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the fault an exclusion lay with the King; of the bosom friends, of Mr. Pitt are now that it was not Mr. Pitt, but their Sove- | throwing out with regard to Mr. Fox; for, seign, whom they had to blame for the blast-, it is a fact, which is well known to those ing of their bopes, and for the perpetuating who are much conversant in political and of political animosities. This was not very party matters, and which ought now to be decent language, especially from persons made well known to every man in the king. who were, at the same time, imputing to dom, that his Majesty bas no personal dis. their opponents a want of respect for the like, that he has no private or public objecwill and pleasure of his Majesty. The tion to Mr. Fox, much less objections of a cause, of the King's resisting the alleged nature to outweigh in his gracious aod pastrenuous efforts of Mr. Pilt was said (at ) ternal mind every consideration of political first in whispers but afterwards aloud) to harmony and public good; and, thai, as to be that great and rooled dislike 10 Mt. Fox, the erasing of ihat gentleman's name from of which his Majesty gave so striking a the list of privy counsellors, the act, so far proof when he caused his came to be erased | from originating in the mind of the King, from ihe list of privy counsellors. It is did not even originate in the mind of the become a fashionable trick to say or insinu - minister by whom it was advised, but in ate that the King has an unconquerable that of a person, who, however respectable dislike to whionisoever the party ivsinu- | in point of private character and literary acating wishes to keep out of power. The complishments, could, in his official capacity, Near Observer, for instance, in speaking of be considered as nothing more, and hc was, Lord Grenville's return to power, says, thai, 1 at that iime, nothing more, than a writer of ." if appearances are not deceitful, there is paragraphs for a weekly newspaper called
an obstacle even higher than Mr. Adding the Apli-Jacobio! This person, towards
too's reluctance" This insinuation Mr. whom I intend not the least disrespect; this Long reseats in a very spirited and becoming person, and this person only (and the matter manner. “I never can endure," says he, / was never made a secret of,) it was, who " to hear the surmise so industriously pro started ihe idea of cashiering the Duke of “ pagated, and assigned also by the Near Norfolk; and, after the advice had been « Observer, as the cause of his Lordship's adopted and acted upon, with respect to the “ exclusion, that “there is an obstacle, if first duke and peer in the realm, the step " appearances are not deceitful, to the ad- that was taken with regard to Mr. Fox was « mission of Lord Grenville into office, even a matter of course, I am not condemning " higher than Mr. Addington's reluctance. either hini who gave, or him who adopted • Indecent insinuation! Whom, I ask, the advice and procured his Majesty's assent " whose talents, whose acquirements, whose to act upon it: on the contrary, I, at the " services would be advantageous to the time, heartily approved of the erasure, and I " state, has the high personage referred 10am tully persuaded that the gentleman with “ ever proscribed? Away then wiih these whom the proposition originated was ac• shifts and pretences, the refuge of everytuated by no other than public-spirited mo" minister who shrinks from his own respon lives. It was however one of those measures “sibility. It is most unseemly, as well as which he, perhaps, would not again recoin“ unconstitutional, to give out that any thing | mend, and of which I should not again an” ungracious can arise in the quarter alluded prove. Hostility was pushed too far on both “ to; in a quarter 10 which, from expe sides; and ihis was precisely one of those “ rience, the people of this country look up acts which every generous minded mao " for every thing which is becoming, just, wished to see buried in eternal oblivion by " and honourable; for every thing which is that union which was prevented by the sel“ best ciculated to promote their interest, tish and domineering ambition of Mr. Pitt. " their happiness, and their prosperity;" Of the wisdom or folly, of the justice or in. Excellent observations! But Mr. Long little justice, of ihe measure of which I have been
gined, that they would apply with still speaking, the reader is not, however, now greater aptness and force to the conduct of a called upon to give or to form any opinion. ministry of wbicb Mr. Pitt would be at the The origin of that measure is all that he is head! The insinuation war, indeed, most required 10 attend to; and, the fact relating iodecent, and, as appears from the recent to it is very important to state, and that too, offer made to Lord Grenville, it was not as I here have stated it, in the most positive more indecent than false ; but, neither as to terms; because it completely blows into air iadeceucy or falschood does it surpass the all the surmises and insinuations, relative to ipsinuation of a similar tendency, which the che disposition of his Majesty, that have berni Literary partisans and, it is to be feared, some founded upon or connected w th the cirquins starice of Mt. Pox's name having been erased able to succeed with his Majesis, Mr. Pitt from the list of the privy council; and be- did, they next told us, offer to Mr Fox any cause it no less completely destroys that post that he might choose in the diplomatic other ground of monotorious clamour; to line, proposed to send him to the continent wit; the attempt of Lords Spencer and willi power to treat with whomsoever be Grenville and Mr Windham “10 force Mr. I pleased and upon his own terms; nay, they " Fox upon the King."---Having failed, thenselves have, over and over again, exas they soon perceived they had, in per. prossed their profonnd sorrow, that his Masuading ibe people, that the fault of exclu- jesty did not yield, upon this head, “ to the sion lay with their Sovereign, and that Mr 1 “ earnest and sincere prayers of The nation Pitt almost shed tears of blood to soften the ' “ put up by the mouth of Mr. Pitt;" and, inflexibility of his Majesty's objection to Mr. / now behold, they have the unconscionable Fox, the partisans of the new ministry veered assurance to tell us, that Mr. Fox is a man short about, and began to accuse Mr. Wind- of dangerous principles and totally unfit to ham and the Grenvilles, but particularly the be trusted in the cabinet! If this be so, if latter, with an inconsistency little short of this be not an atrocious calunioy, how shall criminal, because they now refused to join we characterize Mr. Pitt? Did he really enin the ministry without the admission of Mr. deavour to prevail upon the King to admit Fox, a person with whom they had, for so Mr. Fox, Where theo shall we look for his many years been engaged in a political sagacity, or his fidelity? for, in one of these, warfare of the most violent and des- if his partizans are not calumniators, he perate kind. Nor did the accusation stop must be shamefully deficient. Will his here: certain opinions and principles, or friends say that he did not endeavour to assumed opinions and principles, of Mr. bring about the admission of Mr. Fox? Fox, were displayed in all iheir terrors; What then becomes of bis sincerity ? and, the refraciory statesmen were asked, Tbus these indiscreet partizans must make if this was the man, to whom they were all | a recantation of what they have lately asat once become so much attached. The serted and insinuated, with respect to Mr. word Jacobin was now and then half articu. Fox, or they leave their political liero a lated; and, in one or two instances, these choice of nothing but different sorts of dis. zealous partizans have gone so far as to call grace.-It has, by many persons, been reupon the people " 10 support their tried and garded as a grand error, in Mr. Pilt, to si faiihfol pilot and their good old King profess a desire to have Mr. Fox in the ca. " against a faction headed by a person noto bivet with him, and particularly to rest a " riously devoted to disorganizing princi- defence of his conduct upon the circum“ ples." Any thing at once so base and so stance of bis having earnestly endeavoured preposterous as this never was before com- to prevail upon the king to receive Mr. Fox. mitted to the press. There always was This, say these persons, was doing for his amongst the creatures and close adherents rival what noting else could have done: of Mr. Pitt, a strange mixture of profligacy | not so completely perhaps: but the truth and cant: jobber- all the morning and me. is, that there remained but little to be done ; thodists in the afternoon. There was a set the whole nation, as į said before, were that at one time went by the name of “ Mr, heartily tired of the political Trojan war, " Pitt's young friends," the least profound of and deprecated the idea of seeing it re. whom would have put the Tortutfe to the newed. Mr. Pitt knew this; and, though blush : lads that would literally sing you it is probable, that, with Lord Grenville " a smuity song 1o a palm tune." But, to and the other leaders of the New Opposia return the exhortation to the people: The tion along with him, he would have set the partizans of Mr. Pitt have told the people a public wish at defiance, and would never hundred limes, they have dinned it in their have pretended that he had urged the ad. pars 'till they were tired of the sound, that mission of Mr. Fox, without those gentleMr. Pirt, the person for whom they now de- men such defiance was more than he could, mand suppárt as the wisest and most upright on any account, think it adviseable to hastatesman; they have told us, they have as zard, especially when he was about to sured us with reiterated declarations and take the government upon him, accompaalmost with oaths, that Mr. Pitt exerted him- nied with six out of ten of those “ weak self to the utmost lo prevail on the King to and inefficient ministers," whom he had so admit Mr. Fox into the cabinet; not being I ofien lashed and ridiculed, and whom he
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had teen greatly instrumental in turning | Majesty to admit Mr. Fox into the Cabinet! out, from the avowed motive of their being ! Cao such Men be called friends and suputterly incapable of conducting the affairs porters? Can a minister, trusting to such of the state! No: thus to come in, with support, long maintain his ground ? Assu. out alleging that he had endeavoured to redly he cannot; and, if there were want. form a ministry of a different stamp, woulu | ing indubitable proof of the transitory oa. have been to deprive his friends of every ture of his power and of his own consciouspossible ground whereon to speak in his Dess of the fact he has recently furnished it defence. In this situation, therefore, he in the boasting declaration made to the Parwas compelled either openly to declare liament. “ I will take no hiot: you may that he despised the opinion and the 1“ get rid of my bill, but you shall not get wishes of the nation, or, to make such “ rid of me." These words did not proceed a justification as should, at the same time, from his confidence, but from his fear: they amount to a solemn and unretractable de can be compared to nothing but the blusterclaration on his part of Mr. Fox's fitness ing coise of the plough-boy, as he goes for the ministry. He saw clearly enough trembling through the Church-yard at mid. that he was cutting off from his partisans a night. The House and the nation must and most abundant supply of war-like mate will get rid of him as Prime Minister, and in rials, but he preferred distant defeat to an no other respect does any man that I know of immediate surrender. Those partisans are, wish to get rid of him; but, since he has however, of a sort not to be easily discon- again assumed the reins of power, it is for certed : they are such as hardly any mini the benefit of the country, that he should ster will want, if he can condescend to continue to hold i hem till he is forced to remake use of them. Mr. Addington was sign them by a fair parliamentary. op. honoured with their support: support, in- | position, conveying to his Majesty ihe de. deed, at the expense of his sincerity and liberate sentiments of his loyal and affec. veracity, but it was, nevertheless, not re- / tionate people.-- I should now make jected. He and his colleagues, for in- some remarks on several parts of Mr. stance, explicitly declared, that they would, | Pitt's speech of the 18th instant, partias to the cause of their making peace, cularly on what he is reported to have said never be a party to the plea of pecuniary as 10 bis being the champion of the royal necessity; but, their partisans, out of doors, prerogative. The passage relating to the constantly and unequivocally urged this praises formerly bestowed on hin by the necessity in reply to all the facts and ar: members of the Grenville family is also guments that you could produce against worthy of attention, especially when conthe measure; and, when they were re- sidered in conjunction with what was minded, that this plea was rejected with on that subject on a subsequent day. His disdain by their principals, they smiled delence of ihe character and consistency of in your face, as if it argued great inexpe | bis six colleagues who made part of the late rience in you to suppose, that ministers ever “ inefficient” ministry ought not to escape were sincere in their public declarations. | notice; and the sarcastic comparison which Exactly the same course is at this moment he drew between himself and Mr. Addingpursued by the out-door partisans of Mr. ton ought to be so tored in the memory as Pitt, who have now no scraple to acknow never'to be forgotten. But these topics must ledge their belief, that he never was so weak / be deferred to my next. as to endeavour, in good earnest, to induce his
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Supplement to No. 26, Vol. V.-Prics 10d..
Table of the Number of Cho istenings and Burials within the Bills of Mortality, from January to May,
Under 2 s 10 20 30 40 50 60 170 1891 90 Tocal Buried. Male. Female 2 toto toto toto tonto toto
Yeais. 5. 10. 20. 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11, &c. Males Female January 1571 52 351011142150:27 841 68 31
663 678 February.
000 789 347153 491 32 881361153125! 95 65 32 3 647641 March
1092 937 519 | 214 711 48,142205232 1841,361 76 411 7 951) 924 April
923 817 341 1471 47 26 86141 138136105 69 37 14 6721 May..
1183 ! 1039 1. 467 | 1891 741 47123180 197162 1 24 821 46 2 838
4997 | 4374 ! 2060 | 861:93|1881542804 8901734154413601871 39 | 3721 3734 - Total Christenings · 939
Total Bwials: 7403.is
Table of the Prices of the
Quartern Loaf, in London, from January to May, 1804, inclusive. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Way.
Table of the Prices of Meat, Sugar, Sall, and Coals, in London,
from January to May, 1804, inclusive to:
| Jan. 1 reb. March. April. May.
5 11 5 0 4 11 4 61.56 lei Mutron ..
5 6 1 5 2 1 5 45 0 53 HS Pork. + 6 4 0
4 2 4. 3...4 geloof Sugar ........ 45 3450 3 5911 54 94 56 4+Cwt, a
OSTO 2014 Salt .......... 14 0 14.0 | 140 | 14 | 14: Bushel. Moals ........ 50 olsu olsz 0155043 o. Chald.
Table of the English Three per Ceni.
Consols, from January to May, 1804,
inclusive. Day. Jan. | Feb. Mars April May.
Table of the Prices of the French
Five per Cont. Consolidés, from Ja.
nuary to May, 1804, inclusive.
- - -
Table of the Number of Bankırpçies in Eng
| 68 | 85 || 429 Eclusive.
1 66 1 06
14 - 55.60 =
54.75 56.10 52,60'54.75 -
155 156.50152.25 54.80
155 157. 52. 55 -
158. 52.40 55.40
152.60 55.00 57.451 15 7.751
of Hardwicke, Lord Redesdale, Mr. Justice Os-
borne, and Mr. Marsden, 801.
of Ireland, 865.
Common Council of London; Nauticus' letter on
sory Remarks by a Near Observer," and on the Cathulics, 170.
grants, on the murder of the Duke d’Enghuien,
of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, 112. Conspiracy at Paris ; documents relative to, 359,
-- ---reflections on, 347, 412, 436.
Corn Laws; Li's letter on the report of the Com-
mittee of the House of Commons on the, 960.
- ; T. Pi's letter on the report of the
Committee of the House of Commons on the,
Corps Diplomatique ; A. W.'s letter on, 229.
- ; reflections on the present
state of, 93r.
C. R.'s defence of Lord Redesdale, 659. Reply
Crito's letter to Loid Redesdale, 526.
“ Cursory Remarks, by a Near Observer;" Ana-
lytical and Comparative View of, &c. 1, 63, 97,
Dollars ; observations on the rise in the value
- - Bank; observations on, 444.
Domestic Otlicial Papers, 84, 141, 173; 366, 396,
626,722, 125, 999.
Freoch Republic, relative to the proposition Drake, Mr.; his correspondence with certain
Ministers relative co, with their answers, 606.
675. Strictures on, 686.
his correspondence, 62 5. Observations on,
Enghuien, Duke d'; official report of the trial of,
within the bills of mortality, from January to ter on, 6.8.
E. V.'s letter on the present state of the navy,
Exposé of the state of the French Republic, 205.
1 Reflections on, 152.
Weekly Register, certain libels upon the Earl 577, bog.