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The former, we trust, describes the feelings common to every Inhabitant of this country.

The second, we know too well, is expressive of the sentiments of our Enemies.


Lines written at the Close of the Year, 1797.

Loud howls the storm along the neighbouring shore,
BRITAIN indignant hears the frantic roar:
Her generous Sons pour forth on every side,
Firm in their country's cause-their Country's pride!
See wild Invasion threats this envied Land :
Swift to defend her, springs each Social Band;
Her white rocks echoing to their chearful cry,
“ God and our King,” “ England and Victory !"

Yes! happy Britain, on thy tranquil Coast
No Trophies mad Philosophy shall boast;
Though thy disloyal Sons, a feeble band,
Sound the loud blast of Treason through the Land,
Scoff at thy dangers with unnatural mirth,
And execrate the Soil which gave them birth,
With jaundiced eye thy splendid Triumphs view,
And give to FRANCE, the palm to Britain due ;
Or, when loud strains of gratulation ring,
And lowly bending to the ETERNAL KING
Thy Sovereign bids a Nation's praise arise
In grateful incense to the fav'ring Skies
Cast o'er each solemn scene a scornful glance,
And only sigh for ANARCHY and France,

Yes! unsupported Treason's Standard falls,
Sedition vainly on her Children calls,

While Cities, Cottages, and Camps, contend,
Their King, their Laws, their Country, to defend.

Raise, Britain, raise thy sea-encircled Head,
Round the wide world behold thy Glory spread,
Firm as thy Guardian Oaks thou still shalt stand,
The dread and wonder of each hostile land;
While the dire Fiends of Discord idly rave,
And, mad with anguish, curse the severing Wave.

Queen of the Ocean, lo! she smiles serene,
'Mid the deep horrors of the dreadful scene;
With heartfelt piety to Heav'n she turns
From Heav'n the flame of British Courage burns
She dreads no power but His who rules the ball,
At whose “ great bidding” Empires rise and fall;
In Him, on peaceful Plain, or tented Field
She trusts, secure in His protecting Shield-
GALLIA, thy threats she scorns-Britain shall never yield.),





With Notes by the Translator.

Good Republicans all,
The Directory's call.

Invites you to visit John BULL;
Oppress'd by the rod
Of a King and a God *.
* The cup of his misery's full.


* General DANICAN, in his Memoirs, tells us, that while he was in Command, a Felon who had assumed the name of BRUTUS, Chief of a


Old Johnny shall see
What makes a man free;

Not Parchments, nor Statutes on Paper;
And stript of his Riches,
Great Charter, and Breeches,

Shall cut a FREE Citizen's caper,
Then away, let us over
To Deal, or to Dover, .

We laugh at his talking so big;
He's pamper'd with feeding,
And wants a sound bleeding

Par Dieu! he shall bleed like a pig !
John, tied to the stake
A grand baiting will make,

When worried by Mastiffs of France,
What Republican Fun!
To see his blood run,

As at Lyons, La Vendée, and Nantz*.


Revolutionary Tribunal at Rennes, said to his Colleagues, on Good Friday, Brothers, we must put to death this day, at the same hour the “ Counter-Revolutionist Christ died, that young Devotée who was “ lately arrested.” And this young Lady was guillotined accordingly, and her corpse treated with every possible species of M:decent insult, to the infinite amusement of a vast multitude of spectators.

* The Reader will find in the Works of PETER PORCUPINE (a spirited and instructive Writer) an ample and satisfactory Commentary on this and the following Stanza. The French themselves inform us, that, by the several modes of destruction here alluded to, upwards of 30,000 persons were butchered at Lyons, and this once magnificent City almost levelled to the ground, by the command of a wretched Actor (Collot D'HERBOIS) whom they had formerly hissed from the Stage. From the same autkorities we learn, that at Nantz 27,000 persons, of both sexes, were murdered ; chiefly by drowning them in plugged boats. The waters of the Loire became putrid, and were forbidden to be drank, by the javages who conducted the massacre. That at Paris, 150,000, and in La Vendée 300, coo persons were destroyed. Upon


With grape-shot discharges,
And plugs in his Barges,

With National Razors good store,
We'll pepper and shave him,
And in the Thames lave him

How sweetly he'll bellow and roar !
What the Villain likes worse,
We'll vomit his Purse,

And make it the Guineas disgorge;
For your Rapbaels and Rubens
We would not give two-pence;

Stick, Stick to the PICTURES of George.
No Venus of stone.
But of good flesh and bone,

Will do for a true Democrat;
When weary with slaughter,
With John's Wife and Daughter

We'll join in a little chit-chat.
The Shop-keeping hoard,
The Tenant, and Lord,

And the Merchants, * are excellent prey :
At our cannon's first thunder,

The Order still be of The Day.


the whole, the French themselves acknowledge, that Two Millions of human Beings (exclusive of the Military) have been sacrificed to the Principles of EQUALITY and the Rights of Man: 250,000 of these are stated to be Women, and 30,000 Children. In this last number, however, they do not include the unborn; nor those who started from the bodies of their agonizing Parents, and were stuck upon the bayo. nets of those very men who are now to compose the “ Army of England,” amidst the most savage acclamations.

* At Lyons, JaBOGUES, the Second Murderer (the Actor being the First) in his Speech to the Democratic Society, used these words

" Down

French Fortunes and Lives,
French Daughters and Wives,

Have FIVE HONEST Men to defend 'em ?
And BARRAS and Co.
When to England we go,

Will kindly take John's in commendam.

“ Down with the Edifices raised for the profit or the pleasure of the " Rich; down with them all. Commerce and Arts are useless to a war“ like People, and are the destruction of that sublime Equality which “ France is determined to spread over the Globe."

Such are the consequences of RADICAL REFORM !!! Let any Merchant, Farmer, or Landlord let any Husband or Father - consider this, and then say, “ Shall we or sball we not contribute a moderate Sun, “ IN PROPORTION TO OUR ANNUAL EXPENDITURE, for the purpose of prea ~ serving ourselves from the fate of Lyons, La Vendée, and Nanx?".

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Much cannot be added to the concluding Note of our unknown Correspondent (whom we thank for his most excellent Translation); yet we will take the opportunity his Appeal affords, to address the following impressive lines from Johnson, to as many of the various ranks of people whom he enumerates in his concluding note, as may hesitate to answer in the affirmative.

« That WEALTH, too sacred for their country's use!
That WEALTH, too pleasing to be lost for Freedom!
“ THAT WEALTH, which, granted to their virtuous Prince,
“ Had rang'd embattled Nations at his side;
" Taus, THUS reserv'd to lure the Wolves of France,
" Adds shame to GRIEF, and infamy to RUIN.
“ Lainenting Av’rice, now too late, discovers
HER OWN neglected in the PUBLIC SAFETY.


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