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a Vulture-changing alternately viciim. Solily 1: s:ole behind,,for all the endless variety of hate I considered myself priviledged to ful vision, prowling at large thro- adopt a part, dishonorable in ano. out the house. Now I see it in the ther cause, and concluding that may unpolluted chamber of my wife, blow wa) suve, I aimed a desperate assume the varied congregation of push. Accidentally I missed. The wanton terror, myself. unarmed sword was wrenched from my writhing under every fruitless ef grasp, and the villain run me thro' furt to appose the all devouring the body monster! my soul, sickening at the sight, shakes off the morbid After retracing this sad picture drowsiness of sleep io discoverm- of his misfortunes, the duke seemwhat the identity of a fancied ed to acquire relief. The day vision! I; closed my eyes, resign now beginning to dawn, Alfonso ed to the happiness, heaven had sallied forth in the hope of obtain. bestowed—I awoke to be for ever ing assistance, that theduke might miserable---but a moment past

be removed to some more comand I beheld my wife and daugh-fortable lodging. Before the door, ter freed from alarm, enjoying the

and far as the eye could carry was tranquil slumbers of their inno a, dreary waste : just hid from cence--the succeeding to present

view stood the house upon the them, already butchered at my

skirts of a sleep and gloomy forest; feet yet another, and I had ne a fitter spot to perpetrate mischief ver known the torments I now en:

was not to be imagined. Exactly durc-one grave had received us

suited to Diego's purpose. he all-one inscription had recorded

made sure of accomplishing his the final period of our house !

design without the hazard of inter

ruption. But how he was to clear "I awoke with jus! sufficient himself of suspision was more time to ward off the blow aimed than Alfonso could account. That at my existence by Diego. The he sought his aggrandizement in wretch, missing his aim, fled into the murder of Aranza was evident the commons. I called Sebastian; but a period was put to the distinbut the coward, or accomplice as guished pre-eminence of the first I now.suspect, had gone before. i among the grandees of Spain, and Forward I ran in pursuit ; but the with it the author of its downfall : darkness favoured their escape for a melancholy instance of the instaa while. At length wearied with | bilily of human affairs ! my search. I was returning to mourn over the lifeless bodies, The storm was already past ; when I espied one villain in my and the sun, which now shone way. Ignorant of my approach I thro the foliage, was quictly abwatched the moment to secure my 1. sorbing the vapour which remain,

ed. At a short distance from the they succeeded in placing the duke house stood the horses, feebly in the carriage, and under the disheltered from the inclemency ofrection of Sebastian they soun the night by the expanding branch-reached a comfortable inn at 2 es of a stately oak. Near iö them short distance beyond the confines, the carriage, which, upon slight of the conmon. inspection, appcared designedly

To be Continued. loosened in the springs. Unacquainted with the country, and

MEMOIRS fearing to leave the duke unprotected, he began busily' to employ I The Life of the late Honorable bimself in repairing the carriage

WILLIAM PITT. for his removal when a man sprung from an adjoining thicket, and But circumstance which only af. prostrating himself at his fect, pe fected the credit of the country, titioned for pardon ain! protection ! however alarming and important A momentary alarm took posses. they might appear, were sunk in sion of Alfonso ; but as the suppli- the terror and dismay which per.. cant was unarmed, and observing vaded every class of society, when, the frantic gestures he assumed,

on the thirteenth of April of that personal fear instantly vanished.

year, a muliny broke out on board It was Sebastian ! the trembling the fleet at Portsmouth which on attitude of the man was less indi. the twenty secondof May manifested, cative of guilt than of mean, de itself at the Nore, and which aftergrading cowardice. The answers

wards communicated itself to seto the several inquiries of Alfonso, ! veral-ships both of the North Sca corroborated this presumption. Fle and Cadiz fleets. This was an had been neither bribed, nor yet event which made the empire an accomplice in the hellish plot tremble on its base, and which deof Diego. Awaked by the screams prived ordinary men of all power of his dying mistress he had not and reflection. Mr. Pitt, however, dourage to assail the blood-thirsty was not shaken even then. The villain, and fearful he was destined measures adopted by him, lord to become the next victim, had Spencer, lord Grenville, and Mr. watched a favourable apportunity | Dundas manifested at once prųto escape the dagger in reserve. dence, moderation, and vigour ; The joint effor:s of the two soon and the splendid victories which repaired the carriage for the re since that eventful period have weption of the duke, to whose sat been gained by our fleets are much isfaction Alfenso explained the in. more than sufficient eternally to nocence of Sebastian. Having ta- ! wipe off the stain which such irken a last farewel of the lifeless regular proceedings left for a time borlies of leis wife and daughter, l' on their character:

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It was in the same year that Mo. of party spirit. and from the interPitt adopted a new plan of finace, ested views of individuals ; but to founded upon the principle of a mind like his difficulties never act raising a gicat part of the sup as discouragements, but as stimuplies within the year. With the lants to greater exertions. He view of preventing the increase of surmounted all the obsticles which the perminent debt, from which were opposed to him both in Irethe enemy expected the downfallof land and this country, and at last our credit, he proposed to treble successfully carited his project inthe assesed taxes, which he calcu. to effect. lated to amount to a tax of about

In the discussion on the union, ten per cent, upon income, which

Mr. Pitt and his supporters iepeate he afterwards substituted for this edly mentioned the satisfaction of tax. This plan was followed up

the catholics as more practicable by the redemption of the land tax,

under an extended and uniied leby which the revenue gained an

gislation than a confined and sepeaccession of 400,0001. a year ; and

rate one, and he either by express the affect of the whole financial

stipulations had pledged himself system nas been manifest. In the high and undiminished state of pub- pressed many with a per-uasion,

or by general assurcances had imlic credit, notwithstanding the bur

that, when the union should be af. thens of a war unprecedented both

fected, he would be the advocate in expence and duration,

of the catholic elaims. It was unIn the month of January 1799, dersteod, however, that the king, Mr. Ditt proposed a plan for the

who uniformly acts from moral union of Ireland with Great Bri principle, and agreeable to the dic,

tates of his conscience, conceived tain, by placing the three kingsdoms under the same legislature

that he could not enter into the

views of his minister consistently as they were already governed by

with his coronation oath. Mr. the same prince. In developing

Pitt on the other hand, attaching the importance of the measuie, he displayed perhaps, more than at

much importance to the measure any other time his commanding finding that he could not carry it in

thought fit to resign his office, on eloquence. his profound and exten

to execution
sive acquaintance with the politi-
cal interests of the country, and

This important change in the his accurate knowledge of the hu- administration of the

country, man heart and character. He hac which now devolved on Mr. Admany difficulties to encounter in dington took place in Febuary carrying through this plan, arising 1801. Mr. Pitt was understood from local prejudices; from con. to have recommended Mr. Ad. racted notions, from the violence "dington to his majesty as his suc

cessor, and he retired from office

of the most splended talents, this giving the new administration a loss was, perhaps in some degree promice of hearty support, as did | counterbalanced by the advantage those of his colleagues who re of one mind pervading and anisigned along with him. Lord rating all the departments of goGrenville and his friends became vernment, unshackled by those difdisgusted with the measure offerences of sentiment and opinion their successors much sooner than which riyal powers so frequently Mr. Pitt. who continued to support beget. them after the conclusion of the peace of Amiens, during the peace

In the prosecution of the war and till the commencement of the which was now, entered into, Enpresent war, when be joined his sland was, as before, eminently old friends, who were now leagued successful in her individual efforts with the former opposition ; and i by sea. The glorious victory of by. their united efforts compelled Trafalgar almost annihilated tha Mr. Addington lo sesign his office

French and Spanish Davies. in May, 1804.

But the coalition on the continent

from which so much had been exThe country being thought to be pected, and the formation of whicla in such emminent danger, that un

was considered as reflecting so animity founded upon a coalition much honor on the political taof parties could alone save it, it was lents of Mr. Pilt, was to the last ardently desired that an adininis- degree unfortunate. trusion should be formed upon a broad basis, embracing all the

(To be Concluded next week.) moi distinguished talents in the country. Mr. Vitt is said warmly

SELECTED. to have favoured this project, and to have sincerely recommended For the Lady's Miscellany. it to his majesty for lis adoption. The objections in that quarter to

Mr. Editor admiuins Mr. Fox to the secret By inserting the following remarks on councils of the crown were, how.

Love, in your valuable Miscellany, you ever, found to be insermountable. will obliga a constane reader of your PasLord Grenville refused to join any

per.

N. administration from which Mr.

REMARKS on LQVE. Fox was peremptorily excluded. Mr. Pitt was thus obliged to form There is none of all the pasan administration composed of his sions, that has so much employed! own particular friends; and if, in the thoughts of Moralists and Phiconsequence of its confined organ- losopbers, and perhaps of almost isation, he did not enjoy the benifit licvery other species of writers, as

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thai of love; vbether this be an of the unfortunate, and regardless argument of its excellence, or con of the ties of nature, is certainly sequence to mankind, I shall not heroical enough in consciense ; at present take upon mc to de but it is methings carrying the termine. There are some ex jest a little too far, to declaim as pressions in the course of the fol. ll gainst a passion upon which nog lowing essay (of which that passion anly the welfare, but the continua is the subject) whịch I doubt nor ance of our species so immediately Will draw on me the suspicion of depends. Our countryman Mı. being a heretic in my opinions of Osborn in his advice to a son, love, from those who are far gone could afford no other appellation in the reading of Artamenes and than that of the child of idleness, Cassandra ; but as I have no other and a much greater author than view than that of painting out he has told us--'That amongst all errors, and giving them a just idea the great and worthy persons of a passion which is a principal whereof the memory remaineth, band of civil society, I persuade there is not one that hath been myself that if I fail in the attempt, transported to the mad degree of my design will at least secure me love,' and then infers that great from their consure.

spirits and great business keep out

this weak passion.' If we would altogether credit

On the other hand the poets the graver part of the world, we

(who indeed have reason enough should believe that scarce any de

to be advocates for it; since it is gree of love were justifiable. The

love that first inspired what has Stoice who, among others of their

made most of them famous) have hopeful tenets, considered the pas.

considered it as the only thing that sions in the same light in regard

can make life desirable, and have to the mind, as wę do distempers urged all that their fertile imaginwith respect to the body, have in

ations could never suggest in its a particular manner levelled their

defence. inyectives against love ; but whatever views they might have in so The opinion of this latter sort doing, they have been so far from of men, however extravagant it doing rankind a service by this may seem, is of the two the more sort of doctrine, that instead of eligible, as it tends to promote (as teaching them the most exalted well ns the more obvious advandegree of virtue, they have only tages) a mutual benevolence ; contributed to extinguish that fine whereas the other arraigns the sense of humanity and tenderness, wisdom of the power that made from which only worthy and virtu. llowever, it were to be wishous actions are to be expected : ed that those gentlemen, the poTo be unmoved at the distresses liets, had been le indastrious in

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