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but of expediency. And, as to and you will find, perhaps, a couour object, it is to cause the wishes ple, or three, or four, principal of a majority of the community to proprietors of the land. The be spoken by those whom we next class are their tenants. Then shall call representatives of the the tenants of those ténants. Then people; for, we conclude, as we come the unmarried house sersafely may, that the wishes of a vants and lodgers. Suppose the majority of no community can be principal proprietors to be two - against the interests of that com- in number. Will they not go munity. Now, how are we to themselves, or send their stewards, get at a knowledge of these to march their tenants to the poll wishes by confining the suffrage in as good order, and after' as to a part of the community? Í strict a' roll-call, as a' colonel ask that, and I need go no further marches his regiment from one But how are we to ascertain the barrack to another?' You know wishes by addressing ourselves to they will, because you know they that part of the community who do. And, will they not (if the åre necessarily (mind that!) who Lambtonian and Hobhousean reare necessarily, from their very form take place) make every situation in life, the most de-tenant muster his tenants, as the pendant, and the least at liberty colonel makes his captains,"subalto speak their minds freely? terns and serjeants, muster and * Here is the ground, the real parade their respective companies ground, of all the hankering, on and squads ? Here you have, the part of the rich, who call then, the whole "regiment of themselves reformers, after the moderate” reform - voters, in householder plan. For, after all, complete 'order, discipline, and though the number of voters obedience. This will be so, bewould be augmented, the freedom cause it must be so ; and, really, of voice would not; the La- such a Reform would be a change bouring Classes would still be for the worse ; for," under the as much "unrepresented, in fact, operation of such a plan, the as they are now; and their wishes aristocracy of State and Church would, of course, have no more would have the thing wholly in weight than they now haye. Look their hands.
D at any part of the kingdom. But, let in the fourth class : let Take a circuit of ten milės round; in the unmarried and non-house
holder labourers and journeymen, | These bucks would despise the and all the links of the chain of beat of the election-drum; they corruption and oppression are would laugh at the muster; and, snapped asunder in a moment. if they came, by any chance, Here is a restive crew that will they would only come to break take no election hints and obey the ranks,' to stimulate others to no commands. It is in vain to mutiny, and to throw into confuthreaten them. If you discharge sion the battalion of corruption. them, their wardrobe and furni- Of the two, which is the most inture are quickly on their shoulder; dependent person, the butcher (or
they have another master; for, any other tradesman)or his man? -, mind, a vacancy must be made for The man, to a certainty; and the
them by those whom you must master will take a good scolding, have to supply their place. You when the man will give the scolder cannot deprive them of a house two words for one. to live in ; and, as to your pay, So that, according to the "mothey give their labour in exchange; “ derate” plan, all are to vote; and, to your advantage, too; for all the people are to vote; every you must make a profit out of man is to have a vote; save and their labour, in some shape or except the man who belongs to other. They have no wives to that class, who alone dare to vote whimper at being removed from agreeably to their own wishes, the vicinage of their mothers and which wishes, observe, are, and sisters, or to be exposed to peril must be, also the wishes of their from unexpected removal at cri- dependent married associates.. tical times. They have no ba- Were it proposed to withhold the bies, or sick children, who cannot suffrage from householders, and be removed without danger to to give it to unmarried men, the life. Their minds are not weighed proposition would have something down by oppressive considera- like justice in it." Seeing that the tions. They see what is going latter would assuredly speak the on; they hear things discussed; wishes of the former as well as they form opinions, and have their own wishes. But, Mr. wishes, like those of their mar- LAMBTON’s virtual representation ried associates ; and they dare plan would give the vote to those, act upon those wishes, which their who must vote as they are ordermarried associates dare not.ed, though against the wishes of
their unmarried neighbours, and that Mr. Hunt had the show of keep it from those who would vote hands; and that he got only according to their own and to about four-score votes out of ten their married neighbours’ wishes ! thousand; and, that, Sir FRANCIS Admirable scheme for making the BURDETT, who was rejected by parliament speak the wishes of the the show of hands, was elected by
the votes? Were the handIf these arguments stood in showers bribed ? That is imposneed of any facts to enforce them, sible. Their hands certainly inwhat should we need more than dicated their wishes. But, when what we see take place at every the voters; when the householders election called popular? If the came; when these had been twice single men could have decided to visit them. When the RUMP the election at Coventry, would had swelled itself out to three hunit have terminated as it did ? It dred in number; when each of was poor, dependent, married these had talked with the masters men, called freemen, marked with of the wretched householders ; that appellation, that sent Moore when these masters had talked and Ellice to parliament. CUR- with the householders themselves, Tis has not a hand held up for the householders acted very difhim by the livery at a Common ferently from what they themHall; but, those same livery selves had done, when they held give him a majority of votes. up their hands! And thus it is, He well knows the tie by which and thus only, that Mr. Hobthey are bound; he knows that house, at any rate, is a member they dure not vote as they please; for Westminster. The son of a and he laughs at their hootings placeman; the son of a man who and revilings. “ Think of my has been a Commissioner of Arcot “ family: think of my wife and Debts, for years ; living under “ children," is the answer of the same roof with that placeevery wretched creature, who has man; deriving, in all human progiven a vote against his country bability, as much advantage from and his conscience! Even West- the present system as sons in geminster is under the same species neral derive from their father's of controul. The government, wealth; having a direct interest indeed, has no particular influ- in the upholding of the system; ence here. But, how came it, being, so situated as to render any
attack from him, on places and fand, that, too, observe, because sinecures absolutely indecent: it went too far! Bless'us! They this being the case, let me put it will see something go a little farto any man of sense, whether the ther, I believe, before they get people of Westminster would the Debt paid. 'LORD MILTON have chosen him as a member, if has changed his mind since the the unmarried and unfettered time when he was younger." men had had a vote at the elec- Well : so far so good : but, it is tion?
very naughty, you know, to be No wonder, then, at all this inconsistent! However, he is in hankering after the householder the right road ; and, let us hope, plan! It is of all plans the very that he will get along. He thought, worst, if we could suppose it that the householder plan would possible for it to be permanent. endanger the Constitution. That It would, indeed, take the money would be a pity; for the Conbribes away from many who now stitution gives support to some of receive them; but, if men be to the prettiest gentlemen and ladies vote against their consciences; if in the world; and it gives Burke's the wishes of others, and not their Executors two thousand five hunown wishes, be to direct them dred pounds a year, which a real what to say, it is as well for them reform of parliament would, in to get money by the peeping as all likelihood take away! It. not: à false oath is still a false secures to us the use of the lawoath, whether procured by inspir- giving talents of Messrs. SCARing fear or giving money, and LETT, BROUGHAM, ABERCROMBIE, whether there be many or one MACKINTOSH, and a great many engaged in the subornation.. others, which a real reform of
So much for Mr. LAMBTON's parliament might, by possibility, abortive attempt at “ moderate take from us; and, iherefore, “ Reform,” at the “ prepara- such a constitution is not to be en“ tory school” for which Signor dangered. Lord Milton, in 1816, Waithman enjoyed the happiest said, he wished to come to close day of his life. But, it is worthy quarters with the Reformers; the of remark, that the far greater next year, when he appeared part of those, who spoke in favour likely to be gratified in this reof going into a Committee, dis- spect, he spoke and voted for approved of the householder plan; a bill to screw up their mouths.
To close quarters with such re-ruption more than she ever was formers as Messrs. LAMBTON and belaboured before.' 'The midHobhouse, with whom the calls Juling classes, we are now told, of nature are so powerful as to want reform. Want it! Why, abstract them from the field in they always wanted it; but, they the heat of the fight, his lordship did not dare mention the word, may safely come; but, I am half till some of the Landlords wanted disposed to believe, that he would to put out the ministers by the not, with the real reformers, carry sound. Faith, the Ministers, are
on a combat for any length of not to be driven off by sounds. · time, without calling aloud for They are not afraid of ' blank
protection from Bills of some cartridges. sort or other. When Mr. Mad- However, let us leave this Dox brought forward his memo- “ moderate” stuff to its fate, and rable motion relative to the seat look a little at that, which is really of Quintin Dick, Lord Milton interesting to us; namely, the ef was the man, who said, that he forts that are now making by the did not think the worse, on that land-people to raise and keep up account, of those who had been the price of Corn! They pré-' . engaged in the transaction! How-tend, that this is for the good of ever, Lord Milton was “ young-commerce and manufactures; and, “ er" then than he is now; and daylight does not follow dark is a great deal younger now than more certainly, than the adoption he will be in a few years hence, of their scheme would totally ruin especially if the wheat keeps both, which, indeed, are already falling in price !""
more than half-ruined. They The state of Corruption is very wish to have no warehousing, and perilous, and, not less perilous on to have a duty imposed as high account of our tranquillity. The as the full price of corn ought to Six-Acts really did Corruption be. Wages, and particularly harm. They deprived her of the in commerce and manufactures, use of those lies and bug-bears, could not be raised; and, of course, with which she used to deceive and hundreds of thousands must help frighten the timid. " That ge- themselves, or die quietly from " neral working of events," of hunger. Yet, it is very certain, which Lord Castlereagh speaks that the Landlords and the Bigso eloquently, is belabouring Cor- farmers must come down to 'a