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How many innocents of mine,
The wretch to deepest misery consign'd, To pleate that savage bral of inine,
And gave all lie and Pity could beltow, Have been tormented, rack'd, anu torn ;
Nor pausid he here ; when Spring renew'd Alas! that ever I was born !
her reign, For which just Heav'n vro' him has sent
He bide the husbandman his toils p' fue, Your long-deserved punishment.
While Summer fiolick's o'er the fow'ry “ His murd'rous searchings to elnde,
plan, And save my little un Medg'd brood,
Andripoing Autumn deepeni'dev'ry hue. Deep in a tree, that form'da in de Over the stream, my neAl made;
And when the Winter came, vo sun ap*Twas all in vain, his prying eye
[sround; Caughie my lequeiter'd privacy;
To adam.nline chang'll the fertile. But in th’attempt my peace 10 wound,
Tien has vis board the hapless pealant His own too lenient death he found.
crear'd, Hai he survie'd to plague the eartli,
Then beann's Humanity effulgent round. You would have cursid bis hour of birth; So fleet is life! a! ye who spent the day, Filial ingratitude, 'That peit,
Thoughtless, how luon the winged mo. Hau planted daggers in your breast !
nients fade ; Hencel Ay! and on your kneinank Heav'o Have ye not found your joys so feening gy That such a kindly exit's giv'o ;
Puanıray'd by Pancy on an eriply fbade? His days proling'd to man's eliste,
But what awaits the virtuous and the rile? A halter must liave been bus fate.
Death is to them dimiling of the sout; “ Had you, when Resson's dawn began,
Enrob'din ligbe they reachtlecheriai fki, To goodnels formid the future mall,
And taite of plealu! es endleís a they vile The weeds of vice pluck'd by ine mot The moment when obidvidio shoot,
Soubwark. JOHN SHEPPARD, jun. And by example mark'l the road That leads to Virtue's bright abode,
S ON G. He then had prov'd a different creature,
By Dr PERFECT. For custom gives a second nature
HAT!. rrow invade my fond hre:tt, “ You are his murd'ser;-'tis to you
How trang-ot was Colin's slelight, His crimes and sieath are chiefly duc !'?
I cheerfully courte d my reit,
When Phyllis was kind to my right,
I told her soft themes of my love,
I brought hier a lamb from my full; ADDRESSED TO A FRIEND ON THE My reed cun'd her praise thro' the gove ; DEATH OF HIS FATHER.
And I valued her inuiles more than gold. 0
A chaplet from Flora I stole, Vitæ fumma brevis spem nos vetat inchoare Compos'd of the hollonis that grow longam.
HOKACE. Where the firearplets meand'ring roll
Thro a valley of roles below.
I brought her a goldfinch's nest; Accept the Muse's tributary righ;
It hurt me lo roh the poor bird ; For ftill he will bemoan the hallow'd
To hercherksthe fofiyoanglings the press'), dead, And fill forbid the virtuous, good, to die !
And my innocent present preferr'd.
With pinks and with lilies lier crook Tho' Heav'n denied to hear the last adieu,
'Twas my chle ev'ry morning to dress; While yet the accents lingeid on liis
Did the give in rekin look,
My Itars I was renty tu biels.
But why didi I dance,') the let,
Why "uitial te Pyllis appear ; When Grandeur links ignobly to the grave,
Sie finil'o not on love nor on me; No figli is leav'd, nor drop i blie pinyo
Was over a maid lu leveres ing tear !
?Txis Corydon, (nai ts. the hiil, But lowlier worth, if fichis or lears could fare,
Tha? Plyllis to Colin preferr'd; Ein now miglie hvali a fou! co grund
My eyrs all aliulve i ke a vill,
Whenever I mention the word, Within his bren! Religia?: Incred power
Deceit was å fonke in her foile; Had claim'il est) will, and crown'd each
Go, Phyllis, my heart thll nut break; virtucto;
in turu i wilt le: un 10 begele, And he coulelem?, in disolucion's hour,
An! to-morrow begin at the wike. The source celeitraloteach hope heknew! Hence Spruns the geo’rons ardour of his * Apiemam was awarded hiniton all mod;
Ellyson Husbandry hy the Agricultural Oli did die hien to the tale of wo', Society.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE FİRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
the second reading of the Bank Restriction February 17,
bill, and urged the same arguments as beOn the firft reading of the Bank Restric- fore in fupport of the measure. tion bill, Lord Auckland moved for an account Lord King and the Earl of Moira (poke of the outtanding Bank Notes at different at confiderable length, to thew that the periods last ve.s ; after which Earl Moira measure was not necessary. expreiled his sentiments at great leogth, The Earl of Wifimarlan! and Lord Auck. and observe', that no measure ever more land argued in support of the bill. loadly called or discution and explanation on the part of Ninifters: he considered its In the Crimmons 'the same day, Lord continuance either as a measure of Go- Euflon called the a!tention of the House in vernment at the in&ance of the Bank, or the subject of the late extraordinary Conthe effect of an accommulation between spiracy. In delivering his sentiments, be those parties ; and contended, that the res observed, that upon te late trials so much firiction produced the unfavourable ftare had occurred, that, unless the House and of exchange, and that no necellity existed the publiek were to appear guilty of a derefor the measure. He concluded with liation of their first principles, they could moving for a ftring of ducu nents relative not but consider themselves bighly indebied to the affairs of the Bank.
to the Government for the wise steps they Lord Pelbam, in answer, asserted that had taken to develope that plot, and to the measure was not proposed at the io. bring its authors to punishment. He afo ftance of the Barik; but was deemed ne- terwards moved the following Address : ceflary by Government. He opposed the “ Moft Gracious Sovereign, production of any papers that might teod We, your Majesty's most dutiful and to reflect on the validity of the Bank. loyal subjects, the Commons of the United
After some farther conversation, the ac- Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in counts moved for by Lord Auckland were Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer ordered, and addi'ional information was to your Majesty our heartfelt congratulations agreed to be given.
on the detection and failure of an atrocious
and trealonable Conspiracy directed against COMMONS.
your Majesty's facred Perfun and Governa' · February 21.
ment. The Sheriffs of Lond.jo presented a pe. The wickedmachinations, which, through tision to enable them to pull down Bethlehem the goodness of Divine Providence, have Helpial, to build a new one, and convert been thus hanpily frustrated, aftord an audio its present site into a square. Referred to tional proof of the peroicious ter dency of a Committee.
those deleitable principles which are equally Petitions were also presented for the adverse to the enjoyment of prietcallio relief of the merchants of Grenada, and berty, and to the exiftence of regular anrelative to the improvement of Bristol thority, as well as destructive of the comfort. Hurbour.
and security of all ciafles of suciety.
We assure your Majesty, in our own
name, and in that of all the Commous of February 22.
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and The Dake of Montrose adverted to the Ireland, of the perfect and unvariable atlate Conspiracy, and described the detetta- tachment of a loyal and grateful people ; tion which every loyal heart felt at its diro and that it is our fixed determination, as it covery, in an elegant speech, the object of is our indispensable duty, to support and whch was to move, “ That an humble maintain that form of Government, under Aldress be presented to his Majesty, in the which it is our glory and happiness to live, nate of boib Houses, congratulaing im and totransmiuit unchanged and uaimpaired on his providential escape ; expressing their to our descendants." ahhorrence of the plot against his Person Lord Boyle seconded the motion; and an! Government; and alluring him of their the Addreis was carried. formatachment to our present happy Cone The Secretary at Ilar called the attention ftitution, as well as to the Person and Fa- of the Committee to improvements in the Bay of his Majeây."
Mutiny bill. The first class of amendments Earl Camden seconded the motion, and were, to check or prevent the criminal the Addiels was voted nem. dis.
practice of deserting. It was a practice Certain accounts respecting the issue of which had continued during the war, and Exchequer bills, &c. were laid before the is prevalent ftill; and it was a fact that Hoole; after which, Lord Pelbam moved acarly one fourth of the whole army has Gest. Mag. Mureb, 1803.
deserted within the year. He proposed tn from the sth of January, 1803, and 10 deprive Courts Martial of the option of continue till the sth of July, 1806, towards fending deserters to the seulements abroad, providing for the better support and dignity instead of condemning them to death. of the Prince of Wales." He observed The amendment was to sentence them to that the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall " transportation for life, or for an optional would be free during this period to the term of years." He should also propose, amount of 13,000l. Otherwise he should " that any soldier, confined for debt, mould have proposed the vote for 73,000l.; and forfeit his pay while in prison." These! to a question put by Mr. Harrison he faid, amendmen!s, and others of an inferior na- that the amount of the deb!, liquidated by ture, were agreed to,
payments tip to the 5th of January, 1803,
was 563,8951. and that the residue was February 23.
235,7541. including principal, intereft, and On the motion for considering his Ma. charges of management, jesty's metsage, Colonel Stanley wished to The Solicitor General, on the part of the know whether the difficulties of the Prince Prince, stated his Royal Highness's acwere to be removed by any new fep, or knowledgement for the interest of the King whether the mater was like a compromise in his welfare, and his readiness to acquiesce on account of certain claims. If it was to in the determination of the House. With be considered as the latter, he knew that respect to the Cornwall claim, the Prince, the first law authurities were divided on in July to lis Parent, had determined to the subject of the legality of luch claims.- forego it, rather than prosecute such claim He thought the Prince was precluded from in a hostile manner. any application in his behalf, in consequence Mr. Harrison withed to know the residue of the King's message on the 21st of May, of ihe Prince's dents; in answer to wbich 7787.
the Cbancellor of Ibe Excbequer said, the resiThe Speaker then left the chair ; after due is now 230,000l. which the Cbancellor of tbe Excbequer intro- Mr. Sheridan made some observations on duced his propofition by alluding to the the transactions respecting the Cornwall cooftitutional interest of the Committee in claims; and observed, that the Prince did the splendour and dignity of the heir ap- not come to the House to beg, but to obtain areni.- He referred to the proceedings rel. bis right; and if he relinquished the meapecting the Prince in 1795, and recapitulo fure, his inducements were the glorious unlated the different giants made to Princes certainly of the law, and a will not to add of Wales since the year 1742, in order to to the burthens of the people. shew that the income of the present Prince Mr. Fox, in an elegant speech, expressed in 1795 was not greater than that enjoyed his opinion, that his Highness ouglit to reby bis grandfather. He then entered into ceive a remuneration equal to his flativa a detail of the application of the funds for and character. the liquidation of the Prince's debts; the The motion was agreed to. result of which was, that on the 5th of January lant there had been paid off
February 24, 563,895l. ard continuing the operation of The report of the Committee on his this plan, the whole would be discharged Majesty's Meff.ge relative to the aftairs of in July 1806, leaving a balance of some- the Prince of Wales was received, and thing less than rool. and allowing 6oool. agreed to. for the changes of management: be next adverted to ire mellage, and observed, that
LORD s. his Highness bad palled a fifth part of his
February 25. life in embarratsment and obscurity. His The Bank Restriction bill was reall the propofiuon was, “ l'bat bis Royal Highness third time, and patied. should be placed, from the 5th of January, The Meil ge relative to the affairs of the 1803, in the situation in which he would Prince of Wales wastaken into consideration. have been, but for the provision which was Lord Pulbam moved an Address to his made for the arrangement of his affairs in Majesty, alfuring him, that their Lordhips the year 1795, or that he Mould receive a would readily concur in any measures grant of 60, pol. per annum." He did adopted for enabling bois Royal Highness to not with to interrupt the plau adopled for Jesume his necessary dignity, &c. liquidating the debts, or for preventing new
The Earls of Cariifle and Moira said a few After taking a view of the great words.
The Address was voted nem, dis. change in the value of inoney during the last eight years, in order to thew the ne- In the Commons the same day, on the ceility of bis proposition, he moved, third reading of the Militia Training bill, " That it is the opinion of iliis Committe, General Turleton adverted to the position of that his Majelty be enabled to grant yearly Our Continental neighbour, who was at any sum of money out of she consolidated the head of 500,000 men, well manned fund, but uxceeding 60,0col, lo take place aud disciplined. He thought the recru ting
of the Militia interfered with that of the
Marcb 2. regulars.
The House in a Committee on the Irina The Secretary at War observed, that the Revenue Acts, Mr. Corry made a propofirecruiting was nearly over, and 50,000 cion, the object of which was to allimilate men had been raised.
the collection of revenue in that kingdom The bill was then passed,
with this country, hy moving resolutions
for continuing the present duries, granted H. OF LORD S.
for the support of the G 'verument, pero February 28.
petually, inftead of annually. On the reThe Royal Allent was given to the Bank solutions heing put, a long and defullory Rettriction bill.
conversacion en ned, helween Mr. Lee, Mr.
Wickbam, Mr. Bagwell, Mr. M Naughton, In the Commons the same day, Mr. Mr. Latoucbe, and the Cboncellor of obe ExTyrwbitt acquainted the House, “That the chequer, refpe&ing the precipitancy with Porce has felt, with the most sincère and which the measure was attempted to be affectionate gratitude, the gracious purpose hurried through the House. The principal of his Majeity in recommendmg his pre- objection was to the tax on windows, and fent fuation to the coníderation of Parlia- the lax on taoners, which, Messrs. Bagwell, ment :-hat, having seen, by the Voies of M'Naughton, and Larouche, contended, the House of Commons, the manner in were extremely obnoxious to the people of which they have received his Majesty's re- Ireland. After a reply from Mr. Corry, commendation, the Prince deems it incum- and some remarks in favour of the measure bent on him to express his warmeft ac- by the Chancellor of the Excbequer, the reknowledgement of their liberality. At the folotions were agreed to. same time, the Prince, though 'fully con- The Mutiny bill was passed. vinced of the propriety of resuming his state, In a Committee of Supply, the Cbancellor and greatly regretling any circumstance of tbe Excbequer observed, that a sum of which tends to disappoint the wilhes of his 1,600,000l. had been voted for the Army Majesty, or of the House, upon that fub- Extraordwaries of laft year: he at that ject, yet feels himself buod explicitly to time raid, that the sum would not be suffi. declare, that there are still claims remaining cient for the current expences of the year ; upon his honour and justice, for the dif- and as it had since been found neceffry to charge of which he must continue to fet, augment the Army, an increase of expence apart, in trust, a large fuking fund, and had occurred of 1,032,1 gol. To defray consequently postpone, until the period of this, he moved that a sum not exceeding their liquidation, the resumption of that 1,032,1511. 4s. 8d. be granted to m ke Iate and dignity, which, however essencial good the like fum paid for the Army Exto his rank and Station, he knows, from irrordinaries, from the 25th of December, de ar-bonghi experience, could not, under 1801, to the 24th December 1802, inclubis pretiu£ circumitagces, he resumed, five. without the rills of incurring liew dile After some objections from Mr. Fuller, the ficulties. The Prince thinks that he owes resolution was agreed to. it to himself and to Parliament, to make this declaration to them with the same disa
LORDS. tinctoets as he ftared it to his Majesty's goverament upon the first communication On the second reading of the Militia made to him of his Majesty's benign in- Training bill, the Duke of Montrose spoke tentions. With respect to the Prince's at some length, to fbew the neceility of our claim to an account of the revenues which being always in a strong d:fenro e atijrude. accrued from the Duchy of Cornwall, from With this view he shooght, instead of 28 the year 1762 to 1783, bowever ftrong his days trawing, double that time thould he confidence in the validiry of his clau ni, a enacted, and a third of the whole Militia confidence fortified by the greateit legal should be called our. aut borities, yet, as he trutts thai, through L'ird Hobart denied that there was any the gracious interposition of his Majesty, neçetfity for extraordinary expedients. and the liberality of Parliament, he Tali he enarled oilier wife to provide for those Ja the Commons the same day, on the demands on his justice which one induced report of the Irish Revenue Aets, Colonel him to affert his right, he now chearfully Bugwell rettared his objections, particularly relinquishes his fuit, and has directed his to the tax on Tanners. law officersto forego allfurtherproceedings." Mr. Sberidan objected to the shortness of
The Chancellor of be Excbequer moved, a' the notice given, that these taxes were to clause fur altering and repealing so much of be rendered permanent. H: wilhed for a the act of the 35th of the King, as applies claule to continue them for one year, be. the sum of 13,00. 1. annually, oul of the re. fure the expiration of which a discuffing venues of the Duchy of Cornwall
, cowards might be had. Some farther conversation dilcharging the Prince's debes. Agreed lo.
took place; after which the resolutions rent biils; and as this was only the fair pro. were agreed to.
fit of every tradesman, it was much to the honour of the Prince that he could not be
happy till they were discharged. Mr. Calcraft submitted bis proposition on Mr. Cartqvighe,. Mr. Corwen, and Sir the late of the Frince's affairs. He again R. Burton, were for the cousinuaoce of the disavowed any influence but what arole present system of economy, instead of lay: from motives originating in hi: own bolom, ing additional burthens on the people. and was confident that all parties would be Mr. Hilliard wos of a contrary op nion. ready to receive the motion without oppo. Mr. Jubnjtone saw no difference between filion. lo luis conftruction of the King's the preiene period and that of 1795, the Mefrage, it went much farther thin the could make so great an alteration. On the measure grounded upon it: it must go contrary, in 1795 there were a multirode farther than the mere application of a tum of Jacobins in ihe country, to counteract of money, as that could not bring the whole machinations ie was necessary for Prince any nearer the attainment of the every branch of the Royal Family to ai. object of his Majelty's Mellige. He was tra&t popularity and altachment. With not guided in his proposition by any regard refpeci to the Cornwall arrears, the whole to the personal comfort of his Royal High- sum received from the Duchy did not exness, for the hill itself would be adequate Ceed :34,ccol. ; against which were to be ļo thats but he looked to that state of
set of 5000i. per annum for the maintedignity to which the community was in- nance of the Prince, from 177! !ill he terested in restoring himp. With these fen- came of age; or 250,000l. again i 234 pool. timents, he moved, “That this House, de- He therefore thought it an insult io the frous to give füil effect to the recommen- country, to be told of sacrifices made on the dation in his Majesty's Mellage of the 16th pass of the Prince. February, do appoint a select Committee Mr. H. Lascelles, Sir W. Geary, and Mr, to demand information concerning those in- Dint, expreiled incir opinions on the neçumbrances that impede his Royal High. cetiity of Tupporting the Prince in his dignity, . ness from complying with the obje&t of the Mr. Ticiney made many remarks on the Mellage, by reluming in nediately that illiberality of ovje&ting to the increase of the ftate and dignity to winch be is entitled." income of the Prince, when placemen
Mr. Ei/kine made fome remarks in an- since 1795 liad mostly received an increafe swer to an allusion of the lint (peaker as of one fourth to their salaries, on account this former observations: he took a view of the pressure of the times. of the late debates relecting the Meflige, The Counsellor of obe Excboquer defended and paid fome complaients to the Clian- the pricipitancy with which itie bofmeis of cellor of the Exchequer, who, he con- the Adures had been hurried through the ceived, in his specific propofition, bad heen Houle : he was certain that the Force had guided by that moderation which always no knowledge of the present motion, and charactectes lim. He thought the motion even doubled whether it was consistent of Mr. C. went to ascertain the feelings of with order; in mort, he thought that as the House, and was neither a censure on much had been done as could be with prothe Mediase, nor a criticism on the Minif. priely, and he would rehit every ining beter. Wich vespect to the revenues of Corr
yond it. wall, the Attorney General had arrued Mír. Fux defer Jed the motion, against that they had been a fund for the sustentation the remarks of the Chancellor of lie Exof the Heir Apparent ; taking this for chequer. granted, if it should appear, on balancir:g Mr. Sheridan, in a speech replete with llie accounts, that the publick was not in humour (but through which our limits will debt to the Prince, nor the Prince to the not allow us to pursue him), commented publick: then he would be in a situation on the ipeeches of those who opposed the different from that of any of his predeces- motion, init parricularly that of Mr. Johnfurs, by having arrived at the ge of 40 stone ; le thought it a weak pliing, alter witbout having been a burtdien w the peo- we had thrown away 250,000,0 ol. for ple. Mr. E. then concluded with observing, the support of the Thrones of Europe, in that he thought it would be advantageous to which we failed, to oppose giving 100,0col. the publick, and juit in the Houte, tv ex- to maintain the dignity of our oun, un obtend the grant so as to make it eftectual, ject which we could not fail to accomplish.
Mr. Fuller made some remarks on the Lard Hawkesbury orpored the motion, as 'wisdom of our ancestors, by keeping the a friend in the Prince, the Parliament, Prince independent of the King, and i avught and the People; after which the Houie die the conduct of the prelent Prince, with vided :-for the previous queftion 184– respect to his intention of satisfying the against it 139-niajority 45. claims of his creditors, noble and magrani- In a Committee of Supply, the sum of mous. He aflerted, that the Commftioners 356,000l. was voted to pay off In Treas had deducted the furplus charge of 10 per luiy bills. çent, above llie prime cof fiom the diffe,