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Displace the stone that my forefathers laid, May theirs, a long succession, bless the Earth
On which my annual rites I've doly paid Til l'ine's concluding scene, and emulate
What! if some deblor dares me to proceed,
Laughs at my writings as an idle deed, C-, Jan. 6. Hues CARTER, LL. B.
For ove whole year impatient muft ! wait,
Nor kuow the issue of my doubtful fate.

VERSES
Yet even then a thousand causes spring, written at tbe Convent, at Amesbury, in tbe
A thousand trifling checks their tædium County of Wilts, by obe Rev. JAMES Bora
bring.

RISTER, in tbe Character of one of the Nuns.
Cælirius heated puts his cloak afide;

TROM civil discord, and the unit alarms Fuscus retires, for what I well may hide. Of luctious leaders, and the din of arins, Some public caule is heard, and we, who Behold these walls atfurd a kind retreat, come

(home; Where Faith and Preiy may fix their feat; Piepar'd, must disappointed seck our Here, un moictted, may thic Virgin dwell, Again bemoan our yet unfinith's suit, Securely lealed in her filent cell; Curse the low Forum, and our valo dispule. Or, in full churus, join the matin fong; Eue chose vilu fluruh 'mid the shade of Or, at the clole of day, the solemn strain arms,

(charms, prolong; Who covet Honour, whom Ambition And let not infolence, and thoughtless pride, Find not their cause deferr'd from day to Tou rafhly our fequefter's life deride. day,

Say, cali you wonder that the world we thun,
Nor know the meaning of the Law's delay. Wiien all is vanity bencall the fou?
Warriors alone this privilege can boast, With God our ohjeci, happiness oor end,
That what they conquer from the adverse Is it too much whole daysin prayers to ipend?
hoit

[whole, Is it too much, in fuch a caule, to bear
Is theirs alone; they can hoqueath the Our rigid taft:, and penances severc?
Not dread a living Cather's stern controul. For, and the wves what language cau unfold,
The trembling Sire Coranus ftill reveres, Which flow from human passions uncon-
Aud Sulfone Flallery marks dechining

troul'd!

[(piead yeurs;

Suich we belield, when wild detti uction
For round the Son the golden gists of Fate O'er Gallia's plains, by favage Athoits led;
Řesplendent glitter, and his nod await.

No place was sacre, no asylum sure ;
This is the ardent Generai's conftant cry, And not ev'n innocence itself secure.
Furward! press on to Wealth and Victory! To you we fiy, and leave the sad remains
In Fortune's choiceft favours he abounds, Of towns diljeoples, and delerted plains ;
Who follows Glory, and whom Fame lur- O'er these delightful walks we range con-
rounds.

M.
teul,

[daut pent;
Where her last years great Hyde's * defcen-
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Different her faith, fut yei her name is dear, addressed to Dr. PEARON, on bis Marriage with We praise ber piely, hier worth revere ; ibe virusus and accomplished Mifs Rose. Ove is the God, in wliom we place our ENEATH each sweet in bou otevus

trust, Nature's works, [lurks ; A God all wise, all merciful, and just, Cocculld from view, fume latent nicchief

Who views with equal eyes the human race; Flow'rs grow on thorns, and Honey wears All feel alike the treasures of his grace; qiling;"

lu every fect, the beale fiicere he loves, So reverend Preachers say, ani Poets ring.

And crowns with bliss the virtue he apa A maxim tliis, no: absolutely true

proves.

A. Z.
Without exception,--la peal to you;
You, to wtule favoui 'd aims indulgent On bearing of tbe Death of Mrs. Tucker, of
learen

AXMINSTER, (the once beautiful Miss lis choicet boon, a virtuous fair, has giv'n,

WARMINGTON, of BARNSTAPLE and
With every grace and the lueety juin's, COLYTUN.)
That deck the manners, and conude the

HILE Envy never dies, but prowis

around, 'Tis yours, O Fearin! harpiest moical born,

(wound,

And Byly teeks l'infict the ranking
Topluckilie blooming Ro ewithout a thorn!

Within the silent tomb Eliza's laid,
Long may the charming fair your friend-
Thip prove,

Ere Tine lier youth or beauty durit invade.

Deatli, dreading left her various powers to Your manly hon ur, confiancy, and love,

pleaf, Crown'd w th tle bliis that Angels taste above i

Seraphic smiles, and fascinating eare,

Celestial bli's too long might here imparl, May pureft joys, to bless the happy fate,

With fhaft envenom'd pierc'd her to the Be yours and hers, 'till life's remoteft dole ;

heart.

DEVONIENSIS. And Heav'n vouchsafe (nor more can you celure)

. Late Ducheis of Queensbury. A ulmerous offspring, virtuous as their Sire!

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PROCEEDINGS IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE

SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KING.
DOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
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of injut ice to have made him suffer after so December 13.

long a, reipite. Some explanations took
On the Malt Tax bill being brought up, place, and the bill was read.
and a motion made that it be read, Earl
Spencer opposed it, upon the principle of its In the Commons the same day, the
being part of those Supplies which were lo Chancellor of ibe Excbequer moved to put off
defray the expences of the Naval and Mili- the licaring of Election Petitions lill the
tary establishments which had been voted 8th of February; after which, the House
for the ensuing year; and therefore inclu- would hear two daily.
ded the whole question of the actual state Capt. Markbam adverted to the with, long
of the Nation. He did not condemn the entertained by Government, of making ne-
proposed establishment; but, in a speech of cessary and prudent reformations in the
much length, contended : bac there were not Navy, and to the steps taken by the First
grounds sufficient to warrant such a large Lord of the Admiralty to purge the Au.
supply, and that an application for them, geau stable; but the object for which some
without some reason being alligoed in the law was necefljry, was the abuses com-
King's Speech, was un parliamentary. In mitted against the veterans of the Navy by
the last Speech, no mention had been made rapacious prize-agents. To correct there
of the relative situation of this country to give the man his due, whose zesl,
with the powers of the Continent : one courage, and conduct, presented him to his
reason for this, he inferred, arose from country's regard, would be an object well
Minifters not knowing whether we were becoming that country. He therefore
at peace or at war, or low long France moved for leave to bring in a bill to appoint
would permit us to enjoy that which we Cimmiffioners to inquire into the several
had purchased so dearly. He then went abuses in the department of the Navy.--
over ihe old ground of the aggrandizement After several Members fiad delivered their
of France by the aonexation of Piedmont sentiments, leave was given.
and Parma, and the subjugation of Switzer. In a Committee of Supply, among other
Jand, and condemired Minisers for tamely voles, was one to the Bank, for Coin
looking on, for it was even said that we Bouncies, of owocol.
had been afraid to execute a convicted Mr. Venfittan, after a preface explana.
traitor, because the Chief Consul interfered to'y of the fubject, wherein he noticed
in his behalf; and we bad suffered one of how much the fiaple trade of the kingdom
our brave naval officers to be intulied and was cramped by obrujete acis segarding
degraded with impunity. He concluded the woollen trade, .moveil for leave to
with observing, that the House ought to bring in a bill co suspenil, for a time to be
be put in poflestion of the reasons for tuch limites, the acts of Elizabeth that had such
a large peace establishment.

an efteet.
Lord Pelbum denied tha: Napper Tandy
was indebted for his liberation to the in-

December 14
terference of France; and as lo Cape. On a petition being prefented from the
D'Auvergne, the facts were, that he had ship-owners of Hartley and Blyen againit
been taken into cusiowy by the police, but the Tonnage Duties; the Councilor of the Ex-
upon application being made to the Minis- obiquer withed that no particular inference
ter, he was inftantly discharged.

might he drawn to the prejudice of the reThe Earl of Carlisle agreed with Lord venue from a partial itement of the deSpencer as to the neceility of knowing the crease of shipping in some of the ports. reasons for such a connderabicestablishment. He had the pleature to try, that in the

The Duke of Nirjuk a; proved the core fort of Liverpool there had been a confide. duct of Minitters, as well for their me fures rahleis.create in British, and decrease in foe of precaution as for their conduct towards reign thips. The number of British fhips that Napper Tandy.

entered in ward. ac ibit port was, in 1301, Lord Greoriille said, he would affert, in 1231; 1802, 1793; increase in favour of the mof inequivical tims, that lines but 1802,452. Nunt er of foreign veifels encould not be read without a violation of teret in wards wiis, in 1901, 655 ; 1802, the laws of Parliament; and entered 1310 425; decreise of foreign veileis in 1802, a long argument to prove, that no fupplies 231 The tonnage of ford Brixth veisels was, had ever been voted without having been in 1901, 179,353; 1803, 224,859. The demanded by the Crown).

number of Britiska vetiels cleared outwards, The Lord Cbavello: faid, that every ne. was, in 1801, 1694;1302,2062. Of foreign cellary form had been adopled in the pre- vellels cleared ouwvals vas, in isol, 703; sent instance : le Jenial the title that po?, 456. The annunt of the tinnige the Cine Coulu had any infence over the of lud Britith vehets, to cleared ontwă ds, fate of Napper Tandy ; but the had given Wata, in 1801, 222,945; 1301, 225, igo huis option that it would have been an a Thi number of livinen miglioaitis

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at an increase of 20,9ro men in the last Lord Grenville repeated the same argu-, year in the four ports of London, Liverpool, ments which he had urged on the first Bristol, and Hull.

reading of the bill : be added, that by the General Gascoyne contradicted the Chan. surrender of Martinique we had enilancellor's ftatenient, and ecíended his former gered our West India poiletlions; and by affertions,

permitting the Freech to have Cochin from On the second reading of the Nary Abuse the Dutch, it only remained for Minifters bill, Mr. Cooper entered into a juftitic:tion to pive op Malta, to enable France to carry of the pr ceedings of Lost St. Vincent ; a war into the East as soon as the thould which gave rise in a conversion between

think proper. Mr. Garibbore, Admiral Berbelry, and Mr. Lord Pelbam declared, he knew nothing Jarvis.

of the French being put in possession of Tie Houro went into a Committee on Cochin ; and went into a general defence the act prohibiting the ex;kirtation of malt of the conduct of himself aod his colleagues, from Ireland.

not only in obtaining the peace, hue in the Mr. Vanfittar! movell, that malt made in inanner in which they had advised these Ireland he permitted to be impidient for a Supplies to be called for. time to be limited, fub;ed to a counter- Lord Minto faid, that, after the Christmas vailing doiy.

recess, he mould make a motion to inquire Mr. Corry moved, that, for a time to he into the part we look in the late troubles Jinnited, Sced Com he permitted to he ex- in Switzerland. pot'ed from Great Britain wireland. Bith refolutions were agreed 10.

In the Commons the fime day, the Se. The report of the Committee on the Sun cretary at War faid, lie Mould shortly move gar Bounties was brought up, and the reso- for leave to bring in a bill lo extend the Juriens agreed to.

time for exercising the militia from 21 lo 28 days annually. He adverted to certain

militia focieties, and recommended the Lecember 15

publick to guard against them, and the Earl Spercer gain opered the further House in provide such a l'emery 1.8 would progress of the Mili Taxi.il, in argumcats cif Etually put them down. failer lothavíc a doceat on its first reading. Mi. Kinnaird paid some handsome come He examined the conduct of the French punents to the First Lord of the Admiraliy Government; contended there wis bofy- for his endeavours to remedy the abuses in curly in the peace; that Minifiers 11ad

lois department; but he thought the diffe. proved themselves !olly inc.pitle of their rent boards had a'realy power enough to A: 111 11s, ind therefore anglot 110€ to her prevent them; and, to alc-than this, he Trusted with the appropriation of fucliliga moved . Thutan humble Aud:els he prefupplies, which he dionilled were nevet- sented to his Majetiy, that lie wou'd give 1.!!y; but it was only hy recalling i at orders tal copies of the patents of comgreat man, in whole palle he could not million of tlie Admirully and Navy Boards fufficiently explain limielf, to that finn. be laid before the floute." tion which le had to 17:00ur bly tiled, Mr. Sturges opposed the bill, on the that this countiv coel! 19. libly he lived at groud of bis giving too great a power to the prefent cuitical errored. The mestures the Commisjiners. might be proper, but he chjached to the Capt. Monkbar fail, that, unless the

Commiftioners ivad full powers, the hill The Earl of Suffolk expreffe lois dilap- would fall thort of its objcct. In proof of probation of the chai'uct of the late Vinir. the abuses, he said, a person, who con. tirs, and hope ihey would never come tracted for cooperage in the Navy, fence in ju)in power again.

his accompts, making ibe to!al charge for The Lord Chinelor said, that if Minil.

cooperage work done, 126cl. or !020, ; te's really were fuch idiots, the most re- "lien this bill was referred to ihe proper gilar mode would be to bring a specific cfficers to inveliigate and examine it, the charge against them, and nore for an ad- whole us reduced to 371 Icthen became diefs to liis Majelty to do fire their removal. necessary to recor to his former charges,

Loril Hobart in Gle! ha! neitt er he nor and he was ouderello allent. the Bid and any of his colleges were fuiter the bo- produce his books, and vonciers for all he ror of the cou'ry to be tarnihe: and had done. He did aliood; luut he inreell'ered upon a defence of the plan of the leived y refuted to pros'uice them, and let funnl.is.

the Board and the publick at defiance. Lord Cary fori gae a minute account of After Mr. Sberidan and other Members the places we held at the period of the had exprelícd their opinion of the neceility pesc", an I withed to know whether Mi- of plenary powers, the nution was carried muite s intendei!!o give !;) Malta.

without a divifion. Time Duke of Norfolk ipoke against the In a Coomitice of Supply, the Chancella restoration of the fute Ministry.

of ibe Exchequer moved, that the fun o

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15,7601. 64. be granted, to make good the Commissioners, the nomination was in the like fam issued by his Majetty, and not C:) *'!).

He should therefore move, hade good toy Parlement, Agreed to “ Tha', in case of a vacancy, by non-ac. The bill for the Navy Bills was patled. ceptance or otherwise, his Majesty should

be empowered 10 fill such vacancy with December 16.

perrons not being Members of Parliament.'' The Dublin, &c. Baking bill was passed. The Chancellor of the Excbequer faid, the

A bill for regulating the trasie with jealousy of the House of the appeintments Malta was presented, and read the first and of any of its Members by the Crown to second time.

places of profit, wa: one of its mcft imporMr. Sheridan moved for certain papers tant fundinns; and far be it from him to concerning the Nabob of the Carnatic. leffen it. Agreed to; sod bill paffed.

The Navy Regulation bill palled through A Cominittee; and several amendments

December 20. were made, and clauses added.

Captain Narkb. moved for an ac

count of the quotity of flax and hemp LORDS,

iniported dur ng the list ten years, disa D-cember 17.

tinguishing each year, and the country, The Royal Allent was given, by com. from which is was imported. Ordered. mifin, to the Mait Duty, the Pension The English Militia Amendment bill was Duty, the Indemnity Qualification, the read the third time, and patted. Exchequer Five Million bill, the English On the order for the third reading of the Sinall Note, the Irish Milicia, and two Sugar Boun!y bill, Mr. Jobulon made some Road bills.

objections.

Several Members fpoke in favour of the In the Commons the same day, on the bill; after which it was read the third time notion for the third reading of the Tran- and puff.d. sportation bill, Sir C. Bunbury thought the Sir Francis Burdert, under the idea that bill could not redress the grievances com- he had no sufliciently ex;plained himself on plained of, as there were row 723 prison- a former dny, Itaca! the nture of his comers in Neagate; 512 of whom were f-lons plaint against the True Driton, and read the and fines. He thoughi debtors should not jellations contained in an invertisement in be confined with felons, nor felons with talp?xt; the object of which wis, to fope prisoners not tried.-Several Meribers ex- port dr. Manwaung's c'uie hy subscrip preteil fimilar opinions; after which the tion: he then read ihe lives resolutions lie bili was natled.

me.lt to propose, the iubit:nce of which The order of the day being rea',fortaking wa', *** 11t, Thai, alier is pultier had heun the Navy Re, ultion bill into confideration, lessed, any application tending to prejuMr. Caming thought the House too preci. dice te merits of the cre, or prejudice pitate in palling it; there were tribunals al- the Members, was a breach of the privi. Teavy perhaps suficient to correct the leges of Ilie Hous, and a contempt of its abutés compained of, as a Committee of juridiction. 2014, Tha: Tuhferibiog money the House was the old conftitutional check in support of a pelition, while pending in over the public boards; and he concluded the rieufe, was a bre.ch of its privileges.” with withing the bill tv fland over till after He then dif taimed any thing pericoal; he the recess.

had no with 10 bingay printer to the bar, The Cbancelior of the Exchequer delended but lett it to the Home to mark its disapthe measure, on the ground of its not prsbation of fuc'ı proceedings, consuleng being a new one; after wiich the d scuf. dis own dignity and ponour. fion of the different clauses was protiated Mr. Thornton, while name aas to the al. to an ex:02. diorry length, and the bill verurement, hpi Ay vindicated his conduct, was ordered to be read the third time 10- and conceived bimíelf jururied, its an Elec

tor of Midd!--sex, in mainia ning his rights

and franchises. By the return of Sir Francis Decziber 18.

Burdet, he had fou'd his ow! Vors, and Capt. Markbam moved the third reading the votus of many other Freeholders, renof the N-V Cm ffion bill.

deieil muga:0:y. In contency, ilerefore, Mr. Sbericha!!!od, he mould have liked with wisdoly, without any motives of pero the bill much better if no Members of Par. fonal bostlity to the Hon. Baronet, he load liament ind heen Commitlioners; hot, as endeavoured to get his valuable francbi:o he bad lieari iwo of them were profesional restresi. gentleme:1, of luchi honour and ralents that Lord Ilarksbury conflered the first retheir rot being in tne commiffion would be solution ubi founded on an erroneous a public loss, it had somewhat reconciled Parcment: Mr. Mainworlog lad a pottion him. He did not like to increase the pa. pr. fented, afcribig mitcoidut to his luc. tronage of the Crown. In case of the Cersal opponent.

In the petition it was death, or refusal to accept, of any of thete observable, that the lawsuige was as node

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rate as could have been used. The petition similar nature, from the 25th of March was made public, and circulated in all parts 1800, to the 5th of January 1801; and of the kingdom, by the Votes of the House; from the 25th of March 1801, to the sth and he could not comprehend bow it was of January 1802. Oidered. julecoious in any set of gentlemen to sub. Mr. Corry next moved, that there he laid scribe to that petition. As to the second re- before the House a List of the Officers solution, the lutscrilers had a right to call wbore accounts have been audited by the upon others to join them in opiniou. He Commiffioners for auditing the Public Acconcluded with moving the order of the counts of Ireland. Also a list of the persons day.

accountable before the Commissioners for Some farther conversation took place ; the expenditure of money entrusted to and Sir Francis Burdint again disclaimed any them on account of the extraordinary serperfonalily; and the resolutions were nega- vices of Ireland. Ordered. He next gave tived without a division.

notice of his intention to move for leave to bring in a bill shortly after the recess, the

object of which would be to give to the December 21.

public creditor in Ireland a security as so. On the motion for the second reading of lid and as little liable to doubt as that enthe Navy Abuse hill, Lord Pelbam expres, joyed by the public creditor in England. fed lus opinion, that it was absolutely ne. He likewise wifhed to renew his motion ceilary; although he was no advocate for for rendering permanent those acts redelegating extraordinary powers to Com- specting the revenue which were voted anmiflioness.

nually by the Irish Parliament Lord Nelson also expressed his conviction The Chancelier of tbe Excbequer gave noof the great abuses that existed in the navy, tice, in consequence of this last intimation, and particularly among the Prize-agents. that, early after the recess, he should submit He lamenied the difficulty experienced by a proposition to the House, for consoli. Salers in obtaining their rights in this re. dating the duties of Customs. That propofpect, more particularly when an agent filion would not only embrace the plan Happened to die. He laid great atrets on adopted in the year 1787, but would inthe neceffily of the bill, and concluded clude several additional articles to which with giving it his vote.

that plən did not apply. He should also The Lord Cbancelier (poke at length on submit a motion upon a subject respecting the jealousy he entertained of the bul, be- which some erroneous notions bad been enca:re it gave unusual pouers to any set of tertained. He alluded to a bill for extend. Commusiioners. Every man wbo wished ing ihe syfem of bonding and warehousing well to his country's lionour and intereit, to a number of articles to which the bill must feel anxious that those failors who existing did not apply. He wilhed it to be fought our battles thould, without delay or understood, that it was not in contemplaVexation, receive the reward of their va- tion to adopt any thing like a general sys. Jour; tui that desirable object would have ten of free ports, but merely a partisi exbeen beter oblained, if a separate Com- tention of the present regulation. To that million had been authorized by a hill for effect, a difcretion would be vested in rush the purpose of inquiring into the abuses of bands as the wisdom of Parliament should Prize-agents. The fact. mcant to be re- think fil, for granring licences to port. 'scribed in the attention stated in the pream- towns, enabling them to participate in the 'b'e of ile bill, might, by one set of men, a lvaniages of the intended regulation. He be termed ani abcte;" hy another, also renewed a notice he had given in the fraud ;” and by a third, an irregularity." last Farliament, of his intention to bring in Would it not, therefore, be a more intel. a bill for appointing Commissioners to inligible thing to have divided each of thele; Veitigate the joint accounts belween Great and, instead of inftituting Commiflioners to Britain and Ireland. He likewise observed, inquire into complicated onceis, o have that he should not introduce liis proposition iffucd different Commiflions applicable to for ending the bonding and warehousing each of the three heads alleried in the system until after his bill for consolidating priimble of the hill to‘esin : He con- the Customs Mould have received the apclucci with expieil ng luis anxiely to watch probagon of the House. over the benefits of every Britih subject. The bill was read a second time.

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December 22. in the Commi.is, the same day, Mr. The Duke of Clarence expresied his disapCory, after a few parela ory undervations, probation of the Navy Abure bill, being of moved for the production of the foilowing opinion that it entienched upon the privia

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