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have been bad politicians. There well as in their words; compul-
are a thousand reasons why they sion is their motto, and when
should be so in all cases, and that fails them, they drop as in.
particularly in a case where po- an apoplexy.
litical power is a contingent In a case like that of the
prize of their pursuit. England Queen they were the most un-
has been brought to it's present fit of all mankind to give advice.
state by the constant prevalence in this case every thing depend-
of Lawyers, whose very habits ed upon feeling. The people
are hostile to freedom. Their cared not a straw about techni-
remedies are always of the coer- calities and forms. Substantial
cive sort. They never depend justice was what was wanted ;
in the smallest degree upon the and, in such a case, a grain of
love of the people. Positive common sense was worth all the
commands they tender, and obe-disquisition in the world. Who
dience is to find its reward, with did not see that if the Queen
them, only in the absence of had gone from this country she
punishment. They are alike un-was ruined for ever, and that the
fit to call forth energy and to advisers of her ruin would have
prevent disaffection. They are been enormously rewarded ? Yet
fit for nothing but to punish ; it is not for me to judge very de-
and all their schemes of policy, cidedly of the motives of those
rest upon the extent to which whose policy would have sent
they are able to carry punish- her back to the continent; and,
ment. There are exceptions I do not say that the same per-
amongst them as amongst all sons would not ably defend her
other classes ; but, for the far as lawyers; but, I must say and
greater part they are in their repeat, that I am happy to per-
politics destitute of all feeling ; ceive that her Majesty's affairs
they are hard in their acts as are no longer under the exclu-

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sive management of lawyers." the smallest degree, less ho-
To the advice of lawyers we“ nest, and they must necessa-
have to ascribe every unwise“ rily be more acute and dis-
step that she has taken, at any “criminating than the mass of
time of her life; and certain it"

men.

But with full as much is that at every stage here- “ honesty as other men, and tofore, her advisers have risen“ with greater faculties of judgin precisely the same degree ing rightly, than fall to the that she has fallen. In 1813, " lot of men in general, they that critical period of her Ma-l" are by no means to be prejesty's life, I entertained the “ ferred where politics, or politisame opinion, with regard to her " cal power, may intermix themhaving lawyers for her advisers,“ selves with the matter in questhat I entertain now; and in "tion. Other men are exposed to speaking of the danger to which “but the one old, vulgar species she was then exposed, and which" of temptation, the yielding to danger was anticipated by me “ which becomes visible at once with but too much correctness,“ to all eyes; but, the Devil has, I made use of the following" in this country, such a choice words, which I now repeat in" of baits, when fishing for a the hope that they still may be “ lawyer; he has them of so of some use to her Majesty :-"1" many sizes, adapted to such "cannot refrain from expressing" a variety of swallows and of

my hope, that the Princess" tastes, and has, in every case, “ will not resort to lawyers as “ such ready means of neatly " advisers. Her case is too“ hiding his hook, that, when

plain to require, or to admit “ he chooses to set in earnest “ of the use of, subtlety. I am “ about it, I am much afraid, “ far from supposing, that the “ that very few of these gen

gentlemen of the bar are, in/" tlemen escape him.".

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I shall conclude by observing, to be the Queen's Lawyer has that I by no means suppose that given him more fame and more Lawyers are not wanted in her profit than it was in the power Majesty's case; that I perceive of you and your colleagues to with great pleasure that she has give him, by any titles or disa véry zealous as well as able tinctions that you had it in your advocate in Dr. Lushington ; power to bestow. We find that and that I have no doubt that, as ladies travelled far as law goes, all her Lawyers from home to see the Lawyer will do their duty like men of of the Queen. What would honour, and with that great they do if her Majesty herself ability which some of them, at were to take a tour, as I hope least, are well known to pos- she will, through the kingdom? sess; to which I will just add, Leaving you and your colthat your Lordship and your leagués to answer this question, colleagues must be blind as at your next grand cabinet dinmoles, if you look at the North-ner, I remain without further ern Circuit and derive no use- ceremony, ful lesson from the fact, that Mr. Brougham's being known

WM. COBBETT.

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heroic conduct a sufficient proof TO ADDRESSERS.

that your Queen will do her I perceive that obstacles duty towards you. They may are thrown in the way in many banish me for blasphemy, if of the towns and cities where they will; but I declare disthe people wish to address the tinctly that I believe that God Queen. The Six Acts forbid Almighty has sent her here you to meet out of doors; but expressly for our good, and you may draw up addresses ; that we ought to pray for her sign them from house to house life and health with all poson sheets of paper, which may sible sincerity and fervency. at last be tacked on to each Great are the deeds which other, and forwarded to the have been performed by woQueen, through the hands of men; but I am greatly deceived any friend in London. If you if any deed ever surpassed the wait till Magistrates, Sheriffs, deeds that have been and will Lord Lieutenants, or Parsons, be performed by her Majesty. call you together, you may wait long enough. You need not consult Members of Parlia

THE ARMY. ment,, or waste your time in

I do not think it prudent to letters to them. Any of you say any thing upon this subcan forward an address to some ject

, though it is become very trusty person in London ; or to interesting. Mr. Alderman Wood himself, and it would be sure to be presented. If it should be regard-PLATE FOR THE QUEEN. ed as seditious or blasphemous, to draw up or sign an address

There is a letter of a Lady, to the Queen, it may be dan- in the Times Newspaper, progerous; but you have the composing to raise, by subscription, fort to know, that you cannot money to buy a Service of Plate be banished for the first offence. I for the Queen. This is a most However, I advise you to write laudable proposition. The Woand sign and send addresses. I men ought to take it in hand; Do you your duty to your and, if they do, I will engage Queen; and you have in her for its success.

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personal convenience, or the THE BASE AND INSOLENT views of his party, are not afWHIGS:

fected. No one not labouring

under the most deplorable in(FROM. MR. WOOLER.]"

becility of mind, will now give

. this forsaken party any credit for
Newcastle upon Tyne, either public. virtue. or- public
July 20, 1820..

spiriti
The Whig party, in point of This charaoteristic want of
numbers, energy, and influence, feeling and honesty, has been
is nearly extinct. This conse- eminently, displayed by the
quence necessarily results from North Country Whigs. When
the accelerated progress of "po-the horrid and appalling butshe-
litical knowledge. It is impos-ry of a peaceable and legal as-
sible that an enlightened people sembly at Manchester, aroused
should continue the dupes of a ther indignation of every un-
fow proud, selfish, arrogant corrupted and unhardened. Eng-
men, whose only aim is personal lishman, the people of New-
aggrandisement. Yes, the delu- castles and the noighbourhood,
sion has been dissipated; and waited, with inexpressible sur-
every rational man's risibility is prise and impatience, six long.
now provoked when the -since-weeks, hoping that the Whigs,
rity of a Whig is mentioned. those respectable monopolizers
The people have detected the of, intelligence and virtue,
hollowness of their pretensions. would congregates and give
They are disgusted with their vent to the general feeling ; but
cant about expediency, and de- they waited, in vain. Disap-
spise their mean evasions of fun-pointed, though not discouraged,
damental principles. English- the people met without their re-
men have shewn that they can spectable sanation, and upwards
think without their instructions, of. SEVENTY. THOUSAND men
and act. without their assist- expressed their abhorrence of
ance. They are firmly convinced the unprecedented outrage, with
that'a Whig cares not: a straw a decorum abdi ability never
how. far the principles of huma- surpassed by any county meet-
nity, and justice may be vio-ing of the “nobility, clergy,
lated, provided that his own gentry and freeholders.” This

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