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Bingleys Journal (Newspaper) - September 21, 1771, London, Middlesex From September to September v To the EDITOR BINGLEYS ON feeing two lines in your laft by extracted from a letter of his to a Welfli I in juftice to that au the whote ought to be inferted as the lines now ftand in your they cannot be faid to any credit to his To the on the nonperformance of a promife he made the author of a with regard to this fame Am I to or to defpair By punctual poft the letter With P1s name Yet there appear5 d for or Nor nor nor my dear has my Like other great kept his word Or have you been deceivd by Squire has your poacher loft his wire Or in lome Jnftead of trepand a mole Thou valiant fon of great Haft thou a or halt thou fwallowd her But I hear you And hake your head welladay Painful preeminence to be have fuch fhort Oli that the aft was not in force A horfe kingdom tor a horfc To be denyd the fport Oh for a friend or two at cou t God theres fcareeaman of In all peerlcls But on his counuy To a warm Wclfhmana molt As for poor upon my I never fet my heart upon her But any gift from friend to Is pleating in its aim and like the would fpurn a Sent by th th or from A barleycorn would be a had I and And praisd thy generous heart aloud Jf ftead of hare but do not blab it Youd fent me only a Welfli For BINCLEYS following elegant descriptive pofm was JL written by an Irifh Clergy in imitation of Grays celebrated elegy in a country wilich was a few years ago fo much in as to be thought wor thy of being bound up with Grays As the poem is fcarcely known on this fide the I Hatter myfclf it may be no unacceptable prefent to the particularly at a when the poeiica vvcrld is in ior the H I B E R N I C U The Curfew tolls the hour of cloiing With jarring found the porter tuins the Then in his dieary manuon flunibrinj And quits for Now mine the fpires beneath the paly And thro the cLiilcr peace and filence Save where foine tidlers fcraps a drowfy Or copious bowls infpiie a jovial Save that in yonder cobweb mantled Where lies a in profound Opprefsd with wide echoes thro the gloom The droning muiic of his vocal Within thefe when thro the glimmring Appear the pamphlets in a mouldring Each in his narrow bed till morning The peaceful fellows of the College The tinkling bell proclaiming early prayers The noify fervants calling oer their head The calls of bufinefs and domeftic cares Neer roufe thefe fleepers from their downy No chattring females croud their focial No dread have they of difcord and of Unknown the names of hufband and of fire Unfelt the plagues of matrimonial Oft have they bafkd along the funny walls Oft have the benches bowd beneath their weight How jocund are their looks when dinner calls How fmoke the cutlets on crouded let not Temprance too difdainful hear How Ion j i hei r ho w long their dinners lafl let the with a contemptuous fneer On thefe unmarried men reflection The fplendid and the beauteous Themfelves confefs and their fires bemoan Too foon are caught by fcarlet and by lace Thefe fens of fcience mine la black ye the involuntary f thefe no feats of gaiety Where thro proud Ranlaghs wide echoing Melodious Frafi trills her is the fvvord well fuited to the band Does broiderd coat agree wilti fable gown Can Mechlin laces made a churchmans Or Learnings votaries ape the beaux of in thefe timetottring walls Some who oate the cUudiugs of the Seme who of old could taftes and fafhions Controul the and awe the But Science now has filled their vacant mind Fird them with tranfports of a nobler And bade them flight all females but the Full many a high towring to the approach of light Full a unfeea by mortal With twinkliug luftre glimmers thro the Some future who with dauntlefs Rebellions torrent hall like him oppofe Some mute unconfcious Hardwick here may reft Some dreadful to his countrys From Prince and people to command Midft ermind peers to guide the high To fhield Britannias and Religions And leer with fteady courfe the helm of Fate yet norcircumfcribes alone Their growing but their crimes Forbids in Freedoms veil to infult the Beneath her maflc to hide the worft To fill the madding crowds prrvcrted mind With and Or fhut the gates of Heaven on loft And wreft their darling hopes their future Fkr from the giddy towns tumultuous Their wiflies yet have never learnd to Content and happy in a fingle They keep the noifeleIs tenor of their Even now their from cobwebs to Inclosci in doors of in Doric On poliind raisd with bronzes They claim thepaffing tribute of Oft are the authors tho richly Mifpelt by blutidring binders wani of And many a is ftrowd To tell the admiring gueft what books are For who to thoughtlefs Ignorance a Neglefls to hold fhort dalliance with a book Who there but wifncs to his And on thofe cafes call a lingering Reports attraft the lawyers p ring Lord Fopling jliul Sir require For fongs and plays the cf beauty And fenfe and nature Grandifon who mindful of thylovd Doft hi thefe lines their ardcfs tale relate If witli prying in future Some Antiquarian ilial enquire thy Haply fome friend may fhakehis honry And each unchilld by frofts he ran With hofe oer yon turfy beo To reach the chape ere the pfalms in the ams of that lethargic Which rears its moth devoured back fo high At noon he quaffd three glaffcs to the And pord upon the news with curious Now by engaged in ferious Or mirthful converfe would he loitring land Then in the garden chofe a funny Or launchd the polifhd bowl with fteady One morn we mifsd him at the hour of Bffide the and on his favrite green Another now yet within the Nor yet at nor chapel was he The next we that in a neighbring That day to church he led a blufhing A whofe fnowy amd maiden Improvd her while the knot was his patrons bounteous care He roves the fields of Yet ever mindful of the place he hear the which he lately The L E T T E In rural innocence fccure I Alike to and to fame Approving confcience cheers my humble And fucial quiet marks me for her 11 Next to the bleffings cf religious Two gifts my endlefs gratitude engage A the joy and traniport of my youth A the pride arid comfort of my Seek not to draw me from this kind In Icftier untaught to Content with domeftic where meet The fmiles of and the fweets of To the ivortbj LIVERYMEN oj the CITY or AS by your free choice we have the honour of being the prcfiding officers at the ap proaching election of a Lord Mayoj for this it is incumbent on us to correct an important miftake we find repeated in many of the public prints relative to the day of that They a that as Michaelmas Day falls this year on a the election of a Lord Mayor will be on the Monday as iu the fimilar cafe of the Thscafe of the eledion of Sheriffs is truly but by an ex prefs Bylaw of our pafTed in it is That the election of a Mayor fliall be on when Michaelmas Day hap pcjfS oo This information we thought neceflary to be given thus early in the moft public efpecially to thofe Gentle men of the Livery who live at a diftance from the We have obferved with the deepeft that a military force has on feveral late occafions been employed by an unprincipled under the pretence of affifting the Civil in carrying the fentence of the laws iftto The conduct of the prefent Sheriffs the remark able cafe of the two unhappy who fufFered in July near was truly We are determined to follow fo meritorious an and as that melancholy part of our office will commence in a very few we take this opportunity of declaring that as the conftitu tion has entrufted us with the whole power of the countyj we will not during otfr Sheriffalty fuffer any part of the army to or even to at as on many former on the pre of aiding or afEfting the Civil This resolution we declare to the and to to prevent during our continu ance in oflice the fencing of any detachments from the regular on fuch a and the pofiibility of all future alarming The civil power of this country we are fure is able to fupport itfelf and a good The IVJagiftrate with the afliftance of thofe in his is by experience known to be flrong enough to enforce all legal commands without the aid pf a ftanding Where that is not the a nation mult fink into an abfolute mi litary and every thing valuable to the fubjecl be at the mercy of the foldiery and their We leave to our brave coun trymen of the the glory of conquering our foreign We pledge ourfelves to the public for the faithful and exact difcharge of our in emergency without their We defiref to fave them a fervice we know they ana we take on ourfelves the painful talk of thofe uapleafing which our office calls upon us to The laws of our country in all inftances during our be foleiy inforced by the and vigour of the Civil We for the advantage of your in whatever may occur to you for the general and we entreat your favoura ble acceptance of our We with great Your obliged and faithful Humble JOHN FREDERICK As I did not think myfelf obliged to flifle becaufe my after all his againft had endeavoured to Bribe me to keep his at the expence of my I fairly acquainted my mother with what I had and with the douceur which I had received to prevent the communication of it to In confequence of that honeft mode of there was a fpeedy feparation between my father and but 1 got nothing by A was I was lucky to be taken im mediately under the protection of an who exclaimed vehemently againft my fathers cruel and fwore he was in the army that I fhould never want a friend while the breath vyas in his my ruling paflion turned the tide of his favour againft Jufc when he had clofed a narrative of an Engagement in America one in which he according to his own I believe he fpoke the truth a confiderable and which was crowned wieh unexpected I could not help telling thatl thought we were more indebted to the panic which feized the than to our own particu lar bravery or addrefs upon the occafion for the important victory we My uncle was fo highly affronted by the fin cerity of my that he defired with a ferocity in his countenance which I ftiall never to look out for other In after having met witha number of unkindnefles from my other and from all my friends and acquaintance in faccef I was at length driven by necef to adopt a language foreign to my o the worthy LIVERYMEJI of the CITY L o N WE have not too many friends this is not the time to leflen their It is not fit to give and the miniflerial Aldermen a triumph over thofe who have fefved us Methinks I would not have them laugh at Townfcnd and for the return we make them nor would I have the Li very of London reproached for ingratitude and Our path is very plain we have but one honourable courfe to follow elect all the friends of the public in their This year let us take and Next year Sanubridge The year following Ifilkes and Then unlefs fome new pa triotic Alderman fhould be or fome other Aldermen change their conduct Oliver Ste Then Stephenfon and Then Trecothick and By acting in this manner we mail be fecurc the friends we have and infallibly procure By a contrary conduct we fliall foun become di and contemp and to fquare my conduct by rules which I boti dstcfted and In the of and I fubftituted falfhood and hypo and thanks to by dint of deceit and railed myfelf above the I keep the beft company ia town I am received extremely well wherever I go I live in and laugh at the fools who fill ruy I can and ruin while I fruiie And cry content to that which grieves my heart And wet my cheeks with And frame my face to all occafions I can add colours evn to the Change fhapes with Proteus for And fet the cunning Machiavel to If with all thefe very ufeful accomplifh I ever return to the neceiBtous condition tOHyhich I was reduced by the warmth of my at tachment to I fhall be uncommonly un fortunate Your humble fer tt P R I N T E To S tis pafling in my humble that the prac tice of a univerfally allowed to be of no fmall fliould be often attended with dif very often with unhappy confe Whence is this r Wherefore Why fhould it be The virtue I mean is Sincerity I was ftrongly till I by repeated mor tifications and that fliould be absolutely undone by the indulgence of my ruling The firft capital difappointment I met and pretty early ia life was the total lofs of myfathers affection and On difco vering him one day in a fuuation with his houfe not at all to his he ftarted up in great Tapping a piece of money into my faid to If you do not tlsM me to your this fum lhall be doubled if you you mull expect to be turned out of With thefe words he left While he was hurrying he met my and had not dexterity I to hide the em barraflment which my difcovery had occafioned from for as foon as fhe came up to fhe afked wfth Iktle if I knew vyhat had To fuddenly difcornpofsd my ferfcrrned to tbe COXCOMBS Monday at the Hay market Spoken ky OUR corps dilbanded till the next Wiien Imiling Summer takes his tui Our able Genral on the wing to Unof5cerd with tremors we advance all the jocund power to pleafet Is fled with modern ARISTOPHANES Tho Bobadil and Drugger now no more Within thefe walls create the fVftive We venture on a critical Confcious of kind forgiving friends in The little aftergame proposd this In and character is flight as from Johnfon our defign we We hope your kind indulgence for his Coxcombs ourfubject which the mufe may deem For pointed farire an unbounded Such characters are found in evry Thro all the arts and ciences appear and quibbling Have each La and eke a Sir John tho keep more than equal And ftrain their fpeed in Follys flimfy The crammd With politics and Puffs clofe and hardly bears the Tho to the males our portraits Females in coxcombry too often fhine But to their their refiftlefs with much yields its But hold dont like other roam In fearch of with too much at home Tis odds againft me let me then Left Truth ihould cenfure from her awful And by this flight excursion of my Prove Im a fcribHng coxcomb for my W H E R E A S my ANN daughter to Edward Trotter cf Skel in in the kingdom of Efoj who was firft married to my Captain Patnuc Maxwell of in and afterwards to Lul Jam Battwell of in did by her lad will and a ftnall eltate in called and a fciihops naated to my aunt and my mother Jennet and the heirsmale of my mother my uunt having no iflue and immediately on my mo thers my Jonah Efq of ia the county of did treat with perfons England in to difpofe of Yaid I therefore take this public method of cautioning any perfon frrfrn dealing with the faid Jonah tor faid and Bi ihops as I am the and lawful and purpofe fupporting my juft claim with my life and Given under my hand at in the county of Tip aod kiflgdoro of I this feventh day of AMVAS
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