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THE BRITISH MUS E. THE WINDSOR ASSEMBLY. Latent amid th' infpiring draught [From Salmagundi.)

Speeds the blind God his fubtle (haft;

And, while the flask his votary drains, ENCIRCLED by the young and fair,

Despotic in his bosom reigns; The blithe Assembly's bliss I share ; Whence, for the nymph his foul admires, Swift o'er the lyre's harmonious strings

Th' involuntary figh expires, His magic hand the minstrel Alings ;

And languor steals through every vein. Obedient to the sprightly sound,

Now to the sprightly dance again! The dancer's quivering feet rebound;

Wing?d with delight and melody, Diffusng wide their filver rays,

Swift let the jocund moments fly, Aloft the sparkling hustres blaze ;

Startling the sombrous reign of Night; While milder emanations flow

'Till, heav'n's blue arch ascending bright, From love-enkindling orbs below.

Aurora the wide welkin streaks Here, peerless Cheshire, I behold

With roses, such as Chloe's cheeks Thy loose robe float in airy fold !

Amid encircling snows reveal, Tall as the pine's cerulean crest,

When her soft palms love's pressure feel. Encircling plumes thy brows invest,

Til Sol his steeds of golden hoof Amid whose snowy summits high

Drives through revolving sphères aloof; Insidious Cupids ambush'd lie.

And wakes the blooms that odours breathe To each enchanting Grace allied,

Enliv’ning earth and air beneath ; Here Fancy bids fair Bouverie glide,

And o’er old Ocean's boundless deeps Light as the breath of opening morn

His regal robe of glory fweeps. O'er beds of unsunn'd violets borne ;

Then home they hie, and, warm with wine, And every captive heart surprise,

Still, as they press the couch supine, Unconscious of her victories.

See fairy-vilions round them float, There Townshend threads the pleasing List the soft lyre's imperfect note,

Exhaust th' imaginary vase, Ah who can unenamour'd gaze !

Fair forms in faultering meafures chase, How shall my bosom freedom know

Çatch from bright eyes the melting beam, Where Law's ingenuous beauties glow !

And of Ideal Transports dream. Fresh as the spring, as Hebe fair,

O Fancy! bleft Enchantress, deign Where Egham sends a gentle Pair.

Still to prolong thy blissful reign! And bids the charm'd affe&tions hail Frequent to sooth my languid sense, The fifter lilies of her Vale;

Thy visionary balm difpenfe ! Whofe bloom disdains fictitious aid,

Invest in varying colours bright Loveliett amid feclusion's fhade.

Each grateful scene of paft delight! The measures cease-her tempting stores

Sweet dalliance let me hold with Thee, Around prolific Fancy pours;

Eftrang d from sad reality!
The sumptuous board, extended wide,
Per visionary viands hide :

W HITSUN TID E. luty and youth the banquet share } nce to the winds intrusive care ! Written at Winchester College on the imF', haggard Spleen, the glad abode mediate Approach of the Holidays. Vi here holds his state the Rosy God! Where Cytherea, hand in hand,

[From the Same. ] The Graces leads, a blissful band; Where Comus to his festive rites, HENCE, Thou Fur-clad Winter, fy; To joy and genial cheer, invites;

Sire of thivering poverty: Where Frolic, Sport, and Jollity, Who, as thou creep it with chilblains lame Await their queen, Euphrosyne;

To the crowded charcoal fame, And Love, around her hovering, With chattering teeth and ague cold, Beats the light air with sapphire wing; Scarce thy shaking fides canst hold With luftre Thed from beauty's eyes

While thou draw it the deep cough out: 5 Gilds his

gay
ves of thousand dyes,

God of foot-ball's noisy rout,,
Whose undulating folds dispense

Tumult loud and boist'rous play, Cassia's ambrosial redolence.

The dangerous side, the snow-ball fray. Crown'd with each lovely charmer's name, But come, thou genial fon of Spring, I see the ruddy nectar flame !

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THE DISAPPOINTMENT.' In slippers red and drawers white, Who'o'er the nicely-meafur'd land, - » FROM the long toils of travel I re,

turn'd, Ranges around his comely band, Alert to intercept each blow,

Well pleas*d, at length, to see my native Each motion of the wary Foe. Or patient take thy quiet stand,

For Betsy still my"faithful borom burn'd, The Angle trembling in thy hand,

For Betsy's heart was all her failor's

store. And mark, with penetrative eye, Kiffing the wave, the frequent fly;

With eager steps I sought the lowly cot, Where the trout with eager spring

Where dwelt my love in peaceful bumbie Forms the

many-circled ring, And, leaping from the Glver tide, And liv'd contented with her rustic lots Turns to the sun his speckled fide.

Far from the cares and grandeur of the Or lead there Health, a Naiad fair

great.

1 With rosy cheek and dropping hair, Silent and leaflefs was the neighbouring From the fultry noon-tide beam,

wood, Dives in Itchin's crystal stream.

Torn by the fury of the raging winds Thy Votaries, rang'd in order due, And the gay spot where once the cottage Tomorrow's with d-for Dawn shall view stood, Greeting the radiant Star of Light

Lone and forsaken by the rural hinds.

I With Matin Hymn and early Rite : Ev'n now, thele hallow'd haunts among,

The swelling main, urg'd by the boist'rous. To thee, we raise the Choral Song *;

windy And swell with echoing minttrelly

With wide-Spread billows swept th' ada The strain of joy and liberty.

jacent thore;

Left of the-cot no rural trace behind, ? If pleasures such as these await Thy genial reign, with heart elate

Save the old oak that grew beside the For thee I throw my gown aside,

door. And hail thy coming, Whitsuptide.

As o'er an elm I bent in silent woe,

And gazd with sorrow o'er the dreary S O N N E T

An ancient thepherd from the mountain's -TO LAURA MARI A.

brow,

With tott'ring footsteps pass'd along the THE

placid charins of that romantic green.
feat,

"Oh, lonely veteran of the plain,' I cried, Where once Vancenza reard its glit. • Tell, if thou can-alas! 'tis all I

t'ring vanes, All the lov'd tenants of the sweet retreat, Is Betsy safe ' -he, in a tear, replied,

Diffusing bliss around the wide domains: And pointed to the yew that bended o'er With these dear fhades of calm fech:ded joy,

Old-street, April 9. J.J. B. Ah, fad reverse! Madrid's detested scenes

ODE TO MORNING. Where baselt arts in faireft forms annoy, -Prima novo spargebat lumine terras And murder lurks in Pleafure's airy Tithoni croceum linquens Aurora cubile. mien:

VIRG. Such, gentle Laura, is thy mystic tale, Yet, till the muse’s glowing tints prevaily Parent of Light to daring Titan born,

A disead memento to confiding youth; BRIGHT harbinger of day, inspire the While Fancy lures us to the thrine of

Gay vanquisher of Night's ungenial train,

Whose hand with roses strews the blushing And should Vancenza wear too rich a vesti Morn. Tie Sensibility, by Genius dreft.

Glad I hail thee on thy'way,

JUAN. Mother of the infant day. * A Latin Song called Domum," sung with musical accompaniment, on the day before the commencement of their Whitsuntide Vacation, by the scholars of Winchester College. The words "Marin Hymn, &c.' in the preceding couplet, refer to other me cient cuftoms of that venerable seminary.

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Truths

tend;

The thepherd boy from 'neath the wattled Down, down, these swelling thoughts i rock

Nor dream that worth Full blithly to the dew-bespangled vale, Can pass the haughty bounds of wealth With nimble footsteps drives his bleating and birth, flock;

Yes, kindred feelings, truth, and virtue As glimmering Phosphor spreads his circlet prove, pale.

Yes, dare deserve-But do not dare to Tethys through her portals bright

love! Mantling o'er the east with light.

To noble tasks and dang'rous heights Where Night withdraws her veil from Bid all the great and good thy wishes fire,

aspire; Tithon's bed

The mighty deed thy rival efforts move, Their rosy-finger'd queen the Hours at

And dare to die.But do not dare to love. Faint struggling blushes paint the sky with

To Fashion: By Mrs. MOODY., red, And the dark shades with checker'd lustre GAY Fashion, thou goddess fo pleasing, blend.

However imperious thy fway, Morn, to thee I tune the lay, Like a mistress capricious and teasing,

While thy beams through ether play. Thy slaves, though they murmur, obey. Her lambent fire awakes the youthful

The simple, the wise, and the witty,

The learned, the dunce, and the fool, spring, Whose guling rays unlock the varied The crooked, straight, ugly,

and pretty,

Wear the badge of thy whimsical school. year. Love scatters plenty from his purple wing, Though thy shape is fo fickle and changing, While Time, reluctant, moves the tardy Though a Proteus thou art to the view; sphere.

And our

taste fo for ever deranging, Nature's charms lie hid in night, We know not which form to pursue : Till Aurora takes her flight. Yet wave but thy frolicfome banners,

And hosts of adherents we see; While glancing through blue Ocean's mir

Arts, morals, religion, and manners, ror'd Atreams, Where Neptune deck'd with pearl the co

Yield implicit obedience to thee.

More despotic than Beauty's thy power, Thou gladd’ft the Neriads with thy lucid More than Virtue thy rule o'er the mind; beams,

Though transient thy reign as a flowery Where deep beneath the scaly Tritons rove. That scatters its leaves to the wind.

Gentle Morn, my verse inspire, Ah! while Folly thou dealest fuch measure,
While for thee I string the lyre. No matter how fieeting thy day :

Be wisdom, dear goddess, thy pleasure ; Flora, enamour'd of his gale that blows,

Then-lasting as time, be thy stay! Invites brisk Zephyr to her longing arms, Now Pæan fierce his potent arrows throws,

TRANSLATION of Dr. JORTIN'S And Morn to him resigns her milder

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charms.
From his ardent steeds of fire

WELL, then, poor puss, thy quiet
See the gentler Morn retire.

Old age and pain have worn thee out at S. W.

And, kindly smiling, Proserpine has faid, A S O N G

• Here, in the manfions of the filent dead,

• In blest Elyfium, revel at thy ease, [From. Anna St. Ives,' a Novel, by Mr. • Balk in the fun, or gambol in the trees.' Holcroft. ]

But, gentle empress of the shades below,

If e'er thy favour I deserved to know, RASH Hope, avaunt ! Be fill, my Grant that, in some calm night, I may

flutt'ring heart; Nor breathe a forrow, nor a sigh impart; Steal gently in at my old master's door, Appease each bursting throb; each pang And, fondly purring in his ear, may tell reprove;

That still his faithful fay'rite loves him To suffer dare But do not dare to love !

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On Monday, April 16, after the pers of the protection that is offered

her by formance of The Road to Ruin, at Larron, a French smuggler : from his Covent-garden theatre, a new operatical house, however, she is foon driven by the piece of two acts, was exhibited, called different base designs of Larron and his ZELMA, or WILL O'The Wisp. It is wife. Meeting afterward with Welford, taken from the German by Mr. Hayley ; when she is almost in despair, the thankand as far as pleasing music and good fing- fully accepts of the asylum which he offers ing can recommend it, will, in all proba- her. But thence too the is almost immebility, be a favourite. Madame Carnivale, diately compelled to fly, on discovering from Paris, performed the part of Zelma, that he is the lover of young Manly's and was extremely well received. fifter ; and in order to do this with greater

On Friday, April 20, a new comedy, security, she assumes the habit of a boy. called The FUGITIVE, was performed in this dress, accident compels her to enfor the first time, at the King's theatre, deavour to conceal herself in the garden of Haymarket. This comedy is the first admiral Cleveland, by whom she is difproduction of Mr. Joseph Richardson, a covered, and most kindly received, and gentleman of the law. The characters by whose mediation, aided by those of his were thus represented :

sister, miss Rachael, all the parties are'reLord Dartford, Mr. Dadd; admiral conciled, and Julia is united with young Cleveland, Mr. King ; fir William Win- Manly. grove, Mr. Bensley; Young Wingrove, There are two underplots betweet miss Mr. Wroughton ; Old Manly, Mr. Herbert and young Wingrove, and miss Parsons ; Young Manly, Mr. Palmer; Maply and Welford, which are very inLarron, Mr. Wewitzer; Welford, Mr. geniously interwoven, and add much to Barrymore.Miss Wingrove, Mrs. Jor- the interest of the piece. dan ; miss Herbert, mils Farren ; Mrs. The dialogue throughout is remarkably Larron, miss Pope ; Mrs. Manly, Mrs. elegant, and the characters well drawne Hopkins : Mrs. Rachael Cleveland, Mrs. The whole does high credit to the author, Ward; and miss Manly, Mrs. Kemble. as the scholar, the gentleman, and the

The story is as follows: Julia, the man of genius; and the audience did him daughter of fir William Wingrove, an old ample justice. baronet, proud of the antiquity of his fa The Fugitive was introduced by a promily, is deligned by her father to become logue written by Mr. Tickell, which is a the wife of lord Dartford, whose only me neat and poetical composition, and began fit is his equally fplendid pedigree. Julia, with comparing an author's first introhowever, is attached to young Manly, duction from the stage, to the first intro. with whom she had become acquainted duction of a female at court. The allusion when formerly on a visit at her aunt's. was managed adroitly, and it was followed Young Manly, hearing that the match by a happy compliinent to the modern pit, with lord Dartford is to take place on the compared to that of elder times, in which, next day, conceals himself in dir William's shaded under the umbrageous curls of a garden, and, obtaining an interview with large flowing black wig, the critic surlily Julia, at length prevails on her to promise dealt out his dictums founded on foreign to elope with him at one o'clock that night, rules, and false dramatic law; whereas as the only means of rescuing her from now, females mingling in the circle, softthe impending distress. This appoint- ened the severity of critical fentiment, and ment the keeps ; but Manly, in the mean melted the flint of stoical opinion. The time, elated almost to frenzy by the ex prologue, written with great force and feBess of his joy, gets completely itoxicated licity, was admirably delivered by Mr. with a party of his friends, and not only Bannister junior. forgets his engagement with Julia, but The epilogue came from the pen

of

gemeeting her while the is wandering about neral Burgoyne. We scarcely ever witin the disguise she had assumed, treats her nessed a better piece of writing. It turned with a great deal of coarse common-place chiefly on a play upon the word Fugitive, gallantry. Exasperated at his conduct, and contained a handsome and powerful The keeps herself concealed from him, and compliment to honest John in the gallery, at length making her escape ; and, afraid with was given excellently by Mrs, Jora to return to her father's house, the accepts dan. .

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PROCEEDINGS of the Second SESSION of the Seventeenth Parliament

of Great Britain. Continued from Page 229. On Feb. 22, Mr. Francis rose for the conduct, le bad expected that the right purpose of opening the debate, but in hon. gentleman, released from the bonds consequence of repeated calls from dif. of secrecy, would have been eager to referent parts of the house, for Mr. Fox fute thofe arguments, which had fuccefs. to rise, was prevented from proceeding. fully been advanced by thofe on thiat fide

Mr. Martin next rose, and having ob- of the house, in reprobation of the comtained a hearing, reprobated the desire mencement and progress of the armament. of fome gentlemen to confine the debate. The balance of power, which had been so to a few speakers on each side of the house, much depended upon, appeared to hin which prevented plain men like himfell to be entirely out of the question for making known to their conAituents the whichever way that was considered, the motives upon which they acted. He had conduct of ministers would be neither more always objected to the proceedings in the por lefs blameable. He had always conarmainent against Rullia, for which he tended, that a total negleit of continental had not heard a single reason given ; he alliances would be impolitie; he was e+ confidered the papers before th use to qually against the two extrernes ; but be insufficient for their information, and would rather abandon foreign alliances observed, that whenever great secrecy was whelly, than take the other extreme of maintained in public business, or in pris involving our felves in continental disputes vate life, he always was inclined to be. upon every trifling occasion. He here no. lieve there was much knavery. He should riced the speech of Mr. Jenkinfon, which, give his vote for the resolutions.

he said, was a display of great oratory Mr. Francis again rose, and after the and ability, but to many of the principles cry of Mr. Fox, Mr. Fox, had abated, which it contained, he had strong objec. he observed that if the house gave up their tions. It had been contended, as a jufti. right of inquiry, they would no longer fication of the armament, that Oczakow be a service, but burden to their coun was the key of the Turkish dominions

; try, and dwindle into the mere creatures and that, in possession of Russia, it would of the crown,

endanger the peace of Europe ; but it was Mr. Powys wished to understand the immaterial to hiin, in support of the mos full purport of the motions : if they went tions, in which way Oczakow was confito a severe çensure upon the whole of thé, dered; for, if it were treated as of little conduct of admininistration during the importance, the armament ought not to negociation, he would not join in theis have taken place ; but if it were treated support; considering the conduct of the as of much importance, and a point in minister in abandoning the object, to be which the permanent interests of this counwiser than a perseverance in it. Conceiv. try were involved, the object of the aring, however, that the motions went mament ought not to have been abandoned. merely to a censure for attempting to ob. He reprobated, as coiitemptible, an armatain that by an armament which might ment, when a war was determined not to have been obtained without, and for con. be rifqued: the interference of ministers tinuing the armament after the object for had been made upon no other ground than which it had been made was abandoned, to display their power, and exhibit a pohe could not give them his negative, until licy fimilar to that of the intriguing and fome explanation was gone into, and the contemptible system of the old governchange of cireumstances fatisfactorily fta ment of France. In that interferencë, ted which had given rife to such conduct. however, minifters had calculated upon

Mr. Fox next rose, and reprobated the the mafsnimity of the empress by their manner in which he had been called upon own punianiinity; what they demanded to speak, as improper and disorderly. He infolently, they pufillanimously gave up. obferved upon the right hon. gentleman's In the commencement of the negociation

endeavour to obtain for himself the latt and armament, they diagged the majority speech, and thereby to take advantage of of that houie through the mire of confithe rules of the house, which, by prevent- dence, and, in its termination, they had ing a reply, would prevent any one from dragged the name of the King, and tho exposing the fallacy of the arguments he honour of the nation, through the mud might make vie of in his defence. In- of ignominy. The minifter had facrificed Gud of this backwardness to explain his reputation to power, had abused the con

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