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FROM THE FRENCH.
Whofe cellars always are well ford;
What darkness uousual defacės the Who fecs Mirth hover round his board,
(doully low'rs! And gevel there.
The sky, big with vengeance, tremen
Pale Nature, aghaft i fhrinks wich fileot Bleft! who cao unconcern'dly meet
(pours. His honeft taylor in the face,
Ere, downward, the tempeft indignantly Not forc'd to sneak from street to street For hiding place ;
The dread voice of thunder commanda But free from debt, from forrow free,
[fcende; Enjoys an ever tranquil mind ;
Lo ! sudden, resitless, the dæmon deAnd, if luch happiness can be,
Impelling, infuriate, a torrent of air, A inistress kind.
Which, rapidly, frightful deftruction
extends. Thus favour'd let me pass my days ;
And when Fate wills that I muft die, The cottage and palace, the prince and Let those condemn who will not praise,
(foe; For what care I ?
Alike, are exposid to the merciless Dec. 1801.
J. H. And thips, which triumphantly ride o'er the main,
Appallid by his afpe&t, re-echo wich At length, by the Monarch of Nature arraign'd.
to Chloris laid one day, The tempest is call'd from the maddend “ To lure is endless pain ;
And soon, by his mercy, securely inI fear your heart is led aftray
(fear. By some more wealthy swain."
The dæmon no longer impresses with " To all your ills," said lie, “ I
1. V.R.S. know A cure none can excel;
SONNET TO MISFORTUNE, If all your ills from rivals flow, Love Lubin, and be well."
Supposed to be written by that unfortaDec. 1802.
pare youthful Bard CHATTERTON, a few Moments previous to his uaforcu.
nate Exit from this Life. SONNET.
BY THOMAS ENORT SMITH, OF HAM. L OUD roars the thunder, fierce the tem.
MERSMITH. peft blows ; [lion roll ; Waves dath'd on waves with harth confu
ARD-FATED Power! whole bosomThe tear of keen remorse from guilt now
(guilla feele, Aows,
(soul. The Muse has felt, and fill with anAnd terror holds dominion o'er the 'To me thou'st oft, with all thy luckless And, ah! in Friendship's breast what an
(nion beea, guilh dwells ! (eyes the views ;
Thro' maoy a hard-toil'd day, compaWhen the rude scene with watchful Forced by Neceffity's imperious wayWhile Fear a dismal tale of shipwreck Thy froft-bound soil I've friendlese trod tells,
[zone ; And, aided by each blalt, her hope Yet view'd far off, with kindly-cheering
Unfhelter'd too 'neath Poverty's cold 'Tis calm, and Peace again resumes her
stains rise; Rich Fortune's Sun bless others with ics The waves no more io liquid moun- And Plenty's fruits full round them Earth feels again the sun's enlivening
ripen fair. heat,
[dies. But, ah!' to me denied for ever seerns The prospe. I brightens, and our terror Fortune's warm fun and Plenty's gifts to, But fear ftill lurks io Friendship's anxious
To its bleft goal my spirit now repairs, And hope alone can lull her fear to relt. Tired of this world and all its vexing 08. 19, 1801.
SONNET TO CONTENT. Where Nature's charms in wild fuxuri. , BY THOMAS ENORT SMITH.
And all in tranquil beauty loves to FORTUNE's more partial smiles let Where no ambitious thoughts my mind others Mare;
[lock's Gde, IN THE OLD CHURCH-YARD, PLY.
(cell, I received upon the Quay. Let me be malter of some moss-root'd
FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED
KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
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HOUSE OF LORDS.
TUESDAY, NOV. 23.
you shall not trade with England. His Majesty, having delivered the He must therefore thank his Majesty
Speech from the Throne, as given for declaring that he would keep a in our luit (p 385), immediately with watchful eye on the general ftuation drew; and their: Lordihips proceeded of Europe. to business; which was cominenced The Marquis of Abercorn noticed by the Lord Chancellor reading his the importance of the present subjeét Majesty's Speech, and it was repeated and time ; observing, that we ought by the Clerk of the Houle ; who having to be alarmed at a rival whose hand concluded,
was eternally placed on his sword. Lord Arden rose to move the Ad. He never thought that the preparations dreis. He expressed his fatisfaction made by France to invade this country at the internal itrength and condition afforded a sufficient reason for giving, of the kingdom, and did not contider as the price of peace, those things that there was any thing in the late which, if retained, might now have secrèt comb nation that could excite been a plerige for its continuance. a serious alarm. The intent of the Lord Carlisle argued on the fulfilAddress was, to assure his Majesty that ment of the prediction that he had for. the House would cordially concur in merly made relative to the Treaty. proving the various objects recom- The Duke of Norfolk spoke in mended in the Speech.
favour of Peace. Lord Nelson, in seconding the mo- Lord Grenville was convinced of tion, took a short view of the lituation the necessity of inquiring into the real of affairs in Europe, and adverted to fituation of this country; it was evi. the importance of preserving the dent the had been gradually advancing honour of the country. The people, to all the horrors of war. in his opinion, loved peace, but they ceeded to analyse the Address, and were not afraid of war; it was necel. alked, whether any such vigilance as fary that we should keep up our re.. his Majesty thought neceffary had been Jations with Foreign States, and not exerciled since the signing of the luffer any one nation to say to another, Treaty. He noticed the powerful in
Auence of France in Anierica by the Ministers that we ought to abstain from acquisition of Louisiana, and in Europe all interference in the affairs of the by the Italian Republic, and the an. Continent. Lord G. he said, did not nexing of Piedmont to her territory. argue fairly when he attacked Ministers He condemned this country for paying for their incapacity, because, by the no' regard to the interests of oni Ally resignation of his office, he had left the the King of Sardania, who, when made administration of public affairs exposed prisoner in his capital, refused to join to those very men whose departare France againit England. The attempt from office he now called for so loudly. of France to regulate the German In. The Address was then agreed to demnities was also another material
nem. dis. change in the political situation of WEDNESDAŤ, Nov. 24. Europe, as that nation was suffered to The House, after going through the interfere without any remonitrance on private business, proceeded to St." our 'part. He touched on the state of James's, with the Address. Switzerland, and condemned the puerile
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1. measures of Ministers, who remon. Several petitions were presented, Strated when it was too late, and gave and arrangements made 'relative to the orders to retain poflession of the Cape, hearing of appeals. Martinique, &c. when they had in all The Duke of Clarence, after a fever. probability been given up; and thus, observations on the inconvenience of by an oftentatious display of impotent the present place of affembly, moved, resentment, our Government was ex- “ That a Committee be appointed to posed to the scorn and contempt of the take into consideration the present enemy. He concluded with observing, situation of the House, for the purpose that if we had any hope, it was only to of considering the belt mode in which be found in the measures of complete it may be rendered more commodious," preparation, and in the language of &c. The Lord Chancellor observed energy and decision held out to the that the House contained such a variety enemy, not by the present servants of of climates, that he could not much
his Majesty, but by that man (Mr. longer exist in it. ! Pitt) to whom alone the country must
FRIDAY, DEC. 3. look up for salvation at this awful Lord Moira laid before the House a hour.
Bill for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, • Lord Pelham answered some of the which was read a firit time. He faid, points of Lord G.
he did not mean to propose any thing Lord Carysfort delivered sentiments relative to the Bankrupt laws. Lord fimilar to those of Lord G.
M. then moved for Copies of all In Lord Hobart denied that the system structions sent to the Governors of of disarming had been carried to the Madras by the Eart-India Directors, extent represented ; and asserted that from 1797 to 1801. Agreed to. it had not last Seflion been argued by Adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
TUESDAY, NOV. 23.
Mr. Cartwright coincided with the THE preliminary business having wishes .contained in the Speech; by
been gone througli, and the could discover no feature of a pacific Speech read.
aspect in the conduct of the First Con., Mr. Trench, after adverting to the ful. He accused Ministers of being. acquisition of interest and happiness too precipitate in dismantling their:. which the Empire had received by the feets and arnies ; he feared the con. Legislative Union, to our internal test must be renewed, and regretted security, to the happy termination of the secedence of those great talents the disturbances in Ireland, to the im. which had steered this country through proved state of our coinmerce, and in the ruinous confict with which the short to all the favourable points that was menaced. are always amassed for such an occasion, Sir J. Wrottesley denied that the moved the Address, which, as usual, statements of our prosperity, contained was an echo of the Speech.
in the Speech, were well founded : The motion was- seconded by the atfairs were far different in the distra Hon. Mr.Curzon.
where he resided : he thought Ministers respecting our manufaktures, and con. had been betrayed into a fatal fe- fidered it as an additional reason, if darity by the profesions of France, of true, for our remaining at peace: in whole arbitrary conduct he took a thort, he was of opinion that nothing view, and condemned thein. If any which had passed lince the concluson remonftrance against her condu&t had of the Treaty, could authorise us to been made by Ministers, he hoped it renew the war: for, faid be, “JE would be Itated in exculpation of their were renew the war with own: he concluded with expreiling France, the most obvious way of case fentiments as to the late Ministry exa&tly rying it on with effect would be to imilar to those of the Member who retake all those places we have given preceded him.
up. Now, in niy opinion, to have Mr. Pytches made a speech, in which given up places merely to retake them, he did not oppofe the Address, but the would be to place the makers of the kervile spirit of such Addresses in ge.. peace, and the approvers of the peace, deral, which were but the echoes of of whom I confels I ain one, in the. Minifterial sentiments; he adverted to most foolish and ridiculous point Mi. all the Speeches delivered lince the nitters ever were placed in at any for. acceffion ; and considered the prefeot mer period." He added, that he as a perfect salmagundt. In one place thould always think we were justified it spoke of the rapid increase of com- in going to war for some point of merce, manufactures, and connexions, honour, but he was convinced there as the happy, refults of peace; and in never was a period when the sense of the next, it intimated a propensity to the people was so completely for peace riolate peace, as the only mode to pro- as at present: to represent them as, mote that prosperity. He deprecated being inclined for war, was only an the idea of renewing the war : and artifce of a combination of news-paper Joped that no man unitained by Min editors, to circulate their papers. 'Mr. pifterial varnish would avow such a F. continued for a length of time to. principle in that House. He repro. how the necessity of our remaining at
ated the Speech as a piece of bad peace ; and as to the aggrandizemeat thachinery and fervile adulation, which of France, he considered it as one of cvery good Monarch should execrate the greatest aggravations of the public and forbid.
conduct of the late Minifters: in short, Mr. Fox rose, to reply to fome ob. he was convinced that the only persons fervations of one or two Gentlemen who wished for war, were the Loanon the opposite fide. He would give jobbers and Contractors. He particuhis cordial support to the Address, Jarly repeated his expressions ufed in though he could not agree with some the Jatt Seffion, viz. that he was happy of its points. He denied that there that the peace had been made, and tre any bleffings to be found in the hoped Ministers still approved their measure of the Union. The Mover actions. The remainder of his speech at the Address had lated that his Ma. was strongly indicative of his with for jelly recommended the approval of the peace. plan for extending our military ettah. Mr. Canning considered the Ad. tibments: Mr. F. conceived the dress to contain certain expressions Speech related to no such establifhwhich pledged the House farthier than wrints but what were required for na- he could with. He took a view cixinal security: he thought small estab. of the affairs of the Continent; and Ehments were best adapted not only was of opinion, that though every tou the continuance of peace, bur for mind was interested in favour of the be better enabling us to renew the Swiss, yet, for such a purpose, Govern. war, is neceflary. In answer to the ment ought not to facrifice the honour question, whether we were to hold of the country. But it became Mipurrific language to France when the nillers to be watchful over the conduct bir done every thing to irritate us, he of Bonaparte, who, as a Ruler of
spected to bear some particulars of France, poffefied a rooted hatred mke irritations in question, and to against the English Government and Aante it thown that Ministers had taken interests. the le means to refent them, which in Lord Hawkesbury, though he did htt; they had neglected. He next ad- not agree with many Members who *mired to the allertion of Sir J. W. had fpoken, was neverthelels convinced
that we ought to look with a vigilant in foreign connexions, and had wafted eye on every thing that might hereafter much blood and treature to no advan affect our situation and interests. He tage. It was nevertheless delirable to replied to the different points in the prevent the aggrandizement of France by fpeech of Mr. C. and defended the land; and he therefore hoped we should principles on which he and his cole merely keep our eyes on the affairs of the Jeagues had acted with respect to the Continent. Mr. W. then took a view Treaty. · He did not see that any prof. of the gigantic Atrides of the French pect of support presented itself, if since the figning of the Treaty, as well we were to recommence hoftilities; as of the principal speeches which had yet, if a barrier could have been erect been made on the preceding evening i ed to the spirit of aggrandizement and after going over nearly the same grounds encroachment in the affair of the as had been pursued with respect to the Indemnities, we should love negleded injustice with which the claims of the nothing to effect it. In his opinion, interior powers had been treated by there was never any thing more unjult, France, and the little dependence we though perhaps the execution of the could have on the faith of that Govern, plan was inevitable. He considered ment, as far as it related to the guaranthe disposition of the French towards tee of different places ftipulated in the us the lame now as it had always been, Treaty, he said, he thought that the that is, that they would take the disposition of the people ought to be earliest opportunity after peace to effect considered in preference to any other a rupture. He concluded with stating, point whatever; and as their general that it would be the system of Minil- disposition was for peace, he thought it ters to improve the peace they had ought to be cautiously preserved. inade, but to look with vigilance on Gen Gascoigne hoped that the spirit paffing events.
shown in the debate on this subject would Mr. Windham faid, that if the deter the First Consul from prosecuting country were really in the state repre
his designs. sented by the Speech, he feared it was
Mr. Elliot adverted to the deftruction He noticed the points of kingdoms and empires by the arms mentioned by Mr. Fox, and touched of the French; and with respect to the with severity on the encroachments late remonitrance said to have been made, of the French : denied the juftice of he was convinced that it could not have the arguments in favour of peace, and produced any effect, unleis we had been thought that Minilters could only fave ready to renew the contett. Alluding to their characters by acting with an the conspiracies jult discovered, he was energy proportionate to our alarming certain that any traitors here must have fituation.
communications with Paris; but be The Chancellor of the Exchequer thought inercy ought to be nown to conlidered the opinions of Mr. W. as ignorant men, who knew not what they calculated to throw a gloom over the did. He believed no man had vored public mind, and that they were to- for the peace, who did not consider it as tally incompatible with the real sense of a 'mere experiment: and he concluded the country. He took a comparative by saying, that if the spirit of the nation view of France fourteen years ago and were rouled, he should be fearless of at the present period, and saw no such the succeis of any war into which we vast alteration, as to infer that the power might be driven. of France had increaled in proportion to
Sir F. Burdett felt himself in the her doininions. He concluded with lay- frange predicament of approving fome ing that Ministers wilhed for peace, but arguments on both Gdes of the question, they were not atraid of war.
and took a satirical view of some princi. The Addrets was carried nem. con. pal points urged by different Members.
Lord Temple considered the Address WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24.
to be of the same milk and water nature After the private business of the day, as the rest of the Ministerial compositions;
Mr. Wilberforce role to deliver his ir pedged the House to nothing, and sentiments on the subject of the Addrets. therefore he should agree to it. He liked its tenor, though he thought it Gen. Maitland laid, our fleets and not right to push matters to extremities armies were not so far difbanded as sas with regard to Continental affairs; the fupposed : we had now 48,000 teamen country had been coo ready to engage in employ; and he law no reason toat Vol. XLII. Dec. 1802.
Joit for ever.