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Ere that terrific hour may come
Yet the poor Rustic, passing by,
To hear and learn that righteous way
Which leads the wanderer back to Heaven, That sheds oblivion v'er his woes.
To realms of peace, and sin forgiven. For him no more the morning ray
Auctore R. Trevelyan, A. M.
[Continued from p. 259.)
mare velivoluni! en famæ nova serta Are bush'd to breathe the dying prayer.
Britannæ ! *
(tuat æstu The bitterness of Death was past
Quid memorem ut dubio generosum fluca When he had fondly look'd the last
Pectus, ut ancipiti fallentem prospicit hosOn that dear form in anguish prest,
(tannos! Half-dying to an Husband's breast;
Oceano, et multâ vitantem ambage Bri-
En ubi nunc pelago nox abstulit atra
Uvdabat classis per amica silentia Lunæ
Exspirans tacite exitium ; monet aura
[belli Then press in theirs the clay-cold hands
Excidii præsaga 'sonant: mors sola BriOf Him, who lost in sorrow stands;
[ignes While tears fow down each rugged cheek, Which all the heart's 'mute anguish speak. Impavidos terrere nequit : spes acrior
Accendit; stimulosque ime sub pectore The Minister of Peace is come,
Non impune tamen: ceu tempestate co
Actas præcipiti notos mutare meatus
Cogit hyems, densåque incumbens gran
At vos aotiquum (et tangunt mortalia
Imperium Romæ, et navali cæde superbos
Carmine sacrâstis dominos rerumque po. Firm in this hope, he views the spot
tentes ; Where penitence avails him not ;
Nectite (et urget opus) capiti nova serta
Clementes fortuna juvat; Clementia †
[omne Forgiveness on his evil ways:
Vindicat ipsa novas : ecce ut deferbuit His dying words the silence break,
Murmur et obductæ tristissima mortis
Per fluctus, interque natantia fragmina
classis, Hope trembles on his parting breath,
· Cernere erat miseros, iterum quos nostra And smooths the rugged path to Death.
remisit Though o'er bis tomb po stone may tell
Gratia in alterius vitaï et luminis auras. His guilty tale, or how he fell;
En ubi Navigio I per aquas jam flammea
moles * Alluding to the introductory sen. tences in the Burial Service, “I am the * White, p. 88, pugna navalis ad Æresurrection and the life,” &c. read by gypti oras. the Chaplain in the procession to the White, p. 103. place of execution,
I L'Orient, White, p. 104.
Incepit longis aperire vaporibus ignem! Grandævus pater, argenteamque recondliExitium fovere Noti, percussaque flamma
dit undis Turbine, quæque latens summi fastigia Canitiem, et glaucâ nituere aspergine mali
vultus. Ascensu superat tardo, exitioque sequaci
En, Nelsone, tuo pacatos Märte Cala. Navigium involvens, inter tabulata volu
Sicelicosque sinus, quosque in sua regna Ad coelum undabat - subter formidinis
Italiæ reges túa vindex Gloria, reddunt inclusorum intus, venturâ et morte pa
Arya tuâ reparata manu, atque insignia ventâm
sumunt Insanus pallor-casus licet obruat hostem
Rura nova, et luxu segetum qui floret opimo Cognato tanget clementia pectora luctu.
Dives ager Brontes *, veteri non degener Sed nec adhuc, tandem posito certamine,
[nomen ; cessat
Brontæumque tenet ductum de fulmine Dirum opus ; ultricesque ciet lux ultima
Fulmine in Ætneis olim nascente latebris, Et jam sublimi perfudit lumine classes,
Cujus adhuc vis haud Britanos exosa re. Funereâ et varias ornavit luce tenebras,
cessus. Luna; et spectabant tacito terrore cohortes
Quid memorem festas, perfuncto marte, Mortis opus; subitum disrupto turbine
Arte triumphali, et solennis munera pomIntonuit - surdasque tremor diverberat
(iris, Atque odia oblitæ stupuere alterna vicissim
Quid memorem, Galli pulsis ultricibus
Sceptra tuâ donata manu: monte undique Attonitæ classes quantos heu stragis Attulit una dies ! quantos meliora me
Parthenopes t, conspersit ubi Natura rarentes
[sylvæ Funera, letali cita mors immersit in undå !
Textilibus colles, nectuntque umbracula Nec grave cessat opus : reduces sed marte
Nativa - antiquam et retinentia mania furores
[dorso Ingeminant cæco-anne audis resonantia
Horrescunt - viridi hîc dives consurgere Pulmina misceri, et miserûm increbescere
Campus amat, glaucas vel in umbras murmur? Et fors Nelsoni quæ sint jam fata requires, Sive ruinarum nigrâ succincta coronâ
scena receditQuisquis eris, fidæ testans conamina
Obruta procumbunt veterurn palatia reMusæ :
gum, Vulnere languentem, et Britonum fortis
Non inhonesta situ-desiderioque reposcit sima frustra
Flebile vectigal (cinis heu nunc!) pristina Funera plorantem exhilarat Victoria signo
(regum Nuncia sublato. Haud epulæ clangorque Quid vel opes memorem | Eoas, victricia tubarum,
[unzphum Dona, aut gemmarum pretioso flore coNon canor insultans hosti, non læta tri
[tis ? Præcinuit vox: sed jam religione serenat
Artifices formas, partæ monumenta saluSumna Ducis mentem pietas, quem læta
Quid memorem absenti sacrat queîs padecorat
[gratæ Ante alios, fortes mulcens dulcedine sen
Accumulans donis ?-patriæ te munera Postera lux cædes, et vasta silentia belli
Præsentem majora manent - facundia Pandebat, veterique ibat jam lætior undâ
ocelli Nilus" Cæsareas venisti victor ad oras,
[grates! Nobilior, miseris præbens solamina rebus !
Eloquitur tacitamet solvit tibi lacryma
Sed nec clara diu, positis felicibus armis, Omois et Ægyptus celebret vexilla salutis, Omois Arabs *.-Olim Italiæ spoliator ad
Languebat virtus, patriæve amplexibus hæsit:
Scilicet insidiis secretum accendere belJulius, et pavidis fidens Antonius armis,
Teutones $, et Boreæ linquentes frigora At non Marte suo : jam libertate labante Et patriâ amissâ, dominis parere superbis Incipiunt, pavidum et junxerunt fædere
[martem. Sub juga misit opes assuetům, (inhonesta merentum!)
Non tulit hoc Britonum, quæ fulmina foe
dera sancit, At tibi, Dux Britonum, victricique ordine
[cis Gratulor! hæc norûnt olim penetralia . Advolat ipsa suas ales Victoria Classes.
Majestas malè læsa--at amantes otia paQuæque tuum vel adhuc sacrant modula
(To be concluded in our next.) m de nomen.”
* White, p. 149. Hæc dedit antiquo se attollens gurgite Nilus
+ Descriptio Siuûs Neapolitani.
White, p. 134, 135, 136. * White, p. 110. “ Arabes plurimi ve S“Northern Confederacy.” White, p. nerunt ad littora,” &c.
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT. House Of COMMONS, Feb. 12. Grenfell put several questions to Mr. VanA petition from Sheffield, for new regu
sittart as to his intentions with regard to lations as to cast-iron and steel manufac
the repayment of the 6,000.0007. loan tures ; a petition from Coventry, for new
from the Bank; to which he replied, that regulations as to apprentices in the rib the re-payment would commence on the bon trade ; and one from certain propri.
5th of April in money, and be continued in etors of coal-mines near Bristol, for ex
such proportions as would in no respect emption from particular duties in the Se
interfere with the question of the resumpvern, were referred to Committees.
tion of cash paymen's. On the report of the Committee of Sup
Loid A. Hamilton entered at considerply being brought up, Mr. Curwen called able length into the existing abuses in the the attention of the Chancellor of the Ex Scotch Burghs as to the election of the chequer to the circumstance, that a profit Magi:trates, and the assessment of local of I per cent. was made by persons who col. taxes on persons who had no controul over lected bank tokens in the country to be
their expenditure. He adverted to the sent up to London for the purchase of
case of Montrose, which had its constitugold, which was sent out of the country.
tion arbitrarily altered by the Crown; and moved for a copy of the Act and Warrant
of his Majesty in Council, dated SeptemFeb. 13.
ber, 1817, relative to that Burgh. Mr. Bennet presented Petitions from Lord Castlereagh objected to the moJoseph Mitchel, of Liverpool, Thomas tion, as leading to the general question of Evans, of Newcastle-street, and William Parliamentary Reform. The administra Ogden, complaining of their sufferings un tive powers of the Magistrates might be der the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act, controuled in a Court of Law. What bad and praying that the House would pass been done as to Montrose was with a view no Bill of Indemnity.
to benefit, and not to injure the Burgesses, Sir F. Burdett also presented a petition The Lord Advocate resisted the motion from John Stewart, weaver, Glasgow, on on the same groupds. the same subject.
Mr. Abercromby, Sir J. Mackintosh, Mr. Sir F. Burdett then presented a petition J. P. Grant, and Sir R. Ferguson, supported from some of the inhabitants of St. George's, the motion, which was negatived without a Hanover-square, in favour of Parliamen- division. tary Reform, stating that the House of Commons did not, in any intelligible or
Feb. 16. constitutional sense, represent the people; Lord Stanley presented a Petition from a that they were the instruments of a weak place in Lancashire, praying for the reAdministration, who had suspended the peal of the Coru Bill, for a Parliamentary Constitution of the Country, and punished Reform, and for the dismissal of the Minis, the people at their pleasure. It then pro ters; a perition from persons at Boltonceeded iu these terms : “ If the House le-Moors, praying for regulations as to the would not listen to their complaints, or hours of working in the cotton-manufacgrant the required reform, they would tories ; and a counter-petition from the most certainly resist paying taxes." manufacturers, which represented that
Lord Castlereagh moved that the petition parliamentary interference with the mabe rejected.
nagement of their trade was wholly uuneSir F. Burdett contended that if the Pe. cessary, titioners were called upon to pay taxes Mr. Phillips strongly supported the latwhich their Representatives had not im- ter, as the petitioners conceived themposed, the Constitution and Laws of the selves grossly calumniated by statements Country should protect them from the pay. which had been made by different persons, ment of those taxes.
regarding the labour and the health of Lord Castlereagh again moved that the persons employed by them, and by propopetition should be rejected; which was sitions to interfere with them in the conagreed to.
duct of their own business. Sir F. Burdett then presented petitions The Chimney sweeping Regulation Bill from Bath, praying for Universal Suffrage went through a Committee, and the blank and Annual Parliaments.
as to the period of abolishing the employ. On bringing up the Report of the Com- ment of climbing boys was filled up with mittee of Supply, Mr. Tierney and Mr. “ the 1st May, 1819."
without creating some noise. His Lord. Mr. M. A. Taylor dwelt at great length ship concluded with moving, “that a Comon the inconveniences experienced in the mittee be appointed to inquire into tbe four Northern Counties from the Assizes truth of the allegations in the petition of being held only once a year. He also ad Francis Ward, and report thereon to the verted to the severe pressure upon the House." twelve Judges, from the accumulation of Lord Castlereagh said, that if the precedbusiness in the Courts of Westmioster ing Speaker had in the course of his speech Hall, and the lengthened Sessions at the confined himself, as he did in his motion, Old Bailey. As a remedy for the latter to the case of Francis Ward, he should grievance, he suggested the appointment not have objected to it; but the Noble of iwo more Justices to attend the Old Bai. Lord had departed from the grounds of ley and the Assizes. As to the Northern his motion, and urged the necessity of a Counties, he understood the Crown had al general investigation. He would contend ready the power of issuing a commission that there was no instance in our history for the holding Assizes there twice a year; of the Habeas Corpus having been sus. and he should therefore conclude with pended without its being followed by an moving au Address to the Prince Regent act of indemnity. He denied that his No. for issuing such a commission.
ble Friend, the Secretary for the Home A conversation of some length occurred, Department, had been guilty either of in the course of which the Attorney-Gene- cruelty or injustice : he denied that he ral and Lord Castlereugh expressed their had given his warrant for commitment reluctance to come at once to the conclu- without the evidence of credible witnesses, sion proposed by Mr. Taylor, but were taken on oath: he denied that he had comnot indisposed to an inquiry upon the sub- mitted one individual on the testimony of ject. He consequently withdrew his mo the person (Oliver) so much alluded to hy tion, giving notice that he should to-mor the other side of the House : he denied row move for the suggested inquiry. that a single arrest took place without not
Petitions were presented from James only having the depositions of credible Leach and Benjamin Scholes, complaining witnesses, but the authority of the Lawof the hardship of their imprisonment un officers of the Crown. But it was altoge. der the Habeas Corpus Suspension Bill. ther a false view of the bill in contempla
Lord Folkestone moved that the different tion, to consider it as a bill for the protecpetitions from the sufferers under the Ha. tion of the Ministers of the Crown : it was beas Corpus Suspension Act should be en for the protection of individuals who had tered as read; which being done, he pro come forward to give information of the ceeded to shew that it was the duty of the utmost importance to the security of the House to institute an inquiry into the con country, and without such protection no duct of Ministers, under the powers en information could be had, as none would trusted to them by that Act. During the venture to offer it at the risk of his own last 120 years the Habeas Corpus had been safety. With respect to the hardships of suspended nine or ten times, but there was imprisonment, of which so much bad been only one instance of an Act of Indemoity; said, this was no question to be enterand that was a precedent formed by the tained by the House without great irreguvery same men who were now about to larity : for those individuals who thought propose such a measure as a matter of themselves aggrieved, had always their course. They had grossly exaggerated remedy at hand; the ordinary Courts of the dangers of the country, and had done Law were open to them, and there was no. what even the Suspension Act did not thiug to preclude them from bringing their warrant, by violating all the forms of Law action. The suspension of the Habeas as to the apprehension, confinement, and Corpus only prevented trial during the discharge of numerous individuals. The operation of that measure. The Noble Noble Lord adverted to the case of Francis Lord then entered into the particulars of Ward and others, and observed, that Mi. Ward's petition, and contended that they nisters had selected no victim whose fate were a series of falsehoods and misrepreand sufferings could excite the attention or sentations; and as to his pretensions to a call forth the indignation of the country ; religious and moral character, he was prethat his Majesty's Ministers were all aware pared to shew that this petitioner had been of the security they derived from the low engaged in the most atrocious crimes. In rank of their prisoners. They seized upon 1816, two persons were convicted and exethem because they wanted victims of some cuted at Leicester and Nottingham, who kind to justify their measures, and it was made a full confession of their crimes a not safe to lay hold of others who would short time previous to their execution. not have submitted so quietly to their fate, Their confessions were taken by the Maor have accepted of their discharge on gistrate, and forwarded by Mr. Munday such conditions, who could neither have to his Majesty's Ministers. The confes. been imprisoned nor turned out of prison sious he would now read, suppressing all
the names alluded to in them, except the question was, who broke the law? The name of Francis Ward. The first was the prisoners answered, the Noble Lord and confession of Josiah Mitchell, who was exe. his friends; but assertion would not satiscuted at Leicester for a felony committed fy the country, and the gaoler of Gloucesat Loughborough. In his confession he ter himself solicited investigation : the ofstated : “ B. shot A.-C. B. told me that fenders, if such they were, were anxious Francis Ward had mentioned the thing to for trial, even at the risk of their lives. him on Saturday evening, and said there But, said the Noble Lord, it is a great would be a deal of money in it; the work mistake to suppose that Ministers want an men had, offered to give one hundred indemnity; what they wish is, to cover pounds for the machinery. Several of us their friends, Oliver, bis fellow spies, and met at the Navigation Inn, and formed accomplice informers ; in short, the Bill our plans. I received from 3 to 41. from of Indemnity was admitted on the other Ward, for acts I performed. Ward gave side to be for the protection of those secret me 101. for the part I took in destroying and infamous sources of private accusathe works at Woodpeck-lane, in Notting- tion, whose purpose was to destroy the ham. Our committee met in the Duke of happiness and reputation of every honest York in Nottingham, Francis Ward was Was it possible that at this time of the treasurer. Ward belonged also to the day such an avowal should be made-that Loughborough committee.
in England it should be professed that inployed me to shoot a man who had refus nocent men should be solitarily confined, ed to turn out, and offered 4l. as my re cruelly tortured, and unjustly accused, ward." The Noble Lord requested that and should never have an opportunity of the House would not consider this as incre- discovering to whom they were indebted for dible; assassination was 'a crime bargained all these deprivations and sufferings? for, and set at a regular price, like a piece Mr. Wilberforce thought the character of stockings, or any other work. More of Ward had much to do with the merits of than one Jury had convicted on evidence the motion; and it appeared that several which shewed that 41. was often the price of the other petitions contained palpable for shooting a man.
The confession went falsehoods. All the antient free Constituon, “ Ward offered 101. for shooting some tions had the means of providing against of Kendal's men.
He offered 101. for imminent danger, by lodging, for a time, shooting another master manufacturer; extraordinary power somewhece; and and 51, for shouting one of his men for surely some alteration in the ordinary working. He offered a large sum for mur mode of proceeding was required, when dering the Judge at the last Assize. We the people of England had resoried to as.' met at the Jolly Bacchus, and when none sassination as a trade, as was
he case with agreed to do this, F. Ward took out a the Luddites, and when the life even of a golden guinea, and said he was determined Judge, venerable for his age, and admirit must be done." The second confession able for his learning, had beev. threatened, was that of T. Savage, who was executed a if not attempted, while the perpetrators few weeks after Mitchell. It corroborated were to be rewarded by noney raised in the former confession. The Noble Lord subscriptions of 5s. each. trusted the House would now see the Sir Samuel Romilly contended, in refutacourse of proceeding they were called tion of Lord Castlereagh's allegation, that, upon to adopt; he trusted they must now if an Act of Indemnity were passed, the be aware of the true character of petitions petitioners would, as by that of 1801, be of this sort, and that they would not, on left without any remedy at law for all their ex parte statements, go into the proposed unjust sufferings. There were in all eleven inquiry ; for the consequence of such an peritions. If two or three might be incora inquiry would be, either that Ministers rect in their statements, were the rest to must subinit 10 all the charges brought be passed by unheeded ? Even the characagainst them, or abandon those who had . ter of Ward, however bad, did not justify given evidence on the faith of conceal. the severity of treatment he had met with ment to the vindictive attacks of those under arbitrary confinement. What, too, whom they had detected.
could be a greater mockery and insult Mr. J. Smith, of Nottingham, bore tes than the parading these men from town to timony to the correctness of what Lord C. town in open day-light, and loaded with had stared as to Ward's conduct; but chains; and what possible objects could could not on thal account refuse inquiry be answered by such a wretched triumph, into the cases of the other petitioners. except to convince some miserable minds
Sir F. Burdelt said, the moral character that some extraordinary plot existed of Ward had nothing to do with the pre- against the State ? As to ihe dictatorships sent question, which was, whether he had of the antient Republicks, did they not, he been justly charged with treason, whether would ask bis Hon. Friend Mr. Wilberhe had been legally committed, and legal force, end in a perpetual Dictatorshiply treated under that commitment. The in a tyranny never to be shaken off ?