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59 From Britain's Sons demands a festive Among the red-brown tufts of heath, lay.

Along the winding primrose Itrath,
Mild Sou'reign of our Monarch's soul, And o'er the buck-bean flowered mead.
Whose eye's meek radiance can con-

Your memory, innocent and sweet,
The pow'rs of Care, and grace a

I will not waste in vain regret;

For, cho' ye ne'er return again,
With each calm joy to life domestic Your memory shall my heart relieve,

Whene'er this anxious breast shall grieve,
Propitious Heav'n has o'er thy head And' mitigate the sense of pain.
Blossoms of richer fragrance shed
Than all the th' alliduous Mufe can Yet still I love the rivulet's chime,

Which marks the filent lapse of time,
Cull’d from the honey'd stores of That passes to return no more ;
Spring :

While heedless mortals never dream,
For see, amid wild Winter's hours Its course is transient as the stream,

A Bud its filken fold display, But never lingers on the shore.
Sweeter than all the chalic'd Flow'rs

That crown thy own ambrosial May. When dreams around my infant head,
O may thy (miles, bleft Infant, prove Their fairy wings phantastic spread,

Omens of Concord, and of Love, Faint-pictur'd with the scenes of old, Bid the loud strains of martial triumph ceafe, Amid the groups, with glad furprise, And tune to softer mood the warbling reed I saw my native groves arise, of Peace.

And Tiviot's chrystal waters rolld.


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And when Religion rais'd my view ODE,

Beyond this concave's azure blue,

Where flowers of fairer lustre blow; TO THE SCENES OF INFANCY.

Where Eden's groves again shall bloom,
Y native grove, and stream, all Beyond the desart of the tomb,

And living streams for ever flow.
And ye green leas of Tiviordale-
Ye heathy moors, of auburn hue,

The groves of soft celestial dye, Your bleakeft landscapes, stretch'd a. Were such as oft had met mine eye, round,

Expanding green on Tiviot's lide; Afsume the tints of Fairy-ground, The living stream whose pearly wave And infancy revive anew.

In Fancy's eye appear'd to lave,

Resembled Tiviot's limpid cide.
The lhadow of my native grove,
And wavy streaks of light, I love,

Beside the twisted hazel-bush
When brightest glows the eye of day; I love to it, and hear the thrush,

And theiter'd from the sultry beam, When nuts in infant clusters pring;
I meditate beside the stream,

While, from a thousand mellow chroats, Or, by the pebbled channel stray.

High swell the gently trembling notes,

And ductile whistling echoes ring. Where little playful eddies wind,

The banks with lilvery foam are lin'd, Untainted as the mountain snow;

But hulh your notes, for sure I hear And round the rock, incrusted white,

Strange sounds, which vibrate in mine The rippling waves in murmurs light, Complain to gales which whispering blow. The songs I heard in time before ;

Methinks a spirit, whispering sweet, Thrice bleft the days I here have seen,

Dues all their former tones repeatWhen blythe I trac'd the margin green,

But now they link to rise no more.
With heart as light as heart could be ;

And thought the time would ever laft, When forth at morn the heifers go,
As gay and chcarful as the part-

And fill the field with plaintive lowe, Bleft days' which I no more thall see. Full mindful of their young confin'd;

When fun-beams wake thc Qumbering Ye, o'er my mind, at Memory's hour, breeze,

Come grateful as the noontide show'r, And light the dew-drops on the trees; Unto the panting flocks which seed; Beside the stream I lie reclin's : H2




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And view the water-spiders glide

While, like the moon-heam on the foox, Along the smooth and level tide,

Their charins a brighter luftre how, Which printless yields not as they pass ;

When all the virtues of the mind The while their fender frisky feet Appear with beauty's bloum conjoin'd. Scarce seem with tiny step tu meet, Banks of liviot.

J. L. The surface blue and clear as glass. But when the yellow sunbeams lie

[The following beantiful Latin Ode, adIn streaks along the light-green sky,

mirable alike for the clegant purity of Beside my native Aream I rove;

the style, and for tenderness and coergy When the gray sea of fading light

of sentiment, is believed to be the comEbbs gradual down the western position of Mr William Nicol.]

height,I softly trace my native grove.


rum in primis ingeniofum, et decus nuWhen first I left my rural cote.

per Scholæ Regiæ Edinensis inhgne, cum And saw my native fields remote, ile et auctor simul ægrotabant, All fading, indilinçt and blue; I thought my feet had gone astray,

ODE. In some lone desart's p.thless way,

UM valetudo tibi restituta est ? And often turn'd the scene to view,

Vel gravi inorbo misere laboras,

Conjugis, natæ, querulis fatigans When from my weary fixed eye

Vocibus aures ? Each 'object dearly lov'u shall fy,

Quomodo autem nunc valeam docebo. And I no longer here sojourn ;

Opprimit pectus pituita crafía, Even while the latest pasting beam

Atque pulmones inimica tuflis Of light, upon mine eyes fhall gleam,

Sæviter urget. They co ny native fields shall turn.

Oblidet costas dolor ah! profundus,
Banks of Tiviot.

J. L. Arcet et fomnos facilesque gracos;
Injicit sputum mihi dum timorem,

Sanguine tinctum.'

Sin velit fatum, moriar libenter;

Nam satis lufique bivi, comedi;

Nam fatis legi. Supereft novum sub Lately seiz'd the Lydian lyre,

Solé videndum ?. 'Attun'd to notes of soft defire;

Molliter, raptus, cumulo quiescam; In tender ftrain, and melting air,

Sive diffundat radios potentes 'To sing some bright ideal fair : When Cupid slyly in mine ear

I hæjus, obscuris nebulisve.clarum Whispered, foolish boy! forbear,

Įmplicet orbem;

Luna seu noctem recreet tilentem
For if, co real beauty blind,
You fing the phantom of your mind,

Luce pergrata, faciemve copdat;

Sive fors lætis favcat Britannis,
Long you shall the accents rue,
Nor ever find a mistress true. ;

Seu premat illos.

Quod latus mundi arr piant tyranni,
Banks of Tiviot.

J. L. Gallica quifnam potiatur ora,
Horrcat regum, moveatve, bella,

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E and drear,

Along tire glistening fields of snow,
From whence the rays reflected white,

With purer lustre glow :
"Tis all enchantment now to gaze
Upon the calm resplendent blaze,
Whose radiance tranquil and serene

With palid yellow floods che scene.
But softer than the lunar ray,

.The graceful mild, endearing air, The nymphs on Tiviot's banks display;

Sweet nymphs, supremely fair !

NCHAIN'D by frost, all defolate,

and drear, Still Nature fines in' dazzling robę

array'd; The moon's bright beans this dismal

profpea chear, Gleani o'er the heath, and glitter in i the glade.



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FROM BELOE'S MISCELLANIES. Mantling yon cot, whose roofs low'rafted Thake

NE April miorn, reclin'd in bed, Beneath cheir fleecy load; or, o'er the

Just at the hour when dreams are dale, Lends a new glory to the spangled A fairy form approach'd my head,

true; brake.

Smiling beneath her mantle blue. Not so with me, child by the pier

". Fie, fie,” she cried,“ why fleep so long, Of keen misfortune bitter, fierce, and When she the nymph you dearly love, cold ;

“ Now roves the vernal flow'rs among. ! O'er life's expanse my eager eyes I caft,' And-waits for you in yonder grove ?. No dawn of hope these cheerless realms unfold :

“ Hark! you may hear her cherub voice, A trackless wild arrests my shudd'ring “ The voice of Health is sweet and clear; fight,

“ Yes, you may hear the birds rejoice Without a star to gild the horrors of the " In symphony her arbour near.": night.

I rose, and hasten'd to the grove,

With, eager steps and anxious mind;

I rofe, the elfin's truth to prove,
And hop'd the promis'd nymph to find.

My fairy took me by the hand,
CAN ligh, and I can pray,

And chearfully we itepp'd along;

She stopp'd but on the new-plough'd land, Tune lad Philomela's throat,

To hear the russet woodlark's song.
Or in chin air lightly float;
Glimmer in the moon's wan heam, We reach'd the grove-I look'd around,
Or through twilight faintly gleam; My fairy was no longer near;
1 cau mark the landscape fade,

But of her voice I knew the found,
'Mid the poplar's quiv'ring fhade, As thus the whisper'd in my ear :
While at night io. dewy ring,
Many a tender plaint I fing.

“ The nymph, fair Health, you came to Airy forms unnunber'd wake, On the itream, or on the brake;

“ Within these precind loves to Jwell; See the ftuating legions fly,

“ Her breach now fills the balmy wind; Tear for tear, and figh for figh;

“ This path will lead you to her cell.” See the streams that mingling flow, Balfam to the breast of woe.

I bended to the primrose low, Hark! O hark !--that dulcet stråin,

And ask'd if Health might there refide: How it foothes the fense of pain !

• She left me," said the flower," but now, Sounds fo sweet, like shadows gay,

« For yonder violet's purple pride." Quickly rise and quick decay,

I question'd next the violet's queen, On a lily's sgow-white breatt,

Wnere buxon Health was to be found? Oft I hush my soul to reft;

She told me, that she late was seen
Sadly fing, and fadly play

With cowllips toying on the ground.
Many a soft and melting lay:
Wake in ev'ry eye I see,

Then thrice I kiss'd che cowslips pale,
Tears of sensibility;

And in their dew-drop, bath' my face; With my small, but piercing dart,

I told them all my tender tale, Ope the fluices of the heart.

And begg'd their aid coy health to trace. Mark the


in pity's eye, Waft the precious pearls on high ;

“ From us,” exclaim'd a lowly Power, See they grace the crystal cave !

“ The nymph has many a day been gone, Wafh'd by mild compassion's wave. " But now she rests within the bower, There enwrapt in amber cell,

“Where yonder hawthorn bloonis alone." Litening to the curfew-bell, Oft I pass the livelong hour,

Quick to that bower I ran, I flew, Thron'd in fair ambrosial bow'r.

And yet no nymph I there could find ; Dear these scenes shall ever be !

Bur fresh the breeze of morning blew, Dear to forrow, and to me! and spring was gay, and Flora kind.


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If I return'd fedate and flow,

Some rude engraver's hand had etch'd
What if the nymph I could not see?

A baby's Angel's face.
The bluth that passed along my brow
Was proof of her divinity.

John swallow'd first a mod'rate sup;

But Joan was not like John; Aad ftill her votary to prove,

For, when her lips once touch'd the cup,
And still her dulcet (miles to fare,

She swillid till all was gone.
I'll tread, the fields, l'll haunt the grove,
With untir'd Iteps and fondest care. John often urg'd her to drink fair.

But the ne'er chang'd a jot;
O fprite beloved ! vouchsafe to give

She lov'd to see the Angel there,
A boon, a precious boon to me!

And therefore drain’d the pot.
Within thy influence let me live,
And sometimes, too, thy beauties fee. When John found all remonftrance vaia,

Another card he play'd ;
So shall the muse in nobler verse.

And, where the angel stood so plain,
And strength renew'd, exulting ling;
Thy praise, thy charms, thy power rehearse,

He got a devil portray'd.
And sweep with bolder hand the string. Joan saw the horns, Joan saw the tail,

Yet Joan as stoutly quaff'd;

And ever, when she seiz'd her ale,

She clear'd it at a draught.
Late Head-Master of Merchant-Tailors

John star'd, with wonder petrify'd,

His hairs rose on his pate ;
Quod petis hic eft.
Plain folk, in humble plight

" At this enormous rate ?" One only tankard crown'd their board,

o John,” said she, “ am I to blame? And that was fill'd each night..

I can't in conscience ftop; Along whose inner bottom sketch'dy For sure 'twould be a burning shame in pride of chubby grace,

To leave the devil a drop !"

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the debts, by appropriating for a time
April 27.

the revenue of the Dutchy of Cornwall, L ORD Grenville presented a Message and a proportion of his Royal Highness's

from his Majesty, on the subject other incomes; and that proper Iteps of the Prince of Wales's debis, of which may be taken for the regulation of his the following is the substance:

Royal Highness's expenditure, to prevent “ His Majesty relies on the liberality any new incumbrances. and affection of the House of Lords, and Lord Grenville moved that his Majes on the fatisfaction they expressed on the ty's Message be taken into consideration nuptials of their Royal Highnefles the on Friday next, and that the House be Prince and Princess of Wales, for taking fummoned. Ordered, tuch measures as will enable his Majesty May 1. After the private bufiness was to form an establishment for their Royal disposed of, the order of the day was Highnesses, suitable to their rank and read, for taking into consideration his dignity.

Majesty's Message relative to the Prince “ His Majesty laments that, in an e of Wales's debts. vent, on all other accounts to advanta Lord Grenville stated to the House; scous, no provision which Parliament that, as the subject of the Message was may be inclined to make can be secured a subject of finance, and carne more par. to their Royal Highnesses till the Prince ticularly within the province of the is relieved from the obligations which he House of Commons, he thought it would is under at present. But however anxious be improper for this House to discuss the his Majesty must feel for the settlement subject till it should come in a regular of his Royal Highness's debts, he does form from the Commons; he should not call upon Parliament for a loan for therefore, content himself for the present this purpose ; but recommends the pro- to move, that an humble Address be priety of making an ample provision for presented to his Majefty, to thank his the Prince's establishments, and that they Majesty for his Majesty's moft gra. would form a plan for the payment of cious communication, and to allure his


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Parliamentary Proceedings.

63 - Majesty of the Conftant and dutiful at- could only be taken into confideration in tachment of this Houfe to his Majefty's a Committee of Supply; but the Hon.. royal person, family, and government, Member might make such a motion in and of their readiness to concur in en the Committee by way of amendment abling his Majefty to make a provision The motion for referring the Message for their Royal Highnefles the Prince to a Committee was put, and carried. and Princess of Wales, suitable to their May s. The House, in a Committee on high rank and dignity. The Address bounty to masters and surgeons of flaves was carried nem. con.

trade ships, voted a bounty of rool, to May 13. Council was this day finally each mafter, and sol. to each surgeon, of heard on the York-buildings appeal. Have-fhips, if not more than two in cach Lord Thurlow and the Lord Chancellor hundred shall have died, and 251. to the both stated their reasons why it was their furgeon when not more than three ja opinion that the interlocutor of the each hundred shall have died, to be reCourt of Seffion in Scotland should be ported to-morrow. reverfed. Their Lordships then order May 13. The Chancellor of the Excheed accordingly that the interlocutor be quer moved, that the Houle resolve it reversed, and that the courts of sellion telf into a Committee, for taking into should take into confideration Mr Mac. confideration his Majesty's. Meffage on kenzie's different cofts and expence. This the establishment and debts of the Prince appeal has continued lince the year 1784, of Walcs; which being read, two objects, a space of eleven years.

he said, were recommended in his Majesty's Message which ought to be kept

separate one from another. The firil April 27.

was to settle a suitable establishment on The Chancellor of the Exchequer pre- their Royal Highnefies the Prince and fented' a Message from his Majesty, of Princess of Wales ; the fecond was to the same purport as that delivered in the extricate his Royal Highness from the Lords, which was read by the Speaker : embarraffing incumbrances to which, for when Mr Pitt moved, that it be referred the present, he was unfortunately subject, to a Committee of Supply.

He proposed an augmentation of 65,000l. Mr Stanley was aftonished that the a year; 25,000 l. of which he propor Prince of Wales's debts hould be again sed to appropriate to the extinction of mentioned to the House. He moved, his debts, with 13,000l. a year, arising therefore, that the Address in answer to out of the Dutchy of Cornwall, to be his Majesty's Mellage, in May 1787,.be erected into a fund at compound interread.

eft. Mr Grey moved, that the King's Mef There were other articles to come {age, to which it referred, might also be before the Committee of Supply, fuck read ; which being agreed to, they were as 25,000l. for completing Carleton both read.

house, which he proposed Mould be inAmong other things, the Meffage said, sured to the Crown ; 27,0001, or 28,cool. " that his Majesty had received from to defray the preparatory, expences of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales the marriage ; and 50,00ol. as a jointure the strongeft assurances that no such em to her Royal Highness, which did not barrassments should again occur." exceed what was formerly granted or

Mr Stanley was forry to be forced to fimilar occasions. He then ftated, the obferve, that Parliament had mof liberal- claims on his Royal Highness from his ly extricated his Royal Highness from creditors amounted to 620,000l. On his embarrassments, under a solemn pro- the nature and amount of these debts be mise that no future application would dwelt with much becoming severity, be made for the fame porpose; not, though he lamented the necessity he was withfanding which, they were' now cal- under of animadverting on the prodigaled upon to make a fixnilar provision. lity which had occasioned them. He He therefore moved, “ that the House concluded by moving, that a yearly fum, be called over previous to the confidera- not exceeding 65,000l. be granted to his tion of his Majesty's Meffage;" but, in Majefty, to enable him to make such adfo doing, he disclaimed any thing disre- ditions to the establishment of his Royal spectful to the illustrious person concern. Highness the Prince of Wales as day ed.

become the dignity assumed by him on The Speaker observed, that such a mo- the late happy event of his marriage. tion was now irregular, as the Mellage Mr Grey thoughs 49,000l. a year a suf


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