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The gallant Swiss for ever must deplore Those happy scenes that bless'd their vales before; [hour, While poor Germania, France, in fatal Seduc'd by Treason, cr oppress'd by Power! And left to plunder'd Italy alone, Her Scorpion Sceptre, and her Iron Throne ! But could the Corsican this Land subdue, Their chains are light to those he'd forge [envied State,

for you;

For England's Freedom, Wealth, and Are the great objects of his deadliest hate.

Then let the Spirit of the Isle appear, Nerve ev'ry arm, and sharpen ev'ry spear; Let civil feuds-disgraceful discord!end,

And ev'ry Briton be Britannia's friend! To Public Love let private Interests yield, And Rich and Poor be ready for the field! In strong fraternal Bands when marshal'd there,

Can any Man of England's cause despair? If such there be, let fear his tongue withhold,

Nor damp the Patriot ardour of the Bold; Let him remember, to his lasting shame, The hour of Danger is the hour of Fame. Onr native freeborn spirit is not brokc-Britons will never bear the Gallic Yoke; Like abject slaves endure the Tyraut's rod, Betray their Country, and offend their God!

Perish the thought! for England still. hall be

[Sea! Queen of the Isles! and Empress of the And though degraded Kingdoms round her fall,

Her fame shall rise superior to them all; Till Gallia's Tyrant shall with anguish own, That Freedom makes impregnable her Throne!


There Britons serve the Monarch they [they fearWhile Nations crouch beneath the Scourge Let him then trample on a World of Slaves, That Land defies him which commands the Waves!


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Sfrom wild Winter's rude tempestuous reign, [plain, The snow-clad mountain, and the dreary Tempests that o'er the ravag'd forest sweep,

Or swell the foaming surges of the deep;
The swains delighted turn the joyful eye,
Where Zephyr wantons in the vernal sky;
Hail of returning Spring the genial ray,
And bless thy golden reign, ambrosial May:
So from the storms of war, whose thunders
Shake, with tremendous peal, th' astonish'd
To this blest scene of social love, the sight
Turns with warm sentiments of pure de-

And the Muse bids the song of battle cease, To hail the strains of Charity and Peace. Yet 'mid the din of arms, the battle's


That spread its fatal deluge far and wide, Did Science mourn her wonted trophies lost, [cross'd? Her glories tarnish'd, or her progress No--still she flourish'd 'mid the threatening gloom; [bloom.

Still blush'd her honours with unfading Though the dread thunderbolt, with fatal stroke,

Lay prostrate on the earth the giant Oak! The sacred Laurel, with uninjur'd form, Spreads her green foliage, and defies the


Yet, not to stoic apathy resign'd,
Does Science view the sorrows of Mankind;
Active and firm her powers around she

Proud to assert her injur'd Country's cause.
Mathesis now her potent arts combines,
Bids the long phalanx stretch its glittering

Teaches the chief to form the hostile plan, Flame in the rear, or thunder in the van; Aim 'gainst th' embattled wall the fiery blow,


Or guard the leaguer'd fortress from the
Now through th' extent of Ocean's pathless
Britannia's floating bulwarks knows to
Wafting to certian Victory the brave,
By every shore his briny billows lave.
While History, on her adamantine page,
The lasting record of each passing age,
Blazons in deathless characters his deeds,
In Albion's cause, who conquers, or wha

And round the victor's brow, or o'er his
The Muses bid their freshest garlands
To distant ages consecrate his name.
And swelling loud the choral notes of Fame,

O Science whether now thy genial beam [stream, Pours o'er enlighten'd worlds its copious Or, more confin'd, with milder lustre shows

The lenient solace of domestic woes; Now on a people sheds Truth's sacred ray; [way; Now.charms one vagrant foot to Virtue's Happy thy sons! whose piercing eyes explore [store; Each deep recess of Nature's bounteous Whether pale Study urge them to reveal The wondrous scenes her forms minute conceal;

Or with superior zcal, and bolder toil, Which danger cannot awe, or labour foil, They trace her giant form, and march sublime

Through each vicissitude of soil and clime; Following

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HOU God of grandeur ! when I view
The wonders of thine hand,
Which spreads thy glories all abroad,
Through air, through sea, and land;
The scene astonishes my soul
And overpowers my mind;
I see that God is every where
All-powerful and kind.

At one volition of thy mind
Nature, and Nature's laws,
Sprung into being, and confess'd
The universal cause.

Nature and Nature's laws still stand

Obedient to thy nod;

And Light itself, which brightens all,
Is but the shade of God.

Here, whilst by winds I 'm toss'd abroad,
O'er Ocean's rough domain;
I'll sing the wonders of thy love,
In joy's unceasing strain.
Surrounded though with various deaths,
Where'er my bark may move,
No deaths I fear; I feel myself
Encircled by thy love.

Let seas, let winds, let raging storms,
Their fury all expand;

I feel secure; for Nature's bed

Is th' hollow of thy hand.
Although on billows' raging heights

My bark is rudely tost;
And, with the wonders of my God,
I'm in amazement lost;
Yet, let imagination rove,

And search the depths profound;
Thine essence, still pervading all,

Encircles me around.
Although the fathomless Abyss
Excludes all human sight;
Yet Ocean's bed is big with life,
E'en there God beams his light.

Green pastures there are spread abroad,
'Tis there the finny race
Disport and rove; they there are fed,

And there they muse thy praise.

The shelly race there live and grow,
Buried beneath the sand;
'Tis thence their nourishment they draw,
Fed by thy bounteous hand.
The vegetable tribe there thrive,
Firm rooted in the ground;
From thence they rise to life, and spread

Their branches all around.

Short-sighted man! to think that Heaven
Makes him its only care;
Look, all around, above, below,
He'll find God every where.

Do thou, my soul! then ever praise
This God of wondrous power;
Adore that love which still sustains
Thy every flecting hour.

And when that final hour expires,

Let me, unceasing, rove
In the celestial realms of joy,

There sing thy wondrous love.
To Him, this source of love, my soul,
Thy notes of rapture raise;
Thou 'It find eternity is short,
Too short to sing his praise.




YE Preceptors, no longer perplex Pu


With old systems of Cases, Moods, Genders, Napoleon's Construction is now the new [ously look; On which Master and Pupil should studiFor if they neglect it, in spite of their rules, Europe's Masters and Scholars will find themselves fools

Europe's Masters and Scholars will go to their graves,

The dullest of Dunces, the vilest of Slaves! Napoleon's a Noun that can vary his Case With an unprecedented assurance of face'Tis Dative or Ablative, just as he likesBut Vocative caret whenever he strikes. Altho' in the Genitive none have him seen, Since his fond Conjugation with fair Josephine,

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Do sit and curse the frost and snows,
Then give me Ale.

Ale, that the absent battle fights,
And forms the march o' the Swedish

Disputes the Prince's laws and rights, What's gone and past tells mortall wights,

And what's to come.
Ale, that the plowman's heart upleepes,
And equalls it to tyrant's thrones,
That wipes the eye, that ever weeps,
And lulls in soft and casy sleepes
The tyred bones.

Ale, that securely clymes the topps
Of cedars tall and lofty towers,
When giddy grapes and creeping hopps
Are holden up with poles and propps
For lack of powers.

When the Septentrian seas are froze
By Boreas his biteing gale,
To keep unpinch'd the Russian's nose,
And save unrot the Vandal's toes,
O! give them Ale.

Grandchilde to Ceres, Barley's daughter,
Wine's emulous neighbour, if but stale,
Ennobling all the nymphes of water,
And filling each man's heart with laugh-

Hah! give me Ale.



April 5. HOEVER has stopped at the excellent Inn at Ivy-bridge in Devon, to look at the beauty of the river and the adjoining woods, must grieve that the walks, if they may be so called, are in so rude a state as to take off very much from the pleasure of the views. A Traveller in 1805 had thoughts of proposing to the Master of the Inn to put up a Box, with this inscription:

ONE who the waterfalls of Wales
Has seen, with all its hills and dales,
For the first time sees Ivy-bridge,
Its rocky stream, its woody ridge;
Sees it with pleasure all must feel,
If Paths its beauties would reveal;
But grieves that here the roughen'd road,
With dirt and rugged stones bestrew'd,
Forbids the Fair to find the way

To scenes which Nature would display.
Ye then, to Ivy-bridge who come,
Nor keep yourselves within the room,
Put but one shilling in this box,
Our landlord will remove the rocks,
Will cut the brambles, drain the bogs,
Which now require our boots or clogs,
And shew the Vale, which, all will own,
Ought to the curious to be shewn.


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FOR a charm to soothe the poignant grief [groan! Of those that under fell Oppression O for the power to render them relief, And overturn Ambition's guilty throne Ye hapless Lusitanians! left to moan Your banish'd Prince, and feel the galling chain

Of Gallic Tyranny, and bear the tone
Of haughty insult, if ye dare complain !
To rescue you from slavery, and from
[exert :
That charm would I employ-that pow'r
But ah! the philanthropic wish is vain--
Nothing can now the dreadful doom

avert !

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Lord. Auckland, having reverted to the
propriety of devising some means for hear-
ing the Petitioners against the Orders in
Council, the Earl of Buckinghamshire,
with this view, moved to refer the Orders
in Council to a Committee of the whole

the specifying the Offices which might be excepted from the general rule, instead of diminishing the utility of the measure proposed, would prevent too great a laxity (as in times past) from taking place. He therefore moved that the Offices of Surveyor, Auditor, Organist, and Brewer, be excepted from the general rule; that with these exceptions no landsmen be competent to hold a situation in Greenwich Hospital; unless, after previous advertise

The Lord Chancellor objected, on the ground that this was the same motion which had been already negatived, and that notice ought to be given of any inten-ment, tion to renew it.


There were at this time few Members on the Ministerial side of the House. The Earl of Westmoreland rose, made a long speech, principally on the conduct of the late Administration. Several Noble Lords in the mean time came in, and the Earl of Buckinghamshire at length withdrew his motion.

The Earl of Lauderdale brought forward his promised motion on the commercial policy of the Orders in Council. He was wholly at a loss to conceive what benefit could possibly be derived from them. Neutral Trade might ultimately be destroyed, but still our own Commerce must be deeply and seriously injured, if not totally ruined. His Lordship moved a number of Resolutions declaratory of the commercial inpolicy of the measure.

In this opinion he was supported by Lords King, Auckland, Holland, and Grenville; and opposed by Earl Bathurst and Lord Hawkesbury; who vindicated the Orders in Council, on the ground that they were rendered necessary on a principle of retaliation.

On the question being put on the first Resolution, it was negatived by a majority of 35, the numbers being-Contents 21, Non-contents 56.

In the Commons, the same day, Sir C. Pole, after stating the Commission of King William in favour of Greenwich Hospital, and the Clause in the Charter granted by his present Majesty, stipulating that no Officers should be employed about the Hospital, unless they were seafaring men, or men who had been disabled in the service, moved an Address to his Majesty, declaratory of the Stipulations in the Charter, and of the system of deviation from the rule there laid down; and beseeching his Majesty, to order that the Charter should, in future, be acted up to.


The Chancellor of the Exchequer approved of the intention of the Hon. Member, but doubted of the adequacy of the proposition now made to secure the ends in view. had no objection to the first Resolution, declaratory of the fact; but thought that GENT. MAG. May, 1808.

no seamen properly qualified should offer; and that an Address be presented to his Majesty, praying him to alter the Charter accordingly. This was unanimously agreed to.

Leave was given to bring in a Bill reviving the Act of the 33d of the King as to the importation of East India Goods into Ireland from any Port except that of London.

On the suggestion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it was agreed that the evidence of the witnesses as to the Orders in Council should be taken before a Committee of the whole House, rather than before the House itself. The House having gone into this Committee, several witnesses were examined, the House rtsumed, and the Chairman had leave to sit again.

March 23.

In a Committee of Supply, there were granted for the Barrack Department 579,0002 For the same, for arrears of former years, 26,0007. Commissariat, 625,0001. For sums issued from the Civil List and not made good by Parliament, 27,8387.

Col. Longfield presented a Petition from Cork against the Orders in Council.Ordered to lie on the Table.

Farther evidence was adduced in the Petitions against the Orders in Council.

HOUSE OF LORDS, March 24. A motion of the Earl of Suffolk for production of certain papers that passed between Mr. Garlicke and his Majesty's Ministers, relating to Denmark, was, after some discussion, negatived without a division. The Orders in Council Bill went through a Committee.

In the Commons, the same day, a petition was presented from E. Cartwright, D. D. praying remuneration for some im provement in the Cotton Spinning Machinery.

Evidence was heard on the Petitions against the Orders in Council, which being concluded so far as the Petitioners are concerned, the Chairman reported progress, and obtained leave to sit again on the 29th instant,


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HOUSE OF LORDS, March 25. On the motion for the third reading of the Orders in Council Bill, a number of Amendments were proposed and negatived. The Bill passed.

In the Commons, the same day, Lord Binning complained of certain Statements in the public prints as to the proceedings of the Sugar Committee; whereas at this moment no Member of that Committee could judge what the ultimate decision might be. If such circumstance again occurred, he should bring it before the House.

The Attorney-General brought in a Bill to amend the Act of the 26th of the King, touching informations and indictments filed in England against persons resident in Scotland, &c.; also concerning the transfer of Bail Bonds.

March 28.

Mr. Bankes moved for leave to bring in a Bill to prevent, for a time to be limited, the granting of Offices in Reversion.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer suggested certain clauses, which, in his opinion, would remove the objections to the measure.

A number of Members supported Mr. Bankes's idea; and leave was given to bring in the Bill.

On the motion of Mr. S. Bernard, a Committee was appointed to consider of the evils arising from Lotteries.

HOUSE OF LORDS, March 29. Lord Holland, agreeably to notice, called the attention of the House to the line of policy adopted by Ministers, under the Orders in Council, towards Neutral Powers--a term, in fact, which now meant the United States of America. After pointing out the advantages to arise from conciliatory measures towards that country, he showed that those adopted by Ministers utterly forbade this pleasing prospect, and threatened us with a war with that power, from whose increasing prosperity we might otherwise derive the most solid benefits. His Lordship concluded by moving a string of Resolutions on this subject, in which he was supported by Lords Auckland, Darnley, Lauderdale, and Grenville; and opposed by Lords Westmoreland, Mulgrave, and Hawkesbury.-On a division, the numbers were, Contents 25, Non-Contents 53.

In the Commons, the same day, Lord Folkestone, after professing himself to have been one of those who originally approved of the expedition against Copenhagen, but whose opinion had been since greatly shaken by the frivolous mammer in which Ministers defended their conduct on that occasion, concluded by moving an Address to his Majesty, the principal purport of

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which was to beseech his Majesty to give directions for keeping the Danish Fleet in such repair as to render its restoration possible, when it could take place consistently with the security of these Kingdoms; and to declare his intention of doing so.

Messrs. Brand, Wilberforce, H. Browne, Tracy, Babington, Bathurst, and Sir J. Hall, supported the Address on general principles of justice; while, on the other hand, it was opposed by Messrs. Thornton, Simeon, Stevens, and Sir T. Turton, as unnecessary:-On a division, the numbers were-Ayes 44, Noes 105.

March 31.

Lord A. Hamilton brought forward his promised motion for compensation to the Nabob of Oude. After pointing out the exactions, privations, frauds, and injus tice, practiced on that Prince, his Lordship concluded by moving Resolutions, the purport of which was, that the British Government was bound in honour to reconsider and revise the Treaty of 1801, with the view to arrangement more favourable to the Nabob.

The Resolutions were supported by Messrs. Martin, Thornton, and Howorth; and opposed by Mr. R. Dundas, chiefly on the ground that the question had been already decided. The House divided, Ayes 20, Noes 80.


The Duke of Norfolk presented the Petition from the Corporation of London against the granting of Offices in Reversion; observing that the Petition had been agreed to unanimously at one of the fullest meetings of the Common Council ever known. Ordered to lie on the table.

In the Commons, the same day, the Sheriff of London presented Petitions against the Vauxhall Bridge Bill, and against the granting of Offices in Reversion.

In a Committee of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed resolutions for taking the Game Duties out of the Stamp Office department, and collecting them along with the Assessed Taxes; and that snipes and woodcocks should in future be considered as Game: also for consolidating the 10 per cent. duty on Assessed Taxes imposed in the year 1806 with the rest of the Assessed Taxes, and adding two per cent. to the whole, which by dropping the fractional part when low, and taking it when it approached the integer, would produce 107,000l. Agreed to.A variety of sums were voted for the Military Canal and Civil List Expences.

In a Committee on the Petitions against the Orders in Council, Mr. Brougham summed up the evidence in an able and elegant speech of three hours; when the


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