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For you, ye fair, I quit the gloomy plains,
Where sable night in all her horrour reigns ;
No fragrant bowers, no delightful glades,
Receive the unhappy ghosts of scornful maids.
For kind, for tender nymphs the myrtle blooms,
And weaves her bending boughs in pleasing glooms :
Perennial roses deck each purple vale,
And scents ambrosial breathe in every gale :
Far hence are banish'd vapours, spleen, and tears,
Tea, scandal, ivory teeth, and languid airs :
No pug, nor favourite cupid there enjoys
The balmy kiss, for which poor Thyrsis dies;
Form’d to delight, they use no foreign arms,
Nor torturing whalebones pinch them into charms;
No conscious blushes there their cheeks inflame,
For those who feel no guilt can know no shame;
Unfaded still their former charms they shew,
Around them pleasures wait, and joys for ever new.
But cruel virgins meet severer fates;
Expelld and exiled from the blissful seats,
To dismal realms, and regions void of peace,
Where furies ever howl, and serpents hiss.
O'er the sad plains perpetual tempests sigh,
And pois’nous vapours, black’ning all the sky,
With livid hue the fairest face o'ercast,
And every beauty withers at the blast :
Where'er they fly their lovers' ghosts pursue,
Inflicting all those ills which once they knew;
Vexation, Fury, Jealousy, Despair,
Vex ev'ry eye, and every bosom tear ;
Their foul deformities by all descried,
No maid to flatter, and no paint to hide.
Then melt, ye fair, while crowds around you sigh,
Nor let disdain sit low’ring in your eye;
With pity soften every awful grace,
And beauty smile auspicious in each face;
To ease their pains exert your


power, So shall you guiltless reign, and all mankind adore.

No. II.

[TRANSLATION (attributed to Mr. Jackson of Canterbury) of the Ode AD URBANUM, substituted as shorter and better than the translation by an anonymous correspondent, given by Mr. BOSWELL,-referred to in p. 84.

URBAN, whom neither toil profound,

Fatigues, nor calumnies o’erthrow,
The wreath, thy learned brows around

Still grows, and will for ever grow.

Of rivals let no cares infest,

Of what they threaten or prepare ;
Blest in thyself, thy projects blest,

Thy hours still let the muses share.

The leaden shafts which folly throws,

In silent dignity despise :
Superior o’er opposing foes,

Thy vigorous diligence shall rise.

Exert thy strength, each vain design,

Each rival soon shalt thou disdain ;
Arise, for see thy task to join,

Approach the muses' fav'ring train.

How grateful to each muse the page,

Where grave with sprightly themes are join'd;
And useful levities engage,

And recreate the wearied mind.

Thus the pale violet to the rose

Adds beauty 'midst the garland's dies;
And thus the changeful rainbow throws

Its varied splendours o'er the skies.]

No. III.

[The following complete list of THE CLUB (referred to in p. 402), with the dates of the elections of all the members, and of the deaths of those deceased, from its foundation to the present times, and the observations prefixed and annexed, have been obligingly furnished to the editor by Mr. Hatchett, the present treasurer.

“ THE CLUB was founded in 1764, by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Dr. Samuel Johnson, and for some years met on Monday evenings. In 1772 the day of meeting was changed to Friday; and about that time, instead of supping they agreed to dine together once in every fortnight during the sitting of parliament.

“ In 1773, the Club, which soon after its foundation consisted of twelve members, was enlarged to twenty ; March 11, 1777, to twentysix; November 27, 1778, to thirty; May 9, 1780, to thirty-five; and it was then resolved that it never should exceed forty.

“It met originally at the Turk’s-head, in Gerrard-street, and continued to meet there till 1783, when their landlord died, and the house was soon afterwards shut up. They then removed to Prince's, in Sackvillestreet; and on his house being soon afterwards shut up, they removed to Baxter's, which afterwards became Thomas's, in Dover-street. In January, 1792, they removed to Parsloe's, in St. James's-street; and, on February 26, 1799, to the Thatched house in the same street.

From the original foundation to this time, the total number of members is one hundred and two.

Esto perpetua.

“ C. H. “ Belle Vue House, Chelsea, July 10, 1829.”



Original. 1.-1764 9.

Sir Joshua Reynolds
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke
Christopher Nugent, M. D.
Bennet Langton, Esq.
Topham Beauclerck, Esq.
Oliver Goldsmith, M. D.
Anthony Chamier, Esq.
Sir John Hawkins, who soon with-

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10.-1764 .
Samuel Dyer, Esq.

Sep, 14, 1772. Dr. Thomas Percy, Bishop of Dro11.-1765 more

Sep. 30, 1811. 12.-1765 Sir Robert Chambers

May 9, 1803 13.-1768, Mar. George Colman, Esq.

Aug. 14, 1794. 14.–1773, Mar Earl of Charlemont

Aug. 4, 1799. 15.-1773, Mar. David Garrick, Esq.

Jan. 20,

1779. 16.-1773, Apr. 2. Sir William Jones

Apr. 17, 1794. 17.1773

Agmondesham Vesey, Esq. Aug. 11, 1785. 18.–1773, Apr. 30. James Boswell, Esq.

May 19, 1795. 19.-1774, Feb. Rt. Hon. Charles James Fox Sep. 13, 1806. 20.- Feb. Sir Charles Bunbury, Bart. Mar. 31, 1821. 21. Feb. Dr. George Fordyce

May 27, 1802. 22. Mar. 4. George Steevens, Esq.

1800. 23.Edward Gibbon, Esq.

1794. 24.–1775, Dec. Adam Smith, Esq.

1790. 25,

Dr. Thomas Bernard, Bishop of

Jul, 7,

1806. 26.-1777, Jan. Rev. Dr. Joseph Warton

1800. 27.- Mar. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq.

1816. 28.Earl of Upper Ossory

Feb. 1, 1818. Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Marley, 29.Bishop of Waterford

1802. 30.-. John Dunning, Lord Ashburton Aug. 28,

1783. 31.–1778, Dec. Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, P.R S. Jun. 19, 1820. 32. Rt. Hon. William Windham

1810. 33.

Rt. Hon. Sir William Scott, Lord

Stowell 34 ..

The Earl Spencer 35.-1780, Nov. . Dr. J. Shipley, Bishop of St. Asaph

Dec. 9, 1788. 36.-1782, Jan. 22. Lord Eliot

Feb. 17,

1804. 37.- Feb. 5. Edmond Malone, Esq.

May 25, 1812. 38 .. Mar. 5. Rev. Thomas Warton

May 21, 1790. 39. Apr. 2. The Earl of Lucan

1799. 40.- Apr. 16. Richard Burke, Esq.

Aug. 2, 1794. 41.-1784, Feb. 10. Sir William Hamilton

Apr. 6, 1803. 42.- Feb. Viscount Palmerston

Apr. 16, 1802 43.- Feb. 17. Charles Burney, Mus. D.

Apr. 12, 1814. 44.Dec. 23. Richard Warren, M.D.

1797. 45.-1786, May 9. The Earl of Macartney

1806. 46.-1788, Dec. 22. John Courtenay, Esq. •

1816. 47.-1792, Mar. 27. Dr. J. Hinchcliffe, Bishop of Peterborough

Jan. 11,

1794. 48.-.. May 8. Duke of Leeds

Jan. 31,

1799. 49.- .. May 22. Dr. John Douglas, Bishop of Salisbury

May 19, 1807. 50.-1794, Mar. 18.

Sir Charles Blagden VOL. I.


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52.-.. Feb. 3. Rev. Dr. Richard Farmer

Sep. 8, 53.-. Jun. 9. The Marquess of Bath

Nov. 20, 54.–1797, Jan. 21. Frederick North, Earl of Guilford Oct. 14, 55.-1799, Feb. 12. The Rt. Hon. George Canning Aug. 8, 56.-.. Feb. 26. William Marsden, Esq. 57.-1800, Feb. 4. Rt. Hon. John Hookham Frere 58.

Mar. 4. Rt. Hon. Thomas Grenville 59.- Mar. 18. Dr. Vincent, Dean of Westminster Dec. 21, 60.-1800, Jun. 10. William Lock, jun. Esq. 61.-1801, Mar 17. George Ellis, Esq.

Apr. 10, 62.-1802, Dec. 7. Gilbert Lord Minto 63.Dec. 21. Dr. French Lawrence

Feb. 27, 64.-1803, Jan. 25. Rt. Hon. Sir William Grant . 65.-.

Feb. 28. Sir George Staunton, Bart. 66.-1804. Mar. 20. Dr. S. Horsley, Bishop of St.

Asaph 67.-1806, Jan. 21. Charles Wilkins, Esq. 68.- May 13. Rt. Hon. Sir Wm. Drummond 69.-. May 27. Sir Henry Halford, Bart. 70.--1808, Mar. 22. Sir H. C. Englefield, Bart.

Mar. 21, 71.- May 3. The Lord Holland 72.- . . May 31. The Earl of Aberdeen . 73.–1809, Feb. 21. Charles Hatchett, Esq. 74.-.. Mar. 7. Rt. Hon. Charles Vaughan 75.-. . Mar. 21. Sir Humphry Davy, Bart.

May 29, 76.–1810, Feb. 27. The Rev. Dr. Charles Burney

Dec. 28, 77.-1811, Jun. 4. Sir William Gell . 78.-1813, Mar. 2. Rt. Hon. William Elliot 79.-.

Mar. 2. Richard Heber, Esq. 80.–1814, Jun. 7. Thomas Phillips, Esq. R. A. . 81.Jul. 19.

Rt. Hon. Sir James Mackintosh 82.-. . Aug. 2. Lord Chief Justice Gibbs 83.–1815, Feb. 21. The Marquess of Lansdowne 84.- . . Apr. 4. The Lord Lyttelton 85.-1816, Mar. 26. Dr. Wm. Howley, Bishop of

London * 86.-1817, Apr. 8. Roger Wilbraham, Esq. 87.-1818, Jan. 27. The Lord Glenbervie

May 2, 88.-. Apr. 7. Dr. William Hyde Wollaston 89.-. Apr. 21.

Sir Walter Scott, Bart. 90.-1820, Jan. 25.

The Earl of Liverpool 91.--.

Charles Butler, Esq. .92.-1821, Mar. 20. Dr. C. J. Blomfield, Bishop of

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* Dr. William Howley withdrew from the club on becoming Archbishop of Canter. þury Feb. 1829,

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