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nation were base enough osnffer fupon the nation for the full *the government to borrow. Look amount of their interest, what is at Fra:ce and America. Both wanted of all the rest ? , have paid off with a sponge ; and LANDLORD.-How much do both have nice little growing mill- you want to carry on the affairs stones húng about their necks ; of the nation? and the latter, if she do not shake BUDGET.–Fifty or Sixty milher mill-stone off, will, in a few lions... years, be cut up into little states, LANDLORD. —The deuce you hostile to each other, and formi- do! Can't you do with less ? dable to nobody but themselves. BUDGET.—Not a single far
I dissent wholly from Mr. thing, by - -BARING's doctrine, that it is LANDLORD. — Don't swear! “ the first duty of the House to But, let us see: What do you “ look to the expenditure, and want it all for ? “ then to provide for it.” Its BUDGET.-Why, there are the first duty is to redress grievances, Fund-lords; and, to pay them to take care of the liberty and their bare interest, demands about property of the people ; and, ils 30 millions. And, you know, next, to grant money to the King they lent you the money at your for carrying on the government; own request. and, the grants are, to be sure, FUNDLORD. Aye, and in a to be proportioned to the people's period of pressing exigency. means of paying; and not to the BUDGET. And for your benefit. projects and demands of the Mi- Fundlord. Aye, and without nisters. It is no part of the bu-any selfish motive. siness of a House of Commons Budget. And always upon to superintend the expenditure. " terms highly advantageous to It is a bndy unfit for that in ex- " you." actly the same degree that it is fit FUNDLORD. Aye, and out of for the purposes just mentioned. pure love to you. But, at any rate, what need is BUDGET. And, would you now there of between fifty and sixty defraud the widow and orphun. millions of tuxes? What is all! LANDLORD. But ....... this money wanted for? If we FUNDLORD. Aye, defraud us grant (which I do not) that the all of the “ fruits of our honest Fund-lords have a right to press " industry." .
BUDGET. And, then, only fries without a single standing colthink of the national honour. ier. And, as, 10 Colonies, we
FUNDLORD. Age, .do, do think should be better without them, if of the national faith. they demand the expence of ar
LANDLORD. But, Gençlensen, mies in time of peace. 1, thereGentlemen! You won't bear me fore, see no necessity for any ex. speak. I did not talk about pence on that account, except to touching the iruits of any body's pay the pensions of those who “honest industry.”
have served in the war. FUNDLORD, Aye, I say it! BUDGET. Nor of the navy, I again, the “ fruits of our honest suppose ! “ industry,” every farthing of LANDLORD. Oh, yes! As large it. Our hard earnings. And it a navy as during peace in the is a shame to think of “ robbing reign of George the First, to cost “ us of them.”
about half a million a year. · LANDLORD. But, if you will BUDGET. Nor of any police, but hear me, you will find, that big-salarięs, great pensions, grants, I have no intention to rob you, as sinecures, nor of ....... you call it. I wish you to have LANDLORD. Indeed I do not. your interest to the utmost far- Budget. Nor of any Secret thing
Service money? FUNDLORD. Qa! Dat ish yera LANDLORD. No faith (shakvell den!
ing his head.) LANDLORD. Well, Sir, (turn-1 FUNDIORD. Nor I! ing to Budget) we have 30 out BUDGET. Don't you? Then of the 50 or 60 millions. What you are a purblind fool, indeed! are the other millions wanted for? LANDLORD. Well, then, we have
BUDGET. What! Would you got, I think to only. 32 or 33 milhave the King and his family to lions. What need is there of the be beggars !
other 25 or 30 millions ? LANDLORD. Oh, no!. Set BUDGET. Wbat need! What! down a million for the Civil List. Have you forgotten the Sinking
Budget, There is the army. Fund! Don't you see the necessity of FUNDLORD. Ah! Don't for. that?
gel de Shinking Fund for de love
lof Moses! Don't forget" de LANDLORD. Indeed I do not. Shinking Fund ! Here is my penEngland did very well for centu-sh:l; mark it down. ..*
BUDGET. Oh! „You are alive! sions, siņecyres, grants and secretNow, are you?
service money; and I shall leave LANDLORD. .Sinking Fund ! you to answer for yourself. (Exit Why it has long been called a Budget.) humbug.
I LANDLORD:-National honour ! FUNDLORD. Ah! Tish „vera, Does that require that one set of goot thing. T makes the money proprietors should tax the rest of for me.
thewhole nation to raise money to LANDLORD. For you! What be laid out in a way to keep at a have you to do with it? It was high price the property of that intended for our use. If you get particular set of proprietors ? your interest, is not that enough National folly may yield to it; for you?
Ibut national homonar never, can FUNDLORD.-Yes, yes! But, demand it. den de Shinking Fund makes de FUNDLORD.-Mr. Pitt, goot prinshipal so goot in de market. Mr. Pitt," heaven-born MinisMakes it sell so, well! ... " ter," did make de bargain.
LANDLORD.-What, then, not LANDLORD. – Barguin, incontent with your interest for leed! And for whom? You your "hard earnings,” but may, as well tell me of the bar"purely for love of us," you gain that old Rebecca made for must have besides sums raised poor Esau in behalf of the sleek upon us annually, to be expended and crafty Jacab. in purchases of principal in order FUNDLORD.Don't abuse Jato keep up the price of your cob, Sir, in my hearing! .. property !
LANDLORD, — Your hearing! FUNDLORD: Yeash, and dat's It is come to a pretty pașs, invera goot.
deed, when a Gentleman is to be LANDLORD. — Yes,, very good silenced by word, of command for you ; but, where is the justice from a fellow that was only the towards us ?
; other day carrying an orange FUNDLORD.—Justice! Why, basket on þis neck. ;. de justice is de national honour FUNDLORD.—You a Shentle:::.:. Mr. Budget will tell man! My mortgage runs over you all about dat.
every inch of land that you call
yoursh. BUDGET. -- Not I! You saw LaNDLORD. — You lie, you no necessity for salaries, pen- rascaļ! (Kicks him.) :')
.. FUNDLORD.—I'll tear your jwe are to look at, and not the
eysh' out! (Flies at him, fastens figures. His remark as to the in his hair, and exeunt in a scuf- tax-gatherer“ helping himself le.)
"s first,” and leaving the landlord . - What is to pass on the other not even the means of sparing the
side of the curtain it is not, as yet, tenant is very just: it is precisely given to us 10 know; but, per- what was said by farmer GRUB, haps, this is no very exaggerated in the farce of Sir POMPOUS JOL"representation of what we shall TERHEAD, which farce has, by
see and hear long before Peel's the-by, danced ahout pretty Bill arrive at the last stage of its merrily through the country newseffects. :
papers, to the great edification, I " Mr. Walter BURRELL spoke trust, of the whole of the nume
like a plain and sincere man. He rous family of Jolterhead. said, that he had supported the Lord Milton touched on the Ministers in the war, in order to render point, on the heel of the obtain an honourable and lasting Achilles of the system. He peace, which peace he expected could see no reason for raising to produce a great reduction of money to keep up the price of tax-s; but, he now found that the stock any more than for raising ministers' came down with the money to keep up the price of same demand for establishments corn. That was a good thrust, as before. This was all very and a home one! It was a good simple, to be sure ; but, it was way of putting the thing. If the honest, at any rate. Mr. BUR-reader looks at the Preliminary RELL should have read the Re- Part of Paper against Gold, just gister always, and then he would published, he will see, that I not have been deceived. How- pressed the necessity of stopping 'ever, his eyes do not appear to this fund, in 1806! What trou"bė open yet. The taxes have bles would have been prevented, been doubled since the peace of if that advice had been followed ! Paris, in 1814. The Fund-lord, Who that has common sense and * Pensioner, Placeman, Judge, common soul in him can endure to Police-man, and all others, who be oppressed and insulted as this live on the taxes, actually receive system oppresses au I insults every twice as much wheat now as they one who has to labour for his livedid in 1813. And, it is the whea lihood? Indeed, men will not endure it. To be told to our | the growth of ages. When mere heads, that we are " roblers,” | shuffling clerks, and orange boys, unless we 'not only pay the full get to be millioners, during a few nomial interest, and double the years; ten, twenty, or thirty ; real interest, but, unless we when this is the case, the prospay an additional 3 per cent, or perity is false. All must come thereabouts, to keep up the price out of labour. It can come from of the principal; to be told this, nothing else. And labour will and to be compelled to act up to not, in a short space of time, it, too, who will endure that can create so many fine showy things, get away from it ? Accordingly if it have its due wages to be conthousands are fleeing with whatsumed by the labourer. The slow they can scrape together. Sixty surplus of labour will create fine inhabitants of the little Isle of showy things; but, if labour Wight, a third part farmers, have be robbed of its due, of what it lately sailed for America in one needs, in order to create fine ship. From Sussex they are things, those things are no proof following each other in droves. of prosperity. And his lordship Mr. Walter BURRELL can tellis very much deceived, if he how many of his farms have imagines, that our fine things are been flung up; and, probably, to remain, if the taxing system is how many of his late tenants are to be brought down, I beg him off, or setting off to America ! to bear this in mind : Peel's Bilk To be sure! Would I stay here knocks the eyes out of Scripto farm, and to pay double interest Castles, and replaces the notes of and an annual 3 per cent. besides; the Piano by the chackling of and be called a “ robber” if I the Jack-daw, as sure as his lord-grumbled ? I would hang myself ship has a head upon his shoulders." first.
n. Thirty thousand attorneys and LORD MILTON was, however, ten thousand bankers and bankwrong in his notion that the gay ers' clerks and a hundred thoucities and towns were marks of sand tax-gatherers and twenty or prosperity. They prove that a thirty thousand half-pay officers: part prospers. When they are and a hundred thousand nabobs. the growth of time, they show have arisen out of this system,, that the prosperity is general. and can be upheld only by this But, they must, in this case, be system !: Let his lordship bear