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Let Bards your barvest-home receive, Alas ! I court thy balmy sweets in vain, Not barren bays and myrtles weave :

Intrusive Memory thy mild influence Give them, wben dead, the stately cairn,

scorns; But while they live the well-stor d Barn. With envious hand she burst thy silken

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chain, A FAREWELL TO UOPE.

And wounds my bosom with her sharpest VAREWELL, oh sweet Hope! I have

thorns.

Tears thy sweet fillet from my burning Thy bright star illumined life's gloomiest

eves, day;

Whilst shrinking from her touch each bright It rose on my soul like an angel of gladness, illusion fies. And smiled the dark clouds of misfortune

NEOTIOXHTHE. away: In youth every prospect by pleasure was bounded,

THE INNKEEPER AND THE BEAR. And joy was the portion that destiny gave; 'Twas pure as the lake by the mountains

N artist famous in his line, surrounded,

Once undertook to paint a sign, And warm as the sun-beam that danc'd

To please the landlord of an'inn, on its wave:

Who cared for merit not a pin ! Thy visions were transient as mists of the

A bear was fix'd on,-not indeed morning;

A very flattering quadruped, They shone on my sightlight the rainlow

For that was thought of no concern, of Eve:

Because the landlord's saving turn And the first tear of sorrow proclaimed the Was found to mix with all his views, sad warning,

From sheer sign-painting to the muse. Those visions were sent to betray and de. The fact was this,-his highest aim ceive:

Was for the shortest cut to fame. Peace, mild as the dew-drop descending at “ Paint it without a chain,” said he,

« 'Twill do as well as rith ; for me, Protected my bosom from sorrow and care; All I regard about the sign, Bat returned to her throne in the inansions Is, that you'll paint it cheap, and fine !" of heav'n,

To work the painter went with care, When each object was stamped by the And sketch'd almost a living bear, hand of despair:

In colour, shape, and look complete, O'er the fow'rs of happiness withered and In all its parts, from head to feet. blighted,

But mark the issue, -Soon next day lond Memory lingers, and mourns their It rain'd-the bear was wash'd away! decay;

“ Zounds!” cried the landlord, in a rage, For the blossoms thy warmth and thy splen.

" Did not Sir Brush with me engage dor delighted,

To grace my sign-post with a bear, Expired in the hour that beheld tby last Which now is gone, the Lord knows

M, A, R.

where!"
ray.

A wag, who heard this pithy strain,
SLEEP.

Replied, " It should have had a chain, Y sick’ning doubt, by cold neglect op

Aod then I'll warrant you, mine host, preseid,

The bear wonld still have kept his post, Heluctant Sleep, I won thy inagic pow'r, And not, as now, have slipt his tether, To calon the tumult in my lab'ring breast, Because 'ewäs merely rainy weather !"

And chase reflection from the silent hour. “ Fellow !” çries Spiggot, anger'd still, Oh! come, and 'roundiny throbbing temples “ Since you pretend to so much skill, bind

What is it that your chain implies, Thy cincture, steep'd in siveet oblivion's Which should secure the painted prize?"

“ I'll tell you,” says the joker-"' Pray, With calmer visions soothe my troubled Your Painter may return this way; mind,

Bid him to oil the Bear,-and then,-
And ope thy fairy prospects to my view. Bruin will not cscape again!" J.C.

PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
INTEREST OF MONEY

dence taken before them ; have pursuant to
the order of the House, examined the mat.

ters referred to them; and have agreed upon THE Select Committee appointed to the following Resolutions :

Ist. Resolved. --That it is the opinion of which regulate or restrain the interest of this Committee, that the laws regulating or money, and to report their opinioo there. restraining the rate of ioterest, have been exupon to this House; and who were em- tensively evaded, and have failed of the effect powered to report the Minutes of the Evi: oficposing a maximum on such rate ; andibat

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of late years, from the constant excess of bye, we may appeal to the trading part of the market rate of interest above the rate the community to say whether their transaclimited by law, they have added to the ex. tions are not now much safer than they were pense incurred by borrowers op real secu- some time back, whether bad debts are not rity, and that such borrowers have been now much rarer, bankruptcies much fewer compelled to resort to the mode of granting in number, and private as well as public annuities of lives; a mode which have been credit strikingly improved. It is very são made a cover for obtaining higher interest . tisfactory too to perceive, on consulting the than the rate limited by law, and has far- financial returns for the two first quarters ther subjected the borrowers to enormous of the present year, that the increase of the charges, or forced them to make very disad- Irish Revenue, though it coinmrneed later vaotageous sales of their estates.

and has been less considerable than that of 2nd. Resolved. That it is the opinion of the British, appears likely to exceed this Committee that the construction of such 500,0001, in the course of the present year. laws, as applicable to the transactions of From all these circumstances, it must be in

Commerce, as at present carried on, have ferred that the income of 1819 will, in all been attended with much uncertainty as to probability, exceed that of 1818 ; but supthe legality of many transactions of frequent posing them to be equal, still as the estimate occurrence, and consequently been produc. of the Committee gave a probable surplus of tive of much embarrassment and litigation. Income !o the amount of 1,413,0001, che ad.

3d. Resolved. That it is the opinion of ditional 2.000,0001. as in 1818, will leave a this Committee, that the present period when clear surplus of Income above Expenditure the market rate of interest is below the for the year 1819 of about three Millions legal rate, affords an opportunity peculiarly and a half. proper for the repeal of the said laws.

The sum borrowed for the service of the May 30, 1818. present year amounted to 14 millions ; but

the arrangements made for the repayment of The Finance Committee, in their Eleventh Unfunded Debt raised the whole ainaunt of Report, estimating with that caution which the sum funded to 30 millions. Of this sum became them, the probable amount of pub- we are assured, that one-half has actually lic income in 1818, stated it as about equal been paid into the Exchequer, although only to the Expenditure, and they calculated ihat two instalments have become due. The the income of 1819 would exceed the ex- whole sum to be raised in 1819 on the fore. penditure by about 1,400,0001. Now we going suppositions, will not exceed 104 or have before us the statement of the actual at the otmost, 11 millions, whilst the Sinking prodnce of the Revenue for the first Fund will amount to Fisieen Millions, half year of 1818, which, compared with that of 1817, is as follows:

By the accoont laid on the Table of the First Quarter. Second Quarter. Jouse of Commons, it appears that the fol. 1817......£11,537,222.....£12,491,694 lowing is the amount of corn and graic,

1818...... 11.561,163..... 13,397,989 meal and flour, imported into Great Britain Not only is this comparison satisfactory in in the years ended the 5th of January, 1917 itself, but from the growing improvement and 1818:(the excess of the last quarter being above

Year ended 5th January, 900,0001), we are fully warranted in ex

1817

1818. pecting that the income of the year willes. Corn and Grain .. 1,141,097 Op. 2,158 731 0u. :D. cced the Estimate of the Committee at least Meal and Fleur -. 141,038 Cwi. 1,166,912(wt. Treo Dillions ! If we go inore minutely into From this statement will be seen that the detail, we shall find that this improvemeot new Act has not prevented the info of has been so general and progressive in the corn and Gour. From the enormons increase principal branches of the Revenue, as evi.

of importation in the second venr, it will he dently to arise from greaier ease of circum- seen, that we have pait between six and stalices and increasing consumption in the seven millions sterling at least for graio, great body of the people. And here, by the since that law was enacted, INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.

was appointed to meet on Toesday the 4th of TUESDAY, JULY 28,

August, to Friday the 2nd day of October T'Michaels the Duchess of Clarence nas THIS Gazette notifies that her Royal nexi, and also for prorogneing the Conrorixe

tions of Canterbury and York, which were appointed the Countess of Westmeath and

appointed to meet on Wednesday the 51b the Countess of Mayo; her Royal Highness's day of August, to Saturday tbe 3d day of Ladies of the Bed Chamber.

October next.

TUESDAY, AUG. 4.
This Gazette potifies that writs hare been
issued for prorogueing Parliament, which

SATURDAY, AUG. •
This Gazette notifies that the Priace Re-

gent has appointed Donald Mackintosh, Esq.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18. Consul for New Hampshire, and the district of Maine. It also contains an offer of a re- This Gazette notifies that the Prince Reward of 2001: to any person discovering or gent has appointed Mr. Peter Emanuel apprehending the person or persons wibo Schew, the Consul at Plymouth, for bis Ma. murdered Ely Cox, the Game Keeper at jesty the King of Denmark. Woodcot Park. :

ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.

Fahrenheit in the shade; and at Trenton, on THE NAE Secretary to the SOCIETY of

GUARDIANS for the PROTECTION the 30th of the same month, a thermometer of TRADE, has stated by a Circular to its placed under the shade of a tree in the Members thereof, the persons undernamed; middle of the town, rose to the uncommon viz.

height of 99 degrees. DANIEL Hewitt, mentioned in Jane THE HARVEST.--The Herefordshire hop 1815, now an Ale Mercbant, at No. 12, yards in many situations have assumed å Martin's Lane, Upper Thames-street ; Joxuriant and promising appearance, almost

PAPILLON, mentioned in March tohoped for, and the produce, and also the 1815, now occupying a vault in Cloak-lane, quality, if the weather be propitious, will with ordering bottles and corks;

exceed all expectation. RICHARD PORTER, mentioned in March Mr. Pedlar, of Liskeard, in Cornwal', last, now assumiog the name of COLLIER, reaped this month a field of wheat of about and giving his address, No. 14, Middie-street, two acres, the produce of which is estimated Brighton, where he is not known;

at the extraordinary quantity of 160 Win. Toomas Farley, mention in March and chester bushels, May last, now in Ivy hridge-lane, Strand; In Norfolk the harvest men are proceed. John Pawson EntwiSTLE;

ing rapidly with their work, which has now SOLOMON LEWIN Levin, lately residing become general, and so early a commenceat 271, Strand; Newton Terrace, Kensington ment of reaping has not been remembered Green ; Cumberland-place, Old Kent Road; for twenty years. Tue barley, and especiand now at Battersea-Fields, are reported to ally that on the hills, has within the last that Society as improper to be proposed 10 monih improved beyond description. The be ballotted for as members thereof. The straw is indeed short, but the ear is long, Secretary also informs the Members that a and the grain large, plump, and heavy, and person calling himself Josnica Pirts, Esq. of a quality so superior for malting, that we Presbury, near Cheltenhamn, come time ago shall not be surprised to hear the manufacaccepted a bill drawn upon hiin hy a mem. turers of genuine beer boast of their brew. ber of the Society for goods supplied, mak- ing of 1918, as the wine merchants are wont ing it payable at Messs. Wood and Co. to do of the produce of favourite vintages of Bankers, Gloucester, where upon enquiry it , particular dates. is found, that he is not known.

The wheat harvest has commenced in the THE KING'S HEALTH,

neighbourhood of Gloucester, and the crops " Windsor Castle, Aug. 1.

are in general very fine ; but the barley and

oals are extremely light, and the beans and “ His Majesty has continued to enjoy

peas almost a total failure, from the wavl of good bodily health throughout the last

early rain. month, and has been in a tranquil and

An article from Bristol says, " the wheat cheerful state of spirits, but bis Majesty's

harvest in every quarres round our city has disordes is unabated.

More this week generally commenced. 11. Ilarford,

abundant crops were never remembered ; " M. Brillie,

and the seasonablerains lave so far recovered " W. Heherden, " R. Willis.

the potatoes, that the apprehensions whieh

were entertained of their failure from the Acg. 7.-The present summer has been long continuance of dry weather have enthe warmest since that of 1779. The previous tsely vanished. Barley and oats, in this winter and spring were ther, so mild, that district must certainly produce but a very greeo pease were sold in diay at is, the peck measure. The thermom-ter wis at 18 Birmingham.-- The carliest wheat harvest ou the 15th of April, and the hawthoras

that has been knowo for many years, has were in blossoin three or four days after coininenced in this and ibe neighbouring that period, Some instances of extrenie counties; and the refreshing showers which heat are mentioned in the American paperz. tell during the last fortniglit, bave had a On the 28trand 29th of Juve lass, at Boston, highly beneficial ettect upon vegetation ; the thermometer stood at 91 and 95 degrees of several canzples of this year's wheat were

short crop.

shown in our market on Thursday; they The harvest has now generally commenced were of fine quality, and found ready pur- throughout the Kingdom: and thanks to chasers. Generally speaking, there never Providence, promises to be a golden ode. was known a more promising season than The labours of the reaper may be considered the present, both for the growth and housing as commencing three weeks earlier than the of the harvest.

usual time. CHELMSFORD.-A considerable breadth of At Ost, in the Netherlands, an ear of corn wheat, and in many places barley and oats, was found nine inches long, having sis have been cut in this county, and ihe harvest rows, and containing 80 grains. The viois now become general. The pease have in tage is very forward. many instances been got in, but the crop is The barvest has commenced generally very uneven.

The wheat may be said in throughout France. It is remarkalily abuse general to die well; and where the lands dant, and the grain of a fine quality. are deep and staple and in good heart, each Letters have been this month received acre will be very productive ; but, we are from Buenos Ayres, by way of Antwerp, sorry to observe that the wheats are in gene- dated the 13th of May, which state, ibat a ral thin upon the ground, and in some in- commercial treaty had been concluded stances, very defeciive. Oats and barley between the Americans and the Buenos will, it is said, pot average more than a Ayres Government, under which the trade fourth of a crop ; indeed, io no inconsider. of the United States is to have the preferable part of this county, barley and oats are ence to every other patioo. so short in the straw, that it will be with diffi- Lord Strangíord, the British Envoy is culty mown, and with greater dificulty col- Sweden, has succeeded in obtaining from lected. Beans, in a great many instances, that Court, a decree, authorising the ex. are worth little more than for shark.

portation of deals and timber, in British The corn harvest in the county of York ships, on the payment of the same expart has commenced, and the labours of the duties as in Swedish Fessels. Sever reaper inay be considered generally as three sand tons of shipping will consequently be weeks earlier than the usual time. Wheat sent froin British ports during the present for the most part is well beaded, and though season, to receive cargoes in those of Swe. the stalks are not rank, the produce pro

den.

This permission is to last until the mises to equal a fair average crop. Oats end of this year; but it is almost certain and Barley are generally short and desicieni, that the advantages which Sweden will de and cannot be stated at more than three- rive from the increased exportation of ber fouribs of the produoe of an average year. produce, will induce bis Swedish Majesty We wish we could make a more favourable to prolong il. report of the state of the spring coru.

llis Royal Highness Prince Leopold of A letter from Maidstupe, says “ The hops Saxe Coburg has left his residence at Clare. in our neighbourhoord still look very promis. mont 10 proceed forthwith upon his Costiing, and middle Kent growth ginerally Dental tour. speaking, was never known to blow finer; The Lord Mayor has been unanimously the young hops have in many places becn elected President of St. Thomas's Hospital, injured for the want of rain, and several of in the room of the late Sir Charles Price, the planters have been daily watering them, Bart, deceased. which is thought to bave a good eTeri. To Adiniral Olway is appointed commanderthe Weald, and also in the eastern part of in-chief of his Majesty's fleet at Leith, ia Sussex, the bine is very weak, and through the room of Sir W.J. Bope, whose period the long drought they are turned completely of service has expired. William Paine, Esq. yellow ; in the western part they are getting is appointed his Secretary. very foul, and less they have rain, Sussex The following is an extract of a private will not grow even as many as last year. Ictter from Mount Holly, in Norib AnneThe duty is now down to 110.0001.

rica, addressed to a commercial house in We are favoured with the folloning view this country: of the state of the current crops, from an in- “ Manufactories are going on here, bol telligent correspondent in Koot:

Wheat in my opinion without a prospect of being harvest begun, very abondani and fine, and carried on to any great effect. One in par. straw quite as long as it is usually. Onis, ticular, that some years past was consider. straw very short, ear full of sord, and as able, is now almost annihilated-I mean good as most years. Beans (aik d almost the iron-works; the produce of which was erery wliere. Peas very bad and not many. a good remittance, especially to Fogland. Hlops very fine, and show well: shone the These works are now in ruins; and on the fine showers continue, will in most places be ruins of many of them, mills for carding plenty. Barley, a very scanty crop eerry and spinning have been erected; which in where. Apples ahandant. The general the time of the late war were said to be state of the country is much greener than very productive to the owners; but since nearer London. The springs are all as high the peace, I find many of them are adver. and running as ever. liis row beginning to tised to be let or sold, from which I coo. rain, and we hope it will continue.

clude they are become unprofitable. In

reality, I am of opinion, that maunfacto. cipal white wines are Barsac, Prignac, and ries of almost every description cannot Graves. Brandy, simple proof, varies acTourish on this side of the water, so long as cording to the prices of wines; if it is the price of labour continues to be from worked to make the simple proof, London three to four times as much as with you, proof, 25 per cent. must be added to the supposing the money of each country to be first. The prune season begins about the reduced to a common standard."

middle of September; they will be very Pipers of a lale date have been received plentiful and very good this year in quality, from New South Wales, They state the There are letters io town from Bourdeaux, arrival at Port Jackson of a vessel from which mention the falure of several houses Otaheite, which brought ioteresting intelii. there; some of them for so large a sum as gence of two English Missionaries having 60,000!. sterling. This misfortune is owing visited Oraheite, and converted all the to the firms in question having speculated Islanders to Christianity.

largely in brandies. The wines, it appears, From an article from Christiana, it ap- will not turn out nearly so pleutiful as was pears that the Norwegian Storthing have expected, the great drought having very engaged in an attempt to overturn the bere materially injured the grape. Some little table jurisdictions, together with the ex. rain bad lately fallen, which might do par, ceptions from tithes enjoyed by certain tial good; but the greatest part of the evil noblemen and landed proprietors in the was past remedy. The letters from otber. kingdom; and even, if we understand the parts of the south of France also complain article correctly, to abolish hereditary of the great dryness of the season. nobility throughout Norway, after the de- The merchant vessels sent ont to South cease of the present race of nobles and their America with supplies of arms and ammudiimmediate children. The King very patu- tion for the Insurgents, are said to be placed rally dissents from this latter proposal, but in a difficult situation. They are unable to seems inclined to favour tbe extinction of obtain either payment, or security for the private Courts of Justice, and to cut off value of their cargoes; money is out of the the privilege of exemption from the pay- question, and the only commodity offered in ment of tithes.

mules, for which it is not easy to find a An American bas obtained from the market. The supercargoes therefore reFrench government, for ten years, com. main with their vessels in different ports in mencing the 1st of January, 1820, the ex- the West Indies, waiting for better times. clusive privilege of importing ice into Gua- The Bombay Gazette of the 1st of April daloupe and Martinique, where the use of asserts, on the authority of letters from this article has been introduced into the General Smith's camp, dated March 24, hospitals as a specific for the disorders inci. that the war with the Peishwa bade fair to dent to hot ctimates.

be speedily finished. Bagee Row was The following extract of a letter from a moving to Nagpore, with a force computed mercantile gentleman, who has lately gone at 25,000 men, not knowing that General to Bourdeaux, will probably he read with Doveton waited his approach. General some interest by our commercial readers:- Smith pursued him closely; a battle was

Arg. I. The first growths of wine con- looked for, and the issue of that battle was sists of Lafitte and Latour, situated in the not a subject of anxiety. An epidemic neighbourhood of Pauillac; the former disease raged among the British troops in about three miles beyond, and the latter India, and bad groved fatal in many inabout one mile on this side of it. Chateau stances. Margaux, about half way between Boure An official communication has been made dealix and Pauillac, and Haut Brion, in by the Bank to the Stock Exchange, that the graves of Bourdeax, about a league to the former will, as usual, give every facility the southward of the city. The prices of to the negociators of the New Stock: that these four growths are generally the same, they will, what is technically called, “ take and they are this year of very superior in tbe Omnium,” which is, to make payment quality.

The second growths are Rozan, of the remainder of the instalments on being. Mopthreson, Lascombe, Corce, Kirivan, paid interest at the rate of five per cent, for, and Candalle, sitoaled in the parishes of the money advanced. Margaux and Cantenai, La Rose and Leo. The following notice has been stuck up ville, in the parisk of St. Julien, and Pechon in the Stock Exchange:Longneville, Monton and Callon, in Pauillac “ Conversion of Exchequer Bills into 3 per and St. Estephe; they are good table wines, cent Consolidated and Reducer Annuities, and may he had one third cheaper than the " The certificates in which the instalment first quality.

The third and last growth due on the 1st day of August has been paid, are Bergeron Brassier, Pontet, Dalaque, are now ready for delivery. Arbouet of St. Julien, La Colonie, Dubry- “ The future instalments are to be made non, Mareuil of Margaux, Camiet, Dar. either in Exchequer Bills dated before the maillac St. Gairon, and Lynch of Pauillac, 1st of August, 1818, which day the which in general are about one-half the interest thereon will cease, or by a payment price of the first quality wiges. The price in money; in which case 1011, money must

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