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(April 1, CXXIX. An Act to increase the son. Persons guilty of misbehaviour in Drawbacks and Countervailing Duties workhouses may be committed. Persons on Tobacco, and to limit the Tonnage having the management of the poor not to of Ships in which Wine may be exported be concerned in contracts whilst in office, when Duties are drawn back. July 4.

under penalty of 100l. --1.

CXXXVIII. An Act for vesting in his CXXX. An Act for further regulating Majesty certain Parts of the Forest of the Issue and Payident of Money to bis Exmoor, otherwise Exmore, in the Majesty's Forces serving abroad. July counties of Somerset and Devon; and 4.-1.

for inclosing the said Forest. July 4.-9. CXXXI. An Act for discontinuing forested. It directs that when the popula

By this act the forest of Exmoor is disaf. certain Deductions from Half-pay, and for further regulating the Accounts of tion of the forest shall render it necessary, a

church may be erected; that it shall be a the Paymaster General. July 4.-1. CXXXII. An Act to continue until church of Exmoor.

perpetual cure, and be called the parish the end of the next Session of Parlia

CXXXIX. An act to grant an Addiment an Act of the last Session of Par- tional Duty of Excise in Ireland upon liament, for regulating the trade in Spi- Spirits made or distilled from Corn er rits between Great Britain and Ireland Grain. July 6.-2. respectively. July 4.-1.

An additional duty of 6d. per gallon is imCXXXIÚ, An Act to grant further posed by this act upon spirits distilled from Powers to the Commissioners of Chelsea and Greenwich Hospitals with respect CXL. An Act to make further Provito Pensions on those Establishments. sions for the Collection of certain Duties July 4.-1.

on Male Servants, Carriages and Horses, ČXXXIV. An Act for altering the and in respect of Houses in Ireland. Rate at which the Crown may exercise July 6.-1. its right of "Pre-emption of Ore in which CXLI, An Act to amend an Act made there is Lead. July 4.-1.

in this Session of Parliament, to repeal The rate to be 251. instead of gl. per ton. former Acts granting exclusive Privileges

CXXXV. An Act to alter the Condi- of Trade to the South Sea Company, and tions and Regulations under which Blub- to indemnify the said Company for the ber and Train Oil of Newfoundland are

loss of such Privileges. July 6.-1. admitted to Entry. July 4.-1.

CXLII. Au Acť to reduce the Duties CXXXVI. An Act for the Relief of on all Sheep Wool the growth of the the Out.pensioners of the Royal Hospi- United Kingdom, which shall be sold by tal of Kilmainham July 4.-1.

Auction for the Growers or first Pur. CXXXVII. An Act to prevent poor chasers. July 6.-1. Persons io Workhouses froin embezzling The duties granted by former acts are recertain Property provided for their use; duced to 2d. on every 20s. of the purchase. to alter and amend so much of an Act CXLIII. An Act to amend the Acts of the 36th year of his present Majesty, relating to the building and repairing of as restrains Justices of the Peace from County Bridges. July 6.-2. ordering Reliefto poor Persons in certain Surveyors of county bridges, and other Cases for a longer period than one persons employed under contracts, are emMouth at a time ; and for other Pur- powered, with the consent and by the order poses therein mentioned relating to the of two justices for the county, to take stone Poor. July 1.-2.

for the building or repair of such bridges, Property in goods, clothes, &c. provided from any quarries within the county, unless

they be situated in gardens or pleasurefor the use of the poor to be vested in oyer

grounds, in which case the consent of the seers, and to be marked. Persons buying or

owner must be obtained. Satisfaction must receiving any such property into pawn, or defacing the marks, 10 forfeit for every offence done. In case of refusal on the part of the

be made for the stone so taken and damage not more than 51, nor less than il. upon conviction on oath before one or more jus- shall cause the value of the stones and the

owner to treat, the justices at quarter sessions tices. On non-payment of the penalty, of

amount of the damage done to be ascertain- ' fenders may be committed to gaol or the

ed by a jury. house of correction for two months. Jus

CXLIV. An Act to enable the Comtices may order relief to persons at their own homes for any time not exceeding six missioners of Customs and Port Duties months; and may direct the payment of in Ireland to purchase Premises for the such relief to be discontinued." The sums erecting additional Docks, Warehouses, ordered for any longer space than one month and Offices in Dublin. Joly 6.-9. shall not exceed 33. per week for each pera

CXLV. An Act to increase the Al.

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257 lowance to the Post Onice in Ireland, nuai value is less than 501. ; and 2001, if in respect of Packet Boats to Great their value exceed 501. The consent of the Britain. July 6.-1.

patron and bishop to all deeds of exchange, Unul packet boats shall be established mortgage or purchase must be obtained. from Ireland to Great Britain, the post office

Deeds and instruments to be deposited in in the latter shall allow the Irish post office

the archbishop's or bishop's registry. 9000!. per annum, instead of 40001. bitherto

CXLVIII. An act for raising the sum paid.

of 4,500,0001, by Exchequer bills, for CXLVI. An Act to authorize his Ma- the service of Great Britain for the year jesty to regulate until the 1st day of 1815. July 6.---1. July, 1816, The Trade with any French Treasury may raise the above sum by ExColony woich nay coine into bis Ma- chequer Bills, bearing an interest of 31d. per jesty's P-session, or remain Neutral. cent. per diem, and which may be taken in July 6.-1.

payment of the revenue after April 5, 1816. CXLVII. An Act for enabling Spiri- The bank is authorized to advance the tual Persons to exchange the Parsonage

money.

CXLIX. An Act for raising the sum of or Glebe Houses or Glebe Lands belonging to their Benefices for others of 1,500,0001. by Exchequer Bills, for the

service of Great Britain, for the year greater value, or more conveniently situated for tbeir Resideoce and Occupa

1815. July 6.-1.

The provisions of this act are the same as tion; and for annexing such Houses and

those of the preceding. Lands, so taken in exchange, to such Benefices as Parsonage or Glebe IJouses in the Names of the Land Tax Commis

CL. An Act for rectifying Mistakes and Glebe Lands, and for purchasing sioners, and for appointing additional and annexing Lands to become Glebeia Commissioners, and indemnifying such certain cases, and for other purposes. Persons as have acted without due AuJuly 6.-3.

thority in the execution of the Acis Premises given in exchange to be subject therein recited. July 6.--4. to the same tythes, modus, or composition,

CLI. An Act to amend the Laws for as those taken in exchange. After the exchange the incumbent not to be evicted. of unlawful Distillation of Spirits in Irea

imposing and levying of Fines in respect Copybold land purchased, to be annexed to benefices to be holden as freehold; and by

land. July 11.--3. mortgage of the tythes, a sum not exceeding

CLII. An Act for granting to his Matwo years net income may be raised for jesty the sum of 20,0001. to be issued such porchase. The governors of Queen and applied towards repairing Roads beAnne's bounty are empowered to lend for tween London and Holyhead, by Ches. the purposes of this act sums not exceeding ter, and hetween London and Bangor, 100!. in respect of benefices whose net an- by Shrewsbury. July 11.-2.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

PARIS; A SATIRE.

Soon as the cock chaunts loud his matin FROM BOILEAU.

strain, GOOD God! why rings the air with dole. The neighbourhood resounds with noise ful cries ?

again:

[roll, I've scarce retir’d, and is it time to rise ? From a smith's forge Vulcanian thunders What spiteful demon each revolving night The thirst of gain alone inspires his soul; Brings hither cats to caterwaul and fight? A cursed peal bis jarring hammers bray, Oft from my bed I start, convuls'd with fear, And chase the last remains of sleep away, And think, amaz'd, all hell's convened here. Now various sounds from ev'ry quarter rise, One, like a uger, grumbles deep and wild, Of op'ning shops, of carts, of workmens' Another screams just like a squalling child : This is not all, the very mice and rais, {cats. A thousand bells the air in motion keep, To plague me more, have join'd the cursed To rouse the lat'rers from their tranquil Night's friendly glooms more tedious wear sleep. away,

The wind and hail in elemental strife, Than dull l'abbé de Pure e'er caus'd the light Wage war against my slumbers and my life;

Prolorging still by Phoebus' golden light, Thus ev'ry thing conspires 'gainst my repose, The dismal concert of the gloomy night. But these can scarce deserve the name of Oh, had the Sov’reign Will my mind enduca

To bear the ills of life with fortitude, New MONTHLY MAG-No. 27.

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cries;

of day.

woes:

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(April 1,

roam ?

fide ;

dirt;

Tho' I complain of woes sustain'd at home, To 'scape the storm which rages far and wide, How are those woes increas'd when forth I To one frail plank the crowd their steps con

[xen, At ev'ry step o'erwhelming crowds I meet- Rais'd on two stones this tote'ring bridge is They throng each lane, each alley, and each The boldest cross it with disorder'd mien; street;

Even hardy lacquies pass with secret awe, Some thrust their elbows galling in my side, For deep and rapid rolls the flood below, My hat's knock'd off—in vain for me to Soon as with fear this crazy bridge I've past, chide.

[shew, My steps I speed, the shades of night fall Next comes a fun'ral train, with solemn fast

(drops, Silent they pass, with mournful steps and Darkness o'er half the world her curtain slow,

And peaceful tradesmen firm secure their Further, some lacquies, insolent and loud, shops, Urge dogs to fight, and vex the passing Then home repair with care-inspiring looks, crowd.

[make room, To count their gains, and regulate their Here a street's clos'd, the paviours scarce books. There a tall cross o'ershades the mind with O'er the new market reigns a peaceful calm, gloom.*

Whilst in the city all is wild alarm : (blood, From houses' tops the slaters' careless tread, There the night robber prowls for prey of Rains showers of siates or tiles upon your Less fatal seems the lone sequesterd wood; head.

Woc to that wight who late from home shall Still passing on, a timber wain I see

stay, Groaning beneath the body of a tree ; Returning by some unfrequented way; Scarce can six horses drag the beam along, A band of robbers from their secret stand, Whose massy

frame o'erawes th' increasing Rush on their prey with oaths his purse dethrong.

mand; In turning quick, a coachman, inexpert, Should he resist, he falls beneath their rage; O'erthrows his chariot flound'ring in the The bloody deed stains tragic hist'ry's page.

Each night I lock my door, retire to rest, One at that moment tries to force his way, As sinks the sun within the golden west; But gets entangled, and is doom'd to stay : But in my chamber danger still is near, A file of coaches now appears in view Pursues me still, and pierces even here: A thousand more in the same track pursue. Scarce round my room its beams my candle As if to make misfortune more complete,

throws, A troop of bullocks rush along the street ; Ere yet my weary eye-lids taste repose, Furious they force their way with bellowing When lo! I'm roused by a loud report cries,

[the noise. Some villains, or for mischief or in sport, Whilst mules, with jangling bells, augment Fire through my shutters; but the further wall A hundred horses prancing in the press, Harmless repels th' intended fatal ball. Increase the danger, add to our distress; Now night's dull ear deep cries of terror From ev'ry part despairing shouts arise,

wound, And drown the voice of thunder in the skies: Murder and death in ev'ry breeze resound: More fatal seem the streets in peaceful times Devouring flames a neigh'bring house o'erThan when war rages with a thousand spread

[bed; crinies.

Half-kill'd with fright, again I spring from I turn for aid imploring to each saint, Through the dark streets I urge my devious But all, alas! seem deaf to my complaint ; tight, Through the deep throng fain would I force Uncertain where I run, till morning light. my way,

High rise the flames in one counected blaze; For now declines apace the orb of day, Our quarter now a second Troy displays: I push, avoid, a hundred brooks I cross, Here famish'd Greeks and greedy Argians I'm sluic'd with mud by Guenaud's cap'ring wait, horse.

With hopes of plunder joyfully elate, Grumbling, into a corner I betreat, [street. O'er burning ruins bold they urge their way, Asham'd, in this vile plight, to walk the And thus our Ilion falls the robber's prey; But here again misfortune is hard by, Down sinks the pile at length, engulph'd in The rain descends in torrents from the sky; fire, Like to that deluge which o’erwhelm’d of The crackling flames in pitchy smoke espire

, yore

(pour; Trembling and pale, towards my home I The sinful race, the clouds their tributes

creep, From ev'ry spout a cataract descends, To woo once more the soft approach of sleep; Till down the street its course a river bends. But morning comes with all its noise again,

And renders ev'ry hope of slumber rain. * It is customary in Catholic countries to Of how much worth in Paris sleep appears, erect crosses in memory of deceased friends, Ev’n gold compar'd, with me, no value bears. which are sometinues placed opposite their o! for some distant chamber's calm retreat, houses,

Far from ble madding clamour of the sirect !

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Paris, for him who riches can command, Then from this world of doubts and sighs With milk and honey flows like Canaan's My soul on wings of peace shall rise, land;

And, joining Helen in the skies, Nor need he roam to seek the verdant fields, Forget Kirkconnell-Lee! Each herb or tree his own fair garden yields; There vernal spring usurps stern winter's On seeing a Swallow in the Month of throne,

[known;

OCTOIER. Calls forth each sweet that art hath nam'd or Still dost thou linger, thoughtless guest, He, 'midst the fragranceofa thousand flow'rs, Now all thy friends far hence are flown? Can spend in tender thoughts his leisure Thou canst nut, in thy slender nest, hours :

[keep; Resist chill winter's frigid zone. But, thank my stars! nor house, nor fire, I The partners of tny pleasures here, Where God permits I eat, where he appoints

By instinct taught, have quitted lung, I sleep.

J. PERCY.

To pour, where milder climes appear, Finchley, Oct. 29.

Their welcome-greeting matin song.

Unwise art thou to let them go,
HELEN OF KIRKCONNELL.

Nor join their conscious farewell flight; By John MAYNE. Author of « The Poems Or dar'st thou brave the coming snow, of Glasgow," “ The Siller Gun," &c. &c.

Or many a bleak inclement night?

Or wilt thou rather patient stay The following verses are founded on a tradi. tion in the south of Scotland, that a young Alas! ere comes that radiant day,

Till summer blossoms smile again? lady of Kirkconnell-Lee, in the county of Annandale, walking with her lover, was

Fate will have urg'd a debt of pain, murdered by a disappointed and sangui- E'en now methinks, from piercing cold, nary rival.

I see thee shelter in thy bed ;

Thy scarcely-throbbing breast behold, I wish I were where Helen lies !

Thy trembling wings, and drooping head. For night and day on me she cries,

See thee with feeble struggles faint, And, like an angel, to the skies

One upward lock impressive cast; Still seems to beckon me;

Then quit mortality's restraint, For me she liv'd, for me she sigh'd,

No more to feel the stormy blast. For me she wish'd to be a bride,

St. Alban's.

S. M.
For me, in life's sweet morn, she died
On fair Kirkconnell-Lee!

THE SAVOYARD,
Where Kindle-waters gently wind,
As Helen on my arm reclin'd,

When Morning beams with golden ray, A rival, with a ruthless mind,

And jocund pipe the shepherd swains Took deadly aim at me :

The canzonet, the simple layMy love, to disappoint the foe,

Dear are to me the native strains !
Rush'd in between me and the blow, The flowery plain, the rocky glen-
And now her corse is lying low

The rill that murmurs in the vale
On fair Kirkconnell-Lec!

The Alpine cliffs in distance seen-
Though Heav'n forbids my wrath to swell,

The simple joys that never fail I curse the hand by which she fell

The merry Savoyard ! The fiend that made my heav'n a hell, With snow-shoes shod, and iron pole, And tore my love from me!

The boundiig chamuis' steps to trace : For if, where all the graces shine,

Keen the fix'd eye, and firm the soul. 0! if on earth there's aught divine,

Dear is to me the native chase! My Helen ! all those charms were thine And when he joyous sport is past, They center'd all in thee!

As sounds the triumph in the vale

The welcome home, the gay repast, Ah! what avails it, that amain

The simple joys that never fail I clove th' assassin's kead in twain!

The merry Savoyard! No peace of mind, -my Helen slain,No resting-place for me!

When Labour rests at ev'ning's close, I see her spirit in the air

The village dance beneath the tree; I hear the shriek of wild despair,

For the lov'd maid to wreath ob
When murder laid her bosom bare,

Dear is the rural dance tine!
On fair Kirkonnell- Lee !

The converse sweet ! myrtle grove,

As silvery gleamsilt, cushy vale0! when I'm sleeping in my grave,

The fond delights of mutual love!And o'er my head the rank weeds wave, The simple joys that never fail May He, who life and spirit gave,

The merry Savoyard ! Unite my love and me!

G, H.T.

A SONG

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STATE PAPERS.
GENERAL TREATY,

be comprised within the following line:Signed in Congress at Vienna, June 1, Proceeding from the frontier of Eastern Prus1815.

sia to the village of Neuhoff, the new limit In the Name of the Most Holy and shall follow the frontier of Western Prussia, Undivided Trinity:

such as it subsisted from 1772 to the peace THE Powers who signed the treaty con

of Tilsit, to the village of Leibitsch, which cluded at Paris on the 36th of May, 1814, shall belong to the duchy of Warsaw; from having assembled at Vienna, in pursuance thence shall be drawn a line, which, leaving of the 32.1 article of that act, with the Princes Kompania, Grabowice, and Szczytno to and States their allies, to complete the pro- Prussia, passes the Vistula near the lastvisions of the said treaty, and to add to them mentioned place, from the other side of the

the arrangements rendered necessary by the river, which falls into the Vistula oppr.site ? state in which Europe was left at the termin Szczytno, to the ancient limit of the district nation of the last war, being now desirous

of the Netze, near Gross Opoczko, so that to embrace in one common transaction the

Sluzewo shall belong to the duchy, and various results of their negotiations, for the Przylranowa, Hollander, and Maciejewo, to purpose of confirming them by their reci

Prussia. From Gross Opoczko it shall pass procal ratifications, have authorized their ple- by Chlewiska, which shall remain to Prussia, nipotentiaries to unite in a general instrument · to the village of Przybyslaw, and from thence the regulations of superior and permanent by the villages of Piaski, Chelmce, Witointerest, and to join to that act, as integral wiczki, Kobylinka, Woyezyn, Orchowa, to parts of the arrangements of Congress the

the town of Powidz. From l'owidz it shall treaties, conventions, declarations, regula- continue by the town of Slupee to the point tions, and other particular acts, as cited in

of confluence of the rivers Warcha and the present treaty. And the above-men- Piosna. From this point it shall re-ascend tioned Powers having appointed plenipoten- the course of the river Prosna to the village tiaries to the Congress, that is to say-

of Koscielnawies, to within one league of [Here tollow the names of the plénipoten- the town of Kalisch. Then leaving to that tiaries, in the same order as the signatures at

town (on the side of the left bank of the the end.]

Prosna) a semi-circular territory measured Such of the above plenipotentiaries as

upon the distance from Koscielnawies to Kahave assisted at the close of the negotiations, lisch, the line shall return to the course of after having produced their full powers,

the Prosna, and shall continue to follow it, found in good and due form, have agreed to

re-ascending by the towns of Grabow, Wieplace in the said general instrument the fol- ruszow, Boleslawiee, so as to terminate near lowing articles, and to affix to them their the village of Gola, upon the frontier of Silesignatures.

sia opposite Pitschin. Art. I The duchy of Warsaw, with the

III. His Imperial and Royal Apostolic exception of the provinces and districts which Majesty shall possess, in full property and are otherwise disposed of by the following sovereignty, the salt-mines of Wieliczka, and articles, is united to the Russian empire, to

the territory thereto belonging. which it shall be irrevocably attached by its

IV. The way or bed of the Vistula shall constitution, and be possessed by his Ma- separate Gallicia from the territory of the free jesty the Emperor of all the Russias, his

town of Cracow. It shall serve at the same heirs, and successors in perpetuity. His In

time as the frontier between Gallicia and perial Majesty reserves to himself to give to that part of the ancient duchy of Warsaw this state, enjoying a distinct administration, united to the states of his Majesty the Engthe interior improvement which he shalí peror of all the Russias, as far as the vicinity judge proper. He shall assume with his of the town of Zavichost. From Zavichost other titles that of Czar, King of Poland, to the Bug, the dry frontier shall be deteragreeably to the form established for the

mined by the line drawn in the treaty of titles attached to his other possessions.

Vienna of 1800, excepting such modificaThe Poles, who are respective subjects of tions as by common consent may be thought Russia, Austria, and Prussia, shall obtain a necessary to be introduced. The frontier representation and national institutions, re

from the Bag shall be re-established on this gulated according to the degree of political side between the two empires such as it was consideration, that each of the governments

before he said treaty. to which they belong shall judge expedient Russias cedes to his Imperial and Royal

V. His Majesty the Emperor of all the and proper to gran: them.

II. The part of the duchy of Warsaw Apostolic Majesty the districts which have which his Majesty the King of Prussia shall been separated from Eastern Gallicia in conpossess in full sovereignty and property, for sequence of the treaty of Vienna of 1909, himself, his heirs, and successors, under from the circles of Zloozow, Brzezan, Tarthe title of the Grand Duchy of Posen, shall nopole, and Zalesczk; and the frontiers on

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