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fore, must have been radically removed by | safety should induce him, in time, to yield the treatment of bis proposal relative to the the protecting powers of government into tax upon the funds, which proposal, when abler hands; unless some motive such as the Doctor said NO, was rejected by a dead these should operate with him, I have, for majority, and which same proposal, when, my part, not the least notion, that there is only twenty-four hours afterwards, the Doc- any human power capable of driving him tor said AYE, was unanimously adopted! from his place, as long as he can continue to When Mr. Pitt went out of office, he had make loans and increase the taxes. If, therenot the least suspicion, but that he should fore, the Doctor should be spared, as the be able to enter it again whenever he pleas- | Methodists call it; and if no sudden storm, ed. The Doctor thought so too; and, for ! foreign or domestic, should arise to sweep some time, he appears to have regarded him- | away his ministry; and, if he should self as no more than a box-keeper ; but, as not be seized with any sickly womanish the curtain rose, as the drama infoided ita fears, we must, in order to know how long self, he found, that he had acquired a real he will continue to be minister, ascerand permanent seat. The adulation which tain how long the funding system will last. he at first received seemed to throw him into | This system will certainly last a shorter time, a state of amazement like that of NELL JOB-l on account of the Doctor's being minister; SON, when she wakes in the morning, and l so that his administration cuts both ways. finds half a dozen servants curtsyiog and “ It is a monster that poisons the meat it bowing at her bed-side: he could scarce. feeds upon." But, the danger is, and it is ly believe his eyes and his ears: but he a danger that every good man must tremble was not long in discovering that he had got at, that the system, the ministry, and the possession of the drug, ihe political love. | inonarchy may all fall together. powder, that supplies the place of wit and wisdom.----" Taxation is no tyranny,” said Doctor Johnson, and he was very righi. No

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The True BRITON and SUN Newspapers. The Press is of so much importance, its influence is so powerful, in almost every departa ment of public affairs, that, however low, insigoificant, and wortbless are the persons, in whose hands any portion of it may happen to be, it is itself never an object to be disregarded; especially when its efforts are made in the form of a newspaper. Under this persuasion it is, that I have thought it my duty to present to the Public, a picture of the political turpitude of the True Briton and the Sun, a morning and evening paper, which belong to the same person, the contents of which are the same, and which were originally established by, and still appear to be under the influence of, the late Secretaries of the Treasury. The picture is too glaring to nerd-explanation ; it will speak but too plainly for itself; one circumstance only, therefore, I beg leave to point out to the reader, to wit, that the toge and sentiments of these papers, with respect to Mr. Adding on and the present ministry, did not begin to be bostile, till after the rupture of the negotiation between Mr. Addington and Mr. Pitt! .

Confidence in the Government. i IV ant of conf.lence in the Government. We know that we have a government, It creates, every day that passes over our able, observant, vigilant, and firin; and, heads, the most mcian boly riflections in the whoily in different to the charge of adulation mind of every thinking man, to see the naand subserviency, we readily leave to the tivni still governed by those in whom it bas public to determine, whether our confidence 10 confidi ilce.-- Dec. 8, 1803. does or does not sympathize with the feelings and opinions of our countrymen at large. Feb. 28, 1903. Energy of Ministers.

Incapacity of Ministers. To those who have hazarded the idle and Is it not time that the representatives of unfounded accusation of want of energy and the nation should throw themselves between vigour against our ministers, we answer by the incapacity of ministers and the country, a single question. What solitary instaoce and reserve the latter from the critical and can be adduced, since his Majesty called perilous state in which we fear it will be them to the ir present situations, ihat can fur found to be.- Dec. 3, 1803. nish even a colour for it? Jan. 1, 1803. Mr. Addington's Spirit.

Mr. Addington's Baseness: We have, in the experience of two critical After baving humbled the British nation in years, an abundant pledge, that nothing un the eyes of Europe, ministers still pretend to just, uoreasonable, or insulting to he honour be able to maintain the dignity of the nation of France, is likely to be required by our pre- in such a momentous coniesi! -Jan, 21, Sent rulers on the one hand, and that no 1904. thing will be admitted, insulting to our own honour, or derogatory to our esseniial interests, on the other.-March 9, 1803. The Country in a proud Position.

The Country on tbe Brink of Ruin. We have no doubt that his Majesty's min Setring aside the losses and the sacrifices nisters will persevere in that line of conduct we have been made to undergo, we have, which hey have hitherto adopted, and wbich, sunk in the estimation of the pations around while it amply provides for the safety of the us. Our faich was till lately unimpeachable. country, shews a determined disposition to England inight sometimes fail, but she never.. avenge, with promptitude and effect, any in- dishonoured herself. How is the scene refringement of its rights, or any attack upon versed! but ibe work is Mr. Addington's. The its honour. This is the position which cha progress lo ruin is a rapid descent, when once facterizes true courage, untainted by temerity the ball is delivered ; and much do we fear on the one hand, or pusillanimity on the that it was delivered with one hand, when other; and we may confidently assert, that he accepted the Seals from his Sovereign with increasing resources and unbroken spi. with the other.-Nov. 10, 1803, rit, this coantry is in a situation which affords matter for exultation to every well-wisher to its interests.--Nov. 29, 1802. Flourishing State of the Revenue.

Deficiency of the Revenue. Our commerce has never been so flou. The injury sustained by our commerce; the

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rishing-our revenue never been so pro dificiency of our revenue in spite of the gradu:tive, even in the best times of the great tuitous and unnecessary misrepresentations minister, who laid the foundation of their to the House last December; with all these prosperiiy, and to whose breast, we are per evils and damning proofs of misconduct, suaded, their improvement and increase will what could induce Mr. Addington to throw afford no less solid satisfaction than to his down this gage of defiance (ihe “Cursory Successor, under whose auspices we have the • Remarks") and to tempt the exposure of bappiness to experience them.- Nov. 29, the real and dreadfui dilemına to which the 1802,

country is reciuced by his family couucils and

unsteady policy? - Nov. 10, 1803. A Cbange of Ministry unnecessary. A Change of Ministry can alone save the

Nasion. To say that the present ministry want the Every thing shews ihe want of co-operapower which is the result of reputation, is to tion and of union in the great department of slander the people of this country, and ac the state. We feel it our duty to say ibat a cuse them of the gro-sest injustice and in change of ministry can alone restore ebe progruntude. The present ministry have fol per confidence of the nation, and redeem our Jowed the steps of the great statesman who political character with the powers of Eu. carried on the war. The present ministry rope, a change which we know we are fully pit an end to that war, and effected a peace, julified in affirming to be ardently desired by in which the national dignity and the nation ninety-nine out of a hundred of the whole al interest were secured. - The people of this population of the British empire.- Oct. 13, coon ry, who enjoy the blessings of peace, 1903. and are likely to enjoy them every day more an 1 m re, annot but feel grateful to the ministry to whom they are indebted for those ble sin," – 0:t. 2, 1802.

No Change of Ministry recessary. Any Change of Ministry must be for the better. The discussions which have taken place Changes, and those very material ones, in since the resting of Parliament, have iend the administration, are talked of. They ed very much to sirengthen the just corifi cannot come too soon for the good of the denne reposed in his Majesty's ministers, to country, and we have the melancholy conimprove the opinion which was entertained solation at the present awful crisis, that any of our general situation, and to di-pel the cbange must be for the better, if that change is glooin which hung upon the minds of many. not contined solely to the paltry object of The suspicion of too ready a disposition io keeping the present inefficient and imbecile concede on the part of government, enter ministers in iheir places.-Nov. 19, 1803. tain d by some persons, has been done away. -D:-, 2-1, 1902. Mr. Pill the only Man to save tbe Nation. Mir. Pitt not the only Man to save the Nation,

As the iry that enibraries the oak, is That consistent statesman, Lord Grensheltered by its proud height and spreading ville, is pleased to tell us, that Mr. Pitt is branches from ihe ravages of the storm, so the only person, at the present crisis, capable we cling 10 the genius of Pi't, as the surest of saving the country !!!--The measures of saviour of our country. It is !re alone that, in a government may be very wise and highly our opinion, can succes:fully cope with the salutary to the country whose affairs are induplicity, the cunning, and the rooted en trusted to its management, though unaccommity of l'rance towards the British Empire. panied with the display of extraordinary oraLei but the genius of Pitt preside, and we torical talents. Like the powers of me. shall think ourselves secure.- May 4, 1803. chanism, the affairs of state may generally be

Upon the voice of that great man (Mr. considered as going on the most correctly Pitu) do we conceive the fate of the British and satisfactorily, when there is the least ap. E upire to be at the present moment in a

pearance of effort, grcat degree suspended. - Nov. 19, 1803.

stillest streams “ Oft water fairest meadows, and the bird " That fluiters least is longest on the wing."

Of this quotation we willingly leave to the judgment of our readers, and to the course of time, the justice and propriety of the ap.: plication. - Feb. 4, 1803.

}{r. Addington the friend of Mr. Pilt. Mr. Addington the Enemy of Mr. Pitt.

We consider Mr. Piit and Mr. Addington Against the principles of Mr. Pitt and entirely and completely united.-- That some of the great Earl of Chatham) and in professed the friends of each have attempted repeatedly opposition to their exalted system, you (Mr. to disunite them, and that both the Old and Addington) have apostatized from them, New Opposition have never ceased to make and added personal insult to the iniwortby de. that attempt, we know full well; but the reliction. You have stung the heart that foshonour, the public spirit, and the good sense tered you, and sent forth your hirelings to of both have defeated every such attempt.

blast the character under whose benign inJuly 31, 1802.

fluence you were too long sheltered. You On all sides, endeavours are made to se are courting allies from the Bench which has parate Mr. Addington and Mr. Pitt Some displayed unvaried animo-ity for eighteen of ibe friends of both, we believe, to be con. years towards the principles and person of stantly making the attempt. The Old and your first friend, and have bribed to your the New Opposition concur only in endea

confidence and united to your cause, the vouring to effect this purpose, and they are man wbu directed a pistol towards tbe head of busily at work to attain their object. It is your early patron.— Nov. 12, 180;. for tbemselves alone to frustrate such at It is the fashion among the friends of mitempts.- We cannot anticipate any material nisters to decryshe publication, (the“Cursory ditference of opinion between ihese two Remarks,") and to circulate it. They canmeo.-If such an event should happen, we not deny the falsehoods it contains, but have shall be the first to consider it as a great mis no objection to profit by the effect their misfortune to the country; but if it does lap- representations may produce. So much for pen, when we consider the characters of the the morality of our present precious ministers! men, we are sure, it will arise out of the Oct. 19, 1803. fair consideration of public measures, not out of the intrigues of interested men.-- Feb. 2, IS03. Mr. Addington a great Financier.

Mr. Adlington no Financier at all. This great financial measure, on which we Ministers have produced a measure of fi. believe but one opinion prevails, has esta nance, which having gone hrough both blished his reputation in that difficult branch Houses of Parliament has passed into a law, of public business.-- Jan. 4, 1802.

which not a commissioner knows how to We cannot but congratulate the country carry into effect, nor an individual in the upon the flourisbing and prosperous state of its community bo:v to decypher or render inresources, which has been proved, beyond all telligible ! - Nov. 3, 1803. doubt, by the unanswerable documents Mr. Tierney was taken into the ministry brought forward by the Chancellor of the at the particular moment, to prevent his Exchequer.-Dec. 29, 1802.

threatened exposition of the fallacy of Mr. Mr. Addington's statement of finance, we Addington's financial statements of the 10th recommend to the perusal of those who have of December; which, whatever he may be. so often told us that our revenue was kept up persuaded to the contrary, has not, nor ever by the war, that our resources were nearly can be forgotten, at least to the East of exbausted, and that the peace was a matter of Temple Bar.- Nov. 11, 1803. necessity.-These assertions have been often repeated-often contradictedbut Mr. Ada dington's Speech is tbe complete answer to tben.-Jan. 4, 1802. Mr. Aildington an excellent Man.

Mr. Addington a Dupe or a Deceiver. The Jacobinical Chronicle, in one of the We know not whether Mr. Addington be overflowings of its rancorous gall, generated most of a dupe or a deceiver, or whether he be. by contioved disappointment and increasing sometimes one and sometimes the other.--Nov. envy, has the audacity to couple the name of 3, 1803. the excellent Addington with that of the notorious swindler Miss Robertson. We advert to this merely to shew wbat ibe writers in tbat print are capable of!!!-Aug. 12, 1802. Mr. Addır.gton esteemed abroad.

Mr. Addington despised abroad. Oor minister is bighly respected abroad. His The best informed men who have lately

talents are of the very first rate description. arrived from the different Continental couris None better than him knows the value of assure us, that, for the first time, since the the blessings of peace; but if forced into a burst of revolutionary politics, the general war, an event not at all probable, he will sentiment is decidedly against this country. possess the fullest confidence of the nation. The character of the British is lowered. Mr. Nov. 20, 1802.

Addington's administration has lost the cong tinental possessions of his Majesty.- Nov.

10, 1803. Mr. Addington a Safe Politician.

Mr. Addington an Unsofl Politician. . Ministers took their post at a moment of Ministers will find that they have exposeda imminent peril, and complicated difficulty ; tbe country to great sufferings, only because and by the gradual operation of steadiness, They had the vanity to suppose them tlies temper, fortitude, and sound wisdom, they capable of performing the duties of offices, achieved the most glorious object of a true which they were totally unequal to eaccule, statesman's ambition, under the circum. --Dec, , 1803, stances in which the country was placed, that of restoring peace on such a basis as was the best calculated to ensure its continuance. May 18, 1802. Mr. Addington's Wisdom.

Mr. Adding Long's Ignorance." Mr. Addington's great object is to repair, It is fortunate that the njerchants engaged not to speculate. The prudence, and en in the Portugal trade have long entertained lightened wisdom, which he has hither!o dis- an apprehension of the event which has now played, delineates a mind competent 10 taken place. They have shewn themselves form, and a spirit adequate to execute great wiser poliicians iban our ininisters. They plans for the benefit of his country.

had too litile confidence, from experience, in We have now the solemn pledge of pri- the wisdom of our ministers to follow their vate and public faiih, that the national reve- advice; but notwithstanding their prudence, nue will be applied with economy to na- much British properig is at this moment in tional purposes, in the gradual liquidation of Portugal. Thus does the property of indithe public incumbrances, and the encou. viduals, and our most important comragernent of manufactures, the security of mercial interests become sacrificed to the igthe colonies, and in the extension of trade norance and incapacity of our ministry! and navigation Disaffection vadishes at the Oct, 18, 1803, contemplation of these great benefits. The people will be eased of their burthens, com. merce must flourish, and produce such affuence, as will raise our country to the highest point of wealth, and spread its bene. fits throughout every class of the community:- April 5, 1802. Mr. Adilington's Firmness.

Mr, Addington's Wiakness. From the firm principles and ynyaried Oar present monsters are acting under & conduct of Mr. Addington, in the most tre- most tremendous responsibility ; but they mulous moments, the public muut derive seem determined to keep their places till the essential lessons of prudence. They will sun of Britain shall be nearly set. We look learn, that true magnanimity is the child of forward with a faint ray of hope to the justice only, and that it is more conspicuous meeting of Parliament; but, between that in the exercise of the milder virtues, than period and ihe present, what dreadful ocamidst the din of arms, and a nation's tears!! currences may not intervenel Heaven avert -April 5, 1802.

from the country the evils which the weak.
ness of our ministers exposes us 10!

Oct. 15, 1803.
M-. Addington's Sound Policy.

Mr. Adding!on's Weak Policy.
From Mr. Addiogion's conduct, the pub The weak policy and wavering conduct of
lic will learn, that if it be honourable to our ministers have furnished to the enemy
Areat withi scort a cruel and abject mode of the means of prosecuting the war against us
X policy, it is. Inore glorious to renerate prin with vigour for years to come. - Oct. 21,

ciples plich llawe lived and sublimed the 1803.

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