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dsess, remonftrance, and petition, laying their of power. I repeat again, my L-s, the complaints and injuries at the feet of the So. K - could never give such answer from vereign, as father of his people, able and himself ; I have too established an opinion of willing to redress them, cannot but be con his head and heart; and indeed, my L-s, lidered by his My, as disrespectful to poor as my opinion is of Administration, i himself, injuriqps to his P-t, and irre can hardly think it was a joint advice, but concileable to the principles of the Consti- the opinion of one, or a few ; for it is imtution,'

possible, but if there were many, who were

confulted about this measure, some one of This motion being regularly read by the elrem must see the absurdity of it. For, let Speaker, the Noble Mover spoke to the fol me tell you, whoever they were (I don't care lowing purport :

of what consequence) they were either Fools

or Knaves ; if the latter, they deserve to be • My 1-5

treated with the just contempt of an injured . I am to conlider, in consequence of this people; if the former, they ought to have motion, what it was the Lord Mayor, &c. of been sent to school, before they were suffered the city of London requested, in order to to take the lead in public office. discover what reasons they gave, by this re • When I mentioned the livery of Lonquisition, for fuch an answer an answer fo don, I thought I saw a sncer upon fome harsh, that it baffles my reading in the his- faces; but, let me tell you, my L-s, tho' tory of this country to equal it. They re I have the honour to fit in this illustrious quested, my L-s, very humbly, a restora- Chamber, as a Peer of the realm, coinciding tion of the freedom of election, a dismission with these honest citizens in opinion, I am of unjust fervants, and a dissolution of a proud of the honour of associating my name P-t that protected them, as they (the with them. The Lord Mayor of London citizens of London) could not, legally, be was a Principal amongst the twenty-five Ba-, represented by such. Now, my L-s, I do rons who received Magna Charta from avow the truth of this petition ; and I do King John, and they have ever since been likewife avow, that the citizens of London, considered to have a principal weight in all with the rest of his M -y's subjects, have affairs of Government. How then have a right to petition, not only by Magna these respectable character's been treated ! Charta, and the Bill of Rights, but by a va. They have been fent away fore amicted riety of acts of Parliament, numerous as from his M—y's presence, and reprithey are expressive. Now, my L-s, let us landed for pursuing their undoubted priconsider the answer, No particular part of vileges. it is replied to, but the whole Contents is at Lord P. -t made a short answer to once disposed of...“ That this petition was this speech. He observed, “That the Cham. disrespectful to himself, injurious to his ber had been of late almost totally taken up, P -t, and irreconcileable to the princi by a popular Nobleman, on a popular subples of the Constitution."— I am too well ject, and that he was forry to find business acquainted, my L-s, with the benignity so much impeded by requisitions incongru. and mildness of his M-ys heart, to ous in their very natures ; as if these Noble think him capable of giving such an answer L-ds would, in the course of about fix - nor could he do it with

propriety, either weeks, so change their opinions as now to in his regal, or personal capacity. I must condemn a mealure, they had then approved beg your patience, my L-s, to consider of, by addressing his M—y on the prothis a little more attentively : “ First," priety of his answer.' “ Disrespectful to himself."' • How is a The E-l of s k replied to him. K to know this ? Is he a judge what He observed it was no unusual thing for is disrespectful to him ? No, my L-s; the the greatest Lawyers to reverse their decrees; laws are to determine this for him, the just and he appealed to two Noble L-ds on the interpreters of offences.' “ Injurious to my wool-pack, (meaning L-M-dand P-t!" How injurious to Pt? I-don) whether they did not lately when the very nature of part of the petition declare they should be always ready to do refers to that freedom of election in the peo- fo, when convinced that they had erred; but ple, by which they became a House of Judi- he was afraid, he faid, the public had to do cature ; ' " !rreconcileable to the principles with a perverse Ministry, who seemed pleased of the Constitution," " when the very essence in thwarting their measures, as appeared of the Constitution not only permits, but plainly in their different treatment of the requires petitioning the throne; and what the people of Ireland and England; in the forStuarts never dared to thwart in the zenith mer contrasy to public delire (after they had

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away their money) they disolved that were for the Resolution, and eighty-five P-t for a twelvemonth ; and in the were against it. latter they continue a P-t, though its Again, May the 14th, the E-l of di lolution is echoed for from every part of C- -m made a motion in the H. of L. for the kingdom.'

an address to the K-g, to desire he would L-ds- -e spoke next, and called dillolve the prefent Parliament. He stated upon the Ministry to reply." • No, my the public discontents in England, IreI-ds, continued he, you lit secure in your land, and America : Affirmed that the majority. He then mentioned a precedent people had no confidence in the present which L-d P-t had purposely omitted, House of Commons, who had betrayed their because it was in the reign of King Wil- trutt; and thewed, from the fituation of liam; the affair of the Kentish petition ; public affairs, the great necessity of having a upon which the Parliament in that reign Parliament in whom the people can place a was dissolved. He quoted Burnet's account proper confidence. At length, be told the of this matter; and took his observations leaders of the Administration, that they upon it from Bishop Kennett; who says might be assured there was a thunder-bolt King William dissolved this Parliament, a- hanging over their heads, red with uncomgreeable to the desires of a part of his sub- mon wrath, which would, e're long, fall jects, to convince them all, he was not play- down, and blast the men, who owd their ing any double game :' He wished to have a greatness to their country's ruin. Parliament whom they all approved of. His All arguments were in vain : And, the Lordihip repeated it, that the King was debates having lasted till nine o'clock, the willing to shew his subjects • he was play- Court L-s called for the Question ! the ing no double game.'

Question !' and put a negative upon it. L-T-e itood up, and conjured On Friday, the 18th of May, the Dthem to make fome defence. He begged it as

of R -d made a motion for taking the a favour, and he was not used to ask favours, affairs of America into confideration. He he said ;

for their own fakes, he intreated observed, that, though his M-y, at the the:n to make fome defence ;--- to say some- opening of the session, had recommended the thing for themselves. He called them the state of government in America to their seriDumb Administration.' He congratulated ous attention, yet not one word had since them upon their filence, which was convin- been said upon the fubject in that House. cing to the public they were not able to --Administration had never fo much as apmake any defence against the Noble L-d pointed a day for so important a confiderawho made the motion.

tion. -Even when the frivolous and trifling A pause now enluing for fome time, and revenue-acts were repealed, they would not 'none of the Ministry replying, the D-e of útter a fyllable. He should therefore offer Rd rose up, and called upon them, a to the confideration of their Lordships a second time, to defend themselves.-A No- number of propofitions, in the form of refoble L-d, says he, who spoke just now Jutions. (meaning L-d P

-t) harped upon an Hereupon L-H-gh ftood up, expreffion, dropt by a Noble Lord (L-d and said," That the affairs of America ought cm) relative to secret influence, and to be left to the consideration of the Ministry, Siemed to call for an explanation of that who might form fore plan, during the rephrase. I will explain it to that Noble Lord, cess of P

cess of P-t; and then moved to that secret influence are measures adopted by adjourn. a set of men, who, on his M-y's accel; L-dSe observed, " That the refofion to the Throne of these realis, listed un- lutions against him being moved to be put der the banners of the Earl of Bute, and off by himself was such a manifeft violation have ever since directed all their attention of justice, and such a prostitution of more to intrigues, and their own emolu-, P- -t, that he hoped IMPEACHMENT ments, than the good of the public. This would soon follow. He reproached Ad. is that secret influence ; and, if that Noble ministration for having put into the K-'s Lord, or his adh rants, want to be further mouth, at the beginning of the feffion, a informed, I refer them to an excellent recommendation of the affairs of America, pamphlet just published, called “Thoughts as one of the principal objects for the contion the Cause of the present Discontents.' deration of Parliament; and then fuffering

At the end of every speech the C-t every day to elapse, without so much as na J,- ds were calling out, the Question ! ticing that great object; and now that it the Question !' And it being near fix o'clock, was come to the laft day, and the matter the Chamber divided ; when thirty-leyen moved by the Noble D-e, they, with a

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The BRITISH Muse, containing original Poems, Songs, &c. PROLOGUE to a Word to the Wife, Be rous'd at last-nor, in an age so nice, written by Mr. Kelly, and spoken by Mr. Let these grave dunces tesze you with ad

viceKing.

What, tho' some taylor's oft protracted bill W

ELL, here you are, and comforta. May hang all'trembling on the author's quill, bly squees'da

Regard it not, remove the growing evil But do you come quite willing to be pleas'd ? A well-dreft poet is the very

devilSay, do you wish for bravo-fine--encore Do taverns dun him-What, can scribblers Or-hiís,-off,-off, -no more-no more

treat ?

Fine times, indeed, when scribblers think to Though for true taste I know the warmth

you feel,

crown

Mo the city

Do justice then-to-night, ten minutes here A roasted poet is a glorious meal

May blast the bard's whole labour for a And oft I've known a miserable wit

yearThro' downright laughter faften’d on the What do I fee! Rclentment in your eyes? fpit,

'Tis true, the fellow at your mercy lies ; Bafted with cat.call sauce, for very fun, And, of all wreaths, the Briton's noblest Not till quite ready—but tili quite undone.And yet you serv'd the puppy as you Is ne'er to strike an enemy when down

oughtHow dare he think to tell you of a fault EPILOGUE. Spoken by M s. BARRY. What fair-one here from prudence ever ftrays?

CODISH divines, at Court, and in What lover here e'er flatters or betrays ?

the city, What husband here is ever found to roam ? Are in their pulpits hum'rous, gay, and wittyWhat wife is here that does not doat on They've now chang'd hands, the ftage and home?

pulpit teaching, In yon gay circle, not a blooming face Sermons are plays, and plays are merely From club's rude king cou'd point you out

preaching

A Word to the Wise, a pretty pert adviser! No sober trader, in that crowded pit,

As if ’twere possible so make you witer : Till clear, broad day, will o'er his boitie fit; Yet as each here may think the poet labours Nor, while our commerce fatally decays, Not to teach him, but to instruct his neigli.. Erect his villa, or set up his chaise

bours : Nay, you above, in cake-consuming bow'rs, As the bright tenants of that splendid row Who through whole Sundays munge away

Sneer on the pit, for beings much below: your hours,

And thicle in turn, as things in order move, You are fo mild, so gentle, that, e'cn here, Toss up the sneer to chole who mount above, Your sweet-ton'd voices never wound the ear; The gods look down, and let their pity fall Ne'er make the house for tune or prologue On front, side, green, itage-boxes, pit and all. ring,

Let me, before your carriages appear, Roast beef-roaft - beef-the prologuc-pro- Breathe one short word, ye wise ones, in your .

logue-KingWhy then, thus weigh'd in truth's feverest You, pop your chairs, (to the side boxes) your scale,

hacks (to the pit) won' run away;! Sball each peri scribbler impulently ruil, Ani, Ladics, (to the gallery) put not on your With dull morality disgrace the state,

pattins, pray: And talk of vices in ro pure an age ?

And first ye foft, ye sweet romantic maids, Your wife forefathers, in poliier days,

Who dic for purling streams, and fylvan Had e'en their faults commended in their

Thales, plays;

And think, for better and for worse, to take Tocheat a friend, or violate a wife,

The best of husbands, in a darling rake; Was then true humour, comedy, and life Who brings a shatter'd fortune to the fair, Lut now the bard becomes your highuit boast, With mind and body wanting vast repair : Whose ill. bred pen traduces you the moft; Shall I for once your tender thoughıs reveal? Whole saucy mule can hardily aver

'Tis tinc to hear him swear, to see him kneel; Brat ftill a Lady possibly can err;

His congue with worn-out extasies will run, That ftill a Lord can trick you at a bet,

Till he has triumpb'd, till the wife's unAnd fools and madmen are exifting yer

done ;

the ace;

car.

A us ray,

And then that tender strain, so lore-creating, Affrighted, threw her fatal shears afide, Turns to, · Death, Madam, hold your cursed And, home returning, to her fifters ery'd, prating,

For Pruffia weave a new and golden thread, • You quite diftract memprithee farther Lasting as that for god-like Lewis made. Aand

In the fame cause did both the heroes fight; "I won't be teaz'd-Zounds, take away your 'Gainst the same foes with equal zeal unite. « hand

Both gain'd by wond'rous acts immortal This is a sad change, Ladics, but 'tis com

fame; mon,

The same their valour, and their end the Man will be man, and woman will be wo

same; man ;

And both hereafter shall--but soft; the muse For Villars is a phænix, where's his brother? No longer the unequal task pursues; "Twill take a hundred years to find another. Two living Monarchs aptly to design Yet you, ye fires, whom time should render Requires an abler pen, and tronger pow'rs, wise,

than mine. You act as if each moment it could rise ; Forgetting all what you yourselves have been, * This very pretty complimentary letter is You trust your girls with Dormers at fifteen; not to be met with in the new edition of VolThrow your poor lambkins in the tyger's taire's works, and was never printed before, way,

though written above fifteen years ago. Then stare to find a rake-a beast of prey. Learn prudence here and, O! you precious The TRAVELLER and RAINBOW : blades,

A FABLE.
Whether cockaded, or without cockades ;
Whether haranguing for the public good,

Gaudy rainbow, vivid, gay,
You shake St. Stephen's-or the Robinhood -
Who ring our charms for ever in our ears,

Arrests a trav'ler's raptur'd gaze,
Yet inly triumph at a virgin's tears ;

While thus he crics with wild amaze, Be now convinc'd—the libertine disclaim,

• Heav'ns! what a fight! how rich a glow! And live to honour, if not dead to shame.

Can art a scene thus lovely fhow What is the plaudit of a fool when mellow,

The pallet this emboss'd with teints, Roaring in raptures, a damn'd honeft fellow? That nature uses when the paints ! Will that repay you for the bosom stings ?

And such an arch! It sure supports Damn'd honest fellows oft are worthless Olympus, and the thunderer's courts; things

Thc hemisphere bestriding wide, But I'll stop here, I will not sermonise Magnificent, from side to side : A foolish woman can't instruct the wife. Would Jove but mount me to yon sphere,

Where I might view this wonder ncar, To the King of PRUSSIA", on bis Re

Where I might all its glories trace,

Which distance greatly muft efface; covery, written by VOLTAIRE, tran.

Would Jove but grant me this request, pated by the Rev. Dr. FRANKLIN.

How thankful fhould I be! how blest!' N Pluto's dark abodes, the Sisters three, No sooner said, than quick as thought, Who weave too fast the threads of de. Aloft in diftant air he's caught; ftiny,

'Mid floating oceans chill'd to death, As 'long the Styx they took their evening 'Mid fogs almost depriv'd of breath : walk

When words like these, in accents clear,
Had often heard the wand'ring spirits talk Strike the affrighted trav'ler's ear :-
Of Pruflia's gallant deeds, the laws he made, • What late your admiration drew
The wars he fought, the virtues he display'd. In genuine colours here you view ;
As thus they trac'd the hero from his birth, Mere earth-born vapours, mift and rain,
They took him for the oldeft King on earth; Rais'd by the sun to float amain,
And as his wond'rous acts they counted o'er, Which gilded by his beams appear
Instead of forty, wrote him down fourscore. Thus glittering to your lower sphere ;
Then Atropos, to Kings a hateful name, To dazzle wond'ring eyes, and how
Dispatch'd by gloomy Dis, to Berlin came; What outward ornaments can do ;
Her fatal fhears prepar'd, expecting there Learn hence with caution to decide
To find a poor old man, with silver hair, On objects at a distance {py'd ;
And wrinkled forehead :--Great was her sur. Nor think that Fortune's smiles impart
prise,

Contentment to the garter'd heart;
To see his auburn locks, and sparkling eyes ; The gaudiest flowers of contain
To see him wield the sword, to hear him play, Within their core a cank'rous bane.
On the soft Aute, his jovial roundelay.

• Learn too that men who often show, She callid to mind how once Alcides great, When distant, like the glittering bow, And smooth-tongu'd Orpheus, brav'd the If nearer search'd, prove fogs at beft pow'r of fate;

By an illufive sun-beam dreft.'
She trembled when the law, in Pruflia joind, Ended the voice, the trav'ller found
The voice of Orpheus, with Alcides' mind; Himself replac'd upon dry ground,

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The MOON-LIGHT NIGHT. A monter so abfurd ?-Where art thou, then,
Hailey Empress of the star-bespangled
AIL! Empress of the star-bespangled o Conscience-Lock'd in scep? --Then must

thou wake At thy benign approach Night throws aside In torments wrapt, when Death difturbs thy Her raven-colour'd veft, and from her cave

dream. Starts forth to visibility. And now,

For know (poor crawling worm of little faith) With thy bright edging burnish’d, on the eye Thou canst not die the wretch that thou hart The tree tops glitter ; hills, and vales, and

liv'd. plains

Here let me gaze, and in the trance of Thy softeit influence feel. The tir'd ox,

thought Forgetful of the labours of the day,

Forget that I am mortai-But behold! Slumbers at ease beneath thy kindly beam.

Alas ! the prospect lessens, and each ftar Tho' now the lamp, that late illum'd the

From the fair face of sun retires, eclips'd day,

With luftre more predominant. Farewell, Its blaze withdraws to light up other worlds,

Sweet nurse of Virtue, Contemplation fage ! I cannot weep its absence, while this scene

For I must leave thee now. The busy Day Invites to speculation more refin'd.

My ling'ring chides. I go, till Night's reWitness this canopy of clufter'd ftars,

turn, In dazzling order spread, immensely bright!

To plunge into that sea of finma bustling Witness yon glitt'ring mounts, and valley

world. streams,

The DiAribution of GIFTS, a Fable. Dancing beneath iby filver-fhedding orb. Mute are the choral warblers of the day ;

Ove once, 'tis faid, was angry grown Yet tho' the choral warblers of the day

With all mankind; and we muft owa No more synıphonious lull Attention's ear,

With reason too: Th'ungrateful race And tho' nur linnet fings, nor laughing finch

Dar'd even to their Maker's face, Shrill twittles from the spray-o smiling Unthinking, infolent and vain, Night,

Presume of hardships to complain. Still, ftill, thou haft thy charms, while Phi. Say, aid not ! (thus spoke the god) lomel

Create at will that human clod?
Is thine. Ah! let me hear th' extatic swells Endow it with a soul divine,
By Eccho's voice return'd. --So sweet's the That attribute a spark of mine?
Atrain,

Did I not place him on yon ball,
The nymph inamour'd doubles ev'ry note, That earth, and make him lord of all
Save ever and anon thy softeft trill

Did I not give him full command
In imperfe&tion dies upon her tongue. O'er every creature in the land ?
If aught of found the troubled breast can sooth, O'er all that in the waters swim,
And from its course avert the tide of grief, 1 O'er all that thro' light ether Acim ?
'Tis thine, thou sweet musician, Thothy Nay more: I gave a loving wife,
dirge

To be the solace of his life; Be querulous, yet does it fill the mind A fair one too. (Jove swears and vows Wich solemn musing and celestial wonder. He'd gladly club for such a spouse : Nor yet I scorn, O Night, thy loving bird, For Jove we know would now and then, As on her ivy-flaunting turret perch'd, By way of frolick, act like men) Wooing thy browneft folitude, she hoots, The very being of a state To some discordant-yet again-ere morn

Confifts of small, as well as great ; Affright thine eye, and rob me of thy note.

From first to last there muft be ranks; Oh! 'tis a plealing melancholy air,

Man's bleft in all, yet gives no thanks: Which Fancy well may melodie. How oft To every one Jove's bounty Aows; From jarring Strings harmonious sounds are To these bright honours, wealth to those : drawn !

And they who dwell in humble cot Turn upwards, eyes ! and see yon flaming May boast indeed the happiest lot : arch !

Initead of grandeur, pomp, and wealth, How glows each facred light! Yon falling I give them mirth, content, and health's ftar

Nay some have fill a luckier hit, Behold— There view the Deity immense ; As country squire, and London cit, "Tis he who shines in all, th Eternal One, Great appetites, and little wit. Who formid and rules with awe the won- What would ungrateful mortals have ? d'rous whole.

How dare they say, Jove nothing gave ? Here let the atheift tremble as he looks, To please mankind's no eary task ; And bloth into belief-But can there live Give e'er so much, they've more to afk.

N. B. Received a letter of the 12th of May, 1770, figned G. concerning a passage of Tameslane's character, inserted in our laft. The seeming contradiction is easily reconciled by conhdering him in his private and public capacity. As a man of integrity, a lover and encourager of truth, and other virtuous acts, he could not bear a lye ;' but, viewing him in the Night of a great General, a wise, and circumspeet Prince, and a profound politician, there will be no cause of wonder,f' that he was a great difTembler, and studied ways to deceive every body,' in order to gain advantages over his enemies.

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