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ment and gratitude of his Countrymen. This is the man whose character the vindictive malignity of a puny and base calumniator has dared to asperse! This is the man, sir, who now solicits your protection,
MR. SHERIDAN. A gentleman of the most splendid talents and accomplishments; of first-rate eloquence and high eminence in that Assembly, of which he has been a leading member above twenty years :-A steady adherent to the party with which he was politically connected, except when the danger of the Country imperiously called on him to take a separate line; —who vigorously supported the measures for suppressing the mutiny in the navy, and for protecting the Country from invasion ;--who cannot fail to be considered, by those who favoured Mr. Fox's principles, as his fittest successor ;-who cannot fail to be respected by all, even the most adverse to those principles, as a true Friend to his Country, of which he has given such unequivocal proofs in the most trying moments.
MR. PAULL. Who is he?-Literally the son of a Tailor at Perth, in Scotland !-who launched in life as a clerk to a gentleman engaged in mercantile concerns in India; who afterwards became a sort of a merchant himself; who solicited lord Wellesley's interference with the Vizier of Oude to procure his admission into his capital, from which he was proscribed; who has not only acknowledged his great obligations to lord Wellesley for the success
of such interference, but has expressed, in written documents, his high opinion of the splendid services of that nobleman!!! who recovered his property at Lucknow in consequence of that interference; who, since his arrival from India, made a grateful return for his property so saved, by procuring, by means too often practised, a seat in parliament, for the express purpose of producing Articles of Impeachment against his best benefactor !!!; who wearied and disgusted the last House of Commons by bringing forward against that distinguished nobleman unproved and unsupported charges; who has been rejected by every petty borough to which he has offered his services !; who is now the avowed confederate of sir Francis Burdett, and has declared himself ready to go to the scaffold with him !!! This disinterested champion of an Indian Nabob, who despises and proscribed him, presumes to flatter bimself, that, without an atom of talent, he may be qualified to tread in the steps of Mr. Wilkes, and to throw the Metropolis into confusion by the mere dint of bare-faced calumnies, empty promises, and vulgar impudience!!!
Under these circumstances, I call on you, sir, to judge for yourself, and to act accordingly. The facts which I have stated, are incontrovertible. The comparative merits of the respective candidates might have been much more strongly drawn. I call on you, as an independent Elector of Westminster, as an Englishman, as a loyal subject of the best of Kings, to contribute your efforts, with 5
mine, to save us from indelible disgrace: I earnestly conjure you to consider, who are the fittest Candidates for your favour, without supposing that absolute perfection can be found in any; to protect the City of Westminster from a rabble Representation ; and, if you share the impressions and feelings which have dictated this address, you will not content yourself with your own early attendance on the Hustings, but will individually strain every nerve to secure the rejection of a man, whose election would entail eternal infamy and self-reproach on those, who, by want of exertion, had incurred the dreadful responsibility of admitting into their service so insignificant and contemptible a Representative.
I am, Sir, your humble servant, Piccadilly, Nov. 6, 1806.
QUERIES: Ques. What is he who obtains GOODS under false Pretences ?
Ans. A SWINDLER. Ques. Who never pays his DEBTS? Ans. A SWINDLER. Ques. Who lives upon the PROPERTY and MEANS of Others ?
Ans. A SWINDLER.
Ques. Who gives DRAFTS, which are never paid ? Ans. A SWINDLER, M
Ques. Should a SWINDLER be a Member of Parliament ?
PAULL THE TRUE PATRIOT;
A PILL FOR A POSTACY.
Now grown a wealthy Placeman, he forsook us one and all, sir;
He rail'd and speechify'd, whene'er Oppression was enacted,
made us. Then, Sons of Independence, let us scout him one and all, sir, And poll a great Majority for Freedom and for Paull, sir.
3. So, finding we've been finely gulld and cheated by this elf, sir, We all approve his Rivals now much better than himself, sir ; For since that he and many more began the Cash to handle, We know that, for their Benefit, they've play'd The School forScandal.
Then, Sons of Independence, let us scout them one and all, sir, And poll a great Majority for Freedom and for Paull, sir.
4. Said Paull one day to Sheridan, “ I've got a dismal story, To tell the British Parliament, that stains our Nation's glory,
Of crimes, which, howe'er screen'd from view by power or by dis
tance, I am determin'd to unveil ;
pray, lend me your assistance." Expecting he'd supported be by Patriots one and all, sir ; But Sheridan forsook the cause of Justice and of Paull, sir.
Then, Sons of Independence, stand by him one and all, sir,
6. Said Dick, “ You know my Master's will, and if you'll not obey,
sir, In parliament my wit I'll try, to baffle all you say, sir." Said Paull, “ Then to my Master I will look up for protection, And leave him to decide the case against the next election.”
Then, Sons of Independence, now come forward one and all, sir, And poll a great Majority for Freedom and for Paull, sir,
may all base venality for ever be confounded ;
Then, Sons of Independence, come forward one and all, sir,
Paull and Sir Francis Burdett,
against Sheridan and Lord Wellesley. We understand that Mr. ARIS, of the Cold Bath Fields, yesterday gave a grand Dinner to a Party of Friends, among whom were Mr. SheriM 2