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before the Managers of the Orphan Hospital sumption, which I have before stated, is the in Edinburgh, unfolds the means, which great increase of horses ; and this will plainProvidence employs, for rearing and educat- ly appear, when it is considered what great ing the young of the human species : the numbers are kept now to what there were fermon concludes with an animated recom- fifty years ago, for post chaises and machines; niendation of the charity. The fourteenth is by persons whose property is in the puhlic a well studied, and well written discourse, funds ; by opulent tradesmen and manufacpreached at the opening of the General Ar turers, both for riding and carriages ; toge-sembly in 1990 : the fubject is, the prospect ther with those necessary for carrying on the of the universal prevalence of Chriflianity: increased trade and manufactures of this kingand the objection against the probability of dom ; those used by higglers and errand carts, this event, arising from it's present partial for some miles round London ; and others in extension, is ingeniously examined and refu- hackney coaches in London, Bristol, Bri. ted.

mingham, and Plymouth.

“ To this might be added the number Tbongbts on the cause of the High Price of Pro- exported (about 2000 annually), and the wifrons, and bow the evil may be removed. In

mares and colts necessary to be kept, in ora Letter to Sir John Sinclair, Bart. Chair- der to afford a constant supply for these resman of the Board of Agriculture. By a pedive purposes, must be immense. Farmer's son.

Dilly, 6C.

“ In order to show the amazing consumpAS the subject matter of this pamphlet is tion which is caused by horses, I will only of national importance, we give the follow. ftate one infance, and that is in respect to ing interesting quotation, containing some of the number of persons who might be supthe causes mentioned by this intelligent wri- ported from what is expended on those horses

working in the mail coaches. “ In order to support my opinion of there “ From the best information I have been being an increase of population, I would in able to obtain, the number of these horses the first place observe, that there is now a must be near two thousand ; and as they prodigious number of persons more employ- cannot be kept for less than twelve shillings ed in every department and ûtuation through. per week each, the consumption of one horfe out the kingdom than there were fifty years would support a labouring man, his wife, fince : now taking the aggregate of this im- and four children ; so that the sum expended mense number of persons (which must have on 2000 horses would be sufficient to keep been drawn from husbandry, supposing there 12,000 perfons : or, fuppose one horse will had been no increase of population) in one consume the produce of four aeres of land, point of view, independent of those employ- then it would require 8000 acres of land to ed in agriculture, which, on account of the support the said number of horses. If then great improvements made of it in late years, the loss funained hy the public, by only so requires more hands to carry it on than here- small a part of the horses thus kept, is so tofore, and conldering there is now a suffi: great, what must it be when all the horses cient number to do the business, there can. above described are taken into consideration?" not be a doubt but this country has increased His proposed means of remedying the evil in population beyond description.

are numerous; such as inclosing open lands “And it is not only the great iccrease of po- draining wet lands--embanking land fram pulation which has been the means of enlarg- the sea--improving moory heaths--and culing our consumption ; but that a great num tivating Nova Scozia! lessening the use of ber of people of late years have been called horses, and increasing that of black and neat from a low eftate, where the most common cattle, in hufbandry; and, above all, to make food was their constant fupport, to a situa- use of Kennedy's Drill and Moore's Plow. tion which affords them a full supply of meat. The consumptions of such persons requires

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ALONZO THE BRAVE, AND FAIR His vizor was clos'il, and gigantic his height;

His armour was fable to view :
All pleasure and laughter were hush'd at his

sighe; A Warrior so bold and a Virgin fo bright : The dogs, as they ey'd him, drew back in Convers'd, as they sat on the green;

affright; They gaz'd on each other with tender de

The lights in the chamber bürn'd blue ! light!

His presence all bosoms appear'd to dismay; Alonzo the Brave was the name of the knight

The guests fat in filence and fear; The maid's was the Fair Imogine.

At length fpoke the bride, while she trem“ And, oh! (said the youth) since to-morrow bled, I



Sir knight, that your helmet aside you would To fight in a far diftant land,

And deign to partake of our cheer !" Your tears for my absence suon ceasing. to The lady is filent: the stranger complies :

flow, Some other will court you, and you will oh, God! what a light met Fair Imogine's eyes!

His vizor he slowly uncloud : bestow

What words can express her dismay and surOn a wealthier suitor your hand!"

prise, « Oh, hush these fufpicions! (fair Imogine When a tkeleton's head was ex pos'd! said)

All present then utter'd a terrified fhout, Offensive to love and to me!

all turn'd with disguft from the scene ; For, if you be living, or if you be dead,

The worms they crept in, and the worms I swear by the Virgin, that none in your stead,

they crept out, Shall Husband of Imogine be.

And sported his eyes and his temples about, “ If e'er I, by luft or by wealth led aside, While the Speåre address’d Imogine : Forget my Alonzo the Brave,

“ Behold me, thou false one! behold me! God grant, that, to punish my falfehood and

(he cried) pride,

Remember Alonzo the Brave ! Your ghost at the marriage may fit by my God grants, that, to puniflo tby falsehood and fide,

pride, May tax me with perjury, clai me as bride, My ghost at thy marriage fbould fit by tby fide, And bear me away to my grave ?"

Should tax thee with perjury, claim thee as bride, To Palestipe haften'd the hero so bold;

And bear thee

away His love--fhe laniented hina fore :

Thus faying, his arms rowd the lady he But scarce had a twelvemonth elaps'd, when

wound, behold,

While loudly she shrick'd in dismay; A baron, all cover'd with jewels and gold,

Then sunk with his prey through the wideArriv'd at Fair Imogine's door!

yawning ground ! His treasure, his presents, his spacious do- Nor ever again was Fair Imiogine found, main,

Or the spectre who bore her away. Soon made her untrue to her vows :

Not long liv'd the baron; and none since He dazzled her eyes, he bewilder'd her brain;

that time He caught her affections fo light and so vain

To inhabit the caftle prefume; And carried her home his house!

For chronicles tell, that; by order fublimc, And now had the marriage been bleft by the There Imogine suffers the pain of her crime, prieft ;

And mourns her deplorable doom. The revelry now was begun ;

At midnight four times in each year does her The tables they givan'd with the weight of

spright, the feast;

When mortals in funibert are board, Nor yet had the laughter and merriment Array'd in her bridal apparel of white, ceas'd,

Appear in the hall with the skeleton knight, When the bell at the castle tollidone

And Ibrick, as he whitis her round ! Then - first, with amazement, Fair Imogino While they drink out of skulls newly torn found

from the grave, That attranger was placed hy her side.

Dancing round then the spectres are seen! His air was terrific; he utter'd no found; He spoke not, he mov'd not,' he look'd not They howl_" To the health of Alot.zoʻthe

Their liquor is blood, and this horrible itare around

Brave, Rut earneitiy gaz'd on the bride!

And his confort, the False Imogine !!!


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By Mr Merry.
AH, Susan! guard thy tender heart

DOWN in yon glade, beside that glasfy hill,
From flatt'ry's soft delusive song,

There stands, and long has stood, the village Nor let the voice of cruth depart

school; Unheeded from an artless tongue.

Hark! the gay murm'rings of the sportive No tale have I to charm thine ear,

train, No eloquence, alas ! have I;

Freed from restraint, that gambol o'er the My tale is but a simple cear,

plain; And all my eloquence-a ligh!

Lift their shrill voices, and their bursts of glee!
But I've a cottage in the vale,

WiP future years recal their ecstasy?
With quiet and with plenty blest, Perchance, some one, hereafter, of the band,
Where oft I hear the stranger's tale,

From the brown summit of that jutting land,
And welcome ev'ry wand'ring guest.


eye the well-known spot, the self-fame

There would I nurse thine aching head,
When old and feeble thou art grown;

And the thin spire that peeps those groves
And when thy beauty shall have fled,
Would love thee for thy worth alonc.

Shall mark the peasant plodding as before,

And the trim housewife at the cottage door ;
Then Susan, calm this brow of care,

Shall hear the pausing bell's pathetic toll,
Nor let me thus in sorrow pine;

Bornc on the gale, announce the parting soul
Believe me, thou wilt never share

Of some old friend, who to his childhood A soul fo full of love as mine.


Prepar'd the kite, and strcam'd it to the PRO PATRIA MORI.

wind; Some busy dame, for cakes and custards knowny Who gave

him credit when his pence were FOR virtue, freedom, human rights, to fall, Beseems the brave : it is a Saviour's death; Some truant ploughboy, who, neglecting toil,

gone; Of heroes only the most pure of all Thus with their heart's blood tinge the Join’d him to seize the tempting orchard's

spoil ; battle-heath.

Or, in despite of peril, spread the snare, And this proud death is secmliest in the man As through the thicket pass’d the nightly hare

Who for a kindred race, a country bleeds: Then shall he think on all the woes of life,
Three hundred Spartans form the shining van His thankless children, or his faithless wife,
Of those, whom fame in this high triumph His fortune wasted, or his wishes crost,

His tender brother, lister, parents, loft,
Great is the death of a great prince incurrid, Till, every object linking into shade,
Who wields the sceptre with benignant He figh, and call oblivion to his aid.
hand :

The buxom lass, who late fecure from
Well may for him the noble bare his sword,

harm, Falling he earns the blessings of a land. With gay importance bustled through the Death for friend, parent, child, or her we Tended her dairy at the break of dawn,

farm; If not so grcát, is beauteous to behold :

Or fed her circling poultry on the lawn; This the fine tumults of the heart approve ;

O'er the walh'd floor the cleanly sand let fall, It is the walk to death unbought of gold. And brush'd th’ unsecmly cobweb from the

wall; But for mere majesty to meet a wound

Who in the hay-time met the lufty throng, Who holds that great or glorious, he mis- And with her share of labour join'd her song, takes :

To the faint reapers bore the humming ale, That is the fury of the pamper'd hound,

Or jok'd the thrasher leaning on his fail; Which envy, anger, or the whip awakes.

By vain ambition led at length to town, And for a tyrant’s fake to seek a jaunt In quest of fortune, and suppos'd renowa, To hell 's a death which only hell en- If there, the vidim of some worthless rake, joys :

She chance its fickly pleasures to partake, Where such a hero falls

--the gibbet plant Mix'd with the pamper'd crowds whose looke A murderer's trophy, aogh a plunderer's disclaim prize.

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