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HELEN OF KIRKCONNELL. Its close-set stems o'erload the plain, By John MAYNE, Author of the Poems of And make the valleys groan;

Glasgow,The Siller Gun,"&c. &c. Delightful seasons spare the crop, And crown the labourer's utmost hope, The following Verses are founded on a His utmost wishes crown.

Tradition in the South of Scotland, that The shepherd drives his focks along,

a young Lady of Kirkconnell- Lee, in. Rivals the hoarse Cicada's song

Annandale, walking with ber Lover, was On his rude oaten straw;

murdered by a disappointed and sanBellow the bills; and while the ground guinary Rival. Strong heifers till, the woods resound With every breath they draw.

I WISH ! were where Helen lies, Peace! the exulting mountains cry ;

For, night and day, on me she cries, Peace! the wild shaggy rocks reply,

And, like an Angel, to the skies Loud echoing with the noise ;

Still seems to beckop me! Peace! o'er the scatter'd hills shall bound,

For me she liv'd, for me she sigh'd, Sequester'd valleys catch the sound,

For me she wish'd to be a bride, And burst in violent joys.

For me, in life's sweet morn, she died

On fair Kirkconnell-Lee! [The rest of the Ode, consisting of high strains of compliment to Pope Urban

Where Kirtle-waters gently wind, VIII. does not seem to merit a trans

As Helen on my arm reclin'd, lation.]

U. U.

A rival, with a ruthless mind,

Tuok deadly aim at me;

My Love, 10 disappoint the foe, FAREWELL ADDRESS by ARTHUR BROOKE,

Rush'd in between me and the blow,

And now her corse is lying low
To his Female Readers.

Ou fair Kirkconnell-Lee !
Writlen after the Publication of a small Though Heaven forbids my wrath to swell,
Volume of Poems.

I curse the hand by which she fell-THOUGH the harp may be sinking in The fiend that made my heaven a heli, sadness, whose strings

And tore my Love from me! Were so lightly once waken'd for you, For if, where all the Graces shine Yet it still to the theme of its infancy clings, O! if on earth there 's aught divine, And its last fading tribute of melody My Helen ! all these charms were thine

In this warm unaffected adieu. [brings They center'd all in thee! May your charms, which the duliest, the Ah! what avails it that, amain, coldest might move,

I clove th'assassin's head in twain! In a verse less unworthy be wreathed; No peace of miud, my Helen slaiuMay the tale of affection, as oft as you No resting place for me !

[you love, I see her spirit in the air-
By the sweet star of eve, in the voice that I hear the shriek of wild despair,
Be as truly, as tenderly breathed. When murder laid her bosom bare,

On fair Kirkconnell-Lee !
Forgive, if the feeling too freely has flow'd
From the warmth of a juvenile tongue;

0! when I'm sleeping in my grave, By your lips be a soft admonition bé And o'er my head the rank weeds wave, stow'd,

May He, who life and spirit gave,
And oh! in your hearts be it only allow'd Unite my Love and me!
To have better been fancied than sung.

Then from this world of doubts and sighs, In its pride let the cold callous eye of the

My soul on wings of peace shall rise,

And, joining Helen in the skies,
Sage

Forget Kirkconnell- Lee!
On the song look indignantly down;
Let Ignorance turu with distaste from the
page,

EXTEMPORE BY A LADY,
And pity we still the moroseness of Age, On the Death of her Friend Mrs. LAING,
Where envy lies hid in a frown.

of Streutham. The joys of our being, how fieeting and few! WHILE bending o'er the mansions of How distant our hopes from above!

the dead, There is but one blessing substantial and To matchless worth we drop a pious tear, true,

[you, And mourn for ber, who has for ever fed, Oh, Woman! that blessing is center'd in . Nor could ber vistues keep her longer And is only imparted in love.

here. Canterbury, June, 1816.

Perth, June 10.

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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.

PROCEEDINGS IN The Fourth SESSION OF The Fifth PARLIAMENT OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
House of Lords, May 13.

ferent streets of the town. He did not see The Earl of Essex stated that he had these things himself; but he understood (again to complain to their Lord-hips of that the guards stationed at the end of being obstructed by the Military in his Pall-mall had stopped his noble friend passage along the streets He had been (Lord Essex, we presume), who had come prevented from passing through Pall.mall down the Haymarket; and who, upon this day. It appeared that the Lord a king the reason why, was told by the Mayor and Corporation of London had soldiers, that such were their orders. They gone up with an Address to the Queen, said that their commanding officer was at and that this was the occasiod of calling Carlton-house. His noble friend inquired out the military. He had asked the sol. for a constable, and the soldiers' answer dier, who bad obstructed his passage, was, • We have nothing to do with the where the constables were; to which the peace-officers. After some further obman replied, that there were no consta servations the Noble Lord concluded by bles there, and that he could not pass.' moving for a copy of the Orders given that This had extremely surprized him, after day to the life-guards on duty. the pledge which had been given by a Lord Castlereagh did not think that the noble Secretary of State on a former occa employment of the Military on such occasion; and he found himself under the sions was inconsistent with the principles necessity of agalo calling their Lordships' of our Constitution. A great deal of alarm attention to the subject. He moved that had been expressed, but he did not conthere be laid before the House a copy of sider that it was warranted by the cirthe Order under wbich the military had cumstances of the case : it was calculated acted.

rather to make the people less attached Viscount Sidmouth expressed his hope to British liberty.-( Hear, hear, from the that the Noble Earl would not persist in Opposition.) -- In his view of the subject, his motion. It was true that on a former it would be a degradation of the high chaoccasion he had pleiged himself that, racter of the House to entertain the when the military were called out, he question. would give orders that the civil officers Sir C. Burrell said that, so far from reshould also atteud. It bad then bern, and gretting that soldiers were posted at the it was still his opinion, that the civil offi- Theatres, and other places of amusement, cers should be in attendance on such occa 'he wished to see the military system exsions; but he admitted that there was a tended a little further. (Hear, hear, from defect of communication on this subject the Opposition.) Seotinels were placed at between the Horse-guards and the Secre St. James's, and he lamented that they tary of State's Offee. He promised, how. were not stationed in Piccadilly, particuever, that he would take measures to re larly about Dover-street. The scenes of medy that defect if possible. This mode riot abd disorder that were occasioned by of calling out the mili'ary, however, for the proprietors of stage-coaches were a disthe sake of parade or public convenience, grace to the country. Women had been was no new proceeding, though it might frequeatly interrupted and dragged about have been, from local and other circun- by these people, till they could find an stances, carried to a greater extent than opportunity of escaping into shops; and formerly.

be begged to assure the House, that a The Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Lauder complaint of this nature had been made to dale, Marquis of Buckinghum, Earl Fitz. him by a public-spirited jeweller, who had william, Lord Holland, and Earl Stanhope, found it necessary to commence actions supported the motion by a variety of ar against the coachmasters. ( Loud laughter.) guments.

After some discussion, the motion was On a division it was negatived, by 33 pegatived, by 11% to 54. to 16.

Sir Egerton Brydges having moved the

second reading of the Bill for registering In the Commons, the same day, Lord the deaths of the uobility and people of Milton said, he had once before complained property; of an improper interference of the Military, The Attorney General said, he thought who made an assault on private indivi-, this one of the most objectionable and duais attempting to pass the pubic streets. rexa ious measures ever introduced into Perhaps all might noi know ihat parties of Parliamen'. It required a long certificate guards bad been stationed i hat day in dif of birth and pedigree to be registered at Gest. Mag. July, 1816.

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Doctors' Commons, and might be useful greatly abused, and that they might be to some bookseller in making up some rendered more beneficial to the Hospital work of general biography, but could be by being sold. The expences of repairs only vexatious to the King's subjects. of farm-houses, improvements, &c. in the He moved as an amendment, that the Bill course of five years amounted to 50,0001. be read a second time this day six months. while the increased rent in that period was

Sir E. Brydges complained of the con not more than 1,1961. per annum. The temptuous manner in which the Learned gross profits of tbe woods belonging to the Gentleman had spoken of his measure: Hospital, were in eight years 21,0001. he perceived that any measure, however and the expences for those woods, in the useful, originating with him, would be ne same period, were 30,0001, making a loss glected, and himself treated with disregard. to the Hospital of 90001. (Hear, hear!)

The Bill baving been thrown out by 82 Mr. C. Long, in opposing the motion, to 3, the Hon. Member said he wished to said that the rents had increased since withdraw the other measures standing on 1805 from 23,0001. to 43,0001. per annum: the Orders in his name. He was, however, In the same period 16,000 acres of land requested to wait till the days when they have been inclosed, and 10,000 acres of were to come regularly before the House, grass land had been converted into good

arable land ; 2,000 acres of young wood

had also been planted; which at no distant Mr. Rose brought in a Bill for the regu- period would make no inconsiderable ad. Jation of Provident Institutions and Savings dition to the rents of the Hospital. Banks. The provisions are as follows: Sir M. W. Ridley remarked, in support these banks are to be enrolled ; to have of the estates being sold, that the gross rethe liberty of choosing their own officers, ceipis of the estates from 1808 to 1815, who must give security for the money en were 483,3711. wbile the gross expences trusted to them ; in case of death or bank in the same time amounted to 314,5711. ruptcy, these societies are to have prefer- leaving a nett produce to the Hospital of ence over the claims of other creditors; only 160,0001. depositors in these banks not to be pre The motion was ultimately negatived, vented from applying and receiving parish by 93 10 34. relief; depositors dying intestate, distri. bution to be made according to a specific

HOUSE of Lords, May 17. provision made in the bill; and the transfer The Marquis of Buckingham, pursuant of stock to these societies to be exempt to notice, rose to call the attention of the from the stamp-duties.

House to the obstruction offered to the Earl Sir James Mackintosh moved certain re of Essex on a former day by the Military solutions on the subject of the Contribu. stationed in Pall Mall. He considered the tions to be paid by France for the main- conduct of the soldiers a breach of the tenance of the British Army in that coun law, which had been attributed to a want try; purporting that the Crown had exer of communication between the civil and cised its prerogatives to an unwarrantable military authorities of the country. His extent, by disposing of the produce of these object, under that defect, was to enable contributions without the advice or privity his Majesty's Ministers to carry the law of Parliament.

into effect. The Noble Viscount (SidThe Chancellor of the Exchequer appre- mouth) who was High Steward of Westbended that the Learned Genileman had minster, and Secretary of Stale, and conse. not properly recognized the difference be- quently bound to have the direction of the tween the contributions before the Treaty Police, had stated on a former occasion, and those subsequent to it. The former that no communication had been made to were the issues of war, and were the right him with respect to the employment of the of the conquering army. He had former- · military. It was plain from that stately stated to the House, by the command ment, that there was a power above the of the Prince Regent, that the sum pro- law, and no Minister responsible for the cured in consequence of the Treaty would breach of law. The Noble Marquis bav. be applied to the public services. That ing deprecated the interference of Soldiers sum was nothing more nor less than an in without the Civil Power, said, he should demuity to the Nation for its expences, move an Address to the Prince Regent for and as such it had been received by the a Copy of the Orders issued for placing Sovereign.

the Guards in Pall Mall on the day the In consequence of this explanation, the Noble Earl was obstructed; at the same motion was withdrawn.

time he should be ready to withdraw his Sir C. Monck moved for a Committee of motion, provided the Noble Viscount Inquiry respecting the Greenwich Hospi- would give a promise that similar interlal Estates in Cumberland, Northumber- ruptions should not again occur. He conlans, and Durbam. He contended that cluded by moving an Address for the Cothe management of these estates bad been pięs of Orders, &c. &c.

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Viscount Sidmouth repeated the opinion upon the motion of Lord Castlereagh, orhe gave on a former debate, varpely, that dered to be entered on the Journals. the Military should, in no public instance, be Mr. Vesey Fitzgerald moved, that the called out in the streets of London without House should resolve itself into a Commit. the Civil Power. He also stated, that he tee on the oth article of the Act of Vaion, bad received the commands of the Prince by virtue of which the present proportions Regent on the subject, by which he should between the contributions of Great Britain be enabled in future to prevent a recur and Ireland shuuld no longer continue. rence of the outrage complained of by the Sir J.Newport said, that he oever should Noble Earl.

come before that House in forma pauperis, The Marquis of Buckingham, on the when pleading the cause of Ireland. On above representation, consented to with the contrary, he would contend, that she draw his motion.

was entitled to claim a reconsideration of

the unfair system of contribution which In the Commons, the same day, Lord was Gxed for her at the Union, and the in. Castlereagh observed, that there were some justice of which was ņow unravelled by Officers who had distinguished thenuselves ber complete bankruptcy. at the battle of Waterloo, but who had not Lord Castlereagh observed that a systema yet received the thanks voted to them. of identity of taxation formed the great As the Temple of Janus was now shot, basis of the Scotch Union ; but, at the and as the last victory obtained by our time of the Union with Ireland, the debt of

was so brilliant and decisive, he Great Britain preponderated so much, thought the House on such an occasion that it would have been unfair to have would be anxious to pay all possible ho called upon her to enter into a partnernour to those to whom they had voted ship of debts. For this reason the quota their thanks. Sir Lowry Cole was one principle had been adopted on that occa." of those officers to whom they bad voted sion; but, as the debt of Ireland bad now their thanks, but who hitherto had been passed the point of proportion, it would prevented by circumstances from receive be absurd and unjust to continue the ing them.

As the House had often voted same state of things. Since 1811, the him their thanks, as he bad served through debt had been against Ireland, instead of out the late war against France, and as being in her favour; and, therefore, to de. he had never personally received any lay the measure any longer must be thanks, be (Lord C.) thought the House impolitic. would be gratified in the opportunity be. Mr. Ponsonby expressed his approbation ing seized, which the fact of that gallant of the measure. officer being now a Member presented, to The resolutions were then carried. return such thapks to Sir L. Cole in person. The Report of the Alien Bill was, after (Hear.) Those thanks having been so several divisions, brought up. long since voted, when the gallant officer was not a Member of that House, that cir.

May 21. cumstance might in ordinary cases be a On the motion of Mr. Brougham, a Comground for tbe thanks not being communi. mittee was appointed to inquire into the cated in such marked manner ; but at state of Education in the Metropolis. the end of war, which it was to be hoped From 85,000 to 90,000 children, Mr. B. would not be soon resumed, he thought the stated, were left uneducated. House would like that the returning of its Mr. Birch, after premising that abuses thanks should be distinguished, by being prevailed in the Trinity Corporation, personally given to Sir L. Cole when attend whose annual revenues, supported by a ing in his piace on Monday bext. (Hear.) high rate on the tonnage of shipping, ex

The Speaker observed, that in ordinary ceeded 174,000l. per annum, moved the cases he certainly should have felt himself appointment of a Select Committee to inprecluded, by the practice of the House, quire into the income and expenditure of from pursuing the course now suggested the Trinity House. to be adopted, in consequence of the time Messrs. Barham, Smith, and Curwen, at which the thanks were voted; but, per- supported the motion for inquiry. Mr. ceiving what was the feeling of the House, Rose opposed it. Mr. Birch at length he should most cheerfully comply with the agreed to withdraw his motion for the request, and return their tha to the present. gallant officer in his place. (Hear.) Mr. W'. Elliot presented a petition from

the Roman Catholics of England, praying May 20.

relief from the restrictions and disabilities The Speaker, noticing the presence of to which they were at present subjected Gen. Sir Lowry Cole and Sir H. Clinton,

by Law, delivered to them in a most impressive Mr. Grattan then rose to make his an. magner the Thanks of the House for their nual motion ou the subject of Catholic conduct at Waterloo. The speeches were, Emancipation, In the course of his

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speech the Hon. Gentleman stated, that salary is to be paid out of the rates, was
he had in his possession a letter from Car- opposed by Sir E. Knatchbull, Sir E.
dinal Gaela, written under the authority Brydges, Messrs. Cartwright, Estcourt, and
of the Pope, setting forth the terms to others, as unnecessary, and throwing ad-,
which bis Holiness was willing to assent, ditional patronage into the hands of Ma-
It was an ufficial document, countersigned gistrates. On a division the bill was thrown
by Dr. Poynter, a Catholic Bishop. Speak- out, by 41 to 12.
ing of the oaths taken by the Catholic Mr. Mellish presented a petition from
Bishops, this letier states, that though they certain tradesmen and shop keepers, West
alone might be sufficient to satisiy the of Temple Bar, complaining of the insti.
Goverument, yet his Holiness was willing tution of Bazaars, as an unjust interfer-
to permit that a list of the Clergy who ence with the legitinate profits of the pe.
were candidates for the vacant Sees miglit titioners, and praying that some legis.
be exhibited to the King's Ministers, in lative measures should be adopted to
order that the Government, if it disliked prevent the establishment, or check the
any of them, might point out the name, progress, of such an evil: ordered to lie
in order to its being expunged. The Car on ihe table.
dival then goes on to say, " that, as soon Mr. Newman concluded a prefatory
as the Legislature of Great Britain shall speech on the subject of Tithes by moving
promulgate the act of emancipation found the appointment of a Committee to take
ed on these principles, his Holiness will into consideration the petitions upon the
send a Brief to all the Catholics of the table on that subject, and report their
United Kingdom, in which he will publish opinion whether it be expedient to enable
his sense of the generosity of the most tithe-holders to substitute pecuniary pay.
powerful British Government, and export ments for tithes in kind at certain periods.
them to still more solid loyalty to their Messrs. Curwen and Brand were satisfied
august King." Mr. Grattan concluded that the commutation of tithes would be
with moving that the House do, early in productive of nuch good, and that the
the next Session of Parliament, take into Clergy were quite as desirous of it as
its serious consideration the state of the the Laity.
Laws affecting the Roman Catholics, with Mr. Smyth declared that, if tithes were
the view of adopring such conciliatory ar. abolished, it would not be practicable to
rangements as might conduce to the peace provide an adequate equivalent either in
and strengib of the United ingdom. value, title, security, or means of collec-

Sir H. Parnell seconded the motion, tion. He should therefore object to any

Gen. Mathew said, he bad gone to Rome, proposition for depriving the Clergy and and obtained an interview with the Pope, other tithe-holders of that property to who had assured him that he was fully pre which they had as much right as any pared to go every possible length towards freeholder had to his land. this country.

Mr. Rose professed himself a friend to Lord Castlereagh spoke at some length inquiry upon this subject. in support of the motion, as did Mr. Pon. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, though sonby ; and Mr. Peel against it. On a di. not very sanguine in his hopes of success, vision the motion was negatived, by 172 yet thought that the time of the House to 141.

could not be better employed than äs

mediators, or arbitrators, between the HOUSE OF LORDS, May 22.

tithe proprietors and the occupiers of land. The third reading of the Coroners' Bill As however the motion was ambiguously was strongly oppused by the Earls of worded, and might create considerable. Egremont and Fitzwilliam, because, having alarm, he should propose as an amendbeen introduced as a Private Bill, it had ment, after adopting the general terms of not received that consideration due to a the motion, a conclusion to the following Public Bill, which it was; and Earl Egre- . effect:-" That the Commitèe should inmont moved that it be read six months quire inió, and repori their opinion uponhence.

the expediency of enabling the proprieThe Earl of Harrowby said, that the ob tors of tithes to grant longer leases thereof ject of getting the Bill properly discussed, under new regulations.” might be attained, by discharging the or Sir W. Scott would give his vote for the der for the third reading, and then refer- Committee, but would oppose any atring it to a Committee of the whole House. tempt to substitute pecuniary payments

After a division in favour of the Bill, in lieu of tilbes, because it would tend to this was agreed to.

remove the Clergy from those solid and

immemorial grounds of revenue by which In the Commons, the same day, the they were rendered, io point of fact, cothird reading of the Highway Surveyors' proprietors and co-possessors of the land. Bill, the object of which is to appoint a Lord Castlereagh declared that he would surveyor of roads in each county, whose not oppose the Committee, though be did

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