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Varieties.--Literary Notices, & c. A depot has been established in Paris, An unsuccessful attempt has been made under the title of a MUSEUM OF before the Lyceum of Arts, at Paris, on FRENCH MONUMENTS, to which are the Harmonica, or Musical Glasses, by to be removed all the monuments, fta- KRASA. The failure of the instrument tues, tombs, painted windows, &c. of was ascribed to the circumstance of the the churches and alienated edifices. This found not being produced at the instant museum will be formed in the ci-devant the glasses were struck, and from its want. church of the little Auguftines. It is ing a determinate beginning and end. solely appropriated to the prefervation of A splendid edition of Young's NIGHT national monuments, which may throw Thoughts, in large quarto, enriched a light on the French history, and with 150 etchings upon the borders, and amounts already to a very interesting frontispieces to each book, from original collection.

designs by BLAKE, is in forwardness. All the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman The price of the work to subscribers is antiquities have been removed to the Five GUINEAS ; to non-subscribers Six MUSEUM OF THE LOUVRE, which, in GUINEAS. other refpects, is to be considered as the A Treatise on the Law of Bonds is central muieum of the whole republic. preparing for the Press, by a Barrister at

J. B.H.DE ST. PIERRE, well known to Law. Englith readers, has published the prospec. A new musical work is in forwardness tus of a work, entitled, the Harmonies of at Dublin, of all the Irish National Airs, Nature, as an elementary treatise on


of which would otherwise become morals, and for the use of the primary extinct. schools.

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and Mr. MARSH leave us in no doubt The Executive Directory, at the in- respecting the abilities and industry of stance of the Museum of Natural History, the archdeacon, the public must be anxious have ordered a scientific voyage to be un- to see what new errors Mr. PAPPELdertaken to the Spanish island of Trini- BAUM can have discovered, after the al. dad and the neighbouring continent. most innumerable ones detected by our BAUDIN, assisted by two naturalists and own Grecians and divines. a gardener, have charge of it.

A work, in fix volumes, is announced LANGLES, professor of the Oriental at Paris, under the Title of Travels of Languages, &c. at Paris, announces a Pythagoras, fimilar in design and exetranslation, with copious notes of Hoeft's cution to the Abbé Barthelemy's Travels celebrated and learned Description of of Anacharsis. Morocco and Fez.

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The XXIXth ODE OF CATULLUS. Propitious day! still as the circling year

Renews its course, may'st thou, at each rettir, SWEETEST inle, of lake or main,

Veild in fresh show'rs of op’ning bliss appear, Sirmio, with what joy again

White Health'sgay fires with purer ardour burn!, I revisit thy dear fhore;

And may the Loves and Graces still, as now, All my wand'ring labours o'er.

Play round her form and flush her artless Scarce my senses I believe,

cheek; When they tell me, nor deceive,

While taste and virtue crown the polith'd brow, That not through Asia's fields I roam,

And thro' her eyes the native feelings speak! But fafely view my native home. O what more blissful, than to find

The'while some youth, by Nature's partial love, Repose from care, and cale of mind,

Form'd in the mold of Genius, Worth, and With foreign toil long wearied grown,

Sense, On that dear spot, on which alone

In early prime her virgin heart fall move, Our hearts are fix'd; and pleasures part

And Hymen's torch its brightest ray dispense. Revive, and fill our bliss at last;

So shall the charms on her fair form impress'd That genial sput, that facred ground,

Enhance her bliss, and every tender sigh Where youth its earliest habits found?

That heaves the softness of Bianca's breait,
How sweet, within my native shed,

Be but the herald of approaching joy!
To press the dear deserted bed!
Such joy as tlais, by pain procur’d,

Thus does, sweet Maid! the strain of Friend. Repays the labours I've endur’d.

Thip flow, Delightful Sirmio, hail !-rejoice

Gilding thy fate in colours of the morn : To hear thy master's well known voice; A spring-tide life, unchill’d by wintry woeHail his late, but glad, return :

Day without cloud-a rose without a thorn! And ye, hard by who pour your urn,

But 'twill not be : some dregs of envious Care Ye waters of the Larian lake,

In Life's incongruous cup the Fates will fing, In your old neighbour's joy partake ;

Beauty and Worth the bitter draught mug thare, And all ye sports that home attend,

And Wisdom's self thall drink at Sorrow's Exult, and laugh, to meet your friend.

spring. 081. 17, 1795.

Be then cach cload that glooms life's fickle day,

Like transient show'rs that freth’ning sweets

And cach alluring blossom snatch'd away,

Replace with fruits of Virtue and of Sense!
THIS hoary labyrinth, the wreck of time,
Solicitous with timid ttep I treael,

Aug 8, 1796.
Scale the stern battlement, or vent'rous climb
Where the rent watchtower bows it's grassy CULTIVATION-A Poem,

Addressed to Sir John SINCLAIR, Bart. Preo These dark damp caverns breathe mysterious fident of the Board of Agriculture. drzad,

BY ABRAHAM WILKINSON, M.D. Haply still foul with tinet of ancient crinie; Methinks, fome spirit of th’ ennobld dead, WHILE gath’ring armies crowd Europa's Higli-bofom'd maid, or warrior chicf sublime,

Haunts them! The fappings of the heavy birà And hostile squadrons move in proud disdain,

While martial music (wells the note of war,
Imagin’d warnings fearfully impart,
And the dull breeze below, that feebiy ftirred,

And the destructive cannon sounds from far;
Se:m'd the deep breathing of an o'ercharg’d The tears of orphans, and the dying groan,

Scar'd by the clash of arms, the widow's moan, heart ! Proud tower! thy halls now ftable the lean

The Muse retires to her own kindred glades, herd,

Where myrtles blossom, and the laurel thades, And MusiNC MERCY (miles that such thou

Where Philomela and the plaintive dove, art!

Fill the wide woodlands with the voice of love ; Brijt.l, O27. 20, 1796.

There the prepares the wreaths of fair Renown,
Smiles on her Sinclair, and selects his crown.

No Naughter marks her hero's bold career,
Starzas to Rosa Bella BLANCA, on her Deeds more illutirious thall his name endear.

Lo! from the desert springs the golden grain,

Thick ranks of corn o'erspread the barren plain, BY J. THELWALL.

The swains who late survey'd a joyless waite, BLOSSOM of vernal sweetness, lovely Rose!

With grateful raptures their new harvest taste. Once inore I tunc the long-neglected lay, Sinclair, the Muse thy varied task thall hail, To hail the sun, whole tav'iing beams disclose And trace tlay footsteps through the water'd

Improving beauties with this genial day.




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Original Poetry. O'er the bleak moorlands shall record thy toil, To foreign climes see thy bright harvetts born, Converting barren heath to fertile fuil :

While Heav'n propitious sends a rich return, Nor new the theme ; oft with poetic fire

Oh! blot from mem'ry the tragic tale ! The bards of old have swept the founding lyre. Nor deem that Famine ever could prevail Warm in his praise whose patriotic zeal, O'er the rich blessings of all-bountcous Heav'n; Raises fresh harvests for the public weal, Would man improve what God has freely givin! Guides the rude peasant in his first eflay, Methinks I sing of Zembla's frozen shore, Darts thro' the forest-gloom the cheering ray, Or of some savage tribe the fate deplore; And with new treasures glads the eye of day. Yet have we heard our Northern neighbours The fimple pleasures of the golden age,

tell, Once sung melodious the Ascrean sage ;

In one (ad year how num rous victims fell, Arcadian Shepherds led their Hucks along, By pinching Want consumed; the scanty blade Charm'd by the music of the poet's song,

Cropt from the cattle lent penurious aid; To rural cares and to the lhepherd's praile

But when the roots and juicy herbage failed, Theocritus attuned his Doric lays.

Famine in all her horrid forms affailed; In verse majettic, melody divine,

Far from his home the fainting peasant lies, The Mantuan Bard invokes the Sacred Nine;

Aud fcaice to Heav'n can raise his dim funk With nic: precision marks the peasant's tuil, eyes ; And teaches how to plough and low the soil.

On the wild heath the stiff ’ning corpse was found; The brightest genius of th’ Augustan age,

Expiring orphans press the sterile ground; Selects this theme to ornament his page.

In vain the mother her ihrunk bo um tries,

Clasp'd in her arms, the pining infant dies. From stagnant pools, where Pestilence resides,

Prepare, ye Nine, th' unfading bay pse pare, And meagre Famine her wan visage hides,

Hafte, crown the patriot band, whose generous See Desolation quit her dark comiin, And seek in forcign climes fome distant reign.

Like some bold centinel, preserves its fland, Where late the folitary bird of prey, Wing'd his bold fight along the lonely way,

To guard from Famine's scourge their native

land. The desert smiles, in richest garh array'd, And Cultivation own her arduous toil repaid;

Long shall Britannia hold in memory dear So in the wat'sy main, concealed from day,

The name of Bakewell, long his worth revere, The Ruby long with holds its dazzling ray,

While her rich meads, improved in comely forn, Thro’ floating sea-weed lights the coral cave,

The sheep, the steer, and gen'rous Iteed adorn. And lurks fecure beneath the founding wave, No mean applause industrious Young may claim, Till some bold mariner the decp essays,

Who points to British Youth the path of fame; Grasps the rich treasure, and his toil repays. Nor can we soon forget a Ducket's toil, At yonder huit, close by the moorland's fide,

Whose fertile genius best subdues the soil. A hoary swain and numerous race relide;, No more thall trav’llers eye the barren waste, The aged cottager delights to hear

Nor with fresh speed, o'er fick’ning deserts haite, The jocund plough-boy whittling in his ear, ; Charm'd with the blooming pea and fragrant' While the long train of reapers cross the plain, bean, The joyful right revives his youth again ; Where thick’ning ranks of corn enrich the scene, Complacent smiles the venerable swain,

They gaze delighted and forget their toil, Blefses his offspring and their infant train, While cultivation cheers the barren foil. Points to the upland crown'd with waving corn, So from Amboyna blows the fpicey gale, Recites how long, thro'wint’ry months forlorn, Luxuriant breezes fill the passing sail, The rude wind whittl'd o'er the bar en tern;

Th' enraptur’d seamen hail the wel ome shore, How oft the gloomy heath he travers’d o'er, And dream of thipwreck and of forms no more. Gath'ring from diftant scenes a scanty store:

Enfield, 087. 19, 1796.
Nor yet forget: how thro' the trackless bow,
With wearied steps, uncertain where to go,


VIRO Bewilder'd, distant from his wife and cot,


GILBERTO WAKEFIELD, Chill'd by the freezing blaft, he mourn'd his hapless lot.

T. Lucrerü Cari Libros de Rerum Naturâ, emen. Where long the Woodman'saxe alone was heard,

datis, et commentariis illuftratos, edituro. And filent Ecoo scarce pronowic'd a word, SUNT qui in Roma Os, folenni more colentes, Cheer'd by the carols of the sportive swains, Scriptores inhiant, qui Craios carmine læto The groves refound the music of the plains. Tollunt, quippe acres, doctos, artisque peritos Th’impetuous Itream at will no longer roams, Pieriä, lacios, folos et Apolline dig! os : Nor with destructive force the torrent forms, Fautores veterum, 1 hilum præsentia curant. Confin'd by Art it glads the flow'ry meads, Nec valet ingenium, nisi lanciat ipsa vetuftas. ‘And icheit verdure the coarse grass fucceeds ; A double crop the mower's talk repays,

Indocti, contra, veterum contemnere multi And well rewards the tuil which guides its fer- Quæ non per ipiant, audent; itulteque loquacee tile waves.

“ Cedite, Romani icriptores, cedite Graii," Genius of Albion ! laden with thy stores,

Conclamant, æquè veterum ignarique novorum,

At See numerous veffels crowd thy chalky ihores,


At nos progreffi, mediâ fpatiemur arenâ; Ipfa Venus, votis blanda, arridere videtur *, Hinc atque hinc cauti, verum rectumque se. Nympharumque Chorus; tantus lepor insinuat se quamur.

Verbis, tanta vii est celebris vis insita menti. Ne nos blandiloqui, levium vanique laborum, Pergas, tu, veteres, Wakefielde, cinare poètas : Autiquos tractare lib os properemus, ut illi, Sir mihi mirari, tenues et carpere flores, Qui nil commendant artes, quas poftera sæcla Hortis Pieriis, tenerosque avellere fructus; Ingeniis ornat promptis, qui falsa tumentes

Ipse sonos capto, mox carmina mollia texam;
Delirant, qui parva augent, et vilia tollunt Sis tu subtilis noftri Bentleius ævi.
Magniluqui in cælos, auræ popularis avari,
At li quid prisci delectent carmine vates

Plurima ludentes dulci; si facia canentes
Heroum, præclara fonent, ftudioque polire
Non vano perítént, feli i fingere venâ

COME smiles, ceme gay attire, and liide
Quæ duceat Natura, facras me uere coronas :

The anguish rankling in my breast ! Hos nostrum eft laudare viros, Wakefielde, And seem to cold enquirers bleft.

I'll lay my sable garb afide, perennes Rivos fectari, largofque recludere fontes, '

Yes I will liappy triflers join, Angliaca et scatebrâ gaudebunt arva feraci. As when Grief's dart beside me flew,

And Love and all its joys were mine, Hæc tibi fint laudi. Fugitivum ar feftus Amorem

And Sorrow but by name I knew; Ipfe tuo in Moscho* quæram, vel Adonida*

E're Death had sealed the cruel doom, triftis,

Which call'd my Henry to the tomb-, Nympharum luctûs, flentis Venerisque miferrus,

Hard was the stroke !but O, I hate
Heu! nimium molles, lugebo; heroa fecutus The facred pomp of grief to show;
Aut prolugum, Priami calis meditabor iniquos; Thron'd in my breaft, in secret ftare
Deinde hominum varios luctus, atque horrida Shall live the REVEREND FORM OF WOE!

For observation would degrade
Et planétus meitos cito jam morientis Elisa, The hornage to her empire paid.
Mecum pervolvens, meritos persolvere honores I hate the tear which Pity gives,
Virgiliot incumbam, tremulus vestigia fectans. I'm jealous of her curious eye-
At nunc non fi&tâ lacrymà aspergantur ocelli,

The only balm, my heart receives,
Et moftum gemitu suipiret pectus acerbo.

Is from my own unheeded figh, Te, vates dulcis, I tragico dum carmine luges,

When veil'd in night, to seep a foe, Qui sapiat, mærer; mores qui sentiat, ardet.

I bend before the throne of Woe'i Te Collinsus amat nofter, Miltonus et ipse

A face of smiles, a heart of tears ! Te revocans, reparat vires, atque igne coruscat.

So, in the church-yard, realm of death,
Ecce ! autem vultu placido grandævus Homerus. While all is pale and dead beneath.

The turf encreating verdure wears,
Adftat, et Aonias Nymphas audire videtur,
Atque aures Phæbo præbere, lyramque fonan-

Jam prensare manu, mellis dum flumina ftillat
Sacrum os, et placidum circundat gloria vultum: GEM of this lone and filent vale;
Cæcus, magna videt : depressus, mente super bit : Treasuic of Ev’ning's penfive hour,
Qualis ab antiquo pendebat marmore vulcus S, I come thy modest light to hail !
Talis in Iliade effulget divinus Homerus. I come a votive frain to pour :
Ne tamen in turbâ vatem annumeremus inani,

Nor chilly dews, nor paths untrod,
Quæ nifi ficta nihil celebrat, vel ficta refingit,

Can from thy shrine my footsteps fright: Texentes veri formam, Lucretius adftat;

Thy lamp shall guide me o'er the fod, Doctrinâ folers idem, clarusque Poëta,

And cheer the gathering mists of night. Antiqui vatis reparat solennia jura.

Again, thy yellow fire in part! Huic, fiu.ul ac rerum Primordia pandere tentat,

Lo, planets shed a mimic day!
Naturam que Deum, flammartia inania mundi Lo, vivid meteors round me dart !
Extra et procedit, Mularum captus amore,

On western clouds red lightnings play!
But vain these splendid fires to me,

Borne on the season's fultry wing,
* Biwvos mae Morxou Aruboiye ed. G. Wake-
field: inter quæ funt Etibuţios bionis, et Ews Around its fairy lustre fling.

Unless thy flender form I lee Δραπετιδης, Mofchi.

Thine is an unobtrusive blaze; + Virgilii Maronis opera emendavit, et no

Content art thou in thades to thine ; tulis illuitravit, G. Wakefield: idem etiam et

And much I wish, while thus I gaze,
Horatii Opera.
Tragadiarum Delectum ed. G. Wakefield, For long by youth's wild wishes caft,

To make thy modeft merit mine; inter quas Hercules Furens, Alcestis, et lon, On the falle world's tempestuous tea, Euripideæ eminent.

I seek Retirement's shore at last, | Homeri Iliada, Popio noftro Anglice versam And find a monitor in thee. ed: G. Wakefield,

Avboroyle Græca; Stephani, Lib. V. * Vide Lucreti 1. 3. fub initio.. zidojungov



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