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back on China-ware, is also hereby repealed; ca, unless packed in the presence of a proper and, from December 1, 1770, no drawback Officer of the Customs. is allowed on China-ware exported to Ameri

Abstract of an ACT to regulate the Trials of controverted Elections, or

Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.

S the present mode of decision, upon pe- reduced to thirteen. The Clerk, within one or returns of Members to serve in Parlia- with the nominees, shall be sworn a select ment, frequently obstructs public business; Committee, and the House is to order them occasions much expence, trouble, and delay to meet in twenty-four hours. On the parto the parties; is defective, for want of those ties withdrawing, as aforesaid, the House sanctions and solemnities which are established shall continue fitting; and the fifty-one by law in other trials; and is attended with Members, fo chosen and nominated' shall many other inconveniencies ; for remedy not depart the House, till the time for the thereof, it is hereby enacted, that, after the meeting of the said select Committee shall be present feffion, on complaint of undue elec. fixed. Petitioners, &c. declaring that any tion or return, a precise time is to be fixed Member drawn is intended for a nominee, for considering thereof. The Speaker is to and the Member consenting thereto, he is to give notice thereof, and order attendances serve as such, and another is to be drawn to but not within fourteen days after appoint- supply his place; but, on neglect of nomie ment of the Committee of Privileges. The nation, deficiencies are to be supplied by lot; House may alter the time on like notice and leaving alway fifteen as a select Committees order. The Serjeant at Arms, before the Previous to taking any fuch petition into reading of the orders of the day, is to requiré consideration, the Clerk is to put the names the attendance of the Members, and at his of the Members drawn into a box or parcel return the House is to be counted, which for and attest the same; and the Speaker is to want of a hundred Members is tą adjourn, seal the same, and attest the making up theretill a hundred be present. In presence of a of in his presence. The names of Members hundred, the petitioners, with their Council, undrawn may be read by the Clerk. The Agents, &c. are to be ordered to the bar; Chairman is to be elected out of the Memand then the names of all the Members of the bers chosen by lot ; and, in case of equality House, are to be put into 6 boxes or glafles; in election, the Member first drawn to have to be drawn alternately, and read by the a casting voice. Such select Committee is Speaker, till forty-nine be drawn. Voting impowered to fend for persons, papers, and Members at the election, or complainants, records ; to exainine witnesses, and detero are to be fet alide. All above sixty ycars mine finally. The House thereupon is to old are excused, or those who have confirm, or alter, the return; or iffue a new ferved on a select Committee in the fame writ for a new ele&tion. The select Com. feffion, unlefs the number who have not mittee is not to adjourn for more than twenserved be insufficient. Members excused ty-four hours, without leave; and, if the shall not be deemed to have served; and, House be then fitting, business is to be stayMembers verifying other excuses, their alle- ed, and motion made for further adjourngations are to be entered ; and, if the House ment. Sunday or Christmas-day intervenresolve that that they are unable to ferve, they ing are not be deemed included. A felett are to be excused : Instead of whom, others Committee-man is not to absent himself withare to be drawn to complete the number out leave, nor the Comniittee to fit, till all, forty-nine. Petitioners may name one, and who have not leave, be met. On failure of Sitting Members another, who may for like meeting within one hour, a farther aljourn. causes be set aside, or excused, and others ment is to be made, and reported with the named. The door of the House, that, dur- cause thereof. The Chairman, at next ing this business of chusing by lot, was kept meeting, is to report the absentees, who are locked, is then to be opened, and the House directed to attend next litting; and cene may proceed on other business. Lists of the fured or punished at discretion, unless ura. forty-nine are to be then given to the peti- voidable absence be proved. If thurteen do tioners, their Council, Agents, &c. who, not attend, the Committee is to adjourn ; and with the Clerk, are to withdraw, and to if less for three days, then it is to be diffolved strike off one alternately, till the number be and another cholen ; and paft proceedings

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are to be void. The resolutions of the Com termination to take place unlels thirteen be mittee, other than the determination of com present; nor any Member to vote, who has plaint, may be reported, and the House may not attended every fitting: The çath taken make fuck order thereon, as to them thail in the House is to be administered by the feem proper. Persons disobeying fummons, or Clerk, and those before the select Commits prevaricating, are to be reported to the Chair tee by the Clerk. The penalties on perjury man. When the Committee chuse to deli are extended thereto. This act is to continue berate, the room is to be cleared, Questions in force seven years, and till the end of the are to be determined by a majority, the fellion of Parliament next after the expira. Chyirman to have a casting vote, and no de. tion of the said seven years, and no longer.

Abftract of an ACT, for the better Preservation of the Game, within that

Part of Great Britain called England.
HE game having of late been much shall, for the first offence, be imprisoned not

less than three months; and, for other of part of Great Britain called England : For fence, not less than six months ; and for remedying thereof, it is hereby enacted, that each to be publicly whipped. Offenders on if after June 24, 1770, any person or perfona Sunday, uling any gun or engine for destroy-. fhall wilfully, upon any prefence whatloever, ing game, on conviction are to forfeit zol: take, kill, or destroy any bare, pheutant, to be levied by dittress with charges, and to partridge, moor gume, heath game, of be applied to the informer and the poor. groufe, in the night, between one hour after For want of fuch distress, the offender is to lun-fetting and one hour before sun-rising ; be committed for any time not exceeding fix or use any gun, dog, snare, net, or other en calendar months, nor less than three. Pere gine for taking, killing, or destroying any fons aggrieved may appeal to the quarter. hare, pheasant, &c. in the night as aforesaid; teflions, giving fourteen days notice to pere and hall be convicted thereof upon the oath lons complained againk. The Justices are er oaths of one or more credible witness of to hear, determine, and award cofts ; and witneffes, before any one or more Jur their determination is to be final, and not to tice or Justices of the Peace, for any county be remoyed by Certiorari. riding, division or place ; every such person

Abstract of an ACT, for preventing the Stealing of Dogs.
HE practice of stealing dogs having penalty and charges are paid, be committed 19

of remedy thereof, it is hereby enacted, that calendar months, nor less than six, or until from and after the firft of May, 1770, if the penalty and charges shall be paid. A any person thall steal any dog or dogs, of perion guilty of a subsequent offence, is to any kind or fort whatsoever, from the owner forfeit not lels than gol. and charges, to be or owners thereof, or from any person, or paid to the informer and the poor ; and of persons intrufted by the owner or owners 'non-payment, to be imprisoned 12 months, thereof with fuch dog or dogs; or hall fell, and publicly whipped. Justices are to grant buy, receive, harbour, detain, or keep, any warrants to search for dogs (tolen or their dog, or dogs of any kind or sort whatsoever, skins; and the persons, in whose custody knowing the fame to have been toleo; every the dogs or their lkins are found, are liable such person, upon being convicted thereof upon to like penalties. Persons aggrieved may the oath of 1 or more credible witness of wit appeal to che Quarter-fessions. Fourteep Reffes, or by his or her own conteflion, be- days notice ef appeal are to be given. Jul. fore any two or unore Jukices of the Peace tices are to hear, determine, and award costs; for any county, riding, divinion, or place, and their determination is to be final; and fall for the firu offence forfeit not lets than not to be removed by Cerrorai. 201. and charges of conviction; Ot', cinl nie

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The BRITISH Mufe, containing original Poems, Songs, &c. ANACREON. Ode XXXVII. My daughter once the comfort of my age ! Ebold, now genial spring appears ;

Lurd by a villain from her native home, B

Is caft abandon'd on the world's wide ftage,

And doom'd in scanty poverty to roam. Now blooms, renewid in youth, the rose,

My tender wife-sweet foother of my care ! And clad in native beauty glows :

Struck with sad anguish at the stern decree, The seas lumultuous rage no more,

Fell-ling'ring fell a victim to despair, No longer lath the founding thore ;

And left the world to wretchedness and me. The duck exulting swims the lake;

Pity the sorrows of a poor old man ! The cranes their winter haunts forsake;

Whofe trembling limbs have borne him to The glorious ruler of the day

your door, Now Thines with fierce pervading ray :

Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, The gloomy winter's rage fubfides ;

Oh! give relief--and Heav'n will bless your The swain the plow with pleasure guides ;

ftore.
The earth with various bleflings teems;
From ev'ry pore some bounty Atreams ;
The olive now its bud emits ;

A PINCH of SNUFF.
The vine its infant clusters knits;
The gen'rous juice diffufive gluws,

H Snuff! our fashionable end and aim! Thro' ev'ry branch and tendril Aows.

LUDOVICUS

whate'er thy name !

Powder celestial ! quintessence divine !
The BEGGAR.

New joys intrance my soul, while thou art

mine. inopemque paterni

Who takes !-who takes thee not ! Where'er Et Lari, et Fundi.

HOR,

I range,
IT Y the sorrows of a poor old man ! I smell thy fweets from Pall-mall to the
Whose trembling limbs have borne him to

Change.
your door,

By thee affifted, Ladies kill the day, Whose days are dwindled to the shorteft fpan, And brcathe their scandal freely o'er their tea: Oh! give relief--and Heav'n will bless your Nor less they prize thy virtues when in bed: ftore.

One pinch of thee revives the vapour'd heading These carter'd cloaths my poverty bespeak, Removes the spleen, removes the qualmith fil, These hoary locks proclaim my lengthen' And gives a brisker turn to female wit, years,

Warms in the nose, refreshes like the breeze, And many a furrow in my grief.worn check Glows in the head, and tickles in the sneeze. Has been the channel to a stream of tears. Without it, Tinsel, what would be thy lot! Yen house, elected on the rising ground,

What-but to strut neglected and forgot. With tempting aspect drew me from my road, What boots it for thce to have dipt thy bando For plenty there a refidence has found, In odours wafted from Arabian lands! And grandeur a magnificent abode.

Ah! what avails thy scented folitaire, (Hard is the fate of the infirm, and poor!) Thy careless swing, and pertly-tripping air, Here craving for a morfel of their bread, The crimson waith, that glows upon thy face, A pamper'd menial forc'd me from the door, Tby modif hat, and coat that Aames with To seek a fhelter in an humbler shed.

lace! Oh! take me to your hospitable dome, In vain thy dress, in vain thy trimmings Kecn blow's the wind, and piercing is the

shine, cold!

If the Parihan snuff-box be por thine. Short is my pasage to the friendly tomb, Let abje&t fouls the clay-form'd cube as. For I am poor--and miserably old.

rume, Shou'd I reveal the source of ev'ry grief, And suck Virginia's deep-creating fume. If soft humanity e'er touch'd your breasts, 1 scorn to smoke, or chew the nauseous quid; Your hands would not withhold the kind re Avert it Fashion! Decency forbid ! lief,

While they delight the fiery plant to puff, And tears of pity could not be repreft. Be mine to praise the qualities of snuff! Heav'n sends misfortunes-Why should we 'Tis this alone, that constitutes the beau, repine?

And fills his noftrils with a purer glow, 'Tis Heav'n has brought me to the state you Supplies his head-piece with ideas new, lee :

And lends fresh spirit to the billet-doux. And your condition may be soon like mine, By this each card more brilliant he indites, The child of forrow-and of misery. Smiles when he reads, and giggles while be A little farm was my paternal lot,

writes, Then like the dark í Iprightly hail'd the Hums o'er a minuet, or erTays to fing, mor;

And leers with greater pleasure on his ring But, ah! Oppression forc'd me from my cot, My cattle dy'd, and blighied was my corn.

more,

O fragrant snuff! how does thy lively grain The night - worms, under thatter'd hedges Invigorate the lawyer's puzzld brain !

glow ; By chee more clearly he discerns the cause, The winds, by Morpheus bound, forget to And folves each dry conundrum of the laws.

breathe. From the watm argument he scorns to flinch, Whild thou canft kindly help him at a pinch. The lowing herd, now, reft their weary feets

pleafing duft! how shall I speak thy praise ! Sleep, on their limbs, Lethean juices sheds ; Too fat my diction, and too weak my lays. Intemp'rance roams not near their calm res Thou trickling source of sentiment' refin'd!

treat, Great panacza to the drooping mind!

Nor Ainging cares approach their lowly Companion and delight of all the fair,

beds. From Bet the maid to Sophy in her chair! Be thou my vade-mecum, I can go

Ha, Philomel begins her mournful song, Where trips the jeflamy, where struts the

Sweetly the warblesin the trembling boughsį,

Ye echoes, ev'ry dying note prolong, beau ;

And tell again her soft melodious woes.! Hence can look grave at Batson's, dull at Peele's,

While Passion's Naves, now borne on Folly's Gay at the Bedford, politic at Will's.

tide, Thee, Hardham, thee, let not the muse pass Pursue the ruin of the chaste and fair; by,

Whilft Reason,, by the Statesman misapply'd, For oft thy jars have rivetted her eye.

For l.berty contrives the artful snare.
Oh! were her numbers half as good as thine,
What Arength! what warmth would animate While some, the gaming fury to aftwage,
her line !

Their fortune, honour, virtue, peace, con. Thea should thy fame resound from shore to sume; fhore,

While sons of riot, on life's ill trod stage, Till tongues grew mute, and eccho could no In luft, or wine, diffolve their youthful

bloom.
A NIGHT. - PIEC E. Mine be the choice, to walk with friendly

Night;
O more, the fulgent sovereign of light And, by a steady, philosophic eye,

Number ihe stars, or make the planets light, ring pow'r ;

And range, with her, the circuit of the No more, with pleasing obje&s, glade our

sky. fight, Nor measures out the busy, social, hour.

On RETIREMEN T.

I Racious pow'rs! convey me where Now, gloomy Night her fable mantle

No tumultuous throngs appear : wears ; Save that, when, in her solemn dark do

Far from bus'nels, far from noise, main,

Far from Flatt'ry's fyren voice, Cynthia, the filver-footed Queen, appears,

Far from Envy, free from care, Temp'ring the horrors of her drowsy reign. Let me taste the vernal air. And see! there, on her filver carr convey'd,

Bear me to some filent grove, Amid' a splendid train, the Nowly rolis:

Sweet recess of peace and love, Hask! how the screech owl hails the pale. Where each lofty sacred tree

'Shrines fome fylvan deity, cy'd maid, Wbile Zembla's favage brood adore in Where secure the feather á choir

From the haunts of men retire ; howls. Orion, now, displays his ample shield;

Where the tow'ring beech's fhade, Now, Charles spreads out his bright illus. Far projecting o'er the glade. trious wane ;

Cafts a pleasing gloom around,

Where a thousand Aow'rs abound,
And lo, where Venus glitters in yon' field,
And drives the hov'ring dhadows from the Where the languid primrose blows,
plain.

And the purple vi let glows;
How pleafing, when the cares of day are o'er, Where the balmy woodbine's charras

Beneath this ftudded, azure arch, to Aray! Crown the cak's protecting arms,
Not fainting by the din of Flatt'ry's lore,

Where the fragrant hawthorn's bloom
Nor by the blaze of summer's scorching Far extends its faint perfume,

Where the clasping ivy twines, ray.

And the ruddy king-cup thines.
While, in the blue expanse, the Spangled fhow From a neighb'ring mountain's Gide
Inchants the eye, imooth is the lake be- Let a murm'ring current glide,
Death ;

From the mossy cliffs diftil,
Purling on in many a rill,
Den

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But what language can reveal
Joys which lovers only fcel,
When the sympathetic pair
More by looks than words declare !
What soft cares and pleafing pains
Hold each willing heart in chains !

Whild the lark's Pihduric Arsins
Eccho o'er th' adjacent plains.
Still to make the scene more fair
Let my Delia meet me there;
Delia's presence would improve
Lv'ry beauty of the grove,
Give each flow'r a fresher dye,
Brighter azure to the sky.
In the fort requester'd made,
Soft Erato! heav'nly maid,
With thy mélting airs inspirt
Mé to ftrike the warbling lyre,
While the cavernd rocks around
Pleas'd return'd th' inchanting sound.
Venus, to complete my joy,
Hither send thy potent boy,
And in this auspicious hoor
Let my Delia feel his pow'r;
Solitude can often move
Hearts of adamant to love.

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vered by the Right Hon. the LORD MAYOR, at the laft Meeting of the Livery at Guildhall, than any yet published. i Gentlemen of the Livery,

King of England to the eitizens of London. • I Havenga jew together to lay before

This harih and ungracious part of the you his Majetty's answer to your lui- King's answer we must confider' not as the ble address, remonítíance, and petition, the words of his Majesty, but those of his Miniresolutions and address of the House of Lords fters. The King has not more loyal subjects and Commons, in consequence thereof, to than the citizens of London ; men ready and gether with certain relolutions and orders of willing to sacrifice their lives and fortunes in three of the livery compunies of this city, the fupport of his Majesty's perfin and fawhich I desire may be read by the Towá mily." Tove it is, we are accused by his Miclerk, and then I thall erave your indulgence nitters with want of respect to his Majesty. to make some oblervations thereon. Is there any thing in your humble address,

[The King's answer, the resolutions and remonftrance, and petition, that favours of difaddress of both lloutes of Parliament, tuge- respect to the King? I look upon this to be ther with the resolutions of the Master, the answer of the Minister ; but, when this Wardens, and Court of Aslistants of the harsh anfver was given by his Majesty, the Goldeniths, Weavers, and Grocers compa- goodness of his royal heart was such táat he nics were read. After which the Lord could not fuffer his faithful citizens to depart Mayor came forwarris, and faid, ]

froin his presence without receiving them again • Gendemen, you have hesr:1 his Majesty's into his royal favour: 'There is such an emananswer to your humble address, remon ation of grace flowiny from the royal counfrance, and petition ; also the vesolutions and tenance of his Majesty, that the very similadresics of bath Houses of Parliiment, and fion into his presence gives comfort and fatifthe orders and reiolutions of three of the fiction to every person : He conid not futter companies of this city, read. I am to ac his faithful citizens to depart witho.it receir. quaint you, that his Najcity rcctive! your ing them into grace and favour, and in testiaddress, rennonitrance, and petition, in the mony thereof extended them iuis royal hand to fame manner as his royal proeleceilors always kiss. did receive the adurels of the citizens of Lon After paffing the Bill of Rights, the Lorda don, sitting on his Throne. I am forry to becane luitors to King Charles I, that he fxy a more harth answer was'never given by would fective into las grace and favoar cerKing of this country, and, I defy any man to £ in Lords who had offended him, vị. the Tiew me, in the annals of this country, a Archbithop of Canterbury, the Bilbop of more ungracious answer returned by any Lincoln, the basis of Warwick and Eltex,

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