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At the River Albany; at Moose River; very safe, not a ship being loft in twenty and a small house, at Slude River. The years. It is supposed, that were the laips employed in the trade pass the trade to be laid

open,

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exports thither Straits the beginning of Auguit, and re might be exceedingly enlargcal. turn in September. The navigation is

GARRICK'S MONUMENT,

IN WESTMINSTER-ABBEY.

Sumo
UNDAY (the 17th of June) the new remembrance : and where is the perfon

monument to the memory of the late of talte who has ever once seen him, can David Garrick, Elq. in Potts Corner, forget the resemblance? --- The back Weltminster-abbey, was opened. ground is composed of beautiful dove.

This interesting and well-executed tri- colcured marble, relieving the figures, bute of a private friend, to the meinory which are in pure ftatuary marble. The of a man to whom the Public owe amute Artist is Mr. Webber. The infcription, ment of the highest kind, being now open- by the Muse of Mr. Pratt, is as follows: ed for inspection, some detcription of it, by explaining the Sculptor's designs, may

TO THE MEMORY OF DAVID GARRICK, be useful and proper. Garrick is repre

WHO DIED IN THE YEAR 1779, sented at full length, in an animated po.

AT THE AGE OF 63. fition, throwing atide a curtain, which To paint fair nature, by divine command, discovers a medallion of the great Poet, Her magic pencil in his glowing hand, whom he has illustrated ; while Tragedy A Shakespeare role : Then to expand his and Comedy, adorned with their reipec fame, tive emblems, and half leated on a pedef: Wide o'er this breathing world, a Gartal, seem to approve the tribute. The

rick came. curtain itself is defigned to reprefent the

Tho' funk in death the forms the Poet Veil of Ignorance and Barbarilm, which drew, darkened the Drama of the immortal The Actor's genius bade them breathe Bard till the appearance of Garrick. The caressing attitude, airy figure, and Tho', like the Bard himself, in night they smiling countenance of the Comic Muse, is intended to describe the satisfaction Immortal Garrick call'd them back to he derives from at length beholding a

day. memorial to her favourite ; while Melpo; And till Eternity, with power sublime, mene, with a more majestic and dignified Shall mark the mortal hour of hoary time, mien, raising her veil, gazes with characteristic admiration on the “ sovereign

Shakespeare and Garrick like twin itars

Ball thine, of the willing soul,” whom she at once delights in and deplores. The fimilitude And earth irradiate with a beam divine. to Garrick will immediately be feit by This Monument, the tribute of a friend, every spectator who has his features in

was erecied 1797

anew

lay,

LYCOPHRON'S CASSANDRA, LINE 1397.

-'Αδελφής αίμα τιμωρούμενος. .

told us.

THE conquests of Midas are recorded opatra was, or for what purpose she was

in this prophecy. He! says Caflan here introduced, interpreters have not dra, astionisti, shall defolate in his

It is more probable, that by turn that land, which was the nurse of filter is meant Aka. Alia and Europa Minos ; meaning Europe : Jororis fangui- are here spoken of as fijiers. The denie fem ulciscens. This lifter is Cleopatra, of the passage and the language of the according to the icholiait. But whó Ckpoet confirm this interpretation. E.

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ODE,
FOR HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTH-DAY, 1797.
BY HENRY JAMES PYE, ESQ. PoET LAUREAT.

Set to Music by Sir W. Parsons, Muf. D.
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WHILE the frowning Lord of Arms

Shall yield to gentler powers the plain,
Lo! Britain greets the milder charms

Of Cytherea's reign.
Mute is the trumpet's brazen throat,
And the sweet flute's melodious note

Floats on the soft ambrolial gale ;
The sportive loves and graces round,
Beating with jocund step the ground,

The auspicious Nuptials hail!
The Muses cease to weave the wreath of War,
But hang their roleáte flowers on Hymen's golden car!

When o'er Creation's blotted face

Drear Night her fable banner rears,
And veils fair Nature's vernal grace,

Ercircled round by doubts and fears,
Thro' darksome mitts and chilling dews
His path the wanderer's foot pursuts,

Till, fining clear in orient skies,

Ile views the star of Venus rise,
And joys to see the genial power,
Bright harbinger of morning's hour !

And now a flood of radiance streams

From young Aurora's blushing beams,
Till, rob’d in gorgeous ftate, the orb of day
Spreads o'er the laughing earth his full refulgent ray!

Bleft be the omen---Royal Pair !

O may the hymeneal rite
That joins the valiant and the fair,

Shed on the nations round its placid light!
Her fertile plain, tho' Albion see
From favage devaltation free,

Tho' with triumphant fails the reign

Sule Empress of the subject Main,
She longs to bid the thunders sleep
Which Thake the regions of the deep,

That crowding nations, far and wide,

Borne peaceful o'er the ambient tide,
Nay Nare the bleflings that endear the day
Which gave a Patriot King a Patriot Race to sway!

RECEIPT FOR PURIFYING THE AIR OF ROOMS INFECTED WITH CONTAGIOS. FROM DR, CARMICHAEL SMYTH'S LETTER TO LORD SPENCER,

FIRST, LORD COMMISSIONER OF THE ADMIRALTY. IMMERSE a tea-cup into a pipkin of of pure nitre in powder. Stir them to

heated fand; put into the tea-cup gether with a glass spatula, until a con half an ounce of concentrated vitriolic liderable degree of vapour arifes from asid, gently heated, and half an ounce them.

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CHARACTERS, ANECDOTES, &c. Of ILLUSTRIOUS AND CELEBRATED BRITISH CHARACTERS, CHIEFLY DURING THE LAST Fifty Years.

(MOST OF THEM NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.)

(Continued from Page 164.)

CEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCK and ambitious prelate, was banished by a INGHAM

decision of the House of Lords, on a charge, A MONGST the follies of this very not to fully pioved, yet his general character

witty and profligate Nobleman, his as one strongly attached to the interest of pallion for chemistry was a principal drain the abdicated Familywas always suspected; in the dislipation of his immente fortune. and this suspicion seems to be pretty well The hunt after the philofopher's stone confirmed by the following note found was one of the great impolitions of his amongst the late Dr. Birch's papers : time ; and, with

all his wit and judgment “ Lord Harcourt leaving the old in many other matters, he fell into the Ministry provoked Atterbury's abusive belief of this folly : hence he built a tongue. He in return declared, that on laboratory at great expence in his house ; the Queen's death (Queen Anne), the utensils were provided, and the most Bishop came to him and to Lord Bolingcelebrated artists in the transmutation of broke, and said, “Nothing remained metals employed.

but to proclaim King James immediateThe Duke continued this great charge ly.” He further offered, “ifthey would for many years, in the midst of “ten give him a guard, to put on his lawnthousand other freaks which died in Ileeves and head the procession." thinking;" for whoever was unpaid, cr whoever was neglected, money was to be

LORD GALWAY, found to pay the expences of this labora This Nobleman, who is so often men. tory, till this chimera, with other extra tioned in the annals of Queen Anne, vagancies, caused him to sell a great part though not a very fortunate General, was of his estates.

a man of uncominon penetration and meIn all this time, however, nothing was

rit. He often visited the old Marchioness produced by those fons of art but some of Halifax, the widow of the celebrated discoveries of little value. Excuses Marquis,who distinguished himself no less and large promises were constantly held as a man of wit than as a gseat Statesman, out; luch as, “ that the glasses broke, during the reigns of Charles, James, and ór the man let out the fire, or some other William; and here meeting with the late accident which retarded the grand pro. Earl of Chesterfield, whom he observed cels." At last, the Duke encountering had a strong inclination for political life, nothing but misfortunes, money very dif- and at the same time an unconquerable ficult to be had, and the operators finding love of pleasure, with some tincture of themselves flighted, the project entirely laziness, gave him the following advice : tell to the ground.

“ If you intend to be a man of business, It is impossible to calculate the expences you must be an early riser. In the distinwhich the Duke was at in paying the guished posts rank and fortune will ennunber of Italians,French, and Germans, title you to fill, you will be liable to concerned in this mad undertaking: one

have visitors at every hour of the day ; of them, we are told in Lemory's Che- and unless you will rise constantly at an mistry, of the name of Huniades carried early hour you will never have any leisure off about fixteen touusand pounds, which, for yourself.”—This admonition, deli. by afterwards lending money to the Duke vered in the most obliging manner, made and others at usurious intereft, he in a few a considerable impression on the mind of Stars increased to iberty tbousand; the young Chesterfield, who ever after obwhele of which he left by will to his fif- ferved that excellent rule, even when he ter, a poor woman who fold earthen-ware went to bed late, and was advanced in in Shoreditch.

years.

ATTERBURY, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER. LORD CHIEF JUSTICE WILLES.

Though it is now generally acknow In confirmation of the above advice we ledged that this truly classical, yet reitless subjoin the following observation of Lord Vol. XXXI. JUNE 1797.

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SIR ROBERT TAYLOR

Chief Justice Willes. It was amongst Prince, he would suffer no preliminaries the desiderata of his Lordship's private to take place till he had previoully ieen enquiries to find out the principal causes and conversed with the Lady. of longevity; and, accordingly whenever he examined a witness who had the ap.

LORD BOLINGBROKE. pearance of advanced age, he generally (Characters of bim by SWIFT, LORD enquired, “how he lived, what regimen CHESTERFIELD, and MADAME DE he kept, &c. &c." This he practiled for MAINTENON.) a great number of years, sometimes We have had occafion in a former num. balanced in his mind in favour of one ber of this work to thew in the different lyttem, and sometimes in favour of ano. views of Lord Oxford (by Swift and ther, till at last he found out, that what- Bolingbroke), how very difficult it is for ever were their private habits, the early posterity to estimate the real chara&ters of risers had by far the greatest claim to great men, when those best qualited to longevity : 'and this he often enforced to judge from their talents and intimacy young people as an observation they with the parties differ so very materially should by no means overlook in the con- in their historical pictures of them. The duct of life.

following characters of Lord Bolingbrcke afford another proof how far personal

friendship or hatred will preponderate affords a striking example of the habit and with persens of the best understandings good effects of early rising. We have on particular occasions. been informed that this Gentleman, who was bred an architect, and followed it LORD BOLINGBROKE'S CHARACTER. with considerable reputation, never was found in bed for the space of forty years

By Swift. at five o'clock. He lived in good health (In a Letter to Mrs. Jobuson, in the Pear to seventy-five years of age, and left to

1711.) his only lon, the present Michael Angelo “ I think Mr. Secretary St. John the Taylor, Esq. a fortune of above one bune greatest young man I ever knew. Wir dred thousand pounds, beside an handsome capacity_beauty-quickness of apjointure to his widow.

prehenfion-good learning - and an exHis death was occasioned by a cold cellent taste. The best Orator in the which he caught attending the funeral of House of Commons. Admirable cona friend.

versation--good nature and good man. ners-generous, and a despiser of maky. His only fault is talking to his friends

, About November 1674, his Majesty by way of complaint, of too great a dead (Charles II.) sent over the Earl of Oilory of buśness; this looks a little like atfes. to the Hague,with a commission to propose tation ; and he endeavours too much to the Lady Mary, eldest daughter of the mix the fine gentleman and the car o Duke of York, as a match for the then pleasure with the man of business. What Prince of Orange. His Highness re truth and fir.cerity he might have I knox ceived the meslage with great respect, and not he is not above biriy-two, ard bas answered, “ There was nothing he more been Secretary of State above a year-1; ambitioned when the war was over ; but not all this extraordinary ?" then he could neither leave the war, or think it very pleasing to the Lady to LORD BOLINGBROKE'S CHARACTER. bring her where the noise of war was." This answer incensed the Duke of

By Lord Cbesterfield. York to to high a degree, that he abused (As imparted to a friend in a prical the Earl of Oflory in very strong terms

Conversation, Dec. 3, 1749. Lume ties: but when that Noblemen came back and previous to Bolingbrode's Diars.) Thewed his Royal Highness his Majesty's « In a conversation I had this day commission for what he did (which was with Lord Chesterfield upon the lubject not then known to him) he became paci- of Lord Bolingbroke, he cold me, that fied; but continued his anger fo sharp though nobody spoke and wrote better on against the Prince, that none ever thought philofophy than his Lordship, no mari in at that time that his Royal Highvels the world had less share of philosopky would ever permit that match to proceed. then himself; that the least trifle

, faca In 1677, however, they were married ; but very much to the delicacy of the would strangely disturb and ruille kis

as the over-roafting of a leg of mutton,

tumper,

KING WILLIAM.

temper, and that his passions constantly be to take their plan; draw the characters got the better of his judgment." from nature ; omit all that is improbable,

He added, “ That no man was more and entirely new write the dialogue; for partial to his friends, and more ready to their language is at once bard and pert, oblige them, than he was ; and that he vulgar and incorrect, and has neither would recommend them, and represent the pathos of the preceding age, nor the them as so many models of perfection. elegance of this they are grossly indeliBut on the other hand, he was a most bit cate, and yet have no simplicity. There terenemy to those he hated ; and though is a wide difference between unrefined and their merit might be out of all dispute, vicious indecency :---the first would not he would not allow them the least share invent fig-leaves- the latter tears holes of it, but would pronounce them so many in them after they are invented. fools and blockheads."

LORD BOLINGBROKE'S CHARACTER.
By Madame de Maintenon.

*. In regard to gallantry,

we are Hottentots, and the scorn of EuWhen Bolingbroke was on his return rope. Our newspapers teem with abuse to England after his banist.ment, Madame on the prettiest women in England; and De Maintenon taid to our Minifter at even the Theatre, that ought to be their Paris upon the occasion,

temple, is, as your Ladyship knows, a “ I wish your master joy of his new Bear Garden, and puts me in mind of subject ; I hope he will profit much by Slender in the “ Merry Wives of Windhim-C'est bomme le plus ingrat -le plus for," who entertains his Mistress with the coquin, et le plus scelerat, que je connois.exploits of Sacherson.

“ I am going in a few days to Park-, LATE LORD ORFORD.

Place, and will, at my return, have the Extra&t of a Letter written by the late honour of paying my duty at your Lady

Lord Orford to a Lady of bigb Rank, thip's Cottage, or be proud of receiving en ber requesting him to give ber a a visit at a Castle that is but a shed to Charakter of the Comedy of * The Scorn- that of

» yet far more loyal to ful Lady," of Beaumont and Fletcher, its Sovereign Lady whilft it belongs to previous to its being altered to The your Capricious Lady," in 1783.

“ Moft devoted old humble servant, “ 'I return your Ladyship the play, and Nov. 1779. “ HOR. WALPOLE." will tell you the truth. At first I pro. poled just to amend the mere faults of A few

years

before the late Duchess of language and the incorrectness—but the Queensbury's death, the late Lord Orford farther I proceeded, the less I found it (then the Hon. Horace Walpole) being, worth correcting ; and indeed I believe along with other company, at her table, nothing but Mrs. Abington's acting can in celebrating the anniverfary of her make any thing of it. It is like all the birth-day, filled a glass of wine imrest of Beaumont and Fletcher's pieces ; mmediately after dinner; and addressing they had good ideas, but never made the himself to the Duchess said, “ Here is to moit of them, and seem to me to have your good health, my Lady Duchess ; finithed them when they were drunk, so and may you live till you're ugly:" upon very improbable are the means by which which the Duchess immediately replied, they produce their denouments.

“ Thank you, Sir, and may you always To produce a goed play from one preserve your iafe for the antique." of theirs, I believe the only way would

SOME ACCOUNT OF HORACE EARL OF ORFORD.

[ Concluded from Page 301. ] IN 1768 Mr. Walpole gave to the pub- tion in Great Britain ; a detestation which

lic his “ Historic Doubts on the Life is kept alive by the frequency of the reand Reign of King Richard the Third," presentation of his characteron the Stage, 410.; a work endeavouring to establith drawn by the matterly hand of Shakthe favourable idea given by Buck, the speare. This defence did not receive hittorian, of that tyrannical Monarch, universal asient ; it was controverted in whose memory is held in general detelta- various quarters, and generally censidered

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