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because it was improbable that the , Ireland should be referred to a Commitoffice would be a fit reward for service. tee of the whole House.”
Lord Milton shortly spoke; as did Sir J. Hippisley seconded the motion, Messrs. Long, Perceval, and I'harton, and vindicated the Creed of the Cathoin reply:
lics. The debate was then adjourned. Mr. P. Moore opposed the motion, because it did not go far enough; he was
May 21. for the abolition of every sinecure office. In the Committee of Supply, 13,773).
The House then divided Mr. was granted, for purchasing, and annexBankes's amendment: Ayes 93, Noes 99. ing to the British Museum, Mr. Gre
Mr. Martin then agreed that his Re- ville's collection of Minerals. (See vol. solutions on the same subject should be
LXXX. p. 584.) negatived, and those of Mr. Perceval Gen. Tarleton presented a Petition agreed to, on an understanding that from the inhabitants of Liverpool, in the latter should be discussed, on bring- favour of Parliamentary Reform. ing up the Report.
A similar Petition from Canterbury
was presented by Mr. Wardle. HOUSE OF LORDS, May 18.
Mr. Brand, in a lengthened and apThe Royal Assent was notified by propriate speech, submitted his motion Commission to 73 Public and Private on the subject of Parliamentary Reform. Bills.
Tlie Hon. Gentleman observed, that the
first and greatest evil that existed was, In the Commons, the same day, a that so many Members of that ouse Bill for allowing the Trustees of Drury- were nominated by individuals, the prolane Theatre to, rebuild the same, was prietors of decayed boroughs. It was read the first time.
well known to have been the practice of In the Committee of Supply, the sum old to relieve, on their application, parof six millions was granted to pay off ticular boroughs from the onus of sendExchequer Bills.
ing Representatives to Parliament. The 'In the Committee of Ways and same principle would authorise the disMeans, six millions by Exchequer Bills franchisement of such boroughs, and was voted for the service of the year. transfer the right of returning Members
The Committee of Privileges, appoint- to that House to more opulent and poed to consider the notices of action sent
pulous places. He denied the right of by Sir F. Burdett, presented their re- the proprietors of such boroughs to port. It consists solely 'of a citation of claim remuneration; yet, he thought, law authorities and cases, where the that in feeling and equity it ought to privilege in question had been exercised, he granted. That property and populaand acquiesced in.
tion formed the basis of Representation, Mr. IV hithread observed, that the he collected from the spirit of the Conreport was overrun with erasures, made stitution. It was a principle recognized by the pen, the pencil, and the pen- by our ancestors, and he found it perknife. The extracts cited from Sir J. vading every one of their measures reE. Wilınot's posthumous papers were specting the constitution of Parliament, given as if they had been taken from The elective franchise for counties bad judgments artually delivered by him; very wisely been given to the freeholiers whereas the fact was, that the opinions of such counties. He should not think quoted bad never been delivered by him, altering that arrangement; but was but merely presumed to be delivered. Of opinion, that the copyholders should Eleven precedents were also cited as the also be allowed to vote. This was the iimoveable rocks of their privileges; only alteration le proposed in the right but of those eleven rocks it appeared of voting in counties, except in a few of that second thoughts had swept away the Northern counties and in Scotland. four by erasures.
After some further In the Metropolis, and other populous discussion, the report was ordered to be places, he should propose, that the re-cominjited.
right of votiny shouli be given to all Lord A. Hamilton's mo:ion for ex- householders paying parochial and other pungins certain resolutions relating to taxes. In the Northern counties of the sale of seats, from the Journals of England, and in Scotland, be could not that House, was negatived without a see any reason why the right of voting division.
should not be assimilated to the pracMr. Grattan then submitted his pro- tice in this country, and left in the nised motion on the sul ject of Catholic counties to the resident freeholders and Emancipation; and concluded an im- copyholders; and in the boroughs, to pressive and eloquerit speech by moving, householders paving parochial and d! That the Petition of the Catholics of other taxes. North of Oxford-street,
there was a population of above 400,000 siness to be competent to his duties in inhabitants, who were at present not that House. He, for his part, would be represented at all. In the West of Eng- inclined to take a middle course between land, on the contrary, many places re- the extremes of annual and septennial turned Members to Parliament without Parliaments, and to recommend trienhaving any population deserving of no- nial Parliainents; which, without the tice. What claim, he would ask, could evils of either, would possess all the ad-, Gatton, Old Sarum, or the sub-iparine vantages of both. On the subject of inhabitants of St. Mawes, have to the voting, he thought that tbe Sheriffs right of sending Representatives to Par-, onght to collect the votes throughout liament? The right of election, in his the different districts, witbout subjecting opinion, should be transferred from the candidate to the expence of bringing these and such places to Manchester, up the freeholders from the extremities Birmingham, and other populous towns, of the county to the place of the election. and the most populous counties. With There was another point to which he respect to Scotland, he could not feel it wished to call the attention of the so easy to point out a remedy, as he did House; and that was, to the number of with respect to his own country. . He persons holding places and seats in that was not sufficiently informed upon the House. His remedy would be, that perstate of Scotland ; but he should sup- sons holding places without responsibipose, that there could be no objection lity should not be suffered to have seats to assimilate the election laws of that in tbat House. After expressing his country to the laws of England. He conviction, that the country must have was not aware that there was any thing either Reform or a Military Governin the contract for the Union of the ment, the Hon. Gentleman concluded, two countries that would preclude such « That a Coininittee be appointed, to inan arrangement. As to the state of the quire into the state of the Representa-, Representation in Ireland, he was not tion of the People in that House, to disposed to propose any change. He consider of the most effectual means of should, however, bring that subject reforming it, and to report the same, under the consideration of the Commit- with their opinions thereon to the tee, if his motion should be agreed to. House." There were, he bad no doubt, boroughs Messrs. Giddy, S. Bourne, and can in that country, as well as in this, which ring, Lord Milton, and Sir J. Pulteney, were entirely in the noinination of some spoke against the motion; and Messrs. Members of the Aristocracy.
He had Whitbread, Ponsonby, Tierney, W. thus given a general outline of his plan, Smith, C. Wynne, and Noel, and Sir J. which would go to obviate the two prin- Newport, in its favour. cipal objections to the present state of Mr. Wardle quoted the plan of Reforma the representation. There was, huw- suggested by Sir F. Burdett last Session ever, another objection of importance, as preferable. respecting the duration of Parliament : On a division, there appeared, for Annual Parliaments would leave the Re- the motion 115, against it 234-Majepresentative too little accustomed to bu- rity 119.
ACCOUNT OF THE ENCÆNIA AT OXFORD. Monday, July 2. The University was ment, were opened at nine o'clock. In never known to be so full of company a few minutes, the Theatre was completeas it has been on this occasion. Greatly filled; the number of ladies who wishdifficulty was experienced in procuring ed to obtain admission was so very great, horses on the road. This evening the that nearly half of them were disapHigh-street was much crowded with poiuted. Many went into the neighpeople waiting for the arrival of Lord bouring houses, and others remained in Grenville, the Chancellor. His Lord- the street to see the procession. The ship did not enter Oxford till between Noblemen, Heads of Houses, Doctors, nine and ten. He alighted at Balliol, and Proctors, dressed in their robes, as the college of the Vice-chancellor, where, sembled at Balliol college about ten according to custom, the Chancellor re- o'clock, where they were introduced to sides during this celebrity.
the Chancellor; anı at eleven they acTuesday, July 3. Early this morn- companied his Lordship and the Viceing a great nuinber of carriages, with chancellor, in procession, . preceded ladies full dressed, and a large concourse by the bedels, to the Theatre. As soon of ladies and gentlemen on foot, began as those who formed the procession had to assemble at the doors of the Theatre, taken their seats, his Lordship opened which, according to a previous arrange- the Convocation, by briefly stating the
Exhaust his mighty heart in one last sigh, For his dark brow no comely wreath is And rally life's whole energy-to die!
[biud. « Unfear'd is now that cord, which oft
But iron crowns and blood-stain'd laurels ensnar'd
“ Far other objects here around us rise, The baffled rival whom his falchion spar'd; The monuments of uobler victories. Those clarions mute, which, on the mar- This splendid dome, yon goodly piles bed'rous stage,
[old Rous'd him to deeds of more than martial This favour'd ground adorning, which of Once pois'd by peerless might, once dear Our first gicat Chief, a patriot hero, chose to fame,
(his frame: For Learning's triumphi o'er her barbarThe shield which could not guard, supports
ous foes ; His fix'd eye dwells upon the faithless These are her honourable trophies; here blade,
No spoils of plunder'd provinces appear; As if in silent agony he pray'd,
Our hallow'd fanes, our lofty spires, were “Oh might I yet, by one avenging blow,
built Not shun my fate, but share it with my By pure and bounteous hands, unsoild
(springs Vain hope! the streams of life-blood fast Pure also was the source; the bounty That giant arm's upbearing strength must From holy Prelates, from religious Kings; bend;
Who in the peaceful walks of life pursu'd Yet shall he scorn, procumbent, to betray Their godlike occupation--doing good; One dastard sigh of anguish or dismay, Aud taught us, careless of a transient With one weak plaint to share his parting
Like them, to seek a woi thier meed, and In pangs sublime, magnificent in death! Th' immortal recompence that Heaven
decrees “ But his were deeds unchronicled ; his
For charitable toils and generous works of No patriot wreaths adorn ; to cheer bis “ Is there, who, nurtur'd in this bappy No soothing thoughts arise of duties done,
[retreat ; Of trophied conquest for his country won; Loves yet the mansion, Learning's choice And he, whose sculptur'd form gave death. Who yet these groves will honour, where less fame
his youti To Ctesilas-he dies without a pame! Was early train'd to Virtue and to Truth ;
Who liberal Art and useful Science woos, “ Haply to grace some Cæsar's pagcant And, by the Muse belov’d, protects the pride
Whose pa ievi labour, upabated zeal, barous shows,
Pursues that noblest end, his Country's Barter'd her virtue, glory, and repose,
Watchful and resolute in her defence Sold all that Freemen prize as great and
With counsel sage and manly eloquence ; good,
For him fair Fame her clearest voice shall For pomps of death and theatres of blood!
'Till her high trumpet labours in bis praise ; VERSES wrillen by the Reo. WILLIAM
He, 'bove the Conqueror's name, shall Crowe, Public Orator, and admirably
be renow'n'll ; delivered by his Son, a Communer of Him Glory still soall follow, and around Wadham Collego.
Laurels unstain'd, unfading palms shall spread,
(honour'd head.” Still, through the realms of Europe, far around
Such as he now prepares for Grenville's Echoes the martial trump, the battle's
ANOTHER ODE There many a na ion, now subdued and
US MAJESTY's BIRTH-DAY, In sullen silence wears the Tyrant's yoke;
June 4, 1310. There the fierce Victor waves his sword, AGAIN shall Albion's votive strain and there
Salute the day's imperial dawn, Stalks amid ruin and the waste of war,
Thai hail'd her Patrot Monarch born, And, where he bids the din of arms to To role and bless her fair domain : cease,
From Uniou Realms shall Freedom's He calls the silent desolation peace,
Britannia's choirs make vocal earth and “ Yet what his prize of glory? what the gain
[slain? Again shall Britain's thunders roar Of his wide conquest, of his thousauds From regal towers, from ocean's His guilly seat on throues subverted tides, stands;
Where her triumphant navy rides, His trophies are the spoil of injur'd lands; To guard her sea-encircled shore :
Surrounding nations mark the glad ac
PROLOGUE TO claim,
“ INNOVATION ; or, The Cross Destroyed." Their shores re-echo George's glorious (See vol. LXXX. p. 425.)
Inscribed to his Grace the Duke of
By universal conquest crowuld, OUR sage Projectors, bred in times of
Review'd their plans and projects o'er and
With Wisdoin's eye approv'd what Art wrest The victor laurel from the Tyrant's crest !
And model'd grace with public use comYet the brave Sons of Patriot Spain,
With skilful hand the firm foundation laid, Whuse plains with Gallic ravage And Lade the Pile ascend by Judgment's
(rear'd, Assert their violated throne ;
Saw o'er their native town, by Genius With Europe's foe the strife maintain;
The charter'd Dome, the cloister'd Fane
Saw rural Commerce pour her golden tide;
side; And Europe's prostrate Nations rise,
Religiou's zeal their sacred Altar raise, To share the Patriot's great emprise, And dedicate their Church to prayer and 'Till crown'd by Triumph's regal day!
praise. May Britain's arm impel th’ avenging Such our Forefathers' antiquated rules, blow,
[foe! Bred in the rusty lore of Gothic schools; And hurl destruction on their impious
Dull, pious souls! on whose saturuian
days Mighty in empire and in arms,
Just gleam'd the dawn of Reason's solar Supreme amidst her native waves,
Science they just descry'd with prying Britain each foreign Tyrant braves,
eyes, And mocks Invasion's vain alarms;
Their civil rights just understood
The Briton's boast, bequeath'd without a unmov'd,
[law! By Heaven defended, as by Britons lov’d.
His freedom's charter, just secur'd by His guardian reign, though factions Achiev'd the Arts, for just the public good, anar!
And left their fabricks standing as they Fierce Demagogues of State Reform
stood. Would Britain's Senate seize by We, in this era of enlighten'd sense, storm,
With all our fathers' Gothic forms dis. To wreck by fell intestine war;
pense. Yet will Patrician Sons surround her
To us, Philosophy's meridian light throne,
Shews all their systems rude restraints to And in their Monarch's rights preserve sight;
[ties, Still loyal Sons Britannia boasts, On Freedom's wings, releas'd from moral
Who round her State Gefensive forin, Through Nature's bounds our bolder ge-
(all, Or fall at Duty's, Honour's posts!
Explores, directs, controuls, and governs Hor patrio: Sons embrace their Country's
As froin our lands their feudal fetters fall; cause,
Brings Art's creative elements to view, And own the sacred fiat of her laws. Their forms antique transforms to models
(alloy, May Britain's Genius guide her helm ;
With taste, refiu'd fro:n judgment's dull
Their boasted works to fashion or destroy:
(of years! Her Senate's shield, to Time's renjotest
A shapeless mass, thougb prais'd a lengih date,
Thal Done rever'd the Alarket's long reGuard the Palladium of her Regal State.
[sport; Hark! how the harmonizing spheres Scornid in decay and sham'd by vulgar
Resouud to Britain's festive lav; Nov doom'd to echo keen derision's jest,
And Glory's radius gilds the day, Resound to mirth, and give our satire George's paternal reign endears :
(ploy'd Her Isles acclaim their Monarch, Guara Hence, Innovation's magic powers endian, Friend!
A Draina furnish'u, and a Cross destroy’d; And Freedom's grau.ful songs to Heaven Time's antient relisks yield tu fabricks new; ascend !
For what great ends, our Episode will Bungay.
The honest farmer home from market The afternoon chiefly at home I will spend, jogs,
(hogs; Read or write, or to matters domestic atLooks to his horses, bullocks, sheep, and
tend ; Counts o'er bis puise, and marks the Or on the violin for amusement will play: price of grain,
Thus my time in the Winter I'll spend Extols the Cross that shelter'd him froin
day by day, rain;
And never be idle from morning till night *, Then tells his deary all the news of town, Go to bed at eleven, and rise when its As how the Farmers' Cross is coming light. down:
[squall, As to books, a great number, I really don't “ Down," cries bis deary, with a sudden
(read them. “What, are the people mad?” “Why For I'm certain of this, that I never shall no--not all.”
I can't read so much as I did years ago, “ Down," she repeats-"Why yes-tbe Nor write my thoughts down, to my Cross anil Socks;
sorrow I know, [bestowt: The lead is sold - So are the weather
On which I with pleasure much time did cocks." " Is lead so scarce in town 2» « Why no-
Long pain and diseases, I must say,
(mirl, If this, and more, were conjur'd into
Have weaken'd my body, as well as my They'd yet have pleniy; and they say
But I wish to God's will to be wholly as bow,
resign'd. Of weathercocks there still will be enow ! To be fretful, impatient, and cross, I 'Tis said the Cross is old, and useless
(town: To my shame be it spoken, I oft am too Too large, beside, and ugly, for the While troubled with various complaints, I Though yet I cannot beat it in my pate,
(no less ; How 't is grown ugly, or got svellidt of late; My temper's much tried, and my feelings But when 'tis down-up in its place will But hope, through God's mercy and goodjump,
ness to me,
[free; New, spick and span, a very pretly from pain and disorders ere long to get “ A pump,” she cries, “I plaiuly see the When my moanings and groanings, the
rest of my days,
(praise. A pump to wash you from the market- Will be happily turu'd into blessing and To give the farmers water for their beer, And cleanse the town of markets through I should like to use daily, creation to
A lelescope, with a good microscope too, the year!”
view : Thus each succeeding age condemns Of the works of my Maker I wish to the last,
[plore, Qur's more enlighten'd still than all the His infinite wisdomn through Nature exProgressive thus, to Time's remotest span, His goodness to praise, and perfections Taste may revolve on Innovation's plan;
adore, Till grown so wise, by philosophic rules, Our sons, in tura, may think their fathers
As to botany, gardering, or culture of fools!
[stand; May think, perhaps, before
second They are sciences truly I don't underVur venerable Cross had better stood.
Some other employments I'll therefore Bungay, January 1810.
While to be, do, and get good, I'!I still The Great Little Oddity's* Minner of
keep in view;
Go to bed in the Summer each night at spending his Time throughout the Year.
cleven, ON the Sabbath I'll go to the house of And rise in the morning at half-after-seren. the Loril,
[reflect; tin verses of Mr. LANGTON, Sc. &c. To read some good treatise, and on it The “Summer Evening Reflections in And with pray'r close the day, with God's Kensington Gardeos” are spoiled by run
goodness imprest, (to rest. ning into politicks. The four first stanzas While beneath his protection I'll safe go
pod. On the week day, if fine, about noon take
2. 2. B. is too high-flocon. a walk,
* For an inte mun, tiniy, there is not a And with some friend or other will cheer
(out. fully talk;
The Devil's best playfellow often turns
+ Having written and published several * See vol. LXXIX. p. 159. volunes in prose aud verse.