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To charm the ravish'd ear or feast the eye No other joys atvait his wretched lot,
Of rural rhymer happ'ly passing by; Save" these sensations which I envy not,
Except the stygian puddle round the Tout, Arising from that Israelitish itchy,
The Jimpid till yeclep'd the conmon That soul-ensnaring, “ making more of
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much." The hill where heroes drew their latest Perhaps when rank disease shoots through breath, and

each vein, Where dauntless Lalmarino smil'd at death Convulsing every nerve with racking The steams which from our slaughter sheds exhale,

Away like flocks of dinner-screaming crows The skidge-cart's fumes, the gin-shop's fra. When Carrion tainted gales assail their

grant gale; Or Thames' street-nymph with wild un- His next of kin hive sound, with onion'd furl'd tresses,

eyes; Melodious yelling “ shrimps !" or " water. Their inuch bov'd uncle as he lingering

lyes; The rant of blackguard butcher " what'l] Hum their disconsolate notes with woeful ye buy?".

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T Rede bawdy song, or dismal hue and cry.

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worse than the man of Yet in this bustling fair, where pleasure throws

Forgiving eyes to see the just, the good, File open to each'sense her raree-shows; The friend of whose acquaintance all were This store-house, cramm'd wxh foppry's

proud, choicest wares,

The finish'd gentleman, the Where spider Satan spreads his meshy what,

Torn from their arms, knock'a down and This chemist's shop, where busy venders mirisent to potok B1) 10 110. T sell

And whilst with mimic-sobs his losse they The balm of heaven, or pois'nous drugs of grieve, gs nyino gai793231 hell,

With secret joy their swellings bosonso Fix'd in amaze the wondering, eye can heave, di bobo views: 1. " HO

Each, in imagination, fondly paints 9200H Each varying aim the jostling groups pút- His hounds, his coach, his steeds and stands

ing rents ; Sedate reflection mark each shoaled coast Bounds on his dappl'&cnurser o'exthe park, Where tempest-driven mortals oft are lost, In taverns keeps it up blythe as a lark, And comic mirth as through the crond he Or theatréd amongst the clamorous throng, strides

Encores with cries and claps the kuniorous At folly's cap and rattle shake his sides.

*** comic song. bravo See, toughly braving, fortune's pillowy So pen'd in Smithfield, lon”matket day,"? deep,

The lusty ox our amateurs survey, s11 Or anxious scrambling up her craggy steep. With serup lots querier ask where was he Grey-headed Avarice sweat beneath his bred med by this spel fra ya load,

" By whom rear'd for the knife ? how was Urg'd on by fell Rapacity's iron grad.

he fed?"

651 suit lut be In every beaten path, with cautious care Then for his carcase huge they club.and He sets his traps, or spreads his artful

Some ribs bespeak, and some the nice sir. To catch simplicity, unvary youth,

loin. Blunt ignorance, and unsuspecting truth, Thus, it idea, on the plattét laid, Sneaks through the wickets of his coun. The fattend brute is carv'd before he's try's law,

faed, Frets for'a pin, and wrangles for a straw, ? So the keen eye of haiger-Bellowing eit; Each gaudy gem with eager grasp he cat. Deyours the capon, roasting on the speat. ches,

(To be continued.) ITIM.CO Each danghill too with grovelling claw he Staverton, Wiltog 1806. : 53 5s

scratches. No matter whence it comes, nor thro' what

VERSES channel,

ON THE DEATH OF EDMUND GLOVER, M.D. Wealth must be had, tho raked from the A much admired and lamented Youth, who kennel.

died at Edinburgh, April - 1866, But where's the recompence, the solid gain, THE hero's bier, the patriot's

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Where beauty, youth, and Glover rest. The image of your fathers shone.
Weep, maids of Scotia, soft bedew
The hallow'd mould where Glover lies;

come, ye youths and virgins fair,

Adorn with flowers his bed of rest,
Whose form so oft was praised by you, And bid the earth, with tender care,
So oft illanied your kindling eyes.

Lie easy on his gentle breast.
Weep, friends of Ex'y gentle worth,
For mildness' form itself is fled,

When Spring again shall glad the sky,

And April beam in infant pride,
shrouded in the clay.cold earth,
Has number'd Glover with the dead.

Each tender breast shall heave a sigh,

“ Alas ! 'twas now poor Glover died." Weep, gen'rous sons of Erin's race,

W a Your brother, boast, and honour's gone,

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The Trial of HENRY LORD VISCOUNT at Arms made proclamation, command.
MELVILLE, För 1

High Crimes and Misc ing silence.
demeanours, before the House of Peers, Behind the Barons, upon the right,

in Westminster Hall, which began on was the box for the Managers appointTuesday, April 26. 1806.

ed to conduct the prosecution, consisting of Mr Whitbread, Mr Fox, Lord

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tachments from the three regi. dan, Lord Temple, Lord A. Hamilton, ments of Guards lined the avenues to Mr Giles, Mr Morris, Mr Jekyl, the Westminster Hall, for the purpose of Attorney and Solicitor General, &c. preserving order among the populace, Mr Whitbread took his place in the and securing a free passage to the Hall. front, to the left, and close on his right

Ar ten o'clock the Speaker of the hand were the two short-hand writers, House of Commons came to the House, Mess. Gurney, sen. and jun. in full and in a short time afterwards took the dress. On Mr Whitbread's left sat Mr Chair. He then dispatched the Ser- Fox, next to him Lord Henry Petty, jeätt at Aims to clear the passages, and and 'next to him Mr Sheridan and Mr about half past ten proceeded to the bar Giles. of the House, when the Members being A corresponding box upon the oppocalled over according to their counties, site, or left hand side, was appropriated followed him in procession to Westmin- to the Counsel and friends of Viscount ster Hall. The Managers appeared in Melville. His son the Hon. R. Dun. full dress, and went into the Hall first; das, in the angle of the box to the they were headed by Mr Whitbread right, and his Counsel, Mr Plomer and they took their seats in the box prepar. Mr Adam, sat in the middle of it. ed for the Managers. The Commons Lord Viscount Melville came in at then entered the Hall, to the number of the same time with the other Lords,

and sat alone within the bar, and close About eleven o'clock the Lords mov. behind the Baron's bench, immediately ed from their own Chamber of Parlia. in front of his Counsel. His Lordship ment, the Clerks of Parliament first, was in a Court dress, bottle green, with the Masters of Chancery following cut steel buttons; he was unrobed. He them, next the Serjeants, then the sat with his face towards the box of the Judges ; after them a Herald, and then Managers of Impeachment. the eldest sons of Peers, and Peers mi. Boxes and galleries' were erected all nor ; then the Ushers, the Barons, two round for the accommodation of the and two, Bishops, Viscounts, Earls, House of Commons, the Foreign AmMarquisses, Dukes, Archbishops, and bassadors, Peeresses, &c. The number Lord Chancellor.

of Peers who attended was very great ; In passing to the seats, they took off all the Princes of the Blood-royal were their hats and bowed to the Speaker of present in their places. The box apthe House of Commons and the Throne. propriated for the Foreign Ambassadors Having taken their seats, the Serjeant was nearly filled. There were upwards June 1806.

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The Serjeant at Arms then made pro. ** The Preamble then concluded with claination - Liscaric yova averring, that Lord Melville had acted

“Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Whereas char- fraudulently, corruptly, and illegally, ges of high crimes and misdemeanouts in the several instances following on have been exhibited by the Honourable ART. I. Charged that Lord Melville, the House of Commons, in the name of whilst Treasurer of the Navy, rand themselves and of all the Commons of previous to 10th January, 1786, took Great Britain, against Henry Lord Vis- and received from the money imprestcount Melville, all persons concerned ved to him as Treasurer 10,000l.; or are to take notice, that he now stands some other large sum or sums, and upon his trial, and they may come forth, e fraudulently and illegally converted in order to make good the said char. cand applied the same to his own use, ges.

or to some other corrupt and illegal The Lord Chancellor then addressed - purposes, and to other purposes than Lord Melville, in a short specch, to . Navy Services.

orin at which Lord Melville replied. The And that he continued such fraudulent Clerks of the Court then proceeded to and illegal conversion and application 'rçad the charges, and Lord Melville's after passing of the said act for better answers to them.

regulating the office of Treasurer of The Articles of Impeachment were in sub

the Navy. And that the said Lord stance as follow :

Melville declared in the House of

Commons on the lith day of June, The preamble stated the Letters pa. i 1805, that he never would reveal the tent, dated the 19th day of August, 1782, application of the said sum; and addappointing Lord Melville Treasurer of ed, that he felt himself bound by mothe Navy, and the King's Warrant, tives of public duty, as well as private dated the 230 October, 1782, granting honour and personal convenience, to

conceal the same., siisvbs to 5209 all wages and fees,

All which istaverred to be contrary and other profits and emoluments there. to his duty, a breach of the trust retofore enjoyed by former Treasurers of posed. in him, and a violation of the the Navy. That Lord" Melville conti- laws and statutes of the realm. og nued Treasurer from the 19th August, Art. II. Charged that Lord Melville 1782, till the roth of April 1783 ; and in breach and violation of the said act was again appointed on the sth January, of parliament for better regulating his 1784, by Letters' Patent of that date office, connived at, permitted, and that he received a similar Salary War- suffered Mr Trotter, illegally, to draw rant, dated the 18th January, 1786; from the Bank of England for other and that his Lordship continued in of. purposes than for immediate applicafice under this second appointment till tión to Navy Services, large sums of the 31st May, 1800.

tot money out of the money issued on acThe Preamble also stated certain re- count of the Treasurer of the Navy; solutions of the House of 'Commons, and connived at and permitted him to and reports of the Commissioners of place the same in the hands of Messrs. Accounts in 1782; and set forth some Coutts and Co. the private bankers of of the clauses of the act passed in June

the said Alexander Trotter, in his own 1785, for the better regulating the office 29. name, and subject to his solo controul of Treasurer of the Navy. base and dispositions bus 211000 It also stated, that on the roth Jast 10 Which is averred to be contrary to

1786, Lord Melville'appointed.lawra breach of the high trust reposand Ale power of attorney authorized vir and statutes of the realm.ons as

Trotter, Esq. his Paymaster;. ed in him, and a violation of the laws him to draw upon the Bank of Eng-JART. 111. After stating that Mr Trotland, upon the account of Lord Melville arter, by virtue of the authority given as Treasurer, "for all such sums as should to him, drew large sums of money be wanted for the public service; the" from the Bank of Englande pharged said Alexander Trotter being particu b? that the said Alexander, Trotter did, larly careful to specify in each and eves with the privity, by the connivance,

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use such money, or them with a view to prevent the dis great part thereof, for purposes oti pri- covery of the said several advances of vate advantage, or interest, profity and money. 3,1W

great part thereof, in the hands of ville received from the said Alexander Messrs. Thomas Coutts and Co. mixed Trotter, amongst other advances of wiihånd undistinguished from the pro. 1 moneyo the sum of 22,000ha part adper movies of the said Alexander Trot. -2 Vanced exclusively from public money, °ter; whereby the said sums of money bsand other part from the said mixed Brevere not only used

for private emolu- rh fundvat Coutts and Co's.
bament, but exposed to risk, and with ARTOFVIIL Charged

se drawn from the control of the Trea- «other advances of
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* ART. IV. Charged that : Mr. Trotter, t sum of 89,000ks for which it had been

with the privity, or by the connivåóce, calledged by Lord Melvile, he
- 1 and permissson of Lord Melville, pla- 50 pay interest.
70 ced sums issued from the Exchequer ART. IX. Charged that during all or

ng 19? on account of the Treasurer, i sand >'s the greater part of the time that Lord to drawn from the Bank of England, in Melville was Treasurer, the said Alexbio she hands of Mark Sprot and other ander Trotter did gratuitously and

persons, and applied and used the same without salary act as Lord Melville's 99 for purposes of private advantage or Agent, and was from time to time in

inferest, profit orvemolument, and fore advance for him in that respect to the by brother than Navy services.

amount of from 10,000: to 20,000l. OrArt. V. Charged that Lord Melville ( And that the said Alexander Trotter sevdid, after the 10th January, 1786, 1, did so gratuitously transact the private 01 Maudulently and illegally, for the pur- business of the said Lord Melville,

pose of advantage of interest to him, and make him the said advances of 7151 Self, or for acquiring profit or emolu- money in consideration of the said Lord 31 Mieht therefrom, or for some other cor, Melville conniving at the said Alexanodt

supt and illegal purposesą and for pure der Trotter so applying and using the

poses other than Navy Services, takes publie money for purposes of private allinland receive from the public money emolument. :1.674 398 bplaced in his name at the Bank of ART. X. Charged that Lord Melville, air

England as Treasurer of the Navy, on divers days and times between the bns

the sum of 10,0ool and did fraudulenta.; 19th August, 1782, and ihe 5th Janų. W57b

ly and illegally convert and apply the ary, 1784, and also on divers days be, 30to same to his own usey or to some other tween the 5th January, 1784, and the spilccorrupt and illegal purposesory 20 Ist January, 1786, receive from the mo30 t'ART. V!. Charged that Lord Melvillo inies imprested to him as Treasurer or -98 n did procure and receive from the said Ex. Treasurer of the Navy, divers sums

vus Alexander Trotter advances of several jy amounting to 27,cool. and did fraudu. 31 in Farge sums of money, which were made lently and illegally convert and apply 21223 to him in part from money so illegally the same to his own use, or to some oto 219 drawn from the Bank, and in part, ther corrupt and illegal purposes, and I WO ftomn sums so placed by the said Alex. i to other purposes than Navy Services, Iyour ander Trotter in the hands of Messss, and did continue the said fraudulent

Coutts and Co. when mixed with and and illegal conversion and application 74 yi sündistinguished from the proper mož 41 after the passing of the act for bettes 20951 nies of the said Alexander Trotter, regulating the office of Treasurer of Wel And that thersaid Alex. Trotter kept the Navy.

an account current with Lord Melville, To these articles Lord Melville plead. dort entered in certain books, and the books ed NOT GUILTY ; and the Commons res 19vig and an vouchers, memorandums and plied, averring that he wAS GUILTY.

sur writings in the possession of the said: The articles, answers, and replication, -5916 Alexander Trorier and Lord Melville, having been read, Mr Whitbread (one bib 19 Felative thereto, were burnt and de- of the Managers for the Commons) rose "INV'stroyed by them,rin pursuance of a and spoke as follows:

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My Lords, I am commanded to open able height, when it wası necessary iteb's to your Lordships, at once, all the char begin plans of economy and reform, andiste ges exhibited against Henry Lord Vis. when there existed in the House of Comeiss count Melville. This course is adopted, mons of that day, spirits who were deteesia as much because the mattets of charge mined to inquire into the true situation 1.1 are of themselves difficult of separation, of the country; a. commission of ace: as because those,' to whom the manage- counts was instituted by act of parliament of this cause has been entrusted, ment, to ascertain what had been the have determined that 'upon them shall mode of the expenditure of public mor 91 rest no imputation of delay.

pey, what balances it was right to call My Lords, I fear it will be necessary for, and what enactments it was right for me to enter into allong and fatiguing to make in future for the due execution detail of perplexed accounts, and to give of this office. These commissioners, one a narrative of dry facts, which are sus- of whom is in the box, a fellow-manager ceptible of no einbellishment.

of mine, executed the trust reposed in I trust, my Lords, in the course of them with diligence and ability, and this prosecution, that, whatever ardour they made a variety of reports ; among 1 'feel to bring to an issue the most“, others, a special report in the office of honourable to the Commons of Great Treasurer of his Majesty's Nayy. They no Britain, that charge which they have ex: stated the balances that had been in the hibited against the Defendant, I shall the hands of the Ex-Treasurers, and ada uns not be betrayed into any intemperance." vised that regulations should be madera or expression whatever towards the "in future, to prevent such accumulations Defendant. My Lords, truth delights of balances; that no temptations should 19 a in the language of temperance; ever be held out to any future treasurer. makes her most fofcible appear in the to do that which they complained for-1077

of and I may be believed when I say, my Lords, that I Mr Whitbread then stated certain am as anxious to avoid the infliction of resolutions of the House of Commons unnecessary wounds upon tie Defends and the measures which were taken by..

(2001? ant himself (and much more upon those the King to increase the salary of Merietsie who are most near and dear to him) as I Barre (who was Treasurer, of the Navy 16.9. am anxious to obtain a legal conviction in 1982) to 4000h. a year, in lieu of all... of that which I know to be moral guilt. emoluments theretofore enjoyed by forBut, my Lords, neither will' i sin

mer Treasurers of the Navy. Rere vid in the opposite extreme, 'nor be' betray- He then stated, that when Mr Barre ed by the affectation of candour into a quitted the office of Treasurer of the dereliction of duty. "My Lord's, I will" Navy, the noble defendant succeeded speak for that I loveso I will speak for him ; and that he was bound by his

(91 justice. If the party accused have done Majesty's warrant, granting the salary so as we charge; his fault' is double, for of 4000l. per annum, to make ng use ofix he came in upon reformation, having the public money to his interest or ads i h discovered the abuses of others; and this vantage, My Lords (continued he.)1'un I would say unto you, if I were to die the defendant at the time he came into *-129, this hour---faults by mistake, God for that office, appointed Me Douglas to It bid that you should be harsh in censuring, be his paymaster; a gentleman who spre

, but errors that are wilful, spare them not. had exercised the office of paymasterers

My Lords, the office of Treasurer under several Treasurers of the Navy, 120 of the Navy was founded in the begin. I believe for a sucçession of almost 1 w. ning of the century before the last; a cigliteen years, with a slight interrupig1112! certain stipend was allowed to the person tion during the time that Mr Barregexmory who executed that office; and although" ercised that office, My Lords, ( MC90 6 it was never legal so to do, yet down to charge, in the first article of impeach-niea certain period it was irreproachable to ment, that the Noble defendant during : those who exercised that office, to make the time Mr Douglas was his paymaster, use of the publico money which passed and previous to an act of parliament, through their hands. . otiidinate si sa to which I shall have occasion

My Lordsy at the close of the Ame: to call the attention of your Lordships : rican war, when the expences of the did, in breach of his duty, possess hitsa-tib. country had risen to a very consider- self of a certain sum of money. My

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