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[May 1, Cornwall and Devon; and for granting duties of customs, excise, and postage, grantAllowances in certain Cases to Subaltern ed in the last and present session, stall be Officers, Adjutants, Surgeons, Mates, and deemed a permanent increase to the revenue Serjeant-majors, of Militia, until the tor defraying any increased charge occasioned 25th day of March, 1816. July 11.-3. by any loan made or stock created. CLXVI. An Act for defraying the

CLXX. An Act to amend an Act Charge of the Pay and Clothing of the passed in the last Session of Parliament Local Militia in Great Britain to the for better regulating the Office of Agent25th day of March, 1816. July 11.-2.

General for Volunteers and Local MiliCLXVII. An Act for defraying, until tia, and for the more effectualiy regulatthe 25th day of June, 1816, the Charge ing the same. July 11.-1. of the Pay and Clothing of the Militia

CLXXI. An Act to continue for One of Ireland“; and for making Allowances Year certain Acts for the better Prerenin certain Cases to Subaltern Officers of tion and Punishment of Attempts to the said Militia during Peace. July 11. seduce Persons serving in his Majesty's -3.

Forces by Sea and Land from their Duty CLXVIII. An Act to explain and and Allegiance to his Majes: y, or to inamend the Laws relating to the Militias cite them to Mutiny or Disobedience. of Great Britain and Ireland. July 11, July 11.-1. 1.

CLXXII. An Act to provide for the Offences committed while militia are as. Support of Captured Slaves during the • sembled for training or embodied, may be period of Adjudication. July 11.-1.

afterwards tried by court-martial: but charges CLXXIII. An Act for the better Promust be made out and delivered within six tection of the Trade of the United Kingmonths after training or being disembodied. dom during the present llostilities witb General courts-martial may be appointed, as France. July 11.-2. if the militia were embodied: and officers CLXXIV. An Act to extend the Exsummoned upon them shall be allowed 25. emption granted by Law on Coals and per mile in going to and returning from the and Culm, for which the Coast Duties place where they are held. Regimental have been duly paid on being again excourts-martial may be appointed. CLXIX. An Act to provide for the this Kingdom, to Cinders or Coked Coals

ported and carried to any oiher place in Charge of the Addition to the Public burnt from Pit-Coal which has paid the Funded Debt of Great Britain, for the Coast Duties. July 11.-1. Service of the Year 1815. July 11.-1.

CLXXV. An Act to continue until The preamble recites that, whereas the

the 1st day of August, 1816, two Acts of sum which, on the 1st Feb. 1815, was deemed to be applicable in that year to the Majesty, allowing the bringing of Coals

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the 50th and 45th Years of his present reduction of the national debt amounted to 11,324,7601.; and whereas, by two several Culm, and Cinders, to London and Westacts of the present session for granting an

minster by Inland Navigation. July 11. nuities to discharge certain Exchequer bills, --1. the sums of 11,127,500l, and 7,008,0891. CLXXVI. An Act for allowing certain 35. 6d., have been subscribed to be funded Tiles to be made Duty-free to serve for in the 5 per cent. Consolidated Annuities; Draining. July 11.-i. and whereas by another act of the present CLXXVII. An Act for the further session for raising 36 millions by way of an- Prevention of Frauds in the Manufacnuities, the sum of 27 millions was raised ture of Sweets. July 11.-1. for the service of Great Britain ; and whereas Makers not to send out sweets or madethe charge of the said sums will amount to wines in less quantity than casks of 15 gal3,689,351l. 105. 2 d.; and whereas it is ex

lons on pain of forfeitins 301, for each pedient to make provision for a part of such offence. Persons having in their possession charge in the manner directed by the act

sweets exceeding 100 gallons to be deemed 53 Geo. III. C 35, it is hereby enacted, that makers. the sums of 7,796,4001. 4 per cents., and CLXXVIII. An Act to revive and 51,271,4672. 3 per Cents. Reduced, standing continue until the 25th day of March, in the books of the Bank in the names of 1820, an Act of the 2811* Year of his the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debi, shall be cancelled, and the present Majesty for the more effectual Dividends shall form part of the produce of Encouragement of the Manufacture of the Consolidated Fund, for the purpose of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain. defraying in part the charge occasioned by

July 11.-1. the additions made, or to be made, to the * From the Act itself it appears that this public fundcd debt in the present year. The should be the 23d,

1816.)

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ORIGINAL POETRY.

HEROES OF WATERLOO,

Deaf to the triumph of their sacred cause,

Deaf to their country's shout, the world's ADDRESS, written for a Benefit, at a pro

applause !

(breathe, vincial theatre, for the Wounded Sur- Rear high the column, bid the marble vidors, Fumilies and Relations of the Pour soft the verse, and twine the laureate Heroes of IVaterloo,

wreath; By THOMAS GENT.

Fronı year to year, let Musing memory sted ONCE more Britannia sheathes her con Her tenderest tears to grace the glorious deadqu'ring sword,

'Tis our's with grateful ardour to sustain, And peace returns by victory restor'd, The wounded veteran on his bed of pain, Peace, that erewhile enstranged 'midst long To suothe the widow sunk in anguish deep, alarms,

(our arms; Whose orphan weeps to see its mother weep. Scarce welcom'd home, was ravish'd from Oh! when outstretch'd on that triumphant What time, fierce bounding from his broken field, chain,

The prostrate warrior felt his labours seald, Gaul's banish'd despot re-aspired to reign, Felt,'midst the shout of victory pealing round, Whilst at his call, prompt minions of his Life's eddying streanı fast welling from his breath,

[death ; wound; Round his dire throne, rush'd havoc, spoil and Perchance, Affection bade her visions rise, With wonted pomp his baleful ensign blaz’d, Wife, children, floated o'er his closing eyes, And Europe shrunk and shudder'd as she For them alone, he heav'd the bitter sigh, gaz'd!

Yet for his country, glorying thus to die, Insulted Liberty, her tocsin rung,

To her bequeath'd them with his parting Again Britannia to the combat sprung,

breath, Star of the nations ! her auspicious form And sunk serene in unregretted death. Led on their march, and foremost brav'd the To no cold ear was that appeal prefer'd, storm ;

[flash'd, With glowing bosom, grateful England heard, Pent in its clouds, 'ere yet the tempest With liberal hand, she pours the prompt Ere, peal on peal, the mingling lightning relief,

[grief. Crash'd,

[shalld powers, Soothes the sick head, and wipes the tear of While fate hung dubious o'er the mar. Our humble efforts consecrate to-night, What anxious fears, what trembling hopes To this great cause, our small, but willing were ours!

mite.

(which grace, For never yet from Gallia's confines came, Bright are the wreathes the warrior's urn War's fell eruption with so fierce a flame. And blest the bounty that protects his race! She sent a chief, matured in martial strife, Thus warm'd, thus waken'd with congenia) He fought for fame, for empire, and for life ; fire, His heart had sworn, deep stung with recent Each hero's son shall emulate his sire, shame,

From age to age prolong the glorious line, To satiate vengeance, and retrieve her fame. And guard their country with a shield divine. Each furious impulse, cach hot throb was there,

THE LILY,
That spurs ambition, or inflames despair.-

By Mrs. H. TIGHE.
Then Britain fixed on her unconquered son, How withered, perished seems the form
Her eye, her hope, İMMORTAL Welling-
TON!

Of yon obscure unsightly root. !

[blow, He, skill'd to crush with one collective Yet from the blight of wini'ry storm, Sustained sedate the fierce assaulting foe;

It hides, secure the precious fruit. How stood his squadrons ! like the stedfast The careless eye can find no grace, rock,

No beauty in the scaly folds,
Frowning on ocean's ineffectual shock! Nor see within the dark embrace,
'Till forward summon'd to the fierce attack, What latent loveliness it holds.
They give to Gaul his furious onset back; Yet in that bulb, those sapless scales,
Swift on its prey, each fiery legion springs,

The lily wraps her silver vest, As when heaven's irc the vollied lightning Till vernal suns and vernal gales wings!

Shall kiss once more her fragrant breast. Then Gallia's blood in expiation stream'd, Then trembling Europe saw her fate redeem'd, Yes, hide beneath the mouldering heap And England radiant in her triumph past,

The undelighting slighted thing; Beheld them all transcended in the last :

There in the cold earth buried deep, Yes raptur'd Britons, blest the gale that blew

In silence let it wait the spring. The tidings home,--the tale of Waterloo ! Oh! many a stormy night shall close But oh! while joy tumultuous hail'd the In gloom upon the barren earth, day,

While still, in undisturbed repose, Cold on the plain, what gallant victims lay! Unipjured lics the future birth ;

338 Original Poctry.

[May 1, And Ignorance, with sceptic eye,

Prints, pictures, and medals, a splendid mo. Hope's patient smile shall wondering view, seum, Or mock her fond credulity,

And piano-fortes--for those who can play'em, As her soft tears the spot bedew.

Cards, billiards, and raffles, magazines, bac Sweet smile of hope, delicious tear!

gatelles,

[belles, The sun, the shower indeed, shall come,

And ponics and donkies for beaux and for The promised ver lant boot appear,

Excursions on fort, or on four wheels or two, And nature bid her blossom bloom.

Old man ions or landscapes to sketch or re

view. And thou, O viigin queen of spring!

A village supplied with attractions like these, Shalt, from thy dark and lowly bed,

So schind, so commodious, is certain to Bursting thy green sheath's silken string,

please;

(retreat Unveil thy charms, and perfume shed;

And soon, we may hope, in this healthful Unfold thy robes of purest white,

That science and art will establish their seat. Unsullied from their darksome grave, The scenes you describe with delight I've And thy soft petals' silvery light,

inspected,

(directed; In the mild breeze un fettcred wave. And found ihem with case, by thy guidance So Faith shall seek the lowly dust,

And still as I wander by Leam's crystal tide, Where humble Sorrow loves to lie,

Your volume I make my companion and And bid her llius her hopes entrust,

guide.

(care, And watch with patient chcerful eye;

May the pleasures advanc'd by your fostering

Approv'a by the rich, and admir'd by the fair, And bear the long, cold wintry night,

Attract to this region wealth, beauty, and And bear her own dej,raded doom,

grace,

[increase! And wait till heav'n's reviving light,

And its fame and its splendours fiou rapid Eternal spring, shall burst the gloom.

To its pleasures and taste may you long give the law,

(Spa LINES

And be hail'd as the Mentor of Leamington Addressed 10 Mr. JAMES Bisset, on read. Though my muse you may scom, let my

wish be regarded, ing his “ GUIDE TO LEAMINGTON."

[warded:

It breathes that yrur efforts be richly seBy the Rev. Mr. SMYTH, of Liverpool.

Accept from a stranger on Leam's verdant Thanks! thanks! lively Bisset-whose excel- banks lent “ Guide"

(reside! This feeble address, his memorial of thanks. First led ine on Leam's pleasant banks to Leamington Spa, June 1814. And here am I bound, by your magical spell, Near Leam's pleasant streams for a season to

SONG. dwell.

(pourtray'd Are there no breasts that pant like ours, Your muse and your pencil have clearly With the wild pulse of love's warm feeling? Each object which na ure and art have dis. Or do they seek the greenwood bow'rs, pley'll,

Their loves and sports in shade concealing? In grandeur sublime, or in elegant ease, Do none admire rude nature's baunts, The mind to enlighien, the fancy to please. That we thus wander here alone, leve Tho' Chelt'nham and Tunbridge have gain'd Or are we of another world, such eclat,

[ton Spa; And all that fairy spnt our own, lore? They both are surpass'd by fam'd Leaming. The heath-flow'rs close their weary eyes, And he, who retirement, health, pleasure,

And to their grassy beds betake them; desires,

The silent wind holds in its sighs, Must pay his first visit at Leamington Priors.

Fearing to stir, lest it should wake them; By no forms perplex'd, no formality tram

Mute echo lays her shell aside,
mcllid,
[dows enamellid;

To break the holy calm forbearing;
He may stray through dark groves, or in mea-
In soliiude wander near Avon's sweet stream,

Then speak, love ; for thy voice will swell,

And melt like music on my hearing! And muse on its Bard-on his fair-one may dream;

(sound,

And take thine eyes from heav'n's sweet face, Be sooth'd by the river's soft murmuring Those orbs, intently looking down, slove;

Or angels will my rivals be, love; Or list to the songsters that warble around. Though Lothe applause from the poets may They know, it they should search the skies:

Are their bright eyes that gaze on thee, gain, These fountains inspire an oblivion of pain ;

They would not find a face that's fairer ; And, as erst in the pool of Bethesda serene, They know thou'rt life and heav'n to me, In these streams (no less pure) you may wash

That heav'n itself can't bold thee dearer! and be clean.

C.F. WEBE. Here Pleasure is lavish in all its vagaries, Invented, no doubt, by intelligent fairies,

LINES For those who are willing, and those who are

Occasioned by the Death of Mrs. SOANE. able,

I did not know thee in that happier hour, The social delights of the dance and the table, When smiling youth upon the lap of life,

1816.) Mr. Western's Resolutions on Agriculture.

359 Sprinkles her gayest flow'rs; it was not mine, Whose gen'rous fortitude where most it felt To catch the early sparkles of thine eyes, Could most endure, whose active love esOr list the playful wit of youthtul hours,

say'd, Dew-drop, chat gem the rosy bands of hope, By tender skill, or boundless sacrifice, And love and joy, with graces all their own. To win the barbed arrow from his breast, Yet oh! how much remain'd to tell the past, Tho' in thine own it rankied still and urged How rich an harvest shew'd what spring had The very life-blood from the wounded heart? been!

Poor hapless wanderer! thro' this “ vale of Lamented friend, thou hadst indeed a heart tears" Illumed with virtues, whose transcendant He looks in vain to meet the answering look blaze,

Which soothid, upheld, inspir'd him; death Like the bright comet seldom seen, nor long, hath seal'd But once beheld, can be forgot no more. The dearest eyes that ever bean'd on him, Gentle as fri, benevolent as wise,

Unskıll'd are they to read the human Intelligent as good; a woman thou,

heart, Whose noble nature honour'd all thy sex, Who dream the gifts that fill his ample mind, And show'd what woman should be ; there The stores of knowledge and of caste that is one

[bending eye, grace Whose stricken heart, whose downward. His lotty intellect, will aught avail, Best tell thy goodness, best proclaim his loss, To save him from the pangs that now await For he hath climb'd the steeps of life with His death dissever'd heart. Ah no! where thee,

[smile, heaven Repos'd in myrtle bowers, gain'd fortune's Bestows its higher pow'rs, its finer sense Inhald the noblest breath of fame, and felt Of nature's harmonies, acutely then That all were sweet, for all were shar'd with Keen Sensibility but points thé dart, thee.

And Genius guides it to the inmost core. Hath he not also known (unblest in this) Eternal Father! Thou! whence all proTo drain from disappointment's bitterest

ceeds source,

Of woe or joy, that marks this mingled state The very dregs of vile ingratitude,

Of transient being, look in mercy down, (The “serpent's tooth" which gnaws while To soothe and heal his lacerated heart; it destroys)

[good And thro' the weary lapse of ling'ring time, And found thee then, the one unequallid Support him till that welcome hour arrive, la which his heart could rest, his soul con- Which grants re-union in thy better world!

fide,

DIGEST OF POLITICAL EVENTS.
GREAT RRITAIN.

cultural distresses, introduetory to the SINCE our last report, the attention following resolutions :of parliament has been chiefly engrossed whose capitals are engaged in agriculture,

1. That the portion of the community, by the consideration of the Ways and pleans for the service of the present ployment depends thereon, are at present

as well as those numerous classes whose emyear, and the collateral question of the suffering under the pressure of un.exampled peace establishment. On the 28th of

distress, Pebroary, after an adjourued debate of

2. That the continuance of such distress three nights on the army estimates, it is fraught with extreme danger to the most Was decided by a majority of 241 to important interests of the country. 191, that they should be referred to the 3. That the demand for the extended committee.

produce of our agriculture is, at this time, On the 6th of March, Lord Coclirane insufficient to produce that price which is in a specch, during which he seemed necessary to cover the heavy charges and quite overpowered by his fcelings, in al. burdens upon it. landing to the indignities he had expe- 4. That the demand for barley has been rienced, brought forward charges against very materially reduced, by the excessive Lord Ellenborough, accusing him of par- duties to which it is subjected, in the course tiality, oppression and injustice on the

of the various operations which adapt it to irial of his lordship, in June 1814. These the use of the consumer, charges, 13 in number, embracing all

5. That the continuance of those duties, the details of the case and a long com

during peace, when the facility of smuggling

is so much increased, cannot fail to injure mentary on each charge, were ordered the home manufacture of spirits, which

must still further diminish the demand for March 8th, Mr. Western in an able

barley. and argumentative speech, developed 6. That it is therefore necessary to reduce the various causes of the present agri- the duties on malt, beer, and spirits.

to be printed.

300 Provision for the Princess Charlotte-Property-tar. [May 1,

7. That in order to equalize the supply of that the ex-emperor would be considered grain, and promote its cultivation, it is de- not as a sovereign prince, but as a po sirable that an appropriation should be made soner of war, but that the persons who from the extra produce of abundant harvests, had accompanied him to St. Helena were to supply the deficiency of seasons less fa

not included in the sentence of confine vourable.

ment. 6. That the admission of foreign corn to March 13th, in the House of Lords, be warehoused, prevents such application

the Duke of Bedford called the attenof our own occasional abundance, and as

tion of their lordships to the state of the signs to foreign agriculture the formation of those stores, which might otherwise be cre

nation. He dwelt upon the distresses ated from the produce of our own.

under which the country at present la.:9. That it is the refore expedient to repeal

bours, and commented strongly on the 30. much of an act of last session for the re- impolicy of keeping up a large military gulation of the corn trade, as permits the

establishment. He concluded with mowarehousing of foreign corn, at all times, ving for a committee of inquiry, which duty free.

was however negatived by 140 to 71. 10. That in order further to promote the On the 14th, Lord Liverpool in the appropriation of a part of our present abund- House of Lords, and Lord Castlereagh ance, and reserve it for future consumption, in the Commons, delivered a message it is expedient to aid the means of those indi- from the Prince Regent, announcing that viduals, who may be disposed so to employ the royal consent bad been given to a their capitals, by an advance of Exchequer marriage between the Princess Charlotte Bills, to a limited amount.

of Wales and his Serene Highness Prince 11. That excessive taxation renders it ne

Leopold George Frederick, of Saxe-Cocessary in give protection to all articles, the product of our own soil against similar ar

burg-Saalfeld, and recommending that ticles, the growth of foreign countries, not

a suitable provision be made for them on subject to the same burdens, and in confor- the occasion. The following evening, in a mity with that policy which has been uni.

Committee of the House of Commons, formly observed, of protecting by duties, and it was proposed and unanimously agreed encouraging by bounties or drawbacks, all that the establishment of the illustrious our other manutaciures.

couple be fixed at 60,0001. per aonum, 12. That it is therefore expedient to impose 10,0001. of which is to be reserved for the additional duties and restrictions on the im- privy purse of her Royal Highness. portation of all articles, the produce of foreign Should the Prince die first, her Royal agriculiure.

Highness will still enjoy the full incorde ; 13. That it is expedient, under due limita- but should the prince survire her, he tion, to encourage, by bounty or drawback, is to receive after her death 50,000l." a the exportation of the redundant produce of year. The sum of 60,000!. was voted by the agriculture of the united kingdom. 14. That the rithe and the poor-rates, to

way of outfit, and it was intiinated that the payment of which those whose capitals made to parliament to provide a sui

a further application might probably be are engaged in agriculture are almost exclu- table residence for the royal pair. sively subjected, have recently been felt to press with increasing and unexampled seve

Camellord house, in Oxford-strect, the rity, and that it is therefore necessary to re- property of Lord Grenville, has been lieve them, as far as possible, from the ope- since engaged for their reception, ration of other burdens,

From the time that the Chancellor of Mr. Western concluded with a mo- the Exchequer gave notice of his intem tion that the house should resolve itself tion to propose a continuance of the lo into a committee, to take into conside- come-tax, to the 18th of March, when ration the distressed state of agriculture, this measure was submitted, ngt bowwhich was agreed to, and a day ap- ever without various modifications to the :pointed for the purpose.

Committee of Supply, petitions every day March 13th, Lord Castlereagh brought poured in unexampled numbers to both in a bill to provide for the sale custody houses, mostly expressing a decided ab. of Bonaparte, and another to regulate horrence of the principle upon whick * the intercourse with St. Helena. In the tax was founded. We did certainly moving the preceding evening for leave to anticipate, that the right hon. gentle bring in wills to this effect, his lordship man, yielding to the manifest sense of observed that as doubts bad been started the country, would have willidrawn this respecting the competency of the crown, obnoxious item from the list of Pays and to secure Napoleon, it was considered Means, especially after the deterinined advisable to enact a specific law on the hostility, evinced by many of the firmesi subject. In reply to questions proposed supporters of goverument, during the dis by different members, his lordship stated

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