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liquidation in full of all claims; and still continuingi to: * legislate," the · while it occurred to nobody to ask him. Political Unions will, I warrant them,
who the devil qualified him to be the soon bring these matters before them. receiver of this liquidation; while he Better cease to “ legislate," then, or, at is saying this, and while all the Minis- any rate, cease to call the measure final, ters seem to say that this is a final, while there is a whole series of bills measure, there is loan-monger BARING'coming forward, the manifest objeet of with his further reforin ; and there is which is to counteract the effects of the Lord WYNFORD with his bill for a Reform Bill. ... ... Die further reform; and there is the sublime. Thus, Lawyer CROKER and Perl'sSeignor ELLENBOROUGH with his pro- BILL Peel, you see that something may ject for preventing the vacating of seats be said in favour of PoliticaL UNIONS, in cases of pecuniary appointments ! which are, in fact, dangerous to none Here are a whole series of bills, as I but the enemies of the people; to none foresaw there would be, for counteract- but those who have still the hope of de. ing the effects of the Reform Bill. feating the effects of reform. These Certainly so indecent a thing never was Unions are, in effect, as necessary to heard of in the world before : here is uphold the present Ministers, as the this House of Commons, which has just faithful and gallant dogs were to protect solemnly declared itself not to be the the sheep against the devouring jaws of representatives of the people, entertain-the wolves." Get rid of your dog's,' ing a series of bills for regulating the said the wolves to the sheep ::" it is conduct of those who shall be the repre-“ they that make all this mischief sentatives of the people; and, what is between us : get rid of them, and then still more, really seeming to be acting " we shall live in harmony.”. “Get upon the notion, that any acts which it rid of your Unions," says Croker and shall pass shall be binding upon a re- Peel's-bill Peel. If the Ministers were formed Parliament, and that it shall not. as foolish as the sheep, the result would be able to repeal them!
be much about the same as to them. • The people would have been well But, they could not get rid of them if *content, after passing the English Re- they would. Without a renewal of form Bill, to see the present House of SIX-ACTS, they cannot get rid of them; Commons sit to finish the other Reform and, does Croker and Peel's-bill Peel Bills, and to do nothing more. Then think, that THIS House of Commons; we might have forgotten, or, at any THIS one; that THIS one, is going to räte, ceased to characterize, this present sit there, and receive green-bags, and House of Commons, and ceased to renew SIX-ACTS! Oh, no! If the trouble it, in its dying moments, with Ministers be wise, they will let the our complaints and remonstrances ; Political Unions quite alone; they will but, since it will continue to “legislate" go on, in right earnest, putting the as it calls it ; since it seems resolved to Reform Bills into execution ; they will go on a " legislating," it ought to be be gentle towards the people, even in our business, and particularly that of case of their excesses (if they should the Political Unions, to give it some- fall into any, which I do not believe); thing to " legislate" upon; and above they will rely on the people to defeat all all things to remind it, that, agreeably the infamous, intrigues against them; "to Lord John Russell's express de- and they will make no attempt at all claration when the Reform Bill was to make partisans of the leaders of the brought in, the two great questions of Unions. My Lord GREY is too sensible the durations of Parliaments and the a man not to see that the thing must ballot were only “deferret" until the march, as the French call it; and I pray Reform Bill should be passed. I should God, that HE may resolve to march be well content to leave these matters with it! I acknowledge great gratitude to to a reformed Parliament itself; but if him, and my feeling is that of the nation. the rotten-borough gentry insist upon The thing will march, whether he march
with it or not; but, it would march He takes a large view of the matter, · much better with him at its head. Cor- extends his statesnianlike eye over · RUPTION's hatred against him is abso- the whole continent of Europe ; and, Jutely indescribable; but, let him con- at last fixes it, dropping a pious and pa. fide in the people, and he has nothing to triotic tear at the same time, on the disfear : if he pursue the contrary course, mal state in which England will be there is no species of danger to which when it shall have been stripped of all he will not be exposed. He is beset by its rotten boroughs, and shall have been enemies. He may truly say, in the abandoned by all those elegant and Janguage of the Psalmist : “ Mine ene. beautiful creatures, who figure on the “mies compassed me round about : pension and sinecure lists, and of all " they set a trap for my feet: even the very long spurs, and very bushy " they that dipped their hands in the whiskers, that ornament the dead“ same dish with me did seek my life." weight. Having prepared ourselves to
And then, to avoid profanity, he might weep with the Lawyer, let us hear his · as truly exclaim: “ But you, O people, pathetic, lamentation : " are righteous, and will cover me with pe Up to the present period England bad been
shield, and will avenge me on all my the anchor of the social security of Europe. «i foes.”
• Equally exposed to the deluge of democracy i Lord Grey remembers, he must re- France, and to the deluge of despotism when
during the existence of republicanism in member, that, nine years ago, I told Buonaparte obtained supreme authority in him, that, amongst all the nobility, he that country, the hopes of social order had was the only man whom I regarded as I been preserved in England as in un urk, until at all capable of setting the thing to which
hoth those dangers had subsided. But that
ning to wbich his Majesty's present Government was rights; but, at the same time, how about to do, was to convert that ark into a often, my God! did I tell him, that fireship. All who contemplated what was even he could do nothing without the passing in Belgium, iu Holland, in Portugal, people at his back! How often did I
di in Spain, in Russia, must know that the
people of those countries were looking with intell him, that the attempt would destroy tense anxiety to England. (Hear, hear, hear.) him, unless shielded by the people! The republican or movement party throughout And I, as often, assured him, that he Europe, looked on the passing of the Reform * would have that shield. He has found
Bill as a great advance, and, like the honour
"able Member for Middlesex, hailed it as the all my words true, thus far; and he precursor of a greater. Looking, therefore, ought to listen to me now. He is now, not only at ourselves, but at the other nations at this moment, in the crisis of his fate; of Europe, was it possible to believe that if and a few short months will decide,
ide' those pations became democracies, we could
maintain the monarchy, the aristocracy, and whether he is to be known hereafter as all the ancient and feudal institutions which we one of the greatest of mankind, or, as a were accustomed to revere? Adverting to the person of very equivocal claim to re-Boundary Bill , be (Mr., Croker) observed, nown. That the former may be his
that he should feel it his duty to state lis ob
jections to the way in which that bill was to ot is my most sincere and ardent wish; 10p
si operate, it was not his intention to protract to give effect to that wish I would his reinarks upon it, or to carry his opposition cheerfully labour like a horse all the so far as to interpose any serious obstacle to rest of iny life; because the wish camuot the passing of the measure. Todeed, he co
sidered the Reform Bill and the Boundary be accomplished without the re-esta
Bill as inseparable; for, if the people of Eng. blishment of the liberties, the happiness, land were assembled for a general election and the greatness of our country. after the Reform Bill was passed, and before
I now come to another part of the the Boundary Bill was passed, and therefore speech of Lawyer CROKER, it is only
I before it was determined who had the right of
only voting, the most disastrous consequences worthy of attention, as it shows what might be the result. He could not conclude, sort of dreaming is going on in the withoutsolemnly declaring, that nothing which minds of the lax-eaters. The lawyer. had occurred during the discussions on the who has had such a fat birth for so
measure had altered the opinion which he
Pentertained of it at the first moment of its many years, seems to be Alled with introduction. He believed that the honour most dismal forebodings for the future. ablo Member for Middlesex. was perfeck
correct in his prognostics. He believed looking with great anxiety to England; that principles were afloat which it would and that the republicans in those coun= '' .be impossible to check, He believed that the noble Lord and the right hon. Gentleman
ntries look upon the passing of the Reopposite were sincere in their desire to put, as form Bill as a great advance. To be it were, a seal upon the bond; but he also be sure they do, Lawyer; and to be sure fieved that the words of the bond were so ex- their tyrants look at it with dismal foretensive that no seal would be effective; and hos
a boding's; and, that is one of the things that as the hon. Member for Middlesex had said, the Reform Bill was but the commence- to be sure, that
ed to be sure, that makes the bill pleasing ment of a career of change; what had oc- to us. You ask, whether, if those nacurred since the original introduction of the tions become democracies, “ We could bill confirmed him in that apprehension. The maintain the monarchy; the aristofirst edition of the bill had been received with approbation, even by the most violent refor.
“ cracy, and all the ancient and feudal mers. They had since had two successive" institutions, which we were accuseditions of it; each having a further and a “ tomed to revere.” Lawyer CROKER, further tendency to democratic character. I amongst those revered institutions, do (Cries of “ No, no."). That negation should not provoke him to enter further into the sub-yo
you find the excise-laws, the stampject than to say that such was his opinion. laws, the assessed tax-laws, the infaIndeed, the arguments of the friends of mous funding system, the standing the bill had been--" See what your op-army, the military academy, the deadposition comes to ; the second bill is worse than the first, and the third tban the second.”
.. weight, the Bourbon police, and the Seeing, therefore, that every alteration was in treadmill, not to mention more things a democratic spirit, and seeing the prevalence at present. Poh! Lawyer. CROKER. of that spirit throughout Europe, he could not Mother CLARKE would not have talked but apprehend the ultimate subversion of the nonsense like this. constitution, and the establishment first of a democracy, and then (in due course of events)
It is, however, the close of your of a despotism; and, after a sad, and he hoped speech which has been most attractive not a bloody interval, the RE-CONSTRUC- of my admiration. You think that we TION OF THE ADMIRABLE SYSTEM so I shall have. first. A DEMOCRACY : injuriously assailed.
then, in due course, a DESPOTISM Lawyer CROKER : it is for you who and then return to the PRESENT ADknew Mother CLARKÉ, and who know MIRABLE SYSTEM! That is to say, your adopted female pensioner : it is to rotten boroughs. - Mother CLARKE for you to say whether either of these would not have said that : Mother could have made a speech so stupid as CLAKKE was a tax-eater, and a brazen this ; but it is for me to say, that I do one, too: Mother CLARKE took the : not believe that any other man living footboy from behind her chair, and made could have done it. So Lawyer, Eng him an officer in the army : but Mother land has been the ark of “ social order," CLARKE would not have said that. ' has it? It stood out against both re- And, if we should have a democracy, publicanism and also against Buona- Lawyer CROKER, why should that be parte, until “both those dangers had followed by a despotism? The parties subsided." Shallow Lawyer : it did in-most interested in the thing; the pardeed put them both down : but it CON- ties who would lose most by it, must TRACTED A DEBT ; the borough- be most brutally perverse to drive us to mongers contracted a DEBT in order to a democracy; but, if they were to do put them down, which was sure to put this, why should that be followed by & them down'; and this I told them, despotism?. You say, that the despotwhen they were roasting sheep and ism will come in “ due course;" just as oxen at the peace. I told them so then, if democracy was the flower and despotLawyer CROKER : I told them that they ism the fruit! Mother CLARKE would had to pay the reckoning; and that not have said that, Lawyer CROKER : reckoning, Lawyer, they are now only Mary Ann was brazen, to be sure ; bute just beginning to pay.
Mary Ann, if she had been quoting You tell us, that the people in the WASHINGTON at the same time, would despotic states of Europe, have been have had too much sense to say that,
Well knowing, that the very mention towards my country, but a stupid foreof WASHINGTON would remind her going of my own unquestionable right. hearers, that there was a people, and I have been fighting this hellish THING an English people too, who had shaken for thirty long years; it has frequently off the laws of a boroughinonger par-plundered me, once made me flee; once liament; had erected a democracy in the had me prisoner of war ; but it never stead, and had, under that democracy, made me lower my colours a single enjoyed, and still continued to enjoy, inch. At last I have fairly beaten it; prosperity and happiness not equalled by and the devil's in me if I do not profit any people on earth. Mother CLARKE from my victory ! Would not have foreseen this conclusive What we now want is, a common unanswer, and she, brazen as she was, | derstanding amongst the people, with would have refrained from making the regard to what measures ought to be assertion.
adopted by the reformed Parliament; - There were many other things, said and with regard to what we ourselves in these last dying speeches on the Re- ought now to do, with regard to the form Bill, which things would, under choosing of proper men for that Parliaother circumstances, not be unworthy of ment. To this latter subject, which potice. Other matters, however, now ought to be the object of our immediate preas, and I must, therefore, here, con- and unremitted attention, I shall call clude my remarks. :.
the attention of my readers next week, when I shall NAME MEN, whom I
think ought to be chosen. It is time to GERMAN FROWS."
do this ; for it is MEN that must do
is the thing; and the sooner we FIX on - Oh LORD! The devils have bred some of them the better. ' ;i; here! I thought they were half mascu- But, besides work with the PEN, I line; but at Cobham, the other day. I am resolved to work with the TONGUR. I saw two or three of them with some I am resolved: not, to stand staring, at young ones! You might have knocked any rate. I have, at the request of the me down with a feather! The rats, “ NATIONAL POLITICAL UNION OF THE which country people and the people in WORKING CLASSES," given two LECAmerica call “ Hanover rats," are nasty TURES, on the two last TUESDAYS, at and mischievous enough; stinking and their place of meeting, in THEOBALD'S greedy vermin a plenty ; but nothing ROAD, RED LION SQUARE, and I have to what these " py-a-proom” devils will engaged to do the same next Tuesday, be, if once their breed take a spread. the 12th June, at the same place. There is one consolation, however; that Whether I shall be able to do it:after as there are no hes come over, the breed that at that place I do not yet know, must be bastards. Here, indeed, we though the excellent arrangements of want MALThys and BROUGHAM and the place, the decorum observed, the Lord Howick and Peter TIMBLE to get sober and attentive conduct of my to work at checking population ! . hearers, and the impression that apo
peared to be produced, hold out great
encouragement to a continuation of my LECTURES.'
labours in that quarter. I gave
LECTUR! at GREENWICH last Monday ... NOW is the time for EXERTION! night to a very numerous audience. My We must not stand and stare at each main object was to convince them that other ; nor must we waste our time in they ought to shun men of rank and of rambling pointless talk. We must think great wealth, and particularly tax-eatere; well first; resolve on what we ought to and I am of opinion, and indeed have do, and DO it! For ME now to neg- no doubt, that they will, for one of their leet anything within my power, would members, choose Mr. Penn, the not only be an abandonment of duty engineer; and, in this whole kingdom,
there is not,, in every respect, a man ask no favours of any one. I am ready, more fit.
with body and mind, to serve my coun-But I know that a great deal will de- try; but, while I want no thanks in any pend upon RIGHT OPINIONS, as to shape or form, I am resolved to incur this great matter being entertained by no obligations. the MIDDLE and working classes of this metropolis, and therefore I have determined upon giving a lecture once a week for some time to come, at some place
FRANCE,'. or other. Perhaps I shall continue at the present place; but I have, as yet, I always said, that the French people made no positive arrangement for that were cheated in 1830, and that the ele-' purpose. They take here 3d. from vation of Louis PailIPPE was planned members of the Union, and 6d. from by him, Charles, and the base loan, other persons ; and, after paying the expenses, I divide the receipts with the
Jmongers: I said he was put in to "keep Union, half and half.
the nest warm” for Charles. All the If I can find time for it, I shall world sees this now; but, at any rate, be very happy to go for the same the people are making the nest warm purpose to any of the new boroughs indeed for him: hot even. He must around London, if a proper place to
i take care, or it will become a marmite be provided. But to no place will Igo, unless money be taken for admission. (Porrige-pous: I never, in my whole life, except in " PaiLiPPE I.” and his tribe, will, inone instance, gave, as a present, any stead of eating up the people, as they book of which I was the author ; seem disposed to do, get cooked them. though that custom is so general. I
selves. It is high time! have always felt, that it would be say
It is high ing, “ Here is a book that I have
time! It is high time that the people written, pray read it, it is well worth cease to be insulted and loaded like asses your while." Just so would it be to go by such worthless creatures! about begging folks to come and hear me talk. As to what I do with the money, that is wholly my affair. I have never touched, in any shape whatever, one
BARING'S, BILL.', farthing of the people's money, I work From the following petition it seems as hard as the hardest working of them, that the National Union of the Working I pay any of them who work for Classes differ with regard to this curious me, and, if they choose to have any of bill of BARING very widely, indeed, my labour, they of course, must pay me. from the “ National Political Union I do, indeed, apply the money thus of Mr. FRANCIS Place! The petition earned, in part at least, and, per- was presented by Mr. O'Connell on haps, wholly, to the use of the hus- Friday, the 1st instant. The circunbandless ' wives and fatherless chil-stance is just barely noticed by the dren and forlorn parents of the killed Morning Chronicle, and other morning and transported chopsticks : to these papers, though Mr. O'CONNELL stated poor fellows we owe the Reform Bill; the substance of the several parts of the and they and theirs shall never be aban- petition, expressed his concurrence in' doned by me. However, this is for my opinion with the petitioners, and de. own gratification. I choose to do this; clared that he would oppose the Bill in and I do it with my own means. I take all its stages. All this was omitted by the lecture-money for myself; and I do the morning papers. The omission dispose of it as I like. Above all things, might have been ascribed to laziness or let no one imagine that he confers a ignorance in the reporthers; but I am Javour on me by coming to hear me. I well informed, that copies of the peti