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Pray do not suspect
Nor! alone a thousand sorgsters rise; That by this i refleit
To meet hy dawning, and thy sweets to On the statesinan's choice or his change; share, I'll not meddle with that,
While every flow'r, that scents the honied 'Tho'l well know what
air, May be thought to be fully as strange. Thy milder influence feels, and shews the If he proved an arrant rogue
brightest dies. While the Whigs were in vogue
And let me hear some village swain
Or share some true love's gerile pain, l'is pretensions are better,
Breath'd from the milkmaid's song. And he'll not be condemned for treason. Wild are those notes, but sweeter far to me, 1.
Than the soft airs, borne from Itaban Day and night did he work
groves, For erecting a kisk,
To which the wanton muse, and naked And gathering gold to a preacher ;
Joves, But he turned as soon
Strike the wild-warbling lyre, and dance in As the l'hirrs were undone,
gamesome glee. And left the poor desolate teacher.
And rosy Health, for whom so long
Mid sleepless nights I sigh'd in vain, "By the kirk he erectel,
Shall throw her airy vestment on,
And meet me on the plain :
Gay laughing nymph, that loves a morning Such wealth and respect
That loves to trip across the spangled As he doth froin the whore of Babel.
And with her finger, dipp'd in brightest From the Whigs he did come
hues, Not the straight way to Rome,
My faint cheek shall she tinge, and cheer But under our prelates found shelter; He took the great test
my linguid eye. Which he perjur'd at last
Then will I hail the Morning Hour, For which he deserveth a halter.
And singing bless the new-born day; B.
Or wand'ring in Amanda's bower, From the Whigs he did run
R fie the sweets of May ; In a by-way to Rome
And to my song Amanda shall attend, But ne'er from our prelates found shelter And take the posie from the sylvan muse, They could not endure
For sure the virtuous Fair will not refuse, To protect or secure
The Muse's modest gift, her tribute to a Such rogues os he from the halter.
friend. For his taking the test,
P.S. Several errors of the Press were in Which he forswore at last A pardon he'll get from the Pope ;
Mr Dyer's poem, Alfred, printed in our But tho' he so do,
last month's magazine, which the reader I confess it to be true,
is desired to correct. He very well merits a rope.
In verse 3. line 2. for 'Tis not the way to appear
When Justice shakes her watchful stand,
read A true cavalier
When Justice takes her watchful stand. To quit the protestant road ;
In verse 4. line 2. for To the king, I avow
And, Genius, call thy wreath of flowers, He can never be true
read That so oft hath played booby with God.
And, Genius, cull thy wreath of flowers,
In verse 7. line 6. for
They pant the thirsty lace to wield,
read By GEORGE Dyer.
They pant the thirsty lance to wield. CHILD of the light, fair Morning Hour,
In verse 8. line 3. for That smilest o'er yon purple Hill, Tho' still, its day of splendor set, I come to woo thy cheering power
read Beside yon murm'ring rill.
ho'still, its day of splendor o'er:
Proceedings of Parliament.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
“ His Majesty most deeply regrets Tuesday, January 21.
that the day of that memorable triumph
should have been unhappily clouded THE HE Session of Parliament was this with the fall of the Heroic Commander day opened by a Commission un
under whom it was atchieved; and he der the Great Seal, his Majesty finding is persuaded that you will feel that this it inconvenient to attend * The Com- lamented but glorious termination of a missioners were the Archbishop of Can- series of transcendant exploits, claims a terbury, Lord Chancellor, Lord Ellen- distinguished expression of the lasting borough, Lord Hawkesbury, and the gratitude of his country, and that you Earl of Dartmouth,--and the Speech will therefore cheerfully concur in enawas read by the Lord Chancellor as fol- bling his Majesty to annex to those holows :
nours which he has conferred on the faHis MAJESTY'S SPEECH. mily of the late Lord Viscount Nelson,
such a mark of national munificence, as "My Lords and Gentiemen,
may preserve, to the latest posterity, “ In pursuance of the authority given the memory of his name and services, to us by his Majesty's Commission, and the benefit of his great example.. under the Great Seal, amongst other His Majesty has commanded us further things to declare the cause of his hold
to inform you, that while the superio. ing this Parliament, his Majesty has di- rity of his arms at sea has been thus rected us particularly to call your at uniformly asserted and maintained, he tention to the most decisive success
has not been wanting in his endeavours with which Providence has vouchsafed
to apply the means, which were so lito bless his Majesty's arms at sea since berally placed at his disposal, in aid of you were last assembled in Parliament, such of the Powers of the Continent as
“ The activity and perseverance of had evinced a determination to resist his Majesty's fleets have been conspi. the formidable and growing encroachcuously displayed in the pursuit and at.
ments of France. He has directed the tack of the different squadrons of the e- several Treaties entered into for this Demy, and every encounter has termi
purpose to be laid before you; and nated to the honour of the British Flag, though he cannot but deeply lament, and the diminution of the nával force of that the events of the war in Germany the powers with whom his Majesty is have disappointed his hopes, and led to at war; but the victory obtained over an unfavourable issue, yet his Majesty the combined fleet of France and Spain,
feels confident, that upon a review of off Cape Trafalgar, has manifested, be- the steps which he has taken, you will yond any exploit recorded even in the
be of opinion, that he has left nothing annals of the British Navy, the skill undone, on his part, to sustain the efforts and enterprize of his Majesty's officers
of his Allies, and that he has ac:ed in and seamen; and the destruction of so
strict conformity to the principles delarge a proportion of the naval strength clared by him, and recognized by Parof the enemy, has not only confirmed, liament, as essential to the interests and in the most signal manner, the mari
security of his own dominions, as well time superiority of this country, but
as to the general safety of the Contihas essentially contributed to the secu- nent. rity of his Majesty's dominions.
“ It is a great consolation to his Ma.
jesty, and one in which he is persuaded * His Majesty, we understand, en- you will participate, that although the joys good health, but a complaint in his peror of Germany has felt himself eyes, which has continued for several compelled to withdraw from the conmonths, prevented his attendance in test, his Majesty continues to receive Parliament.
from his august Ally the Emperor of Feb. 1806.
Russia, Russia, the strongest assurances of un- The Royal Speech, contrary to exshaken adherence to the generous and pectation, gave rise to no discussion.enlightened policy by which he has hi. The address, as usual an echo of the therto been actuated; and his Majesty speech, (with the addition of a clause has no doubt that you will be fully sen- of condolence on the death of his late sible of the important advantage to be R. H. the Duke of Gloucester,) was derived from preserving at all times the moved by the Earl of Essex, seconded closest and most intimate connection by Lord Carleion, and carried nem, diss, with that Sovereign.
the opposition, of whom Lords Cow. " Gentlemen of the House of Commons, per.and Grenville were the speakers, de“ His Majesty has directed the esti: clining to bring forward the amendmates for the year to be laid before you, illness of Mr Pitt.
ment they intended, on account of the and has commanded us to inform you, however, was read as a part of his
The amendment, that they are formed upon that scale of exertion which the present situation of speech by Lord Cowper. The pur. the country renders indispensible. His port tended to express the deep con
cern which the House felt at the disasMajesty fully relies upon your granting him such supplies, as upon due dclibera.
ters recently sustained by his Majesty's
Allies on the Continent; and to assure tion, the public exigencies may appear his Majesty, that the House would to require.
" It is his earnest wish to contribute, take the earliest opportunity of enquiby every means in his power, to alleviate ring into the causes of these disasters, the additional burthens which must ne
so far as they might be connected with cessarily be imposed upon his people; ters; and to suggest such measures as
the conduct of his Majesty's Minisand with this view he has directed the surn should appear to be necessary for a. of One Million Sterling, part of the pro- verting the dangers which threatened ceeds arising from the sale of such prizes the country. made on the Powers with which he is at war as are by law vested in the
Wednesday, Jan, 22. Crown, to be applied to the public ser- Lord Melville appeared in his place, vices of the year.
and delivered into the table a paper, “ My Lords and Gentlemen,
containing a general plea of Not Guilty “ His Majesty is fully persuaded, that the Commons. Mr Adam and Mr Plo
to the charges exhibited against him by whatever pride and confidence you may feel in common with him in the suc
mer were appointed counsel to assist cess which has distinguished the Bri
his Lordship in his defence. tish arms in the course of the present
Tuesday, Jan. 28. contest, you will be sensible how much the events of the war on the Continent,
TREATIES WITH RUSSIA AND AUSTRIA, by which the predominant power and Lord Mulgrave presented copies of the influence of France have been so un- Treaties entered into with Sweden and happily extended, require the continu- Russia, together with the accession of ance of all possible vigilance and exer- Austria thereto. His Lordship stated tion. Under this impression, his Ma- that certain articles of some of the treajesty trusts that your attention will be ties, as they might afford information invariably directed to the improvement injurious to other nations, were withof those means which are to be found in held. Of the propriety of this reserve, the bravery and discipline of his forces, they who were to succeed to office the zeal and loyalty of every class of would be able to judge. He himself his subjects, and in the unexhausted was extremely anxious that the whole resources of his dominions, for render- business should be finally discussed. ing the British empire invincible at The Papers presented are so very home, as well as formidable abroad; sa- long, that we can offer nothing more than tified that by such efforts alone, the con- the following outline of their contents: test can be brought to a conclusion, No. 1. Treaty between his Majesty consistent with the safety and indepen- the Emperor of Russia, signed at St Pedence of the country, and with its rank tersburgh the anth April-~39th March, anong the nations of the world." 1805.
Separate Article of ditto.
The establishment of an order of One separate and secret Article, and things in Europe, which may effectually two additional Articles.
guarantee the security and independence No. 2. Declarations of accession to of the different States, and present a sothe Treaty of Petersburgh, by the Ple. lid barrier against future usurpations.. nipotentiaries of his Majesty, of the To contribute as much as possible to Emperor of Germany, and the Empe- the attainment of the above objects, his ror of Russia, viz.
Britannic Majesty engaged to assist the Count Stadion to Lord Granville different Powers with subsidies in the Leveson Gower.
proportion of one million two hundred Count Stadion to Prince Czartoryski. and fifty thousand pounds Sterling, for Prince Czartoryski to Count Stadion, each hundred thousand men of regular
Prince Czartoryski to Lord Granville troops, and so in proportion for a greatLeveson Gower,
er or smaller number. No. 3. Convention signed at Helsing- To this Treaty of Concert, there are borg between his Majesty and the King several separate articles, in one of of Sweden, the 3d December, 1804. which, the 6th, the two Powers, “aware
No. 4. Convention signed at Helsing- of the necessity of a mutual understandborg between his Majesty and the King ing, at this time upon several principles, of Sweden, 31st August, 1805.
which they will evince in pursuance of With the Emperor of Russia's gua- a previous concert, as soon as the e. rantee, and his Majesty's acceptance of vents of the war may render it necessathe same.
ry, declare that those principles are, in First and second separate and secret no degree, to controul the public opiniarticles.
on in France, or in any other countries, No. s. Treaty signed at Peckaskog where the combined armies may carry between his Majesty and the King of on their operations, with respect to the Sweden, 3d October, 1805.
form of Government which it may be The object of this country, and of proper to adopt, nor appropriate to Russia, as stated in the treaty of Con. themselves, till a peace should be concert between the two Powers, was to cluded, any of the conquests made by form a general league of the States of one or other of the Belligerent Parties; Europe, and to engage to accede of the and to take possession of the towns and present concert; and in order to accom- territories which
be wrested from plish the end proposed, to collect toge the common enemy in the name of the ther a force which, independently of the country or states to which by acknow. succours furnished by his Britannic Ma- ledged right they belong, and in all ojesty, may amount to Five Hundred ther cases, in the name of all the Mem
Thousand effective men, and to employ bers of the league ; and finally, to asthe same with energy, in order either semble, at the termination of the war, to induce or to compel the French Go. a general Congress, to discuss and fix vernment to agree to the re-establish- the provisions of the Law of Nations on ment of peace and the equilibrium of a more determinate basis than unfortu. Europe.
nately has hitherto been practicable; The objects proposed to be accom- and to ensure their observance by the plished by this grand league were :--- establishment of a federative system,
The evacuation of the country of calculated upon the situation of the difHanover and of the North of Germany, ferent States of Europe."
The establishment of the indepen- The Emperor of Germany acceded dence of the Republics of Holland and to the treaty of Concert concluded beSwitzerland.
tween this country and Russia, and enThe re-establishment of the King of gaged, as soon as the whole or part of Sardinia in Piedmont, with as large an the Russian troops shall have passed augmentation of territory as circum- their frontier, not to treat for peace stances will permit.
but on the basis which liis Majesty has The future security of the kingdom himself acknowledged to be indispenof Naples, and the complete evacuation sible for the safety of Europe ; and if of Italy, the island of Elba included, by hostilities shall take place, to make neithe French forces.
ther a peace nor truce, but with the
consent of the allies, according to the HOUSE OF COMMONS. stipulations of the treaty of concert.
Tuesday, Jan, 21. The Einperor of Rusia eniered into a similar engagement. By our treaties THE Speaker having read the Speecta with Sweden, the latter was to furnish Francis Spencer moved the Address in a
of his Majesty's commissioners, Lord 12,000 men—a subsidy was to be fur. short neai speech, which being secondnished by this country, at the rate of ed by M. R. S. Ainslie, member for St tweive pourds ten shillings per man
Michael's, was agreed to, without aper annum. A sum of money, 50,000l.
mendment or division. was also to be paid for putting Stral. sund in a proper state of defence. His intention to have moved an amendment
Lord Henry Peity said, it was once his Swedish Maje ty agreed to make Stral in words more consonant to the present sund a depor for the Hanoverian trops situation of the country, with a view of which his Britannic M j sty might be enquiring into the causes of the disas. desirous of raising, and an entre put for British goods.
ters which had befallen his Majesty's
allies on the Continent, and how far THANKS TO THE FLEET. they were imputable to his Majesty's Lord Hauksbury, after an appropriate that the serious indisposition of a Rt.
councils at home. But as he perceived eugium on Lords Nelson and Colling. Ho. Gentieman at the head of these wood, and all who served under them Councils, might render the discussion of in the memorable battle of Traialgar, his amendment painful to the feelings of moved the Thanks of the House to
the House, he declined for the present Luids Collingwood and Northesk, Sir
to press it. Mr Fox approved of his R. J. Strachan, he Captains and other
Lordship's avoiding such a discussion Ohcers of the fleet, and the Seamen and
at the present moment; but he thought Marines. The Duke of Clai ence, in se
the necessities of the country were such, conding the motion, entered into a review of the professional life of Lord ty, if it allowed any long period to elapse
that the House would relirquish its duNelson, and siated, that one of the most before the subject was taken into consi. excellent features in the character of his deration.-Lord Castlereagh, on the o. late gallant friend, was that devout
ther hand, stated his readiness to defend sense of religi n, which he preserved the conduct of Ministers, whenever any in every ei cumstance of his life. As a proof of what he had mentioned, he charge of the nature alluded to should
be brought forward. would read, with permission of the House, the last lines which Lord Nelson
Thursidy, Jan. 23. had written. So composed was he, that After some routine business, the when the fleet was advancing to force House proceeded to St James's with the enemy's line, and before the firing their Address, to which his Majesty rébegan, which did not commence until turned the following must gracious an. after the line had been broken, he sat down and wrote what he should now “ I thank you for this dutiful and read. The illustrious Duke then read loyal address. Your condolence on the a prayer, the first sentence of which was loss of my late brother the Duke of to the following purport :-“ May Al. . Glouc=ster, affords a new proof of your mighty God, whom I worship with all attachment to my person and family.my heart, for the sake of my country Your cordial concurrence in my dispoand of all Europe, grant me a glorious sition to cultivate at all times an intimate victory."— The last sentence expressed connection with the Emperor of Rus. his determination not to forget" the du- sia, gives me the greatest satisfacties of humanity;" and the prayer con- tion ;-and the assurance of your unacluded with—" Amen, Amen, Amen." bated vigilance and exertion, in the preThe mtions were then carried nem. sent posture of affairs, enables me to diss. The Duke of Norfolk thought that louk forward, with encreased confidence, Admiral Cornwallis, and also Sir R. Cal- to such a termination of the contest as der, were entitled to the thanks of the may be consistent with the safety and House, but he made no motion. permanent interest of my dominions."