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By s Y L V A NU S. U R B AN,' Gent.

LONDON, Printed by JOHN NICHOLS,

at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Paljage, Fleet-Strict; where LETTERS are particularly requested to be sent, Post Paid, And sold by ELIZ. NEWBERY, the Corner of St. Paui's

Chich Yard, Ludgate-Street. 1795

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ODE ON TH$ APPROACH OF THE NEW YEAR

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III. 'ANUS," approach, reveal thy lore, Distracted “ France !” deluded state ?

Display thy choicest gifts in itore ; Once happy, powerful, and grat; Declare, mall quick returning peace For whom the high creative Hand Bid war, and civil discord, ceifend

All" stations" in its wisdom plann'd 3 Proclaim it loud and Britain's tuneful Recording Mem'ry heaves a mournful figh, choir

[iyre. Surveys thee with a retrospective eye, To thee, with gratitude, thall strike the With pily, mix'd with (corn, beholds thy fall; On thee their eager eyes with rapture fix, 'Tis all thou canst expectmos infidious And hail with joy auspicimus“ Ninety-fix."

Gaul !" But if thy streamers from afar,

Born of light fantastic brain, Still mark the flowing ride of war; Of idle fophiftry ftill vain; If yet our chiefs must keep the fa:ld; What can that dreadful guilt atone If Rubborn France di.dains to yields Which rai'd the “allar" and the If, still confiding in her force,

at tbrone ?"

[rage, She looks on victory of course;

Which o'erwhelm'd all with murd'rous Tell us--the year shall end her idle dream, And staind with blood th’hiftoric page! And Brunfwick's arms be made cach Wheu Horror rides upon the white-mouth'd poet's theme,

wave,” II.

Can any port the foun’dring vessel save?
Shall “Britain," frsm the nations rent,

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Prove “i umpire'' of che Continent ;

To " Brunswick,worthy of the meed,
On whom the Western world relies, These efforts of an artless reed

And fates contending turn their eyes; The loyal Muse presumes to give Whole" minifter" knows wisely how to rate (Where zeal inspires, the numbers live)

The bleft resources of her poter it state ; The humble tribute of no venal lays; Whose “ Commerce" (preads the fail, and No servile adulation marks the praise plies the oar,

Due to a Prince, dispensing blellings round, Importing foreign treasures"to her shore; la arts accomplish'd, and in arms reTo whom 'tis given, from on high,

nown'd;
The genial “ day-Spring" co descry,

Each fertile plain, each golden grove,
Which hath with constant fplendor Resounds with liberty and love,
Thone

In gratitude poups forth the lay
On “ Virtue" feated on her “ T brone ;" Rejoicing in mild Brunsavick's sway,
Shall Heav'n, propitious to her pray’rs, Whose influence, by all confest,

Reward her labours, and her cares; Exulting reigns in ev'ry breast; Tell us, shall George's Councils, Fred'ric's To “ British" boroms, “ British zeal arms,

imparts;

[ill hearts ! In safety guard her still from all alarms And with the warmeft'" feelings" fills

T. CRANE, M.D. Wells, Dec. 31, 1795.

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N times of peril and alarm, when, for wife and falutary

reasons, Providence permits the fagacity of the wise to be frustrated by the artifices of wicked men, and the triumphs of moral virtue to be for a while suspended, the mind can rest upon no base so strong, or feelings so consolatory, as the consciousness of having done its duty.

With such emotions Mr. Urban enters upon a new year; and, although somewhat depressed, in common with all those not profelytes to a new philosophy, which laughs to (corn the better sympathies of the heart, he looks back upon bis labours of the year that is past, with a manly confidence. He boldly avows that no principles can be imputed to him but such as necessarily proceed from loyalty as a subject, benevolence as a man, impartiality as a critick, and a general love of genius and talents wherever they appear. He has ever acted, and ever will act, upon a system of conduct, which, equally defying the insinuations of prejudice, malignity, and disappointment, at once elevates and secures the mind, from the reach of mean and contemptible passions. At the fame time, therefore, that he repeats his acknowledgements to the publick, for the undiminished success which still continues to accompany his exertions, he again holds forth his accustomed invitation, without distinction of sect or party, to all who may think proper to exercise their talents, in whatever pursuit, for the elucidation of what is obscure, or the promotion of what is useful, in any branch of Science or the Arts. Neither will he take his leave of the numerous circle whose friendship is his pride, and whose assiftance he may boast, or of that publick whose approbation stamps its valued sanction on his labours, without offering his serious prayer to the Father of Good, that all sorrow for paít, or terror of future calamity, may be speedily obliterated by the return of peace, the extinction of animolities, the oblivion of injuries, and the circulation of benevolence to an extent, which may embrace every quarter of the globe.

Dec. 3.1, 1795.

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REMARKS AND CORRECTIONS IN OUR LXVth VOLUME. Mr. URBAN Dec. 31, 17954 P. 907, col. 1. Your correspondent, A FOE Wxvchvolume (sicep. 967), referred to your volume for'a 7g.)

, po may not perhaps prove unacceptable. 698, col. 2, p. 785, col. 1, and p.1192,

In p. 469, col. 2, l. 31, we should col. 2, and to that for 1792, p. 144, read - 1768,” as in p. 471, col. 2,

Dr. Nath has a nole on Hudi1, 15, and also according to the title. bras, part III. canto Ill. v. 243, page of the Glasgow edition.

which may also be consulted. P. 470, col. 1, Mr. Boswell P. 920. The two last paragraphs in published also, in 1985, a fpirited col. I will admit of a ready reply'; the ** Letter on the Attempt to diminish query is already answered in p. 621, the Number of the Lords of Sellion in col. 2, 1. 4, 5. The with is vain, as Scotland."

Mr. Cook is dead. P. 562, col. 1, 1. 46. Perhaps wa P. 972. The maiden name of the fhould read "1780,” as Dr. Beatrie, widow of Shuckburgh Alby was jn a public advertisement, disclaimed Hinde, not Abby: she was daughter of the edition of his Poems in that year, Richard Hinde, esq. of Cold Amby. and declared, "that the two last pieces Sir Henry Clinton, p. 1060, was ala of the Collection, namely, The Cave fo author of “Observations on Mr. of Pope, and The Education of Achil. Stedman’s History of the American les, were not written by" him.

War,” 1795, 4to. P. 566, col. 1, 1. 14, we should read Give me leave, in addition to these " and Gurch's Collectanea ;” as in p. strictures on your LXVth volume, to 657, col. 1, l. 43.

observe ibai, in p520, col. 1, of that P. 618, col.

Should we for 1791, a remark is made on p. 11264 not for “youngest” read “ second?" of the preceding volume, the truth of

P. 645, col. 1. Mr. Wbirer's pero which is fully confirmed io p. 191 of formance came under your review in that for 1988, in which a part of the p. 928 of your volume for 1794. interesting letter on cancers was previo

ľ. 658, col. 1, l. 34, we should moft ously printed with far more accuracy, assuredly read "1716," and io lo 5 also 'in some passages, though not in all,

than in that for 1790.

The Rev. Dr. P. 659, col. 2. The distinguished Phanuel Bacon, who died in January, Editor of the work, here mentioned in 1783 (see your volume for that year, the note, should be referred to Rothe. p. 93, and p. 406), was the undoubted ram's mafterly “ Apology,” noticed in writer of that letter. p. 1075 of your volume for 1789;

CORRECTIONS. which might probably incline him to P. 415, col. 1, l. 24, read “Vindor think more jusly of the lubject of the bonenfi ;” and col. 2, 1. 45, 46, read offensive animadversion; for which -a

“ Breiinger.” worthy correspondent had considered P. 444, col. 1,1.31, read " Kington." Mr. Urban, who brought that aniinad- P. 445, cot. 1.

read “ Newversion forward, as refpon Gible.

come;" and, l. 29, “O‘Beirne." P. 661. A recurrence to your vo- P. 447, col. 1, 1. 9, for "ha:l” read lume for 1776, pp. 106, 8, will thew “ college." that Mr. William Bedwell and Birhop P. 467, col. 1, l. 53, for "before" William Bodell have been confounded read "of;" and col. 2, l. 11, read with each other heretofore. Ample 1666;" and, i, 12, read “ 381." references are there made to fources of P. 468, col. 1, l. 5, red“ lightly;" information respecting the former. and, I 13, “dean Bolton's." P. 764

The dare in the note will P. 470, col. 1, 1. 23, for "this" read evidently appear to be wrong by refer- “luft;" and, l. 56, for “this" read ring to p. 84, col. 2, and pp. 99-101,

" his." of your volume for 1752. The curious P. 594, note, read “LXIII," astronomical lecture, published in the P. 926, col. 2, 1. 40. read“ p. 803." latter pages, was taken in short-hand P. 927, col. 2, 1. 27, r. justice. by Mr. Blacow, whole fame is record. P. 973, col. 2, 1. 17, r. Trundle, ed in your volume for 1755, as is his P.983, col. 1,1.31, for “ WH! by" death in that ior 1760, p. 249. read “ Whitley." SCRUTATOR.

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