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Let Her, to silence elocution give,

Witness, ye pleasures ! felt where Aron And bid her still creation seem to live;

streams,

[Thames; 'Till high the bold enthusiast's rapture's · Enjoy'd where Isis, and sublim'd where rais'd

(prais'd; Witness, ye vistues! and Discretion sage, Above what Kneller form’d, and Dryden Whose oracle is his instructive page, When Shakspeare's 'bright idea fir'd each No trifling Muse, the tempter of the day, thought,

[wrought*. But deathless gratitude demands my lay ; And, Love their guide, the mighty masters That voice wbich bids me sing, for ever Let Musick, sweet enthusiast, spread

strong

[song. around

On Virtue's ear, bids Garrick hear my Harmonious torrents of melodious sound; Withoutour Poet great had been thy boast, Whose strong affinities absorb the soul, Ye: of thy merit had there much been lost; Mix, with its flow, and all its pow'rs coza- Tbine unexerted force had quickly gain'd troul;

[breast, Whate'er the Drama's lower world conDissolve the frost that binds the torpid tain'd; And bid the spirit of fell madness rest; He gave to thee young Alexander's claim, Obedient passions guide, the rough suhdue, New spheres to range in, and extend thy And share the Throne with Shakspeare

fame. and with you.

Yet call we not th' advantage only thine ; Celestial Sisters ! these auspicious hours

Lost in the depths of his exhaustless mine Deserve your love, and call for all your Lay many a gem the sun had never pow'rs.

bless'd,

[confess'd. The noble task becomes your hearinly

You pour'd in day, and then they shone birth,

You met him as the steel th' attractive To shield or living or departed worth,

stone, From joyless Envy's stiug, that low-born

It shews the magnet's virtues by its own. child of Earth.

When soul with soul so sympathetic But, when each Art to grace the Bard ap-/

flows,

(owes ; pears,

[hears;

Each largely lends to each, but neither Whose voice imperial Thames with rapture The streams united spread their empire The magick of whose song so oft has pleas'd

wide, Fair Isis, and old Cam's attention seiz'd,

O’er ev'ry barrier swells the social tide, And held them mindless of the Latian page,

By union strengthen’d,' and by strength And all the glories of the Grecian stage;

more free, Shall she from Avon's flowry bank retire, They force abroad their unresisted sea. She whuin the theme, scene, season, all When Athens saw her army's sad rerequire ?

maios * Shall Poesy alone forgetful prove ? Lament, and languish in Sicilian chains; Forbid it Nature, and prevent it Love!

'Twas then aer Tragic Muse in triumph If souls divorc'd their bodies fondly stay,

rose,

[foes. As poets and poetick sages say,

Disarm'd revenge,and tam'd her Country's Their well-lov'd partners hov'ring still No captive sigh'd in vain, whose tuneful around,

tongue Anxious and watchful of the sacred ground, Rehears’d the tender, Euripidian song; His animating Muse inust still be nigh

But saw soft tears in eyes of fury stand, His dear remains, though lost to ear and

Felt the hard fetter falling from his hand; eye ;

And more than freedom's joys, if more Still haunts the shores wbich Avon's waters

could be, lave,

[grave. Found honours join'd to life and liberty. And spreads her mantle o'er the guarded If foes in foes could worship thus the Muse, I hear a voice ! to me, to me it calls, Say, Envy! what can friend to friend reAnd penetrates, uncheck'd, these distant

fuse? walls.

[we share

Or Stratford to the man, whose pow'rful It wakes my pride, and tells me that

breath

[death One native soil, and drank congenial air:

Recites not, but recalls her Bard from That Avon heard my yet untutor'd tongue, Criticks there are, like Salamanders tame, In infant accents, lisp ber Poet's song ; Who live unwarm'd amid the Poet's fame; While Fancy felt seraphic sounds exhale Authors there are, who, never form’d to rise, From ev'ry wave, and float on ev'ry gale, In fev'rish fury storm forbidden skies. That rollid a murmur, or that mov'd a Ne'er be the last with laureat honours wing,

[sing.

grac'd, Through scenes that heard the dying Poet Nor give the first the sacred name of taste.

* See an Epistle of Dryden to Sir God- * An account of the liberation of the frey Kneller, occasioned by a picture of Athenian captives, who could repeat EuShakspeare given by the Painter to the Poet. ripides' verses, may be found in Plutarch.'

The

The beams of Art so pure; so calmly

Ope to Novelty. bright,

From Parnassian Wild Shrubs," preparSo wanted too, are still but lunar light; ing for the press by William Taylor. They teach the doubtful passenger the EVER pleasing, ever new, way,

Never tiresome to the view, Improve the night, but never make a day.

Novelty ! of varied hue, If Shakspeare were not rich in learning's

Much I love to gaze on you! store,

[poor. Thou, who ever art the same, We'll kiss the hand that kept the Bard so Lovely as the youthful May, He liv'd on fancy - Hesiod, dispossess'd Lead, O lead me up to Fame! Of half his fortune, manag'd well the rest,

Nor e'er desert me by the way; And nobly voted, in his gen'rous soul,

For 'reft of thee, the Bard must tread The part they left him greater than the On slippery paths with fear and dread. whole,

[length,

Engaging Nymph! of pow'r divine, Who swims on buoys too long, will find at

With ihy presence grace each line, He sinks if trusted to his genuine strength. Come, and quickly bring with thee In learning's cause how partial oft we plead! Thy sister charm, Variety! And why? To think is harder than to read; Teach my infant Muse io sing More partial still decides the scribbling Strains that ne'er were sung before ; tribe,

(transcribe. Guide her unassurning wing The dull may quote - the cunning may

Heights Parnassiau to explore.
As Turks for spirits to their opium fly,

Fill with attractions new the page
So those on learning who too much rely, Such as has not in any age
Without it languish, or th' effect 's as bad, (At least for many a day)
It keeps them lazy, or it makes them inad.

Been seen,-of such a distant date Tell us when artful Jonson pleases most

That History cannot now relate Whene'er his books are either hid or lost.

The beauties of the lay. Then happy Nature marchés unconstrain’d, Criticks then can never say And humour feels her wanton hands un.

In my volume is not seen, chain'd.

Novelty! thy foliage gay But when the Poet's “ learned sock is on,"

Blooming as an evergreen ; In arms of proof, well polish'd, and well For there thou'lt be in splendour glowing known,

As the summer rose-bud blowing, Like bold Horratas*, eager to advance, Deck'd with ev'ry fairy charm to win the He looks disdain, and shakes the threat'n

heart ing lancé.

An humble Poet's Muse can e'er impart. Shakspeare, “ with little Latin and less

Greek,”
Nor taught in learning's magazine to seek,

Lines written and presented by a Young Unguarded comes, like Dioxippus brave, Lady, to a happy Couple, at the CelebraAnd trusts the nerves which lib'ral Nature tion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of their

Marriage. gave;

THE JUBILEE! Each muscle swell'd with health, and vigour's pride,

[but hide; HITHER, white-rob'd Pleasure bring Displays that strength which armour would All your sweets on downy wing, Secure at once, and negligent of praise,

Banish sorrow_banish sighs, The naked hero bears away the bays.

Dancing feet and laughing eyes

Hither only find their way, Come then, O Garrick ! come, the tri

This is Hymen's holiday ! umph share,

Fifty years the God has smild ! Not of his train, but seated in his car;

Fifty peaceful years beguild!
Divide the honours of his native town, What will lads and lasses saya
And all of Shakspeare let us call our own. 'Tis encouragement to pay

Homage at the magic shrine,
An Epigram written upon a Fire-screen, Hark! a prudent word from Fear

That such pleasure can entwine! which was made use of by Dr. P

Now comes floating on my ear ; 'TIS well this screen no animation knows, Let her whisper what she will,

Or; loving thee, 'twould prove thy I will laugh, and answer still,
worst of foes ;

Come not near this hallow'd ground, Cherish within itself a glowing flame, This is Mirth's and Hymen's bound ! And yet affect to guard thee from the What is Beauty's downy cheek?

M. What the brilliant rosy streak?

Like the dew, they fade away, * For the combat between Horratas Trembling on the leafy spray! armed, and Dioxippus unarmed, see Still, while youthful roses iy, Quintus Cartius,

Blooming virtues never die !

same.

upon Stour,

dies;

IMPROMPTU,

Yet so strong was his passion, it sleeps On seeing a beautiful Picture of the Right

with his clay ;

[busy day, Hon. Lady ASHBROOK, afterwards Wife of

And you'll find, when he wakes in the last the Rev. Dr. Jones, Rector of Shipston

When his neighbours around are bestirring their stumps,

[is Trumps ?"

The first thing he'll ask will be, Pray what OFT as I view that pictured forn, and

trace In that sweet smile, and in that lovely face, Virtue's soft image, and affections kind;

WAVERTREE HALL, lately the Residence of

Mr. RTS, The genuine goodness of a feeling mind;

a Portugal Merchant. Charms that thro' life could happiness

Written after walking round it one beauimpart,

tiful serene Evening in May 1808. And win an Ashbrook's, and a Jones's heart; DESERTED Mansion, cruel fate, Pensive I turn aside, and sigbing say,

No generous hout, or lovely mate, “Oh! why were these permitted to decay ?" Alas! tby walls contain : “Short-sighted mortal, Reason quickreplies, A Masquerade gave spurious birth Grieve not that beauty's fading flow'ret To scenes of joy and festive mirth,

It did not long retain.
While that alone is to the tomb consign'l,
The Virtues which adorn'd it, unconfin'd,

Rich viands late thy table spread,

And wine profuse, with sparkling head, Waft the blegt Spirit to the realms above

Amidst thy guests abound; To reign in regions of eternal love."

The pride of England's naval boast,

And produce of the Spanish coast,
An anticipating Epitaph on the late Capt. Alas! no more goes round.
D-N-Rs, well known and highly esti-

No more the polish’d inward art mated in the Corps of Royal Marines,

Pervades thy lofty bleeding heart; and with a numerous circle of acquaint

Nor Lisbon's traffic store; ance, for his extraordinary wit, good Still thou hast beauties more sublime, humour, and conviviality ; written by the

For Nature's verdant tinge will shine, Surgeon who sailed with him in the

When Man can do more. Belleisle some years since..

Around thy silent sylvan scene HERE rests from reflection, consign’d Sol's golden beams tinge every green, back to clay,

[gay ; Thus Nature lends her aid; A true son of pleasure, Dan Danvers the The cuckoo, blackbird, and the thrush, Whose life was a round of glee, frolick, and With warbling notes, the trembling busk fun,

[ruu: Frequent till evening's shade. At all things he ventur'd, for all things he

Ah ! Juckless fair, tho short thy reign, A Conjurer, Poet, Jew, Taylor, or Player,

As wife thy charns will make thee queen, Where Humour was started, be sure he was there,

[sture,

Where'er thy destined lot ;

In city, court, or foreign climes,
The fav’rite of Wit, she unbosom’d her
And often the table he set in a roar.

The Muse thy foxm will sing in rhymes,

Tho' humble be thy cot. Oft Learning would boast she to Dan was allied,

[pride, But how far less thy husband's ire And Science beheld him with rapture and Has reason yet to vent his fire, While Honour would call, as she smiling

With lost Braganza's name, look'd down, [of my own: Who, driven from his natal soil, “You may talk what you will, he's a sprig Now seeks redress by risk and toil, Yet Pleasure, we grant, was the goddess In Southern Climes his fame. he woo'd, [sued, Liverpool, July 6.

T. J. And steady thro' life he her shadow purWhile she, as the rest of her slaves she rewards, [furnish'd cards.

EPITAPH In his youth gave him mirth, for his age

On the late Mr, Cooke. A magical charm she affix'd to his wrist And the band was inscrib'd with the letters PAUSE, thoughtful stranger : pass not

heedless by, of Whist :

(came, Where Cooke awaits the tribute of a sigh. This charm the delight of his senses be- Here, sunk in death, those powers the And sickness itself was o'ercome by a world adınir'd, game:

[than poor Dan, By Nature given, not by art acquir'd. But a Sharper, who knew still more tricks

In various parts his matchless talents In league with another conceried a plan

shone, Which with all his finessing he couid not The one he failed in was, alas ! bis own, withstand, [in hand ;

M. F. And he died, as he liv’d, with his Honours Finsbury-square, Dec. 25, 1812.

HISTORICAL

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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE, 1813.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTH PARLIAMENT O THE

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, March 1. Royal Highness had been advised to refer
The adjourned Debale on the Catholic the consideration of documents and other
Claiins being resumed, Sir J. Neuport, evidence respecting her character and
Messrs. W. Pole and Whitbread, Sir T. conduct. - The Report is of such a na.
Acland, Hon. F Robinson, and Lord Pal- 'ture, that her Royal Highness feels per-
merstone, spoke at some length in favour suaded no person can read it without con-
of the motion; which was opposed by sidering it as conveying aspersions upon
Messrs. Peele, Ryder, H. Davies, K. her; and although their vagueness reg.
Lascelles, and Sir T. Sutton,

The argu

ders it impossible to discover precisely ments on hoth sides were the same as have what is meant, or even what she has been been urged on former debates on this charged with, yet as the Princess feels question.

conscious of no offence whatever, she Mr. Whitbread recommended that con- thinks it due to herself, to the illustrious cessions should be made to the Catholicks, Houses with which she is connected by without taunting them by fixing impos. blood and by marriage, and to the people sible conditions, such as renouncing their among whom she holds so distinguished a Creed. In regard to the City Petition with rank, not to asquiesce for a moment under its 6000 signatures, presented by Sir W. any imputations affecting her Honour. Curtis, he observed, that the infant and The Princess of Wales has not been perits nurse were both of a large growth. He mitted to know upon what evidence the praised in warm terms the speech of Mr. Members of the Privy Council proceeded, Plunket.

still less to be heard in her defence. She Mr. W. Pole said, that matters could knew only by common rumour of the innot continue in their present state in Ire- quiries which they have been carrying on, land. They must sooner or later re-enact until the result of those inquiries was comthe oid disabling laws to raise a Rebellion , municated to her; and she has no means

or agree to conciliate the Catholieks, pow of knowing whether the Members which he recommended. The debate was acted as a body to whom she can appeal then adjourned.

for redress, at least for a hearing, or only

in their individual capacities, as persons March 2.

selected to make a Report upon her conThe Speaker said, that in the afternoon duct. The Princess is therefore compelled of yesterday he had received a paper, to throw herself upon the wisdom and which purported to be a letter from the justice of Parliament, and to desire that Princess of Wales : it not having any sig. the fullest investigation may be instituted nature, and being delivered to one of the of her whole conduct during the period of door-keepers, he had thought it his duty, her residence in this country. The Prin. previously to laying it before the House, cess fears no scrutiny, however strict, to authenticate it. Having so done, he provided she may be tried by impartial - would, with their permission, read the Judges known to the Constitution, and in letters ;

the fair and open manner which the Law of Montague House, Blackheath, March2,1813. the Land prescribes. Her only desire is,

“ The Princess of Wales, by her own de. that she may either be treated as innocent, sire, as well as by the advice of her Coun- or proved to be guilty. The Princess of sel, did yesterday transmit to Mr. Speaker Wales desires Mr. Speaker to communi. a letter, which she was anxious should have cate this Letter to the House of Commons." been read without delay to the House of Mr.Whitbread, conceiving the letter to be Commons; and the Princess requests that the of deep importance not only to both the said letter may be read this very day to illustrious individuals named, but to the the House of Commons. - The Princess people at large, whose interests might of Wales incloses Mr. Speaker a duplicate eventually be concerned, inquired whe, of the letter alluded to,"

ther the Noble Lord (Castlereagh) would Montague House, Blackheath, March 1,1813. found any motion upon it.

" The Princess of Wales informs Mr. . Lord Castlereagh said, that the letter Speaker, that she has received from the had imposed upon him the duty of ma. Lord Viscount Sidmouth, a copy of a king a variety of explanations to the Report made to bis Royal Highness the House on Thursday, when Mr. Cochrane Prince Regent, by a certain nuinber of Johnstone's motion would be submitted. the Members of his Majesty's Privy The adjourned debate on the Catholic Council, to whom it appears that his Claims being resumed, Sir W. Scott arged GENT. MAG, April, 1813,

in

new

in strong terms the danger of concession, which no sinking fund was then created, since the Catholicks had refused the pro- should be provided for by new permanent per securities, and the Protestants, espe- taxes to that amount ; and also that cially the Clergy, had petitioned against 260,0001, a year-should be added to the it ; and was followed on the same side by Sinking Fund, in respect of outstanding Messrs. M. Sutton and Rose.

and unprovided-for Exchequer Bills. Lord Castlereagh recommended going These sums together would make up the into the Committee, though he thought he amount of 1,127,9631. for which taxes saw insurmountable difficulties to the ac- must be provided in the first year of the complishment of the proposed object.

It was then proposed to take Mr. Canning, in a speech distinguished a certain portion of the Sinking Fund, for eloquence, argument, and wit, com- thus annually accumulating, to a large mented on those who had expressed them. amount, for defraying the interest of loans selves unfavourable to the claims. Two to be contracted. In this way it was cal of these (Messrs. Bankes aud Yorke) had culated that, with the exception of the sum declared that they should be favourable to be raised by new taxes this year, there to the Petition if Buonaparte was to die, would be no occasion for any additional or if there were to be no more tumultuous taxation for four years to come. The efmeetings, no more irritation, or angry

fect of his plan would be an immense acfeeling, on any side. When desire of re. cumulation of treasure to the country; Jief was extinguished, and hope had sick. for four years at least no additional taxes ened and died, then, in his new millenium, would be required; and in time of Peace his Right Hon. Friend would come for- there would be a large fund as a resource ward to grant that which was no longer in the event of future hostilities. desirable or sought for (laughter.) When

Messrs. Huskisson, Tierney, Bathurst, all jealousy between Protestant and Ca- and H. Thornton, 'considered the plan to tholick was extinct when all sects and be the most important and eventful change parties were in perfect harmony, and lay of the Finances that had ever been adven. down together like the leopard and the tured upon, and they feared that the enkid then he would come with his heal- croachment upon the Sinking Fund would ing hand to cure those disorders which materially atfect the interest of the public were felt no longer (laughing.) The other creditor. They promised to take it into condition on which he was disposed to

consideration. The farther discussion was relieve them was, in fact, if they would then postponed. cease to be Catholicks. The sense of the House being against further adjournment,

House of LORDS, March 4. a division took place, when there ap- A Petition was presented from the City, peared :>--for going into a Committee, to signed by 6000 persons, merchants, ban.. consider of Relief to the Catholicks, 264 kers, &c. in farour of the East India mwagainst it, 224. - Majority in favour of Company's exclusive trade. the motion, 40.

Earl Moira, in presenting a Petition from

the Catholicks of the County of Galway, March 3.

recommended the removal of the disabiThe House having formed itself into a lities, as the only safe course that could be Committee to consider the Finances of adopted. Great Britain, the Chancellor of the Ex- A Petition was presented by Lord Hole chequer' said, he should submit several land from the Protestant Dissenting Mipropositions on this subject; but the chief nisters of the three denominations in Lonfeature of his plan would be, to render the don and its vicinity, praying for the reSinking Fund available for the purpose of peal of all disabilities on account of reli.. making provision for loans by annihilating gious opinions. stock now standing in the names of the Commissioners, and appropriating the in- In the Commons, the same day, on terest to the payment of the dividends up- Mr. Cochrane Johnstone rising to make his on it. By this means he should be ena. motion respecting the Princess of Wales, bled to borrow for four years after the Mr. Lygon moved the standing order for present year, without imposing any addi- the exclusion of strangers. tional taxes. The first would relate to Mr. Bennett said, he should move that furthering the redemption of the land-lax the House do adjourn; but by yearly instalments. The Right Hon. The Speaker said, that the question of Gentleman then entered into a varie of the exclusion of strangers admitted of no calculations, from which it appeared that debate. And all persons in the gallery, and the nature of the plan he had to propose many Peers below the bar, were obliged to was in substance as follows: That, in the withdraw. first place, an annual sum of 867,9631. (We understand that the motion for the equal to one per cent. on the amount of exclusion of strangers was adopted in dithe stock provided for in 1802, and on rect opposition to the wishes of his Ma.

jesty's

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