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GUEEN ELLENOR'S JOURNEY FROM CHESTER to CARNARVON. (Contiltued front our last.) St. aph's aged seer now led themn To his abode-whose hospitable roof Receiv'd and entertain'd this concourse great— The morning scarce had peep'd, e'er they pre- par'd Their journey to (mrsue to Conway's towers— Where safe arriv'd«*-with wonder and delight, They contemplate the lofty, noble pile, Which had been lately built by Edward's power. The scicntific architect, whose mind Had plan'd and executed thts vast work, As also all the other fortresses Which recent rear'd their towers terrific-meant To awe the nÍitiycs-Then shew'd her Majesty With care officious, every tower and room Within the spacious walls, and there receiv'd, From Ellen's condescension, kindest praise. Now, her attendants led her to the tower, In which she was intended to repose— Her Oryel was there embellish'd out With art and grandeur—there her couch was plac'd, Arid ru^hy carpets spread upon the floor, Here. she" first felf. security, e'er since qlitte(i !,ier 'Aetropolis-btit all How seldom grandeur meets a tranquil sleep! Her nights were still disturb'd with frightful dreams, Foreboding of events, e'er long to come Her kind attendants, all in vain, essay'd To tranquiliae her mind, or give relief; Still, wou'd the heaving sigh, and starting tear, Betray the coufiicts of her bodeing heart- Ellen again refresh'd from her fatigues Have notice to proceed, and cross the sands, And Penmon's summit high, whose rugged cliffs And shelving rocks, loose hanging o'er their heads, Menaced destruction to the travellers. f 79 be csncludcdin cut nert.) The Editor of the Gentleman's 'M ne having refused publicity to the following REPLY, by the same medium, with whatgave cause to it, I am under the necessity of ap- plying to the Editors of the North Wales Ga- zette, in hope ftliey will afford an insulted neighbour more candid treatment. y- ;r)
ODE FOR ST. DAVID'S DAY,
ODE FOR ST. DAVID'S DAY, iiiscril)ed to the Gwyneddigion Society» BY DAFYDD DDÛ FEDDYG, Jn the year 1791. Tn search of Empire and of Fame, When Julius first to Britain came, And to a new astonished World The imperial flag of Rome unfurl'd, fie vainly thought our sea girt land Vlould shrink at Caesar's dread command; That, where the Roman eagle spread her wing, No barb'rous foe* her legions could withstand. But soon he saw a numerous host, Pour like a deluge o'er the coast, And heard the cliffs with loud defiance ring. Naked the Britons met their foes, And dar'd Rome's veteran bands oppose; Their hearts with native courage steel'd, Disdained to Caesar's power to yield. But boldly rushing to the fight They check'f.Í the eag;le in her flight, The heavy legion's fiercest charge withstood v .And dy'd the British wave with Roman MoötJ. 'Twas thus, with triumph be it told, Ournobte Fathers fought of old; 'Twas thus the bolts of War they hurFd Against the conquerors of the World And tbo' proud CaBsar fain would boast, Of lauref's gain'd on Britain's coast, Yet from the Isle with shatter'd barks he fled With broken legions and a vanquished host— Homeward he cross'd the gloomy wave, Willi si-,hs fur many a Roman brave, Sent to the shadowy mansions of the dead. In after times,—for ever tnqutll,d- The Romans to our shores rêtnnÙI, And found the Isle an easy prey Torn by her own iRtestinc fray, From her own Sons she felt the stroke, That iiowid her to a foreign yoke, Dissension gave her to an abject doom, Beneath the insulting delegates of Rome. Yet not unhoncur'd'he the brave. Who strove in arms, her rignis so save, And in the fields ot fair renown. From Romans siia!cli'd tile latirel crown- Heroes and kings who give to Came A deathless and a glorious name— -Arac'acus—by Rome"herself rever'd, And Boad'n-ea, fair heroic dame, Whose spirit, even her foes admir'd, Whose beauty every bosom fir'd, And whose victorious arms the Cassar fear'd. And those renown'd of laier age, Wh" hrav'd th' invader Saxon's ragei, But all Vortigern, lost, undone By fair Rowena's beauty won 'Twas from her bnirht eyes flew the dart, That pierc'd the noblest Briton's heart. flowe-wat's conquering charms usurp'd the tliruse, And Britain fell subdu'd by "love aloud In years remote-to heal our woes, David, our honour'd Saint arose. To wfecna we frame the votive lay, And dcdicare the festi-ve day. True to our country's ancient fame, We honour Dewi Mynwy's + name, "to the destin'd end of hoary time, j Bri tanuia's genuine sons shall do the same- J In memory of the wise and good, 'Sweet is the voice of gratitude T&st lives through ev'ry age and spreads fhroogh ev'ry clime, To him, the Bards of other days, Have given the honour'd meed of praise To whom belongs the power to save, ■ The sweet remembrance of the brave— To patriot tails their claim allow, And twine the wreath for valour's brow. Tlie "bright applause of heaven's inspired bard, Is valour's fairest piume, and virtue's best reward. This DAY Jet every BRITON BORN, Willi bumpers; fill the Hirlas Ilorti + or be this day the fame untold, Of Druids and of Poets old, Whose numbers teem'd prophetic rage, And charm'd the brave in every age yoryet'un-na'n'd be those of modern time, Whose various songs our vacant hours engage. Grnwny, 11 with genius, learning fraught, And he of Nant whom nature taught, To soar aloft on fang's wing sublime, The Shakespeare of his native plains- firowny our Spencer, of pathetic strains. And thou, Hugh Morris,Bard divine! Pure child of Mature, an I the Nine -By all tt,.e seti.F, of soiig al)prov'd, Of Genius thou the best belov'd Our tliy wild notetf shall re-echo long, Thou tiwcelcötniglltingale of British song. The Romans called all other nations barba- rous. + His name amnng the Welsh. I A famous drinking horn among the W-elsh. Jj The Rev. Growny Owen. <; -Air, Thomas Edwards. -t
A Reply to Mr. Donovan's Answer, §c. Having, in the Gentleman's Magazine for June 1809, offered such a vindicatiou of Mr. Pennant and myself, with regard to a subject (the Trifurcated Hake) which is introduced, on my authority, in the British Zoology, as to make it impossible for TRUTH to gainsay what I therein deposed, I am rather surprised to find myself under the necessity of employing my pen again in a reply to an Answer (to my said vindication) which Mr. Donovan has giveu in the same periodical pub licatioii, for August and September last. If I knew that the reader, who undertakes thelabour of wading through the toilsomelen pages, which Mr. Donovan'-s answer covjrs in the said Magazine, would do me the favour and justice to peruse, with candour, and a lit- tle attention, my said vindication, I should think it perfectly unnecessary to reply at all to his prolix, declamatory trash,-his .paltry i attempts to display his wit-to make truth the object of ridicule-and in some cases his tin- selled plausibility (all which at p. 818 he, I suppose, is pleased to style 11 argument,") as among all which will not he found a tittle that invalidates, or makes the least impression on, any one point which I have advanced in my address to him, or my Essay on the genus BATRACHOIDES especially when I aver, which I solemnly do, that all which I have said there is strict truth. But when Mr. Donovan proceeds from argument to the statement offacl," that may claim some nolice, and 1 shaii inquire into the validity of his 44 proofs," with all the brevity J uid clearness that can. But as 1 have my in hand, t will just touch on a lew of his observations, and reply to some of his ques- iorss. At p. 712. I, it seems, am expected to re- tract and submit patiently to the imputation oi a he, which lie without the colour of pro oeatiou has, in different publications, ad- vanced against me, lest I should affront hint. —This is too ridiculous to merit any other observation fhan that I will not so cheaply forfeit ól character which has stood unsullied, with respect to veracity, the test of three score fttui ien years. Ilis remafks (p. 715.) on my not havilig 14 sooner" noticed the point now under consideration, L reply to, in averring, most truly, that (highly as he may vainly think ol the extensive circulation of his publications) 1 never saw a plate or a page of them. before the passage, in his excursions through South /Vales, was pointed out to me, as a thing which I was concerned in (with one excep- tion which I shall presently notice.) His publications might, therefore, have been in t, circutation," not onty for 44 nine years," but for nine times nine, and I have known nothing -of them, unless by report. And to his pertly insolent question, whether it was 44 allio lately" that I discovered this .,business, in his advertisement before his History of British Fishes," I answer faith- fully, yes, very lately, that is, after the pas- sage in the excursions had been shewn me; and had not the latter happened, I certainly should not have seen the former to this mo- ment. The exception, which I mentioned above, with regard to my not having seen any of Mr. Donovan's publications, was a single volume -of his History of Birds, which accidentally fell in my way at which when 1 had disposed of a few minutes, I was so perfectly satisfied, that I never after had the least desire to see another specimen of Aw productions as with regard t- to the figures, I can find more entertainiug carricatures and as to the history and descrip- tions, the much greater part of them was per- fectly familiar to me before. The animosity, which I evinced towards him" I affirm to be as unfounded as any other of his allegations. But I am weary of such trash, this insigni- ficant effusion of ink, through such a number of pages, in-tended only to divert the atten- tion, and which, like the evomition of the cuttle fish, is made with no other design than to endeavour to disguise his miserable cause in the cloud, and which, he may be assured, I had not thought worth my notice at all, had it not been for one passage, which he deems si important, and which he terms 44 commu- nications of mine," and 44 part of my conver- sation with him." I mean the 44 Extracift-om his travelling note-boole," which shall be more fully, and particularly noticed in due time. Why did no £ Mr. Donovan save himself the trouble of making an apology to the 41 reader for trespassing at such length on his patience," till he 44 proceeded from argument to state- ment of fact," which he proposes, p. 818. why not enter upon fact at once? as a first specimen of which, I suppose, he introduces the following1 passage; from him (Jli-. Da- 44 vies) I understand, for the first time in my U life, that I might desist from farther search after the trifurcated Hake, because there 14 is no such fish and in corroboration of this, he himself furnishcd me with the ori- ginal description and drawing, &c." This is certainly a most mysterious '4 corroboration" that such fish doe; not exist! The continuation here, and what follows, viz. what Mr. Donovan styks 44 collateral testimony" is so childish and silly an attempt to impose, as scarcely to merit any farther notice, than just to be mentioned; it is mere- ly a dilated statement (as Mr. Donovan, whe- ther he appears under his own name, or that of Mr. Shipley, or any other, wonderfully affects prolixity) of what the extract from the travelling note-book consists of; and where b he makes Mr. Stapley say, 44 not being at Aber with Mr. Donovan, I was not of 44 course acquainted, by that means, with the 44 conversation, &c. but it was told me by 44 Mr. Donovan directly when he came back 44 from Aber;" that is, Mr. Donovan tells Mr. Stapley, and Mr. Stapley tells Mr. Bono- van, and the public, what I shall make ap- pear neither did, nor possibly could happen. This is called I- collateral evidence or testi- mony," and he tells us gravely enough, 44 the evidence of this artist wiil be found to ac- j «0f3 with every assertion made fry me."— It is throughout so truly ridiculous and tri- j fling, that I shall no farther trouble the read- er, or myself, about it, as it will of course be included, and its,futility -,as weft as its fal- sities exposed, in the -Wiser vatioiis -wli ich shall be made on the extracts from the travelling note-book. Wishing to proceed with a general view of the whole of this truly ingenious composition, and having toiled through nine tedious pages, it seems I am at length led to the last, and most weighty part, viz. the" statcmcntof fact," where Mr. Donovan invites the" reader to one farther testimonial," which is to leave him as pure and spotless as snow, and which is the alarum bell for my execution. This he exultingly styles, 44 this stern UNANSWERABLE MEMORIAL of self reproof" in consequence of which, 1 am to blush," at least, I- the har- diest of my friends will-blush for me The kind reader will please to observe, that this gentleman is labouriug to acquit himsetf frwm the imputation of a false assertion, he will therefore exert bins-self to the utmost, and produce his most valid arguments. But his cause must be wretched, when he can advance nothing superior to this, Oil which he depends so much as to say, "should any doubts still "linger on the mind to my dishonour, or the discredit t-,f the memory of my friends, this 4' must at once remove them." One feels impatient to know what this im portant 44 testimonial" is, he then proceeds; —14 I shall, with this view, lay before the 44 world a copy of the original description of the fish in question -that which was sent by Mr. Davies to the author of the British Zoo- logy, a transcript from his own hand ivrit in,- !Excellent This is-in full unisoi. with what we have seen before, the descrip- tion ofa subject is produced to prove that such a subject does not exist !—However, I wish u know who told Mr. Donovan what he has here the boldness so roundly to assert ? 1 declare it to be false what he 44 lays be- fore the world" is neither 44 a copy of the 44 original description of the fish in question," iioi- 11 of that which was seni by Mr. Davies to the author ol the British Zoology."—That vhich was sent to the author of the British Zoology appears in that work. What the, gentleman here presents—makes such a fusi* about—and would have the world deem so important, is a copy of -(i scrap of paper, on which is written a part of the description of the subject under consideration, but which: the reader (if he thinks it worth his while to compare it with the description in the British Zoology) iviil jind to accord perfectly with that in every material particular, as far as it goes; (except where the copyist has blundered with lux fossa' &c.) If I had been inclined to have written the description in full i could not have done it, as the paper is too small to take it. I therefore cannot comprehend the force of the Gentleman's reasoning in this place, nor a possible conclusion in his favor, or to my dis- credit. Is it because my description, which has appeared before the public so many years, is more accurate, and more particular than what is found on a scrap of paper, which happened to tie among some loose memoranda of mine, hearing some part of the said descrip- tion, that therefore my published description is not just? This surely is a most strange con- clusion. Here I am compelled to observe, that this unfortunate Gentleman introduces the insig- nificant contents of this scrap, in the same bold strain with the rest of his assertions.— Description (If a fish SeTlt with the skin to Mr. Pennant.—Thi-s is as shameless a forgery as ever was committed to paper. Not a word of it, nor of any thing tending to the same meaning with it, appears on the paper which he quotes, nor Oil any other of mine, which I put into his ungrateful hands; all which may be perused by any person who may desire to see them. It is a lamentable thing to embark in a foul cause; every vain effort of the unfortunate adventurer to extricate himself, does but plunge him deeper in filth, increase the num- ber of his difficulties, and expose him to greater distress and shame. This weak effort is prefaced with a most flaming introduction, with observations dis- tinguished by capitals and italics, so that the reader is induced to expect some very weighty matter; it tells of "omissions," and" pal- pable contradictions," but points out neither; it is in short a mass of unmeaning, false, de- clamatory froth, designed merely to disguise the wretchedness of the cause, and to bewilder and perplex the reader. But this acute Gentleman has discovered likewise a note of mine, on this said slip of paper, which he deems of mighty weight, and which, with his usual dexterity in drawing conclusions in favor of his false ideas, he wishes to persuade the reader, was written after the fish had appeared as a new species, in the British Zoology, under the name of Trifurcated Hake. This I aver to be false, as every one who sees the slip of paper will be convinced. The note is this I take it to be the LEST BAKE Brit. Zool. BARRUS MINOR of Riy*" What Mr. Donovan can flatter himself to produce from this to palliate his feelings, and support his misery, I cannot discover, till 1 observe his note, at the bottom of p. 821. on my note above quoted which, note of his runs Lest Hake (i. e. Least Hake) 44 or Lesser Forked Beard of Pennant. This and the Lesser Hake, or Forked Beard (Ti-nca Marina) of Pennant are the same species 14 namely BLENNIOS PIIYCIS; compare the account in the British Zoology and vide Linn. Syst. Nat. a Gaml. p. 1179. n. 7." I comply with the direction, I compare the account in the Br. Zool. and the first thing I observe is a blunder of Mr. Donovan Mr. Pennant has not the names of Lesser Hake or Forked Beard for Tinea marina Aldr. or Blennius Phycis Lin. he names that fish Fork- ed Hake, as Dr. Shaw juslly refers to him.— In the next place I find that the author makes there two distinct species ;—the Lest Hake or Lesser Forked Beard of [ago is one ;—the Forked Hake or Tinea Marina Aldr. islenni. us Phycis Lin. is another species. This point- edly confutes his asscrtioJl,-I then look into Gtrtelin ;ill that 1, or any one else, can learn from thence is, that Dr. Grnelin did not know the Barbus minor Ilaii, and therefore, not to pass it by unnoticed, he, at random, flung it in as a variety of Biennius Phycis,— Vow this decide* nothing in his favour, but clearly confirms his helpless state. Now I wish to know on what other autho- rity (for 1 hope Mr. Donovan does not ad- vance his own as valid) does he pronounce BARnús major cornubiensis, c. R. Syn. Pise. FORKED HAKE of Mr. Pennant; and BARBUS minor cornubiensis, fyc. 11, Syn. Pise- LEST HAKE of Mr. Pennant, to be the same species ? Let us appeal to the fountain head—the au- thor who had seen both the subjects. At page 163 R. Syn. Pise, we find 7. BARRUS major cornubiensis, 4c. colore est lucido," and again, a sequente differt pinna dorsali anteriore, et 44 eapite minus lato et planiore.Then follows, p. 164. 44 8. BARBUS minor cornubiensis, &c.—est Iffivis, colore nigricante, foe do aspectu." If any one can reconcile such contrarieties as these, abolish all descriptions and distinc- tions at once So much for Mr. Donovan's >4 stern, UNAN- SWERABLE MEMORIAL of self reproof;—most miserably futile and weak He must sureh deem his readers to ha\e very little discern- ment, to be liable to be imposed upon, by such flimsy and false declamation. It may, by many, be thought strange,"that so much should be said aholll a hsh but when the veracity of an honest man is ques- tioned, it matters not how trilling the subject may be, it is incumhent on hiili to defend it. (To be Continued.) ftIIIBr IILI>A
IMPERIAITPAULIAMENT: HOUSE OF COMMONS. Tuesday, Feb. 20. BREACH OF PRIVILEGE. Mr. Yorke moved the order of the day for the attendance of Mr. John Dean, the printer of a certain advertisement purporting to give the de- cision of a debating society called the British Form. The Serjeant having reported that Mr. Dean was in attendances he was immediately called to the bar. The Speaker.—A complaint having been made against you as the printer of a certain paper re- flecting upon (he proceedings of this House and upon the conduct of some of its Members, what have you to say in answer to that complaint. Shew hint the paper. Mr. Dean stated, that the paper produced was printed by hilll, that he had beer, in the habit of printing similar hand-bills for the last four or five years; that the present bill was given him to he printed by Mr. John Gate Jones that the manuscript was in his possession, and that he could identify it to be the hand-writing of Mr. Jones. He also stated that the bill produced was actually worked off, without his attending to it, and that he had no intention to violate the rules or privileges of that Honourable House. Mr. Bean was ordered to withdraw, but not to depart. Mr. Yorlic stated his wish to act upon the present occosion in compliance with the general feeling of the House. The Printer having been so far sensible of his offence, as to express his sincere contrition, and to atrord the best repara- tion in his power by informing the House who the author was of this gross libel, upon its pro- ceedings and privileges, he (Mr. Y.) was not disposed to press any very severe punishment. He, however, thought it should he fully under- stood that all Printers were fully rcponsible for any conduct which should drawdown upon them the just reprehension of that House, and that it was no excuse to plead an ignorance of the violation. With respect to the person named (Mr. Jones), he should feel it his duty to submit a proposition for having him in attendance, at the Bar, there to account for his conduct, and if guilty, to suffer the punishment which that House should think proper to inflict. The Speaker intimated that the usual course was to move, that the paper produced was a gross violation of the privileges of the House, and that the Printer was guilty of a high breach of them. This preliminary motion having been carried, Mr. Yorke then moved, that John Dean be com- mitted for said offence to the custody of the Ser- jeant at A rri,(Ci-ies of No IVg from the Opposition Benches.") The Speaker then stated, that in the case of Wilkes, the last similar case, the House pro- ceeded to exert their authority by a temporary infliction. Mr. H. Smith, taking the peculiar situation of printers into consideration, said, that the more dignified mode was to dismiss him for the present, with an order that he should attend to-morrow, and to be confronted with the other individual Joties.-illove, move. Mr. Smith then moved an Amendment to that effect. The Speaker, with a view to the dignity of their proceedings, thought it his duty to state, that supposing the Amendment carried, the Re- solution would then appear on their Journals to this effect-that the said John Dean, having been guilty of a high breach of their privileges, was dismissed. Mr. Whitbread observed, that he was sorry this paper was taken any notice of at all, as such notice would have the effect of exciting that pub- lie attention to which it would otherwise have no claim. When the question was yesterday put for the attendance of the Printer, he had himself said, No, although it had been stated that such motion was carrried nem. con. As, however, the Printer had, in the Right Hon. Gentleman's (Mr. Yorke's) conception, conducted himself that night with propriety, and as there was a wish to inflict for his ofifencea very light punish- ment. If the proposed Amendment was with- drawn, he should move as a substitution, that the Printer be reprimanded by the Speaker. Mr. Smith begged leave to withdraw his Amendment, and Mr. Whitbread proposed his. Sir. J Anstruther was decidedly against any rigorous exercise ef the authority of the House iu the present instance. The person brought to the bar had evinced a willingness to make every atonement for his share in the offence, of which he had been inadvertently guilty. The man had frankly declared, that he had been for the last four years in the habit of printing those bills, and if the Honse had, by their overlooking- them, given a sort of tacit permission to the continuance of them, hl thought it rather too strong for any C,c-ntlemazi to*press for more than the slightest punishment that could be passed, consistent with the dignity of the HOlIse-l t loo lied rather o(l,,I,an(i might admit of misconstruction, tjiat the House, after such forbearance, should all at oncc rush into the strictest assertion of their privileges, because the name of Yorke" appeared tixed in large characters upon the walls. He was far front imputing such motives to the House, but that was not enough. He wished the House to he above suspicion, and he did Hot think that any severity in the present instance was necessary to the maintenance of their character. He repro- bated, and strongly protested agaiust the prin- cipleof committing, in any case, a witness to custody, for the mere purpose of securing his c The CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer sam: that what he had heard from his Right .Hon. y and Learned Friend had tended to confirm bit first opinion, as to the necessity of that HoussJ proceeding in the case now before them, to assert 1 their own dignity. He thought it rather a curi- < ous argument that, because the House had slept < over the violation of its privileges for some time* ous argument that, because the House had slept < over the violation of its privileges for some time, 1 it should continue to sleep over them. This ar- i gument, if once admitted, would go to the length of rendering their privileges altogether null and j ( void.' j The question was then put on the amendment, which was negatived without a division,—Thff [ v()ld"1 The question was then put on the amendment, which was negatived without a division --The' [ original Motion was then carried.—Mr. Dean, of [ course, was committed to the custody of the Ser* jeaut at Arms, to be brought up to-morrow.
WEDNESDAY. Mr. Yorke moved the Order of the Day, fof the attendance of Mr. J. Gale Jones, at the 8af of the House, lie was accordingly called in, and addressed by the Speaker, in the following man1 uer :— i" 44 John Gale J ones-A complaint having becfl made of the publication of a scandalous and li" bellous paper, containing reflections upon lhØ proceedings of this House, and the conduct of its Members and the printer of this paper having been called upon, has alledged that yott are the au. hor. What have you to say in your de- fellce ?" ( Mr. J. Gale Jones acknowledged that he wa9 the author of the paper, and was sorry that a individual should have suffered on his account, He lamented that he had incurred the displeasure of the House. It would be highly unbecoming any person to question the decisions of the House of Commons, or reflect upon the character of any of the individuals who composed it. He trusted he would be indulged in speaking a few words.-His motive in issuing the publication of the paper, was to know the general opinion of the sentiments of the individuals who were named in it. He always thought it the right of an En- glish subject to deliver his sentiments upon every topic which concerned the country, and to com- ment upon, and discuss the proceedings of the House of Commons. But, upon reviewing the paper-, he found that he had erred and gone too far, and threw himself upon the mercy of that House, which had always so strong a claim upon his esteem and regard. Mr. Jones was then ordered to withdraw. ) Mr. Yorke then moved, 44 That Mr. John Gale Jones had acknowledged he was guilty of a gross breach of 1 he pri v i leges o 1* that li oiise wil ic" was agreed to unanimously. Mr. Yorke hoped the mode ofconduct pursued with respect to Mr. Jones, would be such as to de'er others from a similar innovation upon the ofthe House. It. was incumbent upon him to do all in his power to preserve the House from insult; he, therefore, moved, 44 That Mr.. John Gale Jones be committed to Kewgate."—- Agreed to unanimously. Mr. Yorke then moved, That John Dean. the printer of the paper, should he discharged- The Speaker said. he understood that the printer intended to apply, according to the usual form of the House, by petition. Mr. Yorke then brought up a petition from John Dean, declaring his contrition, and praying for his liberation from custody. If was then unanimously agreed, that John Dcan should he. discharged. John Dean was then called in, and addressed by the Speaker to the following effect:— 44 John Dean, a complaint having been made against-you for printing a scandalous and libel- lous paper, containing reflections upon the pro- ceedings of this House, and the conduct of its Members; and you having been ordered to attend to answer to the charge, you attended, and ac- knowledged your faul t, and shewed your contri- tion, by naming the author; the House could not but highly resent an offence offered to its dignity and authority, upon which depend the safety and independence of the kingdom, and did declaim against your violation of its privileges, and com- mitfed yon to the custody of the Serjeant at Arms* notwithstanding, by your demeanour and peni- fence, and the contrition exhibited in your peti- tion, accompanied by your laying before this House the delinquent, the prayer of your peti- tion has been granted, and you are dicharged without paying the fe,s."
MISCELLANEOUS. A few days ago, several military weapons, apparently of great antiquity, and probably Danish, were found under a lar^e projecting rock, at Glanrushen, in the parish of Kirk- patrick, Isle of Man. Amongst them is a- spear, made of a composition of metal, and t mounted with gold. If inctstii-es,16 inches in length, and weighs lib. 9 oz.; and also I wo swords of the same kind of metal but uo device or inscription upon either of them. The church at Liverpool, the steeple of which, in its late fall, was attended with such melancholy consequences, is said to be of great antiquity supposed to have been built in 1360. The dedication was to 44 our and St. Nicholas,"—and there was formerly a. I. statue of St. Nicholas in the church-yard, to which the sailors presented offerings on their going to sea, to induce the Saint to grant them a prosperous voyag-e. It IS not unworthy of remark, that the oldest church, in each of the most ancient sea ports in England, is de- dicated to Saint Nicholas the tutelary saint of mariners. Stage Coaches—The magistrates of Edin- burgh found a gentleman entitled to the ex- pence of coach-lure, which he had been (obil- ged 10 take, owing to a person having been admitted into a coach in a state of inebriety- The proprietor of the stage was also niied for allowing any person intoxicated to go into th, vehicle. Baptism. Last week at Sunderland,some disciples of adult baptism, and total immer- sion, having to go through the ceremony, (4-W approaching the water, did not altogether like it when covered wilh ice; upon a little consultation, they obtained an indulgence from their pastor (or perhaps recollecting the liberty taken by the pilgrim to Loretto, .111., boiling the peas in his shoes) to thaw the ice with a quantity of cot-nfortaule uarm w ater. This is what Dean Swift called 44 ducking and diving for salvation." Iu consequence of petitions having been of lale presented to the War Office from one or, two towns, to remove regiments from their, quarters, as being burdensome, it is the at- tention of Government to erect additional barracks in the kingdom for infantry regi- ments, consisting of from 500 to 700 men j and persons have been sent for the purpose viewing different situations, cakulalcd for nll- litary quarters. Four thousand chests of precious archiv< arrived last month, at Paris from Vieni" They were sent down the. Danuba, in (ports, as far as Pussau.