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To Richmond come, for fee untutor’d Brown 55
eyes, August Pagodas round his palace rise. And finish'd Richmond open to his view, “ A work to wonder at, perhaps a Kew.” 70
Nor rest we here, but, at our magic call, Monkies Shall climb our trees, and lizards crawl;
Verse 67. [No! let Barbaric glories.) So Milton :
" Where the gorgeous east with richest hand
Showers on her Kings Barbaric pearl and gold.” Verse 72. [Monkies shall climb our trees.] “ In their Jołty woods serpents and lizards of many beautiful sorts crawl upon the ground. Innumerable monkies, cars, and parets ciamber upon the trees. Page 40. “ In their lakes are many i funds, some small, sume large, amongst which are feen saiking along, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the dromedary, ostrich, and the giant baboon.” Page 66. " They kcep, in their enchanted scencs, a surprising
Huge dogs of Tibet bark in yonder grove,
Now to our lawns of dalliance and delight,
variety of monstrous birds, repriles and animals, which are tamed by art, and guarded by enormous dogs of Tiber, and African gianıs, in the habits of magicians.” Page 42. - Sometimes in this roman:ic excursion, the pallenger finds himself in extensive recesses, surrounded with ar. bours of jessamine, vine, and roses; where beautcous Tartarean damsels, in loose transparent robes that flutter in the air, present him with rich wines, &c. and invite him to taste the sweets of retirement on Persian carpeis, and beds of Camusakin down." Page 40.
Verse 84. [Thy gibbets, Baghot.] " Their scenes of terror are composed of gloomy woods, &c. gibbets, cross, wheels, and the whole apparatus of torture are seen from the roads. Here too they conceal in cavities, on the sommits of the highest mountains, foundaries, lime-kilns, and glass-works, which send forth large volumes of flame, and continued columos of thick smoke, that give to these mountains the appearance of Volcanos." Page 37, • Ilese 83
Hounslow, whose heath sublimer terror fills,
the passenger from time to time is surprized with repeated Mocks of electrical impulse; the carth trembles under him by the power of confined air,” &c. Fage 39. Now to produce both these effe&ts, viz. the appearance of vol. canus and carthquakes, we have here submitted the occafional explosion of a powder mill, which (if there be not too much simplicity in the contrivance) it is apprehendid will at once answer all the purposes of lime. kilns and electrical machines, and imitate thunder and the explosion of cannon into the bargain. Vide page 40.
Verse 87. [Here too, O king of Vengeance, &c.] “ In the most dismal recesses of the woods, are temples dedicated to the King of Vengeance, near which are placed pillars of stone, with pathetic difcriptions of tragical events; and many acts of cruelty perpetrated there by outlaws and robbers." Page 37.
Verse 88. [Tremendous Wilkes.] This was written while Mr. Wilkes, was Sheriff of London, and when it was to be feared he would rattle his chain a year longer as Lord Mayor.
The R*g*ys, 's Mungos, B*df*ws there, 95
-'s.] Martins. The asierisms will be easily Supplyed.
Verse 98. [Where shall our mimic London, &c.] - There is likewise in the fame garden, viz. Yven-Ming Yven, near Pekin, a fortified town, with its ports, streets, public squares, temples, markets, shops, and cribunals of justice ; in short, with every thing that is at Pekin, only on a smaller scale.
“ In this town the Emperors of China, who are too much the paves of their greainess to appear in public, and their women, who are secluded from it by custom, are frequently diverted with the hurry and buille of the capital which is here represented, several times in the year, by the eunuchs of the palace." Page 32.
Of marble arches, in a bridge, that cuts
weight; The court hath cross'd the stream; the sports be
gin, Now N**1 preaches of rebellion's fin: And as the powers of his strong pathos rise, Lo, brazen tears fall from Sir Fl**r's eyes. While, kulking round the pews, that babe of grace, Who ne'er before at sermon shew'd his face,
Verse 109. (of marble arches.] Sir William's enormous account of Chinese bridges, too long to be here inserted.
Vide page 53.
Verse 115. (Stout T**t, &c.] “ Some of these eunuchs personate porters." Page 32.
Verse 116. [And Patriot Betty,] “ Fruits and all sorts of refreshments are cricd about the streets in this mock city." Page 33 Verse 122. [Lo brazen tears, &c.]
** Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek." Milton.