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England can never be ruined but by a Parliament!—Lord Treasurer
As Rome, Sparta, and CaUhage have lost their libertyj add perished, so
If any alteration might be wished or suggested in the present frame of
The Defect of Representation is the national disease, and unless you apply
HARLOW: PRINTED BY B. FLOWER;
FOR U.JONES, NO. 5. NEWGATE STREET, LONDON;
AND SOLD BY THE DIFFERENT BOOKSELLERS
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
KJN the commencement of this work we professed our opinion, that the only radical, safe, and constitutional remedy for the continually increasing grievances of which we have so just a right to complain, and to insist on their removal, is a more Frequent, and a more Equal Representation Of The People; by which measure alone, the House of Commons would become the constitutional and effectual guardians of thp just prerogatives of the crown, and of the inalienable rights of those, whose servants and representatives they profess to be. In the Preface to our last Volume, we again expressed our firm conviction, that nothing short of such a Reform " can afford us "a rational prospect that our crying grievances will "be redressed, our oppressive burdens lightened, and "our deplorable situation ameliorated;" and that no Party, whatever might be their professions, if they were the enemies, or even the lukewarm friends of such. Reform, were deserving of the confidence or the support of the people.
Since the commencement of the present Volume, such a blaze of evidence, arising from the transactions which, have been detailed in the house of Commons during the late session, has unexpectedly broke forth, that he who is, not now convinced of the indispensible necessity of a thorough change of system in the administration of our affairs, must be wilfully blind: that evidence has indeed flashed conviction on the minds oil our countrymen to so great a degree, as to arouse them from that lethargy into which they had so long; fallen, and. to draw from them their decided opinion on subjects of the utmost importance to the public