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Here ends the letter; and if I am to to the army. The chief engineer in this be allowed to judge from the last Paris business has been created a nobleman for papers, and from the previous facts which his discovery, and a large pension has been i have stated, and which are within the assigned him by the Emperor. —How reach of every man who chooses to seek terrible an effusion of German blood will after them, it appears to me that this this iuvention occasion - The Emperor's writer from Paris has neither overcharged own army consists of at least 280,000 men, nor exaggerated his statements. Now for and these are to be marched against Prince the viperation of the Courier,—_ This Schwartzenberg, with whom Napoleon is is a kind of trash,” says that immaculate particularly enraged. --The other armies journal, “ with which the friends and admaintain their communication with thật of " mirers of Buonaparté console themselves, the Emperor, and will be commanded by " and these are the statements of which an Marshals Victor, M'Donald, Augereau, “ English news-paper is made the vehicle. Marmont, and Mortier. The reserve, "666 Some of the statements,” the Chronicle 200,000 strong, is at Meaux, Chalons, modestly observes, “are probably overSoissons, Troyes, and Arcy sur Aube. "'" charged or exaggerated, or may be erThe towns and villages have shown the
But it assures its readers greatest energy, and every one of sufficient age " that the letter is a genuine letter, a real and strength has entered the National Guard. “ bona fide letter, which " About 50,000 remain here because the "s" Chronicle from the French capital yes. Emperor would not allow them to attend " 6 terday.” Look to IT, MY LORD SIDhim.-You may perhaps already be in- " MOUTH ; if one letter can come, another formed that the Allies could not persuade a may, and this letter, absurd and foolish single French General into their interest," as it is, proves that the writer (whoever although large pecuniary rewards, and he be) is either a drivelling sycophant, other advantages, have been offered. Every " or a hired tool of Buonaparlé's! How attempt to corrupt has been unsuccessful." comes such a letter into the hands of the The Duke of Dalmatia and Albufera have “ Morning Chronicle?
Morning Chronicle? We request the communicated to the Emperor the proposals “public attention to this point, because, made to them. The Duke of Vicenza " though we know that Buonaparlé has rehas actually taken his departure, to be pre 66 duced the French press lo a state of the sent as Plenipotentiary at the expected" most base instrumentality in his atrocious Congress, but he was stopped in his way, designs, we see no good reason why our because the Allies refused his passports.' English news-papers should become the This circumstance has given the Emperor “ vehicles of his manufactures.-With all great offence, and he has solemnly sworn" sincerity and fellow-feeling, we really that he will appoint no other Minister on " advise the Chronicle to drop, in good that duty; and now that the gall has over "time, its intercourse with its genuine flowed in such abundance, on both sides," Parisian Correspondent.” -- Now, we must expect in a short interval dreadful reader, what do you think of these sentiscenes ; bloody battles must be fought, to ments, put forth by a writer who is inceswhich the armies of the unfortunate Allies santly dinning our ears about British liberwill be impelled by the famine that must ty, about the liberty of the press, and who await them if they avoid the conflict. assures us that “ he knows Buonaparte has Magazines of wonderful extent are every“ reduced the French press to a state of the where provided to support the native army, “ most base instrumentality.” This and the diligence is unremitting in this im- hireling scribe tells us, that the Parisian portant department.
Paris is very letter is trash, is absurd and faolish, and quiet, although the singular resolutions of that it is the production of a drivelling sycothe Directors of the Bank produced a dis- phant.---Take care, Mr. Courier, what agreeable sensation. No evil otherwise you say about drivelling sycophants. Either has attended them; the wants of the armies you suppose that Lord Sidinouth will Look were pressing, and the measure was neces- to it; that he will, without delay, put a sary.---The Empress goes every where, stop to this "treasonable correspondence," in order to animate all classes of the people, or you do not. If you do, why do you call and she is assisted in this purpose by the the letter trash, absurd and foolish? Do principal families, who are anxious to load you wish us to infer from this, that it is the army with presents, to conduce to the inere folly and absurdily which engages the comfort of the soldiery during the incle- attention of government, and that trash only Rency of the season."
can alarm them? Or if you do not be
lieve this, how can you avoid the charge of that it is time enough to prepare the mind for being the most contemptible sycophant on an event, when that event actually happens. earth, for endeavouring to attract the notice - -We shall see by-and-by whether of ministers, and to excite an interest in my Lord Sidmouth “ looks to it" or not ; the public mind, by raising a cry against a but if he does, and if it is to be held á document which you say is the production crime to publish authentic intelligence here, of a driveller, is absurd, is foolish; in respecting the disposition of the forces of an.. short, is nothing but trash? Was there enemy, I confess I do not see how any poever such sycophancy practised ? Was litical writer can calculate upon being in there ever such drivelling heard of ? But how safety to take up the pen. I have nyuch to comes such a letter into the hands of the say respecting the manner in which the Morning Chronicle? In reply, I would foreign intelligence is published in this ask the Courier, how they come to the country; but I must delay this till another knowledge of many things which they an opportunity. nounce, and with which they are every day cramming the gaping multitude, as OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR. The authentic intelligence of what is passing in departure of Buonaparte froin Paris, to take Paris; of the state of the public mind in the command of the army destined to repel that city; nay, more, of Buonaparte's pre- the invaders of France, is an event which cise language in his conversations to his will be attended with consequences of ministers and generals? How, I ask, can greater magnitude than any thing that has the Courier acquire a knowledge of these occurred during the war; perhaps of more pretended facts in any other way than that importance than any thing recorded in the by which the Morning Chronicle received | history of nations. Napoleon left Paris on the above letter? The Courier must either the 25th ult. ; but it does not appear
from have a correspondent at Paris to communi. the French papers to what point he meant cate these particulars, or all the stories to direct his attention. He was greeted with which it is filled about the Parisians with the loudest acclamations, and carried being in a state of revolt, of all France with him the fervent wishes of his people being ripe for insurrection, and of every
for success. Frenchman panting to embrace the Bour
or By accounts from Lord Wellington we bons, are downright falsehoods. But find that a division of the French army, the public attention is requested to this under General D'Harispe, has compelled point. Very well. The public, it seems, the Spanish General Mina to abandon his are not to be told the truth. This is letting position, and "to retire into the valley of out too much, Mr. Courier ; for it is tell. " the Aldudes.”—The Gazette, in which ing us, in plain language, that the facts bis Lordship's dispatch appears, does not stated in the letter published in the Chro. inform whether there was any one killed or nicle, which you do not deny to be true, wounded in the engagement. ought to have been suppressed by the Dispatches from the American governconductor of that paper. If the letter ment announce, that it has been agreed to which appeared in the Morning Chronicle enter inte negociations of peace with this should turn out to be false, and this will be country, and that Gottenburgh has been ascertained beyond all controversy in a few named as the place of meeting for settling days, it can do no other harm than impeach the terms; but there is to be no suspension the veracity of the writer. If its statements for the present of hostilities. prove to be true, and Napoleon succeeds in There has been some successful fighting driving the invaders of France beyond the on our part with the Americans. We Rhine, is it not right, is it not proper, that have taken Fort Niagara by surprise, 'and, the people of this country, who feel them- according to the American official details, selves so deeply interested in the matter, our troops fell
the enemy while they should be prepared before hand for whatever were mostly asleep, " and committed a may be the result ?-Or are we to be told, most horrible slaughter.''
Published by R. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Covent Garden.
LONDON: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-street.
VOL. XXV. No.7.) LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1814. [Price 1s.
" had paid so high a price." -Now) SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
reader, observe, that Mr. Canning told us, ROWLAND HILL AND THE DEVIL. that it was we who had humbled France ; The attack, and, as it appears to nie, wan. that we had proved to the world, that we ton and unmanly, attack, of the former of were able to stand alone in a war, not only these upon the latter, I intended to notice against France, but against all Europe comlast week; but was prevented by the unex- bined. But, then, say you, Mr. Canning pected length of my Answer to Mr. Can- had a different object in view. He wanted niag's Liverpool Speech, which Answer, to inculcate the notion, that we had gained by the by, is almost wholly out of print, glory and reputation and conscious safety though an extraordinary number of it was by the war; whereas Mr. Wilberforce printed. - Before I proceed, however, to wanted to get money for the German sufnotice this attack itself, I ought to give ferers. -Be this as it may, both these some little account of the occasion, which tavern speech-makers cannot be right. If gave rise to the attack. -It appears, from we are indebted for our safety to the Gera report in the Times news-paper, that, on mans and Russians, Mr. Canning's asserthe 27th of last month, a meeting was held tions must be false; and, if Mr. Canning's at the City of London Tavern, for the pur- assertions be true, the Member for Brampose of affording relief to the " Sufferers in ber must have uttered a falsehood. I « Germany." —At this meeting, the must, however, take the liberty positively speakers were, as it is reported in the to deny the second proposition of Mr. WilTimes, Mr. HENRY THORNTON, Mr. Ro- berforce ; namely, that the Germans have BERT THORNTON, Mr. WILBER FORCE (for- achieved our security at their own expense. merly member for Yorkshire, but now mem. They may have suffered severely in the ber for the nice little snug borough of work, which work, by the by, is not yet, I Bramber, of which a curious account may fear, quite effected; but, it has cost us some be seen in Mr. Oldfield's history of Bo- few millions in taxes. We have paid the roughs), Mr. BUTTERWORTH, the booksel- German sovereigns at a very handsome rate, ler, member for Coventry, iwo or three and, we are so paying them at this moment. GERMAN Priests, Mr. HOWARD, a Quaker, Taxes make misery and paupers; and, and the “ Rev. Row LAND HILL,
therefore, we have not only paid and are sailant of the Devil and Buonaparté. paying, but we have also suffered and are In the speech of Mr. H. Thornton it was suffering from the same cause. -Whenstated, that the distresses of the Germans ever peace shall come ; whenever the day of had already arrived at such a pitch, that, reckoning shall come, and that day is, may in some parts, famine and epidemical dis.be, at no great distance, the Member for cases had made their appearance, a fact Bramber will find, that the people of Engwell worthy of attention ; for, we had been land will see the consequence of the war, made to believe before, that the Germans and that they will discover, that the wars were rejoicing in their deliverance; but, in Germany have not been carried on wholly now we are told, that famine, and even epi- at the expense of the Germans. -Mr. demical diseases have been the fruit of this BUTTERWORTH told the meeting, that he precious deliverance; so that, if this new had received 2 or 300 letters from the difrepresentation can be believed, we may also ferent places where money had already been believe, that the poor Germans would have distributed; and that, in some of these let, been better if they had not been deļivered ters, it was said: “ Let England sympaat all. Mr. Wilberforce (member for “ thize with us; for we have suffered in the snug borough of Bamber) is reported to "her STEAD." Whence it would aphave said, that we were bound to assist pear, that these Germans look upon themchose, “ who had achieved our securily at selves as our deliverers, and not upon iis as " their own expense, and for which they their delivereds. These modest correspone
dents of Mr. Butterworth do not seem to Quakers have been persuaded, that this think that we have suffered any thing at all. money is not given for warlike purposes, They seem to think, that our subsidies of those arguments will, 'at bottom, be found so many millions have been nothing. They to be fallacious. The case of the good seem, in short, to think, that we ought to Samaritan, with all due deference to one look upon ourselves as their debtors to an who professes to be moved by the unerring incalculable amount; and, I should not Spirit, is not a case 'in point. The роог wonder if they were to threaten us with let- man, who had fallen amongst thieves, had ting the French loose upon us, if we refused not got his wounds in FIGHTING for the them indemnification. At any rate, if good Samaritan, as the Gerinans have in Mr. Butterworth speaks truth, as to the highting for England. The good Samaricontents of his continental letters ; and, tan (who, by the hy, was no Chrislian) who will suspect so ghostly a inan of ulter-poured in his oil and wine from a motive ing a deliberate falsehood: yet, if he speaks of the most pure and disinterested benevotruth, one thing is very certain, and that is, lence. He did not say: “ I see, friend, that the Germans believe what Napoleon " that thou art wounded in fighting for has so often told thein; namely, that they my safety. I will, therefore, do my were fighting the battles of England ; that“ best to heal thy wounds," leaving it to they were incurring misery and shedding be inferred, of course, that, the wounded their blood merely to advance the power man, if need was, might, perhaps, be and riclies of England. These notions, if able to fight anothér round in his service. Mr. Butterworth speaks truth, have been No: the good Samaritan, who was ņi completely imbibed in Germany; for, as he Christian, and even belonged to a set of says, his correspondents tell him, that they people thought to be reprobates, did not have suffered in our slead ; which has no stop to ask, in whose service the wounds other meaning than this: that, if they had had been received; but, seeing a wounded not fought the French, we should have been and suffering fellow-creature, he set about invaded and conquered, not withstanding all relieving him at once. if Mr. Luke that Mr. Canning has said about the result Howard's motives were those of pure (it is not known yet) of the war having Christian compassion, wholly unconnected proved to the world, that England is able with all ideas of self-interest and security, alone to secure her own independence and why did it 'never occur to him to make her own greatness and prosperity. Be- some effort to assist in relieving the people fore these gentlemen comne forth again upon of France, who, if we have been told truth, these subjects, it may be as well for them have, for many years past, been suffering to have a preliminary select meeting, a re miseries of all sorts in the most supreme hearsal, in order to arrange their several degree? But, Mr. Howard, have we no parts, and settle upon the doctrines and ar- sufferers at home? The very day on which guments that each shall bring forward ; for, this meeting was held, the news-papers as they may perceive, this clashing fur. told us, that there were in the parish of nishes weapons for those, who are inclined St.Giles's alone, six thousand poor creatures to dispute the points which they appear to actually in a state of starvation. Have they have considered as indisputable. -Mr. been relieved ? No: unless the humane LUKE Howard, the Quaker, is reported to man who pleaded their cause with the pubhave said, that the Society of Friends, who lic has stated falsehoods, which I do not reject baptism and the Lord's Supper, believe. Why need we sen:1 money to as being idolatrous, would "juin in the Germany, upon the pure basis of Christian
object of the Meeting, because its compassion, while these and hundreds of " basis was Christian Compassion, upon thousands of others of our own country “ which ground also he had accepted of the people are suffering so severely as they are? " office of assistant Secretary. He trusted," Here is quite field enough for all our com. he said, “ that they would feel and act like passion. We want no hunting abroad for " the good Samaritan, who said to the host miserable objects; unless we connect the 6 of the wounded traveller; take care of feeling of self-interest with the act; unless s him till I come again." -Mr. Luke we give the money as a reward for having Howard's " basis" is wholly different from sought in our service and for our securicy, that of the object of the meeting, which as Mr. Wilberforce states it ; and, if that was to give money to the Germans, because be the basis of the gift, what becomes of they had aided us by fighling; and, what the religious principles and of the pro ever che arguments by which the fessed inotives of Mr. Luke Howard?
I am truly sorry to have been compelled to “ funds of the meeting. The motion was make these remarks upon the speech of " seconded by Mr. Brunnmark and carried Mr. Howard. My recollection of the ex “ unanimously." -Reader, you may not, cellent qualities of the Quakers, in Penn- if you live at a distance from London, know sylvania; my long observation, and, in- who and what this person is.—He is, and deed, experience, of their real benevolence, has been ever since I was a boy, a preacher their integrity, and their good sense, always at a meeting-bouse on the Surrey side of makes me deeply regret to see any med. the River Thames, at London. He has dling and vain persons amongst them mak long been famed for those sort of harangues, ing the Society a tool in the hands of de-called sermons, which seldom fail to draw signing politicians. But, I feel myself together great, crowds of the lowest and disposed to exercise much less forbearance most ignorant of the people, with whom a towards the personage, whose name stands bellosing voice and distortion of attitude first in the title to this article, and whose do usually more than make up for the abspeech, upou this occasion, exhibits, 1 sence of reason and sense. -- One might, think, as complete a specimen, in a small however, have expected from a person, compass, of egotism, vanity, folly, false- with whosc denunciations against pride and hood, and impudence, as I have ever met vanity the walls of his meeting house (he with in the whole course of iny lise.
calls it a chapel) are continually ringing ; To do it justice, I must first insert it, word from a man who, in his " sermons," has for word, as I find it reported in the news no mercy upon the showy gowns and caps paper above-mentioned, thus :-" The of the poor girls who are amongst his hear" Rev. Rowland Hill was of opinion, that ers; from such a man, from one of the " the sword had never been taken up in a elect, from a vessel set apart unto holiness ;
more necessary cause, than against that one might have expected to hear no boast
wanton cruelly, by which mankind had ings of any sort, and more especially of that “ been harassed for the last 20 years. It most disgusting of allthe sorts; namely, about
might even be termed a righteous cause: one's family blood. Fielding, in speaking ! but for the battle of Leipsic, instead of of a man's beating his wife, after repro“ 10 per cent. we must have paid 20. He bating the act, generally, in very strong " had a worthy nephew, equally distin- terms, does, I recollect, observe, that he
guished for humanity and courage, who thinks the medicine of a reasonable switch was now fighting for an insulted nation, may be justly and beneficially used in cases
and against a kidnapping of royalty, where high blood breaks out in the wife. " which must have been suggested to Buo- I do not recommend a similar remedy in
naparté by the devil himself. Loud ap- the present case; but, I put it to the read" plause.) Buonaparté might now squeak er, whether it was becoming in any man, " for mercy as much as he pleased; but he much less in a man putting in claims to “had shewn none himself when he had superiority as a teacher of humility, to take "the power. His nephew had received a such an opportunity of dragging out neck
sword, worth a hundred guineas, from and heels, the fact, that he was the uncle
the City of London, and he trusted they of General Hill ; and, in a speech of only “ would give another hundred guineas to eight sentences, to contrive to bring out this the
present fund, The Quakers, as they fact three several limes ? What had were called, gave no money to kill, but this fact to do with the subject before the
were always ready to give money to cure meeting, which related to the raising of mo"/applause). He thought that in every ney for the German sufferers ? First, he told “ episcopal diocese, the Dean and Chapter his hearers, that he had a worthy Nephew, s should be called upon to assist the fund;" equally distinguished for humanity and " and were he as high in the church as his “ courage, who was now fighting for an in“ nephew was in the army, he would set sulted nation.” Without disputing the "the example. As it was, he hoped they facts with him for I do not know that they " would soon hear something from Surrey are, or are not, disputable) what had they chapel: for,
to do with the object of the meeting? The
Nephew had nothing to do with the money “ No woe should reach the ear,
to be given to the German sufferers; lie " That did not also touch the heart."
was not even in Germany; his example, ss The Rey. Gentleman concluded by mov or his authority, was not cited; his name ". ing,' that all the corporate bodies be was not wanted for any purpose of illus" invited to give their assistance to the tration. Why, therefore, drag the poor