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Yec still reluxant from my friends I turn, But soft persuafion's magic fweetness fail'd
Who hover'd round me with a fond concern; And still ambition o'er my mind prevail'd.
Who early tried, and urg'd parental force, Inípir'd by this, I brave each wintry blait
To damp my genius in its native course. Nor doubt to find a calmer state at last.
The Mure of Britain ; a Dramatic Oje. Inscribed to the Right Honourable William F

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HE Muse, in strong and not inelegant And lo he mounts where Freedom's mos
language, bestows compliments very

ing gleams, liberally on the young itatesman; the justice And laves, and floats amid her orient beam of them must be determined by the opinion Him follow-Be it his in happier days of the reader : to fome they will appear the To drink the full effulgence of her rays; just tribute of praise; hy others they will be 'Bove Faction's eddying storms, Corruption considered as the effufions of fulfome fattery

tide, - Non noftrum luntas.--The following may, Thro' other spheres his course sublime however, be fairly called bundering applaufe.

guide ; “ Go on--and earn the dearelt prize of To wield his country's thunders as they roll, fame,

And speed her ligbinirg blaft from pole A conscious virtue, and a deathless name.

pole; And sure I see a towering eaglet rire, Then 'mid a nation's prayers, a nation's prais Jove's ebunder in bis grasp, his lightning in Beyond Detraction's voice, and Envy's g:ze, his eyes!

Soar to his Sire tho' Fame's meridian blaze 'Tis All My Eye. Addressed to A, Macdonald, Esq. By a Gentleman of Lincoln's In

8vo. Price is. Wilkie, *HIS author recommends great caution near the metropolis, amply refute his por

We are therefore happy to hear th.
ing that the laws now in force, and the Government are resolved again to bring for
powers with wbich the Magistrates are al- ward Mr. Reeves's late excellent Bill on the
ready invested, are nearly sufficient for the subject, which we learn has been so much
preservation of good order. The inftauces, modified, 'that every objection former!
however, he himself adduces of enormimes, brought against it will be removed, withou
daily as well as hourly, committed in and its efficacy being in the least diminished.

Tuesday, JaNUARY 24.

as the basis of an adjustment of the commerIs Majesty went to the House of Peers, cial intercourie between Great Britain and

and being seated on the Throne, Sir Ireland, have been by my directions com-Francis Molyneux, Uther of the Black Rou, mwicated to the Parliament of that kingcom : was commanded to order the attendance of but no effectual step has hitherto been taken. the House of Commons, the Speaker of thereupon, which can enable you to makewhich, with several of the Members, came any further progress in that falutary work. immediately, when the King was pleased to Gentlemen of ebe House of Commons, make the following moft gracious Speech I have ordered the estimates for the preMy Lords and Genslemer,

sent year to be laid before you: It is my SINCE I last met you in Parliament, the earneit wish to enforce æconomy in every disputes which appeared to threaten an in. department; and you will, I am persuaded, terruption to the tranquillity of Europe have be equally ready to make fuch provifiuas been brought to an amicable conclusion ; and may be neceflary for the public service, un I continue to receive from foreign powers the particularly for maintaining our naval ftreşti Itrongest assurances of their friendly disposition on the most secure and respectable fouting. towards this country.

Above all, let me recommend to you the At home, my subjects experience the establishment of a fixed plan for the reducina growing blessings of peace in the extension of the national debt. The flourishing fate of trade, the improvement of the revenue, and of the revenue will, I trult, enable you to the increase of the public credit of the nation. effect this important measure with little ad

For the farther advancement of those imdition to the public burdens, portant objects, I rely on the continuance of My Lords and Gentlemen, that zeal and industry which you manifested in The vigour and resources of the country, the latt feffion of parliament.

Lo fully manifested in its present filuation, The Resolutions which you laid before me,

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vil encourage you in continuing to give contemned, and rejected there ; but althoagh yes utmost attention to every object of na- he now had no doubt of its being abandoned, Lonal coacern; particularly to the considera. yet he could not suffer a position to pass tion of such measures as may be necellary in as unanimous in that House, which would rder to give farther security to the revenue, Convey an approbation of the measure. As sed to proinote and extend as far as pollible to the fourishing State of the Revenue, it Dubade and general industry of my sub- was a circumstance, if true, that no man ots.

breathing rejoiced more fincerely in than he Soon after his Majesly's departure, the did; whether the Minister of Finance had Lord Chancellor read the Speech, and at accomplished in the most fair, just, and the conclufion,

equitable manner, was not the question at La Morton rose to move an address to present; he would therefore leave it with bis Maiety; he introduced liis mo'ion in the the public to decide upon; but he hoped, if hical terms, alluding to different parts of the there really was a surplus, their Loruthips speech in strains of panegyric, and was happy would he guarded against any attempt that seize the opportunity of thanking the might be made, to direct it into any other Stereign for his condescenfion. The address, channel than leflening the public burthens : of courie, was a mere echo of the speech, and he was led to throw out this hint by a recent wa leconded by

publication, called the Principles of the Lord Fortescu:, who obferved, that he Commutation Tax: It was not a Grub. wa no iels desirous of testifying his sense of Iti ect publication ; the author was a Gentle. De bonour which had been done to the man well known ; he was of consequence Hocke, than his noble friend ; he allo con- in the Eait India-house, Member of Parliaraulised the public at large, on the pleasing meut, and in the confidence of the Minister ; prayect of the increase of our commerce, so much so that he believed it would be no and the afsurances of our revenue being in so unfair statement to call it a Downing-street fething a state, as to give hopes of letlen- pamphlet: in the early part of it a persou ing the public debt. He thought much might be puzzled to discover its meaning, mase was due to Administration, for having but it was impoflible for any individual to accomplished so desirable an end ; and it was peruse it to the end, without perceiving its uch the greatest pleasure he seconded the drift : hy that pamphlet, which he could do Dol.00.

no otherwise than think of consequence, it Eat Fitzwilliam fail, that although it would be found the India Company would ** by no means his intention to oppose the be very shortly in want of no less a sum than aucrets, yet he was under the neceility of 3.200,00ol, he hoped, however, their Lordeatreating their Lordihips would indulge him thips would scout she idea of appropriating a few monienis ; for as there were some the surplus of our Revenue to their ute, pists in the speech to which he could not while the public at large were almost finkEditently accele, he thould wish to dil. ing under the enormity of their burthens. caigush himself from those who might be His Lordship then took a view of the India Eined to give their implicit consent to the bill that pailed last seilions, and the conser süre!s. He should be exceedingly sorry to quences that were likely to accrue from it, me it understood in the workl he had ad- He was at a loss to find terms sufficiently miod, that the bill which their Lordthips strong to reprobate a principle that indiscritinagbt proper to pats lalt sessions, con. minately threw a stigma upon every indiviting the twenty propositions for a com- dual who happened to be employed either in a mercial arrangement with Ireland, was a civil or military capacity in that country.--zary measuie ; he had thought it deserve Ministers had been cautioned against pasiing ing reprobation then, he thought so still; a bill fo likely to create confusion ; but they, It several weeks together, while the mea- at the time, insisted that it would no sooner teva, in agitation, le constantly attended arrive in India than it would restore harmote le for information on the subject, and ny and destroy peculation; and in the most le norm.tion be obtained only served 10 unreserved manner charged those who oppo. crårm him in his opinion, that it was fed it with using idle declamation upon u!)fragte with positions that would be ruinous founded apprehensions; these minifters were, to the manufacturers of this kingdom, and however, now convince, by repeated inforreprchensible for the infringement it made mations, that their favourite act had thrown or the conftitution of Ireland ; it was there. the Carnatic into confufion; a confusion that fore, with no small degree of satisfaction he had deterred Lord Macartney, with all his hul seen it created in the manner it trad been magnanimity, from accepting the governorin that country, and he hoped it would never generalfhip: he did not pretend to speak igra be reviveu ; it had been feared, repro- from any information that honourable person bures, and detefted here ; it had been 1corned, had given him ; for though he was honoured



by his acquaintance, he had no claims upon best intentions, and he as little expected a
his friendship; for, their Lordships might contrary meaning lhould be thrown on them,
remember, when he was appointed to Madras, as that any objection could be taken to the
he strongly opposed it, but he so fully approve formation of the Speech which had been just
ed of his Lordship's conduct since he had delivered.
been there, that he took the first opportuni. Earl of Carlisle, withing not to give an
ty to declare he thought, by his resignation, erroneous meaning to what had fallen from
the Company had lost the services of one of the voble Secretary, begged to know
the best servants they ever had. As to the he was to understand was the real situation
bill he had alluded to destroying peculation, of the Propositions, which their Lordships
he was firmly of opinion, the contrary would in their wisdom had palied in.o a bill Jatt
be the fact; and he was confirmed in this sessions, and which the Irish more wisely,
opinion, by the actions of the Board that had in his opinion, had rejected. Did his Lord-
been created by it, who, though they owed ship mean to say that we have offered them
their existence to it, had proceeded in direct those Propositions, and that they might ac-
opposition, and given reality to that which he cept them when they pleased? It was not
believed no man ever thought had an exist. his desire to tie his Loidihip down to times
ence, he meant the debts of the Nabob of but if he was to put such an juterpretation to
Arcot. After dwelling some time on the his words, it would imply, that they were
consequences of this bill, his Loruship revert- at liberty to ratify them now, or twenty
ed to that part of the Speech which seemed years hence, just as suited their own con•
to convey an approbation of the Irish Propo. veniency ; a strange doctrine that, and which
sitions, and concluded with observing, that he truited would never be acceded to-He
he would certainly give his negative to that reprobated the India Bill, and observed that
part of the address which alluded to it, Government had been warned of its conft.

Lord Sydney could not suffer their Lord. quences, and he believed they now forely Thips to depart with the impression which repented not taking advice. The noble Lord the noble Earl might have made on their who seconded the motion, and who had minds by his remarks on the bill for establishe performed the task very ably, observed ing a commercial arrangement with Ireland : much praise was due to Administration ; he - from what his Loruthip had said upon the wished to know for what; it was a very subject, it might be suppored the measure ealy matter for a friend to pronounce a was given up; but on the contrary, he panegyric, but those personages had now would assure them it was still open for con- been sufficiently long in office to be judged fideration, nor had it been rejected by the by what they had done, and not by what Parliament of the fifter kingdom. Whatever they intended to do: the infatuation was epithets the noble Earl might think proper worn off the public, and so would they to throw upon the measure, or the framers judge. He should like to know hy which of of it, he trusted the candour of the House' their measures they would with to he tried ; would give him credit that it had been pro- not the commutation tax he believed, since duced by the best of motives, and thought one of their own friends, in a pamphlet, by its supporters likely to be a benefic to which a noble Earl had already alluded to, both countries— He certainly did not with to had given up the point of proving it adraninduce noble Lords to approve of a measure cageous to the public ; they would not, he they ditliked, nor would their afsenting to believed, risk their popularity on the thopthe address bear any such implication; for, tax; the India bill which had set the Carnatic as he understood the Speech, it couk no more in a ferment, would be he supposed equally ob. notice of it than was absolutely neceifary, jected to; nor did he conceive the commer. and could not be construed into panegyric.- cial arrangements with Ireland wonld ftand As to the India Bill, which his Lordihip had a better chance ; being reprobated as ruinous thought proper to reprobate in such strong in this country, contemned and despised kaits terms, he differed entirely with him as to there ; upon what ground then were oor its effects, nor did he believe the person minifters entitled to applause. He was at a who had been alluded to had quitted the lofs to conjecture, and therefore withed for Lornatic en ccount of the principles of that information. His Lordship then enlarged bill; it was true he had not Lord Macart- confiderably on the India bill, and concluded ney's autherity for such an atfertion, but he by taking an opportunity of repeating his firmly believed his Lordship would be sorry question respecting the Brith Propofitions, co have inch a rerort credited. He allured Loru Wallingham replied to some part of the House, that whatever measures had been the noble Eart's speech respecting the Board brought forward and adopted by the present of Controul, and entered into a juttification fesyants of the Crown, onginated with the of their proceedings.

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Lord Scormont then rose, and in a very might be beneficial, and which ought to he able freech of a considerable length con- fedulously fought after, he meant with ted,' against the address in its present Rulia; and whatever might be the case at hom; be went largely into the absurdity of present, when he went out of office, as the aking in favour of the Irish Propofitions, noble Secretaries of State could testify, that ance it was now plain they were equally desirable object was in a very fair train. obnoxi) is to both kingdoms, and which he His Loruthip touched upon several other contended the Specch absolutely did, not- points relative to the politics of France, wittanding what had fallen from the noble Holland, and Germany, before he concluded Sarretary, as the words were, " but no his speech, which he did by declaring he cattu! step has been taken thereupon had bis objections to several parts of the ad. which can enable you to make any further dress as it then stond. progress in that falutary work.” Another Marquis of Carmarthen entered into a deme he objected to, was that which stated fence of Administration with respect to their foreign powers had given “ tftp Itrongest conduct as to the memorial presented to the allurances of their friendly dispositions lo• United States, and their answer to the King wards this country"--for he was urable to of Prussia; the firit, he said, the noble VirCoc.ceive how pailing ediets almost prohj. count could not pollibly have read with his being our manufactures, were proofs of usual attention to itace papers, or he would their friendly difpofitions ; he could suppose not to far nave misunderstood it, as to charge they were not inclined to go to war, and ministers with presenting a request to put off a therefore, thought pacific intentions would treaty of alliance a fortniglit after it was siguhave been more applicable. He was happy, ed ; when, in fact, it was only to require no he ind, to find there was some likelibood engagements might be entered into that would of lellening our national Jebe, and he hoped be in the least likely to interrupt the harmong every shilling which postihly could, ny existing between them and this country-would be applied to that purpore; The latter, he was of opunion, was misconIme indeed some attention was paid to that struel, as he could not conceive the reply gifubietti formidable enemies having con- ven to his Majeily of Prutlia's information by biderably taken the lead of us : they had ap- this Court, was any more than several others, proprraced a certain sum from the year after nor did it at all pledge this country to take the conclusion of the war to that purpose. any part in the quarels of the electorate. The allofion to the support of our navy The noble Marqu's then drew a distinction gave him also pleasure, nor was ic less ne. between the Ministers of the Elector of Hancurv ; for he understood from what he over and those of the King of Great Britain, thright good authority, but which he should and laid it would have been the lighett ablurbe glad to hear proved erroneous, that the diey in the world for thie latter to have interFrench built thips much faster than this fered with the former, as it would have been Guntry. That kingdom had ont confined nothing more than saying, We will not fight herieli to encreasing her own strength, but for you, and, therefore, you ought not to led very judiciously formed a powerful al. take care of yourselves. As to the alliance laoce. He could not here, however, for- with Ruilia, he perfectly agreed with the no. bear giving our ministry due praise for their ble Viscount, that it was a most desirable obmadaftry : they had not suffered this alliance ject, and he was happy to have it in his powto take place as quiet spectators ; no, they er to inform him that it was in such forward. formed a memorial to counteract it, and ness that the Empreis had aciually named gave particular orders to have ii presented her Commiflioners, to the United States a full fortnight after Lord Loughborough followe!, and took a erery porter in the Hague knew the alliance review of the different measures that had been #25 ratified.-His Lordship then dwelt a brought forward by our present Administr:chariderable time upon the answer given by tion, and proved that most of their plans this court to the information given by the had been fucile, absurd, and ridiculous, and king of Pruffia, of the league entered into their taxes partial and oppretlive. S;reaking btween him and the E!ector of Hanover : of the Irish Propositions, he obierved, he he could not, he said, for a moment fup- could not but rejoice in their failure, and, at pose but our ministers were perfectly ac- the same time, remark how Atrongly some quainted with it, and therefore their answer persons had preiled the hurrying them through mut certainly be looked on as an appro- with all pollible dispatch, lelt the Irish, who bation of the measure, which he could not were so anxious for them, Thould be offended het condemn as impolitic, conceiving it de- by delay. jersed no other notice than a polite bow.- Lord Thurlow rose in reply, and conThere was an alliance however now which demned the manner that had beina adopted of debating upon subjects not before the House, motion for the address was agreed to without


Earl of Hilsborough was strongly in favor a dwifion. of the Irish Propositions ; he thought, let the

JAN. 25. plan be whose it might, it was a very excel- The House went in Seate to St. James's lent one ; he denied that it had been rejected with their Address to his Majesty's Speech, by the Irish House of Commons, and hoped to which his Majesty was pleased to give the that it never would. He anxiously wilhed following most gracious answer : to see the most cordial connection between “ My Lords, the two kingdoms, and the tiine, when there “ I thank you for this very dutiful and hould be no distinction between an English- loyal Address. man and an Irishman. He was an old man, “ I receive with great satisfaction your afand might not live to see it, but he was con- surances, that you will give the strictent attenfident, unless something of that kind took tion to the important objects of national coma. place, Ireland would be the place where our cern which I have recommended to your code firft foe would commence hostilities. Sideration."-Adjourned.

Lord Ferrars said a few words, and the

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were diverse to what the Minister advised "HE House having returned from the the nation to rely on. As to the infinua.

Lorus, two new Members took the tion of Ministry to expect is to maintain a Oaths and their seats.

navy always equal to the House of Bourbon, His Majesty's Speech having been read by have we any security to exist a. a nation wira the Speaker, Mr. John Smith, after expa- we cease to do it? None. His Lurdship tiating on the subject of it, moved that an then moved as an amendment to the Adorel, humble Address be presented to his Majesty that the part mentioning Ireland, &c. thould for his most gracious Speech fromthe Throne: be omitted, the Address was an echo to the Speech.

Mr. Fox seconded the motion, and ex. Mr. Addington seconded the motion ; he pressed his astonishment at a Speech from the dwelt upon the motives of harmony which Throne, in which scarce any thing was men. ought to cement all parties, from the general toned ; nay, so little did it contain, that it profpect of affluence and prosperity in the seemed to him as if it were only a complia nation ; and recommended, that in such cir. ance with custom for the Minister to put it cumstances of public importance, the private in the mouth of the Sovereign ; and to inviews of indiviuuals should be facrificed to conclusive in every thing, that when he the general welfare ; such he recommended viewed it with attention, he found he must to the House, alluding to the mention of Ire. speak to what it did not contain, instead of land.

any thing it did, fo little was said about what Lord Surrey opposed the Address, from is of the utmost importance to this seation, an entire want of confidence in the present That the revenue is encreasing, and the puh. administration. First, to the finances flou. lic credit flourishing, is not due to the merits rishing, as he was glad to acknowlege they of the present adminiftration ; men of all were, he allowed no merit, for every plan parties agree in the importance of these obwas bungled so as to be non-effective, or im. jects, and are equally concerned in their properiy adopted; for how could the empire prosperity. The nation retrieving from a be good, when the component parts fepa- war in which the bad luftained unprecerately were defective? The mention of Ire- dented loffes, and ceaning to require thole land deprived him of all fort of confidence, heavy loans expended in a conflict with enenow that Ministers were seiling about a mies on all fides, muft recover her own intreaty with France. The experience of the ternal Atrength and credit of course; nay, if Propofitions for that country made him doubt any other cificient caufe exitted to the retteof their capacity, but they have had an acqui. ration of that credit, it is probable that the fition since that afliis; an Hon, Gentleman exertions of the state, conscious of its danger, (Mr. Eden), whom he did not fee in his place, have been that cause as much as the industry had contributed that knowledge, which was of Ministers. If some furplus remains, 16 contpicnous in hin, to a party that were ne. may be found to be very little. Mention is ceilicated to look for it from amongti them- made of the maintenance of our navy: it has felves : fonic thing might be expected from heen faid by my noble Friend, that the mes • that resource. The lule news from India fure of our care should be a keep one that allo Jimmited his confidence, as matters would be able to cope with the House of

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