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Poetical Efays.

283 The Miser and the Mouse. The blooming spring of pleasure crowns

the plain, An Epigram from the Greek.

And man, without thee, seeks for bliss

in vain.
T
O a Mouse fays a Miser, “ my dear

MOSCHUS.
little Mouse,
Pray what may you please for to want in

my house?"
Says the Moufe, “ Mr. Mifer, pray keep

A GAINST LIFE.
yourfelf quiet,

From the Greek of Posidippus.
You are safe in your person, your purse,

HAT tranquil road, unvex'd by
and your diet :
A lodging I want, which you ev'n may can mortals chuse thro' human life?
afford,

Attend the courts, attend the bar
But none would come here to beg, bor-

There discord reigns, and endless jar;
row, or board.”

At home the weary wretches find
Severe disquietude of mind :

To till the fields gives toil and pain;
TO FRIENDSHI P.

Eternal terrors (weep the main :

If rich, we fear to lose our store,
On seeing Timon of Athens. Need and distress await the poor:

Sad cares the bands of Hymen give,

Are children born? we anxious groan; So oft profest, so little understood : Childless, our lack of heirs we moan : How often to thy sacred, injur'd name, Wild, giddy schemes our youth engage, A thousand base pretenders lay their Weaknets and want depress old age. claim !

Would fate tben with my with comply,
Like his * friends, wait the summer of I'd never live, or quickly die.
our day,

MOSCHUS.
And in the sunbeams of our fortunes play:
Like him, life's wintry shades come on,
Then we behold the trcach'rous insects

FOR LIFE.
gone,
And find ourselves deceiv’d, perhaps

From the Greek of Metrodorus.
undone.

ANKIND may walk, unvex'd IMPROMPTU.

by itrife,
* Timon.

Thro'e every road of human life.
Fair wisdom regulates the bar,

And peace concludes the wordy war:
ODE ON HEALTH.

At home aufpicious mortals find

Serene tranquility of mind;
Translated from the Greek of Ariphron And merchants plough for gold the main:

All beauteous nature decks the plain,
the Sicyonian.

Respect arises from our store,
pow'rs,

More joys the bands of Hymen give,
May I with thee enjoy my future hours ! Th' unmarried with more freedom live.
Do ihou thy voluntary aid afford, If parents, our bleit lot we own:
True to my bed, and constant at my Childless, we have no caule to moan:
board.

Firm vigour crowns our youthful itage,
For all the joys from wealth, or heirs And venerable hairs, old-age.
that flow,

Since all is good, then who would cry,
Whate'er imperial diadems bestow ; I'd never alive, or quickly die?"
Whate'er fair objects of dehre we prove,

MOSCHUS.
Chas' and entangled in the toils of love;
Whate'er delights the gods, on mercy's

The VICARS.
plan,
Dimit to fofien the fatigues of man ;
There, there all spread and fivurik in

ground,

Where herbs and fruits, and kitchen stuffs Sweet health, thou parent of felicity! were found,

The

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284

Poetical Elays. The humble Vicar of North Wilford Juft e’er I came, a rustic braggart elf,

Proud of his purse, and glorying in his Small was his living, but his heart at pelf, left;

Came. bold demanding, And what's ta Unseen, unblam'd, he pass'd his time pay? away,

What claims the priest that we maintais He walk'd, he wrote, he smok'd, or to pray? mus'd all day.

The account he gave me of his stock, I Thro' all the year no anxious care he knew, knew,

Was half curtail'd, and scarce one num. Except at Easter, when he claim d huis

ber true;

Howe'er, my filence favour'd the deceit, And then the surly rustic's churlih pride Being fond of quiet, I conceal'd the cheat: His well-earn'd fees disputed or denyd: But when the small, the half demand I The Vicar ftill preferring want to strife, made, Gave

up his fees to lead a peaceful lite. He bully'd, swore, and damn'd the preachHis garden once in pentive mood he ing trade, sought,

All God's good household with irrcyer. His pipe attended as a friend to thought; ence curft, And as the whiffs in eddies round him And me, with foul abuse, as far the

worst ! A neighbouring Vicar 'ring, he sur- Thou know'st, my friend, what ago vey'd ;

nizing sinart One, like himself, a downright honeft Such brutal outrage gives a tender heart. priest,

Too well, alas! too fatálly I know Whose love of peace his scanty dues de- From whence those confecrated evils

creas'd. Suppose the little ceremonies done, From Tythes, my friend, the Clergy's And all the rites of lighting pipes be woes arise, gun;

They mar religion, nay, they rob the Suppose the whiffs in sober sort flew skies. round,

Would God, our Monarch's ever graAnd both in musing very deeply drown'd;

cious hand, For to it was, until the first good man In this, would deign to bless this wretFetchd a deep whi-ff, and anxiously ched land ! began :

Would Gud, that Tythes like Taxes “ Would God, my friend, his good might be paid, ness had allignid

Affix the rev’nue by some statute made; Soine lot more fuited to my feeling mind; How then would blest Religion rear her Less though my income, if from torture head, free,

And Virtue thro' each village kindly Content would weli supply that loss to Spread! me;

With what felicity each foul be bleft! For all the pence, the little dues I glean, How happy then Parishioner and Prieft!" Raise but iny lcorn, my pity, or my Thus at true grievances the priests repind, spleun.

And, with their own, spoke all their I'll tell the«, friend: Just now a neigh brethren's mind, bour caine,

While tellid the bell, unto the church Pale want diffus d o'er all his meagre

flow move frame;

Six virgins, bearing one that dyd for Five-pence the sum, he gave a shilling love. o'er,

Their grave debate was silenc'd by the Then took his head, and withid he bell; could do more.

The Vicars rose and kindly took fareI tund alide, nor could from tears re. well. fraill,

The first his fermon seeks, and hastes 'Twas death to take it, to refuse was

away, vain !

The last lad duties to the dead to pay: Such gentle manners more afilict the While now his brother on his easy pad, mind

Pac'd home, full grave and runinating Ihan ihe rough ufige of the batér kind, fad.

INDE X.

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INDEX to the Oxford Magazine.

V OLUM E

VII.

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110

ITO

185

A

Alarm The
A Came Gerty of the Execution of Lady Antecedents of em

24 Anecdote qf the cebrated La Fontaine 10
the Duke of Monmouth

57
Madrigal and Truletta, a mock -s from Le Bon Militaire
Tragedy

of the late Mrs. Prichard, the ac-
the Murder of the Monk of Whit-

tress

28
by

132

of the late Mr. Robert Lloyd. 107
the Comedy, As you like it ibid. addressed to their Royal Highnesses
Egyptian of the life of Moses 165 the Dukes of and
two fingular Events

172 an original of Ld. Rochester 137
the Institution of the Garter, a new -s of Mr. Eyre, the celebrated Paper-
Entertainment

stealer

177
Fairy Prince, a Theatrical Inter- Antient British Patriotism

69
lude

186 Alpafia, the celebrated Athenian Cour-
Zubeide, a new Tragedy

213
tezan, Memoirs of

· · 65
Addresses from Pembroke, Cardigan, and

B
Carmarthen-thires, to the Lord Barren Lands, Hints for improving 105
Mayor, Brass Crosby, Efq; and Beauty, its bewitching charms 18.20
Mr. Oliver

70 Boniface, his Reasons for not permitting
Advertisements remarkable ; A dro!l Re-

Card-playing in his House

13
partee, 31. -An Irish Bull, ibid. Bon Mots

31,111
Comical List of Frceholders of Mid- Brighthelmstone, Advice from 70
dlesex, ibid.-A Noble Duke in dan-

с
ger of being rivalled, ibid.-Curious Cadogan, Dr. Extracts from his Trea-
advertisement concerning a "tolen tise on the Gout

93
Horse. Address from a Lady to Gen- Cards. disapproved of by Boniface 13
tlemen of Spirit, 71.--Subtlety of an Catalogue of new Books and Plays 97
Auctioneer, ibid. ---Love in a Priton, Catechilm, the Patriot's

255
ibid. Martha Plainface's Com. Cato to a certain popular Gentleman 21
ptaint, ibid.

-Sixteen thousand Cenior The, a Periodical Paper, Page 3,
pounds ready for any one's accept-

81, 161.
Witticisin of the Character, a remarkable one

96
Pof W 8,111,
-The Mo.

of a truly wife Man 189
deity of a Glazier, ibid. -- Irish

of Peregrin Puzzle, Efq; 274
Bulls, ibid. -An extraordinary Climate, the Effects of, on the Manners
Painier's - Bill, ibid.--An oppor.

and Paffions

89
tunity for a Man of Integrity and Cook, Dr. or the virives of Sage 275
worth to oblige eternally a young Country Girl, The, a Comedy, criticised
gentlewoman, 191
-Curious Ada

266
vertisements of Mr. Patence, the Coxcombs, the, a Comedy, Scene from 92
Dancing-master, remarkable alío for

Thoughts on

99
its Modcity, ibid. ----From a Lady Cymbeline, remarks on that Tragedy 210
who requests a favour to be done ima

D
mediately, ibid. -An Hibernian Dead the, Thoughts on the respect due to
Inventory, ibid.—A single Gen-

62
tleman wants to borrowihirty pounds Defence Ironical of the present Adminis-
of a generous Fair Onc, whom

tra:ion

108
he ailures that the shall be perfectly Description of the Kingdom of Love, an
fatisfied, ibid. --New Titles for a Allegory

8
certain Scotch Earl, 23:----- lingle

East Indian Scorpion :68
Gentieman wani's a female Coille

Venice

169
panion, ibid.
-An advantagelis

the Lily of Damascus

209
Offer, ibid. The Generous Ültuer,

a monstrous Fish
ibid.

a new religious Sect 152
Advice to the Fair Sex

108

ance, ibid.

Diary

III

10I

21

53

52
56

286

INDEX.
Diary of the court of Lewis XIV. 270 Intelligence Foreign and Domestic, 350
Dido, a Burlesque Tragedly, account of 19 75, 115, 155, 195, 235
Dreani, a strange one

150

from Brighthelmitone 70
Droply, a Remedy for the

Ironicus, his remarks on Court-address
E

90
Education, antient and molern compared Judges, the, their Opinion with respect

to the marrying of the Royal Fa-
Elizabeth, Queen, a womain forms a de mily

181
sign agzinit her Life

17 Junius to the Rev. Mr. Horne 26
Essay on the Nature and Institution of his Grace the Duke of Gn 138
Government

the Publisher

1:40
Virtue

his Grace the Duke of G-n 217
Wir and Sense

103

K
the Knowledge of Mankind 226 King, a Patriot, must needs be pious 146
the Wits of the Age
229 Kingdom of Love described

8
Credulity

260

L
Idleness

263 Lambrun Margaret, forms a Design
Drinking

264 against the life of Queen Elizabeth
Experience
268

17
Eyre, E.q; the Paper-stealcr, memoirs of Landholders, Advice to

105
177 Laws, penal, of France, Remarks on 247
Extract from the Contemplative Man, a

Letter from Maria to the Author of the
Novel

279
Censor

7'
F
a Revolter to the Editor

16
Fair Sex vindicated

134

Rev. John Horne to Junius 25
Faithful Wite the, a real History 46 Junius in Answer to the above 26
Fairy Prince the, a Theatrical Interlude, R. Figg to the Editor

27
remarks on

186 Mr. O'Neal to his Friend, previous
Father, the cruel, a true Story 180

to his Suicide
Fidelity unexampled of a Spanish Pri-

a Wag
foner

an Alehouse-Politician

133
Fly-Catcher, the Red-throated described Candid

148
Mr. Gerard de Brahm

91
Focatoirs, strictures from

66 T. P. relative to the Portsmouth

Examination
Game Laws, The, Obfervations on 175

a Gentleman on board the Endea-
Garter, The, Intitution of, a new En-

vour Frigate
tertaininent, Account of

185

a Dreamer
Government, an Etav on

S. L. to che Editor
Gout, Minutes from Dr. Cadogan's trea Junius to his Grace the Duke of
rile on that Diese

93
G-

138
Gintitude, a rare Example of 133

the Publisher

140
Giey Lady Jane, Account of her Exe Mr. Gerard de Brahm

147
curion

24

fecond from S. L, to the Editor 176
H
a Religionist

187
Hints to Faricis

Mr. Holloway to J. Wilkes, Efq;
History of Mankind
177

174
Holloway, Etq; on the infamous Prac T. Brown concerning Auctions 188
tices of Bailiffs

174
B. C. to the Editor

216
Homer, charged with Plagiarism 56 Junius to the Duke of G-n

217
Horne, Rev. John, his Letter to Junius Cats to the Editor

25
Maria Nimbicfoot

248
Junius's Answer

26 Sir Robert Talbot to David Garrick,
Husband, the jealous, cured 205

Ela;

272
I
Lily of Damascus, described

209
James I. Specinion of his Rhetorick g6 Letter fiom S. L. to the Editor 276
Jows, fix, Trial of, for the murder and

M M
robbery at Chelsea

Madrigal and Trụletta, a Mock Tragedy,
Inhabitants of a Country, Rules for a short Account of
a certaining their muinber

55
Mahmut and Idris,

129
Instalation, The, origin of

Markind, H:itory of
Instance rate of Judiciai Sagacity

Manner's
145

64
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98
128
136

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278

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165

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287
Manners and Customs of the Illands, -The Pin and the Needle, ibid.
newly discovered in the South-Seas Songs in Arthur's round Table re.

98

stored, 185.-To a young Baronet,
Maria to the Censor

7 192.-Epitaph on Mr. Isaac Barbon,
Massacre of the Peacocks, an Historical ibid. -Ditto on William Sheniton,
Anecdote

13 Efq; by Mr. Garrick, ibid.—The
Matrimony State, of, in France

Vain Purtuit, 193.—A Drinking
Medical Phenomenon

Song, ibid.-Epigram from Lucian,
Medicine, a new English one, for all 194:- Address to an Ironmonger on
Diseases

246 his Birth-day, ibid.-Lines inscribed
Menalcas and his threc Sons, a Tale 14 to a young Lady who detained a nelt
Method of determining the populousness of young Birds in a Cage, ibid.
of a Country

55 -Verses to T. W. 232. -Avarice
Monmouth, the Duke of, Account of and Envy, a Fable, ibid.-Prologue
his Execntion

57 and Epilogue to Zobeide, a new Tra.
Moses, Fragment of his Life

gedy, 233.

-On Daphne's Birth-
N

day, 234.-On the Death of a Son,
News Domestic and Foreign, 35, 75, 115, ibid. -The Hermit and the Devil,
155, 195, 235.

ibid.- Epigram, ibid.-On Specta-
Nun, a Dutch, diverting History of 171 cles, 281.-A Giant Fishing, ibid.
0

- The Recluse, an Elegy, ibid.-
Old people, Remarks on their Stature

Requisites of an happy Life, 282.
and Figure

106 The Miser and the Mouse, 283.–
O'Neal, Esq; his Letter to a Friend, pre ToFriendship, ibid.-Ode on Health,
vious to his Suicide

ibid,-Moschus against Life, ibid.
Origin of the Installation at Windsor is

-The Reverse, ibid.The Vic
P

cars, ibid.
Patriot King, a, muft of course be pious Police, the, a periodical Paper, 41, 1219

146
Patriotism, Ancient British
69 Politician, the Alehouse

64
Pedants, Observations on

99 Prayer, the Lord's, as used 700 years af-
Plays, humourous Lift of

167

ter Chrift
POETRY.-Air, sung by Mrs, Weich- Protest of the Irish Lords

137
fel, at Vauxhall, 32.-

249
-A Song,
fung by Mr. Vernon, at Vauxhall, Quacks, Thoughts on
ibid.- A Song, sung by Mrs. Jame-

53

R
fon, at Vauxhall, ibid.

-Thoughts Reasons against Card-playing
on sudden Death, 33-

13
-Inscription Reflections on the Liberty of a Nation 29
written under the Statue of Charles
II. at Newcastle, ibid.Ode to

exhorbitant price of the Ne-

ceffaries of Life
Severn-Water, ibid. -Diana and

94
Acteon, a Cantata, 34.-Agur's

Coxcombs and Pedants
Wilh, ibid.

Advertity

225
Lines on the Death of an old Mifer, Reynard, young, his Character
Revolter, his Address to the Editor

16
ibid. To the Prince of Wales Rise of the Swiss Confederacy

96
on his Birth-day, ibid. Picture

13
of the Times,
73..

S
-Prologue to
-The Consolation, an

Saintfoin, its culture, recommended 105
Ode, 112 - Prologue to the Cox- Scorpion Eart-Indian, described

Scandivanians, the ancient Anecdote of 51
combs, ibid. --The Profpeet, 113:-

168
The Coxcomb, a Tale, ibid.-Íhe

Scheme for discharging the Natioral
Double Misfortune, 114:-Verses by

Debt

107
the late Cuthbert Shaw, ibid-Celia's

of Episcopizing America, Remarks
Theti, ibid. --The Mifer, 152.- Ship, a remarkable one, built at Havre

204
Stanzas on Mr. Garrick, ibid. -An
Extempore on the Death of Lord Shipwreck, the fortunate, a Novel

de Grace

66
Halifax, ibid. -Epitaph on an Up- Sketch of the Fable of Dido, a Burlesque
holsterer, ibid.--Fourth Ode of Ho-
race, imitated, 153.–Remonftrance Story, a very remarkable

Tragedy

19
of the Geele, ibid. - The Virtuous
Man, ibid. The Lamentation in Strictures from Focatoir's Anglo-Irish

oreign and its Reverse
The Blessing of a good Wife, ibid.

66
Strictures

99

The Violet, 72.-

Dido, 74.-

II

21
109

Icribed to John Wilkes, Efq; 154:-

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