrs. Worthington appeared the Mary instead of Maria, who had bcen first time on any Stage at Drury Lane, set at liberty before. After these inci. in the character of Iinogen, in Cymbee dents, the plot is wound up with the re lone.. Her person is elegant, ber face turn of Lady Priory to her husband by p!caling, and not without expreffion, Mr. Bronzeley, the reconciliation of the and her manner interesting. She was, primitive pair, the union of Sir George however, to much affccted on her enand Maria, and of Bronzely and Lady trance, that, not withftanding the cheer. Mary.

ing plaudits of the audienct, she was for This Comedy is the avowed produc: a confiderable time unable to proceed. sion of Mrs Inchbald, and, with the ex. Her great defect appeared to be want ception of some ludicrous incidents, may of sufficient powers of voice. On a be classed under that species of Theatri smaller Theatre she may perhaps be mule cal Compofirion which the French dir. successful. tinguish oy the name of Comedie Larmo. Oofthis evening a new Balle was yante. The title of the piece sufficiently performed for the fire time, called expresses the intention of the author, THELABYRINTH;OR,THEM ADCAL, who, by contrasting the characters of which barely to mention is sufficient. “ Wives as they Were, and Maids as Also, Cape Sr.VINCENT; OR, BRIthey Ale,” very happily exemplines the TISH VALOURTRIUMPHANT,was aétprimitive purity of our ancient matrons, ed the firft tiine. This piece, introduced and the unbounded excravagance which on the victory obtained by Sir John marks the diisipated career of the Je vis, is a revival of THE GLORIOUS fathionable unmarried ladies of the pre FIRST OF JUNE. (See European sent day. The interest of the piece is Mag. July 1794, page 60), with a few kept alive by thợ attention which the au alterations, and was received with great chor excites in the audience to the con applaute. jugal attachment of Lady Priory, the

Ρ Ο Ε T RY. ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE Can aught imperfect in his works appear? DEITY.

Is there, becween thy God and thice,

One rigorous, one unjust decree !-FLY, vain Presumption ! fay; por rashly Profuneness can't affert it without fear.

Say, can that source impurity pcffels To tax creative Wildom's pow'r divine ; From whence must iffue all our happiness? To arraign, in impious pride, that guardian Can e'er Injustice, with unhallow'd feet, care,

Attempt t' approach that Holy Judgment. Thore mercies, which throughout Crea

feat, tion (hine.

Where Truth's bright effence hath eternal
Say, man, can thine impartial eye

Mone,
Che blot in all bis viays disory?

And Mercy beam'd transcendant from her

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WRITTEN IN SPRING.

Tho Almighty Sovereign, fince the world be. Though Time Thall wither every soft defire ;

Though Meeting beauty vanish from the gan,

view, In perfect goodness hath his laws ordain’d ; Though half extin& the lover's youthful fire, Abun-tant tokenis hath displayed to man

Thy magic mirror Ahall each grace renew ; Of love celestial, pure and unrestrain'd;

Of wisdom, whose extent to find And as I wander on the barren shore,
Snrpasseth far the finite mind

Of Empire fall'n the desolated seat,
Wiflom as univerfal as his pow'r. A glance at the sad relicz scatter'd o'er
Enthron'd in majesty on high,

Shall rouse thee froin' Oblivion's dark re. He hears seraphic symphony

treat ; His boundless grace and noble a&ts adore.. To tell where now the noisome rettle grows, There God, in his supremacy reveal'd,

where roams 'midit. parching lands the Developes what his wisdom hath concrald thirsty crane ; From nortal's fight ; yet let not mortals Th'embattled tower or splendid dome arore, blame

Or marshall d armies issued to the plain, Th' Omniscient Mind, but to their Maker's There ran the extended aqueduct along, name

Where shapeless now yon massy ruins lie; Be glory, praise, and adoration giv'n

There by the stream the Shepherd tuned his By men on earth, and perfect saints in Heaven!

song, Chifleron, Feb. 15.

D. W. D.

Where fand in whirling clouds invades the
SONNET

Iky.
Though the call pyramid oppress the ground,

And still endures the lengthen'd colonnade
A
GAIN
gay Spring the rustic calls to love,

Their founders' names, eras'd from the rie And spreads her flow'ry mantle o!et the

nown'd, grove!

Like evening Thadows into darkness fade ; The foaring lark, sweet fongtter of the morn,

Hails early Phæbus with a cheerful ttrain; Though Time with ruthlefs ravages defroy, At eve the plowman views his riting com,

And each proud trophy of the past efface;

Heedless alike of valour's rough employ,
Are hears soft music echo o'er the plain.
But, ah!

The Mufe's myrk, and the Virgin's grace,
can Spring remove the fiend
Despair,

Thou can't recal the ages part away,
Or footh the troubled borom filled with cate ? Record the story of the mighty dead ;
Whether I feek the lone sequefter'd shade,

Thou can't inspire the poet's moral lay, Or thro' the daified meadow bend my way,

And bind with laurel wreath the hero's

head. 1 court in vain the joys fond Hope pour tray'd, Her faireft blossoms bloom'd but to decay!

J. G

SONNET
Tird Fancy now a gloomy picture draws,
And Sadness round my head a fader garland

To my DOG TOBY."
throws.
R. ANDERSON. SAY, honest inmate of my humble cot,

Why fawn'it thou thus thy Master's

feet around TO MEMORY.

Dəft think thy faithfui services forgot ?

Ah no! so rare does Gratitude abound, SOOTH thou each present woe, Mysterious

That thou, tho' groveling, Dog-like, at my Power! To thee I strike the longe'orsaken lyre ;

fcet, To thee we owe the renovated hour,

I would carefs, esteem tbee Friend sincere ; Strong mark'd with bliss, touched with Nay, I could Hatter thee without deceit ; celestial fire.

Whilf Man, alas ! full oft the woc-worn Arild Goddess of the retrospeErive eye, Of bitter anguilh tells t'wards Man unkind, While Fortune" ftill o'erclouds each coming

Ungrateful, fuffers not his heart c'expand ; day,

But, ’midit the howlings of the wintry wind, Coheeded bid the tedious moments by,

Withholds from linking wretchedness the The far-fied hour of rapture paint more fott'ring hand; gay.

Who, teaz'd and goaded by the fiend De. Thou can ft restore to age the ardent dream, (pair, The extasy of juvenile delight;

Plunges, o'erwhelm'd in guilt, to end his Though Lethe urges on her Buggish stream,

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IN a few days Orestes will find himself settled Tho' doom'd to draw far distant Scythia's air, for the remainder of life in a far diftant Where the parch'd stars ne'er lave in ocean's province, among a rude, but brave and hor. pitable people.

To num'rous nations Fame my worth will Too keen sensibility-a mind refentful bear,

of injuries-but grateful, and affectionately Nor Envy from the world my name thall mindful of favours received--a heart tu

hide. multuously alive to impressions from fee Rumour will spread whate'er relates to me, male charms—Such, Mr Editor, is your Whence the sun's beams first few the correspondent; whose peace of mind has

dawning day, been destroyed by the poisoned arrows of To where his orb descending meets the sea, calumny; who detesting fools, knaves, and

And East and Weft my fame and wrongs cowards, leaves for ever the Metropolis

display. without a ligh. In the retreat he has choren he means

Nor to this age confin'd tby guilt be known, not to forego the pleasure of your Monthly

For ever gibbeted thy crimes Niall be ; Feaft; and hopes to be able, not feldom, Posterity, that cannot die, will shudd'ring in communications to subscribe himself,

own, * Your much obliged,

A wretch irore worthless never breath'd

than thee. and very humble Servant, ORESTES. E'en now the war I wage with head unarmid,

Ah! would to Heav'n 'for arms I had no ELEGY the 9T!, Book the 4711, of Ovid's

The Ring is silent, yet the Bull's alarmid, TRISTIUM, FREELY TRANSLATED.

Spurns the loosc land, and earth indignant
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paws.

Enough, my Muse! tis time we found reSi licet, et pateris, nomen facinusque tacebo,

treat, Et tua Lethais weia dabuntur aquis.

Room for contrition I most willing yield?

Tis not too late repentance to comple, SAY, do

you with your name and guilt un And Mroud his name behind Oblivion's known,

rhield. And scoundrel deeds in deep oblivion laid ?

ORESTES. To tears, tho' tardy, mercy Mall be shewn, When without art contrition is display'd.

ELEGIAC SONNET.

Now plaintive Philome! forsakes the Let it appear that felf-condemn'd you stand, thorn,

From Menory's tahlet anxious to crafe And from her lowly nest the lark upThe dirty schemes which erst your malice springs, plann'd,

Warbling her wild notes to the meek-ey'd When envy led you to be faise and base.

morn, Should stil 'gainst me your heart with ran.

Who waves aloft her dew. befpangled cour rage,

wings. Compellid, unhappy, I must Ay to arms; The roofted Cock pours forth his clarion From earth's extreme defensive war I'll wage, Thrill, And guard my fame from vile Alaltinis: And from the mountain's brow dun night harms.

i retires ;

While mutic wakes around from every bill, ''Twas Cæsar's will (perhaps you knew it

As reddering Phicebus lifts his golden fires. not) My civic rights uninjur'd should remain;

But vain to me the opening landscape ímiles, The loss of country he decreed my lot ;

In • young-eyed Spring's rich garniture O may that country flourish 'neath his airay'd, reign!

Since deep ensoar'd in love's delusive wiles,

Hid in these shades, I mourn a faithles The Oak, tho' blasted by the bolt of Jove, Maid,

Much of its native vigour oft retains; Who minds me not, but leaves me to despair, If for revenge wo impotent I prove,

And tell her baleness to the desert air. Each Mule will aid me with immortal

T, ENORT. strains,

Bcreugb, usb Mercb 1797.

STATE

Feb. 25, 1797

S T A TE P A P E R S.

No. 1.

as possible, and to prevent and remove TREATY

all difturbance and injury. BETWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY Art. 11. His Majesty the King of

AND THE LANDGRAVE OF HESSE Great Britain desiring to have in his DARMSTADT,SIGNED AT FRANCK service a body of troops, to be employed FORT, THE 10TH DAY OF JUNE wherever he may think proper, exo 1796.

cepting in the East Indies, or on board Eic known to those whom it may the feet, and his Serene Highncis B

concern, that his Majesty the King withing for nothing more than to give of Great Britain, and his Screne High- his Majesty this freida proof of his arpels the Landgrave of Hetle Darmstadt, tachincnt, engages, by virtue of this in confideration of the ftrict tits which article, to set on foot three battalions unite their interests; and having judged of infantry, forming a body of two that in the present situation of attairs thousand two hundred and eighty-four it would contribute to the reciprocal men, according to the annexed ipecifi. we!fare of Great Britain, and of the cation; thele troops fall be riady to dominions of Hesse Darmstadt, to ce piss in review before his Britannic ment and Arengthen, by a new Treaty Majesty's Commissary the fourteenth of Alliance, the connection which sub- day of July of the present year, at fifts between them, his Britannic Ma. Darmstadt, and to begin their march jelly, in order to regulate the objects the following day for the place of their relative to this Treaty, has thought destination. The General whom his proper to nominate Charles Craufurd, Britannic Majesty shall appoint Com. his Envoy at the Imperial and Royal mander in Chief in the countries where Armies; and his Serene Highness has these shall serve, shall have authority pomicated on his part, for the same to employ them, cither together or in purple, the Baron Charles of Barck. detachments, and even to disperse them baus, his Privy Councillor, and Die anionght the different lands or Dira rector of the Council of War; who, triêts of his command, in the nanner being furnished with the necessary fui which he tall judge the most advan. powers, have agreed to take for batis fageous for his Majesty's service. It of the present Treaty the one formerly being notwithstanding well understood concluded between Great Britain and that these troops ball always remain Heffe, the fifth of O&ober, one thou under the imined ate orders of their fand leven hundred and ninety-three, own Chiefs: -The said corps fhall con. to adopt such parts of it as may be ap- lift of men disciplined and exercited, and plicable to the present circumêtances, well armed and equipped. or to settle, by new articles, thole

Art. 111. In oider to defray the ex. points which it may be necessary to pences to which the Serene Landgrave regulate otherwise : and as it is not pos- Thall be put for the equipment of the fible to specify each particular case, said corps of troops, his Britannic Maevery thing which shall not appear to jesty promises to pay to his SerencHigh. be determined in a precise manner, dels for each man thirty crowns banco, either in the present Treaty or in the the crown being reckoned at fifty-three former Treaty, thail "be settled with fols of Holland, or ar fuur in iliings equity and faith, in conformity to the and nine-pence three farthings Engliih fame principles which have been adopo money, of which payment shall be made ed in formet instances.

immediately after the review, and acArticle 1. Theré thall be, therefore, cording to the effective state as thall in virtue of this Treaty, between his then be veriñed. All the camp necera Majesty the King of Great Britain and saries, as likewise all the horses, wayhis serene Highnels the Landgrave of gons, dratt horses, valets de bat, and Hele Dar nftadt,' their heirs and suc. waggoners, whia may be necessary for ceffors, a strict friendihip, and a sincere, the troops, as well for transporting the firin, and constant union; so that the equipages, provisions, ammunition, ope Thall consider the interests of the utensils, and other objects of every other as his own, and hall arive to kind, as for the field-pieces, with their promote them with good faith as much impiements and artillery: men, Ihall be

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