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At length they feel the treach'rous wound, For any tool, of any kind,
And truggle to be free, too late. Can sep'rate włat was never join'd.

The knife that cuts our love in two
But ah! fair fools, beneath this fhew

Will have much tougher work to do: Of gaudy colours lurks a hook ; Cautious the bcarded mischief vicw,

Muit cut your loftneis, worth and spirit,

Down to the vulgar fize of merit;
And ere you leap, be sure to look.
More he'd have sung-when from the Mult cut'a world of ienię to waste,

To level yours with modern taste,
fhade

And from your lingle beauty's ttore, Ruh'd "forth gay Damon, brisk and Clip what would dizen out is fcore. young i

The self-lame blade from me must sever, And, whatroz'er he did or faid,

Sensation, judgment, fight, for ever;
Poor Chloe quite forgot her forg. All meni'ry of endearments past,

All hope of comforts long to laft,

All that inakes fourteen years with you IDYL.-Translated from Leonard.

A fummer, and a short one too; the

All that affection feels and fears,

When hours, without you, seem like years I saw. Venus, in my dream,

Till that be done, and I'd as soon Leiding. Cupid, who did seem,

Believe this knife will chip the moon,' With a childish step, to move

Accept my prefent undeterr'd, Near the beauteous Queen of Love. And leave their proverbs to the herd. “ Happy Swain, said she to me,

If in a kiss, delicious treat! "My dear son I bring to thee :

Your lips acknowledge the receipt, “ Teach him well thy sacred art;

Love, fond of such substantial fare, “ With thy lines inspire his heart." And proud to play the glutton there, Sweetly smil'd the heav'nly Fair,

All thoughts of cutting will disdain, "And then vanish'd in the air.

Save only cut and come again.
First I sang those hymns divine,
Oft rehears'd by all the Nine ;
Then I thew'd with what a fire
Godlike Phæbus strikes the lyre ;
To encrease my papii's pleasure,

Truth's Answer to a Man's Inquiry. Oft I chang'd my theme and neafure,

INQUIRE for happiness of me?
Idyls, elegies prolong
The melodious plaintive song ;

No lawyer I, so keep your fee,
And my hand, enchanted, plays

Yat lake my bett advice.
All th' Aonian facred lays.
Trifling are the strains, says he,

At mammon, why those glaoces thrown? “ I fo long have heard from thee;

Is happiness with him? * All those themes, thou call'ft divine, Hark - let that pity-piercing groang “ Cannot be compar'd to mine ;

Confute so vain a whim. " Leave thy learning, quit thy strings, “ And I'll teach thee other things.". Afk Honour; you perceive her hold Then his argument to prove,

A crown; the tempter scorn; He inltruas me how to love :

That crown, though all of folid gold, From his lips of crimson rose,

.. Within it has a thorn. Charming music sweetly flows. Ah ye Gods: how well my heart

Try Pleafure; lo! stark itarirg mad, Sciz'd the secrets of his art !

She runs, She's out of breath; 'Jf in time should die away

She laighs, yet is at heart so fad
What I learud before that day,

She's in the gasp of death.
At your rich and sacred shrine,
Pray forgive, ye learned Nine ;

To Cupid Mhall we next apply?
But gay Cupid's tender strain,

Lo blood has stain'd his darts ! All my life shall I retain.

Trust one that is not prone to be;

His trade is wounding hearts. Irom a Gentleman to a Lady, with a See Virtue! friend, you look too far ! Prefent of a knife.

She's near enough to kiss;

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Monthly Regiger
For FEBRUARY 1788.

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GERMANY

nor forage; and it was hoped, that the THE Emperor has put forth a new Emperor would find another passage."

A private letter from that ill-fated pox, forbidding inoculation to be per- country informs us, that a conjunction formed at a less distance than 400 toises is resolved. upon between the Austrian from any town, under the penalty of and Ruffian troops in Poland, notwithjooo florins, both on the inoculator and standing this refulal, and that it will take the patient.

place in the Vaivodie de Brasslaw in the Copy of a letter delivered by Monsieur de neighbourhood of Winniza. Cachet, Charge d'Affaires from the

PRUSSIA. Emperor at the Court of Poland,

prefented and read to the Permanent Coun

Berlin, Dec. 30. The General Die cil a Varrovie, the 16th of January 1988. rectory caused it to be published on the

17th inft. that all the merchandizes and “ As the present state of affairs may other effects from France, Italy, and Ger: poffibly render necessary, in a hort time, many,

and going by land to Ruslia and á passage to the troops of his Imperial Poland through the King's Eftates, shall Majesty through the territory of the Re- for the future pay, besides the usual cufs public of Poland, in order to open a tom duties, a transit duty of three dahlers communication with those of the Empress of Russia, which are in the neigh, chandize, and without their being ex•

per quintal, without distinction of mer. bourhood, the undersigned has received

amined. orders from his Court to acquaint his Majesty, the King of Poland, and his

PORTUGAL Council, informing them, at the fame List of shipping arrived at Lisbon in the time, that his Royal and Imperial master, year 1787, by which the proportion of confiding in the friendship and harmony trade different nations have, may be which reigns between the two states, has ascertained no doubt but bis Majesty and his Permaa Englith, nent Council will consent to the passage French,

332 Imperial, $ 128 Malta,

3 demanded, especially when they are in:

Dutch,

72 Neapolitan, formed that no violence nor infult will

Swedes, be offered to the inhabitants ; that they

69 Hamburghers, I

Danish, will receive no injury whatever; and

54 T'ufcan,

Americans, 33 Dantzick, that whatever they may furnish to the

Spaniards, Imperial troops, will be paid for in ready

23 | Bremen,

Ragufians, 14 Portuguese, 300 money.

Venetians, 6 “The undersigned has the honour to

Total, 1044 request the Grand Chancellor, as President of the Department for Foreign

PRANCE. Affairs, to communicate this r?quisition The French King's edict, concerning to the Council Permanent without de Proteftants, was registered on the 29tă lay, and to require an immediate answer,, of January. It confifts of 37 articles (Signed,) “ DE CACHET.'

of which 24 refpect the neceffary detail Tarrovie, Jan. 12. 1788.

of marriages, births, baptisms, and buAnswer to the above.

rials. The others fpecity, that Prote" That the King had not the power ftants are to contribute to the clergy of to consent to the passage demanded for the French church-that the police, and the Imperial troops ; that it was a ques- municipal regulations, are to be obeyed tion on which the Diet alone could de- that the cftablished officers of the French cide :--And as to the conclusion of the hall never be interrupted, and that the note of MonL de Cachet, he was informed, Protestants shall be incapable of any act as that Poland could furnith neither corn an incorporated community. APPENDJI TO Vol. VII.

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2,586

97,366

534 5,000

IR LE LAND.

Comparative view of the produce of Dublin, Jan. 26. No debate of the the Cultoms, Excise, Stamps, and Incismallest confequence has taken place fince dents, for the weeks ending 26th January the meeting of Parliament..

1987, and 25th January 1788, as deliver By the national accounts of the receipts ed into the Exchequer. in the Exchequer for the year ending

1787.

1788. Lady-day 1787, as delivered in last week to the House of Commons, we find that

Four 1-half per cent. L. 438 15 O the sums paid in under the head of Ordi- Cuft, L. 25,038 10 7 16,122 10 45 nary Revenue, including quit-rents, cafu- Excise, 116,860 o 0 141,999 alties, and monies received from dif- Stainps, 19,446 15,750 00

Incid. missed Collectors, amounted in the whole

21,045 1 61 18,342 14 36 to

L. 880,600 Stamps

Total, 182,389 12 14 192,662 19 8

32,132 Postage

14,101 And under the head of Appropriated

Since the late proclamation, the NoFunds.

bility have been remarkably attentive From the Collectors

to the due observance of Sunday as a day

152,274 Tillage duties

of reft ; contenting themselves merely to Duty on wrought plate

1,713

hear concerts, rehearsals of private plays, Duty on coals for improving

&c. The proportionable influence on Dublin

6,500

their servants cannot but be striking-mas Lagan navigation

617

a contrast to the operation of Sunday

Schools. The pensions at Lady-day 1787, ftated at

Jan. 30. This day the House of P. met French pensions

pursuant to their last adjournment. The

House of Commons meet on the gift. Concordatums

The demeanor of Lord George GorThe charge for the year ending Lady-day don when he appeared to receive his fen1787, is

tence at the Court of King's Bench, was The civil list

197,727 fo different from that which he was The military establishment 501,289

wont to observe, as to intereft every one King's letters

133,450 in his miserable situation. Payments by act of Parliament 273,745 The only check on their compaffion In the same period the hereditary

was the ridiculous figure which his long revenue is stated at

630,471 beard exhibited ; the appearance of Additional duties

$53,33! which proved, that though he had changStamp duties

49,983 ed, he had not abandoned the principles Poft-office revenue

449336 of religious enthusiasm, which have prove Which, on a gross calculation, may ed so prejudicial to himself, as well as to convey to our readers an idea of national his country. Sevenue and expenditure.

On the morning Lord George Gordon By the national accounts that have been was summoned to attend the Court of laid before Parliament, it appears, that King's Bench to receive judgment, Mr the debt of the nation, on March 25th Akerman took him to Alice's Coffee laft, amounted to 2,179,2351. Is. 24d. house, where he continued in the coffee

room for upwards of an hour, walking ENGLAND.

backwards and forwards ; and when he The following is an exact statement of thought the time might be drawing nigh, the stock purchased by Government, with for his being called into Court, be with the money given for the same.

the greatest composure took a comb from Sums given. Quant.bought. 'out of his pocket, and walking up to one Old South Sea, L. 216,050 L. 383,000 of the looking-glasses, firft adjusted his New South Sea, 138,600 245,000 hair, and afterwards combed his beard, 17532

59,000 94,600 and put it in smooth and proper crim, to Consol.

802,450 959,450 appear before the awful tribunal whe Reduced, 240,800 437,600 were to pass judgment upon him for hię

offences. 1,456,900 2,119,650 It was intimated to Lord George Gore

don by the Duchess of Gordon, a short This accoặnt has been laid before the time before the judgment of the Court House of Commons

was palled on him, that provided he

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would leave England, the prosecution continued, operate to the destruction of should be waved. This proposition was, the English Distillers. He coneluded by however, rejected by his Lordship, who saying, that witnesses would be called to avowed himself ready to abide by the the bar, to prove that the Scotch Diftil. decisions of the Court.

lers, so far from complying with their deThe Court of Directors of the East- claration of working their stills but once India Company have agreed to permit in 24 hours, had actually charged and Sir John Macpherson, Bart. to return to discharged them fix and seven times in his rank as second in the Supreme Coun. the twenty-four hours. til of Bengal: he is to be allowed the Mr Benwell, of Battersea, and several fum of 30,000 rupees on his arrival at orher witnesses, were then called to the Calcutta.

bar, in support of the English Distillers. HoofC. Feb. 5. Mr Alderman Watson After which Mell. Grant and Campbell, moved, “ That the order of the day be counsel, examined witnesses against the read for the House resolving itself into a petition, and pleaded in support of the Committe of the whole House to consider. Scotch Distillers. the petition of the Corn-Distillers of Eng. The examination of witnesses on both land.”

fides being gone through, and the House The Houfe being accordingly refolved being resumed, Mr Rose reported prointo a Committee, Mr Rose in the chair, gress, and asked leave to fit again to and Counsel being called to the bar, in morrow. support of the Scotch Distillers against H. of L. 3. The order of the day for the petition,

summoning the House being read, the Mr Alderman Watson rose and shortly Earl of Selkirk rose, and desired that the lated to the House, that, by misreprefen: resolution on the journals of the House tation, the Scotch distillers had obtained in the year 1762, relative to the persons an ad for taking the duties on Scotch who claimed the honours and title of {pirits by a license of il. 105. per gallon Lord Rutherford, might be read. It was on their stills, instead of taking the duty to the following purport : « That Alex, on the spirit per gallon. It had been Rutherford and David Durie, who each represented by the Scotch distillers, that claimed the title and honours of Lord such a license would be equal to the Rutherford, or any person claiming un duties paid on the spirit by the Eng. der them, or either of them, have no lith distiller; and that the stills fo licent- right to assume the title, or to vote in the ed could not be worked more than once elections of the Peers of Scotland, till in twenty-four hours. Upon the sup- they, or either of them, shall have efta. position that such declaration was true, blished their right to the said honours." an act was passed in 1786 for that duty His Lordship then briefly stated, that, in to take place; but no sooner was the direct violation of the resolution of the license made, than the Scotch distillers House, which had juft been read, a per, exerted every industry, and every means son, calling himself Lord Rutherford, were made use of to reduce the revenue. had, by a ligned lift, voted at the late This they did, by decreasing the gauge election of a Peer in Scotland, and that of their ftills, so that, instead of paying du- his vote had been received. He there ty for 60,000 gallons of still, as had been fore felt himself called upon to bring this computed they would, they paid but flagrant violation of the resolution of the 32,000. Nor was it from any falling off of House, and of the honour and dignity of liquor distilled, that so great a decrease of the order to which he belonged, under the revenue ensued; for the reverse was the the review of their Lordships in the form eases. The quarter before the license they of a complaint. He had brought it forimported into the Engl. market 245,000 ward from no party motive; for, had the gallons; the next quarter the number of election been unanimous, he conceived gallons imported, amounted to 900,700; that the resolution of the House would the first quarter of 1787 the importation have been equally violated. He then read was 752,000, fince which time, they the motion, complaining that George have had the whole consumption of Scot. Home and Robert Sinclair, Elars; the land free of duty, and a surplus for the Deputies of the Lord Register, had, in English market.

direct violation of a resolution of that The Alderman contended, that the House, received the vote of a person continuation of the present duty on the claiming the title of Lord Rutherford, Aills of Scotland, was not only injurious in the election of a Peer for Scotland; to the sevenue, but would certainly, if and concluded with moying, that the

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fame be referred to a Committee of Pri- had, it was right that those who had da. vileges.

red to violate them should be punished: The Lord Chancellor wished the Noble If they were not, no injustice could be Earl had been a little more explicit as to done to any person from the inveftiga. the nature and extent of his motion, tion. The Learned Lord had asked whewhich, he confessed, he was not very ther the Lord Register of Scotland was a well prepared to answer, farther than to ministerial or a judicial officer. Most cerItate the inconveniency, and even injus- tainly he was a ministerial officer ; he tice, which must, in his opinion, necef- had no power vested in him of ascertainsarily result from bringing forward a ing the right of persons claiming to vote motion tending to criminate persons in a as Peers of Scotland, but ftill he had a . cafe where civil rights were to be ascer- discretionary power of rejecting, what tained. Here was no petition from any was manifeftly wrong. The Noble Earl person, who had been aggrieved by the near him (Morton) could tell him from vote in question, and with regard to the tradition, if not from memory, that an resolution, it did not appear that it had ancestor of his, who filled the office of been violated.

There was

no proof Lord Register, had actually rejected votes, brought that the person who voted as in which he was afterwards supported by Lord Rutherford, at the late election, the decisions of the House of Peers. He claimed his right to vote under either of concluded with giving his assent to the the claimants who had been the objects motion. of the resolution in question-and till that Lord Cathcart apologized for rifing to was done, it would be manifest injustice address their Lordships almost as soon as to agree to a motion, the object of which he had entered within their Lordships was the crimination of the returning of- walls ; but being so nearly concerned in ficers, who had not, he believed, the the question before the House, he concei. power of rejection. He wished to know ved it would be expected that he should from those who were more conversant say something upon the subject. His in the constitution of Scotland than

he Lordship then entered into a very cir. pretended to be, whether the Lord Re- cumstantial detail of the origin, nature gifter was a ministerial or a judicial offi- and progress of the rules of proceeding çer. Had he the power of receiving or that govern the election of a Peer of rejecting votes at pleasure? Or was he, Scotland to fit in Parliament; referring by virtue of his office, to admit every to the statute of Queen Anne, that first vote, subject to the review of the Housei enacted the regulations, and tracing the With respect to the title of the perfon various authorities that had been fince claiming a right to vote as Lord Ruther- established; from all of which he infer. ford, he was not prepared to speak. red, that the office of Lord Register was Knowing the honour of the Noble Earl a minifterial, and not a judicial office, as who had brought forward the motion, far as respected the election of Scotch and his zeal for the dignity of the order Peers. He spoke highly of the gentle. to which he belonged, he could not for men who act at present as Deputies of a moment entertain the idea that he had, the Lord Register, and faid, he owed from any finifter morive, been induced to them that justice. With regard to Lord agitate a question which he confessed did Rutherford, who had done him the honot strike him in the same light. No man nour to send his lift he would inform was more ready to fupport the dignity the House what he knew of his family, of the House than himself. True digni. and the ground of his claim to the Peety, he observed, confifts not in the ex. rage. The firft Lord Rutherford was a ertion of power, unless it is actuated by cadet in the army, and was created a the unerring impulse of justice; and he Peer by Charles Ti. as a reward for a felt himself called upon to oppose any distinguished piece of service. As he was motion, the tendency of which was to meant to be highly favoured, his Patent censure during the dependence of a claim of Peerage gave him the very fingular where civil rights were concerned. right of disposing of his Peerage by will.

Lord Viscount Stormont expresled his He made his will accordingly at Portl. astonishment at the opposition of the mouth previous to his failing on an ex: Noble and Learned Lord to a question, pedition against Tangiers, where he and the object of which was certainly nothing his whole party were cut off. He was farther, in the first instance, than an in- fucceeded in title by Sir Thomas Ru. quiry whether the resolutions of the therford, his relation, who was succeedHouse had been violated or not. If they cd at his death by his next brother, and

that

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