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Or who, with empty purse, his pallions yet A second HORNE, he grasps the wreath of
Pants for the stew, or takes the darling bet?
These are thy tools,-these mov'd with dex. A fecond Horne, admiring crouds proclaim !
t'rous skill,

May the same fate attend the virtuous pair! Can raise a storm obedient to thy will :

The same reward their wondrous worth dea Poor servile puppets, fit for ev'ry use,

clare ! For treasons, riots, votes, or foul abuse : Fame ! swell thy loudest note, tell all the Most harmless in themselves, but, well apply'd, earth, May shake the basis of Old England's pride, Faction now gives a second saviour birth ; With favage joy impel her headlong fate, Repeat the strain, let all her sons rejoice, And, more than CATILINES, destroy a state. And hail great Wyvil (162.) with exulting

But is there one whom real virtue fires, Son of a penGioner, whose hoary head (voice! With purer thoughts and more refio'd defires, Bows to the minister for daily bread; With temper'd warmth, and manly spirit bold, A footman's grandson now directs the state, Whose honelt palm ne'er itch'd for fordid gold, While truckling Peers his high behests await. Whom titled Honour Itamps with justice great, Fain would my feeble pen attempt to raise Whom Fortune marks for influence in the Some lasting monument to Norton's praise :

But ah! too arduous and sublime I decm Whose nicer feelings make him shun a court, So great, ro gond, so virtuous a theme : The mart of principle, and knave's resort ; Let him be herald of his own applause. But which alike restrain his cautious cread, And boast himself the hero of the laws. [250.] From those mad schools where patriot boys are what tho' Patrician riches he enjoys, bred ?

Places for life, and pengons for his boys, If such there be, javite not him to join, Thankless he grumbles, yet aspires at more, Deem him unfit for purposes like thine. And bites that gen'rous hand he lick'd before. He ne'er, to aid a democratic caure,

Proceed, great SPEAKER ! stop the warm dea Will loop to falsehood, or pervert the laws;

bate, He, nobly firm, will stem the boift'rous flood, Thy modest worth and high pretenlons state : And with CARMARTHEN plan his country's Produce thy witness to inforce thy tale, (fail. good.

And swear 'tis true, when gentler methods But thousands still remain ; the reigo of Vice E'en 1, grown grey in infolence, cry, Hush! Has itamp'd on ev'ry venal front its price: And my cheek reddeas, which ne'er know a Some pant for honours, some for riches cry, While Satan smiles triumphantly to fce (bluth : And some for indolence and pensions figh; His owo ingratitude reviv'd in thee. Strike but with plastic haod the proper note, Tho' worth like thine on carth be ill repaid, True to the touch, the nice-tun'd patriots vote; Here be assured, a diff'rence will be made : Pursue the charm, the mighty work is done, Here shalt thou flourish, here direct the helm, And madness ends what headstrong zeal be. The Lord Chief Justice of th' infernal realm. gun.

Such are the tools, thy glorious work to form, F-X, whose drain'd coffers no resource af. To sweep the billows, while thou rul'r the Who lost his all at Brookes's magic board, (ford, form: Frantic beholds the feeling moments fly, Like winds broke loose, all obstacles they And dreads the prospect of futuriry.

brave, Judgements, annuities, and bonds compose Rush o'er the plain, or swell the angry wave; A terrible sum-total of his woes :

Deform with rude confufion Nature's face, Christians and Jews, a long expecting band, And with one ruin mark their direful trace ; In double file to seize the moment, stand : Their mighty ruler, Thou! with potent way, A diffolution must complete his fate,

To urge their fury, and direct their way. And shift his lodging to the King's-bench grate : Proceed then, DUNNING; in thy bold caFor patriots, steady in the smallest things,

reer; Hace the King's-bench, because it is the King's. Make Premiers tremble, and their Masters fear : Him Faction claims her own,-his pen, his For thee shall Fame her noblest wreaths entwine, tongue,

In Faction's temple foremost shalt thou Thinc. Ring ev'ry change, so oft by patriots rung. Some future HOME shall dignify thy pains, End how it will, he still must be a winner,

And hang thee up in frong historic chaias. Secure election, and procure a dinner. Great Poverty! 'tis thou compell'At the deed;

On a late Altercation. (249.] 'Tis fit the hungry fenator should feed,

IR Bullface Double-fee, who firm for years, Pick up enough to pay the tavern's score, And purchase freedom for seven winters more.

Waating more plunder from ch' exhausted Behold another candidate for glory!

state, Nor less recorded in Rebellion's story :

Deny'd, turns patriot with rancorous hate. He quits his flock, his duty, and his God,

This, this is all the roaring Patriots' aim, Aad rules affociations with his pod ;

Who to ą man, if in, would ad the fame.

C. J. C. Pe


HISTORICAL AFFAIR S. staying executions in criminal cafes, till

his Majesty's pleasure be known, in the ENGLAND. [273.] Governor-General and Council. Capt. Gowland arrived in London, A. Advices from India mention a fire pril 29. from Calcutta, with dispatches happening in the company's warehouse for government, which he brought by in Bengal, by which thirteen lacks of * fea to Baffora, and from thence by land raw tilk were consumed. The same ad

through Aleppo, Aria the Less, Con. vices give an account of the ceremony of ftantinople, and Vienna. In his way investing Sir Hector Munro with the en

from Ballora to Aleppo, being acccom signs of the Most Honourable Order of , panied only by fix guards, à fervant, the Bath, by the Nabob, and Military, and an interpreter, he was attacked three at the Durbar near Madrass, O&t. 13. times by the wild Arabs ; against whom 1779. The ceremony was performed he defended himself : but within a day's with all that Eastern magnificence to journey of Aleppo he was surrounded by which European powers are strangers. a hundred barbarous people called Rash The Royal affent was given to the fol. wans, by whom he was plundered of his lowing bills. money, cloaths, and other effects. Capt." To these, by the King, June 19. viz. Gowland saved, however, his dispatches, An act for raising a certain sum of money, by fitting upon them, and swearing that by loans or exchequer-bills, for the service of he would only surrender them with his the year 1780. life. The object of the dispatches is to An all for granting to his Majesty several bring the complaints both

of the British additional duties upon certain goods impoted and native inhabitants of Bengal against into the Isle of Man; and for better reguthe supreme court of judicature. The lating the trade, and securing the revenues, English law, in particular, of arrests and of the said island. bail, is so totally contrary to the ideas of An'act to admit to an entry in this kingthe people of the East, that it is regard. dom, under certain restrictions, tobacco imed by them as in the highest degree oui- ported not directly from the place of ils ous and oppreslise. He brought an ac- growth or produce, and for granting an adcount of the loss of the Stafford, a com ditional duty on juch tobacco, during the pany's ship, in Bengal river, with 80,000 l. present hostilities. in specie aboard.

An act is explain an act of the last fer. A petition to the King, or the legis. fion," for augmenting the militia ;and 10 Jature, is received, from the British in. declare valid and effordual the (wearinghabitants of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, in and inrolment of militia-men, substifigned by above 600 Whites, and a great futes, and volunteers, in cases where all the number of Gentoos ; ftating the various provisions of the several nots now in being hardships the inhabitants have suffered relative thereto have not been observed; and fince the introduction of the Englith in indemnify deputy-lieutenanıs, chief magilaws amongst theni[35. 328.;–36.167.); Strates, and justices of the peace, for their that not only is their property under for proceedings therein respectively; to declare mer acquirements unsafe in their hands, valid and effettual the commillions granted by but that a number of acts now made deputy-lieutenants, in the absence of the crimes, leave them in that state of igno- lieutenant of any county out of the kingdom, rance and suspense that they know not so officers commanding volunteer companies ; what to do; - and therefore praying, to and to indemnify deputy-lieutenants and offiobtain a trial by jury in all cases where cers who have granted or acted under such it is by law established in England; to commissions; and 10 enlarge the powers of limit the retrospective powers of the fu• deputy-lieutenants in certain cases. preme court of judicature to the time of An alt 10 repeal so much of an ad 15° its establishment in Bengal; to define, Geo. III. (for jetiling Buckingham house beyond the power of discretional diftinc- upon the Queen in lieu of Somerset houjë, tion, the persons who are and who are and for other purposes) as enables the come not amenable to the jurisdiction of the missioners of his Maje/ly's treasury to apply court; to declare what statutes Mall, the fums necellary for completing Somerlés and what statutes shall not, be in force houilé out of the aids granied for naval ferin Bengal; to appoint distinct and sepa. vices, or out of any of the revenues arising rate judges for the law and equity fides froin vie rectipt of the leveral offices so be of the court ; and to lodge a power of



Brefted and established by virtue of the said the bounties to seamen or landmen who act.

enter voluntarily to serve in the navy, An adt 10 continue an act 12° Geo. III. and the rewards for discovering seamen " for rendering the payment of the creditors who secrete themselves, are continued, of insolvent debtors more equal and expedi- from the 30th of June (161.] to the sious, and for regulating the diligence of the 30th of September. Law by arrestment and poinding, and for ex. A squadron, under the command of tending the privilege of bills promisory Com. Wallingham, with the West India notes, and for limiting actions upon bills and outward •bound Acet under convoy, failpromissory notes, in that part of Great Brio ed from St Helen's on the 8th of April; yain called Scotland.( 34. 281.]

as did, about the same time, Adm, To an act for employment of the Greaves with another squadron. poor of Mile-end, New Town, Middle. The Invincible was to have failed with sex, and to four private bills.

one of those squadrons; but the men reAnd to these, July 23. by commission. fused to go until they were paid their An act to permit goods, the product or wages. Adm. Sir Thomas Pye sent manufacture of certain places within the Loc. Capts Balfour, Duncan, Nott, and Bucktant or Mediterranean seas, so be imported“ ner, to persuade them to do their duty. into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or But the men refused to go to sea till they foreign vessels, from any place whatsoever ; were paid their wages, though they and for laying a duty on coulon and cotton were not intitled, by the act of parlia. wool imported into this kingdon, in foreign ment for regulating the payment of waShips or veljels, for a limited time.

ges in men of war, to demand payment An att to indemnify such persons as have till a full month after: they founded omitted 10 qualify themselves for offices and their claim on the Thunderer's ship's employments; and 10 indemnify justices of company having been paid a few days the peace, or others, who have omitted to before, when exactly under the same cir. register or deliver in their qualifications with cumstances. Upon this the four captains in the time limited by law, and for giving seized four of the mutineers, who further time for thosé purposes; and to 11. seemed to be ringleaders, and cardemnify members and officers in cities, cor- ried them to the Admiral; by whom porations, and borough-lowns, whose ad- they were ordered into close confinemilions have been omitted to be stamped ac ment. Next morning, the Admiral di. cording to law, or, having been stamped, rected Capt. Falconer, of the Invincible, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing to tell his ship's company, that if they them time to provide admissions duly Stamped; would go to sea, and promise to beand to give further time to such persons as have well, he would release the four hade omitted to make and file affidavits of men. But they would not agree. the execution of indentures of clerks to attor- They behaved peaceably, obeying all nies and folicitors.

the orders of their officers very readily, An act to allow the exportation of provi, except that of putting to sea, which they finns, goods, wares, and merchandize, from absolutely refused, till the boats of the Great Britain, to certain towns, poris, or whole fleet were armed, and surrounded places, in North America, which are or the Invincible, and till Lord Longford's may be under the protection of his Majesty's ship the Alexander was warped alonglide arms, and from such towns, ports, or places, of her, and pointed her guns to fire a to Great Britain, and other paris of his Ma: broadside among them. Then their objesty's dominions.

stinacy gave way, and they fubmitted to An act for exempting the city of Win their officers, who were on board the chester, ihe county of Southampton, the whole time. A court-martial was held town of Shrewsbury, and the county of Sa on the mutineers, April 28. two of lop, ost of the provisions of an art gó Gen. them were fentenced to receive soo lash 11. " for regulating the quartering of sol es each; the rest were acquitted. diers during the time of the clections of mem On the 8th of June failed from Spitbers to serve in parliament," so far as the same head' the grand feet, consisting of three relates to the removal of troops during the e- mips of 100 guns each, five of 98, three bettions of members to serve in parliament, of go, one of 84, one of 89, nine of 74, for a limited time.

one of 64, one of 36, three of 32, one And to one private bill.

of 28, a fireship, and several cutters, By an order of council of June 21. commanded by Adm. Francis Geary,


appointed commander in chief on the from the inhabitants of the borough of death of Sir Charles Hardy [280.], the Newry; and one in the gazette of May Vice-Admirals Barrington and Darby, 13. from the city of Corke. and the Rear-Admirals Digby and Ross. On the roth of April, Reed a plaisterPrince William continues to serve under er, and Smith a coachman, sentenced for Adm. Digby.

sodomitical practices, were carried from It is observed by a writer in the Lon- the New Goal privately, in a hackneydon papers, that the Baughter on board coach (to save them from the mob), and fhips in action is principally caused by set in the pillory at St Margaret's-hill. the splinters which Ay to a great extent The under heriffs, with their officers, on every fide when a ball enters through and a great number of constables, ata fhip’s fides. To prevent fuch Naughter, tended. The unhappy wretches were, every ship in the French navy is lined nevertheless, so severely pelted by the within-side, as far as the lower 'deck, populace, that in half an hour Smith with a strong close netting, which catch- lunk down; in which position he remaines or hangs the splinters; and it has been ed, till he appeared black in the face, fouod, that in every action, many fewer the blood gushing from his ears; when are killed fince, than before this netting he was taken out, and laid on the pilwas used. Some British privateers have lory. When carried back to the gaol, a already adopted this plan, and the writer surgeon was sent for; but Smith was hopes it will be adopted by the British found to be dead; and Reed's recovery navy.

was doubtful. On an inquisition taken, " London, June 21. Certain advice is re. April 12. it appeared to the coroner and ceived from Macao, a Portuguese settle. his jury, that Reed turning round faster ment in the river Canton, of the arrival of than usual, and Smith being just then the Refolution and Discovery in great dif- seized with a giddiness and fainting from tress, and in want of provisions. Upon the extreme severity of the populace, loft the death of Capt. Cook, Capt. Clerke the strength of his legs, and hung by his fucceeded to the command of the two head. The jury's verdict was, “Stranfhips, and Lieut. Gore to be captain of gled in the pillory.”—The Solicitor-Gethe Discovery ; but on the death of neral moved the court of king's-bench, Capt. Clerke, a fatal misfortune to the April 20. for an attachment against the world in general, and his friends in par- under.Sheriff, for his not preventing this ticular, Lieut. King succeeded to his mischief. But Lord Mansfield, upon place.” [46.]

hearing the affidavits, said, they did not Notice was given from the general poft. appear to prove any inattention in the office, June 29. That “ Charlestown be. under-sheriff: so the affair was deferred ing restored to the King's poffeffion, the till further inquiry should be made. direct intercourse between G. Britain and Can a country be said to be civilized 'the Southern provinces of North Ame- where such barbarity is committed at rica through that town will be renewed, mid day in the capital ! and a packet-boat will fail every month London, April 19. It is a determifrom Falmouth as formerly; the first ned plan, that the convicts, in future, mail to be dispatched from that office on fhall be employed on shore. The ground the sth of July.

fixed on is between Cold-Bath Fields and on Sunday, July 4 the Earl of Sur Battle Bridge. Sixteen acres, including rey (the Duke of Norfolk's fon) and Sir part of the itream called the River - Fleet, Thomas Gascoygne read their recanta. are to be inclosed, and the water is to be tion from the errors of the church of increased from the pipes of the New RiRome before the Archbihop of Canter. ver. The convicts are to be employed 'bury, and received the facrament. They in fawing timber, making ropes, &c. bave fince taken the caths before Mr Bc. for government-service ; and each conron Hothamn. His Lordship is candidate vict is to have a separate cell.” [38. 334, for Carlisle, and Sir Thomas for Bever. 615.; — 39. 344.] ley.

Two persons, one a tradesman, the oTo the addresses from Ireland to the ther a heriff's officer, were brought beKing formerly mentioned [216.], we fore the court of king's-bench May 8. have to add, iwo in the London gazette to receive sentence, for having some time of May 6. from the sheriff and grand ago arrested one of the domestics belonge jury of the county of Monaghan, and



ing to his Excellency Count de Welde. inopportune, while G: Britain is embarral« ren. Mr Justice Willes, in a short speech, fed." I infift, for that very reason, the explained the nature of the offence, ob- time is now the only one to speak to her, serving, how necessary it was striály to while me fmarts under the effects of the. adhere to the laws of nations; that the American war, which her wild schemes persons now before them, had been guilty of parliamentary supremacy has brought of a very high offence against those laws, on, and which ideal supremacy she has giwhich called loudly for an exemplary pu- ven up to America[299.); while her enenishment; the judgement therefore of mies are unnumbered, her councils difthe court was, That the two persons be tracted, without a minister, without an immediately taken into the custody of admiral of consequence, or a general the marshal of the court, and be by him that he has not disgraced. Why, it conducted to morrow, at any hour that may be asked, did not the Commons of may be appointed, to the dwelling-honse Ireland make their claim before ? Beof Count de Welderen, with a label cause Ireland had no Commons before in faftened on each of their breasts denoting whom the nation confided. A spirit is their offence; and that they do then and raised; the nation is in arms, inspired there afk pardon of his Excellency for with a martial and a conftitutional spirit. the crime by them committed ; the You cannot, you dare not, deny the call plaintiff to be afterwards imprisoned for of your constituents; it is not the comthree months; and the seriff's officer to mand of a Buckingham, a North, or an pay a fine of 301. and be committed till Hillsborough, but of God! Ke pay the same. [53.]

You asked a free trade, and received On Saturday, April 15. on a trial at it with joy: it was the rapture of a bega bar in the court of king's-bench, the will gar receiving more alms than he expectof the late Duke of Kingston, in favour ed, not the joy of a man receiving his of the present Countess-dowager of Bri. just right, you may export bales of stol, was established. [38. 389.] drapery, yards of frize, and ells of bays ;

At Nottingham assizes in April a mar. but' freedom is denied to you. The riage between a young man 17, and a foundation of the temple of Liberty canwoman of 22, was dissolved, because not be laid, and you are but a provincial contrary to act of parliament, i. e. withe assembly, without the privileges of a out consent of parents or guardians.

charter. But let us hear what Great On the 12th of May a cause was tried Britain says on this great subject. [Here before Lord Mansfield, a young lady of he read the declaratory act (36.456.] Brompton plaintiff, and a painter of Lon. 6° Geo. I.]. I now appeal, continued he, don, defendant, for breach of a promise to the gentlemen of the long robe, to of marriage. After hearing counsel, the the judges, and to the justices of the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff, peace, whether they do not execute Eng. with 300 1. damages, and costs of suit. lish laws, and trample on the charter of IRELA N D. (221.]

our land? Are you, the Commons of

Ireland, then afraid, with three millions On the 19th of April Mr Grattan made of people at your back, to tell the parlia. a moticn in the House of Commons for ment of England, - you are a parliament? a declaration of right. He said, It be- Is the government of this kingdom to comes the Commons of Ireland this day continue only with the general opinion ; to lift up their hands against the oppret. and will the volunteer army of Ireland be fion of Erglish laws, by a declaration of satisfied by a government of connivance? right. The prople call upon the Com Eighteen counties alk a modification mons, as the guardians of public liberty, of the law of Poyning, and a declaration and conservators of their rights. Com of right, from the misrepresentations of merce, indeed, we have got from Eng- governors that loft America. Our goland, but not constitution! The very vernors opposed our demanding a free manner in which they have given that trade, and now are throwing themselves commerce, by afcribing it to expediency on some of the best men in this country, to give us trade, shew's the absolute ne to suppress our further claims. I conjure ceflity of a declaration on our part. A thofe men, I conjure the country.gentrade so circumstanced, is a trade de fallo, tlemen, not to give the final affent to the but pot de jure.

money.bills, until our conftitution is feIt may be alledged, that the time is cured.


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