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1 earned, and informarion to all. I be- from the folio edit. of Peck's Defiderata is e I am not mistaken, when I allere Curiofx. Book VI. p. 38. T.K. To, that nothing wil be there admitted Montb's Mind.] The service uled on the which militares against the efablished founder's anniversary was called his Ha'r religion of this country, or any thing mird, besides which he had other lefs comTeluled admittance chich can in any

memorations performed for him, called bis way promote that cause, or the happi. month's mind, and his week's mind; names ness of individu is atached to it.

which (peak themselves.

So Fither, Bishop of Rochester, preacted I profess mylelf a fincere believer in

a ferion in commemoration of the La'y the religion of selus, as praclised by the

Margaret, Counters of Richmond and elabl fb:d chuich; and a true confor; les by, and accordingly entitles it “A m-r to it, even to that greatly effenrial

“ Mornynge Remembrance, had at hier yet much-neple died part, the sacrament « Moneth Minde." of his body and blood. And, although These services were formerly thought I am convinced that nothing but a lite to benefit the fouls of the dead much. And of repentacce, a hrm tiuft in him, a though the opinion is now otherwise, to be. fincere adherence to his cominands, and stire every man then thought himself happy, af ichiul dikhirge of all the duties of whocould afford moneyenough to leave a mainmorality, can ensure to a Chrifiian the tenarce for a particular priest to pray for him. well-grounded hope of immortality, yet

This helps to explain an old expres. do I not on it to airend that divire in

son we have (often used but I think now Mitution, Gruniy perfuaded, that a line

very lit:le underítcod), and that is, when

people carnetly dehre a thing, they say, voluntary errors will be forgiven, divine

they have a month's mind to it." affiance firded, and by perseverance final happiness attained." "Yet, Sir, 1 to it, they antientiy must undoubtedly mean,

By frying they have a month's mind cannot but overve that we are not all

that, if they had what they so much longed of us equally prepared to purtzke of for, it would (hyperbolically speaking) do that “in: Aimable berehit." Daily em them as much çood (they thought) as they ployed in the business, or occupied with Lelieved a month's mind, or service sa:d once the pleasures, of the world, the greater a month (could they afford to bave it), wuult part of us requires something to awaken 'beneht their souls after their decease. us-o recall our scattered ideas to the * vne thing reedful,” to convince us of


Dec. 11. the importance, the fan&ity, of the fer- I WONDER that the Naturalist, p. vice we are going to perform. In thort, 905, Nould go in pursuit of a wood, fir, I think, to those, whose occupations cock in the sultry weather of July 25, will a:low them leisure, a ferious pre- without saying more of so uncommon a piration, and felf.examination indispen. phænonienon. Jably neceffary.

Topo, p. 893, is an Italian word for The purp...t of ihis addiefs is to beg a do mouse. It is Spanilla for a mole ; the favour of any of your clerical corte ialpis, laupe, topo.

G, A, fpondents to recommend feme racional manual, or collect un of meditsiions


Duc. 12. propriated to the lubject. Tlie " Now TH

"HE readers of the following little 6. Weeks Preparatior," the most gent.

piece are inforped, that it is cosally used I believe, is I think liable to pied from the common.place book of a objection; in many places the author's friend lately dead; who, there is reason expreflicts are sco ardert, his hun vlia. to think, never intended it for the pubton unnatural, kis piery overftrained. lic eye. Yours, &c. A. Z. It is faid that “truth needs not the A FRAGMENT ON BENEVOLENCE. foreign aid of oinan erb;' and it will be He gives his mite to the relief of po. adoitted, that religion needs no support verty. Joy enlivers his countenance, and bue truth

By inlering this you will pleasure iparkles in his eye. He can lay his greatly oblige some fincere communi- hand upon his heart, and Ivy, “I have done Cauts, and confer a great favour o

a goow thing." But who can do justice to real admirer and

his feelings? None but those whole tips the CONSTANT READER.

God of Israel hath touched with lacred fire !

None but those whose pens are guided by Mr. URBAN, Eygl field, Berks, Dec. 10.

the inspiration of the Almighty! And though Nanfuer to your Correspondent, delightful sensation, I am titally unable to

at this moment my heart expands with the p. 98 4. I lend you the following express it. Molt devoutly do libank thee, extiadi, which I cook many years since o Lord, that thou hart given sie feeling.


ou your

The fensation, indeed, is sometimes painful; his cheek. I saw it though ; and that little but the intellectual pain far excels the most téar, with a force as powerful as the inundelightful sensual pleafure.—Ye kings and dations of the Nile, broke through all the princes of the earth, poffess in peace your bounds of cautious prudence. Had the wealth envied grandeur ! Let the epicure gratify his of the Indies been in my pocket, I could not palate ; let the miser hoard his gold in peace. but have given it. I gave all I had. He Dear Senfibility! do thou but spread thy be- cast his glistening eyes upon me. nign influence over my soul, and I am sure have saved a family: may God bless you !" I shall be happy.

With my :hen sensations I could have been He held out his hat. "Pity me," said he, happy through eternity. At that inftant , but turned away his face, to hide his blushing could have wished all the wheels of Nature countenance, and the tear which stole down to have stopped.

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PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT, 1793. (Continued from p. 1016.)

the Bank stopping discount, he thought May 2.

that Parliament ought, by way of secu

rity, to advance to the Bank the sum of ΤΗ

He royal assent was given, by one million and a half, to enable that

commission, to 32 public and 18 body to discount, as far as their discreprivate bills.

rion would dictate, as usual.

The Chancellor of the Excbequer conIn the Commons, the same day, Mr. ceived the method proposed by the Com. Hobart brought up the report of the mirree would be found to be preferable. Committee on the commercial credit of Mr. Henry Thornton thought the in, the nation.

terest ought to be kept as near five per Mr. Jekyll said, he had conversed cent. as possible. with several men of mercantile infor. Mr. Hufey was of the same opinion, marion ; from whom he learned, that, Difficulties would arise in every fep: independent of the immense quantity of but that hould not dishearten the Houle, raper in circulation, in consequence of the wisdom of which, he hoped, was the private banks, there was another equal to the attainment of the object, fpecies, called accommodation-nores, which must be the wish of every man in which was estimated at seven millions. that House. He therefore conceived that, instead of The report was then read the first and five millions, seven millions of Exche. fecond time, and agreed to. quer bills ought to be issued to meet the exigency.

LORDS. Mr. Fox raid, that, in looking into

May 2. the Gazette, he saw that Exchequer A message was sent to the Commons, bills bore an interest of three-pente per that the Lords would proceed farther day per cent. Under the present report, on the trial of Warren Hastings, esq. he saw that it was intended the bills on Monday. should be issued at two-pence halfpenny per day per cert. He thought it would In the Commons, the same day, Mr. be best to add another halfpenny', 10 Duncombe presented a petition from fee make it equal to the Exchequer Lills veral inhabitants of the town of Shef, already in the marker. He wished to field, praying a parliamentary reform. know it it was intended to issue the bills The hon. member stated, that he was a on por or at a discount.

friend to parliamentary reform; but, as The Cbancellor of the Exchequer an the present perilion went to an univer. swered, at par.

fal representatior, he could not support Mr. Adam lamented, that it was not it. There were expressions in it, which, ja his power to attend his duty in that in his opinion, reflected on the digorty House on the preceding day, when what of the House; if, however, the House he was about to say would have come would consider that it was signed by with more regularity. He then entered artificers and labourers, that would co. in o leveral oblervations on the propo operate as an exienuation of the fault. fed mode of relief, and the doubts Mr. Wilberforce conceived the House which he entertained of its succefs. As could not, consistent with its dignity, il was allowed, that the principal cause receive the petition, in coosequence of of the calamity was in coniequence of some disrespectful expietf.os in it.


May 3.

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Mr. D. Ryder was of the fame opinion, The circumstance most worthy of at

Melirs. Francis, Grey, Laublon, Fox, tention is the names of the commiffion. and Sheridan, were for the reception of ers who are to be intrusted with the mathe perition ; Meftrs. Dundas and Pitt nagement of the five millions of Excheagainst it. On which the House divided; quer bills.

For receiving the petition 29 The Chancellor of ske Excbequer said, Against it


he had spared no pains to make a selec. Mr. Whitbread, jun. Aated, that he rion to deserve public confidence, and, held in his hand a petition from certain to discharge the trust repoled in him, jo habitants of the cown of Birmingham. not only with integrity, but also with The Houfe divided on the motion, that abilities and knowledge. Seren of chefe the petition be brought up;

gentlemen were members of that House, Ayes 102, Nues 24.

four of them were in the Book direc.. The petition was then brought up, tion, and the rest were eminent mer and ordered to lie on the table

chants of the city of London, and all of Mr. Lambron presented a petition of them extremely conversant in bufiness a similar nature on behalf of certain in, of this nature. He conceived it would babitants of the city and neighbourhood be enough for him to menuan their of Durham; which was received with names ; which were, out a divifion.

Lord Sheffield, Mr. Whitmore,

Sir Grey Cooper, bart. Mr. T. Baring,

Mr. Pulteney,

Mr. Foster,

Mr. Chisweil, Mr. R. Darell, Heard Mr. Cocks on the subjcet of Sir J. Sinclair, hart. Mr. Raikes, the fave-trade.

Mr. Ald. Anderfuu, Nir. C. Grani,

Mr. R. Smith, Mr. G. Innes, In the Commons, the same day, fe. Mr. Borinquet, Mr. Barclay, veral petitions were presented, from Mr. T. Boudington, Mr. . Harman, and Scotland, for a reform in the reprelenia

Mr. Manning, Mr. Brogdon. tion in Parliament; which were ordered to lie on the table.

LORDS. Mr. Courtenay observed, that some

May 6. women were committed to the gaol of Their Lord hins proceeded with the Norringham, where they had remaiced trial of Warren Hastings, crgo; which many years, and where they were likely was adjourned to Thursday. to remain. They were committed for The House resolved itself into a Cam. conturacy. They were furpafed 10 mirtec on the debtor and creditor bill, have contracted matrimony contrary to and went through several of the classes. the sites of their religion, and were fent to gaoi bv thu Ecclefiafiical Court, If In the Commons, the same day, the they could have proved that they were commercial credit bill was read the third Jews or Qurker's, chey wouid have been timc; when leveral amendments ivere infanıly difcbarasti. Thus uele in agreed to by way oi riders, and the pridoped by the Ecclefiaftical Court to bili ordered io the Lords. fuffer pena oce, which ras both hame. Severi peutions were prelented, fol and joefl Etuai, and principally will praying for a reform in ihe Commons. a view to extori money from them. This houle of Parliament; all which were was done in the genuine jure divino

ordered to lie on the table except one, fpirit, which they had derived from the whichi, being printed, it was againfi a Church of Rome. Fie taid, he should standing order io receire. not make any motion then on the fub. Mr. Grey then rose to make a morior jedi, as there was other business of im. for a parliamentary résorm, which he portance prefling upon them; but he prefaced with a speech of cooliderable Bould take up the business carly in the longeh, and concluded, that one of rhe Dext fillion

petitions (which himself liad presented) The House then went into a Commit. be referred to the confideration of tre on the commercial credit bill, Mr. Committee. This brought on a debate, Hobart in the chair. Sume conversation which lasted till two in the morning, took place on the different clauses of when Mr. Harley moved, that the des this bill, in which the Chancellor of the bate be adjourned; which Nir. Pice Exebequer, Meilrs. Sheridan, Lombion, coinciding with, the Doule divideu, buker, Curwen, and Jekyll, fucks.

Ases :si, Nors 199.






Dundas presented a bill for the better May 7.

regulation of the affairs of India ; and The royal afsent was given to such also another bill, for placing Ealt India bills as were ready.

ftock and annuities under the manage The Roman Catholic bill was read ment of the Bank of England. They the firft time,

were read the first time, On the commercial-credit bill being ordered to be read a fecond time, Lord

OF LORDS. Grenville gave notice, that he meant to

May 10. negative its commitment, in order to Lord Boringdon tuok the oaths, and accelerate its passing. Several Lords hit feat. opposed this; when the motion for the The House proceeded in the lavesecond reading was carried ; but on trade, that, " that this bill be committed," their Lordships divided, for the com In the Commons, the same day, the mitment 14, against ic 58.

House, in a Committee, went througla

the Friendly Societies bill, and ordered 'In the Commons, the same day, on it to be reported. the motion of Mr. Sumner, a Commit. tee was appointed to consider of a mode

OF LORDS. to make the entry to both Houses of

May 13: Parliament more commodious, by re

In a Committee of privileges (Lord moving part of the buildings contiguous Catbeart in the chair), a debate of cooto the Court of Exchequer.

fiderable length took place on the ques. The House then reiumed the debate tion, Whether the votes of the Duke of of the preceding day on the reform of Queensberry and the Earl of Abercora, the representation, brought forward by at the latt general election of the Peers Mr. Grey; when a debate took place of Scotland, ought to be fuftained, they that covrinued vill four in the morning; being Peers of Great Britain, created and the question being put, that the pe. fince the Union ? rition be referred to the confideration The Earl of Kinnoul objected to their of a Committee, the House divided, votes, on the ground of their having Ayes 41, Noes 292.

been given contrary to two folemn reloa

lutions of the House; the first, in the n. LORDS.

year 1708, and the second, in the year. May 8.

1989. After making some observaciços The commercial credit bill was read on these several retolutions, the Noble the third time; and, after a few ubler. Earl moved, that the votes of the vations made on it by Lord Stambope, Duke of Queensberry and the Earl of the Duke of Norfolk, and Lord King, Abercorn ought not to have been re: who spoke against it, and Lord Gren. ceived at the last general election of the ville, who supported it, a commission, Peers for Scotland." confifting of the Lord Chanceller, the Lord Grenville, in a long speech, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord contended, that the resolutions alluded Grenoille, gave the royal affent to the to contradicted each other in many above bill, and to three private bills. points; and that, together, they did

not form a precedent of such weight as In the Commons, tlie fame day, no ought to induce the Committee io de public business was tranlactea.

prive such of the Peers of Scotland as

were Peers of Great Britain of their H. OF LORDS.

franchife in the election of their repre

fentatives. The resolution of 1708 reTheir Lord fhips proceeded to the loted solely to the right of the Duke of trial of Warren Hallings, efq.

Hamilton to fit in the House as Duke of The House in a Committee, Lord Branduo. He dousted the legality of Gruntiey in the chair, on Lord Raudon's the resolution of 1987; and, therefore, bill, went through leveral clauies, fome he would move, that it be referred to of which were referred for tarıber con. the confideration of the Judges. fideration, and otlleis agreed to with The Earl of Marspeld, the Lord amendments.

Cbanceliur, and Lord Cathcart, argued

in support of the former refolutions of In the Commons, the same day, Mr. thic Houts, and consequently againt the


May 9.

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May 15.

yotes of the Duke of Queensberry and the importation of Slages into the Bri. the Earl of Abercorn.

rish islands for a certain time; on which The Earl of Morion spoke in support the House again divided; of she votes challenged.

Ayes 25, Noes 35. Lord Grenville moved the previous question on Lord Kinnoul's motion ;

LORD S. on which the House divided; Contents 27. Nor-contents 26.

Their Lord thips heard counsel on a Some debate then ensued on Lord writ of error, Gibson and Johnson ver. Grenville's motion for a reference to the fus Masters and others. On this casc Judges; and, on the question being put, three questions arole, which were re. the House divided,

ferred to the judges for their opinion, Contents 26, Not-contents 2.5. and which they were requefied to give A third division then took place on by the 6th of June next. the motion for bringing up the report ; Lord Ponsonby took the oaths and his Contents 17, Not-contents 15. The fear. report was then received.

In the Commons, the same day, Mr. In the Commons, the same day, the Dundas said, he was clearly of opinion, House resolved itself into a Committee that the duty on coals brought into upon the government and commerce of Scotland coastways ought to be repealed, 1: ia, when Mr. Wilberforce moved, without a compensation of any kind “ That it is the peculiar and bounden whatever; because, although it did not duty of the Legislature to promote, by exceed 12,000l. per annum, it amoumed all just and prudent means, the interest in many places in Scotland to a total and happinels of the British subjects in prohibition. From the beginning of the East Indies, and to provide for their the month of July to September their advancement in useful knowledge, and whole time was occupied in getting fuel; in religious and moral, improvement." so that all that time was loft. He

Mr. D. Scott seconded the motion ; thought that the duty on spirits in Scot. which was put, and-carried.

land was too low; in consequence of Mr. Wilberforce next moved a resolu. the cheapness, the drinking of spirits in tion, that the East India Company Scotland had been carried to a great Brould provide places of worship in lo- length; and, therefore, he proposed dia, and fend out proper ministers to laying an additional duty on Scotch officiate therein ; and that they hould fills, which would be a compensation also provide a chaplain for every vessel for the repeal of the tax upon coals, and of 600 cocs. No minifter to be sent to would amount to near 100,000 l. per India unless first approved of by the annum over and above, which would Archbishop of Canterbury, or the Bi. 'be an improvement of the revenue to fhop of London, for the time being.' that extent. He concluded by moving,

Mr. Francis said, the proposed mea. " that the duty now payable on coals, fures would be wholly nugatory to good brought coastways into any port of that purposes, and operate only to the in- part of Great Britain called Scotland, crease of patronage. This question was mould entirely cease and determine, and also pur, and carried.

be no longer paid." The question was put on this motion, and agreed to.




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LORDS. Lord Stantope brought in a bil for

May 16. preventing fecret acts of bankruptcy. After a debate of considerable length,

The Scotch Catholic bill went through their Lordships agreed to proceed far. the Committee without any amerdment. ther in the trial of Warren Haftings,

cfq. 10-morrow. In the Commons, the fame day, Mr. Wilberforce moved for icave to bring jo Io the Commons, the fame day, Ma. a biil to prohibit the farther supply of jor Horari moved a refolution in a faves to foreigners; on which leveral Committee of the whole Houfe, that members fpoke; when the Ilouse divi. the Brith be permitted to export articles ded, Ayes 41, Noes 34.

to this cantiy legally imported into Mr. Wilberforce then moved for leave that from our colonies. Agreed to. to bring in a bill 10 regulate and limit (To be continued in our supplement)

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