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When the repicted oath and menace loud And in the produce of the stol'n embrace Warn from the liited course the presling The father's sense, and mother's wit we crowd;
trace: The various horrors of the narrow lane, Both with a parent's love their offspring As the promiscuous heaps the town regain, kiss d, Where coaches, waggons, horsemen, foot Presag'd his future fame, and cali'd hina men, all
Whift. Rush eager to the alehouse, or the ball;
Far from the courtly race, in private bred, The fragrant toilette of the cro «ded room,
With rural swains his early youth he led, The stable's and the kitchen's mix'd per.
The chearing folace, by the wintry fire, fume;
Of the fat parfoi or the drunken squire; The minuet's soberpotetill midnight drawn,
Till, when cach livelier gime could charm 'The gayer dance beyond the hour of dawn,
no more, While the vex'd gamefter at his rubber
And dear Quadrille itself became a bore, hears
Capricious taste, with novel nonfenfo The eternal tune still droning in his ears;
fraught, The supper, circling toast, and choral lay, To town this fcientific stranger brought, Protracted far into the solid day:
Taught him the courtly circle's smile to The interrupted Neep, till noon again
mare, Roufe to the carly feast the drowsy train, Till fashion bade him reign role monarch And to the bev'rage of the Indian weed
there. The smoking haunch and mantling bowl
Stru'k with amaze, his sprightlier rivals fly succeed.
The chilling corpor of his gorgon eye : Is this amusement ? Ask the county
Spadille no longer rears his fable shield, knight, Press'd into pleasure in his own despight,
Pam drops his halberd and forsakes tho
field. Who, quitting all the placid joys of home For seven months session in St Stephen's
See where around the filent vot'ries Git, dome,
To radiant beauty blind, and deaf to wit; Compellid each office of fatigue to share,
Each vacant eye appears with wisdom And every quarter fill the Quorum's chair,
fraught, Must all these mingied forms of mirth par
Each folemn blockhead looks as if he
I thought. Drink, dance, and gamble for his country's Here coward insolence insults the bold, sake;
And selfish av’rice boasts his lust of gold; Ask him if days in dull comniittees spent,
Ill-remper vents her spleen without offence, Or sleepless nights to oratory lent,
And pompous dulness triumphs over sense.. Tho' litigation waste the morning's hours, Should some intrusive infant in the room Or fancy crown the eve with eastern flow- Disturb with jocund voice the general ers;
gloom, Ak him if months that toils like these em- The parent's eye, with short-liv'd frenzy
wild, Are half so hard as this oppressive joy. Reproves the frolic of his wifer child.
o strange extreme of fandy's wayward
mood! Difemper'd pleasure's sickly change of
food, W H I S T.
Which, loathing every tafte of known de
light, iH say, what fashionable form appears, Provokes with trash her blanted appetite.
Whofe vacant brow reflection's aspect
wears? Who rolls the eye with senseless fapience In trifles wise, and venerably dull?
On an ECHO. I know him well. In midnight fumes enclos'd
No more the sportive Echo chide, Of the Virginian weed, while Folly doz'd, IV o swain, with notes by you supply'd} Dulness advanc'd with Aldermannic tread
While thus my mimic voice I try; In folemn filence to the idiot's bed,
you are filent, so am h
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subjects copy their conduct and dictate THE Electors of Germany, sensible to them?
I that the Liegeoise have been driven to arms by the iinpolitic decreos of
FRANCE, the Imperial Chamber in support of the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. Prince Bishop, have resolved to present certain conditions of eleflion-or articles
PARIS, June 19, to be ratified by the new Emperor.
A decree was passed, inviting those The conditions are in substance as regiments who are stationed in the colo:
nies to send Deputies to the General Al“ To re-establish the authority of the fociation, Imperial Chamber according to the M. Mirabeau complained of the deprinciples of its primitive inftitution. cree by which his brother had been al
To render the execution of its decrees lowed to be apprehended, and made a less tardy and prolix.
motion, That as his person was invioTo restrain the authority of the tribu- lable as a member of the Assembly, he nals of the Empire within juft bounds, should immediately be summoned before especially in all causes in which the fub them to give an account of his conject is concerned.
duct. This motion was unanimously aTo give more energy and efficiency to dopted. the Diet, and to oblige the Emperor to M. Houdon, a celebrated artist, preratify more readily its resolutions. sented to the Assembly the busts of
To pass wholesome laws for the in- Washington and Franklin. veftiture of fiefs of the empire, and to the members were much pleased with deliver them from arbitrary and exorbi- this mark of his respect, and appointed tant impositions.
the President to express to him their faThat the Emperor shall not refuse a tisfaction. feat or voice to any member of the em- A letter was then read from the city. pire, still lefs to deprive him of such af Avignon returning thanks to the Ņaright, without the consent of the em tional Guards of France, who had saved pire.
them from the danger which threatened That the definitive fentences of the them. It informed us, that after an enEmperor Thall be reftricted to articles of gagement of two hours, and a continual taxation and revenue.
firing, they have at last been completely That it shall be decided whether the delivered from the Aristocratical Party; Emperor ought to name tutors and guar. seven or eight persons have been killed dians for the members of the empire in or wounded. The Citizens have now their minority.
unanimously agreed to give themselves The rights of the church shall be af- up to the French Nation, and have with certained.
that purpose actually taken the Civic Laws fhall be paid to prevent the Qutb. exchange of the territory between the A deputation was received of the members of the empire."
Conquerors of the Basile, and the Af It is easy to fre that some of these ar. sembly decreed, “ That each Conqueticles will not meet with the concurrence ror of the Bastile should, in name of the of Leopold II. But such is the itate of A Tembly, receive a suit of cloaths and Europe, that no wife princes will rafhly arms complete, with his name inscribed contend for trifles.
on the sabre, and a mark of distinction And it is very natural to ask if the put on the coat.” Electors of Germany prelume to dictate . M Alexander de Lameth informed to the Emperor, will not their respective the Allembly, that a deputation was Vol. Xll. No. 67. A
Coming to Paris from French Comte On the part of the River, which is opand Alsace, which countries were repre posite to the Champ de Mars, there will sented by flaves chained round the per be a bridge of boats. destals of ftatues. He then moved, Triumphal arches and other decoraThat all such symbols of servitude fhould tions are getting in readiness to adorn a be removed.
temple, erected for the occafion, in This motion was feconded with a which will be placed a flatue of Liberfurther demand,'that, as a consequence ty. of th» declared rights of man the title's The King and the Royal Family, of Duki, Marquis, Count, &c. bc sup- will be seated on a large scaffolding, on prefled.
which there will be placed a Throne M. te Foucault enquired how the richly adorned. All wbly would recompense the soldier The expence of these preparations is of the Bunts of Piecmont, to whom estimated at no less than a million Henry II. give le ters of Nobility in This will, indeed, be a proud day thrie worts, — I make you Noble, and for Frenchmen. The paflion they have Coun, for having favedite State.” fo lately acquired of Liberty, and their
Thé Marqui de la Fayette replied, natural love of show, will be gratified • We w us puc down, that John, or at the same tiine --There is foppery even Thomas, had laved he Sare"
in the viriues of a Frencbman! M. Alex. de Lamcih observed, that Duk, Count, and Marquis, did not NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. founi a bit better than Charles Fox,
June 24. George Washington, or Benjamin Frank The further consideration of Ecclefia. lin.
Atical provifion was resumed, when it After a violent debate, and much op. was decreed, that " All the Bishops, polit on, the Affembly at last passed two who, after the suppression of ther fees, decrees, which were in subfiance
shall remain in the exercise of their funca • " The National Asembly, at the ap- tions, shall have as a pension of retreat proach of the great day of General Con- two-thirds of their former income." federation, withing to set all the French Some provision was also made for the the example of fraternity, decrees, That inferior clergy in the same fiiuation. the fymbols of servitude at the foot of The Affenibly was then informed by the fatues of the Kings, in the capital, a deputy from Toulouse, that M. de shall be immediately destroyed.
Toulouse Lautric, an aristocrate, had ". The National Assembly, consider- been arrefted by a decree of the munis ing that hereditary nobility cannot lub cipality. The Assembly remitted the fift in a free fate, enacts in consequence, aflair to the Commitiee of Researches. that the titles of Duke, Count, Mar. quis, Baron, Excel ncy, Greatness, Ab
Paris, June 26. be, and the like, shall be abolished, and
The Court of Spain have demanded that all the Citizens shall take in future,
in futures of our Court, the fuccours ftipulated by their family and patronymick names
the family compact, and exifting treaties, that no one shall in future cause liveries
les in case it should be involved in a war. to be worn, or take a coat of arms; that
The general voice seems to reprobate a
Ti incense thall no longer be burnt in the
· compliance; and it is believed the As. temples, unless in honour of the Divini- .
fembly, when the affair comes before ty ; that the title of Monseigneur mall
them, will give a flat negative. Intenot be given to any individuai or body i
i resting dtbates are expected on the occabu', at the same time, no injury thall be
be fion, as the confirming or annulling the offered, under pretence of executing the family compact, and that close con peca prelenit decree, or to public or private rion we have hitherto maintained with nonumenis, nor shall any one be forced Spain, will of course ingrofs the attento lay aside his liveries in Paris till the
tion of the Allembly, as well as the ex14th of July, and in the Provinces til tent of our naval preparations, and the the expiration of three months."
neceffity for maintaining a great or a
small force. June 11,
Yesterday a deputation was introduThe greateft preparations are every ced to the National Asembly, of 863 where going on for the celebration of conquerors of the Baftile, with M. Bail. the General Association to be held here ly at their head. These brave fellows, on the path of July,
finding that the bonourable decreespalled in their favour by the Assembly had exo the connunity then, that will have cited the envy of their fellow citizens, caife co rejoice at this suppreffion, is and that the enemies of the com non fmall. They are those only wiso, by the Weal weré inaking use of this opportuaffluence of their foriu es and eva.ion, nity to disturb the public peace, gener nearly approach to those in p r sfion of bully declined the advantages to which honorary diftinctions. And is it just 10 they were, encicled, rather than occasion deprive a respectable and numerous class any difturbance. The meeting was ter- of citizens of those honorary distinctions minated by a decree, exprefled in these which form a part of their heritage, and terms:
the loss of which will be more painful to « The National Adembly, affected many of them, than the forfeiture of with the noble patriotismof the brave men their eftates? Is this a time to provoke who conquered the Baftile, accepts their and irritate the Public mind -Te true tenunciation of the distinctions which mode of lestening the value of honorary had been granted then by the decree of distinctions, is not to proscribe them, the 19th inftanti The National Affem- but to let them die away of them! Ives. bly farther decrees, that there thall be It is not by a law, that dotient opimade, in the records of the Assembly, nions, in a kingdom so vast as France, the most honourable mention of their can be destroyed; it must be by the generous sacrifice."
gradual introduction of lib ral principles The Allembly then paffed a decree, the work of ages:-Care 'hould be tafor the sale of the national domains, of ken, that the word equality bu so underwhich the poffeffion has not been appro stood, that it may not mean a general les priated to the King, except the forests. velling principl:: In a kingd m so po
lished as France, a number or wistinctions Extrait of M, Neckar's Letter, on taking do, and ought to exift. The object of a
away tbe Titles of the Nobility. wise législatur"should not be to rend
" It is often neceffiry in society, that these asünder, but so to combine them; the rights of individual citizens 'inould that one Iha!l not be enjoyed to the prebe sacrificed to the general good, but at the general oood, but at judice of another, and by that means
jud all times; even these should be made with prelerve the union of the whole fyftem.” such circumspection and caution, that the ordinary course of justice may not
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. be interrupted; and no aitack ought to
- July 3 be made on rights, the suppression of M. l'Abbe Gregoire opened this meets which can yield no real advantage to the ing by calling the aticntion of the Ar. public or individuals l'he decree, for sembly to the case of their fellow-citia more equal imposition of the taxes, zens, whom the despotism of ininifters, had, for its object, the general advantage as if the resources of domestic tyranny of the people. The decree abolishing were scanty, had iinmured in foreign the feudal rights, which conGfted or å dungeons. Hei Itanced Spandau and Seto fpecies of Navery unbecoming free peo- tin, and concluded with moving that the ple, had the same laudable object in conmittee of Lettres de Cachet mould, in view. The decree which made ail ci. conjonction with the minifters f r soru,n tizens indiscriminately eligible to the va- affairs, be instructed to procure the rerious offices of the State, took away an lease of these victims of the antient der. invidious and unfair diftinction, which potism; before the federal Union of the one class of the people enjoyed at the 14th of July. The decree was adopted expence of another. It is therefore with with acclam ationi. teafon that these laws have been esteem- M. le Compte de Rose, aged 72 years, ed popular and patriotic laws. But is it presented to the Assembiy his citles of the fame with regard to titles and arıns? nobility, wishing for no other title than Few people can be jealous of honorary the brother add friend of every French. distinctions, because few can be in fitua. min. tions where they can be acquired ; and
Futy si it is perfectly indifferent to any mang The Assembly were engaged in diswhether he devotes his labour to, or re- cuffing the plan of the ja Jiciary order: ceives a falary from, a private individual; It was decreed, That Júltice should be or a person invested with a title. The adminiftered in the name of the King cirde; where honours are the object of that there shall be no fees, but the Judges vanity, is small. The people at large shall receive salaries from the State kave no such defires. "The portion of
that they fall be chosen by the electors of A2
the difrict, and continue in office for That their welfare conftitutes his happia fix years; at the end of which, the same nessa.. That he places his greatness in perions may again be elected that the their glory, his power in their freedom, Judges shall receive letters patent from his riches in their prosperity, and his the King-that none hall be elected sufferings in their misfortunes. Let Judges under the age of thirty, and who these words, or rather these sentiments have not been five years publicly enga. of my heart, be made known in the most ged in the offices of the law that the humble cottages, and in the moft pripleadings, reports, and judgments of the vate rece fles of the unfortunate. Tell Coun ihall be made public, and that e them that it is not at present in my very citizen shall have a right to defend power to acquaint them personally with his own cause--that the procedure by these my sentiments. But I will watch juries shall have place in criminal trials over them with tenderness, and protect that all privileges in matters of jurisdic- the feeble. In short, let the different tion are abolished—that ali citizens shall provinces in my kingdom be made acbe equal in the ,cye of the law, and quainted, that the sooner circumstances no attention paid io any distinction of will permit me to accomplimh the intensank-that the civil law's he reviewed tion which I have formed, to visit them and reformed by the legislature, and with my family, the sooner will my there shall be formed a code of laws, heart be at ease. fimple, clear, and appropriated to the conftirutico-that the penal code Mall
: PROCLAMATION. be continually reformed, so that punish The King having been informed of ments may be proportioned to crimes, the measures taken, as well by the Maytaking care that the punishments be al or of Paris as by the Committee of the ways moderate, and fach only as are Municipality and Federative Assembly juftified by views of public utility. of the said city, to regulate the prepara
tions for the ceremony which is to take July 13.
place on the 14th ; and willing 10 preAnswer of the King of the French to vent all difficulties which might give rise
the Deputies of the National Guards, to anv trouble or hindrances, has thought who, with M. de la Fayette at their necessary to manifest, by the present prehead, went to his Majelly at the clamation, the order which seems beit to Thuilleries, previous to the confedera. ' be observed, as well for the placing the tion, and to assure him of their loyalty members of the Confederation, as for and patriotism.
their march to the place of ceremony,
so that no obstacle may arise to trouble GENTLEMEN,
the order of the day, or to derogate from I am indeed deeply affected by the its majetty. teftimorics of love and attac'ıment to The generalrendezvous of the differer t my family and person which you express corps which might compose the Confein the name of the confederate body of deration, is appointed to be at the Boulethe National Guards. May the folemn vard du Teinple at fix in the morn. day on which you are about to renew ing: your oath to the Constitution, dispel difo They are to march and enter the fention, restore tranquillity, and render Champs de Mars in the order pointed the laws and the liberty of the kingdom out in the table annexed to this proclatriumphant. Defenders of the public mation, which has been approved by his peaee, and friends to the laws and to Majesty. liberty, remember that your first duty No iroops bút those on guard are ta is to preserve peace and to obey the be armed with guns. No carriages can lawsThat the advantage of a free con- be faffered to follow those of his Majelftitution ought to be equal to al! - That ty, the Royal Family, and their train. the more freedom you pofTefs, the great. Hany Deputy of the Confederation, or er is the offence, of invading the liber. any other person invited there, thould ties and properties of others, and the be in a state to be unable to go on foot more criminal is every act of violence to the Champs de Mars, they shall rewhich is forbidden by the laws.
ceive from the Mayor of Paris a ticket Tell your countrymen, that it would permitring them the use of a carriage, give me pleasure, could I speak the same and a Chevalier d’Ordonnance to escort language to them all that I now hold to them to the military school. you-Tell them that their King is their M. de la Fayette, Commander-Genefather, their brother, yea their friend ral of the Parisian National Guard, al