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daily hazard of their fortunes, and al- the crisis will have arrived. The most their lives. A journalist lives hopes of the world will be at once esunder the impending threat of ruin and tablished, or lost entirely, for our time. a dungeon, like Damocles under the We do not ourselves contemplate such Hair-hung sworil. Any accident, how- a manifestation on the part of our ever inevitable; any adversary, however rulers, nor do we think that the spirit contemptible, may draw down a prose-'of our people is so sunken and debased cution. The infamous dogmas of truth as to allow it to triumph. There is being a libe!, and that the proof of a energy in countless individuals, there libel is its tendency to bring contempt is principle among the mass sufficient on the object of its strictures, are as to baffle any such design. Associations complete prohibitions on the freedom would be formed ; not such as were of the press as the most rigid and in- formed by the Tories at a somewhat genious tyranny could devise. We similar conjuncture, to aid the tyrant inaintaiu it is impossible to conduct a law in gagging, dungeoning, and bannewspaper at all, not to say with any ishing the popular advocates, the dedegree of spirit or the exercise of talent, nouncers of oppression and misrule; without incurring the liabilities of penal' not “Mock Constitutional Associations;" infliction at every publication. That not “Bridge-street, Conspiracies;" prosecutions do not daily occur, that, but liberal associations of men who, men and things are examined and com- despising those addicted to either face mented on constantly and boldly, that 'tion, the almost equally selfish and antipublic opinion and common sense sup- ' popular adherents of Whiggism and port journalisis against the interference Toryism, would unite in defence of the of the vindictive and litigious, are no people from the hostility of both. arguments in favour of the law. The Funds would be collected, an organised law is too absurd, toò inapplicable to system of perseverance and activity the intellectual densands of the age, to would be developed. The press and be observed, and is habitually evaded or its writers would be defended and supdefied : yet still it exists, for tyranny or ported, its victory be secured, and malice to use whenever its self-will is failure be the least punishment of its stronger than its sense of shame in re- enemies. No Tory conspiracy, even sorting to such an odious instrument of should that party, forgetting its present oppression.
difference on the Catholic Question, Should such hostility to the press in cement its old alliance with the Court general, as is predicted by some of the and Ministry, in fear of the utter extincpresent Administration, continue to be tion of its inherent principles; no Whig manifester, should we have any further Attorney General could avail against the evidence of a settled intention on the ro'ised energies of the one, the popular part of power to stifle opinion, the pub- party. Power might glut itself with lic inust instantly rouse itself. The victim after victim ; while opinion, supvery existence of liberty is then threat- ported as it should be, would quietly, ened ; and without the most effectual unceasingly supply the means of reand triumphant opposition, the name peated resistance, if prudence withheld of Briton will be synonymous with that any more forcible demonstration. The of slave. If the people of England will press cannot be put down, if liberal and give up the press, they will merit what independent thinkers do their duty, they assuredly will meet, entire degra- We have said that we do not antici. (lation and miserable slavery. Should pate any serious attack on the freedom there be any truth in the alleged cru- of the press from the Wellington Admi. sade of all the European Governments nistration ; we believe the rumour of it against freedom of discussion; a con. to be a Tory calumny, “ a weak invens jecture formed from the simultaneous tion" of bigotry, to strengthen an oppoappearance of attacks on the press in sition to those Ministers who gave liberty England, France, and the Netherlands ; of conscience to willions of our fellow
subjects, and who are suspected of enter- will amount to no less than a censortaining a tendency, only a tendency, ship, disguise'it as we may. It is to us towards liberal principles in commerce. an açiditional pain to find that Mr. The declarations of Sir James Scarlett, Brougham has received in all these trials it is true, have done much to give con- a fee for the prosecution. It is true, he sistence to these reports, and have ex- does not appear to have acted, but a cited a more general mistrust of the Whig should not have lent the sanction Adininistration than any other circuin- of his name to these prosecutions. stance could, than even the fact of the prosecutions.
(From the Leeds Intelligencer.)
Now let us suppose that Sir James's (From the Dublin Evening Post.) notable principle were put into practice, One is really disgusted to witness how are we to get rid of a Ministry, or what will appear to the world the vin Government, whatever the extent of dictive prosecution against an indivi- their political sins ? The worse their dual; for it is evident that all these pro- conduct, the more necessary would besecutions are pointed at Mr. Alexander. come the language of reprehension ; Heaven knows, we have no sympathy the more necessary would it be, accordfor the politics or the apparent motives ing to every principle of right and jusof the gentleman. We have been oppo- tice, to rouse public opinion, and induce nents of that policy, and, therefore, the the people to carry up their complaints supporters of the Government, by whose to the Throne. But Sir James's doctrine means Emancipation has been achieved. meets us half way; we must lay down For this great benefit to Ireland and the pen; we must shut our inouths ; the empire, we, in common, with the we must abjectly subinit; and the Morning Chronicle, the Times, the greater the offence, the more certain Globe, the Sun, and all the hitherto the impunity. This is the liberty of opposition press in London, as well as the press that a Whig Attorney-General the majority of the liberal press in Ire will give us if a discerning jury does land, were not unwilling to overlook not stop him in his career of applying certain minur matters, on which, it is “ wholesome correction." possible we should, under other circumstances, be disposed to fasten. But if, as the Chronicle insinuates, the present campaign of Sir James Scarlett is the Just published, No. VII. of commencement of a war against public COBBETT's Advice to Young Men, opinion and free discussion, the conse- and incidentally to Young Women. I quence will be, to turn the press against have begun with the Youth, and shall the Administration, and convert that in- go to the Young Man or the Bachelor, strument, through the medium of which ialk the maller over with him as a alone they were able to carry their mea- Lover, then consider him in the chasures, into an organ of annoyance. Sir racter of HUSBAND; then as Fatuer; James Scarlett is a man of too much sa- then as Citizen or SUBJECT. gacity not to be aware of this, and we take it for granted that he will run the
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