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arms out of the country, namely, making of our deluded fellow-countrymen.
“ learn to associate tho idea of gaming in a few years, become dependant upon * with many ideas of pleasure ; and not, other countries for a supply of food, in a as they ought, with sensations of shame, much greater degree than we have yet " of pain, and disappointment. I hardly been ;--and it is possible that a bad harvest "kno:v any admonition which a parent may take place throughout the corn coun onglit more assiduously to instil into his tries of Europe, -when each country, to
"child than this--that all gaming is ? protect itself, will prohibit exportation ; specics of robbery by delusion; that it and where then will Friend Rost find “ engenders frand, and ends in misery; cheap food for the poor?-_-_There is now evea the less species of gaming, which time for considering and discussing the " are deemed so perfectly harmless, and so subject; and I should feel grateful for the nicely alapter to fill up the yawning insertion of those few hasty remarks in “ vacacies of fatuity;-etcn these lead your Register: want of time will not permit“ directly to a fatal depravation of the me to take any pains in dressing them to moral principle, by extinguishing the meet the public eye.--I am, Sir, your
is benevoleat affections.----I never knew a constant reader and admirer, T. H. " confirmed an habitual card-player, who Salford, June 22, 1314.
“ la l not a callous and unfeeling liearta ,
* It is, indeed, in possible for any one long GAMING.
to retain ile genial glow of one beneveMR. COBEETT.---L'ermit me to ex “lent sympathy, who havitually associates, press my thanks to you for the very just “ like the inveterate card-player, sansaand striking views presented to the public “tions of triumph and of pleasure, with in your last week's Register, on the im- " the vexation and disappointment of moral tendency of every species of gaming; “ others ;---even the least, and most inand the pernicious effects of indulging " noxious species of gaming, have a fatal children in habits of playing at cards, and“ tendency to imbue, with the taste of other games of chance. The sentiments
pleasure, the emotions of malevolence; rou have there expressed do equal honour“ and, indeed, we cannot long be partakers , to your understanding, and your benevo- “ in a single amusement, into which one lence; and I shall be much gratified if “ drop of the spirit of gaming has been inthe same able pen would pourtray the dire " fused, without its diminishing the power ful effects of another species of gaming, of that susceptibility of catching the which receives annually the sanction of " sensations of others, and of mingling the British Legislature: I mean the State “ them with our own;
symys Lotteries. The present time is peculiarly" paily flows, and by which benevolence favourable for such a discussion; being now is excited----must not then the higher no longer engaged in a war for the support and more criminal species of gaming of our holy religion, we may surely dis-" tend, with a direct and accelerated in pense with a tax (although a voluntary “fluence, to chill the benevolence of the :: one) which bears very heavily upon the heart, and to sear the sense of integrity morals, as well as on the
of conduct. Does not the spirit of
-' 'lie ac
“ gaming, rankling in the heart, and gra- Civil Oficers, who received salary under
dually, but rapidly, undermining all the Government of King Joseph, are de" within, infallibly create the cruel and clared unworthy of holding any situation
designing villain? Does he not soon under the Crown.” The Times writer “ learn to plunder the unwary without says, that this Decree " is entitled to "shame, and even to triumph in propor- great commendation, as tempering justice
tion to the misery and indigence which with mercy!!"-My persuasion is, that "he produces? hear this, ye heroes and no such Decree exists; for instead of dis“ heroines of Faro. Would to God it covering either justice or mercy in it, I do “ would raise one blush on your livid not think that the most tyrannical despot " cheeks, or one emotion of remorse 'in that everexisted, even aided by all the coldyour callous hearts!!!
-I am, yours, blooded adrice which this writer is in the
daily practice of giving to Sovereigns, June 22, 1814.
could have framed an edict so bustile te POLITICAL OCCURRENCES.
the principles of justice and mercy. counts from Spain represent matters there
The advocates of war are still eager to to be in a very unsetiled state. Ferdinand, promote a traffic by which they have been it is said, lias issued a Decree for punishing so greatly enriched. They seize with avithose cificers who served under king Jo-dity every circumstance which they think sepi. “ By this Decree (says the Courier) has a warlike appearance, and put it forth all military officers dowa to the 'rank of to the public with a degree of anxiety Captains, are bauished for life, with their which at once discovers their motives and wives and furcs; the wife during the, their views. In the Courier of last night life time of her husband, but the children a striking instance of this sort of feeling under twenty-one years of age are not in-, was given. It appears that, owing to the cluded." I can well understand how a necessary arrangements not having been wife might think it no punishment to be completed for the evacuation of the city of come a partner in her husband's evile. But Mentz by the allied troops, that garrison to inlict a penalty on a child fi fie sup- is still occupied by a body of Austrians posed crime of the parent, the more espe- and Prassians. This circumstance bas, cially when that child has reached an age
consequence, been converted into a which puts him beyond parental controul, proof, that neither of these Powers are appears to me tue height of injustice. willing to give up the place; and the When to this, liowever, it is added, that Courier was at no loss to present its rea" the same rule applies to such Captains as ders with a private letter, said to have are supposed to have acted under the been received from Paris, confirming this outhority of their chi/” no language fact, and stating that an immediate is sufficient to stigmatisé the enormity rupture between Austria and Prussia is of such a Decree.
There are many apprehended."--That these Powers, and who must have served involuntarily under probably Russia also, may quarrel abrit the French, when King Joseph was in pos- the arrangement of the territory finding session of Madrid, and who only waited for to each in consequence of the peace apanother order of things, to declare ac-pears very probable. But this does not apcordingly, Yet no exception is made pear to me the moment for this, bein their favour, though they did declare cause the final occupation of these territhe moment an opportunity offered. tories remains to be settled at the ensuing But the Decrer does not stop here.“ All Congress ; and because I do not think that Civil Authorities, from the Counsellor of either of the Allied Sovereigus will again State down to the Commissaries of war, rashly involve themselves in a war, untu partake of the same fate (with their fami- they have, in some measure, recovered the lics) as Military Officers holding rank strength which they lost in the late tedious above that of a Captain; and all other I and exhausting contest.
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