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Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.

For JANUARY, 1775.

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HARLEQUIX, No. XIX.

divine Law, Volume the First

34 on the Qualifications of good Poets and Speech of Edmund Burke, E:q.

35 Clergymen

Letter to Dr. Samuel Johnson

37 Account of some late Proceedings in the A fourth Letter to the Rev. Mr. Pickard on Body of London Diffunting Ministers

genuine Protestantism

ibid, Description of the River Thames

A Blow at ihe Root of all Priestly Claims 38 DEBATES OF A POLITICAL SOCIETY, A Sermon upon the Turf, by a Saint from continued

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ibid. American Papers and Proceedings, in cons An Estay on the Harmony of Language ibid.

sequence of the late extraordinary Acts of An Address to the People of England, Scot

Parliament respecting that Continent 16 land, and Ireland, by Mrs. Macaulay ibid. Rofclutions of the Freeholders of Balti- A friendly Address to all reasonable Ameri. more County

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cans on the Subject of our political ConResolutions of the Committees of the several fusions

ibid. Counties in Maryland 18 Verses addressed to the Queen

ibid. Address of the American General Congress The Resurrection of Liberty to the Inhabitants of Canada

Lift. of New Publications

ibid. Monumental Inseriptions and Anecdotes of POETICAL ESSAYS

ibid, the Cromwell Family 24 Friendship

ibid, Chara&ter of Mrs. Bridget Bendish, Grand. The Ghost of America

4.0 daughter of Oliver Cruas well

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A Sonnet to Love

41 Character of the unfortunate Duke of Mon- The Farewell

ibid. mouth

27 Epitaph in the North Cloister of Westminner Anecdote of that fingular Character Şir Geo. Abbey

ibid. Haftings

23 Epilogue to the new Comedy of The Choleric Anecdotes of Sir Ilaac Newton

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4.2 Mathematical Correspondence

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MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER

ibid. AN IMPARTIAL REVIEW OF New Anecdotes of the notorious John Williams, PUBLICATIONS

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44 Spirit and Union of the natural, moral, and American Affairs, &c. &c.

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HAR LE QUI N, No. XIX. Parents bave flinty bearts, and children must be wretcbed. SHAKESPEARE.

MADE but three skipsfible agent threw the flinty father into and a round turn from agonies, and for a week, I am sincein

Pater nofter-row into formed, he has repented, and means I

Oxfordshire. I paused a to restore his children to bis favour, moment in Woodstock, and their natural right of situation. and then dropped Now for his history, which is not

down the chimney of a blank. an old fox-hunter, not many miles He has been the father of seven from thence, I took the old finner children, to whom he has only beunawares, before he had got off his haved like one in the begetting them; boots, in a fit of paternal reflection for, from the moment of their births, for the first time in his life. Thus he his hatred increased as they advanced mused. “ I have been cruel, I have in years; when fit to go abroad, he been unnatural - I persecuted Tom forced them from him into the world, violently against truth, and the law without that necessary help which of nature - I killed Dick – and my every youth requires to bear him over daughter, she is an idiot - I am a the billows of misfortune, and the wretch, and death hurries on me be vicissitudes of life. One was hurried fore I can make reparation for my into the army, and died in the service, condu&t." Racked with the torment possessed of those happy qualities, of reflection, and the perturbation of which constitute a sensible and poconscience, he started with the horror lite gentleman, and a gallant soldier, of bis deeds, and hastily rung the bell The other explored the remotest wilds for the servant to take off his boots. of India, where he was unhappily " Ah (says I) Master Hardbeart, there lipwrecked, and itripped of every will come an hour, when death will pull rupee, which indefatigable industry off your boots, and lay you up in the had collected. Ruined as a mercangloomy bed, with an eternal good tile feaman, he implored the assistance night." These words from an invi. of a parent in vain, and unable to

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Harlequin on the Qualifications

Jan. pursue his occupation for want of

Poeta nafcitur, non fit. money, he was reduced to every dir- The man who is so highly favoured tress in life. Nature, who had been by the hand of heaven, to be infpired very bountiful in her gifts to Thomas, with a ray of genius poetic, is to far as well in person and constitution, as blessed above his fellow creatures, as mental abilities, now stirred fome dor- his genius is lifted_up above the mant feeds, that might have for ever humbleft dullness. The poet folded lain buried and reared under a close up within bimself can muse away the covering of professional pitch and tar, hours of life in a perpetual blessed and gave his genius a fillip to support incantation, improving and cherishing him in his exigencies.

his own mind, while he informs and It is a truth, beyond any contro- ravishes him that reads. He conversial contradiction, that necellity, in templates the various works of naevery state of life, is the mother of ure, and darts with an electrical active invention, and stimulates every velocity from pole to pole—he talks man of genius from the manual me- with all men, enjoys all nature, por: chanic to the heaven-inspired poet. fefles an elysium of his own, and It sets the engraves and the painter creates his own haram--he blends his to work, and from each it produces nature with all the effence of creation, the finest touches of art : it makes the and doubly poffefseth the works of the poet's eye glance from heaven to earth, Deity-he ravishes the beauties of the in an inchanted phrenzy, and brings earth with a glorious, furpafling, and forth those very excellencies, which substantial rapture, and peculiar to ftamp poetry in the mind of man, to himself, fublimates the scene again, be a language nearest allied to gods in tenfold ideal transport - he is at and godlike ideas. The first blessing once the only thing mortal, that which the deity of nature can bestow comes in comparison and competiupon the mind of man, is poetry. tion with any thing divine and imTo whomsoever the celestial flash mortal. is directed, the man is a favorite of Bards and priests of old, were fethe skies; and is superlatively distin- leted in their mature years from the guised from the rest of his fellow community, according to their abicreatures. The poet is elevated above lity. Zoroafter was one of the first the common dross of humanity, and philosophers in the early dawn of bears on his noble front, the imme- learning, who, by a most comprediate and visible Itamp of heaven : hentive mind, rose perfect in etlicks he is given as an improver to his bre- and philosophy, taught the ute of thren, or a fcourge to the sons of astronomy to ibe ignorant, and invice; he is ordained the protector of formed them of the beauties of nainnocence, and the lath of premedi. ture, and the moral improrement of tated, fullen, wicked dullnels : he is the liberal arts and sciences. He led formed to convince mankind of the the young Persian heroes from the power of the gods, and the promised bles. academic grove, instructed in the sings of futurity ; to raise mortals to arts of obeying and ruling, and inspired the skies, or bring the angels down. them with the glorious love of truth Poets are the embassadors of heaven, and virtue. The Druids of this ille, divine inspired messengers; to teach though unenlightened by the sacred virtue to mortality, and paint the page of Scripture, and the melody of ugliness of monstrous vice; to re. heavenly fong, were the flowers of prelent the virtues of the good, to the race of men at that very barba, perpetuate the deeds of honour, to rous period; but, alas! as we have elevate or debate kings and heroes, become improved, we have become and to hand down from generation to vitiated : our students are promiscugeneration the great, the evil, che god. ously fent to our colleges to fill the like, or the diabolical acts of men ; honourable function of the priesthood, to encourage virtue in her thorny without ever considering whether they path, and ihock motley vice on beds haye hearts and powers equal to the of gilded down.

Whim, intereft, divine function ; by which means prejudice, passion or pride, may make blockheads and profligates make priests, but heaven alone makes bards, their way to the pulpit, whom nature

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1775. Of good Poets and Clergymen. had better calculated for the plough the dull fools can make for themselves, or the sea. But money and the in- when they breathless lag behind in tereft of a parent are only considered, the race of fame and erudition : and which reduces the dignity of the priest- Dryden hath confirmed the idea into hood to the contempt it is now held a maxim, by saying. in : every ftripling chaplain with a “Great wits to madness nearly are alspruce round lautage head of hair, lyd,

(vide." pricks up his ears at the chiming of And thin partitions do the bounds di. the bells, and thinks with Whitting. So Tom is said to be mad, because ton, that they chink-for lord mayor his understanding is as much above of Lambeth The feminaries of the people of the country where he learning ought to be stocked with the resides, as the light of the sun is to very flower of our youth, and then that of the moon. But misfortunes the chancellor and professors should and distresses which persecuted him anuually select from each college, from an unnatural parent, have drisuch men, whose genius, morals, and ven a noble mind to the very rack abilities entitle them to the honour and torment of despair. Griefs and of the priesthood, and such as were injuries will so violently beliege the not found capable, should be intro- human mind, as to even invert the very duced to such professions as their first principle of nature, and diftarh talents fitted them to do justice to, that understanding of the brain, which either in law, physic, &c. But now, the meant to be lulled in harmonious as families have benefices in their tranquillity. Children are rarely withgifts, in the cradle they pronounce out faults, but should not parents remafter Jackey a prie!t, and by connex- collect and reflect, that they were ion and interest does this unqualified children too,and even committed those thing rise by gradation till he fills very errors, for which they vehethe see of Lambeib,when he had made a mently persecute their progeny ? It better member of the Coterie or Savoir becomes children to be obedient and Viure.

grateful, and it behoveth parents to Now to return to the unfortunate be considerate, humane, and forgiving. son of Squire Hardheart. Nature en: More sons are ruined by the neglects dowed him with an excellent under and unnatural conducts of their paftanding and great genius, which the rents, than by their own innate folilliterate blockheads about him call lies : youth is an osier, and may be madness. Every man of wit and bent in infancy to any form : but if it fancy hath been more or less accused is sufferedto grow to maturity,crooked, of madness by the dunces of his ac- no art can make it straight : the axe quaintance ; it is the only apology alone can obliterate its deformity.

'Tis education forms the tender mind;

And as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. This is observed by the celebrated Andrew Marvell" In his Esay on Creeds and Councils, &c."

For the LONDON MAGAZINE.

0! what is man, bis excellence and strength,
When in an hour of trial and defertion,
Reason, bis nobleji power, may be fuborn'd

To plead the cause of vile aloffination !
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ROTESTANT Diffenting Ministers luminous of all ages ? But so it is; and as

were formerly highly esteemed, and many DifTenting Ministers in the country are refered as the bulwark of both civii and Subscribers to your valuable Magazine, pray religious liberty. But how are the migh- favour them with the following notorious ty fallen! Who could have supposed that the proofs. cause of religious liberty should be forsaken, A committee of fifteen persons was nomi. and even wounded, by its professed votaries ? nated, at a meeting of the general body of Or, that the common principle of liberty should London Diffenting Ministers, March 4, 1772, not so much as be understood by the moft en- to apply to Parliament for the taking off the lightened, in what is boafted to be the moft fubferiprion required of them and their bre

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