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sureties upon the sister : are we public to witness its conduct. to think nothing of these, all im- In another part of our paper will posed without even the imputation be found (taken from the Morning of moral offence, and only for im- Chronicle of to-day) a letter adpugning (we will say erroneously) dressed to Mr. Bućue, who, it a system of religion, one of the appears, is now a Judge in Irepersons at the head of which, was land. The letter has not a signathis very Bishop! To hold our ture to it, but the Chronicle is úntongues in such a case would be doubtedly well satisfied as to the infamous indeed; and would make facts contained in that letter. We us merit to be ruled, not with rods, beg our readers to peruse ' that but with scorpions.

letter with attention; to make, as every honest man will, the case of

Mr. BYRNE their own; to consider Thursday.

of the sufferings of that man; to This subject, in its most inter consider what is due to him and resting point of view, that is to his family; and then to reflect, say, as it throws light on matters that if the press in Ireland had connected with the administration then done its duty, that which we of law and justice; this subject, have now had to record might taken in this light, will be fully never have existed. treated of in the Register of next But, how must the Morning Saturday. For essays at great Chronicle lament, then, that it did length we have not room in our not hasten to do its duty on Mondiurnal publication; but we have, day morning! If this paper had we trust, done our duty towards acted the part which the Morning the public in this case, and parti- Chronicle acted, the name of the cularly by dragging forth the most foffender would not have been

respectable”, and most corrupt known unto this day; and, as we press in this world. We cannot, verily believe, never would have. however, let another day pass been known at all. The article without taking notice of what we which had appeared in the Obserfind in that vile old paper, The ver of the Sunday named nobody. .: Times of this morning. We shall That article had appeared but in not, like Dr. O'Meara, put stars one paper. The Morning papers, 1 instead of letters: we name the that noticed the thing at all, had vile old thing, and call upon the abridged, mutilated, and disguised.

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that artiele. Two of them, that full and manimous cry against brace of true brothers, the Old the profligaey of those writers Times and the New Timés, sunk who administer to the brutal pasthe thing wholly in silence. So sions of the “ lower orders," by that, during the Monday, ópera- circulating hints and inuendos tions would have been carried on tending to bring into hatred and effectually to prevent all exposure contempt their natural protectors of the principal criminal, and on and guardians of the higher orthe Tuesday morning we should ders ; tending to lessen in their have seen, in every one of these esteem all those whom it is their Papers, articles asserting that bounden duty to venerate; tendsome gross error had been com- ing, in short, to gratify their fromitted with respect to a Right ward dispositions by inculcating Reverend Prelate, originating in disrespect in them towards all some casual misnomer, or in some their betters, their pastors and thing or other that would have ap- masters; and thereby to produce peared plausible. And, on the in them a disregard of the laws Wednesday, we should have heard of God as well as of a paternal the same papers lamenting, with Government; and to bring them great sincerity, that one of their at last into a state, in which their contemporaries, the proprietor of lives would be forfeited to the a Sunday paper, had been so un- outraged ordinances of their counadvised and rash as to give heed try, and their souls turned over to to loose reports, having not the the Devil. smallest foundation in fact, re- This is what we should have specting certain supposed miscon- had on Tuesday, Wednesday and duct of a most learned, venerable, Thursday, if the STATESMAN had and Right Reverend Prelate of not done its duty on Monday. The the Church! Bless them! On the Old Times, always the worst Thursday, that is to say, to-day, amongst the bad, kept quite silent we should have heard them all during Monday, Tuesday, and open in full cry, just as if the Wednesday. It endured game was in view; their voices thumping for these three days as different in tone, indeed ; their quietly as a woolpack. It seems manner of opening different; and to have been wishing to rival, in different the loudness of their yell; this passive quality, a pair of but off they would have gone in shoulders pot very distantly con


nected with it. At last; but not the bird has flown; which he before, it has announced that the might not have done if the Morn criminal has fled from justice. ing papers of Monday had done But, let us hear the old thing, and their duty. This Paper can now then remark a little upon what it tell us that this is a mitred reprosays for itself.

bate. It can tell us about the

man that was punished on his ac,, An exposure of monstrous depravity has taken place within count in Ireland. It knows, now, these few days, all allusion

to which all about the matter, but it could we have hitherto suppressed Mingled! feelings of sorrow, humiliation, and say not a word about it until disgust, have been in part the Thursday morning, though the causes of our silence; and the respect we owe to public decency might principal facts were stated in the still have induced us to persevere Observer of Sunday: and though, in our reserve, if we could have thereby checked the horrible tale in it is perfectly notorious to every its progress to notoriety amongst body in London that that paper is all ages and both sexes, which we fear it has already attained to. The conducted in a manner not to leave person accused of being the chief the smallest doubt of the truth of criminal-P. Jocelyn, Bishop of Clogher-has, it is affirmed, for those facts. feited his buil, and quitted for ever The old hack can now exclaim, the country which his presence had polluted. Bail in such a case! What too :

“ bail in such a case!" Yes, sum could be named which the and you knew it on Sunday morn-.. wretch would not have sacrificed? We know not whether to rejoice or ing last as well as we did. If, grieve that he has fied from justice. your pretended scrupulousness We know not whether the trial of such a criminal for such a crime, about indecency prevented you might not have cost more in the from narrating the facts; it could way of corruption, than even bis death by law could have paid in not prevent, for the public has now the way of satisfaction to good seen that the whole case can be morals. It is dreadful to remember, that a poor and perhaps innocent communicated to it with perfect man was sentenced to transportation fidelity, and yet without a single from his country, on the oath of this mitred reprobate, for only threaten- hint to give offence to the most ing to charge him with that of which fastidious delicacy; this could not he now stands (by his flight) confessedly convicted.

It is more
have prevented you

from giving a dreadful to think how the church faithful accouņt of the transaction, of God has been scandalized and disgraced.

quite sufficient to answer all the

purposes of justice and fair deal. Thus, as the public will see, Jing; but if, after all, you found the Old Times can speak, when yourself so stupid, so wholly des


titute of talent as not to be able paragraphs; now you can
to speak upon such a subject claim 6 bail in such a case !"
without being guilty of grossness Now, that you have done all that
too offensive to be endured by the you can do for him by your si-
public, did that prevent you from lence, now you have seen the cat
speaking of the bail? Hypocrisy jump away, and have too, seen
may serve you elsewhere; but it which way public opinion jumps,
cannot serve you here. There is and having, besides, felt, in your
nothing indelicate in the word bail! sale (where alone you have feel-
When you were speaking of the ing) now you can begin to join
Vere-street Gang, who were com-in; and in a few days, we should
paratively poor devils, and poor not wonder to see you beginning
devils are always your aversion; some foul-mouthed attack upon
poverty is always sin enough of those whom you will choose to
itself in your eyes; when you deem guilty of suffering this es-
were speaking of the Vere-street cape. We beg the public to
Gang, you very justly, indeed, but watch you, upon this occasion.
most vehemently, and without the You do not well know what to do,
smallest delicacy in the world, but your workings will be matter
gave narratives of the transac- of great curiosity at any rate.
tions ; but if


deli- As to your concluding remark, cate all at once, and if that deli-1 about the disgrace brought upon cacy is of such a strange com- the Church of God, it belongs to plexion that it blushes when you that species of blasphemous cant, have to speak of the conduct of a for which you are so famous ; Bishop, and is hardened as brass but, it weighs not a feather in when you have to speak of what wiping off the disgrace of three you call the seditious conduct of days' silence with regard to such Mrs. Carlile and her sister, for a transaction. The effect of this not tearing whomont of their silence you have already felt, to houses you blamed the Govern- our certain knowledge; and the ment; if

your delicacy be of this further effects are to come. strange complexion, what had de- If it be true that the Bishop; licacy to do with the bail?-Now that the Right Reverend Father that the wretch has fled; now that in God, the Lord Bishop of Clogher your publications can do him no is gone out of the kingdom never harm; now that he laughs at your to return, as asserted in this

vile old paper, which appears Church of Englayd were informed to know a great deal more against for non-residence in 1799. about the matter of going away Actions were brought against them than we do : if this be true, agreeably to the 21st (we think it what is to become of the Bishop- was) of Henry VIII. Now mind, ric? Is the Bishop still to receive here were legal proceedings the immense revenues of that against many Clergymen of the Bishopric which have been stated Church.----The law was clear. at thirteen thousand pounds a- There was no quirk that could save year, and which are probably them. There was no law existing much more? Is there to be no that would admit of an interpretaBishop to supply his place? Is tion in their favour. Then came he to have a deputyIt would (pull your hats off, readers!) then be deemed blasphemous to say came the Parliament and passed that Bishops are of no use;, it a law to save them by quasking would be deemed revolutionary the informations against them; by and treasonable. We must not, putting an end to those legal protherefore, say that; and yet it ceedings, and suffering the spiwould be hard to say what use a ritual persons to go free. Bishop is to be of, if he can live Now, if this could be done by out of the country all his life- Act of Parliament; if the Parliatime.

ment could interfere, and in so efWe know not, however, of any fectual a manner here, to set aside law, by which a man may be un- one of the most important provibishoped, or have his revenues sions in that code which gave the taken from him. We do know, Church its property; if it could however, that a law can be made do this, can it not interfere now? to do it, and for the honour of the Or are we to be told that it can country we do hope that the Par- never interfere with laws relative liament will not separate without to the Church, except for the purtaking this matter up.

We are pose of protecting those Members not to be told, that the Parliament of that Church, who have been cannot interfere in legal proceed- guilty of a breach of the laws? ings already commenced. We However, WE SHALL SEE ; have a case; a case in point as to for, as we have said from the beevery thing but the nature of the ginning, the THING is now upon Act. Scores of clergymen of the its trial !


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