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ranflated from the French of H. Goudemetz. an Appendix, containing the History of the a French Clergyman Emigrant in England. Jews from the Time of Nehemiah to the Dedicated, by Permiffion, to his R. H. the Deftruction of Jerufalem by the Romans. Duke of York, by the Rev. Dr Randolph. By a Lady, Author of Amusement Hall, &c. To which is fubjoined, The Judgment and 12mo. 4 Vols. 10s. Boards. Gardener, Execution of Louis XVI. King of France. Matthews, Knott, &c. With a Lift of the Members of the Convention who voted for and against his Death; and the Names of many of the moft confiderable Sufferers in the Course of the Revolu. tion, diftinguished according to their Principles. 8vo. 4s. Boards. Dilly.

Precis Elementaire, &c. Elements of Morality, or Ethics epitomized. 12mo. D. Jaques, Chelsea.

Medical Reports of the effects of Blood-Letting, Sudorifics, and Bliftering, in the Cure of the Acute and Chronic Rheumatifm. By Thomas Fowler, M. D. of York. 8vo. 5s. Boards. Jobnfen. Free Thoughts on a General Reform, addreffed to every Independent Man. 8vo. 2s. Dilly.

Chefs made Eafy: New and comprehensive Rules for playing the Game of Chefs, with Examples from Philidor, Cunningham, &c. to which is perfixed, a pleafing Account of its Origin; fome interefting Anecdotes of several exalted Perfonages who have been Admirers of it; and the Morals of Chefs, writ ten by the ingenious and learned Dr Franklin. 18mo. Is. 6d. Symonds.

Two Letters addreffed to a Britif Merchant, a fhort Time before the expected Meeting of the New Parliament in 1796. 8vo. 16. 6d. Longman, and Owen.

Ariel; or a Picture of the Human Heart By Thomas Dutton, Efq; 12mo. Is. Becket.

A Tour to the Ifle of Wight, illustrated with eighty Views, drawn and engraved in Aqua Tinta. By Charles Tomkins. 2 Vols. large 8vo. 31. 38. 4to. 51. 55. Kearsley.

Remarks on the very inferior Utility of Claffi cal Learning. By W. Stevenson. 8vo. Is. Symonds.

The Law of Nature; or Catechism of French Citizens: Tranflated from the French of C. F. Volney, Author of the Ruins of Empires, &c. &c. and Profeffor, fince the Re volution, at Paris. 8vo. IS. Eaton.

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Gleanings through Wales, Holland, and Weftphalia; with Views of Peace and War at home and abroad. Second Edition, revised. To which is added, Humanity; or, The Rights of Nature; a Poem :" Third Edition, corrected. By Mr Pratt. 8vo. 3. Vols. Il. Is. Boards. Longman.

A Collection of fearce and interefting Tra&is, tending to elucidate detached parts of the Hiftory of Great Britain; felected from the "Somers collections," and arranged in chronological Order. 4to. xl. 5s. Boards. R Edwards.

Thoughts on the Defence of thefe Kingdoms. In Two Parts. 8vo. Is. 6d. Faulder, T.

The Purfuits of Literature, or What you will; a fatirical Poem, in Dialogue. Parts and 3. 8vo. Is. 6d. each. Orven. Village Virtue; a Dramatic Satire. In two Parts. 4to. 28. Bell,

The Cottage; an Operatic Farce, in two Acts. By James Smith. 8vo. 6d. Kearsley. Menfa Regum or, the Table of Kings. By Ifaac Mirror, Efq; of the Middle Temple. 4to. Is. 6d. Owen.

Revolutions, à Poem. In two Books. By P. Courtier, Author of Poems. &c. 8vo, 25. Law.

Triumphs of War and other Poems. By W. Amphlett. 12mo. 45. Boards. Parfons. Poems: By G. D. Harley, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. 12mo. 6s. Boards. Martin and Bain.

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The Political Regifter or Proceedings in the Seffion of Congrefs, commencing Nov. 3, 1794, and ending March 3, 1795. Vol. I. In Two Parts. Svo. 7. fewed. Jordan.

Look before you leap; or, A few hints to fuch Artizans, Mechanics, Labourers, Farmers, and Husbandmen as are defirous of emigrating to America, being a genuine Collection of Letters, from Perfons who have emigrat ed; containing Remarks, Notes and Anecdotes, political, philofophical, biographical and literary, of the prefent State, Situation, Population, Profpects, and Advantages of America, together with the Reception, Succefs, Mode of Life, Opinions and Situation, of many Characters who have emigrated, &c. 8vo. 28. 6d. fewed. Walker, Fc.

Sacred Hiftory, in familiar Dialogues, for the Inftruction of Children and Youth; with

Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff and his Friends; now firft made public by a Gentleman, a Defcendant of Dame Quickly, from Genuine Manuscripts which have been in the Poffeffion of the Quickly Family near four hundred years. 12mo. 3s. 6d. Boards. Robinsons.

Anecdotes, Hißorical and Literary; or a Mifcellaneous Selection of curious and striking paffages, from eminent modern Authors. Svo. 6s. Boards. Vernor and Hood.

EDINBURGH.

Analysis of Refearches into the Origin and Progrefs of Historical Time, from the Crea tion to the Acceffion of C. Caligula. An attampt

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tempt to ascertain the Dates of the more No table Events in Ancient Universal History, by Aftronomical Calculation, and to connect, by an accurate Chronology, the Times of the Hebrews with thofe of the co-exiftent Pagan Empires; with remarks on Archbishop Ufher's Annals of the Old and New Testament. Subjoined is an Appendix, containing Strictures on Sir Ifaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms, and on Mr Falconer's Chronological Tables from Solomon to the Death of Alexander the Great. By the Rev. Robert Walker, Rector of Shingham, Norfolk. 8vo. 73. Creech.

Obfervations on the bill for the Sale of Corn by Weight, and for preventing Frauds in the fale of Corn by Allowance or Addition, or

by Adulterations, as amended in the Committee of the House of Commons during the Seffion of Parliament 1795-6. Also, the Propriety of Extending this Bill to Scotland confidered, with a few hints upon the gene. ral principles of the Corn Laws, as to exe port and import. By George Buchan Hep2S. Creceb. burn, Efq; of Smeaton.

Letters from a Farmer to a Juftice of the Peace, of the County of Eaft Lothian, on the Bill for regulating the Sale of Corn by Weight. With Obfervations on a Pamphlet lately published, by George Buchan Hep burn, Efq; of Smeaton, convener of the County of East Lothian, &c. &c. 98. Watson & Ce.

POETRY

FOR THE SCOTS MAGAZINE.
TO MY LOVE.

O beauteous maid! to thee I owe,
Much more than I'll can e'er repay,
What can I give thee here below,

That is worth thy acceptance, say?
My fituation fure is fad,

I've nothing now to call mine own, A heart-'twas all the wealth I had, Is now from me for ever flown. Flown unto thee, fair beauteous maid; I no enjoyment now can find, Save when I gaze upon thee, laid Exactly featur'd in my mind : But when I fee thee really near, My throbbing breast can scarce contain; Confus'd and aukward I appear,

I feal a moment's pleasing pain.

O moments bleft! did they but last !
Tho' at the time, I wifh'd 'em o'er ;
How prone are men to prize the past,

In preference to the prefent hour.
Oh, when I think upon thy state!
Which is fuperior far to mine;
Infenfibly, I curse my fate,

For having nought to equal thine.
But this, how vain? I'll try a mode,
The most effective, you'll agree,
'Tis to forget you Gracious God!

I ask fufficient strength of Thee.
For Thou, and only Thou alone,

Canft foothe the tumult in my breaft;
Do but command it to be gone,

And straight my bosom shall have reft.
PHIO-SCOTICUS.

THE TEMPEST.

FROM METASTASIO.

OH, frown not, Julia; never will I more, Force on thine ear the tender tale of love; I would but warn thee, that with fullen roar The threat'ning ftorm already shakes the grove.

I come to help thee, drive thy sheep to fold; Though much I love, I court not thy difdain;

The tender tale of love is yet untold,

But the rough tempest rages o'er the plains The duft in whirlwinds violates the sky,

Already fee the forked lightnings glare, The scattered birds in wild amazement fly, "And horror broods upon the troubled

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Heed not the thunder! with thee I'll remain ; My lovely Julia, there's no danger here; Soon will the troubled fky be calm again,

And I will filent vanish with thy fear. Yet ftill thou trembleft in my circling arms! Oh fear not, Julia, I will quit thy fide; Uncheck'd I gaze in rapture on thy charms, And terror gives me what thy love denied. Chafe not away the fond delufive joy,

Still thus enfold thy trembling hand in mine,

Tho' the calm fky each tender blifs destroy, Bids me despair, and every hope refign. The

The storm is paft, yet ftill my Julia fighs, Nor does the yet my rash carefs reprove ;' Ah fure 'tis pity gliftens in thine eyes,

And thy feigned terror but conceals thy love.

Then frown ye fkies, ye carelefs tempefts roar, Amidst your rage a heartfelt calm I've found;

Now will I fing of fmiling fpring no more, Offhepherds pipe,nor violet painted ground.

THE

MODERN TIPPLING PHILOSOPHERS. By the late James Hay Beattie. FATHER HODGE* had his pipe and his dram, And at night, his cloy'd thirst to awaken, He was ferved with a rather of ham,

Which procured him the furname of Bacon. He has shown, that tho' logical fcience

And dry theory oft prove unhandy, Honeft truth will ne'er fet at defiance Experiment aided by brandy.

Des Cartes bore a mufquet they tell us,

Ere he wish'd or was able to write, And was noted among the brave fellows, Who are bolder to tipple than fight. Of his system the cause and defign

We no more can be posed to explain :The materia fubtilis was wine,

And the vortices whirl'd in his brain. Old Hobbes, as his name plainly shows, At a hob-nob was frequently tried; That all virtue from felfishness rofe

He believed, and all laughter from pridet. The truth of this creed he would brag on Smoke his pipe, murder Homert, and quaff;

Then ftaring, as drunk as a dragon,

In the pride of his heart he would laugh. Sir Ifaac discover'd, it seems,

The nature of colours and light, In remarking the tremulous beams

That swam on his wandering fight. Ever fapient, fober though seldom,

From experience attraction he found, By obferving, when no one upheld him, That his wife head fell fouse on the ground. As to Berkley's philofophy-he has

Left his poor pupils nought to inherit, But a fwarm of deceitful ideas

Kept, like other monsters, in spirit §.

Tar-drinkers can't think what's the matter, That their health does not mend but de cline;

Why, they take but fome wine to their water,
He took but fome water to wine.
One Mandeville once, or Man-devil,

(Either name you may give as you please), By a brain ever brooding on evil,

I

Hatch'd a monfter, call'd Fable of Bees. Vice, faid he, aggrandizes a people || : By this light let my conduct be view'd; fwagger, fwear, guzzle, and tipple: And d-ye, 'tis all for your good, David Hume, ate a fwinging great dinner, And grew every day fatter and fatter; And yet the huge hulk of a finner

Said there was neither spirit nor matter. Now, there's no fober man in the nation, Who fuch nonfenfe could write, speak, or think :

Roger Bacon, the father of experimental philofophy. He flourished in the 13th century.

+ See the Spactator, No 47.

Hobbes was a great fmoker, and wrote, what fome, have been pleafed to call a Tranflation of Homer.

He taught that the external univerfe has

It follows, by fair demonstration,

That he philofophized in his drink. As a fmuggler, even Priestley could fin; Who, in hopes the poor gauger of frighten ing,

While he fill'd his cafe bottles with gin, Swore he fill'd them with thunder and

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lightening

In his cups, (when Locke's laid on the shelf)
Could he speak, he would frankly confefs it
t'ye,
That, unable to manage himself.

He puts his whole truft in neceffity.
If the young in rafh folly engage,

How clofely continues the evil! Old Franklin retains, as a fage,

The thirst he acquir'd when a devil ț. That charging drives fire from a phial,

It was natural for him to think, After finding, from many a trial,

That drought may be kindled by drink, A certain high-priest could explain †,

How the foul is but nerve at the most; And how Milton had glands in his brain,

That fecreted the Paradife Loft.
And fure, it is what they deserve,
Of fuch theories if I aver it,
They are not even dictates of nerve,

But mere muddy fuggeftions of claret.

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Our Holland philofophers fay, gin
Is the true philofophical drink;
As it made Doctor Hartley imagine,

That to bake is the fame as to think§.
For, while drunkenness throbb'd in his
brain,

The sturdy materialist chofe (O fye!)
To believe its vibrations not pain,

But wisdom and downright philosophy.
Ye fages who fhine in my verse,

On my labours with gratitude think,
Which condemn not the faults they rehearse,
But impute all your fin to your drink.
In drink, poets, philofophers, mob, err;

Then excuse, if my fatire e'er nips ye:
When I praise, think me prudent and sober,
If I blame be affur'd I am tipfy.

CASTLES IN THE AIR.

TO A LADY.

THEY, who content on earth do stay,
To earth their views confine;
With rapture, Laura, we'll furvey
This paradife of thine.

I, too, my willing voice would raife,
And equal rapture shew;

But that the scenes which others praise,
For me are much too low.

I grant the hills are crown'd with trees,
I grant the fields are fair;
But, after all, one nothing fees
But what is really there.
True taste ideal prospects feigns,
While on poetic wings,

'Bove earth, and all that earth contains,
Unbounded fancy springs.

To dwell on earth, grofs element,
Let groveling fpirits bear;
But I, on nobler plans intent,

Build Castles in the Air.
No neighbour there can difagree,
Or thwart what I design;
For there, not only all I fee,
But all I wish, is mine.
No furly landlord's leave I want,
To make or pull down fences;
I build, I furnish, drain, and plant,
Regardless of expences.

One thing, 'tis true, excites my fear,
Nor let is feem surprising;
While ministers, from year to year,
New taxes are devifing.

Left Earth being tax'd, as foon it may,
Beyond what Earth can bear,

Our financier a tax should lay

On Caftles in the Air.

Well! with the end the means wou'd fuit,
Would he, in these our days,

He refolved Perception and Thinking Ideal plans to execute,
into vibrations.

Ideal taxes raife.

BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

HOUSE OF COMMONS. Nov. 1. Mr Pitt brought in a bill for railing a body of cavalry. He obferved, at the fame time, that this was now made diftinct from the circumftance of enrolling the gamekeepers throughout the kingdom, which was to form a dif tinct bill.

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2. The report on the cavalry bill was brought up. It was oppofed by General Tarleton and Mr Fox, as unconftitutional in its principle, and nugatory in its ration, as well as impracticable from the intricacy and difficulty of the mea-fure. On a divifion, the numbers for receiving the report were 140; against it 30. Accordingly, the report being received, the bill was ordered to be read a third time the enfuing day.

The bill for the enrolling of the gamekeepers was brought in, and ordered to be read a fecond time after the recefs.

12. The royal affent was given to the bill, for funding certain navy and exchequer bills. The militia augmentation bill, and the provifional cavalry bill, have fince received likewife the royal affent.

28. General Tarleton moved for a variety of public papers, the principal of which were accounts.-Agreed that they fhould be produced and printed.

30. Mr Manning prefented a petition from the merchants, traders, and others, interested in the trade of London, fetting forth the neceflity of adopting some means for the better accommodation of the shipping in the port of London, and praying, that the Houfe would grant fuch relief as they should, in their wif dom, deem meet. The petition was or dered to be referred to a committee.

Dec. 1. Mr Hobart brought up the report of the committee of ways and means,

which

opinion, that the fum of 420,000l. (being the disposable furplus of the grants of 1796) fhould be iffued and applied to the public fervice. The report was received, the refolution read, and a bill ordered to be brought in, in pursuance of the said refolution.

6. The house has been taken up chief ly, for fome days, in examining Mr Morris for a breach of privilege, in not attending the houfe as evidence on the Southwark election, when fummoned fo to do.

THE BUDGET.

which was, that the committee were of extent of what would be neceffary for providing the fupplies of the year, and remarked upon the subject, as it related to figures, and the intereft to be paid on the loan. The amount of the intereft, fubject, however, to a great deduction, fhould circumftances of a fortunate nature arife, and a folid peace be found practicable, the amount of interest, independent of fuch an event, would be gl. 12s. 6d. which he stated as if the intereft was to be permanent. The two articles, the intereft of which it would be neceffary to provide for by fresh taxes were, the loan, and the other the amount of the 5 millions of exchequer bills, which he should propofe the iffue of. The whole amount of the permanent intereft of the loan, and the amount of the finking fund, he stated at 6,115l. making a total of 1,215,000l. On account of the inconvenience that had arisen from the vast quantity of paper medium, it was his intention now to propofe, that exchequer bills fhould not in future be iffued at a longer date than three months; but as they might be continued in circulation from three months £. to three months, he should allot five per 6,240,000, cent. for the payment of the intereft on 1,421,000 them. Three other articles ftill remain

The Chancellor of the Exchequer rofe and faid, the subject he had to fubmit to the committee was fo extenfive and important, that he should beft difcharge his duty, and gratify the expectations of gentlemen, by abftaining from all collateral matter, and proceeding immediately to ftate the different objects as diftinctly as their nature would admit. Before, however, he entered upon the main point, he should state, under the usual heads, the amount of the different fervices.

SUPPLY.

Charge of 120,000 Seamen Ordinaries and Extraordinaries Provifion for exceedings in the Navy Service, and for preventing the increase of Navy Deb:

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ed to be provided for.-1. The excess of the navy debt, amounting to 8,250,000l. 2,500,000 of which only four millions were provided for by the statement of last year; 10,161,000 no less than 4,250,000l. was ftill now to be provided for. 2. The excefs of the 10,913,000 debt for the prefent year, above the two millions and a half in the votes of the 1,623,000 Houfe. And 3. The repeal of the tax 378,000 propofed laft year on collateral fucceffion, the estimated amount of which was 140,000l.

350,000

Deficiency of Land and Malt
To the Commiffioners of the Na-
tional Debt

200,000

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£. 18,000,000

5,000,000

Exchequer Bills,

chequer Bills

1,075,000

Vote of Credit

3,000,000

420,000 Excefs of Navy Debt

4,250,000

Probable future excess of Na-
vy debt, estimated at

3,000,000

200,000 And fum to be made good on

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140,000

18,000,000

2,500,000

Collateral Succeffions The amount of the intereft upon all 2,000,000 thefe articles was 2,222,000l. to be provided for.

Total of Ways and Mears 26,945,coo

From this, however, the fum of

He next proceeded to ftate briefly the 112,000l. ought to be deducted, for the

2,000,000l.

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