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'Tis merit moyes me now to write,

He walks in brightness who steps forth Why should it languish on my tongue? With Turner's Blacking on his shoes; For merit inust be brought to light, And he to whom it does belong.

Nay, stranger shall he be to mirth, Turner, thy name on record stands,

And love and beauty's smiles profuse, High on the pinnacle of fame;

Fit only for the mire or stews, Thy lively genius then demands

Who in fine weather plods his way, Some little tribute to thy naine.

And takes no thought nor makes no use
Thy curious liquid, shining Black,
The rare invention of thy mind,

Of Turner's splendid bright display.
Was not explored in ages back,
Nor ever equalrd by mankind.

In London-Road the factory stands
This Blacking, when it is applied

The Exportation Warehouse seek,
To boots or shoes, such lustre yields,

But Agencies are all at hands
That those who use it think with pride
Op Turner, of Saint George's Fields.

In every Town and every creek. 'Tis he, and he alone,that can

Then sing of Turner all the week, This matchless composition make;

And sport his Blacking every day, Second his great exertions then,

'Tis cheap and good, and truth to speak, Render'd so useful for your sake.

Turner's as grateful as you're gay. What, though the rich gay garments boast,

And costly preparations use, Yet is their grandeur greatly lost,

Without ihis Blacking on their shoes.
Urge, then your footsteps to the place

WARREN'S
Of this renowned 'man's abode,
His habitation you may trace,

SUPERLATIVE LIQUID BLACKING.
By journeying to the London-road.
TO A GREAT MANUFACTURER IN

When Histry records in her wonderful page

All the wonders produced in this wonderful ST. GEORGE'S FIELDS.

age I sing of heroic ire,

When she classes each science, each art, and A humble willing theme I choose ;

each trade,

[made; - 1 sing of what you all admire,

Each improvement for use or for ornament I sing-and help me every Muse

While her eye beams delight, as the list she of Turner's Dye, for blacking shoes.

surveys Its qualities unequall'd shine,

Of Inventors all equally meriting praise ; Both high and low this Blacking use, While doubtiug whom first from that list she He ranks the first in all his line.

[claim, Many indulge the fond conceit,

Where a West, or a Davy, or Congreve can That rich attire will credit bring i

She for Science decides-But, says FASHION, But far more polish'd they, and neat,

not so;

(you well know, Who use the Blacking that I sing.

I've my fav'rite, there's WARREN, his name Gay as the lark in blooming spring, His Blacking so brilliant, in th' annals of The youth and maid will then appear,

Fame

[the first name, Because from Turner's polishing, Their boots and shoes shine bright'and clear: Has long time been enroll?d-there be shines

What ihough Ross decks 'the head, giving Most highly favour'd sure is he,

youth to old age, Who by the shining of his boot,

shall name,

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With wigs of all colours,-yet he cannot engage Charms the fair damsel, so that she Coyly accepts his modest suit,

To polish those heads where oft wisdom is And happy the man beyond dispute

lacking,

[Blacking! Who found this potent way to charm,

As WARREN can polish their feet with his And whilst he glosses shoe or boot,

As promoters of laste, I'm indebted, 'tis true, Can keep the leather free from harm. To the Taylors, their genius deserves praise Turner, the lustre of your art

[plete Gives real brilliance to your name,

But no cut of a coat can make Fashion com. Tho' aiming not at head or heart,

Unless WARREN'S JET BLACKING adds grace Yet your’s is sure a polished fame.

to the feet Well may the master vexed complain, Ouly view its effect !-Can a mirror sorpass If on his shoes the lustre's lacking,

This polish ?-reflecting your face like a giass? Turner-bave you forgot the name? Not only its Polish,-it 80 strengthens the You know I ordered Turner's Blacking:

Leather,

[in wet weather. What wretched mixture have you brought? That the feet are preserv'd from the damp Will this keep out the rain or snow?

His merit, quoth Hist'ry, I now onderstand; You know it is not worth a groat,

(ROBERT WARREN, you say, has removed to And common sense must tell you so.

the Strand ;-) Give me the Blacking that will shine, Though water falls or snow comes down;

An Invention so useful deserves its reward, But as for this, it may be thine,

So, for your sake, dear Fasbion, bis name I'll : Twill suit a rusticated clown.

record. 2 H 2

from you,

exceed a million sterling. Those would PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY. be fairly exchanged; but with respect to

dollars and tokens, it was intended they CRAP. IX.

should continue a short time iu circulation, HOUSE OF LORDS, Monday, June 10. a circumstance which could not occasion Silver Coinage.

any inconvenience. The Earl of Lauderdale declared that he Question negatived without a division. was influenced by a strong impression on

House of Commons. his mind, that a new silver coinage would

Irish Treasurer. pot only involve the people of the country

In a Commitle on the Irish Exchequer in great expence, but prove of no benefit. Consolidation Bill, Sir J. Newport rose to He then adverted to the book of the late object to what he deemed the inexpedient Earl of Liverpool, and opposed the repre-parts of the Bill. One evil apprehended sentation in it, namely, that the standard of by him from the creation of this new office value of this country should be gold.- Of Vice-Treasurer of Ireland was a collision Having stated that silver was the best of authority between it and the Treasury standard, his next proposition was, that it Board. He strongly disapproved the proshould be a legal tender above the sum of vision, allowing bim to sit in Parliament, forty-two shillings. England was the great which necessarily carried him out of the est mercantile couplry in the world, and if proper sphere of his official duties. He she continued a gold standard, whilst all could not conceive any satisfactory reason other nations have adopted a silver stan- for having the office filled by a person of dard, it would be almost impossible to have great eminence in the state; but he readily an exchange at par. Adverting to the plan anderstood why Ministers might endeaof the Noble Earl (Liverpool) namely, to vour to attach a person of rank and talent issue 3,500,000). in shillings and sixpences, in Parliament, by the salary of 3,500l. 1 and to suffer the tokeps and dollars to re

year. The fact of appointing a depoty main in circulation, until crowns and half-made it clear that this office was to be a crowns can be coined, he conceived that mere sinecore. By the bye, he would wish great loss would be sustained by the Trea- to know what was to be the deputy's sury and the public by the mode of ex- salary. changing old coin for new. The Noble The Chancellor of the Exobequer said, Earl concluded by moving

the salary of the deputy was to be 10001. a “That a Committee be appointed to en-year, but it was not to be a Parliamentary quire whether, under the present state of salary. the currency, new coin should be brought Mr. Ponsonby said, it was a most shame into circulation ; also whether silver oughtful and profligate job. The sole duty w

was to be the standard of value, and a legal ten- to countersigu the warrant of the Lord der beyond forty-two shillings."

Lieutenant, and to see that the sum issued The Earl of Liverpool said, by looking to was that contained in the warrant. No ta. the state of things before the Bank Restric-lents nor rank was required here, and a tion, the House would find, that with a clerk of common honesty was equal to the gold standard of value the country rose to office. There was no pretence for his hav. prosperity, and they ought to conclude that ing more than a Lord of the Treasury, who it was the best measure of value. Silver, had 1,2001. a year. He had thought 2,000l. as a standard of value, was more variable

a most ample allowance before he had than gold. A gold standard might be kept heard of a deputy at 1,0001. a year. He perfect, but it was impossible to keep silver thought it would be the best way to properfect. He had been induced by persons pose a salary of 2,0001. a year, and to be who well understood the subject, to adopt gative the seat in Parliament. an arrangement for issuing 208. pieces, Mr. Peel said this Bill would put an end which would afford considerable conve to eight Parliamentary Offices, five Lords nience to the public, by the exchange of of the Treasury, the Chancellor of the Exold coin for pew. The amount of shisings chequer, the Secretary of the Chancellor and sixpences now in circulation, upon an of the Exchequer, and the Secretary to the exaggerated calculation, was not great. Treasury of Ireland, and only created three. Supposing every individual of the whole The officer in question would exercise a population of twelve millions, to have five check upon the disposal of four millions, shillings in his possession, then it would and examine the accompts of the Auditor amount to 66,000,000 of shillings, Dearly of the Exchequer. three millions sterling; but as far as he had After a considerable discussion, the oribeen able to obtain information, the actual ginal motion, in favour of the high salary, amount of shillings and sixpencos did not was carried, bý' 108 agaiust 66.

Mr. Ponsonby moved an amendment, moved for a grant of the value of the ships purporting that the Vice-Treasurer should taken at the surrender of Naples. He stated not be allowed to act by deputy.–Nega- the value of the ships to be 158,0001. and tived, by 107 against 57.

which had been agreed by our Minister

abroad to be restored to the Neapolitan Monday, June 17.

Government. To indemnify the captors, The Chancellor of the Exchequer brought he should move that the sum of 160,0001 up the Report of the Irish Exchequer Con- should be voted to the officers and seamen solidation Bill.

under Captain Campbell, which was acWhen, in the progress of filling up the cordingly agreed to. blanks, the question was put upon a salary

100,0001, to be paid to the Governors of of 3,5001. to the Vice-Treasurer, Mr. Pons Queen Anne's bounty, for the improvesonby moved, that instead of 5,5001. be in ment of small livings. serted 2,0001.

Mr. Ponsonby asked how long would (A pause ensued, and the Speaker order this sum continue to be paid. ed strangers to withdraw.)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, The Chancellor of the Exchequer ad- till a resident clergymau could live in some verted to the fact of a salary of 3,500). hav. kind of comfort. In livings where there ing been allowed to three Vice-Treasurers

were 500 souls, it was proposed that the in 1795, and of their having acted by de income should be 150l. instead of 1001. puty, no that their places were sinecures.

10,2531. to be paid to the Trustees of the The salary as now proposed for the same

British Museumi. duties was moderate, compared with that

8001. to defray the expense of removing case, and the duties of the office would be the Elgin Marbles to the British Museum. diligently and efficiently performed. The

1700l. to defray the expense of erecting • House divided, when the numbers were temporary building for the Elgin Marbles For the amendment........ 100

at the Museum.
Against it.............
............. 98

50,000l. for foreign and other secret ser

vice money, for the year 1816. Majority (against Ministers) ?

20,000L. for the making of roads and

bridges in the Highlands of Scotland. Supply.

75,000l. for forming an inland navigaIn a Committee of Supply, the following tion between the Eastern aud Western sums were voted

Seas. 1,500,000l. for the extraordinaries of the For completiog the Penitentiary at Millarmy for the present year.

bank, furnishing and making an embank185 0001. to make up the balances of the ment to the same, 15,0001. Civil List from the 5th of January to the For keeping the road between Londog 5th of July, in pursuance of the new re and Holyhead in repair, for one year, galations.

10,000l. 300,0001. for certain expences forming For the improvements in the works at no part of the ordinary expenditure of the Holybead Harbour, 16,4901. Civil List.

8,4001. for the expenses of an asylum for 10,000l. for the emigrant clergy of criminal Junatics. France.

3,0001. as a compensation to A. Graham, 1.150l. for the poor of the parish of St. Esq. for additional services in superintend Martin.

ing the prisoners on board the Hulks. The Chancellor of the Erchoquer stated,

10,0001. for the completion of the worke that the value of the stores captured by at the College of Edinburgb. the army amounted to 916,000l. out of

3,0001. for the Board of Agriculture. which the sum of 800,000l. had been paid

900,0001. to be paid to the Portuguese as a remuneration to the arıný. An ap

Goverument in pursuance of a convention plication had been made on the part of the signed at Vienna, in the year 1815. Davy, stating that they had, in a variety

5,000/. for improvements in Westminster, of instances, co-operaied with the army,

46,000l. for conspleting Howth Harbour. and claiming a remuneration. He should stated to be 7,0001. under the estimate. therefore move, “That the sum of 116,5401.

6,000/. for the purpose of erectiug founhe granted as a remuneration to the oftains in the city and liberties of Dublin.

1,5001. for the Academical lustitution at ficers, petty officers, and seamen under

Belfast. Lord Keith, for their services on the coast of France and Spain."—Agreed.

2,1811. for the Royal Military Asylum at Tbc Chancellor of the Exchequer next

Chelsea.

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acted, circumstances may be so different, POLITICAL PERISCOPE. so contrary, that the provision may be null,

if not detrimental. Panorama Office, Jan. 28, 1817. To speak of reduced expences, is what

all the world expects ; but, the effect of Whether a loan from British merchants

these reductions can be felt alter a time, to France, be or be pot concluded, is now the great mystery on the Stock Exchange ouly. The discharge of a part of the

army, is natural; but it is not all profit: of the city of Loudon, and on that of the city of Paris, That France wants the as

the discharge of inserior officers in the sistance is not denied, and whether she can

various departments of Public service, do without it, if it be withheld, is the aiso, but it is painful. The shutting up

who have now nothing to do, is natural, question under discussion among those who of certain offices, during war of great have thonghts of furnishing it. The army activity, during

Peace without of occupation presses heavily on the French object, 'must take place, though many Finances. It is reported, that a portion of of their inmates, may bave discharged it may be dispensed with ; and a visit from Their daty fajibiully. These are changes the Duke of Wellington to Englandi, in the

conseqnent, in the nature of things, on Jast days of December, had certainly are

the passage from war to peace. port on that subject for its purpose, and why should certain labouring men, how confidential communication. Some say the

ever great their distresses may be, supnumber to be withdrawn is 30,000 men :

pose themselves more especially aggriescd "of which 6,000 are British.

ibad others, and combine to violate the Certainly the state of that army was a safrty of their neighbours and the trabprincipal point. It cannot remain unsup quiliiy of the Public? plied with necessaries ; but foresight musi At length, Parliament has met, and has be exercised, more ways than one, on a bren opened by the Prince Regent in perquestion so new and important. These are

son, with the usual attendants of State, by early days to think of favour in any shape the followịvg Speech from the throne. to plotting France. At home, the public peace has been dis

My Lords and Gentlemen, turbed, and seems likely to be disturbed, “ It is with deep regret that I am again under pretences which honest men scout. obliged to announce to you, that no alteraThe public has felt the insult; and Gotion has occurred in the state of bis Mavernment has comınitted to inhabitant jesty's lamented indisposition. householders, the care of the peace. This

“I continue to receive from Foreign is something like a return to old times; Powers the strongest assurances of their but, a return to old tinies, if it be thorough friendly Jisposition towards this country, and complete, is far from our wishes;'aud aud of their earnest desire to maintaju the whoever supposes that we cani chuse in general tranquillity. what points we will return and adopt them, “ The hostilities to which I was compelexcluşively, is little acquainted with the led to resort, in vindication of the bonour true state of things, either then or now. of the country, against the Government of

The poblię mind has been directed to Algiers, have been attended with the most the Meeting of Parliament, as 10 a period complete success. 'when the distresses of the times may be al “The spleuded achievement of his Maleviated. We doubt much te power of jesty's Fleet, in conjunction with a squathe Parliament in the present case. We dron of the King of the Netherlands, under expect, that whenever the Legislature shall the gallant and able conduct of Admiral cluse its session, the language of disappoint- Viscount Exmouth, led to the immediate *meut will lic minch stronger than that of and unconditional liberation of all Chris. satisfaction. The cause is eviderit: Parlia-ian Captives theu within the territory of ment can neither contrond the seasons, nor Algiers, and to the renunciation by its the current of crents. Parliametit cau nei-Government of the Practice of Christian thier cause the rain to descend from tea. Slavery. ven; por wien it is excessive, can Parlia. “I am persuaded that you will be duly ment restram it. 'Parliament cannof force sensible of the importance of an arrangemercantile speculations, they must follow ment so interesting to humanity, and reth ir ow!: ciirse, or rather that to which flecting, from the manner in which it has they are naturally, not capriciously, in- been accomplished, such siguai honour on civci ma’ly things we fear législative the British nation. interference; because it can only provide “In India, the refusal of the Goveraagainst things 'as they actually stand; ment of Nepaul to ratify a Treaty of Peace, na fereas, a mouth after the Legislature has, which had been signed by its Plenipoten

tiaries, occasioped a regewal of military tional prosperity are essentially unimpaired, operations.

and l entertain a confident expectation The judicious arrangements of the Go that the native energy of the country will veroor-Geperal, seconded by the bravery at no distant period, surmount all the dif. and perseverance of his Majesty's forces, ficulties in which we are involved. and of those of the East ludia Company,

" In considering our internal situation, þronght the campaign to a speedly and successful issue; and peace has been finally tion at the attempts wbich have been

you will, I doubt not, feel a just indignaestablished upon the just and honourable made to take advantage of the distresses terms of the original Treaty.

of the country, for the purpose of exciting Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

a spirit of sedition and violence. "] have directed the Estimates for the and good sense of the great body of his Ma

“I am too well convinced of the loyalty current year to be laid before you.

“They have been formed upon a full jesty's subjects to believe them capable of consideration of all the present circum- being perverted by the arts which are emstances of the Country, with an anxious mined to omit no precautions for preserv.

ployed to seduce them; but I am deterdesire to make every reduction in our Esta ing the public peace, and for counteract: blishments which the safety of the Empire ing the designs of the disaffected: and I and sound policy allow.

" } recommend the State of the Public rely with the utmost confidence on your locome and Expenditure to your early and holding a system of Law and Govervinent,

support and co-operation, iu upserions attention. “ I regret to be under the necessity of advantages, which has enabled us to con

from which we have derived inestimable informing you, that there has been a defi- clude, with unexampled glory, a contest ciency in the produce of the Revenue in the whereou depended the best interests of last year; bui I trust it is to be ascribed to mankind, and which has been hitherto temporary causes; and I have the consola- felt by ourselves, as it is acknowledged by tion to believe, that you will find it practiother nations, to be the most perfect that cable to provide for the Public Service of has ever fallen to the lot of any people." the year, without making any addition to the Burtheps of the People, and without adopling any measure injurions to that

At the moment when we were writing system by which the Public Credit of the this accounts have reached us of acts of Country has been hitherto sustained.

violence committed on the carriage of the

Prince Regent (he being in it), on his re" My Lords and Gentlemen,

turn from meeting Parliament. It seems,

that a shot from an air-gun was fired at ove have the satisfaction of informing you window, while the other was smashed by a that the arrangements which were made stone or a brick bat. This happened in in the last Session of Parliament, with a

St. James's Park, between Carlton House, view to a New Silver Coinage, have been and the private door in the Stable-yard, completed with unprecelented expeditions

. where the Sovereign usually alights. So w I have given directions for the imme

far, the Prince Regent resembles his fadjate issue of the New Coin, and I trust ther, the king: after the Chalk Farm' asthat this measure will be productive of considerable advantages to the trade and semblages, the King was slut at. In both

instances the thickness of the glass warded internal transactions of the country. The distresses consequent upon

off further mischicf.

the termination of a war of such unusual ex What possible end the perpetration of the tent and duration have been felt, with wischief intended by these insults could angreater or less severity, throughout all ihe swer, we are utterly at a loss to comprenations of Europe; and have beeu consi bend. Sappose the P. R. had fallen a vicderably aggravated by the unfasourable tim to this savage intentiou,—was every state of the season.

power of the State dissolved, by a crime so "Deeply as I lament !he pressure of these arocious? Were all the laws annulled? evi's upon this country, I am seusible that all the public officers reluced to cyphers ? they are of a uature not to admit of an im -were no Judges, no Juries left in the mediate remedy: but whilst i observe laudt was the whole Coustitution abolishwith peculiar satisfaction the fortitude out? Certainly not : the first officer of the with which so many privations have beei. Staic unight be removed ; but the duties borne, and the active benevidence which of illis ottice mercly devolved on bis succeshas been employed to mitigate then, I am sor, aut might be discharged with no less

It is persuaded tbat the great sources of our na- equal vigour, instantaneously.

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