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THE GRAND SECRET DISCOVERED,
But, no; the wine is on the lees;
The dull fanatics pass,
'Mid the chaotic mass.
More than a woman bold.
In Grenville's cause to rail † ;
Thy impudence must fail.
THE GRAND SECRET DISCOVERED.
[From the Times, Nov. 21.) SIR, I HAVE frequently heard of a toast, said to have been
given by a worthy Alderman celebrated for such productions: “ Success to the wooden walls of Old England all the world over, and every where else!”
The latter part of the toast has occupied much of my attention; but I could never penetrate into the depth of the sage Magistrate's meaning, until I read inz the Gazette the promotions at the Admiralty, on the 25th October last. It is with extreme pleasure I communicate to the public, through the medium of your patriotic journal, a most valuable addition to political and geographical science, which brings to light such an important accession of territory, as will amply com.
* “ Sævis inimica virgo belluis."-Hor.
THE GRAND SECRET DISCOVERED.
pensate our national loss, if we should be obliged to abandon Walcheren, and withdraw our army from Portugal and Spain. Charles Cobb, Esq. Rear Admiral of the Blue, it seems, has been promoted, by the wisdom of His Majesty's Ministers, to be Rear Admi. ral of the White, after being allowed to remain for a considerable time unemployed in the tomb. Lieut, Dove has also been promoted to the rank of Master and Commander, in the fleet serving on the same sta. tion. It is said, that, on receiving His Majesty's commission, they bounded with joy, and hastened to go on board. By the last advices received from the squadron in the Dead Sea, we learn that the French had been driven entirely from the Elysian Fields, and that the remainder of their fleet in that quarter was now closely blockaded at the mouth of the river Styx. The following ships are in our squadron :-Royal George, Queen Charlotte, Blenheim, Invincible, Venerable, Repulse, Nassau, Sceptre, York, and Proserpine frigate.
It was confidently expected, that the energetic wisdom of the present Administration, which had fitted out the grand expedition, would quickly send them a large reinforcement, under the direction of that distinguished officer Ally Cruker. Nelson and the heroes from Trafalgar have distinguished themselves by their accustomed gallant ardour, in vigorously pressing upon the enemy.
It is hoped, that by their exertions he will be brought to such distress as to grant us, on honourable terms, “ a speedy peace and soon.” That event will highly gratify the country, particularly,
Sir, yours, &c.
* Two years dead.
( 317 ) LORD GRENVILLE'S LETTER TO HIS FRIENDS
[From the Morning Post, Nov. 22.] MY friends, I entreat, without fail or defection,
You 'll to Oxford repair on the day of election;
[From the Morning Chronicle, Nov. 233 YE
E Bond Street loungers ! delicate and soft,
With vacant stare, and noses turn'd aloft!
DRYDEN'S ODE TO MUSIC IMITATED, &c.
OR, THE COVENT GARDEN ROW,
[From the Morning Post, Nov. 25.]: "T"
WAS at a glorious row, for Clifford wong
After the play was done,
318 DRYDIN'S ODE TO MUSIC IMITATED.
Happy, happy, happy pair,
None but 0. P.'s should have such fare. The
placed on high, Whose pages let for “ filthy hire,"
With fingers light struck the smooth lyar, The trembling notes mount gallery high,
And heavenly joys inspire. Of Proieus Nixon was the song,
A grocer's porter all the day,
Who left his shop at night to stray, And join confusion's throng; When amidst the howling pack A dragoon's fury form belied the hack, He to th' infernal pit his step address'd, With O. P. faming high upon his crest, Oft as his friends were hard by numbers press'd, His coward form shrunk back; he sneaks behind the rest, Next he sung the boxes fillid
With nought but rabble rout;
To pass for truth about :
Of jacobins the pride,
Scatt'ring its perfume wide.
DRYDEN'S ODE TO MUSIC IMITATED,
The joliy dog in triumph comes,
Flush'd with a purple grace,
He shows his brazen face !
Rowing joys did first ordain,
Rich the treasures
Sweet the pleasure,
He chose a mournful muse,
Soft slumber to infuse ;
By tou severe a fate
Fallen from his self-rais'd state,
Deserted in his utnost need,
And each successless breeze;
Poor innocent O. P.'s.