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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
oir natural enemy, but event the States of to induce the Court of Vienna to look for our
Hellad are leagued againit 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
first maritime Powers in Europe, and no one Lord Macartney, and the reception of Mr.
step has been taken by our Ministry to form Pite's bill. He next adverted to Ireland,
any alliance that can counteract that alliance. which, he said, from the misunderstanding
I have feen some time after this treaty was between this and that country, was like two
fighed, our Ambasador, Sir James Harris, countries at war, as the Irish rejected all that
preieriel 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
fo ankward 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.
rem elves. The cefsion of the Crimea to nisters, but desired to know whether they re.
the Russians by the Turks, was that period ; conciled this with the appointment of unne-
but now Russia, thongh on the point of re- cessary officers—particularly of Lord Chester-
newing her commercial treaty with England, field, who had been two years Ambassador
is entering into another of equal consequence to Spain without reaching the place of his
with France, who are in poffeffion of the destination.
port of Gottenburgh, in Sweden. France Mr. Chancellor Pitt said, he was appoint.
las escreated her marine (trength to a pitch' ed because they believed that Spain bad ap-
of magnitude which she never could have pointed a Minister to come to this country ;
Tained, if there were any power by land to but that not being the case, Lord Chester-
útert her attention from that object, and field was recalled.
wwwch she must continue to augment, whilst The question was put, and the amend.
he has no opposition on the Continent. The ment negatived without a division,
vague account in the Speech relative to the

The Address was then agreed to.
permanency of peace in Europe, I would
have 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 appoint-
peror 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 speech from
ho acceded as Elector of Hanover? If the Throne,
to the former, the importance is but small Lord Surry stated, that as it had been said
te; if to the latter, there is a consequence in the speech that the burthens to be this year
Wash is not immaterial. The greatest and laid on the public would be very small, he
mut formidable power, however, which bagged to know whether these were intend.
Frace has cu 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 de-
this decifion has left us no choice ; for can gree of concern from what had been stated
w behold his Majesty's German dominions in last night's deba:e by the Right Hon. Gen-
te sitim of war, and follow our own in- cleman, in relation to the politics of this
tereft? were such a thing to happen as a ne- country, as contradistinguished from those of
sxation between the Courts of Vienna and Hanover. It required, in his opinion, no
Loratan, when in consequence of the Ger. great foresight to predict what the conduct
man League, Hanover must become the ene. of this country would be in case that Electo-
EF of England, and the Prince who rules rate were attacked or invaded. We were tied
both must be at war with himself. Though down to the politics which had been adopt.
tberaler of both dominions is distinct in law, ed right or wrong, without having an op-
za one in fact, and the loyalty of this coun- tion which fide to espouse in the event of a
try would sooner ioduce it to sacrifice its German war ; and we were reduced to this
mediate interest, than see that Sovereign, predicament hy a transaction in which the
wale farnily preserved its liberties, in lo executive power had no concern, for which


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there was no responsibility. This struck his forward matters, which, hy being thus exmind last night as it did now, as an instance posed, might interfere with the operations of inattention, for which he knew 90

of Government, He desired the House excuse. He referred to several instances would attend to what the Hon. Gentleman which in the History of Europe tended to en- had himself itated concerning Ruflia. And force this sealoning.

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 desira. den, and but for a very providential defeat ble business. But he would affure 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 the future be either invited or provoked the language of office be able to prevent what to say more on the subject, whatever he zve situation of Great Britain rendered una- might advance, either on his own authority voidable. He was therefore not a little or that dipiomatique communication, in 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 trusted the House would indulge to act with confitency and dignity should be him in saying, thac the Right Hon. Gentleevent be as he trad ftaced it? Who was 3n- man had not affected bis argument. He deswerable for suffering ive Government, the nied that any thing had been said hy him intereits, and the honour 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 circumutances. · broadly, that they were blind because he Thofe who were shy of discussing the subject, would have it so, and that this House ought did not know the relative and proper situz. to be guided in their conceptions of their duty tion of Great-Britain, or were not aware of by his mere unqualified affertion. 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 faid 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 ovuld not cope with the The Chancellor of the Exchequer owned Hon. Gentleman in deceiving the world. He that he was not surprised 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 held to Irethat, notwithstanding all they bad heard, he land.-Tould forget the discretionary trust 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 tuon 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 adresponsibility, and to pledge this country in dress, when just as the question was about to the deepest and most univerfal 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 poffer 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 dij the Honourable Gentleman tay, 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 late league which had taken

The question being then put, the address place on the Continent, the country Atill 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 Majesty. Adjourned, equally the duty of public and private men, and ebat oo good citizen would with to bring

[To be continued.]

be put,

P 0 E T R Y.


An ELEGY on a FAMILY-TOMB. Saunt'ring with careless step chro' child.

hood's maze,
By J. J. B.

Together in swect amity we grew; ·
Quem semper acerbum,

In riper youth and manhood's op'ning days 5:eper kozoratum, fic Di voluiftis, babebo. No lep'rate joys, no unshar'd griefs we


knew. THOU dome of death! by lonely mu- As musing in the academic grove, fings led,

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

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

Whilf Riot safely runs his wild career, line !

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

No proud parade of ancestry or birth! Lamented lie the temprate and the wise? Yetinthese veins a stream unsullied flows,

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

Deny'd th' unerring laws of heav'n to fee; Yes, honor'd race, with holy wisdom fraught With trembling confidence her God adores, Humbly the paih of piery ye trod !

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

cree, taughi

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

His sober judgment liveliest sense refin'd; Pace to your mancs ! - This due incense With gentleit manners, fancy, science blett, paid,

He knew to mend or captivate the mind. I frame to ladder themes the pensive lay; Deem not I boalt an unattested praise, Ande'en 'uill mem'ry's fainteft traces fade, My beart shall bleed through many a

By partial prejudice alone approv'd; dittant day.

A bard crewhile, 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

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

breast, A efter slept within thy dark abcde.

Her weeping tribute to his alhes gives ;

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

pow'r, Na teskeft leníe, nor mildest virgin grace,

And long, Eliza, Mall thy forrows flow, Ara.i'd to save thee from the destin'd

Nor Iternett fortitude che pang reprove, hour !

Doom'd ro lament with unavailing woc

Loft years of promis'd happiness and love': s, in the luftre of thine eye display'd, Healih seem'd her loveliest blellings to

Thy truth his tonder sympathy return'd; disclose,

His faithful bosom nurs'd the mutual Coeceold, alas! the canker fickness prey'd

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

On his pale lip linger'd thy trembling W deadly paleness or illusive bloom, Ected by fear and hope, thy cheek was spread;

How vain all promise of delight !-No mors T:"wly yielding to th'impending doom, Shall Hope fcduce me with betraying Oa gentle win; thy hov'ring spini: fled.

smile ;

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

Nor diftant bliss my caly faith beguile. thade! F? 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 wah'd the freaming Retirement’s vale 1 view with fix'd defire,

Nor loathing life, nor unprepar'd to die : Evior. MAG.




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

In Arria's virtues not ignobly bleft! And worn thy grateful image next my hea In filence quit at length the shifting scene, And must I thus at last all hopes resign, Confign'd with kindred shades in peace When: fix'd as fate, I fondly thought i to rest!


Then-go, irrefolute-and dare to prov A S O N G

To please proud friends, a rebel to thy lo By the !ate CUTHBERT SHAW. Perhaps, too long accustom’d to obtain, 1.

My flatı'ring views were ever folfe and va HENE’ER to gentle Emma's praise

Perhaps iny Emma's lips, well skill'd

art, I tune my soft enamoui'd says, When on the face so dear I prize,

Still breath'd a language foreign to her bea I fondly gaze with love-lick eyes,

Perhaps the Muse profanely does thee wro «i Say Damon," cries the fmiling fair,

+ Weak my suspicions, and unjust my so

Whichever is the cause, the truth procla 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 fea To which I owe your vanquish'd heart."

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

If thou art false—the Mule shall vengea In vain, my Emma, would I tell

take, By what :hy captive Damon fell.

And blast the faithless sex for Emma's fa The fwain who partial charms can see, If true-my wounds thy gentle voice ( 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 fe So much my wishes are confin'd,

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

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

hate ! AMYNTAS. Hearts soft as mine indifference cannot be

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

drelles no: favoured by her Friends, on To EMMA, doubting the AUTHO Account of Fortune.

By the Same.

By the Same.

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

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

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

When parents shall no more controul II.

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 her heart to tear; Why then attempt to gain, by art,

For fordid interest engage,
Wbat is already thine ?

And languish in the arms of age;

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

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

When friends severe as thine shall prove Who languish'd in too fierce a flame,

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

Bid thee in merit place affiance,

And think they're honour'd by th'allianc 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 :

When Nature Thall the change deplore, By the Same.

And music fill the groves no more ;

hen in this heart thall fallhood reign, ?

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

Nor draw allusions whence I love ?


ARE all my laasping hopes at once be

* Semele.

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


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COME for de de, girl, let's seek the peace Lov'd by my friends, and deaf to vulgar

And truth and innocence are bought and Rejo

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

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

These sweet endearing shades among, As rang'd by Hemet's dext’rous hand; Far distant from the city's throngi When her sweet facc, deform'd by rage, And O my raptur'd breast inspire ; No more thall ev'ry heart engage ;

Then shallthy praise alone employ my grateWhen her soft voice shall cease to charm, Nor malice of its power disarm; When pappers gentle and refin'd

But if life's blessings here to find No more speak forth her Spotless mind,

Thou haft forbid, in wisdom kind; But the perfidious minx Mall prove

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

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

When age abates my youthíul heat, False 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 conscious virtue dwell, By the Same.

Charm'd by the Musc's sacred shell;

There let me pass my quiet days, ,

ful vale Where honour, truth and innocence prevail;

H. S. Let's fly this cursed town-a neft of flaves bag fortune smiles 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 ; Mere fond and raiment Kings can have no Beguile with mirth the fleeting time, zor!

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

Court willing beauty to thine arms, frequcet observe the labours of the spade,

Regale thy taste with rosy winc; And joy to see each yearly toil repaid.

Let music open all her charms, la bonne sequelter'd spot å bow'r snall stand,

And soothe thy soul with airs divine : Tye fav'rite rask of thy lov!d Damon's hand; Let fortune scatter riches round, Where the sweet woodbinc clasps the curling More than thy wishes could desire ; vine,

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

mine! Here will we sit when ev'ning Mades prevail, Behold, with pride thy lofty seat Aid bear the night-bird tell its plainţivc

O'erlook thy wide-extended farms; tale ;

Thy fields with plenteous crops replete, Tu Nature's voice laall summon us away,

Thy gardens bright in Flora's charms : To gaiber spirits for th'approaching day;

Yet cares will round thy dwelling wait, Then on thy breast I'll lay my weary head,

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. AIL, Power Divine ! whose gentle Then since nor wealth nor pleasure's charm

Can soothe the soul with grief oppress’d, Extends o'er all this smiling plain, Vos flop stern Death's uplifted arm, Whole goodoels blooms in every scene, When aim'd to strike ţhe fickly breast ; The garden's pride, the meadow's green, Aloag the grove's entangļing maze,

Let other thoughts thy mind employ, Di where the limpid stream with soothing

Let true Religion be thy guide; purmur strays?

Let virtuous acts be all thy joy,

And Temp’rance at thy board preside: Where'er I turn my raptur'd eyes, I trace the Sov'reign of the Skies ;

Then shall thy life with pleasure flow; Cloath'd in the loveliness of Pow'r,

And when the grave demands its prey, He bids the sons of men adore :

Pleas'd shalt thou leave a world of woe These scenes of beauty who surveys,

For regions of eterpa! day: kas feels his glowing hcart o'erflow with

H.S. bove and prais?

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