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1. He had totally destroyed every tempting to make those factious !
thing worthy of the name of free- and rebellious, whom it was “ the com in France. His elections“ first duty of sovereigns to unite were a mere mockery, and, as to "to keep in awe.” A similar debates, there are now debates in sentiment had been before exthe Legislature ; but in his time, pressed in his letter to Ferdinand there were none. He was, as of Spain. His vanity had, at fast, as possible, re-establishing last, absolutely made him infathe Church in all its oppressions tuated. Even on his return from and insolence; and, if he had ELBA, when he had tasted of the continued in power for twenty friendship .of.“ sovereigns,” he years, Europe might have groaned retained all his old language ; apin slavery for ages. The splen-pealed, not to freedom, -but to dour of his warlike deeds, always what he called loyalty ; called so enchanting with the mass of upon the nation, not to avenge mankind ; his gratifying the pas- itself, but him and his “ imperial sions of the brave and vain, and “ house,” talk about which, about pleasing the people of populous and his son, his wife, his dynasty, and fertile France; these would have railing against those whom he had : made despotism hallowed instead the audacity to calls the factious," of being (as it now is) hated, or, made up the far greater part of rather, despised. Who will ever his turgid proclamations and admire such things as the Bour- manifestoes. bons? And, who can believe;} All this being so notorious as it that, if Napoleon had remained is, our pretty gentlemen comin power, we ever should have mitted
mitted a great oversight in putting seen a revolution in Spain, or in him down, and this I said at the Portugal ? .
.. time. He was the best friend then, That he was a despot in heart, in existence to their system, a sysand an insolent despot too, we tem, which, as was clearly proved need no other proof than his by his acis, le never wished to answer to the proclamation see destroved. 'It is well knoan of the Allies upon his last re-l that no Boroughmonger ever. treat from Germany. They had invited the people to rise
hated the Americans more than every where against him; and on he did. He hated, and treated this he reproached them with al- with contempt, every thing which
had the character of freedom large permanent army would , about it.
have needed no apology then. And, is there any body so lost All would have become military. to all sense of justice as to call The Debt would have been just this a great man! A fortunate, small enough to be endurable for and, if you will, a brave and many years, and just big enough skilful general, with a million of to make us a set of poor, debrave men, and the resources of graded, ill-treated half-starved a great country at his absolute slaves. Now there is no apology command. No wonder that he for barracks and military acadegained victories over discontented mies. The military mania is nations. But, we are to look at now bled, or is bleeding, down the end as well as at the middle into sanity by the tax-gatherer; of the career; and, if we thus and the Debt is so monstrous, ,
look, he was a miserable com- that it cannot be endured. A - mander and a still worse politician. change, therefore, must come ;
and that change must be for the Men of sober sense will take this view of the matter; and will
better. not be carried away into mourning for the loss of the great man, PRICES OF FOOD. whatever they may think of the treatment of the prisoner of war. The prices of wheat is, at preThe art of war may be debtor to sent, prevented from falling by his memory ; but freedom owes it a long coolness of weather, which nothing but reproach. If our is rare, at this time of the year, pretty gentlemen had made peace and which has now continued, with him in 1806, leaving him with little intermission for two Emperor of France, we should months. But, other food comes have been settled down under a down nicely. Excellently good military despotism for ages Abacon, by the side, for fourpence
halfpenny a pound, dried well ;66. bourhood. Best weather Legs and well smoked. For 18 years “ of Mutton, 6}d. per lb.; Shoulsucceeding 1800, I never knew". ders, 6d.; Loins, 6ļd. ; Necks, bacon of this description sell for “ 41d.; Breasts, 4d. Fine grass less than a shilling a pound by" Lamb, 7d. Prime Ox Beef "the side. Come, come! · Say " 17d.” what they like, this is not “ ruin" Thank you, Mr. Griffiti. to the labouring man. Of But, come; not such very small Butcher's meat, in London, I will profits neither ! You do not ; speak by inserting the copy of a give (nor does any one) much printed hand-bill, which was more than 31d. a pound for matton put into my hands yesterday : by the carcass; and, for ready .“ J. Griffith, butcher, No. 3, money, you would not do aniiss, ** St. Clement's Foregate, back to sell, all round, at 41d. How6 of St. Clement's Church, three ever, you have your rent, taxes, “ doors from Pickett-street, servants, and other expenses. 66 Strand, begs respectfully to in- Well ! "Is not this comfortable ? " form the gentry and public A mechanic can now have a joint 6 in general, that he purposes to fof lamb for his Sunday's dinner. • commence on Saturday, July And, how many a poor creature « 7, supplying them with the used to be famishing that can • best meat he can procure, at now get a belly full of meat ? :
the undermentioned low prices But, we are, I hope, not come s for ready money; which he down yet to where we shall be. “ will only be enabled to do by We must have a leg of wether
a large consumption, the pro- mutton at about 31d. a pound, " fils being so very small; there- and the quartern loaf at 4d. 6 fore, trusts upon trial, that he That will be about the thing. 6 will meet with liberal support And, if we have pretty good s froin the surrounding neigh-years, we shall see this before
Peel's Bill gets into its full | He is too high-blooded is he, to operation. And I must not re-use the dung-fork or the scythe ! joice at this, I suppose, lest it Faith, let him bleed himself then," should reach the ears of Six- and let out the high-blood. Acts gentlemen, the Manchester I yesterday heard of a landMagistrates, Parson Hay, or lord, who has now, actually beBolton Fletcher ! I must not tween forly and fifty farms rejoice, eh! because, forsooth, thrown upon his hands! The “ my country” is ruined! Do cause was not stated; nor was
you call it ruin for a labouring it necessary to state it to me. I · man to be able to fill his belly? know the cause, and that it was
If this be ruin, I hope we are that he wanted more rent than the getting into ruin everlasting. farmers could afford to give. ; : Is it no good that robberies His asking might be very low ;
have, in a great degree diminish- not a third, perhaps, of what ed? People can go about now he got before ; but, still, they without being knocked dow). would have given something ; We hear of no sheep-stealing as and, if he could get nobody to we did a few years ago. This give more, that something was is the true way of “ softening the better than nothing. It is a s criminal code.” And, I am shocking thing to have a parcel of not to rejoice at this, I suppose, farms thrown upon hand. They because that which puts a stop to must go to ruin. Now, I will robberies and murders, makes now give this landlord my advice; and and then an “ Agriculturist” I will suppose the case my own. hang himself, or cut his throat! A great part of the dismay of I do not want to hear of this; the farmers arises from the state but, why should the Agriculturass of complete uncertainty, in which make away with himself ? Why they are. If they were all to not go to work ? Oh, bless me! read the Register, which (on
more accounts than one) I wish hundred bushels of wheat, or the . the logger-headed dogs would, average market price of 200 instead of the bewildering trash bushels. This would give him a . that they do read, they would certainty and me too. If wheat know precisely how to take a fell to 3s. a bushel, or rose farm. The landlords, in general, to 25s., we should both be doing read the Times news-paper, the justice to one another. There is Morning Chronicle and the than- no other possible way of giving derers' speeches and reports. any thing like certainty, at this That their brains are addled it is time, to any transactions of this no wonder at all. The oratorical sort. thunder seems to have the same But, I would, first of all, throw effect.upon their poor heads that my large farms back into small celestial thunder has upon beer in ones, if there were any thing of . a shallow cellar. Thus they are, houses and buildings on them;". on both sides, bewildered, be- for three tenants will be, in the . muddled and bedevilled. The approaching state of things, betlandlord acts upon his hopes, the ter than one. The poor - rates farmer upon his fears; and, they would be instantly relieved by . are necessarily, as wide as the
this; for, though paupers would Poles asunder. - Now, if I had a not be farmers, all at once, some..' farm to let, and liked my man, of the capital labourers would, and I could get 50 pounds a year and this would instantly give & . . from him, and no more from any spur to emulation, the effects of ". other, I would close with him in which would speedily be felt... this way. He should have a And, what would be so becoming lease, and pay me a corn rent. in a great landlord;' what could I Thus, 501. will now buy two hun-1 afford him half so much real satis. .. dred bushels of wheat, and he faction, as such a regeneration of : should give me every year two his tenantry and his parish? For.