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A artist famous in his

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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, when dead, the stately cairn,

scoros; 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 TAREWELL, oh sweet Hope! I have

tborns. wept thee in sadness;

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 flies. And smiled the dark clouds of misfortune

NEOTIOCHTHE. 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 surrounded,

Once undertook to paint a sign, And wasm 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 fiattering 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, even,

" 'Twill do as well as rith ; for me, Protected my boscm from sorrow and care; All I regard about the sign, But returned to her throne in the mansions 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 Fond Memory lingers, and mourns their It rain'd- the bear was wash'd away! decav;

“ 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 thy last Wbich now is gone, the Lord knows ray.

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where !"

A wag, who heard this pithy strain,
SLEEP.

Replied, " It should have had a chain,
DY sick'ning doubt, by cold neglect op-

And then I'll warrant you, mine host, press'd,

The bear would still have kept his post, Reluctant Sleep, I won thy magic pow'r, And not, as now, have slipt his tether, Tocalm the tumult in my lab'ring breast, Because 'twas merely rainy weather !".

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

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

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

Bid bim to oil the Bear,-and then,--
Acd ope thy fairy prospects to my view. Bruin will not cscape again!"

J. C.
PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
INTEREST OF MONEY.

dence taken before them ; bave porsuant 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 : consider of the effects of the Laws Ist. Resolved. --That it is the opinion of

or restrain the interest of this Committee, that the laws regulating or money, and to report their opinion there. restraining the rate of interest, have been exbpon to this House; and who were em. tensively evaded, and have failed of the effect powered to report the Minutes of the Evi: ofimposing a maximum on such rate ; andibat

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REPORT,

THE which regulate

of late years, from the coostant 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 hv 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 ihat such borrowers have been now much rarer, bankruptcies much fewer compelled to resort to the mode of granting in oumber, aod private as well as poblic annuities of lives ; a mode which have been credit strikingly improved. It is very sa. 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 commenced later vaotageous sales of their estates.

and has been lesz 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 bein. 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 sup. the legality of many transactions of freqoent posing them to be equal, still as the estimate occurrence, and consequently been produc of the Committee gave a probable forplus of tive of much embarrassinent 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, afords 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 arrangemen's made for the repayment of The Finance Committee, in their Elevenih Unfunded Debt raised the whole ainouot of Report, estimating with that caution which the sum funded to 30 millions. Of this site 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 utmost, 11 millions, whilst the Sinking produce of the Revenue for the first Fund will amount lo Fisieen Millions, half year of 1818, which, compared with that of 1817, is as follows:

By the account laid on the Table of the First Quarter. Second Quarter. House of Commons, it appears that the fol1817...... 11,537,222..... 12,491,694 lowing is the amount of corn and grain,

1818...... 11 561,163..... 13,997,989 meal and four, imporled into Great Britain Not only is this comparison satisfactory in in the years ended ibe 5th of January, 1917 itself, bit 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 will er. Corn and Grain.. 1,141,097 On. 0,158 731 ou.7B. ceed the Estimate of the Committee at least Meal and Fleur ..

141,038 Cwt.

1,166,919 Cwt. Trou Blillions! If we go inore minutely into From this statement will be seen that the detail, we shall find that this improvement new Act has not prevented the influx of has been so geperal and progressive in the corn and four. From the enormons ipcrease principal branches of the Revenue, as evi- of importation in the second vear, it will be dently to arise from grenier ease of circum- seen, that we have pait between six and stances and increasing consumption in the seven millions sterling at least for grain, 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 TIL VAIS Gazette notifies that her Royal

next, and also for prorogueing the ConvocaHighness the Duchess of Clarence lias tions of Canterbury and York, which were appointed the Countess of Westmeath and appointed to meet on Wednesday the 5th the Countes of Mayo; her Royal Highness's day of August, to Saturday the $d day of Ladies of the Bed Chamber.

October next.

TUESDAY, AUG. 4. This Gazette notifies that writs have been issued for prorogueing Parliament, which

SATURDAY, AUG. '.
This Gazetle notifies that the Prince 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 who 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. THE Secretary to the SOCIETY of Fahrenheit in the shade ; and at Trenton, on

the 30th of the same inonth, a thermometer of TRADE, has stated by a Circular to its placed under the shade of a tree in the Members thereof, tire 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 Merchant, 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

unhoped 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 koosn ;

at the extraordinary quantity of 160 WinTạonas FARLEY, mention io March and chester bushels. May last, now in Ivy-bridge-Jane, Strand; In Norfolk the harvest men are proceedJohn 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 Greed ; Cumberland-place, Old Kent Road; for twenty years. The 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 to monih improved beyond description. The be ballotted for as members thereof. The straw is indeed short, hut the ear is long, Secretary also informs the Members that a and the grain large, plump, and heavy, and person calling himself Josnca Prits, Esq. of n quality so superior for malting, that we Presbury, near Cheltenhain, some time ago shall not be surprised to hear the manufacaccepted a bill drawn upon hiin by a men. 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 Mencs. Wood and Co. lo 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 hac commenced in the THE KING'S HEALTH.

neighbourhood of Gloucester, and the crops W'indsor Castle, Aug.l.

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 wapt 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 his Niajesty's harvest in every quarier round our city has disorder is unabated. 11. Ilafford,

this week generally commenced. More " M. Baillie,

abundant crops were never remembered ; 16 WV. Heberden,

and the seasonable rains have so far recovered " R. Willis."

the potatoes, that the apprehensions which

were entertained of their failure from the Aco. 7.- The present summer has been long continuanre of dry weather have enthe warmest since that of 1779. The previous tirely vanished. Barley and oats, in this winter and spring were ther so mild, the district must certainly produce but a very greeo pease were sold in May at is, the peck measure, The thermometer wis at 78 Birmingham.-- The carliest wheat harvest ou the 151h of April, and the bandoros

that has been knowo for many years, has were in blossoin three or four days after conpenced in this and ibe neighbouring that period. Some instances of extrenie counties; and the refreshing showers which heat are mentioned in the American papers. fell during the last fortnight, bave had a On the 28ıtrand 29th of Jupe lase, at Boston, highly beneficial elect upon vegetation ; the thermometer stood at 91 and 95 degrees of several sannples of this year's wheat were

short crop.

shown in our market on Thursday; they The barvest 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 the harvest rows, and containing 80 grains. The viois now become general. The pease have in tage is very forward. many instances been got io, but the crop is The barvest has commenced generally very uneven. The wheat may be said in throughout France. It is remarkalily abusa 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 whcals 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, sinder which the trade fourth of a crop ; indeed, in no inconsider. of the United States is to have the preferable part of this county, barley and oats are ence to every other nation. so short in the straw, that it will be with diffi- Lord Strangíord, the British Envoy in 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 sharik.

portation of deals and timber, in British The corn harvest in the county of York ships, on the payment of the same export has commenced, and the labours of the duties as in Swedish vessels. Seper reaper may 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 certaia and Barley are generally short and delicieni, that the advartages which Sweden will deand cannot be stated at more than three. rive from the increased exportation of ber fourths of the produoe of an average year. produce, will induce bis Swedish Majesty We wish we could mike a more favourable to prolong it. report of the state of the spring coro.

llis Royal Highness Prince Leopold of A letter from Maiistar, says “ The hops Saxe Coburg has left his residence ai Clare. in our neighbourhoor! still look very promiso mont 10 proceed forthwith upon his Contiing, and middle Kent growth generally Dental tour. speaking, was never known to blow finer; The Lord Mayor has been unanimously the young hops have in many places beco 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 effect. In Adiniral Otway is appointed commanderthe Weald, and also in the eastern part of in-chief of his Majesty's fleet at Leich, in Sussex, the line 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 unless they have rain, Sussex The following is an extract of a private will not grow even as many as last year. Jetter from Mount Holly, in Norih 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 fipe, and carried on to any great effect. One in par. straw quite as long as it is usually. Osis, ticular, that some years past was consider. straw very short, ear full of sord, and as able, is now almosi annihilated-I mean good as most years, Beans fail d almost the iron-works; the produce of which was every where. Peas very bad and not many. a good remittance, especially to Fogland, Hops very fine, and show well: sbond the These works are now in ruins; and on the five showers continue, will in most places he ruins of many of them, mills for carding plenty. Barley, a very scanty crop every and spinning have been erected; wbich in where. Apples abondant.

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 and many of them are adverand running as ever. It is row beginning 10 tised to be let or sold, from which I cop. rain, and we hope it will continue. clude they are become unprofitable. In

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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 acourish 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 late date have been received plentiful and very good this year in quality, from New South Wales. They state the

There are letters in towo from Bourdeaux, arrival at Port Jackson of a vessel from which mention the falure of several houses Otaheite, which brought interesting intelii. there; some of them for so large a sum as gence of two English Missionaries having 60,000!. sterling. This misfortune is owiog visited Otaheite, and converted all the to the firms in question having speculated Islanders to Christianity.

largely in brandies. The wipes, 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 here. 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 paris 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 face of nobles and their America with supplies of arms and ammugiimmediate children. The King very natu. 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 privale 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 oply cornmodity offered is ment of tiches.

males, for which it is not easy to find a Ao American has obtained from the market. The supercargoes therefore re. French government, for ten years, com. main with their vessels in different ports in mencing the 1st of January, 1820, the ex- the West Iodies, waiting for better times. clusive privilege of importing ice ioto 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 iotroduced 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 be 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 had proved fatal in many inabout one mile on this side of it. Chateau stances. Margaux, about half way between Bour. An official communication has been made deaux 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 vear 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, Coree, Kirivan, paid interes: at the rate of five per cent, for, and Candalle, situated in the parishes of the money advanced. Margaux and Cantenai, La Rose and Leo- The following notice has been stuck up yille, in the parish of St. Jolien, and Pechon in the Stock Exchange:Longueville, Monton and Callon, in Pauillac “ Conversion of Exchequer Bills into 3 per and St. Estephe; they are good table wines, cent Consolidated and Reduced Annuities, and may he had one third chenper 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, Dulaque, 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 da!ed before the maillac St. Gairon, and Lynch of Pauillac, 1st of August, 1818, 00 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 pria. in money; in which case 1011, 'money must

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