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In the ways and means, projected by Mr. Foster, and submitted to the English parliament, a sum of nine millions, is to be raised in Ireland, for the current year, he modestly observed at the same time, that it was rather heavy, for such a country as Ireland.
The absense of our landlords, the want of protecting duties to assist our manusacturers, to the exclusive right of an Irish market, against the unrestrained intrusion of British produce. The expenses of a fifteen years war. The accumulacing burden of an immense military establishment, with the irreparable decline of trade, have rendered Ireland very unequal to the payment of ning millions, in one year
One item of Mr. Foster's plan of finance, bears an evident appearance of absurdity, he proposes to rise 333,00 pounds by extending the duties on malt, to raw corn used in dis. tillation, at the same time, that another bill, is in progress through che house, to prevent distilling from corn in any form.
A considerable number of trades, that before the union, contributed to circulate industry, have been destroyed, with our independence.
There existed at the time the union was caried into a law, flive great manufactories, for making window glass, Cork, Waterford and Belfast each possessed one, and Dublin two, not one of these establishments exist at this day, our pratriots, stood silently by, and allowed, Scotch and Engish capital to exert its influence, to destroy those great and important branches of industry, the consequence, is that five thousand persons, were dispersed, and are beeome victims to the law, or paupers in our streets.
On the 4th inst at Gluncullen, near Kilternan, in ths county of Dublin, aged 109 years 3 months, and 19 days, Valentine Walsh, farmer This venerable Patriarch enjoyed a perfect state of health until a few days of his death, was a keen sporteman, and a constant compa: nion of the famous Johnny Adair, of Kilternan; he was a jovial companion, much attached to his native whiskey, of which he drank regularly two quarts every day in grog until & week before his death, for like Boniface," he fed on his whiskey, eat of whiskey, and slept on his whiskey"--His funeral was attended by above 500 pertons from the neighe bouring villages.
The Mathematical Question, which appeared in, December's Magazine, has not been answered, in our next we will reinsert it, with, a Solution by the proposer,
P. M. of Galway's Poetry, we cannot insert. We request whenever he makes any communication io us, he will pay the Postage.
For JULY, 1808.
Memoirs of the late Lord EDWARD FitzGERALD, with
Anecdotes of the Rebellion of 1798.
AFTER a lapse of ten years, riod of his life paff:d away unmarke
rom the turbulence of 1708, ed by any peculiariey in talent or the animofity of party seems to have dispahiion, to distinguish him from fubsided, and the spirit of revenge the generality of those who are bord appears to be deadened by forgiven to high education and elevated rank, Dels, and by time. Tocre was a period The lerthargy however of his juve when to be the Biographer of Lord nile days was foon shaken off, and Edward Erzgerald, might subject his talents were rouled to exan author at least to the fear of dan ertion, by reflecting on the devra. ger, but he is now no longer a co- ded and opprelled state to which he temporary: and the historian who thought his country reduced. Pole impartially draws a picture of chole felling a loul generous, brave and – event 'ul times, may do harmless enterprising, with a mind capacious jullice to iis character without the and enthusiastic, he could noi brood dread of bringing on himsel; the over she evils he beheld without fcourge of power or the fufpicion of sympathifing with the sufferers and diliff Cion.
attempting reform, Amongit the This unforiunate young noble- numerous leaders who had associate man, whose name will delcend to ed to bring about a revolution ia pulterity, connected with the luffer. Ireland, perhaps lord Edward was ings of his unhappy country, was a the sot qisinterested and had the younger brother of the lare respecte purest views. It could be no motive çd Duke of Leinster. He was born in vulgar ambision or meaner avaa in the year 1762, and the early pe- rice, which actualed such a man to
Bmbark in a dangerous cause, where His lordfhip relided in Paris in it was evident that by following the the year 1792, where he was much routine course of other young noble caressed, by the men who then men of parts and interest, he might managed the affairs of the Revoluhave a spired too and posseffed the tion, for the interest and zeal he first offices of the state. No, it was teftified for the rational appearance not discontent brooding over disap- which liberty then assumed. He pointment, nor revenge seeking the put his name to an addrets, of the savage delight of shedding an reudent Irish and Scotch citizens in enemy's blood, that knawed his soul Paris, congratulating the Convenand puthed it on to desperale re- tion and the Frech nation, on their Solve; but an impassioned love of triumphs over the enemies of liberty. country inflamed him almost to a For this act, his lordship's name pitch of frenzy, and hurried his was struck out of the list of British youthful indignant breast to apply officers, from which period his lordto his country's wrongs the remedy ship embarked his fortune and his of vengeance thro'. the terrible whole life, in what he considered medium of insurrection. His lord the cause of Ireland, and fatally ship very carly in life entered into and incautiously this passion for her the army, where his distinguished glory and chimerical independence, merit, amiable manners and high : burried him into the most unguardrank, would have raised him to the ed acts. firft line of the military profession, He married the celebrated and but his faial predeliction for his accomplished Pamela, natural daughcountry, and his high notions of the ter of the very infamous duke character she appeared destined to of Orleans, this young and interesthave among the nations of the ing lady he brought to Ireland, world, made him reject any ad- where they continued to reside until vancement however flattering, his death, and on terms of the highwhere her particular elevation, was est conjugal felicity. This exceilent not exclusively concerned. Ireland lady imbibed all the attachment for in his idea of country, should be Ireland which predominated in the placed alone, remote from any po- breast of her husband, and with an litical tangibility that would rile or equal passion and folicitude. When Sink her, by the passions or policy the appeared in the streets, she was of any disguised rival or avowed the delight of every rank, who teftienemy. He was an elhusiast for his fied their respect by every mark of favourite country. He loved with attachment, this regard she was an affection, which nothing but his greatly delighted with, and free abhorrence for her enemies, could quently ipoke of wicle the most equal. This unwearied and un- lively maks of exquisite fenability ceasing vigilance, involved him with and gratitude. every plan, and with every man, It was therefore the agitated state that ever contemplated what he of things in Ireland, which drew forth conceived beft calculated for the the talents of lord Edward, and completion of hiscountry's happiness. wbich eolisted under his standard In these pursuits he fell, and with him both the virtuous and the atrocious. Ireland lost the bravest and the most Revolutions are always the grand affectionate song that ever a parent springs of intellectual exertion: nourished.
every good and bad pallion in the