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his father. In Cambridge he be offered to liin. His first speech came a model in the young nobili. in pariian:ent was delivered cn ty and feliow. commoners; and it Mr. Burke's mo:ion for financial was not doubted that if the privi. reform, and in the diyision on that ieges of his rank liod not exempto, question he voled with the minoried him from the usual exercises ly. In fact, he might be considerfor his bachelor's degree, le would ed, though lie spoke and voted inhave been found among the first dependenıly, as having joined the competitors for academical bonors. party. wbich had opposed the min- . On his admission, according 10 ister lord Norih and the American custom, to his master's drgree, war, and who regarded him with a the public orator found it necdless degree of veneration, recognising 10 search into genealogy, or even in his person the genius of his ii. to dwell on the great qualities of lustrious father revived, and as, it his father ; for the eyes of the uni were acting in him.. versity.were fixed on the youth, the enraptured, audience, assented
\Vhen lord North wis succeed. to every encomium, and every
ed by the marquis of Rockingham breast was filled with the liveliest
in 1782, Mr. Pitt did no: form any presages of his future greatness.
connection wiih the sew adminis
tration. He was then assiduously Mr. Pitt was afler:vards. eritcr. occupied in the study of political ed a student of Dincoln's-Ion, and philosophy, and in investigating made such a rapid progress in his the history, detail, and spirit of the legal studies.as to be soon called British constitution. He saw that to the bar with every prospect of notwithstanding the excellence of
He went once or twice tire system, various, corruptions upon the western circuit, and ap. had sriscn, and many abuses intrc-. peared as junior counsel in several duced, which, it was of high imcauses. He was, however, destin-1 portence to correct, and which he ed to fill a more important station conceived to emanale from a want in the goverment of his country of equipoise of the component es. than is usually obtained th:ough the lates, and a consequent derangco. channel of the law.
ment of the balance.
In the year 1781 he was return. Like another young men of lof... ed a member of the house of com ty genius and grand conceptions, mons for the borough of Apelby. | accustomed to generalization, and . Some of his friends at Cambridge not yet acquainted with the pruc.. had proposed that he should stand rise of affairs, he formed theories, a candidate for representing that at that time which experience university; but he declined the taught him af erwards to renouiice. honor, except it were unanimously He brought forward a motion for
a committee 10 enquire into the stacked with much force of larist: tc of representation io porlia guage and splendour of eloquence, ment, and to report their centi- as 6 annihilating chartered rights, ments : in which he was support. and creating a ney and immense ed by Messrs. Fox and Sheridan. body of indluence unknown to the
British constitution.' On the death of the marquis of Rockingham, lord Shelburne was Notwithstanding his opposition, appointed to succeed him as first in which he was powerfully supford of the treasury; and Mr. Pitt ported by Mi. Dundus, the meaaccepted the office of chancellor of
sure was carried through the house the exchequer, the duties of which
of commous with a very large mabe performed with great mcrit and jority. The efforts which he had distinction, bul withont lahing any made on this occasion were not, very active interest in the party however, fi uiiloss. Petitions were politics of the time.
sent in fiom all quarters against
the bills and on the motion for iis. TIe-resigned his office on the commiineat in the house of peers, Sist of March 1733, when a coali.
it was finally thrown out; in contion formed by Mr. fox with lords
sequence of which the coalition North and Thurlow forced ford
ministry was dissolved by the king Shelburne to retire, to make way
who has always have understood for his opponents. On the seventh
10 have been hostile to the meaof May of that year, he again sure in his individual capacity. brought forward a motion for a reforin in parliament, in a less gen. On this event the places of chancral form than he had done in the cellor of the exchequer and first preceding year. Instead of more lord of the treasury were immediing for a comn.ittee of inquiry, he ately conferred on Mi. Pit. Raised proposed spe fic propositions, the to this elevated situation at tiie o'iject of which was to prevent early age of twenty-five years, he bribery at elections, lo disfranchise had sow and unprecedented diffia borough which should be con culties to combal. 'Mr. l'ox, his victed of gross corruption, and to opponent, had' still a large majoraugmeni the national representa- ity in the house of commons, withuion by the election of Onc hundred
out the support of which no minactitional members. The motion istry can be of long duration. Mr. was negatived by a large majority. Pitt had no family influence, no ex
iended political association, no one The next occasion which Mr.
of those adventrions props which Pati bar of displaying his know- ofien supply ile place of real ad} lige was on the inuroduction of vantages; he ressed solely upon Hii Hox's back wity which lic at his own abiliics, aided by those
whose admiration and confidence from the two contending sides, his intellectual and moral character of which Mr. Pitt and Mr. Fox had secured, without any means were to be the pillars. Ameetof extending his influence and in ing was held at St. Alban's tavern, creasing his friends but those 10 on the 26th of January 1784,] in be found in nis own head and heart, which an address was signed by If talents and conduct could not 53 members of the house of comcreate a general confidence and mons, recommending a union to support he had no other means of this effect, which was presented to standing ecure against attacks of the duke of Portland and AIr. Piit. his adversaries. Instead, in these The latter expressed a willingcircumstances, of shrinking from
ness to enter into the views of the the assaults of his opponents, he committec ; but the duke of Porratteckcdther on their own ground, land insisting, that as a preliminaand on January the fourteenth, ’84
ry, he should resign his place, the introduced a bill into parliament negociation was suspended. The for the better management and duke was afterwards invited to a regulation of the affairs of the East
conference with Mr. Pitt, at the India company. The leading dif
express desire of the king, for the ference between this and Mr. Fox's
purpose of forming a new adminplan was, that Mr. Pitt left the
istration on equal terms, which charter of the company untouched,
never took place, from Mr. Pitt and the commercial concerns of refusing to come to an explanathis corporation of merchants un.
tion of the word equal ; and here der the sole management of the
the negociation was finally terminproprietors themselves, and direc
ated. tors of their choice; whereas Mr.
This parliament, which had wit. Fox' had wished to make an entire nessed more changes in the executransfer of the company's affairs : live power of the country than per10 commissioners nominated in
haps any parliament before or parliament, with a duration of
since, was dessolved on the twenauthority for the term of four years.
iy-fourth of March. On the sixThis bill, which resembled in many
leenth of May following the new pa: ticulars that wbich had prov.
parliament met, and from that peed the ruin of Mr. Fox, laid the
riod may be dated the commencefoundation of the permanence
ment of Mr. Piti's elficient adof Mr. Piti's administration.
ministration. To be Continued. Parties, however, continu d to run so high, that a number of par. tial and independent men employ.
MAXI.. ed themselves in endeavours to If an idle man knew the value bring about a coalition, with of time, he would not be so dcsir. view of forming an administration ous of killing it.
Superior 10's, the christian knows;
(Joys not with such to be comparid,)
These shall to full fruition grow, Man, as soon as he is capable of
And bring a sare and sweet reward. reflection, pants for happiness, and
E pursues the object with as much
VARIETY. earaesiness, as if it was really 10 be obtained in this life. The ob. jects around him appear to wear
ORIGINAL AND.SELECTED the aspeci of pleasure, and seem
For the Lady's Miscellany. to possess sufficient in themselves, to inspire peace and joy in his
[The following is taken from a little bosom ; though he indulges even
work published some time ago enti. 10 excess, in the gratification of
tleri-"Every man bisown Fattener.'' ? his appetites? Yet, after all, he re. It aiïoris at least a pleasing contrast mains un salisfi'd, and like the to the servile method pursued by au. yawning Grave, still cries, Give, thors living under monarchial govern. -in the midst of plenty he lan
ments, the writer justly preferring guishes: and in the enjoyment of
kiinself to the high and mighty-most
gracious majesty, or the right honora. health, his soul sickens and faints.
ble the noble Count, &c.] Would you ask then where true
DEDICATION, happiness is to be found ? It is on
TO MYSELF. ly to be experienced, in the joys
" A dedication to himself !' ezand exercises, of true, and undefil
claims a critic-'Who has ever ed Religion, which not only give thought of dedicating a book to a Zest, to their delights ? but are
himsell ? And pray, Mr. Critic in themselves, the greatest, and
wlio authorised you to interrupt unspeakable! joys, -We will fod in
me? Here, Jack, show this genthe practice of viral piety, more
tleman down stairs, and let me get solid and substantial pleasure, then
on with my dedication. ever the natural man, could boast, the repetition of which will never
Sir, in dedicating this valuable surfeit, and the continuance of
work to you, I shall not begin with which, will never produce disgust
a panegyric on your elevaled rank Pleasures? whose duration; will
eminent qualifications, and enlightbrighten the gloomy passage of
ened understanding ; for between death's dark vale and enter with us into eternity. Where we shall
Goldsmith dedicated part of bis enjoy their full fruition.
works to Mr. Pusterity. S. D. T. C.
shows more wisdom in delicating to Vain, are the cmply toys of carth,
MYSELF. Posterity never will buy a No solid comfort from them spring, bonnet for his wife, or a fruck for my Trifies they are of little worth ;
therefore I declare for And leave behind a puiniu) stirig.
NICK BOTTOM .
you and 1, (that is bei ween you and several of them to your excel. yourself, or Inc and myself) the lency." " That I will with the Jess we say on that subject, the greatest pleasure," exclaimed his better. No I will not flatter you; Loidship. At the time appointed, I will proceed, on surer grounds, the Dean conducted the Viceroy and inform you, that i: is your in- i incog, arm in arm, down froin the lerest to patronise my book, and if || castle of Dublin to a quay on the your high-sounding same protects south side of theriver Liffey, me not, I shall be very roughly where a number of coal.porter's handled by the critics, and so stood in waiting for a call. Here," shall you ; but I presunię it will said Swift, " is the illustrious Le useless for me to say any thing O‘Driscol (taking one of them by. father to you on the subject. ---- the hand) lord of and here rd 10 the wise."
the noble 0 Flaherty, and here" I am your humble self, "Stop! Stop !" said the Lord SOLOMON D.T. CEPHALICO. Lieutenant, "proceed no further,
for I am pursuaded they are all
equaily roble, great and illustriIRISH NOBILITY.
cus.' On their rcturn to the castle, When Lord Carteret was vice the Viceroy asked the Dean why. roy of Ireland he one day request. he had so grossly deceived him. ed the favour of Dean Swift to "I have not deceived your Escelçast an eye over his levee book, || !ency,” said Swift; "the men and inform him whether the whom I have introduced to your whole of the Irish nobility were Lordship are actually the ancient. presented. Swift, after feigning nobility of this country, whose fer10 cou the book with the ulmosi rile and exiensive domains, attention, returned it coolly to his through the revolutions it has unLordship, observing that he could dergone, have passed into the posnot discover the name of a single session of others." individual of the ancient Irish nobility list. "No!" rejoined the Vi Irish music.-In the reign of ceroy, with an extraordinary emo. Louis the Fourteenth of France, a tion of surprise.--"Be not aston-celebrated professor of music, namished, my Lord," replied the led John Baptiste Lully, resided Dean ; " for being the most at Puris. An unfortunate exiled haughty men on earth, I am per. Irishman having dined in compasuaded they will never attend at ny with the musician and other your lordship's levees : but should
French gentlemen ; after dinner, your lordship condescend to ac. when their spirits became exhilicompany me, incog, to-morrow rated by sparkling Champagne, morning, I doubt not but I shall the sprightly Frenchman began to have the honor of presenting | sing, but perceiving the Italmar