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

His arniour was fable to view :

All pleasure and laughter were luch'd at his A ROMANCE.

sight; A Warrior so bold and a Virgin so 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 burn'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 spoke the bride, while she trem" And, oh! (said the youth) since to-morrow bled,

(lay, I go

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 ny absence suon ceasing. to The lady is filent: the stranger complies : fiow,

His vizor he flowly unclos'd : Some other will court you, and you will oh, God! what a light met Fair Imogine's eyes! beflow

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

prise, « Oh, hush these suspicions! (fair Imogine When a skeleton's head was expos'd ! faid)

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

All turn’d with disgust 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 fported his eyes and his temples about, « .If e'er I, by lust or by wealth led aside, While the Speåre address'd logine : Forget my Alonzo the Brave,

« Behold me, thou faise one! behold me ! God granı, that, to punish my falsehood and

(he cried) pride,

Remember Alonzo the Brave ! Your ghost at the marriage may fit by my God grants, that, to punis tby fulfikood and side,

pride, May tax me with perjury, claim me as bride, Mygboft at thy marriage fbould fit by thy fade, And bear me away to my grave?”

Should tax thee with perjury, claim thee as bride, To Palestive haften'd the hero fo bold; And bear tbeé away to the grave ?!His love-fhe laniented him fore :

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

wound, behuid,

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

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

yawning ground! His treafure, his presents, his spacious do- Nor ever again was Fair Imogine 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 castle prefume; And carried her home to his house!

For chronicles tell, that; by order fublime, And now had the marriage been blest 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 cables they groan'd with the weight of

spright, the feast ;

When mortals in funibertare bouna, 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 tollidon

And sbrick, as he whitló her round ! Thon-first, with amazement, Fair Imogino While they dririk out of skulls newly tora, found

from the grave, fi That attranger was placed by her side.

. Dancing round then the fpeares are seen! His air was terrific; he utter'd no found;

Their liquor is blood, and this horrible ftave He fpoke not, he mov'd njót, he lòub'd not They howl—" To the health of Alot.zo the arcund

Brave, But 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 truth 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 figh!

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, fome one, hereafter, of the band, Where oft I hear the ftranger'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

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

And the thin spire that peeps those groves

between ; And when thy beauty shall have fled,

Shall mark the peasant plodding as before, Would love thee for thy worth alone.

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;

Borne 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 stream'd it to the PRO PATRIA MORI.

Some busy dame, for cakes and custards known,

Who gave him credit when his pence were FOR virtue, freedom, huna in rights, to fall, Befeems 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 ; batçle-heath.

Or, in despite of peril, spread the snare, And this proud death is fecmliest 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 croft, leads.

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

The buxom lass, who late secure 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 love,

Tended her dairy at the break of dawn,

Or fed her circling poultry on the lawn; If not so grcat, is beauteous to behold : This the fine tumults of the heart approve ;

O'er the wash'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 lusty 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 renown, To hell as a death which only hell en- If there, the vi&tim of some worthless rake, joys :

She chance its lickly pleasures to partake, Where such a hero falls--the gibbet plant Mir’d with the pamper'd crowds whose looke A murderer's trophy, and a plunderer's disclaim prize.

The mile of virtue and the blash of Ihame;
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Will she not oft regret the chearful day, Or autumn choak'd with elmy foliage sear
When sport and freedom hail'd th' approach His brook, or dropt the caves to winter
of May,

breath austere.
And many a rural pair beguild the hour, Noridly on his cot the sun-beams fall
With ev'ning dance beneath the moon-light Within the circle of each little day;
bow'r ?

While thro' the lattice, chequering his white
Or to her fad fate left, condemn'd to rove

wall, The lawless patiis of desultory love,

He sees the hours in dancing radiance Will not her tortur'd boson throb the more,

Whene'er she thinks on what she was before, And by the morn's first trembling lustre
And finds, recoiling from th' infidious joy,

A secret canker every rose destroy ; Rouses the snoring ploughboy to his tak;
While all that memory's sorcery can dispense, And loves, as the deep shadow marks noon
Shall add new pangs to loss of innocence ?


With legendary looks that audience ask,
INFLUENCE OF LOCAL ATTACH On smooth worn oaken bench, in sunnybeam

to bask.
WHERE `ich Devonia boalts her greener Here, as his thin locks glitter to the sun,

See, just escap'd the hollies of his fence,
And clifts that redden o'er the billow's A rill beside his feet o'er pebbles run,

To sooth with gurgling found the drowsy
And vallics water'd by a thousand rills,

sense, While vainly flames pale Sirius, could I tell

And coolness to the fervid air difpense, The homely blessings that endear the dell; Where gleam bencath the casement his trim Such as attach'd a simple peasant, frore

hives; With age, whose features I remember well Nor need the humming labourers wander Bending with fragrant pipe, on lime-afh'd

hence, floor,

To waste on distant flowers their little lives; To crackling afhen blaze, and full of abbey. Here spreads pale rosmarine, and there the lore.

thyme-bank thrives. Yes! he could trace, on Buckfast's sacred

Oft would he


" That walnut waving ground,

wild, While his low chimney from an ivicd nook Curl'd its grey cloud, 'the abbey's heary 1 graspd its feeble stem when yet a child :

My grandfire planted by the torrent's foam bound,

It quiver'd, as he heap'd the glowing moan And point where once, ere fate the chapel

E'en from my grandfire's days averse to
Each father op'd the brass-embofled book, Here have I turn'd, each year, yon noping

Or note the cellar's space-
eto shew how

All monkish joys; where now the palling And bade on the heap'd floor the fail re.

And met the jocund hinds at harvest-home; crook

found, Fills, widely-branching, the wet-shadow'd

And press'd my orchard fruit within the lane,

reeking pound.'
As whistling rustics rude the genial spot pro-

Tho' now he droop with age, his friendly

staff Happy old man! tho' ftranger to the town

Aids him to climb.yon hillock, and inhale Whence, dully folemn, the flow curfew

The breeze of health, and fresh returning, tollid,

quaff Yet, from his fhelter'd combe and upland

Still whole at heart, his cup of spiced ale, down, He wisely read the seasons as they tolld; When, as his children's children round him

And on his wholesome sallads still regal;
Whether his hazel-hedges 'gan unfold

The first (weet promise of the purple year,
Or his green summer meads were sprent Of Mab the fairy, or of Will-o-wifp,

Their fancies he delights with many a talo with gold,

Or fills their liquorish mouths with racy From the “ Influence of Local Attack

pippins crisp ment," a Poem,

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ration of general peace : but you must HOUSE OF LORDS.

be sensible that nothing can so much Sept. 27. After the two Houses had contribute to give effect to this desire, met, and the usual forins were gone as your manifesting that we poffefs both through, the Lord Chancellor addressed the determination and the resources to them nearly as follows:

oppose, with increased activity and e“ My Lords and Gentlemen of the Houfe nergy the further efforts of those with of Commons,

whom we may have to contend. “ We are commiffioned by his Majes. “ You will feel this peculiarly necesty to inform, that he defers acquaintingsary at a moment when the enemy has you with the weighty and important openly manifested the intention of atmatters, which at the present moment tempting a descent on these kingdoms. have induced him to call his Parliament It cannot be doubted what would be the together, till such time as you, Gentle. issue of such an enterprize; but it befits men, shall have chosen for yourselves a your wisdom to neglect no precautions Speaker. You will therefore, Gentlem that may either preclude the attempt, men, be pleased to retire to the place or secure the speedieft means of turning where you are to fit, and there, without it to the confusion and ruin of the eneo delay, proceed to the choice of a proper my, person to officiate for you in that im. « In reviewing the events of the year, portant ftation, and, having done fo, you you will have observed that by the skill will be further pleased to return to this and exertions of my navy, our extensive House to-morrow at twelve o'clock, with and increasing commerce has been prothe perfon so chosen, in order to present tected to a degree almost beyond exhim to this Commission for his Majesty's ample, and the Meets of the enemy have approbation.”

for the greatest part of the year been O&. 6. His Majesty having sent a mef- blocked up in their own ports. sage to the Commons, commanding their “The operations in the East and attendance, and the Commons having West Indies have been highly honouraccordingly come to the Bar, his Ma- able to the British arms, and producjesty made the following most gracious tive of great national advantage; and Speech from the Throne :

the valour and good conduct of my Lords and Gentlemen,

forces, both by sea and land, have been “ It is a peculiar satisfaction to me, eminently conspicuous. in the present conjuncture of affairs, to “ The fortune of war on the Continent recur to your advice, after the recent has been more various, and the progress opportunity which has been given for of the French armies threatened, at one collecting the sense of my people, en period, the utmost danger to all Europe; gaged in a difficult and arduous conteft, but from the honourable and dignified for the preservation of all that can be perseverance of my ally the Emperor, most dear to us.

and from the intrepidity, discipline, I have omitted no endeavours for and invincible fpirit of the Austrian setting on foot 'negociations to restore forces, under the auspicious conduct of peace to Europe, and to secure for the the Archduke Charles, such a turn has future the general tranquillity. The lately been given to the course of the steps which I have taken for this purpose war, as may inspire a well-grounded have at length opened the way to an confidence, that the final result of the immediate and direct negociation, the campaign will prove more disastrous to ifsue of which must either produce the the enemy, than its commencement and defirable end of a just, honourable, and progress for a time werę favourable to solid peace for us, and for our Allies, their hopes. or must prove, -beyond dispute, to what " The apparently hostile dispositions cause alone the prolongation of the ca- and conduct of the Court of Madrid, lamities of war must be ascribed.

have led to discuffions of which I am not “. I will inmediately send a person to yet enabled to acquaint you with the Paris with full powers to treat for this final result; but I am confident, that object, and it is my anxious wish, that whatever may be their issue, I shall have zhis measure may lead to the resto. given to Europe a further proof of my



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moderation and forbearance ; and I can he joined administration on this prinhave no doubt of your determination to ciple" that he thought the war a just defend, against every aggreffion, the and a necessary one, and that it was dignity, rights, and interests of the Bri- ftated to him, the measure of hoftility tish empire.

against France, was commenced and “ Gentlemen of the House of Commons, pursued for the purpose of restoring mo“ I rely on your zeal and public fpirit narchy to France, as the only means of for such supplies as you may think ne- establishing the balance of power, and cessary for the service of the year. It is preserving the real rights and liberties a great fatisfaction to me to observe, of Europe. The present address, which, that, notwithstanding the temporary as usual, was the echo of the speech, deembarrassements which have been expe- parted from that principle, and seemed rienced, the state of the commerce, ma- to indicate that government were willnufactures, and revenue of the country, ing to acknowledge the French republic, proves the real extent and folidity of our and in so doing, to depart from that very resources, and furnishes you such means principle on which all their arguments as muft be equal to any exertions which at the commencement of the war refted. the present crisis may require.

He acknowledged the splendid victories My Lords and Gentlemen, of the Archduke Charles, and he aco « The diftreffes which were in the quiefced in the idea, that we fhould not Jast year experienced from the scarcity depart from supporting our best ally ; of corn, are now, by the blessing of God, but he wished to know, if on a 'peace happily removed, and an abundant har. being patched up with the French Divest affords the pleasing profpect of relief rectory, whether Ministers were prepared in that important article to the labour- to meet the adoption of the French Naing claffes of the community. Our in- tional Cockade in this country-whether ternal tranquillity' has also continued un- they were prepared to meet the thoudisturbed : the general attachment of sands of French incendiaries that would my people to the British Conftitution land here to teach the English how to has appeared on every occasion, and plant the Tree of Liberty? Whether they the endeavours of those who wished to were prepared to meet the consequences introduce anarchy and confusion into of dismantling our navy, the grand bulthis country, have been repressed by the wark of the nation?-And whether they energy and wifdom of the laws,

were prepared to meet, what, from the “ To defeat all the designs of our e- reduction of our land forces, might be nemies, to restore to my people the the confequences of a peace acknowblessings of a secure and honourable ledged on the basis of a French RepubPeace, to, maintain inviolate their reli- lic? We could place no reliance, his gion, laws, and liberty, and to deliver Lordship contended, where eternal down unimpared to the latest pofterity changes made constantly new fyftems. the glory and happiness of these king. It was our business first to see that their doms, is the constant wish of my heart, government was an established one, beand the uniform end of all my actions. fore we entered into any treaty.' This In every measure that can conduce. was the original idea of ministry, and to these objects, I am confident of re. he was sorry to find they had departed ceiving the firm, zealous, and affection from it. ate support of my Parliament.'

Earl Guildford thought otherwise, and The Commons having retired, and as peace was the object, the Address his Majesty having quitted the Throne, had his most hearty concurrence.

Lord Bathurst, after a long encomium Lord Grenville infifted, that neither on the speech, and recapitulating the the House, nor ministry stood pledged principal points, moved an address, to any such' agreement, and though which, as usual, was the echo of the nothing short of monarchy could secure speech.

permanent happiness to France, yet we Lord Ofjory feconded the Address: were not to continye the war on that

Earl Fitzwilliam rofe to object to the account. Peace was the grand object address, or rather to propofe an amend- at present, and if it could not be ob.. ment. The noble Earl's idea of oppofi- tained on honourable terms, the war tion was founded on what made the fub must continue. ftance of his fpeech at the opening of At half past seven the House adjourned, the last seflion of Parliament. He said,


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