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Alora and Nerin, followed, and the monizes agrecably with the rest of the entertainments concluded, at a late bouse. From the centre, a large and bour, with a pantomime called Midnight magnificent cul-glass light is suspended, R-vlry. —The accommodations for the with a number of lamps of a bulbous audience at this theatre are very well form, of ground glass, not of gas, but arranged. The three tiers of boxes are sufficient to exhibit the transparency dispused in the amphitheatrical form: and prismatic colouring of the peodant the two lower are painted of a fawn crystals. The way from town to this colour, with crimsoni octagonal com- new place of amusement is direct pertments, enclosing imitations of white enough; but, as the Waterloo-bridge bas reliefs, and varied by the alternate Company have taken an interest in miriure of gilded wrealhs. The fron- completing this Theatre, they should tispiece of the proscenium, with the also take care that the road from their appropriate heraldic arms, is neatly bridge be lighted ; and, still more, erecuted. The upper boxes and gallery that the footpath, for a part of the way, front are adorned with a tolerable chaste be better fenced against the accidents imitation of a Grecian sculptured frieze. of persons in the dark falling into the The ceiliog, in its compartments, har. marshes.

PERFORMANCES.

1818. Mayli to 16. Trial by Battle-Alzora and Nerine- Mas 25 to 30. Banished Brother-Alzora and Nerine Midnieht Revelry.

.-rial by Battle. May is to frial by BartieAlzora and Nerine

-Manfredi, the Mysterious Hermit.

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A HIGHLAND HUSBAND'S GIFT." For it has spells more deep and strong

When hid its native snows among; FRON A , IN THE N'GREGOR FAMILY.

And it shall have most pow'r to bless
VEAR thy Mountain's diamond, fair.

Where all is peace and holiness. V.
est!
Jo thy waving hair :
It will boblest sem, and rarest

LINES
If it sparkles there;

WRITTEN AT TRE TOME OF MY MOTHER.
F«Tooly this dark gem can vie

Y MOTHER! at thy hallow'd name
With those brown tresses' burnish'd dye,
And well the elves that guard it know, My Mother! yes, thy tender frame
If it might touch thy spotless brow,

Has songht its lowly bed of rest!
For ever ie thy memory.

Wake, wake, fond spirit from thy sleep, Thy wedded love would living be.

Thy son is mourning on thy tomb : Or hanging on thy ear, dearest,

Oh! ieach bim to forbear to weep. A moment let it shine ;

And calmly bear death's awful doom. Then in every voice thou bearest

Cold around the winds are blowing,

2 Shall seem a sound of mine

Thunder clouds enshroud the sky Yet no ;-for gever by the tone

Now they burst,-in torrents flowing, Of cilver words was true love known ;

Sweep unpitying, furious by. I Rould not tax thy soul to give

But angry storms, and sweeping wind,
The fondness that on words can live,

In darkest hour are calm and fair,
But place it on thy hand, sweetest, Compar'd to that which racks my mind,
Clasp'd with the holy gold,

And rankling burns, and lingers there!
And when a stranger's hand thou meetest,

Now again the clouds are riven-
Thine shall be winter cold;
And thou shalt lute and tablet take

Soft, the empress, queen of Night,
In bower or chamber for my sake ;

Cheering all the vault of hear'n, And it shall teach thy pen to shew

Sheds her silvery beams of light! How thought should speak when speech is Not her softness e en can soothe me; true.

Her bright beams but serve to tell,

Thou, who 'bove this world didst love me,
Theo bide it in thy breast, dearest!
If it be pure as fair,

Liest within thy charnel cell.
When to thy heart this gem is nearest, Pale grief hangs upon my brow,
My image shall be there ;

Disease has sol'n healih's rosy hue

Mine eyes are dim, and life is now • The Cairngorm diamond,

With ev'ry joy fast with’ring tool

scene,

And as the moon gleams on thine urn, And bark ! - soft music wakes upon the Oh God! engraven there I see

gale, Thy sacred name,-my senses burn

Some sighing lover breathes a plaintive I come, dear saint! to dwell with thee!

strain ; Bend then, loved Mother! from thy throne, Telling in saddest guise his simple tale Receive my latest, parting breath ;

Of one he truly loves, but loves in vain. Smile once again upon thy son,

How sweet does music speak unto the soul, And sweet will be his sleep of death! When in the silence of an hour like this,

F. On the rapt ear its richest warblings roll,

And laps the spirit in a trance of bliss.
NIGHT.

Oh! who that owns the passion-moving THE setting sun has shed his latest ray, pow'r,

Would not exclaim, while joying in the retires ; And pensive Eve now spreads her mantle “ Hence, gaudy day! to me the loveliest grey,

hour Tinged with the glory of day's parting Is the soft solitude of moonlight e'en.". fires.

J. W. R. On eager wing upsprings the cawing rook ; And loudly clamours as he homeward flies;

SONNET
The whirling bat now leaves his hidden
nook,

AT A FRIEND'S GRAVE.
VES!-- Thou art one, alas ! of many

friends How sweet to scan the soft approach of Much loved, whom it bas been my lot to night,

mourn, As from the east she slowly winds her Cut off, and from this aching bosom tora way i

By cruel Death.-Oh! bow ihy mem'ry At ev'ry step fast fades the glimm'ring light,

tends 'Till sleeps the landscape 'neath her ebon To sadden my poor heart--for since thou'rt sway.

gone,

I do bethink me of that gentle maid, Now faintly gleaming o'er the, dark blue

Whose visage wan, iu Sorrow's garb

array'd, The glitt'ring stars their twiokling ra.

Tells how her hopes are now for aye updiance throw,

done. Piercing the veil that shuts them from the

And I can ween, as thus beside thy bed eye,

Pensive / muse, that the low morm'ring 'Till heaven's high arch is one refulgent wind glow.

Is but the voice of lovely womankind, Mark with what lustre o'er th’ ethereal sea, Begging to smooth the pillow for thine The full orb'd moon, mild einpress of the

head : scene,

Ah! 'tis in vajn, thou hearest not her sighs, Sails in the pomp of cloudless majesty, Nor dost: ibou see the tears bedew her Silvering the prospect with her dazzling streaming eyes. sheen!

18th May, 1818.

While the dull owlet wakes her startling YES

sky,

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PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.

A

N Account of the Quantity of Cotton

1819.... 91.682,314

1813.. 63,025,93€ the Ten Years ending the 5th January,

1815.... 60.060,930 1818; distinguishing each Year.

1816.... 99.806.343

1817.... 93,920,055 Lbs. weight. Year ending 5th Jan. 1808.... 74,925,306

1818 ...124,996,427 43,605,982 Note. The records of the year ending 1810.... 92,812,282 the 5th January, 1814, were destroyed by 1811....136,488,935 fire,

1809.

An Account of the Quantity of Wool

1812 .1,266,807 elported from Great Britain, in a raw or

1813. ....1,740,912 damagrfactured State, in the Ten Years

1815 ....6,282,43T ending the 5th January, 1818; distinguish

1816 ...6,780,392 ing each year.

1817 ....,105,054 Lbs. weight.

1818 ..8,155,442 Yean eeding 5th Jan. 1808 ...2,176,943

Note.-The records of the year ending 1809 .1,644,867 the 5th January 1814, were destroyed by 1810 ..4,351,105 fire. 1811 ....8,787,109

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Money raised by Poor-rates, or other Rate or Rates, in England and WalesFer the year ending Easter, 1813

4.8,646,841 1814

8,388.973 1815

7,457,675

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1813. 1814.

1815. Naey erpended for the maintenance of the poor £.6,676,105 £.6,294,583 €.5,418,845 Lipeoditure io suits of law, removals, journies, and expenses, of Overseers and other Officers 324,956 332,663 324,596

Expenditure for Militia Purposes : viz. Maintenance of the families of militiamen

156,898 145,284 91,101 All other militia charges .....

89,095 43,166 14,225 Expenditure for church rate, county rate, bighFay rate, &c...

1,614,356 1,692,369 1,657,082 8,861,410 8,508,065 7,505,849

Namber of Persons permanently relieved by the Poor-Rates, not including the Children

of such Persons

1813.
1814.

1815, Out of any workhorse...

434,293 429,992 406,748 In any workhouse

97,222 94,084 88,115 Total number permanently relieved ..... 531,515 524,076 494,863 Isaber of persons occasionally relieved, whe

ther in or out of the workhouse, being parisbioners

439,735 429,267 400,473 971,250 953,343 895,336

Total amount of soms assessed to the property-tax, in and for the year ending 5th April, 1815

... £. 5,117,354 Total amount of the estimates of the annual value of the property on proits, upon which said assessments were made ..

... ........51,898,428

Average poor-rate in the pound, on real property, for

England...... .3s. 2d.
Wales..

.3s. 14d.

Total Number of Members in Friendly Societies, whether Parishioners or not
For the year ending Easter, 1813..

.821,146 persons.
1614

.838,561 ditto. 1815.

.925,264 ditto.

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Arerage appual Amount of Charitable Donations
For parish-schools..

£ 71,888
For other purposes..

166,374 288,262

An account has been presented to the thousand three hundred and sixty-one : that House of Commons of the oumber of per- the total expense of prosecutions for forsous convicted of crimes throughout Eng- geries, or ultering forged Doles, from the land and Wales, of persons acquitted, and Ist of March, 1797, to the 1st of April, of persons against whom no bills were 1818, amounts to the sum of 1 48,3701 9s, 3d.: found, during the last seven years. The that the nominal valme of the notes, of general inference from this document is the which payment was refused, from the 1st of great increase of crimes during the period January, 1816, 10 the 10th of April, 1813, specified. lo 1811, the whole number of is 74,7601. ; and that the nominal value of commitinents is 5,337 ; in 1817, near 14.000; forged notes paid by the bank for the same in 1811, the total number of persons con- period, which was afterwards recovered on victed was 3,163; in 1817, 9.056. Con- The forgeries being detected, amounted only victed of burglary, in 1811, 76; in 1817, to 751.

To show the great and alarming 374. * For crimes connected with counter- increase of forgeries of Bank of England "feiting the coin of the realui, in 1811, 94 ; potes, the whole expense of their prosecufor the same in 1817, 263. For having tions in the year 1797, was only about forged bank.notes in possession, io 1811, 1,5001. ; while, in the first three months of 17; in 1817, 100.

the present year, it amounted to the enormoussuin of nineteen thousand eight hundred

and ninety pounds. It appears, from the accounts just presented to the House of Commons, that the amount of the sums paid by the public to A paper, laid before Parliament, con. the bank, as a remuneration for receiving tains the following estimate of the sun the contributions on loans, independent of which will be required for the purchase of the annual expense of management, from land on Hounslow-heath, for the exercise the year 1793 10 1816 inclusive, is 397,0861. of cavalry :- - Purchase Money of 300 78. 3d, : that the puinber of notes discovered acres, 12,5001. ; a compensation for Great by the bank to have been forged, from the Tythes, 1,0001.; Expenses of Act of Par. Ist of June, 1812. to the 10th of April, liament, Law Expences, Trees to be pur1818, distinguishing those from 11 to 201. chased, and the expense of inclosing the and upwards, is one hundred and thirty-one same, 1,5001.- Total, 15,0001.

INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1818.

India-house, addressed to the Secret Con. THIS Gazelle contains several abstracts mittee by the Governor in Council of Bom

bay, of which despatches and of their in. the penalties incurred by all Artificers and closures the following are copies and exManufacturers, subjects of Great Britain, tracts: who have from time lo lime gone into foreign countries to exercise their several callings, Extract of a Report from Lieutenant-Genecontrary to the laws of these kingdoms; ral Sir Thomas Hislop, Bart, to the Gosuch penalties likewise extending to those vernor-General, dated Camp at Charxah, who are any ways concerned or instrumental

26th November, 1817; enclosed in a Des. in the sending or enticing Artificers or Ma

palch from the Governor in Council at nufacturers out of these kingdoms, or in

Bombay, dated 1st Jan. 1818. the exportation of the tools and instruments used by then.

My late despatches will have informed your Lordship, that Lieutenant-Colonel

Adam's division commenced crossing the TUESDAY, MAY 5.

Nerbudda on th: 141h, and Brigadier.lieneMember returned to serve in Parliament. ral Malcolm's on the 16th instant. The first

was on the 21st inst, near Rasseen, the latter Borough of Yarmouth in the County of

on the 23d at Ashta; and on the 24th and Southampton-John Leslie Foster, of Col.

25th (as contemplated in my despatch of the Joo, in tbe County of Louih, in Ireland,

31st ult.), the movement of these colomns, Esq.

and of that of Major-General Marshall,

which was at Saugur, on the 21st, would SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE OF

expel the Pindarry Durrahs from their late TUESDAY, THE 5TH OF MAY,

positions, and the country they w-ually WEDNESDAY, MAY 6.

occupy; but every account states that they

were prepared to fly, and would allow 10 INDIA-BOARD, MAY 5.

our troops but fitile chance of comjog up Despatches have been received at the East with them.

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The 25th instant was intended to be named

Camp, on the Sipoora, opposite by me as the date on which the positions of

Maheidpoor, * the Pindarries, all above 80 miles in ad.

Dec. 21, 1817, Five P.M. vance of the Yerbudda, would be reached

MY LORD, by oor divisions, and the event bas verified

I write froin the field of battle, on which the calculatian, although the troops were I have the satisfaction to report, for your direcied to advance wiih every expedition Lordship’s information, that the arıny of which the difficulties of the country to be Mulhar Row Holkar has this day been coin. traversed permitted.

pletely defeated and dispersed, by the first

and third divisions of the army i bave the Estreet from e Despatch from the Governor honour to command.

in Coussilai Bombay, to the Secret Com- This result has grown out of the failure Filter, daled 1st Jan, 1819.

of our negociations with the Government

of Ilolkar, and of the repeated acts of By the accompanying copy of a commu

aggression and insolt which we have expenication received from Brigadier.lieneral

rienced sioce our advance from Ougien on Sir Jaho Malcolm, dated the 26th Novem

the 14sh inst. Under these circumstances [ bes, yoor Honourable Committee will be

felt impelled by every sense of duty to my ipfarned, that a party of Mysore horse,

country and to your Lordship, to sindicale ander the command of Captain Grant, be

without further loss of time the honour of Jaaging to Sir Joho's division, had surprised the Britisn name. Talym, a post of the Pindarries, in which

Brigadier-General Sir John Malcom is Waleb Khan, the adopted son of one of the

now in full pursuit of the fugitives, with the principal chiefs, was taken prisoner,

greater part of the cavalry. The camp of (Inclosed in the preceding.)

Holkar, and a number of his guns, reinain You will be glad to hear I have completely

in our possession. socceeded in my little enterprize against Our loss, I fear, has been considerable ; this place. Captain Grani, with 1,200 though, I trust, pot greater than might have Mysore horse, after a parch of 34 miles,

beep expected on such an occasion. No sarprised it yesterday a little after day; officer of rank has been killed. break. On my arrival at Shojahalpore, I I shall to-morrow have the honour of sent a reinforcement to prevent the escape transmitting to your Lordship the details of ef aey of the garrison, and particnlarly of the action, with returns of killed and Walab Khan, one of Seino's favourites and

wounded, so far as it may be practicable to adapted son. On my coring here this

collect them, mrniog, I found the party, whichi, including

In congratulating your Lordship on the the Kabar, were 10 or 12 horseinen, and important issue of this day, I can only add bei reeg 50 and 60 infantry, had opened at this moment, that the conduct of the Hlae rates of the Gorry, and surrendered at

gallant troops who have gained the victory discretion. I have, after, disarming them, has been such as to realize my most sanguine peleased them all except the Kobor and 2

expectations. dosedars. Cheetoo is now beyond Naj

( bave the honour to be, &c. zbur, but I have a report that he has left his

T. Hislop, Lieut, Gen. faa lies in the vicinity of that place; if To his Excellency the Most this is confirmed, I shall move in that di. Noble the Marquess of rection.

Hastings.

Extrart from a Despatch from the Governor Copy of a Report from Lieutenant-Colonel in Council at Bombay, to the Secret Com. Scoll, commanding a British Detachment mittee, dated 20 January, 1818.

at Nagpore, to the Adjutant-General of

the army, dated Camp, at Nagpore, 301h We have great satisfaction in transmitting

November, 1817, with an Enclosurr, also to your Honourable Committee, enclosing a

transmitted with the Despatch from the traescript of a despatch from his Excellency

Governor in Council at Bombay, of 1st Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Hislop, to

January, 1818. the Most Noble the Governor General, containing information of a signal victory SIR, obtaided over the army of Mulhar Row I had the honour to report, for the infor. Holkar, on the 21st of December, by the mation of bis Excellency the Commanderfirst and third divisions of the army of the in-Chief, on the 26th instant, that the troops Deccan, under the personal command of the under-my command had left their cantopLiedtenant General. This intelligence was ments the day before at the requisition of conmunicated by Major Agnew to Major- the Resident. They took post on the will General Sir William G. Keir, and by him of Seetabaldy, which overlooks the Resi. transaitted to the Resident at Baroda. On this important event we take the liberty of * Maheidpoor is situated on the river offering to your Honourable Committee our Siffra, or Sirnoora, and is about 25 miles Basi sincere congratulations.

North of Ougein, Scindia's capital.

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