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my freedom for eighteen-pence. In to promise to pray God, to be protected: short, this snuggling in with this band against the seductions of the devil in of city jobbers is a bad sign. These are future. Nothing short of one of these nothing more than a band of jobbers will induce me to regard the BIRMINGand place-hunters: they are the mana- UAM Union as not acting under the ingers of a THING which is more oppres-fluence of the Ministers. I am well sive to us, the citizens of London, than aware, that many men, and even some the THING at St. Stephen's is to the good men, will say, that these observa.. nation at large : their conduct towards tions of mine tend to do harm, tend to us is more audacious and more proili- preveni unanimily. They do indeed: they gate: they have mortgaged every ounce directly tend to prevent us from becomof property bequeathed us by our an- ing ALL dupes together. Oh, no! cestors : they have plunged us into a This is the old cant of exposed cheats. DEBT that never can be paid : they have I am for unanimity, when it means. their pension-list, their sinecure-list, unanimity on the side of truth and jusretired-allowance list, and dead weight; tice; but if I cannot have that, let me and now at last, that they might wants have a part of the people uncheated at pothing to make the little THING a any rate. perfect imitation of the great THING, I have not dwelt so long and so they have just established a Bourbon- painfully upon this matter for nothing: like police ; boldly setting at, defiance a very great deal depends upon it; for, all the ancient laws and usages, and all whoever believes that it was TAE Mithe feelings of the city. And this is the NISTERS THAT KEPT THE BIRMINGHAM band, is it, whom the BIRMINGHAM UNION QUIET, must believe that the Council come up to London to em- | Ministers had the intention to sacrifice brace ! Reform! Why, the prodi- | the metropolitan members and the tengious zeal which we have, in this case, pound franchise, and thus to keep their shown in the city of London, has arisen places by the consent of the Tories. from the assurance that Reform will This, therefore, is a point of the greatest rid us of the greedy and plundering importance; and must never be left out band whom the BIRMINGHAM. Council of view, either as applicable to the preare come up to London to applaud! sent state of things or the future proHowever, this proceeding will deceive bable state of things. Be the facts, nobody in London; and I will take however, what they inay, it is certain care that it shall not deceive the coun- that all the nation, except the Birmingtry. This little THING is, at this ham Union, entertained those suspitime, the tool of the Whig Ministry ; cions which I have before described": and, indeed, it must be the tool of every everywhere their petitions and ada Ministry; because any Ministry can puc dresses were, in effect, à censorious an end to its jobbing, and to the op- coinmentary on the speech of Grey. Bepressive burdens which this little fore the Houses met again on the 7th of THING imposes upon us; and, re- May, he had had time to see the storm member the Spanish proverb, “ Let gathering, and to see torrents of execra“me know your companions, and I will tion preparing to be poured upon his tell what you are." To dismiss this head; therefore, in moving for the part of my subject, let me, at once, say, House to go into committee on the 7th that the Birmingham Council have but of May, he took care to make an explitwo ways of cleanly wiping out all the cit declaration, that he would stand by suspicious circumstances that I have the ten-pound suffrage! The storm had mentioned ; namely, FIRST, to account not been gathering and the torrents of satisfactorily for not having even called execration preparing, without the To. a nieeting until the twenty-seventh of ries perceiving them as well as he. April ; second, to acknowledge, that it They knew that he must make and was kept silent by the influence of the stand by this declaration; and, seeing Ministers, to express sorrow for it, and that the nation was roused, and that the thing must be done, they resolved om ters, a copy of which address will be doing it themselves, and not to be mark- found in the Register of May 12, page ed out to the end us the enemy of the 330. people, while their opponent was re- In the mean while WELLINGTON had garded as their friend.

been appointed minister, and the town MAYT. On this day GREY made his was all in an uproar, as described in the motion for going into committee, and last Register ; publications, pictures, LYNDHURST moved the postponement ballads, every thing that could be of the disfranchising clauses. This, brought into play pouring forth abuse which was merely intended as a trial of on Wellington, the King, and especially strength, produced a debate, in which the Queen. But, on Monday morning the Ministers were beaten by a majority the fourteeth, that run upon the Bank, of thirty-five. It was very clear that which had begun during the latter end the object was 'not to throw out the bill, of the preceding week, became truly but to drive Lord Grey from power. alarming. This is the peaceable way

The Tories would have liked better to of resisting a Government which is fool have seen him dragged through the enough to have a paper-money. Paperdirt of keeping his place with the de- money, that most complete of all the molition of the ten-pound clause ; to instruments of tyranny, becomes, in have made him detested first, and then time, the sure and easy means of resista to have turned him out when it suited, ing that tyranny. Amongst the numer them; but, as they had not been able ous wise and profound sayings that Paixe to effect that ; as the explosion of pub- has left behind him, is this :" Paper lic opinion had prevented that, they re- " money is strengih to a Government in solved to take the work out of his “ the beginning and weakness in the hands at once, and to do it themselves. “ end." It was strength to the Whigs Seeing their design; and, in short, at the revolution ; it was strength to knowing the intrigue that had been the SEPTENNIAL villains; it was strength going on for some time, he here made to Port and DUNDAS, and old Ber his stand ; moved an adjournment until tinker, and SPENCER and FITZWILLIAN the 10th of May; went to the King at in their war against the people of Windsor on the 8th ; proposed to the France; it has been strength to the King to make new peers to enable him THING, until Peel's Bile made it to carry the bill, which the King having weakness. It is now complete weakrefused, he tendered his resignation, nėss : it now furnishes the means of our which the King accepted on the oth of taking back those rights which it ena. May. The House of Lords met on the bled ihe boroughmongers to take from 9th, when GREY announced his resig. us. It and boroughmongering are twin nation; and at the same time he moved devils; they were born together, and to discharge the order for going into together they will die ; but the devil of committee on the Reform Bill, and paper-money will serve to kill the other Lord CARNARVON moved for going into devil, and then it will expire in the other the committee on it on Monday, the devil's arms. This paper-money has 14th. There was a great deal of angry been the means of taking the clothes discussion this day, an account of which from the working man's back, and the will be found in the Register of the dinner from his table: it is only wanted 18th; and in the same Register an ac- as an instrument of pillaging the peocount of the debate on Lord LYND. ple; but without it they cannot be pil· BURST's motion. There were no pro- laged as long as the forms of law exist

ceedings in the House of Lords on the in the country. Some one will says · 10th; but in the House of Commons a “ What fools the Boroughmongers were very long and most interesting discus- for not getting rid of the papersion took place on a motion of Lord money !" We now know, that the little EBRINGTON for an address to the King placard, “ TO STOP THE DUKE, GO FOR on the sabject of the change of Minis- GOLD,"we all know, that this did ston

the Duke. “What fools, then," some “ many terrible blows, that men like one will say, " the boroughmongers 1“ you worship her as the American sawere for not getting rid of this paper !” |“ vages are said to worship the Devil. Oh, no! to get rid of it, would be to “ But a change is at hand. The reget rid of themselves; for, if they get " formers have yet many and powerful rid of it, they must get rid of it sud-1" foes; we have to contend against a denly; and then the fulfilment of Guy " host, such as never existed before in FAWKES's design would have been child's ” the world. Nine-tenths of the press; play to what they would have had to " all the channels of speedy communi. endure. Oh, no! They cannot get rid " cation of sentiipent; all the pulpits; of it: it is become our best friend, our all the associations of rich people ; all fast ally. Those who have long been " 'the taxing people; all the military readers of the Register, will recollect and naval establishments; all the yeothe lofty eulogium I pronounced upon " manry cavalry tribes. Your allies are · the DEBT in the year 1916. Oh! How " endless in number and mighty in in. prophetic was that Register ; if I had fluence. Bat we have one ally worth then witnessed the events which I have the whole of them put together : beheld within these fifteen days, I could " namely, the Debt. This is an ally not have written otherwise than I then“ whom no honours or rewards can sedia. A base bookseller of BIRMINGHAM duce from us. She is a steady, unrelaxhar stuck up in his window papers " ing, persevering, incorruptible ally. An grossly insulting the REFORMERS. Some" ally that is proof against all blandishman went in and tore the insulting "ments, all intrigues, all temptations, papers out of his window. Instantly " and all open attacks. She sets at détroops were called in, and the vagabond " fiance all military," all..'yeomanry was protected, and he instantly com ** cavalry.' "They may as well fire at a menced his revilings against the RE. "i ghost. She cares no more for the TORMERS, putting forth, amongst other " sabres of the yeomanry or the life things, the abusive words of the vaga " guards, than Milton's angels did for bond Canning, representing the Re " the swords of Satan's myrmidons. FORMERS as a low, degraded, and despif" This ally cares not a straw about spies cable crew, and predicting that they" and informers. She laughs at the would always be easily kept in subjec “ employment of secret-service-money. tion. I told the vagabond that it would " She is always erect, day and night, not always be thus, that the Rerorm " and is always firmly moving on in ERK, however destitute of help they "our cause, in spite of all the terrors might then appear, had ONE ALLY that" of jails, dungeons, halters, and axes. would never forsake them; and then I " Therefore, Mr. JABET, be not so pert. proceeded thus :

“The combat is not so unequal as you "To abuse and act maliciously to-" imagine' ; and, confident and insolent * wards those who would have pre- * as you now are, the day of your hu* vented those calamities, has been and " miliation may not be far distant. " yet is, a profitable trade. But that “ Already do many of your friends, * trade may very soon fall off ; and I“ seeing the strength of our ally and " very believe, that many will live to “ the tendency of her march, begin to “'repent of having carried it on so long. “ propose measures for weakening her ; "You, and men like you, can hardly be “ for diminishing her power by degrees; * made to believe, that any such change“ for drawing off detachments from her ? " will ever take place. It is now twenty- " under the name of reduction. Oh; " five years since there was any real " no ! She is not to be taken from our “ freedom of the press. During that " cause in this way! She is one, and " long period corruption has had all the indivisible. She is as stanch as she * channel of thought in her power. So " is strong. She is to be attacked only "e many thousands have fallen under her" by sap and mine. She is to be beaten "grasp, she has inflicted such and so only by blowing up ; and the explo

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“sion is sure to bury her and our assail. | Mr. Reeves very acutely observed upon 66 ants in her ruins! If you had sense, the efects of this quiet good sense. I " therefore, equal to your greediness wish he had been alive now, to have “ and low-cunning, you would be more witnessed the fine illustration of his “ cautious how you insulted the feelings doctrines in the sensible appeal which “ of your townsmen."--Register, vol. the people made to the dugs of the old 31, page 477.

she-devil in Threadneerile-street, the How true was this description ! How old sow with many pigs, which I repreit will gladden your hearts, my friends, sented some years ago as all flying at now to read this description! She has her at once to draw the blood out of been true to us. She has now given us her body, and which idea my good old . a peaceable, a bloodless victory. She friend, Win. MARSDEN, of SHEFFIELD, has other victories in store for us, how-portrayed upon the blade of a most ever. She will abolish tithes, and re-elegant pruning-knife, which he had the peal hop-tax, and malc-tax, and corn-goodness, some years ago, to send me bill for us : she is at once disease and as a present, and which I gave to my cure; curse and blessing : like Hercules, eldest son for him to keep as a specimen when she has extirpated all other non- of the industry and ingenuity and pubsters, she will destroy herself : and, in lic spirit of those working people of her last will and testament, she will England, who, in their several callings, bequeath a halter to the villain that have always been so much admired by shall again propose to make funds and his father, and whose well-being had so paper-money.

constantly bcen the principal object of Of her power in producing “weak- his exertions. To stop the Duke,we ness " and fright, we have a fine speci- should have stopped the old devil of a men in the thing, called a debate in the sow in about three days more ; and House of Commons, of Monday, 14th this was prevented, and I think luckily, of May, which surpasses every thing of by this “reconciliation debate, of which the sort that I ever read. In my last I have been speaking. Register, I called it the " reconciliation 17. May. The “reconciliation debate," debate.I wished to insert the whole and particularly the pressure upon the of it in my last Register ; but I had not sold sow, had induced the King to send room. The remainder of it will be for Grey again, until this reconciliationfound in the next Register. I do debate had taken place; or, as some beseech you, my friends, to read the people call it, the PEACHUM and LOCKÍTwhole of the debate ; I do beseech you debate; until this had taken place the to read the speeches of BARING, who Whigs were in a very low corrdition : was to have been their Chancellor of the Duke had kissed hands," they said: the Exchequer. This fellow made no what else he might have kissed was not less than three speeches. I beseech stated; but this work of kissing would you to read this fellow's speeches : 1 appear to be a very important matter; beseech you to read his defence of for it cut down the Whigs to such a deSTRATHFIELDSAY and the King; and I gree, that a friend of mine who had just beseech you to recollect that the Bank taken the wall of little HOBHOUSE, obhad had to pay nearly half a million in served that the face of this husband of gold on that very day! Mr. REEVES Our Lady JULIANA resembled, in point once wrote a pamphlet, addressed to of colour, one of those implements of the quiet good sense of the people of the nursery which cleanly mothers reEngland ; for which he was prosecuted move as often as the occasiou arises. by order of the House of Commons, and The Whig newspapers, too, began to to which prosecution Pitt had the appear to have a touch of the cholera. haseness to give his consent, the thing My dignitary, Dr. BLACK, was not only having been moved for by that low fel. firm but desperate ; but the base Coue. low Sheridan, and supported by that Rier began to moralize; and the BLOODY still more low fellow WILBERFORCE. Times, like MOTHER COLE, began to

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give“ symptoms of fitness for nothing | observe that it is absolutely necessary but the kingdom of heaven !" On the for him to read this speech through with morning of Monday the fourteenth, this the greatest attention ; for here is this bloody old MOTHER COLE of the press famous commander's justification of observed, “ WE are like the people ; himself. Here is all he can say in his “We want the reform bill, and if the justification. What BARING had to say

" Duke of Wellington will pass it, we in justification of the Duke, and also in 1 ".will hail its passing as a boon, and we justification of himself who was to have , 1 “think it is measures more than men we been his Chancellor of the Exchequer, we

" ought to look to.". Whoever has been have seen in his speeches, which were

on board a ship, has frequently heard the inserted in the last Register. Let us * word of command, " Prepare for the now hear what the Duke had to say for EI tack !” Such were these words : the himself. I now insert the speech, again 1 Whigs understood them well : they felt requesting that it may be read all in the hand of death upon them : their through with the greatest attention, I knees knocked together, and their teeth the reader bearing in mind that it was til chattered in their heads. Gorl be praised, delivered on the 17th of May. E I never see them; but I am told that The Duke of Wellington, after presenting

they looked just like BuKDETT and a petition from Canıbridge against reform,

HOBHOUSE when they were escaping proceeded to say - My Lords, this is the first My into the church of St. Paul Covent

occasion on which I have risen to address you

since his Majesty confided a most important : men Garden to avoid the turnips and cab-duty to my charge, and your Lordships, or at A bages that their loving constituents were least some noble lords here présent, are, I am For sending at their heads. The PEACHUM sure, desirous that I should avail inyself of ' and Lockit-debate brought things about

this, or some other early opportunity to explain

the nature of the transactions in which I have I again. The bloody old Times, which,

been eugaged. I confess tvo, my Lords, that,' ; only that very morning, had given the exposed as I have been to the extreme of misas word of command for to prepare for the representations (hear, bear), and vilified as I. the tack, and had said, that it would take

have been in another place by persons of high

condition, and otherwise respectable, I was the bill from the Duke of WELLINGTON anxious to take the first opportunity of explainThe one as a boon, the next morning said, that it ing the nature of the transactions in which I

anticipated “ the overthrow of the entire have been engaged, and the grounds on which is “conspiracy, and the submission of the

ho I acted. Your Lordships will recollect, that

Os me in the course of the last week-I believe on “Duke of WELLINGTON to moral supe- Wednesday last-his Majesty's Ministers in5 “riority, with which his nature and his forined your Lordships, that in consequence (“ experience had equally unfilted him of their having tendered advice upon an im" to contend.

I portant subject to his Majesty, and his Ma

jesty's not having thought proper to avail being The Whigs now began to look bluff himself of that advice, they considered it their sont again : it was observed that little lob- duty to tender their resignations to his Ma

HOUSE made the pavement rattle as he jesty, which he was pleased to accept. Now, my ito strutted down WHITEHALL in his high

Lords, bis Majesty was graciously pleased on heeled and iron-shod boots.

that very day, when he was left entirely alone

In the by his Mivisters, to send for a noble Friend of in evening of the seventeenth Grey an mine, who had held a high place as well in

nounced to the House of Lords, that he! the service as in the confidence of his Majesty, had received a communication from the

to inquire, if in his opinion there were any 1 King; but that it had not been altended

ineaus, and if so, what means, of forming a'

Government for his Majesty ou the principle as yet with any conclusive result. On of carrying an extensive reform in the reprethe same evening STRATIFIELDSAY sentation of the people. His Majesty, when explained his conduct in the House of|

be had the inisfortune of disagreeing with his Lords, in a speech of which the follow

servants respecting the advice which had been

tendered to him, happened to have so little i ing is the report given in the MORNING cominunication with other men, and was so

CHRONICLE of the 18th of May. I think little acquainted with other opinions on public it right to lay the whole of this speech

affairs, that be felt it necessary to send for my before my readers ; and indeed to put it limwediate line of politics, and seek for in

noble and learned Friend, who was out of the | upon record. The reader will please to formation at his bands. Mfy noble and learned

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