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   London Advertiser And Literary Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1851, London, Middlesex                                Advertifer9M Numb. 7, A N D Literary Gazette. MONDAY,   MARCH  n,   1751. Thole Perfcns who chiife to take ii^ this Paper, are defired to order any of the Hawkers to ferve them with it. Th? INfP E C TOR. N�. 5. [T muft be an agreeable Thing to kJtbfi-�eople-of Genius and Tafte of,the prefent Age, to obferve", that the^Spirrt of Poetry, which .has for a confiderable time feem-�^declining among us, promifes ' at^prefentto revive in a very advantageous Manner. It is but a Day or two ago, that among the late Productions m this^Way, we had Occafion to beftow a very \^armVbut Very merited Encomium on i Piece otPoetiy'&s&e Style, which claims the Title of a very, great one. There has* fince that, fallen into our Hands a very good one of a gayer Turn, The modern fine Lady,       . The Author of this does not think proper to declare himfelf, any more than that of the other, though the Pieces would, either of them do Honour to any body; but it is not dimcuit to guefsfrom the Turn of Thought, the Similarity of Exgreffion, and the general Style thrbughduTthe''Piece," that we owe it to a Gentleman who fome time ago; favoured, us with another Poem, at leaft equal to it, Qn a fake Subject. We liVe in an Age in "which a fine Lady Isja. Qja-ra&er thai may: give a';very "wide 'and entertaining Scope, to/an Author of Genius: and we are to do the Jufhce to the Writer of litis Poem, to own that it makes a very eonft3ej^k,Figure under his Hand. He fntroattcfesr' ^ lE^dy at fifteen ) and gives hef the Advantage of Birth, as well .as a modern polite Education, te quaRfy her for ailing up to the Top of her Charadter^ He paints out a very pretty Scene of her EntextainmiBntefrom, Mo|fling to Night, and from. Night to Morning again. lVing*d with Diverfions allher Moments flew, Each, as 'it pafd, \prefenting fomething new: Breakfafls and Auclions wear the Morn away j Each Evening gives an Opera or Play ; Then Brag's eternal Joys all Night remain^ And kindly ujher in the Morn again. He gives her Lovers, whom fhe retains for Fafhion-fake, though me has no Time nor Inclination to make any Ufe of them. Th' imhrjiider'd Colonel, flattering.witha Sneer, And the crap''dEtiftgn nuzzling in her Ear. And, among die reft^ he. introduces this very natural Character .of a. Country'Squire, bowing with Reverence at her facred Shrine, treating her as a Deity,, and who, infpife^ffcer ContemjA, he tells us, ' - Fain would quit-plump Delly'j fofterCharms. For wither1 d, lean, Right Honourable Arms. After the Lois of herlUavers, her Money, and her Reputation^ in the-?ourfe of her P-leafures, he marries her tq this deipifed fSquire > he. paints her in,this new State* diflatisfied with him, feeking the Joys' fhe expected to find in the Bridal Bed from others, Jince fhe does not find them in her Hufband t and receiving every Lover that offers, from the brimful Far fin to th'exhaufled Rah, at length he exhibits her flying to Cards as herlaft Re-fourceofjoyj ruining heVfelf and her Hufband at Play j her. Goods feized, and a Retreat into the Coun^ try for the Remainder of her Life neceflary : Her unwilling Retreat from the Scene of her Joys is well de-fcribed. Now rumbling o'er the Stones of Tyhurn-Road, Ne'er prefs'd with a more griev'd or guilty Load, She bids adieu to all the well known Streets, And envies every Cinder-wench Jhe meets. At her Arrival in the Country, fhc treats with infinite Contempt the Civilities of her T jadefmen, Tenants, and Dependents; me becomes fullen to her Hufband, peevifh to her Servants, fickly in her Confti-tutionj and, in fine, dies in mere Defpair, the Victim to her own Difcontent and Envy. The Author fhews, through the whole Poem, a great Knowledge of human Nature in the higher World, and has every-where hit upon very happy and expreflive Words, to convey his Ideas in. The Character of a Woman who becomes abandoned from mere Guriofity, is certainly in Nature, yet has been fo totally overlooked that it is. new to us. In this Piece : He tells us fhe has no Inclination to the Xendernefl*es of Love, nay, that her very Frame is incapable of Joy from that Paffion, yet Curioiity prompts her to try what it is that other Women run fuch Hazards for. She feels no Tranfports in the Bridal'Bed, Of which fo much Jh' has heard, fo much has read .* .Then vexd thai Jh? jhould be cor$efg.$di alone, Tofeek, w vain, this, p^ilof^k'^iene^ . To abler Tutors Jhe refolves t'a^ply, , AProjlitute from Curiofivy: �Hence Men of every Sort, and ev*ry She, Impatient for Heav'ns cordial Drop Jhe iritSj ...    .i" Her Wretchednefs in the Country, owing to her own Difpofitionj and its Period inT her Death from, a broken Heart, are extremely well pictured in the Con-clufion. } Too wretched to endure me hrtely Day* - Too proud one friendly Vi/itto repay, Too indolent to. read, tea criminal to pray : Ai length half dead, half mady and quite conftiid, Shunning and. Jburin'd by ail of human kind, Ev'n rob}>d of the hft Comfort of her Life, Infulting the poor Curate's callous Wife, Pride, difappolnfed Pride, now flops her Breath, And with true, Scorpion Rage fi>eflings herfelf to Death The intrinfic Merit of this Performance could not but recommend it to the World ; but there has been an additional Circumftance in its Favour, which its Author is probably not at airpleafed with j this is the conftruing it into apiece of perfonal Satire: The good-jaatured World have found out a real Character, which they are civil.enough tor fay the whole Series of Changes in this Lady's Life fuits j and fixing it abfo-jutely upon her, have, made that a perfonal Libel which the Poet evidently meant as no other than a general Chara&er. - This is a very unfair Way of Dealing, but, it is what the World is too aptto be guflry t>f in regard to every, modern Author who meddles with Satire, tho' in ever fo general a Way ; in this Cafe, the Applica* tiononly is the Crime: The Author is fo far from having any Share in the Offence, that he is almoft as ill treated as the Perfon to whom his, general Cenflu es are applied. " : In To-morrow's Paper will be inferied. a Lctt;r " �:��;: tl; Re-verend Mr. William Whifton to the Rih-\   T LordBijhop ofLondon, relating to the'Alter-- -    '--..c by the Bill now depending in Parliament-,      ^^^^^^^i^.?- -�� ,  : :} Since our lajl arrived a Mailfrom Holla?:,-. : Paris, March 8. The Dauphinx and M^.darn S~p\*.-France, are fo throughly recovered from their la'- :^.ci.. pofition, that they aflifted Yeilerday ?t Divine oervicc, together with their Majefties and the reft of he koya1 i:?rx.-ly.   The Marine feems the chief Objecl of the Royal ^".a Minifterial Attention, which, together with the immenfe Sums beftowed oh it, bid fair to raife it :to a ]3.tgree of Power and Reputation be.yond any former "lime. - The Infurance Office, - not long vfince eftabliflied in tiiis C:ty, meets with fuch Profperlty that the Credit thereof diiiy rifes, but, unhappily, the fame cannot be faid o: our India Company, vvhofe AAions, fo far from mounting, have been upon the Decline ever fince the Beginning o:" ths Year. Extra3 of a Letter from Stockholm, March2* However the Hurry with which warlike Meafure; are carrying on, as well in this Kingdom as in fome neighr bouring States, may appear to portend that a very fmart War is at hand, yet penetrating Perfons account the public Tranquillity to be fafe during his Majefty's Life. Ths Princefs Royal, Siller to the King of Pru-ffia, tne Count de Teffin, and their Partifans, vent their Spleen in their private Cabak, and arraign the King of having the Intersil of his German Dominions more at heart than that of tht Kingdom but their Murmurs .are not able to divert the Courfe of Affairs into the Channel where they !ai>ou � to bring them. Our King, at this Juncture, to cement aclofe Harmony with the Court of Vienna, will be very careful not to be led into any Meafure which may difpk.de or give the leaft Umbrage to their Imperial vlaje-lies.. On the other hand, it is no lefs the Intere;. of .the Cou-ts of London and Vienna, by any means, to prevent a W.ir between Ruffia and Pruilia, as it would infallibly be a Retardment, and a very hiring one, to the Election of cha Arch-duke Jofeph to the Dignity of King o; the Romans. Add to thefe Considerations the pacific Character of the ' Czarina, which is fuch as renders it highly piob;;.jie thuc the Revocation of her Minifter from Benin u ill be th; only fignal Token of her Refentment againit th- Ki.i-I of Pruma, and tbatftie entertains no Thoughts of rufhio- it to an open Rupture, unlefs abiblutely compelleu c ir. TheClofeof all is, the diftinguifhed Moderation, Wif. dom, and Forefight of his Prufilan Majefty, wuo, it is not to be thought, will enter upon a War of very do.btr ful Succefs; and the more fo as, in all Appearance, the King of Denmark will only be a Looker on, his InterelV not permitting him to be an Inftrument of aggrandizing Sweden. Geneva, March 2. The fevere Blows which the French received at Sea in the late War from the Engiiih, has made them fo vigilant for the Increafe and due Supply of their Navy, that nothing on that Head efcapes them, accordingly a ftrift Prohibition, under very heavy Penalties, has been proclaimed among the Inhabitants of the Country of Gex, Verromey, and of the Tranche-Comte, againit felr ling any Fir-trees without an exprefs Permifiion. Berlin, March g. Upon the King's Arrival here on the 4th from Potzdam, Sir Hanbury Williams Plenipotentiary from the King of Great Britain had his Audience of Leave; when he delivered to his Majefty his Letters of Revocar tion ; fince which, this Minifter is fe.t out on his Return, for Drefden, where he has already, with great Honour* filled that Character. Within.thefe few Days the Speculates here were in a Flutter at the coming of an Enfign of the Janiffaries, and every one was at work to find out a Caufe for fuch a Phenomenon ; whereas this Gentleman's Bufinefs is of no higher Concern than to difpofe of iome 0 NJ> ON: Printed by-E. CowiifciCK, at p. l&gTpE^ near Charing-Crof^ for R. Griffiths, in St, Paul's Churchyard^   

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