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Where is that joy-commanding mien, Like my poor aurt, thou haft seen better Which filled with smiles the roseate days!
(was thy lot, hours ?
Well curled and powdered, once it Where is that robe of tender green, To frequent balls, and masquerades, and Embellished with a thcusand flow'rs? plays,
(what! Much altered maid ! with fighs I trace
And panorama's, and the Lord know's
O thou haft heard c'en Madam Mara Gng, Thy tattered garb, and dripping hair !
And oft-times visited my Lord Mayor's And oh ! that wildness in thy face
[King. Tells, in thy soul, what's passing there !
And once, at Court, was noticed by the Faded by Winter's breath, appears
Thy form was fo commodious, and so Thy brow, no more with garlands drest,
[mop! Thine eyes are dim with flowing rears, Alas ! what art thou now ? a inere old
And rude winds chill thy naked breast ! With which our house-maid Nan, who By Winter's arm the deed was done !
hates a broom, The tyrant care, in forms arrayed ; Dufts all the chambers in my little shop, And, half-extinguishing the fun,
Then hides thee, lily, in this lumbers Too soon difrobed my lovely maid !
Such is the fate of Wigs ! and Mortals The peasant plods unheedful by,
After a few more years than thine are Nor stops to mourn thy changed attire; But haftens to his cottage nigh,
[Jew, And crouches o'er bis faggot fire.
The Turk, the Christian, Pagan, and the
Must all be shut up in a box at last ! E'en those who hail'd that joyful day, Vain Man! to talk so loud, and look fo When Spring and Summer blessed thy
(and a Wig? arms,
How small's the difference 'ewixt thee Ungrateful turn their eyes away, How small indeed! for speak the truth I And scorn Chee for thy waited charms.
mult, Bat I, fill doating ! oft-times roam, Wigs turn to dusters, and man turns to duft.
MidA forins; to mark thy bloom decline ; JOANNES DELLIUS RUSTICIUS And oft forsake my social home,
Cottage of Mon Repos, To mix my falling tears with thine ! - near Canterbury, Kint. - Yet scon thall Spring's returning sun
SONNET 11. Restore to joy my pensive maid ;
To a Mouse. And soon, enraptured millions run,
HAIL, little sleek and nimble fellow, To greet thee in the fragrant shade!
free E'en now I view thee graceful rise, Thy Sparkling eyes, and ears ere&t í Forgetful of thy annual toil!
And tke thy whilkers, and thy pointed E'en now I view thy radiant eyes
[thee. Diffure a more than mortal finile !
And with that I could run as fait as Their I, the homblest of thy train, Thou nightly robber of my cheese ard The happiest of thy train thall be !
[lo small ; No more to bear thy voice complain,
I grudge thee not thy thefts, thou art But rove at large with Joy and thee !
And, even should it thou bite my pofe in JOHN, THE HERMIT.
[thee all Cottage of Man Repas,
My heart's so soft, I thould forgive near Canterbury, Kent,
How sweet is pity! how it makes 1rs. (To be continued.)
And how it makes us cling to oneMORE MODERN SONNETS!!! We feel for dogs, for alles, calves, and Containing more Morality, more Sublimity, Theep.
(there, and more Sympathy, than any Sonnets Just as we feel for rider and for broe bitberto publifbed.
Yes! I can pity even thee, O Mouse ! SONNET I.
And fmaller things than thee have To an Old Wig
made me cry:
[loulez Hail than who liest 10 fnug in this Twas but fatt werk I saved a wounded
a With facred awe I bend betore thy.
[beg. O'tis not clos'd with glue, nor nails, Inhuman beggar! may'it thou vainly nor locks,
For, O, the louse bad broke irs leventh And hence the bliss of viewing thee is
kind are you,
Hail Sympathy hail Pratt, her darling Oh, pretty innocent! devoid of harm, fon!
From Heav'n thou'rt fent us to delight Hail to them both and now my. and charm : Sonnet's done.
No cruel qualities to thee belong ; JOANNES DELLIUS RUSTICIUS. Thy mind must be incapable of wrong." Cottage of Mon Repos,
A Worm who from her clay, to catch near Canterbury, Kent.
[our Hare, (To be continued.)
Had raised her humble head, and heard
Thus spake ; but first the wip'd her chin LINES,
just thrice ; (peet's but twice.
Three times the hemm'd; the Mufe sus. ADDRESSED TO A CERTAIN WRITER
“ Oh, lovely beaft! how good, how IN THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.
(view; ALTERNATE master of our smiles and Too place your charming figure in my tears,
? Thou never-wearied bare ! when wilt displays ;
(ways. O, thou haft kept our hearts perturbed At ev'ry turn you charm ten thousand
(peace ! Oh, elegant contour ! I am fincere, O hid thy Muse repose, and giant us The line of beauty in thy very ear, or Pity's self will ad ihe tyrant's part, Thy gracious sweep ot back, that taper And drain the last drop from each bleed. nole, ing heart !
Thy speaking eyes are black as Dining LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP. Such grace of attitude, so soft thy tread, Dovet, Kent, June 17, 1802.
A Venus Medicis shy turn of head.
Lou'd beaft! as kind as beauteous must THE HARE AND THE WORM.
(to me : With such a hape, to thew that mape
You muft be sure incapable of barın,
Thou'rt sent from Heav'n to delight and
charm : ATIMO Hare one day forgot her fears,
[trace And at a Blackbird's sonnet Atretch'd They talk of lambs, Lavater welt might
Meckness and mercy in thy blameless He whistled as if cares he had but few,
[is quite absurd. Sweetly he whistled, as most blackbirds “Hey!" quoth the Hare ; " this clack do.
ing note !"; And why d'ye call a bealt yon lovely The Hare in rapture cries, " Ah, eharm
[try song, The fongster pausid ; but soon his thin. “ Bird !" replied the Worm, “ and paling throat
[ftrain, I prais d the Greyhound that there sweeps Swells out in varied flights of warbling along."
[thrick, Stops, then pours forth in melody again, “Greyhound!” cries the Hare, in piteous As tho' the lift'ner's meaning he could “ Ah! do you call the cruel Greyhound. tell,
[well. meck?" (could praise juft now, And better fings, to hear he fings fo “ Think," said the Worm, “ how you Truc merit soars upon the wings of The curled rogue that fqualls on yonder praise,
(pays, bough. Excelling till, that price, as candour His noble long is but a dirge or knell. Where we admire what's done, wrote, Sing, monster to the Rock thy murders faid, or fung,
[form ; Our praise withheld, 'tis Envy lucks the For others feel, good Puss, thy speech reEnvy, that fin of Reason, tok no root. Thy Blackbird is a Greyhound to the Within the bofom of our gentle brute.
Worm : A cadence wild and new the minitrel In his melodious beak I yield my breath ; tries.
(cries, My beauteous Greyhound courtes you « Oh, lovely bird !" his gratefui heater to death : « How kind to fit contented on that tree, I hear no music whence I dread the blow; And there for hours to ling, and sing for You (ce no beauty in your deadly foe."
(eale Art thou not tird, dear soul ? or is thy
MORAL. In taking pains, when thus thy pairs can Whilft a circumitance answers any please,
convenience to ourselves, we are in gene. Gratis to use thy modulating art? ral caly about its ill confequences to Sure never bird had such a noble heart. others ; so we are not ready at per.
ceiving excellence in that which is of FROM THE GREEK OF SIMObenefit to others,' unless we derive ad.
NIDES. vantage from it ourselves.
Danaë, daughter of Acrilius, King of
Argos, was confined in a brazen tower BRYANTSTONE CLIFF.
by her father, who had been told by an
oracle that his daughter's fon would By the Author of the “ PEASANT'S
put him to death. His endeavours to FATE.”
prevent Danaë from becoming a mother Written in 1790.
proved fruitless. Enamoured of ber
charms, Jupiter introduced himself to LONG have those groves which rural her hed, by changing himself into a Thomson fung,
golden shower. From his embraces The blelt retreats of our immortal Young, Danaë had a lon, named Perleus, with In filence lain, a desolated scene !
whom she is exposed to the sea in an Crush'd every flower, and faded every
green ! No more proud Eaßbury triumphant The winds loud clamour'd, and the reigns,
azure deep, [ous fpray ; The glory of the fam'd Dorsetian plains ; Lalhed the weak vellet with tempertu. Yet lo I in miniature, before our eyes, When Danaë, forced her wretched fate to Surpris'd, we view a new Arcadia rise,
(ray. Where Art and Nature, join'd in union Felt not of happiness one beaming bleit,
[drest. Pale were her lovely cheeks, her accents Shine proudly forth, in equal fplendors
[heart ; Since more ignoble streams the bards of
And murky sorrow brooded o'er her yore
The big tear rolled-and, as the pressid Have taught succeeding ages to adore,
[impart. Shalt thou, majeltic Stour, unsung re She trove in artless words her tale to
main, Nor claim the tribute of a rustic strain ?
What woes have I, my lovely babe to Delightful river ! oft have I survey'd,
[school ! Enwrapt, thy course, as on thy banks I
Lorn pupil of Misfortune's rigid Aray'd,
Whilst you, Iweet Perleus, in my boloin Where the dank willows drink the limpid
And blunt each thorn 'neath Sleep's wave, And ftately swans their downy plumage What though at intervals Selene's say lave;
Dance o'er the lucid borom of each Above, the cliff's tall groves theatric wave!
No guardian genius points the friendly Shade above thade, aspiring to the skies ; Alas! the auspice of a wat‘ry grave! Beneath, the winding walk, with violets Rock'd in the cradle of the waving fea, spread,
Thou feel'st no terrors, whilst thy Invites the Muse its devious maze to
Bws to the wave, that revelling free, On either hand high waving rofes bloom,
Sports round the archetype of infant Woodbines and jell’mines thed a rich
grace. perfume ;
[Hours, Wreath'd by the vernal dewy-finger'd Though the wind murmur through thy They form romantic thades and rural
And roar terrific round thy guiltleis
Immers'd in dulcet Alumbers near my Sacred to friendship and unsullied love, The pride and patrons of the happy
[ítray, • grove.
Thy heart partakes no visionary dread. Still might the Bard be suffered here to Oh! if thou heard'At the dæmons of the With Peace and Poesy, in Wisdom's deep,
[thine, way ;
And hapless Danaë's wretched lot were No other Pindus should his wishes claim, Then would I bid the enturiace ocean Nor high ambition dare a bolder aim !
sleep, July 7, 1802.
W. H. Then bid adversity her shafts religa.
* For an elegant eulogium on the original, Vide Adventurer, No. 89.
BY MRS. OPIE.
Bat let not, Jove, their wicked schemes When loon with my attentions pleas'd, fucceed,
His face allumi'd its wonted glov; Who bately gave us to the angry Whilft I the happy moment feiz'd wave ;
His troubled thoughts and griefs to Oh I let my son, from Fortune's malice know. freed,
When thus the rosy trembling child Avenge the wrongs a cruel parent Whisper'd to me, in accents mild :
6. Canıt thou view fair Rofa's charms,
And mark her brilliant eyes of fire;
That face which ev'ry bosom warms ; ANACREON.
And then my caule' of grief inquire ? For whilft such smiles adorn the maid,
I'must confess myself outdone ;
She'll conquer hearts without my aid, NA ATURE, with hand benign, adorns
And make all bow before her throne." The horse with hoofs, the bull with I cart one look-when to my cost horns ;
I found, like Love, my peace was loft. Gives to the hare with winged speed
J. B****N. To bruch the lawn or flowery mead ;
Liverpool, May 6, 1802.
THE VOICE OF HIM I LOVE.
That fade before ye reach the
heart, Man too, with fortitude elate, Boldly contemns the threatened fate. The crowded dome's distracted noise, But tay, if thus to each in turn
Where all is pomp and useless art ! She pour the fecrets of her urn,
Give me my home, to quiet dear,
When giddy crowds my tones attend, Proudly the views both land and lea,
But love to ing at evening's hour Bow to her thrine the bended knee,
To footh the sorrows of a friend,
I love to breathe the plaintive lays
That Henry's heart and taste approve
Appears the voice of him I love ! IMITATEDIN PART FROM THE FRENCH.
The praises I from others hear I PALJA's little god, one day,
Some joy may to my pride impart, Who near to lovely Rola stood, But Henry's wake the rapturous ttar, Threw bow and arrows quick away,
For his applau les touch my heart. And quench'd his flambeau in the From busy crowds o'erjoyed I fly, flood.
With him in lonely thades to rove, A chryttal tear begem'd eacli eye, For c'en in gayest scenes I figh
He seem'd by woe full fore opprest; To hear the voice of him I love, Sob after fob, and high on figh,
I woo the drama's magic powers, Brcke from his anxious heavirg breast.
Seek music's ever-crowded farine, Thinking that some one's fern dildain
In learning pass the studious hours, Thus caused the urchiq to complain,
Or try the Muse's wreath to twine ; With footsteps light as air I ded, Yet till I feel a joy more dear,
To hufh his frantic piercing cries, Though I these pure delights approves To quell his fears, to chate his head, When in retirement's scenes I hear And wipe his checks and humid eyes, The foothing voice of liim I love.
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS
SECOND SESSION OF THE FIRST PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED
KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
[ Continued from Vol. XLI, Page 499.]
HOUSE OF LORDS.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26.
as it was? The motive of Ministers was LO ORD HOLLAND brought forward a the preserving the ancient conftitutional
motion, "That an humble Address force, and the maintenance of that ecobe presented to his Majesty, prayingnomy which the necessary expences of thai an account may be laid before the the war had made it requisite to observe. House of the money that may arise from Lord Suffolk reviewed the observations the sale of oid Naval Stores.'
of the Noble Lord who began the debate. A conversation took place, when the He maintained that the Bill was opé expression “may arise" being objected to pressive and unequal ; that it affected as inapplicable, Lord Holland withdrew only the lower clalles, while the placea his motion.
man, the pensioner, the rich minor, and MILITIA BILL.
many others, who, if property constituted Lord Hobart moved the second reading a superior interest in the preservation of of the Militia Augmentation Bill. His the country, were deeply concerned inLordship said, that this was a Bill on deed, appeared totally exempted from which it was easy to foresee that a differ: contribution. ence of opinion might take place ; that Lord Caernarvon spoke with much he therefore felt it his duty, as one of the warmth against the Bill. He said that servants of the Crown, to anticipate the it consolidated all the worst parts of the objections, and though he could not por. former A&s, but totally omitted whaca fibly do so by all, he thought he could ever was excellent in them. both foresee and answer the most material. the first four lines of the preamble of the The principle of the Bill, he said, did prelent Bill, which were copied, he said, not go to alter the present Militia Laws, from the original Act ; but that this but to consolidate them into one act; consolidation went to destroy, and give a service for which he was perfuaded the lie to the sublequent part of that preMinifters would have the thanks of an amble, which states, that the militia were concerned in administration, The fitua. only to be called upon in cases of sudden tion of the country, with relation to emergency. He observed, that simple France, rendered an increased military augmentation of the militia could not force necessary : he itill thought, as on be meant, and that therefore some other the night when the Treaty of Peace was meaning was held in reserve ; that the dilcused, that a firm and durable pacifi. new Bill declared as much, since by the cation was obrained ; but the increaled old Act the Officers were to be Gentle power of France had rendered precaution men of landed property in the county, necessary, and that the increased popula. whereas now commissions were to be held tion of the country, from seven to ten by half.pay Officers, men immediately millions, were included in it. The pro- under the controul of the Crown, and posed augmentation of the militia, he ob- perhaps possessing no property any where. ferved, was eventual, and only to be «Intimate,” said his Lordihip,
" as is called for when urgent circumstances the connection between this country and required, and did not amount to more Ireland, I should be forry to see the than 20,000 men beyond the old eftab. militia of the two countries change their lishment. That it had been asked of places; the Irish militia would be a him, from the higheft authority, why itanding army in England, and the Eng the full augmentation was not at once lith militia a ftanding army in Ireland, proposed ? or why the regular army was both unknown to the Conititution. pot increased, and the militia left to stand Lord Pelbam fupported the time
sery VOL. XLII, JULY 1803,