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I saw the bridal tanic-Brava!

That froze to marble on her patient cheek, Made by a pattern sent from Java He therefore had not power; the maiden Divine Sinfonia !-crape rouleau

meek Looped up with pearls-No, sir, they go Had love in heaven however, and her Sire Quite round Spitzbergen ; --at what price Transformed his seraph to that silver lyre ; Will Escudier sell polar ice ?

Transformed in pity, - for 'twas sad to view Professor F. said-very full

A soul so sweet, so saintly, and so true, To-night!- l•bate those plaits of tulle On banks of earth recline her drooping Clothing to nature is, you know,

head, What language is to thought, and so And shed such tears as spirits only shed: Should all the beauty in it show."

For grief and joy in heaven are more intense 'Tis done--the foal crash astounds_ That e'er is" koown to man's corrupter The thund'ring orchestra resounds, Triumphant Music rends the spheres, “ When thy loved boy,” her parent fondly And conquers all but, tongues and ears.

said, In Education's vast Bazaars,

“ Sball rest a dweller 'mongst the sileat What harps, pianos, and guittars,

dead; Croud the gay booths by Fashion made To realms of bliss his spirit I will raise, The trinket-shops of every trade!

If thou canst lead him to these heavenly Imperial on the motley mound

ways; Of toys and tools, sits Music crown'd, Go ! seek his arms 3--if thou art his delight, Midst cobbling, chalking, hydrostatics, Py day his converse, and his dream by night; Pas-seuls, poetics, and pneumatics,

If baser passions by thy power supprest, From card-racks, oyster-shells, and awls, Thy charms can kindle love within his The nymphs of Fashion's school she calls,

breast, Sucb nymphs as once on Thracian ground If thou his spirit canst inspire to climb Whirl å frighted Orpheus round and round, These heights of air, eternal and sublime ; Then laugh'd to see the minstrel stare, I will not close these gates serene of joy Who ne'er before saw Walizing there, Against my daughter or her darling boy." Still triomph, Music!-still renew

He said: and to a lyre transforin'd the Thy ancient spells and empire due ;

maid, Teach brutes the graces, and create

Whose sighs melndions melt along the shade A soul in things inanimate.

Io airy murmurs: soon her voice was As sprigs and stones and wood-nymphs heard, danc'd

And soon the youth she loved, her lore When Orpheus with his lute advanc'd,

preferr'd Now senseless stones in quiet leave,

O'er all on earth beside ; and there reBut nobler miracles atchieve :

clin'd, Bid waltzing nymphs 'stand still, and then To her alone he gave up all bis mind: Change bowing sprigs to Englishmen. y. Communion sweet the spirit purities,

And makes man worthy of his promised

skies;

Communion sweet inspired his deeds of THE TRANSFORMATION OF A

worth, SERAPH TO A LYRE.

And spreads abroad his fame o'er all the AN ORIGINAL METAMORPHOST.

earth.

G. F. M. TITHIN a bower of matted woodbine made,

ADDRESS TO SLEEP. The Bard op Nature's fragrant breast was

TORN out with cares, I seek my Of heaven he felt the pure ethereal fire,

couch, And loved the converse of his tuneful lyre: And fondly hope to gain relief; For the blest boy a saintly seraph sighed,

But Memory with her magic touch His form to earth and her's to heaven

Recalls the sources of my grief, allied :

Come then, thou most enchanting pow'r ; In love she sought him, and assiduous Be thou the antidote of pain ; strove

Oh! come at the accustom'd hoor, In him to kindle equal cares of love ;

And bring Oblivion in thy train. But all in vain she rollid her eyes serene

Yet, ah!- come not with frighiful dreams, On one by whom those eyes could not be

Sad images of what is past, seen: And all in vain, with heavenly charms

When every new rais'd spectre seems

More terrible than was the last : array'd, The virgin wander*d wheresoe er he stray'd;

But let me sink in sweet repose. Her heavenly charms his soul could never On thy soft bosom, gentle Sleep! know;

That, as I thus forget my woes, To smile her tears away, and chase the woe I may awhile-forget to weep. W.

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laid ;

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LINES.

Each wither'd charm is wrapt in gloom, H! trust not, Christioa, in sighs,

And each enchanting vision dies;

While all is cheerless as the tomb Ah! trust not in tear-swimming eyes,

O'er which the pensive willow sighs. The ready attendants of art.

How wretebed is that blighted heart, 'Tis the nature of man to deceive

Which thy gay smiles can never cbeer To appear what he never will prove ; Where thou no cordial can'st impart, "Tis the nature of youth to believe,

To stay the ever-falling tear.
And to trust-when it ventures to love!

Cold is the sod where Julia sleeps;
AMICUS,

The grass waves o'er her shrouded form

And there alike unbeeded sweeps
TO HOPE.

The vernal breeze,-the wintry storm.
H! fond delusive hope adien! Nought,--nought on Earth can joy imparts

And hence ye cherish'd dreains of I'll weeping seek some love retreat; bliss :

There dwell till fate shall to this heart No more your phantoms I'll pursue,

Cry,—“ Throbbing trembler cease to False as the base Iscariot's kiss.

beat!"

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PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON a more summary melhed of obtaioing simiTHE POOR LAWS,

lar information, if it should be required by THE Commiitee appointed by the House the House, through the prompt and effectual

means of the Post-office, having in their Report presented to the The House have now also, at length, in House such a comparative view of the their possession, the returns made under the assessments for the relief of the poor at dif. Act 55 Geo. III, of the assessments for the ferent periods, as the materials which they years ending 25th March, 1813, 1814, and then possessed enabled them to form, have 1815, embracing an abundant and valuable now to make some important additious and mass of information. From these it will corrections to such statement. For they appear, that the abstract of the assessment have been furnished with some returns, made for the year ending 25th March, 1815, which in pursuance of the orders of the flouse, of was returned to tbe Commitlee in the last the assessments in the years 1748, 1749, and Session, and printed in the Appendix to their 1750; which were not known to exist, till Report, was materially incorrect, in conthey were discovered by the researches of sequence of mistakes inade in preparing it, Mr. Speaker into the Records of the House and deficiencies existing at that time in the daring the recess. And ibough those ac. returns, which were wholly unnoticed, The counts, from all the counties except four, whole som raised by assessment in that year appear to have been more or less deficient, was stated to amount to 7,068,9991. ; whereas yet it will be found, by a reference to the it was really 7,457,6751.;-the sun expended Appendix, that such deficiencies have been on the poor was stated to be 5,072,0281. supplied by the a-siduity of Mr. Rick man, instead of 5,418,845!: one of the Clerks Assistant, in a way that The result of the whole of these additions will probably be thought to render them and corrections, will afford the following suficiently accurate for the purpose of com. compnrative view of the sums raised by parison with those of subsequent years. assessment, and the sums expended on the Nor is this the only advantage to be derived poor, at the different periods to which these from those documents; for it has suggested authentic docuinents relate:-

Total raised, Expended on Poor.
Average 1748, 1749, 1750 £730,135

L689,971
Year 1776

1,720.316

1,530.804
Average
1783, 1784, 1785 2,167,748

2,001,237
Year 1803

6,348,204 4,267,963 Average 1813, 1814, 1815 8,161,496 6,199,844 To the above Report a very valuable the sum of 2,000,0001. per annum; in 1808, Appendix is annexed.

4,268,0001. ; and in 1813, 14, and 15, the It gives the assessment for the relief of

average sum of about 6,130,0001. per the poor in 1748, 1749, and 1750, by which andum, was expended for the maintenaoce it appears, that on the average of those three

But the sums raised by Poors' years about 690,0001. per annum, was ap Rates and any other rate or rates in these plied to the relief of the poor: in the year years' was, in 1813, 8,651,4381. ; in 1814, 1778, the sum of 1,531,0001. was expended 8,392,7281. ; in 1815, 7,460,8551. The op account of the poor ; in 1783, 4, and 5, number of paupers relieved io 1813, wa Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIII. April 1819.

of the poor.

971,913 ; in 1814, 953,995 ; in 1815, or 3s. 14d. in the pound, of the total amount 895,973.

of the sum of 51,898, 1231. 12s. 684. as The Appendix closes with some important assessed to the Property Tax in the year OBSERVATIONS.

1815. 2. The number of persons relieved per, 7. The amount of Money expended in manently, both in and out of any work Suits of Law, Removals, and Expences of house, on the average of the last three Parish Officers, for Militia purposes, and years, appears to be 516,963; dilio, occa. for all other purposes, is, independent of sionally, being parishioners, 423,663 ; total the maintenance of the poor 2,162,7991. 940,626; exclusive of any children of those 8. The number of persons belonging to permanently relieved out of the house. Friendly Societies appears to be, for the

3. Foor thousand and ninety-four pa. Jast three years, néarly 8f in the 100 of the risbes or places maintain the greater part of resident population. their poor in workhouses, averaging for the 9. The area of England and Wales, ac last three years 93,142 persons.

cording to the latest authorities, appears to 4. The population of England and be 57,960 square statote miles, or 37,091,467 Wales, as taken from the Abstract laid stalole acres; wherefore, the number of in. before Parliament in the year 1811, ap. habitants in each square mile containng 610 pears to have bern 10,150,615; so that the acres, averages 175 persone, number of persons relieved from the Poors' 10. The greater proportion of the popu. Rates, appears to have been 9] in each 100 lation of England and Wales, appears to be of the population.

employed in trade and manufactures, there 5. The total of the Money raised by being 770, 199 families returned employed Poors' Rates, or other Rates, appears to in agriculture, and 959,632 in trade, manos have averaged, for the last three years, the factures, and handicraft; besides 413,316 dum of 8,168,3101. 13s. 9fd. being at the other families. rate of 16s. 1d. per head on the population,

Number of Persons charged with Criminal Offences, committed to the different Gaols iu

England and Wales, for Trial at the Assizes and Sessions held for the several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Liberries therein, during the last Seven Years; distinguishing the Nuinber in each year, &c.

Total Committed for trial in the

1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 in the7 Years

Years,

Viz. Males ..... 3,859 4,891| 5,433 4,826 6,036 7,347 11,758 44,150
Females....

1,478 1,685 1,731 1,564 1,782 1,744 2,174 12,158 Total.... 5,337 6,576 7,164 6,390 7,818 9,091 13,932 56,308

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Number of Persons charged with Criminal Offences, committed to the different Gaols in

each County, in England and Wales, for Trial in the last Seven Years.

In the Years.

1811, | 1818. |1813.

181. 1815./ 1816.) 1817.

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Anglesey
Bedford
Berks
Brecon
Bucks
Cam' ridge
Cardigan ..
Caermarthen
Caernarvon
Chester
Cornwall..
Cumberland
Denbigh.
Derhy
Deron
Dorset.
Durnam
Essex
Flint
Glamorgan
Glocester..

(Bristol)
Haots
Hereford,
Herls
Hantingdon
Kent
Lancaster
Leicester,
Lincoln
Merioneth
Middlesex
Moomouth
Montgomery
Norfolk
Northampton
Northumberland
Nottingham..
Oxford...
Pembroke
Radnor
Rutland
Salop
Somerset
Stafford

2 2 2 4 1 27

34 27 2 43 44 69 108 79 8S 77 10. 146 6 6 13 11 15

48 37 33 64

50 65 75 2) 34 45 37 6

98 4 1 4 1

14 11

6

8 12 17 14 5 2

8

3 12 3 10 99 155 146 136 160

18 285 31 45 42 39 64 8

120 17

53 42 231 28 51 89 8

11 10 5 15 31 87 60

57 60

165 152 179 197 235) 264 284 380 44 47 65 43 62

122 37 33 33 35 49 55 87 159 221

1741 191 236 319 3 3 6

20 18 JS 26 201 15 22 50 109 155 175

139 187

243

442 68 78 65 70 98

166 157 23 206 228 217 268 379 66

83 79 61 54 87 174 50

109 64 61 80 81 123 &

18 21 23 15 30 210 281 330 260

327 325 528 661 831 8301 8161

959, :

1,946 65 77

125 176 65 84 102 116 156 133

5 1 3 6 1,484 1,663 1,707 1,646 2,005 2,22 2,686 18

18 261 24 1. 59 5 13

8

9 14 49 143 137 162 119 185 244 310 51 54 65 601 81 75 145 71 31 73 68 69 88 80 70 JOS 92 88 121 112 191 31 59 70 56 66 85 118 7 12

8 19

29 6 5

3 13 13 5 4

1 12 9 79 53 92

691

90 96 267 JO 201 153

221 244 439 126 130 181 118 154 197 425 98 146

119 146 153 262 205 296

279 255 294 366 491

95 116) 66 104 120 189 178 177 265 224 2771 3:41 624 5 9

6

18 14 73 92 124 78 10 107 229 8

109 104 1.30 12€ 239 206 304 403 937! 355 420 748

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Suffolk ..!!

Surrey
Sussex
Warwick..
Westmorland
Wilts
Worcester
York

Total...

5,3371 6,5767,1611 6,3901 7,8181 9,091 (13,892

An Account of the Produce of all the Duties imposed since the 5th January, 1811, in each Year, from the 5th January, 1811, to the 5th January, 1818;

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Duties junposed anno 1811.

d.
£. s. d. £.
S. d.

£. $. d. £. d.
British Spirits, per Act 51 Geo. 3. c. 59 142,315 0 0 444,172 0 0 8,5:35 18 1718,674 0 0 536.810 10 9 516,640 0 0 471,415 0 0
Foreign do.

do.
do. 20,055 00 21,929 00

28,375 00 64,883 0 0 87,025 19 104 87,610 00 84,364 0 0
Anno 1812.
British Spirits, per Act 52 Geo. 3. c.

9,500 0 0 88,160 00 15,800 0

119 0 31 Brandy do.

6,199 00 7,777 0 0 2,875 00 306 91 Stone Bottles do. do. c. 139

239 0 0 2,280 0 0 1,540 00 1.680 0 0 797 0 0 226 0 0 Glass.

9,232 0 0 201,904 00 155,968 0 0 173.026 00146,014 0 0 127,379 0 Hides and Skins do.

c. 94

44,823 0 0 303.426 00 301,666 0 312,917 00 276,162 0 0 288,403 00 Tobacco Snuff

42,106 0 0 99,290 00 80,256 0 0 92,002 00 102,537 00 95,152 0 0
Estimated amount of the following

Additional Duties.
Male Servants

24,300 18 1127,145 19 0 130,887 14 0 133,214 0 132,336 6 0 135,288 16 1
Carriages..

23,023 10 38 40,229 JI 3 39.327 8 6 39.990 8 6 39,506 4 9 39,525 8 7 Horses for Riding

24,407 5 41 55,923 12 6 54,740 3 6 54,457 17 0 50,437 3 47,499 7 0 Do, and Moles >52Ge0,3.c.93.

54,663 174 188,185 2 4 191,488 18 4 194.089 4 0 172,692 17 3 129,396 196 Dogs.

2,635 4 113 34,255 4 0 34,539 4 0 33,537 19 6 31,178 13 6 30,277 5 5 florse Dealers Licenses

1,463 15 0 1,470 00 1,423 15 0 1,201 10 0 1,114 3 Game Certificates J

18.714 9 20,270 4 0 19.303 96 16,571 15 0 17,604 8 4
Postage of Letters
do. c. 8S.

100,306 I 1185,306 11 299,306 1 1 307,306 11 205,806 1 1117,306 1 1
Anno 1813.
Tobacco, per Act 53 Gieo. 3. c. 34...

68,508 0 0 79,302 00 98,413 00 90,324 0 0 97,597 0 0
French Wines, do. do.

53.558 0 0 590 0

221 00
Permanent Duties on Customs, do.c.33.

390,156 18 10 712,879 18 31|716,497 1944 516,885 18 8 437,017 16 T
Temporary or War Duties, do. do.

158,717 16 105, 213,759 15 104 17,265 5 76 1,483 5 54

481 105
Anno 1815,
Additional Dirty on Stamps, per Act
55 Geo. 3. caps. 148 and 185

265,380 6 500,458 0 11 652,274 2 of
Tobacco
c. 30

131,318 0 07145,581 0 0 Licenses do.

121,002 00 | 104,831 00

Erchequer, March 9,

WILLIAM ROSE HAWORTH.

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