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For the Bee.
The Cruel Vifit.
Orr to this place has cruel Chloe come,
This, fairest lady, you must needs confefs,
For the Bee.
Now fpinning wheels mechanic movements turn,
Judicial Reformation, infcribed to those who are for Splitting the Court of Seffion into two courts.
If then, great George two Courts of Seffion grudge,
ODE FOR HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTH-DAY. June 22,
Ode for his Majefty's Birth-Day, June 4, 1791. By Henry Fa. Pye, Efq. Poet Laureat.
LOUD the whirlwind rag'd around
That shook affrighted Britain's fhore,
That mingled with the wint'ry roar ;
With tranfient gleam illum'd the air;
O may no lowering gloom o'ercaft
Th' aufpicious morn to Britain dear,
The promise of the rip'ning year!-
Soon fhall the landscape smile around,
Exulting in her prince rever'd,
Whose mild parental virtues grace
On freedom's adamantine base;
The mufe enraptur'd joins the throng,
Intelligence refpecting Arts, &c.
Bridge of a new Conftruction.
The following intelligence is extracted from the Leyden gazette of the 13th of May last.
"To all the lovers of architecture, I announce, that I have refolved to publish a work by subscription, giving directions for confiructing a bridge of wood without pillars or fupports, of which nothing like it has been defcribed by any author who has hitherto treated of that matter, and which cannot be equalled by any of those that have been built in any place.
"If there are 'fome parts in Europe, where the largenes of the river has not permitted a bridge of four or five hundred feet in length to be conftructed, for want of such an invention; there are alfo others in which there are already bridges with pillars and fupports in the middle of the river, which are often carried away, or very much endamaged by ice and inundations: thefe misfortunes may be remedied by this invention.
"The principal intention of this advertisement, is to inform the public, in the first place, that I fhall deliver defigns engraved upon copper, accompanied with defcriptions very clear and intelligible, of a bridge of four hundred feet in length, by thirty-eight in breadth. Secondly, this bridge fhall have no more than fix feet of rife, that is to fay, when you are on the middle of the bridge, and at two hundred feet from either end of it, you shall be only fix feet higher than either end of it. Third, It is neceffary to give to this bridge, at each fide of the river, a firm foundation as in ordinary cafes; but it does not require parti cular buttereffes, because the bridge fuftains itfelf, as a ftrong vault, altogether free, from one fide of the riversto the other, without pillars or fupports. Fourth, this work is conftructed in fuch a firm manner, that if it be made of cak, it may endure for feveral ages without being in want
of any repairs. Fifth, if the timbers fhould not even exceed twenty feet in length, the bridge may be nevertheless constructed with the fame folidity. Sixth, a fufficient number of figures, to be reprefented on twenty plates, fhall be delivered along with the work, which shall give fuch a plain reprefentation of the work in all its parts, that an experienced architect shall be able, by the help of thefe, to direct the carpenters with the utmoft certainty to execute every past of it. Seventh, to expose the fide of it as little as poffible to the force of ftorms, care has been taken to give to this bridge a very low roof, but which is not the lefs confiderable for that, and, which is peculiar to itfelf, in place of pushing outwards as other roofs generally do, this anfwers the purpofe of an anchor which tends to keep the bridge together at the top, and has at the fame time a fufficient height to make the water run as much as is neceffary. Eighth. I can affert that this fort of bridge is fingular in its kind, on which the heaviest burdens may be carried with fafety. There are a great many bridges in Europe of a confiderable length, but not of fuch a length without pillars or fupports; and there are likewife none to be fouud without a good buttrefs, and guards, and ftill lefs conftructed with a fimple foundation without abuttment; not to mention the continual repairs which this new method would fave altogether. Ninth, we fhall give with the engravings and defcriptions an estimate of the expence, as if a bridge were to be built at Hanover four hundred feet long, by thirty eight broad.
"I receive the fubfcriptions myself; but I beg the amateurs to fend their letters free; and as foon as there fhall be a fufficient number of fubfcribers, I will put the work in hands, and make the plates be engraved. The price of the subscription is three Louis d'ors, each worth five German crowns, two of which fhall be paid at the time of fubfcription, and the third on the receipt of the work. The names of the fubfcribers fhall be put at the beginning of the work; any one who takes ten copies fhall get the eleventh gratis.
Signed HENRI JAQUES LUTZ,. Mafter carpenter at the court of Hanover,