« ПредишнаНапред »
What wondrous links the human feelings bind;
Say why, by heav'n's acknowledg'd hand impreft,
Why spurns the spirit its incuinb’ring clay,
Yet, whilst we forrowing tread this earthly ball,
A father's merits-still protects his child. We close this account with a lift which exhibits the names of most of the male performers deceased within these twenty years ; it may gratify the curiosity of those of our Readers who are partial to the dramatical department of our Miscellany
Garrick Vandermere Webster Dunstall
DRURY LANE. On the 15th of next month this Theatre will be reopened for the ensuing winter. Spirited preparations are, we understand, now making there for the enterment of the Public.
FOR AUGUST, 1798.
AIL London ! juftly queen of cities crown'd,
For freedom, wealth, extent, and arts renown'd; No need of fables to enhance thy praise, No wandering demi-gods thy walls to raise. Let Rome imperial claim an elder date, And boast her kindred to the Dardan ftate : Thy ancient heroes palms as glorious grace, Thy British founders and thy Saxon race !
Our ancestors in architecture rude, Built their first towns of rough unchissel'd wood; No veiny marble yet, no Parian stone, Nor sculptor's art, nor joiner's skill was known; These by our Roman visitors were taught, Which they from Greece, and Greece from Egypt brought : Soon Thames along her rising shorés admires Her stony battlements and lofty spires ; Sublime Augusta rais'd her towering head, Her Albion's pride, and envying neighbour's dread. Since founded first a thousand years twice told, Two thousand suns have annual circles roll'd; Perpetual growth has stretch'd her ample bound, Till scarce seven leagues can mere her circuit round; A hundred temples for devotion rise! A hundred steeples glitter in the skies ! Lo! in the midit Wren's wondrous pile appears, Which like a mountain its huge bulk uprears; Such sure to failors on a distant stream, The lofty peak of Teneriffe must seem, VOL. IV.
Muse! mount with easy flight the aspiring dome, And let thy eyes o'er the wide prospect roam; See how the Thames with dimpling motion (miles, And from all climes presents Augusta (poils: Eastward behold! a thousand vessels ride, Which like a floating city crowd her tide ; See the strong bridge connect the distant shores, The flood beneath through ftrait’ning arches roars. Still farther east, large as a town is ieen The Tower, a strong and copious magazine; There in becoming order rang’d, remain Arms of victorious on the hottile plain, Drums, cannon, swords, and bombs inactive Neep, And thunders brood which Briain's foes Mall wecp. Look all around! and note the bustling throng, How through each street, like waves, they press along! There stands the Exchange, 'tis now the busy time, Resort of merchants drawn from every clime! Far west, remark our Monarch's regal seat, See there the dome where powerful fenates meet ; There Rufus' ancient hall resounds with law; And there the Abbey itrikes religious awe!
Thus LONDON shines in fame the first and beft; May all who labour for her peace be bleft.
ON THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN BURGESS,
OCTOBER I l, 1797.
“ Nulli flebilior quam mihi."
Amongst her naval heroes: it was thine
By Duncan led, o'er the Batavian foe
Conldit thou have known
Lynn, July, 1798.
TOL, enthron’d in clouds cerulean,
Ting’d the west with purple hue,
Bade retiring day adieu.
Fam'd Ontario's waters roll,
Sought to ease her troubled soul.
Sporting with the balmy gales,
Thus The secretly bewails :
" Cease, Oneyo, cease to roam;