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cain her great popularion, unas- pulation is drawn off to enlarge a sisted by any external relations commercial intercource in which whatever. This evident and un- their country has litile ipterest, or answerable character of our coun, where its honour is not to be rigtry, is studiously kept out of view dicated. or denied by one party among It was arrogantly and foolishly us, ånd dou bied by a well meano predicted that America could not ing number of another considera- exist as an independent State if ble proportion of our country- she wanted the protection of Engmen. Berkley, though a Prores- land ; time has given an answer tant and an English Prelate, was to such feeble assertions. If proan Irishman, in a very extensive tection against the exercise of inmeaning of the word, and was dustry and commerce, could serve very well informed of the politi- America daring her bondage, cal and commercial eminence she enjoyed it to the fullest extent which his country, even in his for she was interdicted any comdays was capable of,
munication wih the surrounding That we possess those means of world, but through the medium self existence which the patriot of England, and even the proPrelate alludes to, may be seen vinces as they were then called, åt one view by any reflecting pers were restrained from exchanging son, who knows the kind of com. such articles of manufacture as merce which foreign jealousy they attempted, with each other. connives at, and we may say en- This might be called a protection courages. We export beef alive against opulence, in favour of inand dead, Pork in the same state, digence and vice. America relive mutton, and burcer in im- quired but little of policical disa mense quantities. We feed the cernment to discover the inconvenaval and military armies of the nience of such protection, and Empire, besides a great part of she exchanged it for the trade of the labouring classes of the Eng. the whole earth, has doubled her glish people, and in return we popularion, and covered her import tobacco. Our people are coasts with new and opulent cideprived of articles of the first cies. necessity, and are allowed a pois | Ministers may flatter themsonous weed in exchange. Our selves that the property they trecorn is removed to another coun. 1 quently tell we enjoy. is advance try, or distilled at home, and be- ing with surprising rapidity, we tween both misfortunes arise listen with due deference, but we drunkeness and famine, immora- | never can be persuaded that the lity and hunger ; parrial Insur- immense quantity of provisions rections, and disgusting ferociiy we raise ought not to be detained are the consequences ; crimes of at home, until we were supplied, a local and lasting nature exist by that a measure so different from constant irritation that want any commercial nations, that of exof the character of civilization, porring all we raise, instead of or even the melancholy dignity the redundancy of it, is calculate of rebellion. These vices called to produce riches, plenty or forth the hand of the law, or the security, or that tobacco is a suf. summary sword of the soldier. \ficient substitute for beef or but Panishment is substituted for instruction, or a “saperalundant po. 1
AS SUNG IN THE IRISH PORTER HOUSI, AND AT DONNY-BROOK AIR.
Tune, “ When glorious Queen Bess to all Europe gave Law.
DEAR PAT do you know who thore Englishmen be,
Dear Pat do you know who these English mea be,
Sing, o ! the Roast Beef of Old England,
If garrisons were made of ft ong Butcher's falls,
If garrisons were made of strong Butcher's stalls,
Sing, O! the Roast Beef of Old England,
To the midst of a battle, on a fine summers day,
in the midst of a battle, on a fine rummers day,
Sing, O! the Roaft Beef of Old England.
Now to conclude give the ENGLISH their due,
Now to conclude give the ENGLISH their DUE,
Sing, o! the Roaft Beef of Old England,
THE GIFT OF LOVE..
MY fair one to prove that her paflion was true,
She pluck'd off the thorns, and kiss'd off the dew,
“ Accept it," she said, and the blushes of youth
“ Accepe it," she said, “ as the pledge of my truth," While I funk on her bolom, and breathed a vow.
• From Crn, the birth-place of Simonides, the Grecian Poet, principally lebrated for his Traanations and Elegics.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE IRISH MAGAZINE.
Soon after the Publication of the Irish Grammar, upon which you have passed a merited eulogium, in your Magazine for August, the following Lines, addressed to its Author, were received by Mr. O'Flanagan, Secretary to the Gælic Society, Dublin:
As when of Old, we read in heroic strains,
This mine of Learning unexplored before,
Vain Alba thought Hibernian spirit flown,
Then Alba cease that facrilegious will,
When too, barbarian Europe ! as to thee,
· Hibernians, rouze from your lethargic Deep,
And thou whose learned labour, care, and art,
SIR ARTHUR THE BRAVE ;
Or, THE PORTUGAL LAUREL.
IN the list of all noftrums for healing a quarrel,
To this use 'twas applied, when the ODDS were not Avan,
* Clofter reven. In 1757, a Royal Highness of Eogland, at the head of 38,648 men. laid down his arms, and made a Convention with a Freach General,
+ Licentia Poetica Hibernicæ.