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ed to the schools in his dominions. Alex. the Black Sea; the other in a district in
is Michælowitz, wishing to compare the Siberia.
Slavopic versions of the books used in Liberal contributions have been re-
the churches with the originals, caused ceived from several of the principal no.
to be purchased in Greece, and particu- bility of Poland, towards defraying the
larly at Munt Athos, about 500 MSS. expences of printing the Polish-Slavonic'
which are still preserved in the library Dictionary compiled by M. Linde, di.
of the synod at Moscow. Even allowing rector of the Lyceum at Warsaw.
that the last-mentioned collection con- Mr Tham, of Skara in Sweden, is oc-
sists of copies of the Holy Scriptures cupied on the runic characters found on
and of the Fathers; yet it may reason- one of the famous lions of Venice, which
ably be conjectured that this was not was not removed to Paris. Mr T. is
the case with respect to the 1000 MSS. extremely well versed in this branch
collected by Constantine; and it may of northern literature, and has already
be asked, what is become of those pre- suceeded in decyphering a considerable
sented by him to the schools, and whe. part of thein.
ther the still more numerous collection The Danish government is now build-
of Jarislaus I. has not remained at the ing in Iceland a regular town, which is
church of St. Sophia. It is to be hoped to be called Reykuvig: it is situated on
that all the convents of Russia will be the sea-shore, and is to have a free port.
called upon to furnish a catalogue of their A Latin grammar school has already
libraries, by which means we may flatter been established there.
ourselves to bring to light some precious The colleges for the education of
remains of ancient Greek literature. Irish, English, and Scoich Catholics in

It has been lately announced, that Paris, have, by a decree of the Emperor, the ruins of two great cities have been been united into one establishment; discovered in the Russian empire, of and a course of lectures on pliilosophy which there are no accounts in history: is now delivering there in the Latin one of them is in the isle of Taman, in language.

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To the Editor.

Lines written by MR HAYLEY, the poet SIR,

to MR W- -, with a copy of DemnostIf you choose to insert the inclosed poem

henes 1789.
by HAYLEY, in your valuable magazine,
you are exceedingly welcome. That he

who hast already caught, W

Refin'd ambition's early flame, was the author of it I know for certain ; By freedom's favourite son be taught, and have great reason to think, it never

The noblest path to civic fame.
before appeared in print. The counter-
part to it is the production of the gentle. This Prince of eloquence, thy guide,
man to whom it is addressed, on his With enulous delight review,
changing his views from the bar to the Till Britain hears, with joyous pride,
church, and is I think well worthy of A young Demosthenes in you. .
being inserted in your poetical corner, as
a spirited and able composition. This

Mr W- - to MR Hayley, 1790, on gentleman is now a member of the Uni.

changing bis profession.
versity of Oxford.
It may not be uninteresting to add, that,

COMPLAIN not, Dear Sir, that with languor on receiving the latter piece,

I smother poet altered entirely his tone of conduct

Those sparks of ambition you fann'd into the young man, and afterwards shewed

to flame; him no respect or friendship; a circum- If deserting one Bench, but to sit on anstance, I confess, not to be easily account

other, ed for.

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My method may change, still my moAberdeen, Ist July, 1806.

tive's the same.

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Exchange, 09566. my-h brighter,in To give up my Chambers in hopes of a Wrought by the sov'reign power of doc.

tor's sostes, Thrones , shads to Aing of way Baristee's bob, for. Your thunder-struck attention ne'eren! 614 vie en BEI 13.

grosses.

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Like darning needles seem, or fiddle pega ***** LONDON A POEM. DI

Supporting, as thou onward coughs and (Gontinued from p. $a 3.2.2. A loathsome, foul, Gogotha of diseases.

wheeses, Bohemia of every hưe around me Here is thể cordial balm, will cure thy ails, And niake death's

turn Eager to si my bold, my daring song..

their tails 'The lottery.ticket vender takes his stand. Here is the potent dose will ease thy moans, Bawling aloud, and beck’ning with his And with new marrow fill thy wither hand,

bones. To 'sing' how he' with rav'nous teeth and Thatch thy lean lanthron sides, tune every

string, His groaning country's bowels <tears and And make thy gladdened heart in extacy to

* Picda "gkaws; Tlie Grub-street patriot, perch'd up in his Or if with age thy rev’rend system's mus.

garret, Pops cut his head, and chatt'ring kke a Thy wrapper wrinkled, and thy axles ruspárrot,

ty, Tells how he sounds his clarion shrill and Here is the cruise of oil, a rare specific, ni

I'repared by heads and talons scientific, To swell the madd’ning rage of party feud. Will grease thy pivots, nourish thy old lea: The journaise of Spartan lineage follows,

ther,

; And like a baited bull of Bashan bellows, And make thy pend'lums swing in union to'Gainst place men, pensioners, and borough gether. jobbers,

But softly, muse, 'tis endless ev'n to'name Fat gospel drones,' state wolves, and trea

The swarms of candidates for dette sury robbers. These crierpillars feeding on the nation," And stampsht ground in Wrath and in

Who from all quarters hive found in

drum-head, dignation,

On locust wing reath and ently plead, Swearing how Britain's song will ne'er be

boughs, Unless enlightened by his Advertiser. And garlands gay to hind their Bayless The grave physician too, points to his

brows; plaisters,

Stock-jobbers, gamblers, lawyets, loan. His cataplasms, jalaps, salves, and clysters, contractors, And in a dignified becoming rage, Pawn-brokers, aucticneers, broad brim d Rails at this faithless unhelieving age.

coin factors, Conjures iny mase to mount on rapid wing, With all the crew of fiddlers, bards, and And all the virtues of his halsams sing,

actors; Howevery posset, bolus, pill and lotion,

Indeed, 'twould sully our renown, I ween, Nerve-bracing cordial, and health-fraught Were we by venerable critics seen. potion.

Like city sportsmen in pursuit of gane, Which in out mud-huilt frail redoubts he At every Robin-red breast taking aini, crams,

Honding with wild hollow our gallant Will keep at bay deathos furious batt'ring dogs.

At badgers, hedgehogs, weasels, rats, and And make the Serton, thắt earth-heaving @nd mole, die

So down the streets and lanes we'll speed Skip like a hungry tabbit from his hole,

away Throw dowi nis mattočk, wipe his äntient In quest of prominent substantial prey ;

brow, Of scalls and coffins take a last adieu ;k.

Nor mouse, nor mole entangle in our snares,

But bend our bows at buffalos and bears; And;' smelling Támy Gilead's nostrum And as each hole and bore we neatly chest,

"rummage, Ilang up his spade upon the pin of rest. Sort Insignificance's painted plumage. To be continurd.

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The TRIAL of LORD VISCOUNT MEL

which he stated the probable rise of East India stock, and I observed to his Lordship

that if he was impressed with so good an (Continued from p. 464.)

opinion of that stock, I thought he ought

to invest a sum of money in it. His LordMr Alex. TROTTER's evidence continued. ship's observation seemed to throw it aside,

by saying he had no money to invest in R TROTTER stated, that though not stock. I then mentioned to his Lordship to Lord Melville, yet he acted as such, and my hands not called for, and in all probareceived his pay as Treasurer of the Navy, bility would not be called for, and I advised the rents of his estates in Scotland, and o- his Lordship to give me leave to lay out ther sums. He kept an account between so much as would purchase 13,000l. or himself and Lord Melville in a small book, 14,000l. East India stock, but which his of which Lord Melville was frequently Lordship refused in the most positive manfurnished with a copy. The first item of ner, insomuch that I feared I had incurred debt in that account, according to the best his Lordship’s displeasure in proposing it. of his recollection, was a sum of 4000l fur- But it occurred to me, at the same time, nished his Lordship in the year 1782. For that it would be possible to borrow a sum that sum he took a bond, but not interest. of money upon the security of that stock, The fund which furnished this 4000l. was and I proposed to his Lordship that I public nioney, which was not likely to be should endeavour to do so, and that I goon called for. In this account he gave should lay out that money in the purchase Lord Melville credit for all the sums he of East India stock, to which his Lordship received on his account. In the year 1797, readily assented. I mentioned that I then he directed a purchase of 2000l. India stock krved with a relation of my own, who was to be made on account of Lord Melville. a man of considerable importance in the He paid for this stock with money which city, and that he woud raise this money he had in Coutts's hards, and which he had for me. But when I applied to Mr Lind, previously drawn from the Bank. The di- the Gentleman alluded to, I found that I vidends of this stock, he believed, were car- was deceived, and that it was not an easy fied to the credit of Lord Melville.

matter to raise the money upon that secuAbout the year 1797, 10,cool loyalty rity. But I was unwilling to disappoint loan was subscribed for in the name of Lord his Lordship in what I had told him I Melville; the payments were niade by could effect, and I never acquainted his Coutts's house, and he repaid Coutts from Lordship with the difficulty that had arihis mixed fund of public and private mo- seo, but I assisted Mr Lind' by advancing ney.

him money from the public money, which The dividends of that loan were carried I had the management of. I never had occato the credit of Lord Melville's account. sion afterwards to mention the circum

Besides the account current, the witness stance to Lord Melville until April last said he kept another account with Lord year, and he was perfectly unacquainted Melville, called “ the chest account." The with my having made use of the public first item of which account was the 10,cool. money in that transaction; and I charged which Lord Melville said he would account his Lordship a regular interest for the for at the witness's first coming into office. whole of the money which I advanced, The 10,000l. loyalty loan was afterwards from the first day it was advanced until the transferred to this chest account. The final settlement of our accounts. The sum account was delivered to Lord Melville thus adyanced, the witness stated to be a. with a charge upon the chest account, but bout 23,000l, which was reduced by a pay. he never said any thing about it in fact, ment zoool. and at their final settlement he did not know that his Lordship ever 20,000l. went to pay off the remainder of the looked into the account. The chest ac- purchase-money, and doool. increased value count, as well as the other, was settled went in diminution of his account current when Lord Melville left office, and all the with the defendant. The book in which balances due both to him individually, and he kept the chest account current, he stat, to the public, were paid off.

ed to be destroyed, with all other books Q. Did you give directions, in or about and vouchers relative to the transacthe year 1789, or 1790, for the purchase tions between the witness and Lord Mel. of another sum of East India stock for the ville. benefit of Lord Melville ?A. I will state CROSS-EXAMINED.-Q. Whether Lord the transaction as far as my memory ena

Melville did not in the conversation about bles me. It was in consequence of a con- the 10,000l. which he was debtor, say that versation I had with his Lordship, in it was not applied to any use or emolu.

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without consulting hotsesellect is so much as, to say he di3 rectly atâcedi it was for public purpuses ; M. in bis hands sufficient to cover the adobut it is a very distant,period, and it is not yances. With respect to the purchase of impossible he did. org.doura

the 7000t. 3 per cent. reduced, the wit-140 Q. Have you the least recollection that ness stated, he made it in the generalmasbord Melville acknowledged, he applied nagement of Lord Melville's affaits. He

it to any purposes of private benefit to him. believed a sum of money had confie pro his "self #1 A. Noned The witness again stated, hand at this time for his Lordship, áod he that the whole management of the Pay- thought it was proper to invest it in some master's Office was always left to the Pay. manner to produce interest to his Lordship. master, and the whole management of the No precise communication was ever made public money was left to the witness, to his Lordship,

But the 'withess-probably while he was Paymaster.

mentioned it when he presented tlie-ac. Q. You stated that permission was given count to him. Asto whether, in the transacby Lord Melville to draw money from the Bank of England to Coutts's bank, whe- he

e mentioned to relation's name, he said

purchase

of the East India stock, ther the only reason represented by you to Lord Melvilke

for that measures was born on one motorer Montague Limą, vand not to facilitate official convenience !-- A. person had adtañced the money n skor Entirelyso ; I always stated the convenience some years

'Lord Melville was a logerycas, that would arise and the greater security, the interest of the purchase thiofiey exceedof the money. The Navy Office was about that time removed from Broad street to Teason whateve Word Melville had no

to know that it was purSomerset House, and they were obliged chased with the public nioney2enje sa Bib to send common messengers to bring largie 2. You have said to the wise of the sums of money

from the bank. No other public money removed reason, was ever mentioned to Lord Mel.

V bene Coutts's, ville.....With respect to Lord Melville's private accgunts, although he gave him part which I copies, yet he was sure Lord

was not likely to be claimed, for me to fits. Ini ala bor og

Melville never looked intob them, for he could Q. In whar vande was that made use of ?

men Interest ; never draw him to a consideration of his - A. Generally, bý tending own private accounts.

at other times by investing it in Navy and Q. The first purchase you speak to was Exchequer bills, or other government secu2000l. East India stock; whether, after che rities.

1093 2 sosiysq 10915Hib documents you have seen, you have now Q. Were the whole profit and emoluany memory or recollection upon the sub- ment derived from that mode of laying dut ject? A la recollect generally, that Lord money which you have destribet emotely Melville wanted to be possessed of a fura your own ? - Entirely. ther qualification of East India stock, and Q. Was any intimation of knowledge ever begged me to, procure it for him, but communicated to Lord Melville of tħe pubwhether he told me he would immediately lic money having been s'used ? A. i nerepay me the money, I do not immediacely

such communication to Lord recollector i 10r. vb ! yusin osa to 1918

Melville. The witness ju subsequent anQ. Whether upon that occasion, or any or swers

, stated; that during the time 1órd other, Lord Melville ever: d directed you Melville

Watery fons passed to lay out any part of the public money, through his hands, kiese transacfor the use and benefit of Lord Melville? tione e

were going on,

1, and that the public

service never suifered the least Toss, disad. of publicp money, or any money bearing vantage, or interruption, in consequence of that description,id 1.2bit203

these transactions, and that nothing occur. * Q. Is there any instance in which, prior red which might lead the attention of Lord to thei purebase of any stock, it was men- Melville to these matters. The release, be tioned to Lord Melville by you, that it stated, was prepared and executed by him was intended to be purchased out of the

The clause for destroying public money, except in the instance of vouchers was Never, to the best of my recollection,

private money in his acQare you to be understood to state, that in the only instance when the proposal was

counts, was without the knowledge of

Lord Melville, as were also his dealings made ili was indignanely rejected ? -A. with Mr Mark Sprott I mean so to be understood, with respect Was the bond, stated

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for 1400pl, in an early part of your connec- vanced to Lord' Melvillezoot onishis racition with the Treasurer of the Navy, given count, that was afterwards carried sto othe up or kept by you ? I believe was given chiest account?L+ never didza because it sap and destroyed. It is so many years ago never interfered with the Yeon venience of that I do not recollect exactly what be. the office, as a much greater sund handcord scame of it; I believe it was given up. Melville ever commanded under these cired Upon what occasion was it given to bcumstantes, might have beenvšpared from Lord Melyille ? From payments having the unclaimed balances.estaqway or

been made upon that account, which exo . Had the Treasurer of the Navy Kimself seeded that 40001. in which case I did not any given authority vesting him with the think proper to keep the bonds

power of controuling your private monies, - Was the accoung stated and balanced ac- or the securities taken by you un account

curately at the precise, time at which there of these private or public monies ? -None. hond was given upI believe it was If all the money had been, according to I do not recollect that it was

the directions of the zgth of the King, and selg the Court to understand that such an improbable event had taken place count current of a sumrin

as the failure of the Bank, should you have that bond, applied, and which one formed considered yourself responsible for the

mo. the first item of that accome tim

was still an ney so left in the Bank of England accordtime the bond "ing to the act of Parliament

--I should - was given up I believe it was.

, - When Lord Melville gave

orders or di- *And if Mess. Coutts should have become rections to you to pay money on his account insolvent, should you have considered your

did he specify at all out of what fund that self as responsible for the use of the sum lost a money was to be paid? I do not recollect by that failure ?na confess I should, tho

apy instances, in which his Lordship so spe- I tooked upon the cæcumstance asimpassia cified. y 2017, 10:13

ble.

r9 3105 3st Did Lord Melville, by any words or any Supposing such a very improbable event omode, suggent, or in any way ever convey as the failure of Coutts house had taken to you an intimation, that he wished a cer. place, had youatthae timeanyfortune of your

sin sum of money advanced to him, should own, by which you might have made good

be debited to him in his account current such a søm -That depends entirely upon il can only speak in general terms, as dif. the balance that was in Mr Coutts hands

derent circumstances would of course atrend at that time. different payments upon that account, and Supposing the balance a had amounted in speaking in those general

to 50,900l. had you any probability of re: sshis Lordship would probably

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* paying it Until very late years I had not explanation of monies, which he expected a fortune that could have niade good that

to receive soon, and under that impression loss of late years I could, aś my fortune sbe requested me to accommodate him with exčeeds •ft by perhape rozcool or 15.0ool. Ja sum; they seldom were large sums until and no more fa fa 1011s un tiempo squchgimes as payments came into his hands. What was your fostene, independent of end only speak that in general terms. your "salary, at the time of your appoint18 When, such request had been conveyed ment to the office of Paymaster to the trea- . 5 to y94, 10, which of these two accounts you surer of the Navy! I do not recollect at

have stated to be opened between Lord "eurately, but certainly not great'; not per- Melville and yourself, was that money dea "Kaps exceeding Iscol. or nodolo **** ubited?The account current.

Have you had any great accumulation b>Was there any other mode of application of fortune' by any event independent of les described in the way, I before described to your situation as Paymaster of the Navy? - you, when Iord Melville wished it to be have had considerable acquisitions by

inheritance; considerable in proportion to dthis question also only answer in general bitý fortune, altho it may not be so in the terms; his Lordship generally required eyes of many people. I suppose somewhere

such a sum of money should be paid, with. * between 6oool. and yocol 10 ) 11 b-trois o aut coming to any, explanation with me at 9d) is that the extent of your faceumulation xall upon the subjecte

of fortune, independent of what you dea Was that requisition, which

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Arived in one way or ather from the Navy 20 alluding to, in the nature

Pay Office? I'álso had can acquisition of 8 from Lord Melville

to you for that pur- *- fortunë, about 30doli upon my marriage in pose !--I considered it as such,

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