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COMMUTATION Tax.-An Act for render
ing houses more chearful, healthy, com
fortable, and commodious. Paper Ditto.-An Act for the encourage
ment of authors, the promotion of learning, and extending the liberty of the
press. Postage Ditto.-An Act for expediting
business, increasing social intercourse, and facilitating the epistolary correspond
ence of friends. DISTILLERY Ditto.-An Act for making
the landlords responsible to government for the obedience of their own and their
neighbours tenantry. Candle Ditto.--An Act for the benevo
lent purpose of putting the blind on a level with their fellow-creatures.
Excise Goods Ditto.-An Act for lessen
ing the burthen of the subject by an in
crease of the collection. . SOAP Ditto.-An Act for suppressing the
effeminacy of Englishmen, by disappoint
ing them of clean linen. SMUGGLING Ditto.—An Act for demon
strating the arbitrary spirit of this free government, in whatever clashes with
the interests of the Treasury. GAME Ditto.—An Act for making the
many responsible, for a monopoly of every thing nice and delicate, to the
palates of the few. Horse Ditto.—An Act for reducing the
farmers to the wholesome exercise of walking, while their servants enfeeble themselves with riding.
Ar the last grand Fete given by Mr. Jene KINSON to his friends in Administration, it was proposed, that as WILBER FORCE had sprained his leg at the last game at LEAPFROG, and Pratt had grown too fat for their old favourite sport of HIDE-AND-SEEK, some new diversion should be instituted.--Various succedanea were suggested, such as CHUCKFARTHING, MARBLES, &c. but at last the general voice determined in favour of the DRAMA.-After some little altercation as to what particular dramatic production to select, the comic opera of Tom Jones was performed, and the arrangement of characters was disposed of as follows:
The parts of ALLWORTHY, TOM JONES, and Sophła, were subjects of long and difficult discussion ; but at length Mr. Dundas put an end to the altercation, by assuring the company that he was willing and able to act ANY part, and would be glad, though at so sbort a notice, to attempt that of ALLWORTHY. The same offer was handsomely made by Lord DENBIGÅ for that of TOM Jones, and the character of SOPHIA was at Jast állotted to VILLIÉRS.. "
Post to town, my friend Ansty, or if you refuse A visit in person, yet spare us your muse: Give her wing, ere too late for this city's election, Where much waits her comment, and more her correction. What novels to laugh at! what follies to chide ! Oh! how we all long for a WesTMINSTER Guide ! First, in judgment decisive, as Ottoman Califf, Aloft on the hustings, behold the High Bailiff! But we miss from the seat, where law rests on a word, The old symbols of justice—the scales and the swordAs a symbol too martial the sword he discards, So 'tis lodg'd where it suits—in the hands of the guards ; And doubting the poise of weak hands like his own, He suspended the scales at the foot of the throne.
Turn next to the candidates—at such a crisis We've a right to observe on their virtues or vices.