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know, that to praise the measures f" which he believed to be unof that man now does require avoidable, it became his duty brass of face or emptiness of head" for himself, and on behalf of such as few men are blessed • bis Colleagues, to express their with. There is, in this speech" gratitude for the manner in of yours, however, a good deal" which the meeting had been of faultering ; a good deal of " pleased to honour their humwhat is called bluster, which is the “ ble efforts to serve the country. sure mark of conscious weakness. " It, so happened that he had You were compelled to acknow-f“ had the honour of baving a ledge, that distress and difficulty “ share in the Government of prevailed ; and you were puzzled" the nation much longer per.

to account for them, while youhaps than any other Member " were receiving the thanks of the “ of the present Administration. "Club! You strive hard; but " It had been his fortune to

you do not get clear of the em- " know intimately the views and barrassment. You push and poke“ principles of that great Statesabout for a hole to creep out at;f" man whose birth they were

but still you are hemmed up; " that day assembled to com* and, when LORD LIVERPOOL " memorate. He might there

read the speech, the next day, I " fore take the liberty to say, am sure he congratulated himself " that if any thing could inupon having been absent. You “ crease the gratification which tell a worse tale than I ever heard " he and his colleagues felt at

told by any of you before. You “ the compliment received, it * ask pinching questiovs which you's was the circumstance of its

cannot answer. This is the first " coming from those who were time, that apology has found a * pot assembled to commemoprominent feature in an harangue “ rate the birth of Mr. Pitt a on the effects of the Pitt-system. " short time after the body of I insert the speech to avoid the " that great man had been concharge of garbling, and that we“ signed to the grave, but who may have it to look at next year. “ now, at the end of fifteen or

66 The Lord Chancellor roses sixteen years bad met to ma•"*" to return thanks. ' In the ab- '“ fest their gratitude to him who

6 sence of the Earl of Liver" had deserved more, perhaps, of *“ pool, which he regretted, but his country than any man who " had ever lived. (Applause.)" Much had been said of late on 6. He believed that he spoke the subject of Parliamentary .." the sentiments of all his Ma- “ Reform. He would state, what ..**.jesty's present Ministers, when“ had fallen from Mr. Pitt the - “ he declared, that, in their “, last time he (the Lord. Chan

“ opinion, if any merit at all. “ cellor) had talked with him on "", was due to them, it grew, out". that question. Mr. Pitt, had

“ of their following up the prin- " then saidWe have a Con.ciples and carrying into effectstitution which has enabled

the plans of Mr. Pitt, for the me to save the country in the ..salvation not only of this " manner in which I have saved

«:country, but of Europe and", it, from enemies abroad, and .." the world. There might have " ! from those who, aiming at. ..“ been differences of, opinions a revolution, have made it

"among Ministers, as to ques-“ their business to disseminate .", tions touching the Protestant " revolutionary principles at

“ Ascendancy and Parliamen- " ? home; and knowing this, I ," tary Reform; but to his know-“ 'must say, that whatever my 6 ledge, the great man whose 1" : opinions, were formerly, · I “ birth, they were met to com- " { now feel that such a Consti66. memorate, would at any pe-" tution ought not to be rashly

“ riod of his life rather have“ ! sacrificed.' - (Applause. ) ,:6. gone to his grave than lave. “ If this, opinion was justified .“ çonsented to give up the Pro-" by what had transpired before

,," testant. Ascendancy to the in-. Mr. Pitt went to, bis grave, .." jury of any of the Protestants" how much more was it borne .." of this country. That he was out by what had occurred since. .. willing to concede to the Ca- It was by persevering in the

“tholics the henefits of a great “ course which Mr. Pitt had mark:“ and enlightened system of 10-“ed out, that those who had .! Jeration, consistent with the since been entrusted with the Go.“ safety of the Constitution, and "vernment had been enabled to " the permanency of our esta- " save the country. But it had been « blishments, he would readily asked what we had gained? He

" allow, but certain he was that “ would say, we had gained ull .“ Mr. Pitt was not disposed to that we have, saved ; and when

go further.-( Applause. ), it was asked, what we had

o saved? He would ask ifs" country by a blaze of glory, “ any man could be so besntied as the fame of which had spread " to expect that the country " from one end of the world to ? “ could go through a twenty- " the other, and had establish“ five years war and come out of " ed not only the 'liberties of it as happily with respect to “ England, but those of every agriculture and commerce as if other country, if they were " there had been no war? Time“ wise 'enough to avail them" must be allowed for the country “selves of those principles for ! " to recover. The Government of " which we had successfully conor the country however had, since “ tended. At his advanced age “ the death of Mr. Pitt, been“ it could not possibly be long 66 enabled to place the country in “ before he should be called upon 6 the state in which it now was— " to quit this scene. He had no“ had been enabled to place it on “ thing to ask of the Great Ruler of the pinnacle of glory, and to “ of the Universe but this, that

“ secure to all classes the bene- “ the country might remain in the 1 “fits of the Constitution, and of “ state in which it was at present, į " impartial administration of “ with respect to its liberties,

justice. Much of what had “ laws, and Constitution—in that 66 been accomplished was owing“ state in which he had seen it for " to the steady perseverance of “ three score and ten years. He “his Noble Friend near him" hoped he should not see those (Lord Sidmouth), in the prin- “ principles triumphant which

. ciples of Mr. Pitt. But the “ had been advocated elsewhere. system of that great man," He hoped he should not see

though founded in infinite wis-“ survive the liberties of his coundom, had never been so proudly “ try, such as he had seen them. " triumphant but for the valour “ These, if preserved, would “ and skill of the Noble Person “ give to those whom he address“.on his right (the Duke of Wel- “ ed, and to their posterity, a “ lington), to whom this country “ degree of happiness on which “ was in lebted in a degree which " it was impossible that they

he would not trust himself 10 " could improve, by adopting “ express in the presence of that " any of those theoretical changes s illustrious nobleman. (Ap- " which had been pressed on their " plause.) He had ennobled this " attention.- (Applause).”

- Now, first here are outrageous Your lordship appears to have

praises on Pitt and on yourself, been 'greatly bewildered upon seeing that you have been longest this occasion, and not to have had in the ministry; and have' fol- a very complete command of "lowed up the system of Pitt. your senses, when you attempted · But, my Lord Chancellor, what to answer the question: “What means all this talk about saving have we gained” by the Pittthe country? What had Pitt to system. You knew, that this save it from? To hear 'this question would be put by every everlasting braying about saving one who should read your bragthe country, one would imagine, ing speech ; and, therefore, you that it had been at death's door thought to furnish your stupid from sickness; that it had been audience with an answer before near drowning , or, that it had hand. "What have we gained; been condemned to the gallows." why, all that we have saved.The country is still a country, to Indeed! And, pray, what have be sure ; it is 'not actually anni- we saved? Now what answer do hilated; but, what has it been you give to this ?' Why, as folsaved from? Pitt found it safe lows; “ Can any man bê so beand sound. It wanted no saving 'solted as to expect that the when he and you took to it. So “ country could go through a : that, at any rate, if he saved it, “ twenty-five years' war, and he first put it in danger. If you come out of it as happily as to were to hang a man up by the “ agricul:ure and commerce as if neck, and cut him down before there had been no war?” Aye, he was quite dead, would'he call aye! You may call people beyou his saver? It is most likely sotted; but this is no answer to that he would demand your pu- the question of what we have nishment for having put his life gained, or what we have saved. in such danger as to need his This is no answer, I tell you ; being saved. Is the country as and you would do well to prepare safe and sound as it was when a great deal better story before Pitt and you took its affairs in the next Pitt-Club anniversary. hand? That is the question; For, as far as this poor story goes, “. for if it be not, and it is not, we have, by the system, gained a “ what ought to be heard from you but expressions of sorrow and

will loss, and saved nothing but ruin repentance.?

and misery. ..

However, a man must be be being caused by the extraordisotted, must he, to expect other“ nary exertions of the war?" than injury, to agriculture and What does this mean? Has it any commerce from a twenty-five meaning at all; , or is it a parcel 1 years' war. Why, then, did you of empty sounds put together to

carry on the twenty-five years? | amuse the suffering, ignorant war? You were either besotted, part of the community? By or intended to do the injury that persons who talk in this way, the has been done; and, if you did nation seems to be regarded as a „są intend, you were a great deal boxer, who has been ' engaged li worse than besotted. It was bad in a long and bloody fight; who enough to produce all these cala- has exbagsted his strength, and mities, and all those which are lost a good deal of his blood; ; yet to come, unuittingly; but and who requires rest and repose what can charaçterize your con- and broths and gravies to put him duct, if you expected sạch con- on his legs again. But, bow

sequences ? GAFFER Gooch completely inapt is the compa.says, that these consequences rison! Time will, iadeed, with were the ".natural effects” of the the aid of good food and exwar; and, it is notorious that traordinary care, bring back the

you began the war; but, we vigour of the exhausted boxer; ; never have, till now, been told but, what is time to do for the

that you expected such conse- nation, whose weakness arises, quences, though I and many not from exertion, but from a others did expect them. ’: If this want of a supply of even common be the case, however, let us no necessaries? The present dislonger be told, that the distresses tress and ruin cannot be lessened sarise from causes over 'which by time, because time can' afford

you have had no controul; for, none of the means for removing · if you expected them, you caused fit. The fact is, that the now

them, and designedly too; and distressed part of the nation did - you have not yet seen a hundretb not exhaust itself in the fight ; it part of those distresses. borrowed money to carry on the

Time must be allowed for fight; and its exhaustion consists the nation to recover.” Recover of having the þurrowed money what? What means this ever- now to pay. How, then, is it to lasting talk about the distress recover by the help of time? Ob,

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