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Who grudge one mite of that enormous store
The Pursuit of Patronage, and the other pieces, are in. geniously written—but the Elegiac Expostulation to the Unfortunate Taylor, contains a vein of humour which made us smile, and which, at a future period, we may introduce into the Parnassian Garland.
Retrospect of the Political World,
FOR APRIL, 1801. IN our article for March, we expressed ourselves
I with diffidence respecting the measures takco to break the northern confederacy. We have it now in our power to convey more certain information on this important subject.
Sir Hyde Parker and Lord Nelson having for some time past sailed for the Baltic, passed the Sound on thc 30th
of last month, with little molestation. They soon met the Danish flect not far from Copenhagen, and on the 2d instant a most bloody engagement took place, in which the Danes were at length defeated. Lord Nel. son led on the attack with his usual intrepidity. The battle lasted four hours. To use his lordship's owa words-" I made the signal for the squadron to weigh and to engage the Danish line, consisting of six sail of the line, eleven floating batteries, one bomb ship, besides schooner gun-vessels. These were supported by the Crown Islands, mounting eighty-eight cannon, and four sail of the line moored in the harbour's mouth, and some batteries on the island of Amak. The bomb-ship and the schooner gun-vessels made their escape, the other seventeen sail are sunk, burnt, or taken, being the whole of the Danish line to the southward of the Crown Islands !” Such is the admiral's account of this victory. We find, however, that it was dearly bought, as it has since appeared that our ships have been greatly disabled, and near a thousand of our men killed and wounded. The Danes fought with astonishing bravery—but our victory would have been more complete, were not our vessels hampered by the narrowness of the sea where the fight hap. pened. As it is, we must acknowledge it to be well fought by both parties--but the consequences could not fail of being shocking to humanity.
Immediately after this event, a truce was entered into, allowing the Danes a certain portion of time, in which our and their courts might come to some amica. ble termination. It is most sincerely wished that there will be no more blood shed on the occasion. While our loss is stated to be considerable, the Danes are supposed to have lost double the number. What a pity! that the misunderstandings between nations cannot be rectified without having recourse to such scenes of horror and devastation.
Our Acet has proceeded up the Baltic, and we shall, most probably, by next month, have it in our power to detail their proceedings against Sweden and Russia, the other powers which constitute the northern con. federacy.
In the mean time, we have particularly to notice the very sudden death of the EMPEROR PAUL, who, on the 25th of last month, was found dead in his bed! It is supposed he was carried off by an apoplexy. Be this as it may, and no further particulars have yet. transpired, we must now look to his son and successor ALEXANDER-a youth of whom report speaks very favourably—though it is imagined he will adhere to the confederacy already formed against us. He has, however, given orders for the release of the English prisoners. In his ukase, or proclamation, he has these words, after declaring the high respect and veneration in which he should always hold the memory of his late father" Being educated in the principles which have governed and adorned the reign of my illustrious grandmother, and under which the empire of Russia has acquired high distinction among the nations of Eu. rope, it is my determination to adapt her system, and to renew those treaties which she made so advantage. ously for the empire."
The seizure of Hanover by the king of Prussia, occa. sions a variety of speculations. This measure indeed, as well as the scizure of English property at Hamburgh, creates a general alarm, and cannot fail of being injurious to this country.
As we expressed our joy at the expiration of the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act, so we are sorry to find that suspension almost instanteneously renewed.
The increasing importation of corn will, we trust, produce a lasting reduction of its price-great quantities, we are informed, are on their way both from the continent and from the United States of America. The heart of every good man must rejoice in the prosa pect. The most lamentable instances of poverty and, distress have, we believe, occurred for some months. past, in different parts of Great Britain!
MONTHLY LIST OF BANKRUPTS,
(From the London Gazette.) IT DRY, Uxbridge, liquor-merchant. J. R. Bol
A . ton, Princes-street, Hanover-square, moneyscrivcner. J. East, Princes-street, Soho, upholsterer. M. Levine, Westminster-road, Surry, chinaman. M. Mammatt, Birmingham, grocer. H. Cowley, Dock, Devonshire, vintner. J. Hart, Cambridge, innkceper. J. Blomeley, Manchester, ditto. W. Fish, Norwich, haberdasher. r. Turner, Trowbridge, Wilts, grocer. J. Nicholson, Jos Nicholson, and James Walker, HaIisax, Yorkshire, printers. J.and W. Scott, Gainsfordstreet, Southwark, tallow-chandlers. Geo. Fletcher, Knightsbridge, hackneyman. J. Amos, Holborn-hill, mercer. J. Paul, Winchester, hardwareman. R. Rason, Birmingham, grocer. T. West, Blackburn, Lancashire, cotton-spinner. G. Knight, Liverpool, glassmanufacturer. j. Davis, Liverpool, linen-draper. J. Hawkins, Leicester, curricr. H. Penn, Kiddermin. ster, worsted-manufacturer. G. Gwinnett, Bristol, cornsactor. Jos. Walton, Birmingham, ropc-maker. E. Mottershead, Manchester, victualler. J. Bates, Birmingham, woollen-draper. J. H. Bobart, New Woodstock, Oxon, mercer. J. Bewick, Monkwcarmouth Shore, Durham, butcher. J. Rickets, Bristol, toymaker. W. Pretyman, Great Tower-street, cooper. W. Rosthorn, Broadway, Westminster, victualler. Nat. Tanner, Essex-street, Strand, dealer. G. Ansell, White Cross-alley, Shoreditch, waich-spring-maker. W. Spencer, Saffron-hill, victualler. C. Moody, Longtown, Cumberland, dealer. Eben. Tipping, Liver. pool, soap-boiler. T. Jones and J. Harrison, HighHolborn, manufacturers. S. Shore, of Manchester, victualler. J. Hunter, late of Ryc, Sussex, commoncarrier. J. Green, of Manchester, patten-maker. . Rowan, Burton-upon-Trent, hawker and pedlar. Sus. and J. Scott, Mount-strect, Grosvenor-square, ha. berdashers. J. Houlding, late of Preston, Lancashire, dealer in liquors. G. Bakewell, Birmingham, baker"
A. Mead, West Wycombc, Bucks, chair-maker. J. Draper, Sherrard-street, Middlesex, cabinet-maker: Patrick Ker, Old Jewry, London, merchant. Jos. Alder, St. John-street, Clerkenwell, cabinet-maker. J. Allcroft, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottingham, malta ster. T. Lott, Bath, baker. J. Glover, Kensington, Middlesex, stone-mason W. Brown, Wymondham, ,, Norfolk, tanner. A. Smith, Wardour-street, Soho, taylor. T. Verstille, Lcadenhall-market, butcher. T. Price, Walcot-place, Lambeth, money-scrivener. Ja. Dawson, Liverpool, master-mariner. H. Staumton, Rainhill, Lancashire, innkeeper. Jos. Hudson, Derby, dealer in wines and spirituous liquors.' James Partington, Fen-court, Fenchurch-street, merchant, Susan. and J. Metcalf, Golden-leg-court, Cheapside, hosiers. T. Winterbourn and C. Gardner, Carey-street, taylors. J. Wood, now or late of Manchester, machine-maker. T. and J. Bellamy, Birmingham, japanners. J. Ibbett, Crown-street, Finsbury-square, shoemaker. J. Andrew, Manchester, and T. Mason, St. Swithin's-lane, London, cotton-merchants. T: Chatterton and E. Wells, Brenchley, Kent, hål-makers. F. J. Albers, Green-lettice-lanc, Cannon-street, merchant, G. Dacre, late of Husselbury, Hampshire, dealer. J. Williams, Quebec-street, Mary-le-bone. baker. T. Farrow, York, dealer in spirituous liquors. T. Gidden, Abingdon, Berkshire, currier. J. Hodge son, New-road, St. George's in the East, merchant. R. S. Bennett, Houndsditch, hạtter and hosier. A. Webb, Great Tower-street, merchant.