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Queen of this country. “Wheref her to throw hersed upon any « her honour is concerned !"|thing or any body: but, to con: Why, her honour is concerned tinue in the dignified course in the very existence of a nego- which her Majesty has always ciation. There can be no nego- pursued; that is, demand the ciation entertained by her with full enjoyment of her rights, or, the parties who mado the if they were refused, á fair, and forner proposition and uttered open trial. the throat, without an abandonment of honour. To treat with Whether the learned gentlethose parties is dishonoar in it- man will have the hardihood self. And as to the throwing to stand up before the Queen of herself upon her country and and offer hor the advice, which the Parliament for her vindica- he has described in the passage tion, what does that mean? of his speech above quoted by What import have these words, me, I cannot tell; but I am quite I wonder, in the “ Education sure that advice will be re

Digest" forthcoming ? How is ceived with the same indigna, her vindication to be made, tion and scorn that were the lot without trial, or without a full of the proposition and the threat Tecognition of her rights ? Pro- at St. Omers. Her Majusty is cess is begun against her. Rights here safe in England. She is are withheld in consequence of in no dangor; not even from the accusation. This with-bold- that species of gentry, the eming is punishment. Cease the ployment of whom this same process and give the rights, and learned gentleman not long ago there is vindication. But, any so ably defended, to the infinite thing short of giving the rights satisfaction of the ministers. and giving them all, too, is And, by the way, it is not very punishment still, and presump- surprising, that the same person tion of guilt. This is what I who so fully approved of the should say, if I were the advo- employment of Edwards, whom cate of the Queen. Her Ma- Mr. Alderman Wood so laudjesty is called upon to throw ably endeavoured to bring to herself upon nobody and no-justice; it is not very surprising thing She, is called upon to that this same learned gentledo no act, to place herself in no man should not attribute other situation to which this phrase, measures, supposed to be imlong appropriated to the pur- putable to the Alderman, to the lieus of the Old Bailey, oan be dictation of*: "absolute wisapplicable. If I were the legal dom.” In a case like that of adviser of her Majesty, I would, her Majesty, which needs no if I had been accustomed to support but that of truth, fair have criminals under my safe dealing and justice, an ounce of conduct, have endeavoured to honesty is worth a waggon load drop the language of the cells of craft ; and I am very certain ‘of Newgate, and would by no that her Majesty's clear sightedmeans have thought to advise ) ness will be a sufficient protec

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tion against all the attempts" were goaded for originating that may be made to inveigle “ sueh monstrous propositions us her into a coinpromise that " those made to her Majesty would tarnish ber fame.

were described to be, he felt In order to be able to judge it necessary to say, that noproperly of the conduct of the “ thing but the obligation of learned gentleman in this affair, “ secrecy prevented him from we must not stop when we get naming the quarter from as far back as si. Omers. We “ whence that communication must go back to the month of " came in the month of July, July 1819, when, 'as we learn “ 1819; and every one of the from the speech of Mr. Caming," propositions made to her Maa communication was made to " jesly were founded on that the ministers, respecting the communication. Queen, from the learned gen positious, he was entitled to tleman himself; and Mr. Cau-say, were but the protoning says

types of those suggested to of the propositions made to the" Government from a quarter Queen at St. Omers “which certainly did not comfounded on that communication; mit her Majesty (hear, hear, and, therefore:(mark the there" from Mr. Brougham), but still fore); therefore the ministers" from a quarter which led the did not suppose that the Government to suppose that St. Omers proposition would be " the propositions made to her regarded degrading. Mr. CAN-" Majesty were not likely to NING says farther, that he be considered as degrading. could well understand that “ He would declare upon his the QUEEN might receive the honour, that he for one felt proposition with indignation, but the most undoubted confithat he could not understand" dence, that they would have how the learned gentleman “ been accepted. If, therefore,

, came to receive it either with “ the negociation failed, as it indignation or surprise. The “ unfortunately had failed, the following is the passage of Mr.“ lively and unexpected inCANNING's speech. " They“ dignation of her Majesty he

were asked how they could “ could well understand (heai, " think of making proposals to jhear, heur!)—but froin the - her Majesty which must have“ propositions that had been "s been instantly rejected?.. Mi- " made he saw no reason for i nisters had, at an early pe " the expression of surprise or

riod of these discussions re-“ indignation coming from any ** ceived a communication under " other quarter. He believed **** the seal of secrecy; the con- : the honourable and learned “ ditions under which they re-:. gentleman went to the Queen “ ceived that communication“ anxious to complete the treaty "prevented him from stating “ in a satisfactory manner. He " the quarter from whence it “ (Mr. Canning) was astonished -5 came; but when Ministers |“ when he heard that the ne

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“gociation had failed; but what|cation at all? However, he " he considered still more ex-comes next to speak of his har. "traordinary, were the terms of ing been employed, as was as

surprise and indignation ex-serted by Mr. Canning, in the “pressed by the honourable St. Omers negociation by Lord " and learned gentleman.” Liverpool; and, upon this he

In another part of his speech, says, that no one of his MajesMr. Canning spoke of Mr. ty's ministers had ever made Brougham as having been em- such a proposition to him. He ployed in the negociation by had, he said, waited on Lord Lord Liverpool! This was a pret- Liverpool, not at the desire of ty tale, indeed. No wonder that Lord Liverpool. He had not he travelled in the same boat and applied to him. He had made same chaise with Lord Hutchin- an application to a higher quarson. No wonder that he did not rer. Now, that must have been

upon her Majesty's speedy to the King; and he was himdeparture from him at St. Omers self the bearer of a proposition as having been dictated by abso- from Lord Liverpool to the lute wisdom; or, in other words, Queen. Here we see the genas proceeding from what he evi- tleman pretty thick in the busidently wished to mark, as the ness. Very much like an agent folly of Mr. Alderman Wood! on both sides ; and, as Mr. When Mr. Brougham came to Tierney observed, all the parendeavour to explain these ties concerned in the negociathings alluded to in Mr. Can- tion had got themselves into a ning's speech, he said and as- most piteous plight. The learnsorted most golemnly on his ed gentleman observed in his honour, that her Majesty was explanation, that he," at prenot in the slightest degree im- " sent, felt himself under a difplicated in those procoodings ; " ficulty of entering into his and that she had no more know-s“ own defence." And, vorily, ledge of them and no more in- he seems to have been in dittiAuence over them than the child culty enough. “But, he pledged unborn. Here is a pretty matter" himself, when the enquiry was to come out. Here is this offen- " and an end, to bring forward sive and insulting proposition " that defence, and if he did not traced back by the ministers to show that there was nothing the constitutional adviser" "' inconsistent in being a party himself; that very " constitu--" to the proposal of 1819, and “ tional adviser," who com " if he did not show that there plains of morbid desire in the “ was nothing inconsistent in public, and of base pandering his taking part in the St. on the part of the press ! “ Omers negociation, and also in

If the Queen knew nothing " taking the course which he had of that communication which“ now done in the present disMr. Canning spoke of, by what "cussion, he hoped authority did he make that pro- what, think you my friends ? to position? Who gave him au- ! be dad? No: but he hoped thority to make any communi- f« that the House would never

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e feel as interesting as any Hutchinson! No wonder that, struct us in the practice of sin. ftion, To have been able to ex

give any credit to an asser-Joutrageous at the Times newshion of his fiereafter.” And paper which so laudably has80 ( say too; and so we say tened to give to the public the all.

insulting proposition and threat After tliese disclosures, which contained in the letter of Lord What the Green Bag can contain, in his rage he accuses the editor and infinitely more interesting of base pandering for the sake

to us, the people, we shall feel of profit; and no wonder that bút

very little uneasiness at this be calls his readers' "mob" and Jearned adviser's attacks on our compares them to “ rabid animórbid dešircs, on our greedy mals!” appetites and on the base pan " His royal mistress," for I dering of the press. We shall,] will not call her so, has had, in if we keep these disclosures in her time, God knows, enough view, be able to console out of spies and of the employers of Selves for the exprossion of the spies. It is notorious that she Jearned gentleman's disappro- has been sacrificed by the means bation, avd shall wait without of a set of the niost 'infamous

ungovernable impatience for thospies, some in high life and some production of that famous "Edu- in low life, that ever were sufcation Digest” which is to in- fered by God to infest the Creacerity, fidelity, and an absence ist at áll among such pests is a of gteediness. It has been ob-fthing really miraculous. In all served, for some little time past, the three professions there have that the learned gentleman has been spies found to dog her appeared to take a longing steps. There is hardly a rank Jook across the House. His me- or degree in life which has not morable defence of the employ-afforded more than one, two, or ment of spies, which was 80three spies and traitors to unloudly applauded by Mr. Can-dermine and endeavour to desning, as a complete justification troy her. Both the political of the ministers in their pursuing parties have afforded spies, bethat amiable system, was, it trayers of private confidence, prewill be perceived by looking tended and treacherous friends, back a little, co-existent in point in abundance.

But, amongst of time with his interviews with all the scores that have beset Lord Liverpool, relating to the lier and betrayed her and said St. Omers negociation; or, at and sworn falsely against her, Jeast, to some negociation of there never has yet been found somewhat the same kind. It one single man known to be a was rumoured at that very time, sincere advocate of Parliamenthat he was sheering off from tary Reform. It is amongst the the Whigs; and, now.comes Reformers, and amongst them out the clear developement of alone, that she has found disinthe matter. No wonder that terested friends, and warm and the learned gentleman is so l efficient support. It is impossi

ble to form an idea of conduct wherever oppression has made more honourable, more gene-fits appearance, and he has been rous, more truly noble than that able to combat it, he has always of Mr. Alderman Wood towards been ready to rush "forward. ber Majesty. The Alderman Her Majesty was ntuch safer inhas several sons, who from their his hands than she would bave education måy, probably, have been in the hands of almost any fair pretensions to elevation in other man that could have been Tife, and such elevation as can- picked out of this whole kingnot be obtained without the dom. She acted with perfect countenance of persons in power. I wisdom; yes, it was absoluler: Not only, therefore, can he not wisdom, to do what she did at have bad any iuterested motive St.- Omers, at Calais, and at in view, upon this occasion; but Dover. If she did'stani in need. he must have been well con- of advice it'was most fortunate illvinced, that the step he was deed that the honest, sincere, and taking would most effectually bumane Alderman was with her. operate during his whole life. The learned gentleman said, in time, against him and against speaking against the Aldernan's his family, in that road of ambi-motion with regard to Edwards tion along which all ricb people the spy, that, as long as there wish to cravel. He knew that were stich men' as Thistlewood her Majesty would have no power and Ings in the world, there to procure either honours, prefer- onght to be sach men as Edments or emoluments of any sort. Wards; but it may be said with He knew, also, that he should much more propriely, that is incur the strony displeasure of long as there are in the world the court, of a tremendously stol med as the negociators of powerful government, of all tho St. Omiers, tbore ought also to: great of the country; and of be such pien as Alderman Wood. every thing that coald by pos

W. COBBETT. sibility do bim mischier. He knew he should have to endare

P.S. I shonld be corions to the taunts of keen and expellerrn whethier Lord HUTCHIN=119 rienced debaters, for whom he was not a match. It is, there som has retarred; and, if he foro, impossible to conceive con-bave, whether he made a public duct more truly praise-worthy or a private entry into Londona I am quite satisfied, and the public are satisfied, that he has been actuated by no feeling of

[From the Obserrer.): ambition, of vanity, or of any " St. Omers, Thursday Night, thing selfish ; but by that pure

June 1. and innate love of justice which “Her Majesty the Queen of Enghas marked his conduet in all land arrived here this morning at

A courier the transactions of his public, half-past five o'clock. life. The Alderman is a brave half-past one (in the nighy)," announc

roached l'Hotel de l'Ancieme Postear as well as an honest man, and ling her Majesty's near approach. He

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