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« -The Military System is blown to pieces; and the « whole ill-constructed scaffolding is brought down in « ruin upon the heads of its architects.

« I sincerely hope," said Mr. Fox, “ that no such ex“ plosion may take place to the destruction of a Constitu« tion which I venerate!--but Ministers have already « made the first step in this vicious circle of Politics.« The original defect was undoubtedly to be found in « the Constitution itself, even as it existed in better « times. These defects were the natural subject of a “ peaceable and salutary Reform. But what have Mini.“ sters done? Instead of reforming the Constitution, " by removing the abuse, they have exaggerated the abuse « till they have destroyed the Constitution: by their two « last infamous Bills, they have put the finishing stroke « to our Liberties--they have taken away from every “ Englishman his NATURAL INDIVIDUAL COMPETENCE « IN MATTERS OF LEGISLATION.”

Mr. Fox here concluded a very animated and impressive Speech, by recommending to his auditors, that they should immediately strike a blow for the destruction of the present system: as a pledge of his earnest wishes for the accomplishment of this object, he would give them a toast, “ REwbell, and a free Representation !

We have no hesitation in declaring our opinion, that this Speech was one of the best that Mr. Fox ever deli. vered: it abounds in all those characteristic traits which distinguish and clevate the tone of that Gentleman's eloquence, above that of all his rivals and opponents. The references to MACHIAVEL and ADAM SMITH, evinced the extraordinary facility which he possesses, of drawing an urforeseen inference from some acknowledged truth; that ardent deprecation of the all-violent and repressive

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measures, with the irrefragable demonstration of the absurdity and inutility of coercion in every possible case all these, and above all, the spirited and undaunted appeal to his own past life and conduct, were in Mr. Fox's very best manner. We have only to regret, that while we do justice to his sentiments, and general stile of argument, it is impossible for us, in a Report of this kind, to give our Readers any idea of the language in which those sentiments were conveyed.-(We must here conclude our Extract; THE EXAMINER of Monday next will contain the Speeches of Mr. ERSKINE, &C. Ég c. which we shall likewise take the liberty of borrowing from the Morning Chronicle of the same date.)

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ACCOUNT of SHIPS and Vessels belonging to FRANCE, SPAIN, and HOLLAND, which bave been taken,

burnt, or destroyed, since the commencement of the War, distinguishing each year, and also distinguishing the Number of Guns in the Sbips so taken, burnt, or destroyed, in each Year.

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POETRY.

We have received the following from a Loyal Correspondent, and we

shall be very happy at any time to be relieved, by Communications of a similar tendency, from the drudgery of Jacobinical Imitations.

THE INVASION;
OR, THE BRITISH WAR SONG.
Toebe Tune of Wbilst bappy in my Native Land."

Wulst happy in our native land,

So great, so fam'd in story,
Let's join, my friends, with heart and hand

To raise our Country's glory :
When Britain calls, her valiant Sons

Will rush in crowds to aid her
Snatch, snatch your musquets, prime your guns,
And crush the fierce Invader !

Whilst every Briton's song shall be,
“ O give us Death-or Victory!"

II.

Long had this favour'd Isle enjoy'd

True comforts, past expressing,
When France her hellish arts employ'd

To rob us of each blessing :-
These from our hearths by force to tear

(Which long we'ye learn'd to cherish)
Our Frantic Foes shall vainly dare;
We'll keep 'em, or we'll perish-

And every day our Song shall be,
“ O give us Deathor Victory!

III.
Let France in savage accents sing

Her bloody Revolution ;
We prize our Country, love our King,

Adore our Constitution;
For these we'll every danger face,

And quit our rustic labours;
Our ploughs to firelocks shall give place,
Our scithes be chang’d to sabres.

And, clad in arms, our Song shall be,
“ O give us Death-or Victory!"

IV.
Soon shall the proud Invaders learn,

When bent on blood and plunder,
That British bosoms nobly burn

To brave their cannon's thunder:
Low lie those heads, whose wily arts

Have plann'd the world's undoing !
Our ’vengeful blades shall reach those hearts
Which seek our Country's ruin;

And night and morn our Song shall be,
« O give us Death--or Victory!"

V.
When with French blood our fields manur'd,

The glorious struggle's ended,
We'll sing the dangers we've endur'd,

The blessings we've defended;
O'er the full bowl our feats we'll tell,

Each gallant deed reciting;
And weep o'er those, who nobly fell
Their Country's battle fighting-

And ever thence our Song shall be,
“ 'Tis VALOUR leads to VICTORY."

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