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Pursued by phantoms throu;l life's This a most fapient Whig; that a troulled day, (way.

ftaunch Tory. Coward and fuol go with him all the Their country's mutual boast! Old

England's glory! In conscious rcctitude, confirmed, and bold,

(mould:

The Greek, a student in the school of tafte,

(grac'd, To-night appears a man

'of different

Whio cultivates the arts by which he's Who meers misfortune ; fate de fies; and

Sports, his half-boots ; buttons his halfbraves

(waves : The rolling thunder and the furging And props his chin with wool-pack

great coat ; -Rides safe among the rocks, though

round his throat : tempeft toft,

With bludgeon arı’d, to kuock down Where many a tall built bark lies

those that laughi, wrecked and loftPetically rides : bu — Thought of fear! He fallies forth--the bear and tagged

staff! Should one more hurricane o’ertake him

The Jew-Great Houndsditch never here, Should buriling yells and howls, from The cunning Jew with every wind can

saw his peer!

(veer. vonder skies, Bid the wild billows of damnation rise,

“ I lend my mon esh, 'cause I lofe de

nation: Courage and fill in vain the storm op. I join, mit all my art, to pay taxapore,

[goes :

tion, He founders in the gulph and down he

DeVar and Peeth to me be quite all von, But should you take the helm, and

kindly please Chalcyon feas, Give ine tut von goot ihlish from dat To steer, with pleasant gales, through

great loaf-de loan!" The white sail swelling where the Ze Yet do not think, proud firs, that we phyrs sport (him to port.

shall own Sweet will the plaudits be that welcome The genius we admire is yours alone.

We claim our share. Our taste, and Epilogue to the same.

wisdom too,

Can equal yours : fo let us have our due. ONCE more I'm fent, the poet's ple- We ftudy the antique ! Its fimple grace nipo,

(know. Shines forth in ev'ry form, and every Your high bebeft, dread potentates, to

face ! Say, mighty inonarchs ! how shall ! Thus Lady Candlewick, Sir John just begin {to win?

knighted, (bedighred (Oh that I knew the way!) your hearts Prepares for court. Like turkey-cock, That critics are unjust, is falfely ru- With rosy gills, red plumage, pink and mour'd :

muflin, Then (mile, dear sweet Sir Gruff! do And scarlet petticoat, the fatin rufling, look good humonr'd!

She blazes all abroad! As if the came Muit Mr. Bays go bang himfeif? De- To set the presence chainber in a flame! clare,

[spair? Loaded with dignity, and loops, and Does he deserve dainnation and de

laces, In gratitude, return of priile is due : The prototype of Wenus and the You can't imagine how he praifis you!

Graces. He vows, in this most great and wife of Slim as a porter-butt, tall as a drum, ages,

(sages! With feathers fix feet high, bebold her That this whole audience are ints and

come!

Beef-eaters stand abalhid, fall back and Yonder fits Solomon!: Socrates, there! One queu'd and powder'd : l'other! She' waddles on with such a Greek, cropt and bare,

Dutch air!

None

stare;

word more,

too fast

None can dispute her elegance and And strives to join by dillipation's aid, raste :

The Man of Fashion with the Man of All must allow my lady has no waist !

Trade. Anxious and proud to captivate be- Vain to associate with superior rank, holders,

He quits his Ledger--for the Faro Bank; Her hips have juk join'd issue with her His dashing curricle dowo Bond-itreet shoulders !

drives,

[horfs' lives ;

Rikking his own----and worse----his prate too long ; yet, hear me one Till, urging Portune's glowing wheel

[ac laft! Sliall I defy, 'petition, or implore ! This empty air-blown bubble breaks Great is your pow'r; and you know how Though Trade may give such upstart to use it ;

mushrooms birth, None sure would wish, would prompt, The muse pays homage to its real worthi. you to abuse it.

This Ide to Commerce owes her splenOur cause is yours : to you that cause

did state,

(great ; we trust ;

The source of all that makes hot truly If merit you perceive, you'll be to me- And ’midst her busy fons enough are rit just.

found

[ground.

To raise dejected Mis’ry from, ili Prolague to the way to get Married. While Commerce, with a lis'ral heart Written by W. T. Fitzgerald, Esq.

bestows

(woes; Spoken by Mr. Macready.

Her wealth to mitigate the poor man's

Seeks out the wretch, his gloomy prison THE Stage should be to life a faith

cheers, [dow's tears; ful glass,

(pass; And wipes with picying hand the wiReflecting modes and manners as they Th' applauding world will say (such If these extravagant appear to you.

bounty giv’n) (of Heav'n! Blame not the drama--the reflection's The English Merchant is the Steward true.

Our Author now that candour would Our author makes of virtue no parade,

implore

(before ; And only ridicules the vice of trade ; Which your indulgence has bestow'd Exposes folly in its native tint,

Still on a gen'rous Public he depends; And leaves mankind to profit by the hint. Give your suppor---he alks no better The modern buck, how diff'rent from

friends. the beau In bag and ruffles fixty years ago? Epilogue to the fame. Written by Captain The City Coxcomb then was se idom seen Topham. Spoken by Mrs. Matlocks.. (Confin'd to. Bunhill Row, or Bethnal

Green) : [scarcely meet THE dubious title of our play this West of Cheapfide you then could

night

(with fright--The gay Lohario-- of Threadneedle. Might fill Mamma with joy or Miss ftreet !

way ," and His folly rarely met the public eye,

wbat not--

(they're got? Or like a shadow pass'd unheeded by: Eut are they worth the getting when Tradesman and Rake were then remov'd “Yes," cries bold Miss, whom mother's

kind regard

(card," As gay St. James's is froin Temple-bar. Has led at young fourteen to "cuck her But now tie Cit must breathé a purer “ Yes,” cries bold Miss, “ whare'er the air ; [ford-square ;

(way. The change be vifits---lives in Bed- They are worth getting, and I know the Insures a fleet ---then Bootle's club The way's up Bond-street, ---where we attends,

daily range, [full exchange ; Proud to be noticed by his titled friends, Where faune'ring Bloods croud fashion's

There...

as far

formals say,

laced ;

And look like lobsters with their cait: A LADPOWwb perefided many years

Atrong;

There---(charming scene !) as undis. Pure as the primros’d morr, the blushes inay'd we ftrur, [full butt!

speak,

(ray, Dogs, Miffus, Dukes and Draymen,meet Wbofe mirid, illumn'd by Nature's lober There, lounging arm in arm, half- Disdains to rule, and chuses to obeye

booted Crops, (were black mops; Who, like the BRITON, conquers to With heads fo dark-ou'd swear they

increase There mullin putticoats, with mud so Domestic happiness and lasting peace !

[waist-Here scarlet spencers with an inch of Anecdote of Painting in Portugal. So scarlet, all my rouge they seem to scoff,

at Oporto the Here for a husband is the scene to anecdote of a rich merchant of that city, daih!

[a Splash" who intended to embellish his apartHere for a town-bred Mils to---" make ments with paintings : for this purpose The plump, brisk widow takes a dif- he applied to Signor Glama, who hap ferent pud,

[thu's a load : pened then to have some valuable anShe cannot walk down Bond-street--- tient piểures in his poffeffion, which he Good fixteeen stone to carry---but yet was commissioned to sell at a very mo

(as long. derate price ; but the merchant, who She rolls a wool-pack VENUS---broad was a better judge of the grape than of Yet she's a tenaer passion for the stage, the pencil, started with furprise when With her, dear private acting is the rage: he demanded (wenty moidores for a SHAKESPEARE confesses beauties nor his Corregio, and said, " that he had lately choice,

(voice. bought two new piacres of larger dia And JULIET grieves in a fine manly mensions for the fame money!" Her Romeo, a Lord, might suit your pocket,

Claffic Gleanings. Looks like a candle funk into the socket. In tones like these their mutual passions E the victory in boxing. His advero

URYDAMUS of Cyrene obtained Says he, (lifping effeminate voice) fary had knocked out his teeth, but he “ It is the Ealt and Juliet is the Sun ! swallowed them, that the accident “ To Heaven respeáfül lenity! Adiea! might not be seen by his opponent. “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now !

AS Diogenes was one day taking bis (very hoar se tone) repast at a tavern, he saw Demofthenes “Good Nurse, I am a child! But do passing by, and invited himn in. Demos

not speak (my cheek, thenes refused. “What,” said Dioge“Else would a maiden bluth' bepaint nes," do you object to being in a " For all that thou haft heard me speak tavern? your master is here every day:" this night!

[quite.” meaning by this term the common peo“I am an infant wife scarce wedded ple. Thus Diogenes intimated that the Accents so sweet what mortal can Orators and Declaimers were the Naves

withstand ? [his band, of the multitude. The Stage-struck Peer makes tender of Juliet exclaims,as not consenting quite, IT is said of the younger Antigonus, “What fatisfaction can'ít thou bave to-, that when he was told that his son was · nighes"

Nain in battle, he went to look upon the Ifto get married this be not the way-- body, but he neither changed colour What grace, what charm more potent nor wept. He commended him as a

can have sway? (cheek, valiant soldier, and ordered him to be A maiden in the country---on whose buried.

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This communication had raised a (Continued from page 176.)

very general hope of peace. He rose, therefore,

to ask ministers if they meant to give any cool, *HE first business that engaged the attention munication to the house in confirmation of this

of both houses, when they met, for the hope. first time after the recess, on the 2d of February; The chancellor of the ecchequer said, that it was to vote each a congratulatory address to the was not incumbent upon him to make any anking, another to the queen, and a third to the swer to the question. prince and princess of Wales, on the happy deli Mr. Grey chen gave notice that on Monday very of her royal highness of a princess.

se'nnight he would make a motion relative to The same day, in the house of commons, fir proposals of peace. John Sinclair moved for leave to bring in a bill, On Monday, Feb. 8, Mr. Manning presented

to facilitate the division of waste lands by agree a petition from the merchants of London, praying ment among the parties incerefted, and to remove that the house might take into its confideration certain legal disabilities to carrying such mea. the inconvenience that trade and the shipping exfures into effect. In whatever view, he said, the perienced in the Thames, and that wet docks matteç was considered, whether as affecting the 'might be formed to remedy that inconvenience. population of the country, and of course its navit The petition was opposed by all the city repreand military power, or as influencing its com sentatives. The lord-mayor said, he rose to opmerce and manufactures, by improvements in pose the petition, and stated the obje&tions of the agriculture, from wbich the Atrength of a state corporations, viz. that the trade of London would was derived, it deserved the most serious attention. be carried out of the city by this means, and As far as he could judge from an excurion he that a new London would be raised, which would had made into the best cultivated parts of this carry all the trade from the old. The corporation isand, particularly the county of Norfolk, and would, he said, produce a plan, which would acfrom surveying the improvement that had taken commodate all parties. place both in the land of the richest foil, and that Sir William Young fald in reply, that instead which was originally barren, he was convinced, of injuring the city of London, it would eventuthat, great as there were, they were nothing ally profit it, as the interest of the corporation was compared to the advantages that would refult evidently set against the interest of the city of from the plans proposed by the committee, London; that the trade which ought to come to provided they were sanctioned by parliament. the port of London was carried elsewhere ; that The bill would have the advantage of being only a few individuals of the number itated would drawn by a select committee of that house. It be affected by such a bill as the petition prayed bad been submitted to the inspection of the most fur, and that even to these the merchants were respectable judges, the most distinguished lawyersi ready to grant an indemnification, thould it be and the most enlightened country gentlemen, of found neceffiry. which the nation had to boast, and even in its The petition was referred to the confideration present Aare many persons of the greatest emin of a committee-the said committee to be comnence had pronounced, that by it there would be posed of the city members, and the gentlemen of no difficulty in dividing lands in the kingdomn. the long robe. Its intention was to diminith the expence of in The same day, Mr. Grey rose to beg leave to closing lạnds. Including those that might have present a petition, which he held in his hand, of the fanction of this house before the end of the an extraordinary nature, inasmuch as it was signed seffion, there had already patfed in all near 1900 by only one person But when he informed the private bills, the expence of which had been at house that the person, was fir Francis Blake, a least 800,cool. If the legillatore had employed person of the purest patriotism, and of tried intethe fame sum in encouraging agriculture, the grity, he trusted there would be no uneasy apScarcity now prevailing might not have been felt, prehenfions. When it was recollected that the sor should we have been under the neceflity of national burdens have risen to the moft alarming expending millions annually in bounties upon amount, it would not surprise the house, that a corn, and in ftimulating the industry and pro- man of his disposicion Should turn his thoughts to moting the agriculture of other countries. By the prevention of that evil which has often been giving, effe&t to the measure recommended by the foretuld, but which now, said Mr. Grey, comes committee, a fimilar pressure might in future be more immediately in prospect, a national bank. prevented, and the wealth of the nation infi- rupicy. Our present lituation called in a peculiar nitely increased, - Leave was granted nem. con. degree for foine prudent intervention, since we

Sir John Sinclair likewife moved ; . That this had just seen that taxa: ion could no longer be exday le onight the house do resolve itself into a tended, for the bill that had been lately read, committee of the whole house to consider the appea to be one of the lait of our resources. propriety of granting bounty on the railing of po. Some remedy was required to the uncontroulable tacoes.' Agreed co.

profuhón of ministers, and the petitioner had Mr. Grey role to remark, that, previously to attempted to suggest a plan for it. There certhe adjournment, a mettage had been received tainly were many objections to it, some of which from his majesty, announcing that such a state of he could start bimself, but notwithstanding he things had taken place in France, as would in- thought it entitled to the confideration of the Hib. Mag. March, 2796.

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house. It has been a repeated affertion, that the as he did, the neeellity of cerminating this delland of the kingdom pays all taxation, for that tructive war ; observing, moreover, that the commerce can shift it off and elude it by a thou. voice of God himself was raised against its contisand ways, when the land has none. This might nuance, and proclaimed in forms and dreadful be true in the infancy of commerce, but now it tempefts, he should kill endeavour to get the was matter of a little doubt. When the minister, means of pacification opened, that if the infolence however, had himself computed the rental of of the enemy left us no alternative but war, we the landed property of the kingdom to be no more should be able to make an honest appeal for its than twenty-five millions, while the annual taxes justice to our own consciences, to our pofterity, were equivalent, fome enquiry ought to be made and to God. He then moved, that an humble upon the state of the national finances. The address be presented to his majesty, to state to his house might probably recollect, that some years majesty the defire of this house, that his majesty ago, a person of the name of Hutchinson made an may be pleased to take such steps as to his royal ingenious calculation upon this subje&, afferting wisdom tall appear most proper, for communis that there was no public debt, for it was the debt cating directly to the executive government of of individuals, who might cach discharge his the French republic his majelty's readiness to Share, and, in lieu of taxes, proposed that each meet any disposition to negociate on the part of should make a contribution for its discharge.- that government, with an earneit delire to give The petitioner had, in some measure, taken up it the fullest and spe:diest effeat.' this idea, and acted upon the same plan. The The chancellor of the exchequer entered into a petition was then brought up; in this, fir Fran- variety of reasons to convince the house of the 'cis states, that whatever attempts are made to tax necessity of rehifting the motion made by the luxuries, manufacturers, dealers, &c. the conse- honourable gentleman. On this subject he was quence invariably is, that the whole falls upon more explicit than usual. To satisfy,' he said, the landholders, as traders had the means of the fears exprefied by the honourable gentleman shifting the burdens from themselves to their cus- upon this occafon, he would affure the house, tomers. From this he draws a plan, for putting that it was not any point of etiquette, any unwilftock-holders, tythe-holders, and some few others lingness to be the first to make advances, any on an equal footing, and allows every man to pay fear of humiliation, or any difficulty in finding a his proportion of the national debt of the country medium of communication on our part, that food out of his fortune, and in lieu of taxes. He re. in the way of negociation. The fact was, that presents this as an easy, convenient, and efficaci. matters had been, and were now, in a train for ous method of discharging at once the whole of sounding the dispofition of the French governthe national debt. To Thew the manner in which ment upon the subject of negociation. What it would bear, 'he alleges that the value of lands the result of this may be, depended not upon him. was always found to rise in proportion to the en- There certainly was no person who wished more creased extent of commerce and manufactures ; ardently for peace than he did ; but he did not and thus, though in the year 1588, the whole wilh to be understood as holding out to the coun. terreftrial rent-roll of the island was no more try any expectation of the precife time at which than fix millions, it rapidly rose, in some years it may arrive; but whenever it came, it mult be after, to the sum of fourteen millions; and, as it fuch as was honourable and suitable for this is not probable that the present estimate would country to receive, nor was it to be expected till decrease, he thinks it would, in future, amount the French government gave greater alfurances of to about fixty millions. But as the land-tax of moderation, and till its practical disposition was 45. in the pound took away one-fifth, he takes it macerially altered from its professions." at fifty millions per annum, clear of taxes. He To thew what the disposition in the French then uses fome observations to thew what porcion government was, he referred to the declaration of that annual income would suffice to pay off the addressed from the executive directory to its own present public debt; and concludes, with praying body, which profesied nothing less than a dispofor leave to charge his own estate, with the lum fition toward a general peace. From this he of 30,000l. or whatever else may be thought his curned his attention to a document less authentic, fair proportion of the present public debt of the but of no small import, if we may judge of it country, in lieu of all tax s; and that he may from the industry with which it was circulated, also be allowed to defray in the fame manner bis both in this country and on the continent; he contingent of any future contributions which pare meant the terms upon which France in her mercy liament may deem neceilary.

would condescend to grant to this country the The petition was orue ed to lie on the table. bleilings of fraternization. In the first place,

On Monday, Feb, 15, Mr. Grey, role to make we were required to allume the character of pera motion, of which he had before given notice, fidy, and barely abandon those allies, whom it respecting a negociation for peace. la a long was the pride and policy of our ancestors to atid exordium, he adverted to a variety of circumftan at the expence of much blood and treasure for ces that had procedeu and tollowed his majesty's upward of century. This degradation was not message to the house, that he was ready to give all we were to pay as the price of this pacification. full effe&t to any disposition which the French, in It was farther demanded, that we should make their new order of things, might show toward a an unconditional and uncompensated furrender of a negociation." He lamented that nothing had all the acquilicions made upon the enemy by the been done in conlequence of that message, al arms of Great Britain. Hard and fallen indeed thouga delivered two muhihs doo; and feeling, must be the condition of this country, when he,

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