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themselves take the liberty to do some. I apparently, with whole bones, under the
times ; Dr. Black should recollect, protection of three or four hundred of - that, to write, or to publish is an overt the more than half military police.
act, and that treason can be committed Peel ascribed both attacks to what he with a pen as well as with a stone. I do called the “ excitement " which prenot desire to see the Doctor tried for vailed, and he ascribed the immediate
high treason; but if, about six weeks acts of violence to the language of Mr. s ago, the Doctor had not had a ministry Hume, who had said, that physical force
at his back, he might have been in was, in certain cases, justifiable. In pretty nearly as much peril as this poor short, he ascribed these violent assaults creature is in now. The Doctor did not to the doctrines of Mr. Hune and such assault with a stone, it is true ; but it doctrines. STANLEY denied that there would not be difficult to show, that his was any political feeling in the man who assaults were a vast deal more inis-had assaulted the King; but he was chievous to the party assaulted, than “ free to confess that the attack on the the assault of this forlorn creature “ Duke of Wellington, was atrocious, could possibly be. His Majesty has" disgusting, and shaineful to the last now an opportunity of gaining the “ degree, especially, when it was consihearty applause of all the industrious“ dered that it took place on the 18th millions of his subjects, and particu-" June, the day on which fresh laurels · Jarly his Irish subjects, of whom this “ were put upon the head of the condestitute and desperate creature ap- “ queror, and from him reflected
pears to be one, and to preserve whose“ imperishable glory on the country:"" · hearty goodwill is, at this time, of so to which he might have added, or in much importance.
place of which he might have said, IMWe now come to the proceedings PERISHABLE DEBT. That would which took place in Parliament in con- have been the truth. After this, two or sequence of this assault upon the King. three others having intervened with
Lord Grey moved an address to the nothing very new, came BURDETT with
il lest he miglit fall into the same error be would the House of Lords all was decorous and
deprecate in others. He had heard of these becoining. The House was unanimous, attacks with great regret. It was most deeply · as, in such a case, was absolutely neces- to be lamented that auy hody could be found in sary, as well for the sake of their own England to commit an outrage upon the per
son of the Duke of Wellington, whose fame
c and whose reputativo was a part of the public · due to the King. But, in t'other place, property, and whose name our children's
the thing was very different. Lord children, to the most remote generations, · ALTHORP, in a goodish, common-place could never hear without an over flowing feelpiece of humdrum, moved, that the
shocking, therefore, to think that there should House should concur in the address sent now be persons in existence, at a period so ' from the Lords. He was seconded by little remote from the glorious actions and · Peel's-Bill Peel, who now smells at distinguished services of that great man, who the other side of the same nosegay.
o could be guilty of such an abominable display
of the vulgar malignity proper to their base · But he could not let slip this opportu
natures. (Loud cheers.) He should have nity of pretty nearly ascribing the as- thought that there was not a man in England · sault to the reformers. The day before capable of exhibiting himself in so horrible
this assault on the King. STRATHFIELD.a part. (Continued cheering.) And with saye's DUKE had had a hustling and saulted his Majesty, if he were not ahsolutely
i respect to the wretched man who had asrummaging in the City, and had got off, a maniac, he must certainly be a strangely
excited iudividual. But this obnoxious con- in this property, I should have objected duct of his was no shame to the country ; be to this language as being capable cause any country might have the misiortune
of a literal construction ; for, all the to give birth to such a person. (Hear.) Theo learned Gentleman opposite had, he thought, world would never have made me beread a lecture rather to the right hon. Barouet lieve, that this man was serious, if his (Sir R. Peel) thau to the right hon. Secretary words were taken in any other sense. (Mr. S.); and be concurred with the latter ini regrettiug that the indignation which they all .
11 He had the happiness, however, upon felt should be mixed up with any extraneous this occasion to have the hearty conmatter. He protested not only against the currence of LAWYER CROKER ; and, if attacks alluded to, but agaiust others of an MARY ANN CLARKE had been alive, and even more atrocious description, which had not si been alluded to, aud which must excite dis
sitting by the side of the lawyer, Burdett gust, unutterable in every true-hearted Eu- would, I diure say, have had her concurglishman-in every manly miod; he alluded rence too: for Mary Ann was a thoto the vile, the loathsome, the execrable at- roughly loyal woman, and proved her tacks upon one whose sex, not less than her lovetuhy sort of devotion to which
T loyalty by a sort of devotion to which illustrious station, ought to have been her protection (loud cheering)-the attacks upon very few wo
on very few women have the courage to an illustrious lady (contiuued cheering) who submit. But, the LAWYER, brought has been brought forward in a way most out new matter. The LAWYER gave deeply disgraceful to Englishmen, and which information of a play that was going on. gave him doubt and apprehension where this incipient spirit of baseness might lead to, he said, that the honourable and wor
to. He said, that the honourable and wor(Cheers.) He had upw finished. He was i thy Baronet “ had justly alluded, to anxious to stop at the point where all must “ attacks still inore atrocious than those concur. His only feeling of apprehension “ before adverted to, (Hear, hear.) He with respect to the motion was, lest they
* (Mr. Croker) said that attack on his
TM might appear to give too much importance to those people in the eyes of foreigu powers, to
“ Majesty was the work of an individual an event which was only ini purtaut from its “ maniac, (Hear, hear.) He believed refereuce to the highest quarter in the realm. " the wretch was mad. At least, if it (Hear, hear.)
1“ be mania to be one falsely reasoning Bravo ! loyal Burdett! Well, then, “ from false premises, he was as mad as we are not now to talk of “hired sheriffs, " if he had just escaped from Bedlam. Parliament, and kinys;" we are not " But did this conduct of his arise ennow to talk of“ tearing the leaves out of " tirely from madness? Was he not the accursed Red Book ;" we are not now “ pursuing the same course with others? to talk “ of laying the axe to the root of " Was this the first insult which had " the tree, and to do with the tree us the “ been offered to his Majesty ? Had he " Scripture taught us." We are now to |“ (Mr. Croker) not read in the papers of screw up our mouths and mince our " the day, that his Majesty, in coming to words to mummy, before we let them “ town from his palace at Windsor, had out! As to the " disgusting, vile,“ been obliged to change the road by " loathsome, execrable attacks upon an“ which his grandfather, his father, and “ ILLUSTRIOUS LADY, which are so “ his brother, had been wont to travel ? "disgraceful to Englishmen," and which " And was it possible not to connect this made this worthy man doubtful as to “ with the other insult to his Majesty? what this incipient baseness might lead;" He did not mean to connect them as to these attacks, let Dr. BLACK and“ personally he did not mean to conhis cronies in the Ministry answer for " nect the two sets of people. He only them; but, as to WELLINGTON'S" fame " spoke as to the prevalence of the exciteand reputation being a part of public “ ment-an excitement which, he mainproperty," I should if I were the Duke“ tained, it was the duty of all men, be devilishly afraid, that the old Baronet " and especially of his Majesty's Minishad his eyes upon SOMETHING ELSE " ters, to endeavour to allay-(cheers); in my possession, to which the words " and certainly not one word would public property might be more aptly" he say which was calculated to inapplied; and, when he was talking of " crease it. There was another thing our children's children enjoying a share" to which he wished to call the atten
" tion of his Majesty's Ministers—he be looked to; and that the performances “ meant those detestable publications mentioned by LAWYER CROKER ought to “ which were circulated in the streets, be put down. SUGDEN said, that there “and forced gratuitously into the hands were “ none but the lowest rubble; that “ of passengers, and which excited to the respectable people were on his side, “outrages on the King and Queen more and that the matter ended in a sort of " horrible than that of which they were triumph to his Grace, who was attended “ about to express their detestation. home by the greatest demonstrations of “ But this was not all; he had also honour and respect." Lawyer SUGDEN “ heard that in a theatre of this town- looks upon a guard of three or four hun" and they all knew the effect of scenic dred police as a sort of triumph. From " representations on the people there Lincoln's Inn he got somehow or other “ had been a representation directly into Cockspur-street, guarded by nearly "tending to bring the King and Queen four hundred policemen, who, at the " into odium ; and lest the piece itself end of Pall Mall, formed two lines, and “should not be sufficiently strong, the kept off the people, while he got into “play-hills gave at full length the St. James's Park, through the Stables, “ grossest libels upon the King and yard, whence he gallopped up to his "Queen. (Cheers.) He was in pos- house, which has, as everybody knows, "session of one of those play-bills, and IRON BLINDS, leaving no glass to be “he ventured to say a grosser libel seen. This was, as Lawyer SUGDEN " never was published. (Hear, hear.) says, a sort of triumph, to be sure. I “ He mentioned this as a warning to offer no opinions upon this subject; I "the Ministers. They might not have express no feelings upon the subject : I r heard of this. He happened to have do not know what provoked the people; " received the bill from a man who but I know that it is a lie to say that “ brought it from the theatre. He now none but the lowest rabble were con“ warned the Ministers. The act of cerned in the affair : I know that that is “this maniac was to be scouted as the a lie, and a very gross lie too. I impute “act of a maniac, but it was not to this lie, not to Lawyer SUGDEN ; for “be despised; for the nature of those, those that he saw about the Duke might “your political mani ics, was, to be ex- all be low rabble ; but the newspapers, “ cited by public excrement. There was tell an infamous lie; for they pretend to “no instance in which such persons were trace the Duke home; and yet they ap"not excited and urged forward by some pear to know nothing of the three or "great degree of public commotion. four hundred police which protected him "produced by agitation, by the press, while he escaped iqto the Stable-yard. " and by violent and gross attacks upon Dr. BLACK's language, respecting the " the King and Queen, and other high people that hustled the Duke, is per“ personages of the realm. Therefore, fectly infamous. He, who described the " it was not irrevelant to connect these Duke as everything that was detesta. “ matters with the subject before them; ble, now abuses the people because they, "and he hoped the Government would in half joke and half earnest, hustle “take them into their consideration. him, and insult him. He says that “(Hear, hear, hear.)" It was not to be all grateful and patriotic Britons will " endured that these persons should not discriminate between “ the military "be visited with the highest penalty of l" and political character of the Duke of “the law, who presumed, for base lucre, “ WELLINGTON; and that all will admit, "to make such gross and atrocious at- “ that the senseless fully of his Grace, “tacks upon the Sovereign and her " and his utter abandonment of pub" Majesty that they might fill their “ lic principle, can never cancel the “ filthy house with the still FILTHIER " deep-felt obligations of his country to "RABBLE. (Loud cheers.)."
1“ him for his martial services, his perUpon this Lord John RUSSELL said, “sonal. valour, and his consummate that the affair of the playhouse ought to “ skill as a general." All which, Doco, tor, you yourself flatly denied, only about describing anything of mine as 'public five weeks and three days ago. But, I property. Doctor, you are no philosopher, after all. Chopstick as I am, I am more of a philosopher than you; and my eyes, MR. O'CONNELL'S SPEECH. Doctor, are not stuck in my poll, but in the front of my head. I told his I HERE insert a speech of Mr. O'ConGrace's fortune, when he became Prime NELL, made upon the occasion here Minister in 1828. I told him, that if mentioned. Never was a speech that he had been wise, or had had even appears to have produced greater imcommon sense, he would have stuck to pression, which is equally honourable to the Horse Guards, where it does very the speaker and to his hearers. The well for people to have brains in two factions have combined against Ire. their belly : I told him, “ Fail in any land, and he is appealing from the two “ point as a politician; take any step factions to the people of England; and " that shall extensively affect the com- they clearly see how deeply they are in“munity, let that effect be deeply mis- terested in the matter ; they clearly see “chievous, and at once, all the admira- the union of the factions for the purpose “ tion of your generalship will be swept of rendering the English Reform Bill as “ away for ever, except amongst those useless as possible! The facts, stated in “ who make no noise : away goes your this speech, cannot fail to fill every ho“ name from the corners of the streets, nest and just Englishman with indigna“ and down comes your picture from tion. But indignation is not all: these “ the sign-posts." That is being a phi- facts must convince every man of sense losopher, Doctor. Read these words that Ireland must continue a heavy bur. in Register 23, of February 1828: den upon England, instead of being her then behold what is going on now; and right arm, if we suffer this enormous see the Duke's house rendered bullet-injury to be done to her. Those are proof by iron blinds; and then come to pretty “reformers," pretty fellows to Bolt-court, and swear allegiance to me support the “ WHOLE BILL” (and as “monarch of the press ; ” and stop Heywood, the member for Lancashire, and pull your hat off to me every time amongst the rest), who now are endeathat you see me in the street. . v ouring to make Ireland worse off than
Seriously, though, how happy it she was before ; to give her fewer electwould have been for the Duke, if he ors than she had before! What did we, had but had the sense to follow my ad- the people of England, mean by " the vice, and to abstain from any step ex- whole bill?" Why, all the bills, to be tensively mischievous ! But, after all, sure. Did I, for instance, when I gave the most serious thing for the Duke, is my support to the REFORM Bill, ever the sort of half-figurative expressions imagine that it was not to extend to Ireof Daddy BURDETT. It is true that the land? I no more thought of its being Daddy said, that it was the Duke's withheld from Ireland than from Corno fame that was public property. Ha, WALL or NORTHUMBERLAND. Every man ha ! old sly-boots; I know that you who was pledged to support " the Rehad your eye upon something else be- form Bill,” and who now votes for sides fame; or, which is much about withholding it from Ireland, has broken the same thing, the words public pro- | his pledge; and we ought to look out perty naturally excite different notions sharply to ascertain who these men are. in those “vulgar minds," whose ma-) In short, it is clear that the two factions lignity you said was proper to their are now firmly united to prevent the base natures. At any rate, if I had “ Reform Bill” from being of any real been the Duke, and had heard you, I use to the people, and in this they will should have wished your tongue in a succeed, if the people of England do not cleft stick, or disposed of in any other bestir themselves in behalf of the people way, rather than hare it employed in of Ireland.
- NATIONAL POLITICAL UNION. To themselves Englishmen owe that
Agreeably to a requisition from some they have trampled on the foul faction of the members of the council to meet that had su' long sat as an incubus on Mr. O'Connell, and to elicit from him the prosperity of the country, and preyed an exposé of the injustice done to Ireland upon its entrails ; that had exhausted its by the contemplated plan of Ministerial resources, trifled with its patience, and Reform proposed for that country, the grinned horribly a ghastly smile, when meinbers of this Union were convoked its calamity had arisen to the acme of yesterday, and asseinbled about twelve oppression and the verge of despair. A o'clock, at the great room in Saville. faction that had excised the air that house, Leicester-square. The room was ventilated through the chambers of was densely crowded, and all the pas- the poor and of patients; that had taxed sages along greatly thrunged. About every blessing that Heaven bestows, one o'clock many of the members of the and every effort that arts might produce. council appeared on the platform, with And for whom? For as goud-for-noMr. O'Connell and other gentlemen of thing a set of men as the sun ever shone rank, and were loudly cheered. The upon, and that have calumniated Engchair was taken at one, by
land by calling themselves Englishmen. Mr. George Rogers, who said that (Cheers.) For a set of lordlings and the people of England, though gratified lords' ladies, and lords' mothers, who at the measure of reform conceded to disdain, forsooth, to tread the ground, themselves, were determined to prove or acknowledge the rights of the people, they would not be satisfied were not a from whose pockets their thousands similar measure granted to the people have been pilfered ; for a set of imbecile of Ireland, to whose exertions was ambassadors abroad, and bribed spies at mainly attributable our present success. home ; for whiskered chargés-d'affaire,
Mr. THOMAS MURPHY briefly pre- and other dishonest incapables, who faced a resolution, to the effect that the luxuriously fatten on the spoils of the people of England, being greatly in- nation. The Duke of Newcastle alone debted to the people of Ireland, and has been enabled to send more repretheir popular representatives in Parlia- sentatives to Parliament than London, ment, particularly to Mr. O'Connell, Southwark, &c., together; and so has for the passing of the Reform Bill for the Marquis of Hertford, that precious England and Wales, are bound, there- paragon of perfection. He is not half fore, to see that a measure of reform is reconciled to the people of England for conceded to Ireland proportionably equal submitting thus patiently to such a tribe in extent to that secured in England of monopolists, to such a solecism in and Wales.
the constitution, and such an outrage on The motion being seconded,
their own rights and feelings. The Mr. O'CONNELL attributed the success House of Commons too has played their of reform not to the exertions of this or part in the farce ; for at every session that party alone-not to the support of they pass a resolution reprobatory of any the Whigs in office, nor to the opposition interference of the Lords, although con. of Tories out of place, but to the free- scious themselves of that interference; born spirit of Englishmen, that had and yet these are the men that are pure aroused themselves as a lion in his den, in heart, and under the most pious preto the voice of the nation that was too tences and well-feigned preanıbles have loud to be misunderstood, and too de- contrived so long to exclude England termined to be resisted—a voice of from her freedom; and have preyed thunder that resounded through the upon their laws, while they have preyed groves of Windsor, and reverberated to upon the plunder of the country. Still the palace at Brighton; that was echoed he rejoiced that the chains of this hypoto London, and continued through Bir- crisy and oppression were broken and mingham, till the nation was roused by struck off. He rejoiced to find that the blast bearing freedom or defiance. Old Gatton and Sarum might now have