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AN author I am, a true son of Apollo, “ No longer I their sweets inhale.
My merit is bigh tho' my pocket is low, “ Farewell the fields of Avon's vale.
Such potions of Helicon's waters I swallow,

How oft' within yon vacant shade
A dropsy will soon be my portion I trow. Has evening closed my careless eye,
With a rhyme,

How oft along those banks I've stray'd,

And watch'd the wave that wander'd by ;

Full long their loss I shall bewail -

Farewell the fields of Avon's vale.

Yet still within yon vacant grove,
Ditty, pastoral

To mark the close of parting day,
And a scribble,

Along yon flow'ry bank to rove,

And catch the wave that winds away ;

Fair fancy sure shall never fail,
I write fafter all,

Tho' far from these and Avon's vale,
Than the Pierian stream can flow.
Who wants an Epigram, Epithalamium,

6th. The Merchant of Venice was revived Acrostic, Elegy, or Rebus,

at Drury. lane, for the benefit of Mr. KemPrologue,

ble. Mrs. Sidcions performed Portia in a Epilogue,

manner to confute every idea of her inability Verses on a lap dog ?

to excel in comedy. From the specimen For all such wares,

afforded us this night, we do not scruple to Up four pair stairs,

say that she wants only to be seen in this line Repair to the son of Phæbus. of her profession, to obtain equal applause II.

with her tragick representations. Mr. King's In Grub-street I live, on a floor next the Shylock, if compared with the admirable perheavens,

formances of Mr. Macklin, or the late Mr. My station is high, tho' my pocket is Henderson, was despicable in the extreme, low,

Nothing bur the all-grasping spirit of a ma. What tho' my affairs are at fixes and sevens, nager, desirous, like Bottom, of performing Why many a Poet's before me was so;

every character, could tempt to valuable an With a rhyme,

actor to desert his own walk, where he is Chime, &c. &c.

entitled to every degree of applause, and risk

a reputation earned by a long and close at. We shall insert the following songs, by Mrs. tention to the business of his profeffion. Mr.

Bannister, as specimens of the Poetry. Parsons, in Launcelot, gave the reins to DELUSIVE hope, heart. Soothing dream,

poise and buffoonery. Descend on Fancy's airy beam,

8th. The Fourdling was revived at CoventAnd ope thy vistas to my mind;

garden, for the benefit of Mr. Lewis. The That joy beneath thy magic smiles,

part of Faddle was admirably represented by May banith pain with artful wiles,

him. Young Belmont by Mr. Holman, and And fair ideas pleasing rise.

Fidelia by Miss Brunton, were both defci

ent. In comedy they each want the natural Seducing Love, whose subtle skill,

-freedom and ease of expression which ought Whole melting pleasure's painful chrill

always to be found in representing the chaCan sooth or charm, or mad the mind;

racters of gentlemen and ladies. Mrs. War. With pity. (mile upon thy Dave ;

ren had more claims to approbation in RoThy vot'ry's heart from torture fare :

setta. Oh tyrant deity, be kind !

18th. The Plain Dealer was revived at SONG, sung by Mrs. Bannister.

Covent-garden, for the benefit of Mr. Ed

win. Manly by Mr. Wroughton, Jerry FAREWELL the fields of Avon's vale,

Blackacre by Mr. Edwin, and the Widow My infant years where fancy led, by Mrs. Webb, were represented in a mano And sooth'd me with the whisp'ring gale, ner to deserve great applause. Her wild woods waving round my head,

19th. The Mourning Bride was performed While the blithe blackbird told his tale.

at Covent-garden, for the benefit of Mr. Farewell the fields of Avon's vaie.

Holman, The part of Ofmyn by him, was “ The primrose on the valley's side, calculated to retrieve some part of the repu“ The green thyme on the mountain's Cation which he hazards by attempting Cohead,

medy. Miss Brunton, in Zara, was spirited, « The wanton lily, daisy pied,

and Mrs. Warren in Almeria thewed herself “ The wilding's blossom blushing red, fully equal to the character.


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The POLITICAL STATE of the NATION and of EUROPE, for APRIL 1786.

No. XXVI. 'HE Ministerial Budget came out too of stockholders, stock-jobbers, and dabblers in

the funds, in England and elsewhere. animadvert upon it, being at press at the However the Minister himself may be in cime. The fame Badget was accompanied love with his own scheme, we apprebend with a reference to a Report of a Committee some of his intended colleagues will not mucha of the House of Commons, concerning the thank him for the job. national revenue and expenditure, which we The' Budget above mentioned announconfess ourselves at a loss to understand! It ced three species of taxation, by way of is very well if atatesmen themselves, their addition to existing furplusses to make up co-adjutors and advocates, understand what an annual million, as a fund for discharging they speak and write so much about. It is the debe; viz. a tax on perfumery, a duty not our businefs to write a volume about it on deals and battens on importation, and on as large as the Report itself; but we think spirits in the wash. The first of these goes there are some grofs errors in it, which, up- dow'n very quietly, for we have heard no on demand, we could point out, on condi. murmuring against it. The second has been tion of our remonstrances being attended to complained of very loudly, and, if carried in. There are some inconsistencies and contra- to execution, is likely to be attended with very dictions apparent upon the very face of the serious consequences, both internally among Report, which Minifters would do well to en- ourselves, and externally from foreign poten. deavour to find out, but which they never can tates, whose subjects may be affected thereby. do, while they take more pains to shut other from one or both of these causes, the tax has people's eyes than to open their own to see met with a stop in its progress thro' the things as they really are, not as fond imagi- House: the least we can say of it is, that it nation and court-intrigue paints them. The was a very impolitic and improper measure, penfion-lift indeed consticutes a most curious in the present juncture of affairs between us article, worthy of the attention of every and Russia and France. The third article is man and woman in the nation, who pays somewhat paradoxical in the Minister ; to imtaxes and duties to support an army of prove the revenue by encreasing the duty on drones, placemen, and pensioners, like a spirits, while he lowers the duty on some (warm of locuits devouring the whole fub. other things for the same purpose of raising a Itance of the land !-It is high time the pen- revenue. This we leave him to account for ; fion-lift was called over, and scrutinized it is not our business. into with the most rigid impartiality, in order After long debates and altercations, hato cut off all the superfluous unmerited pen- rangues and declamations, the House of Comsions and finecures, and turn them into a mons has at last reduced the accuser of theEftfund for diminishing the national debt. As India Governor to method, and limited him to paying it off wholly, we let that stand within the bounds usually prescribed on such over to a period undefined and unknown. occafions; and just while we are writing the

This we take upon us to say, that Mini- business is assuming some regular form of sters and others may amuse themselves as process, that must bring the matter to itsue much as they please with building castles in by and by ; in the event whereof somebody the air ; hut if ever any tolerable progress is must lose honour or reputacion, either the made in tliat great work, the paying the na- accuser or accused ! Let who will be the tiopal debt, the foundation of the work winner or the loser, may strict impartial must be laid in frugality, and retrenching su- justice take place between man and man, and perfiuous and unnecessary expences, wages,

between them and the people. Salaries, and perquisites. Without this all The proposed amendment of the East. other efforts will prove vain and ineffectual : India Regulation Act has undergone a very and if ever a true patride comes into power, extraordinary operation, that is, of being cut and continues a sincere patriot-Statesman, this in halves, the one of which has already parand no other will be his plan of national re- seu : how they will join the original Act and demption.

the two amendments together we leave time The Minister's proposed mode of paying, to discover; but we dare venture to say, that or extinguithing: the national debt, is not a all the three together will want amend. little curious ! To appoint a commiffon, 'ment in the course of two or three years confifting of himself aod several other illustrie more. How the vew-appointed Governor ous perromages, to commence superintendants likes to go out with half his lesson, or rule of of all the bulls and bears in the Alley, lo re. future conduct, we know not. Although he gulate all the movements of the whole body goes out all perfection in the eyes of Ministry,


he may chance to come home in a very dif- they are like to sustain from fome new proferent predicament, either thro' the changes posed regulations in Newfoundland. - Inof men that may be in administration, or the deed on our first looking over the late Artichange of opinion, sentiment, and feelings of cles of Peace, we thought we discovered's the same men, if continued in power. How latent design of, or tacit consent to, our gi. different is their treatment of Gentlemen ving up that fishery to the French and Ame. when their backs are turned, from that they ricans between them. Whether there was or afford them when present, or upon their was not a secret article tantamount thereto, Outlet to a government ! What has happened a little time will probably discover, to which to some before, may lappen to others here, the above mentioned regulations are not a little aster.

Conducive. It is no wonder therefore the Some part of the Budget, after lying dore parties concerned take the alarm, mant for lome tine, was brought forward Our Eatt-India Directors, and their new by Miniftry again under two titles, arrears of matters the Commissioners of Cuatroul, have Civil Lift thirty thousand pounds, and a ing agreed to send out one Governor-Gene- , mortgage of one hundred and eighty thousand ral invested with extraordinary diktatorial pounds in forni of Exchequer bills, together powers, to (user intend all our posuerfions a two hundred and ten thouvand pounds; the the East; our Minifters have followed the discharge whereof is eagerly presied hy minio exarsple, by lending out one. Univeria fterial men, while the Patriots are as clamo- Governor over all our remaining dominica Tons and pretting for an annual augmentation on the western corbulent of America, at the of another Royal provision, profelicwly from exsence of three other Governors, regene a greater aod more urgent necefiity than the front their respective departments, to mako former. Which of these claims wiu prepon- room for this Baihaw of theee tails, to exderate we know rot; but should be happy to tend his influence wherefoever the British fee Ministers and Oppofitionists vie with each scepere sways in Norún America. – How other who fhall be nott frugal and saving of the people of the other provinces will relija the public mouey ; then we should entertain their receiving the law from the cintre of a fome faint hopes of paying or considerably province more than half popith, we caneus <iminishing the national debt : 'till then, ter at present decypher, therefore must leart us hear no more boalts on that subject. time to determine : but we have heard it

Our Minister seems to be too polite a whitpered that if the Quebec Act had never Gentleman to dilpute with our phlegmatic patied, the Americans would never have reneighbours i he Dutch such a trifling arfair us vonled from this country. Perbuns the home-fithery of turbot, cod, &c. We jupientibus. think, however, some good reason ought to The continent of Europe is at presene in a be given to the public for taking up that bu- kind of unknow'n state.-- Holland confused fineis in such a warm and vigorous manner and disturbed-Germany divided and difrutto as we have lately seen it; and a still stronger ful one part of the other; the Imperial Paris reason ought to be adduced for dropping it so against the Pruisian party. If this latter parzy abruptly, and leaving that lucrative branch 1hould lose iis head by death cr fetal and so entirely in the hands of the Dutch, no longer recover alle imbecility, greater communitis our friends and allies, but those of the French Bill wight be expected to arise among them Blation, cur conftant rivals and bercditary -France intriguing with them all, prin enemies.

chiefly upou Russia, to draw her into the We are not without our fears that the Ichcuies of French policy, in opposition to whale fishery will be soon ceded to the time Greut Britain, at the fame time has the efploading people, after throwing away fome froutery to carry on a pretended friendly cute millions of public money in bounties i set mercial treaty with the Englith Cabinet, which ou foot, encourage, and seal', that branch of the is endeavouring to subvert at every other fishery to its present adult state. It is too

court in Europe. It is much to be feared, barefaced to do it all at once, as that would that our Cabinet is unequal to the talk of one alarm the nation to a pitch; but one iteping with the French court, led on by the beuk gradually on to anothe, until the sub-areful, designing, and sophistical veteran Wie ject becomes a matter unworthy of notice, Count de Vergennes. and so dies a seemingly natural deat!).

Among all the powers of E rope, and If we are not mistaken, fome Atrokes are thoro verging on it, the Giand Turk's cafe aiming at our Newfoundland fishery, here- feeins the moft lamentable and peable. We tofore umiverfally considered as one of our har e pot forgot our engagement of pointing grand sources of wealth and naval strength. out the radical defects of the French Coutin We are the more confirmed in this su pricion present plan of forming alliances ; best of by the representtiops of the gentlemen con- own internal politics take up too much of

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Hague, March 17.

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: cutremities, and a company of cavalry and immediately adjourned the meet. ruthed upon the fanatics, sword in hand, ing till the following day, for the purpose of and fecured one of them, but the other affording, an opportunity of imprefting the escaped ; the rest of the Orange party then minds of the people with an idea of the difperled. The miserable victim to his ene majefty of their sovereign afscinbly : In thusiasm for the Stadtholderian gate was consequence, the garrison was ordered to conducted to prison, and it is expected will range themselves, being clothed in the best be hanged on Monday. M. de Gyzelaar uniforms, before the door of the hall of the passed in his coach through the gate, and States. This being done, the Prefident or. may boalt of having first made free that fadered the Stadtholderian gate * to be open- mous passage. The prisoner is a matter ed, and a piquet of grenadiers immediately peruke-maker. advanced to execute that command. On Hague, March 25. The peruke-maker, this occafion beiween three and four thou. who distinguished himself by his infatuated fand people were assembled, appearing to be conduct in the late tumult, and who was frongly disposed to tumultuous behaviour, apprehended, was condeinncd to futher on a bot they were deterred from proceeding to

scaffold. His execution was fixed for this a&ts of violence by the firm behaviour of day. His wise, accompanied by six chile the troops, who had their bayonets fixed. dron, kneeled down to several of the MaThe door remained open during the fitting giftrates, and in the name, and for the sake, of the Senate, and the meeting was diffolved of those helpless innocents, begged mercy without any tumult. But the fame good for her husband : this bad the detired effect, order was not maintained this day; the every ore promising to use his endeavour to corps of Burghers, raised to support the obtain a pardon. This morning the whole cause of the Prince, had secretly contriied garrison was under arms, and marched 10to oppose the fatal door being opened, and wards the place where the scaffold was erectparticularly to prevent any of the members ed. An immense crowd of pcople assembled pasting by that avenue. When the assembly at the place of execution ; the criminal at was preparing to adjourn, and when M. de length made his appearance ; at the foot of Gyzelaar, the Pensionary * of Dordrecht, the scaffold he was stopped, and sentence of was proceeding in his coach towards the death read to him, which was accompanied gate, iwo desperate perfons, fupported by by 2 pardon: this circumstance occasioned fitcen or fixteen adherents, interrupted him, tears of joy among the surrounding multidischarging against him the most opprobrious tudes. He is, however, to be imprisoned execrations. A dreadful massacre was cx- for life. peded to be the con quence; but the troops

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ETTERS from Castlebar give the his two attending friends had been at Mr.

Martin's but a few minutes, when the house amcious murders ever committed. A diffe. was surrounded by a party of armed men, rence had for a coufiderable time subfifted who instantly broke in, bound Mr. Macdobetween G. R. Fi zgerald, and Patrick Randal nald, Mr. Gallaghan, and Mr. Hipson, and Macdonald, Etyrs. An, advertisement appeare immediately carried them off to the house at ed lately, relative to the latter gentleman be- Rockfield. After a short stay here, during ing shot at by a party of affalins; for the which they were treated with the utmost de. discovery of which Mr. Macdonald and nu. gree of insult, scoff and reviling, an armed merous gentlemen of Castlebar offered a con- party led out the unfortunate Gentlemen into fiderable reward. Since that circumstance, the park. a few seconds a platoon was Mr. Macdonald kept much on his guard, and fired, and laid one of the devoted victims last Monday evening went for greater securi- dead on the spot. Mr. Macdonald and Mr. ty to the house of a Mr. Martin, in the Gallaghan were ordered to go on about 50 neighbourbood of Castlebar, in company with yards further, when a second platvon was a Mr. Gallaghan and Mr. Hipson. He and fired. Mr. Macdonald instantly fell dead,

• The Stadtholder passes through a grand gateway in his approach to the Senate House, which his carriage abne was allowed to enter. Till the present time, this gace has been kept fhut, except to admit the Stadtholder. + An officer of the first dignity, by whom the chief business of the State is conducted.




upwards of fifty Plugs palling into his body, due form; then admits them again to bold Mr. Gallaghan received also several flugs, and their lands as under him. It is said, the old was brought back in a very wounded itate to Crown was in the possession of the family Fitzgerald's house. They had returned here until very lately, that the above gentleman's but a few minutes, when the house was sur father fold it, being hard run for cash. rounded by the army from Castlebar, many To this account we shall add, from the of the Volunteers, Gentlemen, and immense debates in the Irish Parliament—“Mr. Ogle. crouds of people. They speedily got into “ I am now to ask the Hon. Gentleman who the house, delivered Mr. Gallaghan in a cri- speaks oftrifing breaches of the peace, Did he tical moment, seized several of the murde- never hear of Mr.O'Connor ? They say, indeed, rers, and after a very strict and long search he is a madman ; but, if a madman, there found Fitzgerald locked up in a large cheft, is a good deal of method in his madness. and hid under two blankets. Hé and several “Mr. R. Dillon is perfectly acquainted with of his people were immediately conducted to the particulars-O'Connor has for many Canlebar, and safely lodged in the gaol. months had several hundred men under armis,

The same night the gaol door was opened to maintain his claim. In December he gave by fix gentlemen, who knocked down Mr. notice to a herd [ a keeper of cattle), that Clark, the sub-lheriff, the gaoler, and one if by the ist of January a certain fum of moof the centinels ; they fired five Niots at Mr. ney was not paid him, the cattle found on F. one of which took place in his thigh, and his premises should be driven where they he received several wounds of small-swords, thould be no more heard of. In the course one of which broke in his right arm ; they of the last week in January he assembled then took a brass candlestick, and battered 1600 men under arms, and planted a piece his head in a shocking manner, leaving him of cannon on an eminence, in order to noti• for dead. Mr. F. however, recovered, and fy to his party the approach of an enemy. A has sworn positively against Dr. M. Messrs. track of bog surrounds the land in question ; H. and G. There are about 26 of F's men so that, on the shorttit notice, he can retire in gaol, among whom are the principal mur- to the mountains, where it is dangerous fur derers, two of whom have turned King's 'the civil power to follow him." evidence. The inquest have brought in A letter from Mountmellick mentions, their verdict Wilful Murder against F. and that the unhappy cause of quarrel between party.

Counsellor Pr, who was killed there on By accounts from the province of Con. Saturday last, in a duel with Ensign B-12, naught, a Mr. O'Connor, who is said to be was a dispute about the pronunciation of a descended from the race of ancient Irish Greek word. After some sarcastic obserkings, has assumed the rights of royalty, and various on each other, they agreed to retire mufters a very powerful force both of horse to a room, and decide the difference with and foot. He has taken poffeffion of estates pistols across a table. They were suffered to the amount of many thousands of pounds, to do so, and Mr. P. received a ball under but without the leaft injury or violence. He the left breast, and died in a few seconys, turns the tenants out, and takes pulleffon in






determined to put a stop to so ruinous a the House of Commons in Ireland, on IN

system, and with a spirited attention to the

true interest their country, and the hofrom his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, rum. nourable support of his Majesty's guvernynoning the House to attend his Grace in the ment, they voted new taxes to increase the House of Lords; which mellage being com- revenue of the year, in the sum of 140,000l. plied with, the Speaker addrelled his Grace “ The effort was great, and the event has ihe Lord Lieutenant in the following (peech : proved its wildom. "No sarther addition is “ May it please your Grace,

now wanting ; no loan or act of credit is ". The expences of this kingdom had for necessary; a hruation unknown to this kinga series of years, as well in time of peace as dom for many lesions past, and marking war, constantly exceeded its revenue, and with peculiar force the happy æra of your debt increased on debl.

Grace's administration. " Where such a system is suffered to “ Animated by this success, and deter• prevail, inaoufa&tures must at length give mined to persevere in the principle of preway, irade will decline, and agriculture venting the accumulation of debt

, bis Ma: ecase to produce wealth or plenty ; ihe Com- jesty's faithful Commons have in this fellion mons therefore, in the latt Seslion, wisely continued the same taxes, and granted, all

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