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HISTORY OF GEORGE IV.- I cannot COBBETT'S LECTURES. promise No. 4 till the Ist of January. On Wednesday next, the 15th instant, This case of the labourers demands all at EIGHT o'clock in the evening, 1 my time. I will devote it all to them, shall give a Lecture at the Great Thea- except what is absolutely demanded by tre, at the Rotunda, Blackfriars Bridge my weekly dutise. (Surrey side), on the CASE OF THE LABOURERS OF ENGLAND. Hav. THE. BALE O Ticaxes I LITERATURE

, ing always, since I had the ability to the Westminster Review, has been carefully do it, maintained the cause of this part abridged, and is now published at the low of our countrymen, I will not now price of One Penny, for extensive distribution, neglect my duty towards them, a duty forwaril the good cause, will be supplied at

Persons in the Country, desirous of aiding the sacredness of which yields to no 6s. per bundred. duty that imposes itself on man. In Also may be had, the Article on THE SIX every possible way in which I have the ACTS especially Taxes on LITERATURE, sis. power to aid them, that power shall be

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sincere and most disinterested friend of freedom ; and has the further great and unequivocal merit of having been most infamously calumniated by the GREAT LIAR OF THE NORTH, the base and hypocritical Barnes of Leeds. Mr. Johnstone, too, it appears, who also outlived the dungeons of Sidmouth, had a prominent hand in this good work';

this work of just vengeance on the base PEOPLE OF PRESTON. boroughmonger crew, and on all the vile

miscreants who have been their abetOn the Election of Mr. Hunt as a Mem- tors, to the whole of whom it is a slap ber of Parliament,

in the face that makes the lights dance Kensington, 13th December, 1830.

before them. My Excellent FRIENDS,

Second. To come a little more to deThat which you have now done has tail, what can equal, what breast can congiven delight to every good man in ceive, the pleasure that I feel at the pullEngland who is a competent judge of ing down, at the castingout, of the proud, the matter ; but, amongst all the mil. the haughty, the insolent STANLEY! In lions that are delighted, not one man, I the whole world there was not a man, very believe, feels half so much de- Sidmouth and his surviving colleagues lighted at it as I do. The thing has in and Burdett and Hobhouse excepted, it every-thing that is good and nothing that I detested a thousandth part so that is bad. It is, as a friend of mine much as this Stanley, whose father, by obserred last night, a picture that is en- the by, was the foreman of the grandchanting in every part ; the back of the jury who decided on the bills connected picture has its charms, and even the with the Manchester slaughter, in 1819, wood that goes round it. You are, or, at least, who, in Parliament, defended doubtless, proud of your achievement; the proceedings upon that occasion. but even you yourselves do not see, í This Stanley behaved to me, personally, am sure, half the good that you have in the most insulting manner; and I done; and especially you do not see told him, when he called me half, no, nor a tenth part of, the reasons person on my right hand,” that the day that I have to be delighted with this would come, when he would be glad to event, which is the work of your hands. forget that insolence. Thanks to you, Some of these reasons I will state to you. my excellent friends, that day is come

First. The men who have taken the and coming ; you have given him a lead in this thing, Messrs. Ievin and foretaste of that which he has yet to Mitchell, the first a Scotcoman and experience. His first shove downwards the other an ENGLISHMAN, are two of is a pretty good one; but, good God! the very best men that Great Britain how low is he destined to go! His contains. The former was my most next move is into some rotten hole, zealous friend; always sober, always stinking of corruption worse than the steady in his conduct, marked by pro-corpse of Heliogabalus at the end of a bity in all his proceedings, disinterested month in the dog-days. How insolent in the extreme. Mr. Mitchell, who he was even up to the hour when his was one of the victims of SIDMOUTH, degradation had artually began! Look 1817, was the first man that took large at his speech in reply to Messrs. Irvin parcels of my “TWO-PENNY Trasu” and Mitchell is another part of this down into Lancashire. He is an honest, Register) : look at his disdainful, look

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at his contemptuous, language ; look at me by the hand? Where are they all ? the aristocratical prig, crammed with Do they not begin to think that the the conceit that he had just entered on hour of retribution is arrived? the .career of official power; see the Firth. But the fellows in the House future Pitt in idea, and wonder how the itself! What will they do? Will they insulted crowd could have kept their all run out of it? And yet, if they hands off him. The proud reptile has, do not, what are Hobhouse and Burhowever, got the best sort of blow, and dett and Scarlett and Baring to do? in the best place; and now let him, after And will Baring, or, rather, the four being dragged through some villanous Barings, call Hunt “ the honourable hole of corruption, go over to regale the gentleman ?" and yet they must do it, noses of the potato-eaters on the other or leave all he says unnoticed. But, side of St. George's Channel, where the Baring! How is this fellow to get people lie down and receive the extreme down the bitter bolus! He and SCARunction in preparation for death from LETT, in partioular, have taken occastarvation. Let him go covered, as 1sion, in that House, to speak consaw him, with the spittle of the pretty temptuously of “the BLACKING-MAN," girls of Preston.

more especially BARING; and here, in Turd. The triumph over the base order to show to what an extent this and greedy and ferocious attorneys is no loan-monger will now be inortified, I trilling matter. These at ouce insolent must stop to take from the Register a and servile vagabonds; these hard, letter from me to Baring, enclosing a these brow-beating, these impudent va- letter from " the blackiny-manto the gabonds, now complain of having been loan-man. The letters are curious, rudely treated, overawed, and even particularly as relating to the warnings beaten. I have only one single ques- which they contain, How serious Baring tion to ask on this subject : Is there will look as he re-peruses these letters a whole bone left in any one of the now! He will begin to think, that the skins of any one of these obdurate ra- profit of loans, and that rotten boroughs, gabonds? If there fbe, they bave been are not every thing. He will begin to treated with too much lenity. Old imagine, that the itinerant patriots" Grimshaw, too, was the Mayor again! had, after all, some little foresight

. What a triumph over Old Nıc! And will he not begin to smell, that · Fourth. And where are now the that inquiry, which I tell him will rich ruflians of Masters, who bade their come, is not a thing wholly impossible ? men not to vote for me on pain of star- For my part, if I thought that inquiry, vation ? I told them, only last winter, a strict inquiry, as to how men, without and to their faces, that their day of hu- any visible means, came to gain milmiliation was near at hand. And the lions of money, while the industrious Manchester vagistralesand Parson Hay, farmer, tradesman, artizan and labourer and the yeomanry cavalry, who chop- were sinking down into poverty and ped down, or shot or trampled under starvation ; if I thought that strict infoot, hundreds of innocent persons who quiry would not be made into this matmet to petition for parliamentary re- ter; if I thought that parliamentary form? Where are the managers of the reform would not, and right speedily inguest at, Oldham? Where are the ma- too, produce such inquiry, I should de gistrates of Bolton, who put John Hayes spair of the country. But, now, before in prison for ten weeks, for announcing I go any further, let us see those letters that I was come home in good health? of and about the blacking-wan” to And where are the rich ruffians of Mar- the loan-man.

What a convenient chester, who came in crowds to insult thing this Register is ! It serves me as I come back from Preston ? And every-body to dip into. where is 'Squire Lavender, who knocked every-thing beforehand. When any the people down like cattle, because event takes place, I have only to look they gathered about the door to shake back to the time when I foretold it

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But, now, loan-monger, do sit down, \" about of which no man has contributed surrounded with your whole brood of “ with a mure unsparing hund than members of Parliament, and read these “ Alexander Baring; then, Sir, the letters over again.

Blacking-man, as you in your elegant

“phraseology are pleased to call him, •TO ALEXANDER BARING,

“ will be found quite as good and efficient LOAN-MONGER.

“a member of the community, whether Barn-Elma Farm, 29th April, 1829.

within or without the walls of ParliaBARING,

"ment, as the Loans Monger or the StockWhat do you

think of the thing now?" Monger, Do you think that it is now under the

I am, Sir, workings of a hot fit or cold fit? And, “ Your obedient humble servant, have you any idea when the thing will

“ H. HUNT. be well again, or when it will get better? “ To Alexander Baring, Esq., M.P.” If you live a few years, Baring, there will come a time for Mr. Hunt to re

Now, loan-monger, or loan-man, do mind

you, with all due form and cere- you believe that there is any person of mony, of the Speech you made about sense in the whole country that does not him in Parliament, in 1826; and that think a blacking-man. as good as a loanyou may be prepared, by having the man or a stock-man? Let the crisis come, thing somewhat fresh in your memory,

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and do you believe that no inquiry is to here insert a copy of the letter which he take place urith regard to the past! The wrote to you on that occasion. I call you have had nothing to do in producing the

blacking-man will have been found to Loan-MONGER, monger meaning dealer,

crisis : : not so with others; and, for my and you being a notorious dealer in loans. Mr. Hunt has, as the public part, I should despise the man who will see, given you, with great propriety, would be content unless full inquiry and

investigation were gone into. You the same name. The letter of Mr. Hunt

thought that you might, with perfect imwas as follows.

punity, throw out your imputation against 36, Stamford-street, Feb. 14, 1826. " the Blacking-man" and his fellow" I see by the report of the Parlia- patriots,", as you sneeringly call them. “ mentary proceedings, published in the I remember you for very nearly thirty

I trust I shall live to see you more modest. newspapers

this morning, that you years past in this country; and I also “ have done me the honour to notice me remember you in another country. I

business as a manufacturer of shall say no more to you at present. “blacking, in your second speech upon Having just reminded you of these things, " the Currency last night, in the Hon. I shall leave you to ruminate upon them, “ourable House. (Vide Morning Herald until we shall see you come forth with " this duy.)‘The Blacking-man would go an apology, I suppose, for the strange << * round with other itinerant patriots; state of things which we now behold. "5 and, the stomachs of the people

WM. COBBETT.. ** being empty, and their ears open, “they would believe every thing which There, Baring, take that, and, like «.. was told them with too great cre- a good, well-behaved loan-monger, ** dulity.'--In the first place, permit “watch the turn of the market" for “me, Sir, to offer you my best thanks something more. You have, amongst “ for thus publicly advertising my black- you, already got the estates of five, or

ing within the walls of the House of six LORDs and those of a dozen or two “ Commons, and for which I beg your of 'SQUIRES ; these are the “ nice pick

acceptance of a bottle of my very best ings" of one single family of loan-mon* matchless.'-Having done this, I take gers; and yet the oafs fawn upon you, " leave to add, when that crisis of Na- and encourage you in attacking all those “ tional distress arrives, which you so who stand forward for the people! You "feelingly anticipate, and to the bringing have, amongst you, four seats in Par.

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liament. Now, then, call the "black-future what it may, here is a good dore; ing-man” the honourable gentle here is a pleasure enjoyed. The devil man"; and from that day lead what life himself, if left to work his free will

, you may. From the moment you pro- cannot take that from us. I enjoy of nounce those words, you will feel your- this pleasure a greater portion than any self an altered man, and you will begin other man; anil, therefore, I owe you a seriously to calculate the consequences. greater portion of gratitude. I wish (God forgive me !) that the saucy But, now, WHAT PART AM I and calumnious Canning were still alive? PREPARED TO ACT towards the How many of these fellows have been man that you have chosen ? I dare say cunning enough to slip out of the way! that this question has been put a hundred There are some, however, who remain; thousand times; and I will answer it and let us hope that the day of reckon- frankly and fully. In the first place ing with them is not far off.

every private consideration shall be These, my excellent friends, are banished from my mind; the rememamongst the many reasons for which 1 brance of all things injurious, or inoffer you my thanks upon this occasion, tended to be injurious, to me, shall be and for which you merit, and will re- blotted out of that mind. But, this is ceive, the thanks of every good and on the conditiou that he do his duty, sensible inan in the country. Then, it the contrary of which I will not anticimust be such a gratification to the good pate, and which contrary would be er: fellows of the North, who have, for so ceedingly mortifying to me, because it many years, been kept down like so would be mortifying to you, and because many slaves; who have been dragooned it would cast a slur on the cause of and crammed into jails and dungeons radical reform. This, however, as I by scores; who have been knocked said before, I will not anticipate even about by police fellows, as if they had hypothetically; and, therefore, I am been so many cattle, under goads and prepared to give him all the support in cudgels of drovers. I remember that, iny power in the effecting of every good in 1817, a weaver, who was going over that he shall attempt to effect. the bridge at Blackburn, in Lancashire, Nay, I shall even go further than this. met a drunken Irish soldier, who, in a for I shall be ready to call upon you frolic perhaps, snatched the hat off his for patience and indulgence towards him, head, and flung it over the bridge. The knowing, as I do, the great difficulties poor weaver, thus robbed of his hat (in that he will have to encounter

. Fou à cold winter's day), seized the soldier, will expect a great deal at his hards

, who instantly drew forth his bayonet

, and a great deal you will have a right which made the weaver let go his hold, to expect ; but, observe, there must be but it did not prevent him from re- time for it: and, if the effort does not

. proaching the ruftian. A parson hap- all at once, come up to your expepening to come up, “That's right," tations, it will be but reasonable in you said he to the soldier : " that's right; to see the impediments that are to be trample them under your feet " ! overcome. A length of time, indeed

, You, my good friends, have, in this such as the “city-cock," Waithmad, one act, avenged all your ill-treated has taken would be a little too much: countrymen as well as yourselves. You fourteen years I should not like to see " have given pleasure to every oppressed you wait for the fruit of your labouts * man in the country, and, which is more and 'sacrifices, and not to get it even valuable still, pain to every corrupt vil- then; No: that would certainly be to lain. So that here is a positive good. carry patience to too great an extent. You have given a pang to the heart of But still I say that you ought to be every parson in Hampshire and Wilt- 1 patierit ; and that you ought to put; 13 * shire ; and to ninety-nine hundredths of I shall, the most candid construction the rest. I will not anticipate disap- upon every act, whether of commissido pointment on your part;. but, be the or of omission.

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