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Songs, shewing the blessings of the Coun. “ No man, Sir, is more capable than try and Conditution which we have to yourself of penning occational pieces of defend, and the abhorrence in which the the popular kind alluded to ; and the doworld Thould hold the deteftable Mis- ing lo would, I am sure, serve your Coun CREANT by whom one half of Europe is try, and, I hope, equally redound to your bound in chains.

interest as your honour."

J.

SIR,

POETRY
TO THE EDITOR OF THE EURO.

III.
PEAN MAGAZINE.

Britannia's wealth and honour faring.

Her homage Caledonia lends; It is generally allowed that the music of And, freed from factions wild and daring,

the French national air, the Marseile Hibernia too her interest blends. lois Hymn, is a noble composition; I On Freedom's balis thus cemented, have therefore endeavoured to adapt Her Illes out-sival Roman fway, English words to it, which I herewith While Rome, a vasal, thrinks away, transmit, for insertion in the European By delpot maxims circumvented. Magazine. It is conceived there can Hail Freedom's lacred sound, be no objection to the tune, on the The note thail echo round, ground of its being of French origin, The brave, the fair, thy bounties share, Once the sentiments, I Aatter myself, On Britaia's happy ground. are truly British, and it is certainly

IV. allow able to turn the arms of our ene Glow facred flame with quenchless ardor, mies against themselves. Nay, further, Nor let foul Treason jaile her head, we may furely give them the credit of Leit Anarchy and rude Disorder the found, so long as the sense remains

Exult round Freedom's dying bed. on our own lide.

Thence, specioully her name assuming, Should the words be deemed too long for

They'd real tyranny impose, common use, the third, fith, and fixth Our laws defame, our temples close, Hanzas, applying to more local circum- The throne ittelf to ruin dooming. Atances, may be occasionally omitted,

Freedom! thy hallow d found perhaps without injuring the sense of We hail with awe profund, the remainder.

The brave, the fair, thy bounties (hare, I am, Sir, your obedient servant,

Live thou, in Britain crown'd. June 15, 1803.

J. EEDES.

1. From fair Albion's cliffs high tow'ring So Gallic fools, by fiends incited, Her guardian angel thunders round;

The mad experiment have tried, " Great Heav'n, its choicett bleflings And counideis woes have since required,

In dread entail, their frantic pride. tow'ring, True Glory's empire here thall found,

Now see them doom'd to fetters galling, While Liberty her banners rearing,

Bencatlı an alien Tyrant's nod, And genuine charms diffufing wide,

Abhorrid by inen, cait off from God,

All Nature's curses on them falling.
Shall be this happy Inand's pride,
To distant realms her fame declaring."

Hail Freedom's liappy found,
Hail Freedom's hallow'd sound,

To note Mall echo round, Here in perfection found,

The brave, the fair, thy bounties share, The brave, tbe fair, thy bounties Mare,

With ev'ry blefling crown'd.
With sweet fruition crown'd.

VI,
II,

And what the boasted gifts they proffer, In ancient days, their bosoms fring, Save poniards, penury, and chains ?

'Twas here our fathers took their stand, Batavia rues the guilefui offer; When mighty Cæsar's pow'r conspiring, Helvetia's wrong to Heav'n complains ;

To Earth and Ocean gave command, And Heav'n, in retribution hearing, The noble config-great in ftory,

Shall wake Britannia's awful frown, As witness Cambria's dauntless name, T'assert their rights, maintain her own, Elcited that patriot flame,

And check the fue's pretumptuous Which, sparkling ftill, ftill leads to Glory, daring. All hail the checring sound,

Haill hail! the glorious sound, Freedom! fhall.echo round,

Lei Freedom echo round, The brave, the fair, thy bounties hare, The brave, the fair, thy bounties Aare, Live Thou! for ever crown'd,

In Britain only found,

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VII.

But hark! the tempest louder roars, Our King, our Laws, our Constitution, Beneath them yawns a wat’ry grave; In Church and State, we'li itill defend ; The vessel strikes

on rocky shores ! Our lives thall lead the refolurion,

Oh! fave them, Heaven! ye pitying Our fortunes to this goal mall tend :

Angels, fave! Thae temper'd Liberty protecting,

IV. Which in return protects again, Thine was the talk, advent'rous man! And gives true dignity to inan,

To inatch the victim from the wave; His noblest actions till directing. Bleft he the head that tormid the plan! Haji Freedom's faciend found,

The heart that had the wish to save! Here in perfection found,

I.npeil'd by nice mechanic arts, The brave, the fair, thy bounties Mare, The well-ewind skiff its aid imWith blelt fruition cround. J. E.

paris ;

(prey,

The deep yields up its balt-won THE LIFE-BOAT: AN ODE.

And linking eye-balls beam with day! Addrested to Mr. GREATHEAD, of South A gift beyond the poet's flame, Shields, the Inventor.

À grateful crew shall incente burn; BY DR. TROTTER, PHYSICIAN TO THE And Greathead shine in deathless fame,

While love and friendihip hails the car's Written at Cawjand Bay in 1801.

return ! Hi robur fi ifs triplex

ON CONTENT.
Cerca pertus erat, qui fragilem truci
Commifit pelayo rateur.

HOR.

BY ROBERT JONES.

THRICE hail, Content! thou solace of WHEN winery winds and scowling skies mankind,

V'er all the troubled occan (pread; And genıle foother of the ruffed mind : Ard from the feaman's wishful eyes Thou iprea:l'it thro' ev'ry rank untaintThe dear-luv'd vier's of port were flert;

eu joy;

(nours cloy. While burtting from the brooding For veid of thee e'en wealth and ho. storm,

Thou lin' it the captive's chain with softDisaster trown'd on ev'ry form;

et down, (narcii's crown. Above-the forked lightningsroam ;

And decks with choiceft geins the MoBeneath--the yawning billows f-am: It thou but blets the peasant's straw-built Ah! then thro' all the dark profound,

thed,

[bread ; No friendly star emits a ray,

Light is his toil, and sweet his bailey 'Till midnight horrors clote bim rounei, Cheer'd by the lark, he hies, at early Nor leave one hope of faint reviving

morn,

[cern; day.

His grounds to till, or read his golden II.

On eve's approach, he leaves his dewy Haply return'd from glorious war,

fields,

[ier yields ; Where Britain's fleeis triumphant roll, And all his soul to mirth and laugha That bear her naval genius tar,

And then at night, no care to wound his And waft her fame io erther pole;

brealt, This itately bark fome lover bire, He srays to God, and links to balmy rest. Who fought his long-lost native Smild on by thee, I icorn thole worldly

foole,

[rules, And after many a gallant toil, Who strut by precept, and go wrong by Now claim'd reward in Beauty's Who each mean ait to heap their ttore (mile :

employ;

[joy: Or riling in a husband's mind,

And let k for riches which they can't enThe thoughis ot wite and children harr, For though I'm pour I blithely pais the Where Hoge till paints, in visions kind,

day,

[gay. The kils that fondly waits his with'd Am fire tho' frugal, prudent and yet

Whatever fprings tor lite's unsettled scene, III.

Yet is mine heart at eate, my mind lerene ; Haply fome youth to duty train'l, Thus can no pleasure's tweet deftructive Sale from a fickly climate's harma,

founds

(bounds ; Whom Vistve's purelt pallis fuitain'd, Lead me aftray from Reason's sober Keturns to bleís a parent's arms: And thus een hills a pleasing alpeet Who for a litter's diwry gave

(bcar. Thelairelt gem that 'Icap'd the wave; For what I cannot dun I've learnt to From distant lands and foltry glades, Jroly 1803. He parts to meet his native thades

SONNET

hore;

return.

wear,

eve

SONNET

“ O, mamma! for mercy's fake, TO CAPEL LLOFT, ESQ:

" Pardon me this one millake;

" I intend no ill, believe me, On his introducing to public Notice the

'Tis my eyes alone deceive me. two untutored Geniuses, William and " When tair Iris I misname, Nathaniel Bloomfield.

" She will not poor Cupid blame; BY T. ENORT.

" And I muli confess it true,

Often I take her for you." As oft some precious floweret lies on earth,

J.H. [blue,

May 1803, Say the pale primrose, or the violet

EPIGRAM. While no one seeks the spot which gives it birth,

(hue. WRITTEN EXTEMPORE ON A COLLEC To caich its fragrance, or to praile irs

TION OF BAD EPIGRAMS. But should come curious foriit's Linnæin

SINCE epigrame all think some point (ieen,

should contain, Rehold it where it lonely blooms un. Or have to that name no pretence, 'Neath the thick tangles of some hedge. The author of thele makes some points row green,

[lie.

very plain No more its native charms unnoticid

- That he has neither genius or sense. So thou, the Herschel of portic skill,

May 1803.

J. H. lugenious Liots, hait cwo iwin itars reveal'd,

FRIENDSHIP. Which but for thy true critic eye might By their own modett luitre, lain con. F 'RIENDSHIP adieu! thou dear, deceita

ful good! ctalt.

(thewn; Thanks for the favour thou hast kindly

So much profe?sid-ro little understood.

Too often to thy lacred hallow'd name Thy name with gratitude the Muie shall

A thousand vain pretenders lay their

claim; Ros, Hereford/fire.

Like flies attend the simmer of our day, THE DOUBLE MISTAKE.

And in the fur-beams of our fortune play.

But when Lite's ev'ning wintry blasts FROM THE FRENCH. L'TTLE Love, the other day,

Soon we behold the treach'rous insects !! re than mo lerately gay,

gone, To his mother archly trid,

And find ourselves deserted !--and un" Welcome Iris! lovely maid!"

done! Verus, turring Biarply round,

London.

J. W Work'd a miracle, and frown'd.

Own.

come on,

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FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

(Continued from Vol. XLIII. Page 474.)

HOUSE OF LORDS.

MONDAY, MAY 23.

and in his opinion there never existed On the motion of Lord Moira, the grounds to Itrong, and clear. He ex

Pancras Workhoule Bill was re preffed the ardent desire of Ministers to jected.

maintain Peace; but considered War On the order of the day for consider to be inevitable; and, in order to thew ing the King's Meilage,

its neceffity, he took a view of the Lord Pelham tard, the great question different papers, from which he proved to decide was, whether there were suf the spirit of aggrandisement and ambigrounds for the two Mellages? tion manifested by France since the

Sgning Vol. XLIV. JULY 1803.

ficient

Signing of the treaty. In support of his been in continual apprehension of the propofition, he enumerated all the pro- abandonment of Malta to France; but ceedings that had taken place relative hoped the question was now beyond a to Malta, to the freedom of the Press, doubt : being convinced that there was the removal of the Emigrants, &c. no protection for the Maltele people &c.; and concluded with moving an except from Britain, and also ihat it Address, expressive of the indignation was the palladium of the Mediterra. of the House at the conduct of the nen, he hoped we should tecure it French Government, and the assurance by our fleets and armies, and that it of their support in the struggle in would be henceforward considered only which we were involved.

as a British poflession. The Duke of Cumberland addressed The Duke of Richmond was averse the Houle in an animated Itrain, to to a war for the sake of Malta; and was Thew that we had now to decide whe. anxious that the door to farther negother England was to exist as a free ciation might not be closed. ftate, or be reduced to the same de The Marquis of Lansdowne was of graded rank as the rest of Europe. the fame opinion: he thought the He considered the Firit Consul as the aggrandizement of France on the Connatural enemy of this country, and tinent more nearly concerned Autria was convinced that he ought to be than Britain: as to the million of Seftrenuously relisted. His Highness baftiani, it was nothing more than then took a general view of the arbi- every country was in the babit of do. trary conduct of Bonaparte in different ing, for the purpose of acquiring in. parts of the world; and finished with formation. exprelling his confidence that the line The Duke of Norfolk delivered his glę arm of England was fufficient to sentiments, which were in fubitance check his injustice and ambition. fimilar to those of the two last speakers :

Farl Stanhope hoped that all party he recommended that any future medistinctions would be buried, and diation thould not be refuled. 'thought that the country could only Lord King was for prudential meabe saved by temperate deliberations: sures, and proposed an Amendment, he was sorry to fee Malta the principal the object of which was, to omit thole ground of quarrel; but thought we expressions in the Addiels which imhad an invincible ground in the in puted to France the guilt of the interference of the Fiench as to the fraction of the treaty; and infinuated liberty of the Press. [In the courle the propriety of accepring a speedy of his speech, his Lordhip hinted, reconciliation. that we might give the illes of Jertey Lord Ellenborough observed, that and Guernley to France, for permillion the aggressions of France were so nuto keep Malta !]

mernus, that it was impossible for any The Duke of Clarence confidered one to diflembie their existence: he the present as one of the most import- specified many instances of the con. ant questions that had ever been distication of our ships for having articused; and although he gave his sup- cles on board of English manufacture; port to the Trea'y, yet he always adverted to the different papers to doubted the inclination of France to prove a syltematic infringement of the maintair amily Viewing the different treaty; and, after evincing the necespoints in contention, he drew the same hity of war, appealed to the abundant interencas as to the conduct of France resources of the country, calied on the as those expreiled by the Duke ot Cum- Hule to abolish party views, and reberland. He contidered the late cellion minded them that the heroes of Acre, of Louisiana to be owing to the vigour Alexandria, Aboukir, and St. Vinof Great Brimin; and was convinced cent, itill lived to fight our battles. that the ieiult of ine contest would be The Earl of Moira thought the honourable for this country, and for- amendment hould be agreed to; and tunate for the word.

though Minister's might have acted Lord Mudgrave went over the points culpably, they had sufficient grounds of aggreffion on the part of France, ex. for their prefent proceedings. The pressed his wish for unanimity in the mischiefs, however, inseparable from conteit, and paid many compliments war, Mould induce the House to pause to the lentiments of the Britith Princes. before they gave it their fanction, par. Viscount Melville declared he had ticularly as the fate of a detenceless

multitude

multitude was in their hands. The the Bill was ordered to be read a third remainder of his speech tended to thew, cime. that it was the enormous power of

Lord Pelham presented the general France, rather than the polleilion of additional State Papers; after which Malta, that excited such intereit; that the House adjourned to if the war was vigorous, it would be

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1. essential; but if protracted, it would be ruinous : in ihort, if it were ill sworn in. A great number of Bills

Lords Rivers and Berwick were conducted, Ministers need not trouble themielves about how they thould con.

were brought up from the Commons; dust another.

and after hearing Counsel on some of Earl Spencer said a few words in de.

them, an adjournment took place. fence of the cause in which we were

THURSDAY, JUNE 2. engaged ; and was followed on the Earl Fitzwilliam began a motion on same grounds by the Earls of Rotslyn the conduct of Miniters, by disclainnand Warwick, and the Marquis of ing all personal hostility; but in proof Sligo.

of their baving incurred the greatest Lord Grenville expressed his fatis. relpontibility for not having laid before fa&tion at the general resolution to the House the evidence of the hostile fupport the conteit; but the question spirit of the French, he adverted to all was, what conduct should be first pur. the acts of aggrellion and aggrandize. Sued, to enable Great Britain to becoine ment on the part of the French Go. superior to France? Taking a view of vernment fince the Preliminaries of the conduct of Ministers, he asserted Peace. He contended, that remonthat the grounds of war, with respect to ftrances ought to have been made on Malta, exilted the day after the ligning each separate act, and particularly at of the treaty, and that the point right the time of the invasion of Switzerthen have been adjusted by proper ne land, as well as that of Sebastiani's gociation: he proceeded to thew the return from Egypt: in short, by the Beceflity of our abandoning any timid whole conduct of Ministers, the people or temporising policy; and concluded had been kept continually in ruspense; with declaring, that he did not think and it was not till the Mellige of the the war would be thort or light, but 8th March that they were able to form it would demand all the sacrifices that a conjecture as to their real situation. the country would be disposed to make From these contiderations, he was justi in defence of its liberty and independe fied in moving two Relolutions: ist,

" That it appears by the King's DeLord Gwydir spoke in favour of the claration, that the conduct of the war; after which the queltion was put, French Republic towards this country that the words in the Addrels proposed since the Peace has been a series of to be omitted by Lord King do itand. aggression and insult, &c.;" and, 2d, -Contents, 142; Non-Contents, 10. " That Ministers, by not communi. WEDNESDAY, MAY 25.

cating to Parliament their knowledge After much routine bulineis was dife of the conduct of France, have con. pored of, the House proceeded to St. tributed to harrais the spirit of the James's with their Addre's.

people, and to aggravate the difficulties Lord Hobart pre'ented a Message of their situation." from his Majeity, itating, that he had Lord Linerick entered upon a genejudged it neceilary to adopt every means

ral defence of the conduct of Miniin his power for defending his faithful sters: he contended that they had prepeople against the designs of their served peace as lorg, as the national enemy. A corresponding Address was honour' would permit ; and that it moved by Lord Hobart, and agreed to. would not have been prudent to come Lord Pelham presented several addi. to hoftilities till the French dispolition

had been completely developed. Tako

ing a view of ile different poinrs of the FRIDAY, MAY 27.

correspondence, he drew the inference, Some conversation took place be that the whole conduct of Minister's tween the Lord Chancellor, and Lords had been guided by moderation, comAlvanley, Auckland, Limerick, and bined with a proper sense of national Carleton, on the Bill for regulating dignity; and concluded with huping, Law Proceedings in Ireland; after which thet a motion would be made for that

approbation

ence.

tional State Papers.

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