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indeed, to the Fund-lords, in order other luxuries for the drones, to pay them off, in order to cry Your bill to remove the horse . quits with them; that would be tax is good ; but, let not your the plan! And, even that would over-fondness for your own dear not cause them to be enclosed, child, induce you to decry or disunless a portion of the labourers parage a repeal of the malt-tax; were made their slaves at once. for the malt-tax and the salt-tax : Nay, that would not effect so are the two most wicked and mis-. preposterous, 80 unnatural, an chievous things that the ingenuity end.
of the Dutch fund-inventors ever But, Sir, how could you say, fell upon. These two taxes make that the repeal of this tax would their attack direc.ly upon the be a greater relief to agriculture land and upon husbandry labour. than that of the malt-tax? If They find their way to all the we grant, that taxes, when community, at last ; but, they equally laid, bear upon the whole are a bar to production at their : of the community (except the first step; they say, “ you shall tax-eaters) in proportion to the not increase in good things ;", consumption of each individual, they bid the earth be steril, bid two millions taken off must cer cattle be diseased, and bid man tainly afford more relief than half faint in the field. We had about a million taken off. But, in the ten good hot days last summer; and case of the malt-tax, this is the we read of men actually dropping least part of the effect; for, take down dead in the fields ! What the tax off the malt, and you would such men do under a Long add enormously to the consumption Island sun? Why, they would of the article. There are five or not drop down at all; but then six millions of people, ' at 'this they must have American food moment, whose bodies are blown in their bodies. I have had seout with water, and whose bodies veral Englishmen in the fields would be blown out with beer, there. I never saw them faint or is that tax were taken off. About flinch ; but always saw them stand 30,000,000 of bushels of barley the heat as well Jonathan himwould be required, perhaps, more self. Well and hearty and merry than are now required, and the as larks in a hundred degrees of amount of which, drawn up in heat day after day and night after taxes, go to purchase wine and night; ploughing from sun-rise
to sun-set, when the turkeys were constituents without having made dragging their wings upon the this declaration ! ground and gaping as wide as if Oh, brave, Gaffer! Now, if under the operation of cramming. I had been in Mr. Coke's place, I Sweating like rashers of bacon : would not have reminded the but, then, they had something in Gaffer of his having voted against them to sweat out, which our poor Mr. Hume's, propositions. The fellows have not. If we, under temptation was, however, 80 Mr. BĖNNET's gallon-loaf and strong, that I will not swear that I three pence' regimen, were to be should have resisted it. The praise visited with a Long Island sum- given to Mr. Hume was no more mer, Parson Malthus might than his due. His is a very good
give up his check-population way of going to work. It is do: "scheme; for three fourths of the it is not talk. There is industry people would die..
wanted; and he has shown that. **- I now proceed to the other per- he has it. He has had no party sons who figured upon this occa- support. , Your Broughams and sion, beginning with GAFFER Mackintoshes and Scarletts and Gooch, who seconded your mo- Abercrombies have kept aloof.
tion. The Gaffer said, and very from him. Tierney has, once or : truly, that the Ministers “ could cwice, given him as much of the **** not have more than a cat and cold blanket as he has left to give. * her skin.” Yes, yes ; but, He has fought almost single-handthey have not got the skin ed; but he has given the Boyet. They will, if you do not rough system a shock even in its fight as bravely as pussy would ; citadel. This is the way that I, but, they have not got it yet. years ago, advised a great con
The heroes of the “ last shilling stitution-lalker to go to work. *** and last drop of blood” ought But this was do; and my blade not to grumble to let the skin go; never liked do. Indeed he, even but, it is not come to that yet. while he asked people to elect
The Gaffer said if we could not him, said that he could “ do no -'increase our means we must di- good. Instead of looking inminish our expenditure, and he to the ways in which the public thanked Mr. Hume for his lauda-money was expended, he, suble efforts, tending to this object : blime soul, was lo king about, nay, he said he could not meet his for years and years, “ to find a
" public !” Mr. Hume's bas sees, I dare say; that, if the been a contrary way of going to landlords proceed in the way, of : work. He, being a mere more witholding, they are safe against tal, takes it for granted that there the tooting press. For, withholdis a public! .
Jing means repeal of tazes ;, and I now come to the speech of what tooter will dare raise his biMr. BARING, who seems, ypondeous voice against the taking off this occasion, to have discovered of taxes. To propose to reduce a good deal of displeasure, at the interest of the debt would call which I am by no means sur forth all the powers of tậe pris d. I observed in one of my tooter. The tooter would net, a letters to Mr. Peel, thạt there hundred thousand pounds by this was a class of persons, who wish- fine occasion for out-fry. The ed for things to go on in this pre. Looter is a Jew himself too. This sent way: that is to say, to keep cause, therefore, would never do things in such a way, as to prevent for Sir Pompous Jolterhead. His the paper-system from being de-way is to go on taking off laxes ; stroyed, and that Mr. BARING and, to be sure to say nowas one of these. Perpetual thing about reducing the inBullion payments; , lowering the terest of the Fund-lords ! Not standard; any thing bụt destroy a word about that; but, on the the paper-system, which will ine- contrary, insist, that the Fuudvitably take place, if a reduc- lords ought to be obliged to him. tion of the interest of the Fund. And, if the Fund-lords should lords come. . Now, Sir, there are smoke Sir Pompous, and reproach two ways of proceeding to this him with breach of national faith; reduction : ore, by an act de- then he ought to set up a louder claring the object; and, the other, cry than they, and drown their by taking away the means of pay. yoices with his whooping and hola ing the interest. This is the po- lowing for public credit and nalitic course for the landlords. The tional faith. . other course would be unuise, All this, I take it, Mr. BARING and would assuredly fail; for the clearly sees; and, therefore, he pong-eared press would set up sucli is by no means merry when he a tooting, that poor Sir Pompous sees the landlords taking this Jolterhead would be frightened course. He saw that the įhing. out of his senses. Mr. BARING niust come to this, if Peel's Bill
were persevered in ; and, accord- That's good! And he animadingly we saw him trying, in all verted upon the injustice of the manger of ways, to cause that arguments, " which tended to bill to be rendered of no effect. point out”' (very sensa'ive!) I pray you to mark this. He sąw, the necessity of seizing upon that, if Peels Bill went into ef- “ the security of the public crefect, there must be a fight be ditor, in order to relieve the tween the landlords and the fund-“ distresses of the country.” lords; and he did not wish to see. Seizing! Why, Sir, your bill this. He knew, that perpetual seizes upon nothing. You could, bullion-payments, or a lowering I dare say, see nothing to seize of the standard, would " keep on. But, at any rate, your bill " the gig up" and, he saw that says not a word about seizure. an open fight would destroy the On the contrary, its objects and paper-system. I agree with him its effect too, is to remove the perletly as to his reasoning : danger of a seizure of the farand the only difference between mer's goods by the collectors of us, is, I wish the paper-system, the horse-tax daty. He means loan-jobbing, stock-jobbing jew- the Sn ing Fund, who hậs, boy-in.llion-inaking to be Llown even" within doors,” been called to atoms, and he appears to wish a humbug a hundred times; and, to keep the system up; and, I surely, one cannot do much barm dare say, he will think it fortu- in seizing hold of a humbu. I pate that my wishes do not ac- should like to see a manindicted for cord with his. That wise being, “STĘALING A HUMBUG!" However Mr. JAMES PERRY, said, some you propose no seizure: your bill time ago, that our finances could only withholds so mu h from the not be in better hands than those revenue. You do not ask the of Mr. ALEXANDER BARING ministers to reduce the interest and Mr. Pascoe Grenfell. They of the Debt, nor to stop the both, he tells us, voted againsi Sinking-Fund; you only proyour bill! Brave hands ind-ed! pose to stop so much out of the
Upon the present occasion Mr, sums usually collected by them. BARING inade stout fight for the It is for them to lessen their exFund-lords. He said that the pences; and, if they will not do House ought not to haye voted the it in any other way, than that of estimates. Ah! at the salaries injuring “ public credit.." be
· theirs the blame of “ breach of sever before heard of like this : * national faith!!” That is the Fund-lord! Moses forbade the
way to work them and the Fund - Israelites even to take interest at · lords! Always stand to “ na- all of one of their own nation. s“ tional faith." ..
He forbade them to sleep with • Mr. BARING, doubtless from their neighbour's pledge under - the best of motives, though from their roof; and so delicate was he
erroneous views, says, that the upon this point, that he forbade Fund-lords 6 lent their money them, when they lent, to go into “ during a period of exigency.” the borrower's house for the Did they lend a twentieth part of pledge, and commanded them to what is now said to be their due? wait without the door to have the However, more of this another pledge brought to them. Your
time; and let me here suppose, modern Jews seem to have for* for argument's sake, that they gotton all this; and, though their - actually did lend the money for progenitors were permitted to take
which they now draw interest. interest of the stranger, and we · What reason have they to com- of this unhappy nation may, per
plain of the repeal of this tax ? haps, be deemed strangers ; yet, " It neither takes away any part of double pledges were, surely, never
their interest, nor causes the ne- heard of before! . , cessity of doing it. Mr. Baring Mr. BARING is alarmed, lest says, that it robs the Sinking we should not be able to borrow, Fund. What business has the in case of another war in Fund-lord with that? The Sink-" Europe, or in the event of a
ing Fund, if not a mere humbug," war with America.” I hope , is the nation's. It is to pay we shall not! I hope, that loan
off principal; or, it is so much jobbers, scrip-grinders, bonus:' actually given to the Fund-lords gorgers, · million-makers, will 4: over and above even their pre-never be heard of more after this
tended due. The “ security of thing shall have been demolished. ** the public creditor,” Mr. My hope, however, has, perhaps,
BARING! What! Does he want no better foundation than Mr. - double security ? Must he have Baring's fear; for, if the Debt pa mortgage on the land and a were swept away to-morrow, there money fund in hand too as se would be loan-jobbers ready to curity! What pawn-broker was lend the very next day, if the