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the earth ; and laughing at Copernicus and Newton as madmen. The philosopher would mingle pity with this light censure of the children's folly, wbilst on the men-grower babes, he would pour unmeasured, ineffable, and unmixed hatred and contempt...
A noble Lord, amongst the Loyal Addressers, has boldly said, “ that some thousands came from a distance of thirty or forty miles, on the fatal inorning, with large sticks, ferocious countenances! and soine of them with aprons full of paving stones!” They came-with sticks!--most miraculous! With sticks !-how wonderful! With sticks! liow terrible! Has the Linnean Society determined on the place in the animal world, which these hideous, threejegged, non-descript monsters, the terror of the old women of Manchester, must fill in the volume of the naturalist? But a mere description of the stick-monsters would not suffice. They came, says the witty writer, with ferocious countenances! This, one would conceive, is a charge against the Deity, and not against the horrible creatures that walked with sticks! but not a word about the ferocious countenances of the gentle Magistrates, and the still more gentle Cavalry, who were as humble as poverty suing for charity. But the stick-story and the ferocious-countenance tale would not do alone; at the end we have an account, that some of them came to the scene with aprons full of paving stones! How many ?--That is uot told! Who were they - It would not be right to say! Who saw them? He must 'not confess! Who believes it?_Ask not the People! But even this delectable narration must yield to the still more beautiful description given by an oílicor of the Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry. He does not stand in need of the traveller's privilege-his is a faithful narration. He writes, 6 that he can say decidedly, and without hesitation, (well done!) that if no opposition had been made in the day, there must have been (why?) a horrid scené of plunder and pillage at night!! And he adds, that “though the ground, early in the morning, was cleared of stones, when he returned it was covered with them ! •lle forgot to add, that there were enough to raise a monument to the sufferers, as high as St. Paul's! Now this little spot, so clear in the morning, so covered in a few hours, could contain an hundred thousand persons, and forty carts would not draw away. the stones necessary to cover it! There is no fable in the details all is as true as the Gospel. The Radicals me admire their success. A new edition is wanting of rean? chausen's Travels; but Munchausen is no match for ter we
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Some miscreaut las, it seems, fired at the redoubtable Mt. Nadin, and passed a bullet through his hat, Mark, reader! for this that is, for putting a bullet through his hat, wickedly intended, no doubt, for his head-Five Hundred Pounds are offered, as a reward, for the discovery of the offenders!—but not One Farthing for the discovery of the mutilators on the 16th of August. To make a hole through a bat, with a bullet, is an enormous crime; but to cut, or trample down, men, women, and children, by scores, is a pretty piece of gallant conduct, deserving commendation ! and to wind up the tale, Mr. Meagher, the trumpetter, who wounded two of the King's subjects, in his wrath, is actually discharged by the Magistrate!
Is the time arrived, when the avowal may be made that death and mutilation are to be sanctioned, if authorised by persons in power---but the unlicensed users of deadly weapons, for deadly purposes, are alone to swing on the gallows. Is the time arrived, when loyalty must be written in letters of blood ? Is the time arrived, when crime ceases to be crime in the Rich, and is crime only in the Poor? Is the time arrived when the liberties of the People, (to use the phrase of the Earl of Bath,) are at the mercy of two or three Justices of the Peace, and a Serjeant's guard! Is the time arrived, when despotism must triumph, and liberty die? If the persons guilty of the horrid offence, whoever they may be, escape with impunity if they are not brought before a Jury of their Country, not merely for the purpose of trial, but to demonstrate that the British Constitution is founded on equal law and equal justice, and that while it protects the oppressed it punishes the oppressor, Englishmen are no longer free-the Constitution no longer exists. True it is, that whilst our feelings as freemen ought to impel us to express 'our abhorrence of the crime, justice, whilst the mystery remains, forbids us to condemn particular individuals as the offenders. We fear the Courts of Law are barred against Justice. The Lancashire Grand Jury threw out the Bills--the Lancashire Magistrates refused to hear the com , plaint--the Coroners' Inquests finds verdicts of accidental death, and in one case that the victim died of suffocation from three bits of mutton!-whilst the Coroner on the Oldham inquiry, to add to the outrage, delays, at his will, the Verdict of the Jury, for reasons evident as the sun at noonsay—and the Grand Inquest of England is rightly informed
De they cannot receive the Bills presented to them: and wonen mockery we are desired to leave the accused to the". boys, a tribunals! Oh! Shame! where is thy blush. because
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of the torch of discord, which their fears or their imbeci. lity flung amongst the Reformers throughout the Country. There is but one method in the power of remedying the evil of which they have been the authors, and that is by candidly confessing their error, and thus doing justice to those who did all that lay within their power to effect the overthrow of the present Ministerial junto of respectables," who abuse us as graceless Radicals, for having been defrauded of the ima mense treasures upon which these august senators found their reputability. The exertions of every Reformer should now be more than ever unceasing ; the more we lose, the more we have to regain ; and the heart that fliuches from terror of the faction who are draining our very vitals, deserves not the glorious appellation of A PATRIOT. The appellation which gave dignity and grandeur to the names of BRUTUS and of CASSIUS, in the earlier ages, and in the later times to HAMPDEN, Rossel, and SYDNEY in England
to WALLACE in Scotlando FrTZGERALD, EMMETT, and O'CONNOR in Ireland--to CARNOT in France and to WASHINGTON in America. In the worst times of their country's freedom, when the wreck of Liberty paved the way for the sceptre of the despot, when terror and despair darkened the hemisphere of national independence, when every thing which was valuable to a freeman bowed beneath the sword, or shrunk intimidated from the clanking chains and desolate gloominess of a dungeon, those aspiring spirits boldly braved the vengeance of the storm and triumphed over despotism, by the enthusiasm which their conduct infused in thousands of their respective countrymen; they have, even in their misfortunes triumphed over fate itself by a glorious end. The brave never die the spirit which actuated their frames while living, circulates the palpitating stream of thousands; of millions in the cause of freedom, when their bogies are in the course of nature, returned to their mother earth; yes, until the cause in which they perished, finally triumphed over the tyranny they warred with. We must therefore, while yet we may, mcet throughout the NATION and consult for the recovery of our rights. let all animosities be buried in oblivion. Our party would carry their system of Reform farther than another, but that is no reason that they should separate into distinct bodies. We have even been perhaps more inveterate in our declarations against the Whigs than against the Tories-mand why not because they would not come into our terms of Reformation--no, certainly not what then? because we believe them to be hypocrites, me believe that they are not very sincere in the Reformation
which they themselves profess. We believe the only Reform they desire is to get themselves in and the Tories out : of office.
“ What means the term of WHg, Papa,
Papa, he smiled, as o'er and o'er
.. “ Than Tory out of place.” The Tories are open and undisguised enemies of the peo. ple--the Whigs are Tories who profess themselves friendly. to the rights of the people for the purpose of sharing amongst them the loaves and fishes, which the people are obliged to: supply, to satiate their voracity in a ratio by no means com patible with the desperately deplorable state of their india vidual resources. . We are happy to find that the Seditious Meetings Bill has not passed the House of Commons as a permanent Act of Parliament. Lord Castlereagh was deterred from executing his threats completely against the Liberties of the People. The Cheap Publications have again interfered with his Lordship’s plans of turning this Country into a Military Despotisia : they have frightened him into enacting it only : as a temporary measure; we owe it to bis fears, rather than to the gentleness -and pliability of his disposition, that, the period of its enforcement is limited to five years. We have therefore nothing for which to thank his Lordship, and ito. would be bypocritical and mean, to pretend that he was deserving of any thing but the exécrations of the virtuous, the humane, and the patriotic. We can hardly curb our expressions of abharrenees for this, in our opinion démow?, . niacal character. We know much of him, and we greatly fear that he will compel us to know more of him'ere he dies. At present we view him as a scourge to these kingdoms, for! their wilful blindness in warring with the liberties of Franen when she flung from her throne- the Despot and his miniones: whom European Tyrants vainly endeavoured to save and to support. Nothing, however, could arrest the progress of independence in France at that period, nor can it, we are confident, be checked in Englandi now, even though tem thousand Traitors such as he should bribe their armed Janizaries, to support them in levelling the rights and properties of the People'Properties, did we sayti alas! the People have now ng properties to be levelledky