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mere favour, he would, for the and conduct of Mr. BROUGHAM, present, allow them two thirds of is applicable to those only, who what they now receive. His ar-change their opinions without guments in support of his pro- being paid for it. " position against the legal right. Sir James MACINTOSH, durof the fund-holders, are, in mying the debates on the Six Acts, opinion, sound and good; and I wished for certain provisions in think that the allowance of two the Bills, which would have made thirds, even to begin with, is a a distinction between certain wriproof of this lawyer's generosity. ters and publishers; between
It is, therefore, Sir, perfectly these sedition mongers and his true, that, as Mr. Perry “la- friend and brother Scotchman “ ments to say,” this notion of Mr. Perry, and all that " ree the necessity and justice of a re- spectable” class, amongst whom duction of the interest of the was to be found Sir James's own Debt is daily gaining ground, brother-in-law, Daniel Stew“ in doors” and “out of doors,” ART, principal proprietor of the too. But, why does Mr. Perry COURIbr. But Sir James partilament to say this? He used to cularly named his worthy counbe a great stickler for the “ Pa- tryman, Mr. PerŘy, whom he “ triots of the Soil.” However, described as an “ unassailable, that was when they had the “ unaccountable being, exercising power of giving him a place of “ almost despotic sway over the twelve hundred a year; and a " minds of his readers.” And, man, especially a Scotchman, is now, Sir, this “ unassailable beallowed to change sides with the ing" is one of that hopeful fra
change of his interest, without ternity, the East India fund-hold- being liable to the charge of ers; and in that capacity he very
“ inconsistency;" which charge, lately seconded, at the India if I'may judge from the language House," an address to the 'jocund
describer of the 's revered and| Arabic, or French or American,
ruptured Ogden.” This ad- are embarked in one and the dress, which was, in all probabi- same boat. Let us hope, how lity, written by the “ unaccount-ever, that this “unaccountable” “ able being” himself, was in the Scotchman has not the “despotic. true Scotch style; obscure as far “ power” over men's minds as the language went, but gross which is ascribed to him by the and fulsome in the flattery, re- Honourable Scotchman " in sembling nothing that one can doors.” Poh! he has no form an idea of, except the words power at all! Those who do uttered by an Austrian boor be- not think him worth despising, fore he licks the dirt from the shrug up their shoulders when his shoe of his Lord.
wishings are mentioned, as much From this little circumstance, as to say, “ 'tis a poor literary however, and from knowing that “ dotard.” this Mr. Perry has a son in In-| Having my Parson and my dia, together with a knowledge Barrister at my back, coming of the circumstance that the for- forth to join me, one from the mer partner of Perry, a Scotch- Bookseller of the Prime Minister, man named SPANKY, is now in and the other from the Bookseller the very high office of Advocate of the Whigs, I may surely now General at Bengal; from these go boldly on! The two parties facts we come at something, like in the struggle seem to be surveythe probable motive for Mr ing each other with steady counPerry's having turned from the tenance, though with anxious « Patriots of the Soil,” to join heart. All that we have hitherto the Patriots of the 'Change; for heard pass between them has been it is very easy to perceive that nothing but an exchange of longall the fund-lords, whether En-shots, which persons not skilled glish or Indian, or Jewish or in this species of warfare, might:
mistake for salutes ! It will not to the whole system. It will . long go on thus. We shall soon make such a noise all over the in see the hostile squadrons bear world! It will give such a shock down upon each other. Perhaps to the whole thing all taken tothe report of Gaffer Gooch's gether. It will so completely committee may be the signal for annihilate the bait which now refight. Just at present the par- tains the money of Foreigners in ties seem to be clearing the decks the funds, that, one can hardly and watching the winds, each believe that the Ministers will wishing if possible to get the be brought to do it, if, by weather-gage. To give you my any means whatever, they can., own opinion, Sir, I do not think possibly avoid it. It will be a that there will be any thing like trying Session, Sir, such an sam a general engagement during the one as this country never saw; present Session. It is the next and such you may be assured, as. . Session that will be interesting ! it never will afterwards see. The landlords will then come up, With such terrible dangers and some riding and some on foot, difficulties staring them in the properly charged, properly prim-ace, whether they reduce or do ed and loaded; and then you will not reduce, I am really afraid, hear speeches in praise of “ Pub- that the Ministers will recoil; that “ lic Credit” and of “ National the two parties will shake hands ; “ Faith” sufficient to put in mo- that Peel's Bill will be repealed, tion the risible faculties of a stoic. and that, “ the Paper System for, At last, however, the heroes of "s ever;" will once more benational faith will, I think, have come the cry of the day. It is to give way, and to see a reduc- true that there will be the Feast tion of the interest of the Debt of the Gridiron to endure ; but take place.
what is shame compared with a., ii Yet, this will be such a blow danger that menaces life itsalf
For, the system dies, and almost tented, never can be easy, must instant death, unless the Bill be be “ disaffected” and “ design rèpealed. I know that even the" ing"'; always " rebelling,” as repeal of the Bill will give it a my good lord CastlerEAGH calls most terrible shock. It will be it, as long as the millions of Eng. like No. 2 of the apoplexy. But, lishmen are degraded and in miit may receive No: 2, and yet sery. And what man can think linger along å good while, and that he ought to be contented, thereby, retard the Nation's re-while nineteen out of twenty of storation to freedom and happi- his countrymen have just cause ness.
for discontént? Of what value However, time will tell us all is abundance in the midst of faabout it; and in the mean while, mishing millions ? There may be let us, like prudent men, enjoy men, though, I trust, the numthe good that we possess. There ber of them is small, who can enis some gold; and there is bread joy themselves in such a state of tolerably low priced. These things things; but, from all I have heard, are valuable. Let us enjoy them; Sir, you are not a man of that and let us also, console ourselves description: Nay, I will not think with the reflection, that while we so badly of any part of my have good reason to' hope, that countrymen as to suppose that we shall be better off than we are, even the parsons, generally we are sure that we never can be speaking, can have viewed this wurse off than we have been. I degradation and misery of the sảy WE, because I never do and millions without pain. As to the I never can separate myself, in gentlemen “ in doors," in both' this view from the Labouring places, they have never, until Classes. I never can think my-now, seen the cause that was at self well off while they are op- work to degrade and starve the pressed. I never can be con- people. If they had, they would,
long ago, have directed their tions that have prevailed was ve thunder" against that, and not given by Lord HARROWBY, against its victims. They, like when he brought in the Report Pitt and his successors in office, about Peels Bill. He said, that have been dazzled with the glare. the paper money had saved us, They have thought that it was a had obtained our victory over Napicture of real prosperity that they poleon. It did obtain that vićsaw. A considerable part of tory; for without it à million of them have been born since the foreign bayonets could not have system had produced much of its been hired for the fight. But, are mischiefs; and nearly the whole we saved, Sir! Ask GÀFFER of them are yet too young to Gooch! He will say we' are får have attentively observed, and to from being saved. Is it being be well acquainted with, the state saved to owe a Debt, the annual of the millions forty years ago. interest of which absorbs mbre Then, again, the men of business, than twice the whole of the renthe real managers, and, in fact, tal of the kingdom? It is now the rulers, have been the Roses, that the great begin to see, be* the Longs, the Addingtons, the cause they begin to feel, the Percevals, the Hobhouses ; old deadly effects of a paper-money. navy-pursers; small lawyers, "" Strength it is in the beginstock-brokers; and the like. So “ning, as PÂINĖ said; " but that there is little room for wonder, “ weakness in the end." Could that we have gone on increasing this nation 'now go to wår? And, in: " prosperity," till, at last, we what, then, is 'the figure that are beset with difficulties and it makes in the world? Do we dabgers from which there is no think that we can disguise our escape without cutting our way state from that world? The through.
world is much too sharp-sighted A very fair specimen of the no- not to see through all our at