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public attention aside from the sures which produce such effects ! cáuses of the public suffering. You and your colleagues have
Before the arrival of her Ma-said much about the bad advice, festy, the tables.: of parliament which the Queen has received, were loaded with the bitter and of this I will speak more complaints of farmers,merchants, fully by and bye; but what sort manufacturers and every class of of advice is it that has brought people, save and except those the nation into this state ? You who live and thrive on taxation. are not to tell us, that you Projects were on foot and open- not wish it, that you did not inly avowed for dividing the real tend it, and the like. These property of the country between excuses avail men nothing when the present owners and the they are arraigned for what are fund-holders. The distress was called radical offences. We are so great in many parts as to be in such cases told, that we are approaching to starvation. Ca- to judge of the intention from pital was, as it still is, removing the act. And we are to judge from the country, in all direc- you in the same way to be sure, tions. All was misery and But, at any rate, such is the state wretchedness; and all is still into which you have brought misery and wretchedness. this nation; and, it seems to me,
To this state the country has that, under such circumstances, come under measures adopted you ought to be cautious how by you and your colleagues. you throw out jeers and taunts You have never been thwarted. on the adyisers of the Queen, You have done just what you those, I mean who have advised pleased with the persons and her to pursue that line of conpurses of the nation. There has duct, which has placed you and been no power to controul you; your colleagues in your present and those who have remonstrat- miserable situation. ed strongly with you have been It becomes you indeed to ripunished: they have been pro- dicule the Queen's advisers ! secuted with the utmost rigour; you, who have brought yourand ruin has been their mildest selves into such difficulties that fat Surely it is meant that you know not which way to there should be some real re- turn! You are a pretty person sponsibility attached to mea- I to support the dignity of the
Crown truly! Can you look at voted with your majority, that,
sand pounds a-year, a yacht, or, the Monday night, that it was a ship of war to go abroad with, absolutely necessary to have the an official introduction as Queen Coronation on the first of Au- of England to a foreign court,
all offered to a person, who is gust, no earthly power should
now proclaimed to the world have made me avoid a motion, by you and your colleagues, as three days afterwards, for put- a licentious woman and an adulting it off, by saying that I had teress, though only a few days
before a deputation from the advised the King to do precisely Honourable House had kneeled the contrary of that which I down before her, and had been had said it was absolutely ne- graciously permitted to kiss her
royal hand! Look at this, and cessary to do.
learn modesty when you are You, truly, are a fit person to talking of the want of wisdom talk about mean and foolish ad- in the advisers, of the Queen.
You may, for a little while, envisers! You, who, after having deavour to brave the mattec
out; but there must come a day, I were to open his lips upon any and that day may not be dis- subject; or, at least, just as if tant, when you will be called he were to make no motion, upon to give an account of hav- without previously informing ing advised the opening of the the ministers of it! This would Green Bags after you had voted, be reducing members of Parliathat to open them must be de- ment to a pretty situation inrogatory from the dignity of the deed. If gout or any thing else Crown and injurious to the best keep you away from your seat, interests of the country.
what is that to other members ? You are a pretty person in- It is quite shocking to see how doed to affect the Statesman ; regularly they wait for your arto put on the airs of acknow- rival, and to those who are not ledged superiority of judgment; up to the heighth of the cirto flout at the understanding of cumstances, the thing appears the Queen's advisers, and to wholly unaccountable. Dr. Lushhold forth the notion that you ington brought the matter for are the Prince of wisdom, pru- ward as he ought to bring it fordence, and correctness ; you, ward. It was nothing to him who fiounder and blunder at where you were; and to all the every step; and who, in your other indig nities offered to the struggles to make yourself un- Queen, he did not suffer her to derstood, only expose your plen- endure that of making a comtiful lack of every thing, to the plaint of her Majesty wait upon possession of which you put for- your good pleasure. ward such pretensions.
As to the merits of the case, As to Dr. Lushington, he is what does your defence amount as much your superior in point to? Why this ; that the plate of understanding and talent as was not giren by the late King, he is in another requisite, which but lent ; that it was 'not the I shall not, because I need not, King's property to give ; and mention. The public, of which that it had not been delivered you speak, and long have spo- to the Queen now merely beken, in a sort of language, that cause the King had not ordered that public pays you back with it to be delivered to her. How interest, well know what value does this mend the matter? to set upon the assertions made We know very well that, if it use of, with regard to the plate, had been a pure gift, it could given by the late king for the not be the Princess's property, use of her Majesty, But, in the because, being a married wofirst place, what right had you man, that which was given to to complain of the conduct of her was, in law, given to her Dr. Lushington in bringing this husband. We, therefore, knew matter of the plate forward, very well, and nobody knew when you were not in the it better than Dr. Lushington, House? Just as if you were any that, in point of law, the promore than a member of Parlia- perty was the King's, in case it ment! Just as if no member I was a present from the late
king, and in case it was some. In short, your' explanation thing that he had a right to give only tended to make the matter away. But, the situation of her worse. It only shewed that Majesty, by her becoming Queen, you were ready to seize hold of is very different from that of every little occasion of doing other married women, in respect those things which Dr. Lushof the possession of property ; inglon so justly described, and for a Queen, though married, in describing which, he spoke can possess property of her own precisely what every body, exindependent of her husband. A cept the tax-eaters, think. His married Queen, her Majesty, for bringing the matter forward has instance, can purchase and hold done a great deal of good ; for lands; convey them away; and, it has shewn to what extent in short, do all manner of things, things are intended to be carwith regard to property, that ried, and it has given a new any other woman, unmarried, and strong motive to the peocan do. And, here, I fancy, we ple, to be upon the watch. are to find the true cause of the However, there was one reaplate not being given up to her! son which you gave for not givFor, if given up to her now, ex- ing the plate, which I must parcept with written conditions, it ticularly notice. I shall take is her own! And why should it the passage entire; and I shall not be her own? Why should take it from the COURIER, who she not have plate given her by points it out, as worthy of parthe public? You say that it did ticular attention. He calls it not belong to the King, because Lord Castlereagh’s manly, enerit was bought out of the Civil getic, and unanswerable appeal
But how many to the country. Here it is then! hundreds of thousands upon “ I am sure the feeling and hundreds of thousands of pounds good sense of the country will have been given away in bear me out, when I say, that plate and other things, out of " IF her Majesty had conducted the Civil List money ? And why" herself with that feeling which is this gift to the Queen, and " became her sex, and that digthis gift alone, to be called in " nity which belonged to her question ? You are become ex "station, his Majesty's minitremely economical and careful" sters would be most anxious all of a sudden. If the plate" to afford every consolation, was not the property of the last f" which a Queen, under such King, it is not the property of this " circumstances, expect. King. If it be the property of!" But when her Majesty condeneither, it is the property of the scends to listen to the meanest nation; and does the nation wish advisers, when she suffers herthat it should be kept locked": self to become an instrument up, or used by somebody else, " in the hands of the basest rather than that the Queen populace of the country, who should have it?
" have presumed to insult the
palace of her Sovereign and streets, are the basest of this * her husband, as I had person- populace ! "ally an opportunity of witness This is very pretty language to
ing, I have no hesitation to be made use of by a minister of the “declare, in defiance of every King, and at a time, too, when
taunt that the honourable and he is saying that he is urged to " learned gentleman may throw speak in order to support the ." out in this house, that i'shoula dignity of the crown! What do " abandon the duty which I owe you mean by populace ?" You " to the dignity and honour of must mean the labouring cla88e8;
the Crown, were I to advise you must mean these ; for of "" the Sovereign to become the what else are numerous assem
dupe of such artifices. If her blies composed? You must mean “ Majesty's present residence in these ; and then let us see what “ town is not suitable, I am per- they do. In the first place, out " suaded that no difficulty will of the fruit of their labour comes “ be thrown in the way of an five parts out of six of the whole
arrangement by which her of the revenue of the country.
Majesty may find herself a I mean to say, that the labour" suitable residence."
ing classes, actually pay five This is an unanswerable ap- paris out of six of the whole of peal to the country, is it? This the taxes. This is one mode of is your way; your "statesman upholding a state: another mode "like" way of appealing to the is the bearing of arms, and the country. I'his is your dignified fighting, if necessary, in defence manner of speaking of your So- of the state. And who do we vereign's wife, and of that in- find here again, who have dustrious and laborious people fought the battles by sea and that cheerfully maintain the by land ? Certainly amongst splendour of that Sovereign! The those who won the battles of Roman' tyrant made a distinc- Trafalgar and Waterloo, there tion beiween the people and the were some few men, that did not populace ; but even he made no belong to those whom you call attempt to describe a set of the populace; but is it not nocreatures as being an inferior torious that Sailors and Soldier's sort of populace. This was do, necessarily, come from something left to be done by amongst those whom you stighim who is well known to the matise by bestowing on them nation under the name of Cas- this degrading appellation? Who llereagh! “ The basest popu- is it that fill the ranks of the
lace of the country!" So, then, mililia, the local militia? Who according to this description, all is it that is compelled to fill these the populace ; that is to say, ranks? Why, for the far
greater those whose labour feed the part, those who gain their daily Treasury, and whose arms de- bread by the daily sweat of fend the country; the whole of their brow; those who have no these are base, but those who property in any thing but their cheer her Majesty through the labour ; those who have no