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In the ways and means, proje&ted by Mr. Foster, and submitted to the English parliament, a sum of nine millions, is to be raised in Ireland, for the current year, he modestly observed at the same time, that it was ratier heavy, for such a country as Ireland.
The absense of our landlords, the want of protecting duties to assist our manufa&urers, to the exclusive right of an Irish market, against the unrestrained intrusion of British produce. The expenses of a fifteen years war. The accumulating burden of an immense military establishment, with the irreparable decline of trade, have rendered Ireland very unequal to the payment of ning millions, in one year
One item of Mr. Foster's plan of finance, bears an evident appearance of absurdity, he proposes to rise 333,00 pounds by extending the duties on malt, to raw corn used in distillation, at the same time, that another bill, is in progress through the house, to prevent distilling from corn in any form.
A considerable number of trades, that before the union, contributed to circulate industry, have been destroyed, with our independence.
There existed at the time the union was caried into a law, flive great nianufactories, for making window glass, Cork, Waterford and Belfast each possessed one, and Dublin two, not one of these establishments exist at this day, our pratriots, stood silently by, and allowed, Scotch and Engish capital to exert its influence, to destroy those great and important branches of industry, the consequence, is that five thousand persons, were dispersed, and are beeome victims to the law, or paupers in our streets.
OBITUARY OF REMARKABLE PERSONS.
On the 4th inst at Gluncullen, near Kilternan, in ths county of Dublin, aged 109 years 3 months, and 17 days, Valentine Walsh, farmer This venerable Patriarch enjoyed a perfect state of health until a few days of his deatli, was a keen sportsman, and a constant compa; rion of the famous Johnny Adair, of Kilternan; he was a jovial companion, much attached to his native whiskey, of which he drank regularly two quarts every day in grog until week before his death, for like Boniface," he fed on his whiskey, cat of whiskey, and slept on his whiskey" —His funeral was attended by above 500 perfons from the neighe bouring villages.
The Mathematical Question, which appeared in December's Magazine, has not been answe
wered, In our next we will reinsert it, with, a Solution by the proposer:
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For JULY, 1808.
Memoirs of the late Lord EDWARD FITZGERALD, with
Anecdotes of the Rebellion of 1798.
PTER a lapse of ten years, riod of his life paffd away unmarka
rom the turbulence of 17€8, ed by any peculiarity in talent or Ine animofity of party seems to have disposition, to distinguish him from fubsided, and the spirit of revenge the generality of those who are borg appears to be deadened by forgiven to high education and elevated rank, dels
, and by timne. Tocre was a priod The lerthargy however of his juve when to be the Biographer of Lord nile days was foon Taken off and Edward Fitzzerald, aight subject his talents were rouled to exe an author at leaft to the fear of dan- ertion, by reflecting on the degram ger, but he is now no longer a co- ded and oppressed ftate to which he temporary: and the historian who thought his country reduced. Polo impartially draws a picture of those fessing a soul generous, brave and eventul times, may do harmless enterprising, with a mind capacious justice to ris character without the and enthusiastic, he could noi brood diead of bringing on himself the over the evils he beheld withouc fcurge of power or the suspicion of sympathifing with the sufferers and diliffcjon.
attempting reform. Amongit the This unforiunate young noble- dumerous leaders who had allociace man, whose name will delcend to ed to bring about a revolution ia pusterity, connected with the luffer. Ireland, perhaps lord Edward was ings of his unhappy country, was a
the unit disinterested and had the younger brother of the lare respecte purest views. It could be no motive ed Duke of Leinster. He was born in vulgar ambition or meaner avaa in the year 1762, and the early pe- rice, which actuated fuch a man to
Imbark in a dangerous cause, where His lordfhip resided in Paris is
eft conjugal felicity. This excellent not exclusively concerned. Ireland lady imbibed all the attachment for in his idea of country, should be Ireland which predominated in the placed alone, remote from any po- breast of her husband, and with an litical tangibility that would rise or
equal passion and solicitude. When Sink her, by the passions or policy the appeared in the streets, she was of any disguised rival or avowed
the delight of every rank, who testienemy. He was an ethufialt for his fed their respect by every mark of favourite country. He loved with attachment, this regard she was an affection, which nothing but his greatly delighted with, and fres abhorrence for her enemies, could quently spoke of wicle the most equal. This unwearied and un- lively maks of exquisite fenfibility ceasing vigilance, involved him with and gratitude. every plan, and with every man, It was therefore the agitated state that ever contemplated what he of things in Ireland, which drew forth conceived beft calculated for the the talents of lord Edward, and completion of hiscountry's happiness
. which enlisted under his standard in these pursuits he fell, and with him both the virtuous and the atrocious, Ireland loft the bravest and the moft Revolutions are always the grand affectionate song that ever a parent springs of intellectual exertion: nourished.
every good and bad pallion in the