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Alzora and Nerine followed, and the monizes agrecably with the rest of the entertainments concluded, at a late house. From the centre, a large and hour, with a pantomime called Midnight magnificent cut-glass light is suspended, Rivelry The accommodations for ine 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 disposed in the amphitheatrical form: and prismatic colouring of the pendant the two lower are painted of a fawn crystals. The way from town to this colour, with crimson octagonal com new place of amusement is direct partments, enclosing imitations of white enough ; but, as the Waterloo bridge bas-reliefs, and varied by the alternate Company have taken an interest in mixture of gilded wreaths. The fron- completing this Theatre, they should tispicce of the proscenium, with the also take care that the road from their appropriate heraldic arms, is neatly bridge be lighted : and, still more, executed. 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 ceiling, in its compartments, har marshes.

PERFORMANCES. 1818.

1918.
May 11 to 16. Trial by Batile-Alzor Nerine May 25 to 30.

Midnight Revelry.
May 18 to 23. frial by Battle-Alzora and Nerine

-Manfredi, the Mysterious Hermit.

Banish Brother-Alzora and Nerine .-Trial by Baitle.

WEA

WRITTEN AT THE TOMB OF MY MOTHER,

M

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

When hid its native snows among;
FROX A MS, IN THE M'GREGOR FAMILY,

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

Where all is peace and boliness. V.
est!
In thy waving hair ;
It will noblest seem, and rarest

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If it sparkles there;
For only this dark gem can vie

Y MUTAER! at thy hallow'd name With those brown tresses' burnish'd dye,

What leuder feelings fill my breast; And well the elves that guard it know, My Mother! yes, thy tender frame If it might touch thy spotless browy,

Has sought its lowly bed of rest! For ever in thy memory

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

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

Oh! (each him to forbear to weep, A moment let it shine ;

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

Cold around the winds are blowing, Shall seem a sound of mine

Thunder clouds enshroud the skyYet no;- for neyer by the tone

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

Sweep unpitying, furious by.
I would not tax thy soul to give
The fondoess that on words can live.

But angry storms, and sweeping wind,

lo 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 band thou meetest, Thine shall be winter-cold;

Now again the clouds are rivenAnd thou shalt lute and tablet take

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

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

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

Her bright beams but serve to tell,

Thou, who 'bove this world didat love me, Then hide it in thy breast, dearest! If it be pure as fair,

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

Disease has stol'n health's rosy hue

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

With ev'ry joy fast with'ring too!

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

gale, Thy sacred name,- my seoses burn

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

'straio ; 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 onto 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 sbed his latest ray, pow'r, As down the western slope he slow Would not exclaiin, while joying in the retires ;

scene, 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 ffies;

SONNET The whirling bat now leaves his hidden nook,

AT A FRIEND'S GRAVE. While the dull owlet wakes her startling

YES

ES!-Thou art one, alas ! of many cries.

friends How sweet to scan the soft approach of

Much loved, whom it has been my lot to night,

mourn, As from the east she slowly winds her

Cut off, and from this aching bosom torn way:

By cruel Death.-Oh! how thy 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 betbink me of that gentle maid, Now faintly gleaming o'er the dark blue

Whose visage wan, in Sorrow's garb sky,

array'd, The glitt'ring stars their twinkling ra

Tells how her hopes are now for aye undiance throw,

done. Piercing the veil that shuts them from the

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

Pensive I muse, that the low murm'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 empress of the

head : scene,

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

18th May, 1818.

*-*-*.

PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.

1812.... 91,662,344 A Wool imported into Greai Britain in

1813.... 63,025,936 the Ten Years ending the 5th January,

1815.... 60,060,239 1818; distinguishing each Year.

1816.... 99.306.343

1817.... 93,920,055 Lbs, weight.

1818 ...J24,996,427 Year ending 5th Jan. 1808.... 74,925,306 1809. 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,

An Account of the Quantity of Wool

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

1813 ....1,740,912 un manufactured State, in the Ten Years

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

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

1817 ....7,105,054 Lbs. weight.

1818 ...8,155,412 Years ending 5th Jan. 1808 ...2,176,943

Note.-The records of the year ending 1809 ..1,611,867 the 5th January 1814, were destroyed by 1810 .4.351,105 fire. 1811 ....8,787,109

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

·£.8,646,841 1814

8,388.973 1815

7,457,675

1813.
1814.

1815. Money expended for the maintenance of the poor £.6,676,105 £.6,294,583 £.5,418,845 Expenditure in suits of law, removals, journies, and expenses, of Over-eers 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 cbarges ....

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

1,614,356 1,692,369 1,657,082

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

of such Persons

1813.
1814.

1815. Out of any work house...

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 Number of persons occasionally relieved, whe

ther in or out of the workhouse, being parishioners

439,735 429,267 400,473

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Total amount of sums 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 profits, upon which said assessments were made

.£.51,898,423

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

England...

.35. 2d.
.3s. 1 d.

Wales .....

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

.821,146 persons.
1814

.838,561 ditto. 1815.

.925,264 ditto.

Average annual Amount of Charitable Donations-
For parish schools...

.£ 71,888
For other purposes...

166,374
298,262

An account has been presented to the thousand three hundred and sirly-one: that House of Commons of the vumber of per. the total expense of prosecutions for forsons convicted of crimes throughout Eng. geries, or ultering forged Dotes, from the land and Wales, of persons acquitted, and Ist of March, 1797, to the Ist of April, of persons against whom no bills were 1818, amounts to the som of 148,3701 9. 3d. : foond, during the last seven years. The that the nominal value 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, to the 10th of April, 1818, specified. In 1811, the whole number of is 74.7601. ; and that the nominal value of commitments is 5,337; in 1817, near 14 000; forged notes paid by the bank for tbe saine in 1811, the total number of persons con period, which was afterwards recovered on victed was 3,163 ; in 1917, 9,056. Con. the forgeries being detected, amounted only ricted of barglary, in 1811, 76; in 1817, to 751. To show the great aod alarming 374. For crimes coonected with counter increase of forgeries of Baok of Englaod feiting the coin of the realın, in 1811, 94 ; notes, 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, in 1811, 1,5001. ; while, in the first three months of 17; in 1817, 100.

the present year, it amounted to the enor. mous surn of nineteen thousand eight hundred

and ninety pounds, It appears, from the accounts just presented to the House of Cominons, 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 contribulions 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 io 1816 inclusive, is 397,0861. of cavalry : · Purchase Money of 300 78. 3d, : that the number of notes discovered acres, 12,5001. ; a compensation for Great by the bank to have been forged, from the Tyihes, 1,0001.; Expenses of Act of Par. 1st 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.

.

THIS Gazette apliament which relate to

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1818.

India-house, addressed to the Secret Com.. THIS Gazette containg several abstracts mittee by the Governor in Council of Bom

bay, of which despatches and of their inthe penalties incurred by all Artificers and closures the following are copies and ex: Manufacturers, subjects of Great Britain, tracts: who have from time to time gone into foreigo 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 Go. soch penalties likewise extending to those

vernor-General, dated Camp at Charrak, who are any ways concerned or instrumental 26th November, 1817; enclosed in a Des. in the sending or enticing Artificers or Ma

patch from the Governor in Council at nufacturers out of these kingdoms, or in Bombay, duted Ist Jan, 1818. the exportation of the tools and instruments used by them.

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

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

Nerbudda on the 14th, and Brigadier-Gene. Member returned to serve in Parliament. ral Malcolm's on the 161b instant. The first Borough of Yarmouth in the County of

was on the 21st inst, near Rasseen, the latter Southampton-Jobo Leslie Foster, of Col.

on the 23d at Ashta; and on the 24th and lon, in the County of Louth, in Ireland,

25th (as contemplared in my despatch of the Esq.

31st ult.), the movement of these columns, 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 tisually WEDNESDAY, MAY 6.

occupy; but every account states that they INDIA-ROARD, MAY 5,

were prepared to fly, and would allow to

our troops but little chance of coming up Despatches have been received at the East with them,

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 #0 miles in ad.

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

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

I write from the field of battle, on which the calculation, although the troops were I have the satisfaction to report, for your direcied to advance with every expedition Lordship’s information, that the army of which the difficulies of the country to be Mullar Row Holkar bas this day been com. traversed permitted.

pletely defrated and dispersed, by the first

and third divisions of the army I have the Extract from a Despatch from the Governor honour to comınapd.

in Council at Bombay, lo the Secret Com This result has grown out of the failure mitlee, dated 1st Jan, 1818.

of our negociations with the Government

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

aggression and insult which we have expenication received from Brigadies.lieneral rienced since our advance from Ougien on Sir John Malcolm, dated the 26th Noren.

the 14sh inst. Under these circumstances I ber, your Honourable Committee will be

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

country and to your Lordship, lo vindicate under the command of Captain Grant, be

without further loss of time the bodour of longing to Sir John's division, had surprised

the Britisn name. Talym, a post of the Piodarries, in which

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

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

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

Holkar, and a number ot his guns, remain You will be glad to hear I have completely in our possession. succeeded in my little enterprize against Our loss, I fear, has been considerable ; this place. Captain Grant, with 1,200 though, I trust, noi greater than might have Mysore horse, after a march of 34 miles,

been expected on such an occasion. No surprised it yesterday a little after day; officer of rank has been killed. break. On my arrival at Shujabalpore, I

I shall to-morrow have the honour of sent a reinforcement to prevent the escape traosmilling to your lordship the details of of any of the garrison, and particularly of

the action, with returns of killed and Walub Khan, one of Setoo's favourites and

wounded, so far us it nay be practicable to adopted son. On my coming here this

collect them. morning, I found the party, which, including

lo congratulating your Lordship on the , the Kohur, were 10 or 12 horsemen, and

important issue of this day, I can only add between 50 and 60 jofautry, bad opened at this moment, that the conduct of the the gates of the Gurry, and surrendered at

gallant troops who have gained the victory discretion. I have, after, disarining them,

has been such as to realize my most sanguine released them all except the Kohor and 2

expectations. Jemmadars. Cheetoo is now beyond Naj.

I have the honour to be, &c, ghur, but I have a report that he has left his

T. Hislop, Lieui, Gen. families 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. Estract from a Despatch from the Governor Copy of a Report from Lieutenant-Colonel

in Council at Bombay, to the Secret Cum Scoti, commanding a British Detachment mittee, dated 2d January, 1818.

at Nagpore, to the Adjulane-Generol of

the army, daleid Camp, al Nagpure, 30th We bave great satisfaction in transmitting

November, 1817, toith an Enclosure, also to your Honourable Committee, enclosing it

transmitted with the Despatch from the transcript of a despatch from his Excellency Governor in Council at Bombay, of lot Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Hislop, to

January, 1818. the Most Noble the Governor. General, con. taining information of a signal victory SIR, obtained over the army of Vi ulhar Rov I had the honour to report, for the infor. Holkar, on the 21st of December, by the mation of his Excellency the Commauder. first and third divisions of the army of the in-Chief, on ibe 2611 instant, that the iroops Deccan, under the personal command of the under my command had left their canton. Lieutenant General. ---This intelligence was ments the day before at the requisition of communicated by Major Agoew to Major the Resident. They took post on the hill General Sir William G. Keir, and by hiin of Seetabaldy, which overlooks the Resi. transcoitted to the Resident at Baroda. On this important event we take the liberty of * Maheidpoor is situated on the river offeriog to your Honourable Committee our Siffra, or Sirnoora, and is about 25 miles most sincere congratulatious.

North of Ougeia, Scindia's capitals

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