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Bank Notes : still out.

Hopes of better times.. A few weeks ago the Bank advertised

We observe, with pleasure, that the conthat they were ready to pay in cash, or to ditiou of the numerous body of wailmakers exchange for other notes, all those of ove in Staffordshire is improved by a meeting or two pounds value issued prior to 1812. of their employers, beld at West BromIt was supposed at the time that there was

wich, when it was imabimously agreed to little concession in this; the womber of restore their rate of wages, which had such notes still out-standing was thouglit been, from the depression of that trade, small. They did, however, aniount to full partially and consideraliy reduced. nine hundred and fifty thousand pounds. State of the Expence of Assist ince afforded Of this sum, not one thousand five hun. to the Spitalfi-Uds Wearers. dred pounds has been claimed in gold,

The Committee feel it incuinbent upon under the notice. New notes to the amount thein to explain to the public in what manof fifty thousand pounds have been re ner they are distributing the funds iutrust. quired for the old oues. The remaiņder

u to their charge, from whence it will be are still out.

evident, that although the subscription Bank of England.

has been most liberal, yet such is the ex

tent and character of the prevaleut dis.. Jan. 16, 1817. The Governor and tress, that it is sufficient only to palliate the Company do hereby give notice, that the amount of suffering, which, it is feareil, is time for receiving and paying their Dollar beyond the reach of private benevoleuce Tokens at the rate of 55. 6d. is farther ex- wholly to relieve. tended to May Ist.

The Associations dis

tribute at the dwellings Robbery at St. Paul's Cathedral.

of the poor, in sums from On Wednesday the 8th instant, during is. to 5s. 6d. according the time of the thick fog, the choir to the urgency of their of St. Paul's Cathedral w was robbed in wants, among nearly

nearly a very, daring manner of three large 6,000 families........... 1,000l. per week church prayer books, at the time the regu For clothing, m addilar, church service was proceeding, about tion to various benevoten o'clock. It was so extremely dark, lent contributions both that the clergyman was obliged to have a of old and new articles light, and hold it close to the book, and of clothing.

150 ditto the darkness enabled some person to take Loss on the sale of away the books unobserved.

about 7,000 quarts of, The silk trade intend presenting the 40,000 per week..........

soup per day, or about

250 ditto Lord Mayor with an elegant velvet court

Ditto on sale of cod dress, for his Lordship's attention to their (from three to four ton interest, and general benevolence.

weight)..

ditto Rise in Porter.

Ditto berrings

5 ditto On Tuesday se'nnight the London brew (eight to ten barrels)...

Ditto on rice (a ton ers sent their coopers round to the different

weighit ..............

25 ditto publicans with a notice, that an additional

Ditto on coals (1,500 charge of five shillings per barrel would

bushels .........

75 ditio be immediately made upon porter. This will cause an advance of one halfpeany in

Wages and charges 10 ditto each pot to the consumer, making the price and the Committee regrei to add, that the

Present weekly expenditure 1,5301. fivepence-halfpepny. The price of ale and table beer bas likewise been raised by the siderably hugment this serious weekly

continual increase of a;plicants niust (onbrewers.

charge upon the funds; thry, therefore, Silver : better than common.

earnestly solicit those benevolent persons A tradesman in London lately received

who may have withheld their subscripfrom Jamaica 400 ounces of Insurgent dol- tions under the opinion that suficient Jars in payment for an adventure. The funds are already collected, no !ouger to Bank refused to receive them as standard postpone their aid. money; but when carried to an essayer, The Committee have also to acknowthey were found to be so pure, and so ledge donatious from Government of 2,000 mych divested of alloy, that they were pur- blankets--1,000 paillasses -- and 4,000 pair chased as 420 ounces of standard silver. of shoes ; and also from individuals large

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quantities of men's and women's cast-off | Provincial theatrical property is so much clothes, whole pieces of baise, calico, fian- reduced also, from the same melancholy nel, &c. new faunel petticoais, blue cloaks, cause, that most of the theatres are shut and various articles, w bich have been ap- op. Sunday paper. propriated with great care, and proved of A Clock, on an entirely new system, essential service; but the district still re has been made by John Thomas, of New. mains deplorably destitute of these neces- port, Moomouthshire, a working -Smith saries.

and Farrier. This piece of mechanism The Committee beg to acknowledge a continues going, after once wiuding up, New Year's Gift, from the ladies at for the space of 384 days. It bas a penWaudsworth, viz.

dant, vibrating seconds, and dial plate, 100 calico shifts, 100 bed-gowns, shewing minutes and seconds. The plates 100 linsey-woolsey 100 shawls,

and wheels are of brass, the pipions of upper petticoats 100 pair of stockings the best cast steel. 100 blue flannel 100 pair of shoes.

A General Bill of all the Christenings under petticoats,

and Burials from December 12, 1815, to The above were collected by a lottery December 10, 1816:of 140 cards, upon each of which was in Christened in the 97 parishes within scribed 5 of one sort:of the articles above the walls, 983—Buried, 1, 107. named, and each of the ladies drawing the Christened in the 17 parishes without cards engaged to provide whatever night the walls, 5,061-Buried, 3,969, fall to her lot to procure.

Christened in the 23 out-parishes in The Directors of the East India Com.Middlesex and Surrey, 12,510-Buried, pany, with a laudable desire to alleviate 10,104 the pressure of the present moment, have Christened in the 10 parishes in the city determined to retain in their employ dur- and liberties of Westminster,5,027—Buried, ing the winter upwards of 500 extra la 5,136. bourers, who but for such bumane consi Christened - Males, 12,132, Females, deration would bave been discharged. 11,449, in all 23,581. These men are in addition to above 2,500 Buried – Males 10,105, Females, 10,211, labourers on the Company's regular esta in all 20,216. blishment.

Whereof have died, under two years of USEFUL IMPROVEMENT.—Many years ago age, 5,400, between two and five, 1,960, a woman, of the name of Barbara Gil. five and ten, 345, ten and twenty, 675, mour, introduced into the county of Ayr, twenty and thirty; 2,464, thirty and forty, in Scotland, the art of making what is 1,912, forty and fifty, 2,123, fifty and now called the Dunlop cheese, wbich has sixty, 1,955, sixty and seventy, 1,720, been a regular source of industry and seventy and eighty, 1,308, eighty and wealth since that time to the farmers; and ninety, 781, ninety and a hundred, 108, a it has been well observed that she has, by hundred, 3, a hundred and one, o, a, her innocent and simple ingenuity, de- hundred and three, 1, a hundred and four, 1, ser ved better of posterity than all the con Increased in the burials this year 756. querors or military heroes that ever exis.ed Unsound Flour.-Mr. R. Oastler, of

Leeds, has published in the Leeds lutelliDec. 13th Colston's Anniversary was gencer some directions for making bread of celebrated at Bristol; the Auchor Society unsound four. He says that the “ Carbo: made a collection for benevolent purposes Date of Ammonia makes the bread better to the amount of 316l. 14s. ; the Dolphin than either Carbonate of Soda or Salt of Society's collection was 3291. 178.; and Tartar. If the four be not very unsound, that of the Grateful Society was 2151. for 141bs. of it use one ounce of Carbonate Thus to the bonour of the city of Bristul, of Ammonia, taking peculiar care to pure on this day of grateful commemoration, chase where you can rely upon waving it the sum of 8601.

was collected for the prere. This oupce of Carbonate of Amşacred cause of charity.

monia should be dissolved in a little warın Theatrical Distress. It is said, in con water, and then put into such further quadsequence of the severe pressure of the tity of water as inay be requisite for kneadtimes, wbich bas operated most power. iog the dough quite stiff. And as this Carfully upon the receipts of the two houses, bonate is volatile and all Aies off, there is 110 that if some change for the better does impropriety in increasing the quantity. It is pot take place, the managers bave it in generally used by bakers and confectioners. contemplation to perform but three nights in case the four be very bad, it might be * weck, each thcatre playing alternately. well to make the experiment with 7ibs, of

upon earth.

it, as a much larger quantity of the Am- coast of Cardiganshire, and of Pembrokemonia would be needful-but the very shire, induce me to request you to write to worst of four may be rendered useable if all the clergy of your Deanry, whose pasufficient of the Carbonate of Ammonia be rishes lie on the sea-coast, and to inform introduced. When purchased, the Am them that it is my warmest wish and inmonia should be tight corked up in a phial junction, that they will lose no time in rein order to prevent evaporation, to which presenting to their congregations, in terms it is greatly liable."

sharper than any two-edged sword," the TO THE EDITOR.

cruel and unchristian-like enormity of Sir,- As large quantities of Potatoes plundering wrecks; and that, for the fuhave been frosted, it may prevent ignoture, they will preach to them on this subrance from throwing them away, if you will

ject once a quarter, or at least twice every remind your readers, that, if soaked three year, and press strongly on their con. hours in cold water, before they are to be sciences the flagrant criminality of this iuprepared as food, changing the water every Britons and Christians—to the enlightened

hunan practice, so disgraceful to them as hour, these valuable roots will recover their salubrious qualities and favour.- couutry of which they are natives, and While in the cold water, they must stand which they inhabit; and wholly repug.

more especially to the neighbourhood where a sufficiency of artificial heat may nant to every principle, spiritual and prac. preveut freezing. If much frozen before laid in cold water, to each peck of Potatoes tical, of the benevolent religion which take a quarter of an ounce of saltpetre, dis

they profess.--I am, Rev. Sir, your faithful solved in water, which is to be mixed with

and affectionate friend,

“ T. St. David's." thre water which boils the Potatoes. If the Potatoes are so frozen as to be quite

SCOTLAND. unfit for nourishment to men or animals,

Edinburgh New College. they will make starch, and yield more flour The Parliamentary Commissioners ap. than if unfermented by the icy power.- pointed to manage the yearly grant of That four, with an equal quantity of wheat 10,000). voted by Parliament to be laid out flour, some butter, sugar, a little barm, and in finishing the College of Edinburgh, met a few currants, makes excellent tea bread. on the 7th instant, in order to receive plans If formed into small cakes, and put into a and specifications for the completion of the alow oven, will keep a month.

building. The plan of Mr. Wm. Playfair being adopted, the prize of one hundred

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guineas was adjudged to that gentleman, WRECKERS REPROVED:

The second prize, of eighty guineas, was On Friday, December 13th, a French awarded to Mr. Burn. According to Mr. brig, laden with wives, &c. from Toulon Playfair's plan, we understand that the exto Havre-de-Grace, parted from her anchors terior of the building, as origivally planned at Aberporth, Cardiganshire, where she by Adains, is to be retained, with very had beeu detained some days by stress of little alteration; but there will be a total weather, and drifting on the Penbryo departure from the internal arrangements. Sands, was totally wrecked in the course of The southern side of the quadrangle is to the same night; but the crew happily be occupied almost entirely by the library, escaped. With pain we state, that a large which will be 120 feet long, and one of the body of the neighbouring peasantry as most elegant rooms in the kingdom. The sembled, and (notwithstanding the praise- westeru side is to be appropriated to the worthy efforts of Col. Price, of Pigeons museum, and the other two sides are to be ford, and other gentlemen, with the assist. occupied chiefly as class-rooms. The oriance of the Custom-house officers) pillaged ginal proposal of accommodating the Propart of the cargo, and drank so immode-fessors with liouses in the College, is abanrately of the wine, that eleven became the doned. We understand the whole of this immediate victims of their own beastly ex- roagnificent structure, which will be a lastcess. The above, and other equally inhu- ing monument of the national taste, will man and disgraceful conduct on the part be completed in six or seven years. of the people termed “ Wreckers," has Splendid Catholic Chapel opened. called forth the laudable interference of the Bishop of St. David's. The following Catholic Chapel of Glasgow was opened,

On Sunday, Dec. 22, the vew Roman circular letter cannot receive too extensive when a sermon was preached by the Rev. a circulation :

Andrew Scott, who expressed his gratitude “Rev. Sir,—The disgraceful trapsac- for the kind attention with which himself tions which have lately taken place on tbe and his bearers bad been treated by the

WALES.

IRELAND

inhabitants of the city, during the time he bad been their pastor. The Chapel, which

Poetry. is one of the most splendid structures in Scotland, will contain above 2,100 persons,

THE PRELATE: and was extremely crowded that day by persons of different persuasions, and a

A Character.-Dec. 1816. very liberal collection was afterwards ro. ceived. The building has cost upwards

There was a calm expression in that faces of 13,0001.

A silent dignity,--a saintly grace,

That all the goodness of the Christian prov'd, The Dablin papers contain an account And, once beheld, was ever after lor'd ;of a meeting which was held at the Man. He stood a bulwark to the cause of right, sion-house in that city, Dec. 6th, for the A host in his own calm collected might, – purpose of adopting some plan to relieve the poorer classes of the inhabitants. The Yet sympathis'd with every Son of Woe business was introduced by the Ld. Mayor And sooth'd the sorrows of his course below! in an appropriate aildress. — Alderman His look, benevolent, sedate, and calm, Shaw then moved the immediate opening Gave to his doctrine a persuasive charm; of a subscription. and the appointment of That doctrine-with pure zeal and reason a Committee for the management and ap.

fraught plication of the funds. The subscription was commenced by Mr. Peel signing for By Virtae sanction'd-by a Saviour taught! two hundred pounds, on the part of the 'Twas the wild radiance of a beam from high, Lord Lieutenant, and for himself one The genuine warmth of Christian Charity. hundred. He was followed by the Lord No wild intemperate Aash from heated miud; Chancellor, one hundred pouuds; and in No start of feeling-peering as the wind, less than half an hour a sum exceeding No torrent rushing with impetuous force, three thousand pounds was subscribed. We are gratified in learning that politics

False zeal its spriug, insanity its course, were never once introduced at this meet. Not such its nature ;-pure, refin'd, ang ing.

chaste,

By reason guided, and control'd by taste, THE NEW SILVER COINAGE. The saintlike spirit beam'd in every look, The following official notice was on Fri- In every smile, in every accent spokemons day Jan. 10, issued from the Office of the His was the firm but fervent energy Master of the Mint:

That look'd on wordly objects, with an eye, « NEW SILVER COINAGE.

Royal Mint, Jan. 17, 1917. Long wont to contemplate sublimer themes “ The New Silver Coinage being now very And catch its rays from Truth's divioes nearly finished, arrangements are making' for caabling all his Majesty's subjects in every part His strict uprightness no temptation shook,

beams; of Great Britain to exchange, at the samne period, the old for the new silver coin of the He aw'd the impious scorner with a look; realm. This exchange will commence on or before Monday, the 3d February next, and all

Yet still maintained his Heav'n-directed plan standard silver coin of the realin, however de. Of Faith in God, and Charity to mad. faced or reduced in weight, hy use, will be received in exchange for the new coin, by tale, as its nominal value.

THE BARD's FAREWELL TO HIS “The public are requested to observe, that

BROKEN LUTE. the new silver coin' to be issued from his Majesty's Mint upon this occasion, will be delivered in exchange to the holders of the old Alas, for thee! abandou'd Lute ! coin ; it is therefore strongly recommended, Thy voice is hush'd-thy chords are muleg that all silver coin of the realm (however de

Yet 'mid thy silver strings, faced or reduced in weight by use) should continue to be given and received in Payments, Zephyr in sportive mazes playing for the very short period that will elapse before The fleeting melody delaying, the issue of the new silver coin. By this means

Still waves bis airy wings; no interruption of the circulation will arise. “ Note:

-The old silver coin of the realm, And as their light touch vibrates o'er however defaced or reduced in weight by use, is received in payments at its nominal value, The dulcet chords so sweet before, by all branches of the revenue, and at the Bank

They breathe à tender sigh, of England, and will continue to be so, until it is exchanged for the new silver coinage.

Plaintive as Mem'ry fondly heates “W.W. POLE,

When tracing o'er her sybil-leaves “ Master and Worker of his Majesty's Mint." She dwells on scenes gone by. toz, V. No. 29. Lit. Pan. N. S. Feb. 1.

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'Tis but a sigh thy notes are dead; The boat glides on ;-obscure and dark The magic of thy sound is fied,

Lurks bencath the sunken rock :And, sear'd by early woe,

Whirls around the fragile bark, The heart that bade these totes awake, It shivers with the sudden shock! The heart that lov'd them,could it break,

The dying cry, the plunge was heard, Were hush'd for ever now!

The peasants gathered on the shore, The touch of an untutor'd hand,

And unavailing prayers preferr'd
The stroke of time-which none withstand,

For him who cap awake no more.
Have marr'd thy tuneful sound;

In vain beside her cottage fire
But o'er thy Minstrel's hapless fate

His widow'd partner mourns his stay, Time presses with a deadlier weight

His children ask their absent sire,
And bows him to the ground!

But lie, alas! is far away.
The " soul of song" that warm'd his lay They laid him in a humble grave;
Fades, as the rosy light of day

The green sod blossoms op his breast,
Sinks into Evening gloom ;

Calmiy flows the silver wave
Day's slumbering light may wake again, Soothing his unbroken rest.
But nought shall wake the dying strain And there the lonely bird of night
That echoes from the tomb!

Pours her softest, wildest note,
Welcome that tomb! -its dark recess

And upon the brow of night Is peaceful in its loneliness ;

Tunefully the echoes float. There anguish cannot groan,

ON GIBBON THE HISTORIAN. There all the ties that bind the soul,

Mistaken man !Why do we see, Love's tenderest bonds of soft control,

And shudder as we read
Are broken-like thive own!

Correctness and Fidelity
In all except thy creed?

Dec. 8th, 1816.
THE FISHER's GRAVE.
The day is pass'd, and with it flown

THE BLACKING-BALL RIVALS; The brightness of the sunny beam,

Or the Muses of St. George's Fields versus Pale Eveniag throws her sable zone Around the calm and quiet scene :

those of the strand.

We are always desirous of distinguishing in, The woods upon the mountain's brow

genuity ; the thought and dexterity by whick By, the breeze majestic wave,

Mr. Turner's blacking shone in verse, is unques

tionably, highly amusing ; but it seems a rival And calmly sleeps lhe stream below

has put him to the expence of another sacrifice O'er the fisher's lovely grave.

to his Muse, to ensure her assistance. It is thus

great men labour, while the public think them Long has wept the silver tide,

dozing. As this fashion, should it continue, Stealing on its pebbly shore,

may furnish a dinner, or evea a coat, to a poet

of skill; we cannot but wish it encreased popusSince it bathed his wherry side,

larity in these liard times. Dashing to the feather'd oar :

TO MR. RICHARD TURNER, 'Twas at night ;--and homeward sped

On his incomparuhle Blacking. The Fisher to his home afar,

As when the Sun's glad beams diffuse The cold moon shone above his head,

Resplendent lustre far and near, Lofty beam'd each dancing star ;

So shines your Blacking on my shoes,

Unsullied, splendid, bright, and clear, He thought upon his cottage fire

To Sol, what planet can compare ? With rosy children circled round,

What morning star shines half so bright?

For influence, lieat, and light are there, And sweet the dreams those thoughts iospire,

Hail matchless source of boundless light! Dreams with peace and pleasure crown'd!

The blossom spreads itself to thee, And as be row'd his boat along,

Parent of trees, of flower, and fruit;

And in the eve, the western sea Cheerily his voice arose,

Spontaneous rolls to pay thee suit. The woods re-echoed to bis song

But cease, my Muse, this lofty strain,
And sigh'd at ev'ry muri'ring close.

Nor sun, nor stars, nor seas explore s
But to the point revert again-

For merit is reserved in store,

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