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a law for the compelling of such a man to might induce those, who have the distrikeep these cast-off' children. They are bution of livings, to give to three of the not to be thrown upon the parish while he living-less five a living each ;-but, if they has the means of supporting them. It can obtain from the public purse the means would be scandalous if they were; and / of just satisfying the hunger of these five, what are we to think of a system, which they will, of course, bestow the vacant gives two or three benefices to one man, livings in twos and threes. Before, therewhile there are hundreds of the profession fore, any sum of money should have been without any benefice at all?- -But, be granted for this purpose, an inquiry ought sides the injustice of drawing upon the to have been made into the actual di-ribapeople in this way, let us mark a little the tion of the income of the church; for, unconsequences. This provision is made for less that be taken into view, I see no end the professed purpose of assisting to support of such grants as that which has just been the poorer-clergy; but, what will it do? made. The more you grant, the more Why, by making provision for them in poorer clergy” there will be of course. this way, there will be the less necessity You do not get rid of the poorer clergy for giving them a shure in the benefices; and, by the grants. It may render those coinof course, there will be the more to be fortable, who are now poor, but you will bestowed for purposes such as have been immediately have new claimants, because, too much talked of lately to need a parti- in the same degree as you remove the micular description in this place. Well, series of the poorer clergy by grants, the then, here is a large sum of money grant- livings will be heaped upon the others, ed, not, in fact, to add to the means of pro- 'till, in a very short time, you will not see viding for the poorerclergy, but to the pa- a single beneficed clergvman without a plutronage of the ministry. In short, it appears rality of livings.---Why has the present to me to be a hundred thousand pounds (1 time been chosen for the making of this believe that is the sum) given to those who grant ? “ The rise in prices.” But, what have parliamentary influence. Suppose, is that to the clergy? Their income rises for instance, there are nine livings in the with the rise of prices; and so it ought. whole, six rectories and three prebenda- What, then, is there to justify this applicaries, and that there are just as many cler- tion of so large a sum of the public money gymen as livings; but that the whole of now? I can see nothing at all in the nathe livings are given to four of them; and ture of the times to afford such justification. that one of them has three, as in the case I can discover no argument that might not of our Winchester Bishop's brother-in-law, have been made use of a hundred years Mr. Poulter, who is rector of four parishes ago as well as at this time. In short, it united into two livings, a prébend of Win- appears to me to be a new scheme for augchester, and Arch-Deacon, I believe, of menting the amount of the ministry's pathe diocese. The consequence must be, tronage; a scheme for augmenting the that five out of the nine clergymen must go means of satisfying those political cormodig, or starve, or, at best, must perform for a rants, commonly called borough-mongers, starving salary, that duty for which the and by no means what the king appears other three enjoy the income. Now mark, to regard it, a source of relief to the one has three livings, three have two livings poorer clergy." There is, however, each, and five have no living at all, and one good which will arise from this new are either curates or beggars. Well, mode of supporting clergymen; and that come, let us provide for these men; let is, it will give those who pay taxes full us make provision for these " poorer cler- authority to call upon the fat, the stall-fed “gy.” A sum is granted : provision is priest, the double-pursed pluralist, for made; and what is the consequence? Why, some shew of humility in political matters, when the three-flocked pastor dies, the at least, if none is to be expected from ministry distribute his three livings amongst him in any of the other relationships of the three two-flocked pastors, or, if they life. Let him remember, or, if he does have not interest enough, they aru given not, we, I hope, shall, that the " poorer to a youth of greater interest, who, as it clergy” are his brethren ;” and, these his were for the nonce, has had, agreeably to brethren, the lusty, the over-fed, the swoln, the declaration which is made at the ordi- the rosy-gilled, the broad-faced and big. nation, a call to take upon him the cure wigged gentleman leaves for us to keep. of souls. Now, if this « provision,as it Let him be modest, then, when he appears is called, were not made, shame, perhaps, before us, who have to maintain his

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kindred. We have a right to expect a, stitution, upon which, under Providence, delittle less haughtiness and insolence on the pend the welfare and prosperity of the part of the priesthood ; unless, indeed, kingdom ; this reliance is matter worthy which is not impossible, they look upon of particular attention. One does not, inthis grant from the parliament as an ac- deed, very well understand what is meant knowledgment due to the part they have by a " spirit of attachment,” nor is it acted and figure they have cut in the re- very easy to discover for what the word cent transactions and enquiries. If a group established is put before laws, except we of printers or public writers had been drag- suppose it a compliment due from a ca. ged to light, in the way that Dr.:O'Meara, binet of lawyers to the numerous hordes of Dr. Lockes the Rev. Mr. Lloyd, the Rev.Mr. the profession, to give the nation a speciBeazeley, and that pink of all parsons the men of tautology in every speech from the Crazy Parson, Williams, who, by-the-bye, throne ; but, this we know, that there has had ' cure of soulsat the same time, were; been, in no part of the country, an attempt if a group of printers had been thus exposed, or the appearance of a disposition, amongst what would have been said of them?". Talk the people, to violate, or to disregard the no more about the tricks and the various “ established laws and happy constitution, base arts of the methodistical or other secta- < upon which, under Providence, depend the rian priests; for, my answer always will be, “ welfare and prosperity of this kingdom.” that I wait till I see amongst them a group. The members when they call us together, like that above-named. I have heard of as, doubtless, they will, for the purposes no censure of the church pronounced upon of inculcation, need, however, be at no loss

Their brethren must, like for topics. They have seen, and have other people's brethren, take to them, or gone through, a great deal during the last cast them off; but, my real belief is, that winter; and, they will, of course, tell the there are so many like them, or that would people what has passed. Amongst other he like them if they could, that we never things they will remind them, than a Mr.

shall hear of their conduct being the sub- Waldle brought .certain charges against ject of clerical censure. What is more, the Duke of York; that Mrs. Clarke and

we have, in almost every part of the coun- Miss Taylor, and others, gave such and try, seen the clergy openly leagued with such evidence; that General Clavering our political enemies, with those who have and the crazy Parson Williams did so and been distinctly accused of corruption. so; that Mr. Perceval and Mr. Adam bad. There has been scarcely a clergyman in charged Digby Hamilton to conjure Capt. all.Hampshire, in particular, as far as my Sandon not to destroy the Note ; tbat knowledge has reached, who has not done when they had been informed that the his utmost to give countenance to all that Note was destroyed, they brought the the people have been condemning. It was, matter before the House ; that, « under it appears to me, a most indécent thing to Providence," the Note was preserved, advise the king, just at a time, when the and was examined by hand-writing decysound of the names of the Reverend O'Meara, pherers; that there was Dr. O'Meara, of Beazeley, Williams, &c. &c. was still the celestial unction, and the Rev. Mr. ringing in the ears of the members ; to Beazeley, cherished by divine women ; advise the king, just at such a time, to re- that there was a man of the name of Kencommend to the House of Commons a grant nett, who had corresponded about a Loan of money to the clergy, part of which money in exchange for a Place; that there were will possibly go to these very persons; two Love-Letters of the Duke of York and, indeed, there is a fair presumption, that produced in the House of Commons; that a part of it will go to Williams, the Crazy the House ACQUITTED the royal Duke; Parson with “cure of souls.” If I were that, since that acquittal, Mrs. Clarke has a member of parliament, I would call for threatened to publish a Book, and that she an account of how this money had been has kept this book out of the press in conse disposed of. I would ascertain whose quence of having received very large sums clutches it got into. I would see what sort of money.---The members will, doubiof men the

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racy against the House of Brunswick; that said Lord Castlereagh, the honourable it was asserted, with surprising noise of House did reject the said motion, upon the voice and emptiness of skull, that the con- ground, that the act was not completed.spirators meant to degrade the Army, the Our worthy representatives will, I dare Church, and the Throne ; that it finally say, next proceed to reinind us, that, in a appeared, that the said conspirators were few days after this last occurrence, Mr. no where to be found ; that infamy was, Madocks stated, to the honourable House, according to Mr. Canning, to attach either that he was ready to prove at their bar, to Mr. Wardle or to the Duke of York; that a Seat in that House had been sold to that the nation, with voice unanimous, Mr. Quintin Dick, upon condition that he have thanked Mr. Wardle, and that the should vote as the ministers wished; that House of Commons acquitted the Duke of the sale was made by Mr. Henry WellesYork. The members will, doubtless, ley, a Secretary of the Treasury, and that remind us, that, when Mr. Wardle first Mr. Perceval, Chancellor of the Exchebrought forward his Charges, an universal quer, was privy to the transaction; that laugh was set up against him, when he Mr. Dick, rather than vote as the ministalked of an open shop in the city for the ters wished in the case of the Duke of Sale of Offices under Government, and York, resigned his seat; and that, as this that Mr. Perceval treated the story with act was complete, he hoped that the House derision ; that, it afterwards appeared, would set its face against it, when he had that, at this very time, Mr. Perceval had proved it by evidence at the bar.-Our been informed of the existence of such faithful representatives will surely, tell shop, but, as he said, his reason for dis- us, that the honourable House came to a guising the fact was, he wished to entrap division upon this subject, and that the the office-sellers, that he had set people to honourable House resolved, by a majority work for that purpose, and that he had of 310 against 85, that not even an Innow succeeded and caught the delinquents quiry should take place.- -When our in his trap. The members will scarcely worthy representatives have gone thus far, fail to remind us of the utter astonishment they will, perhaps, the better to illustrate that became visible on the countenances and enforce their doctrines, go back to the of the East India Directors, when the fact year 1802, and remind us, that, in that slipped out, that there was now-and-then an year, this same Mr. Perceval, being then office at their disposal, sold, contrary to law; Attorney General, prosecuted a Tinman that they called aloud for a Committee up- of Plymouth, named Philip Hamlin, for stairs; ihat this Committee soon proved, having offered to buy a place in the Custhat the traffic had long been as common tom-house ; that Hamlin most solemnly as the dealings in Smithfield market; and declared his ignorance of his crime (havthat, amongst other transactions, offices ing for years, seen places under governunder the East India Company had become ment publicly addertised for sale), expressed objects of barter for livings in the Church the deepest sorrow, and humbly sued for and for Seats in the House of Commons. mercy, seeing that a heavy punishment Our "representatives” will, surely, remind must be the ruin of himself and a large us ; the guardians of our purses; the pro- family; that, upon the affidavits being tectors of our “ happy constitution," will produced, Mr. Perceval still called for certainly not fail to remind us, that Mr. judgment upon this man, in the name of Perceval, “under Providence,” narrowly Public Justice; and, that the man, for only missed catching one of his colleagues in offering to purchase a place under governhis

trap; for that it appeared from the Re- ment, at a time when such places were port of the up-stairs Committee, that Lord daily advertised for sale, in the public Castlereagh, while President of the Board news-papers ; that this man, for this offer, of Controul, while filling an office intend- made under such circumstances, was, at ed to be a check upon the East India Di- the prosecution of this same Mr. Percerectors, had offered an East India writer- val, sentenced to pay a fine of a hundred ship to be given in exchange for a Seat in pounds to the king, and to be imprisoned for the House of Commons, of which House three months.- Of all these things, and also he was a member. -Yes, the ho- of Mr. Curwen's Bill, and other such matnourable members will, surely, remind us ters, our honourable representatives will, of this, and further, that, when the matter at the suggestion of the king to come and was brought before the honourable House, instruct us, doubtless remind us; but, lest, and a motion was made for censuring the by any accident, they should forget it, I trust, that we shall not fail to remind one these facts before us; with these facts as another of them: I trust, that every man, well known as that the sun shines and that who has it in his power to communicate night brings darkness, I can never agree these valuable facts to those, -who are not to apply the epithet “ unparalleled to Naacquainted with them, will not think it-la- poleon's conduct towards Spain.-Bebour lost to make such communication ; sides, in all these philippics against Napobut bear in mind constantly, that every leon, with regard to Spain, those of the man informed as to these matters is a man Spanish Nobles, who have joined, and enrolled in the war against Corruption sworn allegiance to, his brother, seem to be and its accompanying Oppression. left out of sight. There is treachery indeed! Having expressed great satisfaction at the Napoleon has the plea of a conqueror; small addition which has this year been but, these nobles have no plea at all, unmade to the burthens of the people, the less it be their conviction, that it will be Speech next looks abroad, and talks of for the good of their country to place Jothe atrocious and unparalleled act of vio- seph Buonaparté upon the throne, and lence and treachery by which the ruler of that is a plea of which we will not admit

. France attempted to surprize and enslave We seem always to forget, that Joseph the Spanish nation. As to the atrocious- Napoleon is at Madrid, surrounded by ness of the act I heartily agree; but, I Spanish Grandees, who have sworn alleginever can allow it to be unparalleled; for ance to him. Our spite against the Buonawithout going very fur back into history, partés is so great, that we seem to forget I could cite much stronger instances of the misconduct of every body else. All both violence and treachery; but, especially the mischiefs are ascribed to them. of the latter; of the basest treachery; the kings and princes, who fight on their the blackest perfidy; the most cruel and side, are perfectly innocent; they are obsanguinary deeds; and all with a view of jects of our compassion; it is Buonaparté finally committing robbery; I mean rob- who seduces them; they being of the bery of the lowest stamp, such as the Lord's anointed cannot commit sin, and stealing of precious metals and stones. all the sins, which, to the carnal eye, they Why, neither of the kings of Spain has appear to commit, are to be laid upon been thrown into a dungeon, kept awake 'till him, and to be answered for by him.he has gone mud, or been smothered, or As to all that the Speech says about the depoisoned, or stabbed, and that, too, under liverance of Europe, as it has been said in the base and perfidious pretence of taking about fifteen king's speeches before this, care of his person. No: the kings of Spain it will not be expected, that I should offer are both alive and well, though Napoleon any remark upon it. The “ splendid and has them as much in his power as I have important success, which has recently the pigs in my stye. There has not been, crowned the arms of the Emperor of that we have heard of, any miscreant (the Austria,” cannot, howerer, pass without other day a commis in some bureau, perhaps) some little notice, but, why need we be to teaze the kings of Spain with sham ne- surprized at this description, when we regociations, and to offer them his insolent collect the recent rejoicings for successes advice. Buonaparté, supposing both the in Portugal? Those, who could fire the kings of Spain to have been betrayed into Park and Tower Guns and make illuminahis clutches, and to have been compelled tions upon hearing, that an English army to sign their respective acts of abdication, had defeated a French rear-guard, would did, at any rate, take their kingdom from naturally advise the king to talk of the them at once, and openly; whereas the base splendid and important success of Austria, wretches, to whose conduct I allude, pro- which still leaves Buonaparıé in posses. ceeded in the most cowardly and under- sion of the Austrian Capital.---This is hand manner; and, after having commit- certainly a time, and things are now in a ted robbery and murder upon the proper- posture, for producing great events; but, ty and persons of sovereigns full as lawful the worst of it is, there is only one great as those of Spain, not only set up for per- actor. There may be some truth in the sons of singular humanity, but made the accounts of insurrections in Germany and nation, who were base enough to submit to in the Tyrol; but, it is by no means astheir command, pay for the promulgation certained, that they are in fuvour of Austria. of an endless series of falsehoods, intended Between the two; between France and to stille the cries of the oppressed, and to those whom France aims at supplanting, humbug and defraud the world. With the people appear to have got loose. The

kings and emperors have been fighting for from the continent. They have got forthe mastership over them, and the people midable insurrections against Napoleon, in seem to have become, during the battle, every quarter and corner of Europe; where their own masters. If this were to go on, he has troops too numerous to leave rooin it would be a most glorious thing: this for insurrections, they have got mutinięs would be the real "deliverunce of Europe;" amongst those troops; they have brought but, this, I am afraid, is not what is meant out a fresh Duke of Brunswick; they have in the Speech. I am afraid, that by “ the pushed forward the king of Prussia"; and, o deliverance of Europe," and by the though they have not, as yet, absolutely re-establishment of the security and inde- got over the Emperor of Russia, the Morn"pendence of other nations ;' by these, I ing Chronicle is very sanguine in the hope, am afraid, is meant, the re-establishment " that the amiable queen has not wholly of the old system all over Europe; and, if « lost her influence over his heart, and that be the meaning, the object will as- “ that she may succeed in recalling him suredly never be accomplished.- -The to the paths of virtue and honour." That Expedition, which we are now sending out, is to say, to induce him to employ bis and which is said to amount to 40,000 men, soap-eaters to cut the throats of our enemies. ought to do something in the way of That is the plain English of the “ paths of Europe's deliverance ; but, if it go either virtue and honour.What abominable to Germany or Spain, I do not see how it hypocrisy men fall into, even without can do any thing at all in that way. thinking of it, in this age of cant and affecSome

say it is going to Hanover, and, if tation ! How the Queen herself would laugh none but the German Legion were going, I at this, if it were translated to her! “ Virshould hail their departure; because I tue and honour," indeed! She would should like, of all things, to see those he laugh to the splitting of her sides.Lest, roes engaged in the noble enterprize of however, the virtue-and-honour expedition rescuing their country from the hands of should fail, the Courier, by way of last the French. -Forty thousand men is no resort, has an insurrection for the Emperor trifling army for England to send forth; Alexander, our late“ magnanimous ally." and, really, if it come back, without hav- This extends even to a threat of deposiing performed any service, and even with. tion, unless he immediately recall bis soapout having performed an adequate service, eaters from their march against our friends. it will be high time for us to inquire whe- All these insurrections are for as and our ther the expence of this army cannot be interests. "A rumour,” says the Courier saved.----If this Expedition should fail, of Wednesday last, was in circulation and, if Napoleon should succeed in extin- “ last night, that a messenger had arrived guishing Austria and in subduing Spain, it “ with intelligence of an insurrection in will then become us to consider, of what “ St. Petersburgh. A number of the noavail can be any further endeavours on our “ bility and men of influence were said to part, to stir up the continent against him. “ have menaced the Emperor with deposition What good can we do ourselves; and what " unless he consented to order the return of the harın can we do him, by a perseverance in troops

which were muurching against Austria, this restless system of purchasing insurrec- " and also immediately negociute a peace with tions; for, in truth, we excite nothing worthy « Great Britain. We know not whether of a much higher title? The philosophers, such intelligence was brought by a meswho are hired to write paragraphs, in the senger, but rumours to the above effect Courier and such prints, against Buona- “ have been received from various quarters. parté, never appear to advert, even for a “ We shall be happy to find them well found. moment, to the circumstance, that, as far « ed.". -Now, if the French government

e conquests of France have extended, were, in their hall-official papers, to make there is a new set of proprietors, and that publications of this sort, how our hirelings these are the most clever and active peo- would abuse them! How base it is, 100, 10 ple in each state respectively. It is not a express a hope of obtaining peace with little matter that will overset these men; a sovereign by the means of an insurrecit is not a war, carried on by little law- tion against him amongst his people! Here yers, that will do it, notwithstanding all is an explicit avowal, on the part of a the sangnine expectations of the hirelings news-paper, which is considered as speakin London, and even of the Morning Chro- ing the senuiments of the government; an nicle, which seems to be, all at once, quite explicit avowal of an anxious wish, that inoverpowered with the tide of joyful news surrection may have taken place in Russia,

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