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BY MRS CHARLOTTE SMITH.

“ You're vastly welcome you shall see my Stript of their gaudy hues by truth, ftud,

We'view the glitt'ring toys of youth, And ride my poney.”—“ Harry you're too And blush to think how poor the bait good.”

For which to public scenes we ran, * Zounds how it freezes ! Fly was my Sun. And scorn'd of fiber fense the plan cho's fire :

Which gives content at- - Thirty-eight! Miss, would you see?”—“ Harry, I'd wish O may her bleflings now arise, to see the fire."

Like stars that mildly light the skies, That's your true breeding, that's your flam- When the sun's ardent rays abate ! ing lover;

And, in the luxuries of niind
The fair may freeze, but he is warm all over.

In friendship, scionce—may we find
We're an odd medley, you must needs confess, Increasing joys at- – Thirty-eight!
Strange in pur manners, ftranger in our dress: Tho' time's inexorable sway
Whim is the word-droll pantomimic age,

Has torn the myrtle bands away,
With true tiptops of taste, grotesque's the rage;
Beaux with short waills, and imall cloaths For other wreaths ’tis not too late :

The am’ranth's purple glow survives,
close contin'd!
Belles bunch'd before, and bundled up behind, And still Minerva's olive thrives

On the calm brow of Thirty-cight !
The flights of fashion bordering on buffoon,
One looks like Punch, the other Pantaloon :

With eye more steady, we engage
But hold my raillery makes some look gruff, To contemplate approaching age,
Therefore I'm off-I'm sure I've said enough. And life more justly estimate.

With firmer fouls and stronger pow'rs,
THIRTY-EIGHT.

With reason, faith, and friendihip, ours,
We'll not regret the stealing hours

That lead from Thirty c'en to Forty-eight!
IN early life's unclouded scene,
The brilliant morning of eighteen,

HAWKING, A BALLAD. With health and sprightly joy. elate,

MADE AT FALCONER'S HALL, YORKSHIRE, We gaz'd on youth's enchanting spring,

BY PETER PINDAR, ESQ. Nor thought how quickly time would bring The mournful period—Thirty.eight! COME, sportsmen, away--the morning how

fair! Then the starch maid, or matron sage, Already of that sober age,

To the wolds, to the wolds, let us quickly

repair ; We view'd with mingled scorn and hate ;

Bold Thunder * and Lightning are mad for In whose sharp words, or sharper face, With thoughtless mirth, we lov'd to trace

And Death † and the Devilt are both in a The sad effects of-Thirty-eight!

flame. Till, fadd’ning— fick’ning at the view, We learn’d to dread what time might do;

See Backers t, a Kite!--a mere speck in the And then preferr'd a pray'r to Fate,

skyTo end our days ere that arriv'd,

Zounds! out with the owl-lo, he catches When (pow'r and pleasure lag surviv'd) We meet neglect, and— Thirty-eight!

Down he comes with a sweep-be unhooded

each hawk; Lut time, in spite of wishes, flies;

Very soon will they both to the Gentleman talk. And Fate our fimple pray’r denies, And bids us death's own hour await!

They're at him-he's off--now they'r o'er The auburn locks are mixt with grey,

him again : The transient roses fade away,

Ah! that was a ftroke--fee! he drops to the But reason comes at- -Thirty-eight !

plain

They rake him--they tear him.-- he flutters, Her voice the anguish contradicts,

he cries, That dying vanity inflicts;

He struggles, he turns up his talons, and dies ! Her hand new pleasures can create : For us she opens to the view

See, a Magpie ! let Ay.--how he flutters and

shanibles ! Prospects less bright, but far more true, And bids us smile at-Thirty-eight;

How he chatters, poor rogue! now he darts

to the branıbles : No more shall scandal's breath destroy

Outagain---overtaken---hisfpirits now flag--The focial converse we enjoy, With bard or critic, tête-à-tête.

Flip! he gives up the ghoft.--good night,

Mister Mag. O'er youth's bright blooms her blight shall pour,

* Names of two hawks. But spare th' improving friendly hour

+ Names of Hawks. Which science gives to Thirty. cight! The Head Falconer.

1.09

*

the game,

his eye.com

Lo, a Heron !--- let loose... how he pokes his He made the winds and waters rise long neck,

To scatter all myne enemyes. And darts

, with what vengeárice, būt vainly, This Joseph's Lord and Ifraell's God, his beak!

The fyre piller and daies clowde Egad, he fhifts well.-- now he feels a death.

That saves his sainctes from wicked men, wound,

And drencht the power of the prowde, And, with Thunder and Lightning, rolls tum- And hath preserved with tender love bling to ground.

The spirit of his turtle dove. Thus we Falconers sporto--now homewards From MS Harl. 2044 found on a piece of we fray,

loose paper. To fight, o'er the bottle, the wars of the day :

ON WINTER. And in honour, at night, of the chace and its

KEEN is the cutting wiud; fierce Winter charms,

hoar Sink sweetly to reft, with a Dove in our arms,

Grasps Nature in his killing cold embrace ;

Submiss and tame is every beast of chace, The COPPIE of a PRAIER which her

And cach sweet bird forgets its dulcet lore; MATIE made Her self, and said yt, when

Humble and homely round the cottage door she was at the Sermon at St Paules Crosle They futtering croud, though late fo wild the 24 of November 1588.

and fhy; LOOKE and bowe downe thyne ear, oh

And pity's tribute wishfully implore
Lord;

From those in happier days they wont to fly. From thy bryght fhryne behould, and see

So Misfortune low the proudest crest; Thy handmayde and thy handy worke Shew Arrogance and Folly what they are;

Emongst thy preests, ofering to thee, Strike deep iuftruction to Presumption's Have for incenfe reaching the skyes

breaft, Myselfe and Septer sacrifice.

And Vice and Pleasure's baited hook lay My foule ascend his holie hill,

bare. Ascribe his frength, and fing him praise, But oh, hard teacher ! tho' the Passions sy, For he refrayneth Princes priths,

With them all Genius' fire, all Fancy's glories And hath done wonders in my days ;

die!

can

MONTHLY REGISTER.

Thall not exceed a fum total of 40,000

ÉRENCH REPUBLIC.

millions of livres, the plates for the faCOUNCIL OF FIVE KUNDRED.

brication of assignats fhall be destroyed Dec. 22. The Council resolved itself as soon as two thirds of the forced toan a general secret committee; and the lit- are paid, although the above 40,000 milting being resumed, it was declared, that lions shall not be complete. their Council had adopted the following Fourthly, All such forefts belonging refolutions :

to national domains, as do not contain First, All the objects of trade and com- more than 500 acres Mall be fold. merce, as well as all the chattels of the Fifthly, The executive directory is to republic, are placed at the disposal of receive the proposals which may be made the executive directory; which is au- to it by companies and associations of thorised either to sell or pledge the same, merchants. as it shall think most conducive to the Sixthly, All the national goods, not interefts of the republic; and the pro- comprised in the above resolutions, or ceeds thereof are to be immediately paid are reserved for the payment of 1000 into the national treasury.

millions of livres, destined as a reward Secondly, All the houses, which ei. for the defenders of the country, fhall ther belong to the civil lift, or were the serve as a fecurity for the assignats. property of the ci-devant emigrated Prin- 24. The council came to a resolution ces, are to be immediately sold, with that all the aflignats, which return to the exception of Versailles, Compaigne, the national treasury by means of the and Fountainbleau.

forced loan, shall be burnt. Thirdly, The fabrication of assignats 26. The council refolved, that so mil

lions

COUNCIL OF ELDERS.

lions in fpecie, or a sum equal thereto' these Belgic Chouans, as they are calin ati:gvai, thould be put at the dispo- led, have mostly been taken prisoners or sal o war miniller.

disperiod. They were accustomed to Jar. 2. Cumus, Quinette, Bancal, La- come out from their receffes, and intermarck, fo long detai.ied in Austrian dun- cept grain and other provisions, when geons, entered in the midst of the loudert conveyingthrough the country. plaudits. They received the fraternal em

AFFAIRS ON THE RHINE. brace from a great number of members, and the president. Çamus, in the naine

The poîtion of the respective armies, of his companions in captiviiy, testified disput ng with the most obstinate valout their gratitude and exprefled their at. every post, being very nearly oppoftachment to the constitution. Thiriya eri to one another, and the great importhree months of captivity have not, said

tance to the Imperial army, of securing he, abated our patriotisin. He ftated

winter quarters in the Palatinate, strongthat they had been exchanged at Basie

ly led to the expectation of fome decion the 5th Nivofe (Dec. 26.)

five blow being truck; although the if

sue of a general battle, was an event al.. Jan. 2. The Council, after having

moft to be dreaded by both combatants. heard the report of its commiflion, ap

Severe and continued actions were main. proved the resolution, importing that tained by both fides, fucceeding one athere should be a feventh minister, noiher, with an unexampled rapidity, charged with the general police of the till the 20th December. These mutual republic.

attacks chicly took place betwixt the armies of Generals Clairfayt and Jour

dan, in which the former lost some FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

ground. At this crisis, when it was exThe success of the French in Italy a- pected that the fate of the whole cam. gainst the Austrian armies, under Gene- paign would be determined by one battle, rals Argenteau, and De Vins, are not at- it was announced that an armistice, for a tempted to be contradicted by the offi- limited period, had been agreed upon cial reports, published both at Vienna between the chiefs of the contending arand the Austrian head-quarters. The mies, mutually fatigued, exhausted, and French General having received very harraffed. The roads, by the great fall of considerable reinforcements on the 23d rains, were rendered impasible for horses November, commenced an attack on the and artillery. This suspension of arms, Whole front of the Imperial army, who, appears to have been dictated by a deafter repelling them, at some of their fire for that repofe, which was become posts, five successive assaults, were obli. fo neceffary to both armies, rather than ged to give way. These fevere engage its being a basis for a negociation for ments were renewed and continued eve- peace between their respective nations. ry day till the 29th, with great valour, We fubjoin, for the sake of our readers, and also with confiderable Naughter, on the situation of the armies, and what both sides. The Auftrians were every apeared the probable statement of affairs where compelled to retreat, by the supe. at the time. rior number of the enemy. Finale, and The French and Imperial armies at Vado, with other fortrefies, from which present cover all the country between They were driven, fell into the hands of the Moselle and the Rhine. They are the republicans, with very considerable exactly opposed and ballanced in their quantities of ordnance, ammunition, and forces and their means. They are on provisions, which could not be removed equal terms with respect to their princiwith fufficient dispatch over the steep pal supports--they have each the fame mountains. Thus the French are mal security for their retreat, and each finds ters of the Genoese territory, and the the same difficulty to act on the offenthreatened attempt of the Austrians to five.-On the one fide the Imperialits winter in Nice, completely defeated. have Mentz, and the course of the Rhine.

General Songes, Commandant of the On the other side, the French have LanBelgic divifion, ttates in a letter to the dau, the chain of fortified places on the represen atives of the people, that the Sarre, Luxembourg and the course of ex edition in the forelt of Soigney, hath the Mosell. The armies being thus fibeen attended with the defired success; tuated, it is not probable that any thing

con

considerable will be attempted by either, downefs is no longer wisdom; where until the opening of the next campaign occafion is given to the injurious views -a circumstance which may possibly of malevolence; where the hopes of parproduce a new aspect of affairs.

ties revive, and the joy of the disconThe duration of the armistice is said tented is excited. to be fixed for two months, but it may The executive directory, therefore, in be extended throughout the winter. If expressiy directing the underligned to either party chufe to recede from the congratulate officially their High Mighconditions of the truce, they are to give tinesses upon the important refolution ten days notice. The river of the Mo- which they have taken, and in exbortselle is fixed upon as the line of demar- ing the Batavians to re-unite themfelves, cation, from which troops of both par- detire to convince themselves that all ties are removing. Jourdan is to con- difficulties will be removed, and that fine himself to the district of Aix la Chap- the harmony which will return amongst pelle. General Clairfayt's army is to be all the Provinces, will promise the most cantoned near Ment2.

happy confequences, and more and more A fimilar agreement for a cessation of strengthen the good harmony and mutual arms has been settled between General esteem which ought henceforth to reign Pichegru and General Wurmfer. between the two republics. (Signeu) The panic excited in the Austrian Ita

Noel. lian states, an account of the great and 20. At the Hague, in a permanent rapid success of the French, hath almost assembly of their High Mightinefies, altogether fubfided. The Imperialists the regulations for forming a National rendezvoused in the environs of Acqui, Allembly were finally adopted, and it and the Piedmontese under General Col- was afterwards decided, that it should li, took up their quarters at Ceva. The meet at the Hague the 18th of February. French are accufed of not following up This delay was mutually accorded by their success with their usual ardour. each province, to give the necessary time

for the arrangement of affairs. The proThe Dutch provinces have now de- vince of Overyfel had been gained over termined to form a national convention; vour of the National Assembly were

to this measure. The provinces in faa measure agrecable to their new malters and allies. The following official Gueldres, Holland, Utrecht, and 'Overy

fiel; against it, Zealand, Friesland, and letter hath appeared on that subject.

Groningen.
Hague, 30th Femaire, fourth year of the
French Republic, one and indivisible.

Exchange of the French Princess. j. LIBERTY-EQUALITY-FRATENITY. The exchange of the French DepuTo Citizen Quarles, Secretary of their High ties, and other prisoners who accompit Migbtin: fles.

nied them, for the cousin of the EmperCitizen,

or, took place on the night betwixt the The minister of the French republic 26th and 27th December. The Princess has the honour to folicit you to inform arrived at Huninguen, on the 25th in the their High Mightinesses of the real fatis- evening ; and the French prisoners who faction with which the executive direc- were at Frieburgh, did not arrive at tory of the French Republic have learn. Riechen, a village in the territory of ed the resolution taken by the States Balle, until the 26th, at five o'clock in the General, on the 24th of November, for evening. They were attended by Aufthe formation of a national convention. trian commissioners and officers, who

A refolution of such importance cer- according to an agreement entered into tainly demanded to be taken into the with Mr Bacher, the secretary to the most mature deliberation, and to be dif- French embafly, delivered them, on "heir cuffed with wisdom; and delay is not word of honour, to Citizen Legrand, to be held a matter of reproach, when counsellor of State to the repaone, vi the question to be determined upon re. Basle, and high bailiff of Riechen. The lates to the faithful re-union of equal reprefentative Camus gave his word of rights and interests, and to the placing honour for himself and his colleges, upon these foundations the glory and w hereupon the above fecretary of legahappinets of a nation.

HOLLAND.

SWITZERLAND

tion, aitended by several Austrian nobijiBut there is a term, beyond which ty and attendants, went to a country feat

near

WEST INDIES.

near Balle, where the Princess Marie- whom he presented his secretary as Therese Charlotte had, in the mean Charge de Aifairs till his fucceffor is aptime, arrived ; and he delivered her to pointed. Notwithstanding all these cirthe Prince de Gavry, who had been wait- cumstances, it has been remarked, that ing for her a whole month and upwards. Mr Liston on his departure received some A detachment of foot, and and ano- magnificent presents, among which was ther of dragoons of the republic of Basle a snuff-box set with brilliants, of the vahad been ordered out, to maintain good lue of 300 piastres, and some Indian order. The Austrian carriages pailed Ituffs to the amount of 3000 more. merely through the town; and although it was nine o'clock at night, yet the streets were crowded with people, who

The Inand of Barbadoes hath fuffered observed the strictest, neutrality. The much from a moft extraordinary fail af moment the young lady got into her rain, on the 8th November laft. It seems carriage, the French prisoners were set ed, says the account, as if the heavens at liberty. They dined the next day at had burst, and was pouring down their the French minister's.

waters, it fell in one continued torrent POLAND.

till seven the next morning, being twen. The unfortunate King of Poland's re: ty-four hours; and all that time, both nunciation of his throne was very far day and night, there were not two fefrom being voluntary, though the poffef- conds intermiflion between the moft vi. fion of it had been lately rendered too vid fathes of lightning, and most tres painful. The eve of the day, which mendous peals of thunder ever he.ird. would bave completed the thirtieth an. It might jusly be said, in the language niversary of his reign, was cruelly cho- the Plalmist,

ós the clouds poured out fen for the conclusion of his royal func, water, the air thunderec.The Guily tions. A letter was then delivered to ran higher than ever was known, and him by Prince Repnin, from the Emprets meeting with a flowing and spring tide of Russia, the fubftance of which was, water, after breaking down both bridges, " that the cellation of his Royal authoá fowed over into the town, and was in rity was the natural efect of the arrange- many. Itreets and houses five feet high. ments made with relpect to Poland; it The inhabitants escaped to other parts was, therefore referred to bis judgment, of the town, fome swimming, and others whether a formal abdication would not on horseback, the horses ton being obe suitable.”

bliged to swim. This crisis, though it had been fore. seen, did not give the king the less emotion, and he was for some hours much

GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE. agitated. At length he signed the act.

Admiralty Office, Jan. 2. CONSTANTINOPLE. The ravages which the plague for Extract of a letter from Admiral Sir John some months hath made in the military

Laforey, Bart. Commander in Chie, departments, have lo interfered with the of his Majesty's thips and veffels at warlike arrangements, which are still

the Leeward INands, to Mr Nepean, continued without intermißion, that ihe

dated Martinico, October 22. 1795. government attempted to confiitute tre On the 20th instart the Bellona arcustom of obliging veffels to perform rived, having joined Vice-AdmiralThomquarantine. But the chamours of the re: fon on the 7th of Sept. in the latitude of ligious, who exclaimed against this in- 43 deg. 20 min. N. and longitude 38 novation of Mahometanism, has com- deg. 9. min. W. pelled the Porte, for the prelent, to a- In my last I informed you, Sir, with bandon this design. It is, however, to the capture of the Superb French fribe boped, that the project will not be gate, of 22 guns, of Defeada, by th: totally relinquished.

Yanguard; fince which I have received The departure of the British minister, an account from Capt. Warre, of his MaMr Lifton, continues to excite many con- jesty's Mhip Mermaid, dated the 12th inje&tures in this quarter. He has taken Itant, that, cruising toward Grenada, he no leare whatever of the Grand Vizier, discoveredi, on the ioth, off La Baye, a and on his departure made but a short hip and a brig at anchor, which, upon and private visit to the Reis Effendi, to seeing him, got under weigh and made

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