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Will she not oft regret the chearful day, Or autumn choak'd with elmy foliage sear When {port and freedom haild th' approach His brook, or dropt the caves to winter" of May,

breath auftere. 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 sad 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 bosom throb the more,

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

grey A secret canker every rose destroy ;

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

day,

With legendary looks that audience ask, INFLUENCE OF LOCAL ATTACH- On smooth worn oaken bench, in sunnybeam MENT ON VULGAR MINDS *.

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

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, swell,

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

sense, While vainly flames pale Sirius, could I tell And coolness to the fervid air dispense,

The homely bleslings that endear the dell; Where gleam beneath the casement his trim Such as attach'd a simple peasant, frore

hives; With age, whose features I remember well Nor need the humming laþourers 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 cry: “ That walnut waving ground,

wild, While his low chimney from an ivied nook

My grandfire planted by the torrent's foam Curl'd its grey cloud, the abbey's heary 1 grasped its feeble stem when yet a child : 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 fhook, Each father op'd the brass-embossed book, Here have I turn’d, each year, yon loping

roam, Or note the cellar's space-to shew how

ground; vain All monkish joys; where now the passing 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 profane.

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 solemn, the flow curfew

The brecze of health, and fresh returning, tollid,

quaff Yet, from his shelter'd combę and upland

Still whole at heart, his cup of spiced ale, down,

And on his wholesome sallads still regale ; He wisely read the feasons as they rolld; When, as his children's children round him Whether his hazel-hedges 'gan anfold

lisp, The first sweet promise of the purple year, Or his green summer meads were sprent of Mab the fairy, or of Will-o-wisp,

Their fancies he delights with many a tale with gold,

Or fills thcir liquorith mouths with racy From the “ Influence of Local Attack

pippius 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 defire, met, and the usual forms 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 eMy Lords and Gentlemen of the House 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 necefty to inform, that he defers acquainting fary 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 enterpriże; but it befits men, shall have chosen for yourselves a your wisdom to neglect no precautions Speaker. You will therefore, Gentlex 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 enedelay, 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 so, 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 person so chofen, in order to present tected to a degree almost beyond exhim

to this Commission for his Majesty's ample, and the fleets of the enemy have approbation.'

for the greatest part of the year been O&. 6. His Majesty having fent 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 . My Lords and Gentlemen, forces, both by fea and land, have been “ It is a peculiar fatisfaction 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 spirit 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 fteps 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 itfue of which must either produce the the enemy, than its commencement and desirable end of a juít, honourable, and progress for a time were favourabļe to folid 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 discussions 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.

againft 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 ceffary 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 prefent crisis may require.

He acknowledged the splendid victories “ My Lords and Gentlemen,

of the Archduke Charles, and he' àca “ The distresses which were in the quiefced in the idea, that we should not last 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 prospect 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 occafion, and plant the Tree of Liberty? Whether they the endeavours of thofe 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 wisdom 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 conftantly new fyftems. the glory and happiness of these king. It was our business first to see that their doms, is the constant with 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 forry 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 Bathurs, 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 continue 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 speech at the opening of At half past seyen the House adjourned. the last feflion of Parliament. He said,

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HOUSE OF COMMONS. attend for the purpose of receiving his Sept.27. Afterthe return of the members Majesty's approbation of the Speaker. from the Upper House, Lord F. Campbell The motion was agreed to, and the rose to move the appointment of a Speak- House accordingly adjourned.

The Commons, he began by saying, Oct. 6. After the King's speech was were now met to chufe a proper person read in the usual way, Lord Morpeth to fill the high office of Speaker of the rose to move the Address. His LordHouse; and this duty they had to dif- fhip began by congratulating the Houfe charge at a time when the being of Great and the country on the sentiments conBritain, perhaps the quiet of Europe, tained in the speech, which had just. depended upon their deliberations. He been read, and anticipated the unani-> looked around him, and saw men of emi. mity which he conceived it could not nent abilities, of diftinguished talents, fail to produce. To gentlemen who of talents certainly as great, probably had uniformly opposed the war, who greater than any that had ever adorned had contended that it was a war of ages any nation ; fo situated, there could not greffion on car part, and who had re. be wanting persons fit to fill the chair of peatedly brought forward motions for the House with advantage to the country, the re-establishment of peace, these senand with honour to themselves. But timents mut be peculiarly gratifying. happily, in this hour of difficulty, there Gentlemen who have refifted those mo: was no occasion to have recourse to con- tions, because they did not conceive jecture; experience was a safe, an un. the government of France sufficiently erring guide, and, fortunately for the stable and pacific, must also rejoice to nation, a gentleman had been returned learn that the government of France is who had sewn himself to be capable of disposed to treat for the re-establishthe high office. After a warm panegy- ment of peace; and that a paffport for ric on the late Speaker's abilities, he carrying that desirable object into effect concluded by moving, “ That the Right has been received from the Executive Hon. Henry Addington be called to the Directory. chair of the House of Commons."

Sir W. Lowther seconded the motion. Mr Powys asserted, that he had never Mr Fox rose to explain his reasons for on any occasion risen with fuch satisfac- not giving a filent vote for the address. tion as he did now, to second the motion The striking and prominent feature of of the Noble Lord.

the speech is, that “ his Majesty has General Tarleton professed his entire been advised to set on foot a negociation acquiescence in all the sentiments which for restoring peace and general trane had been expressed by the noble Lord quillity to Europe.” This was precifely who propofed the motion, and almoft what he had repeatedly proposed in the in every thing that had been said by the course of the war, and it was not to be hon. gentleman who feconded it. He was supposed that he would now withhold happy also to add another point which his most cordial support; but it was had not been mentioned, and which to impoffible not to regret that the mea. him was not the smallest of his recom- sure had not been adopted before milmendations: His impartial attention to lions of valuable lives had been loity and that side of the House on which he had before millions of money had been squanthe honour to fit; a circumstance which dered for the attainment of an object, was their best defence against the pride which to him had always appeared imof office, and of infolent inajorities. practicable. For his part he thould be

Mr Addington made a very handsome the last perfon to say any thing with re. and elegant reply, after which he was spect to the particular time of applying; conducted to the Chair by Lord F. for all times appeared to him wife and Campbell and Mr Powys.

salutary, and the last to retort the ani. Mr Dundas congratulated the House madversion on his conduct, when he and the country, upon the choice which brought forward a similar propofition. they had just made. Upon that choice, It was, in his opinion, always laudable he would not hurt the feelings of the and dignified to make the first overtures; right hon. gentleman by dwelling more and those who maintained the doctrine at large, but he knew that it would be of the last Parliament, that' " to open . received with universal approbation. a negociation is suing for peace,” would He moved that the House should adjourn be recommending a perpetual perseve. till to-morrow, and that it should then rance in war, and depriving mankind

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for ever of the enjoyment of tranquil- had mentioned the Executive Directory
lity. The speech contained one expref- this was treating the government of
fion, which, he said, he must consider France with appropriate respect and ci:
differently from his Majesty's minifters. vility. It would have been no degrada-
“ I have used every endeavour to set on tion if his Majesty's ministers had set
foot, &c.”. He understood " I have him the example. He should have ex-
lately, &c.” for during this unfortunate pected that his Majesty would have men.
conflict, no such endeavour had been tioned to whom, or to what country he
manifefted by his Majesty's minifters. made the application. If he had been
The omission of the opprobrious ex- consulted, he should have recommend,
presions which had been applied to the ed “ To the Executive Directory of
i'rench nation at the outset of the war the French Republic." [This produ-
had, he thought, been very properly ced a smile from the Treasury Bench.}
omitted, as their insertion might have Mr Fox asked the gentlemen, whether
provoked diftention, and checked the the Directory was so obfcure in the
progress of negociation. The state of world, or was the superscription omit-
the revenue, of commerce, and manu- ted through inadvertency ? Great advan-
factures, he touched upon very slightly, tages resulted from such a recogoition
as the House would have opportunities during the American war, and the omif-
hereafter of discussion on these topics. fion might hurt the pride of persons in
The right hon. gentleman now ani- particular situations, and embarrass the
madverted upon the expression, the operations of negotiation. It was not
endeavours of some perfons to introduce his intention to propose any alteration,
anarchy have been repressed by the wife for he was aware, that whether the omif-
dom and energy of the laws." He had fion was the effect of accident or design,
never been convinced that any state pro- his amendment would not be readily a-
fecution had been worthy of the atten- dopted, and chiefly because he wished
tion of his Majesty or of that House, and to give full effect to the negociation,
he knew not a fingle instance where the With respect to Spain he could say no-
exercise of the law had suppressed any thing. He cautioned minifters, howe
serious designs “ to introduce anarchy.ver, against extending the flame of war,
If Minisers would impute the tranquil. and hoped they would profit by the se-
lity of the country to the excellence of vere lesson in the event of the American
the constitution, he should grant it, but war. Experience had taught them that
if they meant to afcribe it to the two moderation and forbearance were the
horrid bills, he should deny it. Instead most befitting characteristics of magnani-
of exulting in this species of tranquillity, mity. After a few general observations
he thought it rather matter of alarm, for on the war, and ftating the difficulty to
if treasonable desigas were ever enter- hit on the exact line to be obferved in
tained by any of his Majesty's subjects, negociating a peace, he said he should
they were only suppressed, and not ex- find less fault with terms founded on mo-
tinguithed by the operation of those acts. deration, than breaking off abruptly the
He declared he was attached to the Con- negociation ; but these were confidera-
stitution under which he was born, and tions for future discussion. In appreciat-
not to the Constitution made by the laft ing the Auftrian successes, we ought not,
Parliament, who had more disgraced he said, to forget that the whole milita-
that ancient fabric than any of their pre- ry exertions that have been made were
di ceffore, for a series of ages. He next for the purpofe of regaining what was
adverted to the principle of the war, loft in the present campaign. Succeffes
and the mode of conducting it, both of must be considered with a reference to
which he had frequently had occafion the whole, otherwise the computation
to pronounce faulty, and expressed a will be fallacious. Sanguine, indeed, are
hope that the same fyftem of policy the coalefced powers, if they expect the
would not be adopted in negociation. French to be deprived of an equal extent
At all events peace was defirable. In of territory: the Austrian successes, there-
one case it might be a palliative, under fore, did not appear to be matter of ex-
a different regimen—a remedy, either ultation, except as far as they tended to
of which he thought preferable to the accelerate a peace. With respect to the
fcourge of war. He complimented Lord successes of our Acets and armies, it
Morpeth on the neatnefs and propriety should seem remarkable, that, in the
of his address. His Lordship, he said, course of four years, they had not at.

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