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examiner. 627 in a blank cover, sealed with a Ducal Coronet, and that it appears evidently to be the production of a mind not more classical than convivial.

ODE.

WHITHER, O Bacchus, in thy train, (1)
Dost thou transport thy votary's brain

With sudden inspiration ?
Where dost thou bid me quaff my wine,
And Toast new mea uies to combine
· The Great and Little Nation ?

Say, in what Tavern I shall raise (2)
My nightly voice in (HARLEY's praise,

And dream of future glories,
When F-x, with salutary sway
(TERROR the Order of the Day)

Shall reign o'er Kếng and Tories?
My mighty Feelings must have way! (3).
A Toast I'll give--a Thing I'll say,

HOR, LIB. 3. CARM. 25.

DITHYRAMBUS.
(1) Quo me Bacche rapis, tui
Plenum ? quæ nemora, aut quos agor in specus,
Velox mente novâ ?

(2)~Quibus
Antris egregii Cæsaris audiar
Eternum meditans decus
Stellis inserere, et consilio Jovis ?

(3)-Dicam insigne, recens, adhuc
Indictum ore alio.

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As yet unsaid by any, — “Our Sovereign LORD!"—let those who doubt My honest meaning, hear me out

“ His Majesty — The Many !”

Plain Folks may be surpriz'd, and stare, (4)
As much surpriz'd — as B-B AD-R

At Russia's Wooden Houses;
And Russian snows, that lie so thick; (5)
And Russian Boors * that daily kick,

With barbarous foot, their Spouses.

Whatjoy, when drunk, at midnight's hour, (6)
To stroll through Covent-Garden's bow'r,

Its various charms exploring;
And, midst its shrubs and vacant stalls,
And proud Piazza's crumbling Walls,

Hear Trulls and Watchmen snoring!

(4)—Non secus in jugis
Exsomnis stupet Evias,
Hebrum prospiciens.

(5)-Et vive candidam Thracen, ac pede barbara Lustratam Rbodopen.

(6)-Ut mihi devio Rupes, et vacuum nemus Mirari libet!

* There appears to bave been some little mistake in the Translator here. Rbodope is not, as he seems to imagine, the name of a Woman, but of a Mountain, and not in Russia. Possibly, however, the Translator may have been misled by the inaccuracy of the Traveller here alluded to.

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Parent of Wine, and Gin, and Beer, (7)
The Nymphs of Billingsgate you cheer;

Naiads robust and hearty;
As Brook's Chairmen fit to wield
Their stout oak bludgeons in the field,

To aid our virtuous Party.

Mortals ! no common voice you hear! (8)
Militia Colonel, Premier Peer,

LIEUTENANT OF A County!
I speak high things ! yet, God of Wine,
For Thee I fear not to resign

These Marks of Royal Bounty.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

HAMBURGH, FEB. 23. — It was reported here, a few days ago, that the demand made by France to this City, for the sum of Eighteen Millions of Marks, had been discussed in the Senate and rejected, and that it was probable that it would meet with the same fate in the Assembly of the Burghers. Certain it is, that a demand of this nature was made on the Hanse Towns for Eighteen Millions of Livres, not Marks, for the express and avowed purpose

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of facilitating the long talked of Expedition against Great Britain, viz. from Hamburgh Seven, Bremen Seven, and Lubeck Four Millions, offering to give in exchange Dutch Rescriptions to an equal amount. These Cities, and especially the City of Hamburgh, have represented to the French Directory their inability to comply with such a demand; and it is now said that the Directory have been induced to lower it to Ten Millions, of which Hamburgb is to give Four, Bremen Four, and Lubeck Two. The Senate not being able to take any effectual measures in this business without the approbation and consent of the Burghers, called a meeting of them, (which took place yesterday) and laid before them the intelligence they had received, which had previously been communicated to the College of Commerce; and it is confidently said, that after mature deliberation, and many warm debates, the Senate and Burghers came to an unanimous resolution to furnish France with the sum required, namely, Four Millions of Livres, and to accept the Dutch Rescriptions proposed to them. They have sent a Messenger to Paris with this Resolution, who left Hamburgh this morning. It is said, that the French Government had promised, in case their demand was granted, not to molest the Shipping of this City ; to give up their intention of sending an Expedition to the Elbe ; and, lastly, to exempt this City, as well as Lubeck and Bremen, if they acceded to their proposal, from any Pecuniary Contribution which they might make at the conclusion of Peace with the Empire.

The Resolutions of the Cities of Lubeck and Bremen are not yet known.

FEB. 27.- A Meeting of the French Citizens residing here and at Altona, was held on Saturday last at the

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French Consul's, when the latter, after having acquainted them that the object of their being convened by him was, to induce them to form themselves into a Club, to be held at stated periods, (on each Decade) LEONARD BOURDON addressed himself to them in a long speech; the purport of which was, to exhort them to render themselves worthy of the French Republic, by doing every thing in their power to support its principles, and by celebrating, in a manner suitable to the dignity of the Nation, that happy state of Liberty which they now enjoyed; stating, at the same time, that, as the British Nation enjoyed the privilege here, of meeting together at a house belonging to them, there could be no opposition made by the Government of Hamburgh to their enjoying a similar permission. The names of the different persons who formed that Meeting were inscribed in a Book, and each of them subscribed what they thought proper, for the purpose of establishing the above-mentioned Club. — This Meeting haś naturally given some degree of uneasiness here, as it cannot but be understood, that the object of LEONARD BOURDon is to propagate French Revolutionary Principles. It is, however, to be hoped, that this Government will take such measures as may prevent any dangerous consequences to the tranquillity of the City. It cannot indeed be denied that there are some people here much attached to French Principles, but the greatest part of the Inhabitants are not so, and especially the lower class of People; and it is, therefore, to be presumed, that, if precautions are not raken, such an establishment as that alluded to above, may breed disturbances, which would, in the beginning, turn to the disadvantage of the French, however disagreeable their consequences might be in the end to this City; and that even admitting it to be the intention of France (in

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