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'Twas thus at noon, as fings the swain,
Who tun'd the simple Doric strain,

Shepherds retiring lay,
And, while in awe they dropp'd the reed,
And careless left their flocks to feed,

To Pan would reverence pay.
Thus, too, on Mona's secret heights,
The Druid paid his mystic rites,

And vervain duly spread;
And thus, while Silence listen'd round,
Encircling wide the facred ground,

In meek devotion prayed.
I, too, with wearied steps and Now
For I have reach'd this green hill's brow,

Now rest, at ease reclin'd,
Feasting, while round I turn my eyes,
And view the mingling hills arise,

With solemn thoughts my mind,
Oh! Parent blest of young delight,
Fair Health, now glide before iny light

In more than mortal grace,
With roses, blushing on thy cheek,
In radiant smile, and dimple seek,

And harmony of face,
Let Love ftill move thy matron breast,
And let thy flowery-cinctur'd vest

In folds majestic flow ;-
Splendent as funbeams be thy hair,
In braids bright waving in the air,

And bright thy neck as snow.
Yet what avails? To thee in vain
I pour the pious-warbled strain,

The fruitless incense burn:
I see thee smiling still and sweet,
Yet hastening far from my retreat,

Ah! never to return.

Enlav'd to love, consum'd by thought,
With books, and verse, and follies fraught,

Too long I Nighted thee;
Oh! how my youth has pass'd away,
And now I feel my strength decay,

And now thou Nightest me.
Ah! flowers, which look, in vain, so gay;
Ah! gales, to me which idly play i

Ah! birds, that vainly fing:
The bloom of Spring, the Summer's flow'r,
And golden Autumn's milder store,

To me no pleasure bring.
Go, then, more kind, to Stella go;
Give her the pure vermilion glow,

And streak her eye with fire ;
Still the dire throbbings of her heart,
Bid Languor's liftless form depart,

And all her soul respire.
And let her drink th'ambrofial gales,
Which by thy springs, and hills, and vales,

Their balmy influence thed;
There haleft herbs luxurious grow,
And flowers with brightest colours glow,

And daintieft odours spread.
Then shall the seas, and earth, and skies,
With double splendors feast her eyes,

Her breast with rapture fill;
Then shall she bid her sounding lyre,
(For Stella has the poet's fire)

With ardent numbers thrill.
Thus deign, oh Health! to hear my prayer,
And oft-times here will I repair ;

For shouldst thou not impart
Thy healing genuine warmth to me,
Still fall my incense rise to thee,
And that thail warm my heart.

G. D.

* Tlieocritus.

Extraets from the Port-folio of a Man of Letters.


are the following editions of the DecaHE paintings of this famous scholar merone of our author, all ornamented known, any more than the work of Bof- met with, viz. chini, who informs us, that he followed

Decamerone 1472 Fol. so closely the rules of his master, that any one who had seen his Angel conduct.

1525 Do. Venice, Bernadino de

viano de Lexona vercellere. ing Tobias in the church of St. Catherine,

1537 Ven. Svo. Niccolo di Sab. in Venice, at the first view would doubin,

bio. less give it to Titian ; and were it not to

1538 Do. con ritratti d'Autore. a certain degree inferior in point of ten

1546 Gileto, 4to. derness, even the best-informed judges

1552 Do. 8vo, might be deceived.

1552 Ven. Valgrisi, 4to. Bofchini, p. 19 and 430.

1555 Lyons. Rovillius, 12mo. Query. Are any one of this matter's works

1557 Ven. Valgrisi, 4to. in England ? The writer has seen one in

1590 Ven. Fabio & Augs. TepItaly that fully answered this character. BOCCACCIO.

1554 Ven. Marcolini, 4to. In the Vatican library, bequeathed by

ANDREA MELDOSSA, that great collector of books, Capponi, Whose works have been so often mistaken


pino, 4to.

HI 2

for tho?e of Parmigiano, was probably their's who pretend to defend you both." the first inventor of the niethod of work. -At Rome, in the chancery court, on ing on copper in dry point (that is scratch the fair-cale, there is a bas-relievo of ing on copper without varnish); after- Apollo flaying Marlyas ; on which a wards carried to such perfection by Rem- flinging epigram has been made at the exbrant, Worlidge, and Capt. Bailly ; and pence of the lawyers. Jately revived, with great improvement, by

RICH. HAYDOCKE. Mr. Blake, by means of a proceis only It shews how early the English nation practised by himfelf and a few of his had collectors of works of art among friends. As few of the prints of Meldofia them, that Haydocke, in his preface to (all of which are usually told at exorbitant his translation of Lematius from the liaprices) have his mark, it may be utiful lian, adviles his readers to spare no coit to point out two of the larger performances to procure the works of ancient master's : that are marked with his name, and by adding, “ In which point some of our means of a Itference to which, his style nobility, and divers private gentlemen, may be ascertained to a certainty. The have very well acquitted themselves ; as firit is a folio print on two plates, on a may appear by their galleries carefully Itone in the corner of which is engraved, furnished with excellent monuments of ORIENTIBUS. GALLIS. ILION. CE- sundry famous masters, both Italian and CIDIT. MDXLVII-EXVRCITIBVS.



INN, Below the inscription is a river god, with Speaking, in one of his fermons, of his back to the spectator, and on the Hume and some other metaphysical writers, waves, Andrea Meldosa, inventor. The once said, sa castically, “ Our thoughts style is very much like Parmigiano, and are naturally carried back, on this occathe priot has twenty human figures, and fion, to the author of the first philosophy; three horses in it, also a vefel overset; who likewise engaged to open the eyes of above are Jupiter, and Juno in her car, the public.--He did fo; but the only dirdrawn by peacocks, a temple, and an covery they found themselves able to make obelisk in the right hand corner. This was, that ihey were naked!" print was in the collection of Mr. Cratchrode, now I believe in the British Mu.

It was beautifully faid by him, “The feum, and near it was another impression weavil and the moth oblige the wealthy of the fame print; where in the place of monopolizer to bring his goods to markes, the name of the engraver, was a dolphin. and by deitroying the wardrobes of the Even that learned collector had put ihem opulent they give bread to the industrious. at the end of his volume of Parmigianos. Were grain as incorruptible as gold, it

He also engraved thus, a long 4to. the would be foon as scarce; and we ought subject from Rafael, and put his name at to bless the band that created the intect length to it; on the ground a shield, with that obliges them to fift, turn, and ulii. a Medusa's head.

mately to bring the grain to public fale." F. QUEVEDO DE VILLEGAS

MASUCCIO SALERNITANO. Says fomewhere, “ Lend and never ask The first edition of his novels, printed for your money, make prelents, treat, in Naples, in folio in 14.76, was told, in bear, endure, do good turns, hold your the Paris fale for 2jl.; the second edition, peace, and fuffer yourself to be cheated 1492, for sl. 15s. 6d. The language of cheerfully; fo fall you be beloved of all both is Neapolitan, and very obfolete ; mankind.

yet it seems very probable that Lawrence His advice to those who would be success. Sierne had studied them, for his manner ful in fuits at law was, “ Never pay your of telling a fory is very like old Masuca council nor attorney, nor discharge any fees ' cio's. To go nó farther than his Preface, of cout; for all that inoney is certainly where, by way of compliment to his Joft, and it is a daily charge to you. And if readers, he relates the following event. you pay them and gain your cause, ftill “ In thofe days of illuftrious and happy your money is gone ; or, if you are cast, remembrance, in the reign of Queen Maritill worte. Fır, take notice, before you garet, there was a wealthy merchant of go 10 law, the controversy is, whether the great traffic, and well known throughout money is your's or another's; but when all Italy, named Guardo Salusgio, of an the ruit is begun, the contrivance is that honourable family. Now this man, walkit be neither your's nor the other's, but ing one day carelessly before his hop in



Dec. 1747..

the Clothiers' ftreet, and at one of his wood was to bave acted it last season, but turns seeing, at the very feet of a poor Johnson and diffidence, or

pre taylor, a Venetian ducat, which, however vented it. dirty and trod upon, nevertheless, by the

I am, Rev. Sir, merchant, who was well acquainted with

Your mult humble servant, the coin, was initantly recognized ; and

EDW, CAVE." lo, wi' hout ceremony, stooping down, with a smile, he said, 'By my faith, here

REV. SIR, is a ducat !' The wretched botcher, who “ The Ode to Wisdom, in the second was just then paiching a doublet for volume of Clariffa, was written by Miss morsel of bread, overcome with envy at

Carter : it had been handed about in mathe light, and from extreme poverty acted nufcript. I had not permission to print it, upon by rage and grief, looked up io Hea- though I asked for it personally at Deal; Ven, and, with his clenched fit, blafphem- and though I before had it in manuscript, ing the justice and power of God, added, it was under a promise not to publich it . Well is it said, that gold flies to gold, without leave. I am, Sir, and ibat misery and want cannot influence

Your humble servant, it! Here have I toiled all day to earn

Edw. CAVE." five-pence, and find nothing but stones to wear out my shoes; while this great lord

Sat. Morng. Dec. 12, 1747. of treasures picks up a duca: of gold at

« REV. SIR, my feet, who has no more occasion for it “ I find (by a letter, on Friday) Miss than a dead man for incense.'

Carter is very much vexed at the publica“ The prudent and wife merchant, who tion of her Ole in Clarissa, whether the during this fpeech had, by the fiery argu- thought it unfinished, or what was her ments of the filversmith, who lived oppo- realon the does not say, but wanted me fite, reduced the ducat to its pristine beau- to inform her how the could properly ex. ty, turning to the poor tailor, with a press her dislike of it. This is the af. Amiling countenance, replied; You are fair that I wanted to consult you about wrong, my good man, to blame Heaven, before I wrote, (when I called last night) who has jultly decreed that I should find which I did, as I was not to miss that the ducat ; for, had it fallen to your share, port, and to this effect, that I could conyou would foon have spent it ; or, if, by ceive no other method, but to let me pubchance, it had remained a while in your lith it in the Magazine, as the lould corhands, you would have put it in some rećt it; with an introduction, that it bedirty place, alone too; whereas I, on the ing wrong without the leave and contrary contrary, lall send him to his equals, to the intention of the author, we had among gay and Splendid company.' So obtained a genuine copy. laying, he turned 'round to his bank, and “If I can have leave to print this Ode threw it on the top of many thousand flo- correct, and that to Mr. Y in the rins that lay therein."

same Magazine, this will tally very well, The ducat was his book; the heap of being circumttanced alike. forins, bis genteel readers.

“ I will wait on you on Monday or

Tuelday, and am Original Letters from Mr. Edward Cave Your very humble servant, (Dr. Johnson's first Literary Patron) to

ED, CAVE." Dr. Bircb. "REV. SIR,

Sept. 9, 1741. Original Letter from the Rev. Peter WhalIf you have not seen the inclosed, it

lev, the Editor of Ben Jonson's Works in may be worth looking on.

1756, to Dr. Richard Rawlinson. “I have put Mr. Johnson's play * into Mr. Gray's hands in order to tell it to

“ Your very obliging favour came safe him, if he is inclined to buy it; but I

to hand; and I beg leave in this to redoubt whether he will or not. He would turn you my thankful acknowledgements dispose of copy, and whatever advantage for what you fent me in relation to Ben would be made by acting it. Would Jonson. That piece will be of service your society, or any gentleman, or body to me, both in composing a new Life of of men, that you know, take such a bar- the author, which I design, and in exgain? Both he and I are very unfit to plaining one or two of his finaller poenis. deal with the theatrical persons. Flete. Your inclination and abilities to gratify

me, will, I ain afraid, make me a trou* Irene.

blelome correspondent; as they embolden

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me to ask whether you have the several is a round, from whence you ascend pieces mentioned underneath? Aly book by steps into the chancell, which consist: feller iells me he cannot nicet with 'em in of three illes. We have no infcriptions the shops in town; and I fancy they are worth notice, or I would send you a copy not to be had but in private or public li- I am with great respect, Sir, braries. I dont know of any of Jon Your most obed and obliged fon's pieces which were pr.n.ed in 4to. ex Northampton,

Hable servt. cept the Sejanus, (ivhich I have) 1605. 2d July, 1749. PETER WHALLEY." If any are in your poflession, I should be

“ Annalia Dabreofia. Upon the Yearly glad to be acquainted with them. I have Celebration of Mr. Robert Dover's Olymtent you what notices Mr. Hervey and pic Games upon Cotswold Hills, &c. Dr. Stonhouse have been pleased to give Ion, 460. 1636. There is an account of

I entrusted the paper relating to Dr. this book in Wood's Athenze, 2 vol. Bishop with a gentleman, who could not

col. 812 The last edition, meet with the Doctor at home: wlien I

“ The Black Book, written by T. M. receive his answer, I will forward it to

a pamphlet printed by T. C. for Jeffery you, with his Sermon, which was printed Charlion, 1603, 4to. here. The account you

delire of inytelf,

“ Decker's Pieces ; particularly his Sa. if worthy of a place in your work (an in- tyromastix, or the Untrussing the Hu. tended Continuation of Wood's Athene Ox

mourous Poet ; a Sacire against Jonson. enienses) I will take care to send you; but “ The Magnificent Entertainment given desire to defer it till I have completed my by King James, &c. upon the Day of his master's degree. The church, of which Tryumphant Passage from the Tower, I am vicar in this town, is St. Sepulchre's. through this honourable City of London, It is a very curious structure, and said to

&c. 1603, by Thomas Decker. be built after the holy sepulchre in Jeru “ Dr. Gill's Piece against Jonson's falem; as indeed it is not unlike the pic- Magnetic Lady, of which I forget the tures, which Sandy's gives us of it in his title. Travels. There are not above three « I have enclosed one of my Proposals; fuch in England; that of the Temple they are not yet published.” bears fome relemblance to it. The body


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MR. JOSEPH HUDDART'S (ISLINGTON) having fixed as many bobbins as intended

for a new Mode of making great yarns in the trand. The bands (if hands CABLES, &c. so as to attain greater are used and not wheel-work) should allo Strength, by a more equal Difiribution be made right to carry the axis, which is of the Strain upon the Yarns.

done by a screw, adjusting the friction"НЕ

cannot be explained to the general laid upon the rails or supporters, each reader without the use of several figures. yard in its proper notch; and for expedi. But having described the variotis parts of tion one of the rails may be used for rethe machinery and implements to be used, parating the yarns, and laying them in the operation is as follows. The bobbins, the rails, dropping a whole range into the which are made fomething in the form of notches at once; which being done, the the barrel in a watch on which the chain yarns of the ftrand are to be smooth. runs, being all wound full of yarn, they knotted to the respective yarns from the are put upon the spindles, and the ends of bobbins, and the inachine is ready for the yarns led through small holes and ends use. The yarns at the other end of the of the spindle. One end of the spindle Itrand are then to be put through the reis put into the end of the axis, and the gifter, taking care fo to felet them, as to other end dropped into a notch in the clear each other when stretched to the rail; then some of the yarn is drawn off, holes in the register. The holes in the and the springs regulated, till of equal register being completed with yarns, let force and lufficiently tight. The yarns

the ends be collected together upon a are then to be drawn off, leaving that stretch, and made fast to the hook which from the bobbin long enough to reach the turns the strand in registering, and slide fore-part of the machine, where it is to the register back near to the hook, and be knotted to the yarns of the strand, adjust it by screws. Lastly, put round


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and the tube the thong or wire, and make it chase wheel at the head, are to turn round ins fast to the jaws of the heaver, and leave the centre of the roller, which is taken

it tight. If the handles of the htaver are off as the weight ascends, by a small roltoo near or too far from each oiher, for ler, with two inclined plares, placed a the convenience of the man that registers little above the large roller, a man holding the itrand, alter the bolt vill it is right, or drawing the rope off until the weight and every thing is ready to begin to re- is as high as wanted; then the lever is gifter the strand. It being determined pressed on the break-wheel, by a weight how hard the rope is to be laid, the index at the end, sufficient to check the rolier, is to be fixed accordingly on the arc, and and make it perfectly ealy to the man or taking a few turns with the hook, keeping boy to eale the rope away as fast or as the heaver tight to compress the tube, che now as he pleales. The weight being guage is to be tried, and the registering checked by three powers--the boy holding regulated.

on the rope, the handle to the roller, and If three ftrands are registering together, the lever presling on the break-wheel. it must be a triple regilter in one frarne ; The derrick may be applied to various There is, however, no necessity to try but uses on shore, on board his Majesty's thips one strand with the guage, if the yarns in ordinary, hospital and prison thips, or are of the same kind. The Itrands being to get in ihe guns and ftores of a man of registered, must be made fait to the hook war, by a few hands, before the proper in the common way, equally tight. For officers and ship's company are ordered on laying, the index of the guage being al- board. The wheel and roller may be

aptered, the corresponding numbers must be plied to hoilt up water from a deep well, used; then turning the hooks of the and it will bring up a lar;e quantity, withe ftrands till the outside thell of yarns cor less strength and labour than is now rerespond with the tongue of the guage, quired by a common wheel and pinion;~-and begin to lay the rope. In registering, to hoisting up hoats on board men of war a fufficient weight is laid upon the hook or merchant ships with more ease and exto prevent its being drawn towards the pedition than by the common tackle; and machine.

to lowering them with safety, as the mult

go down in a horizontal po fi ion into the KENTISA's (BAKER- water, and is disengaged in a moment, STREET) for an improved DERRICK, · which prevents accidents, particularly for loading and unloading Ships, &c. when the hip has lernway, the boat is

The principal parts of this machinery often in danger under the counter, before are a purchafe-wheel, properly fastened; the tackle can be unhooked. Four men a roller to take the rope of that wheel; a will be sufficient to deliver a sugar inip, break-wheel, and a lever to press on this which with a capstan requires eight. With to lower the weight down; a racket-wheel the derrick, we are also assured by the and paul to stop the roller from going Patentee, tha: there is a saving of time, back when hoisting up the weight; a and of rope ; and the machine itself is fhip's matt, or a polt in the ground on not liable to get out of order. It will fhore with a guy, a thieve to keep the rope last as long as the hip; and, if an acci. extended, and a hook on which the weight dent cccur, it is so simple, that any meis fixed.

chanic can repair it. By the cranes, of almost any construction, there is little difficulty in railing a MR. ROBERT RANSOME'S (IPSWICH) weight; but accidents too frequently hap for a Method of making and tempering pen in lowering the lever. The common CAST-IRON PLOUGH-SHARES, &c. method of delivering a cargo from ships To make the shares, the melted pig. is by a large luff tackle, fixed to the head iron is poured into a mould, prepared for of ihe derrick, the end of the face being the purpose, formed with one side or part brought to the capitan, by which four of iron, and the other fide or part of land men can with difficulty raile a hogshead or loam. The side of the share, when of sugar; but it requires, at least, five cast, that lays next the iron mould, will to lower one down with fafety; the be hard, and of a proper temper, while weight frequently overpowers that num the other side that is formed in and or ber, and obliges them to drop from the loam will be lost; and if made of the bars.

beit pig-iron, the fare will be much To prevent such accidents, Mr. K. ftrengthened. bas joven ed the roller with two inclined The moulds are thus made; a well-, planes to his derrick ; three turns or more finished share, made either of iron or other with great weight of rope, fiom the pur- metal, is laid upon fand or loam, care




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