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Then some kind friend, perhaps, will And when this hand that strikes the lyre, say,

Shall wake no more its wonted fire; " Why did we scorn bis tender lay? And when this tongue, for ever mute ! “ Ah! why, too late, regard the tale No more shall warble to the lute : « Of him, the Bard of Dura's vale?" Then, on thy page, my friends will find July 15th, 1802.

A faithful picture of my mind!


Cottage of Mon Repos,

Village of Sturry, near
Finale *.

Canterbury, Kent, No.
SOME small memorial left behind,

vember 6, 1802. Recalls a buried friend to mind; Or foon, when clos'd life's tranhent

ERRATA, in our last, page 293, col.

line 8, of the " Poetry," for « Produce fcene, All would forget that we had been !

read Produced.Page 294, col. 1,

line 11, tor “ Close to their ears," read, Go, then, my Book ! when I am gone, And be my monuinental stone.

Close to their seats.Ibid. line 21,

for 6 But all is fient now, read, “ But Why do we weep o'er Petrarch's woes? Why visit, pilgrim-like, Vaucluse ??

all is desert now.' Why bend our oft.impatient teet, To view the walls of Paraclete ?

TO AMBROSE PITMAN, ESQ.. Because the Pen had power to save

ON HIS SONNET IN THE EUROPEAN Their ttories from Oblivion's wave!

MAGAZINE FOR MAY 1801. What now of Petrarcb's love remains ? Of Petrarch's hopes ? of Petrareb's pains? SWEETLY, O PITMAN! hath thy Muse

(mind. Of rapturous Eloisa's bliss ?

Th' exalted virtues of a CARTIER's A little, senseless Book, like this ! In humbler strains one craves to touch Still can th' unconicious page inipire

the lyre, Each melting thought, each warm delire !

And solve thy question-tho' poetic fire Awake to sympathy the soul,

Glows not herein--yet hail bright Truth And bid the forms of Pallion roll!


[terpart. Hail, then, O Pin ! O thou shalt be

Where may be found ihy portrait's cous. A type of immortality !

Let me then lead thee to this distant Go! little volume ! and relate


[ttream ! The rigours of thy master's fate!

Where GANGES rapid rolls his hallow'd Display the labours of his head,

Here, not by virtue more than bloos And tell how much his batom bled,

allied Whilft, prone beneatli Misfortune's way, To him who justly art thy Muse's pride, He lighed the lingering hours away! He lives below'd should I his worth reGo little volume ! go! and prove,

hearle, His heart with Pity warm, and Love : 'Twould be a repetition of thy verse : Amidst affliction's wintry itorm,

The virtues which there clain a world's O ftill with Love and Pity warm !


[LAW's * ! Go little Book ! or loon, alas !

Are CARTIER's-herein they would be
Ere a few roiling seasons pals,
My friends, lo weak are human ties,

May calt me from their memories :
Save when, recall'd, by chance alone,


HE fun descends behind the western By the frail record on my stone !


(rayi A poor memorial! form’d to tell,

His beams departing thed a weaker Nought but niy birth, and when I feil !

The veil of nighé his glorious splendour Go! little Book ! when I am gone,

Birouds ;

(away. And be my monumental stone !

The stars appear to chase his light Then when this heart, extinct its heat, What deep, what universal silence reigns ! No more at Pallion's call shall beat; Winch brings reflection to che pensive Cold, Julia ! cold to Love and thee,

mind ;

[mains, All! iternet part of Fate's decree!

No noile disturbs these filent lune do. Then when there eyes, no longer bright, Save where the tunetul nightingale you Are cloled in everlaiting night!

find. * This poem was, originally, prefixed to a manuscript volume of the Author's works. † Charles Law, Esq. nephew to John Cartier, Esq.


hour ;

call wce.

Now Ev'ning, gentle Goddess, with her What if no purple robe, of various fold, train,

[arrive ; Catches the gaze of fools with circling Reflection, Silence, Darknets, now


[loul No lights throughout the filent world Peace yet is his : no hope can raise his remain,

(horn derive.

To crave the vanity of high controul. Save that which we from Cynthia's Rich in content, and rich in Nature's

buon, The weary peasant homeward plads his

(noon ; way,

[tov ficar ;

He toils thro' morning, ard he rests at

And tho' he toils, his toils are such as Worn out, fatigued by noontide's sui

live The oxen, weary with the labourd day,

Free from each care anxiety can give. Repair to fome cool place, their lov'd

The fertile lands his eary labours pay,

A mere subtidence for the pretent day. Morpheus begins to spread his charms

To-morrow's wants ne'er taint the joy ful around ; (neis, lics

(pow'r, Mankind, fatigued with toil and buri The ftars of future ill the rich o'erIn the folt armis ut bleep delightful bound, And, midit the gaudy feast of promis'd All nature to th'accustomed covert

joy, hies,

E'en spoii enjoyment, and the relish cloy. Reading


Not such is Damon ; for when Heav n defcends

(benus ; ADDRESS TO A CHAFER. In war’ry torrents, and the corn o'era

When fummer Teddens, or when auI.

tumn's rime

(prime ; WH Hen now dull hours protrat the Blights the full car, and blasts it in its

lingering night, (light, Content is he each evil to forego, Ard wintry gloom debars the beams of Nor feeis from Fortune what mankind Low in the ground thy undigested form

truth, Shups Boreas' ruthan blaits, and howling See round him dwell plain innocence and Horm.

Unsullied beruty, and unbroken youth. II.

“ Calm contemplation and poetic ease" When new-born Maia ushers in her train, Teach ev'rv object, ev'ry sound, to: And vegetation (miles along the plain,


[behelt, With spring thy form, reviving from the Fix'd in his heart he owns this high earth,

[birth. What Heaven gives, is given for the Is rous'd to life, and claims a lecond

beit. III. Reading

C.B. Short is thy triumph, scarce has Vesper's gale

VERSES, In milder zephyrs ftol'n along the dale,

BY THE REV. C. W. E When, as thou flit'it to taite the sweets On the Inoculation of his only Child, by around,

[ground. Dr. Hull, of Manchester, with VacSome truant lays thee prostrate with the

cine Maiter. IV.

Sleer, on, sweet Cherub ! on thy moWhat more is man? The

pageant of a
ther's breast;

(reft! day


May guardian angels tranquilize thy Is born from duft, jul fits, then dies May hov'ring spirits watch my darling Reading

R. S.


A father's and a doating mother's joy.

Sweet Charles ! unblemith'd, spotle's ir -

(pente, OH! knew he that his happiness was O'er thee thy parents hang in fond tisttrue,

(you, See thee, unconicious of impending harm, Who far from public rage, alone with His fair Melilla, spurning every Itrife,

Raise, smiling, to the larice thy little 4 Drinks the pure blessings of a rural life! What, if no hoarded lore of wealiha

Oh ! fatal wound! if, by loud Fame be

guild, Tupply A gildei lion of envied luxury ?

We facrifice to art a lovely child, What if the dome is wanting, whose

A babe, by nature forind with ev'ry proud Itaie


grace, Emits a beid of Batterers from its Playful and merry with his jccund facę.



Sure no unlook'd-for shock awaits his Charles is my only child-a direfal fate frame:

Hurl'd my poor Mary * to her last reSure no malignant poison will infame


(breath, His youthful blood beyond the reach of Cropp'd like the lily, the resign'd her skill !

{ill. And hasten'd prematurely to her death. He deeps, dear babe, and fears no latent Sweet blighted bud ! But let me not reBut yet a mother's sighs will sometimes

pine, heave ;


A happier and a better lot is thine ; But yet a mother's breast will sometime's

Where thou art gone, no subtle scheme

is plann'd On his Auth'd check the sees the crimson glow ;


To cheat Diltemper, and arrest his hand. Alarm'd the views the wild convulsive The wish is felfish, but Charles must not

go, Her ears on tiptoe listen to each gasp, And leave his mother to unceasing woe ; Whilst her encircling arms her darling Tho' to his seraph fifter he cou'd fly, clafp.

[chest Wafted on airy pinions to the sky. Each thrub that issues from his infant Sure 'tis no crime to hold what God has Meets a responsive echo in her breast.

giv'n, Oh! a mother's care, me cries, Tho' 1 detain a Cherubim from Heav'na succeed !

[indeed !" If 'tis a crime to keep my darling here, Robb'd of my child, “ I am bereavid † May “tbe recording Angel drop a tear." Suill may I nurle the idol of my heart, And thield him from Contagion's ve Wicksted Hall, near nom'd dart.

Whitchurch, Otober 1, 1852.

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a similar communication to what he The Lord Chancellor entered the had stated to the Lords, ordered the having taken his leat upon the Wool- proceeding being gone through, he fack, informed their Lordships, that his further itated, that he had it in comMajesty, not thinking fit to be person- mand from his Majeity to inform them, ally present on that occasion, had that as soon as the Members of both issued a Commiflion to certain persons Houses were sworn in, his Majetty therein mentioned, for holding a Par. would communicate to thein his realiament, which Commission they should sons for calling the present Parliament; hear read.

and that, in the mean time, it was his His Lordship, with the Archbishop Majetty's pleasure that they should of Canterbury, and the Duke of Port. proceed to the choice of a Speaker, land, having taken their seats as Com- and that they should present a proper niillioners immediately below the person to till that office, in the Houie throne, Sir Francis Molyneux, Ulher of Peers, exactly at two o'clock coof the Black Rod, was ordered to com morrow, for the purpose of his receivmand the attendance of the Commons, ing the Royal approbation. who accordingly appeared at the Bar, The Commons having then retired, preceded by their principal Clerk, Mr. the Lord Chancellor, the Archbishops Lee.

of Canterbury and York, the Bithops The Lord Chancellor, after making of London and Durham, and about

This poor little creature died in convulsions soon after its birth, owing to a fright its mother received from being nearly overturned in a carriage. † Sterne,



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twenty other Peers, took the usual business, his Majesty went in state to oaths, and entered their names in the the House, and, being seated on the roll of Parliament.

Throne, the Commons attended at the WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17. Bar. Upon which his Majesty opened The Lord Chancellor, Lord Pelham, the Session with the following most and Lord Wallingham, having taken gracious Speech :their seats as Royal Commissioners, or

My Lords and Gentlemen, dered the Uther of the Black Rod to fummon the Commons, in pursuance refort to your advice and allistance

" It is highly gratifying to me to of his Majesty's command. The Cominons entered a few mi- recently afforded of collecting the sense

after the opportunity which has been nutes afterwards, preceded ly

of my people. Mr. Abbott, who, advancing to the « The internal prosperity of the Bar, informed the Commillioners, that

country has realized our most fanguine the Commons having proceeded to the

hopes : have experienced the election of a Speaker, their choice had fallen on him ; but when he reflected bounty of Divine Providence in the on the arduous duties of that office, produce of an abundant harvest.

" The Itate of the manufactures, and his own inadequacy to discharge cominerce, and revenue of my United chern, he must request that his Majesty Kingdom is fourishing beyond examwould be gracioully pleased to order the Commons to proceed to

ple ; and the loyalty and attachment

which are manifested to my person eletion. · The Lord Chancellor, after palling indications of the just sense that is

and government afford the strongest the compliments customary on such entertained of the numerous blessings occasion, on the abilities of the Speaker enjoyed under the protection of our elect, and the wisdom displayed by

happy Constitution. the Commons in their choice of Mr.

* In my intercourse with foreign Abbott a fecond time, declared his

Powers, I have been actuated by a Majelty's approbation of that choice.

sincere dilpolition for the maintenance Mr. Abbott, in reply, profeffed to

of peace. It is nevertheless impoffible entertain thre deepest sense of the Royal favour thewn him by this approbation and wile fyftem of policy by which the

for me to lose light of tbåt ettablished of his election a second tine. He

interests of other States are connected claimed, on behalf of the Commons,

with our own; and I cannot, there. the privilege of freedom of speech, free

fore, be indifferent to any material dom frem arrest, and all other privi- change in their relative condition and leges enjoyed by the House of Com ftrength. My conduct will be invamons, under his Majesty or any of his riably regulated by a due considerapredeceilors. He at the fane time

tion of the actual situation of Europe, begged that his conduct, if he should

and by a watchful solicitude for the apparently commit any errors, might permanent welfare of my people. receive the most favourable conitruc

" You will, I am persuaded, agree sion on the part of his Majesty. The Lord Chancellor then stated, bent upon us to adopt those means of

witli me, in thinking that it is incumthat the Commissioners had it in com

security which are best calculated to mand from his Majeity to confirm all

afford the prospect of prelerving to the ancient privileges of the Commons,

my subjects the blessings of peace. and assured the Speaker that, his con. duét should always experience the most

" Gentlemen of the House of Commons, favourable conitruction.

6 I have ordered the eltunates for The Commons having retired, Lord

the ensuing year to be laid before you; Keith was introduced as a Britith Peer and I rely on your zeal and liberality of the same title, and took the oaths

in providing for the various branches and his feat. About a dozen other of the public service, which it is a Peers were also sworn in.

great fatisfaction to me to think niay [The House was occupied in swear

be fully accomplished without any ing in the Peers till]

considerable addition to the burdens TUESDAY, NOV, 23,

of my people. which being the day appointed for “ My Lords and Gentlemen, opening the new Parliament, and pro. “I contemplate with the utmost ceeding to the discharge of public fatisfaction the great and increating VOL. XLII. Nov. 1802.



benefits produced by that important “ To uphold the honour of the cour. measure which has united the interests try, to encourage its industry, to imand consolidated the resources of Great prove its resources, and to maintain Britain and Ireland. The improve the true principles of the Constitution ment and extension of these advantages in Church and State, are the great and will be objects of your unremitting leading duties which you are called care and attention. The trade and upon to discharge. In the performcommerce of my subjects, so eflential ance of them you may be assured of to the support of public credit, and of my uniform and cordial support; it our maritime ftrength, will, I am per- being my earneit with to cultivate a suaded, receive from you every posible perfect harmony and confidence beencouragement ; and you will readily iween me and my Parliament, and to lend your assistance in affording to mer promote to the utmost, the welfare of cantile transactions, in every part of my faithful subjects, whose interests my United Kingdom, all the facility and and happiness I fall ever consider as accommodation that may be consistent inseparable froin my own." with the security of the public revenue.



instances, which must be well known to A GREAT number of Members took many who now, hear me.

The man the Qualification Oath, in the who fills this high ftation, ought to Long Gallery, before the Lord Steward cherish the true old English spirit of of the Household. After the cere- loyalty, an inviolable and rooted at. mony, these Members entered the tachment to the person and government House, and took their places accord- of his Sovereign, an affection for the ingly.

ancient constitution of his conntry, At half an hour past two o'clock, and a love of rational improvement Sir Francis Molyneux, Ulher of the and gentle correction. He ought allo Black Rod, came down, and sum to entertain an unconquerable avertion moned Mr. Ley (the principal Clerk to those wild principles of error, the at the table) and the Members to melancholy effects of which Europe repair to the House of Lords, in has lately had such occasion to lament, order to hear his Majesty's Commis. At the same time, he must possess a fion read.

mind capable of expansion, of com. Mr. Ley, in obedience to this com- prehending the most complicated and mand, accordingly went to the House extensive subjects, and of descending to of Lords, attended by the Members. those of the most minute and parHaving returned, and taken bis seat at ticular nature. He ought to have a the table,

most jealous and scrupulous regard to Sir William Scott rose, and spoke the privileges of the House; firin in nearly to the following effect :--Mr. refiiting solicitation, conspicuous for Ley, it is with the most complete con polished manners in private, and in fidence and entire satisfaction that I public affairs for dignity of demean. now presume to address the House our, blended with that suavity of upon the subject recommended to its temper fo eflential for softening the immediate attention, by his Majesty's alperities of office. To these indismost gracious Message. The choice of pensable requisites I must add, that the a Speaker is the first and highest moft general and extended knowledge function of this House, as it is no less must be attached. In looking round than the Selection of a man to watch the House, enriched by talents of the over and protect the valuable rights of most shining and brilliant nature, I see the Commons of the United Empire. many in this dignified assembly who, The talents which constitute the qua. although not bred to the law, have Jifications for such an exalted office, exhibited abilities of the most tranare not, in general, easily met with; scendant description. It would be they cannot be expected to exist in a extremely arduous and difficult for the combination of all the energies of the House to choose a President, merely mind, had not experience demon. upon supposed merits, grounded upon frated the contrary in several recent eulogy of the warm withes of friends.


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