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of the sentence about labours and repose
I feel it to be my duty, in the first place,
tion the measures which will be proposed to
you for a reform in the Commons' House of
ment of this question becomes daily of more
state, and to the contentment and welfare of. Bolt-court, Dec. 6, 1831. my people. Tas Parliament was opened yesterdar. Ishall insert passage, by passage,
To "feel" is novel writing; it is not this ill-critten and hardiy-grammatical
a word for a King. As Dame QUICKLY speech. And, at the same time, I shall says of Swagger, “ I am the worst when notice such parts of the debates, in the one says feel, in a case like this." Nei
ther are the words " in the first place" House of Commons especially, as relate to the passages respectively. The tone in their proper place; but it is with of the opposers of reform appears to be
the substance, with the matter of this altered a good deal, whether arising and this is of so much importance as to
paragraph, with which we have to do; from some understood compromise, or make us forget the buogling writing. from inere political craft, I cannot say In the House of Lords, hardly any-thing but they certainly speak in a softened tone at present. Their tone is querulous: House of Commons not much was said
was said upon the subject; and in the they complain of the violence of the
indicative of the future intentions of the people; and represent themselves as being placed in a state of peril if they the subject of reform worthy of much
parties : indeed, nothing was said upon freely express their opinions. However, as THE BILL (not three, but one) is,
attention; but, incidentally, things it appears, to be brought in next Mon- slipped out from Lawyer Croker and day , a short time will show what, line author of that truly infernal measure.
from Peel's Bill: I mean from the of conduct these opposers mean to pur. Most people in London know who this ste. We will, therefore, vow proceed Lawyer Croker is. They know that he with The Speech.
first made his appearance on the stage; My Lords and Gentlemen,
that he first figured away in sitting at the I bave called you together that you may back of Perceval, and defending the Duke Tesame, without further delay, the important of York in his conduct with regard to deties to which the circumstances of the times the transactions with that piece of purity, require your immediate attention; and I sin- Mother Clarke. This was twenty-two ceselny regret the inconvenience which I am years ago, and Lawyer Croker has, from well aware you must experience from so early that day to this, except the time since a recewal of your labours, after the short in the Whigs came into place, been receive terval of repose allowed you from the fatigues ing about four or five thousand pounds
a year of the public money, and has had The word "and" has no business tax-free apartments in Kensingtox bere ; and the whole of this last member Palace pretty nearly all the time, I be
of the last session.
lieve, which apartments he has still. but it is not therefore manly and straight. This is Lawyer Croker, who justified forward. For instance, on the great question the conduct of the Duke of York; of reform what dues it tell us ? Does it give
as the slightest information? Does it let as though I do not think that he went so into the secret whether the bill to be introfar as blind BURTON, who, when it was duced by the noble Lord on Monday next is to alleged that Mother Clarke had taken be the same as that offered and rejected in the a footman from behind her chair last session? Are we to have the identical
measure which produced su much inflammato give him a commission, apologised tion—the bill, the whole bill, and nothing but for the act by saying that, though the bill-or are we to have a more moderate the lad was a footman, and though he and better regulated plan, avoiding admitted was the son of a private soldier, he was, cession ? 'In this respect is the speech manly in fact, THE NATURAL SON of a aud straightforward Again I say that I do gentleman, an officer, to whom his father not blame Ministers for the general terms in þad been a servant. The father and which the King's Speech is couched; but mother were both alive at the time that bowever manly and straightforward it may be Burton made this assertion, and Burton sion. (Cheers.) The hon. Bart. echoed the
in principle, it certainly is not so iu expreswas a WELSH JUDGE AT THE sentiment of the King's Speech, in which, TIME! Go thy ways, go thy ways, notwithstanding some ambiguity in tbe terms, honourable House! Whenever thou
Tam most ready to agree. Would to God we shalt cease to exist, the world will never clusion of the reforma question! Would to Gol
could hope for a speedy and satisfactory cor. look upon thy like again!
we could soon allay the hideous tempest NaisLawyer Croker, seeing the word ters have raised ! (Cheers.) In what words speedy in this part of the speech ; seeing do they cover their romantic and Quixotic
wish that the termination may be speedy and it coupled with the idea of settling the
satisfactory? I tell Ministers now,
as I told question of reform, and feeling, no them before, that whatever may be their speed, doubt, the seat that was under him satisfaction will lay far behind. (Hear, bear.) shake, seems to have taken the alarm, I tell them that the measure they are about to and he says, indeed, that he is alarmed: produce, if it' in any degree resemble the bill
of last session, so far froin giving satisfaction, thus inspired, he, like Swift's operator will only be the beginning of trouble
. Miniin the“ MECHANICAL OPERATION OF THE ters and their immediate retainers anay be SPIRIT," spoke, as the seat that was be- satisfied, inasmuch as it will keep them Nineath gave him utterance, and in the nisters and retainers; but the great body of
the State stands aloof, and of whom does it following pious and affecting strain : cousist? First, of the large mass of reformers
Mr. Croker : I am so reluctant to address who, for a moment, and but for a moment, the House on the present occasion, that I are in alliance with Ministers. Secondly, should gladly give way to any hon. Gentle that vast proportion of the thinking community man, for none can be less entitled than I am which is unwilling that such a desolating baud to its attention. I rise, however, to enter my should sweep down and level with the ground protest against some of the principles laid our most ancient and sacred institutions. down, or rather, perhaps, to be inferred, from (Cheers.) I will not besitate to inquire abat the speecbes of those who have preceded me; proportion of the intelligent classes are in the such a course is absolutely necessary on my second division, but they constitute a vast 2011 part, and I dare say ou the part of others who overwhelming inajority, and may be almost now hear me. We desire to guard ourselves said to be a universality of the educated people from the supposition, that because we do not of England. Neither of these two divisious move an amendment, we participate in the can be satisfied with the bill. Has there been views and measures of Govern nient. The a single public meeting which has not coupled hon. Bart. who last addressed the House rolu approbation of the measure with a much larger us that the Speech from the Throne was manly and wider reform to be obtained hereafter; and straightforward, such as became the coo- Have we not been told in distinct words that stitutional King of a free people. (Cbeers.) this bill is only a stepping stone to something If by the words "manly and straightforward,” | eise? Was it not avowed at one of the must it be meant that any clear and distinct views important of those assemblies-important from of policy are promulgated, I will venture that the numbers and weight of the individuals a less manly and straightforward speech was present--that this was not the reform required? perhaps never delivered. (Hear, hear) I Did they not say, “ This is not the reform He am not about to blame the speech : it has a want, but it is the first step to it; accept it, great deal of moderation, which seems very therefore, as the means of obtaining all the wisely and properly calculated to prevent di- rest. If you are foolish enough to quarrel visios and debate on the first day of a session; with Ministers in this early stage of the subject,
you will defeat the end of ultimate and com- the first week in December. (Much cheering.) plete success. Take what you can get now, not They told them that before the cholera made Oply without prejudice to your future claims, but its appearance-before the Political Unions with the great advantage of additional power to had attempted organization--before Bristol enforce them." (Hear, hear.) This I say in had been burnt before the wbole frame • the language of those wbu are frieudly to the of society was in a state, if not of disso
bill out of doors. The hun. Barouet asks why lution, of precariousness it was the order of no Tories went to these public meetings to ex. I the great Leader of the Leader of the hibit their hostility ? Does he recollect what, Cabinet that Parliament was to
I occurred at Bristol ? I do not accuse the peo- really do not know whether the phrase ple of England of participating in the spirit was not that it should meet in the first which led to the riots there ; but will the hon. week in December. (Much cheering.) The Baronet tell me, when the constitution of pleasure I have derived from some of the society in this country is in such a state, that constitutional expressions in the speech, I
judge, with all precaution, and under the must say, is exceedingly diminished when we saaction of his Majesty's Government caunot have the substantial proof that the Ministry enter a large city (cheers); and when he is is itself subservient to the identical Associations censured for the obstivacy and temerity with and influence which they are so naturally which he proceeded, shall we blame the Tories anxious, but so powerless, to put down. for pot aitending meetings where they could (Cheers.) I hope it will not be necessary to not have a hope of beivg heard? Had the resort to any extraordinary measures. I hope Tories shown themselves at such meetings, that timely suggestions upon the subject were would they not have been accused of volunteer- directed to other places as well as to Birminging inflammation on the public mind, and ham. (Hear, hear.), and that the example would not the blame have been iustantly will be followed. The noble Lord (Cavendish) shifted from the shoulders of the malefactors bas appeared 10-night, I believe, for the first to those of the injured party? (Much cheering time as a debater among us. I hope he will from tbe opposition benches.) When he will in future have frequent opportunities of thus procure for us all we want, a clear stage and illustrating the great nanie that he bears, & fair kearing-1, for one, am ready to meet but I cannot concur with him in the comthe bon. Gentleman aod his friends in any of ment he has read on one part of the royal those ordeals, and to give reasons for the faith speech. He tells us that the mode Ministers that is in me! (Hear, hear.) But, with one intend to adopt of putting down Unions is by breath, be tells us that a handful of men the redress of grievances. If grievances exist, were able to destroy almost the second city of let them bé redressed, but first let them bé the empire, and in the next he challeuges shown. Curry the law into effect, and do not us to attend public meetings of reformers, grant to force wbat you would resist to reason, and asserts, because we do not atteod, that (Much cheering.) we are ashamed of the state of public feeling
“ In the first place," as his Majesty which is so much against us.
The next topic of this manly and straightforward speech graciously says: in the first place, is the prevalence of Political Unions; and let us do justice to the piety of LAWYER here I am bound to admit that there are ex- Croker. When Falstaff became pious, pressions, especially towards the latter end, Dame Quickly began to be alarmed. which have my entire and cordial approbation. (Cbeers.) I agree with Ministers that there “ A begin to call o' God," says she, can beor, at least, ought to bembut one “and then I thought it over w'un; but Government in the country. There ought not " I told un not to call o' God; for that to be one Goveroment in Downing-street," there was time enew for that yet.” auother in the Strand, a third at Birminghain,
LAWYER CROKER begins to call a fourth at Manchester, and a fifth at Bristol. (Hear, hear.) The painful experience of the “ o' God,” and most lustily too. “Would last few months has shown us, that such a “ to God we could hope for a speedy and state of things must end in the ruin of any."
satisfactory conclusion of the reform country that submits to it-it must end in the
question ! rain of any imbecile popularity-hunting Ca.
Would to God we could binet. (Cheers and laughter.) Although I soon allay the hideous tempest Mientirely approve of the meeting of Parliament" nisters have raised !" Stop, Lawyer on this day; although the state of the world, CROKER. I stop you here, and would and of England in particular, considering that have stopped you there, if I had been state positively, relatively, officially, and commercially, and, above all, politically, requires present. Your piety I reverence, in your that the King should be aided by the wisdom prayer I join, if a mundane sinner like of the Great Council of the Nation, yet I be.me can be admitted into such pious lieve tbat we are not indebted for it to the sagacity, to the firmness, or even to the terrors company; but the assertion here attri. of the Ministers. (Hear, hear.) No, no ;
buted to you by the reporter is as gross Cheir Master told them that they must meet in a falsehood as ever came out of a pair of
lips. The tempest has not been raised by ject, dissolved the Parliament, and the Ministers, except, indeed, by their thereby made an appeal to the wishes forbearance towards their insolent oppo- of the people: that the people, by exnents. This is a capital point, and let ertions of public spirit such as never us see how the matter stands. We were equalled, except in France during shall, by-and-by, find Peel's Bill : I do the early part of the revolution, answered not know very well how to do it, but I his Majesty appeal, by sending the Mialways will, in future, couple this man's nisters (in spite of the rotten boroughs) bill with his name. I would call him a majority of a hundred and nine instead . Bill Peel, but, unfortunately for us, of a majority of one ; that the country there is a William Peel; so that the use was quiet from one end of it to the other; of this appellation might create misun- that the only strife was who should be derstanding; and, in that case, I should the foremost in expressions of gratitude be doing injustice to the brother. I to the King, and in support of the meathink I shall call him Peel's-Bill sure ; that even the fires had been exPeel. The length of the name will tinguished, the farmers believing that cause a little paper and ink to be reform would ease their burdens, and wasted; but it is so just and so neces- enable them to pay the wages which the sary to keep it constantly in the public labourers had demanded, and which mind; so incessantly necessary to tell they had agreed to pay ; that now came this suffering and troubled nation that the REJECTION of the bill; and inthis man made his first appearance as a stantly sprang up riots and fires; instatesman by introducing a measure stantly came forth projects for refusing which has been the great cause, and is to pay taxes, and a general array of postill the great cause, of all their suffer- pular hostility against settled legal auings and all their troubles : this is so thority. Are not these facts undeniable? necessary, that we must not mind the Is there any man with brass enough to wasting of a little paper and a little ink deny the truth of them? Will not the in order to accomplish it.
burning of bishops in effigy, the burning This Peel's-Bill Peel made the down of the bishop's palace, the burning same charge against the Ministers, and down of Nottingham castle ? will not that poor feeble creature, the Chancellor Wellington's boarding up his windows of the Exchequer, uttered not a word and keeping them boarded up? will having a tendency to rebut the charge, not the finger that is pointed at that, be though that charge was of the gravest an index also to guide us to the true character. This poor man might, if he cause of that “tempest” in which the had had the talent and the pluck, have state is now rocking to and fro ? PEEL'scovered his opponents with confusion Bill Peel most bitterly complains, that upon this great point. For, as I asked the Lords who voted against the bill, before, how stand the facts ? The facts could not go in safety to their own stand thus; that the moment the Reform country homes: and he, too, ascribes this Bill was brought in, the whole nation, to the tempest raised by Alinisters. the boroughmongers, pensioners, tax. What, son of the spinning-jenny baroeaters in general, and parsons excepted, net! A man proposes to me that I declared their unanimous wish for the should give another man his coat that passing of the bill; that the nation was I have taken away; I refuse; the owner equally unanimous in calling for a dis- of the coat knocks ine down ; and I am solution of the Parliament, in order that to lay the assault, not to my own acthe bill might be carried, seeing that count, but to the account of the man even the second reading had been car- who has suggested the propriety of my ried only by a majority of oue; that the giving up the coat! Ah! says LAWYER King, in this state of things, justly, ČROKER; but if the proposition had wisely, and like a man who was really never been made for your giring up the anxious to obtain a knowledge of the coat, the owner
never would have sentiments of the people upon the sub- thought of knocking you down; he