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And view the water-spiders glide

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

Their charins a brighter lustre 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 ccnjoin'd. Scarcé seem with tiny step to meet, Banks of liviot.

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

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

mirable alike for the clegant purity of Beside niy native stream I rove;

the style, and for tendernef, and criergy 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 foftly trace my native grove.

Ad GULIELMUM CRUICKSHANK, viWhen first I left niy rural cote.

rum in primis ingeniofum, et decus nun

per Scholæ Regiæ Edinensis infigne, cum
And saw my native fields remote, iile et auctor simul ægrotabant.,
All fading, indilinct and blue;
I thought my feet had gone astray,

In some lone delare's p.thless way,
And often turn'd the scene to view,

Vel gravi inorbo misere laborus,

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

Vocibus aures ? Each 'object dearly lov'd shall fly,

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

Opprimit pectus pituita crafía, Even while the latest parting beam

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

Sæviter urget. They to my native fields shall turn.

Oblidet costas dolor ah ! profundus, Banks of Tiviot.

J. L. Arcet et fomnos facilesque gratos ;

Injicit sputum mihi dum timorem, FOR THE EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

Sanguine tipcţum.

Sin velit fatum, moriar libenter;

Nam fatis lufique bibi, comedi;
Nam fatis legi. Supereft novum sub

Solé videndum ?.
'Attun'd to notes of soft defire;
In tender frain, and melting air,

Mulliter, raptus, cumulo quiescam;

Sive diffundat radios potentes 'To sing some bright ideal fair ::

I hoe When Cupid slyly in mine ear

jus, obscuris diebulisve clarum Whispered, foolish boy! forbear,

Implicet orbem;

Luna seu noctem recreet talenten
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 quilnam poriatur ora,
Horreat regum, moveatve, bella,

Curat an umbra ?

İreams ,
Along the glistening fields of snow,

From whence the rays reflected white,

BY WILLIAM ASHBURNHAM, ESQ. With purer lustre glow : "Tis all enchantment now to gaze

NCHAIN'D by frost, all defolate, Upon the calm resplendent blaze,

and drear, Whole radiance tranquil and serene

Still Nature Phines in dazzling robę With palid yellow floods the scene.

array'd; But softer than the lunar ray,

The moon's bright beanıs this dismial The graceful miid, endearing air,

profpe& chear, The nymphs on Tiviot's banks display; Gleani o’er the heath, and glitter in Sweet nymphs, fupremely fair !

ithe glade.


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PURSUIT OF HEALTH. vale Mantling yon cot, whose roofs low- FROM BELOE'S MISCELLANIES. 'rafted shake

NE April morn, reclin'd in bed, Beneach their 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. Not fo with me, chill'd by the pier- Smiling beneath her mantle blue.

". 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 expanfe my eager eyes I cast,' « 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 Hcalth is sweet and clear ; fight,

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

I rose, and hasten'd to the grove,

With, eager steps and anxious mind;

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

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

And chearfully we itepp'd along;
Watch.and weep
the hours away,

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

To hear the ruffet 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 ; I cau mark the landscape fade,

But of her voice I knew the found, 'Mid the poplar's quiv'ring fhade,

As thus she whisper'd in my ear :
While at night in dewy ring,
Many a tender plaint I sing.

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

« Within these precinds loves to Jwell; See the floating legions fly,

" Her breath now fills the balmy wind ; Tear for tear, and figh for sigh;

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

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

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

05 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 loow-white brealt,

Wnere buxoni Health was to be found ? Oft I hush my soul to rest;

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

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

Then thrice I kiss’d the 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 gems in pity's eye, Waft the precious pearls on high ;

“ From us,” exclaim'd a lowly flower, See. they grace the crystal cave :

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

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

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

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

Bur fresh che breeze of morning blew, Dear to forrow, and to me!

rad spriog was gay, and Flora kind.


« find,

If I return': fedate and flow,
What if the nymph I could not see?
The bluth that passed along my brow
Was proof of her divinity.
Aad ftill her votary to prove,
And still her dulce (miles to flare,
I'll tread the fields, I'll haunt the grove,
With untir'd keps and fondeft care.
O fprite beloved ! vouchsafe to give
A boon, a precious boon to me!
Within thy influence let me live,
And sometimes, too, thy beauties fec.
So fhall the mufe in nobler verse.
And strength renew'd, exulting fing;
Thy praise, thy charms, thy power rehearse,
And sweep with bolder hand the string.

Late Head-Master of Merchant-Tailors

Quod petis hic eft.

Some rude engraver's hand had etch'd

A baby's Angel's face.
John swallow'd firff a mod'rate sup;

But Joan was not like John;
For, when her lips once touch'd the cup,

She swill'd till all was gone.
John often urg'd her to drink fair.

But the ne'er chang'd a jot;
She lov'd to see the Angel there,

And therefore drain’d the pot.
When John found all remonftrance vain,

Another card he play'd ;
And, where the angel Itood fo plain,

He got a devil portray'd.
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.
John star'd, with wonder petrify'd,

His hairs rose on his pate ;

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Plain fólk, in humble
One only tankard crown’d their board,

And that was fill'd each right..
Along whose inner bottom sketch'd

In pride of chubby grace,

" At this enormous rate ?"
O John,” said she," am I'to blame?

I can't in conscience top;
For sure 'rwould be a burning shame

To leave the devil a drop!"

L y


the debts, by appropriating for a time April 27.

the revenue of the Dutchy of Cornwall, from his Majesty on the subje& other incomes; and that proper steps of the Prince of Wales's debts, of which may be taken for the regularion 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 Highnesses the on Friday next, and that the House be Prince and Princess of Wales, for taking summoned. Ordered, tuch measures as will enable his Majesty May 1. After the private business 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 confideration his dignity.

Majesty's Meffage 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; geous, 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 parto 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 çill 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 purpofe ; but recommends the pro- to move, that an humble Address be priety of making an ample provision for presented to his Majesty, 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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- Majesty of the Conftant and dutiful ate could only be taken into consideration in tachment of this House to his Majesty'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 nern. con..

trade ships, voted a bounty of rool. to May 13. Council was this day finally each mafter, and sol. to each furgeon, 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 in 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 House refolve it reversed, and that the courts of sellion felf into a Committee, for taking into should take into confideration Mr Mace 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

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

separate one from another. The first April 27.

was to settle a suitable establishment on The Chancellor of the Exchequer pre- their Royal Highnesses the Prince and fented' a Message from his Majefty, of Princess of Wales; the fecond was to the same purport as that delivered in the extricate bis 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 astonished that the a year; 25,000 l. of which he propor Prince of Wáles's debts should 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 MajeAly's Message, in May 1787,.be erected into a fund at compound intesread.

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, such read ; which being agreed to, they were as 23,000l. for completing Carleton both read.

house, which he proposed should be inAmong other things, the Message said, sured to the Crown ; 27,000l, or 28,cool, " that his Majefty 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 Itrongeft assurances that no such em- to her Royal Highness, which did not barrassments should again occur.

exceed what was formerly granted on Mr Stanley was forry to be forced to similar occasions. He then stated, the obferve, that Parliament had moft 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 purpose; not- though he lamented the neceffity he was withAanding which, they were now cal- under of animadverting on the prodiga led upon to make a similar 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 exceedinig 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 difre. ditions to the eftablishment of his Royal spectful to the illuftrious person concern- Highness the Prince of Wales as may ed.

become the dignity asumed by him on The Speaker observed, that such a mo- the late happy event of his marriage. tion was now irregular, as the Message Mr Grey thu!ght 40,000l. a year a suf



ficient augmeotation, and the Prince proportion of his income (leaving the ought to compound his debts.

blank to be. afterwards filled up) to the Mr M. Montague was much of the liquidation of his debts." fame opinion,

Mr Duncombe, Mr Grey, Mr WhitMr Lambton (poke in favour of the bread, and Mr Sturt, directly oppuled original motion.

the moribn. They recommended econo Mr Curwen opposed it, as did Mr Bur- omy and retirement, as a more probable don.

means of gaining true popularity to his Mr Alderman Newnham spoke in fa- Highness than unnecessary iplendour and vour of it.

extravagant expence. Mr Fox thought the Duchy of Corn- Mr Dundas, Mr Fox, and Mr Anjiruwall ought to be told, as it would bring ther, supported the motion. 600,oool. one half of which should be Mr Sumner moved an amendment, applicd to the liquidation of the Prince's 6 to leave out the latter part of the debts.

instructions to the Committee, which Sir W. Pulteney and Mr Wilberforce mentioned that a certain part of the thought 40,000l. a sufficient augmenta- 125,000l. jould be applied to the lition. On which the Committee divide quidation of the debts of his Royal cd: for Mr Pitt's motion 260, against it Highness.” 91.

Mr Grey seconded the amendment. Another division took place on the Mr Pitt and Mr Pox declared thempropofition relative to allowances for the felves against it. completion of Carleton-House, &c. For The House divided on the amendment ; the resolution 200, againit it 99.

Ayes 52, Noes 266. The original moPune T. Mr Ansiruther delivered a tion was then put, and another division Message from the Prince of Wales. After took place; Ayes 242, Noes 46; Majofome preliminary obfervations on the rity. 196. The other orders of the day propriety and neceffity of supporting the were then deferred. dignity of the monarchy, more peculiarly 2. Mr Barham made his promised at the present moment, againit the ai- motion, and commented upon the ruin. tacks of artful and designing men, he ous transactions in the West Indies dur. proceeded to state the feelings and sen- ing the command of Sir John Jervis and timents of His Royal Highness; and Sir Charles Grey; in the course of faid, that he was authorised, on the part which he read various extracts from of His Royal Highness, to express his their different proclamations; and conutmost alacrity and readiness to acquiesce cluded by moving, “ that an Address in any limitations, or restrictions, which be presented to his Majesty, praying the wisdom of the Houfe might think it the releinding of all the acts done in proper to lay down, for appropriating a pursuance of those proclamations, as part of his income to the liquidation of being contrary to the law of nations and his debts. It was even his eager with, if the rights of fovereignty." polible, ta anticipate the wiibes of the Mr Manning seconded the motion. House on the subject, and to submit most In doing fo, he declared he did it for chearfully to any abatement of the the purpose of rescuing ihe national fplendour usually annexed to his firua- character; which, without a disavowal tion and rank, in order to accomplish an of the proceedings alluded to, he conend in which he felt himself fu deeply fidered as committed. and to peculiarly interested.

Mr Grey took the earliest opportuThe Clarcellor of the Exchequer, after nity of rising, for the purpose of obvia'paying several deserved and delicate ting the impressions which might have compliments to the Prince, and ex- been made by the preceding speakers. predling his hopes in the unanimity of He entered into a general defence of the Houle on the present occafion, the conduct of his father, Sir Charles moved, " that instructions be given to Grey, and Sir John Jervis. the Committee, appointed to prepare Mr Dundas Itared to the House, that the bill for granting an increaled elta- an application had been nade hy the blishment to his Royal Highoofs, to Weft. India merchants to his Majelly's make provision in the bill tor fuch a Ministers requesting them to undertake regular and a punctual order of pay. the fame measure which had been proment, in his future establishment, 'as to posed that night. He refifted that appliprevent the potfibility of future incum- cation, becaufe, he conceived the conduct brances; and to appropriate a certain of Sir Charles Grey and Sir John Jervis

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