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ELLONA'S red chariot and smoaking hot steeds

Are drawn by, and a fomething like Peace now fucceeds.
Tis a something that all ranks of people delights ;
And John Bull, grown half frantic, roars oul loud for Lights.
He says 'tis a Peace-but I lay 'tis a Truce ;
He thinks well of the French-I them with at the Deuce.
If the French and the Blacks come to blows at Domingo,
May their throats all be cut ! is my full wish, by Jingo.
Let Savage meet Savage, and soon we shall find
Their total destruction the good of Mankind.
Oh! Jolinny, my dear, will you trust Buonaparte,
And waste all your candles


hausser sa clarté ?
While popguns and bells clang and pounce all around,
In Joy's giddy clamour War's thunders are drown'd.
Whate'er GEORGE may think of an olive well twisted,
His fubjeéts reflect how, by all unaflifted,
They took such rich Mes, and Invasion resisted ;
Extinguish'd all traitors, while, directed by God,
Our Navy, our safeguard, all conquering rode.
Now nothing remains but before the smooth breeze
Our boats eager wait to waft over the seas,
To ftare, and our eyes and our purses to ope,
To see the French Consul thake hands with the Pope,
Give back th' oli Pope's bones, but keep bis Antiques,
For Conqu'rors are tamous for playing such tricks.
Our King never rade in his conquering coach
O'er plains staio'd with blood, the Warrior's reproach ;
Nor Nelson of Sandy indulg'd une idée,
When he blew the French Heet fairly out of the sea.
We speak in plain English the places we've won,
From the Eait to the West, and froin sun unto fun;
And we hang up our trophies in Paul's church in London,
While Europe and Eritain are both almost undone.
** Then, Pye, pray be filent, and tell no more tales
Of hills clad with vines, and Hefperjan vaies;
Nor of Plenty to feed the Three Kingdoms united,
To which not a single poor soul is invited ;
Nor of success for which we feel ourtelves sore,
And give it all back-and-who could ask more!!!
Dec. 31, 1801.

DEMOCRITUS JUNIOR: A List of the eminent Men who have flourished in the Eighteenth Cen-tury is preparing for February; which thall be fo paged that it may be bound up to follow ihe vilt given at the beginning of vol. LXX.



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THE first year of the new Century has been so fruitful of events, that it has almost exceeded the limits of our Mifcellany to record them all: tut the transactions in Egypt stand eminently forward, and are not less worthy of regard, as having contributed to that Pacification so earnestly wished for in every quarter of the globe. Preliminaries of Peace were figned at London Oct. 1; and received with trans

I ports of joy, which left no time for reflection on the terms of Peace, Ioflexibly true to our Country and our Constitution, and strictly loyal to the Prince who sits at its helm, nor less grateful to Divine Providence for the blessings of a real Peace; we cannot so far constrain ourselves as not to argue coolly on points which have already undergone difcullion in the Senate, and met with the Tupport of a great majority; perfuaded as we are from undoubted evidences, that the bulk of the nation expected relief from taxes almost amounting to abolition, influx of riches to every rank, and a sudden abatement in the price of the necessaries of life, which the bounty of Heaven in the abundance of a fruitful season authorized the fullest expectation of. Some of these effects cannot yet take place. To expect a reduction of taxes while such an arrear of expence and debt exists, or an equality of wealth when such a golden flood has been brought into the country by the War as to lower the value of money comparatively to nothing, were vain and chimerical. Not so that respecting the necessaries of life; which' now too plainly appear not to have been influenced by the War, but by the avarice of a few great capitalists, which has taught monopoly to every salesman and shopkeeper, the wholesale trader compelling the retailer to extortion. Avarice and the wantonnels of wealth in factors and breeders concur to distre's the poor, and drive them to defperation, by keeping up the price of cattle, pampered for prizes and pictures*. A rage for inclosures, more particularly round the metropolis, will be severely felt by those who found it the only means of counteracting iminente farms, by furnishing the smaller articles of life, Tuch aj inilk, poultry, pigs, &c. on eatier, we had almost laid on any, terms. Peace will increase the City already built out of itself, and carry it beyond its suburbs,

It is deserving of gotice, that during the week in which the trustees of Dr. Stock's charity announced their dilribution of bis annual bounty of 101. to each of ten poor clergymen, the Smithfield Society likewile bellowed their annual premiums for fastening of cattle. For the former there were upwards of 50 applicants; and of the successful candidates one had 271. a year, io support himself

, i wife, and 10 children! and another, old, blind, and infirm, after 50 years ef

sinifice. har anl ter a 1099 to provide food and raiment for 12 children.


till it makes every ten miles of road a town. These are, to call them by the most favourable term, the Intoxications of Peace,

These hints apply more particularly to Britons in general; for whom their Government has tried every relief hitherto in vain. And yet, when the maintenance of the poor in a populous pariih near London has arisen from 400l. to 27col. per annun*, there must be somewhere a root of evil.

But, if we turn our eyes to Europe at large, what a view presents itself! France, the source of all revolutionary mischief, ruined in its conftitution, polity, and morals. Without a government, for who can promise a month's security to the prefent Rulers; without laws, for her people are told they are not ripe for a code of civilization ; without cominerce, for there is no tariff or commercial treaty ; without food, for there is no agriculture ; labour performed by women and boys; and bread dearer than with us, where it is dear enough; without education, for people must live before they can learn, and all good habits are diffolved ; without religion, for who can trust an indeterminate Concordat. Paris described by the few who have seen it as a fink of vice, folly, and dissipation, mutually adminiftering to each other Ilie fice of the country lamentably changesi, and fome of the finest parts under water. Curiotity, damped with tliis melancholy reflection that its objects are a mats of ill-gotten plunder.

Add to all this, as if Heaven, co-operating by natural causes, had taken up the scourge of inundation for a guilty Continent, of which how large a part inay say,

" What benefit has the last Century brought to us?”

These are the suggeftions of an honest unbiaffed mind, anxious that his countrymen, who have withstood falle Philofophy under all the preffures of War, may not be beguiled into it by the witcheries of ease and indolence; and though so little has yet been known of the effects of Peace, we must regret that we cannot welcome it. “O lovely Peace with PLENTY crowy'd, Than Nature's fongsters wake the chearCome shed thy choiceit bleilings round; Let fleecy fucks our hills adorn, Au vallies Chine with wavy corn ; These delights when Peace fall gire, Let the thrill trumpet ceafe, norother sound We with Peace shall joy to live."

SYLVANUS URBAN, 'grateful to his constituents, and devoted to the most excellent conftitution of his country, utiers, these effufions of a warm but honest heart, with the most affectionate and dutiful view to provide timely remedies, and to prevent the evils even of Peace, that the improvidence of the Rich may not impoverish the Poor.

We are aware that a large portion of this fum is appropriated to the wives and

ful morn.




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Lloyd's Evening

Dorcheit. Derby

S. Jam s's Chron.

Lrdo Carst.

Exete, Glouceft.

Lo don Evening

Hereford, Hull 2

Whiteball Even.



The Son-Star

London Packet


Leeds 2


English Chron.

Liverpool 3

Times- Briton

The Porcupine


Morning Chron.

Maacheiter 3

Newcalle 3

Morning Herald

Public Ledger


Gazett. & M.Poft

Norwich 2

Ceorier Ev.Ma


Courier de Lond.


London Herald


Oracle & Pai. Ad.


Morning Advert.


18 Weekly Papers

Suefield 2

Bath 3, Bristols

Sherborne, Surry

Birm ngtam 2


Black born-- Bury



Stamfo z

Canterbury 2



Worcester 2


Meteorolog. Diaries for Dec. 1800 and Jan. 1801 Queries on early Mints-Writers on Coins 27
A Caction against Innovation m the Chwch Keel in Stafford fire --The Family of Sneyd 23
Hints for the general Promotion of Happiness on Mr. Robertson's Treatise on Pun&twa ion ib.
Ile Hiltory of ihe Hawthorn: Ford for tings (Che Fannihes of Vaux, &c.—Mr. Long mate 29
Rambier's Family of Robins and Nightingales. Great Neglect in not making Wills noticed ibid.
Countess of Stra hmort- A Ria

Aneclote & Rev. J. Milner's Answer to several Criticisms 30
Kirkby on the Bain und Flic Churches defcr. 9 Pursuits of Architectural Inovation, XXXI. 31

The mereltmg History of the Bay of Dundee 1e New Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century 33
Singular Change of Opinion among the Jews 7 Thoughts on the Happiness of a future State 34

The H. Rory of lieland --Cowper's " Letiers" 13 Sliare of our facial Affections in a future Scale 36

Mr. Badcock's Account of Devonshire MSS. 14 Remarks on Depreffion of Dramatic Writers 38


Descripi on of the Cantharis, or Glow-worm as the present state of Literature in Ireland
Some Account of the Juferent Eamilies of P rr 16 Duelling-Colmworth; Sir Lodovic Dyr ibid.
Descritton of Forton Church and Monum uits 17 Critique on Reprefentation of Richard III. ibid.

The PatPower whether described by St.Javan 13 Proceedings of Parliament, Sets. 1799-1800 40
The History «f Strongbow--his Monuments 19 REVIEW OF New PUBLICATIONS 45-64
Remarks on Dr. Drake's " Literary Hours" ibid. For. Literary Intelligence-Index: Indicatorius ib

The Blood in Sheep-The Caftle of Kilkenny 20 SELECT POETRY, Antient and Modern 65-69
Latiu Verfion of Young's " Night Thoughts” 22 Proceedings of the lait sestion of Parliament 70
Church Notes from Crudwell, in Witthire 2 Interesting Intelligence from London Gazettes 72

ACarate's midun D (daimer of Laterary Merit 24 Che Monthly Renoipect of Foreign Affairs 74

Painted Ghls from Salifbory-Antient Se:do 25 News from Country-Domestic Occurrences 76

Silver Penny-Reliquary-Élmatilor peToken ib Marriages, Deaths of eminent Persons 81-94

The Aatographs of mengulant Hero of the Nile ib. Bill of Mortality- The Theatrical Regilter ibid

Letters from great Dís.of Marlborough 24 Che Average Prices of Grain for One Month 95

On the sparious Quarter Florins of Edw. III. 2: Daily Variations in the Prices of the Stocks 96

Embellifhed with neat Perspective Views of KIREY ON THE BA:n and FLINT CHURCH56;

and a Miscellaneous Plate of COINS, SEALS, CHARMS, RELIQUARIES, &c.

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44 ,45 windy&cloud 40


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37 ,50 cloudy
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32 37 30 ,28 rain & snow

40 -,02 cloudy 24 27
42 44 1.40
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43 44
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24 37 37 ,65 Inow & rain
40 43 37

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hail storms 3 NW moderate 301 40 49

.0 bail storms SE calm 25/ 36 38 3.5

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showers NW moderate 38 3537

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fun 9 SE calm 53 31 33

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fogsy and little rain 90SW calm

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75 46 46 3:2 lun, cle:r and pleasant

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rain 25SW calm

30 40 42 13 fun and pleasant, rain at night 25SW calm 32 37 39

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