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Still may the soft Ingenuous blush impart Oh, might that blue eye's tender languish, "Each virtuous feeling wak’ning in the beart; Beam but on mewhat bliss were mine; A transient fervour spreading o'er the face 'Twould o'er my soul diffuse a ray May mantling rise with sweet unconscious Of happiness divine. grace.
But why that blush agaiu, sweet maid? Who e'er the cold and uniimpassion'd
Why 'tawart thy face so shining fair ; nien,
Roll clouds so dark that Fancy reads The dull stability of look has seen,
In them the page of l'are? Which Frailty wears, where courtly columns rise,
(plies, Alas, they say, Love's but a dream, Where oft her band the mimic Health ap Fleeting and few its happiest hours But as she spread the glow of stedfast hue,
That Life 's at best a thoruy wildk A self-impeaching mockery to view,
Oh, never strew'd with flowers. Hath turn'd where Nature hides her in the Sweet Moralist! I know it well vales,
Man onward toils in pain and sorrow, Where nought of pride or artifice prevails; Yet fondly hopes a glimpse of joy But heedless where dissimulation dwells, Will bless him on the murrow. Nature her own unsullied story tells; Where Lopers' eyes, unconscious of con
Vain, vain the hope ;--yet should that troul,
glimpse Beam with the secret converse of the soul,
Strike on his mind, in mercy givin,
It but reveals the darkness round,
Like the lightning flash of Hear'n,
To soothe my heart with woe oppresto free!
STUDIOSUS. And say the sleep of Death is sweet
To those who sigh for rest.
A. M. LONE wanderer of the midnight sky,
SONNET. 'I mark thee through mycasement gleam; And, stretch'd upon a sleepless couch, WHEN Winter spreads his gloomy scepI bless thy paly beam!
[bound, Say, com'st thou here with silent foot, On groves, and streams, with frosty fetters When all is bush'd in deep repose,
Still in the sunshine-beam, how lucidTo whisper to my troubled heart
[sight. A solace for its woes ?
The crystal landscape glances on the Oh, give to me that placid mien,
Thus, in Life's view, where o'er the trou
blous scene That tranced look as when on high Thou pausest for awhile to drink
Chill Penury maintains ber icy reign, The spheres' wild harmony!
The gentle sun of mild Compassion gleams,
And the drear prospect brightens in its That fitting blush losure, modest Queen,
beams. Thrón'd on thy fleecy clouds above, Still may
rays in pure succession fior, The young God hath not with thy rays
Each woe-fraught heart still feel the genial Lighted his torch of Love?
glow ! Come, if thy soul has felt bis power, Be thine, Benevolence, celestial maid,
To me thou art a welcome guest; Of suff'ring sorrow still to pour thine aid ! For sportive he hath kindled too
Be Britain's glory, to relieve distress, A fame within this breast.
To save by valour, and by bounty bless!
E. Yes, I will sympathize with thee, !
(And mutual cares will each endear); Thy beams' discourse most eloquent,
HYMN FOR CHRISTMAS-DAY. I'll answer with a tear.
BEHOLD the Lord of Heav'n and errth, Be Love our theme - its visious rarm,
This day at Bethl’em borp! Its balmy sigbs, its secret joy
Angels proclaim his wondrous birth, Emotions trembling on the brink
And hail the glorious morn. Of bliss and agony.
LO! Jesus leaves his Father's throne Come, thou shalt say what rapture stole For man's rebellious race!
O'er every sense at dead of night, Oh ! let our souls his goodness own, When first the breeze pour'd on thy ear,
And bless his saving grace. Endymion and delight,
Tidings of joy and mighty love,
Salvation's holy plan!
“ On earth good will to man!" That darts from Mary's eye,
Surfleet, Nav. 5, SAM, EESDALE.
" Amnem fundens Tamesis pater urna." On sky-topt hill, or velvet plain, AD AMICUM.
Or flow'ry vale, or flowing main,
Or where her softer waters glide
Ah! what are these to Nature's pride, Vulgi ; et semper bonestis
Where God, conducting Nature's plan, Indignam invidiam viris.
Completes her noblest work in MAN?
Childhood, dear Will, however blest, Hic tempus faciles ducere per dies
Is a fair negative at best. Fas sit, dum trepidat Vere Favonius;
"T'is innocence personified, Atque errare, per agros
Yet it is little else beside ; Dulces, quà Tamesis fuit.
'Tis pure as mountain snow, and takes Hic puris decores tempora foribus. The impression that a feather makes, Hic sertum roseum, aut bic breve lilium Yet, lighter than that feather's fall, Carpas; fronde sub orni,
It leaves no lasting trace at áll; Quercus aut veteris sedens;
But, like the snow, the sun's first ray
l'he teuder mark will melt away. Dum curat pecudes, prataque tibia
But when arriv'd al riper age,
Gaiuing of life its second stage,
When trackless Childhood yields to Youth; Lugens Ismarium nefas.
And WISDOM comes led on by 'TRUTH ; haud atrox Tamesis sanguine, et horridus On whom the CHARITIES attend Nigrå morte fluit; semper amabili
In forms of Neighbour, Son, and Friend: Gaudet munere pacis ;
Soon will these make thy bosom glow, Et volvit placidas aquas.
Till thou shalt wish more fast to grow ; Non hic'turba virům ; nescia sed doli Soon will they kindle Manhood's fires, Insons simplicitas; et pudor omnibus And all that manly hope inspires !. Divis charus, amore
O couldst thou guess what loftier joys Non turpi satus ; et fide.
Succeed to Childhood's transient toys;
'Tho' these now seem to fill thy breast, Wic quisquis jaceat, fessus ab æstibus ;
And scarce leave wishes for the rest; Miratur tacitè,---- splendidior vitro,"
Thy wisdom drawn from fabled charms, Rivus dum fluit agris;
Thy conquests from fictitious arms, Spargens dona virentibus.
Enraptur'd with thine own applause Miratur bibulis inipositam ilicem
At every form thy Fancy draws; Ripis ; et salices frondibus ut leves Castle, or Cot, or Town, or Ship, Gaudent tangere fluctus ;
And now a bound, and now a skipPrisci haud immemores boni ;
Yes-couldst thou think what varied worth Ut ridet labiis undique Copia
Maturing Time might bring to birth, Lätis; ut gregibus dulcia dat nemus
The power to soothe the sorrowing heart, Glandes, pabula ; et umbras
To blunt the point of Envy's dart,
The sick to help, the sad to cheer,
And dry the Widow's, Orphan's tear:
Fram'd as thon art with ardent mind, Lines to a very young Gentleman, who
Emotions quick, and feelings kind wished he might never be taller than at
In spite of Manhood's stronger care, present. By Mr. PRATT.
Thy heart would form a different prayer;
Still more, the boast of tender friends DEAR Child! tho’ sweet the cause assign a Would point thy wish to nobler ends. For wishing thou might'st be confin'd
Soon wouldst thou see with glad surprize To the small stature of a Boy,
Thy fondest visions realize; Not for its sports, but for the joy
Thy inky boat, and pencil'd town, The Parent's knee thro’life possessing,
Would like thyself, dear Boy, be grown ; Now fond caress'd, and now caressing ;
This to some warlike bark well-mann'd, All thy life long a nursling blest,
And thou appointed to command ! The lap thy throne, thy couch the breast
Or haply, by the Fates decreed, A wish thou ne'er sbouldst these outgrow,
Thou shalt some Admiral succeed ! Bespeaks a love, no art can know.
Or, some fam'd General of the field, But as thy budding opes so fair,
Shalt prove thy Country's spear and shield! My wish shall breathe, that Heav'n would
Theo wish no more a Boy to be, spare
For ever dandled on the knee; The tender leaf, and nurse the root,
But as the Soldier's feats delight, Till buds shall into blossoms shoot;
And thou art pleas'd with mimic fight, Till rich and full the fruitage proves
Wish, Willy, thou wert six feet high, Ev'n like some monarch of the groves. Resolv'd on Death or Victory; Nature's high cultúr'd, cherish'd tree,
Or else a man of Peace, and know Dear Willy, be a type of thee!
All that may make thee lov'd below! An emblem fair, yet feeble too,
Slatford, Jan. 1. For what can forgsts bring to view,
HISTORICAL CHRONICLE, 1812.
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
and of the allies, in these various and im. Parliament was this day opened by portant services, you will render justice to commission.
the consummate judgment and skill dis. The Commissioners, Earls Camden and played by General Lord Viscount WelWestmoreland, and Marquis Wellesley, lington in the direction of the campaign. took their seals; when the Speaker, with In Spain the spirit of the people remains the members of the House of Commons, unsubdued; and the system of warfare, appearing at the bar, the Lord Chancellor so peculiarly adapted to the actual condiread the following Speech:
tion of the Spanish nation, has been re“ My Lords, and Gentlemen, cently extended and improved, under the “ We are commanded by his Royal advantages which result from the opera. Highness the Prince Regent to express to tions of the allied armies on the frontier, you the deep sorrow which he feels in and from the countenance and assistance announcing to you the continuance of of his Majesty's Navy on the coast. Albis Majesty's lamented indisposition, and though the great exertions of the Enemy the unhappy disappointment of those have in some quarters been attended with hopes of bis Majesty's early recovery success, his Royal Highness is persuaded, which had been cherished by the dutiful that you will admire the perseverance and affection of his fainily and the loyal at gallantry manifested by the Spanish Artachment of his people.
mies. Even in those provinces principal« The Prince Regent has directed ly occupied by the French forces, new copies of the last reports of her Majesty energy has arisen among the people; and the Queen's Council to be laid before you, the increase of the difficulty and danger and he is satisfied that you will adopt such has produced more connected efforts of measures as the present melancholy exi- general resistance. gency may appear to require.
“ The Prince Regent, in the name and “ In securing a suitable and ample on the behalf of his Majesty, commands provision for the support of his Majesty's us to express his confident hope, that you royal dignity, and for the attendance up will enable him to continue to afford the on his Majesty's sacred person during his most effectual aid and assistance in the illness, the Prince Regent rests assured, support of the contest, which the brave that you will also bear in mind the indis nations of the Peninsula still maintain pensable duty of continuing to preserve with such unabated zeal and resolution. for his Majesty the facility of resuming “ His Royal Highness commands us to the personal exercise of his royal autho express his congratulations on the success rity in the happy event of his recovery, so of the British arms in the Island of Jaya, earnestly desired by the wishes and the “ The Prince Regent trusts that you prayers of his family and his subjects. wil concur with his Royal Highness in
« The Prince Regent directs us to sig- approving the wisdom and ability with nify to you the satisfaction with which his which this enterprize, as well as the capRoyal Highress has observed, that the ture of the Islands of Bourbon and Mauri. measures which have been pursued for tius, has been conducted under the imme. the defence and security of the kingdom diate direction of the Governor General of of Portugal have proved completely effec- India, and that you will applaud the decia tual; and that on the several occasious sion, gallantry, and spirit, conspicuously in which the British or Portuguese troops displayed in the late operations of the bad been engaged with the Enemy, the brave Army under the command of that reputation already acquired by them has distinguished officer Lieut.-general Sir been fully maintained.
Samuel Auchmuty, so powerfully and “ The successful and brilliant enter ably supported by his Majesty's naval prize wijci terminated in the surprize in forces. Spani-h Estremadura of a French corps by “ By the completion of this system of a detachment of the Allied Army under operations, great additional security will Lieutenant General Hill, is highly credits have been given to the British commerce able to that distinguished officer, and to and possessions in the East Indies, and the troops under his command, and has the colonial power of France will have contributed materially to obstruct the de been entirely extinguished. signs of the Euemy in that part of the “ His Royal Highness thinks it expediPeninsula,
ent to recommend to your attention the Tae Prince Regent is assured, that propriety of providing such measures for 17.00 you reflect with pride and satisfac the future government of the British pose tuine conduct of his Majesty's troops, sessions in India, as shall appear from LET. Mag. January, 181%.
experience, and upon mature delibera The Commons having withdrawn, the
of the Speech and address, referring to "“We are commanded by the Prince the state of bis Majesty's health, to their Regent to acquaint you, that while his Lordships' fixed determination to support Royal Highness regrets that various im his Royal Highness the Prince Regent in portant subjects of difference with the administering the great trust reposed in government of the United States of Ame- hiin, and to ihe conduct and valour of our rica still remain unadjusted, the difficul troops. But he retained all his objecties which the affair of the Chesapeake tions to the system upou which Ministers frigate had occasioned have been finally acted. He objected to the lavish profuremoved ; and we are directed to assure sion with which our resources had been yoii, that in the further progress of the squandered,--to the Orders in Council, discussions with the United States, the which, though they had indicted a blow on Prince Regent will continue to employ the Enemy, had recoiled with greater exesuch means of conciliation as may be cution upon our own commerce and maconsistent with the honour and dignity of nufactures,--to the system which united his Majesty's crown, and with the due the Bank and Government, and enabled maintenance of the maritime and commer the former to issue base coin and deprecial rights and interests of the British ciated paper: a system of which the Bank empire.
alone reaped the profit ; while the guilt 6 Gentlemen of the House of Commons, and dishonour fell on the Gurernment,
“ His Royal Highvess has directed the and the loss on the publick. His Lordship Estimates for the service of the current reprehended the system which had been year to be laid before you. He trusts that prirsied in Ireland, noticed the distracted you will furnish bim with such supplies as state of that country, and concluded with may be necessary to enable him to conti- stating that these topicks would shortly ve the contest in which his Majesty is come before their Lordships, separately, engaged, with that spirit and exertion fur discussion. which will afford the best prospect of its The Earl of Liverpool defended the consuccessful termination.
duct of Ministers. “ His Royal Highness commands us to Earl Grey expressed himself to the same recommeud that you should resume the effect as Lord Grenville, consideration of the state of tlie tinances Earl Darnley and the Duke of Norfolk of Ireland, which you bad commenced in spoke a few words ; after which the Adthe last Session of Parliament. He has dress of Thanks was agreed to nem. diss. the satisfaction to inform you, that the Lord Holland inquired of a noble Marimproved receipt of the revenue of Ireland quis (Wellesley) what progress had been in the last, as compared with the preced- made in our mediation between Spain and ing year, confirms the belief that the de- her colonies in South America. The disa pression which that revenue had experi- union, he asserted, had lasted a year and enced is to be attributed to accidental and a half, and had cost nearly 200,000 lives. temporary causes.
Marquis Wellesley replied generally, " My Lords, and Gentlemen,
and attributed the delay to the narrow “ The Prince Regent is satisfied that prejudices, jealous passions, and conflictyou entertain a just sense of the arduous ing interests, which rèndered it necessary duties which his Royal Highness has been for Ministers to proceed with the utmost called upon to fulfil, in consequence of his caution. Majesty's continued indisposition.
Lord Holland professed himself dissatis“ Under this severe calamity, his Royal fied with the answer. Highness derives the greatest consolation Earl Fitzwilliam appointed the 24th inst. from his reliance on your experienced for his motion respecting the affairs of wisdom, loyalty, and public spirit, to Ireland. which in every difficulty he will resort, with a firm confidence, that, throngh your In the Communs, the same day, the assistance and support, he shall be en- Speaker having read the Speech from the abled, under the hlessings of Divine Prve chair, Sir F. Burdett rose ; and after an vidence, successfully to discharge the im- eulogium on the magnanimous character portant functions of the high trust reposed of the Prince Regent, and concurring in the in him, and in the name and on the be- praises bestowed on the valour of our half of his belored Father and revered troops, adverted to the calamitous events Sovereign, to maintain unimpaired the of the present Reign, springing, he said, prosperity and honour of the nation" from that detestation of the principles of
liberty, which had been equally the origin of its inquisition crowded with victims, and of the present unfortunate war, and of 'gave his support to the Address. that with America. The object of the Lord Jocelyn opposed the Hon. 'Baronpresent war was not the liberty, but the et's Address, and substituted another, jodependence of Spain; what pretence which was seconded by Mr. Vyst. then was there for continuing the war, Messrs. Whitbread and Ponsonby de. since the Sovereign, whose rights we clared that they could not consistently maintained, had conceded them to Buo vote for either Address; they thought the naparte? There was no chance of our Hon. Baronel's Address contained to picks succeeding in driving the French oui of nut proper for discussion at present: the Spain: our laurels were great, but barren; latter gentleman lamented that such slight and our victories were, in their effects, mention was made of the affairs of Ireland mere defeats, while the French were mak in the Speech. ing rapid progress towards subjugating The Chancellor of the Exchequer said a the country
We were fighting to main few words; after which Sir F. Burdett's tain our Catholic allies in the Peninsula, Address was negatived by 250 to 1, and and neglecing our more valuable allies Lord Jocelyn's Amendment was carried at hoine : the Irish, a generous, brave, without a division. and long suffering people, were, for a tring consideration, withholdlen from
Jan. 8. their best and dearest rights. The Hon. Mr. Secretary Ryder brought up the Baronet next glauced at the traffick in Report of the Queen's Council, upon the seats in hat house,--the burdensome tax state of his Majesty's health*. ation which had generated a pauperism On the question that the Address to the throughout the land, aggravated by the in Prince Regent be brought up, Mr. Whitfamous exactions of surveyors and sur bread said that he feared that we had spared chargers, the erection of depots, fortifi more troops for the war in the Peninsula cations, and barracks, --ihe calling in for than we could well afford; but finding, our defence foreign mercenaries, who had notwithstanding they were under the con. pot been able to defend their own country, duct of so able a general as Lord Welling.
the restrictions under which the press ton, that the Enemy continued in military Jaboured, by the Attorney-General being possession of the country, he despaired of permitted to file ex officio inforınations ; final success. He wished to be informed and concluded with moving an Address to what was the state of our Army in Portuwhich his speech was an echo.
gal. Was it Bourishing? were the ranks Lord Cochrane allverted to the corruption full ? He censured the delay in the de. and bigotry of the Portuguese Govern parture of the mediatory commissioners ment, which, he said, had still the gaols to South America. He thought that con
* QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE KING'S HEALTH. The underwritten Members of the Queen's Council, after quoting the Act under which they inet yesterday se’nnight, at the Queen's Lodge, Windsor Castle, to examine the physicians upon oath, in order to ascertain the state of his Majesty's health, declare, “That the state of bis Majesty's health, at the time of that meeting, is not such as to enable his Majesty to resume the personal exercise of his Royal authority. That his Majesty's bodily health appears to us to be as good as at any of the periods of our foriner Reports; that his Majesty's mental health appears to us not to be worse than at the period of our last Report ; that all the Physicians attending his Majesty agree in stating that they think his Majesty's complete and final recovery improbablediffering however as to the degree of such improbability: some of them expressing themselves as not despairing ; others, as not entirely despairing; and one of them representing that be cannot help despairing of such recovery.
(Signed) C. CANTUAR. E. EBOR. MONTOR, WINCHELSEA,
AYLESFORD, ELDON, ELLENBOROUGH, W. GRANT. “ Shortly after the above Report had been read in the presence of all the Physicians, and one of the members of the Councilş had left Windsor, the Physician alluded to (Dr. John Willis) in the last clause of the Report, stated, in writing, to the other members of the Council then remaining at Windsor, that he had unquestionably made use of an expression which might carry a meaning far beyond what he intended to express, and assured the Council, that, whilst he thought the final recovery of his Majesty very improbable, he by no means despaired of it. The members of the Council to whom the above statement was made (having sworn the Physician alluded to to the truth thereof) afterwards communicated the same to the whole Council assembled the 5th January, who have dei med it right to subjoin this fact to the above declaration. Signed as above. St. James's-square, Jan. 5, 1812.
(A true copy.)
J, BULLER.', Archbishop of Canterbury.