his liberty to go where he pleased. This was warn gentlemen of the extent to which their on Saturday, Mrs. Ottiwell, a woman, naturally objecting to the bargain concluded between Mr. weak, having heard that her husband was taken Orriwell and the board of Wide Streets, might into custody, took to her bed and miscarried. On be carried. As being taken by an individual Monday, as Mr. Ottiwell was on his way to the from public trustees, in the fairelt manner, and house, being determined to thew every respect in a way, he made no doubt, on investigation, and deference to it, he was met by a member, would appear very laudable on their part. All (whose name if the house chose, he would men- the forfeited lands in this country, were taken tion,) that told him it was just past in the house, from public trustees. The commissioners of the that he was guilty of a contempt thereof, and revenue constantly set lands vested in them by was ordered into custody again. Thus circum- law, and they were public truitees; might not, Aanced, he was either to surrender, or run therefore, the titles of all these be as well disalmost a certain risque of losing so dear a branch puted, as that which Mr. Ottiwell cook from of his family as his wife. Doctor Ivory, having the board of Wide Streets ? certainly they might, declared, who was now ready also to prove it, for a more fair and imparcial bargain, never was that if Mr. Ottiwell was again taken into custo- concluded by any parties. As to the bill which dy; there would be scarce a poffibility of his the honourable gentleman spoke of in such a wife's recovery; he, of course, remained with contemptible manner, he confessed, he, as a bis family. The first day of this seffion he sur. lawyer, could not see it in the same light the rendered, and is now a week confined in New. honourable member did. The bill, it was true, gate, without being heard in his own defence. was brought to this house; but the bill was treatThe petition fated Mr. Otriwell, to be a man ed not even with the usual decency that bills extensively concerned in trade, &c.

are which are not to pass, namely, put off to a Mr. Browne then said, that under all these certain day, but it was refused by the house, circumstances, he trusted, that if the house without being ever read.--The bill was framed considered the petition fufficiently humiliating, by a noble lord in the upper bsuse, to whom this and that he underwent a sufficient punishment, country was much indebted for the trouble he they would enlarge him; he therefore moved, had taken to bring this business to a final issue ; that the petition be read, which passed in the and he thought the bill deserved a better face. affirmative, and then that he be discharged, What were the objects of this bill? They were which being seconded,

three. - The first was to do away doubts, that Mr. Hoare got up. He said no one felt more seriously were entertained, of any public truitees for the sufferings of the gentleman alluded to, having a right to set or sell lands which they did than he did; he had much personal esteem for not actually themselves possess : the second was him; but he would think himself guilty of the to prevent the board of Wide Streets from setq greatest impropriety indeed, if he agreed with ting or selling any lands, without first submicthe right honourable gentleman for his enlarge cing the particulars to this house; thereby guardment. What! a man who is suspected of com. ing, in the best possible way, against any unfair mitting with others, the groflett fraud on the or partial agreement; and the third was to conpublic, into the merits of whose conduct a com- firm the cake to this man (Mr. Oltiwell), who mitte of this house fat to inquire, and who were had embarked his all in it, and who was now prevented from proceeding in this laudable bufi- after seven years, made an object of the greatett ness, by the pecitioner refusing to give an answer severity ; by seifion after feilion his title being to the question put to him, which was, who were disputed. The consequence was, that Mr. Ordihis partners in the purchase of the lands from well's numerous correspondenis, hearing of the commiffìoners of Wide Streets. In his own these inquiries, caused a run to be made upon hand writing he refuses answering this question, him, and his ruin would be the inevitable con: for reasons, which this honourable house, did by sequence if it had not been for his extensive cre. a great majurity, think were not sufficient : and dit. Much had been said in this business as to therefore it was agreed that he should answer the Qttiwell only, and Ottiwell and Co. He would question. Would this honourable house now beg leave to add a few words on this subject ; tay, that what they did latt fefion was not juft, when he made no doubt he would shew to this. was not right? he hoped they never would ; and house, that the public had as good a security in forely their enlarging him now, was saying so Qltiwell only, as they could have in Oitiwell in the fullest manner, and therefore, for the and Co.- it was this; berore Ottiwell got por. consistency of the house, he must oppose the session of any lot, he was compelled to advance right honourable gentleman's motion, which he one third in money, and to give security for the was fure he made from no other motives remainder, hinselt, in 20,ocol. on ou. h, and fix but humanity to the individual himself, for others, in 20,000l. each; could any security, whom Mr. Hoare again profefled much concern. bc would ask, exceed this ? Certainly not. What was the consequence? a bill was brou ht Now how was this gentleman created, who deale into the house, 'to confirm certain grounds to the on public faith? In advance a considerable deal petition, a bin that was then refused, and he for the ground he got poffeffion of, and under trusted, ever would be refused, and he hoped no rent also ; now three years. While on the member in that house, would ever again attempt other hand, those who took his grounds at firft, to bring in such a bil

hearing of the investigation of parliament, gave Mr. Marcus Beresford said he must say a few them up in fear and terror, and no one came, nor' svurds on the subject. He rose, he said, to could be expected to come to take more while

his title lay under a cloud. What does he now the money vested with government until all was ask from the wisdom and justice of this house? fold, and then the work to go on. Lord Buckwhy to decide upon him in any way to put an end ingham much approved of the measure, but he to this business, either confirm him in the pola was wise enough to see, that however inclined feffion for ever, or to dispoflets him for ever. government was to further the improyement of Determined to abide by the decision either way, Dublin, and however juit the measure was, yet can any thing be more fair, be would ask ? and there were men in this country to be found, who therefore he would vote for bis enlargement, and would pervert the best intentions, and would call let the house afterwards in their wisdom come to this a job, and therefore he deciined it. To the fome determination, either to rescue a man from next government Mr. Beresford said he applied inevitable ruin, who has throughout depended likewise, in the fame way, and received the on the public faith for his security, or to relieve fame answer, and for the same reasons. The him in such a way as they may think fis commissioners finding they had nothing to expect

Lord Edward Fitzgerald then said he could from government; that they were engaged not help saying, that in this business Mr. Occi- for the payment of a montrous debt, with a heawell was cruelly dealt with : if fault was to vy interest accruing; all the works they were attach any where, it should be to the commislio- bound to execute at a stop; and the commissioners of Wide Streets, but furely not to him, who ners with all their resources exhausted; they made the best bargain he could. He understood were ready to receive such proposals as would be he was now confined for not answering a quel. likely to effe&t the object of the public. Juit at tion; this on his oath he swore would materially this time Mr. Ottiwell happened to come forinjure his property, by involving him in law. ward with his proposal, which proposal comfuits.He understood it was part of the laws of prehending all that was meant to be done, and this country, that a man could not be made to even exceeding the calculated expence of the answer what would criminate or injure himself. work to the public, the commissioners readily - There was a power in the court of Chancery, embraced it as deserving their most serious atten. to make a man answer by certain powers vested tion. in that court, any question though it may injure Some years since this business was undertaken, him, when a title was claimed by any one to an idea was suggested by the right hon. gentleproperty such person possessed ;-bus this case man he now addresied, of dividing it into lots, was no way relevant, and for his own part he and having the whole sold at one time ; che idea would say that if he was asked a question in that was adopted, and for that purpose each loc was house, an answer to which would involve him- valued ; and the first lot set up for sale, was five self and his property in law-suits-he would houses opposite the custom-houle, in the place openly avow he would not answer it and there called the Crescent. On the day of auction fore, he was for Mr. Ottiwell being discharged. there were no bidders, owing, he is convinced,

Right honourable 7. Beresford said, that in to combination (for which he quoted the evihis mind no blame could attach to the commif. dence of che committee). He was not then preGioners of wide streets, in the bufiness of which sent himself, but heard of it from the commiffi. he was one, as they acted throughout in the best oners who attended the lale-Finding no bidders possible manner for the public, whole trullees at the several auctions advertised, some persons they were. So long ago as the year 1783, the concerned in building the new custom-house (ac act of parliament specified certain avenues and that time going on) were consulted, Mr. Gandon, ftreets to be built, and having fixed a certain Mr. Darley, Mr. Harman, &c. and they all demarcation of that line, the commiflioners were agreed pretty nearly in their valuation, even so bound to carry it into execution. Sums of mo near as sol. within the calculation prepared for ney were from session to seffion voted to carry the government by the officers of the board, and fame into effect, to the amount of 81,000l. but which amounted to to large a sum as 102,000l. yet no way sufficient to promote the intended im- Mr. Ortiwell at this time came to Mr. Beref. provements; on the contrary they found, that ford, and told him, as one of the board, he afier three years, they were losers on 81,000l. would give fo much for it, upon which Mr. (by interest of money and other unavoidable ex Beresford said, that his proposal was too low, pences) no less a sum than 15,000l. and all the and that if he meant to get it, he muit offer while nothing done !_Mr. Beresford said, he more, which alone would be most likely to in. then called upon the mort experienced men and duce the commissioners to accede to it. Mr. the officers of the board, for the most accurate Orriwell chereupon lent in his proposals for the valuation of the grounds, and a calculation whole lots, the amount of which proposal was of the expence of the intended works, with about 108,cool This was received and takea which he waited on the government of this into consideration, and remained before the board country, which was then the marquis of Buck- for a considerable length of time, and was ulciingham's, and represented the bugness to him in mately, after mature deliberation, accepted of. the light he faw ir, namely, that they were then it went abroad that Ottiwell made from son aground, and 15,600l. loft for ever, with. 10,oool. to 100,000l. by the bargain'; and out any improvement whatever being made. To when juries came to give verdicts of the value parliament they could not apply again, as par- of fome other lots, they were fo led altray by Jiament had nothing to give; and that if the these reports, that they valued them at three government chose, he would recommend it as times their real value. The consequence was, the wifest measure to have the whole sold in lots, that many persons took some of these grounds


from Ottiwell at this supposed value, conceiving a man, who he most feel for, and far whose fithem bargains, which Ouiwell, no doubt, gained fuation he really was much concerned; but he by, 10 far; but in a Mort time they found out was astonished to find his right hon. friend say, their mistake, for which they were likely to pay that Mr. Ottiwell was sent from that bar unheard very dear. In all this the commissioners acted if he read the journals he would find, chat Mr. for the best, and if he was to judge from the evi. Orriwell was heard ; that he refused to answer, dence given before the lords, which was of the and that for such refusal, he was judged by that most experienced and respectable men, the whole house as guilty of a contempt of its privileges. He was fold dear enough to Oitiwell; for though would most certainly therefore ever oppofe his some lors were let at considerable profit, occa enlargement from Newgate, (however he pitied fioned by the exaggerated reports that had gone his situation) until he would answer the question abroad, yet others stood him very high. Here as put to him, and therefore he trusted his righe he stated from the evidence, that Mr. Cope had hon, friend would postpone his motion, until he purchased from an individual (subsequent to knew if he would answer. Orriwell's and adjoining to his in the same line Here the Speaker rose. He said he always of street) several thousand feet, with depth 150 felc uneasy, whenever he heard an infinuation of feet, at 8s. 60. foot, whereas Mr. Otciwell pays his neglect or impropriety ; and although he for only 47 teer deep 135. a foot. He then mentioned was almost certain from his memory, that he particolars about Drogheda-street, Tucker's-row, did not deserve two charges of this kind made &c. and the cause of the difference of valuation be. against him this night, of which was he guilty, tween Darley and Sherrard (the surveyors to the he could not fail to take shame to himself.--The commillioners) on Mr. Eccles's ground in Drogh- first charge was, that a bill was rejected withoạt eda-ftreet, being, that one valued from two, being read; the next, that Mr. Octiwell was the other from three fronts. Mr. Beresford of. fent from the bar unheard.—To refute both these, fered his much to vindicate the commissioners; he desired the journals should be read, which and also to thew, that under the existing circum- fnewed that the bill was read, and that Mr. Ot: Atances, every thing was done by the commiflion- tiwell was heard so far as to refuse che question ers to make an advantageous bargain for the pub- last Sefior. lic.--Here Mr. Beresford concluded, by lament. The Speaker mentioned, that this being a ing ihat the inveftigation before parliament had holiday, many gentlemen conceived no business taken place, as it had retarded the completion of would be done in the house, and consequently a -the works, which otherwise would have been number of members were ablent. carried into effect long since, and has caused a Mr. Denis Browne then agreed, that the fur. vast additional expence already to the public. ther contideration of the business should be de.

Mr. Marwell said he felt great pain in differ- ferred to Monday next. Upon which the house ing from his right hon. friend on the business, as adjourned to Monday. he must by fo doing vote for the confinement of

( To be continued.)


P. 0 E T RY.

Pause on the pretext of your wild career
To the Defenders.

On what you feel, and what you have to fear. THAT madd’ning motive to such headlong First for the cause ? --a cause we cannot find, rage

'Twas but the whimsey of fonie reftleis mind. Has rous'd you ? barbarous scandal of your age! E'en if a grievance forely gall'd you, sure, Shame of your country! ye, who lost to thought, Nor rage, nor rapine could afford a cure. Ruth on rah crimcs with your own ruin franght. D:fenders you ! pray, how in common tenle? Now turn-but shall another point your eye You! deep in follies of infanc offence,

To woes that on your own hearts heaviest lie? For fure no milder an expression suits

If you are men, if not mere brutes indeed, Excefles, thai degrade you to the brutes, The woes you cause and feel must make you In which, with not a glimple of good in view,

bleed. Convinc'd that niany an evil must ensue, Ah! wretch of wretches thou ! who see'st, unYe, a mere handiui, brave the laws the mov'd, ftate

Thy easy friend, who no reverse had prov'd, And, blind to reason, seek a thameful fate. No misry but for theenow from his home,

Lately lo cheerful with him, forc'd, to ruam Oh! if the voice of one unbiass'd, who Th’inclement night, neglectful of his farm, Feels for his country's wounds, and feels for While ev'ry ftep awakes some new alarm. you,

When griets like this afflict each for his friend, Can auchi persuadc-pause, 'ere you farther How must his own his inmoit bowels rend? Tuih

His dwelling, lare, so warm, his land so rich, While you a moment furious fashion hush, Exchang'd for broken Numbers in a ditch


Lately with peace of mind and comfort blelt, Where the full fail for ever swells,
But now with keenest pangs and fears distrett And industry with commerce dwells !
And for his family but touch not there, Where gothic churches charm the figh:*
The son's, the husband's, father's feelings And beauty ever gay and bright.

All that is amiable and fair,

Dwells in thy thade, O blest Queen's Square !
Such che unfinish'd outline truth pourtrays In travelling the earth's dull round,
Of the sharp sufferings of your safer days There innocence and mirth I found;
But for succeeding perils, and the face.

My fate propitious fent me there,
That mult on many, if you reflect not, waitThy smiles iweet Vander herff to share ;
Pity, soft-feeling for fond parents' fears,

The music of her voice to prove,
Fond wives' forebodings and fond childrens' tears, Whole looks are artless, tender love!
Pity, while other hopes may intervenc,

“ The fires the firmament may rend, Forbids to ketch the Scaffold's forrowing scene. On this devoted head descend;

If e'er in thought from thee I rove, Ob! 'ere it come to that while yet the Or love thee less than now I love." pow'r

S'x_mith, fo debonnair and gay,
Of Munning it is your's-walte not the hour, Deserves the poets warmeit lay;
But wbile your fears can by submission cease, Forster and Jones his friendship claim,
Return, return to prudence and to peace. While lovely Gretly itill the same ;
If, feeling as the social fons of earth,

Softness and i'weerners all chou art,
A grievance pain that owes its bareful birth Anu love is virtue in thy heart !
Not to your tancy, nor to your fully, rage When Rose and Mary bid adieu,
May sharpen-Reason muft its pangs atsuage. To Bristol to Queen's Square, and you,
Reason, which in each country like our own, Good natured Davyt could not hide,
Where freeborn subjects boast a patrioc throne, The ears that down her cheek, did glide!
Bids them pursue wedress with strength of voice, il ajuns! when memory brings to view,
Ans in that, not in violence, rejoice.

Thy generous niad, thy friendship true ;
But when you nadiy ask, capricious tew ! How tweet reflection on the past,
Things thought of by the mad alone and you.com To soothe our cares long may it last!
Such as an equal thare of land to each,

How can I the gay hours forget,
And other senfelets schemes that zealots preach-- Wnen round the festive board we met;
As if weak man was perfect froin his birth, When Bennet preach'd, and Mitchell laughid,
And pure perfection w.is the boast of earth

Or Hunt and Cornish stoutly quaft'd! When luch your vilionary views, 'tis plain Beauty and innocence fpread the feast, Your voice, while lente is followed, must be Ad plealure was a cogitant guest. vain;

In mirth and peace the evening ends, Vain must be your blind efforts, when you seek

In chearful heaith the morn ascends ! Such ends by means to wicked and so weak. Whac noble prospect Brandont yields,

Of houses, churches, ships and fields ! Since then your dark rebellious deeds appear

What health we find at Jacob's well, || Mere madness, with no object that may cheer- Where Jave the beau, the rake, the belle; Or if you have some object in your view, While Emily tripping from her room, Realon disowns it, and just nature, too.

Shews in her cheeks a brighter bloom! Or, if you be by real wrongs diftrest,

To Redcliff § now in haite repair, Legal, and not licentious, means are bet. - To país an hour in loleinn pray'r, Since lituated thus, On! turn in time

And thed the sweet and grateful tear! From mat rebellion and woe-teeming crime.

The Your country bleeding in her tend'relt parts,

N O т E S. Your countrymen who mourn with heavy hearts * The churches in Bristol are beauciful models Your wild deluded ways,--your weeping wives of gothic architecture, particularly Sint Paul's And weeping children, feariul for your lives, lately built; the roof is supported with lutty All, all entreat,--h! itay your rain career, pillars of rione with rich capitals, finely arched Sad cause of many a ligh and many a tear. and tiuccoed over the micdle aile; it has spacious And may their warm, their ardent pray's pre- galleries on three sides; the feeple is square, vail,

560 feet high, wiih a pinnacle very much reMay you once more pure health of mind in- lembling that of the Royal Exchange, London. nale.

+ These excellent and amiable ladies formed So will you thun the ills-the shameful end the circle of the author's acquaintance in Brittol. That did un fome, and may on more attende I Brandon Hill is 300 feet high, and affords So will you vext with fears, 'no longer roam, a good view of the romantic river Avon and city Buc tecl the welcome of your happy home. of Bristol. Houses and gardens rising street over

YS Areet, to the top; and the foundation of some

churches on a level with the tteeples of others. The Pleasures of Memory. To a Friend in Brisel, | A famous bach at the foot of Brandon Hill.

The church of St. Mary Redcliff is one of HAPPY Spot where peace refides, che molt perfect and beautiful gochic structures

in England. It was finihed in 1376, but part

T fent


The grotto* now attention claim'd,

And Ellin's heart, with guilt had never fighed, Where giants liv'd, and fairies dream'd; Nor had me then love's cruel victim died. Where many a damfel went to find,

But oh ! 'tis part-my friend I cannot liveHer true love pictur'd to her mind ;

This world has not a pleasure now to give; With curious thells and stones amaz'd,

Nor can I bear the light which I disgrace, Long were we charm’d, and long we gaz'd! Or look an injured husband in the face. Then we descended to the spot,

The venerable author of my being see, By far more precious than the grot!

And with the name of friendfill insult thee. Where health with lips and blushes sweet, In humble terror, I to God return Springs forth to make our joy complete. That life which I alas ! too long have borne: Her tender frame long time consumid,

Yet ftill a gloom mysterious hangs around, And almost in the earth inhum’d;

To think the soul survives a morcal wound.' My Harriet here could quickly prove,

Tho''tis I feel impoffible to live, The bleft return of life and love !t

Yet oh! what tortures may hereafter give; Bristol farewell! Queen's Square avicu !

A father's frowns on earth I cannot bear, Oft fhall our wifties fly to you ;

Yet from those frowns - plunge-I know not The boatman calls, he hands the oar,

where. Winds !-wafr us safe to Ireland's Thore ; They talked of honour; but forgot t'explain Where the fajr breast with pity swells, Whát honour in a female breast must mean; Where Vemale goodness ever dwells ;

For while our relatives were brave and high, Where hospitality till reigns,

Nor match'd with those of mean obscurity, lo ever fruitful, happy plains !

I thought the honour of our house unitain'd, Dubiin, 2017 Jan. 1796.

Nor felt that I that very name protaned.

E'en you my Margaret, warned me not in time, A Letter from the Novel of the Relapse. Nor told me loving Edward was a crime;

'Till 'twas too late and he had gained my heart, 00 late my friend was your kind caution Alas! the hardest talk is fill with bim to part, sent,

To part !-oh no!-it must not-cannot yes it Too late does guilty Ellin now repent ;

must, shall be ; Sunk in the deep abyss of guilty woe,

I am determined this thall set me free.
But yours shall teach me better now to know. 'Tis done the simple lancet ends my pains,
The clouds that veil'd my reason, now are fled, Anu from my arms the guilty blood now streams!
And guilty conscience haunts me in their tead. "Twill soon be over-yet 'cis very long,
On ! whither, whither Margaret shall I fly? Bless you my friend—forgive me if I'm wrong.
I cannot live-but yet I dread to die.

Above an hour now the bloud's flowed on,
On! taral daywhen at a fire's command, But lingering life refules to be gone.
I gave to Douglass this too' paffive hand; Oh stop!--Jet me recall the fatal deed
But then your Ellin knew nor guilt, nor woe, 'Tis suicide-but yet stilltill I bleed
And all her actions did from duty flow.

It will not stop oh wretch what have I done!
Ob! had these eyes my Edward neve: seen, Guilc grafps me fafter as from life I run.
My passions then had been (like yours) serene; Oh! daring insolen-thus back to throw

The precious gift thy Maker did bestow.
N от E S.

Could I recall it-oh would life remain,

Let it be agonizing-long--and filled with of the fpire was thrown down by a dreadful pain! ibunder form in 3445. It is the burial place of Oh! 'risa tin repentance cannot clear, fir William Penn, of Penn's Lodge in Wiltfhire, Life is too short--and Edward yet to dear ! father to the founder of Pennsylvania.

But had I lived, nor added to my criine, * This picturesque and beautiful spor is op- Mercy (perhaps) had found e'en me in time ! posite Clifton Church ; It belongs to Mr. Gold It cannot now 100 fast I'm linking down, ney, who polisely opens it every day for public Th' abodes of guilt grow wider all around; inspection." Thé giotto, which has a curious Nought but immensity of gloom appears, mosaic pavement, Was twenty years forming, Can Edward's fout avoid icoh! my fears! and coft 20,000l.

But yes - he lives-repents-nor adds like me, | The Hot Wells are a continuation of the The guilt of suicide to perjury lo city, and only a mile from Bristol. The place is And where repentance is-God will forgivetruly romantic and picturesque. The counties Hope says-in Heaven--my Edward yet shall of Somerset and Gloucester almost kiss each

live. other. The large vessels sailing up through the My trembling hand the letters.scarce can form, Hupendous rocks of St. Vinceni, 300 feet high, The blood has stop'u-Ellin's no longer warm. exhibic a grand and uncommon light.-Lait Oc, Adieu !-may blesing's wait upon my friend ! tober, gentleman taking a view on the rock, May blefings too~my father's life attend ! ventured too far, fell back and lost his life. Tell him I was unworthy him and you, The tide rises in ihe Severn and Avon to an in- Bid him forget me --oh! once more--adieu ! credible heighth ; ac Chepftow it sometimes

A. MARIA W rise's le venty icet.

Dublin, Jan. 25, 1796.


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