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My theme the herald of no war's alarms, How Tall the Muse thy varied woes re. Of grandeur, power, of honour, or of
[charms, Thy wild ideas, fofter'd in the brain, Of, fructures lost to all their former That warm the cheated soul with fond Mingled in duft, and found but by a delight,
Or form huge phantoms of fictitious More arduous far the Mure's talk's
Yet her's the talk, the strives the course to aflign'd;
[fail, Thy aid, Melpomene, her efforts crave,
With diffidence expands the vent'rous Whilst the reviews the ruins of the mind, While heterogeneous founds distract the Poor Reason, buried in tbe bolly's grave.
And urge her passage thro' MisforO Reason, lamp that lights the busy foul, Behold that fately figure-Child of Pride! To govern human passion kindly giv'n;
I knew him ere to madness thus a Our faith, our joys, and forrows, to cons troul;
prey, Thou brightest mirror of reflected
When self-importance urg'd him to de. ride,
[fway. Bleft taper, lighting to Religion's throne, And, scarcely own a great Creator's Ah! what were man without thy genial And now in all the mockery of Itate, sway!
Tho'clad in rags, this oftentatious His hopes how frail! how little had he
[await, Without thy strong and unerroneous Believes around him thousand naves
Himself in fancy a despotic King. Poor infects had we been in nature's scale,
Thus human nature, when o'ercast with Consign'd to dullness, levell'dwith the pride, The wanton sport of Folly's vicious gale;
Insulted Heav'o most severely scans ; Of Wisdom's tree precluded from the Of arrogance repels th' impetuous tide, fruit.
Humbles rank infolence, and man unReason depos’d, how art thou funk, O Man?
[then thy boast? All dark within-Olivia, love-lorn maid, Hoodwink'd thy mind, ah! where is In catter'd garb, and with dishevellid Confus'dly restless, and without a plan,
hair, Immers'd in doubt, and to reflection Avoids the light, of faithless man afraid, lost.
Her haggard form the picture of deSo yon fair seat of elegance and talte *
spair. Which spread its charms to admira. Ask you the cause why poor Olivia's loft,
Her spirits broke, her bosom (woln Delroy'd, behold a desolated waste,
[crofs'd, And low in dust its splendid honours By Nighted vows and disappointment lie.
Dittraction urg'd her eyes to overflow. -Worst Pandemonium of the human mind,
Blushes the hectic on her pallid cheek, Tremendous Madness. who's exempt
Where lately breath d the sweetly The weak, the frong, the brave, thy of sorrows part now hear her piteous
[speak; fhackles bind, And vi&tims fall to thy severe decree.
Of sorrows past a Cazonette compose. How vaft thy havoc o'er the human She fings ; 'tis melody's most plaintive form,
[tence. And check'd with sudden Itarts of And wit or learning but a feeble
grief or fear. • The late noble manfion on Blackheatli, confessedly one of the most grand and superb seats in the kingdom ; which on the demise of Sir Gregory Page, Bart. devolved to his heir Sir Gregory Page Turner, was sold, pulled down, ar.d the materials dilpoled of in lots by public auction,
And now in moody silence fee she fits, The poor fanatic, buried in despair,
Absorb'd in apathy or mental gloom; Madly anticipates each future pain; Or rous'd-bewails, or laughs, or fings, Caught in some bigot's uprelenting fnare, by fits;
(not whom. Religion Atretches out her hand is Reviles, condeinns, or calls the knows vain. That piteous object which our ears afrails Dark as his brow-the chaos of his With clam'rous · rage and ceaseless
Presents eternal torments to his fight; Attacking with his teeth his fqualid nails, A Deity no longer good and kind: Desporate in thought, on sable mil
His apprehentions endless fears excite. chief bent. Bright as the fun before th' approaching Ill-founded fear! but who shall comfort ftorm,
[breast; He thone conspicuous in the rings of
When wild Enthusiasm occupies the But passion reason to deform,
When horrors hence delusion's vifons Her fruitful foil became a dreary waste.
To rob Devotion of her purest reft. Inmidnight orgies were his moments part?
Was dissipation his without controul? O Melancholy! 'tis thine, in varied The reckonings came and finish'd the shape,
[foul, The voice of Peace and Pleasure to And pale distraction overwhelms his To bind the brows of Reason with thy Who's this all mirth and mummery we
[to preis. see, [wealth, and pow'r ;
And o'er the mind thy leaden weights That laughs at fortune, pomp, and
And Avarice thine! fell canker of each From pride and malice, and from sorrow
Fast foe to honour, pure fruition's The very May-fly of the frantic hour.
How much the human mind thy cares Behold her brisk with freakish step ad.
The wretch that's next in view can well In every gesture, every gambol town, On toe fantastic round and round The'll
Unsocial mortal, opulently poor, dance,
Deafto Misfortune's penetrating plaint, And deem the fairy regions all her own.
He spurn'd poor (hiv'ring merit from his door,
[his faint, 'Twas her's to flirt, and only seem fin And farv'd midst plenty, making gold cere,
[her own, The vain coquet, with blandishments This Miserfranke, in epitome, To laugh, to fing, to wheedle, and to Still is himself, altho' in madden'd jeer,
[throne, plight, 'Till Reason loft its unsubitantial Collecting bits of rags, or leaves of tea, No itings of mem'ry to her vacant mind
As hoards, in Fancy's eye, immensely Reflection's busy images convey;
bright. Tho sad her friends, herself to mirth The Poet's dreams, his frenzy rolling inclin'd,
Cintrude. Is ne'er unhappy, never less than gay.
The Muse might paint, but ceases to Charming delusion! when distraction Or jealous Rage, or fell Milanthropy, reigns,
(range : And other various shapes of Reason And fancied pleasure's falle ideas crude, But when black choler ftagnates in the veins,
Curtails her flight as tender feelings rise,
[change. Behold and mark the melancholy
And conscious tears protract the mournful tale,
[lighs, His words how broken ! fault'ring! and Which spanks my heart in sympathetic how slow!
And kindred Nature drops Compaf: Sunk into darkness like a fallen star.
fion's veil. Melanthus view immers’d in sullen woe, The door of reason does despondence bar.
JOURNAL JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS
FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED
KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
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HOUSE OF LORDS.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29. SR J. SAUMAREZ's Annuity Bill was On the second reading of Markham's read a third time, and pasted. Divorce Bill, Lord Auckland gave noWEDNESDAY, APRIL 20.
tice that he should move to expunge the Farl Grosvenor, Lord Melville, the last clause, which gave the Lady all the Bishop of Lincoln, and the new Bishop jewels, clothes, &c. which ihe pose of Hereford, took the oaths and their seffed. seats.
MONDAY, MAY 2.
The Earl of Suffolk moved, that an Lord Courtenay was sworn, and account of Vicars and Curates holding took his seat; after which the Royal livings under 100l. per annum, be laid Aflent was given to some public and before the House : he said, there were private Bills.
about 10,000 such situations in the MONDAY, APRIL 25.
country, half of which were under 701. The Grenada Loan Bill was read a per annum. third time, and passed.
On the suggestion of the Lord ChanTUESDAY, APRIL 26.
cellor, the Earl consented to delay his Lord Moira, on the second reading motion for a few days : it was, how, of the Pancras Poor's Bill, desired that ever, previoully opposed by Lord the Petitioners against it might be per.
Auckland. mitted to bring evidence in support of
Lord Auckland moved for the pro• their Petition, which was acquiesced duction of certain accounts relative to in.
the Revenue. He stated the revenue Lord King expressed his concern, of the country, for the last twelve that the discuilion upon the papers months, to have exceeded 34,000,000l. on the table, relative to the general thereby creating an excels, after payrevenue and expenditure of the na- ing the intereit of our debt, &c. of tion, thould have been so long de 17,000,000l. towards the extraordinary, ferred. He signified his intention, services of the country. if the causes of delay should not be
TUESDAY, MAY 3. renewed, to bring it on on Tuesday. Lord King made a proposition to WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27.
insert a clause in the Irish Bank Re. The House was principally occupied striction Bill, that at the expiration of with hearing evidence on Mr. Brydges's six months the Bank of Ireland Mould claim to the Chandos Peerage.
pay its own notes in those of the Bank Lord Auckland moved for an ac- of England; but, after some remarks count of the sums granted to the Com- from the Earl of Limerick and Lord millioners for managing Queen Anne's Auckland, the Bill was read a second Bounty, &c.- Ordered.
time. THURSDAY, APRIL 28.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4. Evidence on Markham's Divorce Lords Hereford and Say and Sele Bill was brought, to prove the adul. took their seats. tery between the Lady, and Captain The clause in Markham's Divorce Fan thaw; and their Lordships' den Bill, for investing the Lady with her bated upon the subject of some pro. jewels, &c. was thrown out. perty which had lately accrued to Mrs.
THURSDAY, MAY S. Markham.
Several new clauses proposed in Lord Bulkeley was sworn in. the Irish Bank Restriction Bill by
Lord VOL. XLIII. JUNE 1803.
Lord King were negatived, and the making his intended motion; for the Bill palled.
present, he fhould withdraw it. FRIDAY, MAY 6.
Lord Spencer agreed to the pro. Lord Moira, in a Committee on the priety of withdrawing, the motion ; Insolvent Debtors' Bill, explained its but thought the proposed investigation principles, which were, to give relief absolutely indispensable, as soon as cir. to those who were doomed to perpetual cumstances would permit. imprisonment for having contracted
TUESDAY, MAY 10. debts; but he should propose a clause The Earls of Cholmondeley and to prevent any fraudulent debtor Scarborough, and Lords Vernon and taking advantage of it.
Conyngham, took the oaths. Lord Ellenborough objected to the
THURSDAY, MAY 12. Bill, on the ground that there were Some conversation took place on the more fraudulent debtors than harth immediate neceslity of pasling the Nota creditors.
tingham Election Bill; and several The Lord Chancellor was of the Peers expressed their altonihment at fame opinion; he entered upon a long the disgraceful scenes which had been detail of the improper conduct of acted at that town. debtors, and contended that creditors
FRIDAY, MAY 13. had an equal claim for justice and Lord King, pursuant to his notice, bumanity.
drew the attention of the House to the After some farther conversation, the Accounts of the Revenue and Exquestion was put and negatived; on penditure of the Nation ; entered into which the Bill was rejected.
a minute examination of the different Lord Pelham faid, that between this papers; and dwelt, with much force, time and Monday he should probably on the variations that appeared in the be able to make Tome communication totals of those delivered at the end to the House ; and although he wias of March, and those presented, on the not now empowered to do lo, yet he motion of Lord Auckland, in April ; thought it neceflary to state, that which he seemed to consider as intended General Andreosti had applied for to impose on, and mislead the public. pafiports to return to France, and that The conclusion of his calculations was, directions had been sent to Lord Whit. that, instead of there being a surplus, worth to quit Paris on a certain day, as had been stated, the Revenue was unless the negociation fhould be fatis far fhort of the Expenditure. He factorily terminated. He then moved therefore moved, that the accounts be to adjourn to Monday.
referred to a Comiittee. Lord Darnley opposed the motion ; Lord Auckland went through the and Lord Spencer expressed his aftu- fame accounts, and drew very different nishment at it, as it was not improbable conclusions. By his statement it apo that the information might be received peared, that fo far from there being in an hour.
a deficiency in the Revenue, by its The Lord Chancellor spoke in favour very great increase, on an average of of the adjournment, and Lord Carlisle several years from 1786, the produce against it; after which the question for of each of which he took into his the adjournment was put and carried. argument, there was above 9,000,000l. MONDAY, MAY 9.
for contingent application. He did Lord Pelham informed the House, not, however, deny that there was a that circumstances had occurred which floating debt. prevented him from making his pro- Lord Moira spoke at length in remised communication. On Friday futation of the last speaker's assertions ; Mihifters supposed Lord Whitworth and contended, that if the Revenue to be on his return ; but he had been was double what it was in 1786, we induced to delay his departure. He had double as many burthens now to concluded with saying, that he had bear. He thought, that before Minisnot the smallelt doubt that the informa- ters had held out such fallacious itatetion which was fo anxioully expected ments, and come forward with a Peace would be brought forward in a few Etablishment, they ought to have been days.
certain that France had abandoned her Lord Darnley intimated, that if the ambition. cominunication Thould prove fatis. Lord Grenville spoke for two hours factory, he thould probably decline and a half; the tenor of his arguments was, a reply to the speech which had its effects; but he knew not whether been published as that of the Chancel. any steps had been taken in conselor of the Exchequer on the oth quence.-The motion was agreed to. December, on the State of our Fi. TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY. nances; by which we were informed, Nothing of importance.---Adjourned that there was a surplus of a million. to To prove that this was not the fact, he
FRIDAY, MAY 20. reverted to the different items; and After hearing Counsel in Scotch from their enormous Itatements, to. Appeals, Lord Boringdon moved for gether with the omissions, he drew a several papers relative to the negociaconclusion, that, instead of one million tion, not contained among those before surplus, there was a deficiency of at the House. He prefaced his motion leait four millions.
with remarks on the ftress laid on the Lord Pelham condemned Lord G. insults said to bave been received from for arguing from a pamphlet, and France with respect to British thipthought it unfair to decide, from the ping, &c. without any proof having expenditure of last year, as to what been adduced. He then touched on would be the Peace Establishment. the arrest of Captain D'Auvergne, ona
The quetion was at length nega- counter project hinted at by France; tived.
and, in conclusion, moved for Copies Lord Ellenborough brought in a Bill of whatever Correspondence had taken for removing difficulties on Trials for place since the date of the latt papers on Murder, and for determining under the table. what jurisdiction persons accessary to Lord Pelham had no desire to oppose finking vessels should be tried. the production of any paper that could MONDAY, MAY 16.
with propriety be made public. Aš Lord Pelham, by command of his to the counter-project, a paper of that Majelty, laid before the House the nature had been received, but it was Message given in the proceedings of unofficial. He at length decidedly the Commons, and moved that it be stated, that at preient no negociation taken into consideration this day se'n- was pending night.
Lord Boringdo: then waved his last Lord Stanhope expatiated on the motion; and the first, relative to the importance of the subject, and rather shipping, was agreed to. approved of than condemned the de. Lord Fitzwilliam then moveď for lay. He could not, however, forbear several papers on the Armaments, mentioning one subject, which he similar to those moved for in the Comknew to be a fact, viz. that the French mons on Thursday ; but after several Government zvere in polegion of a secret remarks from Lords Pelham and Ho. for destroying the wbole Navy of Great bart, on the impropriety of making Britain. He added, that he had lately this information public, he withdrewy informed the Chancellor of the Ex- his motion, chequer of a remedy for counteracting Adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19.
King's Speech of the 230 November, SIRJ. W. ANDERSON moved to bring which related to the athittance to be
in a Bill for making a Free Market afforded by Parliament to mercantile in London for the sale of Coals.- transactions. Granted.
General Gascoyne hoped that some The Grenada Loan Bill was read a communication would previoully be third time, and pafled.
made by Ministers upon the state of the The Coventry Election Petition was country; and truited, that no comordered to be taken into consideration mercial regulations would be made, till on the 19th of August; and the Ilches.. merchants knew whether their specuter Petition on the 22d.
Jațions were to proceed upon a war or a The Chancellor of the Exchequer peace eltablishment. If such a commumoved, that the House should on nication was not made, he thould conThursday resolve itself into. a Com- sider the Minister as culpable. mittee to consider that part of the The Chancellor of the Exchequer