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$ My wrcach was an emblem of Annette lo Why then, where Britain from her wayE.
worn pcep “ The flow'rets fo gay were her choice ; Looks down indignant on the suhject deep, « My pipe often fooih'd me when sunk in Oft do we find, amid the varied store " defpair,
Which bountcous Nature pours upon her « As I liften'd at eve to her voice.
Thore, « How oft have I pleas'd the gay Nymphs in Amidst the countless wealth which Heav'n has
lent, “ Where now I may heave the 'ond figh;" Her fons fill want the brightest gem ConThus mourn'd the young Mepherd, as Annette
tent? his love
Alas ! that freedom, which, of all mankind, In a thicket stood listening by.
Is most congenial to a Briton's mind, She eagerly :w to her lover's relief,
Whilit it permits the virtues to expand, He tenderly fell on her breast ;
And spread their kindly influence o'er the The Imiles of the maid foon dispelled all his land, grief,
Has the rank weeds of vanity unbound, Fond lovers can fancy the rest.
And nursid the noxious plants; and blown thi Carlisle. R. ANDERSON.
seeds around. LINES
Hence every fool, on whom high Heav's Written on the DEATH of Mr. EDWARD
bestows KINPTON, Suigeon, who died Jan. 6, Wisdom enough to follow his own nose, 1797, aged 26, three Days after he was Blind to the mcans, and ignorant of the end, elected Surgeon to one of the Dispensa. Blames ev'ry fcheme he cannot comprehend; rics.
Lays to the charge of those who rule the Statt THOUGH many, a tear on Kimpron’s grave
Inevitable ills, the acts of Fate ;
Hence then he fighs, because th’Almighty From those who feel a lots deplord by all,
Mind 'Tears of rigrii, such merit is so rare,
His lot in life to some low rank cerfin'd, And that his friendthip they no longer share ; And plac'd him not on luigh, wbere he miek Though frequent fighs parental breasts may
The nation safe through Fertune's changal To lose a balm each forrow could relieve ; Hence 'tis that he Heav'ns profiad boon de. Yet not for himn Mould friends of parents
And, thankless for the good, at fancied 18 reTrophies of triumph best his tomb adorn,
pires, Who snatch'd from earth, lett blighting fin
Wilwork, March 301b.
J.BC Thould spoil
BY J. COBBIN, JUN.
WHEN the drear hour of filent Midnight
reigns, To join with grateful hymns the choir of
And Nature Nceps in undisturbed repose, Heaveri,
How pleasing to the ear are Mufic ftrains, Such perfect happiness so soos was given.
While in the air' che charming cadence CONTENTMENT.
flows. IN those rude climes, where Lapland's Howe ole help tweetly-pensive, soothing 2015
-echo in the Lift their white heads, and chill the polar And foster far to me whole heart's (ad carus fkies ;
Prevent the comforts of a bed of case. Where, 'midst the horrors of his icy reign, With each long note it now begins to swell, Ecernal Winter rules lus loar domain ;
And itrange sensations run through an Or where territic Heat has fix'd his throne
veins, Amid the tempests of the torrid zone, While charm'd I feel with Harmony's fwest The patriot native, tho' the storm's career
spell Sweep unrefitted through the circling year,
And in a reverie forget my pains. Though wild distruction, all around him Not fat from hence the lovely maiden deep, Spread,
The only object which my heart detiios; Roar in cach blast, and thunder round his Perhaps the hears these sounds while Carics head,
weeps, Pleas'd and contented with his lot remains, Perhaps the magic now her soul inspires Nor seeks for calmer thores, nor lighs for O catch a ligh from me yc notes-o ar! milder plains. .
Convey it :low in swiftness to the lovely air,
JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS of the FIRST SESSION of the LIGHTEENTH PARLIAMENT of GREAT BRITAIN.
[Continued from Page 281.]
HOUSE OF LORDS.
this respect. On the subject of the Com. The Royal Afent was given by mittee moved for by the Noble
. Lord, Commission to the Bill for providing he opposed it, on the ground of the in, Clothing for the Army; the Bill au- jury that any alteration in the Law of thorizing Bankers, &c. to illue small Arrests would do to the credit of this Notes ; the Bill for explaining aod country as a coinmercial one. amending the County Quota Bill; and Earl Moira deprecated the idea of a to several private Bills.
Committee to enquire into the Learned DEBTORS AND CREDITONS. Lord's conduct, and passed some very Earl Moira, in an excellent speech, high encomiums on his Lordship's chafaced the hardhips which Debtors la racter, of the truth of which he was boured under by being subject to im- fure every Noble Lord was convinced. prisonment on mesne process, and free It was only an anonymous letrer, and quently being obliged, for want of bail, not worthy of notice. He had a similar to lie iwelve months in prison before one in his pocket, from a man who the plaintiff would bring the matter to called himself a Desperate Creditor, and a trial. He also hewed the hardships who threatened to kill his Lordship which many hundreds of others suffered himself for the exertions he was using by being imprisoned in execution, and, in favour of unfortunate Debtors. He where the plaintiff did not proceed, be hoped, therefore, the two anonymous ing kept in gaol sometimes for many letters might be allowed to pair of tovears from want of money to liberate gether, without any further notice be. themselves by supersedeas. The Society ing taken of them. for the Relief 'of Persons contined for The question being called for, a divi. Small Debts liberated by their benevo. sion took place : Contents 21, Nose lence in the last year one hundred and Contents 37-Majority 16. thirty unfortunate persons under this
MOTION FOR THE REMOVAL OF wretched predicament. His Lordship moved, “That a Committee be ap. puinted to consider the ftare of the laws The Earl of Suffolk offered himfelf between debtor and creditor, and to to their Lordships' attention, as pofseiling make their report on the fame." Be- the warmest love for his country, which fore his Lord ihip sat down, he men- by the miscondu&t of his Majeity's Mi, sioned that the Learned Lord then on nifters had been reduced from a ftate uf the woollack had put into his hands a the highest profperity to the verge scandalous letter, which the Learned of ruin. He adverted to the conduct Lord had received from some person, of Ministers, facrificing the feelings who therein accuses the Learned Lord of men who had performed the mort of authorizing a long list of enormities eminent services to their country, to prowhich prisoners for debt were subjected more their own personal intuence, and to, and which, he said, he was fure political jors with individuals. They had there was not one l.ord in that House given to a Noble Duke (Portland) a mark who would not all together dıfbelieve. of honour intended by his Majesty as a re
Lord Kenyon began by alluding to ward for a Noble Earl (Howe), which the letter mentioned by the Noble Lord, he had been well assured was, as it ought and declared, by all that was sacred, to have been, considered by the Noble and as he hoped for mercy at the Day Earl as an indignirv on him. How had of Judgment, that every word in it, so they treated another Noble Lord (Rod. far as related to hiinself encouraging ney) for the glorious services of the enormities in the prison, or in any re
12th of April? It was true he had a spect whatever promoting corruption, miserable pension, but he had been suf. was absolutely and positively false. He fered to languilh in poverty in his old hoped, nay he entreated and conjured age; and, but vor
onaj protectheir Lordships would appoint a Com con he enjoyed as a Puer in Parlia. mittee to enquire into his conduct in ment, he would have ended his days in VOL. XXXI, MAY 1797.
a jail. When deceased, his body was Contents Seized on, and for a considerable time Proxies denied the rights of burial. Their whole Not-Contents
Proxies system was to govern by influence ; they
17 had libelled the loyalty of the people,
Majority and branded every man with the epi The Earl of Oxford moved, That thets of Jacobin and Democrat who op- the House be summoned on Thursday pored their measures. In tracing them to take into consideration the standing through every Court on the Continent, order, No. 114, relative to the entering from the Treaty of Pilnitz to the pre- of Protests on the Journals. sent moment, duplicity, incapacity, and THURSDAY, MARCH 30. corruption were discernible in all their BREACH OF PRIVILEGE. measures. The Noble Earl said, in re The Earl of Oxford begged learė to viewing the circumstances of the War, bring a very important buhoes before he found Ministers as incapable in their the House. In consequence of his plans of hostility, as they were in their motion for Peace being negatived (See negociations for Peace ; and after com- Page 271, 272.) he had come down t3 menting at some length on the situation the Clerk's room next day to enter 4 to which they had reduced the finances Protest upon the books ; but to his sure of the country, he concluded by a mo. prise he found that Lord Kenyon had sion to the following effect :
carried off the motion in his pocket. He “ That an humble Address be pre. therefore moved, “That a Lord Chan. sented to his Majesty, praying that he cellor carrying away a motion from the would be graciously pleased to remove Table of their Lordlhips, was guilty from his Councils his Minister, namely, of a high breach of the Privileges of the First Lord of the Treasury, who their House ; and that Lord Kenyor, by his misconduct had forfeited the acting as Pro-Chancellor, having car conñidence of the People."
ried away his motion, had been guilty of a Lord Grenville very ably replied to high breach of Frivilege, and ought to the variety of topics in the Noble Earl's be censured." Address. He vindicated the conduct The Bishop of Rochefter moved, of Ministers with respect to the War; “ That the 77th standing Order of that he said, every nerve had been strained House should be read, which declares to prosecute it with vigour and effect; it to be a high breach of Privilege ta and contended, that as far as the arms print any part of the proceedings of of Great Britain were cor.cerned, the that House without the authority of defired successes generally ensued. The their Lordships." When he came dowe miscarriages of the Allies on the Conti. to the House on this day, he conctired nent could nor fairly he inputed to Mis that the Noble Earl had it in content: nisters ; and they seized the first oppor: plation to more that the Printer and tunity, where it could be done with Publisher of a Newspaper called The honour and advantage, of bringing Oracle, had been guilty of a breach abour a Peace, which overeures were of Privilege in publishing, under the notorioully counteracted by the enemy. title of an Address to ibe Nation, With regard to the tenor of the motion, count of a debate which had taken he must say, he never knew any inftance place in that House, accompanied with of the kind, where fuch a mution was remarks signed by the Noble Earl'stir'e brought forward without any one (pe. of honour. This infamous thing, which citic charge alledged of misconduct or the Printer of that Paper bad had the malversation against the person in quero audacity to publish, was certainly a biga tion ; it was therefore unnecessary to breach of the Privileges of their Lord. dwell on that head. He thought it ne- thips ; and as the Noble Earl seemed to cessary, however, to say, that one part be implicated in the publication, it of the Noble Lord's accusation had no would have been very becoming in him foundation in truth. The Treaty of to have come forward and virdicared his Pilnitz, he asserted, was not only entered own dignity along with that of the Houses into without the participation, but even The Ri. Rev. Prelate proceeded to advert without the knowledge of the British imone or two of the paragraphs in this AdGovernment.
dress, and reprehended, with much fere A long debate ensued, at the conclu. rity, one in which Lord Grenville's fion of which a division took place : reply to the Noble Earl's motion is
termed poor, weak, and rude; and likewise Bill, and 29 other public and private the concluding sentence, in which the Bills, Parliament is called their, that is, the The Duke of Grafton expressed his People's Parliament. He said, that the surprize, at the absence of Ministers, House of Commons, as chosen by the when their Lordships and the Public People, mighe properly be called their might naturally be supposed to be anxi. Representatives; but that Parliament, ous for fome information respecting the as composed of Lords and Commons, rumours which had lately been in cir• was, in conftitutional language, and by culation: Whether those rumours the law of the land, the King's Parlia. were false, or whether they were meni.-He mentioned this phrase in founded in fact, he was unable to deterparticular, because when ralh and in mine; but of course he concluded they experienced young men made use of were false, because he had no authority such expressions, there was sometimes to state them to be true. Their Lord. more meant by them than met the car. fhips must have known, through the He concluded with saying, that were it medium of the public prints, and potonfistent with personal respect for his pular report, that three very great and Lord thip, he would term the present alarming events were said to have taken a moft perulant motion.
place during the recess. The first was, Marquis Townshend could not agree a separate Negociation for Peace between with the Noble Prelate, that the Parlia. his Imperial Majesty and the French ment was the King's Parliament; it was Republic, which must be in poflible, sepresentative of, and consequently the since no person in Administration had Parliament of the Nation.
chosen to apprise their Lordships. The The Bilhop of Rochester explained, second was, the report of increased dif. that what he meant was, that Parlia turbances in Ireland, which must be ment as an aggregate body, and com equally erroneous ; and the other was, posed as it was of Lords and Commons, a tort of detailed and circumftantial ac. was the King's Parliament ; he was count of the insurrection of the Seamen subject to correction if he was wrong. on board of his Majesty's Fleet at The Noble Prelate added, that he would' Portsmouth, which must be equally have moved, that the Printer and Pub. untrue, or their Lordships would have lither of the Oracle had been guilty been officially acquainted with it, and of a high breach of privilege, had he inforined of the measures adopted to not conceived that such a motion would restore peace and subordination. If have come with more propriety from they had been true, their Lordships the Noble Earl (of Oxford).
ought to have been informed of every Marquis Townshend said, that he circumstance by a Message from the would have no objection to a motion Crown, unless it was the intention of being made by the Noble Prelate, that Ministers to realize an opinion which the Printer and Publisher of that Paper he had heard some time ago, that their had been guilty of a high breach of Lardlhips merely fat in that House to privilege ; the more so, as he had ob- register the acts of Administration. He served an infamous falsehood in ano warned their Lordships to be cautious ther Morning Paper of this day, stating how far they reposed an unconstitutional the substance of an answer said to have confidence in Ministers ; and, though been made by his Majesty to a Noble he had no motion to offer, he hoped he Earl, when no answer had been made Mould soon hear further of the points at all.
which he had stated, and relpeeting The Earl of Suffolk stated, that cer which the public mind was so much in. tainly no answer had been made by his terested. Majesty on the occasion alluded to, and The Lord Chancellor left the wool. that what he had said had been grossly fack, in order to observe upon three misrepresented in the same paper. events mentioned by the Noble Duks, The motion being put,
With regard to any Negociation of the The Earl of Oxford was che only Emperor for Peace, he said, he knew Peer who said Content.
nothing inore of it than what he had Nothing material occurred in the read that morning in the uewspapers. Upper House from this time till A mail had, indeed, arrived within two MONDAY, APRIL 24.
or three hours, which might have The Royal Allent was given by brought further intelligence; but with Cummiffioni so Lord Cadogan's Divorce the contents he was wholly upacquaint.
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ed. With regard to Ireland, he be ordinary discharge of their duty. The lieved that every thing was much in the late arrival of the Mail might, the Same state now as it was before the re. thought, in some measure account for cess, and that accounts in newspapers the absence of his Majesty's Ministers were so much exaggerated that they that day; and he had no doubt but the ought not to be relied on. As to the toomorrow they would be ready and feet, at Portsmouth, he believed he willing to give the Noble Duke every could affure their Lordships that every information he might require on thele part of it was in a state of tranquillity, su jects. and that the Sailors had returned to the
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
A clause was then brought up by MR. Alderman Anderson prefaced Mr. Fox, enacting, “That no further
a Bill for the better regulation of the made from the Bank to Government, aflize of bread, by enumerating the va. as long as the former was reftrained rious abuses practised under the present from paying in fpecie." Act.-Leave was accordingly given. Mr. Pitt moved an exception with
The Bill for repealing the Act of the respect to those Exchequer bills to the laft session, which permits the importa. amount of 600,000l. tion, and prohibits the exportation of · The clause, thus amended, was Corn, was brought in by Mr. Ryder, passed, and ordered to be added to the read a first time, and ordered to be read Bill. u second time to-morrow.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28.
Mr. Ryder moved the order of the This Bill being recommitted to a day for the secund reading of the Bill Committee of the whole House, the for repealing that part of an Ad of the Chancellor of the Exchequer moved for present Session which prohibited the the introduction of a clause, to make exportation of Corn. Bank notes a legal payment to the Col Mr. Alderman Combe opposed the le&ors in every department of the pub- motion. Brewers, he said, had ful. lic revenue. The clause was received, tained very heavy losses from the enox. and read a first and second time.
mous price of barley, and it was but reas The Chancellor of the Exchequer sonable that they should have an opporthen ftaced, that he had to propose ano tunity of indemnifying themselves now ther clause of much more importance, that the price was somewhat reduced. and which related to the commercial Mr. Vi hitbread spoke to the same intercourse of individuals. At present, effcet, and moved, as an Amendment, however competent persons might be to “ That instead of now, the Bill be reada the payment of their debes, they were second time this day month." liable to be arrested if they were not Mr. Ryder and Mr. Yorke opposed able to make their payments in specie, the amendment, because it had a reg. His object was, not to make Bank notes dency to affect the agriculture of the a legal tender, but to provide that no country. person thall be arrefted, on first process, A division took place, when there who shall cender Bank notes to the appeared for the amendment, Aya amount of his debt. Such a clause would 24; Noes 59. do no more than give to Bank notes the The Bill was then read a second time. effect of special bail; but it would still Col. Wood made his promised mo. be in the power of the creditor to make tion respecting the defence of the coun. his debtor deposit the Bank noces in try, which was seconded by Sir John Court, and there would be no fert of Sinclair ; but the Colonel, finding the interruption to further process, or any sense of the House much against him, alteration in the ultimate result of the did not press his motion to a division. fuit. It would give relief to persons THURSDAY, MARCH jo. against the severity of immediate process, Mr. Edwards reported from the Io. but without going to the extent of renó vérkeithing Committee, that they had dering Bank notes a legal tender. determined, that Sir A. Cochrane John
The clause was palied, and ordered son was duly elected, and that the Pe. to be added to the Bill.
tition of Sir John Henderson, complain.