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Gentleman's Magazine :
From JULY to DECEMBER, 1810.
(BEING THE THIRD OF A NEW SERIES.)
PART THE SECOND.
PRODESSE ET DELECTARE.
E PLURIBUS UNUII.
By SYLVANUS URBAN, Gent.
LONDON: Printed by JOHN NICHOLS and SON,
at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street ;
And sold by J. HARRIS (Successor to Mrs. NEWBERY),
To SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.
Biography authentic here we see, One week commenc'd, the days unheeded And columns stor'd with Genealogy: run,
Religion, Politicks, their place have
The Muse, well lov'd, her niche allotted
turn must come,
To sink to earth, and never more arise,
away, Thy labours to th’extent of Time shall Renew the empire, and give back the
live, And still Instruction, still Amusement A monument more durable than brass, give :
To shew posterity what URBAN was!
CHRISTMAS VERSES FOR 1810.
(FROM FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL.) WITH rueful length of face in dingy And does Massena in his mournful mood black,
Amuse the British Chief with Gallic The Newsman scrambles, on his annual
blood ? hack :
The rains have sav'd him-or his host Not the rich stream whose wafted odours had met greet
The rough salute of Britain's bayonet ; From Adams' door each passer in the No longer curs'd the foe beyond their street;
reach, When fond anticipations of mince-pies But learnt that lesson which they sought Melt from the mouth, and glisten in the to teach : eyes ;
Soon may the Fabian wile of brave delay Not the huge ox display'd in red and white Change to the valour of a well-fought day! At Grant's broad door, and stuck with Did I such themes of gladdening import hollies bright;
bring, Not the shrill squeak of pigs, whose tune- The victor Wellesley, the recover'd King; ful strife
With home-brew'd ale the tankard foamUpbraids the market, and arraigns the
ing o'er knife;
Would send the Newsman hearten'd from
Besides, whate'er the present, view the And still may gladness crown the festive past; year ;
What joy has fill'd his horn's triumphant Health, though awhile delay'd, shall soon blast! return,
Has he not told of Spain ber foes assailing, And tear him from the lost Amelia's urn. The fleet of Cadiz, and the fight of Baylen? How fares the battle?-is it lost or Then let the wine that flows from honest won?
[ton? barley, Smiles Conquest still on gallant Welling- Reward the services of FELIX FARLEY.
SECOND PART OF THE EIGHTIETH VOLUME.
Dec. 31, 1810. WERE it permitted us to contrast to the spreading gloom in the Political hemisphere, the luminous splendour which still accompanies the Literary exertions of our Countrymen, we could not fail to impart to our Readers in general, some rays of Hope and Consolation. But we cannot disguise, nor do we wish to suppress, our emotions of Sensibility: Through a long continued series of years, through various changes, trials, and dangers, we have preserved and maintained a proud character for our steady Loyalty ; we have invariably professed our devotion to our beloved Sovereign ; and this, our eternal and immutable attachment, 1 93 far as in us lies, we would have descend to our Posterity. Our first emotions, therefore, in commencing our Literary exertions for the new year, are directed to our Monarch, and his present condition, his sorrows, and his sufferings. May the Almighty soon and effectually restore him to his People! May he be the instrument in the hand of a gracious Providence, to check, controul, and overcome the Ambition and the Tyranny of our implacable Adversary!
Let us now turn to a fairer and more enlivening scene.. When we look back on the mass of materials in every province of Literature, which our numerous Friends and generous Patrons in the last year placed before us, we are impressed, as it becomes us to be, with the liveliest sensations of satisfaction and gratitude. There is no part of Literature, of Science, and of Art, which has not been explored for our use, and for the benefit of our Readers. The task of selecting from these materials, so comprehensive, and so various, has indeed been pleasing, but not without its difficulty. renuis tu quod jubet alter.