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PRIDE of the British stage,
Now gliding down the stream in state,
Recited by Mr. Young, at the Dinner given “ Vish for a Vind”-he wish'd one too ;
on Mr. Kemble's Retirement from the But no wind came, which prov'd a serious
Slage. mauer :
Written by THOMASCAMPBELL, Esq. Author And had the calm much longer lasted,
of " The Pleasures of Hope." All their sea stores had been exhausted ; For long ere CRAVESEND stood in sight,
Whose image brought th' heroic age
Reviv'd to fancy's view.
Like fields refresh'd with dewy light,
When the sun smiles his last, sausage,
Thy parting presence makes more bright Nice savory bits, prepar'd to last the pas.
Our memory of the past.
And Memory conjures feelings up
That wine or music need not swell,
His was the spell over our hearts
Which only Acting lends Who strait resolving not to miss
The youngest of the Sister Arts, A scene so apropos as this,
Where all their beauty blends, Uprais'd upon a coil of rope,
For ill can Poetry express Soon thus began his mouth to ope,
Full many a tone of thought sublime; By way of lecture.
And Painting, mate and motionless, “ Right gentle friends, - this circling flood Steals but one glance from Time, Is the best thing to do you good.
But, by the mighty Actor brought, Tbe Hygeian stream then freely swill
Illusion's wedded triumphs come- Against all Æsculapian skill,
Verse ceases to be airy thought,
And Sculpture to be dumb.
Time may again revive,
But ne'er efface the charm,
When Cato spoke in him alive,
Or Hotspur kindled warm.
With him at Agincourt?
: Begins to maul your frames about,
His transports' most impetuous tone,
And to each passion of his breast
The Graces gave their zone,
High were the task- too high,
Ye conscious bosoms here,
In words to paint your memory
Of K EMBLE and of Lear.
But who forgets that white discrowned head, I ween from London City,
Those bursts of Reason's half-extinguish'd Instead of shewing Christian pity,
glare, Held both his sides, and laughi'd.
Those iears upon Cordelia's bosom shed, And when reprov'd by all around
Iu doubt more touching than despair? For this demeanor so unsound,
If 'was reality he felt Dryly exclaim'd, Why all this po- Had SHAKSPEARE's self amidst you been, ther,
Friends, he had seen you meli, When each to save a drowning brother And triumph d to have seen! Should try his best.”
And there was many an hour
Of blended kindred fame,
Together at the Muse's side
Her Tragic Paragons had grown
N. They were the Children of her pride, Ialington, May 15, 1817,
The Columns of her throne,
And undivided favor ran
Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, From heart to heart in their applause- And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him. Save for the gallantry of Man
But nothiag he'll reck, if they let bim sleep Ip lovelier Woman's cause,
on, Fair as some classic dome,
In the grave where a Briton has laid him, Robust and richly grac'd,
But half our heavy task was done, Your KEMBLE's spirit was the home
When the clock toll'd the hour for retirs Of Genius and of Taste
ing, Taste, like the silent dial's power,
And we heard by the distant and randon That, when superpal light is given,
gun, Can measure Inspiration's hour,
That the foe was suddenly firing. Apd tell its height in Heaven.
Slowly and sadly we laid him down, At once ennobled and correct,
From the field of his fame fresh and gory, His mind survey'd the Tragic page,
We carved not a lioe, we raised not a sione, And what the Actor could effect, The Scholar could presage.
But we left him alone in his glory.
And must we lose them now?
To the Memory of the late Mr. SAMUEL Alas! the moral brings a trar'Tis all a transient hour below;
Written by W. LINDLEY, Esq.
And composed by Lord BURGHERIN.
THANT we the requiem, solemo, sad, CHAN
and sweet;Pride of the British Stage,
And mute awhile, amid the festive tbrong, A long and last adien!
Be Joy's inspiring song! The following song has, we believe, ap- Strew we with cypress boughs the Muses' peared in one or two London Journals,
seat; but we cannot, on that account, withhold
For be, the father of the varying lay, it from our readers; there is a gloomy of paill and 'siek ness long the suffering grandeur about some of the thoughts, that prey, reminds one of the best passages of Lord Sinks to the grave; and leaves unstrung the Byron's poetry.
Sileni each liquid note-extinct its sacred THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE,
fire, Who fell at the Battle of Corunna, in 1808. POT a drum was heard, nor a funeral List to that plaintive strain ! note,
Was it " Thy voice, O Harmony!". that As bis corse to the rampart we hurried : sung Not a soldier discharged bis farewell shot Anselmo's magic lyre unstrungO'er the grave where our bero was Ne'er on th' enraptur'd sense to burst again buried.
Those chords, so sweetly wild, so full, so
clear? We buried him darkly at dead of night,
The sods with our bayonets turning, It was thy“awful sound!"- the distant belt By the struggling moon beam's misty light, Beats slos, responsive to the anthem's swell And the lantern dimly burning.
That pours the parting tribute o'er his hal.
low'd bier. No useless coffio enclosed his breast; Nor in sbeets, nor in shroud, we bound “ When winds breathe soft” + where rests him,
Anselmo's clay, But be lay like a warrior taking his rest, Round our lamented Minstrel's shrine With his martial cloak around hiin Shall '“ forms unseen ”I the deathless
wreath intwine, Few and short were the prayers we said ;
Soft warbling in the breeze the tributary And we spoke pot a word of sorrow,
Jay. But we stedfa-lly gazed on the face of the
dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
* • Thy voice, O Harinony, with awful
soupd.' -- Webbe's Glees. We thought, as we hollow'd his narrow + • When winds breathe soft along the bed,
sileut deep.'-Ibid. And smooth 1 down his lowly pillow, 1. By fairy hands their knell is rung, That the foe and the stranger would tread, By forms unseen their Garge is sung.' on his head,
Collins. And we far away on the billow.
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
Days omitted, no Business of Importance,
HOUSE OF LORDS. VRIDAY, May 23.-The Earl of Liver. into the state of the country, with a view
pool moved that the house should adjourn to the expediency of continuing, to a spe to that day week, on which day a commoni- cific period, the bills already passed in the cation should be made, by message, from the present session, for the preservation of the Prince Regent, and a notion made for the public peace, re-appointment of a committee to inquire
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
it was with great concern that he felt it pleasure, that during his residence at the to be his duty, as chairinan of the committee coart of Portugal he should keep within appointed to inquire into tbe state of the his ordinary allowances, namely 6,2001. a Police of the Metropolis, to bring under year, and that he had directed Mr. Cassathe consideration of the house a breach of major to lose no time in sem ving the mis. privilege contained in a book recently sion from the house of the Marquis de published, and which had been sent to the Pombal; and that he could not anticipate committee by the author, purporting to be any public grounds for continuing the ex. * A Vindication of the Magistrales acting peodicure of his Majesty's servanis at Lisa in and for the Tower Division, from the bon, at the scale on which it had been concharges contained in a printed work, en- ducted during the continuance of the war titled, “The Report of the Committee on the in the Peoinsula.-2. That on the 26th of State of the Police of the Metropolis ; loge. August 1814, under the pretence of conther with the Minutes of Evidence takev be- gratulating the Prince of Brazil on his fore the committee of the House of Conanons. return to Europe, the right honourable G. By Thomas Thirlwall, M.A. Recior of Bow- Capning was appointed Ambassador to ers Gifford, Esex; and Magistrate for the Lisbon, with a salary of 82001. with 60001. Counties of Middlesex and Lissex.” With allowances, 15001. outfit, and 31801. plale out making any comment on the general money, making 18,8801.-3. That this tone of the work, which was by no means appointment was inconsistent with the dise respectful towards the committee, he would patch of Lord Castlereagh to Mr. Syden. ooly observe, that several passages were so ham, was uncalled for by any political cir. extremely offensive to the feelings and cumstances, and was an unwarranted abuse bostile to the privileges of the cominittre, of the public inoney.-These resolutions that it was thoughi fit to summon Mr. gave rise to considerable discussion. On a Thirlwall before them, to require some division the resolutions were negatived by explanation of his conduct. The motion 270 to 96: majority against them 174.-. for the attendance of Mr. Thirlwall, on Adjourned at midnight. Wednesday, was then agreed to. And on WEDNESDAY, May 7.-The order of the the motion of the Chancellor of the Exo day having been read for the attendance of cheqner, it was ordered, that at iis rising, the Rev. J. Thirlwall, he was called in and the house should adjourn to Monday. then addressed the house. He expressed a
MONDAY, May 5.- The second reading of hope that the justice and liberality of the the London tithe bill was strongly opposed house would dispose it to believe that he by Dr. Phillimore and Sir Wm. Scott, who felt the deepest regret and sorrow at having conceived thai the decree upon the Act of been betrayed into any transgression of its Henry VIII, had made a final conclusion privileges. This unfortunate transgression upon the subject of tithes for London.
appeared in a book, which he assured the On a division the bill was throwd out by house was written in great haste: and which 146 to 21.
he was impelled to write through a desire The third reading of the game preserva. to vindicate his own character and that of tion bill was likewise negatived by 104 to the other magistrates, from the obloquy 21: majority against it 83.
cast upon them by the witnesses adduced hea LISBON MISSION.
fore the committee for inquiring into the TT ESDAY, May 6.- Mr. Lambton closed conduct of the police. If, in bis zeal to an iotroductory sporch on this subject by accomplish the object he had in view, he submitting the followiog resolutions, which bad been betrayed into any animadversions embrace the grounds of complaint against inconsistent with the end which he had Mr. Canning. 1." That on the 18th of July, prescribed to himself, or exceeding the 1814, a dispatch was sent by Lord Viscount limits of bis object, be could assure the Castlereagh to Thomas Sydenham, Esq. bis house that he felt the most siocere regret, Majesty's Envoy at the Court of Lisbon, ac- especially in violating the respect due to Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXII. July 1817.
that honourable house, or to its honourable in France. After a short discussion, the committees. But he tsusted to the clemency resolution was agreed to. of the house, under all the circumstances of bis case. He ventured to hope and petition
CORPUS. that do proceding would be taken against THURSDAY, May 15.--Mr. Ponsonby: bim that could serve to degrade his charac- the law which passed in the present Session, ter as a magistrale and a gentleman. — enabling bis Majesty to detaio in custody After some further conversation, the Speaker persons suspected of designs against hio stated to the Reverend gentleman, that he
person or government, expires on the Ist of was commanded by the house to acquaint July next; we are now in the middle of bim, that having taken into consideration May, a period of the session, after which, the complaint made against him, of having from our general experience, we may es violated its privileges, with his defeoce, ex. pect that many members will leave town. planation, and apology, it had come to a I therefore wish to ask the noble lord, wheresolution that he had been guilty of a ther it is the intention of his majesty's mi. high contempt of its authority, and a breach nisters to propose a renewal of that law, of its privileges, but ibat in consequence of and a further extension of the power given the acknowledgment of his fault, and under them by it? Lord Castlereagh. lo reply all the circumstances of his case, the house to the right hon. gentleman, he should stale, was content to proceed no farther.
that his Majesty's ministers felt it their duty THURSDAY, May 8.-Mr. Bennett made to advise the Prince Regent on the first day his promised motion on the subject of after the holidays (about the 1st or 2d" of the appointment of Mr. Herries, late Dext month), to make a communication to commissary in chief, and coocluded_by parliament on the internal state of the moving the following resolution :-" That country, with respect to which he should the allowance to the late commissary-gene- propose that the same course should be taken ral in chief, of one half of bis salary, on as on the coinmunication in the earlier part bis retirement, was an excessive remunera- of the session.-The call of the house was tion, regard being had to the length of his then fixed for the 2d of June.- Adjourned, services; and that the grant of a perma- MONDAY, May 19.– A short conversation nent office of 1,5001. a year, in addition to on the further suspension of the Habeas the same, was an improvident expenditure Corpus Act took place, but nothing DCT of the publie money, and formed a prece transpired dent idjurious to the public interests.". The Lottery Bill was read a third time After a short discussion, in which the Chan. and passed, but not without a most strengcellor of the Exchequer, Lord Castlereagh, ous opposition, and a division, there being Messrs. Tierney, Ponsonby, and Grant, for the third reading 73— Against it 48. participated, the motion was negatived by The second reading of the bill for abo93 to 42.
lishing the office of Chief Justice in Eyre,
condemned as useless by the Finance Com. FRIDAY, May 9.-Mr. Grattan after an mittee, excited some discussion. The de able and eloquent introductory speech, bate afterwards took an interesting torn, moved that the house would resolve itself when the bill for providing compensation into a committee to take into consideration for the holders of sioecures came upder the state of the laws affecting the roman discussion, Mr. Brougham made a very catholic subjects of the Empire, &c. &c.' eloquent and in many respects a very fair
- The principal speakers were, Sir J. attack upon the Peosion List; which, he 6. Hippesley, Mr. Webher, Mr. W. Elliot, said, this bill would greatly increase. -A Lord Castlereagh, &c. &c. At three o'clock division took place, for the passing of the in the morning the house divided – For the bill 105- Against it 45. committee 221-Against it 245—Majority TUESDAY, May 20.—Sir F. Burdett against the catholic claims 24,
brought forward his promised potion og BIRMINGHAM POOR'S BILL.
Parliamentary Reform. The hon. Baro. MONDAY, May 12.-Sir C. Mordaunt net's speech was a kind of historical review moved the second reading of the Birming of the rise and progress of Parliaments, ham Poors Rate's Bill. Oo a division, the intended perhaps to shew that the country bill was thrown out by a majority of 67; was bappier and more prosperous under the numbers for the second reading being apoual than triennial Parliaments. The 36: agaiost it 303.
arguments have been so frequently before ARMY ESTIMATES.
our readers, that we conceive it vopecessary The house having resolved itself into a to repeat them. He concluded by morjog committee, Lord Palmerston stated that the for a select committee to inquire into the real charge for the army proposed to be present state of the representation of the maintained was not more than 3,794,0001. ; people, and then moved the first resolution that A debate ensued of considerable length, the land forces for the service of Great
but nothing new transpired ; neither the Britain and Ireland, &c. do pot exceed Chancellor of the Exchequer, or Lord. 142,982 men, including the troops stationed Castlereagh spoke upon the subject. The
house divided-Ayes 77 - Noes 265—Majo. many cases, over other creditors. He then rity against the motion 188.
moved for leave to bring in a bill to regaThe house then went into a committee, on late the proceedings under Extents in Aid. the bill for the better employment of the - The Attorney General said, the object poor.
of this bill was to prevent debtors to the BANKRUPT LAWS.
crowo from being sued for more than thie THURSDAY, May 22.-Mr. J. Sinith pre- absolute debt they owed to the crown. By jented a petition from nearly the whole of any law he knew on the subject, the Court the trading community in the city of Lon- of Exchequer had no power to have cona don: the Bank of England, Bankers, Eastfined the effects of Extents in Aid to the and West India Merchaots, &c, on the sub- sum actually due to the crowd. ject of the Bankrupt Laws. They com- FRIDAY May 23.-On the order for the plain of those Laws; but priocipally of third reading of the Christ-church Buriat the place where the meetings are held, the Ground Bill, Sir C. Monck said, this place being so much crowded, that it is im- measure was disliked by a majority of the possible the commissioners can go through parish, and was now pushed forward by a their business. The hon. gentleman said, private vestry, who had a private meeting it was his intention to move for a committee, for the purpose of bringing it forward in 8 to take the subject into consideration. concealed manner through Parliament, the
Mr. Varsittart apprehended, that no ob. house then divided-For the third reading jection would be made to the motion he bad 102-Agaiost it 9.-Adjourned to Friday to propose, for leave to bring in a bill to the 30th. regulate the proceedings under Extents in Aid. The present system bad given rise to [From the press of other matter, iwe are much discontent, and therefore it was his unavoidably obliged to defer the conclusion wish to abolish the abuses which had crept of the Parliamentary Journal till out in, by giving the crown a preference, ia next.]
PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. Frode the soficialia eterose pensioners
, PROM an official return, it appears tria, on loans, with the dividends advanced
by Great Britain up to the 5th of January, from the fund of the Greenwich Hospital, 1817, and the interest on such dividends, from the 5th of Jaouary, 1815, to the 5th of amount to 19,362,8731. 5s. January, 1816, amounted to 242,2391.3s. Id. and that paid in the subsequent year amount ed to 274,5091, 8s, Ild." In a note to this It appears from a parliamentary paper, setaro it is remarked, “the above are the that the sums paid into the chamber of the sams actually paid, but the charge for the city of London, within the last five years, as last year amounts to 350,0001. there being fines from persons who have declined serving out-standing bills to the amount of 70,0001. the office of sheriff, amounted to 20,4131.63.8d. on the 31st of December, 1816.”
The fiae upon each individual is 4131, 6s. 8d.
An official return to an Order of the House of Commons, states the number of
TAE ARMY.-The effective strength of
the British army at home and abroad, ex. persons committed to the King's Bench Pri. son, from the first day of January, 1816, to
clusive of artillery, on the 25th April, 1817, the first day of January, 1817, amounts to
was as follows 1,523. The number discharged within the
7,623 mame period, 1,383. The greater number of
8,811 persons that have been confined at one time
Trumpeters or drummers 3,561 during the same period, 780. That there
838 were committed to the Fleet Prison, be
Rank and File... .134,699 tween the first day of January, 1816, and the first day of January, 1817, 676 prison
Total, .155,032 ers, of which number four died in custody,
Total of the artillery.... 11,893 122 were removed to the King's Bench by Habeas Corpus, and 516 were discharged
Making the grand total of between the same periods.
..166,865 That there were committed in the same to the above statement the Cape of Good period to the Marshalsea and Palace Courts Hope regiment, the Ceylonese regiments, 1.200 debtors and Admirally prisoners, of and black pioneers, are not included, as whom 447 were discharged,
they are paid by the colonies in which they are serving. These troops consist of 201
ollicers, 289 serjeants, 86 drummen, and The sums dae to Great Britain from Aur 8,854 rank and Gle.