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cogent argument against too great Perhaps there neder was so much saseverity of punishment.

tire condensed in a single line, as “ It happened to me, my lords, in the following, characterising the about four or five years since, to king and Queen of Naples, and leave my house in

for the their lute favourite dcton, zhose purpose of going into the country, lndy is suid

to be on her way An old and faithful servant

to Englund. left in care of it, till my return. “ Hæc Rex, hic REGINA, hic et hæcACTON," In abont four or five days I came to town again, and found to my

INDEPENDENCE OF THE CLERGY. surprise, that my servant had fled The independence of the clergy during my absence, carrying ot in Scotland was secured by modewith bera considerable quantity rate and equal provisions; and its of plate and other property. Now, extreme frugality should still remy lords, there were many causes

commend the constitution of the which operated with me to abstain church, as the cheapest establishfrom prosecuting this unfortunate ment, if not the most economical

She was aged, and the dispensation of the gospel. But the course of nature had already mark- clergy were dignified, not degraed her by many infirmities, for a

ded, by an honourable poverty respeedy but natural dissolution- mote from indigence, Savisfied with she had been the dupe of a de- their humble mediocrity, they re. signing villain, who instigated her newed the instructive examples of to the theft; she was friendless, ancient sages; and, in a refioed and she was poor. My lords, pub. and luxurious age, amidst the purlic duy pointed out the course I suits of a commercial people, their ought to take. I knew I ought lives might inculate this salutary immediately go before a mayis- lesson, that happiness resides in a trate, who would bave commilied contented mind, and acknowledges her for trial. I must have appear

no dependence on wealth and splened in a court of justice, as the dour. prosecutor against her, and have History of Scotland, by Malcolm Laing. embitiered my own life by the consciousness of having shorteved LADIES WOULD BE ABLE TO RESIST; hers.

WRITIEN BY HENKY IV, OF FRISCE, " My lords, humanity triumphed TO GABRIELLE D'ESTREES. over justice and public dury. I was constrained to turn loose upon

My Beauteous Lore,

Two hours after the arrival of the public, an individual certainly this courier, you will see a Cava. deserving of punishment, because lier who loves you much. They the law of the land gave me

call him king of France and Naopportunity of visiting her with a

varre, which are certainly very hocastigation short of death. "My lords, tipon this ground alone, that of being your subject is in

nourable, though very painful titles: and for the sake of public justice, finitely more delightful. All these this law ougit: in my opinion, to

together are wood, and let what be amended. For the sake of the

will happen, I have resolved nerer injured, and not of the guilty, I

to yield them to any use. am an enem. 10 inordinare severity. The prosecutors are those A REFLECTION FOR DEVOTEES. who fear deich, and not the per

So fearfully, and wonderfully sons oflending,"

are we made, that man in all con.





ditions ought perhaps to pray that solidity and degrees of hardness, be may never be led to think of Chaik naturally soft and calcarious, his Creator, or of his redeemner, is found in varivus degrees of coneither 100 little or too much. solidation, from chalk to a stony

A COMPEND OF GEOLOGY. hardness, and solidity of inarble. of this earth we find no vestige Thus simple fusion has consolidaof a beginning, no prospect of an

ted the strata of the earth in all end. A new Heaven and a

it indefinite degrees. Granite it. Earth. The mountain is worn down

self is consolidated in the same to the ocean; the land gradually

manner. In the act of cooling rents tends to a destruction which, in á and separations formed by unequal course of ages, is inevitable. But degrees of contraction in the con. there is a re-productive operation. tiguous strata. llence perpendicuNothing is stable, and of perma

lar tissures and reins, and the more Dent endurance. Inferior animals separations according to the de have existed longer than the hu. grees of consolidation. All the man race; and relics of sea ani- solid strata of the globe bave been mals are of a long previous exis

condensed by the means of heat, tence. Water, winiis, tides pro

and hardened froin a state of fusion. duce the solid body by separation The masses of loose inaterials col(sand), by attrition (gravel), by de- lecied at the bottom of the sea, position (marly and argillaceous

were raised above its surface, and Caicareous bodies are avis changed into solid land by the mal exuviæ, closely connected with expansive power of heat. These these strata, all which strata be- strata, horizontal and continuous, longed to the sea, and were pro

were first cemented by the beat duced by it. These strata are evi

of fusion, and elevated from below dent in the most solid parts of the by an expansive power, the conearth, which therefore were formed sequence was every species of fracafter the ocean

was ibus inhabited ture, dislocalion, contortion and by marine animals. All marbles every departure from horizontal to and limestone indicale marine origin. vertical. The agent that elevates, The sparry structure is a dissolu- is matter actuated by extreme beat, tion and crystallization of calcareous and expanded with amazing force.

All the earth matter. All the strata, those that

we see,

was then are calcareous, and those superio- originally formed at the bottom of cumbent, have had their origin at

the sea, and while this land the bottom of the sea. Mountains forming, there was another land of granite are more ancient stiil, containing materials similar to the and are excepted from this general present earth, and marine aniinals rule. Thus the sold land compo.

like the present. Every genus now sed at the bottoin of the sea. But existing, and many viners not now how are

continents elevated known, are found in strata, and so far above its level, By the probably there was a former would agency of fire with water. The in respect to plants as well as anisilicious and calcareous strata (which

mals. The present earth is comprevail much more than the biti posed of the materials of a former minous or coal strata) are consoli

world. Productive causes are now daied by a fusion of their sub- laying the foundations of a stances, It is the various ajency

earth in the depths of the ocean, of fire which produces the various which, in the course of time, al



new verse as




ways young, will give birth to party, without joining in the passion new continents. An indefinite suc- of the other, and calm under opcession of worlds in past time, pression, because he knew himself and a similar succession in future, to be honest: subjecting himself to be repeated without end.

to persecution, because he would LEIBNITZ represented the uni

not persecute others, and labouring machine that should

for the benefit of those by whom

he was ill-treated proceed for ever, by the laws of mechanism, in the most perfect state, by an absolute and invio

“ Whilst I live, I will endeavour lable necessity. From the wisdom and goodness of the deity, and his

to preserve my liberty, or at least principle of “a sufficient reason,

not consent to the destroying it. he concluded the universe to be a

I hope I shall die in the same perfect work, or the best that principles I have lived, and I will could possibly have been made,

live no longer than they can preand that other things which are

I have in my life been evil or incommodious, were permit- think of no meanness, I will not

guilty of many follies, but as I necessary consequences of

blot ani defile that which is past what was best, but he thought that the material system, considered as a

by endeavouring to provide for the

future. I have ever had in my perfect machine, can never fallinto disower, or require to be set

mind, that when God should cast right. La Place, the first astrono

me into such a condition, as that mer of the age, seems, in his Me.

I cannot save my life but by doing canique Celeste, to have practically the time is come when I should

an indecent thing, he shews me proved the theory of Leibnitz.

A man learned without ostenta-

FRANGIPANI, tion, and too wise to think himself An antient and truly noble fa. intallible: resolute, but never rash; mily. Their

was derived miid, yet never timid: opposing from a distribution of bread to the wisat he thought wrong in one

poor during a famine.

serve nie.

ted as

resign it.”








« Here,” wilt thou say, “ a high undaunt.

ed soul,

That spurned at palsied Caution's chill By Lucy Aikin,


A mind by learning stor’d, by genius fir'd, FRIEND of departed worth! whose pil- In freedom's cause with generous zeal ingrim feet

spir'd, Trace injured merit to its last retreat, Slumbers in dust : the fabric of his fame Oft will thy steps imprint the hallowed Rests on the pillar of a spotless name !" shade

Tool of corruption ! spaniel-slave of power! Where WAKEFIELD's dust, embalm'd in Should thy rash steps, in some unguarded tears, is laid:


Profane the shrine, deep on thy shrinking

ODE TO THE POPPY. heart Engrave this awful moral, and depart:

By the late Mrs. O'Neil, of Shane's Castle. That not the slanderer's shaft, the bigot's Not for the promise of the labour'd hate,

field, The dungeon's gloom, or the keen stroke

Not for the good the yellow harvests yield, of fate,

i bend at Ceres' shrine; Can rob the good man of that peerless

For dull to humid eyes appear prize, Which not pale Mammon's countless trea

The golden glories of the year; sure buys :

Alas! a melancholy worship's mine!. The conscience clear, whence secret plea

I hail the goddess for her scarlet flower,

Thou brilliant weed sures flow,

That dost so far exceed And friendship kindled 'mid the night of woe,

The richest gift gay Flora can bestow; Assiduous love that stays the parting

Heedless I pass’d thee in life's morning breath,

hour, And honest fame triumphant over death.

(Thou comforter of woe !) 'Till sorrow taught ine to confess thy

pow'r. For you, who o'er the sacred marble bend,

In early days, when fancy cheats, To weep the husband, brother, father,

A various wreath I wove friend,

Of laughing Spring's luxuriant sweets, And, mutely eloquent, in anguish raise,

To deck ungrateful love; Of keen regrets his monument of praise,

The rose, or thorn, my numbers crown'd, May faith, may friendship dry your stream- As Venus smild, or Venus frown'd, ing eyes,

But Love, and Joy, and all their train are And virtue mingle comfort with your

flown, sighs ;

And I will sing of thee alone; Till resignation, softly stealing on,

Unless perchance the attributes of grief, With pensive smile bid lingering grief be

The cypress bud, and willow leaf, gone,

Their pale funereal foliage blend with And tardy Time veil o'er with gradual

All but the tender tints you would not Hail, lovely blossom ! thou can'st ease
wish to fade!

The wretched victims of disease;
Can'st close those weary eyes in gentle


Which never open but to weep;

For, oh! thy potent charm
By J. Scott, of Amwell.

Can agonizing pain disarm;
I HATE that drum's discordant sound,

Expel imperious memory from her seat, Parading round, and round, and round:

And bid the throbbing heart forget to beat. To thoughtless youth it pleasure yields,

Soul-soothing plant! that can'st such blesAnd lures from cities and from fields,

sings give, To sell their liberty for charms,

By thee the mourner bears to live, Of tawdry lace and glittering arms,

By thee the wretched die! And when Ambition's voice commands,

Oh! ever friendly to despair, To march, and fight, and fall in foreign

Might Sorrow's pallid votary dare,

Without a crime that remedy implore, lands.

Which bids the spirit from its bondage fly,

I'd court thy palliative aid no more: I hate that drum's discordant sound,

No more I'd sue that thou should'st spread Parading round, and round, and round:

Thy spell around my aching head, To me it talks of ravaged plains,

But would conjure thee to impart Of burning towns, and ruin'd swains,

Thy balsam for a broken heart; And mangled limbs, and dying groans, And by thy soft Lethean power, And widow's tears, and orphan's moans :

(Inestimable flower!) And all that misery's hand bestows, Burst these terrestrial bouds, and other ro To fill the catalogue of human woes.

gions try.





Gone are the days when the Western gale
Awoke ev'ry voice of the lake and the

With the harp, and the lute, and the

lyre; When Justice uplifted her adamant shield, While Valour and Freedom illumin'd the

field With a sword and a plumage of fire!



Lines addressed to Walter Scott, in conse-
quence of his Invocation to Ireland, in the
Vision of Don Roderick; ending, Strike the
loudest tone of thy bold Harp, green Isle; the
Hero is thy own.'
ALAS! Border Minstrel, the summons

is vain, For unstrung is the harp, and forgotten

the strain, Which Eria once sung in her pride; And now robb’d of the glories that cir

cled her reign, To the heart-rending clank of a Conquer

ror's chain, All tuneless, she wanders the desolate

plain, With the blood of her Patriots dyed !

And now, Border Minstrel, the Bigot and

Pollute the pure land of the free-born Breve,

The land of the Sigh and the Smile!
Then accurs'd be the recreant heart that

could sing,
And wither'd the hand that would wakes

the string,
Till the Angel of Liberty wave her wild

Again o'er the EMERALD Isle!



paring the

same, SO

Specification of the Patent granted to of all, or any of the different spe

John Fraser, Collector of Natural cies of the palm tribe of plants History, now of Sloane-square. Chel- growing spontaneously on the corsea, in the parish of St. Luhe, in

tinent, and islands of North and the county of Middieser; for a South America, and in other parts discovery, and finding out of cer- beyond the seas, but more partie ?tain Vegetables, and a way of pre- larly in tropical climates, and my

als they may be there cultivated, and are des be usefully employed in the manu- cribed in the writings of the ce. fucturing of Hats, Bonnes. Chair- lebrated Linnæus, and other authors; bottoms, and Baskets, and for other before the said leaves are of 013: articles and purposes. Dated 0c- tured growih.

And he suspends tober 15, 1810.

the same in the air in the shade, To all to whom these presents in order that they may become c.

well bleactied and dry; or other that the said John Fraser doth, by wise he causes the same to be so cothis instrument in writing, under lecied, bleached, and dried, and in

his hand and seal duly executed, this state he transports them to the describe and ascertain the nature place of manufacture. And farther, of his said invention, and the me- prepares the same for use by cui. thod by which the same may be ting off more or less the outer er. performed; that is to say: 'The tremities, where the leaves tape: said John Fraser collects or gathers and are thinnest, and from the is. the leaves (otherwise called branches) ner extremitics, where the materia

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