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FROM THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE.
ON HEARING A PARTRIDGE DRUM
Wiittln by a gentleman of St. Johnsbury (Vermont.)
HARK \ whepce that hollow found which strikes the ear,
Ai.d fills the mind with rude alarm,
As I walk forth to view the blooming year,
And unfufpe&ing harm ?
'Tis not the found of violence and arms,
'Tis not to rouse the din of war,
'Tis love the gentle drummer's bosom warms,
And wakensall his care.
The woodland Partridge 'tis, by nature taught,
For double purpose makes the found,
'Reft of his mate ! —to banish anxious thought,
And fray intruders round.
On a fall'n tree he takes his centry-ftand ;
Near whe r e his mate upon her ncft
Sils brooding—and with trembling pinions fann'd,
Beats air upon his bread.
In all her painful abstinence he fares,
Hoping to lee the callow young ;
With her in all solicitudes he (hares,
Nor thinks the season loAg.
Does nature plant this inftinft in his mind,
And useless there to all beside ?
Not so—all creatures reason's search will find,
In ufefulnefs allied.
Wisdom examples gives, by brutes and bird?,
To man.—Her pupils here may learn,
(Altho' not drefs'd :n founding pomp of words)
And ufeful truth discern.
She bids the fire the teeming matron tend
With ch arful will to eafc her mind,
The sympathizing and protc&ing friend,
Affe&ionate and kind.
Alas! how few attend her hallow'd lore,
But coldly stray, whilst rending woes r
Tear a fond mother's tender bosom more
Than double all her throws.
" Shame burn his cheeks to cinder," who thus dares
Infringe on nature's sacred code ;
For whom awaits, —tho prefcnt mercy spares,—
The wrath of nature's GOD.
LONDON, May 19,
IT is said that the Prince of Wales has been so
licited to confirm a proposal of marriage be
tween his Royal Highness and a Princess of the
House of Naflau.
A great Female Personage is said to have offer
ed to liquidate all the debis of a young Perlon
age, if he will consent to wed a foieigii Princess,
and that an answer is to be given within a few
Lord Rodney was in the House of Peers 011
Monday, seemingly much overcome by age, but,
as he said, very little oppreded by any particular
May 30. The Duke of York arrived in per
tecfl health at Potsdam last Monday fe'nnight in
the evening. His Royal Highness wasgracioufly
received by the King of Pruflia. His' Majesty
lent the Duke two fine chargers as a present, and
the 1 eviews took place the two following days.
The Company of Booksellers at Paris, have
given public notice, that they have appointed a
1 reafurer to receive whatever specie the citizens
can spare in exchange for ajfignats of jo livres,
in order to facilitate the payment of such work
men as are employed in their diftrkl. Every
good ci izen is invited to this adi of patriorifm,
and ef'pecially the treasurers of public theatres'
who ai e in ihe daily habits of receiving money.
On Satin day afternoon as a gentleman, who
had been at the mufxcal feftival 111 Weftininiter
Abbey, was handing a lady along George-street,
and endeavoring to reach his carriage, his pock
et was picked of a gold watch. lie seized the
thief, and gave him into the cnftody of several
constables, who were inftantlv surrounded by no
ieis than twenty or thirty pic'kpockeis, that en
deavored to rescue the culprit. The horfe-gtiards
in.er'ered, and escorted the peace-officers, with
their ,pi ifoner, into New-Palace-Yard, but the
mob ioiced both constables and pickpocket un
der an arch leading to Cotton's Gardens, where
the dragoons could not follow. About thirty
pickpockets then aiiaulted t he constables, knock
ed them down, and freed theprifoner, with whom
they ran through a backtvay towards the Thames
and etaped by jumping over a wall about ten
leer „igh, 111 doing which one of the gang broke
his leg. ,he man was taken before Mr. Tuftice
Bona ,n the evening, where, as nothing more
v.t> p. oved agauift liim than that he was busy in
; ,'t > v;ls j idged that he was fufficiently
.puiufhed by the accident, which seemed to keep
- : a£ torture, and he was in consequence
' lie kingdom of Poland, previous to its dif
msmoei inenr, contained 14,000,000 inhabitants ;
at prefen it they are supposed not to exceed 9000000;
and of this difference the Auftrians have acqiiir
e UVO »»H<ons and a half of fouls by their sur
reptitious part'of the provinces, tho' thole now
podefied by Ruflia are the molt extensive in ter
It could be wished that the coftom of carryino
life-buoys were as much practised by merchant*
™en, as it is on board the (hips of war, where
t::ey feldoni Ipfe a man that drops into the sea
it lie appears 011 the farface again. If not for
the fafety of the lives of featnen, will not mer
chantmen be ar the small expence of a life-buoy,
for their own interest ?
Poland is desirous of making their monarchy
hereditary, having experienced the inconveni
ences of their late government. Mr. Paine's
book therefore has rioc yet reached Warsaw.
The price given for the national domains of
France has so far exceeded the estimation, tlia.
we are at a loss to fee any ground whatever so.
the aristocratic party hoping ever to be restored
to tlieir power. If the nation considers the king
dom worth much more under the present govern
ment, they will not easily be persuaded to fuffer
it to go back again to its former one.
HOUSE OF COMMONS
IVeduefjay, May 18.
In a committee, Mr. Hobart in the chair, the
subsequent funis were voted :
To the Prince of Wales, for mason work
at Carleton-Houfe, £. 35,000
To American Loyalists, 31,000
For compensation to the proprietors of
ceded lands in Georgia, Florida, &c. 6,989
For Provilions, See. to Botany Bay, 29,611
For maintaining and employing convicts, 41.716
for guarding convicts in Homoaze, 10,849
For addrefles of the house, 66,948
For the trial of Warren Hastings, 14,116
To the officers of the board of works, 500
To the commilfioners appointed to en
quire into the American claims, several
funis amounting to 1 18,718
The report of these resolutions was ordered to
be received to-morrow.
RECAPITULATION OF SUPPLY
Navy - - —
Deficiency of Land and Male Taxes
Deficiency of Grants
Total of Supply, adding for frac
RECAPITULATION OF WAYS AND MEANS.
Land and Malt Taxes £, 2,750000
Surplus of Quarter ending sth April 303,221
Lottery - - . 306^250
Surplus of consolidated Fund - 2110000
Balances - , - . '154^00
Increase on robacco.arrears of land tax ; &c. 120,000
Toral; adding for fractions omitted 5.743,471
Deduct, paid to the Duke of Clarence 9,000
Total of Ways and Means
The Quebec bill was read a third time, and
Mr. Grey being of opinion, that in the present
situation of affairs, it was absolutely necellary
tliat Parliameent should fit sometime longer,gave
no 1 , ice that on 1 hurfday he fliould nnve to ad
dress his Majesty, not to prorogue the Parlia
ment till a decisive answer (hall have been re
ceived from the Court of Peterlburgh.
MESSAGE FROM THE LORDS
s up p l r.
The House resolved itfelf into a committee of
1 lie Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed the
Relolution, '' That iiis Majesty should grant out
of the Conlolated Fund, a sum not exceeding
[2,0001. as an annuity to the Duke of Clarence.
Mr. t rancis alked what saving had accruec
from the death of the Duke of Cumberland.
Mr. Powys said, in the provision granted to
his Majesty by the Civil Lilt, the re was a pro
fpeclive view to what his family might be at a
The Chancellor of the Exchequer stated the
great increase of expence, and the reluctance of
Ins Ma jelly to exceed the sum granted in the Ci
Mr. Baker stated how unpleafanc it was in cer
tain circuin(lances to make any opposition to a
resolution of this fort, especially in the present
in fiance, when the provision was for a juung
Prince, who had received a regular education it
the f avoi ,te service of this country, and to whom
we were taught by anticipation to look forward
with the most flattering hopes. He stated the
v . nicreafe of the cxpences of the Civil Lift
within these five years, Tome of the articles of
winch he thought required explanation, fnftead
>t making such resolutions things of course if
900.0001. was fufficient for the expence of 'the
•"iv L,ft > 't would be better at once to augment
it to one million. 6
The Chancellor of the Exchequer said it was
by no means intended that such resolutions fhouid
be things of course. The sum of 34,0001. was
"OW wanted f° r ,h e Duke of Clarence, 24 of
vvhich had already been expended in payment of
o annuities, and the remainder given him
when he formed his establishment. TheP.r ,
tions.were then paflbd. The Report ordered "
be received to-morrow. * ueiea r
SCHEME of the English STATE lOTTFRy
of Prizes. Value of each
2 of 30,000!.
J s >° oo
3° - 500
M.150 — 20
1 First drawn
1 Last drawn
50 000 Tickets.
Two Blanks and a half to a Prize
PITTSBURG H, July ,7. 1
Ail express from Venango mentions, that a
party of Indians had arrived at Prefque Isle from
the other fide of the lake, but what their inten
iions are is not known.
Sunday lall some Indian tracks were difcovei ed
about three miles from this place on the east fide
of the Alleghany. A party of levies we.e or
dered out to scour the woods, but returned with
out making any discovery of the Indians.
B O S T O N, July 21.
Yesterday being the Annual Commencement
at the University in Cambridge, twenty-seven
candidates received the Degree of Bachelor
of Arts, and tweniy the Degree of Master of
Arts.—At the close of the exercil'es, the following
Address was delivered by his Excellency Gover
nor Hancock :
THE Univerfny in which you preside (hinds
among the highest marks of the wisdom and pa
triotism of our ancestors ; —the men who fled to
the wilderness rather than to partake of careless
ease and splendid pleasures in a state of slavery,
gave birth to this institution. '
While this anniversary serves as a memorial
of rheir extraordinary virtu«s,.it enibeliilhes the
path of science, cherishes literature, and pro
motes the interest of our republic.
The exhibitions of this day evince to us the
great abilities you pofl'efs, Sir, and the careful
attention you pay to the duties of your impor
tant station ; and they also reflect 111 jch honor
upon all the immediate Governors of the Uni
The young gentlemen who have 011 this occa
sion given such ample proof of their genius a;id
application, have raised p3 to great expe&ations
of their future ufefulnefs : our best wishes accom
pany them i nto the world, and our ardent prayer
is, that they may serve and honor their country.
When we recolletft the wifhesof the venerable
founders of this seminary, we feel the inolt in
tereltirig hopes that there will forever proceed
from this place, men, whole virtues, vvifdom and
learning, will lead our enlightened and grateful
people in the ways of religion and patriotism.
It is with you, young gentlemen, who now
have your residence within Harvard's Walls, to
add lustre to the brightness of your country, or
to check her progress in glory with an interval
of darkness We wilh to inspire your ambition
with this idea, and to incite yon by a sense of
your importance in the community, to an exalt
ed nude of conduct.—Suffer 11s to do this, and
we shall rejoice in the honorableprefagesofyour
f uture greatness.
While this University, refpecHrable Sir, conti
nues to support such a reputation as it has always
enjoyed, and as the exhibitions of this day have
proved to be ju(t, it will merit and receive the
patronage and support of every man who loves
his country, and is concerned for its inrerefts.
The Gentlemen concerned in its inftruiftion, ren
der a mod important service to the community;
they form the minds and manners of its future
members, and give a complexion to those who
are hereafter to govern it. From the Public then,
from the Civil Fathers of their country, from the
Patriots, the of Maflachufetts; Har
vard College mufl receive countenance, encou
ragement and assistance. While the blood of
their venerable ancestors warms theirveins, while
the independence, the freedom and happiness of
America are dear to .her sons, this University
cannot be deserted. nor its faithful servants lejt
without a support.
To the protection and favour of the God of
the Spirits of all flefh, the God of our fathers, to
the patronage and assistance of all those who va
lue the happiness of posterity, and wish their
Freedom, we commend this venerable Seat of
Science.—May it flourish and increase—may it
bless America and the World, so long as the Suu
and Moon shall endure.