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liam Moss, Surgeon to the Liverpool Lying. A refined and sentimental collection, composed in Charity. 8vo. 7s. Boards. Longman. at various Periods, and found amongst her
Confederations on the Medicinal Use and Pro-' numerous Manuscripts. Symington. ductions of Factitious Airs. By Thomas Bed- Genuine Religion the Best Friend of the People ; does, M. D. and James Watt, Engineer. or, the Influence of the Gospel, when known, Part III. 8vo. 35. sewed. Jobnson. believed, and experienced upon the Manners
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tended as a proper present from the Rich to The Pothumous Works of Countess B. the Poor. IS. Ogle.
P O ET RY.
As proudly to the ambient sky;
In alken folds her mingled crosses fly ; FOR HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTH DAY,
'The foothing voice of peace is drown'd BY HENRY JAMES PYE, ESQ. POET LAUREAT,
A while in war's tumultuous sound. I.
And strains from Glory's awful clarion WHERE are the vows the muses breach'd,
blown, That Discord's fatal reign might cease?
Float in triumphant peal around Britannia's
Throne. Where all the blooming Aower'o they wreath'd
THE OLD MAID. To bind the placid brow of Peace; Whofe angel form, with radiant beam, WHERE affections unitè, and all things are Pidur'd in Fancy's fairy dream,
right, Seem'd o'er Europa's ravag'd land,
No state with the married can vie ; Prompt to extend her influence bland, But if pique lead the way, or intereft fway, Calm the rude clangors of the martial lay, 'Tis better unmarried to die. And hail with gentler note our Monarch's
If a wife I had proved, to a man that I lov'd, natal day?
Whose actions bright wisdom had sway'd; II.
How happy my life to have been a bleft wife, For lo! on yon devoted shore,
And not a poor little old maid ! Still thro' the bleeding ranks of War, But if kind respect to his will don't direct His burning axles steep'd in gore,
Our steps through the mazes of life, Ambition drives his iron car.
You had better live free, an old maid like Still his eyes in fury rollid
me, Glare on fields by arms o'er-run,
Than be to a blockhead a wife.
SONNET TO THE EVENING STAR *. And spurning with indignant frown
BRIGHT Star of eve! refplendent gem of The fober olive's proffes'd crown, Bids the brazen trumpet's breath
Bencath thy lucid orb I love to stray, Swell the terrific blast of deftiny and death.
Drop feeling's tear, and mark thy quiv'rIII.
ing ray ; Shrinks Britain at the found ? tho' while her 'Till borne in fancy's car, with rapid flight, eye
I mount thy sphere, and tread thy beamy O'er Europe's desolated plains she throws, "way! Slow to avenge and mild in victory,
Or, if perchance I seek the ruin'd tow'r, *: She mourns the dreadful scene of war and To waste alone the contemplative hour;
Wrapt in deep thought, thy secrets I furvey.. Yer if the foe misjudging read
Methinks my angel Mary's form glides by, Dismay, in pity's gentlest deed,
And points to thee, her feat of olets ferene And construirg mercy into fear, Then bids me hope, nor grieves for joysterrene;
The blond-Itain'd arm of battle rear; Waves her fair hand, and seeks her native By infult rous'd, in just resentment warm,
fky. Shc frowns defiance on the threat'ning storm; Adieu ! bright ftar! the airy visions fade, And for as ocean's billows roar,
And leave me pensive the ruin'd shade. By every wave-encircled shore, From where o'er icy seas the gaunt wolf roves
• From Poems by Elisabeth Kirkham To coafts perfum’d by aromatic groves,
Srong, of Exeter.
Unable did he stand at best, whom fo
Or change or chance of softune could o'er-
(The Genius of Philofopby laments that his
inind has sunk under his misfortunes.)
Heu quam precipiti merfa profundo
Mens habet, &*.
That wanders wide, and wilder'd far,
The sport of every gust may blow,
O’erwhelm'd by every casual woe!
Lo him, who late su high could foar.
The boundless void of Heaven explore,
Pursue with bold undazzled eye,
The fun's bright course along the sky,
Or thro' the Night's more folemn noon,
Journey with the majestic Moon ;
Each vagrant planet of the vight,
a false accusation, complains of the harsh. Could trace throughout the ætherial plain,
'Twas his to search all Nature's laws, Carmina qui quondam ftudio florenti peregi,
Expound her wonders, and their cause ;
And thundering tempests Make the shores;
Or why in orient fplendour gay
And slopes his western wheel again
Whence Summer's ardent luftre glows,
And Autumin's purple vintage flows.
Its light is out, its glory loft ;
Prone in the dust in ruin thrown,
Intent on fordid earth alone.
(Pbilofophy removes the clouds that obfcurent O happy Death, that comes when Misery
Tunc me difcula liquerunt nocle tenebre, &c.
So, when the South collects a storm,
Deep-thickening clouds the sky deform, Yet thons, with ear averse, the cry of pain.
Black gathering glooms incumbent low'r, Implor'd to close the weeping eye in vain.
And anxious horror creeps before: When Fortune favour'd, he was ever nigh, From the wide caverns of the North, With damping frown to dash the cup of joy ; His blafts should Boreas the put forth, But distant now in Sorrow's hateful day,
Swift-scattering fly the clouds away, Life lingers on with most unkind delay. The heavens disclose, and bring the Day;
Ah, why, my friends, did ye fo often boast! Out springs the Sun, and hill and plain, And happy call a ftate so foon is lost?
Exulting hail his light again.
In vain the thunder's loudest terrors roll; (Pbilosopby exhorts him to firmness of mind) Calm 'mid the uproar is his dauntless soul, Quisquis composito ferenus avo
Why then should Morca's weakly dread Fatum sub pedibus dedit fuperbuon, c. The teeble Tyrant's powerless îi roke"? WHOL'Er in conscious Virtue bold
Let hope nor fear the breast invade, Can trample the proud crest of Fate, Oppreffion's lawless rode is broke: Uufnaken the mind's terror hold,
But he whose peace to every wish, Unmov'd by Fortune's smiles or hate; And every little fear, gives way, 'Gain'st him in vain fliail ocean roar,
Nor can discordant passions crush, In vain the threatening tempelt rise ;
And rule with self comnanding fway, Of rending Etna's sulpliurous store
His shield rejecis, and bafely quits his ground, Io fame and smoke involve the skies; Forging the chains by which himself is bound.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
consistent with their honour and good May 2. General Smith moved the order sense to pay the utmost attention to these of the day, for taking into consideration proceedings; as for himself, he had read the proceedings of the Court martial, in these proceedings, and they had confirmthe case of Colonel Cawthorne. He next ed every idea he had entertained on the moved that copies of the said proceed- subject. lle would not, therefore, trouings be read, a few fentences of which ble the House with a farther preamble, being read pro forma,
but would move,
" that Colonel CawColonel Cawthorne then being in his thorne having been found guilty on the place, was informed by the Speaker, ift, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, roth, that if he had any thing to say in his de- iith, and 13th articles of the charges fence, this was the proper time. brought against him, be now expelled
The Colonel then rose, and having this Houte. claimed the indulgence of the House, Mr Wigley entered into a defence of proceeded to read a written defence from Colonel Cawthorne; he could not fee a paper he held in his hand:-He folemn. that he had acted corruptly or frauduly declared, that as to thecharges brought lently; he spoke at some length, and against him, he never had acied from concluded by moving an amendment to any corrupt motive whatever, and though the motion, that the further confidethe Court Martial had proceeded in his ration of the debate be adjourned till this cafe with the purest intentions, yet he day six weeks.” hoped it would be found that the char- General M‘Leod seconded the amend. ges of misapplication, corruption, and ment. This would, he said, be a préeinbezzlement were untrue; but though cedent to increase the influence of the he faid this, he was far from throwing Crown. out any aspersion on the noblemen or Mr Pitt said, that the Hon. General gentlemen who fat in judgment on him very properly brought the subject under on that occasion. He was, he said, the confideration of the House ; he had made chargeable by a military tribunal not studied the minutes of the proceedwith what was an offence only of a civil ings of the Court Martial, but
would rest nature, and this day he was called upon his judginent on this, that a Court Marto answer charges of a military nature. tial was that to which the law of the land He then continued to answer the differ- had delegated a power to try such of ent charges from the written paper which fences, and that it was fully competent he held in his hand, and concluded by to judge of the case; for himself, he saying, that he had been charged with thought it proper to give fo much eredit keeping the regiment incomplete, but he to it, that if Colonel Cawthorne had beer had received it incomplete by 160 men. guilty of any thing to render bim'unwor.
General Smith thought it his duty, as thy of public trust, whether they were a member of Parliament, to call the at- not bound, for their own honour, to tention of the House to the proceedings remove him from that House ? there was of the Court Martial on the unfortunate nothing, he said, that led him to give member now in question; he thought it tefs credit to the decilion of a Court Mar
tial than to the decision of any other that act of parliament (the vote of credit) Court. He concluded by approving of which was passed every session, as soon the original motion as it stood.
as the committees of ways and means A division took place on the amend. had closed. In this act the sums of mo. ment, when there appeared
ney were specified, and the services to Against it
108 which they were to be applied, and it For it
was forbid by the appropriation act to
apply them to other purposes. Of this Majority 96. sum there remained due 644,0col.; there The Colonel was of consequence ex- was another account of 34,3131. to ofpelled the house.
ficers serving abroad. There were many 5. After a short conversation, the other fums that ought to have been paid Houfe went into the committee on the out of the vote of credit of 1795 ; these new wine duty bill.
remained due, and were answered out By a claufe in the bill the duty is to of the vote of credit of the present year, take place the 17th of April, 1796. in open violation of the act of appropria
Mr Sheridan said, that laying on such tion. For this, he thought minifters a duty was equal to a prohibition, and would not eafily find an excuse: the onthat it would never answer the purposes ly plea they had, was that of public neof revenue.
cility. If so, in this case they should Mr Pilt said, that if there were to be have avowed it, come down to the House, three months previous notice, every one and claimed a bill of indemnity, and by might buy in wine to terve him nine doing so, the principles of the Constitumonths; the end of the tax would there. tion would have been safe ; but instead ot, fore thus be defeated. The hon. gentle doing so, they had presented false aca man bad faid, that laying on too great a counts to the House, in open violation tax was equal to a prohibition; no tax, of the laws. The only plea they had he faid, laid on for the purposes of reve- now was, that of extraordinary expences: nue, was equal to a prohibition. in the American war, the extraordinary,
Mr Sheridan moved an amendment to expences amounted to little more than
Mr Grey concluded a speech of con: The amendment was negatived, and liderable length, by moving the first sethe original clause carried without a divi- solution, viz. “ that it is the opinion of fion.
this House, that at all times, and under: 6. Mr Grey, in consequence of the all circumstances, this House ought to fresh notice which he gave yesterday, fuperintend the public money, and enrose to make his promited motior, rela- force the application of it, &c.” This tive to the impeachment of his Majesty's resolution he followed up by a long ftring ministers, and which would, perhaps, of other resolutions, founded principally not be reconcileable to the ideas of ma, on the misapplication of the public mony gentlemen in that House. He could ney, and which he stated to be a high not proceed without first calling their at- crime and misdemeanour. On the first tention to the expenditure of the public resolution being put, money; and he trufted, that it would The Chancellor of the Exchequer rose. not be necessary to request more particu- He allowed that the Act of Approprialarly their attention to the public ac. tion had been paffed every year; he with counts, as that was one of their chief du- ed as much as any other gentleman that ties. He would now call the attention no law should be infringed or violated of the House to a plain fact, whether but as little as possible, yet it was almost they would suffer a dispensation of the impollible to conduct a war without, in laws on the part of his Majesty's minilo some small degree, infringing that ad. ters, ånd whether they would suffer such He took a view of the extraordinary ex. a power to pass 'without punishment? pences incurred during the American He should not take any notice of the war, war, which, instead of amounting to onbut would in the first place charge mi- ly 2,000,00cl, as the hon. gentleman had nifters with producing false accounts to ftated, amounted to 23,000,000l. when the House; and by fo doing, with vio. the expences of the present war amountlating acts of Parliament. He would ed to no more than 16 or 17,000,000l. first call the attention of the House to Sterling. He concluded a very able de
fence, by fubmitting the matter to the to point out a mode of extricating it from candour of the House.
the present embarrassments. He would Mr Fox spoke after Mr Pitt, and an- not go farther back into history than the swered his arguments in a very able and American war, which he was sure was ingenious speech.
fresh in the recollection of many gentleA divifion took place, when there ap- men in that House. In the conclusion peared for the order of the day 209, a. of that war, it became the business of gainst it 38, majority 171.
Government to consider not how it was 9. Mr Pitt moved, that the House' do kindled, but what was the most effectual refolve itself into a Committee of the mode of extinguishing it. The best mode whole House to consider farther of the of doing this, was by looking retrospecSupply. Mr Pitt moved, that a sum not tively to past errors, and until the House exceeding 500,000!. be granted to his of Commons had done this, the war lastMajesty towards discharging the debts ed; but from the moment that was done, of the navy, which was agreed to. He steps were taken for immediate peace. next moved, that a sum not exceeding He did not wish to go into periods of 1,370,000l. for extraordinary expences history that were too remote, he would for the army for 1796, be granted to his only advert to the opening of the budget Majesty: Agreed to. And that the sum in the year 1792, in which there had of 438,0351. be granted for foreign troops. been made a splendid display of the hap
Mr Wyndham moved, that 290,000l. py situation of the country'; on that day be granted towards defraying the expen- the minister had stated the affairs of this ces of erecting of barracks.-15,000l.
was country to be in a situation that gave famoved and granted towards assisting the tisfaction not only to himself, but to the Veterinary College. The report to be whole House. He had belides stated, received to-morrow.
with more than usual confidence, the STATE OF THE NATION.
prospect of public peace. In this year 10. Mr Fox, agreeably to the notice the French nation had imprisoned the he had given, rose to state his opinion on King in Paris, destroyed the titles of nothe present subject. After the many de- bility, and seized the revenues of the feats he had experienced whenever he church. From this period to the 14th attempted to bring forward an inquiry of July of the same year, every thing had of this nature, he was not very fan- paffed on without notice, until they had guine in the succefs of his propolition, fet their King on a splendid pillory, and particularly when the whole system of even after this, a considerable time elapminifters met with his moft marked dif- sed, and peace was still held out to this approbation. There were circumstances country. In order to thew that miniwhich had lately taken place, which, ffers thought so little of this revolution however, ought to have but little weight; in France, they had not thought of bringhe meant the late negotiation that had ing about a counter-revolution; and mibeen attempted at Balle in Switzerland, nisters seemed to promite the nation a whatever view the fe might be taken in, period of peace at least of fifteen years, whether serious or the contrary, they, which was as great as any period of were transactions of such a nature, as to peace for the lait century, and he agreed call the mind of every thinking man with ministers, that the revolution in more than ever to consider the fate of France was no cause of disturbing the the nation. The confideration of these tranquillity of this country. Though tranfactions were of such a nature, as to France was internally agitated at this leave us no prospect of peace. Whether time, and was on the eve of declaring this was owing to the unreasonable de- war againit Austria, and hoflilities were mands of the enemy, or to the infinceri- about to take place, yet ministers did ty of the minister, there was no prospect not conceive there was any cause to emof a speedy peace. It was always the broil this country in continental quarlanguage of the Executive Government, rels. He could take a nearer view of the not so much to consider the causes of subject; would the expulsion of the house the difficulties into which they had got, of Bourbon from the throne juhify this. as the best mode of extricating them- coun:ry in declaring war againt France? felves. He hoped, therefore, that he looking at the hiftory of this family, he should not be considered as failing in his rather thought their expulsion froin the duty to the country, if he endeavoured throne as a subject of exultation to this