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FROM THE FRENCH.

Whofe cellars always are well ford;

A THUNDER-STORM.
Whole doors are barr'd to none but
Care ;

day, Who fecs Mirth hover round his board,

(doully low'ns!

The sky, big with vengeance, tremenAnd gevel there.

Pale Nature, aghaft I fhrinks wich filent Bleft! who can unconcern'dly meet

dismay,

(pours. His honeft taylor in the face,

Ere, downward, the tempeft indignantly
Not fouc'd to sneak from street to street
For hiding place ;

The dread voice of thunder commanda But free from debt, from forrow free,

to prepare,

[fcende;

Lo ! sudden, refiftless, the demon des Enjoys an ever tranquil mind ; And, if luch happiness can be,

Impelling, infuriate, a torrent of air, A iniltrels kind.

Which, rapidly, frightful deftruction

extends. Thus favour'd let me pass my days ;

And when Fate wills that I must die, The cottage and palace, the prince and Let those condemn who will not praise,

the swain,

(foe; For what care I?

Alike, are expos'd to the merciless Dec. 1801.

J. H. And ships, which triumphantly ride o'er the main,

(woe. EPIGRAM.

Appali'd by his afpe&t, re-echo wich At length, by the Monarch of Nature arraign d.

(career, LUBIN

LO Chloris said one day, The tempest is call'd from the madden'd “ To love is endless pain ;

And soon, hy his mercy, securely inI fear your heart is led aftray

chain's,

(fear. By lome more wealthy lwain."

The dæmon no longer impresses with
Reading

1. V. R. S. " To all your ills," said Me, “ I

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 unfortoDec. 1802.

J. H.

pare youthful Bard CHATTERTON, a few Moments previous to his unfortu

nate Exit from this Life. SONNET.

BY THOMAS ENORT SMITH, 07 MAM. Loud roars the thunder, fierce the tem.

MERSMITH. peft blows ;

shion roll ; Waves dath'd on waves with harsh confu

HARD-F

ARD-FATED Power ! whole bosomThe tear of keen remorfe from guilt now

chilling pains

[guish feels, Aows,

[soul. The Muse has felt, and fill with anAnd terror holds dominion o'er the 'To me thou'ft oft, with all thy luckless And, ah! in Friendship's breast what an

train,

(nion beca, guilh dwells ! [eyes the views ;

Thro' maoy a hard-toiled day, comppaWhen the rude scene with watchful Forced by Neceffity's imperious swayWhile Fear a dismal cale of shipwreck Thy froft-bound fóil I've friendless trod tells,

[subdues.
alone,

[zope; And, aided by each blast, her hope Yet view'd far off, with kindly-cheering

Unshelter'd too 'neath Poverty's colá 'Tis calm, aod Peace again resumes her

ray,

[beams, feat,

Itains rise; Rich Fortune's Sun bless others with its 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 sun and Plenty's gifts to, But fear ftill lurks io Friendship's anxious thare. breatt,

To its bleft goal my spirit now repairs, And hope alone can lull her fear to rest. Tird of this world and all its vexing 08, 19, 1801.

cares, J. H.

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SONNET TO CONTENT. Where Nature's charms in wild fuxuri.
BY THOMAS ENORT SMITH.'*

ance meet,

[dwell ;

And all in tranquil beauty loves to
FORTUNE's more partial smiles let Where no ambitious thoughts my mind
others
[me; should swell,

[leat,
Her liberal gifts the still may hold from To gloom the lunshine of my ruttic
I only ask fome humble dwelling where
I may, Omild Content ! o'er-ruled by thee,

EPITAPH
Life's peace enjoy at distance from the
crowd,

[lock's bde, IN THE OLD CHURCH-YARD, PLY. Placed on fome verdant heath or hil.. Nor envy those, the great and pamper'd GRIEVE not for me, my parents dear,

Grieve , 'Who Twell Prosperity's rich golden tide. For the thing which prov'd to be my There, O Content! my withes to come

death plete,

[cell, I received upon the Quay. Let me be master of some moss-root'd

MOUTH.

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FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

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HOUSE OF LORDS.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23.

you shall not trade with England. His Majesty, baving delivered the He mult therefore thank bis Majesty

Speech from the Throne, as given for declaring that he would keep a in our lait (P 385), immediately with watchful eye on the general ftuation drew; and their: Lordihips proceeded of Europe. to business; which was commenced The Marquis of Abercorn noticed foy 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 sreparations dress. He expressed his fatisfaction made by France to invade this country at the internal itrength and condition afforded a fufficient reason for giving, of the kingdom, and did not consider as the price of peace, those things that there was any thing in the late which, if retained, might now have secrèt combination that could excite been a plerige for its continuance. a serious alarmi. The intent of the Lord Carlitle arguerl on the fulfilAddress was, to assure his Majesty that ment of the predi&tion that he had for. the House would cordially concur in merly made relative to the Treary. proinucing 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 atfairs in Ewope, and adverted to situation 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. He proin bis 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 suffer any one nation to say to another, Tieaty. He noticed the powerful in

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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 wlien he attacked Ministers He condemned this country for paying for their incapacity, because, by the no regard to the interests of our 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. Furope, 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 preferited, strated when it was too late, and gave and arrangements made 'relative to the orders to retain possession of the Cape, hearing of appeals. Martinique, &c. when they had in all The Duke of Clarence, after a fewe. probability been given up; and thus, observations on the inconvenience of by an oftentatious display of impotent the present place of allembly, moved, resentment, our Government was ex- “ That a Committee be appointed to posed to the scorn and contempt of the take into confideration 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 confidering the best 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 first time. He said, points of Lord G.

he did not mean to propose any thing Lord Carysfort delivered sentiments relative to the Bankrupt laws. Lord similar 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 ro. it had not lait Seflion been argued by Adjourned.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS. ·

TUESDAY, NOV. 23.

Mr. Cartwright coincided with the THE preliminary business having wishes contained in the Speech; but

been gone through, 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 fleets and armies ; 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 commerce, and in the ruinous conflict with which the Mort 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 distret Hon, Mr.Curzon.

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where he resided : he thought Minifters respecting our manufa&tures, and con. lad been betrayed into a fatal fe- lidered it as an additional reason, if curity by the professions of France, of true, for our remaining at peace : in whole arbitrary conduct he took a short, he was of opinion that nothing view, and condemned them. If any which had passed ance the conclusion remonftrance against her condu&t had of the Treaty could authorise us to been made by Ministers, he hoped it renew the war : for, said he, “ JE vould be stated in exculpation of their we

renew the war with own: he concluded with expressing France, the most obvious way of case sentiments as to the late Ministry exactly rying it on with etfe&t would be to imilar to those of the Member who retake all those places we have given Preceded him.

up. Now, in ny opinion, to have Mr. Pytches made a speech, in which given up places merely to retake them, he did not oppose the Address, but the would be to place the makers of the fervile spirit of such Addresses in ge.. peace, and the approvers of the peace, deral, which were but the echoes of of whom I confeis an one, in the Minifterial sentiments; he adverted to moft foolih and ridiculous point Mi. all the Speeches delivered tince the nifters ever were placed in at any foracceffion; and considered the prefevt 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 profperity. He deprecated being inclined for war, was only an the idea of renewing the war: and artifice of a combination of news-paper koped that no man unitained by Mic editors, to circulate their papers. 'Mr. nifterial varnish would avow such a F. continued for a length of time to. principle in that House. He repro. low the neceflity of our remaining at bated the Speech as a piece of bad peace ; and as to the aggrandizement thachinery and servile adulation, which of France, he considered it as one of every good Monarch thould execrate the greatest aggravations of the fublic and forbid,

conduct of the late Minifters: in Thort, Mr. Fox rose, to reply to fome oh, he was convinced that the only persons Hrvations 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 exprefsions ufed in though he could not agree with some the Jatt Seslion, viz. that he was happy and its points. He denied that there . that the peace had been made, and *ere any bleffings to be found in the hoped Ministers still approved their measure of the Union. The Mover actions. The remainder of liis speech at the Address had ftated that his Ma- was (trongly indicative of his with for jefy recommended the approval of the peace. plan for extending our military estah. Mr. Canning considered the Ad. bments: Mr. F. conceived the dress to contain certain expresions Speech related to no such eitablifu. which pledged the House farthier than sents but what were required for na- he could wish. He took a view cional security : lie thought small estab. of the affairs of the Continent; and Koments were beit adapted not only was of opinion, that though every fout the continuance of peace, but for mind was interested in favour of the time better enabling us to renew the Swiss, yet, for such a purpose, Governwar, if neceffary. "In aniwer to the ment ought not to facrifice the honour 922ention, whether we were to hold of the country. But it became Mi. purific language to France when the nillers to be watchful over the conduct bun done every thing to irritate us, he of Bonaparte, who, as a Ruler of Bedred to hear fume particulars of France, poffefied a rooted hatred mke irritations in queition, and to against the English Government and Aante it thown that Ministers had taken interests. there means to refent them, which in Lord Hawkesbury, though he did tant; they had neglected. He next ad. not agree with many Members who tarixd to the allertion of Sir J. W. had spoken, was nevertheiels convinced

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that we ought to look with a vigilant in foreign connexions, and had wasted eye on every thing that might hereafter much blood and treasure to no advanaffect our situation and interests. He tage. It was nevertheless delirable to replied to the different points in the prevent the aggrandizement of France by Ipeech of Mr. C. and defended the land; and he therefore hoped we should principles on which he and his col. 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 frides of the French pect of support presented itself, if since the signing of the Treaty, as well we were to recommence hostilities; 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 pearly the same grounds encroachment in the affair of the as had been pursued with respect to the Indemnities, we should liave neglected injustice with which the claims of the nothing to effect it. In his opinion, interior powers bad been treated by there was never any thing more unjust, 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 guaranihe 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 Minitu disposition was for peace, he thought it ters to inprove the peace they had ought to be cautiously preserved. inade, but to look with vigilance on Gen Gascoigne hoped that the spirit paffing events.

Thown in the debate on this subject would Mr. Windham faid, that if the deter the First Conful 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 Joit for ever. 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 remonttrance said to have been made, of the French : denied the justice 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 Ministers could only fave ready to renew the context. Alluding to their characters by acting with an the conspiracies juit discovered, he was energy proportionate to our alarming certain that any traitors here must have fituation.

communications with Paris; but he The Chancellor of the Exchequer thought inercy ought to be nown to considered 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 voted 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

He took a comparative by saying, that if the spirit of the nation view of France fourteen years ago and were roured, he fiould be fearlels of at the prelent period, and law no such the success 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 ber doininians. He concluded with lay- frange predicament of approving tome ing that Ministers wilhed for peace, but arguments on both Gdes of the queition, they were not afraid 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 it p edged the flouse to nothing, and sentiments on the lubjest of the Addrets. therefore he thould agree to it. He liked its tenor, though tic thought it Gen. Maitland said, our fleets and not right to puth matters tu extremities armies were not so far dilbanded as was with regard to Continental affairs; the fupposed : we had now 48,000 ticamen country had been 100. ready to engage in employ; and he law no reason that VOL. XLII. Dec. 1802.

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