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Sooner yon fars shall shine with wild re

tra&tion, ADDRESSED TO THE UNKNOWN ELIZA, And from their orbits in confufion fly! Who made an unprovoked Attack upon Sooner yon moon forlake her bright at. the Author, by acquainting him in a traction,

[sky. Note, after a great Deal of unfair Cria And lawless wander thro' the spacious ticilm, that he was a mere Scribbler, Hence, then, ye doubts ! ye vain illu. and knew not how to write.

fions vanih !

(care;

No more my heart shall feel oppressive BY THOMAS ENORT SMITH.

Hence from my mind each treach'rous Some people bave but one fault, there is no thought I'll banith,

[Despair. thing true they say.

PRIOR. And chase the phantoms of that fiend

Thy thade, O Night ! thall be my consoAH! why in Slander's venom dip thy Jation, pen,

[plenteous How ; In social sympathy our fates combine; When kind Good Nature's milk doth

Thy gloom arifes from the tun's privaWoman appears far most alluring when

tion, She acts the friend of man, and not his Louila's absence is the cause of mine. fie.

Then wand'ring here, around her faThen ceafe, imprudent Fair Onė, thus to

vour'd martin, (torts flow; Spits,

[cceed :
I'll praise that being w hence

my com. Believe me, ill-plac'd centure wont View all his glories thro' the bright exe 'Tis piain enough here I know how to Pantion,

[low ! [to read.

And guard the fairelt of his works bea But you, I fear, have scarcely learnt And when Aurora's gilded beams en. Little St. Thomas Apoflles, London.

lighten

of day,

The path that guides th'illuftrious orb ODE TO NIGHT.

Then thall my dawning hopes begin to brighten,

[gay! Now half the globe is, by its great My fun thail rise, and all around be Cicator, Edmonton, Dec. 18.

M. Display'd in beams of universal light; While here each beauteous Icene of po.

ALMA: CANTO III. licu Nature

[Night! Lies bid beneath thy gloomy veil, o Save where, retird, the giddy fons of “Proceed!" quoth Dick, “ Sir, I Fafhion,

[kcep, With noisy inirth, their bealted vigils You have already gone too far, Dull filence reigns ! and ev'ry Jawie's For after all your toil and pain, pallion,

[lleep. To tree Mils Alma from the brain, But meagre Av’rice, seems awhile io For fear you thould seem overkind, Oh bane of worth! can Heaven's afflict.

She to the body is confinid, ing thunder

There ihe may take one march about,

But never dare to venture out; On guilty man a fiercer engine move ;

While I, who more her natint see, It tears the laws of triendly hearts alunder,

(tuous live.

Can prove the goes completely free And breaks the sacred bonds of vir

That the can ikip from head to foot, Perhaps e'en the, the fou:çe of all my Nay, in pursuit of luncthing new,

Juk as it does her purpose luit : pltature;

[behold ; Sne'll go troin London to Pugu, She whoin my eager fight would rain And, when returning laded b me, E'en she, perhaps, thall tell her heart for Perhaps will vitit Greece and Rome." treature,

(gold.

Haie, bv tome Authors, it is laid,
And pawn her innocence for love of Thai Mathew chanc'd to take his head,
Presumptuous thought ! Can Mhe, from Whether fiend Dick to discompose,
ari fecluded,

Or a poor fiy upon his role,
By ev'ry virtue, ev'ry grace adornd; Does not and never will appear,
Can the by such vain tiri fel be deluded S need not the conjectur'd here.
As gilds the fool, and inakes the miser One tag is plain, in Richard's eye,
fcum'd?

Mathew quite plainly gave the lie ;

IMITATED.

aver

Which made him thus his theme renew, The offspring of the work of Gin,
To prove that all he said was true. Unluckily To like her kin!
What, Sir ! do you my reas'ning An interloper born and bred ;
doubt,

By Folly's bounty cloath'd and fed. Or think in lies to catch me out;

A Nightingale, whose neft was near, Will you, who tales of China told, And (Atrange to tell) sung all the Which made my very blood run cold,

year ;
Whole Lapland stories made me ftare, And, ftranger till, in Handel's strains
Now say your mind was never there? He charm'd each fair that grac'd the
When Folter on the bench presides,

plains ;
Then 'tis the head that Alma guides ; But tho* of peace and love he fung,
Rack'd by the gour, his mortal foe, Persuasion dwelt not on his tongue,
Alma descends into the toe.

The croaker never could approve,
Sometimes the to the fingers flies,

Who lov'd not peace, and knew not And sometimes in the pocket lies.

love ; When Counsel undertake a plea,

And tho' The feasted at a board Ama is let upon the fee ;

Thro' ev'ry season richly stor'd, For Hermes, all the world believes, Not one nice viand would the spare Was God of Orators and Thieves ; To mend (weet Philonrela's fare. Which news the nature of that curte Her pride he telt with deep dismay, That Iteais our senses and our purse. And trembled when he heard her say, When Baxter in the pulpit raves,

“ To your own tree your songs conThe tongue and lips are Alma's llaves :

fine, When hungry hearers long for finis, Nor make fo free to fly to mine. Then Animus eft in patinis.

By me no tribute will be hown This is my fyftem ; but you cry,

To talents greater

than my own, Pray for your lyftem what care 1 ?" I hate your warbling dying lays, June 1801.

J H. Unless I could receive the praise."

Ah ! ceale, Sweet bird ! thy notes in THE RAVEN AND THE NIGHT.

vain INGALE.

Attempt the envious mind to gain.

Nor can the power of Music's art
А

RAVEN (as I have been told), Subdue the selfish, fordid heart !
Who when quite young looked al-

ways old,

A FABLE.

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

(Coniinued from Vol. XLII. Page 472.)

HOUSE OF LORDS.

MONDAY, DEC. 13.

an application for them, without some 0 N the Mait Tax Bill being brought reaton being alsigned in the King's

up, ard a motion made that it be Speech, was unparliamentary. In the sead, Lord Spencer proceeded to oppofe latt Speech, no mention had been made it, upon the principle of its being part of of the relative situation of this country thole supplies which were to detray the with the Powers of the Continent : one expences of the Naval and Military Ettab- reafon for this, he inferred, arose from Jithments that had been voted for the Ministers not knowing whether we were enluing year ; and therefore including at peace or at war, or how long France the whole queition of the a&tual Atate of wouid permit us to enjoy that which we the Nation. He did not condemn the had purchased fo dearly. He then went proposed eltablishment; but contended, over the old ground of the aggrandisethat there were not grounds sufficient to ment of France by the annexation of warrant such a large supply, and that Piedmont and Parma, and the subjuga.

rion of Switzerland, and condemned Mic measures might be proper, but he ob. nilters for tamely looking on ; for it was jected to the men. even said, that we had been afraid to exe. Lord Suffolk expressed his disapprobacute a convicted traitor, because the tion of the conduct of the late Ministers, Chief Conful interfered in his behalf; and hoped they would never come into and we had suffered one of our brave power again. Naval Officers to be insulted and de The Lord Chancellor said, that if Mi. graded with impunity. He concluded nitters really were such ideots, the most with observing, that the House ought to regular mode would be to bring a spe. be put in pofleffion of the realons for cific charge against them, and move for fuch a large Peace Eltablishment. an Addrels to his Majesty to desire their

Lord Pelham denied that Napper removal. Tandy was indebted for his liberation Lord Hobart infifted, that neither he to the interference of France ; and as to nor any of his colleagues would suffer Captain D'Auvergne, the facts were, the honour of the country to be tarnished, that he had been taken into custody by and entered upon a defence of the plan of the Police ; but upon application being the supplies. made by our Minister, he was instantly Lord Carysfort gave a minute account discharged.

of the places we held at the period of the Lord Carline agreed with Lord Spen. peace, and wished to know whether Micer as to the necessity of knowing the filters intended to give up Malta ? reasons for luch a considerable establill. The Duke of Norfolk Ipoke against ment,

the restoration of the late Minittry. The Duke of Norfolk approved the Lord Grenville repeated the same arconduct of Ministers, as well for their guments which he had urged on the firft measures of precaution as for their con- reading of the Bill ; and added, that by duét towards Napper Tandy.

the surrender of Martinique, we had enLord Grenville taid, he would alliert, dangered our West India posseffions ; in the morte unequivocal terms, that this and by permitting the French to have Billi could not be read without a viola. Cochin from the Dutch, it only remained tion of the laws of Parliament ; and he for Minilters to give op Malta, to enable ontered into an argument to prove, that France to carry a war into the Eatt as no fupplies had ever been voted without soon as the should think proper. having been demanded by the Crown. Lord Pelham declared, he knew no.

The Lord Chancellor said, that everything of the French being put in poflefnecefiary form had been adopted in the fion of Cochin ; and went into a general preient infance : he denied the charge defence of the conduct of himself and his that the Chief Consul had any influence colleagues, not only in obtaining the over the tale of Napper Tandy ; but he peace, but of the manner in which they frard given his opinion that it would have had advised these supplies to be called been an as of injustice to have made him for. fuffer after 10 long a respite.

Lord Minto faid, that after the Chrift. Some explanations took place, and the mas receis, he Mould make a motion to Bill was read.

inquire into the part that we cock in the WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15.

late troubles in Switzerland. Lord Spencer again oppoled the fur. ther progress of the Malt Tax Bill, in

THURSDAY, DEC. 16. arguments similar to those adduced on its

The Indemnity, Mait Duty, Pension tirst reading. He examined the conduct Duty, and Five Millions Exchequer Bills of the French Government ; contended, Bill, were read a third time, and palled. thar there was no security in the peace ;

FRIDAY, DEC. 17. that Minilters had proved themselves to.

The Malt Duty, the Pension Duty, the rally incapable of their situations, and

Indemnity Qualification, the Exchequer Therefore onght not to be trufted with

Five Million Bill, the English Sinall the appropriation of fuch large fup. Note, the Irina Militia, and two Read plies, which he admitted were necessary; Bills, received the Royal Alleet by but it was only by recalling that great Commission. nan (Mr. Pito), in whole praise he could nt fufficiently explain himself, to that

MONDAY, DEC. 20. suruation which he had so honourably The Earls of Guilford and Talbot, filled, that ihis country could poilibly be and Lord Bradford, took the oaths and laved at the present critical period. The their teats.

TUESDAY,

vote,

TUESDAY, DEC. 21.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21. On the motion for the second reading of The Duke of Clarence exprefled his the Navy Abuse Bill,

disapprobation of the Navy Abuse Bill, Lord Pelham expressed his opinion that being of opinion that it intrenched upon it was absolutely necessary ; although the privileges of our invaluable Continua he was no advocate for delegating extra-, tion. ordinary powers to Commillioners.

A number of amendments were proLord Nelson allo expressed his convic. pored by the Lord Chancellor, and tion of the great abuses that exilted in, adopted. the Navy, and particularly among the

THURSDAY, DEC. 23. Prize-Agents. He lamented the dish - The Duke of Buccleugh, Earl of Portfculty experienced by failors in obtaining mouth, and Lord Wodehouse, were their rights in this refpect, m. re particu- sworn, and took their seats. larly when an Agent happened to die.

FRIDAY, DEC. 24. He laid great stress on the neceility of the

The Navy Commissioners' Abuse Bil Bill, and concluded with giving it his was read a third time, and sent down

with its amendments to the Commons. The Lord Chancellor spoke at length on the jealousy that he entertained of the

MONDAY, DEC. 27. Bill, because it gave unusual powers to a

Some conversation took place relative fet of Commissioners. Every man who

to the Bill for suspending the Woollen wished weil to his country's honour and

Manufacture Afts; and it was ordered incerelt, mult feel anxious that those

to be taken into confideration on the first lailors who fought our battles Mould, Tuesday after the recess. without delay or vexation, receive the

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28. reward of their valour ; but that dem The Speaker of the Commons, at. Grable object would have been better ob- tended by some of the Members, apo tained, if a leparate Commillion had been peared at the bar, and heard the Royal authorised by a Bill, for the purpose of Allent given, by Commission, to the inquiring into the abuses of Prize-Agents. following Bills :--A Bill for allowing The fact meant to be described in the certain Drawbacks on the Exportation assertion (tated in the preamble of the Bill of Sugar from Great Britain ; a limilar might, by one fet of men, be termed Bill with respe&t to Ireland ; a Bill for “ an abuse;" by another, “ a fraud ;” paying off Navy and Exchequer Bills ; a and by a third, “ an irregularity.” Bill for inquiring into Abuses in the Na. Would it not, therefore, be a val Departments; the English Militia Pay intelligible thing to have divided each Bill ; the Irish Militia Miitake Bill; of these ; and, instead of instituting the English and Irish Corn Trade Bill Commissioners to inquire into compli. the Irish Corn and Potatoes Importation cated objects, to have issued different Bill; the Malta Trade Bill; the Felon Commitlions applicable to each of the Transportation Bill; and the Dublin three heads aflerted in the preamble of Bread Regulation Bill.-The Royal the Bill to exilt? He concluded with Allent was allo given to some private expressing bis anxiety to watch over the Bills. benefits of every British fubject. The The House then adjourned to Thurf. Bill was read a iecond time.

day, the 3d of February.

more

HOUSE OF COMMONS..

MONDAY, DEC. 13.

illegal relations of commerce were form. SEVERAL Petitioris

were presented ing on the Continent, to the great preagainst the Malt Bill.

judice of this country. He reterred to Dr. Lawrence gave notice of his in- the issue of Exchequer Bills ; and, tention to make a motion, after the recels, though he complimented the Chanceller to inquire into the infule offered to Capt. of the Exchequer on the able manner D'Auvergne.

which he defcribed the date of On the Report of the Committee of finances, he could not agree with his as Ways and Means,

to the farther iffue of bills, which, tia Mr. Princep took a review of the litua. conceived, were likely to create lina tion of the country with relpect to its railinent. commercial intereit. He contended, thas The Chancellor of the Eucegies

ftated, that it was the intention of the Augean fable ; but the obje&t for Government to issue Exchequer Bills which fome law was necessary, was the gradually ; but by no means to increase abuses committed againit the veterans of the actual amount more than at present the Navy by rapacious Prize-Agents. in circulation ; which, exclusive of the To correct thele--to give the man his three millions in the hands of the Bank, due whose zeal, courage, and conduct, and for which no interest is payable, is presented him to his country's regard, dot more than 11,300,000l.

would be an object well hecoming that The Chancellor of the Exchequer country. He therefore moved for leave moved to put off the hearing of Electien to bring in a Bill to appoint Commif. Petitions till the 8th of February ; after foners to inquire into the several abuses which the Houle would hear two daily. in the departirert of the Navy. After some conversation, the orders for Alier fesoral Members had brief detaking the following Petitions into confi. livered their sentiments, leave was given, deration were discharged, and the Peti In a Committee of Supple, am ing tions were appointed for consideration on other vites, was ore to the Bank, for the days after-mentioned :

Corn Bounties, of 1,500,000l. The Burghs of Dumfermline, com Mr. Vanfittart, afier a preface explaplaining of a double return, on the 8th natory of the fubje&t, wherein he noticed of February.--Shaftesbury, complaining how much the Itaple trade of the kingof the return of R. Hurst, Esq. for two dom was cramped by obsolete Acts replaces, on the 8th Feb.- The Univerlity garding the woollen trade, moved for of Dublin and Great Grimsby, on the leave to bring in a Bill to suspend, for a Toth.-Nottingham and Barnstaple, on time to be limited, the Acts of Elizabeth the 15th.—Coventry and Bridgewater, that had such an effe&t. on the 17th... Kirkcudbright and Inver.

TUESDAY, DEC. 14. nefs, on the 22d.--Liskeard and Water: On a Petition being presented from the ford, on the 24th.-Drogheda and the Ship Owners of Hartley and Blyth against County of Hereford, on the ist of March. the Tonnage Diry, --Penryn and Stranraer, on the 3d – The Chancellor of the Exchequer Chippenham and Carmarthen, on the wished that no particular inference might 8th.-- Ilchester and East Grinttead, on be drawn to the prejudice of the revenue the roth-Glasgow and Oakhampton, from a partial Matement of the decrease on the 15th.-- Norwich and Berwick, of mipping in some of the ports. He on the 17th.-Taunton and Boiton, on had the pleasure to say, that in the port the 22d. - Malmesbury and Sterling, on of Liverpool there had been a considerthe 24th.-Cirencetter and Bishops Castle, able increase in British, and decreale in on the 29th.-Evesham and East Retford, foreign thips. The number of British on the 31st.-Newcattle-under-Line and fhips that entered inwards at that port, Radnor, on the 5th of April.-Kingston- was, in 1801, 1331 ; 1802, 1783 ; inupon-Hull and Leominfter, on the 14th. creale in favour of 1802, 452. Number Aylesbury and the County of Middlesex, of foreign vesels entered inwards was, in on the 19th.-Maldon and Honiton, on 1801, 655; 1802, 425 ; decrease of the 21t.-Shaftesbury, complaining of foreign vellels in 1802; 230. The tonthe return of E. L. Loveden, Elg. on the nage of said British vessels was, in 1801, 26th of April.

179,353 ; 1802, 224,859. The number On the order of the day for the re of British vellels cleared outwards was, conlideration of the Petition from the in 1801, 1694 ; 1802, 2002. Of foreign Freeholders of Middlelex against W. veftels cleared outwards was, in 1801, Mainwaring, Esq. Mr. Tierney con 703 ; 1802, 461. The amount of the tended, that the House was justified in tonnage of taid British vessels so cleared receiving this Petition, on the principle outwards was, in 1801, 222,696; 1802, of the Grenville Ad, whatever might 225,603. The number of feamen might be its result. After fome conversation, be eltimated at an increase of 20,000 men the Petition was withdrawn.

in the last year in the four ports of Lon

don, Liverpool, Bristol, and Hull. Captain Markham, in pursuance of General Gascoyne contradicted the notice, adverted to the wish long enter Chancellor's Itatement, and defended his tained by Government, of making necef former affertions ; after which the Petitary and prudent reformations in the tion was left on the table. Navy, and to the steps taken by the On the second reading of the Navy First Lord of the Adiniralty to purge Abuse Bill, Ms. Cooper entered into a

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