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Copies of all Communications between the Dire@lors of the Bank and the Chan-
cellor of the Exchequer, refprcling Advances to Government since the firs of
muine and fare the total Amount of outsonding Demands on the Bank of
Protik catered on the fournals of the House of Lords, in Consequence of the
Reflt on of the Honje to reject the Motion of the Duke of Bedford for the
The humble Aldrifs of the blouse of Commons to the King, moved by Mr. Wil.
Joint Address of bor" Houses of Parliament to his 11ij fty, presented Nov.
Emjeror of Ruja, signed at St. Petersburgh, Feb. 10-21, 179, (26)
Jintage from bis Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to the House of Conions,
Lines addressed to a Fountain,
The character of a nation, both with respect to morals and literature, is commonly found to vary with that of its rulers. Morals and literature are indeed in many respects closely connected; and science will not in general flourish without cultivation. The writers therefore, in many departments, of what are termed the belles lettres, in particular, will assume a cast and character from the manners of the times ; and, though individuals may casually arise eminent in particular branches of science, yet, those which are most encouraged will in general occupy most the attention of mankind.
We are now arrived at a period which, in character and manners, afforded a remarkable contrast to that which it immediately succeeded. Indeed it is difficult to conceive how, in fo short a lapse of time, the genius and pursuits of a peob