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And Rome, despoil'd and prostituted, lay, But something that, deserv'd by few,
Atonce, of tyrants and of laves the prey, is only not quite worthy you.
Her ftrain's terrific vengeance to disclose, I send, close pack'd within a chelt,
The indignant Muse of JUVENAL arose, The only charm by man possessid ;
And on the baseness of an impious age

All those describ'd in old romances Hurlid execration from his furious page. Are merely superftitious fancies ; What Muse, matured in some congenial But all the virtues they have feign'd clime,

[sublime ? Are in this powerful one contain'd. Is found to trace the Roman's flight If you with art this charm employ, To roll the thunder of his verse along, From Heav'n it brings Content and Joy; And wake its noble rage in British song? Content, for bashfulness renown'd, The best have fail'de'en DRYDEN's, So often fought, fo feldom found ; nervous line

And Joy, whose wanton jest and smile Unequal links beneath the bold design ; So oft the ling'ring hours beguile. Around the sense in devious measures If ever the foul tyrant, Care, plays,

[ful maze. To visit your abode Thould dare, And flows perplex'd amidst the tune. Its talismanic influence show, Thy 'talents, GIFFORD, to the trial And put to fight the ugly foe. bring

[pring; Music, that antidote to spleen, Exuberant itores from Learning's sacred You now may guess, is what I mean ; And blerid, as genius and as talte inspire, For these effects, and more, we find, The critick's judgment with the poet's In Heav'n-taught music are combin'd: fire.

[monious Nine If one of that fair train I see Though on thy arduous work the har. Already prattling round your knee, Have Thed the influence of their smiles Should sometimes be to wrath inclin'd, divine ;

(wave, You foon may calm his little mind; Yet o'er thy brow a fairer wreath shall Blows, with your usual sense, despise, Than e'er the favour of the Muses gaver

And with a tune the child chastise. Thy christian zeal shall brighter fame be. For if, as Cortgreve has express’d, Itow,

[throw. Music can calm the lavage breast, And round thy name a purer radiance It, fure, can make a storm subside

I. C. H. In breasts fo near to your's allied.

I scarce had the lait couplet made, LINES,

When Reason, stiff ill-manner'd jade,

Ruch'd in, and, as the pass'd along, "He laughing Zephyr thus the Storm

Thus spoke, and stopp'd the poet's song. THE addrest :

*[breatt ;

" What leads you vainly to profess, “ Relent, fierce foe, and calm thy angry

The peerless fair whom you address, On ev'ery breath bewitching odours

Could blesings of such import owe bring,

[Spring,

To any charm that you beltow ; Whisper voluptuous secrets to the

When, to yourself it is well known, Kiss the foft role, amidst the lilies play,

She has so many of her own. And hail the dawn, and greet the close of

Employ'd by her, this charm you fing, day(Tempelt said ;

Content and Joy from Heav'n will bring, Like me be blest."-" Like thee !" the

When all the thinking world can tell, "My pride is havoc, and my joy is dread! Your want of wit no more expose,

They always with that fair one dwell. With blasts of terror I infect the air, Destroy the hamlet, and the village tear !

But write plain sense in humble profe."

Nov. 1802. Begone, fond Hope, at my approach be

J. H. gone, Unalterable Nature drives me on."

ON BEING LEFT ALONE AFTER

DINNER. EPISTLE TO A YOUNG LADY

ow mall I here employ my tinie? LATELY MARRIED.

Alone, without or prole or rhyine,
Or pencil to amule me :

Nor pen nor paper to be found,
To prove myself your ardent friend,
Great is the blelling that I lend ;

No friend to puth the bottle round,
No tale by goslip-author cold,

Or for its Itay abuse me. Scarce fit for children three years old The servants come and find me here, No splendid article of dress,

And ltare upon me like the deer To bide and make your beauty less ; On Selkirk, in Fernandez ;

And

BY THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.

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And quite as tame, they wipe the chairs,

ON SOLITUDE.
And scrub and hum their fav?rite airs, BLEST be the man ! whose wish and

And ask what my command is.
I with one knew the way to change

A few pater nai barren acres bound ; Customs so barbarous and strange,

Content, content to breathe his native So savage and inhuman :

air,

(ground. I wish the sex were kinder grown,

And Aourith ever in his own dear And when they find a man alone,

Whose lowing herds each day new milk Would treat him like a woman.

afford ;

(ply ; Well-here's to her who far away,

Whose little fields his daily bread lupCares not that I'm or grave or gay ;

Whose focks with rich attire his skin And then no more I'll drink :

have itorid,

(grow high. But fold my arms, and meditate,

Whose trees in winter fade, in spring And clap my feet upon the grate,

Bleft is the man indeed! who unconcern'd And on grave matters think.

Can pass his hours and days without 'Tis- let me see-full sixteen years

dismay; (pray’rs are heard ; (And wond'rous fort the time appears)

Whose years side soft away ; whose Since with inquiry warm :

Whore health and peace of mind out. With beauty's novel power amaz'd,

shines the day ; I follow'd 'mid the crowd that gaz'd, Whose eyes by night are clos'd in balmy On 's beauteous form.

Deep ;

(mix'd. Up -'s fatiguing streets I ran,

Whole ease and plenty is together (Just half pretending to be man,

Sweet Recreation ! Iweet, thy charms And fearful to intrude)

ftill keep

(fix'd. Bulied I look'd on some employ,

In innocence; and let thy pow'r be Or limp'd to seem some otber boy, Thus let me happy live, unteen, un. Left The Mould think me rude.

known; The sun was bright, and on her face,

Thus unlamented let me filent die ; As proud to shew this stranger grace,

Steal from the world, and let no marble Shone with its purett rays ;

ftone And through the folds that veil'd her Investigate to mortals where I lie. form,

Reading

A. V.S. Motion display'd its happiest chaim, To catch th' admiring gaze.

THE TRUE PICTURE OF A MO.

DERN POET.
The smiling lustre of her eyes,

BY DAVID SEWELL.
That triumphid in our wild surprise,
Well I remember still ;

(See l'ol. XLII. p. 210.)
They spoke it joy to give delight,
And seem'd to say, "If I'm the light,

DISGRA
ISGRACE and Want, with Sorrow,

Toil, and Pain, (reign, 6 Good folks pray take your fill." Discord and Tumult, in my, cottage And can it be that 'neath this roof,

And bird me down in adamantine baçds, Whild I lit patiently aloof,

While struggling ardent I'd escape their This 'witching form can be !

lands,

[fields, Quick let me fly-avaunt my fears,

And range thro' Nature's fair expanfive 'Tis but a door--and fixteen years,

On wings, on flow'ry wings, that Fancy Divide this fair and me!

yields.

But ah! alas ! by Destiny confinid, Alas! that beauty should grow old ; I hug my fetters to compose my mind. Alas ! that passion should be cold; Alas ! that rhymes thould tail:

LINES, And oh ! while thus I sadly sing,

ADDRESSED TO MISS JENNY ST**E, Alas! that not a bell should ring,

To close my mournful tale.
Ve youths debarr'd your fair one's eye ;

THE

'He smiling dailies and the blushing Ye that for love to me m'ry Ay ;

flow'rs,

(bowers, ditend this moral rhyme :

The cowflip'd meadows and Elyhan List to the pensive lay it pours,

And fragrant odours from Arabia “ The devil take your doors and hours, brought,

(to nought. " Your Carpenters and Time !" Compar'd with jenny's charms amount

The

OF GLASGOW.

BY THE SAME.

air

fires ;

The trembling Zephyrs, breathing fofter While tender plants, berpangled rich

thare,
with dew,

(renew. Than Flora's and Pomona's gardens Put forth their buds, and mutual love Are but faint embleins of that native grace,

[face.

LINES, That clothes in purple Jenny's lovely ADDRESSED TO THB PORTRAIT OF The vocal music of the woads inspires MR. ROBERT BLOOMFIELD, AUTHOR With pleasing fymphonies and sacred OF " THE FARMER'S BOY."

(clares Written in the Suminer of 1801, when in But Jenny's voice in sweeter notes de.

London. Superior music and enchanting airs; 'Till hush'd the concert, filence waits

BY THE SAME. around,

That's modeft Bloomfield, Nature's With ears attentive, esger of the found;

true-born child : (guild : The notes are ended, and each feeble spray No school had he, 'twas Nature him beAbounds with music the succeeding day. He paints like' Nature, and of Nature Sing, lovely nymph, endu'd with virtue's fings ; charms,

To him each objeet solid wisdom brings. And yield submissive to thy lover's arms. The Mufe on him shall lasting fame enAs roses blollom by the purling rills,

tail, Or clothe in grandeur Caledonian hills, While British taste and poetry prevail. So may fweet Jenny grace the nuptial The song of Homer was the wars of bed,

Troy ;

[Boy. By manly manners meekly modest led; The theme of Bloomfield is the Farmer's

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

(Continued from Page 68.)

HOUSE OF LORDS.

THURSDAY, FEB. 3.

An Account was presented of the NaA NUMBER of Peers, among whom tional Debt. were the Bishops of Ely and Chi

MONDAY, FEB. 7. chester, the Earl of Coventry, Earl No business of importance. Berkeley, and Lord De Dunitanville,

TUESDAY, FEB. 8. took the oaths.

Lord Pelham moved to postpone the Several Petitions were presented ; progress of the Woollen Manufacturers' among others, two against the Woollen Bill, for several reasons ; but particu. Manufactory Bill.

larly as a number of the Acts, which it FRIDAY, FEB. 4.

was the object of the Bill to suspend; The Bishops of Hereford and St. Alaph were repealed.-Bill ordered to be comwere introduced on their relpective trants mitred on this day month. lations.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. g. The Lord Chancellor adverted to the

Nothing of importance. subject of the right of feats of the Archiepifcopal Lords of Ireland ; and after

THURSDAY, FEB, 10. pointing out some oversiglits on this sub- The Bishop of Chester took the oaths ject in the Union Act, he moved, “ That and his teat. so much of the A&t of Union as refers to

FRIDAY, FEB. 11. the right of the Lords Spiritual of Ire- The Bishop of Winchester and Lord's land to their seats in the House of Lords, Northampton and Grantley were sworn ; be referred to the confideration of the after which a Committee lat on that part Committee of Privileges, and that the of the Union A& which provides for the Committee fit on Thursday next for that fitting of Irish Pars. purpole."-Ordered.

Adjour cd.

HOUSE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

to.

THURSDAY, FEB. 3:

came fixed; and observed, that the causes NE

EARLY twenty Members took the which led to its unfavourable itate were - oaths and their seats.

not likely to recur ; among these were Mr. Kegne, in allusion to the affairs of the purchase of corn in foreign markets the Carnatic, spoke of the importance of with 20,000,000 of money, and the drain ascertaining whether the alterations in of fpecie for the payment of our Army that part of the world were founded on and Navy abroad. He then moved for juftice ; and pointed out fume books leave to bring in a Bill for fufpending which lay down proper measures to be the payments of specie for a limited pursued by Indian Governors : he then time. moved for several papers from Lords Mr. Tierney urged, that the House Macartney 'and Hobart to the Court of ought to oblige the Bank to prove, that Directors from 1782 to 1795.- Agreed it was ready to pay in cash whenever the

restriction was at an end : he thought the Mr. Corry moved for a variety of House should be very careful in lending accounts relative to Irish Charitable forth an opinion that a farther restriction Establishments.-Ordered.

was convenient to the Bank, left they FRIDAY, FEB, 4.

should incur the suspicion of being the General Gascoigne moved, that there blind followers or accomplices of the be laid before the House an account of Directors. the number of vesels, and the amount of Mr. Fox spoke against the measure, their tonnage, together with the number left it should be repeated whenever the of men ar.d boys, employed in the tranf- course of exchange was against us : if port service, and armed lips, between the the inconvenience of taking off the regth of January 1801, and the 5th of 'Itriction were apparent, he ihought some January 1803, diltinguishing each year. arrangement might be made, such as

Mr. 'Vanfittart moved for an account of paying a part in cash, by which it might Bank notes in circulation for the last be leftened. three months.

Mr. Banks intimated his intention of Some conversation ensued on this fub- moving for an inquiry into the causes of ject, between Mr. Tierney, Mr. Thorn- the continuance of the Bill. ton, and Mr. Vanfittart ; after' which Lord Hawkesbury spoke in defence of the motion was amended and agreed to. the Chancellor's measure,; and, after

Several annual accounts of Ireland fome explanations, leave was given to were moved for by Mr. Corry, and pre. bring in the Bill. sented

IRISH AFFAIRS.
MONDAY, FEB. 7.

In a Committee of Supply on the Irida On the motion of Mr. W. Dundas, Eltimates, Mr. Corry said, that those of the time for receiving Petitions was pro

the miscellaneous service were precisely longed one week beyond Friday.

the same as last year. The Resolutions Petitions were presented for enlarging were put and agreed to. Smithfield Market'; for the formation of

TUESDAY, FEB. 8. a Coal Market; and for the Improve- The Houte was occupied with hearing ment of the Port of London.

Election Petitions.
BANK RESTRICTION BILL.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer

No bulinels of importance. moved to bring in a Bill for continuing

THURSDAY, FEB, 10. the Act that reltrains the Bank from Much private business was discussed ; paying in specie : he looked forward and a Petition was presented from Kinwith confidence to the moment when the cardine for the repeal of the Tonnage Bank would resume its former practice ; Duty. but at prelent, though there could be no

FRIDAY, FEB. 11. doubt of the sufficiency of the Bank, Sir W. Elford gave notice, that on that establishment ought not to be 'ex- Monday fe'nnight he Mould make a moposed to the demands of specie for Coun. tion on the dismissal of Mr. Marshall try Bank Notes, particularly as we re- from Plymouth Yard. ceived no ingots nor bullion from abroad. The Lord Mayor poftponed his motion He only wished to see the restriction on the Tonnage Duty for want of docu. continued till the course of exchange be

The

dients.

The Secretary at War moved to bring creditors in their affidavit had not stated in à Bill for exercising the Militia for that the defendant had tendered such debt twenty-eight days inttead of twenty-one. in Bank Notes ; and the defendant ob- Leave given.

tained his discharge on the ground that The Chancellor of the Exchequer he could not offer fractional notes. moved for a Committee on the Bank Re- After these observations, the blank: Atriction Bill; when

were filled up with “ fix weeks after the The Attorney General proposed to next Sertions." amend the A&ts relative to this subject. He Some further explanatory conversation stated, that persons held to bail procured took place ; after which the House ad. their discharge by making oath, that their journed.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

PARIS, JANUARY 31.

dead, and very much swelled; and G ENERAL LASNES, having been or. afterwards by sending up a piece of

dered to re-allume his official Ita. raw meat, which was brought down in tion at Lifbon, has had an audience of a ttate of complete putrefaction. Among leave; at which the First Conful ex- the victims this general disease, are pressed his fatisfaction at the former Lalande, the Astronomer, and Delille; services of the General while on the the Poet. fame itation.

M. de la Harpe died on the joth inft: Paris, Feb. 9.-The First Consul has and M. de St. Lambert on the gth inst. distributed several fabres of honour to at Paris. Both had been Members of Officers who have distinguished them- the French Academy, as well as of the selves at St. Domingo.

Second Class of the National Institute, Citizens Delamhre and Cuvier have M. de St. L. was eighty-four years of been appointed perpetual Secretaries of age. the First Class of the National Institute ; La Harpe, author of " An Ancient the former for the Mathematics, the and Modern Course of Literature," latter for Natural Philosophy.

who fell a victim to the late epidemie Citizen Sicard has been appointed disease, declared previous to his death; perpetual Secretary of the Class of that he had a firın belief in the truth of Languages and French Literature; and the Christian religion, and solemnly Citizen Dacier to the Class of History retracted whatever may have appeared and Ancient Literature.

in his writings against its precepts and A late Moniteur contains a report constitution. from a Committee of the Medical So. The Archbihop of Toledo has obciety of Paris, upon the origin, symp- tained from the Pope the Bull which toms, and treatment of the catarrhal authorises liim to suppress as many fever which lately broke out in that convents as he may deem necessary, city. The determining causes, as throughout Spain.---The once formiAated by the Committee, are, “ the dable Tribunal, the Inquisition, is faid singular variations in the temperature to be entirely abolished, and the recent of the atmosphere during the last two release of M. de Urquijo, who had been months; the blowing of the North and disgraced and banished for having deEast winds in the night, and the South clared himself hostile to the Inquisition, and the East winds during the day ; gives probability to the report. and the rapid transition, in the course The German College of Princes is of a few hours, from between four and now to consist of 131 Juffrages, instead five degrees below the freezing point, of 106, 13 of which are to belong to to five or six degrees above it."-It the King of Pruslia, 12 to the Emperor, having been supposed that this epide- including those of the Dukes of Turmic originated from the corrupt itate cany and Modena, 13 to the Elector of of the atmosphere, two experinents Bavaria, eight to the Elector of Hano. were last week made to ascertain this ver, five to the Elector of Saxony, fix point; the one by sending up a dog to to the Margravine of Baden, and five to à certain height, which came down the Duke of Wirtemberg;

The VOL. XLIII. FEB, 1803.

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