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a letter for the chevalier. By this Fran. She was always fondly anticipating, with. cis invited him to return to court that he out dreaming of the sad ridings that might acknowledge his wife in public; were about to be announced to her. and in consideration of his marriage, the Francis had been informed by a page king conferred on him the government of the death of the chevalier. This cer, of Burgundy. “ Ah! my most gracious siderate prince took measures for preliege, cried Bavard; how well do you de venting the fatal news from reaching ber serve the love I ever had for you! I would by surprise, and went to pay her a visit now dic content but for the thought of that he might weep with her and en. leaving a widow in despair.” Pescaire, the deavour to comfort ber when it should greatest enemy of the French, but full of arrive. admiration for Bayard, had no sooner In a short time Palice suddenly entered learned that he was wounded than he the castle: the widow met him with looks ran to him and, cried, “Ah! chevalier, of joy which she saw were not returned : would to God I had kept you safe and « Alas! said the, I know it, my husband found as my prisoner, that you might is dead.” He is, said Palice: he has falhave experienced by the civilities I len in the field of glory; the pride of would have fewn yo!!, how much I his friends, the admiration of his eneesteem your valour and high prowese; mies. He recommended you to heaven but since there is no remedy for dea:h, I with his lateft breath, and his last repray God to receive your great foul in- queft was that you would live for the to his hands, as I am fure he will." He lake of his child.” then set a guard over the chevalier, with The widow rr.ade a sign to Palice to order, on pain of death, to defend him leave her alone for a few moments; after and not to quit him as long as he had lite. which the sent for her child, took her in Bayard soon ofter expired.

her arms and killed ber; then recomMadame de Randan, in her retirement mending her to the care of the king and at Ferte was wholly einployed in think of Palice, he fell back in her chair and ing on her honoured Lord, whose return expired..

POETRY.

“ Nay, that the belt of us, at times, are

willing ON THE PECULIAR DISADVANTAGES " To let our father starve, and save a thil

lng ;' He finds his virtuous efforts are in vain;

" The Beast of Reason" hears him with A Modern Poet.

disdain: The vulgar gape the learn'd, like SHARE

SPEARE's fool,

Profess themselves too old to go to school ; Nihil agit, qui diffidentem verbis folatur fuis,

The clergy love no sermons-but their Is eft Amicus, qui in re dubia, rejuvat, ubi rer eft opus.

Each crabbed pedant paata to pull him PLAUTUS.

down;

Each puppy curses the contemptuous dog : TF a rafh Rhymer honestly intends Aud every swindler {wears that he's a I To rectify the follies of his friends,

rogue. Lamenting loudly, as cach former Eard, For ninety generations has declar'de But: viewing matters on the other fide, " That iili, in spite of parsons and their What shall be gain'd by fawning upon rules,

pride? Nir.e-tenths of all mankind arc knares On panegyric, if he turps his head, and fools; The lowett of all beggars lies for bread;

And

own:

dine,

And every body knows he wants a hire, While some with air baloons amuse the Arid every living mortal scorns a liar.

mob, Sir Rob his bounty for his pimp reserves, Some fail in search of rushes round the The lacquey fatters--but thc Laureat globe t, Atarves.

Describe the age and tonnage of the earth,

What maggot or what egg-fhell gives us Add--that the dull, the busy, and the birth; great,

Teach cannoneers to level and to load, With boundless ridicule your labours treat; Observe a planet, or diffect a toad! For almost nobody has talte, or time, Tell the velocities of sound and light, To feel and cultivate the sweets of rhyme. Or preach that fractur'd limbs are firmi The doctor must trepan, and purge, and and right f;. bleed,

Or, straining mental and material light, The priest has work enough to prop his Defcry a ship five hundred leagues from creed;

landi, And while our reason and our faith debate And prove the Day of Judgment just at To paint a heretic's tremendous fate,

hand q. The lawyer wrangles in defence of knaves; For stallions, whores, and port, the GAME Nay, what is worst of all, the very men Law Justice raves;

Who really feel the beauties of the pen, · Merchants, if men of sense, mind only Whose táite, in justice, ought to be pretrade;

ferr'd, Enligns would always strut on the parade... Who foar in sentiments above the herd, And which of these d'ye think will conde- Who love your verses better than your sceud

wine, To hear the finest verse that c'er was And read with far more keenness than they

penn'd? Such gross stupidity we scarce would None, but the fool who trusts them, can mourn,

believe. Since every class are useful in their turn. Of these, what numbers at his progress And who could reap the corn, or mend the

rieve? roads,

And should success accompany your lay, Were all the human race perusing Odes? They dare not cenfure--but they will not Alike in mathesis and metre skill'd,

praije; But rare's the man a serious trust has With all an eunuch's melancholy spite,

They growl at you, because ibey cannot Nay, of the leam'd themselves but very

write : few

A gloomy silence, what they feel imparts, That lonely calm Elysian path pursue, Or fomes hard fraction" ihews their lion In ancient days, when Science was con- zen hearts. fin'd,

" A fellow wanting food should hülb and Philosophers had little else to mind;

time, Then, every swain the fall of Ilion fung, “ His idleness is more than half a crime : And Sappho flow'd from every school. « Bards, in all ages, have been very poor, boy's tongue.

“ And some now living-beg from door But now the properties of putrid air...

to door; Sume pointer's itch--the genius of a “ The jingling tribe are justly rank'l as

fools, A rusty coin-a cockle-hell- mite " Who never will abide by Reason's Provoke the fage to wonder, and to write. rules

“ And * There is a long Essay on this subject in the Gentleman's Magazine.

t One would be glad to learn what rational purpose can be answered by a bortis ficous ? - The plan of Lieutenant Bligh's voyage was suggested thirty years ago by Vol. taire.

“ Whatever is-o -is right," POPE.---Ergo--theft, murder, &c. are right. The world is indebted to the Philosopher just mentioned for more than one antidote to this jar. gon.

The honour of this discovery, real or pretended, has been lately claimed by a French.
This æra has been often ascertained by thcological maniacs.

fillid;

hare- *

gan.

air,

" And why should any man in search of Tho' well the wand'ring maid can teach, bread,

· To Athol all her woes are owing. " Affect to versify, or even to read?

Those lips are now in silence closed, Such are the crumbs of comfort they bef- And cold and pale that lovely bolom; tow, . .

That form is to the worm exposed, And such the kindness you to critics owe. Who feeds him on the fallen blollom. But one erroncous accent let them spy, Then exultation sparkles in each eye;

'Twas Athol's tongue convey'd the tale, And is an in for into has lxen us'd,

Which broke that heart with love and of downright fcorn of grammar you're

Sorrow, accus'd.

Which bid the blooming check be pale, Sailors, when starving, deal their beer and And cold upon the banks of Yarrow.

grog, . And rogues have dy'd to help a brother 'Twas Athol, urged by jealous fear,

Who feigued too well the guiltlefs story, rogue ; A porter with distress has fhar'd his pay,

Which filid that eye with many a tear, And for the parish poor-poor actors

And Itain's thy faithful Connal's glory, play:

Little did wretched Athol think These may, at least 'tis posible, do good, That Mary was so true a lurer, For speculation has not

their And little knew on Yarrow briok blood; .

How soon her senseless fade would boBut would a sixpence free you from the ver.

jail, To hazard that makes letter'd friendfhip The murmuring wave, the whipering

fail! On every fide difficulties conspire

That smites my guilty foul with horror, Be wife and put your verfes in the fire. The winds to Athol howi despair,".

And bid hini never see to-morrow.' · BALL AD. mit Pale phantoms of the injur d dead, WRITTEN IN 1786..

And reckless winds that hear my an.

guish, COFT fell the dews on-Yarrow plain, . 'Twas here by love and forrow led,

Beneath whose fward lics many a lover;, 'Twas here that Mary cealed to lanThe bird of night renews her strain,

guish :*** And o'er the wave pale spirits hover, Dinant the glittering moonbeam hone'Ye know that from this bleeding heart."

Which mourns the maiden loft for every When Athol ftray'd with ftops of lor. Her loved idea cannot part, row; :

. Ah, me! --what shadowy forms are yon

Nor long thall death our fortune fever. That wander on the banks of Yarrow! My tears have fell on Mary's grave,

My hands have deck'd the fud with Why screams the death-bird from the tree? willow.; Why bring the winds the voice of mourn. Then hatte thee Athol to the wave, ing?

And reft thee on the watery pillow. The scream, the winds; proclaim to me, That Athol fees no more the morning.

The wandering fream thy form fiall hide,

' Let some fod tell the pa ding over Why links to low my heart with fear. Where once the wretched Athol died. And why so chill my blood with hor.

A faithful, chough a guilty lover. ror? Again the Mhadowy forms are near,

One look he cast on Mary's grave, In all the cloquence of sorrow..

High rose his heart with inward for

row, Is it?-It is my Mary's Inade,

His hafty foot steps fought the wave, And near her flits her hapless lover; Low funk the haplels youth in Yarrow. How shall I meet the injur'd maid, Or how my contritc heart discover ? In the fair bloffom of his age,

He fell bereft of life and glory; No found that senseless ear can reach, Omay his woe, his crimes affwaga,

Nor sees that eye my lotrows Bowing? And guilleis tears bedew fury.

Monthly Regidec

For D E C E MBER 1990.,

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

dress of the new municipality of the city. FRANCE.

of Paris, and I approve the choice they.

have made in appointing you their chief; PARIS, Nov. 30.

I am confident your vigilant atten-, THE municipality of Paris, thinking it tion to publicc order will justify the dir:

1 their duty to testify their acknow. tinction conferred on you by the inhabiledgment to the King, for having cho. tants of the capital ; you are not ignod sen the keeper of the Seals from among rant of what I must feel, when I hear them, the Mayor, at the Head of a depu. that its tranquillity is disturbed by illegal tation, waited on his Majesty, and pro attacks on the persons or property of in nounced the following discourse:- . dividuals. Liberty cannot exist without

respect for and obedience to the law, 6 SIRE,

which is the safeguard of all; affure the “ The new municipality of Paris lay citizens of Paris that, ever faithful to my their homage and respect at your Ma- principles, I thall nor cease to watch ovec jesty's feet; though formed the last in the their happiness with fatherly folicitude kingdom, they will be foremost in fete and affection.".. ting the example of fidelity to the laws The King's conduct in having chosen of the state, and to your Majesty's per- popular characters to succeed the differ: son. The city of Paris is known for its ent Ministers, who were execrated by eternal attachment to its Sovereigns; the nation, has given infinitely more faand its sentiments must be the more ac- tisfaction, than any act of his since the ceptable to your Majesty atfthe prel-nt revolution ; hé now may literally be moment, as it is the free expression of a said to have recovered the entire confifree people. Sire, you love our fellow dence of the people. citizens, and have given us a signal mark of your confidence; you have honoured with your choice the man whom our lut- The Emperor's authority restored in the frages would have recommended. The

Netherlands. city of Paris deputes us to offer to your Majesty its respectful and sincere ac. knowledgements; it will now have an

BRUSSELS, Dec. 3: organ near the throne, and a protector The Austrian troops arrived here yefto ward from it every kind of harin; the terday morning. Their general quare minister of justice will be the interpreter ters are at Cambre, a female monaftery, of your Majesty's paternal intentions; about half a league diftant from this the confidence of the King and that of town, which, only two days before, was the people reiting on the same head, will occupied by the patriotic iroops. become the pledge of public peace, and On the 21 instant, the military mazamust enfure the happiness of all parties." zine was abandoned to the plunder of the

rebel troops. The King's Answer to tbe Magor. The officers, now turned adrift, and “ I receive with fatisfaction the ad- deprived of their pay, thought proper in Ka You, XIS. No. 720

make,

make themftlve amends by pillaging to the frontier of Brabant, Hainault, and
the Treasury, in which there were abnut Fianders, to receive the fubmiffien of te
40 of 40,000 forins, after which, they inhasitants.
followed the example oi the soldiers, and
vose loon dispersed, leaving only behind
tiem what they are unable eiiber to

ENGLAND.
Ciny away or to deítroy.
The mob too were preparing to plun.

PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. der whatever the soldiers had fpared, particularly the corgress Hall, the War. Office, and the Hoicls of their former - HOUSE OF LORDS. Sovereignis; bat they were prevented by

Thursday, Nov. 25. the arrival of the vanguard of the Hujan of Hoddick.

His Maj-sty wint in ftate to the

House of Peers, an t being frated on the A: the approach of these troops, the

throne, the Gentleman Ulher of the multitude thought that they were appari

Black Rod was fcat to commead the i... tions ; they would scarcely believe theis

mediate attend ce of the Gentlenca own set.ses. . The bufinele, in fort, is over. The

the House of Commons. Sog after su mak is fallen off, and, to the comfort of

Haifeil, the Principal Clerk, with a

confiderabie odmber of the Members uphumanity, the whole has been effected without the effusion of one single drop of

peared at the bar, and were ad treffed by

the Lord Chancellor nearly in the folblood, The arrival of the Austrians was an

lowing words:

“ His Majelty bas commanded me to nounced by drums bearing and colours

acquaint you, that he will deter declarfyag.

i ng the cause of calling this Parliarent, • Vandernoot, Vanevpen, and their asso: ? distinguihed themselves by their fanatic

of Commons. lc is therefore his Majefo

ty's pleasure, that you do impediately zcal, have followed their example.

Er repair to the place where the Compoas . All the prisoners of war, confine! hy

do usually Gt, and there chufe a fit per the late Congress, have been let at liber

ki son to be your Speaker, and that you Peace and iranquillity hegin to be re

present the perfon, lo chosen, to his M:

jefty here, for his Horal approbation to eltablished, and every one bief-s the day

morow at two o'clock." whiçn pius an erd to our calamiües.

· Hs Bfajelty having retired, the Clerka The Aulirian Goverpment will it is

proceeded to adminifter the ufua! oaths expected, be established next week.

to the Lords present. The Lord ChanThis morning the regiment of Bender

cellor was tworn first, and after him bis entered this torn, followed by their bag.

ir bag. Roval Highnéis the Prince of Wales and ge': The Tyrolian Chafleurs came the Duke of Gloucefter: in a litle while before.

A certificate was read from the Clerk This day or to-morrow his Excellency

of the Crown, ftating, that General Bender, and a corps of Chall Urs, Petrs had been duly ekeled to represent

thiricea are expected

the Peerage of Seotland, and that fix . All patriotic diftinctions are entirely Lords had been returned with an equat abolished.

number of votes. It is said that the amount of the whole

the whole - The Earl of Guildford took the oaths plunder, damage and waste, is equal to

and his seat by suecefion ; after which

an between three and four millions of

the newly created Peers irere introduced, floring.

and their parents being read, and the The taking of Namur was the prelude

usual oaths administered, they took their to the surrender of several other frontier

seats in the following order: towns, such as Charleroy, Golelines, Sombreff, Genuppe, &c.

The Marquis of Abercorn, From Namur to Brussels, the sove

Lord Vifcount Digby, reignty of King Leopold was acknowledg.

Earl of Beverley, ed without the smalleit resistance. He.

Lord Fitherwick,
was installed in several places with songs Tord Fife,
of triumph.

Lord Mulgrave.
Scveral detachments have been sent The House then adjourned.

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