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AT THE CLOSE OF DAY.
ADDRESSED TO A FRIEND ON HIS
All tempes toit upon the Coafi, So, when a man his eye extends,
She saw her well-known Joseph fiand; From Power's high elevated station. With holl w eye his shiv'ring Ghost, O'er Life's low plains, where level friends And palid was her Joseph's hand.
Once claim'd his love and admiration, The tears ran strear ng from his eyes,. Their dwindled stature o escapes uníuen,
While liftining to the Ocean's roar, Or yields diversion to his pride and spleen.
“ Ah, me! how oft,” the phantom cries, Nuneaton.
“With thee I've trodthis well known hore.
My hody ieeds the hungry Bear,
Which on the gloomy Coait duch prowl; WRITTEN ON THE BANKS OF THE WAN
The gioonry Coait to him is ctif,
And dearer is the Tempi a's icowl.
At random on the Oce.in drove,
All cheerless, to the Northern i zhits tecum libea: mibi lordida rura
Against the stormy Tea we trove. Arque kumila bubitare cajas, et fegire cervos
The wind sung orary ebro' the furouds, VIRG.
With dread dismay filideviy foul; STILL Ev'ning o'er the scene hath spread The gulls fcream'd darkling in the clouds,
Shadowy Twilight's murky gloom; Foretold us of the Tempest roul. The fun to western skies hath fied,
The screaming gull was dear to me ;
Perhaps upon my native Coast
From Folly's loud intemperate roar, How Jofeph for thy love was loft.
Without a fail, without a mast, To rove near Wandle's flow'ry More. Upon the fullen savage shore,
Our friendless bark with fury dath't, I love to catch the last faint ray
Sweet Sarah, Love, eh! weep no more. That Phæbus Thoots athwart the plain,
Oh! listen to a faithful Ghoft,
Whose only fault was loving thee;
Upon the main all tempeít tott, Or in some lonely made reclin'd,
And buried in the womby sea. Where Plulomela's plaintive song
Trzelve stormy days and stormy nights May soothe to peace my troubled mind,
We (trove to veer the hateful shore; While lazy Wandle winds along
All cheerless to the Moon's pale lights, Toulnin! with thee, the world forgot,
Sweet Sarah, Love, oh! weep no more. Pleas'd from its cares I would retire,
Yon holly boughs, which glitten now Enjoy my calm lequeller'd cot,
Their silver bofom to the Moon, And tunc to foft'ning love my lyre,
Have often heard thy Joseph's vow,
As we did wander here alone. Then let maniac Envy rave,
This sca-weed here, which smells so sweet, Let Malice dart his thifts in vain,
Has oft been witness to my pain; We'i link unenvied to the grave,
I little thought with ghostly fret
That I should fe-k thee here again.
Yon willow boughs did seem to weep,
But all their weeping was in vain;
My body's bury'd in the deep,
And lies beneath the stormy main, Author of WILLIAM and E.LEN.
I blaue not thee, (weet Sarah dcar, THE HY Moon was shining bright, I finil'd on Death for love of thee;
Ard for the tighing breezes blew, And all I ask is but a téar; Wher Sarah rofe at dead or night,
In peace I be beneath the sea, And lightly trod the spangled dew. Thou thalt some other Jofepła fira, Fler hcart was like to built with grief;
Sweet Maid, who mall prove kind to thee, For Joseph's sake she lore did weep ; As ever was thy Joseph kind, When Morpl.eus stole and gave relief,
Sweet Sarah, weep no more for me." And clo, 'd lier tearful eyes to neep. The cock crew loud, the Spirit fied, Lull'd by the waves upon the bed
And scarcely touch'd the pebi led shore ; Of 'tangled lea weed on the shore, The morning eard her rofy head, A whisp'ring spirit softly lait,
And Sarah wept her love to mo:e. “ Sweet Sarah, Love, oh! weep no more."
E. $. 1. * Wandie, a small river in Surry, which fa!!s into the Thames at Wandsworth, and origi
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SONNET TO THE OWL,
With rapture see the Antic's French grimace WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH
And gestures, never stealing into grace ;
The human form, in Nature's high disdain, THOV who shroud's thee in yon ivy'd Th' extended quivering foot with rapture O
Contorted, as in agony of pain; tow'r,
view, Where Phæbus never shot his garin Critics sublime of Pantomima's foc. eye,
SONNET TO A REDBREAST, Nor deign 1 to quit thy lonesome secret bow's 'Till Night with cobweb mantle robes the
WRITTEN IN OCTOBER 1796. sky;
OMESTIC Songster. of the wañing year,
I bid thee welcome, and thy wild notes Then Dowly sailing round the cloister's
Altho' they tell th' approach of winter dreary Thou chauntent forth thy harth unhallow'd No artful concert's to my ear so sweet. lay,
Emblem of poverty !-how hard thy fate Telling thy sorrows to the pale.eyed moon, When wintry tempefts icowl along the sky! And * mocking her † who sings on yon- Methinks thou wail'rt the absence of thy der spray.
Singing thy love - Jorn song :- just so də I. Perhaps in pity 'tis you wailing moan To view me wand'ring cheerless and un
Peace to the I Bard who, taught by Nature's law,
(free ; bleit, Like hapless Petrarch, in these mades alone, From tyrant man at once could set thee To guard the spot where Laura's alhes reft. Oft have I read the plaintive tale of woe,
Oft thed a tear for innocence and thee : IV.
Come then, sweet bird ! nor wander to and Te see me frantic clasp the “mould'ring froj heap"
Welcome to dwell beneath this humble Beneath whcle turf her maiden reliques Neep.
roof with me.
R. ANDERSON. Borough, sib April 1797.
TO A YOUNG LADY,
SWEET artless Maid, of beauty rare,
We celebrate the day which gave thee -Migravit ab aure voluptas
mirthy Oezis, ad incertis oculos, & gaudia vana. Whilft laughter-loving Health joins in our GREAT Shakspeare's nature, Otway's tale And gay Contentment's smiles all gladly
thare : The fire of Dryden, and the pomp of Rowe, Time points to the revolving year, [fade : Young's dignity, and Southern's tearful
And whispers soon thy roseate charms will ftrajn,
So halt thou seen, beneath the hawthorn Solicit now Londinum's sons in vain ;
(appear. Jonson's ftern humour, Vanburgh's sprightly The flow'rets droop when wintry forms
care, And Congreve's flashes, now no longer please. Long may't thou bloom a flow's so fair, Purcell's loft notes, Corelli's melody,
And frowning Poverty far from thee keep; And Handel, wond'rous Master, to untie
Nor pale-ey'd Sorrow cause thee e'er to The hidden chains and links of Harmony,
weep, With onavailing efforts tempt the ear
But Virtue guard thee with a parent's care ; Their varied powers of magic sounds to And with each year may life's pure joys in. hear.
creare, Sated with excellence, to whim we fly, 'Till Angels waft thee to the realms of peace ! And own no sense but the capricious eye ; Carlifle.
R. ANDERSON. • As the notes of the owl and nightingale are both equally mournful, though the former's ste of a dissonant unpleasing turn, and the latter ravishingly plaintive, yet, as both these birds are filent in the day, and are often heard in some folitary spot together, I think the term “ mocking” is peculiarly appropriate, though I have never known any writer to have made the above comparison. + The nightingale.
Alluding to the author of " The Norfolk Tragedy Vol. XXXI. APRIL 1797.
WRITTEN ON HER BIRTH-DAY.
ON THE PRESENT
PLEASURS IN LONDON.
DRO S S 1 AN A.
[Continued from Page 163.] LORD BACON.
this noble work would be amply com• “THE
HE mulutude of Penal Laws, savs pensated by its utility to the country,
this oracle of human wildom, and by the applauses with which it would " expounds the curse of the Prophet, be received by their grateful fellow. “ Pluet super eos laqueos," and which citizens; and then Bračton's celebrated are more than thowers of hail and rain with would be realized, “Ut pæna ad to cat:le, for they fail upon men." paucos, metus ad omnes perveniet.” The severity, indeed, no less than the Mr. Colquhoun, for many good rca. multitude of those snar:s to mankind, fons, is firenuous for the appointment are to be much complained of in this of a public Prosecutor for ihe Crown country, second, as Lord Bacon says, in all criminal cases, assisted by Deputy to no other country in Europe for good Prosecutors under the Attorney-General laws. Upwards of one hundred and for the time being. “ An establish fixty crimes are punished with death in ment,” adds he, "of this furt, even at our Criminal Code ; that punishment, a very small salary, would be considered of all terrible things the most terrible as an honourable entrée to many young (according to an Ancient), is inflicted Counsel, who, in protecting the public equally on him who destroys the image against the frauds, tricks, and devices of his' Creator, and on himn who cuts of old and professed thieves, by which a hop-bine. Our Legislators scem, like at present they escape justice, would Draco, to have written their laws with also, by keeping the stream pure, allow human blood, and to have regarded the noadvantage to be taken of the prisoner." life of a man in no higher eftimation On the subject of Criminal Law the than the appendage of a plant. Against exquisite Instructions of Catherine the this disproportion of crime to punishment late Empress of Ruthia, “Beccaria en many persons have insisted; the virtu. Punishments, with Voltaire's Comous Sir Thomas More, the eloquent ment," and "Les Loix Penales, by De Dr. Johnson, the learned Sir William Valaze," Alençon, 1704, octavo,-may Blackstone, and the experienced and be perused with great advantage. benevolent Mr. Colquhoun *. Amidst the many reforms that have been pro FREDERIC THE SECOND, j: Eted in Parliament, none surely would
PRUSSIA, do more honour to it, and perform says, in one of his Letters to Voltaire, more service to those from whom it de I have been very ill this winter; rives its power, than a reform of our but since my recovery I go on nearly as renal Statutes ; Statuies but 100 often I used to do. made, as Lord Bacon Tays, upon the “With respect to my cld method of spur of the occasion, and without that not sparing myself, I ftill perhit in it. general reference to the disposition of The more care one takes of one's felf, man, without which no great good can the more delicate and weak body ever be effc&ted. Hence many crimes becomes. My situation requires labour go unpunished from the severity of the and action, and I make my body and punishment ; profecution changes its mind yield to their duty. It is not a bame very properly into that of perse. matter of neceflity that I should be cution. Many great crimes, as breach alive, but it is completely so that whila of trust, incur no punishment at all. I am alive I should be active. I have
It would surely be wise and humane always been the better for this method in the Legislature to interfere in this of conducting myself. I do not, how. chaos of begal and of moral confusion, ever, recommend it to any one, and and to appoint Commissioners to reduce am cortented with following it mysli
. into a general system of Criminal Law " I have now survived twentyofix a code of offences and of punishments years a stroke of the apoplexy which I tha may bear their proper proportion to had in 1749. I hope that you will do the each other, and to whose allittance the same with your femi-apoplexy, which not learned Judges and the most excel is not very dangerous, if you observe dent practical Magistrates thall be called. a strict regimen, and eat no Nippers. I The time and the pains bestowed upon hope that we thali ftill preserve you
* See that excellent Magistrate's Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis, ociavo, 1996,
the benenolont inten
a long time, for the satisfaction of those desired his compliments and acknow. who think *."
ledgements, for having, by his speeches Potsdam, Dec. 4, 1775.
in our House of Commons, hurled him
from the Throne of Poland. To that STANISLAUS, KING OF POLAND. honourable and upright Patriot, as well
To great elegance of manners this as to the versatile Mr. Burke, is Europe unfortunate Prince adds great powers indebted for the division of Poland, and of eloquence, for he might be juftly that order, or rather disorder of things stiled the best public speaker in his that is at present taking place in many own dominions. · Eloquence, however, parts of the Continent; the conduct and without arms, can effect but little to speeches of these good touls, pending the preserve a kingdom invaded by superior Ruilian armament, having thus forcibly force. This accomplished Prince faw, rendered them the bencfactors of their the other day, at Wilna, an acquaint. country and of mankind. ance of Mr. Charles Fox, to wiem he
S Τ Α Τ Ε P A P E R. AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE ARTithe rights and prerogatives which
CLES OF THE TREATY OF PEACE France had at Rome, and shall be treatCONCLUDED BETWEEN THE POPE ed in every respect as the most respectAND THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. able Powers, and particularly so as to ART. I.
what relares to its Ambassador or MiniT! HERE shall be Peace, Friendhip, fter, its Consuls or Vice-Consuls.
andGood Understanding between the VI. The Pope shall renounce, abfo. Frencu Republic and Pope Pius the Vich lutely and entirely, all the rights which
II. The Pope revokes all adhesion, he may pretend to have in the Cities affift:nce, and concellion, open or secret, and Territories of Avignon, the Comtat given by him to the Coalition armed venaitlin, and its dependencies; anu against ihe French Republic, and to shall transfer, give up, and abandon the Every Treaty of Alliance, Offentive and said rights to the French Republic. Defensive, with whatever Power it may VII. The Pope in like manner rebe. He engages himself not to fura nounces for ever, and gives up and nih, eithertor the present or any future transfers to the French Republic, all war, to any Power armed against the his right to the Territories known by the French Republic, any succours in men, title of the Legation of Bologna, Ferrara, hips, arms, warlike stores, or provisions and Romagna; and no attack thall be of money, under any title or denomina. made on the Catholic Religion in thote tion whatever.
Legations, III. His Holiness shall diff :nd, with Vill. The Citadel and Villages in five days after the ratification of the forming the Territory of the City of prescat Treaty, the troops of the new Ancona, thall remain in the hands of formation, retaining only the regiments the Republic till a Peace with the existing before the Treaty of Armistice Continent shall be concluded. hgned at Bologna.
IX. The Pope engages, for himself IV. The thips of war or corsairs of and his fucceffors, not to transfer to any the Powers armed against the French one the titles of Scigniories attached to Republic fhall not enter, or at least hall the Territory by him ceded to the not make any stay during the prefent French Republic. War, in the Ports or Roads of the Ec. X, His Holiness engages to pay and ciefiaftical States,
deliver at Foligno, to the Treasurer of V. The French Republic shall con the French army, before the 5th March tinue to enjoy, as before the War, all 1797, the sum of 1,500,000 of French
* Voltaire certainly deserves great praise for his writings in favour of Toleration, and for those again't the Torture, and many other abuses in the ancient regimen of France. Had he confined himself to these topics, had he not attacked Revealed Religion, and the venerable and important doctrines of the Immateriality and the Immortality of the Soul, had he not by that dangerous brilliancy of vit, and that seduction in writing which he pofsefled, ridiculed the sacred Scriptures, and made irreligion easy to the meanefi capacity, he might well have been claffed amongit the illuminators of the human race, and would have had the faireít claims to those immortal laurels which his grateful countrymen would wil. li zly have bestowed upon the Emendator of their Laws and the affector of their just righie.
Livres Tournois, of which 1,000,000 of Bologna, Ferrara, and Rostagne, shall be in specie, and 500,000 in dia- and particularly the estate of Melola monds and other valuable cffects; be. and its dependencies, the P pe reserva fides the sum of 1,600,000 remaining ing to himielf, however, in case they due according to the oth Article of the thall be fuld, a third of the funis arifing Armistice figned at Bologna on the 5th from such fale, which shall be remitted Mullidor, in the 4th Year of the ke as part of his contibution. public, and ratified by his Holiness on XVIII. His Holiness ihall disavow, the 27th of June.
by his Minister at Pari', the affaliina. XI. In order to settle finally what tion of the Secretary of Legation, BasieMall remain to be paid, in order to the ville; and, in the course of the year, complete execution of the Armistice the sum of three hundred thousand Signed at Beiogna, his Holivess mall livres fall be paid to and divided provide the army with 800 cavalry aniongst those who have suffered by this horses accoutred, and 800 draft horses, event. bulls, and buffalocs, and other objects XIX. His Holiness shall set at liberty produced from the Territory of the all persons in confinement on account of Church.
their policical opinions. XII. Besides the sum mentioned in XX. The Commander in Chief hall the preceding Articles, the Pope thall permit all the prisoners of war from pay to the French Republic, in fpccie, the troops of his Holiness to return home Diamonds, and other valuables, the sum as foon as he thall have received the ra. of 15,000,000 of French Livres Tour. tification of this Treaty. nois, of which 10,000,000 livres shall XXI.Until a Commercial Treaty thall be paid in the course of March and hve be concluded between the French Re. in the course of April nexl.
public and the Pope, the Commerce of XII. The villth Article of the the Republic shall be re establithed and Treaty of Arinistice signed at Bologna, treated by the States of his Holiness on concerning the manuscripts and objects the same footing as the Nation inolt fa. of Art, Ihall be carried into complete voured in its Commerce. execution as fpeedily as possible.
XXII. Conformably to the 6th Artio XIV. The French army shall eva. cle of the Treaty concluded at the cuate Umbria, Perugia, and Camerino, Hague in April, in the 3d year, the as soon as the Xth Article of the pre- Peace concluded by the present Treasent Treaty thall be executed and ac ty between the French Republic and his complished.
Holiness is declared to extend to the XV. The French army shall evacuate Batavian Republic, the Province of Macerata, excepting XXIII. The Pult of France ihall be Ancona and Fano, and their Territo- re-established at Rome, in the fame ries, as soon as the first five millions of manner as it existed before. the fum mentioned in the XTlih Arti XXIV. The School of Arts, infticle of the present Treaty thail have tured at Rome for all the French, fhall been paid and delivered.
be re-established, and thall continue to XVI. The French thall evacuate the be conducted as before the War. The Territory of the City of Fano, and the Palace belonging to the Republic, where Duchy of Urbino, as foon as the second this school is held, shall be reltured five millions of the sum mentioned in without waste. the XIIth Article of the preten: Treaty XXV. All the Articles, Clauses, and Thall have been delivered; and the Ind. Conditions, of the present Treaty thall Xth, XIth, and XIIIth, shall have been be, without exception, obligatory for execured. The last tive millions, mak- ever, as well on his Holineis as on his ing up the whole of the sum ftipulated successors. to be paid by the XIIth Article, Ina!! XXVI. The present Treaty shall be he paid at the farthest in the course of ratified with the shortest pollible delay. April next.
Made and signed at the Head-quar'XVII. The French Republic cedes ters of Tolentino, by the said Ple. to the Pope all its right to the diilerent nipotentiaries, 19th Feb. 1797. religious foundations in the City of (Signed) BUONAPARTE, Romc and at Loretto; and the Pope
CACAULT. cedes entirely to the French Republic To Cardinals Maltei, L. Galeppi; all the allodial property belonging to
L. Duca, Braschi, Onesti, and the Holy See, in the three Provinces Camillo, Marquis of Mallia.