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Mr Murray's Elements of Chemi- sent state of that distinguished semical Science will be published in Lon. nary :don about the middle of June.

Member: Members In the ensuing month will be pub.

of Convo.

on the

cation. Books. lished, a collection of Critical Tracts on English Poetry, by Gascoigne,

1. University College... 74......157

2. Baliol............ 39......130 Webbe, Harington, Campion, &c.

3. Merton...............

52......104 &c. edited by Mr Haslewood.

4. Exeter.........

56......155 An account is announced of the

5. Qriel.....

.100......207 Literary and Scientific Pursuits which are encouraged and enforced in the

6. Queen's............... 97 ......195 7. New........

56......119 University of Cambridge, with various

8. Lincoln............... 33...... 72 Noles, by the Rey. Latham Wainewright, of Emmanuel College.

9. All Souls............. 69...... 90 Ă uniform edition is published of 10. Magdalen....

10. Magdalen ............. 109......152 the Poetical works of the Right Hon.

11. Brasen-nose ..........141......320 Lord Byron, in 4 vols. small 8vo.

12. Corpus Christi ....... 61...... 94 Letters from a Medical Officer at

13. Christ Church .......300......647 tached to the Army under the Duke

14. Trinity...

63......161

..... 92......169 of Wellington, during the Campaigns 15. St John's ......... of 1812-13-14, addressed to a friend

16. Jesus ......

63......127 17. Wadham

50......134 in England, are printing in an 8vo. volume.

19. Pembroke............ 30...... 82

19. Worcester...... 65......137 Capt. Algernon Langton's transla

20. Hertford ........

1...... 2 tion from the Spanish of the Life and Adventures of the Squire Marcon

21. St Mary Hall........ 16...... 37 d'Obregon, is in forwardness.

22. Magdalen Hall...... 30...... 84

23. New-Inn Hall....... 1...... 1 Mr Black is translating from the

24. St Alban Hall....... 8...... 40 German, and will shortly publish,

25. St Edmund Hall..... 25...... 73 Schlegel's Course of Dramatic Lectures, in 2 vols. 8vo.

Total.........1631 3789 The number of stamps for Newspapers issued in the three months ending of the University of Cambridge, in

A similar summary of the members ibe Ist of May, 1814, was 6,677,127; 1815, will exhibit the comparative producing £.97,374 15lls; and in the three months ending the 1st

state of both Universities, and of their of February, 1815, was 5,890,671, respective Colleges :

Members Members yielding £.85,905, 12.4; making

of the about 25 millions of papers per annum,

Senate. Boards. or nearly half a million per week, a- 1. Trinity College...... 407......922 mong about 200 several publications 2. St John's College...,306......683 in the week, or 1250 each on the a- 3. Emmanuel College... 80......170 verage. But as the Morning Chroni- 4. Jesus College .......... 51......162 cle, Morning Advertiser, Times, and 5. Queen's College..... 56......143 Courier, together, print 90,000 per 6. Trinity Hall......... 24......131 week, and all the other London pa- 7. Caius College ........ 59......126 pers print as many more ; the 100 8. Christ College....... 45......113 country papers divide but 70,000 a. 9. Pembroke Hall...... 30......102 mong them, or average but 700 co- 10. Clare Hall............ 37 ...... 98 pies.

11. St Peter's College... 40...... 87 The following summary of the 12. King's College...... 60...... 86 members of the University of Oxford 13. Magdalen College... 35...... 73 in 1815, will serve to shew the pre. 14. Sidney College ...... 23...... 73

on the

15. Bene't College....... 20...... 71 gor Stirling has in the press an his16. Catherine Hall...... 16...... 56 torical and statistical work (illustra17. Downing College ... 7 ...... 8 ted by engravings, one of them the 18. Oppidants........ 4...... o effigy of a red-cross knight) to be enTotal..........1301

titled, Priory of Inchmahome. The 3104

chartulary of this ancient religious Total members on the boards in the house, of the order of St Augustine, following years, at Cambridge: situated in a romantic island in the

1718............... 1500 lake which bears its name, on the 1804..... .2122

south-western extremity of Perth1814...... .2950

shire, is supposed to have been de1815..............3104

stroyed; but Mr Stirling has been At Mr Edwards' late sale, the Bed- fortunate in procuring various docuford Missal was bought by the Mar- ments, hitherto unpublished, which quis of Blandford for £.687 , 15, and not only throw light on its history, the splendid copy, on vellum, of the but illustrate ancient manners. first cdition of Livy, Romæ 1469, Mr Stirling is also about to publish was purchased by Sir Mark Master: an engraved chart, chronological and man Sykes, bart. for £.903.

geographical, of British History, ac. The Reverend William Mac Gre- companied by a short Memoir.

Poetry

Hebrew Melodies, fc. ; by Lond Byron.

IT IS THE HOUR.
IT is the hour, when from the boughs

The Nightingale's high note is heard ;
It is the hour, when lovers' vows
Seem sweet in every whisper'd word ;
And gentle winds, and waters near,
Make music to the lonely ear:
Each flower the dew hath lightly wet,
And in the sky the stars are met ;
And on the wave is deeper blue,
And on the leaf a browner hue ;
And in the heaven, that clear obscure,
So softly dark, and darkly pure,
That follows the decline of day,
When twilight melts beneath the moon
away.

THE HARP.

I.
The harp the minstrel monarch swept,
The king of men, the loved of heaven;
Which music hallowed while she wept,
O'er tones her heart of hearts had given,
Redoubled be her tears, its chords are riven;
It softened men of iron mould,
It gave them virtries not their own,
No ear so dull, no soul so cold,
That felt not, fired not to the tone,
Till David's lyre grew mightier than his

throne.

11.
It told the triumphs of our King
It wafted glory to our God,
It made our gladdened vallies ring,
The cedars bow, the mountains nod,
Its sound aspired to heaven, and there a.

bode!
Since then, though heard on earth no more,
Devotion, and her daughter, Love
Shall bid the bursting spirit soar,
To sounds that seem as from above,
In dreams that day's broad light cannot re-
move.

FAREWELL.
Farewell ! if ever fondest prayer,
For others weal, availed on high,
Mine will not all be lost in air,
But wast thy name beyond the sky;
"Twere vain to speak, to weep, to sigh:
Oh! more than tears of blood can tell,
When wrung from guilt's expiring eye,
Are in that word, Farewell! Farewell!
These lips are mute, these eyes are dry;
But in my heart, and in my brain,
Awake the pangs that pass not by,
The thought that ne'er shall sleep again.
My soul nor deigns, nor dares complain;
Though grief and passion there rebel,
I only know we loved in vain,
I only feel, Farewell ! Farewell !

PRO

457

Proceedings of Parliament.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

Newhaven for France. It was further stated, Alonday, April 17th 1815.

that every attempt was made to levy the

damages, but that the only property that THE Earl of Liverpool moved an address could be found of Sir H. Mildmay's

, was to the Prince Regent, approving of the the furniture of one of his country houses, Treaty of Peare concluded with America. which was taken and sold, and £.2000 leThe Marquis of Lansdown approved of that vied. The house being satisfied with the part of the address which thanked the evidence, the bill was read a second time. Prince Regent for his pacific intentions ; Mr Parke slated, respecting Fowles' but he objected to the manageinent of the Divorce Bill, tbat Fowles was a merchant, Treaty, because we had defined nothing ; and that he and his wife married when very because we might have had the same peace young. They had a house near Vauxhall, before ; because we had insisted on an In- and M. Le Mercier, a dancing-master, livdian barrier, and then left that barrier to the ed in the neighbourhood. The husband will of Congress; and because, without ad. being almost constantly absent on the morn. ditional objects in the war, we had plunged ing attending on his business, an intimacy into additional expenditure of blood and commenced between the lady and the dair treasure: the address was agreed to.

cing-master. Fowles took a house at RichThursday, April 20.

mond, and the dancing master removed to

the same quarter. The lady soon after The Earl of Agremont, after some obsér. eloped with the dancing-master, and they vations on the abuses and strange sentences lived together for six days at the Spring of Courts Martial, moved for the production garden Coffee-house as man and wife. The of the minutes of the Court Martial upon husband, in an action against Le Mercier, Capt. P. Browne, of the Hermes ; Mr L. recovered £.1000 damages, which he took Roberts, of the Hamadryad; and Col. Quen the proper steps to levy, but the dancingtin, of the 10th Hussars. The Duke of master went to France, and nothing could York and Lord Combermere spoke in sup be recovered. port of that on Col. Quentin, whom they conceived to be honourably acquitted. Lord

Wednscday, May 17. Carnarvon alluded to the case of Ensign Earl Stanhope objected to the second Cowell, of the first Guards, who having a reading of the Property Tax Bill, as tendquarrel at the theatre at Bourdeaux, and ing to “grind the faces of the poor." He being conscious that he was the aggressor, did not object to the tax because he was a had refused to fight a duel; for which he proprietor of land, but because it bore hard was broken by a Court Martial for coward upon the tenantry, and ultimately on the ice: yet this officer exhibited extraordinary consumers, or great mass of the people. It bravery at the sortie from Bayonne, ani. thus bore hard upon the poor, by raising mating the men, seven of whom were kil. the price of bread. led at his side : the motion was negatived Lord Liverpool said, that this tax bore without a division.

not upon the poor, but upon the rich. The Monday, May 8.

poor were, in fact, exempted from its oper

ation. On the second reading of the Roseberry Earl Grey declared, that though convinDivorce Bill, it was stated, that after the ced this tax was unequal, vexations, and parties had iseon detected in a bed-room in oppressive, he should not oppose it, because a situation which left no doubt of their he was convinced that his opposition would guilt, Lady Roseberry left her busband's be fruitless. nouse early the next morning, and proceed. The Bill being read a second time, the td to London, accompanied by Sir H. Mild Duke of Norfolk said, lie are in the ven may; and it was proved they slept in the cessity of making preparations for war; but same besis an inn on the road the hoped every means would be id putu 22d of Octuber they arrived in (pper procure peace by negociation. Door Precke-street, at Sie H. Vildmay's house, thinking the tax unequat and oppreste, liu it on the 26th of Vurcinber esbarked at concluded it, of all other, the pacat eye! Jwne Sin

and fair that had ever been devised. He that time, that the cause was an European hoped that the wise practice of going into a as well as a British cause, and nothing Committee would not be dispensed with.-- could be more essential than our preserving Lord Liverpool considered the delay this a right understanding with our allies. And would create as unnecessary; the tax would as to the pledge supposed by the noble be renewed for one year only. The Mar- Lord to have been given for the restoration quis of Buckingham then moved for a Com. of the family of Bourbon, absolutely there mittee; but upon a division, the motion was no such pledge existing. There were, was rejected by 20 to 8.

indeed, some propositions which the allies Thursday, May 18.

had in view, and which it was their carnest

object to effect. One was, to get rid of the In reply to questions put by Earl Grey, Lord Liverpool said, that the Treaty of

evil of Bonaparte's government; another

was, to assist in replacing the ancient royal Alliance against the Ruler of France had

family ; but that was by no means a sine qui heen ratified, in substance, as it lay on their

non The allies were not pledged by the Lordships' table, and that the Declaration,

1st article to restore the Bourbons, and not pledging this country to continue the

what afterwards referred to the 8th, was war solely for the restoration of the Bour.

merely to qualify what had been said relubons, which had been added on the part of

tive to the consent of the Bourbons. The this country, had been unanimously ap

allies did not einbark in the cause with a proved of by the Sovereigns at Vienna. On

view to impose upon France any particular Monday next, copies of these Treaties, as

form of government, and no such interprealso, of another, for subsidizing the Allies,

tation could fairly be made of the documents would be presented, and on the same day a

on the table. He did not wish then to enMessage would be brought from the Prince

ter farther on the subject. Regent, which he should move be taken into consideration on Tuesday. The pacific Marquis's motion was withdrawn.

After a few words from Earl Grey, the overture from France had been transmitted to Vienna, but it had never been answer

HOUSE OF COMMONS. ed; so that no negociations had ever taken place in consequence respecting it; he had

Tuesday, April 18. no objection to its being produced.

Mr Barham noticed, that British capital Thursday, April 27.

was employed in foreign countries to carry

on the Slave Trade, the profits having risen Marquis Wellesley, wishing to move for

from 250 to 300 per cent. He then obdischarge of the order of the house, for his

tained leave to bring in a Bill to prevent motion relative to Saxony, observed, that

British subjects, or persons resident in this his reason was, his opinion of the superior importance of the treaty now on the table.

country, from lending capital, or doing any He accused ministers of unfairness, in gain- Slave Trade in foreign colonies. A Bill for

other act, to assist in the prosecution of the ing the address on the necessity of increas.

the further regulation of Aliens was brought ing our force for defence, at a time that

in by Mr Bathurst, and read a first time. their decision for war was actually taken. He then commented on the contents of the

Wednesday, April 19. treaty, and asked if the object of the war Mr Grenfel, pursuant to notice, rose to was to exclude Bonaparte or his partisans, submit some propositions to the house on or both ? He earnestly trusted that some the affairs of the Bank of England. With feeling of repentance existed, which might the private concerns of the bank he did not icad to a reconciliation of these important wish to interfere, but as far its business Ireasures, and prevent the evils that would related to the public, it was the duty of the result from them.

house to see, that those who had such power The Earl of Liverpool contended, that in their hands acquitted their duties prothe object of the address was distinctly sta- perly. His object was to prevent the vast ted, to be necessary preparation and due ac. accumulation of undischarged balances in cord with our allies, and did not at all com- the possession of the Bank of England, on mit the house in any other manner; and which it gained the immense profit of 5 or whatever difference of opinion there n:ight £.600,000 annually. The whole gross sum be on other points, that was a principle in then at their disposal, was not less than which the noble Lords on the other side, 2.11,000,000, and in return for this enoralong with the whole house, most fully and mous advantage the bank had twice concordially agreed. As to the treaty of Vienna, sented to accommodate the public with loans it must be obvious to their Lordships that to the amount of £.3,000,000, but these it could not, at any period, with propriety, loans were only nominal, as the transaction be laid before the house. He had stated at was nothing more than the public making

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use of its own money, and paying for the we were to consider the country, whether appropriation of it more than £.90,000 per in a state of peace or war, and if in a state annum. The only service the bank did for of war, what was the object of the war, or such great advantages, mas acting as bank whether it was to replace the Bourbons on ers to the public. He admitted, that the the throne of France ? Under circumstan, business was well executed, and that con ces when there was no probability of a siderable expence was incurred in clerks speedy return of war, a peace establishment and buildings for the conduct of it, but for of 19 millions had been fixed on. If then this convenience the lank was actually in there should be a recurrence of war, the the receipt, during the last year, of not less country had a very gloomy prospect before than £.267,000. The bank of America it. At all events, the consideration of a war made no such charge for the care of the tax should be postponed till it was known public business, but was satisfied with the whether we were at war or not. ordinary emoluments, He thought that Lord Castlereagh replied, that no hostile the prodigious profit obtained by the bank, steps had yet been taken by this country. in the issue of notes, was an ample com A desultory debate ensued, in which a pensation. Every principle of justice would great number of members declared their de. render it manifest that the public ought to termination to oppose the revival of the have some participation in such extravagant property tax, unless it was produced with emoluments, and it was too little to expect most material modifications. The whole of that the business should be transacted at a the evening's debate may be described as a cheaper rate. He concluded by moving for general protest against the revival of the a great variety of papers, some of them in measure in its late shape ; every person who continuation of former documents already so protested, using almost the very words of on the table, and others to give additional his predecessor. The speakers were Messrs. light on the subject.

Ponsonby, Sir M. Ridley, Flood, Martin, Mr Vansitturt opposed the motion, on Bankes, Burdett, Bennett, J. P. Grant, Al* the ground that it would be a breach of derman C. Smith, M. Smith, Atkins, Har

public faith to the bank of England, to make vey, Western, Dickenson, Brand, Foley, any change in its situation, nor could he Tierney, Freemantle, and Lord Milton. think that the present time was proper for

The Chancellor of the Exchequer justified such a motion, as the accounts could not be the revival of the tax, on the ground of the produced until very late in the session.- expence incurred by our extensive preparaHe should therefore move the previous

tions for defence. In order to prevent any question.

misconception, he declared it to be his in. After some farther arguments, in which tention to continue the tax without any alMr Bunkes, Mr Ponsonby, Mr Tierney, teration whatever; but that it would, in the and Mr Marryatt, spoke in favour of the first instance, only be proposed for one motion, the house divided-for the previous year, or till April 1816. question 94--against it 75--majority for Mr Brand, with a view to have time to ministers 10.

ascertain what was the state of our foreign On the motion of the Chancellor of the relations, moved as an amendment, that all Exchequer, that the house resolve itself in. debate upon the measures should be postto a committee of ways and means,

poned till this day fortnight. On this the Mr Whitbread protested against the re house divided for the amnendment 58, a. vival of the property-tax. The right hon. gainst it 183_majority in favour of the oriourable gentleman had before told the ginal motion for going into the committee, house, that it would be abandoned if peace 125. should continue, and if the other taxes,

Friday, April 21. which had been proposed to be substituted, Mr Vansillart having mored that the were agreed to. Every one of those other House should, at its rising, adjourn to Mon. taxes except one had been abandoned. By day, this manner of proceeding, the Chancellor Mr IVhitbread wished, before agreeing to of the Eschequer acknowledged, that either the motion, to know what further sum was he is a most unft minister for devising to be proposed in the committee of supply taxes, or that no other tax could be devised that evening. Though Lord Nelson had equal to the necessities of the country. agreed for an estate which was within the Now, every one of those other taxes, except sum fixed by Parliament, it was resolved one, was abandoned by the right honoura. not to purchase it, but to have another, ble gentleman himself, while this tax, which would require £.9000 more than the which he said would be abandoned if peace Parliamentary grant. He hoped the House should continue, was to be renewed. He would not sanction such a proceeding. Bctherefore would wish to know in what state fore the question of supplies came on, he

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