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THAT MAY SUIT THE NEW YEAR 1802.
ELLONA'S red chariot and smoaking hot steeds
Are drawn by, and a fomething like Peace now fucceeds.
hausser sa clarté ?
DEMOCRITUS JUNIOR: A List of the eminent Men who have flourished in the Eighteenth Cen-tury is preparing for February; which thall be fo paged that it may be bound up to follow ihe vilt given at the beginning of vol. LXX.
THE first year of the new Century has been so fruitful of events, that it has almost exceeded the limits of our Mifcellany to record them all: tut the transactions in Egypt stand eminently forward, and are not less worthy of regard, as having contributed to that Pacification so earnestly wished for in every quarter of the globe. Preliminaries of Peace were figned at London Oct. 1; and received with trans
I ports of joy, which left no time for reflection on the terms of Peace, Ioflexibly true to our Country and our Constitution, and strictly loyal to the Prince who sits at its helm, nor less grateful to Divine Providence for the blessings of a real Peace; we cannot so far constrain ourselves as not to argue coolly on points which have already undergone difcullion in the Senate, and met with the Tupport of a great majority; perfuaded as we are from undoubted evidences, that the bulk of the nation expected relief from taxes almost amounting to abolition, influx of riches to every rank, and a sudden abatement in the price of the necessaries of life, which the bounty of Heaven in the abundance of a fruitful season authorized the fullest expectation of. Some of these effects cannot yet take place. To expect a reduction of taxes while such an arrear of expence and debt exists, or an equality of wealth when such a golden flood has been brought into the country by the War as to lower the value of money comparatively to nothing, were vain and chimerical. Not so that respecting the necessaries of life; which' now too plainly appear not to have been influenced by the War, but by the avarice of a few great capitalists, which has taught monopoly to every salesman and shopkeeper, the wholesale trader compelling the retailer to extortion. Avarice and the wantonnels of wealth in factors and breeders concur to distre's the poor, and drive them to defperation, by keeping up the price of cattle, pampered for prizes and pictures*. A rage for inclosures, more particularly round the metropolis, will be severely felt by those who found it the only means of counteracting iminente farms, by furnishing the smaller articles of life, Tuch aj inilk, poultry, pigs, &c. on eatier, we had almost laid on any, terms. Peace will increase the City already built out of itself, and carry it beyond its suburbs,
It is deserving of gotice, that during the week in which the trustees of Dr. Stock's charity announced their dilribution of bis annual bounty of 101. to each of ten poor clergymen, the Smithfield Society likewile bellowed their annual premiums for fastening of cattle. For the former there were upwards of 50 applicants; and of the successful candidates one had 271. a year, io support himself
, i wife, and 10 children! and another, old, blind, and infirm, after 50 years ef
sinifice. har anl ter a 1099 to provide food and raiment for 12 children.
till it makes every ten miles of road a town. These are, to call them by the most favourable term, the Intoxications of Peace,
These hints apply more particularly to Britons in general; for whom their Government has tried every relief hitherto in vain. And yet, when the maintenance of the poor in a populous pariih near London has arisen from 400l. to 27col. per annun*, there must be somewhere a root of evil.
But, if we turn our eyes to Europe at large, what a view presents itself! France, the source of all revolutionary mischief, ruined in its conftitution, polity, and morals. Without a government, for who can promise a month's security to the prefent Rulers; without laws, for her people are told they are not ripe for a code of civilization ; without cominerce, for there is no tariff or commercial treaty ; without food, for there is no agriculture ; labour performed by women and boys; and bread dearer than with us, where it is dear enough; without education, for people must live before they can learn, and all good habits are diffolved ; without religion, for who can trust an indeterminate Concordat. Paris described by the few who have seen it as a fink of vice, folly, and dissipation, mutually adminiftering to each other Ilie fice of the country lamentably changesi, and fome of the finest parts under water. Curiotity, damped with tliis melancholy reflection that its objects are a mats of ill-gotten plunder.
Add to all this, as if Heaven, co-operating by natural causes, had taken up the scourge of inundation for a guilty Continent, of which how large a part inay say,
" What benefit has the last Century brought to us?”
These are the suggeftions of an honest unbiaffed mind, anxious that his countrymen, who have withstood falle Philofophy under all the preffures of War, may not be beguiled into it by the witcheries of ease and indolence; and though so little has yet been known of the effects of Peace, we must regret that we cannot welcome it. “O lovely Peace with PLENTY crowy'd, Than Nature's fongsters wake the chearCome shed thy choiceit bleilings round; Let fleecy fucks our hills adorn, Au vallies Chine with wavy corn ; These delights when Peace fall gire, Let the thrill trumpet ceafe, norother sound We with Peace shall joy to live."
SYLVANUS URBAN, 'grateful to his constituents, and devoted to the most excellent conftitution of his country, utiers, these effufions of a warm but honest heart, with the most affectionate and dutiful view to provide timely remedies, and to prevent the evils even of Peace, that the improvidence of the Rich may not impoverish the Poor.
We are aware that a large portion of this fum is appropriated to the wives and
18 Weekly Papers
Meteorolog. Diaries for Dec. 1800 and Jan. 1801 Queries on early Mints-Writers on Coins 27
Aneclote & Rev. J. Milner's Answer to several Criticisms 30
The mereltmg History of the Bay of Dundee 1e New Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century 33
Descripi on of the Cantharis, or Glow-worm as the present state of Literature in Ireland
The PatPower whether described by St.Javan 13 Proceedings of Parliament, Sets. 1799-1800 40
The Blood in Sheep-The Caftle of Kilkenny 20 SELECT POETRY, Antient and Modern 65-69
ACarate's midun D (daimer of Laterary Merit 24 Che Monthly Renoipect of Foreign Affairs 74
METEOROLOGICAL Table for January, 1801.
Weather in. pts. in Jan. 1801.
m. pls. in Jan, 18cs.
Dec. 27 28 29 30 31 1.1
38 43 40 29,99 cloudy.
40 43 43 ,90 small nig
13 31 43 41 ,So fair
434 43 :,tz rain
17 43 49 39
4441 178 fair
40 ,80 Cair
37 ,50 cloudy
32 37 30 ,28 rain & snow
40 -,02 cloudy 24 27
24 37 37 ,65 Inow & rain
[Thermon. Hygrom., State of Weather in December, 1801.
1. 2. feet in.
SW moderate 29,88] 50 48 114 3.2 fine day, rain at night
hail storms 3 NW moderate 301 40 49
.0 bail storms SE calm 25/ 36 38 3.5
Thowers NW gemle
Ahowers NW gentle
showers NW moderate 38 3537
5. fun and fair, rain at night NW moderate 44 37 37 5
fun 9 SE calm 53 31 33
fruft 10SE calm
.8 fogy USE moderate
651 35 37
.8 fuggy 12 SE moderate
a thower, fun at intervals 13 SE caira
.8 fair with fun 52 43 | 43 .9
clark and damp, rain at night 83 45
42 3.1 gloomy, rain at night TO SE caini 30,10 41
2.4 fuggy 7 SE genile
501 38 40 ,8 gloomy and damp ISS gentle 29197 39
76 Roggy 195E gentle
.8 rain 20 SW calm 70 45
fogsy and little rain 90SW calm
:8 fogsy and little rain Is calm
75 46 46 3:2 lun, cle:r and pleasant
.4 fun, clear and pleasant
rain 25SW calm
30 40 42 13 fun and pleasant, rain at night 25SW calm 32 37 39
fun and pleasant A. M. rain, Inow at niglit sw gentle 50 361 38
(un and pleasant 28 SW calm
fun and pleasant, rain and snow at night 43 32 35 30 NW calm
sun and pleasar't 311W calon
65) 25 30 4.0 fun and pleasant 5. The honeysuckle begins to foliate.-10. The sea very noisy in the evening. 72. An extensively beautiful horizon at sunset ; the evening previous partially to 37. Tlie ran fiwarm that the thermometer in the shade and in a Northern aspect food at .490, Groundsel in flower. The year, as well as the century, with a few exceptions, has taken its leave in a very mild manner. The temperature of the air has been unusually warm and bland, and its vivifying powers are apparent un ir various forms amongit the vege...! -Fall of rain 3.20 inches. Evaj bestelli ches.
predal over Er
betul per quale
rately and boner