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* sembly go constituted, there objecting to this resolution; but * could be little hope that any it is quite evident that here is no “ endeavour on the part of his " Honourable, Colleague and good reason given, and that the " himself to bring Ministers to whole is a piece of shufiling,

justice, would be attended which is, perhaps, without a " with succe88.

“Mr. Benbow withdrew his parallel even in the records of motion.

the Rump. • Sir P. BURDÉtt was glad lam unwilling to detain you a " the motion had been with"drawn, for had they passed moment longer upon such a sub“ such a Resolution under such jeçt; but do pray look at the Ba“ circumstances, it would not ronet's distinction between the “ only have been utterly in propriety and the necessity of effectual, but in every point of view unadvised and child. impeaching the Ministers. Neish. If the people of England, cessity means something that is “ however, felt as the Electors needful, and propriety, in this “ of Westminster did our this “ subject, and they chose to case, means fitness. Now, could petition Parliament to im- it be needful to impeach the,

, u peach Ministers, that mode of Ministers, and yet not fit to do « proceeding might by possi- it? Can that which is necessary “bility have some practical

effect, but a mere Resolution be improper, or can that which

passed at a Public Meeting, is proper, in such a case, be un-, " however respectable, convened for another purpose, would

necessary? However, not to “ not only be very inexpedient waste our time upon the split" and ineffectual, but childish, ing of hairs, could it be either " and liable to ridicule.

unnecessary or improper to imTalk of shuffling, Gentlemen! peach men, who, according to Did the world ever before see the Baronet, “ought to be hangshuffling like this ? « Like mas- " ed"? If so we must conclude, ter like man" is an old saying ; taking the speeches of, both and never was more apt than members together, that the way upon the present occasion. Not to go to work, according to being willing to imitate, in the them, was, to hang the Minismost distant degree, the Rump ters first and impeach them and their associates, I will not afterwards ! eyen mention what was alleged Here we hear Sir Francis in the side tålk upon the hust- again calling upon the “people ings, as one of the reasons for of England” to come forward !

This is just the old language. view the wheels and pegs and i'his is precisely what I com- springs and wires by which a plained of in my first set of set of intrigues are constantly

ullack: ;" but here is the carrying on to render your right Nagrant inconsistency of calling of election in effect a nullity, upon the people of England to and to prevent this great and come forward to demand in- public spirited City from assistpeachment, while there are ing in the smallest degree in several thousands of those peo- the restoration of national frecple standing before him, de- dom and prosperity. manding that very impeach Look, 100, at the conduct of ment which Mr. Hobhouse had the Rump upon this occasion. only five minutes before called Observe how these men made it upon them to demand; here is an occasion for offering the inthe monstrous inconsistency of cense of flattery to their idol; thus calling upon the people of and look at the stupid and imEngland to come forward with pudent trash which Sir Francis this demand, and when they Burdett called “the very flatterinstantly make the demand, ju ing manner in which the calling that demand, “ inexpe- worthy gentleman had introdient, ineffectual, childish and duced his name.” This flat" ridiculous"!

tering affair was, as is reported There! I surely need not say in the Chronicle, in the follow.. another word! Thus it has ing words. " He (Mr. FISH)

" could not forbear from adverlbeen for several years, and thus it will be, while this great City which their long tried friend

ing to the circumstances in shall suffer itself to be under the “ Sir F. Burdett was placed for guidance of that miserable

“ his active and ardent exertions

“ in defence of liberty and humanjunto called the Rump, who

ity. These circumstances were have, as to all practical purposes," indeed such, that he was much rendered Westminster as much afraid that if the people did a rotten borough, as Gatton

not stand forward in due time,

an allempt would be made to Old Sarum. The trial about f" act upon'a verdict which never Wright is a thing of no con- could have been obtained but sequence in itself; but, it is or through the mal-administra .

sion of public justice (ap. importance as it serves to dis

plause), and that one of the cover, and lay bare to your". most enlightened patriots


"England ever knew might be rather, at his unparalleled im“subjected to a severe visita- pudence ! He knows, or he "tion (cries of " no, no”). That “ Ministers would be happy to ought to know, that Sir Francis " place such a man as Sir Fran-is wholly and entirely in the “cis Burdett hors de combat, hands of the Judges. He ought " there could not be the slight-I to know thať a new trial has " est doubt. Such men must be " afraid of truth, or any ope

been refused, and that the de“ likely to speak it with tirn- fendant is to be brought up for "ness, especially at the present judgment. In this state of things "crisis, when the public mind

was so strongly excited, and what does he do? Why, at a " when so much public spirit public meeting, surrounded by “ prevailed throughout the coun- thousands of persons, call upon

try. But he hoped and trust"ed that that spirit which Izad the people to come forward, and saved the Queen from the per- arrest what he calls the vindic“secution of those Ministers, tive purpose of the Ministers ; “ would also be exerted to ar"rest their vindictive purpose

while, and in the very same with regard to Sir Francis breath, he accuses of mal-admin Burdett.

nistration of public justice : { This was a flattering manner, those very judges at whose mer-, was it! The folly of this man, cy he must know, unless he be is to be equalled by nothing but an idiot, as well as a worthy, his impudence. What! are all " gentleman," Sir Francis Bur. the people to come out, then, dett is now placed. Of all toupon this occasion! And what pics in the world this topie are they to do? Are they to go ought to have been most careto the Court of King's Bench and fully avoided upon such an oca, order the Judges not to pass casion, and under such circum, their sentence? was their ever stances; and, if it had been insuch impudence ! such bloated, troduced at all, could it have such over-grown, such prodigi- been introduced in such a manous folly! This man pretends to ner by any human being that

1 be alarmed, lest Sir Francis did not belong to the little Burdett should be sent to prison. lick-spittle, and, at the same Grant that he really wishes that time, pert and impertinent crew, he should not be so sent: called the Rump, who, at the but, look, then, at the presump- very moment that they are calltuous stupidity of the man, or,ling upon the whole wation to

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come forward and arrest the fate of men, beyond all measure proceedings against Sir Francis more public spirited and useful Burdett for libel, are bawling than himself, and beyond all out against mé as a libeller of measure less indulged during him, and are putting in motion all the proceedings against them. their wheels and wires in order Many of the persons above mento insure my destruction ! This tioned were not only held to Rump have seen scores of pub- bail, but were committed to lic-spirited men sent to the dun- prison long before they were geons. They have seen Mr. brought to trial. From a prie Knight, Mr. Dewhurst, shut son they were brought into court up'in jail for two years. They to defend themselves ! Has this have seen Sir Charles Wol- been the fate of Sir Francis ? lesley sent to .jail. They No! He has been allowed three ha've seen Mr. Harrison sent terms to endeavour to obviate a.. to jail for three years and a sentence. Four Judges have sat half. They have seen Mr. Hunt listening, first and last, for fifsent to jail for two years and a teen days, to the endeavours of half. They have seen one man his advocates to prove grounds in Cheshire sent to jail for four for a new trial. Patience like years' and 'a half for publishing this has very rarely been shewn seditious libels." Not a word of in any court. It has been withcommiseration from the Rump out a parallel, and certainly it towards


of those persons. has reflected great honour upon Nay, 'at a meeting where Mr. those Judges. At last they Hobhouse was one of the lead- come to a solemn Jetermination ers, a toast to the health of that he shall not have the new these public spirited sufferers trial. And what then? Why, was rejected! And, after all this, the Attorney-General gives him this Rump has the impudence the further indulgence of not to call upon the whole of the being called up to receive judg. people of England to come and ment until the next term ! rescue by force their idol, who And, with all these striking has also been convicted of a se- facts staring him in the face ; ditious libel! All England is to this insolent and despicable rise, because Sir Francis Bur-Rump, who have never said a dett is likely to share in the word about the imprisonment of


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Mr. Hunt, Mr. Harrison, Sir I now come to a part of Mr. Charles Wolseley, or about Scarlett's attacks, which was of , the terrible sentence on the a very singular nature indeed, poor 'man at Chester ; this namely, that I pul my children impudent, Rump, who iso, un forward, thật I put my infantfeelingly rejected a toast to son forward, in order to shield the health of these and

This is wholly false, rous other sufferers, have now because that which was stated the coxcomical effrontery. to by my sons was all perfectly call upon all England to come true. My eldest son not only forward and arrest" the arm of caused the publication, but was the law with regard to Sir F. Bur- the writer. But, what precidett; while I beg you to bear ous nonsense is this about putit in mind, they are making use ting my sons forward to shelter of all their underhand malig- myself! What abominable nant means of annoying and in- sense is it! In the first place, juring me for having made what this infant child was, when he they call attacks on this very first took possession of the pubman whom all England is to rise lication, only eighteen years and rescue tu 3!1:id, f. old; and the infant'wanted (at?

Jackson, while he was shew-that time), almost an inch and ing my manuscripts to the three quarters of being six feet Rump; was at the same time high. In the next place, there writing to congratulate me that was no sheter wanted upon this I had tickled the Rump. Tick- occasion;, for there was this ling is not enough nore

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re- same son, now twenty-two years quires boiling or broiling; one, old,' avowing himself to be the of which operations, I think, proper defendant,

But, even I have now performed on it; suppose it had been a criminal and, therefore, for the present, information by the AttorneyI leave it;, reserving to my- General; would it have been self, however, the privilege of shuffling and cowardice in me, returning to the cookery again as Scarlett said it was, for my and again, if it be necessary, son to assume the responsibility ? until it shall have wasted in the If it would have been such in water, or dried over the fire me, what must be the judgment to a chip

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