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Danes and Prussians, under penalty of the Old Bailey; insomuch that " perishe losing their commerce, to expel those " commerce!" and
vigour beyond the law, French from the banks of the Elbe, and to now slalk forth in all their naked deformity clear that riper for the English ; though we and loathsomeness, without exciting the participate with them and with the world least indignation or disgust, either at St. in condemning the unaccountable tardiness Stephen's or in the newspaper offices. and negleci of n:inisters with regard to Blessed change!. There is nothing like Hanover, we can by no means agrec with filling people with serious dread of 'invas the merchants in condemning the only step, sion now and then, which has, in politics, by which a mitigation of that fatal neglect an effect similar to that which a dangerous could possibly be obtained. - Did we, fit of sickness has in morals. Away go indeed, consiuer the sale of English goods all the tooleries of liberty and cquality, all to the Northern nations as the principal the licentious ravings against .press-gangs object, which mini ters ought, in this cave, and standing armies, all the empty talk to have in view, we should assent to the about whiggism and “ the constitution as reasoning of the merchants; but we are " cstablished at the revolution''; away very far indeed from entertaining such an go all these pomps and vanities, and the opinion; we shall
, for the sake of defending trembling sinner gladly renounces them fot and açenging our country, be very ready ever, if he can, but for this time, escape to part with a portion of our trade; “ perish with his life. commerce; live the constitution !", words with French BISHOPS AND F.MIGRANTS. which Mr. Windhan was charges, without In our last, we referred to the slanderous ever having uttered them; words which imputations, which had been thrown out were long one of the favourite topics of against the French bishops indiscriminately, factious discontent. These words are now who, during the late war, took shelter, and echoed Irom one end of the country to the were protected and provided for in England. other, and the sentiment they express is, The Morning Post and Oracle, and, inwe believe, almost universally adopted. deed, almost all the London newspapers, The latter part, live the constitution," was,
had stated, that " those very bishops, who indeed, carefully omitted by the patriots of 66 had been FED by us, were now pray: 1796, as, in apother case, was all the con- 6 ing for the success of the French against text of the words " a vigeu beyond the latu," " England.” Another ground of come which were made use of as part of a des plaint was, that these bishops were praying claration opposed to anniher of Messrs. “i for an usurper, though they had formerly Fox and Sheridan, who, in behalf of “ taken the oath of fidelity to their lawful Thelwall and others of that description, 6 king."--First, we are struck wirb the Lecommended a defiance of the law; inconsistency of these editors, who reproved all reply to which Mc, Windham said, that the French emigrants, without distinction, He trusted the law would be strong enough that were guilty of what they termed to enforce the exccution of its own pro. “ obstinately rejecting the amne iy ofiered visions; but, if it was set at defiance, he “ by the republican government, and who hoped government would have a vigour now censure those emigrants for acts which beyond it.
Nevertheless, the detached necessarily arise out of their acceptance of phrases were, in the e instances, taken up, the amnesty, unless these editors expected and circulated through the nation with all of them to return to France for the sole the malignant industry of which repub-purpose of starving, or of being execuied licans and trailors are capable; and the as traitors., Secondly, we cannot help ad. ignorant, of every rank, soon adopted the miring the loyally of those men, who were belief, that Mr. Windham had espressed for ten years clamouring against every one his wish that all commerce might fierish, and that appeared to harbour a thought hostile that government would, at all times exercise to the legitimacy of the usurped government & vigour boy nd the law, or, in other words, of France; those men, who justified the change the constitution of England into a expulsion of the king, who applauded the despotismn like that of Algicrs. These ex- rebellion of his subjects; those men who pressions, however, these offensive ex- have, from time to time, called on His Mapressions, have, by the pecessities growing jesty to make peace, to acknowledge as out of the Treaty of Amiens, been, of late, the lawful sovereign of France, all those brought into a pretty decent train of praca men who have at any time beer at the tical elucida ion, avd (strange to relate !) head of the rebellion, and who had ali without creating the least alarm, or cla- taken an path of lidelity to theiryking; mwear, in latous either of Billingsgale or those men who have poured out such $.
Tents of abore on Lord Grenville for ad- | valuable to herself; ot did she regard their vising the letter which rejected the over- merely as strangers in distress? If the tures of Buona parté : those men, who never former, where is her pretension to benewere easy, till they, at last, found fit ma- volence; and, if the latter, where is the terials to work on, till their clamours in ground of her complaint ? If the food which we duced the present ministers to make peace gave the emigrants was, by us, regarded with, and thereby solemnly to acknowledge as the means of purchasing their neutrality, the legality of the power of the Corsican with respect to Britain, for the rest of their Consul; those men who have, during fif- lives, our claim on their gratitude ceases
in of course ; and, if no such coinpact was erery possible way, to enfeeble and to understood, even by ourselves, whence break in sunder the bonds of allegiance, comes our right to select them in particular, who have treated with contempt all the out of an invading French army, for the ties between subject and sovereign, and purpose of " hanging them ujon gibbets, mast who have, in a more especial manner, re. * high ?" Besides, where is this claim on probated every attempt to restore the king French gratitude to end? It will certainly of France to the throne of his ancestors and embrace those Frenchmen nne here, as well to that sway over his people, which such as those who have been liere; and then, let a restoration must necessarily give him ; the adherents of MONSIEUR beware ; for, these men it is, who have now the effron: according to the London new-printers, tery to rail against the French bishops, they must, in case their sovereign should because they pray for an “usurfer,” after be restored to his throne, 'never draw a laving once taken an oath of fidelity “ to sword for him, in any war that he may * their lazoful king;" that usurper whose happen to have with this country, lest, if authority these men have so often held to they should be taken prisoners, they should be lawful, that king whose person and swing upon
swing upon "a gibbet mast hich! So whose family they have so often libelled, base, so' detestable an idea, never was, and whose claims of sovereignty they have for one moment, entertained by any human constantly treated with scorn! Thirdly, being, the London news-printers excepted! the notions of gratitude, which these gen. As to the facts, however, from which temen seem to entertain, are very well these notions have arisen, they are as false worthy of remark. But, here we must, as the notions are grovelling and savage. however unwillingly, listen for a moment There have been, during the revolution, to the True Briton of the 6th instant. 3 French archbishops and 16 bishop: re* Fe long ago stated from undonbted in- siding in England, to wit, archbishops of "formation, that the French emigrants Narbonne, Aix, Bordeaux; bishops of
who had been for years fo:tered in this Arras, Montpellier, Noyon, Perigueux, country, and fed by its benevolence, had | Troyes, Leon, Avranches, Varrens, Uzei, given in innumerable plans to the chief Rodcz, Nantes, Lescar, Angoulême, Lom.
Consul, upon their return to France, for bez, Cominges, Moulins, Of these, five "the invasion of our island: we have no only have submitted to the new order of decbt, should an invasion be attempted, things, and returned to France, to wit, of secing many of these infamous fellows archbishops of Aix and Bordeaux, and the amongst our invaders. Should such be bishops of Cominges, Troyes, and Lescar, the case, we would have them all hanged the last of whom is since dead. So that,
alen gibbets mast-highs as memorials of out of nineteen, only five have returned to " French gratitude and English folly."-So! it France, and fi ur onlı now found amongst was English fol'y was it, which" fed” the those who are praying for the success of French emigrants? What did England Buonaparté. This explanation proves, expcã, then, by the allowance that was that it is malignity against those Einigrants wla made them, and on which it is well known remain here, and not anger against those to government that hurdreds of them literally who hare returned, by which the London started to death? Did the "feed” them (for news-printers are actuated. They say to feed it mast bo, it seems) for her own pur. the public : “ this is the recompense you poses, or for theirs ? Did she give them “ will receive for feeding these Frenchmen.” food from motives somewhat similar to And, indeed, it is no very usin'elligible those, with which a farnier's wife crams hint for the mob to commit acts of violence her turkeys'; or did she feed them upon on them. If this base hint should be taken), the pure and disinterested principles of we trust, however, that such violence will charity? Did she consider them as persons not he committed with impunily:- Again : whose lives, if preserved, might become on the subject of gratitude from the French
Einigrants to this country, it is, it seems, plained of, none of them can be called due for protection as well as for food ; now, insolent, towards those who made, who be it known, to the eternal shame and supported, or who approved of the peace disgrace of the London press, that it was of Amiens. That peace was made upon no longer ago than the month of September the base principle of acknowledged infeJast, that these very new's-printers were riority; upon the principle that any thing unanimous in recommending, that the Ven- is beiter than war; that war is an evil at déan Royalists, men who had long fought all times, and under all circumstances, and against Buonaparté, in alliance with Great- that to avoid it, no disgrace is too great. Britain, should not only be deprived of Upon this principle it was that the honour protection, should not only be sent out of of the flag was given up, that Portugal, the country, but should be given na 19 Buona- Sardinia, the Stadtholder, and the Vendéan parti, to that very man, against whom they | Royalists, were abandoned, in defiance of had fought for us, that very man whom the most solemn engagements. Those these news.printers now represent as an who had no feeling on this account, who “ inexorable tyrant," a
66 barbarous mon. were callousa iron to all these acts of pertidy ster,”.
” but to whom they then wished the and cruelty, who slandered, and who, i Royalists to be surrendered as a ineans their cowardice had not been greater inaa of preserving peace and these, good hea. their malignity, would have murdered the vens! these are the men, who propose few persons, who opposed and reprobated to hang French Royalists upou gib-. the infamous peace; these people are now “ bets mast high,” because they are not crying out against Buonaparte! They sufficiently grateful for the protection they have now discovered, that he is so the have received in this country!
most abominable miscreant that ever The Threats of BUONAPARTÉ sur- 6. breathed !" And for what? What pass those of the Convention and the Direc- has he done now more than he had done tory; they are more insolent than those of before the Treaty of Amiens? The murBarras, more bloody than those of Robes- ders of Toulon, Paris, Pavia, Alexandria, pierre. This is the man, in whom Lord and Jatil, were all committed Luore; and Hawkesbury had the sagacity to perceive, our acknowledgement of the legitimacy of “ every mark of sincere friendship to
bis authority could not, certainly, make wards England; this is the man, for doubting him more rebel and usurper" than he the sincerity of whose friendship Mr. Elliot was previous to that acknowledgement. was severely reproached, if not abused and Yet, behold, those very persons, who apbullied, by the late Attorney General.-plauded the peace made with him, who The toasts, drunk at Calais, on the 20th paid him coupliments the most fulsome, ult. at a publie dimer, given by Com- who even praised his government, are now missàry Mengand to the new Prefect,
to the new Prefect, exhausting on him the whole vocabulary of breathe the spirit of those who care them : abuse; and, rebel, usurper, traitor, tyrant, The Commandant of the Tions, “ To him who murderer, and moniter, are applied to * shall first dist:ibute the billets for lodging him with as little ceremony as if Mr. Pel " the troops at Dorer."--Ile Colonel of the tier had not, within these five months, 2&th of the Line, “ The first review of the been tried and convicted, before a British * French troops in St. James's Park.”- court and jury, for “ devising and intend. The Commissary ar l'"ar, * Plenty of all in ing to traduce, defame and vilify the “ England, and may John Bull make suit- " said Napoleon Buonaparte!"-And, do “ able preparation for the republican army, we believe, that the world is too stupid to to shew the zeal and talents of the com
perceive this? Is ibere any one foolish “ missaries at war.”—The Consul of the United enough to bope, that our baseness will States, “ The union of the two countries, escape the observation and contempt of the “ whence have sprung the hopes of the rest of mankind ? " return of the buman species to liberty. The Funds have, during the last week, “ May the properly extended efforts of the experienced great fnctuation. They have “ chiets of the two governments disappoint risen a little from the state in wbich they “ every scheme of usurpation and mono- were some days ago, in consequence, it is
poly.” But, neither these toasts nor the said, of the minister's having deterinined, at placards that are stuck up in the towns the instance of the Bank Directors, to abauand villages in France, holding England don his project of a tax collected at the out as an object of plunder, and threaten- Bank. It appears, that these gentlemen did ing its inhabitants with deathı, in case of not like to be put upon a level with exciseresistance ; none of these ought to be com- men, or rather, indeed, with tything men,
seeing that the tax was to be taken in kind. | language that becomes every man, particuThe fact is, they perceived, that this iax, so larly a nobleman. The funding system is collected, must be regarded as neither more eating out the heart of the nubility; it is nor less than a payment of nineteen shillings stifling every high and honourable feeling; in the pound, which, together with the it is now engaged in a desperate contest hard-heartedvess of Parliament in restraining against the aristocracy and monarchy of them from paying their notes in specie, England, and this contest must finally, and, would, they foresaw, strongly tend to re- perhaps, at no very distant period, terai. duce the paper of their manufactory 10 a nate in the destruction of one or the other, value somewhat beneath that of its parent Depence OF THE COUNTRY,--On the rags. While most men of any reflection subject of the Conscript Bill, we beg leave are perceiving, and trembling at, the fatal to refer our Readers to the letters of INQUL influence of the funds upon political mea- SITOR, p. 51, which have been sent us from sures, and events, Mr. George Rose seems the country, and which appear to have to rejoice at the increase of that influence, been written by a person, who has para and, with apparent ésultation, informs the rowly watched the progress of the bill. We Parliament, that fifty.tbousand men, belong- cannot, however, refrain from pointing out ing to Friendly Societies, are now participa- to our Readers the shameful remisness of ting in the feelings created by the said in- the ministers as to military concerns. Da fiuence: " in fact,” says he, “ they are the 7th of March they inform the Parlia" stockholders.” Stockholders, indeed! They ment, that there are preparations, on the belong to clubs, each of which, by collecting coasts of France and Holland. which reader a shilling a month, or something there- it necessary to take measures to meet an in, abouts, from each man, at last gets a sum, vasion. A few days later they actually call which is laid out in stock; so that each of out the militia, which is tantamount to a these labourers and journeymen, whose por- declaration that imminent danger of invasion tion of the aggregate som does not amount, exists; and, it has now transpired, in a very perhaps, 10 more than ten shillings, conceits late debate on the subject of defence, that, bimself a proprietor in the funds; and thus, only two months ago, they were asking mi if Mr. Rose's statement be correct, there litary men, and Colonel Crawfurd amongst are, by this scheme of Friendly Societies, the rest, for plans of defence; so that, they no less than 50,000 labourers and journey. suffered iwo whole months to elapse, after men turned into speculators and calculators they thought there was imminent danger of of per cents; fifty-ihousand of the men, who invasion, without coming to any resolution ought to fight the battles of their country, as to the way of resisting thai invasion! are, by this blessed plan, made to hate the Then, agaio, as 10 tbe Conscripı Bill, they very sound of war, io wish for peace, at now say, that, what has been finally deterall times, and upon any terms. Out of these mined on was their original plan; that it cluba bave grown outrers for the purpose of was even so presenied to bis Majasty ; but finding substitutes to serve in the militia in that, the military men differing in opinion room of any of the members, who may hap. | upon the subject, the plan was laid aside, pea to be drawn; a sort of mutual jusu- and the bill brought in with all the imperfance companies, where men are sheltered fections, which were removed by the oppofrom the service of their coantry as property sition of Mr. Windham, Mr. Elliot, and is praected from accidents by tire ! The Dr. Laurence. Colonel Crawfurd did, introth is, that the whole nation is fast be- deed, add his great weight to this opposicoming a fraternity of clubs, all operating tion, but be did not speak on the subject. is the most mischievous way, and all arising 'till after the Secretary at War had signitied out of the parent club in Thread-Needle- his intention to introduce all the good proStreet. We are, however, happy to per
visions which the bill now containsi so crive, that the dangers of the country, which that, if the ministerial statement be true, a have awakened men's attention to things plan, wbich had srst been proposed by ihe before overlooked, have given rise to the ministers to the King, and which had afterutterance of some very correct and manly
wards been abandoned in consequence of seatiments on this subject, and others close- the disagreement amongst the great milily connected with it. Lord Darnley ob. tary authorities, was finally adopted through served in the debate of the 5th instant, the remonstrances of two country gentlethat, "t were all the Jew-brokers become men and a lawyer, who never had before bankeupts
, and all the three per cent mo71- heard of it, and who had to encounter the firs 10 more, there would suill be the opposition of the Pittites, the Foxites, and * wountry to fight for." This is the sort of the stronger and more immoveable phalanx
of the ministers! This may be true, and, if must have remembered all this,' and, so re it be, what praise is not due to the trio, membering, it is absolutely incredible that who performed this wonderful achieve- he should bave held up she Imperial armie ment! But, as we said before, when peo- as run-aways. -On the proceediogs of ibe ple see ibe egeniy at their doors, fear gets the able recruiting officers at. Bow-Street, # better of every other feeling; and, as we long have not, at present, time to give our opi ago stated, the Parliament and the nation will, pion at any length; but we cannot help ob as iheir dangers increase, listen with more serving that, if the persons they apprehend and more attention to those noblenien and are, as the news printers say they are gedilemen, who opposed the destructive " pickpockets and vagabonds,” we are very treaty, from the signing of which we bave sorry to see such persons sent either to the dated all our present calamities. ---- On the army or the fleet; and, if the persons takei subject of defence we cannot refrain from up do not properly come under the vagran noticing a speech, which has, by the Morn. act, the other horo. of the dilemma become ing Chronicle of the 5th iostant, been ar- dreadfully formidable. For the chearful ac tributed tu the Militia Colonel, Bastard, but quiesence of those zcalous lovers of liberty of which, we hope to part was ever uttered the printers of news-papers, we were at: by that gentleman. "It was as follows: Joss to account, 'till, in their journals o • He hoped, that the British Militia would yesterday, we perceived, that they had beer is not learn the whole Austriao discipline. informed of Buonaparte's baviog obtained " There was a part of that discipline which list of their names, with ilie pienuion; i is neither the officers of the British Milicia case of his conquering this country, * nor the men understood, and he hoped “ send them all to Cayeme or Madagascar, k they would never understand it, ibat wa's rather than wbich they would, we presume "s to retreat. He hoped, as had been said view, with profound silence, the impress * already, that while an hundred English ment of every man in the kingdom, down * Milizia men were together, they would to their very nearest of kin. , This, then, it • pever retreat one imch; they might ad. the pure source of their loyalty and zeal, at
vance at command, but never retreat- The present momenı! We shall now bear “ many of us might fall, but if ibis was our no more clamour against " gag-bills ;".00 ** determination, we must be at last success- more pathetic harangues about the Huben " ful, we wanted no instructions to dispose Corpus Act and the Bastille;" Governor " of our courage any way, but to exert it.--- Axis may now bope to live without being
Austrians might retreal, Austrians might be daily subjeet of five hundred falscbood ** be defeated, Austrians migbt be disgraced, and half as many libels ; " pirisb commerce, “ bint ihe English trust do neither, must and “a vigour beyond tbe law," will be " figbt until they defeat their enemy, they standing toasts at all their typographical * must fight wbile a man reipains of them meetings, where even that dear object of “ to be opposed to a foe."-Now, we re- their adoration, the liberty of the press, will peat, that this " must be a gross misrepre- be overlooked, and, if their fright should sentation of what the member said, if not continue, soon be forgotten. Their moaltogether a fabrication; for, it is absolutely | tives, however, are not of so much conseimpossible, that this gentleman, wbo, a very quence as tbeir condact : most of them are, Jitile while ago, expressed bis contiderrt except as to the French emigrants, behav. hopes, that we should have " the assistance ing very well. They give publicity to many of strong and powerful allies, on the Contis excellent and animatiog essays, wbich, we pent of Europe, could have given way to trust, will have a beneficial and lasting such vain boasting as this at the expense of effect. the bravest ally that this country ever bad, especially when he recollects, that, in the glorious victory, wbich decided the fate of
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