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removal of remove from an idiot, talks of a no! that" remedy from a repeal of the would not suit them. The Corn Usury-laws!" A pretty instructor! Bill is the fruit of the taxes, the Then he talks of the Corn-laws. taxes the fruit of the paper-system; Aye, here is something to be sure; and, put an end to the paper-but, what a pretty fellow this must system, and, in a month, this be, to complain of the Corn-laws very TAYLOR comes for a bite (which are made for the benefit of from those poor-rates which he the landlords), and, in the very now thinks" objectionable." same breath, call for grants out of The "INSTRUCTOR" depends the taxes, the only effect of which on the paper-system, mind that; would be to ease the poor-rates, and this the monster, stupid as it which those landlords have to pay. is, perceives from instinct. The The landlords are sometimes printers are suffering as well as laughed at, as foolish fellows; the weavers. It is said, that 1,500 but, it is only by those who do are now out of employment in the not know them. When I call WEN alone; and, there is no them "Jolterheads," I do not doubt, that the sale of newspapers mean that they are unknowing in has already fallen off very much. their own interests, as far as reThe Stamp-office could tell a lates to grasping and holding fast. pretty tale about this matter! They are, in this respect, clever What, then, would sappy-headed as foxes or monkeys. They, above "man-of-honour," TAYLOR, have all. men, are for "government a grant of public money for the grants," for, this would keep the printers out of employ? Would poor away from the rates; that is he have a grant for the purpose of to say, away from the purses of upholding the "manufacture" of the landlords. It is curious to see broad sheets? Why not? Par- the tricks that they are playing ticularly as this is "the best possi-off, in order to obtain such grants. ble `public instructor?" Surely In Scotland they are setting the we ought to have a grant for this poor to meet and to petition on purpose! What a pity it is, that the subject; they are thrusting a" gentleman and man of ho- these forward, in order to get nour" should be such a ninny! from out of the taxes that relief which ought to come out of the pockets of the landlords. This is

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as pretty a trick as ever was played" they have behaved themselves off; and it is very well worthy of" with prudence and propriety, the ingenuity of the Jolterheads." and borne their privations with It is a happy illustration of that "fortitude. They have suffered low cunning, and of that selfish- as much as human nature can ness for which they are so famous." endure." At the county meeting of Dum- This is pretty impudent; but barton, which was called by Sir this impudent fellow will learn, Archibald Campbell, the Duke of before it is over, that he is not to Montrose, and some others, and talk in this manner with impunity. the report of which meeting I find It was by no means wise in him in the Glasgow Chronicle, this Sir to revive the recollections, the Archibald Campbell is reported bloody recollections, of the year to have said, that" He was against 1820. He would have done well "assessments, such as prevailed to avoid every thing of that sort; "in the neighbouring kingdom; and that he will know one of these

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they had been complained of days. In the mean while, he has "there, and for that reason he a dislike to "assessments such as "was against their introduction"prevail in the neighbouring "into the county of Dumbarton." kingdom." I dare say he has, "They would recollect that great I will engage that he has, a very "distress existed about six years great dislike to such assessments; age, and the conduct of the suf- and the Irish landlords have just 'ferers was very different from the same sort of dislike; and all "what it is now. They all recol- people have a dislike, to be sure, "lected of what was called the to pay what they owe; or rather, "radical war. At that time they to give up that which they ought "wanted, by menace, parade, not to keep. But these Scotch "and a show of force, to compel Landlords seem to be aware, that "the gentlemen to assist them, it is quite impossible that they ́" and their conduct was such, that should keep their lands and "it was impossible to relieve them houses and property, unless the "and entertain a proper respect people get food in some way or for the constitution. Their con- another. There is no law like "duct is very different on the pre- that in England, which is efficient "sent occasion. Being no longer for the relief of the poor; but, "misled by designing persons, there is the law of nature; and

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the Scotch are not made of stuff" have hitherto been silent on that to lie down in silence. Nobody" subject. And that the statewill persuade them, that it is their "ments in the petition should be duty, either as subjects or as "confined entirely to their preChristians, to lie down and die" sent miserable condition, and with hunger, while there is plenty" the inadequacy of the relief of food in the land: and, how" they at present receive, for the dare these landlords of Scotland" support of human beings; likelook the world in the face, while "wise, that the prayer should be they declare, that "the people" for nothing but a grant from

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have suffered as much as hu-" government, to enable them to แ man nature can endure; " and "meet the inclemency of the while they, the landlords, have a "coming winter. On a show of law in force to prevent the impor-hands being taken, the meeting tation of food! How can these agreed unanimously that the landlords look the world in the "above propositions should form face, while such are their declara-"the basis of their petition; and tions and such their deeds. "that they should meet in the In the same Glasgow paper, is same place on the evening of the following most curious ac- Monday next, for the purpose count of a meeting of the "Ope-" of forwarding the measure, when ratives." The account is in the "the proceedings at the county following words: "A meeting of" meeting on Thursday, would operatives was held in the Uni-"give them a better idea how to tarian meeting-house, Paisley," act."

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Here is a pretty story! These poor fellows have, you see, been petitioning the King on their thrusted forward by the land"present distress. Some discus- lords! The landlords hold them "sion took place on the purport up as a terror to the Government. "of the petition, when the greater The poor fellows are not to say "part of the speakers were of any thing about the CAUSE of

opinion, that it should by no "means enter into the cause of the "present distress, or the pointing "out of any remedy; but leave

distress; nor are they to point out any REMEDY; but are to leave those to their betters. Their petition is "to be confined entirely "that wholly to those classes who" to their present miserable con

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"dition," and they are to "pray imagine that the distress, as it is "for a GRANT OF MONEY called, is confined to the district in "FROM THE GOVERN- which he himself lives. The stu"MENT," and are to pray for pid creature does not appear to NOTHING ELSE! One cannot see that the distress is as general help laughing at this! What a as the air we breathe; that it is set of brazen vagabonds it must in every part of the kingdom, in have been that invented such a every branch of business, amongst scheme as this, and that had the persons of every description, the audacity to suppose that it would well-gorged tax-eaters excepted. extort money from the Govern- The printers are in distress; the ment! What fools these " opera- builders, the carpenters, the tives" must have been to have been bricklayers, the painters; of played off in this manner by a set which there are now more than of insolent vagabonds, who want- fifteen thousand out of employed to plunder the whole kingdom ment in the Wen, though to this for the sake of sparing their own Wen comes a very large part of purses. It is clear as day-light, the incomes and the earnings of that nothing could be got by the the whole kingdom. Amongst people by any measure of this the merchants and ship-owners sort. If any money could have the distress rages in every seabeen got from the Government, port, and that to a degree perit would have been got for the fectly terrific. The Customlandlords, out of whose estates the House is a scene that gives you a maintenance of the poor must good idea of a declining country. come in one shape or other, unless As to manufacturers and their in cases where the poor, like those work-people, the distress prevails in Ireland in 1822, can be com- throughout every branch, from the pelled to lie down and die by northermost manufacturing town whole parishes under the extreme in Scotland to Frome in Somersetshire in one direction, and to When this foolish fellow, Tay- Norwich in another direction. lor, and others like him, are talk-Though the last quarter of a ing about grants from the Govern- year (between Easter and Midment, they seem to be wholly igno- summer), is naturally one of the rant of the situation of the coun- least pressure upon the poor, the try. Every one of them seems to Poor-rates in the of Norwich

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that quarter. The Scotch land- have known, too, and the Scotch lords, and sappy-headed Taylor, landlords ought to have known it, of the Manchester Guardian, do that the landlords in the West not seem to know-the one of have not had the impudence, and, them that there are manufactures at the same time, the folly, to enany where but in Scotland, and deavour to extort money from the the other that there are any ex-Government, in order to maintain cept in and round Manchester. their poor. No, faith! there is noThey may, indeed, have heard of body that has impudence to this those in Nottinghamshire and extent, except the domineering Leicestershire; but Somerset- vagabonds of Lancashire and shire is so far off! Yet fellows Scotland. There is no doubt that so sapient as the man-of-honour the landlords in Gloucestershire, Editor at Manchester, ought to Somersetshire, and Wiltshire, know that, within a circumfer- would shift the burthen off their ence of about ninety miles, em-own shoulders to the shoulders of bracing parts of Somersetshire, the whole nation if they could. I Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire, must confess, however, that I there are, at the very least, a hun- merely suppose this, and that I do dred thousand men employed in not know the fact; but, however making the cloth which is worn disposed they may be to do it, they by almost all the gentlemen and have, at any rate, not had the imricher classes in England. This pudence openly to propose it. pretender to gentlemanship ought The landowners in manufacturing to have known, that these cloth districts derive great benefit from manufacturers have been ruined, the existence of the manufactures. even to a greater extent than the The more the manufactures incotton manufacturers, though, ob- crease, the more the adjoining serve, the articles of their manu-lands increase in value. I have facture are comparatively scarcely seen land in Lancashire, letting an object of export. This Mentor for six, eight, or ten pounds the of the Preston Sir Andrew Ague- statute acre; which same land, if cheek ought to have known that situated in divers parts of Sussex more than one-half of the work- or Hampshire, would not let for people of the clothiers in the more than thirty shillings an acre, West have actually been thrown at the most. All this great addi

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