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of villanous discolourings and are, and with all your usual force misrepresentations of your con- and ability, congratulating the duct, your deportment, and your country, on the failure of the facharacter, and also of the feelings mous project for disfranchising which existed towards you, and the forty-shilling freeholders. I further, of the prospects of your will, before I go any further, inutility in future; imagine yourself sert from your last paper some rereading this tissue in the Regis-marks of yours, made in the way ter; knowing not only how false of preface to a speech which Mr. the whole thing was, but knowing, LAMBTON delivered at the late at the same time, that it was the election for Northumberland. Your work of a rascally Reporter, al- remarks were these:-"The folways half drunk, or studying how "lowing speech, delivered by Mr. he could extort money; at once a "Lambton during the late strugrogue and fool; a scoundrel of "gles in Northumberland, dispretended feeling, and capable," plays the same generous, manly in all human probability, of shed-" feeling for Ireland, and for civil ding innocent blood; just as false" and religious freedom, which disas blarneying; as base, as mer-" tinguished that gentleman during cenary and malignant a wretch as "the Parliamentary discussions in ever belonged to those corrupt ad- 1825. Mr. Lambton was one of venturers, which the devil seems "those leading men who resisted, to draw across St. George's Chan-" with honest indignation, the efnel for the purpose of dishonour-"fort then made to deprive the ing unfortunate Ireland; imagine" poor people of Ireland of their yourself to happen to know the best defence. We shall never monster and his motives; imagine" forget the severity with which yourself, with all this knowledge, "he felt compelled to turn upon to be reading his article in the Re-" one of his most valued friends, gister, and to find in it an observa-" Sir Francis Burdett, on account tion, that" LAWLESS, for the" of that Hon. Baronet's advocacy FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE," of the Forty-shilling Freeholder SEEMED HONEST AND" Abolition Bill. Whenever the SINCERE!" Imagine yourself" attempt shall be made to disarm reading an account like this in the" the Irish nation of this tremenRegister; imagine me letting the" dous weapon of defence. as well Register go forth and reach you, "as offence, there is little doubt without sending you a letter pro- "Sir Francis Burdett and Mr. testing my innocence of the inser-" Lambton will be found contendtion. Imagine all this; and when" ing in the same ranks for the you have so done, your surprise" best and most valuable priviwill, I think, be, that I expressed" leges Ireland possesses." myself in so moderate a manner.
"Your reasons, JACK, your Having pen in hand, I cannot reasons," as the Prince says to bring myself to refrain from say- Falstaff. Your reasons, my friend, ing a few words to you upon your for believing that, if another atextraordinary perseverance in ap-tempt be made upon the fortyplauding Sir FRANCIS BURDETT; shilling franchises, the Baronet while, at the very same time, you will be found contending in the
same rank with Mr. LAMBTON, in man to resist "the effort then ́ favour of those franchises? You made to deprive the poor people. appear to me to be getting into a of Ireland of their best defence"; hobble here; for, if the Baronet and, if BURDETT was the man, do join Mr. LAMBTON, he will who, above all others, made this be guilty of manifest "inconsist-most wicked effort; if this be so, ency"; to which, by the by, you and even the hired Rump cannot seem to be urging him; and you deny it, what is to justify you in ought to know that the Baronet calling this an “honourable man," piques himself upon his "con- and an "excellent person ? sistency". He told his toad-eaters What is to justify you in telling once, at a Crown and Anchor us that this man will, in future, be dinner, that, whatever else people the defender of the rights of these might say of him, no one could poor people of Ireland? say that he was not a "CON- twenty thousand acres do not alter SISTENT Politician”; where- his character or his conduct. upon his toad-eaters proclaimed him to be, "Westminster's Pride and England's Glory." He was then for universal suffrage; last year he was for cutting off the forty-shilling freeholders, and you, who call him a "valued friend" of Mr. LAMBTON, who, at the risk of being suspected of irony, call him an "Honourable Baronet"; you, who, upon another occasion call him an "excellent person"; you have now no doubt that he will in future be a gallant and mortal enemy of all attempts at disfranchising forty-shilling freeholders!
Upon what ground, then, I should be glad to know, is it, that you hold him forth as a man for the people to rely upon? He has never done any thing for the people; he never will do any thing for the people; not a man in England is there more afraid of seeing Reform in Parliament than he; he is as fast a friend of the paper-money system as there is to be found in the whole kingdom; he knows well that that which would destroy that corrupting system, would instantly shove him from his sinecure seat; in all England there is not a man that has a more deadly antipathy than he has to all men of spirit and of talent; and, Mr. LAWLESS, call him excellent as long as you please, he is just as musty and despicable an Aristocrat as any in this kingdom. And, even to this hour, while he affects to talk about
Why, Sir, if one can believe this, one may believe any thing There is neither rhyme nor reason for what you say in favour of this inconstant, this fickle, this capricious, this shilly shally, this wholly inefficient and useless man. What! you ascribe generous and manly feeling to Mr. LAMB-liberality, he is as proud of his TON; you call that "honest indignation" in him which made him resist the disfranchising project. The indignation was honest, I dare say; or, at least, it might be so. But, if that were "honest indignation", which induced a
antiquity as any Welch or Scotch beggar, or as any of the old French Noblesse, that used to be seen with their coarse shirt sticking out at elbows, and with a sixpenny small-sword hanging by their side. This hero of yours is
by no means deficient in point of present, or possible, that would, judgment, when his own interest in my opinion, be equal to the is at stake; and he knows, as well disgrace, the indescribable disas he knows any thing, that his grace of submitting willingly to Aristocratship will live just as the guidance of impostors such as long as the paper-money, and no those to whom I have been alludlonger; that is to say, his Borough ing. The fact is, that the excelMongership; and that the moment lent conduct of the Forty-shilling the paper-money goes, that mo- Freeholders of Ireland; the exment go Old Sarum and the cellent conduct of the Catholic Rump. In the meanwhile, he Priests; the noble example which would, if he could, and as he told has been set upon this occasion; you and the rest of the Deputation these have been, in some meahe would, take away the right of sure, tarnished by being made a voting from all the poor people ground for the new, the half-cunin England as well as Ireland.ning and half-mad tricks of these He told you, and the rest of the Deputation, that he would do this if he could; and yet you tell us; you, who heard him say these words, tell us to expect him to be, in future, an undaunted Champion of the forty-shilling Free-truth of the matter is this: these holders!
impostors, who could not let the thing alone, who must needs mix themselves up along with it; and thus blast, if possible, the reputation of those who deserve the praise of all the world. The plain
impostors first came to England, In conclusion, Sir, I must con- and endeavoured to take the right fess my surprise at hearing these of voting from the Forty-shilling things from you, and at seeing you Freeholders, by asserting, even now engaged in supporting the on their oaths, that they were the new and ridiculous imposture, most corrupt and base wretches on called the "Order of Liberators;" the face of the earth. The Fortyand seeing you condescend to be shilling Freeholders, by their rethe agent of a man, who is a child cent conduct, have given the lie compared to you, in point of talent, to their shameless calumniators. and whose inconsistency and want These latter, therefore, now turn of principle, you have so ably ex-round, and, with a quack-like posed. If the people love to be imposed upon by such impostors, let them take the imposition and its consequences; but let not those who despise the imposture and the impostors, condescend to assist and uphold them. Of one thing, I beg you to be assured; and that is, that these impostors, these BUTTON-men, these ORDER-men, will never succeed in getting anybody in England. Great calamities are, I fear, in store for this country; but I know of no calamity, past,
scheme, are endeavouring to put themselves at the head of these same Forty-shilling Freeholders. Having, in short, endeavoured in vain to destroy them by their calumnies, they are now endeavouring to destroy them by their praises, hoping, and not without reason, that the latter will be more efficacious than the former: all very natural; and the only wonder is, that they should have the support of Mr. LAWLESS, who went from England, carrying with
him the applause of all honest | Doctor, is bad that is not Scotch: men, for his able and successful it is better for people to die with
endeavours to counteract the wiles
of those very impostors. I am, dear Sir,
Your most obedient and
most humble Servant,
"BEST PUBLIC INSTRUC
hunger than be fed by poor-rates, because poor-rates are not Scotch. Now, the Doctor knows, and, what is more, he knows that the public knows, that the paper money system is Scotch; he knows that we all know, that all the Scotch writers, Edinburgh Reviewers and all, have maintained, that the paper-money system is a good one; he knows, in short, that literary and political damnation awaits the Scotch feelosofers, if the paper - money system be completely blown up. This the Doctor well knows; and, therefore, he clings to the system like a drowning sailor to a spar.
Yet, it cannot be denied, that the Foreign Loans have been a cause of great loss, and of great
Dr. TORRENS makes a part of this instructor, and, as he is a good specimen of the whole, a fair sample of its ignorance and impudence, I will here notice, a little more fully than I did the week before last, that notable doctrine of his; namely," that "it was the Corn-Bill that made "people buy Colombian Bonds." Dr. TORRENS, Who calls himself a COLONEL, and who is a Dead-national injury. It is evident to Weight Captain of some corps me and to all who think with me; or other, has, it seems, written it is evident to the whole of the and published a book on the Corn Trade; and, it is in this book that the above doctrine is laid down. Dr. BLACK of the Chronicle, who is not a fool himself, does not, however, scruple to quote real fools in support of any whim of his own; and, thus it has been in the present case.
COBBETTS, that is to say, to the men of sense, that this great national injury has been occasioned solely by the paper-money system. This does not suit Dr. BLACK and the Scotch. Yet, they do not know very well how to ascribe the injury to any thing else. In this dilemma, Dr. BLACK meets . DOCTOR BLACK is a thorough- with Dr. TORRENS'S "Book on paced Scotchman: all, with the the Corn Trade," where he finds
the wonderful discovery, that the eating devils to sweep the streets, Foreign Loans, all the Bubble- or to mend the highways. ThereSchemes, and "Late" panic and fore Dr. BLACK, though he must all, arose from the Corn-Bill! have known better, takes the nonDr. BLACK Would have been too sense of this brazen and empty cunning to assert this himself; fellow, TORRENS, and puts it but, like the Quakers, when they forth as "a satisfactory enough spread slander on their neigh-explanation" of the cause of this bours, he puts forth the words of great national injury. The real Dr. TORRENS, and merely tells cause was, the false and base us, that he thinks that TORRENS paper-money, put forth by the has "explained the matter in a Small-Note Bill. But now, let satisfactory enough manner."-us see how Dr. TORRENS makes Dr. BLACK saw, too, that this was out, that the cause was the Cornfalling in with the desires of the LORD CHARLESES; that is to say,
Bill; and, observe, that this "satisfactory enough explanation'
the proud fools: for, if the of Torrens, with Dr. Black's passpaper-system fail, and fail it must if I be right, the LORD CHARLESES and all their tribes will be clean swept from the face of the earth; or, which would be better, will be compelled to sweep a part of that face; and that, too, as sure as they are now alive and insolent.
To ascribe this great national injury to the Corn-Bill was as much as to say, "the cause is an "obvious cause, and one that we
can remove, at any time, in a "moment." To ascribe the
port, has travelled all over the country, getting lifts gratis from the country papers, which, in general, are admirably calculated for, and amiably disposed towards, giving accommodation to matter of this kind and character. I shall insert the Doctor's article paragraph by paragraph, and remark as I proceed.
Had we freely exchanged our wrought goods for the raw produce of our neighbours, there could not, while in the commercial countries of the in-world there remained fertile and well-situated land unreclaimed, have been a redundancy of capital, and an inadequate rate of profit and of intetheir accumulations in wild and hazardrest, inducing individuals to employ ous adventures.
jury to the paper-money system would have been to join the Cobbetts, and, of course, to call for a
destruction of the paper-system, and a sending of the Lord Char
Here is the doctrine laid down. leses and all their tribes of tax-It is here taken for granted, that