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PREFACE to Vol. XVII.
UCH is the Plan of our Magazine, that it must necessarily bear the ftamp of the times, and the political, historical and miscellaneous parts, dilate or contract in proportion to the diversity and zeal of parties, the
number and importance of events, and the reigning taste for literary entertainment.
While a determin'd spirit of opposition in the national assemblies communicated itself to almost every individual, multiplied and invigorated periodical papers, and render’d politics the chief, if not the only object of curiosity, we acted a secure and easy part, having an ample field for our collections, which, as they were faithfully and impartially made, had a ready and extensive recepti. on. Hence some imagined, and not without reason, that when this resource fhould fail us, our work would meet with less regard, at the same time that it would be attended with greater difficulty. But as a fondness for politicks, tho' general, was never universal, we happily substituted other subjects, not indeed equally adapted to excite the passions, but more useful and permanent; so that inItead of a diminished, we have experienced an increasing sale.
What researches we have made into the sciences, foreign as well as domestic literature, what contributions received, what improvements added, * it will be unnecessary to enumerate in an address to our readers. Nor need we observe to them, how easy it is to form an unconnected miscellany, from the gleanings of systems and dictionaries, from Rider's Almanack, the Art of Cookery, and compleat Housewife. They justly expect that the articles in our M gazine should not be such as may be gather'd from every stall, but new, or curious, relative to the defign, and tending to general information. And such has been our conduct, or the condu&t of others, that, tho' the candidates for public favour have multiply'd, we daily receive indubitable marks of preference.
Gratefully sensible of this favour, and confident of its continuance while we continue our assiduity, we shall only add, that we have ftill further resources sufficient to maintain our fuperiority, and shall diligently perform our part to prevent the public being deprived of all such monthly entertainments (vain scheme!) impotently, tho' insolently threatened to be effected, by a combination and subscription, to publish and support a fuper excellent Magazine, which was entirely to extirpate all others, and then, for the good of trade, it seems, be generousy discontinued. Whoever were to be the principal instruments or conductors of that work, mighty in imagination, every one must see, that the publick owes them no thanks.
However, as the Mufæum, a work of genius and learning, obstructed not our rifing sale, no alarm need be taken from the productions of the present oftentatious compilers, of whom all ranks pronounce that, tho they blot paper, they cannot write.
P. S. We contrived' the copper plates as much as might be to avoid folding, which destroys them,
There will sufficiently appear in the Index, where, at the word PLATES, the bookbinders will find the pages, against which it will be proper to place the maps and cuts. They may also
write on them the numbers, previous to their insertion, as we could not know which would be next in order, by reason of the uncertainty of getting them engraved and worked off.
completing his Seventeenth Volume.
· Which yet the front, of wide extent, conceals ;
Dulness ! whose bead surrounding clouds conceal ** Had roll'd, unmeasur'd and unmark'd, away “ In broad effulgence all below reveal'd; The cold, dark ev'ning of the winter's day. Th' attendant priest, of his high office proud, Of authors, books, the living, and the dead, Receives the various offerings of the croud, The much that's written, and the little read; The dull memoir, trite puff, and tedious chime Of Magazines for dulness, and for wit,
Of tagg' conundrum, and of prose in rhime ; We talk'd; and prais'd and ceofur'd as was fit. These the wheel takes, as from his hand they fall, We part-awhile I mus'd in elbow chair, And whirls to Letbe's food behind the wall. Then funk in down, forgetting all things there : As near the sacred ipot our hero drew, Yet fleep at once dilates and fills the mind; A mob fock'd round him, fond of something new; FANCY no more the bonds of Sense can bind, • To thee, they cry'd, these treasures we consign, Rapt with extatic freedom, up the springs, • Which in this temple to preserve be thine ; Sucks her own world, and spurns material things. Thy hand alone these off "sings thall convey'A lofty pillar now before me 'rofe,
His hand receives them, zealous to obey. Adorn'd with all laborious Art bestows,
Around his head, exulting, now he wav'd Form'd of that order, elegantly tall,
Diftorted towns, from new surveys engrav'd, Which blending grace with grace improves 'em all. Receipts for dresing meat, and making bay, This, to o'erturn, a grioning crowd engage To-morrow useful as they are to-day, With stedfasthafte, and persevering rage ; And now, the wheel approach'd, with jealous pride Yet undefac'd the tow'ring pile appears, (years. The priest, alcance, his potent rival ey'd, Fim, as the date proclaim'd, through changing Then thus addrest: Presumptuous as thou art,
A spot lay near, long doom'd to fink and shine, • Why haft thou here aflum'd another's part ? To Dulness sacred, and to Cloacine ;
Know, from my hand alone, this wheel receives Here copious offerings, vow'd to either pow's, • Whate'er each vot'ry to Oblivica leaves ; Shate, in one heap, the sunshine and the show'r ; From public fuff 'rance this employ I claim; Whate'er by Dunce was scribbled, new or old, * And yon proud city, London, gives me name. Gorg’ous and gay, was gil-but not with gold. Thro' fixteen years victorious I prevail, This, as I view'd, involv'd in curling smoke, • In fixteen years an hundred rivals fail : Heav'd the crude mass, and as it heav'd it broke; With these o'ertura'd, proud upftart! thalt Forth from the charm proceeds an hollow sound,
thou lie' And a wide tremor Thakes the conscious ground; The Hero's fteed loud bray'd a ftern reply; When now, first issuing to the realms of light, And hostile deeds, perhaps, a dreadful scene! Striding an afs, up sprung a wond'rous wight; Had foon ensu'd, but Dülness step'd between, Earth-born, by warring qualitics begot,
A peaceful darkness round her sons the threw, The child of mojft and dry, of cold and hot ; Hid each from each, both heroes from my view, What seem'd his head was void of brains and FAR to the right, the chearful beams of day hair,
To glitt'ring spires illum'd the rifing way ; A featur'd bubble! empty, round, and bare ; Thither I hate; two lofty doors unfold But Nature, Jeft in this esteem'd fevere, To marble pavements, and to roofs of gold; Plas'd on each fide a baunteous length of ear; High on a throne, the Muses plac'd around, Fall’n was the wrinkled visage, which, to hide, FAME, with the records of her reign, I found; A youthful mask his better hand apply'd; On these endures, while ages roll away, His coat, with cinsel lace embroider'd o'er, Whate'er the writes, too sacred to decay ; Ill match'd the rags which less in fight he wore. To her, whate'er all. Atudious Learning taught, One instinct mov'd the Hero and the teed, What Wit imagin'd, and what Wisdom thought, Fierce they sprung forward with an aukward (peed, From circling crowds ber minister convey'd, Both to the pillar one short moment brought, Receiv'd with pleasure, and with pride display'd ; And the fage beast thus fpoke his rider's thought: With joy I gaz'd, and bless'd the pow'r sublime, • Detefted pile, shalt thou, high-rais'd from earth, That rescu'd Genius from the rage of Time : * Shade the dear spot from which I clajm my When the fair Vifion, fading from my fight, birth?
(know, I wak'd to filence, and the thades of night. Shall these, my friends, by instinct whom Í URBAN! to thee, this Fable let me lend,
Affault thee ftill with unprevailing blow? Of Fame the minifter, of Wis the friend : ' And shalt thou not--thy base at least fall feel Whoe'er collections for OBLIVION make, "Th' auxiliar force of this elastic heel.'
And hand dull pieces into Lethe's lake, He said, and bray'd-the stone with lifted feet Vie not with thee, whate'er their boafts pretend, Then spurn'd; the rider totter'd on his feat. Since all their labours seek a different end.
Hence with less, haite, exulting in the deed, But dunce with dunce competitor may be, They pass-their feps my curious steps succeed ; While wits with laughter the vain contest see.Tho' barren, level was the way they went; Thy work, like some call pillar tow'ring high, A broad, an easy, and a long descent.
Shall Envy, Dulness, Freud, and Rage dery i. OBLIVION's temple now untir'd we gain; Each foe to Sense that, glean'd from Folly, brings No mortal footsteps mark the hallow'd fane, A mushroom medley of disjointed things, The pricit without, performs the sacred site, Shall die forgotten, as he lives unknown, ug e'er admits the light;
And all the FUTURE shall be thing alone.
Advice to study gunnery
35-6 Mr Smith's reply to T. B. concerning the monks
ib PO E T R Y. The Ants philosophy, a fable. The last riddle explained
37 Ode to Celia.- Honour, an ode to
James Heywood, Esq; who fined for alderman
38 Hunting song, set to music by a gentleman of Wigan
39 Oratio Petro Künzii ad Tbermas Ca
rolinas.—The same translated.–To the dowager of a late lord.–Tran
flation of Votum Senile, by Abigal 40 An hymn sung after a thanksgiving
fermon.-Epitaph on a V-A-
NF Last riddle answer'd.-To the Rev. Mr Lervis of Margate, on his life of
Coto's.-Stanzas in answer to To-
42 Directions to the French king's painter, French and English
8 On a Hermic
24 Scoto-Britannus to Aretine 29
cam; paigns of the French king H. of Austria unjustly charged with u; furpation
ib Its power and poffeffions deriv'd from marriages
4 : Q. of Hungary justify'd from the charge
from that of breach of treaties M. Roufenu's description of the battle of Fontenoy
7 Remarkablc passage in Bp. Latimer's
sermon on the arrears of the civil list
8 Lift of forces, the regiments, with the col. lieut-col, and majors
9, 10, 11 List of agents to the several regiments,
with their address Pay and half pay on the Irish establish
ib Memorial of the Austrian commissary
general to the deputies of the republic of Genoa
13 Farther discoveries and remarks on the small animal
13, 14 M. Lervenboeck proves its valt increase ib Experiments and curious queries on elec
the dilicmper is not infectious ; with
30, 31 Variations in the first and second order of council
34 Elint urgh, loyal address
18 Review of the principal events of the
19 Scheme to tax tickets for plays, &c. 21 Address to the citizens of London, with a itate of the city accounts
23 Description of Lindholme, an hermits cell in Yorkhire
ib Ellay on Milion's imitation of the moderns
24. His exordium, and some latin verses of
a German jesuit, from which it was imitated
24-5 A famous moral aphorism and notc3 25 Directions to make cyder exceeding French wine
26-7-8 Extract from Old England. --Scots not
chargeable with the rebellion as a nation
29 Recipe to prevent fea sickness
31 Liit of thips taken on both sides 32 3 Ancient intcription on dekan church wall ncar Dier
Historical Chronicle. St Bartholomew island taken by two privatcers
43 French Indians destroy a ship's crew List of sheriff's
44 A description of Louisbourg 47 Remarkable well in Efex Oficers appointed for Flanders 45 New tax on windows, coaches, &c. ib. Yearly mortality bill át Vienna
50 Number of the Austrian army there 51 Foreign history
ib. -The Frenib itrength decreased ib. -Their fleets happily escape 51 -Houtes and people in Provence ib. List of births, marriages, deaths and promotions
47-8 Price of daily stocks in January
49 Burials at London; wind at Deal ib Register of books
52 Note, Whoever has Majenius's Palasira
ligata Eloquentiæ,Colon. 1654, or 1661,
El que }era premant