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O badít thou, Daphne, e'en in thought, For you each rising morn displays
A varied round to please the mind ;
For Love is kech—and made me blers'd! And fragrance breathes in every wind. But no responsive glance or figh
For me, I pour these notes of care E'er bade one hope my heart elate! 'Mida bleak Ducember's joyless reign ; Pity, perhaps, miglit melt thine e;e, Then ah, forgive the envious lay,
If thou thould It know my hapleis fate. Nor treat its dictates with disdain.
My tongue, forbear thy tale diftreis d ; And Hope emits a feeble ray ;
Should give a pang to Daphine's breast! The added glucm of such a day!
Yet think not, friend, I causeless rave, And save myself ;-for, On! my heart That fancy only paints the gloom; Finds pity only can be movid,
Behold the scene which I must bear And picy will not halm love's smart.
'Till Spring her genial reign resume ! Dover.
From tepid giles and cloudless skies,
From Dapbne's voice beneath the shade,
From fongs of love in ev'ry bow'r,
And vei dant meads, and floip'rs display'd,
For balmy air- see smoak arise ! My limbs are cill'd, my heart forlorn,
For songs of love-a cough, or sneeze! And Sileen her influence c'er me pourt.
For whispering groves — rude Boreas" Bring, Apathy, thy opiales bring!
voice. O Letlie, now a copious bowl
His blust'ring voice-- how lioarse the found ! Orthy oblivious waters lend,
The rain descends in heavy show'rs! To cure the frenzy in my soul;
My limbs are chillid !--my heart's forlorn! Todiive intruding Fancy thence !-
And Spleen her influence o'er me pours. My thoughts with her are wildly Araying; The fretíul goddess, curse her sway! And now the whispers in my ear,
Empoisons all my locial feelings" What joys are other clunes displaying !' And quiet haunts my cot in vain, Swift o’er the globe the wanten roams,
And vain the Muse's buafted healings! Surrounded by a busy train
My restless spirit, cease to rove! Ah, fugitive! thy fight forbear,
Content shall every season cheer :Thy wand'rings but augment my pain ! This social hearth, the muse, and love, 'Tis vaio my pray'r. Thou wing At thy way,
Shall each tempestuous hour endear. Where Love alone inspires to joy;
RUSTICUS. Beneath pure skies and verdant groves,
ODE to the CUCKOW. Woere thepherds woo, and nymphs comply :
RECLIN'D yon gliaring mead along, Or, sentid round the flowing bowl,
The primirote, and the violet,
The daffodil with drooping bead, With jocnnd long, and hearts of giee,
The daily ermin'd, freak'd with jet, The simple fu ains and lailes fair
Shall wreathe for me an od 'rous bed, Awake the grove to harmony.
While the dun Cuckow coos his dittant long, Ardaow thou (cek'it Italia's Thore,
Untu’or'd 5!2dd'ner of the grove ! All there each pile sublime survey,
Responsive to thiy rustick note, Which Gorlic rage nor Time's rude hand The Lark lus matin choral rings,
Then:iglty works could 113 cep away. The Blackbird from the plum-tree fings, 'N 7:1 these my friend with leisure trays,
And the blithe Linnet Itrains his tended l'ho marks them well ; w'um in his soul,
throat Regret, awe, woner, and delis.lie,
Plouglınan hoarse, approach not nigh, Altrilateri'e with sweet contin!.
Nor milkmaid, heedleis, rúttling by, 'Tis yours, Eugenius, yours to rule
Scare the bleft harmony, Italia's plairs and favour'd ifles ;
Nor break the gen'ral chain of joy and love i With blaek-eyd g'ris (o quafi rich wines,
A. F. S. And uic beneath teir langaid.miltu.
to do so.
Ask me why this fower doth show
So yellow, green, and fickly 100;,
And hending, yet it doill not break;
What doubts and fears are in a Lover,
HOUSE OF LORD S.
spective answer, and so on, till the whole THEIR Lordships met pursuant to ad
was gone through.-Ordered accordingly. journment before Christmas, The Clerk Previous to the order of the day, Lords of the Crown brought up the certificate, or
Rawdon begged leave of the House to call return, relative to the late election of a their attention to a bill which he beld in his Scotch peer.
hand, for the relief of Insolvent Debtors. Lord Selkirk rore, he said, for the pur
He said it was nearly fimilar to that which pose of oppofing its reception, and faid he had fallen to the ground at the close of last thought it his duty, as a peer of that House, feflion; but as all the objections he had
heard stated were not pointed against the The Lord Chancellor raid, there was no principle of an Insolvent Bill, but against precedent of such a measure ; the certificate those possible frauds to which it opened the was on their Lordships' table, and there it door, he had, by the aflifting advice of the must lie. It was a document regularly most respectable authorily, taken care to obbrought before their Lordships, and to which viate all the objectionable parts in the forthe whole House, were they so dispored,
mer bill. The bill was received and read. had not power to refuse admiffion.
The order of the day was now read, for After some conversation between the Lord summoning their Lordthips upon the motion Chancellor and Lord Selkirk, their Lordships
of Lord Selkirk. His Lordship rose and proceeded to Weitminster abbey, and heard moved, that the resolution on their Lordships a sermon, which was elegantly delivered by Journals of the sessions in 1762, respecting the B.thop of Gloucester; the text was ta
Lord Rutherford, be now read. This order ken from the 13th chapter of St. Paul's epis was accordingly read, and stated, that a cer. tle to the Romaris, and the sit and part of tain gentleman of the name of Alexander the 2d serie.
Rutherford had petitioned bis Majesty, to Prayers were read by the Bishop of Ro- allow him to make good his claim to the chefter. The Archbishop of Canterbury, title of Rutherford, which petition had been the Bulhop of Salisbury, and some other referred to their Lordships. This claim had Bishops were present. The Lord Chancel not been made good, but in order thereto a lor was the only temporal Lord present.
further term of a year had been granted ; at FEB. 1. The Earl of Selkirk moved that the expiration of that period, the claim till all the Lords in town be summoned for Tuer- remaining unsettled, and another claim. day next; on which his Lordship gave 10
of the name of Dury having appeared, tice he would make a motion relative to the their Lordships were pleased to order that a Sate election of a peer to represent in that precept be issued to the President of Sellion Houle the peerage of Scralandi. -The mo in Scotland, that neither of the two cla:mants, tion palicd of course, and the House adjourn nor those claiming under them, be allowed ed to
to vote or exercise any other franchise atFEB. 5. Lord Scarfdale presented a report
tendant on Scotch peerage cill their claims be from the committee appointed hy their Lord made gooil. These orders having heen read, thips to search for precedents applicable to the
Lord Selkirk called the attention of their trial of Warren Haftings, Ely; which was Lordships to a breach of privilege by the read hy the Chancellor, paragraph by para
Clerks of Session, in receiving the vote of a graph, each of which was respectively or person calling himself Lord Rutherfori, in dered. Upon that paragraph which lated violation of the above orders of their Lord. that the Charge, Defence, &c. thould be thips; lie therefore moved their Li rdhips read at length,
that the conduct of the said Clerks upon that The Chancellor observed, that, on account
occation bu icteried to a committee of priof their extraordinary length in the pre- vilege. sent instance, it would be preferable that miter a long debate the House divided upeach separate article contained in the change on the queit:on, when there appeared ConMaould be immediately followed by its re tents, 20; Nou-Conterts, 29. 10L. XIII,
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales ed that the subject matter of the petition and divided with the minority. --Adjourned. counter petition should be heard on the roth
FEB. 11. The order of the day being of March. read for taking into consideration the order Feb, 18. The bill relative to the Scotch respecting the delivery of tickets for the Distillery was brought up and read. trial of Mr. Hastings, the same was read and Lord Stormont held it to be a breach of agreed to, and is in substance as follows, viz. faith of the legiNature pledged to the Scotch -No peer to be intitled to his tickets who distillers, that the act which confirmed the either does not attend in person to receive new system of collecting the spirit duty in then, or if not able to attend, has not Scotland by a license, thould not continue for desired two 'Lords to declare upon their the time for which it was enacted, which was honour, his intention of being present on till the month of July next. the day of trial; the same mode of deli Lord Hawksbury and the Lord Chan. very to be observed the whole time the trial cellor contended that there was no breach of may laft, so that no Lord who has not attend faith in the case. Who could (they asked) ed the preceding day can be intitled to his pledge himself for the duration of an act of tickets. - An order was made for Peers Mi- parliament, when events had happened which nors to walk at the trial.
parliament could not forelee, and which FEB. 12. The Duke of Norfolk inform- would prove injurious to the public? The act ed the House that some persons had already under which these events would become counterfeited the engraving of the tickets highly prejudicial, ought to be repealed, prepared by the Great Chamberlain for ad Lord Stormont jofitted, that though it mission to the approaching trial. To defeat should be proper to repeal the act alluded to, the object of those persons, his Grace still it would be unjust to subject the Scotch moved, that the tickets delivered to the Peers distillers to the continuation of the hardship should be signed with the hand-writing and of paying the duty on spirits by a license, sealed with the arms of each Peer, before he after the benefits which alone conld counShould have distributed them among his terbalance the inconvenience of that mode, friends; and that he should write upon them hould have been taken from them. Either the names of the persoas to whom they were they ought to have been told latt July that given.
the act would be repealed in this session of Lord Stormont approved of the motion, parliament, or the licenses, which they took except the part relating to the writing upon out at that time, and were to last till next each ticket the name of the person to whom July, ought to de:ermine with that act. For it was given, because it might be attended this reafon his Lordihip moved that a clause with great inconvenience.
should be inserted in the bill then under conThat part to which Lord Stormont ob- fideration, for makiog void the licenses tajected was left out; and the rest of the mo ken out by the distillers in Scotland, and tion was carried,
putting the colleciion upon the duly on fpirits, The attendance of Earl Bathurst, at the in that part of the kingdom, on the same ensuing trial, was dispensed with at his own footing that it is in England. This motion request, on account of his age was also was opposed, and produced a division, on that of his Grace the Duke of Leeds, on the which it was negatived by a majority of 10: fame account, at the request of his son the
Cunteurs Marquis of Carmarthen.
Not Contents Lord Kinnaird presented a petition from Their Lordships then adjourned. the Earl of Damfries, complaining of the FEB. 20. Lord Rawson begged to be un. undue election of Loru Cathcart to be one of derltood, that in bringing the present object the sixieen representatives of the Scotch Peer before their Lordships, he had no invidious or age in toat House,
One of the objections to personal design. That which he had to pro. the election stared in the petition was, that a pore, was for the relief of a meritorious person not legally entitled had been luffered class of men, whom he thought to labour to vote as Lord Rutherford, and that by that under severe grievances; and to whom much vole a majority liad been procured by Lord was owing, if hard services bad a right to Cathcart. The petition prayed that the Earl claim their hard sought recompence. His of Dumfries might be heard by counsel at Lordihip stated the peculiar disadvantages their Lordships' Bar, to make good his alie- that would accrue, if a precedent were to gations,
be establiiled for overlooking long and de Lord Cathcart allo petitioned that he might serving labours. He represented in Itrong The permitted to support the legality of Lord and lively colouring, the danger of removiçg Rutherford's vote; and also to impeach the from gallant actions, the expected reward : vore given to Lord Dumfries by a person by taking away that which ought always to claiming to be Lord Colville, of Ochiltree.
accompany what was noble, you take away After sume conyersation it was determin
all incitement-every stimulus to great at claims upon their feelings, by fathers pleadtempts.
ing for their children, and others for their His Lordship then called the attention of friends. It would be cruel and pityless, the House to the cases of several officers, when you heard them crying for the difre: who were neglectingly passed over in the late gard shewn to their several interests, not to flag promotion. In abis instance, the pro afford some redress. posed end of unremitted and well-deserving His Lordship then mentioned the great professional affiduity, was not only with. expence that would be incurred by gradual drawn, but a kind of censure was tacitly promotion--as numbers must often be prothrown upon the conduct of such men, by vided for, before you could get at the object the promotion of juniors over them. In wilhed for. The vast incre le of Admirals was fuch a light did the old Captains confider dwelt upon, since he first went into admi. themselves now to stand-in a light as dis. nistracion--that at that time they were but graceful as unmerited.
ten ; there were now more than seven times After speaking at some length, the fol that number. He concluded with begging lowing motion was submitted to their Lord that their Lordships would have a proper thips :
confidence in those who were at the head of “ That an humble address be presented to the Navy, as they were every way com • “ his Majesty, to take into his consideration petent to the charge entrusted to them, and " the services of certain officers who had he doubted not but their actions would cer“ been unnoticed in the late promotion of respond with their talents. « Admirals."
A few words of explanation passed beLord Howe justified his conduct in the tween Lord Rawdon and Lord Howe, when promotion of Admirals, and newed the in thr motion was withdrawn. expediency of a regular distinction of offi. FEB, 21. By virtue of a commision un. cers, according to a series of fervice. In der the Great Seal, the Scotch Diftillery bill, every trust, it was necessary that a confidence the Tunbridge Road bill, the Dartford Road should rest on those that were trusted. He bill, and the White-streer-hill Road bill, re. did not mean to treat in a disparaging man ceived the Royal affent. ner the claims of several gentlemen who had The order of the day being read for taking been overlooked. They might have had ti into consideration the mode of proceeding on tles to notice, which he might not have the articles of impeachment against Warren seen. The persons, however, who had Hastings, Esq. and for the House to be sumbeen promoted, he knew deserved much. moned; the Lord Chancellor lelt the Wool. It was not a wanton action, nor designed for fack, opened the bufiness, and in a speech the gratification of patronage, as none bad
of confiderable length gave his opinion ; been raised, who were not intended, or, in he was followed by the Lords Stanhope, Codeed, were not fit for actual service.
ventry, Abingdon, Loughborough, RichLord Hawke followed Lord Howe in what mond, Stormont, Derby, Grantley, Carline, ► he had advanced, and mentioned a time when Duke of Norfolk.
he thought different of promotions than he The Lord Stanhope concluded his speech did at present. He reprobated the measure with moving, of overlooking the deserts of nien, merely “ That the Managers for the Commons of on account of their age. Many, though of
" Great Britain be directed neither to proadvanced life, might have much activity ; " ceed upon the whole of the Charges, and as for experience, that was much in
upon their Accusations, Article their favour.
" by Article, but to proceed upon the Lord Sandwich, in a very pertinent speech, “ criminating Allegations one by one." defended the Firlt Lord of the Admiralty, Wihdrawn. and quoted many precedents in point He
Question was afterwards put, to agree with thought that this was not a proper subject the Proposition as stated by the Managers for for parliamentary consideration ; that it was the Commons. in the peculiar province of the Executive Go.
33 vernment. If their Lordships took upon
Non-Contents 03 themselves to interfere in these matters, they
Question.-" That the Managers for the might have business enough upon their
16 Commons be directed to proceed upon the hands—they would have petitions without number. If they were to judge of proper
" whole of the Charges, before the Pri
“ soner be called upon for his Defence." appointments in that House, they would of
Carried in the affirmative without a diten find themselves in disagreeable embar
HOUSE raliments. They might have a hundred
H OU SE OF C M M ON S.
Mr. Pitt, who wished that the further THE Right Hon: Frederick Montague hearing might be adjourned, as the gentle
was upon motion of Mr. Burke or man at the bar must be nearly exhausted by dered to be added to the list of managers, on the exertion of speaking for so many hours. the impeachment of Warren Hastings, Esq. He could have wished, he said, that the FEBRUARY 1.
gentleman bau made his desence in writing, Lord Galway presented a petition from that it might be delivered to the clerk, and the corporation of York, praying the so spare bin the fatigue of speaking. House to take into their most serious conside Sir Elijah having nothing in writing but sation the African Slave Trade, and to de- some minutes which he had made to help vise some means for putting an end to a
bis memory, traffick so disgraceful to humanity, and de Mr. Burke faid this was a great advantage Iructive of morality; which was read, and to the accused, and as great a disadvantage to ordered to lie on the table.
the accuser : the latter had delivered in his
charges, which could not be altered or The Sheriffs of London presented at amended; but the former not having comthe bar a petition againtt the Slave Trade, milted his defence to writing, gentlemen and a petition against the Shop Tax, which mult argue from memory, when he might were severally read a first time, and ordered charge that memory with error and change, to lie on the table.
and thift the ground as often as he pleased. Mr. Kendrick presented a petition from This, however, he observed merely as it miglio Sir Elijah Impey, stating, that he was then make it difficult for other gentlemen to comattending the House, and praying that he pare the charges with replies imperfectly remight be heard in reply to the charges which collected : for his own part, he had made this had been exhibited against him. The peti- business bis study for so many years, that he tion having been real, the Journal was con should be at no loss; his mind had long sincs fulted for a precedent, wben that relative to been made up on the subject. Mr. Haftings was adopted; on which Sir Mr. Pitt thought this an vocandid declaraElijah was called in, and informed that the tion in the present stage of the business, as it Hloure had refolved to hear him.
would not suffer gentlemen to form a very Sır Elijab Impey appeared in black, full favourable opinion of the justice of a person, dretted, with a tword and tie.wig. At half who, before he had heard the defence, could past four he er.tered upon his defence; and have finally and irrevocably made up his though he did not stop till a qurrter after niind upon the merits of the caie. eight o'clock, he had not got through his re Mr. Fox infitted that the want of candour ply to the single charge relative to Nundu. was discernible not in what bis Right Hon.
He defended his conduct respecting friend had said, but in the construction the that Rajah on many legal grounds : the au last (peaker had put upon it. He had not thority of the Supreme Court, he admitted, said that he had made up his mind finally and did not extend over all the inhabitants of the irrevceably; much leis had he said that he English provinces in India, brit over the in bad made up his mind without hearing the habitants of Calcutta it did; the Rajab had defence : he had simply said, that after havnot been tried as a native of Bengal, but as ing made this business his ftudy for many an inhabitant of Calcutta, where he rended, years, he had long since made up his mind where he committed the crime, and where of course he was amenable to the laws of After some little sparring, it was agreed the place.
The law too on which he was that the further hearing of Sir Elijah should tried, Sir Elijah affirmed, was not an ex poft be adjourned to Thursday. facto 'ww ; for though the Supreme Court of Judicature in Bengal was not in existence The House went into a committee, Mr. when it at law palled, yet it extended to In Rose in the chair, to take into consideration dia in consequence of the Ch ster of Justice the petitions of the Corn Distillers of Lon. of the late King, fent over in the 26th year don and of Scotland. of bis reign. This he proved hy a strong Mr. Alderman Watson ftated the nature circumstance, viz. that in 1765 a native In of the busueis to be shortly this--that in the din had been tried and sentenced to be year 1784, an Act of Parliament paffed, by hange ist Calcutta for a forgery, but was which the Scotch Distillers were not to be re pited, and afterwards pardoned by his subjected to the visits of excise officers, nor Mirjetty. While Sir Elijah was procecuing to pay according to the quantity of spirits in his defense, lie was interrupted by that they tuuld actually diftill; but that