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Tis not the brightness of thine eyes
Faithful, even to his own detriment, (Whence S drink fuch dang'rous pleasure); Neither was his political fidelity, But 'tis thy gentle heart I prize
Nor were the labours of his miniéry, Far beyond an empire's treasure :
Crowned with any reward. That heart where ev'ry virtue glows,
Hence may his life be compared Pities the wretched and distress'd,
To the growth of a naturally-fertile tree,
That, Thaken by perpetual tempests, Humanely melts at others wocs,
Bending to the blast, and at length fubdued, And mourns for Innocence opprefs'd.
Resigns its life and fruit together, Ah! may that heart ne'er know a stain,
Just as if originally barren. Nor sharp distress its firmness try!
Thus it pleased the Great Creator Ah! may it never feel a pain
To bind-up and to untie his work: Enough to swell it with a figh!
" And is it thus," as says the Psalmist, LLIWELLIN. « That all the sons of men were formed to err;
“ The victims of deception?"
If this be ro,
Then to those low and dark abodes,
The dread of antient credulity,
This earth may well be joined,
a seat of torment; Ah! how uncertain is the date of life!
In which, constantly deceived, Not all the piety of friendship, love,
Traversing intricate paths, at every turn Of unremitting care, of social ties,
Insidious fnares beset us ; Of tenderest charity for others' faults,
And, after the most arduous exertions, Himself though faultless ;
Hope fiks, entirely frustrate. Nor the warm glow of manly sensibility ;
How cruel! No! nor the thought perpetual how to ease
'Tis past a doubt, we're brought into this The wayward fortunes of this fickle world;
world, Into the wounds of suffering innocence
Always to suffer something; The healing balm of comfort to instil;
And, what amongst men is juftiy esteemed No! nor yet all affection's dearest sighs
The severest punishment, Could plead, or its must earnest prayers in
Amidst sufferings to die !
Is not this penalty in the extreme,
When death alone, to which we are born, Against Death's dart this short-lived scene
As the last great stroke of retribution, could guard.
Crowns the work? Else, not his afhes would this urn inclose,
Al we, wherefore it is so provided ? Nor this cold marble his warm heart record.
For punishment alone ?
Come we into this from another life, TRANSLATION OF THE LATIN Epi.
Or from another state of Nature? TAPH INSERT ED IN OUR LAST, P. 967.
Peace to enquiries so delicately obtrusive,
Far better left unbroached !
God only can decide,
Where man in vain may boast to know.
You too must tread life's labyrinth :
Think chen betimes, and turn to use
The wise King's dark saying,
“ Vanity of vanities; all is vanity !" This man lived in vain,
Of this aphorism,
Its veracity, and its usefulness,
Consult the evidence below;
Who, in the days of his deception,
(His life was such,) observed either for himself or family.
The jutt man perishing in his integrity, Fifty-three years a public preacher, The villain in his guiltiness triumphant. A Doctor in Divinity XLIII.
Set prudent limits then
To integrity, and to knowledge;
For all beyond is danger:
And wliy should man perfift'
* P. 469, 1. 22, for MARTE S. MORTE. in the reign of George ill.
P. 852, col. ii, ver. 5, r. care.'
.P.853, col. i. ver. 13, r. ' nor;' and per. Ard“ Head of the Church" of England.
21, r. ' fare,' Faithful as a subject to whose family, Ibid. ver. 15, r..thy children.'
MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OR
FRANCE ; continued from p: 956.
October, the new Deputies, who had lowing speech : assembled in the Hall to the number of 434,
" Gentlemen, formed themselves into a Legislative Allem " Assembled by virtue of the constitution hly, close a President, and, after proceeding to exercise the powers which is delegates to through all the neceffary forms, as preferibed you, you will undoubtedly consider as among by the former Allembly, on the 5th of Osto- your first duties, to facilitate the operations ber chcy entered upon business, by hearing of Government; to confirm public credit; the result of the Report of the Deputation to add, if poisible, to the security of the enfent to his Majesty on that occafion.
gageinents of the Nation ; to thew that liM. Ducaltel, che Vice-President, said, that, berty and peace are compatible; and, finally, having taken the opinion of the other Depu- to attach the people to their new laws, by ties of what he should say to the King, they convincing them that those laws are for their went up to the palace at fix in the evening. good. They saw the Minister of Justice, who told “ Your experience of the effects of the them, that his Majesty had appointed the new order of things, in the several departe next day at one o'clock to receive the Depu · merits from which you come, will enable tation. The Vice-President stated to the you to judge of what may be yeč wanting to Minister, that it was of the utmost import-, bring it to perfection, and make it easy for ance to the public affairs of the empire, that you to devise the most proper means of givthe notice with which they were charged ing the necessary force and activity to the 1hould be made known to his Majesty with. Administration. out delay; and they could not, consistently "For my own part, called by the Consti. with their duty to the Legislative Assembly, tution to examine, as firit representative of pottpone their commiffion. The Minister the people, and for their interest, the laws of fuftice represented this to his Majesty, presented for my sanction, and charged with who was pleased to appoint nine of the causing them to be executed!, it is also my clock of the same evening to receive the De- duty to propose to you such objects as I think putation. Accordingly, at nine o'clock, ought to be taken into consideration in the they went up again, and were received by course of your seffion. his Majesty in the Council Chamber ; when " You will see the propriety of fixing M. Ducaítel made his reverence, and deli- your immediate attention on the state of the vered his commission in the following terms: finances; and you will feel the importance
of establishing an equilibrium between the “ The National Affembly Legislative is fic receipt and the expenditure, of accelerating
the aisessment and the collection of taxes, of aally constituted, and we are appointed a Deputation to intimate this to your Majesty.” introducing an invariable order into all parts
of this vast Administration, and thus proThe King desired to know the names of viding at once for the support of the State the Deputation. The Vice-President cold and the relief of the people. him, that he had not a list of the names, and " The civil laws will also demand your That in truth he did not know them all. care, which you will have to render coa
His Majesty was then pleased to say, that formable to the principles of the Constitue he would come in person to the Assembly ou You will also have to fimplify the Friday next.
mode of proceeding in Courts of Law, and This delay was so ill received, that many render the attainment of justice more easy gave up all for lost.
and prompt. During the two vacant days, the shock " You will perceive the neceffity of estaba given to public credit, and the general alarm lithing a system of National Education, and which suddenly spread through all ranks, of giving a solid basis to public spirit. You very foon convinced the Assembly of their will encourage commerce and industry, the Inisconduct, anıt furnished an opportunity of progress of which has so great an infinence Thewing, that the moderate men had the ma. on the agriculture and wealth of the kinga jority; and it was furtunate for the Revolu• dom ; and you will endeavour to make per tion that they had the good sense to make manent dispositions for arfording work and manifest this important circumstance, as the relief to the indigent. King was much exasperated, and might have “ I shall make Knowa my firm desire for l'egarded this opposition as an act of hont dity the re-establifament of order and discipline fufficiently strong to separate him from the in the army ; and I shall neglect no means Allembly for ever.
that may contribute to restore confidence The moment of Democratic enthusiasm among all who compose it, and to put ic into being over ; on Friday the 7th of October ibe a condition to resure the defence of the King came to the Atiembly, and, with as realm. If the laws in this respect are inGENT. MAG. November, 2791.
fufficient, I Mall make known to you the Molleville to be Minister of the Marine, in mealures that seem to me to be proper, and the room of M. Thevenard, who has given you will decide upon them.
in his resignation." "I fall in the same manner communicate The Municipality of Paris presented themmy sentiments respecting the navy, that im selves. M. Bailly, who was at their tread, portant part of the public force, destined to expressed himself in the following terms: protect trade and the colonies,
“The city of Paris comes to orter you the “ We shall not, I hope, be troubled with sentiments of its inhabitants. You are conany attack from abroad. I have taken, from stituted a National LegiNative Allemblythe moinent that I accepted the Constitution, you have fulfilled a sacred duty-we thank and I fill continue to take, the steps that not you for doing so, but we thank you for appear to me the most proper to fix the opi. the example which you have set. We thank nion of Foreign Powers in our favour, and you for the folemnity that embellished your to maintain with them the good intelligence oath. We have seen, as in the antient and harmony that ought to secure to us :he world, your old men carry the sacred book continuance of peace. I expect the best ef- of the law into an Asembly collected in fects from them ; but this expectation does Majestic filence. Gentlemen, the Revolonot prevent me from pursuing with activity tion is terminated--the people are eager for those measures of precaution which pru- the laws that must follow it.
'The two dence ought to dictate. [Loud applauses of powers are limited the people desire that l'rve le Roi !)
they may be balanced, but that they may be “ Gentlemen, in order that your import- respected. ant labours and your zeal may produce the " It is time that confidence thould defcend effects expected from thein, it is necessary from this Allembly, and the Throné, to dif. that constant harmony and unalterable confi. fuse itself over all the empire. Legiflators, dence thould reign between the Legillative whose only business is to do good, turn your Body aad the king. [Renewed opplause and attention to the city of Paris, lo courageous ccclamations.] The enemies of our repose in danger, and at the same time so calm ; it are but too itutious to disunite us; the love will continue to afford this glorious example, of our comery mult therefore rally us, and in defending itself against enemies who with the public interest render us inseparable. lo excite disturbances in its busom." [Form applaufes.] Thus the public force The President replied : will be exerted without obstruction; the " The National Allembly hopes that this
Administration will not be liarralied by vain city, distinguished by the enthusiaim of freealarnis ; the property and the religion of dom, will distinguish itself ftill more by its every man will be equally protected ; and no attachment to the laws: it is only neceffary pretext will be left for any person to live at to guard the people from sedluction; their a distance from a country where the laws own impulse will always lead them to virtue. are in vigour, and men's rights respected. They have chosen you as their Magiftrate
"It is ou tuis great basis of order that the as their friend. You have been so bichesto; Kablity of the Constitution, the ficcess of you now are so; and will always support your labow's, the safety of the empire, the the same character." Cource of all kinds of prosperity, muft de Sunday 9.] A messenger from Lyons in -pend. It is to this, Gentlemen, that we all formed the Allembly, that M. Phocas, who ought to turn our thoughts, in this n'oment, had run away with 246,000 livres of the with the utmost poilible vigour; and this is public money, was stopped, and in cuftody. the object that I moft particularly recom. On the report of the Commiuee to whom mend to your zeal and to your patriotism.” the matter had been referred, the Allembly [7se nosi lively testimonies of us plause were gi- decreed : veri toibe King on abis conclusion.]
« That, as lay the principles of the ConstiInformacion was received from the De. tution a constant and unbroken responsibia partinent of the Rhone and the Loire, that lity exitts among all the agents and depositai. Phocas had fled, svith 246,000 livres of ries of public money, it should be referred to the public money.
the Executive Power, to obtain from the proThe Affembly decreed, That this sum, per persons the re-payment to the Treasury having been appropriated to paying the pen. of the sum of 246,700 livres, voted by the fions of Ecclesiaticks, thould be instantly Assembly to re.place the like sumi carried off re-placed from the Treasury; and referred from the Department of the Rhone and the it to a Committee, to examine and report Loire by the Secretary." whether or not the Administrators of the On the application of the Commissioners Department were responsible.
of the Trealury, it was decreed, to appoint Saturday 8.] The President read a letter ten Members of the Alsembly to take an acEom the King, the contents
of which were : count of the money in the Treasury, in or. “ I request of you, Mr. President, to in- der to ascertain whether or not it correfurm ife Allembly, that I will wait upon fponded with the sum reported to the Con. them to-day, at one o'clock. Inform them ftituting Assembly on the day of their dilloalio, that I have appointed M. Bertrand de lution.
The order of the day being the arrange tory that had been put to him? and, after ment to be made for conducting public busi much debate, it was decreed he boald. ness, the discullion was adjourned, in order M. de Montmorin then entered upon the to receive explanations from the Ministers detail, which was afterwards much enlarged for the several Departments.
by the information of other Minifters, and They were introduced in the form pre occafioned much murmuring in the Affem. scribed ; and the Prefidene informed them, bly, which was occupied in forming severe that they had leave to speak.
laws to prevent emigration, and to deter the The Minister of Justice spoke first. He revolting Princes from their treasonable prorepresented the impoflibility of preparing ceedings ; which, however, the King rethe information expected by he Allembly in fused to sanction. so Thort a time; but that he hoped'in a fort. These, taking advantage of the favourable night or three weeks he thould be able to disposition of the neighbouring Powers, and comply with their demands.
of many of the National Representatives, to. A Member desired to know, why the wards them, caused the following Countergreater part of the National Guards fent to Proclamation to be publithed, and redoubled defend the frontiers had been sent without their exertions to increase their onmbers. arms?
“ PROCLAMATION The Minister of War faid, he should be able to present all the details the day after to BROTHERS OF THE KING OF FRANCE, morrow
“ To dispel the fufpicions wbicb bave arisen of The Minister of Public Contributions said, ibeir intention 10 derbinne ibair Bruber. he had very lately presented aflefsments and « OUR honour induces us loully to puhu taxes to the former Allembly, and engaged lith a profeflion of faith, to which we mean to present in a short time accounts similar to to adhere on the present and every future octhe present.
s101.--To re-establish the respect due to the M. de Montmorin was called upon to in. Christian religion and its Ministers; to reform the Allembly of the intercourse which store to the King his freedom and legal au. France maintained with Foreign Powers. thority ; to the different orders of the State He answered, that the intercourse with other their proper rights, founded on the laws nations had ceased during all the time that of the Monarchy ; to every Citizen, his pro. the Royal Functions had been suspended ; - perty ; to the Kingdom, its antient and im. and that it was only since the cellation of mutable Couftitution; to all Frenchmen, that violent order of affairs that the corre and particularly to the inhabitants of country Spondence had been resumed. Immediately places, security, tranquillity, and the admiafter the acceptance by the King, said m. nistration of justice, of which they have been Montmorin, couriers were sent to all the deprived : Such is the only end we propose, Powers, but their answers have not yet ar and for which, if it is necessary, we are rived; so that on this fubject I can add no. ready even to spill the last drop of our blood. thing to what his Majesty himself said the Never did any personal ambition fully the day before yesterday.
purity of these views ! We here declare it " I move," tried M. Lacroix, “that the on the honour of Gentlemen; and, at the Minister of Foreign Affairs be obliged to an same time, give the formal lie to every conSwer more pointedly the several quellions trary allegation." put to him. In supporing that the suspension Monday, Nov. 14.) One of the Secretaries of the Royal Functions has caused a cella. read the following letter from the King: tion of our political intercourse with other « Mr. Prefident, Paris, Nov. 14. Powers, have we not, notwithstanding that, “I am informed, that, on the application always continued to maintain Ambassadors of the Minister of Marine, made by my ore at their Courts ? Now these Ambassadors ders, and on his responsibility, for the sum are informed of what passes, of which they of 10,370,912 livres, to defray the expence ought to inform M. de Montmorin, that this . of an extraordinary armament, which the Minister, in his turn, may inform the Af disastrous situation of the colony of St. Dosembly, by laying open the correspondence." mingo renders necessary; the Allembly has
Many Members adopted the lentiments of resolved, that there is not room to deliberate, the laft speaker ; but the Minister remained on account of the unconstitutional form in for some çime filent and unmoved, which which the application was made. caused considerable clamour.
“I find no article in the Constitution The Minister of Justice, M. Duport Du which prescribes a form different from that tertre, at left spoke. He-observed, that it adopted by the Minister of the Marine in the was contrary to the principies of the Consti present instance, and which the Constituting, gucion to require that a Minister should an Allembly fanctioned, both before and after Twer to every qisestion that might be put to my acceptance of the Constitution, by voting him by individuals. “ If the Assembly ore all demands of the fame nature presented in ders him to speak, he will do so.”
a letter from the Minister, and addressed by It was then put to the vote, Whether M. my order to the President. The Lezišative de Montmorin ihould answer the interroga. Allembly followed this example, yvoting
309,000 livres for the support of the Inva: form M. le Marquis de la Queuille, that lids, on the simple application of the Mi. French foldiers, travelling the States of this nister at War.
Emperor in the Low Countries without pall" I cannot diffemhle how much I shall be ports, must be considered as deserters, and grieved to fee, that, in a moment of danger given up, as if legally demanded, in virtes to the empire, when murder and fire are ra of the cartel --This is a principle which can vaging the most valuable of our colonies, and admit of no deviation. threatening with totul ruin manufactures,
5. I have already informed M. le Mara commerce, and agricultore, the Asembly quis de la Queuille, that is
, is not in the power could think fotrifling a difficulty a sufficient of their Royal Highnesses to consent to any ground for refusing to deliberate on a matter collective mee jng of French Gentlemen, of such importance. The wilhes and alarnis Officer or others. 1 instantly require him of the principal towns of the kingdom, ma carefully to avoid whatever may give this air nifested in their addrelles, thew but too to the reddence of Metteurs the French ReItrongly the urgency of applying the most fugees, that Government may not find itt! efficacious remedies to an evil of such mag- obliged to interpore, or, compelled hy the nitude as effentialiy to involve in it the fub- relative situation in which it Itands, formally fistence of the people, who must always be to oppose a practice which cannot be indethe object of my vigilance and most lively rated, and which is entirely inconliteat wih folic tude.
the laws of hospitality, and with that prom “I trust that a consideration of so much tection which it is zealous to obferve; and ta weight will determine the Asiembly no lon- caure to be observed." ger to defer voting the extraordinary sup. NOTE TO M. LE DUC D'Uzes. plies which I ha e directed the Minister of « The Government-General, being in, The Marine to demand.
formed that Meffieurs the French Officers (Signed)
< LOUIS. con:inue to take refuge in great numbers in “ By the King, DEBERTRAND." the Low Countries; that they atlembie in
the cities and towns of the frontiers; that IMPERIAL ORDERS
they form new corporations, distinguished by RESPECTING THE FRENCH ZMIGRANTS. new uniforms; and that they pertorio mili.
The Minister Plenipotentiary of his im- tary exercises and evolutions, which, thuugh perial Majelty at Brullels has communicated they are not armed, cannot fail to produce a the two following othcial notices; the one sensation too ftrong for that state of fermeist to M. de la Queuille, the other to M. d'Uzes in which the disturbances of the provinces
NOTE TO M.LF LA QUEUILLE. have left many minds; the Minister Plenie “ In answer to two notes of M. le Mar• potentiary thinks himself bound to inform quis de la Queuille, containing the one four, Mefieurs the French Refugees, through M. the other five demands, I have the honour le Duc d'Uzes, to whom he has the honour to inform him :
to address the present note, to this ettcet : “1. That the Government cannot admit " That it cannot be permitted that Melo of establishing a rendezvous for French re sieurs the French Officers should assemble in cruits, neither at Henri Chapelle, nor any the town of Antoing, or that they favuld other spot of the Emperor's dominions in form a body of tou great a number in the the Low Countries, as it would interfere same spot, particularly on the frontiers. with the recruiting for the National regi “ That it ca! nos be permitted that they ments in the service of his Majesty, whiili, Mould perform in a body, even without fince the disturbances, are still far from being arms, military evolutions; and itull less that completo.
they should retain, on any part of the terri: "2. That every Frenchman, furnished tory of his Majeity, soldiers, deleiters from with a passport, may travel the Low Coun the Frencia troops ; and that inttructions tries without obstruction, in any wirection he shall be given to the Oficers commanding thinks proper; but repeated parties of tif the troops of the Emperor, to watch over teen men may give rise to more than one in) thele objects, as well as every part of the convenience ; and, particularly, it will be conduct of Merieurs the French Oficers, impoifible to primit them to pass armed, and which may extend beyond the hospitality under the form and denomination of a party which they liave demanded. They may be for regiments is hich have no existence le- well persuaded that there is no intention en. guilly recognized out of the kingdom of tertained to deprive them of the asylum France.
which has been granied them. 36 Any French Officer may go into the “ The cities and towns of Roeux, Lons, province of Luxemburg, and remain there Chievres, Seignies, Braine le Comte, Eng. on any particular business he may have occa heim, Lessines in Hainauk, de Nivelles, Velo fon, provided he comply with the usual le vorde, and others in Brabant, a number of gal forms, and do not give to his business the cities and towns in Flanders, furnith Melair of any million or commillion whatsoever. feurs the Officers Refugees commodious hau
* 4. I have already had the honour to in bitations, and all sorts of advantages to pro