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ss us most fondly to hope that a more any effect at all ? The way to have weit" worthy line of conduct will, in the ten, upon such an occasion, having the au

present crisis of their fate, be pursued thor's sentiments (if, indeed, a madman

by them. Though some of the Nobles can be said to have any sentiments); the "s have been cajoled by arts, or seduced by way to have proceeded, in such a case, s bribery, the people, we trust, will not was, to show, by fair stalement and reason, s submit to the horrible and insufferable that it was a great degradation for the " degradation of having their legitimate Swedes to submit to Bernadotte, and that "race of Sovereigns entirely set aside, his becoming their king would be injurious " and replaced by the most buse upstart to them. To have shown this, so bave Si dynasty that ever disgraced the meanest proved this, might have done good; but, to " and most abject nations of the universe. heap upon Bernadotte and his master loads. " Besides, it is so evidently the interest of of sheer abuse, could not possibly do any “ Russia to prevent Sweden from falling good, and wighi do harm. Put all these fu“ into such a state of degradation, that ab. rious phrases together : the infamous in "ject as the Emperor ALEXANDER seenis Triguer, the arch tyrant, the infamous see "to have become, it is hardly possible for tellile, the base upstart, the subtle, unprin. " him not to rouse from, bis disgraceful cipled, vile, perfidious, base, detestable, in" torpor, now that his enemy, who has de famous miscreant : put them all together, "ceived him so long, is approaching bis and what do they weigh with any man who 65 very

threshold. If he be not wholly reads for the sake of obtaining informa. besatted by the artifices of the sublle ly- tion; for the sake of acquiring the means "brand, or terrified by his menaces, he will of forming a right judgment upon poli"! at once shake off the degrading yoke, tical occurrences ? With such a man they and bid dehance to the perfidious Corsi- weigh not as a feather; nor is it possible

The fate of Spain and Holland is for them to answer any other purpose, " now before the Russians and the Swedes, than that of feeding the passions, of grati" and presents an awful and lamentable fying the vindictive appetite, of those who " warning to both. The infatuated ALEX- live but to hate and to injure, and who

ANDER may learn from the treatment would fain kill with curses those whom “ which the Royal Family of Spain suffer their stilettos cannot reach; no other pursed, after all the sacrifices whịch had pose than this, and the one other purpose "! been made to BUON APARTE, what trea of flattering, by imitation, the taste of the "chery he has to expect from so vile and rabble in high life as well as in low, and, "! perfidious a tyrant ; while this new proof if possible, of keeping that rabble a rabble " of the unprincipled ambition of the Cor- still; diverting their minds from the ab.

} sican may be hoped to operate alike for- jects, on which they ought to be fixed, 6 cibly on Sweden and Russia, and con- namely, the causes and the consequences of "vince them that THEIR ONLY SECU- this great event ; of filing their mouths "RITY IS IN A SINCERE AND CLOSE with imprecations upon Napoleon, instead " ALLIANCE WITH GREAT BRI. of pointing out for their timely reflection, "TAIN, UNDER WHOSE PROTECT- what new dangers may, from this event, “! ING WINGS THEY ARE SURE TO arise to their country. This, however, " EXPERIENCE A PROMPT AND is what I shall endeavour to do, after I 6. EFFECTUAL SHELTER.”-Now, have made some remarks on what this reader, frst look at the language of this shamefully abusive writer says about the article; look at the terms and the epithets, conduct of the Swedes, upon this occa, which I have distinguished by ilalic cha- sion. The Swedes are flattered with lofty raclers, and say, if, as an Englishman, you descriptions of the noble conduct of their do not feel shame, that such language as fore-fathers, and great hope is express: this, such abuse as this, such self-degrading ed that they will not now submit to what abuse, should appear in an English print is called the horrible and insufferable de This print is, too, called “the Morning gradation of having the race of their sover " Post and Fashionable World:" a pretty reigns changed; but, if they should so specimen, truly, of the taste of those who submit, they are plainly told, that they are called people of fashion in England. --- will be unworthy of respect or compas Is there any man of sense, who does not sion, and will be justly consigned to the perceive, that every article of this; every execration of mankind. Verily, there is such publication that appears in this coun- nothing original in this, for it has been iry, must do the country harm, if it has said of every natiou that the French have

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subdued, from the year 1793 to the pre-1" attack upon Sweden is about to be justly sent day. It is quite useless, however, to punished by the same power who instiabuse the Swedes; and I dare say, that if "gated her to forget all that was due to the Swedes were to hear this abuse, they "honour and justice. The struggle in would not find it very difficult to discover" Finland was for a time glorious, and it that it arose from, causes, very different in- " must have been successful if the populadeed from that of a regard for either their " lion of Sweden had exhibiled any thing of honour or their happiness. Indeed this their ancient spirit. But they unhappily pretended anxiety for the welfare of the " listened to those drivellers who, under Swedes has in it sounething full as shame" the pretence of being advocates of peace fui perhaps even as the abuse which has " and humanity, covered the cowardice of been just noticed.

" their hearts or the baseness of their in

tentions. To obtain this peace they reAnticles from the Courier of the 28th Seb-" linquished the sword, which alone could

tember, and the Morning Post of the "have obtained it on honourable grounds, 1211. of October, 1810, followed by my " and they entered into a compromise with Observations, to which I beg the reader's rs their eneinies. For peace they gave not allention, as applicable to present cir- ' their territory only; but their loyalty, cumstances.

*** their oaths, and their morals. They ex "It was reported this morning that the pelled their Sovereign, they gave their « King of Sweden is no more.

It is a "fealty lo an usurper--a puppet at the beck 46 malter of indifference whether the report " of foreigners. But with their character

The moment of his ele. They lose the freedom of commerce, and their "' vation to the throne of the monarch who " independence; and as it happens with It was to him in double trust' as sove- " individuals, who, when they have once 11. reign and as kinsmạn, was the monient overstepped the line of rectitude, are 4 of his disgrace--the moment that gave

" carried onward to the commission of him Bernadotte as successor, was the crimes of which they once thought

moment of his dethronement.-A mo. "themselves incapable, so it has proved 66-narch more criminal, with less motives " with Sweden. The Crown Prince being "to be: so—more sillity ambitious, with- " removed by disease or murder, a petty

out any of those incitementsand objects " General of Buonaparte's is proposed to !' that render ambition, if not less guilty,

" thein. A base fear on the one hand, !!. at least more alluring, is not to be found " and bribes on the other, prevail, and " in the annals of history. What - Sweden siuks into a province of France.

deeper misery could Sweden have expe- Now begin her miseries. Her connexion rienced by the most disastrous warfare, "s with this country, where her principal " than she has experienced by the peace,

66 commercial market lies, will be al the mar" that has given her a French General for ry of her enemy; contributions and con$her sovereign ? Under the gallunt Gus- "scriptions will succeed one another in $t tavus she would have had the consola- - dreadful succession; her laws, her crown, * tion, under all her misfortunes, of know- her trade, are now in the hands of a ca"ing that she was fighting in a good cause," pricious tyrant, and may be altered at $that defeat was without disgrace, and “his will, and transferred at his pleasure ; "misfortune without dishonour.-But she and the people who refused to fight for " has made peace to have none of the sta- 46 themselves under the standard of their 4. bility and repose of peace-she has lawful Prince, must now fight for the " made peace without experiencing any “ aggrandizement of a foreign power, hos diminution of the burdens and priva- '" under the direction of a foreign Gene46 tions of war. She has surrendered her 6 ral. Thus it has proved with every 41 lawful Monarch into the hands of Buona- " other power, and Sweden now only adds "parté, not to procure forbearance, but to " her testimony to what was before suffi

javite dishonour not to escape his "ciently apparent that those who cringe "power, but to bx bis foot moie firmly " at danger shall bow to degradation. 4 on her yielding and suppliant neck.

Thus far the Courier, and now for "What a picture of national degradation his fellow-labourer, of this day, whe

does Sweden present! It is but a short does not seem to mince the matter with of time ago we beheld her engaged in an the Old King of Sweden much more konourable contest with the invaders of than with Napoleon." We are graveWher soil ; with Russia, whose iniquitous “ ly todel, in some of the articles from

“ Sweden, that the deputies sent to Paris | the very persons, who have all along been, so to announce the election of Bernadotte as and who still are, loudest in their accu“ Crown Prince were graciously received, sations against the Jacobins. It is of im

as well by Buonaparté as by that Ge- portance to note, that these same persons “ neral, both of whom have written now tell us, that it was no low vagabond « complimentary letters on the occasion Republican or Jacobin crew that murdered os to the TRAITOROUS KING, and in GUSTAVUS, but that the principal in the " which doubtless they wish his wretched crime was his oin brother, then a Royal " Majesty health and long life !—These Duke, and now a King.--This is of great

answers gave so much satisfaction to the importance to the cause of truth ; and I King, that all possible honours were ini- should like very much to see the fact veri

mediately conferred on the elected Crown fied, on one side or the other, so that there " Prince. Was ever farce so impudently might be no more question upon that subject. " performed, was ever comnion sense more -Hitherto we have been told to look for “ grossly insulted, than in this pretended trailors amongst Jacobins and Levellers ; Free election of Bernadotte ?—This instru- but, now, behold! the Morning Post tells “ment of Buonaparte is shortly to set out us, that here is a king, who is a trailor, " for Sweden ; and we doubt not that very thereby recognizing the validity of the doc66 shortly after his arrival, we shall hear of trine of those, who arraigned CHARLES “the increasing years and infirmities of the First for treason, upon the ground of " the old King, and the illustrious Berna- the sovereignty residing in the nation.66 dotle will kindly free him from all his Observe, however, it is not I'who call the

Royal cares !" I do not feel myself king of Sweden a trailor. I merely repeat at liberty to join the Courier in calling the what is asserted by the Morning Post present king of Sweden a "criminal, a silly newspaper, and I repeat it with a dis

man, an usurper, a puppet ;" and, belief of its truth. I do it with a view of still less do I feel myself at liberty to pointing it out to observation, and with join the Morning Post in calling him a a desire of seeing the truth ascertained. traitor, and who, on the 9th instant, ac- If what is here asserted be true; if the cused him of being the principal in the as- present king of Sweden be a traitor and sassination of GUSTAVUS, Ankerstrom be- an assassin, it should be known to the ing rather his agent than any thing else. — people of England, to whom it has been asThese are hardish names, and pretty round serted; the facts should be proved to them charges; and they cut, as we shall see, by those who have made the assertions. more ways than one. The assassination If, on the contrary, the accusations be of GUSTAVUS was, as the reader will bear false, they should be retracted, or their in mind, attributed to the Republicans of falsehood exposed; for, it is, I believe, France; not to the French, generally, but something quite new, for sovereigns, who to the French Republicans, or Jacobins, are at peace and amity with us, to be as they were called ; and, on this asser. called in our public prints, traitors and astion was founded an argument, made great sassins. This is, I believe, quite new. Lord use of, in England, at the time, against all George GORDON was put into prison for those persons who were called Republicans a libel on the late good Queen of France. or Jacobins, whether in France or in Eng. A printer was prosecuted for a libel upon land, who were all accused, in a lump, of the good Emperor 'or good Empress of a desire at least, to commit assassination, Russia. And, it is fresh in every one's as far as related to kings and their families. memory, that Mr. Peltier (whose trial

-This is well worthy of particular atten- I shall notice more at large one of these zion.; for the assassination of the king of days) was tried, and was convicted without Sweden, which took place just at the break- the jury's going out of court, and without ing out of the ANTI-JACOBIN war, was one scarcely a moment's hesitation, for having of the great grounds of alarm in England ; it made a publication against BUON APARTE, was one of the principal means, by which when First Consul of France. How it the people of England were terrified out of happens, then, that the Morning Post and all their former notions of liberty, and in the Courier venture to call the present duced to approve of what their forefathers king of Sweden a trailor and an assassin, I would have startled with horror but to should be very glad to know. It may be think of.--It is, therefore, of import- said, as to Napoleon, that we are at war ance to attend to what is now said, upon with him ; and therefore, may say of him the subject of GUSTAVus's assassination, by just what we please ;- but, without examining into this doctrine, we may observe, that land is the principal commercial market of it cannot apply to the case before us, as we Sweden; but, then what we get from Sweare not ai war with the present king of den is of use to us, and, indeed, is indisSweden; though, it must be confessed, ihat pensable to us. From Sweden and the if such publications go on, it is impossible rest of the Baltic we get our naval slores that war should not take place. The king and part of our bread-corn; and, if this of Sweden must have his feelings as well source is stopped up, as to the former at as other men; he cannot fail to be inform- least, must it not injure us full as much as ed of these attacks upon him; he has fit will injure Sweden? Yet these flaming seen how our law seizes hold of the as- writers can see no injury likely to arise to sailants of other sovereigns; and, if he us. It is all injury to Sweden, and, which sees himself thus attacked with impu- is not a little singular, they keep saying nity to the assailants, it is, I should sup- this all the while that they are menacing pose, next to impossible for him to re- Russia with the restoration, which Bernao frain from using the only means, which, DOTTE will, as they say, compel her to in such a case, he has of shewing his re- make of the dominions which she took 'sentment.- - It may be said, thàt these from Sweden! They rail against Berpublications can do ino hurm, because NADOTTE, call him a plunderer, a swindler, Sweden will do every thing she can do a base satellite of Napoleon. They tell to injure us, the moment that the new the Swedes that their miseries are beginCrown Prince, arrives in the country. ning, and that they meril these miseries for

- This latter' may be; but, may not their cowardlice. Then, in the very same these terrible accusations against the king article (it is inserted above) they turn of Sweden make him haslen hostile mea- short round to the Emperor of Russia, sures against us? May they not add some whom they accuse of the “ iniquilous atlillle maller to the injuries which BERNA- tack” in which Finland was taken from DOTTE is supposed to have in store for the Swedes, and tell him, that he is us? May they not cause the ruin of some - about to be justly punished" for that few merchants' and their families ? And, " iniquitous attack;" and, observe, this act olie thing is quite certain, that they can of justice is to be performed by the "plundo no good. It is possible that they may " derer and swindler," BERNADOTTE ; this do no harm but that of disgracing the Eng- act of justice is to be inflicted upon the lish press in the eyes of other nations; enemy of Sweden, for an offence committed but, it is impossible that they should, in against Sweden ; this act is to make Sweany way whatever, do any good ; except, den triumph over her loug-settled enemy; indeed,' in the way above-mentioned, that, and this act is to be the dawn of Sweden's is to say, in clearing the Jacobins of the miseries. charge of having plotted the assassination of GUSTAVUS, and placing that charge upon the head of a Royal Duke, who is Now, most Thinking People, do you not now become a king. But, let us now think, that it would have been full as well see a little of what is said about the conse- if these writers had followed my advice quences of Bernadotte's election.- We and my example? Yet, at the time, I was, are told, by these writers, that they will be and even by very good friends, reproached, fatal to Sweden. “ Now begin HER mi- even reproached for what I said in defence series !!! exclaims the COURIER. " Her of the king of Sweden and of the Crown “ connexion with this country, where her Prince. I was reproached for speaking principal commercial markel lies, will respectfully of the King and the Prince; i .6 be at the mercy of HER enemy. He was reproached for saying that the election does not perceive, or affects not to per of the latter was an act of wisdom, and perceive, that we shall share in the injury; fectly constitutional; I was reproached for and that, in some degree, at any rate, OUR calling that right legitimate, which now, miserics are beginning; and that if the con- has been, by our own government, acknownexion of Sweden with England will now ledged to be legitimate. What will these be at the mercy of France, so will the con- prostituted writers say now! What will fiexion of England with Sweden. Strange they say for themselves, when they hear * perversity! This writer can see that Swe. the man whom they so reviled, on whom den will feel an injury, but he cannot see they poured out such torrents of infamous any injury that we shall receive from the abuse, styled “ HIS ROYAL HIGHsame cause. It is very true, that Eng. " NESS." by our own government, and that, too, " in the name of the Most Holy surrounded, as must be apparent to all, " and Undivided Trinity!" What will - After the able speech of his illustrious they now say? Why, they will say just and dear relative, who he was always happy the contrary to what they said before. to hear on such occasions; because he was

They do say, and give no reason, and can convinced thay those generous sentiments give no reason, for their change of tone. ever emanated directly from his heart, little

Thus, then, most Thinking People, I remained for him to say.--It certainly have, it seems to me, shewn you, that there was with painful concern that he, on the is danger in listening to these vile writers. one hand, viewed the momentary failure of I, for my part, always approved of the a plan, which had been so honestly framed, choice of the Swedes ; and, I am now de- so considerably altered, as to suit the most lighted that we have consolidated our con- scrupulous minds, and so admirably argued, nexion with Bernadotte, who is a fit man, as to throw a general light on the characters the sort of man, to be a king, This ex- of those amiable and conciliating patriots cellent measure, too, prepares the way for and statesmen who had contrived and peace; it puts an end to all silly scruples brought it forwards; but, on the other about recognizing men as legitimate sove hand, when he considered the event, be reigns, whom our stupid writers call usurp. could not refrain congratulating the noble ers. There is now an end of all that; the visitors on the prospect, as it now lay open road to peace is so far open; and, though to their view. "He conceived, indeed, that it afford us but a glimpse, for that glimpse the cause of religious liberty' had decidedly I heartily thank the ministers.

gained ground, and, in fact, had triumphed; W. COBBETT. for he never could admit a question of this

magnitude as lost, the opposition to which

had been carried by a strained majority of DUKE OF SUSSEX'S SPEECH.

four votes : besides, the principle, justice, The Speech of the Duke of Sussex at the generally admitted ; nay, the House of

and expediency of the measure had been Meeting of the Friends of Civil and Re: Commons had proceeded to take the subligious Liberty, has been commented ject into consideration in a committee of the upon with such malignity, and at the whole House, and even the bill had been same time, such misrepresentation, that read the first time. If they looked at we feel it a duty to give a faithful state the time, when the penal laws against the ment of it, that the Public may fairly, Roman Catholics were enacted, the causes judge between His Royal Highness and which led to them, and the individuals by his traducers.

whom they were brought forward, what a The health of the Duke of Sussex was gratifying contrast was presented by a sight given by the Chairman.

of the late address from the General AsThe Duke of Sussex, in returning thanks, sembly in Scotland, which he might safely observed, that the good opinion of any soci- state, from the nature of its composition, ety must ever be most grateful to his heart; represented the general sentiments of the what must not then be his sensations on the people of that country; when he reflected present occasion, when be experienced the upon the result of that meeting, he agreed affectionate regard so kindly bestowed upon entirely with the honourable mover, who him by an assembly, which comprised so stated, that we were not to judge of events considerable a part of the transcendent ta- nerely by our own personal or private feellent, as well as of the most solid wealth ings, but by the sentiments, which we way and representation of the country. It conceive the framers of those laws would was an honour that he should ever consider now hold under the present existing ciras one of the proudest laurels that could cumstances and different changes in the podeck his brow --it was impossible for him litical and moral sentiments of the world. not to feel the highest satisfaction in having The late decision, though for a time it the honour to attend a meeting composed of disappointed the Roman Catholics, gave such individuals as those whom he saw then to know their true friends, and taught around him, and to know his name enrolled them to look around with a consciousness, as the second Steward on this great and im- that the sense of the majority of the counportant day. He rejoiced to see the chair try was in their favour. As to himself, he so ably filled by the Noble Drike, so ho stood pledged to them in his opinion of the nestly supported, as he was confident it merits of their cause, upon conscientious was, on his right and left, and so gloriously motives, from which he could never wish

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