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The shop-keeping hoard,
And the merchants, * are excellent prey:
The Order shall be of the day.
French fortunes and lives,
Have five honest men to defend 'em,
Will kindly take John's in commendam.
* AtLyons, Jabogues, the second murderer (the actor being the first), in his speech to the Democratic Society, used these words—« Down with the edifices raised for the profit or the “pleasure of the rich ; down with them all. COMMERCE " and Arts are useless to a warlike people, and are the de“ struction of that subLIME EQUALITY which France is deter“ mined to spread over the globe.”
Such are the consequences of RADICAL REFORM!!! Let any merchant, farmer, or landlord : let any husband or father consider this, and then say,
“ Shall we or shall we not contribute “ a moderate sum, IN PROPORTION TO OUR ANNUAL EXPEN“ DITURE, for the purpose of preserving ourselves from the fate
of Lyons, La Vendé, and Nantz.”
Jan. 22. We have said in another part of our Paper of this day, “ that though we shall never begin an attack, we shall
always be prompt to repel it.” On this principle, we could not pass over in silence, the
Epistle to the Editors of the Anti-Jacobin, which appeared in the Morning Chronicle of Wednesday, and from which we have fortunately been furnished with
a Motto for this day's Paper. We assure the Author of the Epistle, that the Answer
which we have here the honour to address to him, contains our genuine and undisguised sentiments upon
the merits of the Poem. Our conjectures respecting the authors and abettors of
this performance may possibly be as vague and unfounded as theirs are with regard to the Editors of the Anti-Jacobin. We are sorry that we cannot satisfy their curiosity upon this subject—but we have little anxiety for the gratification of our own.
TO THE AUTHOR OF THE EPISTLE TO THE EDITORS OF THE
* It is hardly to be expected, that the character of the Epistle should be taken on trust from the Editors of this Volume : it thought best, therefore, to subjoin the whole performance as it originally appeared : a mode of hostility obviously the most fair, and in respect to the combatants in the cause of Jacobinism, by much the most effectual. They are always best opposed by the arms which they themselves furnish. Jacobinism shines by its own light.
To the respectable names which the author of the following Address has thought proper to connect with the “ ANTI“ JACOBIN,” no apology is made for thus preserving this other. wise perishable specimen of dullness and defamation. He who has been reviled by the enemies of the “ Anti-Jaco“ Bin,” must feel that principles are attributed to him, of which he need not be ashamed : and when the abuse is conveyed in such a strain of feebleness and folly, he must see that those principles excite animosity only in quarters of which he need not be afraid.
It is only necessary to add, what is most conscientiously the truth, that this production, such as it is, is by far the best of all the attacks that the combined wits of the cause have been able to muster against the “ Anti-Jacobin.”
Hic Niger est ; hunc tu, Romane, caveto.
Whose verse thy friends in vain for wit explore,
Hail, justly famous! who in modern days
Whoe'er thou art, all hail ! thy bitter smile
and cheers our humble toil!
And blandly drew with no uncourtly grace
Proceed, great men !- your office is not done;
But softer numbers softer subjects fit: