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, And when upon my bed I lay,
Who smote the erown'd Master of millions Love will each hour encumbor ;
Then lose not the moment, ye sons of the
Who died on Thermopylæ's shore, The following Compliment to the powers And so well were aveng'd upon Salamis' of Monsieur Alexandre, the Veutriloquist, is from the pen of Mr. Benjamin KENNEDY, All redden'd with proud Persia's gore. nephew of the Vice-Chancellor of the Uni- Oh list to the spirits, the glorious and grand! versity of Oxford, and pupil of Dr. But
Who call you from mountain and plain, ler of Shrewsbury.
'Tis the sage and the hero who once rul'd Εγγαςρόμυθος.
Where tyrants ingloriously reign. UNDE per attonitas aures nova murmura currunt :
Look round on the tombs of your fathers, Murmura mortales non imitata sonos ?
whose fame, Quis gemuit ? certè gemitus fuit--occupat
In the bright page of History told, horror
Should teach you to give to your country a Pectora; vox imo est visa sonare solo.
name, Nunc tamen æthereas sonitus surrexit in
Or die like the martyrs of old! auras,
Then raise high the Cross, and the Infidel's Fallor? an arboreis vox venit illa comis;
sign Undique vox reboat ; volat hinc, volat inde Shall fall before God and the Free! vicissim,
[sonat. And Greece ! once again shall that freedom Inde tacet ? sonat binc; hinc tacet? inde
be thine Nunc summos inter crines, ut musca, su- Which mankind first learned of thee! surrat, [fremit.
T. Nunc procul, immanis ceu fremit ursa,
TO A WILD FLOWER Terreor; at tanti quæ sit terroris origo,
Nescio ; vox talis dic, comes, unde venit ? On the Grave of an Infant Brother. Stulte, quid irrides ? non hæc est hora jo
SWEETLY grows the blooming flow'r candi,
Upon that little grassy sod, Nunc prece, non risu res eget ista tuo. Where Innocence awaits the hour, Mene meæ fallunt aures ?. tua voxne sona- To meet with smiles its Maker God! bat?
Emblem of the infant form,
Which does beneath thy foliage lay;
Like it you'll sink before the storm,
Then droop, and die, and here decay.
Ere you wither--droopand die!
That I may henceforth learn to live Nam cantator adest, qui vincit Ariona voce,
A life for immortality!
For the Tomb of a Tailor, who, when living,
weighed upwards of Twenty Stone. Nomen idem retines, nec tibi fama minor. SNIP, when alive, weigh'd twenty stone,
Of tailor's flesh, and blood, and bone !
To die like man, it was his fate ;
Hic jacel-GREGORY the Great!
NOUGHT to sleep can me dispose,
Sweet yet be my love's repose. thy brow, Renew'd in its brightness and bloom.
Gently lull his cares to rest,
Calm the tumults of his breast; How glorious thy worship again would arise, Gayest scenes of bliss inspire,
O'er the thoughts and the spirits of men, Sparkling bright with Fancy's fire : Did thy altar blaze forth beneath Athens'
Yet O let not Edwin know clear skies,
Half my sufferings, half my woe ! And Sparta adore thee again.
Half the hours from sleep I borrow, Then lose not the moment, ye children of To bestow on silent sorrow! those
A BELLE OF THE OLD SCHOOL. Who conquer'd in Salamis' fight,
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PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.
House of Commons, March 20. March 25. The Chancellor of the ErcheMr. Curuen brought forward a motion
quer moved the order of the day that the
House resolve itself into a Committee of for laying a duty on imported tallow, and removing the duty on candles. He stated Supply. After some discussion on the Ordthat the measure he intended to propose
nance Estimates, the House divided on a would tend to relieve the agriculturist,
motion of Mr. Hume's, that a reduction of without adding the least burden to the con
10,000l. should be made in that department. sumer. His object was to afford a further This amendment was rejected by a majority relief to the agricultural interest by increase of 65. The various Estimates were then
voted. ing the value of cattle. Mr. Curwen said, that one-third of the tellow consumed in England is derived from abroad. The pro
House of LORDS, March 26. portion of this foreign tallow furnished by This evening Lord King moved for a farRussia is said to be 19-20ths. A small ther reduction of the Civil List. His Lordduty of 21. per ton is levied on the exporta- ship spoke in becoming terms of approbation by the Russian Government. It is not tion of his Majesty's princely sacrifice to from any want of supply that Europe and the distresses of the country; but he conAmerica at present furnish us with only tended that, in the diplomatic department of one-twentieth, but because they cannot fur- the Civil List, there still remained a wide nish more at the present rate. The Rus- field for retrenchment. In proof of this assian tallow is furnished at nearly as low a sertion, he brought forward a comparative rate as possible. The effect of imposing a statement of the diplomatic expense of the bigb duty per ton would be the raising the country in 1791 and 1821, from which is price of foreign tallow by the amount of appeared, that the nation paid to Ambassathis duty, and consequently raising the Eng- dors of various orders about 58,0001. more lish tallow to the level of the foreign. To
in the latter than in the former year; and obviate this, Mr. Curwen proposed to take this, notwithstanding that the number of off the tax on candles.--Mr. Rolinson re- these had been diminished by two. Lord plied to Mr. Curwen; and contended that King adverted particularly to the appointthe reduction of the Tax on candles would ment of Lord Clancarty, and in conclusion not relieve the consumer from a great part observed, that the vast expenditure in this of the duty on imported tallow, while the department was employed merely as a source relief to the agriculturist would be only of Parliamentary influence.--Lord Liverpool three shillings in the value of an ox, a mat- replied, in the first place, that the expenditer of no comparative importance. He add
ture of the Civil List was no proper subject ed, that an advocate of the measure (he did of Parliamentary investigation, so long as not allude to the mover) was greatly inte
the Government confined it within the lirested in its success.--The Motion was re- mits fixed by Parliament. The increased jected without a division.
allowances to Foreign Ministers he justified The remainder of the evening was chicfly upon the grounds of the increased expence occupied with the further consideration of of living abroad, and the necessity of emthe Army Estimates.
ploying ambassadors of the highest rank and talents, which arose out of the present
relative condition of Great Britain with the March 22. A Petition, with 4820 sig- States of Europe; the appointment of Lord natures, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was Clancarty he explained to have become nepresented by Mr. Lambton. It prayed for cessary from the altered condition of Hula remission of Mr. Hunt's punishiment, and land and Flanders.-Lord ?lollund supported for Parliamentary Reform; stating that the the motion, but admitted the propriety of an petitioners viewed with alarm and regret the Ambassador at the Belgian Court; and Lord corruptions which had crept into the House Ellenlorough opposed it on the ground that of Commons. The House refused to re- great part of the allowance to Ambassadors ceive the Petition, by a majority of 123 to was but an expenditure of secret service mo29.
ney.-The motion was rejected. The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply; when the Army and Navy House of COMMONS, March 27. Estimates occupied its attention for the re- A long discussion arose out of a Petition inainder of the evening.
from the county of Essex for a third Gaol
360 Proceedings in the present Session of Parliament. [April, Delivery in the year, intervening between After expressing his hearty concurrence in the Summer and the Spring Assizes. The the measure proposed by Mr. Canning, he Petition sketched a plan by which the peti- said, that whether he should bring the subtioners professed to think that the measure ject of emancipation forward during this might be effected without inconvenience... Session, or postpone it till the beginning of Mr. Peel objected to some of the details of the next, altogether depended upon the mothis plan, but declared that Government was ral certainty or uncertainty of immediately then bestowing its most serious considera- carrying it. tion upon the subject, with a resolution to have a third Gaol Delivery:
House or Commons, April 1. Dr. Phillimore obtained leave to bring in Mr. Gooch presented the Agricultural a Bill to amend the Marriage Act. His Report to the House. Several questions first amendment was, that in all cases where were put with a view to obtain possession of consent was required by the existing law, it the leading features of this production; but should be competent to the parents and nothing could be elicited either from Mr. guardians of the several parties to impeach Gooch or Lord Londonderry, who gave nothe marriage during the minority of those tice of the motion for the 21st of April. His parties. With regard to marriage by bans, Lordship wished to protect the Report where they had been solemnized in parishes “from that premature publicity which often where the parties had not resided for the led to erroneous impressions." From its last fortnight, they might, according to a conciseness, he said it might be printed further amendment, be set aside by suit of and circulated in 48 hours. parents and guardians.
April 3. Mr. Calvert presented a petiHouse of Lords, March 29. tion from 1000 of his constituents, coinA Bill was passed through all its stages plaining of the enormous fees taken in the (the Standing Orders being suspended for Court of Requests for Southwark.—Mr. W. that purpose) the object of which was to Smith presented several petitions from Unireduce the number of Lords of the Admi- tarians for an alteration in the Marriage ralty necessary to make a quorum from three Ritual. to two, in consequence of the abolition of Mr. J. Benett presented a petition from the two junior Lords. Viscount Melville certain agriculturists in Wiltshire, complainassured the House on this occasion, that ing of distress. He said it was only by the the abolition of these Offices would not removal of taxation that the English farmer only impede the public business, but would could compete with the grower of foreign be productive of additional expense. The corn. The Agricultural Report would prosame Bill afterwards passed the Commons. duce universal disappointment. — Mr. Ellis
said, that the Committee had been appointIn the House of Commons, the same ed only to amuse the agriculturists, whilst day, Mr. Canning gave notice of a very im- Ministers got through the public business portant motion, which he fixed for the 30th of the Session. The only object to which of April, and to which he particularly called the Committee looked was to enhance the the attention of his Majesty's Attorney Ge- price of corn. The causes of the existing neral for Ireland, Mr. Plunkett. The Right distresses were passed over without any iaHonourable Gentleman prefaced his notice vestigation.' - Mr. Western thought the by reminding the House, that when the Committee egregiously mistaken in one of Catholic question was last year under dis- their remedies, namely, the scale of duties cusssion, he expressed his determination, in proposed as to foreign corn. It would only case the Bill should ultimately fail, to pro- increase dissatisfaction and dismay among pose a partial measure for the relief of Ca- the farmers. All the distress of the countholic Peers. He now intended to redeem try originated in the measure of 1797, and that pledge, and without wishing to inter- was completed by the Act of 1819, which fere with the general question entrusted to attempted to convert our depreciated curMr. Plunkett (with whose views he was un- rency, of 22 years' accumulation, into the acquainted), should, on the above day, standard of 1797. move the repeal of that part of the 30th Mr. Wynn, with the leave of the House, Chas. II. which prevented Catholic Peers brought in a Bill for the regulation of the from sitting and voting in the House of election of the Knights of the Shire for the Lords. Mr. Canning further stated, that county of York. There are to be two Memup to that moment the poble personages bers for the West Riding, and one for each most interested knew nothing wnatever of of the other Ridings. The Bill was read a his instituting this measure. So pointed a first time. reference to Mr. Plunkett necessarily drew The House was then adjourned to the from that Right Hon. Gentleman a few ob- 17th instant. servations explanatory of the course he was now pursuing with respect to the petition April 17. Mr. Tierney presented . petientrusted to himn by the Irish Catholics. tion from the land-owners and agriculturists
1992.) Foreign News.
361 of Maidenhead, in Berkshire, praying for chequer proposed the appointment of a speedy change of regulations in the mode Committee for devising the mode of keepand manner of licensing public houses. The ing the Public Accounts in an intelligible petitioners (the Right Hon. Gent. said)
At present no one could tell the complained of the bad quality and needlessly real amount either of the Income or the high price of malt liquors; both those cir- Expenditure, or of any branch of them. cumstances having a tendency, as they con- The Right Hon. Gent. concluded by nuovo ceived, to depress the agricultural interesting, “ That a select Committee be appointed by diminishing the consumption of malt. to consider of the best mode of simplifying After some remarks from Mr. Bennet and the accounts annually laid before the Houses Mr. Brougham on the abuse of the Licens- of Lords and Commons, relative to the pubing System, the petition was read, and ordered lic income and expenditure, the national to be printed.
debt, and the trade and navigation of the Mr. Brougham presented a petition from United Kingdom." Mr. Maberly said, the the Unitarian Dissenters of Kendal, in West- errors which were manifest on the face of moreland, complaining that certain parts of the public accounts rendered it necessary the provisions of the Marriage Act pressed that a thorough revision of the system on their consciences, and praying to be placed should take place. The Committee were upon the same footing in that respect with then appointed. Amongst the names were the Jews and Quakers in England, and with those of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Unitarian Dissenters in Scotland and Mr. Tierney, Mr. Ricardo, Mr. Baring, Ireland. A number of Petitions were also pre- Lord Palmerston, Sir J. Newport, Hon. F. sented from various places for the like object. Robinson, Mr. Bankes, Mr. P. Courtenay,
April 18. The Chancellor of the Ex- and Mr. J. Martin.
FOREIGN NEW S.
petition should be disposed of by passing to A violent affray took place at Valenciennes the order of the day, which course, after on the 18th of March between parties of
& debate of some length, was adopted. the 3d regt. of Horse Chasseurs and the ad
M, Girardin made some very severe, and regt. of Infantry. It originated in a dispute
we believe well-merited, remarks on the at a tavern; after an encounter with fists, scandalous practice pursued by the French each side separated to procure sabres, and a
Post Office, of opening private letters. serious conflict ensued. The police, aided
This dishonourable, immoral, and impolitic by their officers and the patrole detach- task, has beeen performed with equal diliments, succeeded in compelling the combat- gence under the old and the revolutionary ants to retire to their respective barracks. regime of France, under the usurpation of About 12 were severely wounded.
Buonaparte, and the monarchy of Louis Paris papers give some interesting details
XVIII. There are now, according to M. of the alarming plot at Rochelle. In the Girardin, above thirty officers employed in night of the 19th of March information was
the business of breaking open, deciphering obtained of a plot formed by some of the
where necessary, forging seals, and re-en-, subaltern officers of the 45th of the Line. closing letters, under the immediate inspecThe Prefect, the General, the King's Licu
tion of the Director General of Posts. tenant and Attorney met at the Palais de
While part of the correspondence is thus Justice. At the same time the Colonel re
violated, another portion is suppressed; and paired to the barracks with some officers.
one of the first benefits of a civilized comHe put under arms a company of Grenadiers munity, that of maintaining the intercourse of tried fidelity, and proceeded to call over
of its separated members, is turned into the the subaltern officers, and to visit their
treacherous instrument of a prying and vinchambers. Twelve were first arrested, and dictive police. The effect of this on the os examining their beds, there were found a
character of the Government, as well as, great number of daggers and pistols. The
when it becomes notorious, on the national twelve arrested were sent with a strong escort character itself, it would not be difficult to to the Palais de Justice, where they under: imagine. M. Villele made but a feeble dewerit a long examination. They were sent
fence, consisting merely of assurances, that so to prison, and all communication with them long as he had been in office, he never beard prohibited.
this creditable expedient spoken of in the A report has been made in the Cham- Council Chamber as one among the resources ber of Deputies, on Mr. Loveday's pe
of Administration. tition. It condemned Mr. Loveday's con
SPAIN. duct in endeavouring to controul the religi- The Spanish papers contain many addions sentiments of his daughter, after she tional proofs of a divided spirit in that counbeeame of age, and recommended that the try. The partizans of the new order of GENT. Mag. April, 1822.
362 Foreign News,
(April, things find numerous opponents, and discord tions exciting the subjects of the Porte to has extended in several instances to the shed- insurrection, and promising them the aid of ding of blood. The Priests are the chief Russia." The note concludes thus : “Finally, agents in exciting hatred of the revolution ; it is not for the Porte to send Commissioners and their power is well known over an igno- to the frontiers to negociate peace-she is rant race, as a great part of the Spanish not at war with Russia, notwithstanding all population may be considered.
the provocations, and if the Muscovite A new band of disaffected Spaniards has armies shall begin hostilities, she has taken been formed in Catalonia, on the frontiers measures to repel them." of France. One Misas and some persons On the 10th ultimo, Lord Strangford and escaped from the prisons of Gironne are the the Austrian Internuncio presented another leaders. The first affair of this new division note; and it is reported that these represenof the Army of Faith has not had a favour- tations were accompanied by a note from the able issue. The militia have beat it, and French Minister, M. Latour Maubourg, who made seven prisoners. But it appears to earnestly invited the Turkish Government have taken revenge on a defenceless Italian not to rekindle those flames of war which refugee who has fallen into the hands of the had rnged so long, and which had been so Insurgents. Fears are entertained for the recently extinguished. The joint note life of this unfortunate man.
pressed the withdrawing the Ottoman GERMANY.
troops from Wallachia and Moldavia.
These Notes the Divan consented to take The foreign journals are full of accounts of preparations for the reception of the
into consideration, and couriers were forth
with sent off to the Austrian Government King of England in various parts of the Continent, especially Germany. The sports had been opened to negociation, and that
with dispatches, stating that another door and pastimes in preparation by the Emperor hopes were again indulged that the peace of of Austria, are reported to be on a scale Europe might yet be preserved. of uncommon magnificence : all the petty Princes and inferior Kings in Germany will Vieuna, mention one important concession
Letters, dated 8th April, received from assist at these banquets. His Majesty has promised to visit the Principality of Estero immediate withdrawing of the troops from
made by the Turkish Government, viz. the hazy, in Hungary, and return by way of Wallachia and Moldavia : but its value is in Prague, Toplitz, and Dresden. Should the state of the road permit, he will go from
some degree lessened by new difficulties
which have arisen in determining the treatthence to Berlin, and take Hanover on his way home. Paris is included in the tour, Divan is extremely irritable, and the de
ment of the Greeks, a point on which the but in what stage of it is not yet determined.
mands of Russia difficult to satisfy. The Accounts from Mecklenburg state, that a
Austrian Government, in its character of discovery has been made of an Association, who call themselves the Black Brothers.
mediator, has applied itself actively to heal
the breach threatened from this cause. A At Schwerin, on the 17th of February, three placards were seized, which bore the project has been drawn up, copies of which
have been transmitted both to the Emperor signatures of Romulus the daring, and Bru
of Russia and to the Turkish Government, tus the furious. On the following day, a reward of fifty crowns was offered for the
for determining under what regulations the
Government of the Greeks shall be admidiscovery of the authors.
Constantinople is now as light at night as The long-agitated question of peace or
in the day time, on account of the fires of war between Turkey and Russia we may now
the bivouacs, which fill the city and the enconsider as all but resolved. According to
virons. This great city resembles a vast advices from Constantinople, dated 6th ult.
camp, and the hopes of making war on the the Divan solemnly assembled on 28th Feb.
accursed Ghaurs (the Russians), and of to take into consideration the note of the enriching themselves by pillage, excites in Ambassadors: when the assembly unani
all the Musselmen extraordinary joy and enmously resolved, that the propositions con
thusiasm. Their religious zeal, which has
been rather less vehement for some years tained in the Russian ultimatum were of a nature which never could be accepted.-Re- past, has now resumed all its impetuosity, peated interviews took place between Lord
and the people are more fanatical than ever. Strangford and the Reis Effendi, which ter
According to news from Greece received minated abruptly; and on the 3d ult. a note
at Marseilles on the 16th of March, the was delivered to the English and Austrian Congress of Peloponnesus has resolved that Ambassadors, which recites a number of hos- representatives shall be sent to the different tile circumventions on the part of Russia ;
Courts of Europe, to obtain a recognition and particularly as respects Ypsilanti, who,
of the independence of Greece. it states, had “ seized the public coffers,
RUSSIA. put to death the Mussulman merchants es- A letter from Petersburgh, dated March iublished in Wallachia, and posted proclama- 15, gives the following details of two vol