It appears that he has been in the habits of mirthful Caroline finds a deserving and suca correspondence with an incognita with whom cessful suitor in the brave and honest M'Lary. he became acquainted at a private masquerade, but to wlose person he has been kept

In this Opera, which contains much a stranger. The jealous apprehensions of

more business and bustle than we have Lady Gay land are relieved by the unexpected arrival of Caroline Sedley, an old friend and for some time been accustomed to in schoolfellow. Caroline declares herself to be dramas of the same genus, we find how the cause of Sir Damon's alienation, relutes possible it is to give plot, interest, and their meeting at the masquerade, and that humour, to a sort of entertainment that accidentally discovering in the persou of her of late years has seldom claimed to be gallant, the husband of her quondam friend, more than a vehicle for music. The she had been induced to humour the intrigue plot is as carefully connected and comin the hope of avenging the wrongs of Ladybined in incident and character as if it Gayland, and effecting Sir Damon's retorna- had not the aid of music. The latter, tion. To promote this design, she has ob- however, has the character of pleasing, under the disguise and character of Captain simplicity, and we think that many of

The Bronze; and in this character she affocts the airs will become popular. such an easy, impudent freedom with Sir overture and the chief part of the songs, Pamon's house, his servants, and, above all, &c, are by King; Braham, we believe his wife, that the man of gallantry is con- composed his own songs; some of them, founded, his indignation is roused, lis jea- we think, with less than his usual suclousy is alarmed, and, under pretence of We annex the most admired of sudden indisposition, he deternines imme. them, in which he accompanied himself diately to hurry away his wife froin su dan

on a grand piano forte in a most mas. gerous an intruder. This is the signal for Lady terly stile, and was unanimously enGayland; she refuses to accompany hiin,

cored :accuses Sır Damon of infidelity, abashes him by producing the correspondence with his incognita, and peremptorily insists upon a

Said a Sinile to a Tear separation. To increase Sır Damon's confusion, a billet arrives from the fictitions Rosa. And beam'd like the sun in spring weather,

On the cheek of my dear, liudá, staung that she is at hand, and can

In sooth, lovely Tear, no longer eudure suspense. The false Captain, to whom Lady Gayland appeals, affects That we should be both here together.

Ii strange must appear, to recognize the hand-writing of the tair Rosuulinda to be that of his cousin, and demands instant satisfaction from Sir Damon for the

I came from the heart, indignity offered to his family. Sir Damon To yonder sad daughter of grief:

A soft balm to impart is overpowered with shame and penitence, and pleads for forgiveness. In the mean

And I, said the Smile, time Edgar, the son of Sır Damon, has ar

That heart 110 w beguile, rived in pursuit of Einily, the ward of oli

Since you gave the poor mouruer relief. Plod, to whom he is altached, contrary to the views of his father. After some of the Oh! then, said the Tear, ušual difficulties in these cases, in which his Sweet Smile, it is clear jealousy has been needlessly alarmed, he We are twins, and soft Pity our mnother : succeeds in eloping with the object of liis And how lovely that face wishes, and Sır Damon's consent is extorted Which together we grace, by Lady Gayland as a condition of their re- For the woe and the bliss of another! conciliation.

A further interest arises out of the characters of Torn Surfest and Lieutenant M.Lary, The dialogue is neat and spirited who are rival candidates for the hand of and Tom Surfeit's chart of his voyage Caroline. The former (as an apology for from the East Indies excited iminodedoing nothing) las assumed the character of a Temple siudent; but, despising the slow re

rate laughter. Indeed, the whole strength furns of half-guinea motions as inadequate to of the house is employed; and with his fashionable pursuits, he conceives designs excellent effect. The piece was extremeupon the superior fortune of “Plod's Ward.ly well received, and has since had a very His attempts, however, are frustrated, and successful run. die vanity esposed in all quarters, while idee


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And gleams dismay and death on Europe's I.

ruthless foes.

IV. ITHEN loud and drear the tempests

Not to Ambition's specions charm, roar, When high the billowy mountains rise,

Not to ili cnsanguin'd despoi's hand, And headlong 'gainst the rocky shore,

Is conquest bound-a mightier Arin Driven by the blast, the gidly vessel

Tian Earili's proud iyranis can withfries;

stand, Unguided, by the wild waves borne,

The balance holds of human fate, Hler rudder broke, her tuchling ton;

Raise's the low and sinks the great. Say, does the seaman's daring mad

Exerung ihen in Europe's cause Shrink from the angry frown of ture?

Each energy of arm and mind, Doe's lse, io abject Icar resign'd,

All that sroin force or skill the warrior The inpending stroke in silence wait?

draws, No-while he pours the tervent prayer

Yet to ch' Almighty Pou'r resigud, To Bam whose will can purish or can spare,

Whosehigh bulest all Nature's movements Cool and intrepid 'mid the sound

guides, Of winds and waves that rage around,

Coutit is the battle's and the ocean's tides; The powers that shill and strengih impart,

Britain sell hopes that leaven her rows will The nervous arın, li' undaunted heari,

har, Collecung,-- firm he fronts the threaining

While Very rears ber shield, and Justice storm,

points her spear., And braies, with fearless brcast, feil Death's terrific form:


So, though aro-ind our sea-encircled reign, Addressed to the Inhabitants of the British
The dreadtul tempest scens to lower,

Dismay'd do Britain's hardy tran
Awalt ils doabe the treat’uing hour?

HERE see a most uncommon view dis10! to his sons, with cheering race,


(made, Albious bold Genius calls around;

The lovely scene, by spring and autumn Around him valiant myriads crowd,

Where grapes, in testovns, deck ihe myrtle Or death or victory their choice ;

glade : From ev'ry port asiomislid Europe sees With purple interspers’d, green clusters hange Britannia's white sails swelling with the As in the Isles where Grecia's poets sang : brecze;

In connast picturesque the colours glow; Not her Imperial barks alone

And the luxuriant soll and clavale show, Ane she proud foc on ev'ry siele,

Not " Vaxia, ¢ Metelin, or Scio fair, Commerce her vessels launches on the tide; Tenerius, Sames, could there with compare : And her indignant sons awlule

Not Deios, Puros, or thi' Ogygian Isle ș, Seceding from their wonted tvil,

Whose charms did even Hermes' eyes beTurn from the arts of peace their care,

gune; Hurl from each deck the bolts of war, Which, for a monent, almost led astray To sweep thinjurious boasters from the

Hum', charg'd the sacred message to convey. Alain,

Iu | Candia no such scene the eye sorveve; Who dare lo circumscribe Britannia's naval Thoughi pleasme, Kerimo, thy olive shade : rugu.

Though with the Andes Iela's Mount might
And sce with emulative zeal

Round whose high smmnuit gelid breezes
Our leasts con corpiai arviour tee!!
beariient spurit, ihai of yore

To cooline ardours of Zaara's sky: Bhasha high on lahia's vanishi'd shore; 0i buruu by Danube's elistani fiori, Mbon fiow'd his current un, 'd wait Gallic blond! ;

* Naxos. Op slone on Lincelles' later fight;

+ Lest0s. Os Ird by dire's fou're the Curitian's (lios. nellent;

The Island of Calypso. Or talitiunaitas feliche Giuditori, Crate', in which is Mount Ida and this l'ro'd by the Illuses pairing !: bisu....ba town of Retino. ster;

The Desert of Africa.



kot fair * Phæacia could more brightly shine, Such, Sonth Peru, now shown in prospect On whose description dwelt the † Pow's fair, Divine.

Enchanting specimen of beauty rare ! Behold! where sits upon a golden throne Jan. 2, 1807.

BRITANNICUS. The Lady of the Southern Temp'rate Zone: All the bright genus her radiant crown com- The beauty of the Grecian islands is well pose;

known. And Ocean's finest pearls surround her brows: A variety of the hippopotamos, (the forWith lapis lazuli her pavements shine, midable amphibious animal stiled Behemoth And all the rich productions of the mine: in Scripture,) is found in some parts of South Colunins of 1 porphyry support her dome, i America ; it is interior in size to that which is Where all, who sheiter need, may find a met with in Egypt. home.

The alligator, or crocodile, of America, Her, bounties measureless characterize, is also to be seen in some parts near the On whom descends the influence of the skies; Live--(This is the Leviathan ot' Scripture.) How she delights those bounties 10 bestow! The buio is the largest of the serpent And lo! the more she gives, to her more tribe; it is also found in South America, as flow,

well as in the deserts and impenetrable foRob'd in magnificence, belold the Queen! resis of Africa. Majestically sweet appears her mien !

The hooded snake is a very remarkable See! how the ringlets of her tresses iair creature, having a membrane attached to its Fall on her neck, or gently wave in air: head, which it has the custom of expanding Behold her form! adorn'd with ev'ry grace; like a hood when it rears itselt. The beauties of her ever-blooming face;

Virginia's terror is the rattle-snake, peculiar Her eyes, which bright with mildest lustre to that country. the bones of this species, beam,

towards the extremity or tail, are loose, and Image present of happiness supreme.

rattle as it moves; whence its name. While she, with guardian care, surveys her. All the serpent tribe are said to have reign;


a power of fascination over birds, and indeed On ev'ry side, the dust transfornu'd to over all animals. It is, probably, the etioct Clothes ev'ry field, and hides th'extensive of the extreme terror which affects all crea plain.

tures, at the sight of these obnoxious repShe snules :--with blossoms all the trees are tiles; which depriving them of recollection, crown'd;

induces then to rush into the mouth exAnd lo! ripe fruits are intermingled found: panded to devour them. Flow'rs of sweet scent otrspread the meads Iu Guiana, Amazonia, tlre interior of Terra and hills,

Firma and of Brazil, far from the baunts of And ev'ry vale the rich frutilla fills :

juin, are these tremendous monsters found. Lemon and orange trees in tutts are seen, Similar countries shelter them in Atrica. On the fair carpet of unfading green :

Poetical language is here applied solely to Cloudless appears the pure celestial blue: illustrate facts. The climate of Chili is deTh' cxpanse of heav'n presents a glorious lightful, and its riches inexhaustible; it conview.

tains mmes of every metal, though gold preNo pois'nous reptile may her subjects dominates. It produces sulphur, loadstone, fear :

lapis lazuli, limestone, salt. Many of the From ev'ry rav'nous beast her realm is clear:

Andes are rocks of porphyry; the produce Timid becomes the furious lion here.

of the surface of the earth is immense, and it No hippopotamos infests the meads;

has timber tit for ship-building : it has no veNo alligator lurks amongst the reeds :

nomous creature, and the character of the lion Here never rises from the thorny brake

is lost in this country: flocks and herds The dreadful buio, or the houded snake:

are abundant: also corn, wine, oil, and silk. Virginia's terror liere is never heard ;

Lady Mary Wortley Montague's lines, in. Here dwells secure th' unfascinated bird.

applicable to the borders of the Hellespont, Alike exempt from heat, as winter's storni,

would be true if applied to Chili: Nought may presume her landscape to de

“ No killing cold deforins the beauteous form ; Verdure delightful here is ever found;

year, Pleasantness rests on beauteous Chili's

The springing flow'rs no coming winter fear." ground.

The passage alluded to respecting Hermes
in Calypso's Island may be found in the
Odyssey. It is very beautilul.
Joy touch'd the Messenger of Heaven :-

he staid Corcyra, now Corfu.

Entranc'd, and all the blissful haunt sur+ Minerva. See the Odyssey.

veyd."— Pope's Translation, Bouk V. # The finest marble.

Dullious of additional inhabitants might The large strawberry peculiar to Chili.

find support in Chili.

Europ. Mug. Vol. LI, Jan, 1807.




Such know the springs of vast delights to


best cmploys.


With tenderness MIXERvA's heart t'inspire ; I.

Reason to bind in chains of choicest

flow'rs; To sensual fools, think not Almighty To give to Virtve pleasure's keenest fire;

Bestows the relish of his heavenly joys:

To bid bright Genius lead the polish'd No !-his high gifts , unconscious of alloys, Is all immortal Wisdom can desire;

hours; The reach of little minds is far above ; And only noble souls can bis enjoyments

And these are best attain'd by Love's deli.

ciuus powers. prove. Such dignify their playfulness and toys ;




(Continued from Vol. L, page 481.)


Lord Grosvenor expressed his anxious THE Earl of Aylesford reported his Ma- wish to sce the odious tratlic in human beings

jesty's gracious Answer to the Address. every where abolished. Lord Grenville brought down the Papers The Duke of Clarence observed, that he relative to the Negociation, and moved ibat had not opposed the first reading of the Bill, they be taken into consideration on Friday, because he always considered that proceedthe 2d of January.

ing a matter of form, and wished 10 reserve His Lordship then, with scarcely any pre- what he had to say until the subsequent fatory remarks, except that the battle of stages of the Bill. For the same reason, Maida was one of the most brilliant and he should not oppose the motion for printing decisive in the annals of this country, moved the Bill. His sentiments were well known, the Tbanks of the House to Sir J. Stuart and and he had not changed his opinion, Generals Cole and Ackland, for their conduct on that occasion; as also to the Officers and Lord Grenville observed, that it was un. Soldiers concerned with them. Agreed to necessary for him to enter into any details nem, dis.-- The House then adjourned to upon the Correspondence; the documents Wednesday se'nnight.

being of themselves unusually complete; and 31. On the motion of Lord Walsingham, though there were many points which it was it was ordered, that no petition of a private not proper to make public, and which were nature should be received aftor the 27th of in consequence omitted, yet the contents of February.

the Papers were sufficient to justify the Jan. 1. Several Peers took the oaths, and Address that he should move.

No apology some routine business was disposed of. was due for the desire that had been evinced

2. After several Peers had taken the on the part of Government to oblain a safe oaths,

and honourahle peace; the history of this Lord Grenville brought in a Bill for abo- country sulliciently proved the advantages of lishing the Slave Trade; which being read a that blessing. The basis proposed for a first time, he rose to move that it be printed; treaty was that of actual possession, because and observed, that he should give a fort- this country could not afford to pay a prico night's notice before the second reading. for a peace, when it was impossible to obtain

Lord Hawkesbury said, that the House any security for its duration : The objects ought to be put in possession of any cor- that we held were of great value to us, and respondence that might have taken place be, France could give us nothing that could tween this Government and those of other compensate for them; while the possessions countries on the subject of a general abolic of France were of such value to her, that was tion; and

had nothing to offer in return for them, Lord Eldon thought some explanation was But it was never meant that the uti possidetis necessary as to the nature of the Bill. should be applied with such strictness, as to

This, however, Lord Grenville declined preclude any exchange for a reasonable till the discussion.

compensation. His Lordship then touched

on the obligations of this country to fulfil the restore peace, the country and Europe had stipulations entered into with our Continental a right to some declaration on the part of Allies; and inferred that we were bound not that House respecting the negociation. He to make peace withont the consent of the would propose it in the form of an Address Emperor of Russia; for if the Continent war to his Majesty.-- His Lordship then read the to be saved, it was by connecting the interests Address, which was in the usual style on such of this country with those of that empire - occasions--"Thanking his Majesty for his But, besides Russia, Great Britain had other communication, acknowledging that he had Alics. For Sweden and Portugal we had used every effort to obtain peace, consistent nothing to ask but the state of actual pos- with the bonour of the country and fidelity session ; but the King of Naples and the to his Allies; and that the disappointment of Elector of Hanover had much to expect from his expectations was solely to be attributed to our interference. With respect to the the extravagant ambition of the enemy." former, his Lordship was of opinion that Lord Hawkesbury expressed his perfect we ought to make very great sacrifices to concurrence with Ministers in all those points effect the recovery of his possessions ; for it which had caused the rupture of the Negowas evident, that nothing we had to offer ciation; but he was dissatisfied with the amcould be a sufficient inducement to France biguity which pervaded the documents; that to abandon her acquisition of Naples.- ambiguity was, that his Majesty's DeclaraThe question respecting Sicily was, however, tion stated the basis of the treaty to be the very differents and our honour was pledged uti possidetis, whereas nothing of the kind to secure that island, though France might appeared throughout the papers *. He made make such compensations to the King of several observations to show that this ought Naples as might be equivalent to the surren- to be the basis of all treaties of peace; but der of Sicily. Adverting to the territory that every thing on the subject ought to be of our ally the Elector of Hanover (in which commitied to paper. He then took a view light his Majesty is considered,) he observed, of the relative situation of the two countries that it was made a consideration that that at the peace of 1801 and at present; and country should be restored, without any showed that our commerce could receive but compensation being made to France, and no little injury froth the measures of the enemy. hesitation was shown by the enemy to this He gave a statement of the exports and indemand. The question respecting that ports of this country in the year 1798 and Electorate had, therefore, nothing to do with that of 1805; by which it appeared that the the rupture of the negociation.--The object latter year considerably exceeded the year of France uniformly seemed to be, to separate 1798, in the increase of our commercial adus from onr allies; but, finding us in that vantages. His Lordship said, that he was tespect inflexible, the French Government perfectly satisfied that Ministers had acted succeeded in inducing the Russian Charge rightly in breaking off the Negotiation rad'Affaires to sign a separate treaty, which ther than give up Sicily, and in not divulga

treaty they considered equal to a great ing what they would have thought a rcasonI vietory, and thus afforded a clear proof able exchange or equivalent for Naples. He of the importance of our policy. As soon as was sure the people of this country would the French Negociators suspected that this now cheerfully contribute to the common treaty would not be ratified, they told our cause, and would place confidence in the GoDlinister that they considered Great Britain vernment, in proportion to the confidence entitled to better terms than before ; but which they received from it. still it was proposed that this country should Lord Sidmouth went at some length into an give up Sicily, and all the conditions offered exainination of the papers, to show that there were precisely in opposition to what Russia was no cause of complaint against Ministers, insisted on. The terins proposed by France and expressed his perfect reliance on the supe leti us in possession of Malta, India, and the

port of the Nation Cape, of wone of wluch France could ever hope to deprive us, and of Tobago, which * The import and force of M. Talleyrand's was not worth mentioning; and for this we expression in his letter of the first of April, were called upon to restore every other in the printed Papers,) seem to afford a conconquest that we had made from the enemy clusive testimony, that the basis of uti possior luis allies; to cede Sicily, and to coufirin detis was intended to be offered, when he the French in the possession of Dalmatia ; declares, L'Empereur n'a rien à desirer de thereby leaving Austria to be overawed by ce que possede l'Angleterre :" who could doubt France. He concluded with oboerving, that that these words amounted to an admission it was evident the negociatiouf was at an end of the uti possidetis, as applicable to his Mathe moment the French Friperor left Paris ; jesty's conquests? If the Ruler of France and that, even if peace had been made, the required nothing which England possessed, German Confederation would endanger its and coveted none of the actual possessions of existence; for that monstrous association England, the conclusion must necessarily bez contained in itself the germs of perpetual that it was proposed to treat on the basis of

After the efforts that we had made to actual possession.


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