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dead;

I saw the bridal tunic-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!- I hate 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 final crash astounds

That e'er is known 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,

“ Shall rest a dweller 'mongst the silent What harps, pianos, and guittars, Croud the gay booths by Fashion made To realıns 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—if thou art his delight, Ru 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, Such nymphs as once on Thracian ground Tf thou his spirit canst inspire to climb Whirl d frighted Orpheus round and round, These beights 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 Waltzing there, Against my daughter or her darling boy." Still triumph, Music !--still renew

He said: and to a lyre transform the Thy ancient spells and empire due ;

maid, Teach brates the graces, and create

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

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

And soon the youth she loved, he love When Orpheus with his lute advanc'd,

preferred Now senseless stones in quiet leave,

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

clio'd, Bid waltzing nymphs stand still, and then To her alone he gate up all his mind: Change bowing sprigs to Englishmen. V. Communion sweet the spirit purifies,

And makes man wortliy of bis 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 tho AN ORIGINAL METAMORPHOSIS.

earth.

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

ADDRESS TO SLEEP.
The Bard on Nature's fragrant breast was
Jaid ;

VORN ont with cares, I seek my
Of heaven he felt the pure ethereal fire,
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 forin 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 ;

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

And bring Oblivion in ihy traio. But all in vain sbe rollid her eyes serene

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

Sad images of what is pasi, And all in vain, with heavenly charms

When every new rais'd spectre spems array'd,

More terrible than was the last : The virgin wandered wheresoe er he stray'd; But let me sink in sweet repose. Iler heavenly charms his soul could never On thy snfi bosom. gentle sleep! know;

That, as linus forget my woen, To sinile her tears away, and chase the woe I may awhile--forget to weep.

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Each wither'd charm is wrapt in gloom,

And each enchanting vision flies;
While all is cheerless as the tomb

O'er which the pensive willow sighs.
How wretched is that blighted heart,

Which thy gay smiles can never cheer
Where thou no cordial can’st impart,

To stay the ever-falling tear.
Cold is the sod where Julin sleeps ;

The grass waves o'er her shrouded form;
And there alike inheeded sweeps

The vernal breeze,- the wintry storm.
Nought,--nought on Earth can joy impart;

I'll weeping seek some Joue retreat;
There dwell till fate shall to this heart
Cry, -" Throbbing trembler cease

beal!"

TO HOPE.
A"

R! fond delusive hope adien!
And hence ye cherish'd dreams of

bliss :
No more your phantoms I'll pursue,
False as the base Iscariot's kiss.

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THE POOR LAW.

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PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
REPORT FROM THE SFLFCT COMMITTEE ON à more suinmáry methed of obtaining simi.

lar informaation, if it should be required by The Committee appointed by the House the House, through the prompt and effectual

means of the Post-office,
Arving in their Report presented to the The House have now also, at length, in
Hosse sach a comparative view of the their possession, the returns made under the
dersments for the relief of the poor at dif. Act 55 Geo. III. of the assessments for the
ferent periods, as the materials wbich they years ending 25th March, 1813, 1814, and
then ponessed enabled them to form, have 1815, embracing an abundant and valuable
Low to make some important additions and mass of information. From these it will
fartections 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 pogcance of the orders of the House, of was relurned to the Committee in the last
the sessments in the years 1748, 1749, and Session, and printed in the Appendix to their
13); which were not known to exist, till Report, was materially incorrect, in con.
they were discovered by the researches of sequence of mistakes made in preparing it,
Hr. Speaker into the Records of the House and deficiencies existing at that time in the
dering ile recess. And though those ac. returns, which were wholly unnoticed. The
toents, from all the coonties except four, whole sum raised by assement in that year
Bygar ta have been more or less deficient, was stated to amount to 7,068,9991. ; whereas
it will be found, by a reference to the it was really 7,151,675..;---the sun expended
Appendix, that such deficiencies lon ve been on the poor was stated to be 5,072,0281.
applied by the a siduily of Mr. Rickman, instead of 5,418,8451.
ece 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
saärients accurate for the purpose of com. comparative view of the sums raised by
parison with those of subsequent years. assessment, and the sums expended on the
ist 1s this the only advantage to be derived poor, at the ditterent periods to which these
fruan those documents; for it has suggested authentic documents relate:-

Total raised. Expended on Poor,
Average 1748, 1749, 1750 2730,135

689,971
Year 1776

1,720.316

1,530.804 Average 1783, 1784, 1785 2,167.748

2,001,237
Year 1803

5,318,204 4,267,963
Average 1813, 1814, 1815 8,164,496 6,129,844
To the above Report a very valuable the sum of 2,000,0001. per annum; in 1803,
Appendix is annexed.

4,268,000/.; 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 angum, was expended for the maintenance
it appears
, that on the average of those three

But the sumns raised by Poors' Pars abunt 690,0001. per annam, 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, 1776, the son of 1,531,0001. was expended 3,392,7281. ; in 1815, 7,460,8551. The Go account of the poor ; in 1783, 4, and 5, number of paupers relieved in 1813, wan Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIII. April 1818.

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of the poor.

Y

971,913 ; in 1814, 953,995 ; in 1815, or 3s. 13d. in the pound, of the total amount 895,973.

of the sum of 51,898,4231. 12s, 641. as The Appendix closes with some important assessed to the Property Tax in tire year OBSFRVATIONS.

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 ; ditto, occa. for all other parpases, is, independent of gionally, being parishioners, 423,663 ; total the maintenance of the

poor 2,162,7991, 9,10,626; 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. Four thousand and pinety-four pa last three years, nearly 8% in the 100 of the rishes or places maintain the greater part of resident population. their poor in workbouses, averagiog for the 9. The area of England and Wales, aclast three years 93,142 persons.

cording to the latest authorities, appears to 4. The population of England and be 57,960 square statute miles, or 37,094,400 Wales, as taken from the Abstract laid statute acres; wherefore, the number of inbefore Parliament in the year 1811, ap. habitants in each square mile containog 6-10 pears to have been 10,150,615; so that the acres, average: 175 persona. number of persons relieved from the Poors' 10. The greater proportion of the popu. Rates, appears to bave been 9] in each 100 lation of England and Wales, appears to he of the population.

employed in trade and manufactures, there 5. The total of the Money raised by being 770,199 families returned employed Pnors' Rates, or other Rates, appears to in agriculiure, and 959.632 in trade, manu. have averaged, for the last three years, the factures, and liandicraft; besides 413,316 sum of 8,168,3101. 13s. 93. being at the other families. rate of 16s. Id. per head on the population,

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

England and Wales, for Trial at the Assizes and Sessions held for the everal Counties, Cities, Towns, and Liberties therein, during the last Seven Years; distinguishing the Number in each Year, &c.

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Bedford
Eerks
Brecoa
Backs
Cambridge
Cardigan
Caernartben
Caergaryon
Clester
Cornwall..
Cumberland
Denbigh
Derby..
Deren
Dorset.
Durban
Essex
Flint
Glamorgan
Glocester.

(Bristol)
Hants
Hereford.
Herts

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4 1 27 17 34 27 28 43 44 63 10s 79 83

103 146 6 51 13

15 E 48 37 33

47 50 65 75 21 34 45 37 64 71 98 31 4 1

14 10 6 8 12 17 14 2 8

12 3 10 99 155

136 160 187 285 31 45 42 39 54 84 120 171 531 42

51 89 8 7

101 5 15 371 60

38 57 60 152 179 197 235 264 284 380 44

65 43 62 81 122 37 33 33 351 49 55 87 130 152 221

174 191 236 319 3 3 6

20 18 13 26 20 15 22 50 109 155 175 1391 187 23 442 68 78 68 701 98 104 166 157 234

206

2281 217 268 378 66 83 79 61

87 174 50 109 64 61 80 81 123 8

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21 23 15 80 210 281 330

2601 327 325 528 661 831 830 816 959 1,12 1,946 65 77

7 125 176 65 84 102 116 156 133 232 2 2 5

1 3 6 9 1,482 1,663 1,707 1,646 2,005 2,226 2,686

16 21 18 26 24 19 59 5 13

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68 69 8€ 80 78 103 92 88 121 112 191 31 59 70 56 66 85 118 12 8 19

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296 279 255 294 366 74

116 66 104 120 189 178

263 224 277 311 624 9

6 13 18 14 73 92 12 78 109

229 78 109 104 130 128

239 206 304 405 337 355 420 948

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Merioneth
Middlesex
Mennonib
Montgomery
Norfolk
Northampton
Nortaumberland
Nottingham.
Oxford...
Pembroke
Radgor
Ratland
Salop
Somerset
Stafford
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An Account of the Produce of all the Puties imposed since the 5th January, 1811, in each Year, from the 3th January, 1811, to the 5th January, 1818 ;

distinguishing the Duties imposed in each Year, and also the Produce of each separate Duty:

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Duties jwposed anno 1811.

£. d.

d.
8. d. £. d. £. d.

8. d. £. d.
British Spirits, per Act 51 Geo. 3. c. 59 142,315 0 0/444,172 0 0 8.535 18 1 1718, 674 0 0 536.810 10 91 516,640 0 0 471,415 00
Foreign do. de. - do.

20,055 00 21,929 00 28,375 00 61,383 00 87,025 19 10$ 87,610 0 0 84,364 0 0
Anno 1812.
British Spirits, per Act 52 Geo. 3. c.

9,500 0 0 88,160 0 0 15,800 0 0 119 0 381
Brandy

do. do. do.

6,1990 0 7,777 0 0 2,875 0 0 306 9 1 Stone Bottles do.

do. c, 139 239 0 0 2,480 0 0 1,540 0 0 1,680 0 0

797

0 0 226 0 0 Glass

9,232 0 0 204.904 0 0 155,968 00 173.026 0 0 146,014 0 0 127.379 0 0 Hides and Skins do. c. 94

44,823 0 0 303,426 0 0 30.1,666 0 0312,917 0 0 276.162 0 0 288,403 00 Tobacco Snuff

42,106 0099,290 0 0 80,256 0 0 92,002 00 102,537 0 0 95,152 00
Estimated amount of the following

Additional Duties,
Male Servants

24,300 18 1127,145 19 0 130,887 14 0 133.244 7 0 132,336 6 0 135,288 16 I
Carriages..

23,023 10 S40,229 1 3 39.327 8 6 39 990 8 6 39 506 4 9 39,525 8 7
Horses for Riding

24,407 5 44 55,923 12 6 54,740 3 6 54,457 17 0 50,437 3 0 47,199 7 0
Do, and Mules
52Ge0,3.c.93.

54,663 173 188,185 2 4 191.488 18 4 194.089 4 0 172.692 17 3 129 996 19 6
Dogs..

2,635 4 13 34,258 4 0 31,539 40 33.537 19 6 31,178 13 6 30.277 5 5
Horse Dealers' Licenses

1,463 15 0 1.470 0 0 1,423 15 0 1.201 10 0 1114 38
Game ('ertificates

18 714 9 0 20,270 4 0

19 303 9 6 16,571 15 0 17.614 8 4
Postage of Letters do, c. 8S.

100,306 i 185,306 1 I 229,306 11307,306 1 1 205,306 1 1117,306 1 1
Anno 1813.
Tobacco, per Act 53 Geo, 3. c. 34.

68,508 0 0 79,362 0 0

98,413 00 90,324 0 0 97.597 0 0 French Wines.. do. do.

53 558 0 0 590 0 0 221 0 0 Permanent Duties on Customs, do.c. 33,

390,156 18 10'712,879 18 34 716,497 1944 516,885 18 8 437 017 16 7
Temporary or War Duties, do. do.

158,717 16 103, 213,759 15 104 17,265 5 74 1,483 5 55 481 10 54
Anno 1815.
Additional Duty on Stamps, per Aci
55 Geo. 3. caps. 148 and 185

265,330 0 6 500.458 0 114 652.274 2 Of
Tobacco
€, 30

131,318 0 0 145 581 0 0 Licenses

121,002 00 | 104,831 0 0

do.

Exchequer, March 9.

WILLIAM ROSE HAWORTH.

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