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Bourbon ; but I agree with him, and go far- harrassed a situation. This the Ministry ther, for the House of Bourbon is not only ought to have done, and strove by that means our natural enemy, but even the States of to induce the Court of Vienna to look for our Hollad are leagued again't us in an open alliance. He then entered into a discussion offensive alliance, which includes the three of Indian affairs, relative to the return of fint maritime Powers in Europe, and no one Lord Macartney, and the reception of Mr. ttep has been taken by our Ministry to form Pite's bill. He next adverted to Ireland, zay alliance that can counteract that alliance. which, he said, from the misunderstanding I bare feen some time after this treaty was between this and that country, was like two figned, our Ambasador, Sir James Harris, countries at war, as the Irish rejected all that preienied a memorial at the Hague, request- was offered-He concluded with afferting ing the States to keep themselves disengaged, that India was in a distressed, deplorable 25 overtures from England were to be made state. to them. I must confess, I never suffered Mr. Pitt opposed his assertions relative to more confusion, than to see a person of that the insignificance of the surplus intended to gentleman's respectability and consequence in reduce the national debt ; he asserted that he lo zakward and ridiculous a situation. Two would produce, at the proper period, an ac. years ago a crisis happened in the affairs of count, at which the public should rejoice. Europe, of which our Ministry failed to avail Mr. Martin praised the economy of Mi. poemselves. The cession of the Crimea to nisters, but desired to know whether they re. the Ruffians by the Turks, was that period ; conciled this with the appointment of unnebut now Russia, though on the point of re- cellary officers—particularly of Lord ChesterDesing her commercial treaty with England, field, who had been two years Ambailador scatering into another of equal consequence to Spain without reaching the place of his with France, who are in possession of the destination. part of Gottenburgh, in Sweden. France Mr. Chancellor Pitt said, he was appointhas encreased her marine strength to a pitched because they believed that Spain had apof magnitude which she never could have pointed a Minister to come to this country; ained, if there were any power by land to but that not being the case, Lord Chester. drene her attention from that object, and field was recalled. which she must continue to augment, whilst The question was put, and the amend. fe has no oppositiou on the Continent. The ment negatived without a division, Fue account in the Speech relative to the The Address was then agreed to. permanency of peace in Europe, I would hare explained; whether it be an allusion to Mr. Smith having brought up the report the quarrel lately made up between the Em from the Committee who had been appointperor and the Dutch, or does it allude to the el to draw up an Address of Thanks to his German League, to which his Majesty Majesty for his most gracious fpeech from x 2cceded as Elector of Hanover? If the Throne, to the former, the importance is but small Lord Surry stated, that as it had been said Dv; is to the latter, there is a consequence in the speech that the burthens to be this year Wich is not immaterial. The greatest and laid on the public would be very small, he edit formidable power, however, which begged to know whether these were intend. Fl-cace has tu fear by land, is that of Autria. ed to make good the non-effective taxes; in That Court is disobliged by our being bound that case he would not oppose it ; but if it by the conduct of the Hanoverian Minister, * was meant to extend farther than this, he who has made our Sovereign its enemy by certainly would. the concurrence of the British Ministry. And Mr. Fox rose, he said, under some dethis decision has left us no choice ; for can gree of concern from what had been stated un bebodd his Majesty's German dominions in last night's debate by the Right Hon. Gente victim of war, and follow our own in- tleman, in relation to the politics of this tereft? were such a thing to happen as a ne- country, as contradistinguished from those of gxcation between the Courts of Vienna and Hanover, It required, in his opinion, no Londin, when in consequence of the Ger. great foresight to predict what the conduct mm League, Hanover must become the ene. of this country would be in case that Electot; of England, and the Prince who rules rate were attacked or invaded. We were tied bart must be at war with himself. Though down to the politics which had been adopt. tteraler of both dominions is distinct in law, ed right or wrong, without having an opkes one in fact, and the loyalty of this coun- tion which side to espouse in the event of a try would sooner induce it to sacrifice its German war ; and we were reduced to this inzediate interest, than see that Sovereign, predicament hy a transaction in which the whule family preserved its liberties, in fo executive power had no concern, for which

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there was no responsibility. This struck his forward matters, which, by being thus exmind last night as it did now, as an instance posed, might interfere with the operations of inattention, for which he knew 910

of Government, He desired the House excuse. He referred to several inftances would attend to what the Hon, Gentleman which in the History of Europe tended to en- had himself stated concerning Ruflia. And force this reaioning. Hanover had involved he would appeal to every Gentleman prethis country in hoftilities under a very cau. sent, whether what had fallen from the bious Administration. And there was a time, Right Hon. Gentleman at this time might wlien an invation was threatened by Swe. not have its effect in retarding that defira. den, and but for a very providential defeat ble business. But he would assure the would have taken place, on this very account. Right Hon. Gentleman that he should not What had been might be again. Nor would for che future be either invited or provoked the language of office be able to prevent what to say more on the subject, whatever he the lituation of Great Britain rendered una- might advance, either on his own authority voidable. He was therefore not a little or that diplomatique communication, to anxious to understand the arrangement by which the House was probably indebted for which this obvious consequence could be pre

what they had now heard. vented. How would the parliament be able Mr. Fox truited the House would indulge to act with confitency and dignity Thould the him in saying, that the Right Hon. Gentleevent be as he had faced it? Who was 3n- man had not affected bis argument. He defwerable for suffering the Government, the nied that any thing had been said hy bim interests, and the hour of this country, to which was not the subject of public notoriety. be implicated in a treaty concluded without Would the Right Hon. Gentleman warrant the concurrence, the consent, or even, per- the peace of this country, even supposing a haps, the knowledge of its Ministers? He did

war with Hanover : All that he could say not see any reasons of delicacy to forbid the without this was only telling the world most accurate attention to tliese circumitances. · broadly, that they were blind because he Thofe who were shy of Jilcuising the subject, would have it so, and that this House ought did not know the relative and proper fitua. to be guided in their conceptions of their duty rion of Great-Britain, or were not aware of by his mere unqualiñed allertion. He was its consequence to her prosperity. He there- not of that cpimon. Nothing, he believed, fore hoped the Minister would view the lub- that could be said in that Houte could have ject in this important light, and give the much effect on the councils of foreign States. House and the public that satisfaction which they did not want any information they could they so much required.

obtain here. He would not cope with the The Chancellor of the Exchequer owned Hon. Gentleman in deceiving the world. He that he was not furprised to find the Hon. did not think mankind so easily deceived. Gentleman occupying the ground he did. He called the attention of the House to the But he trusted the House would not expect language which the Minister had hield to Irethat, not withittanding all they bad heard, he land. Thould forget the discretionary truft which Here he was called to order by the Speaker. was lodged by the constitution in the servants He submitted to the Chair, but hoped there of the Crown. The Right Hon, Gentle. would fuon come an opportunity of speaking man's argument tended to deprive the Ha. fully to this point. noverian Government of all independence and The Clerk then proceeded to read the ad. responsibility, and to pledge this country in dress, when jutt as the question was about io the deepest and most universal manner for its preservation in all respects whatsoever ; so Mr. Sheridan rose, and objected to that that the Minister on every emergency might part of it which conveyed an answer to that alledge, that while there was a thilling in the of his Majetty's speech relating to Ireland. British Treasury, or a drop of blood in the The answer he said intimated an idea that Empire, every nerve and power we poffet. the business was again to be taken up in Irefed was to be exerted in its behalf. What land, when it was on the contrary well did the Honourable Gentleman 1.3y, but that known that the Propositions had received in notwithstanding the Minister for the time had' that kingdom a peremptory and contumelio us declared that this Government was not con- rejection. cerned in the lace league which had taken

The question being then put, the address place on the Continent, the country fill was, was carried without a division ; and it was and that the opinion of the executive power ordered that those members who are of the in that matter was not to be relied on. He Privy Council fhould present the same to his had formerly observed, that discretion was Najelly. Adjourned. equally the duty of public and private men, and that so good citizen would with to bring

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By J. J. B-

Together in sweet amity we grew;
Quem femper acerbum,

In riper youth and manhood's op'ning days 5 per baneratum, fic Di voluiffis, babebo. No sep'rate joys, no unshar'd griefs we

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knew. "HOU dome of death! by lonely mu- As musing in the academic grove,

Studious be scann'd the Æsculapian page, I seek at ev’ning's close thy hallow'd Vigor, and health, and temp'rance vainly Ihrine,

Atrove And as I fondly trace the kindred dead, To quell th'iofatiate tyrant's burning rage. la pious accents breathe the mournful

Whilf Riot fafely runs his wild career, line!

And danger's shaft aloof from Folly flies, What tho' no titled lineage I disclose, Why thus untimely on the ruthless bier

Xo proud parade of ancestry or birth! Lamented lie the temp?rate and the wise? Yet in these veins a stream u::sullied flows,

Thus fad regret her fond complainings pours, Deriv'd from genuine purity and worth.

Deny'd th' unerring laws of heav'n to see; Yes, bonor'd race, with holy wisdom fraught With trembling confidence her God adores, Humbly the path of piety ye trod !

And mourns, yet venerates, the itern deYour lives adorn'd the faith your precepts taughi

His heart affection, virtue, truth posleit ; Servauks of truth! and ministers of God!

His sober judgment liveliest sense refin'd; Puce to your manes ! – This due incense With gentleit manners, fancy, science bleit, paid,

He knew to mend or captivate the mind. I frame to fadder themes the pensive lay ; And e'en 'uill mem'ry's fainteft craces fade,

Deem not I boast an unattested praise, Hy beart shall bleed through many a

By partial prejudice alone approv'd; dittant day.

A bard erewhile, in sweet descriptive lays,

Sung to no common lyre the worth he Scarce had I wept a tender parent's doom,

lov'd : Scarce check the tear fond filial grief And Friendship fill, in many a wounded

bestow'd, Ere lost in earliest prime, relentless tomb,

breast, A Efter flept within thy dark abcde.

Her weeping tribute to his alhes gives ;

Whilft in soft pity's shadowy tints expreít, 45' lov'd Maria! not th' enchanting face His image, cherith'd by remembrance, Where beauty reign’d, unconscious of its

lives : pow's, Na meekert linse, nor mildest virgin grace,

And long, Fliza, Mall thy forrows flow,

Nor Iternett fortitude the pang reprove, Ata i'd to save thee from the dutin'd hour!

Doom'd to lament with unavailing woe

Loft years of promis'd happiness and love: Web, in the luftre of thine eye display'd, Healih seem'd her loveliest blessings to Thy truth his tender sympathy return'd; disclose,

His faithful bosom purs'd the mutual Corceeld, alas! the çanker sickness prey'd

flame ; E:e long to blast the sweetly-budded rose. Ardent in life's last hours his passion burn'd,

On his pale lip linger'd thy trembling Wis deadly paleness or illusive bloom, Kated by fear and hope, thy cheek was Spread ;

How vain all promise of delight !--No mors *T:16 wly yielding to th’impending doom, Shall Hope feduce me with betraying Oagintle wins thy hov'ring spiri: flcd.

smile ;

Content's calm ray shall gild the present hour, ** cas'd with thee my woes, lamented

Nor diftant bhís my easy faith beguile. thade! Fr more than by fraternal fondness dear, Ambition, wont my youthful blood to fire, With thee in Death's cold arms Eugenio

Shall prompt no more th' involuntary laid,

sigh; To kecner anzuilh woh'd the Areaming Retirement's vale I view with fix'd desire,

Nor loathing life, nor unprepar'd to die : Erior. Mac.

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There may I talle domestic joys serene, Have I so long indulg'd the pleasing smart,

In Arria's virtues not ignobly blest! And worn thy grateful image next my heart? In Glence quit at length the shifting scene, And muft I thus at last all hopes resign, Consign’d with kindred shades in peace When, fix'd as fate, I fondly thought thee to reft!

mine?

Then-go, irrefolute-and date to prove, A SONG

To please proud friends, a rebel to thy love! By the !atc CUTHBERT SHAW. Perhaps, too long accustom'd to obtain, 1.

My flatı'ring views were ever folle and vain ! HENE’ER to gentle Emma's praise

Perhaps my Emma's lips, well skill'd in

art, I tune my soft enamour'd lays, When on the face so dear I prize,

Still breath'd a language foreign to her heart !

Perhaps the Muse profanely does thce wrong, I fondly gaze with love-lick eyes,

f Weak my fufpicions, and unjust my song! " Say Damon," cries the fmiling fair,

Whichever is the cause, the truth proclaim, With modest and ingenuous air,

And to that sentence here affix thy name; “ Tell, of this homely frame, the part

So shall we both be rescu'd from the fear To which I owe your vanquish'd heart.”

Which thou must have to tell, and I to hear. II.

If thou art false—the Muse Thall vengeance In vain, my Emma, would I tell

take, By what thy captive Damon fell.

And blast the faithless sex for Emma's fake! The fwain who partial charms can see,

If true--my wounds thy gentle voice thall May burn-but never lov'd like me!

heal, Won by thy form and fairer mind,

And own me punish'd by the pangs I feel. So much my wishes are confin'd,

But O! without disguise pronounce my fate, With lover's eyes so much I see,

Bless me with love, or curse me with chy Thy very faulus are charins to me.

hate ! AMYNTAS. Hearts soft as mine indifference cannot bear ;

Perfect my hopes, or plunge me in defpair. EMMA to DAMON, on finding his Ad

drelies no: favoured by her Friends, on To EMMA, doubting the AUTHOR's Account of Fortune.

Sincerity.
By the Same.

By the Same.
1.

When Justice is no longer fold;
To soothe my ravish'd ear;

When female tongues their clack shall hush, Nor longer thus a love declare,

When modeity shall cease to blush ; 'Tis death for me to hear.

When parents shall no more controul 11.

The fond affections of the soul, Too much, alas, my tender heart

Nor force the sad reluctant fair Does to thy suit incline;

Her idol from ber heart to tear; Why then attempt to gain, by art,

For fordid interest engage,
What is alrcady thine ?

And languish in the arms of age;
III.

Then in this heart shall fallhood reign,
O! let not, like the Grecian dame *,

And pay thy kindnels with disdain. My hapless fortune prove,

When friends severe as thine thall prove Who languifh'd in too fierce a flame,

Propitious to ingenuous love, And dy'd by too much love.

Bid thee in merit place afhance,

And think they're honour'd by th' alliance ; The AUTHOR being in company with

And O! when hearts as proud as mine EMMA, and having no opportunity of

Shall barely kneel at Pluius' thrine, expressing certain Doubts he had con- Forego my modeft plea to fame, ceived of her Sincerity, conveys to her

Or own dull pow'r's superior claiin; the following Lines, as a Device to know

When the bright sun no more shall bring the Sentiments of her Heart.

The sweet return of annual spring :

Wlien Nature shall the change deplore,
By the Samc.

And music fill the groves no more ;
RE all my flatt'ring hopes at once be- hen in this heart shall falfhond reign,
tray'd ?

And pay thy kindness with disdain. And cold and faithless grown my nut-brown But why from dearer objects rove, maid ?

Nor draw allusions whence I love ?

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+ After perusing the paper, Emma (as the reader may conjecture from the fequel) returned it to the Author, after having written her name with a pencil at the close of the following line : “ Weak my suspicions, and unjust my long."

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COME, my dare, girl, let's seek the peace Lov'd by my friends, and deaf io vulgar

When my dear Emma's eyes (hall be O Pow'r Supreme! in sweet content As black as jet or ebony,

Here let my life in peace be spent, And ev'ry frowará cooth shall stand

These sweet endearing shades among, As ranged by Hemet's dextrous hand; Far distant from the city's throng i When her sweet face, deform’d by rage, And O my raptur'd breast inspire ; No more shall ev'ry heart engage ;

Then shallthy praise alone employ my grateWhen her soft voice shall cease to charm,

ful lyre. Nor malice of its power disarm ; When gangers gentle and refin'd

But if life's blessings here to find No more (peak forth her spotless mind,

Thou hast forbid, in wisdom kind; But the perfidious minx shall prove

If I must join the careful train, A perjar'a traitress to her love;

Who tug the oar of life with pain, Then - nor till then-hall Damon be

When age abates my youthíul heat, Falle to his yows and false to thee,

O grant my weary foul some peaceful kind

retreat! INVITATION

Some shade where men of worth reside, To EMMA, after Marriage, to live in the Whose friendship is my joy and pride; Country.

Where peace and conscinus virtue dwell, By the Same.

Charm'd by the Musc's sacred shell;

There let me pass my quiet days, fui vale, Where honour, truth and innocence prevail ;

H. $. Let's fly this cursed town—a neft of Naves Where fortune (miles not but on fools or knaves;

THE PREACHER. Who merit claim proportion'd to their gold,

EJOICE, O Man, in youth's fresh fold.

prime, As bumble competence we have in store,

While all around thee pleasures pour ; Here fond and raimentKings can have no Beguile with mirth the fleeting time, zoro!

And fill with joy each varied hour:
A glorious patriarchal life we'll lead,
See the fruits ripen and the lambkins feed;

Court willing beauty to thine arms,

Regale thy taste with rosy wine; frequeet observe the labours of the spade, And joy to fee each yearly toil repaid.

Let music open all her charms, la fome lequelter'd spot a bow'r shall stand,

And soothe thy soul with airs divine : The fav'rite task of thy lov'd Damon's hand; Let fortune scatter riches round, Where the sweet woodbine clasps the curling More than thy wishes could desire ; vide,

Thy plans with bright fuccels be crown'd, Emblem of faithful loves like yours and While wond'ring crowds thy flate admire:

mine! Here will we sit when er'ning Mades prevail, Behold, with pride thy lofty seat And hear the night-bird tell its plainţiye P'erlook thy wide-extended farms; tale ;

Thy fields with plentcous crops replete, Tu Nature's voice faall summon us away, Thy gardens bright in Flora's charms: Te gather spirits for th'approaching day; Thea on thy breast I'll lay my weary head,

Yet cares will round thy dwelling wait,

Still multiply'd by gloomy Spleen A pillow softer than a monarch's bed.

Grief will invade thy rooms of state, VERSES written near RICHMOND. And Sickness aim its dart unseen.

And truth and innocence are bought and R30

HAIL, Penger Divine ! whale gentlę Theanfinace pe caluch more pleafure's charm

reign
Extends o'er all this smiling plain,
Whole goodoels blooms in cvery scene,
The garden's pride, the meadow's green,
Aioag the grove's entangling maze,
Di where the limpid stream with soothing

plurmur ftrays 1
Where'er I turn my raptur'd eyes,
I trace the Sov'reign of the Skies ;
Cloath'd in the loveliness of Pow'r,
He bids the sons of men adore :

Thele scenes of beauty who surveys,
hat feels his glowing hcart o’erflow with

love and praise?

Can soothe the soul , Vor stop stern Death's uplifted arm,

When aim'd to strike the fickly breast ;
Let other thoughts thy mind employ,

Let true Religion be thy guide;
Let virtuous acts be all thy joy,

And Temp'rance at thy board preside:
Then shall thy life with pleasure flow;

And when ihe grave demands its prey, Pleas'd shalt thou leave a world of woe For regions of eterna! day:

H.S.

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