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BY MRS CHARLOTTE SMITH.

Then

“ You're vastly welcome you shall see my Stript of their gaudy hues by truth, ftud,

We'view the glitt’ring toys of youth, And ride my poney.”_“ Harry you're too And blush to think how poor the bait good.”

For which to public scenes we ran, * Zounds how it freezes !-Fly was my Sun. And scorn'd of suber fense the plan cho's fire :

Which gives content at -- Thirty-eight ! Miss, would you see?"-" Harry, I'd wish

O may her blefings now arise, to see the fire.”

Like stars that mildly light the skies, That's your true breeding, that's your flam- When the fun's ardent rays abate ! ing lover;

And, in the luxuries of mindThe fair may freeze, but he is warm all over.

In friendship, scionce-may we find We're an odd medley, you must needs confels, Increasing joys at—Thirty-eight ! Strange in pur manners, ftranger in our dress:

Tho' time's inexorable fway Whim is the word-droll pantomimic age,

Has torn the myrtle bands away, With true tiptops of taste, grotesque's the rage; For other wreaths 'tis not too late : Beaux with short waills, and small cloaths The am'ranth's purple glow survives,

close contin'd!
Belles bonch'd before, and bundled up behind; On the calm brow of Thirty-cight !

And still Minerva's olive thrives
The flights of fashion bordering on buffoon,
One looks like Punch, the other Pantaloon :

With eye more steady, we engage
But hold—my raillery makes some look gruff, To contemplate approaching age,
Therefore I'm off--I'm sure I've said enough. And life more justly estimate.

With firmer souls and stronger pow'rs,
THIRTY-EIGHT.

With reason, faith, and friendihip, ours,
We'll not regret the stealing hours

That lead from Thirty c'en to Forty.eight!
IN early life's unclouded scene,
The brilliant morning of eighteen,

HAWKING, A BALLAD. With health and sprightly joy, elate,

MADE AT FALCONER'S HALL, YORKSHIRE. 5 We gaz'd on youth's enchanting spring,

BY PETER PINDAR, ESQ. Nor thought how quickly time would bring The mournful period— Thirty eight! COME, sportsmen, away—the morning how

fair! Then the starch maid, or matron sage, Already of that sober age,

To the wolds, to the wolds, let us quickly

repair ; We view'd with mingled scorn and hate ;

Bold Thunder * and Lightuing are mad for In whose sharp words, or sharper face, With thoughtless mirth, we lov'd to trace fad effects of—. Thirty-eight!

And Death † and the Devilt are both in a Till, fadd'ning— fick’ning at the view, We learn'd to dread what time might do;

See Backers t, a Kite!--a mere fpeck in the And then preferr'd a pray’r to Fate,

íky“ To end our days ere that arriv'd,

Zounds! out with the owl-lo, he catches When (pow'r and pleasure loäg surviv'd).

his eye.com We meet neglect, and Thirty-eight!

Down he comes with a sweep-be unhooded

each hạwk; Dut time, in spite of wishes, flies; And Fate our simple pray'r denies,

Very soon will they both to the Gentleman talk. And bids us death's own hour await!

They're at him-he's off--now they'r o'er The auburn locks are mixt with

him again :

grey, The transient roses fade away,

Ah! that was a froke... fee! he drops to the But reason comes at-Thirty-eight!

They rake him--they tear him--- he flutters, Her voice the anguish contradicts,

he cries, That dying vanity inflicts;

He struggles, he turns up his talons, and dies ! Her hand new pleasures can create : For us she opens to the view

See, a Magpie ! let fly---how he flutters and Prospects less bright, but far more true,

shanbles ! And bids us smile at-Thirty-eight;

How he chatters, poor rogue! now he darts

to the branibles : - No more shall scandal's breath destroy The social converse we enjoy,

Out again---overtaken---hisfpirits now flag--With bard or critic, tête-à-tête.---

Flip! he gives up the ghoft.--good night,

Mister Mag. O'er youth's bright blooms her blight shall pour,

* Names of two hawks. But spare th' improving friendly hour

+ Names of Hawks. Which science gives to Thirty.cight! The Head Falconer.

the game,

flame.

plain

Lo, a Heron !--- let loose... how he pokes his He made the winds and waters rise
Inog neck,

To scatter all myne enemyes.
And darts, with what vengeance, but vainly, This Jofeph's Lord and Ifraell's God,
his beak!

The fyre piller and daies clowde Eger, he thifts well.--now he feels a death.

That saves his fainctes from wicked men, wound,

And drencht the power of the prowde, *-! with Thunder and Lightning, rolls tum. And hath preserved with tender love bang to ground.

The spirit of his turtle dove. we Falconers sporto--now homewards From MS Harl. 2044 found on a piece of re Aray,

loose paper. sobe, o'er the bottle, the wars of the day :

ON WINTER. mis hegour, at night, of the chace and its

KEEX is the cutting wiud; fierce Winter carmi,

hoar &ck fweetly to rest, with a Dove in our arms.

Grasps Nature in his killing cold embrace;

Submiss and tame is every beast of chace, TX COPPIE of a PRAIER which her

And cach sweet bird forgets its dulcet lore; XATIE made Her self, and said yt, when

Humble and homely round the cottage door . Be was at the Sermon at St Paules Crosle They futtering croud, though late to wild the 24 of November 1588.

and fhy; LOOKE and bowe downe thyne ear, oh

And piiy's tribute wishfully implore
Lord;

From those in happier days they wont to fly. From thy bryght fhryne behould, and see So can Misfortune low the proudeft crest; Ter handmayde and thy handy worke

Shew Arrogance and Folly what they are; Emangit thy preefts, ofering to thee, Strike deep instruction to Presumption's Hive or ince me reaching the lkyes

breatt, Mīlie and Septer sacrifice.

And Vice and Pleasure's baited hook lay Mş foule ascend his holie hill,

bare. Afr.be his ftrength, and fing him praise, But oh, hard teacher ! tho' the Passions fly, For be refrayneth Princes priths,

With them all Genius' fire, all Fancy's glories And bath done wonders in my days ;

die !

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MONTHLY REGISTER.

FRENCH REPUBLIC.

shall not exceed a fum total of 40,000

millions of livres, the plates for the faCOUNCIL OF FIVE KUNDRED.

brication of assignats shall be destroyed Dec. 22. The Council resolved itself as soon as two thirds of the forced loan a general secret committee; and the lit- are paid, although the above 40,000 milting being resumed, it was declared, that lions shall not be complete. thir Council had adopted the following Fourthly, All fuch forefts belonging srulutions :

to national domains, as do not contain First, All the objects of trade and com- more than 500 acres Mall be fold. Lerce, as well as all the chattels of the Fifthly, The executive directory is to Iepublic, are placed at the disposal of receive the proposals which may be made the executive directory; which is au- to it by companies and associations of thorised either to fell or pledge the same, merchants.

it ihail think most conducive to the Sixthly, All the national goods, not jmerefts of the republic; and the pro- comprised in the above resolutions, or ceeds thereof are to be immediately paid are reserved for the payment of 1000. uto the national treasury.

millions of livres, destined as a reward Secondly, All the houses, which ein for the defenders of the country, fhall ter belong to the civil list, or were the serve as a security for the assignats. property of the ci-devant emigrated Prin 24. The council came to a resolution ces, are to be immediately fold, with that all the aflignats, which return to tãe exception of Versailles, Compaigne, the national treasury by means of the and Fountainbleau.

forced loan, thall be burnt. Thirdly, The fabrication of affignats 26. The council refolved, that so mil

lions

AFFAIRS ON THE RHINE.

COUNCIL OF ELDERS.

lions in specie, or a sum equal thereto' these Belgic Chouans, as they are calin atigráti, fhould be put at the dispo- led, have mostly been taken prisoners or sal oi thn war minister.

difperiod. They were accustomed to Jan. 2.

Cumus, Quinette, Bancal, La- come out from their recesses, and intermarck, so long detailed in Auftrian dun- cept grain and other provisions, when geons, entered in the midft of the loudert conveyingthrough the country. plaudits. They received the fraterna) embrace from a great number of members, and the president. Camus, in the name

The polition of the respective armies, of his companions in captivity, testified disputing with the most obstinate valour their gratitude and exprefled their at every post, being very nearly oppoftachment to the constitution. Thirty- eri to one another, and the great importhree months of captivity have not, faid tance to the Imperial army, of securing he, abated our patriotisin. He faled winter quarters in the Palatinate, strong. that they had been exchanged at Balle ly led to the expectation of fome decion the 5ih Nivole (Dec. 26.)

five blow being itruck; although the if

sue of a general battle, was an event alJan. 2. The Council, after having moft to be dreaded by both combatants. heard the report of its commiflion, ap- Severe and continued actions were mainproved the resolution, importing that tained by both fides, fucceeding one athere should be a seventh minister, noiher, with an unexampled rapidity, charged with tile general police of the till the 20th December. Thefe mutual republic.

attacks chicily took place betwixt the armies of Generals Clairfayt and Jour

dan, in which the former lost some FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

ground. At this crisis, when it was ex. The success of the French in Italy a- pected that the fate of the whole camgainst the Austrian armies, under Gene- paign would be determined by one battle, rals Argenteau, and De Vins, are not at- it was announced that an armistice, for a tempted to be contradicted by the offi- limited period, had been agreed upon cial reports, published both at Vienna between the chiefs of the contending arand the Austrian head-quarters. The mies, mutually fatigued, exhausted, and French General having received very harrassed. The roads, by the great fall of considerable reinforcements on the 23d rains, were rendered impassible for horses November, commenced an attack on the and artillery. This suspension of arms, whole front of the Imperial army, who, appears to have been diciated by a deafter repelling them, at some of their fire for that repose, which was become pofts, five successive assaults, were obli. fo necessary to both armies, rather than ged to give way. These fevere engage its being a basis for a negociation for ments were renewed and continued eve- peace between their respective nations. ry day till the 29th, with great valour, We subjoin, for the sake of our readers, and also with confiderable Naughter, on the situation of the armies, and what both sides. The Austrians were every apeared the probable statement of affairs where compelled to retreat, by the supe at the time. rior number of the enemy. Finale, and The French and Imperial armies at Vado, with other fortrefies, from which present cover all the country between they were driven, fell into the hands of the Moselle and the Rhine. They are the republicans, with very considerable exactly opposed and ballanced in their quantities of ordnance, ammunition, and forces and their means. They are on provisions, which could not be removed equal terms with respect to their princiwith fufficient dispatch over the steep pal supports—they have each the fame mountains. Thus the French are maf- fecurity for their retreat, and each finds ters of the Genoese territory, and the the same difficulty to act on the offenthreatened attempt of the Austrians to five. On the oné fide the Imperialiits winter in Nice, completely defeated. have Mentz, and the course of the Rhine.

General Songes, Commandant of the On the other fide, the French have Lan- . Belgic divifion; ftates in a letter to the dau, the chain of fortified places on the repreien atives of the people, that the Sarre, Luxembourg and the course of expedition in the forelt of Soigney, hath the Mosell. The armies being thus fibeen attended with the defired success; tuated, it is not probable that any thing

con

considerable will be attempted by either, downefs is no longer wisdom; where until the opening of the next campaign occafion is given to the injurious views -a circumstance which may posibly of malevolence; where the hopes of parproduce a new aspect of affairs.

ties revive, and the joy of the disconThe duration of the armistice is said tented is excited. to be fixed for two months, but it may The executive directory, therefore, in be extended throughout the winter. If expressiy directing the underligned to either party chuse to recede from the congratulate officially their High Mighconditions of the truce, they are to give tinelies upon the important refolution ten days notice. The river of the Mom which they have taken, and in exbort. selle is fixed upon as the line of demar- ing the Batavians to re-unite themselves, cation, from which troops of both par- delire to convince themselves that all ties are removing. Jourdan is to con- difficulties will be removed, and that fine himself to the district of Aix la Chap- the harmony which will return amongst pelle. General Clairfayt's army is to be all the Provinces, will promise the most cantoned near Ment2.

happy confequences, and more and more A fimilar agreement for a ceffation of strengthen the good harmony and mutual arms has been settled between General esteem which ought henceforth to reign Pichegru and General Wurmser. between the two republics. (Signed) The panic excited in the Austrian Ita

Noel, lian states, an account of the great and 20. At the Hague, in a permanent rapid success of the French, hath almost assembly their High Mightinefies, altogether fubfided. The Imperialists the regulations for forming a National rendezvoused in the environs of Acqui, Allembly were finally adopted, and it and the Piedmontese under General Col. was afterwards decided, that it should li, took up their quarters at Ceva. The meet at the Hague the 18th of February. French are accufed of not following up This delay was mutually accorded by their fuccefs with their usual ardour. each province, to give the necessary time HOLLAND.

for the arrangement of affairs. The proThe Dutch provinces have now de- vince of Overydlel had been gained over

to this measure. The provinces in fatermined to form a national convention,

vour of the National Assembly were a measure agrecable to their new malters and allies. The following official Gueldres, Holland, Utrecht, and Overyletter hath appeared on that subject.

fiel; against it, Zealand, Friesland, and

Groningen.
Hague, 30th Femaire, fourth year of the
French Republic, one and indivifible.

Exchange of the French Princess. !
LIBERTY-EQUALITY-FRATENITY. The exchange of the French Depu-
To Citizen Quarles, Secretary of their High ties, and other prisoners who accompito
Mightines.

nied them, for the cousin of the EmperCitizen,

or, took place on the night betwixt the The minister of the French republic 26th and 27th December. The Princess has the honour to solicit you to inform arrived at Huninguen, on the 25th in the their High Mightinesses of the real fatis- evening ; and the French prisoners who faction with which the executive direc. were at Frieburgh, did not arrive at tory of the French Republic have learn. Riechen, a village in the territory of ed the resolution taken by the States Basle, until the 26th, at five o'clock in the General, on the 24th of November, for evening. They were attended by A:1the formation of a national convention. trian commiffioners and officers, wlio

A resolution of such importance cer- according to an agreement entered into tainly demanded to be taken into the with Mr Bacher, the secretary to the most mature deliberation, and to be dif- French embally, delivered them, on heir cuffed with wisdom; and delay is not word of honour, to Citizen Legrand, to be held a matter of reproach, when counsellor of State to the repetite vi the question to be determined upon re Base, and high bailiff of Riechen. The lates to the faithful re-union of equal reprefentative Camus gave his word of rights and interests, and to the placing honour for himiclf and his colleag!e, upon these foundations the gicry and whereupon the above secretary of legahappinels of a nation.

tion, aitended by several Austrian nobi. But there is a term, beyond which ty and attendants, went to a country feat

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near Balle, where the Princess Marie- whom he presented his fètretary as Therese Charlotte had, in the mean Charge de Aifairs till his fucceffor is aptime, arrived ; and he delivered her to pointed. Notwithstanding all these cirthe Prince de Gavry, who had been wait- cumstances, it has been remarked, that ing for her a whole month and upwards. Mr Liston on his

departure received some A detachment of foot, and and ano- magnificent presents, among which was ther of dragoons of the republic of Basle a snuff-box set with brilliants, of the vahad been ordered out, to maintain good lue of 300 piastres, and fome Indian order. The Austrian carriages pailed ftuffs to the amount of 3000 more. merely through the town; and although it was nine o'clock at night, yet the streets were crowded with people, who

The Inand of Barbadoes hath suffered observed the firictest, neutrality. The much from a molt extraordinary fail of moment the young lady got into her rain, on the 8th November laft. It teemcarriage, the French prisoners were set ed, says the account, as if the heavens at liberty. They dined the next day at had burst, and was pouring down their the French minister's.

waters, it fell in one continued torrent

till feven the next morning, being twen The unfortunate King of Poland's re: ty-four hours; and all that time, both nunciation of his throne was very far day and night, there were not two fefrom being voluntary, though the pollef conds intermiflion between the moft vi. fion of it had been lately rendered too vid fathes of lightning, and most tren î painful. The eve of the day, which mendous peals of thunder ever heird. would have completed the thirtieth an. It might justly be said, in the language niversary of his reign, was cruelly cho- the Plalmist

, “ the clouds poured out fen for the conclusion of his royal func. water, the air thundereu.” The Guliyo tions. A letter was then delivered to ran higher than ever was known, and him by Prince Repnin, from the Empress meeting with a flowing and spring tide of Rusia, the fubftance of which was, water, after breaking down both bridges, " that the cessation of his Royal autho- flowed over into the town, and was in rity was the natural effect of the arrange many ftreets and houses five feet high. ments made with relpect to Poland; it The inhabitants escaped to other parts was, therefore referred to bis judgment, of the town, some swimming, and others whether a formal abdication would not on horseback, the horses ton being obe suitable."

bliged to swim. This crisis, though it had been fore. seen, did not give the king the less emotion, and he was for some hours much GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE. agitated. At length he figned the act. CONSTANTINOPLE.

Adoniralty-Office, Jan. 2. The ravages which the plagne for Extract of a letter from Admiral Sir John some months hath made in the military

Laforey, Bart. Commander in Chie departments, have lo interfered with the of his Majesty's thips and veffels at warlike arrangements, which are still

the Leeward Isands, to Mr Nepean, continued without intermision, that inc

dated Martinico, October 22. 1795. government attempted to confiitute tie On the 20th instant the Bellona arcustom of obliging vefrels to perform rived, having joined Vice-Admiral Thomguarantine. But the clamours of the re. fon on the 7th of Sept. in the latitude of ligious, who exclaimed against this in- 43 deg. 20 min. N. and longitude 38 novation of Mahometanilm, has com- deg. 9. min. W: pelled ihe Porte, for the present, to a In my last I informed you, Sir, with bandon this design. It is, however, to the capture of the Superb French fribe boped, that the project will not be gate, of 22 guns, off Defeada, by th: totally relinquished.

Yanguard; since which I have received The departure of the British minister, an account from Capt. Warre, of bis MaMr Lifton, continues to excite many con- jesty's ship Mermaid, dated the 12th injectures in this quarter. He has taken ftant, that, cruising toward Grenada, he no leave whatever of the Grand Vizier, discovered, on the roth, off La Baye, a and on his departure made but a short fip and a brig at anchor, which, upon and private visit to the Reis Effendi, to seeing him, got under weigh and made

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