said, that those Maroons were robbers and affar. Mr. Hunter's trustees was then referred to a fins, and that these dogs were brought for the committee. purpose of finding out their haunts.

Mr. Jekyll then moved the order of the day Mr. William Smih having moved the resump- for taking into consideration the resolutions of tion of the adjourned debate of Monday, on the che cum nitree appointed to examine into the na. first resolution of the committee on the late loan, ture of the loan, which related to the negociation Mr. Sylvester Douglas rose, and said, that he of certain bills; to the amount of 700,000l. hoped they would excuse him if he should move, purporting to have been drawn at Hamburgh, on that the whole be read, and that he would deny the treasury, but which, in reality, were drawn all the charges contained therein, by moving the in chis country. He inalted that the transacprevious queition, in order to negative them ; tion had every appearance of being fraudulent and and not only negative chem, but substitute ano collufive ; and he moved a resolution to that efther resolution, for the purpose of excu!pating fedt.--Mr. Long denied that there was any thing the right hon. gentleman, whom it was so im. fraudulent in the transaction, as there had always portant to justify; as he heli so high an offer in been money enough in the treasury to discharge his majesty's service. Mr. Douglas chen cutered the amount of these bills. The chancellor of into a financial disquisition on the nature of the the exchequer faid but little, conceiving what Jare loan, wnich he endeavoured to prove, under had already been laid by others in his vindication all circumstances, to be advantageous to the pub- fully fufficieot; and Mr. Long having moved che lic, and that a better bargain could not be made. previous question, it was carried by 109 to 24. After which he concluded a speech of about On Tuesday, March 1, in a committee on the three hours with moving an amendment to the high price of corn, Mr. Lechmere moved, that first resolution, viz. that according to the words the chairman be directed to move for leave to of that resolution, Mr. Pitt had always declared bring in a bill for more effe ctually prevencing the competition to be the faireít way of negociating exportation of corn, and to prevent the selling of the loan ; but that it did not app y in the present coin in the markets by (mill samples. Tbis cale. Thi he followed with two other resolú. was seconded by Mr. Francis ; but Mr. Martin tions, in place of two resolutions of the com and others conceiving that the committee was mittee : these were in exculpation and vindi. taking every necessary step to provide for the cation of Mr. Pict; and as to the rest, he would prelent icarcity, thought the motion unnecellary, move that they be negatived.

which being put, wus instapily negatived, The house divided ac four o'clock in the On Thuriday, March 3, in the house of lords, morning, for the amendment 171, against it 25. lord Lauderdale rose co make the motion, of

The previous question, moved upon the other which he had before given notice, relative to the resolution, was then carried without a divilion, Pention granted to a certain individual. He deas were the resolutions moved instead of them by fired leveral documents to be read, by which it Mr. Douglas.

appeared that the 45 per cent. duties were approOn Monday, Feb. 29, Sir George Shuckburgh priated for the use of the fortif ations and de. ftated, that the late Mr. joha Hunter had, by his fence of the Leeward Iands. In the appropriawill, directed the trustees therein appointed to tion act of king William, they were part of the offer to the British government that almost inva civil list, but upon the petition of the merchants, luable museum, or collection of subjects in natu &c. of Barbadoes, and the consequent address to sal History, which had cost him the labours of queen Anne, they became appropriated to the a life, and a large sum of money, to collect, upon lervice of the island, and were omitted in the such terms as should appear to be fairly its value. civil litt bill of 1 queen Anne. This, he thought, And in case of the British government declining the sufficiently proved, that they were no longer uppurchase, the said trustees were directed to offer derstood as a part of the civil lit, or forming any it to any of the governments of Europe, who portion of the private revenue of the crown. Á ihould think proper to purchase it. To carry Thort sketch of the hitory of the 45 per cento this trust into execution in the first instance, fir duties would elucidate the matter. Early in the George said, the petition in his hand was in- last century, Barbadoes was granted to an earl of tended, which he would propose to be referred to Marlborough, and from him it pified to an earl a committee; but as, according to the laws of of Carlisle; under him to his heir at law, an parliament, such a petition could not be regularly earl of Kinnoul. A dispuce arising, it was agreed offered without permission previously granted, he that the earl of Kinnoul should receive a certain had another petition praying for such permission, proportion of property in the island, and the ru. which he would move for liberty to bring up. preme dominion should be vetted in the crown. This petition was objected to, on account of the The colonial assembly voted the 41 per cent. du. impropriety of any unnecellary expenditure of ties for the maintenance and defence which the the public money in the midst of such a ruinous iDand received from their mother country. The

In the course of the conversation, the duties at that time amounted to a pretty cong. merits of Mr. Hunter, as the first turgeon and Jerable fum. During the civil wars in England, anatomist in the world, received the highest ca- the cultivation of the islands had much increased, logy ; and, after it had been observed, in parti- and their population multiplied by the emigration cular, that this museum was not so much an ob- during the civil wars. After war.l, the neglect ject of curiolity as ot use in the study of anatomy, of this country cauled a ftate of ruin, in confe. leave was given to bring up the petition, the quence of which the merchants and plan cers preprayer of which was granted, and the petition of sented the petition he bad defired to be read.


In which the Greeks to Hector's arm give way;

Their lord hips would be aware, that if it was ne ture of the noble lord's speech had called for it, ceffary to the preservation of the leeward inlands he could have given the most complete satisfe. At that time, he was sure they must feel, that at cion opon that head. He should now treat this this moment they had equally trong claims for question as an abtract point of law; to do which the protection of this country. They were now it became necessary for him to trouble their lors. in a situation which demanded a sacred and reli- thips with an historical account of the rile, pr. gious application of the fund destined for their gress, and nature of these 45 per cent. duties preservation ; and happy should he be if, in his His lorofhip then proceeded to a detail of all the motion, he met that success which had formerly transaktions relative to these iNands, from the marked the labours of the house of commons. time at which these duties forised a part of the For a period of fixty years, the money had been civil lift, up to the address which was presented regularly applied; at length pentions had been in the reign of queen Anne, previously to which granted to persons rendering great services, and it appeared, that there duries had, to a certaia afterward to others; fo the practice became in- degree, been applied to other purposes than tha troduced by degrees. Much expectation had of the defence of those iNands. His lordship theo heen raised, that a particular person of great proceeded to fate the penfions which had beca talents (Mr. Burke] certainly was the object of granted upon those duties subsequent to that per this motion; but whatever pains had been taken riod-He mentioned the two penfions granted to raise the public curiosity, by whispers, infinua. upon them to fir T. Robinson, who certainly wil tions, and even publications, he had adopted a not at that time connected with the Leewał line of conduct froin which nothing should ever islands; and also to many others, who could no induce him to swerve. He would say nothing be considered as having any relation to the de personal. He argued the question upon a much fence of these inlands, such as to the government of broader basis. If he should be driven from this Jersey, &c. Upon looking into the accounts, it part of his argument, he could corroborate it by appeared that throughout the reign of George II

, farther proofs. His majesty's brother, the duke a confulerable part of these duties had been ap: of Gloucester, had gowol. per anuum, charged plied in the manner he had stated, and not to the upon this fund, which was afterward charged fortification or defence of the islands. The peau - upon the general fund. To another noble lord fion granted to lord Chatham had met with the (Aukland) it was in contemplation to give a pen- approbation of Mr. Pratt and Mr. Yorke, of lord fion on the same fund 45 per cent. This he Mansfield and lord Hardwicke, and it would be had traced as far as the privy Teal, but it stopt at improper for him to enter into the legal defence the great seal. How was this to be accounted for? of a transaction fanctioned by the opinion of such Not because that noble lord had lost his influence; men.-The circumstance which the noble earl not because there was a versatility in the cabinet; had alluded to in 1785, made direally against his but he believed it was because they conceived ić argument ; for when the state of these duties and illegal and improper. He should therefore con the pensions upon them were brought before parclude with the same motion as made by Mr. fe- lianient at that period, it was not contended that cretary Vernon, • That his majetty would please these penfions were illegal. An act of parlia. to give directions for the repair and defence of ment was parted, containing lome regulations

, Barbadoes, and the Leeward inands, to be pro- but not in any shape declaring them to be contrary vided out of the 43 per cent. fund, as appropri- to law. If after this folemn determination the ated for that purpose.'

subject was not at reit—if any act of parlianzen! Lord Grenville faid, that he felt much fatis

was not decisive upon the subject, there was faction at the afpeét which this subject had now nothing like certainty in the constitution. Up affumed; he felt particularly happy that, from this ground his lord hip was of opinion, that pesa the manner in which the noble lord had opened lions upon these duties were in conformity to this debate, it was not necessary for him to enter neral usage and to acts of parliament ; be bou ingo a detail of the merits which called for this therefore give his decided negative to the motion. penfion. Not that he should feel himself at all The house divided, for the motion 6, proxies 4incompetent, if there were occasion, to perform Against it 42, proxies 3r. that task. He had no doubt but chat, if the na

(To be continued.)
P0 E T R Y.

In Delta, Pandarus the treaty breaks,
Skeleton of Ilomer's Iliad.

And peace once more the Trojan plain for fakes;

Venus and saging Mars in Epsilon,
LPHA two sad vexatious quarrels (ings, Both wounded groaning from the battle run;
I'wixt Jove and Juno and the Grecian Zeta two charming Episodes contains,

Whilft godlike Hector in the town remains ; Beta relates king Agamemno's dream,

Eta relates the dreadful fingle fight, And counts the forces which to lling cane ; Which Ajax lought from dewy la Garma, Paris with Atrides ng!ie,

Theta records the deeds of one great day, But worted fies o llion's tow'ry heigh!s;


morn till night;


lota fings how chiefs in vain were sent,

That they through yours, and Providential care, By night t'appease Achilles in his tent;

With nature's brethren may partake their thate, The king of Ithaca in Rappa goes,

As useful members through the world to steer, With brave Tydides thro' their feeping foes ; Each to their tenets in a useful sphere. Lambda with dawning day renews the fight, Then shall the bleflings of che Power Supreme, And stern Pelites glories in the light;

Protect each member of this useful scheme. In Mu, Sarpedon breaks the new built wall, And round their ships the Crecian heroes fall; Reflections on the Ruins of a Country School-house. In Nu, the ruler of the foaming waves, With brave Idomewus the navy faves ;

Dum loquimur, fugerit invida Juno in Xee, lays Jupiter at reft,


Hor. Whilft Neptune aids the Grecians fore diftreft ; In Omicron, old jove in anger wakes,

TAIL pleasing spot! the scene of former And victory again the Greeks forsakes;

joys, In Pee, Patroclus falls by Hector's hand, Where free from bustle, and the city's noise ; Who foon thall perish in his native land;

The infant mind was train'd in virtue's way, la Ro, the Greeks and Troj.ins on the plain, Unaw'd by threats, or stern correction's (way.' Fight round the body of Parroclus Dain;

Tho'distant far the scenes my heart once knew, Sigma thews brave Pelides funk in grief Still Aeeting fancy brings them to my view; For young Patroclus, brave unhappy chief; Once more befits, as muling here I stand, In Tau, Achilles griev'd, prepares t'engage, The childish play-thing to my willing hand : And turns 'gainst Hector all his burning rage ; I ween the tops in circling orbits roll, In Hupsilon, Pelides rules the field,

And bails (wife bounding reach the destin'd goal; And gods 'gainst gods their thund'ring weapons The tow'ring kite on well-poiz'd pinions foar, wield;

The boy loud Cobbing “ that his bird's no more." In Phee, Scamander flows with Trojan blood,

With heartfelt joy I view that verdant spot, And brave Pelides scarce escapes the food;

Where mimic heroes Troy's old battles fought; Kee wounds. the heart—when generous Hector Where doughty kings their wooden sceptres falls,

sway'd, Achilles drags him round the Trojan walls ;

Whom self made subjects willingly obey'd. In Plee, Pelides solemnizes games,

Thrice happy space! that nought, cou'd c'er And lay's Patroclus on che fun'ral flames ;

annoy, Slain Hector's obsequies and weeping friends,

Save the ambition of the finest toy. Omega sings, and thus the Pocm ends.

But oh ! how idly pants the throbbing soul, Ballymahon.

G. To Ay these joys, impatient of controul;

To range too soon on pleasure's flipp'ry shore, To the Society of Free and Accepted Mefons, on Ere half the bus’ness of the child is o'er,

their intention of establighing a Schoo: for the There vacant (pore che precious time away, Support of the Orphan and deferied Children of in all the wanton fashions of the day. their neceffitows Brethren.

Unwary youth take not chis truch amils,

That spring well fofter'd crowns your winter's all the virtues which adorn the mind,

And which denotes its use to all mankind, That season past, vain is the toil to find
Is chat, which in the annals of your fame, One fleeting moment that you left behind :
Has long recorded * a pure friendly name.

Tho'late repentance, ftill 'twill never fail,
Long have the widow's penetracing highs

'Tis one who feels it-lighing tells the tale. Been caled by rules prescribed both good and

That house, alas! where once costentment wise :

reign'd, Yet till the orphan's piteous case requires And nought but harmony admittance gaind, The farther effort of your known deles ;

Now hangs a ruin, scarce a peasant's thed, With hope forlorn, the dreary streets they tread, Its former master * number'd with the dead, And heaven implore for theller o'er their head ? He's gone! no more to lead his infant train, No moral lessons can their minds pervade, With care parental o'er the verdant plain ; While thus they rove through error's dark'ning No more benignly join the children's play, Thade.

Obey'd himself, in turn no more obey. That you, glad friends, their plaintive wants. Oft have I seen him, when the task was o'er, Thould know,

Instruct his pupils with gymnastic lore ; They plead their caure with bitcer tears of wee! Pleas'd with each gambol of the pratling race, With you, fraternal brethren, lies the talk, His mind unbending, with their sports kept pace. Which those poor innocents are doom'd to ask ; As firm in virtue, as averse from vice, With humble suit at pity's fhrine they bow, His heart attuned to ev'ry feeling nice. And trust in future they no wants may know. Whene'er reluctantly the rod he ply'd, No vain ambition does their suit attend,

His tender heart wou'd half the pun divide ; 'Tis to industry their minds to bend;

Nay more! the culprit scarcely would wmself And by plain tracks the road to reafon find,

complain, That by persuasion wins the glowing mind : Convinc'd his welfare was the only aim. N O т E.


T E. * Charity, The Rev. B. Aldwell, late of Tipperary.


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As when a fargeon probes a fester'd wound, But with clearners the fleward the law did exThe patient murmurs with a grateful found.

pound, T'ho'cold bis corse, his virtues reft behind, And made her speak plain ere he gave her her At least, they'li bloom for ever in my mind.

ground. Transe.

The third widow who was to this mundan E. M. MANDEVILLE. foame brought

Upon a ram mounted with viciousness fraught,

That threw her, by which the was so much op. Epigran, on seeing a learned maiden Lady receive & E-vise by a Befket of Bread falling a.ciden- That the earnestly beg'd not to go thro' the ref;

preisid, tally on her in the Street.

But the steward who was in the business well 00 much your learning, Clara, you dif- Remark'd very wisely, and senfilly said,

read, play'd,

That by the rope breaking the culprit's not freed By which your wooers with disgust have fled,

From that infamous fate which the law has deBy which you're now an old neglected maid,

creed. And so you (mart by being roo well-bred.

The fourth that was down in the registry fet, Trinity College.

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Was a widow, named Ogle, a noted coquette,

Who kept halt a fcore lads for two years off and Epigram, written upon seeing the Words Rus in

urbe," over the Door of an scademy in London. But bebav'd more good natur'd to her carter Joha: In Imitation of Swift.

By her lovers who ey'd her with looks of amaze,

She was introduc'd with a peal of huzzas.
US in urbe! where's the blunder?

Another was summmon'd, being named in the
A ruftic cit is no such wonder !

lift, In ev'ry corner, lane and street,

But the steward did not on her entry insist; A rustic cit you'll sometimes meet.

Convinc'd 'twas the squire, a good-hearted wight, Nay, ruftic manners often crawl

Had qualify'd her for performing the rite. Into the proudly gilded hall,

Nothing, could Mrs. Quik, but her fruitfulness Then cease to boast and spread around,

plead, That rus in urbe here is found !

But the steward remember'd that lait year de Then ceale to publish such great wonders!

made And talk no more of Irish blunders !

The same plea, and observ'd, she might that ftate C.


If the work of the manor she never would do. The Black Ram.

Mrs. Sable in new and fresh weeds was array'd,

Of hue, such as her whimsical palfrey display's; of a cattomary tenant die, the Widow fiall lave But taking the dress altogether the wore;

what the lawu calls mer Free-berch, in all his lo the pageant a decent appearance it bore. copy-hold lards dum sola & carta fuerit, that is, Widow Fidget, when charg'd, very Atrongly le fhe lives fingle and chafte; but if the com


(dy'd, mies incontinercy, the forfeits her cftate. Yet She had done nothing more since her husband had if he will come into the court riding backward Than the us'd to perform when he was in life ; xpon'a Black Ram, with his tail in her hand, Bey'd the steward would think on the state of his She Stetoard is bound by the custom to re-admit wife, ser to her Fin.benche

If he shou'd be by accident snatch'd from her

charms, SPECTATOR, Vol. viii. No. 623. And lock'd in death's icy and all-felling arms.

A dowager next with a body so round, HE coute being set, which a confluence That a ram that cou'd carry her cou'd not be great

found; Of folks fili'd, who had travell’d to look at the But the steward, who must in such cases decide, Aate :

Bad her enter opon an ox with a black bide. Mrs. Frontly the widow the first did appear, Widow Maskwell, a woman who long did mainWho had been in the catalogue of the last year ;

tain Beneath her so pleasingly foft was her seat, A character free from a blemish or stain, And the creature the rode bad so gentle a gait; Was brought in by her maid, whom the turn'd And foreseeing the same she'd again undergo,

away The raro purchas'd from him who inspected the In a paflion, nine times on the ram the same day. fhow.

The procession was clos'd by a juvenile crede Sarah Dainty, the nicest and most prudith dame ture, In the parish, next in the folemnity came, Who had so much beauty in every feature, Who scrupled in taking the tail in her hand, That the steward at her was feen Nily to caft And to say the frict words which the law does A sheep's eye, and a monch had not perfeEly paft, command;

Since his wife had been laid in the duft with the Bor affe&ting to give them a softness and grace, : dead, And the words clincum clarcun to put in their When by marriage the fair one he took to his bed. place,

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considerable portion of her men thus detached. I INTELLIGENCE EXTRACTED FROM THE pointed out to lieut. Pine the apparent practicaLONDON GAZETTES.

bility of climbing the precipice in front of the

batteries ; which he readily perceived, and, with Admiralty Office, March 18, 1796. an alacrity and bravery of which I have had

many proof in the course of our service together, Extrait of a Letter from the Hon. Robert Stop- he undertook and executed this hazardous sete

ford, Captain of His Majesty's Sh p Placton, to vice, landing immediately under the guns, and Mr. Nebean, dated at Sea, March 11, 1796, rendering himself master of them before the coCape Finifterre, E. N. E. 40 leagues. lumn of troops could regain the heights. The

fire from the thip was directed to cover our men HAVE to request you will inform my lords in this operation ; is checked the enemy in their French corvette, La Bonne Citoyenne, mounting ed, as soon as the guns were spiked, without the 20 nine-pounders, and carrying 145 men, was loss of a man, though we have to regret lieut. captured yesterday by the squadron under my Carter of the marines being dangerously wounded orders, Cape Finisterre E. by N. 58 leagues. She on this occasion. The enemy's guns three left Rochfort on the 4ih Init. in company with twenty-four-pounders, being filenced and renLa Forte, La Scine, La Regé.:eié: frigates, and dered useless for the time, we proceeded to attack La Mutine brig, defined for the Ille de France, the corvette and the other armed vessels, which and having troops and a great quantity of soldiers had by this time opened their fire on us, to cover cloaching on board.

the operation of hauling themselves on Shore,

The Diamond was anchored as close to the corMarch 22.]

The following dispaich has been vette as her draft of water would allow. The re:eived at this office from Sir William Sidney Liberty brig was able to approach near ; and, on Smith.

this occasion, I cannot omit to mention the very

gallant and judicious manner in which lieut. SIR,

M.Kinley, her commander, brought this vellel HAVING received information that the armed into action, profiting by her light draft of water sellels detached by the prince of Bouillon had to follow the corvette close. The enemy's fire chased a convoy, confifting of a corvette, luggers, foon Nackened ; and the crew being observed to four brigs, and cwo Drops, into Herqui, I pro- be making for the ibore, on the English colours ceeded off that port, to reconnoitre their position, being hoisted on ihe hill, I made the signal for and sound the channel, which I found very nar the boats, manned and armed, to board, directing row and intricate. I succeeded, however, in lieut. Goffet, in the lugger, to cover them. This gaining a knowledge of these points sufficient to service was executed by the party from the shore, determine me to attack them in the Diamond, under the direction of lieut. Pine, in a manner without lois of time, and without waiting for the that does them infinite cresit, and him every hojunction of any part of the squadron, leit the hour, as a brave man and an able officer. The enemy should fortify themselves ftill farther on enemy's troops occupied the high projecting rocks our appearance. Lieut. M.Kinley, of the Liberty all round the vessels, whence they kept up an brig, and lieut. Guffet, of the Aristocrat lugger, incessant fire of musquetry ; and the utmost that joined me off the Cape, and, though not under could be effected at that moment was to set fire my orders, very handlonely off red their services, to the corvette (named L'Etourdie, of 16 guns, which I accepted, as ímall vessels were effentially twelve pounders on the main deck), and one of neceffity in ruch an operation. The permanent the merchant brigs; fince, as the tide fell, che fortification for the defence of the bay are two enemy prefled down on the sands, close to the verbatteries on a high rocky promontory." We ob- fls; lieut. Pine therefore "returned on board, served the enemy to be very bufily employed in having received a severe contufion on the breast mounting a deriched gun on a very commanding from a mulkec-ball. As the tide role again ic point of the entrance. At one o'clock yesterday became practicable to make a second attempt to afternoon this gun opened upon us as we paned; burn the remaining vellcis. Licui. Pearson, was the Diamond's fire, however, filenced it in 11 mi accordingly detached for that purpose with the nutes. The others opened on us as we came boats; and, I am happy to adj, his gallant erround the point ; and their commanding fituation ertions succeeded to the utmost of my hopes, giving them a decided advantage over a fhip in notwithstanding the renewed and heavy fire of our pofition, I judged it necessary to adopt another musquetry from the shore. This fire was remode of arrack, and accordingly detached the ma- turned with great Spirit and evident good effect; ties and boarders to land behind the point, and and I was much pleased with the conduct of liew... take the batteries in the rear. A: the boats ap- Gostet, in the hired lugger, and Mr. Knight, in proached the beach, they inet with a warm re the Diamond's launch, who covered the approach ception, and a temporary check, from a body of and retreat of the boats. The veltels were all woops drawn up to oppose their landing the burnt, except an armed lugger, which kept up htuation was critical, the nip being exposed to a her tire to the lat. The wind and tide fuiting soft galling fire, and intricate pilotage, with a at 10 at nighs to come out of the barbous again, Hib. Mag. April, 1796.

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