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[May, Thro' streets & fields, o'er ditch & moat, His to compose the agitated breast, He pass'd with matchless speed,

When Nature's tender ties are rent apart, To Ouse's banks, where lo! a boat His to support in this distressful hour, Was ready at his need.

To soothe the sorrows of the wounded

heart. 'Twixt hope and fear, his hands unbound

The rope by which 'twas moord on; Go then, my boy, pursue your destin'd way, Then push'd his vessel from the ground, His potent word shall bid “the storm to And off went Adam Gordon.

cease,"

Over the raging billows He presides, “ Farewell, my bonnie knight,” he cried ;

Ever confide in Him, and be at peace. “Go make a stir and long quest, But Fortune will not leave his side Who thus hath baffled Conquest.

Sequel to the foregoing Lines, on visiting a

Cenotaph recently erected to the Son's Now should the reader wish to know

Memory, on the same spot. What afterwards befel him,

Though bereft of thy endearments, The records of Chron. DUNST. 18 will show

Shall I mourn the blest decree, Much more than I can tell him.

Which for Earth's eventful changes, Suffice it-by Prince Edward's hand

Gave celestial scenes to thee. A prisoner he was made,

That the form still held so dear, Who gave his life, and sought the band

Buried in its youthful bloom, Of friendship's generous aid.

Shall be rais'd to bliss and glory, The Prince he follow'd to the wars,

And immortal life assume. In which he long did shine;

Truth divine proclaims the Gospel And show'd in after years the scars

Of the great Messiah sent; He got in Palestine.

Man rejoicing hails the import To fortune and to fame he rose,

Of this sacred day's event. A Knight with belted sword on;

Sandwich, Easter Day, 1821. W. B. While maids and children cried, "there goes The bold Sir Adam Gordon."

TO A LADY, Cheer'd by the love of her whose smile

With a Japan Rose in Bloom, on the 80th Had every toil repaid,

Anniversary of her Birth, He sat him down, afar from town, Go, little Plant, and happy in thy doom Beneath his laurels' shade.

To dwell with MALLET in perennial

bloom. May every future Mountaioeer,

There all thy variegated tints display, Restrain'd by sword or beauty, Like him forsake such courses here,

To gratulate the Matron's patal day;

And, shelter'd from the Eastern blast, to Like him return to duty. J. M.

share

The taste which ornaments a neat parterre. LINES

There all thy aromatic sweets disclose. Addressed an only Son, at the age of 15, Eclipse the violet, and excel the rose.

J. N. on his departure to India, in April 1802,

Highbury, March 3. at the Tomb of his paternal Ancestors, in

Lines written in Retirement, the Parish Church of St. Clement, Sand. wich, in Kent.

HERE let me sit at even-tide,

And watch the Sun's decline ERE you embark upon the stormy sea, Adown the space ethereal wide, And leave tbis land for many a distant Till yonder tower her splendours hide, year,

Yon Western bills enshrine. Oh! let me once more hold you to my heart, My humble Muse the only guest Draw the deep sigh, and shed the tender

That on me let attend; tear!

Let no intruder dare molest, The lop'd remains of those who gave me Or destroy the balcyon's nest, life

Nor pseudo-friendship lend !
Beneath this holy altar sleep in dust,
Who taught me to adore His sacred name, Content- let ever reign;

Let Virtue be my votary ;
In whoin alone successive ages trust; Safe from keen Envy's greedy eye;
Who, if you faithful serve, will bless your Nor let me e'er for greatness sigh,
days

Nor of my lot complain! Through all the changes of this varied Let pure Religion be my guide, state,

Till Time shall find an end, 'Tis His to cloud your fortune's fairest For ev'ry ill it will provide,

Bad scenes,

And to eternity abide His to dispel the gloom of adverse fate; Mankind's best hope and friend. T.N.

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18 "Chronicon de Dunstaple,” being the records of Prior Moryns, edited by Hearne.

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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.

PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.

House of COMMONS, April 30. as an amendment, thal the House should The House resumed its sitting this day go into a Committee, to inquire into the pursuant to adjournment. The Marquis of present state of the country, 'as connected Londonderry took the oaths and his seat. with events passing on the Continent,

On the question for the House going The House afterwards went into the into a Committee of Supply for the further Committee of Supply; when a discussion consideration of the Army Estimates, Mr. of some length took place on the motion Creevey opposed the Speaker leaving the for 71,0001. for the expences of the Board Chair; and, alluding to the report that of Admiralty. A deduction of 5,0001., Government were about to reduce the sa- moved by Mr. Bernal, was negatived, on laries of subordinate Clerks in Office, pro- a division, by a majority of 115 to 77. posed a Resolution, pledging the House to reconsider the salaries of the principal

House of LORDS, May 7. Clerks. This Resolution was, however, ne- The Royal Assent was given by Com. gatived on a division by 55 to 22; and the mission to a number of Bills; amongst House went into a Committee.

which were those authorising the resump

tion of Cash Payments by the Banks of Muy 1.

On the motion of Mr. Van- England and Ireland. sittari, the House proceeded to take into consideration the Resolution relating to In the House of Commous, the same the Officers' Half-pay. Colonel Davies day, the remaining Navy Estimates were objected to the Resolution, and proceeded agreed to in a Committee of Supply. to condemn the present system of half- Mr. M. A. Taylor's Bill for regulating pay altogether. The number of Officers Steam-engines went through a Comuittee, receiving half-pay at present was 8761, after a division on an amendment proposed and the expence:o the country was 760,000. by Mr. Buxton, that the Committee should Now he complained, that as occasion of. be postponed for six months; the numbers fered, the army was not filled up by Offi- being, for the Committee 83-For the cers from the half-pay, and the half- Amendment 29. pay list thus lightened to the country. Lord Palmerston said, the Commander in House of Commons, May 8. Chief filled up vacancies from the half- Mr. Henry Grey Bennet called the attenpay list as far as was consistent with the tion of the House to a Breach of Privilege, good of the service. To fill up appoint- contained in certain observations in a Sunments from the half-pay ouly would shut day Paper, called John Bull, relative to out persons in civil life, the leaving the an explanation given by bim on Friday army open to which, was pecessary to last, of what had been represented in the connect the interests of the army with the public Prints to have been said by him in property of the country. Any one who The course of debate on a former night rehad viewed the transactions of Europe for lative to the Lord President of the Court the last twelve months would see how ne. of Session, in Scotland. The House voted cessary that was. Mr. Hume went into a

the publication' a gross and scandalous calculation to shew that, by filling up va- Libel; and the Printer of the paper was cancies from the half-pay, a saviug might ordered to attend at the Bar of the House be effected of 353,5631. He concluded the next day. with moving an amendment, founded on Mr. Lennard afterwards submitted to his calculations. General Gascoyne ob- the House, pursuant to his notice given served, that since 1816, from 250 to 300

some nights ago, a motion for leave to officers per annum had voluntarily retired bring in a Bill to repeal the Acts of the on half-pay, and it was not likely that 60th of the late King, relative to Seditious they would again wish to be put ou active Meetings, Political Libels, &c. Two di. service. After some further conversation, visions took place on the motions for the the amendment was negatived, and the repeal of the Acts relative to Seditious resolution was agreed to.

Meetings and Suditious and Blasphemous

Publications. The former was negatived May 4. On the motion for the House on a division by a majority of 89 to 58, going into a Committee of Supply, to take and the latter by a majority of 88 to 66. into consideration the Navy Estimates, Mr. Scarlett obtained leave, and brought Mr. Hutchinson entered into a detailed re. in a Bill, to amend the Poor Laws; and view of the conduct of Austria and Russia Mr. J. Smith brought in a Bill to explain towards Spain and Naples; and moved, and amend the Bankrupt Laws.

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456 Proceedings in the present Session of Parliament. [May,

May 9. Mr. Weaver, the Printer of the tiou of a breach of privilege, committed by Weekly Paper entitled John Bull, attend- the Newspaper called John Bull. Mr. ed at the Bar of the House, and was exa. Bennet withdrew his motion for prosecumined by several Members. After his tion by the Attorney General. Mr. Barexamination was concluded, Mr. Weaver ing moved, that Mr. Cooper, the Editor, was ordered to retire from the Bar, but and Mr. Weaver, the Printer of the Paper not to leave the precincts of the House. in question, should be committed to NewOn the motion of Mr. Bennet, four other gate. To this motion au amendment was individuals, connected with the Paper, proposed by Lord Nugent ; namely, that Mr. Arrowsmith, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Duck- Mr. Cooper, having acknowledged himself worth, and Mr. Shackle, were ordered to the author of the paragraph, should be attend forthwith.

called to the bar, and reprimanded by Mr. Lord J. Russell brought forward his Speaker: The Marquis of Londonderry, motion on the subject of Parliamentary however, suggested, that this was too leReform. The proposition of the Noble nient a course, as the party ought, at least, Lord was met by the previous question to be committed to the custody of the proposed by Mr. Bathurst. Upon this Serjeant at Arms. Subsequently, both amendment a division took place; and the Marquis of Londonderry and Lord the numbers were, for the original motion Nugent withdrew their amendments, and 124, for the previous question 155. the House decided that Mr. Cooper should

be sent to Newgate, by a majority of 109 May 10. The case of Breach of Pri. to 23. A discussion then took place on vilege, as connected with the John Bull, the subject of the prevarication of the

under consideration. Messrs. other witnesses. R. T. Weaver was also Shackle, Arrowsmith, and Cooper, were ordered to be committed to Newgate, on examined at the Bar; and a variety of a division of 34 to 27. questions were put by different Members The House then went into a Committee to ascertain in whom the Proprietorship on the Ordnance Estimates ; in wbich Mr. and controul of that Publication rested. Ward moved the sum of 43,0701. for payMr. Cooper, in his examination, avowed ing the salaries of the Master General, himself the Editor of the Paper, and the Clerks, &c.; when Mr. P. Moore moved author of the paragraph which had proved an adjournment, which was agreed to.

obnoxious to Mr. Bennet and bis friends. After this avowal, Mr. Bennet May 14. The Ordnance Estimates were moved, that the Attorney-General be or. discussed. Mr. Hume moved, as dered to prosecute Messrs. Shackle, Ar- amendment, that the salaries should be rowsmith, Weaver, and Cooper, for a ma- reduced 25 per cent.

The Committee di. licious libel, reflecting on the Hon. Hen. vided on this amendment, which was neGrey Bennet, a Member of the House. gatived by a majority of 134 to 78. A This motion was objected to by the Marquis second division subsequently took place, of Londonderry, Sir F. Burdelt, Mr. on a similar motion, on the salaries at the Brougham, Mr. C. Wynn, and others, as Out Ports; but this was also negatived, unjust, after the House had, by its inqui. on a division, the numbers being-For the sitorial powers, possessed itself of a great amendment 53-Against it 110. The oriportion of the defendant's case. The Mar. ginal Resolutions were, of course, adopted. quis of Londonderry, for the purpose of affording time for the House to give cool, May 15. Sir Francis Burdett rose, pur. deliberate cousideration to the subject, suant to notice, to call the attention of proposed that the debate on the question the House to the transactions at Manchesshould be adjourned till next day. This ter on the 16th of August, 1819. After amendment, after some discussion, was the number of Petitions that bad been adopted, and an order for the attendance presented, and the statements they con. of the parties was made out.

tained, he was at a loss to know whether Lord A. Hamilton then brought forward the blame was to be imputed to Ministers, his motion relative to the representation to the Magistrates, to the Yeomanry, or of Counties in Scotland. But tbe thin at- to all together. If the House would do tendaoce in the House induced the Noble its duty, it would go into an inquiry as to Lord to compress his speech into a very the conduct of an Administration, which, small compass. Several Resolutions were he contended, was stained by the blood of negatived without a division. On one, the People. He called upon Ministers, if that bad for its object to pledge the House they wished to stand fair with the country to take the subject into consideration next and the world, to grant this inquiry ; to Session of Parliament, a division took let the world know who their spies were; place; when the Resolution was negatived and to tell us at least who was intended by by a majority of 57 to 41.

A. B. and C. in the Correspondence re

specting the Manchester business. He May 11. A warm discussion took place then moved, that a Committee of the on the course to be adopted on the ques. whole House should be appointed, to in.

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quire into the transactions at Manchester on them agreed to be postponed to a future
on the 16th of August, 1819. Mr. Hob. stage.
house simply seconded the motion.

May 18. The question respecting the Mr. B. Wilbraham defended the conduct Newington Select Vestry Bill came before of the Manchester Magistrates, and blam. the House. The parties, however, apo ed the Hon. Baronet for having suffered peared to have cooled since the last disthis notion to sleep for one whole twelve- cussion on this subject; and they now month after he had given notice of his readily adopted the advice of a mediator, first motion on this subject. After consi. who appeared in the person of Mr. Bankes. derable discussion the debate was ad. That Hon. Member suggested the projourned.

priety of withdrawing the motion for disMay 16. The adjourned debate on charging the present Committee, and the Manchester business was resumed. adopting in its stead a motion for the reSir R. Wilson, said, it was but natural vival of the Committee, Mr. H. Sumner for the Solicitor General to defend the agreed to accede to this proposition, if his conduct of Ministers and the Manchester Hon. Colleague, Mr. Denison, and his Magistratès, at the expence of the People; friends, would pledge themselves to susbut he did not think that the Learned pend the wordy warfare which has, up to Gentleman had done enough to prove to this period, existed in the Committee, and the House that the People were in the go at once to the merits of the Bill.

Mr. wrong, and that Government and the Ma- Denison assured his Hon. Colleague that gistrates were in the right. The debate himself and his friends had no other object occupied the House till two o'clock in but to go at once to the merits of the Bill. the morning ; when the Motion was nega- With this understanding the motion for lived on a division ; the numbers being, reviving the Committee was agreed to. Ayes 111, Noes, 285-Majority 124. Upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer

moving that the blouse should resolve itMay 17. Previous to Sir James Mack- self into a Committee of Supply, an intosh bringing forward his motion for the amendment was moved by Mr. Chietwynd, second reading of his three Bills on the that it be an instruction to the Committee subject of capital punishment for forgery, to enforce the most rigid economy con&c. a number of Petitions were presented sistent with the public service. The amendfrom all parts of the country by different ment was opposed by the Chancellor of Members on this important subject, all the Exchequer as unnecessary, and was stroogly urging an amelioration of our negatived, upon a division, by a majority Criminal Code generally, and particularly of 65 to 40. urging the abolition, as far as possible, of The House afterwards went into a Comcapital punishmentsmas operating rather mittee of Supply, and some other items of to familiarize the mind of the offender the Ordnance Estimates were discussed ; with death, than to deter him from the two divisions took place on motions for commission of crime. On account of the reduction : one proposed by Mr. Hume, thinness of the House, the Bills were read the other by Mr. Gipps, both of which a second time sub silentio, and the debate were negatived by considerable majorities.

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FOREIGN OCCURRENCES.
FRANCE.

promoters of the late revolts have been
The Queen's Courier was lately stopped arrested in both countries. The leaders
at Lyons, on his way to Rome, and had of the Carbonari appear to have taken
all his despatches seized by the French up their residence for the present in
Police ; his person was searched, and his Switzerland.
letters taken from bim ; a seal was put Accounts relating to Naples state that
upon bis bag, which was sent to Paris. the Austrian Army of occupation is to
The Courier was desirous of carrying the be reduced to 12,000 men, who will be
dispatches to Paris, but was prevented; distributed among the fortresses. Two
he returned to England, and arrived at flying columns of Austrians had been
Brandenburgh House, on Saturday nigbt. scouring the country of the bands of
Lord Hood wrote immediately to Lord brigands who infested it. One De Ne-
Castlereagh, who replied, that an instant gris, who had been appointed Captain
communication should be made to the of Legionaries, had assembled some fue
British Ambassador at Paris. Her Ma- gitives at San Bartholomeo, in the Capi.
jesty bas sent a person to Paris with the tinate, and there hoisted the standard of
Courier, with instructions that every the Carbonari ; but at the approach of
letter should be opened.

tbe Austrians this band dispersed. Two ITALY, SARDINIA, &c.

of tbem were made prisoners, and imIn Naples and Piedmont all continues diately delivered over to the Military perfectly tranquil ; but several of the Commission. Gent. Mag. May, 1821.

Measures

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Abstract of Foreign Occurrences. [May, Measures of severity continue to be months contemplated such a plan, which pursued in Piedmont. General Gifflenga, would have been carried into execution who accompanied Prince Carignano to sooner, but for the confinement of his Novara, and bad at first only received august consort. It is affirmed that the orders to retire to his estates, has been Liffey, Britisb frigate, which sailed from arrested. There was found in the car- the Tagus last month, proceeded to the riage of St. Marsan and Levi (who were Brazils, for the purpose of affording protaken, after the affair at Novara, with tection to the Royal Family on their 10,000 francs and some papers) a corre- voyage to Portugal. spondence between Gifflenga and St. Much activity prevailed at Lisbon on Marsan, the son, which compromises the 3d, 4th, and 5th of this month, to the former deeply. Some of the parties expedite the departure of arms and arrested, and, among others, Colonel troops for Babia, for the purpose of asPalma, are said to have gone mad. sisting the revolutionists. The accounts

The latest French papers state, that vary as to the number of troops who the Sardinian Minister presented to were to sail. Some of them mention Louis XVIII. a letter from Charles Fe- that they would amount to 5000 men; lix, King of Sardinia, announcing his others, that the force would be much accession to the throne. The Prince of more considerable. Cisterna, and other members of the

GERMANY. Piedmontese Junta, have been compelled to quit the territory of Geneva. The Saxon Government has establishCol. Palma, who figured so conspicu- ed a very rigorous censorship of all ously at Alexandria, has been arrested works printed in that kingdom. Letat Monaco. A ship, baving on board ters from Prussia again bold forth an Count de St. Marson (the son) and Santa expectation, that the long-promised ReRosa, bound to Spain, put into Antibes. presentative Constitution will speedily They were not permitted to leave the be introduced. It will, it is said, be first town, and a courier was dispatched to submitted to a Commission composed of Paris, for authority to send them away. persons among all classes of society. A SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.

strong opposition is expected from the

Nobility in what relates to the abolition The report of the flight of Ferdinand of feudal rights. The reports of the inVII. from Madrid, in consequence of tended resignation of Prince Hardenberg Outrages offered to himself and the rest are declared to be unfounded. of the Royal Family by the populace, is contradicted. It is asserted, however,

TURKEY. on the authority of a traveller arrived at A letter of the 31st of March from Bayonne, that after the assassination of Constantinople says, “ The Government, Vinueșsa, the mob proceeded to the by the command of the Grand Seignior, King's palace, and sent forth the most are inflicting the most rigorous and sumhorrible vociferations against his Ma- mary punishment upon all the Greeks jesty, and his brother Don Carlos; but who have any connection with the inthe Authorities, with the aid of the surgents in Wallachia and Moldavia. troops and the militia, succeeded in re- The individuals on whom this vengeance establishing order. The Cortes, it is has already been exercised are tbree said, repaired in a body to the palace, Bishops, one of whom, the Bishop of for the protection of the Royal Family. Ephesus, expired on the rack, obstiThe Empecinado has dispersed Merino's nately refusing to make any confession. band, and made the greatest part of From the expiring agonies of the other them prisoners. Merino himself es- two, some very important secrets have caped, with 19 horse. All the Monks been elicited, which will throw considerand Canons of Burgos bave been arrest- able light upon the proceedings of the ed; and Military Commissions have traitors. Two individuals of slight imbeen formed at Salvatierra and at Vit- portance, acknowledged spies, have this toria to try the Chiefs of the insurrec- morning been strangled." tion at Alava.

Advices from Constantinople to the In private letters from Lisbon, it is 11th of April, state that great alarm stated that the determination of the existed among a part of the population King to return to Europe was commu- in consequence of the circulation nicated to the Portuguese nation in an Manifesto by Ypsilanti, asserting that official note from Sylvestra Pinhera, the the forces of a neighbouring power, to new Minister for Foreign Affairs at Rio the amount of 80,000 men, had been Janeiro, addressed to the Governors of placed at his disposal. As popular crethe kingdom of Portugal, in which he dulity was wrought upon by this statestates, that his Majesty has for some ment, the Baron De Strogonoff thought

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