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Thirteen Prudential Marims, writ

VI. ten by George Buchanan, the fa- Aim not to make a Friend his thoughts remous Scots Historian and Poet, for the use of his Pupil King Lend readily, il lending you propose ;

With seeming openness thine own conceal., James the Sixth of Scotland, and He doubly gives, who gracefully bestows. First of England, and found in the King's strong box after his

VII. death

well weigh your talents for the part you'd

play ; (We consider ourselves most fortunate in Avoid extremes, and mark the middle way. having received permission from the tran Let proper objects never want a tear; slator (the Right Hon. the Earl of Buchan,) Excuse mistakes; in Friendship be sincere. to gratify our readers with the following verses, to which his Lordship has added

VIII. one that is encirely original.)

From peevish thoughts thy cheerful mind

defend : I.

Nor in rash words discharge them on thy Give God, thy great Creator, homage due : friend. Consider well thy business, then pursue : Speak peace : where Discità reigns assuage Converse with honest men, let such be dear;

the flood; Let self-conceitedness in aought appear. And, for revenge, persist in doing good. II.

IX. To others' judgment due segard be shewn, Reprove with gentleness, with truth comBe ever modest to defend thy own :

mend : Who speaks to three, thou with attention Laugh at a jest, bút laugh not without end. hear;

To each man's calling just respect be shewn; Nor study how to make thy wit appear. Ne’er criticise to make thy learning knowe.

III. Talk that to each, which each best under. Do favours privately: if you upbraid, stands,

Or publish first, the obligation's paid. Thy tongue pronouncing what thy heart Prevent petitions, where you see distress, commends.

Nor let your pianner make the gift the less.
Think ere you promise, but disdain to evade,
By subtle arts, thy promise when made.

XI.
IV.

If anger kindles, check che impetuous flame;
Let speech obligingly, gently, sweetly fall, Nor let thy tongue traduce an absent name.
And, in your looks at least, be kind to all. Let po ingratitude your honour stain ;
Let your whole air be disengag’d and free; Play for diversion, but despise the gain.
Yet not to invite familiarity.

XII.

Seorn to deceive; think much, but little Give done, by hasty judgment, cause to speak; grieve:

Preserve what's given for the giver's sake. Love without interest, without fear forgive : Forgive your debtor : equal pleasure flow's Respect, but never fawn upon the great : To him who mercy finds, and him who Aroid Contention, Friendship cultivate.

shows,

Be

XIII.

O Scotland ! fand of streams and woods, Be envy banish'd from thy generous heart; Rough art thou through thy changeful Blab not the secrets which thy friends iin

year, part.

Yet were thy glens and solitudes, In speaking of thyself

, nor praise, nor blame, Aye to his filial bosom dear. And dread to be a slave to common fame.

Whether when summers foliage, sere, XIV.

Came eddying on the autumn-wind, *Upon thy bended knees each morn and Or winter howled from polar sphere, night,

And kindled extacy of mind. Lift up thy Heart and Mind to God aright : Nor let derision move thy fixt design But, chief when spring-tide tearful shone, To make the glorious God of mercy thine.

He wandered nature's regions fair, * Added by

Her living lap his altar-stone,

He often raised devotions there.
BUCHAN.

Oft at her fond maternal call,"
Stanzas on the death of Dr John He lingered by the greenwood tree,

When viewless forms at evening-fall,
Leyden.

Lull with their charmed minstrelsy.
How sad the twilight echoes fell,
Batavia's sickly shores along,

What demon-power could ruthless rend,

Affections Heaven in mercy gave;, As rung the sweetest minstrel's knell,

And force him from his native land, That ever raised the witching song !

A pilgrim to the stranger's grave? But softer, sadder was the strain,

Yet, tossed on oceans roaring streams, That broke o'er Teviot's hermit stream, Or soothed by eastern pleasure's smile ; And roused the siumbering shepherd-swain, Oft in his fond-adoring dreams, At midnight from his Sylvan dream! Rose Caledonia's stormy Isle. O wildly sad the numbers fell,

Even where the muddy Cavery speeds And thrilled the beezing wintery gloom ! Its sluggish tide to song unknown; But, ah! no earthly accents swell,

Child of the Muse! where'er she leads, For spirits weep a poet's doom.

He strung his harp of northern tone,

Nor could the Muse's charms alone,
No grandeur o'er his cradle smiled,
Or wealth on his paternal shed;

The lofty flight of genius bind;
Unknown the humble peasant child,

When fields of eastern science shone, By rustic poverty was led;

And claim'd new energies of mind.

Lo, Seriswattee smiles, and pours
Till years of opening boyhood cante, Her holy light from Heaven sublime !
Unfriended and alone he pined;

And points her open temple-doors,
Then, Nature bade her nursling claim, To worship her from Albion's clime,
A dowery of a nobler kind.

Goddess ! could not thine eagle eye
She led him where her mountains, lone, The dark decrees of Brama scan?
Frown steep and stern o’er Teviot's tide, And ward his mortal destiny,
Each wizard dell to him was known. In pity to adoring man!
Where Scotia's southland currents glide.

Ah, no! as Britain's banners wave,
Where sleeps beneath the shapeless cairn, In triumph Java's subject shore;
The rumged chief of elder time;

Her poet sunk into the grave, All in his bower of moorland fern,

Great sun of oriental lore! He wove the visionary rhyme.

Then sad the mournful'accents fell, Or onward by Iona's steep, :

Along Batavia's woodlands wild;

But I'eviot's echoes sadder swell,
He marked each dreary sea-beat Isle,
And heard the love-sick Mermaid sweep

The requiem of her minstrel child!
Iles coral harp with luring smile.

Edinburgh, January 1812.

Proceedings

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HOUSE OF LORDS.

engaged with the enemy, the reputation

already acquired by thein has been fully TUESDAY, Jan. 7.

maintained. SOO TOON after three o'clock, the Commons The successful and brilliant enterprize

having been summoned to hear read which terminated in the surprise, in Spanish. the Prince Regent's speech, on the opening Estremadura, of a French corps, by a deof Parliament, the Commissioners deliver tachment of the allied army under Lieut. ed the following

Gen. Hill, is highly creditable to that dis

tinguished officer, and to the troops under My Lords and Gentlemen,

his command, and has contributed mateWe are cominanded, by his Royal High- rially to obstruct the designs of the enemy ness the Prince Regent, to express to you in that part of the Peninsula. the deep sorrow which he feels in announ. The Prince Regent is assured, that, while eing to you the continuance of his Majese you reflect with pride and satisfaction on ty's lamented indisposition, and the un- the conduct of his Majesty's troops, and of happy disappointment of those hopes of his the allies, in these various and important Majesty's early recovery, which had been services, you will render justice to the cherished by the dutiful affection of his fa- consuminate judgment and skill, displayed. mily,and the loyal attachment of his people. by General Lord Viscount Wellington, in

The Prince Regent has directed copies the direction of the campaign. In Spain, of the last reports of her Majesty the the spirit of the people remains unsubdued; Queen's Council to be laid before you; and and the system of warfare, so peculiarly, he is satisfied that you will adopt such meaadapted to the actual condition of the Spasures as the present melancholy exigency nish nation, has been recently extended may appear to require.

and improved, under the advantages which In securing a suitable and ample provi. result from the operation of the allied ara son for the support of his Majesty's royal mies on the frontier, and from the coun diguity, and for the attendance upon his tenance and assistance of his Majesty's Majesty's sacred person during his illness, navy on the coast. Although the great, the Prince Regent rests assured that you' exertions of the enemy have in some quarwill also bear in mind the indispensible ters been attended with success, his Royal, dity of continuing to preserve for his Ma- Highness is persuaded, that you will admire jesty the facility of resuming the personal the perseverance and gallantry manifesterd exercise of his royal authority in the happy by the Spanish armies. Even in those cent of his recovery, so earnestly desired provinces principally occupied by the by the wishes and the prayers of his family French forces, new energy has arisen aand his subjects. '

mong the people; and the increase of the The Prince Regent directs us to signify difficulty and danger has produced more to you the satisfaction with which his connected efforts of general resistance. Royal Highness has observed, that the mea The Prince Regent, in the name and on sures which have been pursued for the de. the behalf of his Majesty, commands us fence and security of the kingdom of Por- to express his confident hope, that you will tugal have proved completely effectual; enable him to continue to afford the most and that on the several occasions in which effectual aid and assistance in the support taa British or Portuguese troops had been of the contest which the brave nations of • January 1912.

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the Peninsula still maintain with such un- with that spirit and exertion which will af „abated zeal and resolution.

ford the best prospects of its successfut His Royal Highwess commands as to termination. express his congratulations on the success His Royal Highness commands us to reof the British arms in the island of Java. commend, that you should resume the

The Prince Regent trusts that you will consideration of the state of the finances of concur with his Royal Highness in appro- Ireland, which you had commenced in the ving the wisdor and ability with which Jast session of Parliament. He has the this enterprize, as well as the capture of satisfaction to inform you, that the improthe islands of Bourbon and Mauritius, has ved receipt of the revenue of Ireland in been conducted under the immediate di. the last, as compared with the preceding rection of the Governor General of India ; year, confirms the belief that the depresahd that you will applaud the decision, sion which the revenue had experienced is ghantr'y, and spirit,conspicuously display. to be attributed to accidental and temporaed in the late operations of the brave army ry causes. wae'r tré coininand of that distinguistted oficer, Lieut. Gen. S# Suiwel Auchinuty,

My Lords and Gentlemen, so powerfully and mory supported by his

The Prince Regent is satisfied that you Majesty's naval Forces.

entertain a just sense of the arduous duties By the completion of this systern of ope. which his Royal Highness has been called rations, great additional security will have upon to fulfil, in consequence of his Ma. been given to the British conimere and jesty's continued indisposition. possessions in the Enst Indies, we the co. Under this severe calamity, his Royal Ionial power of France will have been th Highness derives the greatest consolation tirely 'ex Vihiguished.

from his reliance on your experienced wise His Royal Highness minks * expedient dom, loyalty, and public spirit, to which to recomiend to your attirention the pro. in evert difficulty he will resort, with a Priety of providing such moasttres tot the firm confidence that, through your assistfuture government of the British posses- ance and support, be shall be enabled, unsions in India, as the appear fron expe- der the blessings of Divine Providence, rfence and upon mature deliberation, to be successfully to discharge the important calculated to tacite their ititernal prospe- furictions of the high trust reposed in him, rity, and to derive from those Hourishing and, in the name and on the behalf of his donimohs, the most degree ofædvantage beloved Father and Sovereign, to maintain to the cominèrce und revenge of the united unimpaired the prosperity and honour of kingelom.

the nation. We are commanded by the Prince Re.

The Earl of SHAFTESBURY, in a speech geht to acqutiinit you, that, while his Royal in which the happiness and prosperity of Highness regrets that various important the country were strongly insisted upon, subjects of difference with the government and whiol, he said, were chiefly preserved of the United States of America will re by the personal virtues of his Majesty, main unadjusted, the diMculties whieh the moved the address, which was, as usual, attast of the Chesapeake 'frigute had och ukrely an veho of the speech. sidnea have been hally removed ; and that

Lord GAENVILLE would not move an a.
we are directed to testire you, that, in the mendments. yet, -he could not but strong-
further progress of the discussion with the ly reprobate the conduct of Ministers to.
United States, the Prince Royent will con- ward Ireland. The only notice teken of
tinue to employ such meins of conciliation that country was in regard to its revenue;
as may be consistent with the hondar and whilst the state of the oppressed inhabi-
dignity of His Majesty's Orown, and with taists, from whom that revenue was drawn,
the due maintetrance of the muritinte und was not in the least noticed.
comfoercial Tiglits and writerests of the Bri. After some other Lords had spoken, the
tish empire.

address was carried nem. diss.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
Tris Royal Highness has directed the key- HOUSE OF COMMONS.
timates for the service of the current year
to be haid before you. He trusts that you

TUESDAY, JAN. 7.
will furnish him with such supplies as may On the return of the Commons from the
be necessary to enable him to continue the Lords, the Speaker read the Speech of his
contest in which his Majesty is engaged, Royal Highness; after which,

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Sir Faaxçıs BURDETT and Lord JoceĻYN place on Sir F. Burdeti's addresses for in l, Tose nearly at the same time, but the against it 238. Speaker informing the Hon. Baronet, that he was in possession of the Chairs

WEDNESDAY, JAN. & Sir FRANCIS sajd, he had risen to move The report of the Queen's Council on the such an address to his Royal Highness as state of his Majesty's health, was brought would coprey to his ears the grievances of up and read as follows his country:-The Hon. Baronet, while he « Wę, the undermentioned Members paid all dụe encomium to the bravery of of the Council appointed to assist in the our forces, was sorry that their exertions trust committed to her Majesty, under the had uniformly been made in favour of op act of the 51st of the King, intituled, &c pression This was the case in the Ame having duly met on the 4th January 1812, rican war; and it was also in support of at the Queen's Lodge, Windsor, and have despotisin that we engaged in the present ing called in and examined the physicians, war. With respect to the war in Spain, in attendance on his Majesty, and having the laurels we won were barren, and our ascertained the state of his Majesty's victories alınost equal to defeats; and, health, by every means we thought neces. while we were protectiug the Inquisition, sary, and careşsing Spaniards in those parts of Do declare and certify, that the pree which we held possession, we were tread. sent state of his Majesty's health is not ing under our feet the Irish Catholics at such as to enable his Majesty to resume home !-much more valuable allies. He the personal exercise of his royal authowould ask, whether it were possible to be rity. so insensible to danger as for persons to “ That his Majesty's bodily health is as . hope for the salvation of the country, when good as it was at the time of the last rethe fate of the rest of Europe had been port, and his Majesty's mental health does precipitated by those measures which now not appear to be worse since the signature forbode our own. The wide-spreading sy. 'of the last report ; but we think that a stern of taxation spread pauperism over complete and final recovery is improbable, the land, along with profligate expenditure some of the physicians stating that they do and wanton waste. There was a time not despair of such an event, while others when even the sanction of an act of Par. say they do not entirely despair, and one liament could not protect Empson and of the physicians observing that, under all Dudley from the just indignation of the the circumstances, he cannot avoid de' people: but now there were many Emp- spairing." sons and Dudleys, who, under the name

(Signed by all the Members of the o surchargers, supervisors, &c. inflicted

Council.) Mercements and fines at their pleasure, To this report wus subjoined the follow. while the party so aggrieved had no power ingof redtest

In proportion to the inerease “ After the above report had been read of these extortions was the military in. in the presenee of the physcians, the phyr creased, and even German mercenaries sician alluded to in the last clause of the were called in. To this might be added report (when some of the members of the the institution of that military conscrip Council had gone away) stated in writing hon, the Local Militia, where, without to the other members then present, that he sag of the rewards of the soldier, a man had unguardedly made use of an expresmight be drugged from the bosom of his sion which was far beyond what he intendo family, subjected to martial law and the ed to convey ; and, being requested to kosture of the lash; so that truly it might correct it, be added, that he by no means be said " We were a dogged nation.” Af intended to assert that he entirely despairter inveighing against the restrictions upon ed of the final recovery, of his Majesty, the press, e eficio informations, &c. &f. The members of the Council present hae be moved to address embracing the topies ving sworn the physician, subsequently of his speech'

communicated this alteration to the other Land COCHRANE seconded the address, Members of the Council." Lord JOSELYN moved an ascendment to

(Signed by three members of the the address, being a mere ecbo of the Reo

Council.) fent's speeeh.

Dated St James's Square, Ja It was seconded by Ms Vyse; and, af. Da bringing up the report on the address ter some conversation, a divisions sport to the Prince Regent,

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