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With voice far-fetch'd from hollow throat profound | Fir'd with his fate, and conscious of his worth; And more than mortal was the infernal sound.
The beardless wight prepar'd to sally forth. “Sweet boy, who seem'st for glorious deeds But first (twas just, 'twas natural to grieve) design'd,
He sigh'd and took a soft pathetic leave. O come and leave that clyster pipe behind;
“ Farewell, a long farewell to all my drugs, Cross this prophetic hand with silver coin, My labell’d vials, and my letter'd jugs ; And all the wealth and fame, I have, is thine" — And you, ye bearers of no trivial charge, She said-he (for what stripling cou'd with Where all my Latin stands inscrib'd at large : stand?)
Ye jars, ye gallipots, and draw'rs adieu, Straight with his only six-pence grac'd her hand. Be to my memory lost, as lost to view, And now the precious fury all her breast
And ye, whom I so oft have joy'd to wipe, At once invaded, and at once possess'd;
Th'ear-sifting syringe, and back-piercing pipe, Her eye was fix'd in an ecstatic stare,
Farewell-my day of giory's on the dawn, And on her head uprose th' astonish'd hair : And now,-Hillario's occupation's gone.” No more her colour, or her looks the same, But moonshine madness quite convuls'd her
Quick with the word his way the hero made, frame,
Conducted by a glorious cavalcade ; While, big with fate, again she silence broke,
Pert Petulance the first attracts his eye, And in few words voluminously spoke.
And drowsy Dulness slowly saunters by, “ In these three lines athwart thy palm I see,
With Malice old, and Scandal ever new, Either a tripod, or a triple-tree,
And neutral Nonsense, neither false nor true, For, Oh! I ken by mysteries profound,
Infernal Falsehold next approach'd the band Too light to sink, thou never can'st be drown'd— With * * * and the Koran in her band. Whate'er thy end, the Fates are now at strife,
Her motley vesture with the leopard vies, Yet strange variety shall check thy life
Stain'd with a foul variety of lies. Thon grand dictator of each public show,
Next spiteful Enmity, gangren'd at heart, Wit, moralist, quack, harlequin, and beau,
Presents a dagger, and conceals a dart. Survey man's vice, self-prais’d, and self pre
NOTES VARIORUM. ferrid, And be th’ Inspector of th’infected herd;
poets, who generally give the reader some idea By any means aspire at any ends,
of what is to ensue, without unfolding the whole. Basevess exalts, and cowardice defends, [well, Thus we find in Virgil, The chequerd world's before thee-gomfare
Bella, horrida bella, Beware of Irishmen—and learn to spell.”
Et Tybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno, Here from her breast th' inspiring fury flew :
and again She ceas dand instant from his sight withdrew.
Alius Latio jam partus Achilles.
And in the sequel of this work, I believe, it will be an imitation of the Sybil in the sixth book of be found, that as Æneas had another Achilles, so
our hero has had as formidable an adversary. Virgil;
Farewell, a long farewell,] The ingenious Mr. Subito non vultus, non color unus
der says that the following passage is taken Nec comtæ mansere comæ.
from a work, which he intends shortly to publish aol is admirably expressive of the witch's pro- by subscription, and he has now in the press a phetic fury, and users in the prediction of Hilo pamphlet, called Mr. Smart's Use and Abuse Lario's fortune with proper solemnity.
of the Moderns. But, with his leave, this pasThis note is by one of the Æolists, mentioned sage is partly imitated from cardinal Wolsey's Fith honour in the Tale of a Tub.
speech, and from Othello. Be th’ Inspector, &c.] When the distemper first raged among the horned cattle, the king and is worthy of Hillario, pertness, dulness, scandal
Neutral Nonsense, &c.]The train here described, Council ordered a certain officer to superintend the beasts, and to direct that such, as were found and malice, &c. being the very constituents of
an hero for the mock heroic, and it is not without to be infected, should be knocked on the head. This officer was called the Inspector, and from propriety that nonsense is introduced with the thence I would venture to lay a wager, our hero epithet, neutral; nonsense being like a Dutchderired his title.
inan, not only in an unmeaning stupidity, but
in the art of preserving a strict neutrality. This Bentley,Junior.
neutrality may be aptly explained by the followBercare of Irishmen, &c.] It is extremely ing epigram, probable that our poet is intimately acquainted
Word-valiant wight, thou great he shrew, with the classics ; he seems frequently to have
That wrangles to no end ; them in his eye, and such an air of enthusiasm
Since nonsense is nor false nor true, runs through his whole speech, that the learned
Thou'rt no man's foe or friend. reader may easily perceive he has taken fire at some of the prophecies in Homer and Virgil. - Falsehood,] This lady is described with two The whole is delivered in breaks, and unconnected books in her hand, but our author chusing to pretransitions, which denote vehement emotions serve a neutrality, though not a nonsensical one, in the mind; and the hint here concerning the upon this occasion, the Tories are at liberty to fill Irish is perfectly in the manner of all great epic up this blank with Rapin, Burnet, or any names
On th'earth crawls Flatt'ry with her bosom bare, , While Jargon grav'd his titles on a block,
And styld hinn M. D. Acad. Budig, Soc.
Signs, omens, prodigies, and portents came. And hail'd Hillario for their sovereign lord. Lo! (though mid-day), the grave Athenian fowl, Flush'd with success, and proud of his allies, Eyed the bright Sun, and hail'd him with a howl, Th' exulting hero thus triumphant cries,
Moths, mites, and maggots, feas, (a numerous “ Friends, brethren, ever present, ever dear,
A wooden lion roar'd, or seem'd to roar,
But (what the most his youthful bosom warmd,
Heighten'd each hope and every fear disarm'd)
He said-and Clamour, of Commotion born, With a well freighted Jordan in her hand,
And solid sounds with laxer fluids vied
that will fit the niches; and the Whigs may, if
Adam the first Dutchinan-victorious stroke for hood be given to Hillario ? - Because, replieth
old England—Tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee. Macularius, he has given many specimens of
Oratory-Right-Reason-Chapel, Saturday his talent that way. Our hero took it into his
13th of January, and old style for ever. head some time since to tell the world that he Jargon grau'd &c.] Jargon is here properly caned a gentleman whom he called by the name introduced graving our hero's titles, which are of Mario; what degree of faith the town gave admirably brought into verse, but the gentleman him upon that occasion, may be collected from who wrote the last note, Mr. Orator H-ley, the two following lines, by a certain wag who takes umbrage at this passage, and exclaimeth shall be nameless.
to the following effect, “ Jargon is meant for To beat one man great Hill was fated;
There is more music in a peal of marrow,
bones and cleavers than in these verses. I am What man ?-a man that he created.
a logician upon fundamentals.-A rationalist,The following epigram may be also properly lorer of mankande, Glastonbury thorn, -hozza inserted here.
boys. -— Wit a vivacious command of all objects What H–ll one day says, he the next does and ideas.-I am the only wit in Great Britain." deny,
See Oratory Tracts, &c 10036.
that jargon has done more for our hero, than For why shou'd you own it? 'tis taken for ever did the society at Bordeaux, as will appear granted.
from the following extract of a letter sent to Crawls Flatsory, &c.] Our hero is as remark
Martinus Marcularius, by a fellow of that society: able for bis encomiuns, where it is his interest l'honneur le 12me passé. A l'égard de ce Mon
J'ai bien reçu la lettre, dont vous m'avez fat to commend, as for his abuse, where he has taken
sieur Hillario, qui se vante si prodigieusement a dislike; but from the latter he is easily to be bought off, as may be seen in the following excel
chez vous, je ne trouve pas qu'il est enrollé dans
notre société, & son nom est parfaitment incon. lent epigran
nu ici. J'attends de vous nouvelles, &c.
Molhi, miles, &c.]
The important objects of his future specu
lations! He'll saint you, tho' the vilest sinner.
O would the sons of men once think their
And reason given 'em but to study flies.
M. MACCLARIUS. What will not beef and pudding do?
Dulness made] This passage may be properly Without a Muse, &c.] No the devil a bit !- Pope's Essay on Criticism.
illustrated by a recollection of two lines in Mr. I am the only person that can do that !—My poems, written at fifteen, were done withont the As things seem large which we through mists assistance of any Muse, and better than all
descry, Smart's poetry.--The Muses are strumpets
Dulness is very apt to magnify. they frequently give an intellectual gonorrhea— Wooden lion roar'd,) Not the black hon in Court debt not paid—I'll never be poet laureate. Salisbury-court, Fleet-street, where the New -Coup de grace unanswerable-Our fues shall Craftsman is published, nor yet the red lion at knuckle--five pounds to any bishop that will Brentford, but the beast of the Bedford, who may equal tbis-Gum guiacum for Latin lignum vitæ, truly be said to have been alive, when animated
Lo! on his crown the lotion choice and large, And now, thou goddess, whose fire-darting
From bis bright throne the deities addrest :
Of her divine, eternal rule of right,
On mere privation she 'as bestow'd a frame, (If a desire to please is to deserve,)
And dignify'd a nothing with a name,
A wretch devoid of use, of sense and grace,
Freely welcome to abuse,
Could'st thou tire thy railing Muse.
Make the most of this you can,
Strife is short and life's a span.
Both alike, your works and pay,
This a trifle, those no more,
Tho' repeated to threescore.
Threescore volumes when they're writ, cent than Pope's-Recollect what Swift says, that a nice man has filthy ideas, and let it be
Will appear at last bt.
:} considered this discharge may have the same
And now thou goddess, &c.). This invocation effect upon our hero, as a similar accident had is perfectly in the spirit of ancient poetry. If I upon a person of equal parts and genius.
may use Milton's words, our author here preRenew'd by ordure's sympathetic force, sumes into the Heavens, an earthly guest, and As oil'd by magic juices for the course, draus empyreal air. Hence he calls upon the Vig'rous he rises from th' efħuvia strong, goddess to assist his strain, while he relates the Imbibes new life and scours and stinks councils of the gods. Virgil, when the plot along.
thickens upon his hands, as Mr. Baves has it,
Pope's Dunciad. has offered up his prayer a second time to the Archimedes, &c.) As soon as the philosopher Muse, and he seems to labour under the weight here mentioned discovered the modern save-all,
of his subject, when he cries out, and the new invented-patent black-ball, he threw Majus opus moveo, major rerum mihi nascidown his pipe, and ran all along Piccadilly, with
tur ordo. his shirt out of his breeches, crying out like a madman, aegrina! cuenna! which in modern English Hilliad, and this piece of machinery will evince
This is the case at present with the writer of the is, the job is done! the job is done !
the absurdity of that Lucretiau doctrine, wbi h!
asserts that the gods are wrapped up in a lazy Another Duck,] Hillario having a mind to ce- indolence, and do not trouble themselves about lebrate and recommend a genius to the world, human affairs. The words of Lucretius are, compares him to Stephen Duck, and at the close of a late Inspector, cries out, “ I bave found ano
Omnis enim per se divům natura nec sse est ther Duck, but who shall find a Caroline ?”
Immortali ævo sumina cum pace fruatur,
Semuta a rebus nostris, disjuncta que longè. Print my sust essays,]Our hero foronce has spoke truth of himself
, for which we could produce the It is now recommended to the editors of the Antestimonies of several persons of distinction. ti-Lucretius to make use of this instance to the Bath and Tunbridge-wells have upon many occa
contrary in the next publication of that work.
M. MACULAPIUS. sions testified their gratitude to him on this head, as his works have been always found of Encumber'd space.] Jupiter's speech is full of singular use with the waters of those places. pomipand: olemnity, and is finaily closed by a des To this effect also speaketh that excellent co- scription of our her., who is here said to take up a median, Mr. lleory Woodward, in an ingenious place in the creation 10 ng purpose. Whatadtparody on busy, curious, thirsty fly, &c,
ferent notion of the end of his existince has Busy, curions, hungry Hill,
Hillario, from what we find delivered by iho ex-' Write of me and write your fill.
cellent Longinus in his treatise on the Sublime TOL. XVI.
“Good is his cause, and just is bis pretence,” Her approbation Venus dext exprest, (Replies the god of theft and eloquence.) And on Hillario's part the throne addrest, de A hand mercurial, ready to convey,
“ If there be any praise the nails to pare, E'en in the presence of the garish day,
And in soft ringlets wreathe th' elastic hair,
The mien so easy and the dress so gay!
Can my Hillario's worth remain unknown, Next to perform, 'tis glorious to procure. With whom coy Sylvia trusts herself alone; Small was th' exertion of my god-like soul,
With whom, so pure, so innocent his life, When privately Apollo's herd I stole,
The jealous husband leaves his buxom wife? Coinpar'd to him, who braves th’all-seeing Sun, What tho’he ne'er assume the post of Mars; And boldly bids th' astonish'd world look on."
By me disbanded from all amorous wars ;
And oft ideal countesses enjoys
Tho' hard his heart, yet beauty shall control, | The passage is admirable, translated by the author and sweeten all the rancour of his soul,
of the Pleasures of Imagination. “The godlike ge. niusesof Greecewere well-assured that nature had not intended man for a low spirited or ignoble being; but bringing us into life and the midst of this
Venus nert erpress’d,] Venus rises in this wide universe, as before a multitude assembled
assembly quite in the manner attributed to her in at some heroic solemnity, that we might be the ancient poets ; thus we see in Virgil that spectators of all her magnificence, and candi- she is all mildness, and at every word breathes dates high in emulation for the prize of glory : ambrosia; she has therefore implanted in our souls an inextinguishable love of every thing great and exalted,
At non Venus aurea contra, of every thing which appears divine beyond our
Pauca refert.comprehension. Hence by the very propensity She is to speak upon this occasion, as well as in of nature we are led to admire, not little springs the case produced from the Æneid, in favour ot or sballow rivulets, however clear and delicious, a much loved son, though indeed we cannot say but the Nile, the Rhine, the Danube, and much that she has been quite so kind to Hillario, as more than all the ocean.”—Instead of acting formerly she was to Æneas, it being evident that upon this plan, Hillario is employed in pursuit she has not bestowed upon him that lustre of of insects in Kensington-gardens, and as this is youthful bloom, and that liquid radiance of the all the gratitude he pays for the being conferred eye, which she is said to have given the pious upon him, he is finely termed an insolvent te- Trojan. pant.
Lumenque juventæ By adoption be the sire, &c.] Our hero has
Purpureum, et lætos oculis afflavit honores, taken an entire letter from sir Thomas FitzOsborne, and with inimitable effrontery pub-On the contrary Venus here talks of his black lished it in his Inspector, No. 239, as a produc- self, which makes it suspected that she retion of his own. We are informed that, having conciled herself to this hue, out of a compliment been taxed with this affair, he declares with a to Vulcan, of whom she has frequent favours to great deal of art, that it was given bim by ano
solicit : and perhaps it may appear hereafter, ther person, to which all we have to say is, that that she procured a sword for our hero from the the receiver is as bad as the thief,
celestial blacksmith's forge. One thing is not M. MACULARIUS. a little surprising, that while Venus speaks on
the side of Hillario, she should omit the real Glorious to procure.] If our author could be utility he has been of to the cause of love thought capable of punning, I should imagine hy his experience as an apothecary, of which, that the word procure, in this place, is made use
he himself bath told us, several have proof in preference to an appellation given to our fited; and it should be remembered at the hero in the commencement of this poem, viz. a
same time, that be actually has employed piip; but the reader will please to recollect that his person in the service of Venus, and has now the term pimp is not in that passage used in its modern acceptation.
an offspring of the amorous congress. It is inore
over notorious, that having, in his elegant lanSmall was th' exertion, &c.] Not so fast, good poet, cries out in this place, M. Macularius. We
guage, tasted of the cool stream, he was ready do not find that Hillario, upon any occasion
to plunge in again, and therefore publicly set
himself up for a wife, and thus, became a forwhatever, has been charged with stealing ApolJo's qniver, and certain it is, that those artuws,
tune-hunter with his pen; and if he has failed in
his design, it is because the ladies do not apwhich he has shot at all the world, never were taken from thence. But of Mercury it is recorded
prove the new scheme of propagation without
the knowledge of a man, which Hillario preby Horace, that he really did receive the god of tended to explain so handsomely in the Lucina wit in this manner;
sine concubit. But the truth is, he never wrote Te boves olim nisi reddidisses
a syllable of this book, though he transcribed Per dolum amotas, puerum minaci part of it, and showed it to a bookseller, in order Voce dum terret, viduus pharetra 10 procure a higher price for bis productions, Risit Apollo.
QUINBUS FLESTRIN, While bis black self, Florinda ever near,
How rise from flth the violet and rose! Shows like a diamond in an Ethiop's ear,"
from emptiness how softest music flows ! When Pallas-thus“ Cease-ye immortals How absence to possession adds a grace, - cease,
And modest vacancy to all gives place? Nor rob serene stupidity of peace
Contrasted when fair Nature's works we spy, Should Jove himself in calculation inad
More they allure the mind and more they charm Still negatives to blank negations add, How could the barren cyphers ever breed, So from Hillario some effect may spring, But nothing still from nothing would proceed ?
E’en him—that slight penumbra of a thing." Raise or depress-or magnify-or blame,
Morpheus at length in the debate awoke, Inanity will ever be the same.”
And drowsily a few dull words he spoke“Not so" (says Phæbus) "my celestial friend, Declar'd Hillario was the friend of ease, E'en blank privation has its use and end
And had a soporific pow'r to please, How sweetly shadows recommend the light,
Once more Hillario he pronounc'd with pain, And darkness renders my own beams more
But at the very sound was lull'd to sleep again. bright!
Music flows,]“Persons of most genius," says the morality, nor integrity, nor unity, nor universa- Inspector, Friday Jan. 26, Number 587, have lity in this poem. —The author of it is a Smart; I in general been the forudest of music; sir Isaac hope to see a Smartead published; I had my Newton was remarkable for his affection for harpocket picked the other day, as l' was going mony; he was scarce ever missed at the beginthrough Paul's Church-yard, and I firmly believe ning of any performance, but was seldom seen at it was this little author, as the man who can pun, the end of it." And indeed of this opinion is M. will also pick a pocket.
Macularius ; and he further adds, that if sir JOHN DENNIS, Junior. Isaac was still living, it is probable he would be at Inanity will ever be, &c.] Our author does not per's, but that he would not be at the end of it,
the beginning of the Inspector's next song at Cuhere mean to list himself among the disputants advance, is, that nothing can come from nothing. ing time to them himself, and though he so freconcerning pure space, but the doctrine he would may he proved to a mathematical demonstration,
though Hillario takes so much pleasure in beatIn so unbelieving an age as this, it is possible this quently exclaims, very fine !–0 fine !-rastly tenet may not be received, but if the reader has fine! -Since the lucubration of Friday Jan. 26th a mind to see it handled at large, he may find it has been mentioned, we think proper to observe in Rumgurtius, vol. 16, pagina 1001."De hac re multum et turpiter hallucinantur scriptores talent at a motto-Quinbus Flestrin saith, “he
here that his Inspectorship has the most notable tam exteri quäm domestici. Spatium enim ahsolutum et relativum debent distingui, prius- take a specinen along with you. How aptly upon
is a tartar for that,” and of this, learned reader, quarn distincta esse possunt ; neque ulla alia re
the subject of music does he bid his readers gula ad normam rei metaphysicæ quadrabit,quam triplex consideratio de substantiâ inanitatis, sive pluck grapes from the loaded vine! entitate nihili, quæ quidem consideratio triplex Carpite de plenis pendentes vitibus uvas. OVID ad unam reduci potest necessitatem; nempe idem | The above-mentioned Quinbus Flestrin, peremp- / spatium de quo jain satis dictum est. This torily says, this line has beco cavilled at by some opinion is further corroborated by the tracts of minor critics, because," the grapes are sour;" the society of Bourdeaux. Selon la distinction and indeed of that way thinking is Macularius, entre les choses, qui n'ont pas de difference, il who hath been greatly astonished at the taste of nous faut absolument agréer, que les idées, qui Hillario, in so frequently calling from Valerius ont frappé l'imagination, peuvent bien être ef- Flaccus. But he is clearly of op nion, that the facées, pourvu qu'on ne s'avise pas d'oublier cet lines from Westead and Dennis, are selected with espace immense, qui environne toute la nature, great judgment, and are hung out as proper signs et le systême des étoiles. Among our country: 1 of what entertainment is to be furnished up to his men, I do not know any body that has handled
customers. this subject so well as the acurate Mr. Fielding, Penumbra of a thing, ] Whatever mean opinion in his Essay apou Nothing, which the reader may Dr. Phæbus may entertain of his terrestrial brofind in the first volome of his Miscellanies ; but ther physician and poet, on Earth, Hillario is with all due deference to his authority, we beg talked of in a different manner, as will appear leave to dissent from one assertion in the said from the following parody on the lines prefixed by essay; the residence of nothing might in bis Mr. Dryden, wo Milton's Paradise Lost. time have been in a critic's head, and we are apt to believe that there is a something like nothing
Three wise great men in the same era born, in most critic's heads to this day, and this false
Britannia's happy island did adorn, appearance misled the excellent metaphysician
Henley in care of souls display'd bis skill, just quoted; for nothing, in its puris naturalibus,
Rock shone in physic, and in both John H-11,
The force of Nature could no farther go, as Gravesend describes it in his experimental philosophy, does subsist no where so properly at
To make a third, she joiu'd the former two.
QUINBUS FLESTRIN. present as in the pericranium of our hero.
MART. MACULARIUS. Lull'd to sleep again.] The hypnotic, or sopo