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“ guilt is not half so attrocious as that of a Candidate, who finking under the load of “ notorious insolvency, must be also perjured when he swears to his qualification !!!"
A debt of 150 pieces was claimed in a most mal-apropos inanner on the Hustings at this Election. The thing was getting wind, when one of the Committee, obviously with more money than wit, took the creditor home, and satisfied him !
The reason why Mr. Fox keeps open the Poll so long in Westminster, is because every day brings to town some few of the Coalition Members of the late House of Commons, who make it a point upon their arrival to repair to the booth in Covent Garden, and give a plumper to the Coalition Generaliffimo. Quere, What are the friends of Mr. Pitt and Sir Cecil Wray about? Why don't they adopt the same mode?
The young Lord Holland is again thought to be irrecoverable by his physicians. On his deceale, Mr. Charles Fox succeeds to the Englith Peerage.
The woman sent about Westminster in a carriage with Ducal Coronets, to canvass for 16 the Man of the People,” is, we have reason to believe, not the owner of the carriage, but the pretty Femme de Chambre of the Perditta !!!
Again we say to the Electors of Westminster, imitate the inborn spirit of the county of Somerset-Determine against aristocratic assumptions-Let no man in the remainder to a Peerage be forced upon you. Again we say to all the Electors, chufe no man who is notorioully worse than nothing, who must be perjured when he swears to a qualification!
The female interest daily making for Mr. Fox, only serves to expose the wretchedness of his caufe ; for, the Candidate whole sole dependence is on the Ladies, must be put to his Shifts.
The very decent conduct, and modest exertions of certain ladies in favour of Mr. Fox, demonstrably prove the Right Honourable Candidate to be the meer creature of female influence; indebted for the support he has met with to those numerous Hoydens of quality, who, like Macheath’s ladies in the Beggar's Opera, always sympathize with a great man in distress.
Peeresses being intitled to all the privileges of Peers (as was held in the case of the Duchefs of Kingiton, who was exempted from burning in the hand, though convicted of felony) of course they are liable to every incapacity annexed to the peerage. It is clear, therefore, that as it is held unconftitutional and unlawful for Peers to interfere at ele&tions, it is equally so for Peeresses, and this may be further strengthened by another legal reason, that the act of the wife is the act of the husband.
We are pleased to hear, that Mr. Lambert, the P--'s tallow-chandler, neither ate his words, nor retracted from his principles, but in spite of the solicitations of Mr. W-e, on whom he retorted the charge of delusion, gave his vote to Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray.
Mr. Wilkes polled on Monday for Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray.
The Poll for the city ended on Tuesday. The very next morning Mr. Alderman Suwbridge proceeded to Covent Garden Huftings, and gaie a single vote for Mr. Fox. These are the first fruits of obedience to the instructions of Constituents.
As Mr. Fox began his Election on the ift of April, he seems likely to prove himself an April-fool in the conteft.
Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire having lately discarded her black hair.dresser, perhaps, as the sex is fickle, she may soon discard her black patriot. Hh
While her Grace is bufied in canvasfıng the Constituents, her domestic husband is employed in the nursery, singing, “ Hey my kitten! my kitten !" and comfortably rocking the cradle !
Many of Mr. Sawbridge's friends, who were present at Guildhall coffee-house on Thuriday last, are much surprized at having seen an advertisement in all the daily papers, flating a resolution to have been entered into by them for afsifting Mr. Fox in his convais for Westminster. The Livery of London may be assured, that no such reSolution was signed by the Chairinan of that Committee, nor did he ever give his authority for such publication; it may therefore be considered as an Election fquib.
A fact. A few days ago, as a certain speechifier was on the canvass hunt, he went into the house of a man, with whom he had no manner of acquaintance. On asking him for his vote, he was desired to walk into the parlour, where the wife and daughter, he said, were inpatient to receive him, that they might have the honour to falute 10 great a patriot. After Mr. Fox had favoured them with a kiss, now said the man, I think
my: ----, and then instantly leave the house, for if I had a thousand votes, you should not have one of them.
Mr. Fox is now serving up his second course ; which consists only of the first, en hachis. & fricafee. No wonder that low wretches may be found to perjure themselves for a bribe; but it is rather extraordinary that a man of eminence Mould be a candidate for. the pillory, by possessing both qualifications.
When Mr. I-and his partners in the Pharoah Bank are ousted, the host of Pha-, roah may be said to be again overthrown; not in the Red Sea, but in a Pil.
In order to Mew the deteftation in which are held the measures, which have been pursued by the Man, who has arrogated to himself the title of the Man of the People, the day after the conclusion of the Yorkshire election, an air-balloon afcended from the Manorthore, amidst a very numerous circle of people of the first fashion and confequence of the county and city; to the lower part was affixed a halter, at the end of which dangled the effigy of a Fox, suspended by the neck, fontis more, from whose mouth issued a label with the following inscription : PRO PATRIA*.
Mr. F. seems to be gaining ground in his Election; and it is not to be wondered at,, since the D---fs and his other female friends, have left no fone unturned, in order to : secure it. It, however requires only a little exertion on the part of Sir Cecil and his Committee, to counteract all their manauvres. They should be particularly attentive to detect the unqualified voters, by having a proper number of intelligent persons from every parish in Westminster on the Huftings.
It seems to be chiefly by good management that Ms. Fox has gained a little ground. A certain gentleman has marched the whole corps dramatique, from King Richard down to the Carpenters, Scene-Shifters, and Candle-snuffers, to vote for their brother actor,
Sampson's manæuvre, in fastening firebrands to the Foxes tails, is now thought, by several fage people in Weftminiter, to have been a prophecy of the present times---as the firebrand of one Fox has been found infinitely more mischievous and destructive,
Alas ! how changeable are all sublunary things! The date of this publication (27th July, 1784) gives us an opportunity of informing the public, that within the distance of two months from the time of the meeting of the new Parliament, the Yorkshire people have quite changed their fentiments; the immaculate Minister, Mr. Pitt, was publicly burnt in effigy at York a few days ago, and all his adherents scoated for their Davila obeisance to the nod of a Prerogative Premier!
in the present age, than all the firebrands that ever were before employed since they came first in fashion.
A man yefterday morning, who had just given his vote for Mr. Fox, was asked by soine persons about the Huttings, “ What part of the town he lived in ?" but giving an equivocal answer, and afterwards owning he had no vote, but had been prevailed on to poll, the mob thought him a proper object to make an example of, which was instantly, done, by giving him a most severe pumping on the spot.
It is generally believed, that not less than one hundred bad votes polled yesterday in Covent Garden; it is not a question on which fide this happened, as the object of a certain Candidate is now, only to get at the head of the poll, for which purpose the town is ransacked for people desperate enough for the business.
Yesterday the noted Barrington voted for Mr. Fox; and, it was reported, at the earneft solicitation of her Grace of D
We hear the celebrated Mr. Green, who made his escape out of Newgate (in the riots, when it was burnt) where he was confined on a conviction of perjury, and fentenced to stand in the pillory, has been very busy collecting a new family, many of whom have offered to swear themselves hired by the Court party for the purpose of rioting, though known to be instructed, and paid by an agent, on the other fide. Mr. Green was the bosom friend of the noted Tyrie, no wonder he should be launch to the quondam Man of the People.
A certain Right Honourable Beauty, in her canvass on Saturday for Charles Fox, met with several ludicrous rebuffs. Not being the best of pay, she was in more than one shop unexpectedly faluted with her bill. In the streets The was harrassed with low obloquy, and much indecent reference to the “ Fox's tail!”
It is a certain fact, that in the subscription for the electioneering support of the principal insolvents and insurgents, the leading prostitutes and sharpers at gaming tables have supplied the largest individual sums!
During the Newmarket gambling, expresses are to be brought without intermission to Covent Garden. The sober Electors will have the goodness to take care they are not run over. As to any caution about their pockets being picked, they now understand chara&ters too well to make any caution of that kind necessary!
It is asserted on good authority, that Mr. Fox offered on Monday to let the poll for Westminster be finally closed, on condition that the opposite party would agree to pay one half of his expences; but they peremptorily refused to accede to such terms. It is to be wished they may not have reason to repent their refusal, as the fillip in his favour, both on Tuesday and yesterday, may give a new turn to the fcales.
The Committee and the large body of personal friends of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, all of whom are known not yet to have polled, should now poll without delay; not only to scout the ridiculous mischief of a scrutiny, but to terminate a poll, which however reputable in its progress to the Candidates they support, is extremely injurious to the trade and morals of the metropolis !
When fifty pounds to five guineas, Wray against Fox, were offered the other night at the Mount Coffee-house---By the Lord, exclaimed George Bon-Mot, “ Give my
The LIE of the noted Editor of that noted lying paper, The Morning Post. We would advise the propriecary of this print, so long as they continue their present Editor, to substituce in the title of their paper, after the words Morning Poft, “ Daily Liar," instead of “ Daily Advertiser.". This would prepare the reader (to speak after the manner of the Irish) for the fruib of that which was to follow. H h 2
“ friend Charles but character and property, and Sir Cecil would stand no chance “ with him.” An ironical stroke, that cannot easily be parried.
Nothing could do more violence to us who are partial to beauty and modifh levity, than the ivsulting language, and indeed outrageous indecencies, on Tuesday offered to fome ladies on their canvass. Without calling their exertions either meritorious, or meretricious, their fex fhould at least entitle them to an escape from all personal insultd
A gentleman just arrived from the country, meeting a friend in Covent-garden, athed him how the poll stood, and whether a certain Candidate had any hopes of sucCuis? To which the other answered, in the words of Dryden,
“ As much as when Physicians foake their heads;
“ And bid their dying patients think of Heaven.” A greater number of persons have already polled for Westminster than was ever known at any former contest. Is that city increased, or are the bidders multiplied ? Is perjury less dreaded, or are the temptations irrefiftable by flesh and blood ?
The falsity of Mr. Fox's Committee in their affertion, that there were 200 bad votes on Lord Hood's Poll, is too obvious to impose on any but an idiot. If there were 20 bad votes known to be fuch, can it be doubted but for the purposes of an Election they would have been named---time when, and place where ? &c. &c.
As an additional insult on the freedom of Election, there have been, with the undue influence of canvassing Countesses and Duchesses, all the upper servants of their families hurried into empty houses, and in this indefensible manner made housekeepers of the hour, have been brought forward in an illegal manner, to obstruct and overbear the free judgment and fair opinions of the qualified Electors.
We have authority to say, that the late unjustifiable exertions of the ele&tioneering ladies are extremely offensive to their respective Lords. They feel how much their fortunes fuffer, and how much more these equivocal attachments are injurious to their fame!
The Dukes of and - have behaved with very becoming spirit on the present conteft. Yesterday they sent for a tradesman, whom they found had, at their Duchesses suggestion, taken an active part on the canvass; and after reprimanding him very feverely, discharged him from serving their respective Houses.
Yesterday a consultation was held on the subscription to the “ Man of the People, when it was agreed that he should put in his pocket as much as he could, and that there. fore credit should be got to the extremeft inch of possibility! This, we hope, will be a hint to the credulous.
It is an absolute fact, that if a person on going up to the Shakespeare, can shew a piece of a shirt only, the Committee declares him duly qualified.
This day the elegant inhabitants of Borough-clink, Rag fair, Chick-lane, &c. go up with an address to Mr. Fox, at his ready-furnished lodgings, thanking him for his interest in the late extraordinary circulation of handkerchiefs.
A gentleman seeing the Duchess of D --e, and a few other free and easy females of fashion, canvafling for CARLO, who is well known not to be the Man of the Women, however he may be the Man of the People, observed, that their conduct was “ Love's Last Shift, or, The Knave in fashion.
Should a scrutiny take place on the present Election for Westminster, it is fhrewdly suspected from the amazing number of Cordwainers who have polled for the Coalition
Candidates, that by far the greater part of them will be found to inhabit houses of one Story, commonly called Cobler’s-stalls.
His Grace of D----e has hurried his Cara Sposa into the country, where it is thought she will undergo a pretty severe fcrutiny.
The Duc de Chartres declared lately to his Grace of Queensberry, that he preferred the sport he enjoyed in the Covent Garden Fox hunt, to all the other hunts either in France or Britain.
A new political farce is in rehearsal at Devonshire-honse, called the Borough Beggars, the principal characters by Lord John Cavendith, Lord Lucan, Mr. Erskine, &c. Mr. Fox intends to speak the Epilogué, riding from Burlington-house on an ass.
A gentleman yesterday observing Mr. Prater, the linen-draper very busy in bringing up Fox's respectable Electors to the Hultings, remarked, that he wondered any linendraper could promote the interest of a man, whose partizans could not produce three whole shirts among the twenty voters then present.' To which another replied, that his motives were the more interested, as he no doubt expected to furnish all Fox's Egyptians in linen, who were no better than Falstaff's ragged regiment.
Yesterday the notorious Lady G--v--y carried in her coach, a marble polisner of the parish of St. Pancras, a stout butcher's 'prentice of Carnaby-market, and a journeyman lamp-lighter of Tyler's-court, to poll for Mr. Fox.
The amusement of pumping is continued every day in Covent Garden on the friends of the Coalition Candidate, many of whom are modeft enough to poll five or fix times each.
It will be sometime before the canvassing Duchess can possibly appear at Court, as it will be necessary for her to undergo a course of bathing, in order to cleanse her from the effluvia of mutton-fat, foot, and charcoal.
The idea of Mr. Pitt's raising the price of porter to four-pence a-pot is ridiculous to the last degree, that article having been already raised in many places to frve guineas apot, by a celebrated female canvasser. Yesterday se’nnight a poet who had gone to have his
lyre unstringed at one of the delightful haunts in Hedge-lane, seeing the Duchess of D-----re springing out of the same before eight in the morning, could not help invoking his mufe. At so early, an hour, however, the muse was inexorable. He therefore pulled Pope out of his pocket; and thus began--
“ Round her fair brow, a spanking tail she wore,
unhxed than those,
“ Oft she rejects, but never once offends." Yesterday Lord John Cavendish being just returned from York, where he has loft his feat, appeared on the Huftings in Covent Garden, admonifhing his friend to take warning by his fad example, to turn from his evil ways, and not wickedly keep open a poll, contrary to the sense of the real Electors; but Carlo, with all that violence which the late Lord Holland (good man!) used to say would one time or other be fatal to his darling boy, rejected with difdain the fage advice, and swore the books should not be closed while a fingle man could be picked up from Marybone to Whitechapel, in support of his popular cause.