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When the poor timid hare may be traced to the

wood, By her footsteps indented in snow; When the lips and the fingers are starting with

blood, And the wrodlands resound “ Tally-ho!" When the poor robin red breast approaches the

cot, And the icicles hang at the door; When your board smoaks with viands reviving

and hot, 'Tis the time to remember the Poor!

When a thaw shall ensue, and the waters increase,

And in danger the travellers go;
When the fish from their prison obtain a release,

And the rivers their banks overflow;
When the meadows are hid with the proud

swelling flood,
And the bridges are useful no more;
When in health you enjoy every thing that is

good,
Forget not to think of the Poor.

MISCELLANIES.

SWITZERLAND.

their stage.

Last year, a

its astonishing powers in restoring suspended ani. The annual exhibition of the production of mation, were known; but from this machine, arts took place this year at Zurich, in the month which the inventor terms the trial of life (Lebenof May. A marble bust of Lavater drew the sprufer) and the use of which he has explained adiniration of all the connoisseurs, and was in a small pamphlet, consequences the most beacknowledged the best piece in the exhibition neficial to humanity are expected to flow. That bust, larger than common size, represents The Germans have admitted melo dramas on Lavater in his customary dress, with a modern

The Enchanted Vale of Sweterd, coat or mantle, which suits his figure admirably; | lately represented at Vienna, obtained the most it will be placed on the monument which his brilliant success; in the richness of its scenery countrymen intend to erect to his honour. They and dresses, the pomp of i:s marches, and evohave not yet fixed upon any particular spot, but lutions, in fact in every thing that constitutes a to save it from the fate the bust of Gessner met melo-drama, that piece has no rival on the with, they will probably chuse the library of the stage. city, where it will long remain secure and re The authors of Germany have for some time spected.

practised the honourable and lucrative custom of The other pieces of that exhibition, consisted dedicating their productions to the Emperor mostly of landscapes. A great number of por Alexander, who rewards them with handsome traits were seen with pleasure: and portraits af!er

snuff-boxes and other presents. landscape painting, afforded more delight than learned divine conceived, on the contrary, the any other style.

republican idea of dedicating his History of the (termans to a titular court-counsellor, who led a

very retired life ainong his vineyards in the Rheir. The Institute of the Deaf and Dumb at Leip gau. Though a man of no very generous dissic, directed by Mrs. Henicke, encreases every position, the counsellor was, however, unwilling day in utility. More than twenty of those unfor to lose the opportunity of deserving the title of tunate people have learned to speak distinctly, Mæcenas. He bequeathed in his will to the hisand to understand the meaning of others by the torian, a pipe of wine of his own growth, of the motion of their lips. They are instructed in re vintage of the year in which he should die.ligion, and taught to read, to write, and cast ac Death soon took him at his word, and the lega. counts, &c. &c. Mrs. Henicke is beloved by tee receivel a pipe of the best wine of last year's her scholars as a mother; she has two masters vintage. The German journalists have not omitunder her direction, Messrs. Petschke and Tung te: this opportuniry of exercising their wit; they hans, whose zeal and talents equal their reputa pretend that the works of the legatee is of no beta tion.

ter quality than the wine of 1803, and they conA learned Physician of Gorletz, Doctor Struve, sider the circumstance as an exampla of the seMember of the Humane Society of London, has vere, but impartial retribution of the goddess lately invented a machine, the end of which is, Nemesis. through the means of Galvinism, to distinguish A plant of the Musa or Poma Paridisi, Adam's real death from that which is apparent. It is long fig.tree, in the hot-house of Mr Hartmann, of sincethat the irritating faculty of Calvinism, and Thumtītien, a'out twenty miles from Bitric in

GERMANY.

Switzerland, last year produced Powers and fruit. bitants of the Presidency of Fort St. George, to This tree, or rather herbaceous plant, which re. profit by that salutary discovery. In the report sembles trees only in its appearance and magni- || given by the Board of Medicine, we find that in tude, and the leaves of which are longer and the space of eighteen months, one hundred and broader than those of any other known vegetable, | forty-five thousand eight hundred and six persons being from six to nine feet in length, very rarely were vaccinated, and recovered. The Rajah of flowers in Europe. In the last edition of Val Tanjore, and the Dewan of Travancore, were mont de Bomare's dictionary, it is mentioned as

among the number. a very remarkable circumstance, that in 1774, this plant was seen to flower and bear fruit in the hot house of the French King's garden. The The following is given, in a recent periodical fruit grows at the centre of the tree; it consists of publication, as an original anecdote of Shakestwo rows of figs, with about five or six in front. peare : From the end of each fig issues a small flower of It is well known that Queen Elizabeth was a a dirty white. It hus been observed that, in dull || great admirer of our immortal Shakespeare, and weather these flowers grow two inches, or two used frequently, (as was the custom with people inches and a half in a day, and in clear weather | of great rank in those days) to appear upon the five or six inches.

stage before the audience, and to sit delighted PRUSSIA.

behind the scenes while the plays of our bard An Optician, called Molin, pretends to have were performed. One evening Shakespeare perfound the long lost secret of painting in an inde formed the part of a King: the audience knew lible way upon glass. The celebrated chemist, | of her Majesty being in the house. She crossed Klaproth declared, that nothing but entire de. the stage while Shakespeare was performing, and, struction could efface the work of Mr Molin. on receiving the accustomed greeting from the This artist made a trial upon window glasses, | audience, moved politely to the poet, but he which not only adds to the beauty of an apart did not notice il! When behind the scenes, she ment but gives a softer and more pleasing liglit. caught his eye, and moved again, but still he

would not throw off his character to notice her: Captain Krusenstern of La Nadesta, arrived at

this made her Majesty to think of some means

to know whether he would or not depart from Japan without having lost any man on his pas

the dignity of his character while on the stage.sage. Mr. De Resanof, who was on board, || Accordingly, as he was about to make his exit, landed in good health; they were both well re

she stepped before him, dropped her glove, and ceived by the Japanese. A little comedy, entitled the Passionate Wo.

re-crossed the stage, which Shakespeare noticing, man, set to music by Mr. Boyeldieu, was played finishing his speech, that they seemed as belong

took up with these words, so immediately after with general approbation at the theatre of the Hermitage, and met with the same success at

ing to it: Petersburgh. The music is considered as very “ And tho' now bent on this high embassy, good.

“ Yet stoop we to take up our cousin's glove!"

RUSSIA.

INDIA.

Vaccination in India seems to equal the He then walked off the stage, and presented progresses it made in Europe. On the 19th the glove to the Queen, who was highly pleased of January 1803, the Governor invited, in a with his behaviour, and complimented him on its Proclamation, all the European and native inha- || propriety.

RETROSPECT OF POLITICS
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1806.

FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

EUROPE resound; with lamentations from struggle against great and public calamities, we the one end to the other, upon the melancholy should begin by thoroughly knowing and thoresults of a war, from the conduct and issue of | roughly feeling them. But in times, such as which she anxiously expected her emancipation those in which we live, every moment is so preand her safety. The war is at an end-thé armies | cious, that we are not allowed the pause of an indisbanded a disa strous peace concluded. stant for the contemplation of our misfortunes.

Most unquestionably, in order to a succesful We must forth with examine what resources ihey

have left us: we must bound over the present to affect, he had, perhaps, for two year, frerted moment, and its sad train of gloomy reflections, and fatigued her, the interval of rispose she lus that we may dive into futurity, and grasp with a enjoyed, must, in some measure, have proved of" vigour of courageous hope, the last combinations advantage; we find, that called upon again to that still present themselves to the mind, for up watch the arinaments of France, such lia; been holding and averging the sacred cause of the her good fortune, that without even taking into expiring liberty of Europe. It is our intention account the fruits of a most splendid victory, in this place to prove, upon a fair comparison and gained amidst the disasters of the Continen', she just balance of the real losses which that cause has not to regret the loss of a single ship of the has sustained from the result of a disastrous cam line, of a single battalion of troops, no, not any paign, with the advantages it has just acquired one instrument of defence, wliile her chief means, by the changes wrought in the general system of her incomparable public spirit, will only kindle politics, and the greater part of which advan- and glow more keenly from the very necessity of tages may be secured to it, that our present situa-standing forth alone, 10 stem the torrent of the tion is, without question, preferable to that in tyrant's fury. which we were placed from the Peace of Lune. It is then only Austria that has suffered any ville, till the month of September.

material losses. She is indeed deprived of those Let us first examine the extent and the na advanced posts which she before possessed 10ture of our losses. We shall not at present dwell wards the Rhine and Switzerland : she is deupon those extraordinary and momentary losses i prived of two of her best provinces, one of which in men and money, the recollection of which is

stood like a great citadel, covering all the western transient, which time soon repairs, and which part of her territory: she has been compelled to are scarce taken into account in the progress of a bend to the conqueror, and to consent to the srife, upon which the fate of the human race aggrandisement of those very neighbours, whom directly and immediately depends. The losses she has more than ever reason to consider as we have now to consider, are those that power blind instrunents determined on her destruction, fully bear upon the great problem of the day, These certainly are very real calamities both for which diminish our means of resistance, while | Austria and for the common cause. But that they increase those of the common enemy. In their extent may not be exaggerated, that they considering thing; in this point of view, we first may be estimated at their just amount, it is probehold Russia, that vast basis, that body of re per we should compare them with the condition serve of all our combined operations, and we find in which that power was left after the truce, that she stands now exactly in the same posture of called the peace of Presburg, with that in which strength in which she stood before the war; that she was placed since 1801. her frontiers, that her power, that her resources The Treaty of Luneville had dug a grave for remain the same, and that the reverses she may the Austrian Monarchy, which continually have experienced, far from having tended to en Threatened to devour ner. This Treaty, by feeble her, will rather contribute, by giving her placing Italy, Switzerland, and the whole of the a truer insight into her real interests, and by Southern part of Germany at the disposal of leading her to a correction of whatever may be BONAPARTE, drew round the Austrian possesdefective in her military system, to enable her to sions a formidable circle which began at Verona come down again into the field with much great and ended at Egra; beyond that circle every er energy, with more preponderating effect. ihing w.is France. The events which followed

We find that the real position of Prussia has the Treaty of Luneville, only served to extract suffered nothing from the late events; that she the mor al poison which constituted its essencehas sustained no sort of loss; and that if she the same causes which led to that execrable succeeds, through the medium of negotiation, in Treaty, viz. a general want of decision and of rescuing the North of Germany from the scourge union among the Great Powers, and the extincof a French army, by which it has hitherto been tion of all public spirit in Europe, prevented the oppressed and devoured; Prus-ia will even have Court of Vienna from r sisting the new usurpaabsolutely gained by a war, in which no doub: |tions to which it conunu'lly gave birth. She was, she might, and ought, to have taken an infinitely therefore, condemned to behold the German Fmmore active part.

pire parcelled out as suited the caprice of France; We see, in fine, that England in no respect Swi:zerland ravaged by the troops, and finally whatever, is less competent for the struggle, nor subjugated by the decrees of the successors of is she now more perilously situated than she was REWBELL; Picdmont incorporated with France; previous to this continental campaign: should Parma and Placentia invaded; the kingdom of even her implacable foe resume that menacing Naples i gain occupied by the French soldiery; attitude, by which, without being able seriou ly the German territory most duringly violated, but

violated with impunity; and as the only answer In respect to our Domestic Politics, the chief to the murinurs excited by these atrocities | object of interest is the new Ministry. As yet, throughout Europe, the man that committed || bowever, scarcely warm in their seats, what they them, was decorated with the title of Emperor; have done afford's no room for comment; and in fine, Lombardy, wilhout the consent of any what they have resolved tu do can only be one Power, was erected into a kingdom of Italy; matter of conjecture. Mr. Windham is very and the State of Genoa declared French territory. || busily employed in the new modelling our ariny, She was condemned to behold these unexampled and, we hope, in our next number, to give our unprincipled enterprizes, succeed each other

readers the result of his labours. Mr. Secre. with a frightful rapidity, without being able, tary Fox is recalling our Ambassadors from the even for a moment, to arrest their course.-Such | foreign courts, in order to replace them with a state of things must necessarily lead to a speedy | men, in his opinion, of more diplomatic talent fall; and if Austria did not find either within

and experience. The new Chancellor of the herself, or in some great political con:bination, | Exchequer, Lord Herry Petty, is occupied in the the courage and the means of upsetting it alto-yearly budget, and Mr. Grey, in his office as gether, from that moment her sentence of death First Lord of the Admiralty, is proceeding with was irrevocably past.

the spirit and wisdom of Lord St. Vincent. Such was the situation of the Austrian Mo

The chief objects of domestic action are the. narchy, when it took up arnis against France; means of raising money, and the methods of orand such, with scarcely any difference, is its situ- l ganizing and improving our military furcs. ation at present.

['To be continued.]

FOREIGN VARIETIES.

THE ELECTRESS,

occasion, I beg you will be convinced of the reNOW QUEEN OF HIRTEBERG. gard with which I am,

Gentlemen, your Friend, It has been stated, that the English prisoners

“ CHARLOTTE, at Verdun, sent a Memorial some time since lo

“ Electress of Wirtemberg." the Electress of WIRTEMBERG (Princess Royal of England), requesting her interference with The Rev. Claudius Buchannan, vice-president BONAParte, for their release. - The answer of of the College at Fort-William in Bengal, has her Royal Highness, which has appeared, is not proposed a prize of 5001. tu all graduates, who, only imperfect, but so worded, as to convey a on the 1st of March 1807, shall be bachelors of very unfair representation to the reader. Being law or physic, insceptors of masters of arts, or in possession of an authentic copy of this answer, persons of superior degrees in the University of we now lay it before our readers. It is as fol. Cambridge, for the best work in English Prose, lows:

embracing the following subjects :

1. The probable design of Divine Providence, 66 GENTLEMEN,

in subjecting so large a portion of Asia to the “ You only do justice to my feeling, in being British Dominion. convinced, that I take a very sincere part in the 2. The duty, the means, and the consequences misfortunes of my countrymen ; and should be of translating the Scriptures into the Oriental very desirous to assist them, did my power equallongnes; and of promoting Christian kıowledge my good will. But I am sorry thut you have de in Asia. ceived yourselves with fallacious hopes, that I 3. A brief historic view of the progress of the could take any steps towards obtaining you leave Gospel in the different nations, since its first to return to England. Any polite attentions promulgation, illustrated by maps, shewing its shewn to me by the Emperor of the FRENCH, luminous track throughout the world, with chroduring his stay at Louisbourg, do not authorisenological notices of its duration in particular me to interfere in a business which must be set places. The regions of Mahomedanism to be tied between the iwo Governments. Though I marked with red, and those of Paganism with a cannot come forward as I could wish to do on this durk colour.

LONDON VARIETIES.

Dr. John Reid observes, in the last Medical At the Clerkenwall Sessions, the Court was Journal, that“ The slightest nervous affection is occupied with th trial of the ci-devant Marquis

a degree of insanity from its nascent state, to de Chamboynas, for obtaining goods by false "its more full and perfect growth, the progress pretences of Monsieur Berirand de Molleville, “ is so gradual as scarcely to be perceived. The formerly Minister of Marine in France. It was " shade of melancholy slowly and soleinnly ad-stated by the prosecutor, that soon after his arri

vances over the surface of the mind, until at val in this country, he was introduced to the Mar

length it produces a total eclipse of the under- | quis, who he understood to have been a person at ti standing."

the head of a trading club, carried on at No. 77, The money appropriated last quarter towards Pall-mall. The Marquis presented hiinself to him the reduction of the national debt, amounted in that character, and informed him he could disvery n-arly to Two Millions; that is to say Eight || pose of a quanti:y of Port Wine to the club. The Millions a year, which is eight times what it was prosecutor having some wine by hiin, sent the de. at its first institution in 1786, exactly tweniy fendant as much as came to about 701. The de. years ago.

fendant afterwards said, the proâit amounted to Without any new debt, or other sinking funds | 131, and thai they would share it between them. attached to the:n, the present Eight Millions The defendant again represented, that he was would be doubled in fourteen years ; and in twen. abont to pureliase a considerable quantity of ty-eight it would amount to Thirty-two Millions linen, and he wished the prosecutor to engage in a year; but, without going into minute calcula- the speculation; the latter agreed, and sent him tion, it is certain, that, ia less than fifteen years, 500).; but it turued out that the whole was a fa. the debt would be reduced as far as it would be brication, and that the defendant had neither disprudent to reduce it: for we shall prove, on ano- | posed of the wine or linen in the way of trade, but ther occasion, from the history of this country, Ind lost the whole of what the prosecutor had that debt, to a certain extent, is beneficial 10 a entrusted to him at a gaming house. commercial nation.

It appeared that the defendant had absconded We are informed, that in January, 1806, the for a time, and that this prosecution had been stock of Cotton in Great Britain exceeded that delayed at the pressing instance of several French of the same period in 1785, by from twenty to enrigrants of distinction, who were apprehensive thirty thousand bags.-Our informant adds, that that the disclosure of the facts would throw a stigthe import will not be less from Orleans this ina on that body. It was clear that the Marquis year than from fifty to sixty thousand bales, and had obtained various sums of the prosecutor, the increase from Carolina and Georgia at least amounting together to upwards of 20001. by false one-third more than in 1805. These circum- pretences.—Counsel in his defence, merely in. stances, with the evident dininution there is in ferred the improbability of Mr. De Molleville "he consumption, must reduce the price of the being so imposedon.-The Jury found the defenarticle, especially if no support is given to im-dant guilty, and he was sentenced to be impriproper speculation.

soned in Newgate six months.

PROVINCIALS.

LENT ASSIZES.

large whale escaped with three harpvons fast in HOME CIRCUIT.

her, and carrying away also one of ihe boats. She Herefordshire, Monday, March 10, at Hertford was a very large fish, about sixty feet long, and Essex, Wednes. 12,--Chelmsford at one time came almost into the harbour's Kent, Monday,

17,-Maidstone mouth, rising perpendicularly out of the water, Sussex, Monday,

24,-Horshan to the height of above forty feet. Surrey, Wednes. 26,-Kingston On Wednesday se'nnight, about two o'clock

A few days ago, a large whale with her young in the afternoon, the earth froin the roof of a one, came into the bay of Peterhead; on seeing coal-pit, at Horsforth, near Leeds, about twenty which the crews of the Greenland ships there im- yards deep, fell in; two men and a boy were at mediately manned their boats,and went in pursuit. work in the pit; the boy was killed by the earth They succeeded in catching the young; but the falling upon him; the men lived sometime after,

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