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travelled into any of those heavens ? Tell us their relative position to and distance from each other, and their geographical situation in space, not forgetting a description of their form, composition, and inhabitants. You speak of “ that freedom, which your idol has given to all mankind!” Pray do you mean that which I have in the Dorchester, or you in the Ilchester Bastile? If your idol be a general SEARCHER OF HEARTS. I am of opinion, that he must be in full employ, and have an illimitable memory to examine the hearts of all the human race, and recollect their various ponderings." The second paragraph is a string of aphorisms from the Holy Scriptures, which would have done honour to a priest to have compiled, and would have obtained him a fat benefice, if not a bishopric. Mr. Hunt seems to be making himself master of the Bible; perhaps he is about to take his father's advice in his old age and turn clergyman. I hope you have not too, much contidence in your judge of all the earth, Mr. Hunt, and that
you will not find him “ turn a deaf ear to us and laugh us to scorn. I should notice that the famous Jehovah is Mr. Hunt's idol.
The third paragragh is an improvement upon the second, an admirable selection and compilation. I am astonished at it. Mr. Hunt must have read the Gaol Bible closely, and his “ National Prayer" will convince the public, that he has no connection with Carlile” more than all his assertions before the “ Wise DISPENSERS OF THE LAWs!”
The fourth paragraph is a prayer that Jehovah will lighten the darkness of the prison house of Mr. Hunt and his brethren. I suppose I must not consider myself one of them, or I should reply, that I have a plenty of light by day, and as much candle as I like by night, for I am writing now at three o'clock of Wednesday morning. I have as much window as I have seen in some parish churches in my room.
The fifth paragraph is a prayer for the Queen, and Mr. Hunt seemos sanguine that Jehovah will send her triumph and
our deliverance” at the same time. Such an idea entered my mind for a moment, but I thought proper to banish it, and mean to be agreeably disappointed if it is to be so.
The sixth paragraph mentions what the “GOD OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM” has done in Spain and Naples, and Mr. Hunt seems to have had a hint that the 6 ANGEL OF LIBERTY” is gone out to work on the Continent, but I fear that he will find so much laborious and dirty work to do there that it will be a long time before he will reach us in England
I fear Mr. Hunt will find the 15th, and I the 16th of November 1822 arrive, before the “ Angel of Liberty." I hope Mr. Hunt may be right, and I mistaken in my calculations.
In the seventh and last paragraph, Mr. Hunt is like the Jews always were in captivity, he wants a Messiah, one of Jehovah's sons, to come and help him. In this same number of his Memoir, Mr. H. has told us that he excelled at making corn ricks. I wish he had had à corn rick to make instead of this National Prayer," I should have been spared this painful task of dissenting from him.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT ONLY TO BE CEMENTED AND
KEPT TOGETHER BY BLOOD.
The prevention of the publication of the evidence on the trials for High Treason in Scotland, debarred us from noticing them during their progress, and after so many acquittals had taken place, we waited. to see whether the government would venture to murder any of those few against whom a verdict liad been obtained. It now, seems that they are not yet glutted with blood, for James, Wilson, (who was strongly recommended to mercy by his jury, and such a circumstance never occurred before, and in consequence of that circuuistance, tlie Lord Advocate accepted a verdict of Not Guilty against all who were connected and charged with himn) has been hung and belieaded, in spite of petition and remonstrance, and his Jury's recommendation to the contrary. We read the particulars with surprise both of Sid. mouth's answer to the efforts to save him, in which lie observed that he did not consider him a fit object to recommend to his Majesty for: mercy, and the account of his execution. The Bouny Muir combat-, ants still remain for execution, and we have now no lopes for them, as the sbedding of blood seems essential to the preservation of the government for a few months. We must expect that this work of blood will be co-existent with the present administration, and will only cease with their existence. In a few days we shall have the trials for High Treason, iu Yorkshire, and since the trial of Messrs. Hunt, &c. at York, we have not much confidence in the York freeholders, whilst the law officers of the Crown can select them. The shieduling of blood is the life of Castlereagll, he has grown up in it, and secins desirous to go down the vale of life in the same manger. :
MR. WILBERFORCE AN ITINERANT ORATOR, AND THE VICE SOCIETY TOO WELL KNOWN TO BE SUPPORTED IN LONDON.
In our last, we published an advertisement from the Vice Society, begging for money to carry on their warfare against obscenity, truth and reason. It now seems that the nobility, gentry, and clergy of London will do nothing more for them, as they have begun to advertise in the provincial papers, and Mr. Wilberforce has been speechifying both in Dorchester and at Weymouth, in support of the Bible and the Vice Society. We heard a great deal of clamour some time back about the itinerant orators in the cause of Reform, and the “ local despots” were called on to arrest them whenever they came into their districts. Mr. Hunt, Mr. Wooler, and many others have a thousand times been upbraided as itinerant orators, but where is the difference in their conduct and that of Mr. Wilberforce ? Each supports his favourite cause,
and each does it with the same feelings as the other, for the ideas of Mr. Wilberforce, and his anxiety to propagate the Bible are not more ardent than those on the other side in the cause of Reform. Each considers his cause a sacred one, and perseveres in spite of all obstacles. Who more than Mr. Wilberforce has clamoured against the Reformers? He has supported every measure of the administration in the dungeoning, gagging, and transportation bills, against the Reformers; yet he follows exactly the same steps in his endeavour to propagate his own principles. A more contemptible and unprinciplea' hypocrite there is not in existence than this man; bis conduct with regard to the Queen has stamped him with indeliable infamy, and whilst as a member of the Vice Society he affects to check obscenity with one hand, he scatters it most profusely with the other, in aiding and supporting the conduct of George the Fourth and his ministers. Each succeeding day s.bows more clear, that all this filthy tale which has been got up against the Queen has been fabricated by the King and his a gents.
THE INTENDED EVIDENCE AGAINST THE QUEEN CONVERTED TO A PROOF OF THE CONSPI. RACY AGAINST HER.
We mentioned in our last a desperate effort to deprive the Queen of all means of defence made by Lords Eldon, Lauderdale, Ellenborough, and a few more: but this affair, as a particular, had a favourable termination for the Queen, the above Lords being left in a minority, and even opposed by Liverpool, Harrowby, and Wellington. It has been important to the Queen in the preliminary proceedings against her, and has enabled her counsel to vitiate all the evidence that has been hitherto brought against her, and must have shown even her enemies that the printed questions which the King's counsel put to the different witnesses, are nothing more nor less, than a string of fictious charges to which the different witnesses have been drilled to give such answers as were required by their employers. They are no sooner put to the test of a cross-examination, than they answer every purpose for the Queen that might be wished to vindicate her conduct and impeach the conduct of her enemies and their employers, It was a full knowledge of this that made the above desperate malignants attempt to thwart a present cross-examination, hoping, no doubt, to defer it by some means altogether. Thé conduct of the Earl of Lauderdale has excited considerable surprise on this occasion, he is without doubt the most desperate enemy the Queen has in the house of Lords, and his rebuff to the statement of his connections published in that well-timed publication called a “Peep at the Peers," was & proof of his being conscience stung. It is reported that he has pledged himself to go all lengths to support his profligate master on the condition of being sent out Governor General of India. The best proof of the truth, validity, and importance of the above-mentioned excellent publication, is the attempt to decry it as false, by those who are the objects exposed. If it was indeed a string of falsehoods, as they have asserted, they would have best served themselves to have said nothing about it. But Lords are nothing more than men, and generally something less. The Earl of Lauderdale said that this publication represented him as receiving 36,0001. of the public money, whereas he did not receive a farthing. It
was his Lordship that stated the falsehood, the “Peep" said nothing of the kind. It did not, in fact, say that his Lordship received a farthing. It merely stated the usual allowance to a retired ambassador without asserting that his Lordship received it. The Editor of that publication has acted with all the prudence, candour, and veracity possible, he does not state that every incident is correct, because there has been no late authorised and authentie publication of the kind, but he pledges himself, and in that pledge we support him, that the gross total falls far short of the reality. These matters are like the mysleries of priesteraft there is no getting into the minutice of them. The celebrated Colonel Brown of Milan noloriety, turns out to be a cousin of Lord Castlereagh, and the only service he has seen, has been under the Milan commission of espionage. It appears that he has skipped over the heads of all the respectable part of the army, and has the epithet Colonel attached to his name for no other purpose than to make a more formidable character against the Queen. The Countess Colombier, or Dumont, the maid servant, has made a pretty figure, and poor Majocchi has been faroutstripped in his non mi ricordo line. Various rumours are now afloat about the immediate suppression of the proceedings against the Queen, a change of administration, and a dissolution of parliament. If we had an honest House of Commons, they would take out the charge from the Bill of Pains and Penalties against the Queen and insert onc against the conspirators. Every man of them concerned in this murderous business should satisfy justice by having his neck in a noose, and under any other, government than the present in England it certainly would be the case. It is yet impossible to say how this business will end; the present ministers have continually moved in such a mess of filth, and have patched up and glossed over so many dirty jobs, that they have face enough to meet any thing. Shame they have no idea of. Place, profit, and corruption, are their only ideas. They are a set of despicable characters, men without ability or the least notion of honour, which commonly characterises those who call themselves gentlemen. The Queen will have no need to call any persons to speak in her behalf, all the evidence pretended to be against her has been converted to her use. Slie has triumplied. If the maids, who must have had the closest opportunity of observing the most private part of her Majesty's conduct, cannot say any thing against her, who can be found to do it! Can the King retract now? Or what shall be done! The Queen must