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ODR ON RETURNING PEACE.
To see this long-wilh'd hour!
Thy happiness and pow'r!
Haunt the proud tenants of a court,
Holding subject lives in sport?
Religion teach of universal love;
"Mid her new bliss Britannia still muft mourn
Her noblest children from her bosom torn! Exalted spirits, sparks of brightest flame,
The self-devoted vi&tims of our strife,
Who dauntless facrific'd a valued life
Now, wand'ring in your native skies,
To you my grateful thoughts arise.
Long your example Britain's fons shall fire
Expiring Time fhall know them ftill,
And Aill they 'll wake the lyre! Yes :- never thall the muse forget to pay To valour such as yours the tributary lay!
See through yon cloud what rising radiance streams; 'Tis the bright glory of thine eye that beams, , Thy cheek's celestial bloom,
That chases War's retiring gloom, And bids the groan of death, the thrick of anguilh, cease.
Oh, Oh, child of Heav'n! beneath thy sacred feet
The broken stem of love is seen,
Is bath'd with many a hero's blood, -
On thy bright cheek the colour dies,
O lovely Peace, thy earliest joys?
Upon the cheek of gay Delight?
It is, that grateful Britain feels
The sacred figh. Oh spirits truly mourn'd!
Shall we not breathe the righ, and drop the tear,
Turn from the hero's honour'd tomb;
Thy presence Sorrow's finking heart shall bless,
Sonth the deep wound no human art can close,
She greatly bought the public good;
Ah see! on Beauty's anxious cheek
On the warrior's graceful brow !
EPIGRAM, ADDRESSED TO THOSE WHO ARE REJOICING IN THB
[From the Heart of Oak..!!! THAT no one should halloo till out of the wood,
Is a maxim which none can deny;
Discretion will always apply.
Although omnium and stocks both have rose:
[From the same.)
And gràfps with joy thine olive wand;
No longer braves a rival's land.
Misguided country! vainly great !
Why court an ignominiuus peace?
Thy fall? Why press thy foe's release?
Britain! the fleets of Gallia ride
Safe o'er thy charterid wide domains;
They carol forth their festive sirains ;*
TREATY OF PEACE
OF ST. JAMES's, WESTMINSTER, AND XANTIPPE,
[From the Oracle.]
From the deranged state of our household, and 10 prevent all future wars between us, we have mutually agreed to lign the following articles :
Art. I. It is stipulated that Mrs. Xantippe Fribble hall not on any account drink more than one pint a day of that cordial commonly called Hollands.-VOL, VI.
TREATY OF PEACE.
26 Agreed to, with the exception of such times as Mrs. F. may feel herself afflicted with vapours, and when she receives occasional visits from her female acquaintances. In these cases the quantity of strong waters shall be left to her own discretion.
II. Mr. Fribble shall not, henceforward, throw the goose at Mrs. F.'s head, as an unlucky blow might occasion the death of poor Mrs. F. and render her beloved husband's appearance at the Old Bailey indispensably necessary.
III. Mr. F. must not beat his apprentices above once a day, as their cries might occafion an infraction of the treaty, especially if Mrs F. should happen to be flustered. Besides, such outrages in a polite neighbourhood might demand the interference of the police.
IV. Mr. Fribble is to confine himself principally to his workshop, with the privilege of free egress and regress to and from the garden, and ingrefs to the bedroom, which is to be like a free port--open to both parties.
V. It is required, on the part of Mr. Fribble, that the kitchen, dining and drawing rooms, which are to be under the immediate jurisdiction of his wife, hall, on no account, be infelted with goffiping visitors, or gamblers.--Agreed--with the exception, however, of a few female friends, who, by analyzing the actions of their neighbours, promote the love of decency and morality in fociety; and the privilege of an innocent game:at cards every Sunday evening, when Mr. Fribble is at church; together with permission to have a rout once a month.--The latter part of this demand is objectel to on the part of Mr. Fribble, except his wife will limit the number of persons invited to the rout to two hundred, and the expense of the entertainment to one hundred pounds. Agreed to with great reluitance by the lady. VI. For the better prefervation of domestic har