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Hler ball with massy treasuros stor'd,
A steadfast, broad, and rey'rend pile, sit a cloed of fleecy white
Rich with a hundred ages' toil;
There cluster'd oaks, its columns proud, A loze amidst yon glassy bed
Stood like a rude but loyal crand, A proad isle rears its silver head,
Supporters of the one-arch'd roof From Earth's imperial circle buriid, Against a thousand tempests propf. The rembant of an earlier world :
And wreath'd around those columps hung, Scarce Alpine summers deign to rest The theme of many a minstrel's tongue, Os that lose island's frozen breast; The pike and how and jar’lip brigbi, Yet lavista Nature there has strewn
And banner hewn in deathful fight. With golden hands her fairest boen, St. Cloud's with lilies silver'd o'er, And nieber bearis have ripen'd tbere. And pale Iberia's steep'd in gore, Thaa in Hesperia's gardene fais,
Their faded honours iwin'd: Gay Albine in her castle ball
Above, in sos'reign pomp unsoli'd, Sat list'oing to the clarion's call:
The Red Cross banner's starry fold A wayward yet a gracious dame,
Wav'd in the western wind, With lip of bala and eye of Name,
Which crept thro’ windowsblazon'd high And spirit stabborn as the pile
With pomp of gorgepas heraldry, Of colund-rocks that guard her isle, Where still the boast of ancient days Het bouteous as if round her roll's Shone in a rich but fading blaze. A jasper sea on saads of gold,
Firm in the midst the Stone of Pow's Too seldom en her ear in vain
Rose like thç bulwark of the town Ise fait ses popr'd bis bonied strais, A name he dar'd not look upon Tres would that spirit fierce and wild Was graven on that hallow'd stoner beta, as tae cradied slumberer's, mild, " 0 1 low shall be its fall," he cried, Her love was fickle, and ber smile .
36 When Albine is the victor's bride !" Might well the soaring heart beguile The foe his haggard form forsools, with sueb false light as pilgrim sees And Albine's best-lov'd champion's took : On icy arch or precipice,
He deck'd his dark cheel with the glow When diamond domes his fancy greet, Youth and the laughing Loses bestow ; While gulfs up measur'd wait his feet And such a smile as rosy mirtha bat sages, bards, and chiefs, have strivin Sends from the heart which gave it birth: To wio so bright yet brief a heav'ı !
Albine!the traitor said, and sighdThe Lady in her caste hall
The fair dame smil d with beauty'sprideSmild as she beard the war-horn's call; Albine! by all to honour dear, With magic tales uncouth and drear Give to thy faithful servant eares. Her watcbfal pages sooth d her care ; Or sacred is this lonely hous For tho' ber breast no terrors mov'd, To him who sways the Reacon Tow'r?" Full sell the wondrous tale she lor'd, Fler azure eye the fair-pue raiso, While e'er her wheel of massy gold Where stern amaze and anger blaz'd-Her band the snow-white feece unrol'd, “ Think'st thou a vassal's love or hate To maoy a wild lay sweetly trillid
Cau Albine's woc or weal create Her minstrel's harp the pauses filld. Go, and revere ber fale's decree, Unheard, unseen, the Wizard Sprite The Will of Albine must be free !" Gazd with a Goblia's grim delight; Low bow'd the crafty Wizard's headYet 'twas not beaaly's sunbeam stole “ Be Albine ever free !'' he said, Thro' the dark wiodings of his soul, “ But is it love whose gentle pow's Bat with desiring glance he views Sways him who rules the Beacon Tow'r? The sparkling gems around her strewd. Is if for Albine's love he drajos Her arm the pearls of Indus brac d. The riches of her smiling plains ? The leopard's spoils her shoulder gracd, Nor wassail bowl por lady gay, Loned her brown locks and taper waist Tempts Willhelm from his lovely way; The silk of Persia clung:
Unheard, unseen, the hermit-boy Acd gums, of Araby the pride,
Pursges his dark and sayage joy:
Beneath yon chapel's ruin'd wall
Else wherefore from their mould'ring bed
Wakes he the spirits of the dead? ?" A wizard of France coveted the fair Lady! the warning voice revere ! land of Albine,
but therein dwelt the son of Sleeps Albine when a foe is near? another magician, who ruled a rare engine Once Plata's gold her coffers lio'd, called a Parlement, and could raise, spi- And pilgrims from the farthest Ind 1s." _Od Remaunl.
Theis treasures aihes fees resign'd Europ. Mag. Vol.LXXIII. Fer. 1918.
In piles of woven gold?
And spread, his venom'd fold."
On youth's enamell'd brow!
Yet scorn a victor's vow?
While Albine's self is there !"
First lei the pilot ask in vain
of the main ?"
While on its spiral point supreme
Whence conic the lonely feet that tread
Aneed him from their dark repose
Lay trampled by his baie:
Olbia s hose thought was fate.
It place in pobler spheres has won,
A leg and foot,- to speak more plain,
Rest here,-of one commanding;
Lost-half his understanding !
Pour a bullets thick as bail;
To give the foe-Leg Buil!
As jo the battle brave ; : ,
With-one foot in the Grave!
Fortune in vain has she wo:ber, spite,
For he will stlll be found
Resolved to stand his ground..
But Fortune's pardon I must beg, .
She wish'd not to disarm; .,
See did not seek bis harm.
And but indulged a harmless whim,
Siuce he coeld walk with one ;
Who never deigni'd to run!
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
*, Days omitted, no Business of Importance.
HOUSE OF LORDS. TESDAY, Jan. 27, 1818.-The House moretand, and the Duke of Montrose, en
met this day for the despatch of busi- tered the House as Lords Commissioners, Ins. Shortly after three o'clock, the Lord and the House of Commons, attended by Chancellor, the Arcbbishop of Canterbury, their Speaker, appeared at the Bar: bis de Earl of Ilarrosby, the Earl of West Lordship thea read the speech :
“ My Lords, and Gentiomon,
been in a state of progressive improvedest “We are commanded by his Royal High. in its most important branches
. Ness the Prince Regent to iuform you, My Lords, and Gentlemen, that it is with great concern that he is “ We are commanded by the Prince obliged to announce to you the continuance Regent to inform yon, that he has conof his Majesty's lamented indisposition. cluded Treaties with the courts of Spain and
" The Prince Regent is persuaded that Portugal, on the important subject of the you will deeply participate in the allie. Abolition of the Slave Trade. ijon with which his Royal Highness has been “ His Royal Highness' has directed that a visited, by the calamitous and ontimely death copy of the former Treaty should be immeof his beloved and only child the Princess diately laid before you'; and he will order Charlotte.
a similar communication to be made of the “ Under this awful dispensation of Pro. latter treaty, as soon as the catification of vidence, it has been a soothing consola. it shall have been exchanged. tion to the Prince Regent's heart, to receive " In these negociations it has been his from all descriptions of his Majesty's sub- 'Royal Highness's endeavour, as far as cir. jects the most cordial assurances both of cumstances would permit, to give effect to tbeir just sense of the loss which they have the recommendations contained in tbe joint sustained, and of their sympathy with his Addresses of the two Houses of Parliaparental sorrow : And, amidst his own ment: And his Royal Highness has a full sofferings, his Royal Highness has not been reliance on your readiness to adopt such uomindful of the effect which this sad event measures as may be necessary for fulfilling must have on the interests and future Prose the, engagement into which he has entered for pects of the kingdom.
that purpose * We are cominanded to acquaint you, “The Prince Regent has commanded as that the Prince Regent continues to re- to direct your particular attention to the ceive from Foreign Powers the strongest deficiency which is so long existed in the assurances of their friendly disposition 10- number of places of public worship belong. wards this Country, and of their desire to log to the Established Church, when com. maintain the general tranquillity.
pared with the increased and increasing “ His Royal Highoéss has the satisfaction population of the country. of being able to assure you, that the confi. " His Royal Highness most earnestly redence which he bas jovariably fell in the commends this important subject to your stability of the great sources of our national early consideration, deeply impressed, as be prosperity has not been disappointed. has no doubt you are, with a just sérse of
“ The imprévetőent which has taken the many blessings which this country by place in the course of the last year, in the favour of Divine Providence has enalmost every branch of our domestic ind 119- joyed; and with the conviction, that the try, and the present sale of public credit, religious and moral habils of the people are afford abunuhant proof that the difficulties the most sure and ärın foundation of national under which the country was labouring prosperity." were chiefly to be ascribed to temporary The usaal adjournment took place after causes.
the speech was read. At five o'clock their “ So important a change could not fail Lordslips again assembled, when Lord to withdraw from the disaffected the prin Ilolland said, he hoped that some one of bis cipal means of which they had availed them- Majesty's ministers intended to move the selves for the purpose of fomenting a spirie repeal of the Habeas Corpus Suspeôsion of discontent, which onhappily led to acis Act, as a kind of act of grace, afier these of insurrection and treason : And his Royal had so wantonly and so unnecessarily susHighness entertains the most confident ex• 'pended so great a protection of the freedors pectation, that the state of peace and trai of the subject. If this suhject was no quillityto which the country is now restored, 'brought forward by some other doble lor will be maintained against all allempts to he should at an early period of the session disturb it, by the persevering vigilance of bring it under the notice of the hou the Magistracy, and by the loyalty and good himself. - The Earl of Liverpool state sense of the peoplo.
that the repeal of the Act in question wou "Gentlemen of the House of Commons, be moved by Lord Sidmouth. i The Prince Repent has directed the Esti- The customary address to the Pris mixtes for the current year to be laid before Regent was then moved by the Eart you.
Aylesford, and was seconded by the lo “ His Royal Highness recommends to your Selsey: both of these noblemen, after dili cootinued attention the state of the Publieing on the gooeral grief evinced by Iocowe and Expenditure of the couutry; nation on the loss of the Princess Chariot and he is most happy in being able to congratulated the house on the informati
acquaint you, that, since you were last that the prospects of the country > Aseabled in l'arliament, the fevenue has brightening. Our commerce, foreign
dinstie, kas rapidly improving; our Royal Dutes 7 Bishops
26 ferhat was inereasing, and public credit Dokes .....18 Barons tead again on the most satisfactory aod Marquises ......17 Peers of Scotland 16 eetaten basis. The Marquis of Lans- Earls
99 | Perrs of Ireland 32 dist rould fet propose any amendment, Viscounts thega be could concor with only that part
In this amount are included seven Catho the address sbich telated to the death of
lic and eight minor Peers.---The Catholic Princess Charlotte. He insisted that so
Cliford - The Earl of Liverpool shortly replied, Earl.
Dormer when the address was agreed to.
The minar Peers are
Howard de Walden persebted a bill for repealing the Habeas Earls.
Viscount. aspend the standing orders (forbidding the
Gardiner passing a bill through more than one stage in the same day) with reference to this bill. The Earl of Berkeley is of age, but Ordered.
we are uncertain whether bis Lordship has SATURDAY, Jan. 31.-The Royal Assent taken his seat, or not. is given, by commission, to the bill for
The number of sitting Peers is 352-of repeal of the Act of last Session, these the following fifty, though some of mtitled, an Act for the Repeal of the
them are still young, have been Peers Habeas Corpus Act. The Commissioners for the grea est number of years :were--the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of
Soffolk jourced to Monday.
Thanet ested certain papers relative to the past
Westmorland and present state of the country. His Lord
Winchilsea skip would not then move for the appoint
Viscounts. sent af & Secret Committee to examine,
Bolingbroke owing to the absence of Lord Holland
Dudley and Ward ed the Marquis of Lansdown, who were
Lincolo hich was opposed by the Earl of Carnar:
Litchfield 509 aod the Marqds of Lansdowne, or the
Winchester ground that if sould be a mére mockery
Boston cities of last Session, their Lordships
Bulkeley tbserjed, had made their Report upon
Carteret 63-parls' evidecce- and upon ex-parte
Clifton eridesce ministers might get what Report
De Clifford they pleased. The papers were then re
Grantham ferred to a Committee of Secrecy--to con
Holland ut of teren lords to be chosen by ballot.
Loveland Holland On Thereday, the following Peers were
Sluerborne appsipted Members of the Secret Commit.
Stawell tee:- The Lord Chancellor, Earl of Har.
Strange rowby, Duke of Montrose, Earl of Liverpool, Marquis Camden, Marquis Lansdown, Among the above fifty, the Earl Fitt. Bart Fitzwilliam, Earl Powis, Viscount william is the Sohlenen, who has been Sidragefh. Lards Grenville and Redesdale.* a Peer for the greatest number of years,
and may therefore be considered as the The present pumber of Peers is three fiber of the fore-his Lordship and the bundred and sisty eigbe: Their bumbers
Earl of Carlisle are the only living persons, are as follow.
who were Peers in the late reigu.