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“ How, in the name of common sense been the condition of this country the can any collective body of men asemble, last summer? deplorable it was, and had and aiter due deliberation ever fuggeft, it not been for wealthy husbandmen, that the dividing and inclosing of com- abfolute famine must have been the conmonable and waste lands, can be the sequence. The man who keeps his corni means of advancing the necessaries of in stack unthralhed, certainly does it for life, when every child in rural affairs the purpose of making an advanced price; must be fenfible of the improvement: but of that there is no certainty, not any the general produce being, in number- more than in the fpeculative dealings of less instances, doubled, and lands by in- any other profession; the casual and cerclosures are always brought into culti- tain damages corn takes by long kecping, vation, from which, in the commonable and the daily loss which accrues from ftate, neither the proprietor nor the pub- the principal lying without intereft, renlic derived any advantage. In fact, eve- ders it a mark of no great wisdom in ry thing may be faid in recommendation those who keep great quantities of corn of inclosures as public benefits, provided by them. The man who is able to do they are equitably and fairly managed, it, and does, be his motives avarice, free liberty being given to the plough pride, public utility, or any other incenon proper soils, and not one objection tive, I will pronounce him one of the made by which the community can be greatest and most useful friends to his injured.

country. Should the honest and laudThat the size of farms increases, and able industry of the farmer have bounds the number of farmers dirninishes, when fixed to it, the limitation of property inclosures take place, is by no means an will of course become general, otherwise established fact; the common council of the great and boasted privileges of the the city of Oxford may possibly adduce British constitution are only in the mere an intance of the decrease in the num- found of the words. The same legislaber of farmers in a particular parish, tive authority which says to a farmer subsequent to an inclosure; and the wri- thus far shalt thou go and no farther, will ter of this can also produce instances on doubtless turn an eye to the other orders of the other fide of the question, where the fociety. The duke, the lord, or squire, of number of farmers increased after an fifty, fixty, or even ten thousand pounds inclosure.

per annum, are as liable to restrictions as To fhew the citizens of Oxford the the laborious farmer; and whether their extent of their improvidence, the reply- immense property wasącquired by theiner 'thus argues

dustry,the heroism, the avarice, or knavery “ Were the majority of farmers un- of their ancestors, or their own good forder the necessity of disposing of their túne in elevating or degrading their councrop, to pay their Michaelmas rent, the try, it will be necessary to let them know situation of the country would be dan. how far they may proceed :-the lawgerous indeed ; instead of the farmers' yer how many skins of parchment bę barns and rick yards being the repository; may engross ;-the physician the numit would be the dealer's granary; mono- ber of his patients ;--and the bishop or poly, exportation, jobbing, and all the rector the value of his income. And train of evils complained of, would then you, my clean shaved, well powdered

really exist; and pray, my friends, what gentlemen, of the Oxford corporation, would then be the case as the season ad- who can afford by your industry to convanced ? I presume you need not be told, tribute to the exigencies of the state, scarcity, with all its attendant confe-' for the privilege of wasting so much of quences.

the chief article of life, in decorating the “ To hear a body of men in a convened external seat of your wisdom--you, f assembly resolve, that no individual far- hope, expect to undergo the limitations mer shall occupy and cultivate more you propose to others; and as most of than 100 acres, or any specific quantity you have formerly wielded the labouring of land, is an attempt to strike fuch a oar, and risen to your present opilenee blow at the liberties, the industry, and and dignity, by the same means you conemulative exertions of mankind, that demn in your neighbours, let me beg surely tyranny never before dictated. you to consider how you would forcibly Had there not been farmers of extensive like to lose your own teeth, before you business and property, capable of keep- recommend the horrid operation to your ing a ftore of grain, what would have brethren."

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PROLOG U E

The Way to get a Husband,” and what TO THE WAY TO GET MARRIED.'

But are they worth the getting when they're
Written by W. T. Fitzgerald, Esq.

got ;-
“ Yes," cried bold Miss

, whom Mother's THE Stage should be to life a faithful glass, Reflecting modes and manners as they paf3; Has led at young Fourteen, to “cock her

kind regard If these extravagant appear to you,

card :" Blame not the Drama -the reflection's true.

“ Yes,” cried bold Miss, " whate'er the Our Author makes of Virtue no parade,

Formals say, And only ridicules the vice of trade ;

They are worth getting, and I know the way : Exposes folly in its native tint,

The way's up Bond-street-where we daily - And leaves Mankind to profit by the hint. The modern Buck, how diff'rent from the Where faunt'ring Bloods crowd Fashion's full

range, Beau,

Exchange ; In bag and 'ruffles, fixty years ago !

There-(charming scene !) as undismay'd we The City Coxcomb then was seldom seen;

strut, (Confin'd to Bunhill-row or Bethnal-green) Weits of Cheapfide you then could fcarcely Dogs, Miffes

, Dukes, and Draymen meet full

butt!

There, lounging, arm in arm, half-booted The gay Lothario-of Threadneedle.street;

Crops,
His folly rarely met the public cye,

With heads fo dark-you'd swear they were
Or like a shadow,pass'd unheeded by;
Tradesman and rake were then remov'd as far There muslin petticoats, with mud fo lac'd :
As gay St James' is from Temple-bar.
But now the Cit must breath a purer air,

Here scarlet Spencers, with an inch of waist-
The 'Change he visits lives in Bedford-square; And look like lobsters with their tails cut off.”

So Scarlet, all my rouge chey seem to scoff, Insures a fleet- then Bootle's Club attends,

Here for a Husband is the scene to dash ! Proud to be notic'd by his titled friends;

Here for a Town-bred Misz to make a
And strives to join, by Dispation's aid,

Splass.
The Man of Fashion with the man of Trade. The plump brisk Widow takes a diff'rent
Vain to affociate with superior rank,

road, He quits his Leger-for the Faro Bank ;

She cannot walk down Bond-street-she's a His dashing Curricle down Bond-street drives,

load : Rikking his own--and worse--his horses’ lives; Good fixteen stone to carry--but yet strong, Till urging Fortune’s glowing wheel too fast She rolls a wool pack Venus-broad as long. This empty air-blown bubble breakes at last! Yet she's a tender passion for the Stage ; . Though Trade niay give such upstart mush- With her, dear Private Atting is the rage ; rooms birth,

Shakespeare confesses beauties not his choice, The Muse

pays homage to her real worth : This Ife to Commerce owes its splendid state, Her Romeo, a Lord, might suit your pocket

Aud Juliet grieves in a fine manly voice. The source of all that makes her truly great; Looks like a candle sunk into the focket. And ’niidf her busy sons enough are found

In tones like these their mutual passions run,
To raise dejected Mis'ry from the ground.

-Says he, (lisping effeminate voice.]
While Conimerce, with a lib’ral heart, bestows “ li is the East, and Juliet is the Sun !
Her wealth to mitigate the poor man's woes, To Heav'n respectful lenity! Adicu !
Seeks out the wretch,his gloomy prison cheers, And fire-ey'd fury be my conduct now!"
And wipes with pitying hand his widow's

Then she,

( very boarfe tone.) tears,

“ Good Nurse, I am a child ! But do not Th' applauding world will say (such bounty

speak, giv'n)

Else would a Maiden blush bepaint my cheek, The English Merchant is the Steward of For all that thou hast hard me speak this Heaven;

night, Our Author now that candour would implore I am an infant wife, scarce wedded quite." V"hich your indulgence has bestow'd before;

Accents sofweet what mortal can withstand? Still on a gen'rous public he depends,

The stage struck Peer makes tender of his Give your support-he asks no better friends.

hand EPILOGUE TO THE SAME.

Jaliet exclaims, as not consenting quite,

is What satisfađion can'st thou have to-night?” THE dubious title of our Play this night, If to get Married this.be not the wayMight fill Mamma with joy, or Miss with What grace what charm more potent can fright

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BY DR WALCOT.

RECITATIVE.

A Maiden in the country-on whose cheek, O, take all your shepherd can give!
Pure as the primros'd morn, the blushes speak! Receive my last thanks, my last figh;
Whose mind, illum'd by Nature's sober ray, Whofe fimplicity taught me to live,
Dildaina to rule, and chooses to obey-

And whose innocence teaches to die.
Who, like the Briton, conquers to increase

SONG. Domestic Happiness, and lasting Peace!

IN THE NEW ENTERTAINMENT OF TO CYNTHIA.

THE LOCK AND KEY."

A WOMAN is like to—but stayGO, Zephyr, and whisper the maid,

What a woman is like, who can say ? That I sigh at her cruel delay :

There's no living with or without once Go, tell her the song of the shade

Love bites like a fly,
Is filent while she is away.

Now an ear, now an eye,
Twas her beauty gave life to the vale, Buz, Kuz, always buzzing about me.
And fill'd ev'ry swain with delight; When she's tender and kind,
Twas her voice that enliven'd the gale ; She is like to my mind,

'Twas her charms that gave lustre to night. And Fanuy was fo, I remember : But since she is fled from our eye,

She is like to-Oh dear! The pleasures are gone with the fair :

She's as good very near The ftreamlet moves on with a sigh,

As a ripe melting peach in September. And each grot seems a haunt of despair.

If she laugh, and she chat, Oh bring her once more to our plain !

Play, joke, and all that,

And with smiles and good humour she meet Thou wilt find her where Innocence roves;

me, The graces are all in her train,

She is like a rich dish
And her cot is the seat of the Loves.

Of ven'son or fish,
OLD OLIVER

That cries from the table, “ come eat me !"
OR TIE DYING SHEPHERD.

But she'll plague you, and vex you,

Distract and perplex you,
BY PETER PINDAR, ESQ.

False hearted, and ranging,

Unsettled and changing, THE {hepherd Oliver, grown white with What then do you think she is like? years,

Like a fand ? like a rock? Like some old oak, weigh'd down by winter

Like a wheel? like a clock ? snows,

Aye, a clock that is always at firike. Now drew the village fighs, and village tears, Her head's like the island folks tell on, His eyelids finking to their last repose.

Which nothing but monkeys can dwell or. Yet on expir'd life's trembling flame and pale, Her heart's like a melon-so nice Thus to the bleeting bands around his door, She carves for each lover a flice; That seem'd to'mourn his absence from the In truth she's to me, vale.

(more! Like the wind, like the sea, The feeble shepherd spoke, and spoke no Whose raging will hearken to no man :

Like a mill, Like a pill, O, my flock, whose kind voices I hear,

Like a flail, Like a whale, Adieu! ah! for ever adieu !

Like an ass, Like a glass, No more on your hills I appear,

Whose image is constant to no man: And together our pleasures pursue :

Like a flow'r, Like a show'r, at the peep of the day,

Like a fly, Like a pie, From valley to valley we rove,

Like a pea, Like a flea, Mid the fireamlets, and verdure of May,

Like a thief, Like-in brief, 'Mid the zephyrs, and shade of the grove! She's like nothing on carth—but a Woman ! No more to my voice shall ye run,

EPITAPH ON DR JOHNSON.
And, bleeting, your shepherd surround;

BY ANNA SEWARD,
And, while I repose in the fun,
Like a guard; watch my sheep on the ground.

THE groans of Learning tell that Johnson

diesWhen winter, with tempest and cold,

Adieu, great critic of colossal size! Dims the eye of pale nature with woe,

Grateful, ye virtues, round his tomb attend, licad you no more to the fold,

Aud deeply mourn your energetic friend. With your fleeces all covered with snow.

Avaunt, ye vices ! he was foe to you : O, mourn pot at Oliver's death!

Yet one, the subtlest of your tribe, he knewUnwept, my last fand let it fall;

He knew-but, Envy, to his fame be juft, Ye too must relign your 1weet breath, And though you staiu'd his spirit, fpare his For wbe his past years can recall,

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BRITISH PARLIAMENT,

SLAVE TRADE.

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to the oppofers of the motion. It had been urged, he faid, that the transport

ing of flaves was a measure of humanity, Feb. 28. Mr Wilberforce rose to make his as their Kings would cut off their heads, promised motion on the abolition of the and they thought themselves jonoured, Rave trade. Having stated that tho’his and were anxious who should have his reasons for having taken up the subject nead cut off first, in order to honour his were motives of humanity, after a fe- King. The measure was spoke of as merious and deep reflection, which still préf thodistical and enthutiatic. The intent fed him to bring it forward again ; and of the hon. gentleman who introduced though it was a trafic repugnant to the measure was not of this hue, it was every law, human and divine, ftill he to relieve thousands. Among the supbegged the House to consider it in a- porters of that abominable traffic were nother light, as it now became a quer found clergymen, who supported it from tion of policy, from the ftate and aspect fcripture, and said, that the Africans of our affairs in the West Indies. The were descended from Cain, who fix thou. mischiefs of that abominable trade were sand years ago had murdered his brother, still going forward with redoubled acti- and this was a punishment; and to abon vity, and he did not press this forward lifh it;, would be like passing a vill to naout of obstinacy, but from motives of turalize the Jews, who must, by the humanity. On the 2d of April 1792, scripiure, be vagabands. He gave his that House had, he fajd, come to a refo- direct support to the motion. lution, that the slave trade should total Mr Pitt said, that it was impoflible for ly and finally cease on the 27th of Jan. any one that felt on the subject, as he 1796. The French had, he faid, by fet- did, not to with for an immediate aboliting the negroes free, and by arming tion of the flave trade. It had been athem, got again into their poffeffion greed that the interval of four years Guadaloupe, Cayenne, and St Lucia : for should elapse before the conclusion of it the last four years, the number amount- -four years have elapsed, and it is fill ed to near 150,000, and this fresh impor- carried on, and it is now by a legislative tation, of all others, would be the most act proposed to do, what? to pledge dangerous in infurrections. He could yourselves whether you will allow any not help addressing himself to a certain more time. For himself, he had no dif

plass of men on this occasioni, earnestly ficulty in faying that he had an addi. konjuring them to join him, and noi tó tonal motive and an additional will for shew to the world that they were enemies its being delayed no longer. It had been to human liberty. Having concluded a urged, that by any discussion of an imvery pathetic speech, he moved, “ That mediate abolition, you support the saves leave be given to bring in a bill for the again it their masters; this, he maintainabolition of the slave trade at a limited ed, was not the case, as it furnished them period.”

with the idea that their lot would be imGeneral Tarleton opposed the motion; proved, so that must give them addition. he had, he said, as great an opportunity al reasons to be satisfied with their collof learning the state of this subject as any dition. Another argument was, that the honourable gentleman in that House: Naves there already would be difatisfied with respect to the Welt India Islands, if others were not imported; both these the present was the most improper time arguments could not be good. Instead of all others for interference. The refo- of feeling any reason for delay, from the iution alluded to by the honourable gen. arg iments adduced, it was an additional tleman opposite, (Mr Wilberforce) had reatın for his giving his most hearty conbeen carried in times of peace, but even curence to the motion. the discussion of the question was dan Ar Secretary Dundas was of opinion that gerous at present; black men were fit an unjuft and impolitic trade should be atest for the climate, and instead of stop- bolithed, and he had long thought so; but ping the trade it ought to be encourag- now he was confirmed in an opinion that ed; he concluded by moving the order his hon. friend (M: Wilberforce) was

farther from the subject of his motion Mr Corrtenay, in his usual strain of keen than ever. Whatever fpeculation may satire and pointed wit, addressed himself present to the mind, unicís it could car

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