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And every body knows he wants a hire, while fome with air baloons amuse the
Describe the age and tonnage of the carth,
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 taste, or time, Tell the velocities of soạnd 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 Ii. bleed,
Or, straining mental and material light, The priest has work enough to prop his Descry a lip five hundred leagues from creed;
land I, And while our reason and our faith debate And prove the Day of Judgment' just at To paint a heretic's tremendous fate,
Who really feel the beauties of the pen, · Merchants, if men of sense, mind only Whose taite, in justice, ought to be pretrade;
ferr'd, Enfigns-would always strut on the parade.. Who soar in sentiments above the herd, And which of these d'ye think will conde- Who love your verses better than your fceud
wine, To hear the finest verse that c'er was And read with far more keenness than they penn'd?
dine, Such gross ftupidity 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 grieve! roads,
And should success accompany your lay, Were all the human race perusing Odes? They dare not cenfura--but they will not Alike in mathesis and metre skill'd,
praise ; But rare's the man a serious trust has With all an eunuch's melancholy spite, fill'd;
They growl at you, because they 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 some is hard fraction" thews their li je In ancient days, when Science was con
zen hearts. fin'd,
" A fellow wanting food fhould husband Philosophers had little else to mind;
time, Then, every swain the fall of llion 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'd as hare- *
fools, A ruity coin-a cockle-thella mite- “ Who never will abide by Reason's Provoke the fage to wonder, and to write. rulega
“ And • There is a long Effay on this subject in the Gentleman's Magazine. + One would be glad to learn what rational purpose can be answered by a bortus ficous ? The plan of Lieutenant Bligh's voyage was suggested thirty years ago by Vol.
“ Whatever is-r-is right,” POPE.--- Ergoon-theft, murder, &c. are right. The world is indebted to the Philosopher just mentioned for more than one antidote to this jar.
T'he honour of this discovery, rcal or pretended, has been lately claimed by a French. Qan.
| This æca has been often ascertained by thcological maniacs,
« 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 filence closed, Such are the crumbs of comfort they bef- And cold and pale that lovely borom; tow,
That form is to the worm exposed, And such the kindness you to critics owe. Who feeds him on the fallen bloffom. But one erroneous acceut let them py, Then exultation fparkles in each eye;
'Twas Athol's tongue convey'd the tale, And is an in for into has ixen us'd,
Which broke that heart with love and Of downright fcorn of grammar you're in
Which bid the blooming check be pale, Sailors, when starving, deal their beer and And cold upon the banks of Yarrow. grog,
'Twas Athol, urged by jealous fear, And rogues have dy'd to help a brother
Who feigned too well the guiltiefs ftory, rogue ;
Which flid that eye with many a tcar, A porter with distress has fhar'd his pay,
And Rain'd thy faithful Conual's glory, And for the parilh poor-poor actors play:
Little did wretched Athol think These may, at least 'tis polüble, do good, That Mary was so true a luser, Por fpeculation has not d o their And little knew on Yarrow brink blood; . ,
How soon her senseless fade would hoBut would a sixpence free you from the ver.
jail, To hazard that makes letter'd friendfhip The murmuring wave, the whispering fail!
air, On every side difficulties confpire
That smités my guilty foul with horror, Be wisc—and put your verfes in the fire. The winds to Athol howl despair,
And bid him never see to-morrow. tin BALL A D.
Pale phantoms of the injur d dead,
And reckless winds that hear my an. WRITTEN IN 1786...
guilh, COFT fell the dews on Yarrow plain, . 'Twas here by love and sorrow led,
Beneath whofe sward lics many a lover;. 'Twas here that Mary ccafcd to lanThe bird of nigat renews her strain,
, guish :*** And o'er the wave pale fpirits hover,',
Ye know that from this bleeding heart, Diltaat the glittering moonbeam fhone, Which mourns the maiden loft for ever; When Athol stray'd with Iteps of for. Her loved idea cannot part, row;
Nor long thall death our fortune fever. Ah, me!.-what thadowy forms are yon That wander on the banks of Yarrow! My tears have fell on Mary's grave,
My hands have deck'd the fod 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,
And reft thee on the watery pillow. The scream, the winds; proclaim to me, That Athol fees no more the morning.
The wandering fiream thy formi thall hide,
Let some fod tell the paling rover Why links fo low my heart with fear,
Where once the wretshed Athol died, " And why so chill my blood with hor. A faithful, though a guilty lover.
ror ? Again the shadowy forms are ngar,
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 shade,
His hafty foot: steps fought the wave, And near her flits her hapless lover'; Low sunk the hapless youth in Yarros, How mall I meet the injur'd maid, 'Or how my contritc heart discover ? In the fair blossom of his age,
He fell bereft of life and glory; No found that senseless ear can reach, O may his woe, his crimes affwags,
Nor sees that eye my fotrows Blowing? And guildless tcars bedew huis tary
For DECEMBER 1990.,
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 juftify the dir 1 their duty to testify their acknow
tinction conferred on you by the inhabis ledgment to the King, for having cho. tants of the capital ; you are not ignot fen 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, 66 SIRE,
which is the safeguard of all; áffure the 6. The new municipality of Paris lay citizens of Paris that, ever faithful to my their homage and respect at your Ma- principles, I shall nor cease to watch ovec jesty's feet; though formed the laft in the Their happiness with fatherly solicitude kingdom, they will be foremost in setand affection.".. ting the example of fidelity to the laws The King's conduct in having chosen of the state, and in your Majesty's per popular characters to succeed the differ: fon. 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 las and its sentiments must be the more ac- tisfaction, than any act of his lince the ceptable to your Majesty atsthe prel-nt revolution; he now may literally be moment, as it is the free expression of a said to have recovered the entire confi. free 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 inan whom our fuf- 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 acknowledgements; it will now have an
BRUSSELS, Dec. 3: organ near the throne, and a protector The Austrian troops arrived here vefto ward from it every kind of harm; the terday morning. Their general quare minifter of justice will be the interpreter ters are ar Cambre, a female monastery, of your Majefty's paternal intentions; about half a league diftant from this the confidence of the Kins and that of town, which, only two days before, was the people resting on the same head, will occupie: by the patriotic troops. become the pledge of public peace, and O n the 2.1 instant, the inilitary mazamust ensure the happiness of all parties." zine was abandoned to the plunder of the
rebel troops. The King's Answer to tbe Nagor. The officers, now turned adrift, and " I receive with fatisfaction the ad- deprived of their pay, thought proper ig Be You. XI, No. 730
make themitles amenus by piilaging to the frontiert of Brabant, Hiul,nd
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. det whatever the soldiers had fpared, panicularly the congress Hall, the War. Office, and the Hoiels of their former HOUSE OF LORDS. Sovereignis; but they were prevented by
Thursday, Nct. 25. the arrival of the vanguard of the Huljars of H-click.
His Maj-fty wnt in ftare to the
House of Peers, ant being frised on the A: the approach of these troops, the
throne, the Gentleman Uber of the multitude thought that they were appari.
Black Rod was left to commend their tions ; they would [carcey believe their own set.ses.
mediaie altendance of the Gentlemen of
the Finule of Commons. Son after M . The busines, in mort, is over. The
Haifeil, the Principal Clark, with a mark is fallen off, and, to the comfort of
confrierable number of the Members aphumanity, the whole has been effected
peared at the bor, and were ad 'refled by without the effusion of one single drop of
the Lord Chancchior nearly in the fol bood, The arrival of the Austrians was an
" His Majetty bas commanded me to nounced by drums bearing and colours
acquaint you, that he will deter declarflying. Vandernoot, Vaneupen, and their also:
ing the cause of calling this Parliarent, dar are fed. Several others, who had
till there ihall be a Speaker of the House
of Commons. It is therefore his Majele diflinguined themselves by their fanatic
ty's pleasure, that you do imediately zcal, have followed their example.
o r . All the prisoners of war, confined by
repair to the place where the Comiuons
do usually fit, and there chufe a fit perthe late Congress, have been let at liber
son to be your Speaker, and that you Peace and dranquillity begin to be re
present the perfon, fo ebosen, to his Mi
jefty here, for his Royal approbation toelablished, and every one blem-s the day
morow at two o'clock.''' which pils an er.d to our calamities.
His fajesty having retired, the Cierku • The Aulirian Government will it is
proceeded to adminifter the usual oaths expected, be established next week.'
io the Lnrds present. The Lord Chane. This morning the regiment of Bender
cellar was fwirn first, and after him his egtered this to'rn, follower by their bag
pag. Roval Highnéis the Prince of Wales and page. The Tyrolian Chasseurs came
hallurs came the Duke of Gloucefter... in a liule while before.
A certificate was read from the Clerk This day or to-morrow his Excellency
of the Crown, Itating, that thiricen General Bender, and a corps of Challe U18, Peers had been duly elccted to represent are expected. C. All patriotic diftinctions are entirely
the Peerage of Scotland, and that fix
Lords had been returned with an equal abolished.
number of votes. It is said that the amount of the whole
ole The Earl of Guildford took the oaths plunder, damage and walle, is equal to
and his fear by fuecefion' ; after which
an hetween three and four millions of
the newly created Peers were introduced, fioring.
and their patents being read, and the The taking of Namur was the prelude
ufual oaths adminiftered, they took their to the surrender of several other frontier towns, such as Charleroy, Gofflines,
seats in the following order: Sombrell, Genuppe, &c.
The Marquis of Abercorn, From Namur to Brussels, the fove
Lord Viscount Digby, reignty of King Leopold was acknowledge
Earl of Beverley, ed without the smallert resistance. He
Lord Fisherwick, was installed in several places with songs
Lord Fifc, of triumph.
HOUSE OF COMMONS that the general opinion would be that The House of Commons all-mbled to his Right Hon. friend united all those the number of three hundred at least. A. qualities that hai rendered him formerly, bout three o'clock Sir Francis Molineux and would render hinn in furure, a pros come in the usual form, and delivered per object of their choice. To those the following message : “ His Majesty members who were not in the last Parcominands the attenance of this Hon- liament, he would take the liberty to ourable House in the Houte of Peers.” to ftate, that ali the dignity of the pro
Mr Hatfell, attended by a considerable ceedings in that House, the preservation number of members went to the bar of of its privileges inviolate, and the reb the House of Lords, and in a very short thod of managing the great and inportime returned to eled their Speaker. tant husiness to be transacted there, de Gentlemen having taken their places. pended very much upon the conduct of
The Master of the Rolls role, and itat- their Speaker, without whom they could ed, that they were now affen:bled for not do any one at whatever. He wouid the purpose of exercifing their ancient not detain them much longer from corte and indifputable right of electing their mencing the business they were all mord own Speaker. It had been, he said, the upon, but would ask those new members usual cuítom opon fuch ocalion's to to consider the nature of the official fitile point out the various and important du- ation they were going to appoint fumé ties of that high station, and to enume person to, and then appeal to them if rate the many qualities, great abilities, they would not certainly prefer his Right and accomplishments, which that perfon Hon. frien', who had been tried Ice ought to poffefs whom they were to fome time in tha: arduous firmation, honour with their choice ; were he to where he had given the most univerfal follow this example, he was happy to satisfaction, and who, he could venture think that a more ample fieid for com- to affirm, polluted (as the last House of mendation never fell to the lot of any Commons bad experienced) all the gentleman, in proposing a Speaker, than found judgment and knowl:dge of our he had the good fortune ro have this excellent conditutioni, adherence to this day; but well knowing the honourable privileges of the House, and invariable character and gentleman-like feelings of conduct in itrictly attending to its orders his Right Hon. friend, as well as con- and regulations. He then moved that fidering that a majority of the genilemen the Rigit Hou. Henry Addington be prefent had the honour of fitting with called to the chair. him in the latt Parliament, and bearing Mr Philips rofe to second the motion : testimony, úpon many and great occa he said, perhaps, after what had fallen fons, to the propriety of conduct, the from the Right Hon. Gentleman before superior abilities, and the very nild and him, there remained liile for him to conciliating manners of his Right Hon. add, nor would he tong detain the Houte friend, he would wave going into that froin the impo: tani concerns for which panegyric in his presence, which, how. they mei-hé, however felt himself, from ever juftified he might otherwise be in his personal knowledge of his Right Hon. doing it, would, he knew, only serve to Friend, as well as from his public chas dftrets the feeling of his Right lion. racter, called upon to rise. The honour friend.
of his light line. Friend left himr no To those gentlemen who were in the room to fuppe fe that uninerited panegylaft Parliament, and who had witness-d ric and complimentary praises were any the proceedings of the Houle under the ways fited to his feelings, far less to his direct on of his Right Hopourable friend, wines; but, he mofily, that, great as he had little to lay, being convinced that there requilires were, which the perfon the motion le wai about to make would ought to have acquired who was nomipafs unanimously; and likewise, tc. Baied for that digrified fruation and cause that conduct, and those ami: high trust, Rill he kn:w, that his Hon. able manners which he was appiaud. ourable Friend united them all in his ing (though no applause of his could qualities for thechair-firong judgment, enhance their value), had already met a thorough knowledge of the conftituzion with the approbation of every individual and laws of the country, a particular atmember of the last Partiainent, who is tention to the forms and orders of the in this, and many other very respectable House, were all neceflary to the person pames which he was sorry to think they whom they should put in the chair; but, had loft. He was therefor well affured he was the more zealous in supporting K2