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JdmiraJlij-OJJice, Feb. 13.

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'AWNTTER»ATIY OF liimxa' BiRTitt.—Monday the 29th January, the anniversary of the Po- .e-i's birth, w-ss celebrated al Ayr, Kilmarnock and Greenock, with ai! that fervour and ani- mation so characteristic of Scotsmen, when met to -commemorate the excellence of their inimitaWe Bard. A number of non-commis- si-oite(I and privates of the Argyle Mi- litia. went out from Ayr to Alioway, and visited itit,. col.t,a(,e Burns was born, at- tended J:Y the band of the regiment, who played a number of appropriate airs After returning to .Ayr, they went to the Duke of York's Arms Tavern, where an entertainment ivits provided for them, and they spent the night with the greatest conviviality and good humour. It is usual for John Bull to call any mistake an Irish .blunder, and yet John Bull is one of the most constant of blunderers, for nothing is more common to him than Lo say" IvIr. Such-a-one is NOT at home-ia he ? which is, in one sense, answering the question before he puts it and, in another sense giving the lie to himself-for he first asserts that the person is NOT at home, and then asks whether he it at homel-This reminds us of a circumstance thaI lately happened, where an English gen- tleman called to pay a visit to an Irish gentle- man, and the hitter's servant opening the .door, the former said, your mast" • s not at to give your iionour the lie, but I h.jst either do that or tell a lie niyself-or although yott say-my master is not at home, I know very well that he is at home; and, if you go up, -oldl find that lam right, and you are wrong." Montesquieu says, Study has been my so- vereign remedy for all the calamities of lift" to lot. An hour's atten- tive reading has blunted the edge of the most a'cfutc sorrow with which I was ever afflicted, and made mesraile at disappointments that at first affected me deeply. None can ever bl: truly contemptible, -except those who have formed, and live in bad connections. A mall e I, e Iho in life, is a valuable companion. Lotds the Xf.ll-, if ell T.ord Leicrsi-er waited upon that Prince to know whether he intended to assist the Parliament of England against Charles the he re- plied, Le Roi tiitti) frere peutStre assure, que je n'aime point les rebeMes et les seditieux, et que je He les assislcra jamais contre leur Prince —The King my brother may rest assured that I am no. fricndto rebels and seditious people? and that! will never assist them against their Sovereign." Had the Cabinet of the unfor- tunate Louis XVI. been of this opinion; had ihey not assisted the British Colonies in, Ante* rica against their Mother-countrv had they not suffered the subjects of their own despotic country to take those lessons of liberty at a distance which they afterwards came aad re- peated with such energy at home 5 France might, perhaps, have escaped her past and present horrors. ])ue tic "Jlontmorenci.-Coult! an act of re- bellion against the Sovereign be ever pardon- ed in a powerful nobleman, v. hat claims to mercy had this illustrious Frenchman I HiS character seems to have been composed of IhIJ virtues which should distinguish high rankt- courage and liberality. When after the fatal battle of Castelnabdari, he was brought wounded in many piarcs to he examined be- fore the Parliament of Thoulouse,.the ofik'er who had taken him prisoner was asked by him, how he could identify his person. "AlaS my Lord, replied lie with (ears in his eye-il the flames and the smoke with which you "were covered prevented me at first ';O!II' you but when I SIAIV ii) the heat of the engagement a person who, after having broken six Of our ranks, was still killing some of our soldiers in the 7tb» I thought that he could be n.o one except (I (I c c Moiiillol.eil(.i. I did lIot indeed cer- '» tainly know that ha was the person till f saw hitu lying up,on the groudd with hi* horse dead upon him." After having heaten the Huguenot arnJ1 near the Isle of Vthe, he gave up Ui his sold1** ers ail I he plunder of the piace which belong- ed to himself; and when he was told ho^ very great i! was, and what a sacrifice he had made, hercptiedwithnnobiMthsdmn, came not hereto acquire inotiiy, but to aC" quire glory." On going to his Government in Langued»c» he failed upon a young French Prince, whom he was relaied-by <n>arnage, who studying at LaCharite, and made him a prese'1 of a purse of Loiiis-d'ors. On'his return, finding that the young Prince t ad kepi it loc^' ed up in his bureau, he took it from and tlireyv it out of the window amongst populace t then tinniug said to his relaii''1!* You oblige me .to do that for you wb'c you ought to have done for yourself. The first duty of a Prince is to be liberal those who stand in need of his assistaiiee. His Sovereign Louis the Thirteenth, woO. most readily have granted him his pard'J11 but the vindictive Richelieu, whose i he had refused to court, would not Pe'll''fl„ him. The Duke was so beloved iu his V{0(* 1, h tJU (I the people in his favour, he suffered i" I Inner Court ot the tow hrnjse of ,,t file L"Oot of a i: Fourth. I

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