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When Heav'n was nam'd, they loos'd their hold. No more a lover, but a mortal foc, again,

Il seek her life (for love is none below): Then sprung she forth, they follow'd her amain. As often as my dogs with better speed

Not far behind, a knighi of swarthy face, l arrest her flight, is she to death decreerl : High on a coal-black steed pursu'd the chuce; Then with this fatal sword, op which I dy'd With flushing Aames his ardent eves were tillid, I pierce her open back, or tender side, And in his hand a naked sword he held: And tear that harden'd heart from out her le cheer'd the dogs to follow her who fled, I breast, And row'd revenge on her devoted head. Which, with her entrails, makes my hungry As Theodure was born of noble kind,

hounds a feast. The brutal acrion rous'd his inanly mind; Nor lies she long, but, as the fates ordain, 2 Movid with unworthy usage of the maid, Springs up to life, and, fresh to second pain, He, tho' unarm'd, resolv'd to give her aid. Is sav'd to-day, to-suorrow to be slain. A saplin pine he wrench'd from out the ground, This, vers'd in death, th' infernal k night re. The readiest weapon that his fury found.

lates, Thus furnish'd for offence, he cross'd the way and then for proof fulfill'd the common fates ; Betwixt the graceless villain and his prey. (afar, Her heart and bowels thro' her back he drew,

The knight came thund'ring on, brit, from And fed the honnds that helped him to pursue. Thus, in impcrious tone, forbad the war: Stern look'd the fiend, as frustrate of his will, Cease, Theodore, to proffer vain relief,

Not half suffic'd, and grecdy yet to kill. . Nor stop the vengeance of so just a grief; And now the soul, expiring through the wound, But give me leave to seise my destin'd prey, Had left the body breathless on the ground, And let eternal justice take the way:

When thus the grisly spectre spoke again :
I but reven ze mny fate, disdain'd, betray'd, Behold the fruit of ill-rewarded pain :
And suff'ring death for this ungrateful inaid. As many months as I sustain'd her hale,

He said, at oncc dismounting from the steed; So many years is she condemn'd by fate
For now the hell-hounds, with superior specd, |To daily death; and ev'ry several place,
Hal reach'd the dame, and, fast’ning on her side, Conscious of her disdain and my disgrace,
The ground with issuing streams of purple dy'd; Must witness her just punishment; and be
Stood Theodore surpris'd in deadly fright, A scone of triumph and revenge to we!
With chatt'ring teeth, and bristliny trair upright; As in this grove I took the last farewell,
Yet arm'd with inborn worth, I hate'er, said he, As on this very spot of earth I fell,
Thou art, who know'st me better than I thee, As Friday saw me die, so she my prev
Or prove thy rightful cause, or be defied : Becomes ev'n here, on this revolving day.
The spectre, fiercely staring, thus reply'd. Thus while he spoke the virgin from the
Know, Theodore, thy ancestry I claim,

i ground And Guido Cavalcanti was my name :

Upstarted fresh, already clos') the waund, . One conimon sire our fathers did beget, And, unconcern'd for all she felt before, Niy name and story some remember yet : Precipitates her flight along the shore: Thce, then a boy, within my arms I laid, The hell-hounds, as ungorg'd with flesh and When for my sins I lov'd this baughty maid ;

blood, Not less adord in life, nor serv'd by nie, Pursue their prey, and seek their wonted fond : Than proud Honoria now is lor'd by thee. The fiend reinouuts his courser, mends his pace, What did I not her stubborn heart to gain ? 2 And all the vision vanishd froin the place. But all my yows are answer'd with disdain: Long stood the noble vouth oppress'd withawe, She scorn'd my sorrows, and despis'd my pain.) And stupid at the wond'rous things he saw, ! Long time I drage'd my days in fruitless case i Surpassing common faith, transgressing naThen, loaihing life, and plung'd in deep despair, ture's law: To finish my unhappy life. I fell

He would have been asleep, and wish'd to wake, On this sharp sword, and nowanı damn'din hell. But dreams, he knew, nolong impression make

Short was her joy, for soon the insulting maid Though strong at first; if vision, to what end, 2
By heaven's decree in this cold grave was laid : But such as must his future state portend?
And as in unrepented sin she dy't,

His love the damsel, and himself the fiend. ) Doom'd to the same bad place is punish'd for her But yet, reflecting that it could not be pride:

| From heaven, which cannot impiousacts decoce, Because she deemd I well descrr’d to die, (Resolv'd within himself to shun the snare, And made a merit of her cruelıy.

Which hell for his destruction did prepare ; There, then, we niet; both try'd, and both were And as his better genius should direct,

From an ill cause to draw a good effect. And this irrevocable sentence pass'd ;

Inspir'd from heaven he homeirard took his That she, whorn I so long pursu'd in rain, . way, Should suffer from my hands a ling'ring pain! Nor pallid his new design with long delay : Renew'd to life, that she might daily die, | But of his train a trustp serrant sent I daily doomd to follow, she to fly :

1 To call his friends together at his lent.

. They

They came, and, usual salutations paid, 1. At this the former tale again he told,
With words premeditatel, thus hic said ; With thund'ring tone, and dreadful to behold:
What you have often counsellid, to remove, Sunk were the hearts with horror of the crime,
My vain pursuit of unregarded love;

Nor needed to be warn'd a second tine,
By thrift my sinking fortune to repair,

But bore each other back: soine knew the face, Tho' late, yet is at last became iny care : And all had heard the much lamented case My heart shall be my own; my vast expence of him who fell forlove, and this the fatal place. Reduc'd to bounds, by timely providence ;

And now th' infernal minister advanc'd, This only I require ; invite for me

Seis'd the due victim and with fury lanc'd Honoria, with her father's family,

Her back, and piercing through herininost heart, Her friends and mine; the cause I shall display, Drew backward, as before, th' offending part. On Friday next; for that's the appointed day. The reeking entrails next he tore away, Well pleas'd were all his friends, the task was And to his meagre mastiffs made a prey. light,

The pale assistants on each other stard, The father, mother, daughter, they invite ; With gaping mouths for issuing words prepard; Hardly the dane was drawn to this repast;

l'The still-born sounds upon the palate hung, But yet resolv’d, because it was the last. And dy'd imperfect on the falt'ring tongue. The day was comc, the guests invited came, The fright was gen'ral; but the female band And with the rest, th' inexorable daine : (A helpless train) in more confusion stand; A feast prepar'd with riotous expence, With horror shudd'ring, on a heap they run, ) Much cost, more care, and most magnificence, Sick at the sight of hateful justice done; The place ordain'd was in that haunted grove, For conscience rung the alarm, and made the Where the revenging ghost pursu'd his love,

case their own. The tables in a proud pavillion spread,

So spread upon a lake, with upriard eve, With flow'rs below, and tissue overhead: TA plump of fowl behold their foe op high; The rest in rank, Honoria chief in place, They close their treinbling troop, and all attend Was artfully contriv'd to set her face

On whom the sowsing eagle will descend. To front the thicket, and behold the chace. JY But most the proud Honoria fcar'd the event, The feast was serv'd, the time so well forecast, And thought to her alone the vision sent, That just when the dessert and fruits were plac'd, Her guilt prescnts to her distracted mind The fiend's aların began ; the hollow sound Heaven's justice, Theodore's revengeful kind, Sung in the leaves, the forest shook around, (And the same fate to the same sin assigii'd: ) Air blacken'd, rolld the thunder, groan'd | Already sees herself the monster's prey, the ground.

Jl and feels her heart and entrails torn away. Nor long before the loud laments arise 'Twas a mute scene of sorrow, mix'd with fear: Of one distress'd, and maztiffs' mingled cries ; Still on the table lay th' unfinish'd cheer: And first the damecame rushing thro'thewood, The knight and hungry mastiffs stood around, And next the famish'd hounds that soughttheir |The mangled dame lay breathless on the ground, > food,

sin blood. When on a sudden, re-inspir'd with breath, And grip'd her flanks, and oft essay'd iheir jaws) | Again she rose, again to suffer death; . Last came the felon, on his sable steed, Nor staid the hell-hounds nor the hunter slaid, Arm'd with bis naked sword, and urg'd his dogs But follow'd, as before, the flying maid : to speed.

Th’avenger took from earth th'avenging sword, She ran, and cry'd, her fight directly bent And mounting light as air his sable steed he (A guest unbidden) to the fatal tent,

spur'd : The scene of death, and place design d for pu- (The clouds dispelled, the sky, resuni'd the fight, nishment.

And nature stood recover'd of her fright. Loud was the noise, aghast was ever guest, But fear, the last of ills, remain'd behind, The woinen shriek'd, the men forsook the feast; And horror heavy sat on ev'ry mind. i The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bay'd ; Nor Theodore encourag'd more the feast, The hunter close puru'd the visionary maid. But sternly look'd as hatching in his breast She rent the heav'n with loud laments, implor Some deep designs; which when Honoria riew'd, ring aid. ,

The freshi impulse her former fright renewd; The gallants, to protect the lady's right, She thought herselfthe trembling dame who fled, Their falchions brandish'd at the grisly spright; | And him the grisly ghost that spurr'd th'infernal High on his stirrups he provok'd the fight, s steed: Then on the crowd he cast a furious look, The more dismay'd, forwhen the guests with And wither'd all their strength before he spoke : Back, on your lives; let be, said he, my prey, Their courteous host, saluting all the crew, ( And let iny vengeance take the destin'd way:, Regardless pass'd her o'er; nor grac'd wild Vain are your arms, and vainer your defence,

kind'adieu. Against th' eternal doom of Providence: That sting infix'd within her haughty mind, Mine is th' ungrateful maid by heaven design'd, The downfall of her empire she divin'd; Mercy shewouldnotyive, nor mercyshall she fiod. And her proul heart with secret sorrow pin'd.)




Ilome as they went, the sad discourse renewd) With faults confess'd commission'd her to go,
Of the releniless dame to death pursu'd, If pity yet had place, and reconcile her foe:
And of the sight obscene so lately vicw'd. The welcowe nressage made, was soon receiv'd;
None olurst arraign the righteous dooun she bore,) "Twas to be wish'd, and hopd, but scarce believ'd;
Ev'n they who pity'd most, yet blaund her more: Fate seem'd a fair occasion to present;
The parallel they needed not to nanic, Alle knew the sex, and fear'd she might repent,
But in the dead they daino'd the living clame. Should he delay the moment of consent. I

At ev'ry little noise she look'd behind, There vet remain'd to gain her friends (a care För still the knight was present in her mind : The modesty of maidens well might spare :) And anxious oft she started on the way, But she with such a zeal the cause embrac'd, . And thought the horseman-ghost came thun-|(As women, where they wille are all in haste) d'ring for his prey.

The father, mother, and the kin beside, Return'd, she took her bed with little rest, | Were overborne by firry of the tide ; But in soft slunibers dreamt the fun'ral feast : With full consent of all she chang'd her state; Awakid, she turu'd her side, and slept again ; 2 Resistless in her love, as in her hate. The same black vapors mounted in her brain, By her example warn'd, the rest beware ; And the same dreauns return'd with double (More easy, less imperious, were the fair;

And that one hunung, which the devil desiga'd Now forc'd to wake, because afraid to sleep, For one fair female, lost him half the kiud. Her blood all ferer'd, with a furious leap She sprang from bed, distraeted in her mind,

$34. The Rosciad. Churchill. And fear'd at ev'ry step, a twitching spright behind.

1 Roscius deceas'd, each high aspiring play's Darkling and desperate, with stag'ring pace, Push'd all his int'rest for the vacant chair. Of death afraid, and conscious of distrac:

The buskind heroes of the mimic stage Fear, pride, remorse, at once her heart assailid, No longer whine in love, and rant in rage ; Pride put remorse to flight, but fear prevaild. The monarch quits his throne, and condescendo Friday, the fatal dav, whou next it came, Humbly to court the favor of his friends; Her soul forethouglit the fiend would change his For pity's sake tells undeserv'd mishaps, game,

And, their applause to gain, recounts his claps. And her pursue, or Theodore be slain,

Thus the victorious chiefs of antient Rome, And two ghosts join their packs to hunt her o'er To win the mob, a suppliant's form assume, the plain.

In pompous strain fighto'er th'extinguish'd war, This dreadful image so possess'd her mind, | And show where honor bled in ev'ry scar, That, desperate any succour else to find, But though bare merit might in Rome appear She ccas'd all farther hope ; and now began The strongest plea for favor, 'tis not here; To inake reflection on th' unhappy man.

We form our judgement in another way; Rich, brave, and young,who pastexpressionlovid, And they will best succeed, who best can pay: Proof to disdain, and not to be reinov’d:

Those, who wouldgain the yotes of British tribes. Of all the men respected and adınir'd,

Must add 10 force of inerit force of bribes. Of all the dames, except herself, desir'd: What can an actor gire? in ev'ry age Why not of her? preferr'd above the rest, Cash hath been rudely banishd fron the stage; By himn with knightly deeds, and open lov (Monarchs themselves, to grief of ev'ry play's

dress'd. (Appear as often as their image there : So had apother been, where he his vows alla) |They can't, like candidate for other scat, This quell'd her pride, yet other doubts remain'd, ) Pour seas of wine, and mountains sajse of meat. That, once disdaining, she might be disdain'd. Wive! they could bribe you with the world as The fear was just, but greater fear prevail'd,

soon, Fear of her life by hellish hounds assail'd : And of roast beef, they only know the tune : He took a low'ring leave; but who can tell But what they have they give ; could Clive do What outward hate might inward love conccal? more,

four ? Her sex's arts she knew; and why not, then, Thongh for each million he had brought home Might deep dissembling have a place in men ? Shuter kecps open house at Southwark fair, Here hope began to dawn; resolu'd to try, 7 And hopes the friends of humor will be there; She fix'd on this her utmost remedy : { Tin Sinithfield, Yates prepares the rival treat Death was behind, but hard it was to die. ) For those who laughter love instead of meat; Twas time enough at last on death to call, 2 Foote, at Old House, for even Foote will be, The precipice in sight: a shrub was all, sfall. In self-conceit, an actor, bribes with tea; That kindly stood betwixt to break the fatal Which Wilkinson at second-hand receives,

Oue maid she had, belor'd above the rest: And at the New, pours water on the leaves, Secure of her, the secret she confess'd;

The town divided, each runs sev'ral ways, and now the cheerful light her fears dispelld,? As passion, humor, int'rest, party sways. She with no winding turns the truth conceal'l, Things of no možnent, eolor of the hair, But put the woinan off, and stood revealid : Shape of a leg, complexion browa or fair,

A dress A dress well chosen, or a patch misplac'd, | Twice did those blockheads starile at my name' Conciliate favor, or create distirste.

And soul rejection gave me up to shame. From galleries loud peals of laughter roll, To law and lawyers then I bade adieu, And thunder Shruter's praises - he's so droll, | And plans of far more lib'ral note pursue. Emlor'd, the ladies must have something smart, Who will may be a judge--my kindling breast Palmer! Oh! Palmer tops the janty part.

Burus for thatchair which Roscius once possess'd. Seated in pit, the dwarf, with aching eyes, Here give your votes, your int'rest liere exert, Looks up, and vows that Barry 's out of size; and let success for once attend desert." Whilst to six feet the vig'rous stripling grown, With sleek appearance, and with ambling pace, Declares that Garrick is another Coan.

And, type of vacant lead, with vacant face, When place of judgeinent is by whim supplied, The Proteus Hill put in his modest plea, And our opinions have their rise in pride; " Let favor speak for others, worth for me."When, in discoursing on each mimic elf, For who, like hiin, hisvarious powers could call We praise and cevsure with an eve to self; Into so many shapes, and shine in all? All must meet friends, and Ackman birls as fair Who could so nobly grace the motley list, In such a court, as Garrich, for the chair. Actor, inspector, doctor, botanist ?

At length agreed, ali squabbles to decide knows any one so well-sure no one knows,By some one judge the cause was to be tried; At once to play, prescribe, compound, compose? But this their squabbles did afresh renew, Who can-But Il'oodward came, -IIill slippid Who should be judge in such a trial :- Who? | away,

For Johnson some, but Johnson, it was fear'd, Melting, like ghosts, before the rising day. Would be too grave; and Sterne too gay appcard: *With that low cunning, which in fools supe Others for Francklin voted ; but 'twas known, And amply 100, the place of being wise, (plies, He sicken'd at all triumphs but his own : Which Nature, kind, indulgent parent, gare For Colınan many, but the peevish tongue To qualify the blockhead for a knare; Of prindent Age found out that he was young: With that smooth falschood, whose appearance For Murphy some few pilf'ring wits declar'd,

charms, Whilst Folly clapp'd her hands, and Wisdon and reason of each wholesome doubt disarms, star'd.

(womb, Which to the lowest depths of guile descends, To mischief train'd, een from his mother's By vilest means pursues the vilest ends, Grown okl in fraud, tho’yetin manhood's bloom, Wears friendship's mask for purposes of spite, Adopring arts, by which gily villains rise, Faw'ns in the day, and butchers in the night; And reach the heights which honest mendespise; With that malignani envy, which turns pale, Mute at the bar, and in the senate loud, And sickens, even if a friend prerail, . · Dull’mongst the dullest, proudest of the proud; Which motit aud success pursues with hate,

A pert, prim prater of the northern race, And damns the worih it cannot iinitate; Guilt in his heart, and famine in his face, With the cold caution of a coward's spleen, Stood torth and thrice bewar'd bislily hand - Which fears not guilt but always seeks a screen; And thrice he twirl'd his eye-thrice strok d his Which keeps this inaxim ever in lier view band

raim, What's basely done, should be done safely 100; " At Friendship's call(thus oft with trail'rous Iith that dull, rooteri, callous impudence, Men void of faith usurp faith's sacred name) Which dead to slame, and ev'ry nirer sense, “At Friendship's call I come, by Murphy sent, Ve'er blush'd, unless, in spreading Vice's snares, Who thus by me develops his inient.

She blunder'd on some virtue unawares; But lest, transfus'd, ihe spirit should be lost, with all these blessings, which we seldom find That spirit which in storins of Rheiric tost, | Lavish'd by Nature on one happy mind, Bounces about, and Hics like boltler bier, 1A notley figure, of the Fribble tribe, In his own worls his own intentions lear. Which heart call scarceconceive, or pen describe, " Thanks to my friends-But to vile furtunes Caine siinp'ring on; to ascertain whose sex born,

Twelvesavage impanell'd matrons would perples: No robes of fur these shoulders must adorn. Normale, nor female; neither, and vet both; Vain your applause, no aid froin thence I draw; Of neuter gender, tho' of Irish growth; Vain all my wit, for what is wir in law? A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait; Twice (curs'd remembrance!) twice I strove to Afected, peevish, prim, and delicate ; gain .

Fearful it seem'd, tho' of athletic make, Admittance 'mongst the law-instructed train, Lest brutal breczes should too roughly shake Who, in the Temple and Gray's Inn, prepare Its tender form, and savage motion spread, For clients' wretched feet the legal snare: O'er its pale checks the horrid manly red. Dead to those arts, which polish and refine, Much did it talk, in its own pretty phrase, Deaf to all worth, because that worth was mine, Of genius and of taste, of play'rs and plans;

Much * This severe character was intended for Mr. Fitzpatrick, a person who had rendered himself re markable by his activity in the playhouse riots of 1703, relative to the taking half prices. He was the hero of Garrick's Fribbleriad.

Nluch too of writings, which itself had wrote, Antl, whilst brave thirst of fame his bosom warms Of special incrit, inu' of little nece;

Make England great in leiters as in arms? for Face, in a strange humor, had decreerd There may, there hath-and Shakspeare's Muse That what it wrote, none but itself should sead;

none but itself should read; ! aspires Much 100 it chatierail of dramatic laws, Beyond the rcach of Greece: with native fires Mijusiging critics, and misplac'd applause ; Vounting aloft, he wings his daring Aight, Then, with a self complacent jutting air, While Sophocles below stands trembling at his It smild, ii smirk ii, it wriggled to the chair;

height. Anil, with an awkwarii briskness out its own, Why should we then abroad for judges roam, Looking around, and perking on the throne, When abler judges we may find at home? Triumphant seemd, when that stranze savage, Ilappy in tragic and in comic pow'rs, . dame,

Tlave we not Shakspeare! -- Is not Jonson ours? Known but to few, or only known by name, For them, your nat'ral judges, Britons, vote ; Plain Comision Sense appeared, by Nature there They'll judge like Britons, who like Britons Appointed, with plain iruths, to guard the chair. wrote.

(sway, The pageant saw, and blasted with her frown, ! He said, and conquer'

d Sense resum'd her To its first state of nothing melted down. And disappointed pedants stalk'd away.

Nor shall the Muse for even there the pride Shakspeare and Jonson, with deserv'd applause, Of this vain nothing shall be mortified) Joint judges were ordain'd to try the cause. Norshall the Muse(should late orrlainherrhyines, 'Mlean time the stranger ev'ry voice enıploy'd, Fond, pleasing thought! to live in alier-unes) To ask or tell his name - Who is it? - Lloyd. With such a iritler's name her pages blot; Thus, when the aged friends of Jobstood mute, known be the character, the thing forgot; And tamely prudent, gave up the dispute, Letit, to disappoint each future aim, . . Elihu, with the decent warmth of youth, Live without sex, and die without a name! Boldly stood forth the advocate of truth;

Cold-blooded critics, by enervate sires Confuted falsehood, and disabled pride, Scarce hamwer'd out, when nature's feeble fir's Whilst battled age stood snarling at his side. Glimmer'd their last; whose sluggish blouri, half Thedav of trial's fir'd, nor any fear froze,

glows Lest day of trial should be put off here. Creeps lab'ring thro’the reins; wliose lieart ne'er Causes but seldom for delay can call With fancy-killed heat; -a servile race, In courts where forms are few, fees none at all. Who in inere want of fault, all meritplace; The morning came, nor find I that the sun, Who blind obedience pay to antient schools, As he on other great events hath done, Bigots to Greece, and slaves to musty rules; Put on a brighter robe than what he wore With solemn consequence declar'd that none To go his journey in the day before.. Could judge that cause but Sophocles alone. Full in the centre of a spacious plain, Dupes to iheir fancied excellence, the crowd, On plan entirely new, where nothing. vain, Obsequious to the sacred dictate, bow'd. ivrih, Nothing magnificent appear'd, but Art

When, from amidst the throng, a youth stood With decent inodesty perform'd her part, Unknown his person, not unknown his worth; Rose a tribunal : from no other court Ilis look bespoke applause ; alone he stood, It borrow'd ornament, or sought support: Alone he stenm'd ihe mighty critic flood. No juries here were pack'd to kill or clear, lle lalkid of antients, as the man became No bribes were taken, nor oaths broken here; "hopriz'd their own, butenvy'd not their faune; No gownsmen, partial to a client's cause, With unble rev'rence spokeof Greece and Rome, To their own purpose turn'd the pliant laws. And scoru'd to lear :hclaurel from the tumbo. Each Judre was true and steady to his trust,

"But morethaujust to other countries grown,' As Mansfield wise, and as old Foster* just. Must we turn base apostles to our owin?

In the first seat, in robes of various dyes, Where do these words of Greeceaud Roneexcel, A noble wildness flashing from his eyes, That England may not please the ear as well? Sat Shakspeare --- in one hand a wand he bore, What mights magic's in the place or air, For nighiy wonders faind in days of yere ; Toar all partecrion needs musi centre there? The oiner held in globe, which to his will In states, ler sirangers blindly be preserru; Obedient turn'd, and own'd the master's skill: la state of letters, mcrit should be heard. Things of the noblest kind his genius drew, Genius is of no country, her pure ray.

and look'd thro' nature at a single view; Spreads all abroad, as gen'ral as the day; A loose lle gave to mnis inbounded soui; Foe to restraint, from place to place she flies, And taughı new lands to rise, new seas 10 roll; And may hereafter e'en in Holland rise. (all'd into being scenes unknown brior, May not (to give a pleasing fancy scope And, passing nature's bounds, was someting And cheer a patriot heart with patriot hope)

more. May non some great extensive Genius raise | Next Jonson sat, in antient learning trainile The name of Britain 'bore Athenian praise; lllis rigid judgement fancy's flights resiraiud, • Sir Michael Foster, one of the Judges of the King's Bench.


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