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And when revived, I find myself outstretched
P. I see advancing, fairer than before.
Richmond, April 20th, 1817. How joy my eyes to ken so much of heaven. - There with her comes a married youth, who
Of all my dreaming, the foregoing is the most His beautecus spouse, at whose side, robed in singularly wild that I can remember. I threw it
into chitchat blank verse the forenoon after the A child, his right hand round his mother's fingers dream; the image being still as distinctly before Cinging, runs doubling her maternal steps. me as if all had been fact. I have ever thought,
contrary to the opinion of some, that the thinkAt once a slim tall villain rushes forth, ing power is never wholly suspended. My strong Seizes the child, and quite across a stream, argument arises from my own experience: I ne In width at least a rod, he tosses it
ver wake without some recollection, however On the rough stones upon the other side. indistinct, of having dreamed of something.
Equally confident am I that, almost ever, much I bid the nimble youth the scoundrel seize, that has occupied the attention the day and evenWho hastes away. He overtakes him. Blows ing previous, is more or less the subject of wild Num'rous succeed ere I arrive. “ And see," fancy on the pillow. Such was the case in the Exclaims the youth, " how he has given me present instance, though there are many scenes An eye the colour of my hat." I seize and images of which a madman would hardly The villain by the collar, raising high
entertain an idea. My left hand. Aiming at my eye he strikes It has been asserted that no image is presented My forehead. With my right clenched tist I in sleep which was not before known. This may be twice
true, though of its truth I am by no means certain. Aim at his lights with all their force my knuckles; That the combinations of images and chain of But, WAKING, find against the solid wall events are often such as never before entered I've warred in vain ; while from each knuckle the inind, can admit of no doubt. joint
A turtle from the water crawls, &c. In the Comes the red fluid, (as you, Doctor, see, course of the preceding evening it was observed Skin off and blood now dricil.) On end I spring, in conversation, that the American snapping, Sans intermission laugh near half an hour; or mud turtle, afforded as rich a soup as the But laugh in pain: then travel o'er awake West-India green turtle. The paths and scenes which sleeping I'd pur And, swisi as sight, “smooth sliding without sued.
step.” of rapid fights in the air, and Milton's Strong the impression : for full well the whole “ smooth sliding without step,", probably every Distinctly I remember, and can never
reader's dreaming experience has afforded exForget those strange sights. Doctor, now the amples
"Twixt Cope May and Cape Charles. We had Dreams mostly I forget; my sleep is sound. been speaking of a glass-house lately erected, Then why such incoherent objects wild ? and one of the company remarked that the sand, Or why retain I such remembrance strong of which the glass was mostly made, was brought Of all that I have felt or seen or known? from the shores of the Delaware. This probably
occasioned the dreaming of a glass ocean, and DOCTOR.
of the place where I seemed to be. What ate or drank you ere you went to bed? Palpable odours. In going to my lodgings
after supper, I overtook a female, of what cha
racter or complexion I know not, whose abunOf beef-steak half a pound; half a fine shad dance of perfumery vext my nostrils for several (A rarity almost the season's first,)
rods. Well barbecued, with trimmings; coffee too, The trade winds stop our passage. While at Three cups of strong ; and plenteous toast; the supper, some conversation arose respecting the whole
course of herring and shad, the passage of the Washed down and settled with a pint of beer. herring from Africa to the gulf of Mexico, &c.
I can assign no particular cause for dreaming of
the lady who flew with me, other than that the Aye, there's the cause : 'was your intemperance ladies had been, as usual, in part the topic of Let your bruised knuckles henceforth be a lesson, conversation, and that beauty is perhaps too ofTeaching you ne'er hereafier to offend
ten the subject of my contemplations. No words 'Gainst nature's sober law of " not too much." can describe the holy beauty and expression of
the mens divinior in her imagined countenance.
I grow at once earth's half in bulk. I had obWhy, there was truly pleasure in the feasting, served to my companions, that I had seen a calAnd pleasure in the dreaming: for such sights culation, that from one female herring, should Incongruous, rapt'rous, awkward, awful, droll, the offspring all live, in ten years the bulk would (All which are now as much before my eyes be many times greater than that of the earth. As it reality;) gave entertainment.
Whai occasioned the wild thought of dividing, Nay. I again would sutier knuckle bruising, or making mincemeat of the earth and moon, I To feast my eyes on such a miracle
could not conjecture, till I recollected that we Of beauty, so unearthly as I saw.
had some mince-pie with supper, and one of
the company complained that the chopping-knife clothes, inability to proceed, &c. as well as to had not been sufficiently used.
dream it is doubtful whether or not we are
Figures the most uncouth, and sometimes the child.
Art. 12. MONTHLY SUMMARY OF POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.
during the last year, amounted to 351,122 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. pieces, or 10,974,473 yards. The narrow THE
year were voted, March 2d, in the yards, it being an increase over the mapuHouse of Commons without a division. facture of the preceding year of 2,422,135 The establishment is considerably re- yards. In this statement shawls and peduced, the number of the land forces, for lisse cloths are not included. the present year, being as follows. For London, March 31.-Another report England 25,000; for Ireland, 20,000; for has been presented from the select comthe colonies 33,000; for the territories of mittee on the poor laws. A very valuathe East India Company 17,360 ; for the ble appendix is annexed to it. British contingent in France 20,126. The It gives the assessment for the relief of estimate of expense is 6,494,2901. it be- the poor in 1748, 1749, and 1750, by ing less than the expense of the last year which it appears that on the average of by 188,0271. The reduction in all the those three years about 690,0001. per ann. departments of the military expenditure is was applied to the relief of the poor, in 418,0001.
the year 1776, the sum of 1,531,0001. was The following is an official statement of expended on account of the poor; in the quarter's revenue, ending the 5th 1783, 4 and 5, the sum of 2,000,0001. per April 1818, compared with the corres annum; in 1803, 1804, 4,268,0001. and pondent quarter of last year.
in 1813, 14 and 15, the average sum of Produce of the Revenue of Great Britain, about 6,130,0001. perannum, was expend.
in the quarters ending the 5th of April, ed for the maintenance of the poor. But 1817 and 1818.
the sums raised by poor rates and any 1317.
1818. other rate or rates in these years was, in Customs
1,912,296 2,003,664 1813, 8,651,438; in 1814, 8,392,728; in Excise
4,642,055 5,151,805 1815, 7,460,855. The puinber of pau. Stamps
1,492,611 1,588,759 pers relieved in 1813, was 971,913 ; in
manently, both in and out of any work-
years, appears to be 516,963; ditto, ocArr. of Property Tax 1,623,718, 254,190 casionally, being parishioners 423,663 ; From this statement it appears that the total 940,626; exclusively of any chilquarter just ended is better than the cor- dren of those permanently relieved out responding quarter by the sum of 738,9901. of the house. If the charge upon the consolidated fund Four thousand and ninety-four parishes, this quarter be estimated at 8,800,0001. the or places, maintain the greater part of surplus this quarter will be 1,449,2071. It their poor in workhouses, averaging for did not exceed 700,0001. in the corres- the last three years, 93, 142 persons. ponding quarter. Hence the surplus The population of England and Wales, this quarter is more than double.
as taken from the abstract laid beThe manufacture of broadclotbs, milled fore parliament, in the year 1811, appears
to have been 10,150,615; so that the David Davis, of the 62d regiment of foot, number of persons relieved froin the poor went to the war office, and inquired of rates appears to have been 9 in each 100 lord Palmerston's messenger if his lordof the population.
ship was in the office. The messenger inThe total of the money raised by poor formed him that he was not, that he expectrates, appears to have averaged for the ed him in every moment; he desired him to last three years, the sum of 8,168,3401. walk into the waiting-room and write bis 135. 9fd. being at the rate of 16s. 1d. per name on the list of visitors, as is usual. head on the population, or 3s. 1 d. in Lieut. Davis declined doing so, and waitthe pound of the total amount of the sum ed about the lobby, frequently asking of 51,898,4231. 12. 6fd. as assessed by if his lordship would soon come. --A little the property tax in the
before two, his lordship arrived at the war The amount of money expended in office, alone, and was going up the stone suits of law, removals, and expenses of stairs when the messenger informed lieut. parish officers, for purposes of, and for all Davis, that “ he was lucky, for his lordother purposes, is, independent of the ship was come, and there was no visitor maintenance of the poor, 2,162,7991. before bim.” Lieut. Davis immediately
The number of perso belonging to followed his lordship up the stairs, and friendly societies appears to be, for the taking a pocket pistol from under his coat, last three years, nearly 8} in the 100 of fired it at his lordship. The assassin ran the resident popolation.
down stairs with the pistol in his hand, The area of England and Wales, ac- saying, “ I've done for him.” The mescording to the latest authorities, appears senger immediately seized him, and with to be 57,960 square statute miles, or the assistance of others, secured him un37,094,400 statute acres; wherefore, the til a constable of St. Margaret's Parish, number of inhabitants in eaeh square Westminster, arrived, and conveyed him mile, containing 640 acres, averages 175 to Queen-square police office. His lordpersons.
ship was taken into the office, bis top coat The greater proportion of the popu- was taken off, and Mr. Astley Cooper lation of England and Wales appears to being immediately sent for, he very soon be employed in trade and manufactures, arrived, and examined his lordship's there being 770,199 families returned em- wound, from which, we are happy to say, ployed in agriculture, and 959,632 in trade, there is not the slightest danger. The manufactures and handicraft ; besides pistol was loaded with ball, which la413,316 other families.
cerated his lordship's right side : the ball The duke of Richmond has been ap- did not lodge in the flesh, but passed pointed captain general and governor in through it, and fell on the stone stairs. chief of the Canadas, Nova Scotia, &c. Mr. Cooper attended lord Palmerston to &c. in place of sir John Sherbrooke, who his house, in his carriage. In the mean returns home in consequence of ill health, time lieut. Davis had been conveyed to he having suffered a paralytick stroke. Queen-square by the constable, assisted Sir Peregrine Maitland goes out as go- by the messenger, where he was examinvernor of Upper Canada. He is son-in- ed before Mr. Markland, the magistrate. law to the duke.
Crowds of persons collected round the The marriage of her royal highness the office. princess Elizabeth, (third daughter of their majesties) with Philip Augustus Frede A report made by the committee of rick, the hereditary prince of Hesse Hom- finance to the chamber of deputies, on burg took place at the queen's palace on the 21st of March, estimates that the the 7th instant.
amount required for the payment of the On the 15th April, lord Castlereagh, in principal and interest of the public debt consequence of a message from the prince for the year 1818 will be f. 180,782,600 regent, brought forward a proposition in For the ordinary expenses of the House of Commons, for some further government
500,195,600 provision for the dukes of Clarence and Extraordinary expenses of Cambridge, on their intended marriage, do.
312,268,422 the former with a princess of Saxe Meinungen, and the latter with a princess of
Total 993,244,022 Hesse.
A proposition to reduce the A proposed reduction of the amount was carried against ministers by expenses of government, a vote of 193 to 184.
will leave the total amount The London papers state, that, about 1 of expenditure for the year o'clock, on the 8th of April, lieutenant 1818.
The whole amount of revenue
tain the period of our financial emancipawhich it is estimated will
tion, as inseparable from our politicalliberabe received this year, is
tion. It wished to have given you, above all, about
753,000,000 some positive information with respect to Leaving a balance unprovid
the individual demands of foreigners, deed for of about
221,000,000 mands whose vagueness and uncertainty The valuation of debts to be liquidated still fetter our most useful works, arrest is finished; they amount to 1,700,000,000 the rising wing of credit, and impress francs-equal to $318,750,000.
on peace itself the character of hostility. The interesting nature of the follow “ Your commission have applied to the ing extract from the report of M. Beug- ministers of the king, in whom they disnot, one of the commission of finance, covered hearts entirely French; but they made to the Chamber of Deputies on the have not been able completely to satisfy 23d. of March, will excuse its length.
After giving the estimates, and detail “ According to the very terms of the ing the manner in which the ways and treaty of November the 20th, the enfranmeans had been provided, he goes on to chisement of our territory can only be in say:-“It was at first difficult to procure consequence of a deliberation, which the subscribers to the loan in France, but allied sovereigns have reserved to themafterwards persons who had witnessed selves the right of holding, on the expiraand were surprised at the speculations of tion of the first years of occupation. But foreigners, were satisfied to purchase at can this result be doubtful? Those sovesixty francs that for which six months reigos will ennoble, policy in rendering it before they had refused fifty; but, con- subordinate to justice. sidering the whole of the risks and trou “ The occupation of our territory could ble which the original leaders were put not exceed two years, unless France were to, to make good their treaty, the profits a prey to convulsions which endangered were not more than 91 per cent, which Europe. France is calm; she wishes could not, under all the circumstances, peace: she wishes it as ardently as she be considered exorbitant, nor could the waged war. cost of the loan be deemed as very heavy There remains to us, gentlemen, a on France, when the results of it were last motive of conviction, but it is a paintaken into consideration. Trade was as- ful onc; it is this, that France has now sisted by it; circulation of money was arrived at a degree of exhaustion, in quickened, and the payments of the go- which it would be impossible for her much vernment were made with a punctuality longer to support the burdens that have beyond all former precedent.--By the pressed her down during the last three treaties for the loan in the last year, years. It becomes our duty to declare 9,999,000 of francs of rentes were sold for this to you, since the inquiry in which we the first loan; 8,000,000 for the second; have been engaged for three months past, and 9,000,000 for the third. In the pre- has forced upon us an intimate persuasion sent year ministers wanted a credit of of its truth. Here is the termination of our 16,000,000 of rentes to make good the sacrifices, because here is the termination deficit of the revenue.
of our means. We may, therefore, now “ Henceforth" continued the reporter, calculate on the retreat of the foreign “ there will be a competition among the troops at the expiration of the present contractors. The French capitalists, en- year. couraged by the past, will no longer have “ Fixing the amount of the claims of occasion for the assistanceof foreigners.-- strangers on France is at present the subThis resort to our market from the funds ject of a negotiation. There is room to of different nations, will have the most hope that you will know the result before beneficial effects. But at whatever rate the end of the session, and that it will put of interest the loan is made, it shows our an end to those exaggerations which liave distress, it accuses the present, and threa- had so unpleasant an influence on our tens the future. Thus your commission credit. But it is necessary to supply the has sought, with the most watchful anxie- demand for the present service, without ty, the means of ascertaining the limits of which, all, even hope would be comprosuch great and deplorable sacrifices. mised."
“ Your commission, perfectly persuad France has recognised the accession of ed that there is no longer credit, nor, per- Bernadotte to the throne of Sweden; he haps, existence in France, but by an al- is now acknowledged by every civilized leviation of the burden which depresses power. ker, has been anxious at length to ascer A private letter from Paris, received
in London, states that, “ there has been an immediate rupture. The British ca-
and as no treaty has been concluded upon, “ Among the principal members are the Portuguese detain all Tunisians; at mentioned, Messrs. Lanjuinais, and the least they cruise'off here and prevent vesDuc de Broglie, peers of France, the de- sels under that flag from going through puties D'Argenson, Bhauvelin, Dupent the Straits. Two Portuguese frigates, de l'Eure, and Bignon ; the men of let- and some smaller vessels are here watching ters, Benjamin Constant, Jay, Roujoux, the Tunisians. Two sloops of war and a and Aignau.
schooner under that flag are here, and “ In one of the last meetings of this afraid to move." club, the members discussed the advantages of a republican government, like A French paper says, “ the sovereign that of the United States, and it was pontiff, according to established custom, unanimously agreed that it was far supe- gave orders to the congregation of Ririor to the highly boasted government of tuals to proceed in the beatification and Great Britain. I mention it with regret, canonization of the venevable servant of but I am forced to confess, that the re- God, Maria Clotilda Adelaide Xaviere of publican party make considerable progress France, queen of Sardinia, and sister of in France, and especially at Paris." the kings Louis XVI. and XVIII. The
In the year 1816, there were consum- discussion took place in the presence of ed in Paris 71,115 oxen, 306,967 sheep, cardinal Mattei, dean of the sacred col62,400 calves, 4,136 cows. In 1817, lege, and of cardinal Della Somaglia, vi69,626 oxen, 300,422 sheep, 64,327 calves, car of his holiness. The votes were unaniand 4798 cows. The value of the pur- mous in the affirmative. Consequently, chase price of these quantities for the this virtuous princess will be declared a year amounted to 36,359,249 francs- saint in the next consistory.” $7,271,849 50, and for 1817, 36,439,277 Letters from Italy state that the prof.-$7,307,855 60.
testant religion is to be tolerated in the
estates of the Church and in Naples. It is stated in the London papers of On the 20th of February last, a violent March 26th, that the Spanish government, earthquake was felt in Sicily, which octo enable them to fit out the Russian squa- casioned much damage. In Catanea, a dron, had determined to allow the mer- great part of the cathedral and of the sechants to ship on board two thousand tons minary were shaken down, and many ecof merchandise at low duties, who are clesiastics were crushed under their ruins. made to understand that the force will be In Zaffarana the people were assembled so overwhelming, that resistance on the for public worship, when the church fell, part of the patriots must be vain. The and crushed the preacher and fifty perclergy urge the necessity of taking away sons under its ruins. All the villages on the heretical character of the ships, by a the side of mount Etna were ruined; but solemn baptism before the benediction of as the houses were light buildings few heaven can be secured.
lives were lost. The finances of Spain are in the most
GERMANY. impoverished condition.
Much discussion is excited in this counA letter of the third of March from try on the subject of the liberty of the Gibraltar, says, “ the fleet the Spaniards press. A censorship, witlu some restricreceived from the Russians, is laid up in tions upon the press, has been establishdry dock, and will there rot. They have ed in the grand duchy of Weimar. How. neither money to fit them out, nor sea- ever, the project of a law respecting the men, and no provisions for the seamen; and freedom of the press, has been rejected of course no means to procure any." by the second chamber of the States PORTUGAL.
General. One of the orators who had It is stated that the differences between spoken against the project, chiefly groundSpain and Portugal have taken an unfa- ed his arguments on the diplomatic devourable turn in the European committee claration made by the earl of Liverpool sitting at Paris, and appear to threaten to the minister of Bonaparte, in London,