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opinions, if it were safe to declare going to diel. We are fully conthem, towards those who have had vinced that a tale like this was the uncontrolled management of never told: before in the civilized, the affairs of the nation, and who world.. And, at this very moment have long been drawing sixty mil- the measures of the ministry for. lions of pounds sterling a-year from the relief of Agriculture 'in Engit in taxes. No language, could land are bottomed upon the asserfurnish us with words adequate to tion made, a hundred times over, the expression of what we ought that, for a series of years, up to to feel, if even a short allowance the present time inclusive,' the of food was all that could be ob- crops have been superabundant, and tained by so large a portion of the that we are suffering the evil of people, as make up the population over-production, and that the reof three or four counties of Ire-medy for the farmer is, a dimiland. Of what description, then, nished quantity, in the harvest. ought our feelings to be when Sir. Oh!. unhappy Kingdom! Whose John Newport, standing up in people are dying with famine his place in the House of Com- amidst a superabundance of food.! mons, states as a positive and un

-Mr. Goulburn, who has lately deniable fact, not loosely and ge

had a large pension settled upon nerally, that famine is raging in him in case he should be out of Ireland, but that, in one parish ofice, and who is now what they fifteen persons had actually perished call Chief Secretary of Ireland: by famine; that twenty-eight more

this Mr. GOULBURN said that, with persons were past all hopes of re- every exertion on the part of Gocovery; that one hundred and vernment ;;

but we must twenty persons, still in the saine take his words; for this is a sub, parish, were ill from fever produced ject of too much importance to be by, want; that other parishes were passed over slightly and to be nearly in the same state ; that in, easily forgotten. one parish there had been found “ Mr. GOULBURN acquitted: food only for two days, and, at the “ the Right Honourable Baronet date of the letter, they had been “ of any but the purest motives, without food thrte days; and that," and assured him that he felt as horrible to relate! in this parish" deeply as the Right Honourable the Catholic parish priest had ac- Baronet; or any Gentleman, the tually prepared his, parishioners “ awful calamity: the more so, for their inevitable death, by abso-1" because with every exertion on lution and those other rites used" the part of the Government, and by the catholics to persons just " with all the aid of man much misery

" must take place. He alluded par-1" also a discretion to act upon the “ ticularly to those parts of the" instant, without reference to any "country, in which from the state authority, that no delay might " of communication, the conveya " interfere with the efficacy of the

ance of provisions was a matter" relief (hear!).”: “ of time and difficulty. He had This is very pretty talk; but

that day received accounts to a though no power nn earth can " degree confirmatory of the asser- bring the dead to life, Mr. Govla; “ tions of the Right Honourable BURN will find it very hard to per " Baronet, as to the extent of suade us, that the same power " the suffering, especially in the which can shut people up in their «. county of Galway. Some time houses from sunset to sunrise is 66. singe the accounts from that not equal to the discovering of the

county were so alarming that approaching starvation of that “ though he kņew the Lord Lieu- same people. He will find it very, "i tenant was in communication hard to persuade us that those “ with the gentry there, he had who possess the former power did " thought fit to ship to two ports not possess the latter, and still “ of Galway, cargoes of the most more difficult will he find it to per

portable species of provision, suade us that those who could “ naval biscuit. In consequence raise a surplus of five millions-a" of the intelligence he had re- year as a Sinking Fund to add to ! "ceived that day, he had directed the stock of the fundholders, had ", further shipments (hear!): and not the power to provide the means " though all efforts might be insuf- of preventing the starvation of ficient to avoid the calamity, they those, whose situation they must “ might have the satisfaction of have known so well, when they had “ having done all that was in their the power to watch them so nar- ; they to have the strength withouts" strong enough to bear the buffirst having the food? And then “feting of the waves, swam off to again, why not give them the the boat, clinging to it till he demoney and let them employ the livered them the tickets for the labonr upon the land ; why, when “ relief of their families.(Hear, they are in a state of famishing “ hear.)"Such is the picture for want of food, erect public wake which the Irish Members themout of which no food can come ; selves give of the state of their why draw away the food that is to country. In such a case all laws be got with the money and employ and usages ought to give way; all it in a way from which no creation maxims of policy; all rules; all of new food can prooeed? Vain, general principles. Ships, boats, however, is it to put questions like vessels of every description ought these to those who have the sup- to be sent off, and from every port. port of an unreformed Parliament. If money were wanted there are Mr. Vesey FitZGERALD, who troops, and they should be sent to called Mr. GOULBURN his Right seize the food wherever it is to be Hon. Friend, vouched for the fact, found until the shocking scene be stated by Sir John NEWPORT, of put an end to. If we had been the preparation for death by the Ministers, we would long ago have Catholic priests. He eulogised ascertained the facts, and bacon the patience with which the famished should have been a crown a pound creatures had borne their suffer- in London before a Catholic priest ings; and he was loudly cheered! in Ireland should have been called We know not well what to say on upon to prepare bis parishioners the subject of this patience, and for death from starvation. But shall therefore hold our tongues. what a horrible reflection that the This gentleman related that an people of only two or three counties aged clergyman having received a in Ireland should be suffered to be donation for the famishing people, in this state. If Herefordshire, he was afraid to attempt the dis- Gloucestershire, and Monmouthtribution lest his frame should be shire were even approaching such unable to sustain the pressure of a state, would Kent or Norfolk, or the raving applicants. He, there in short, any other county, enjoy, fore, “moored a boat at some dis- we will not say a moment's hap"" tance from the shore, whence he piness, but a moment's peace, until 66 sent the tickets for provisions the distressed counties were as 4. from the store ; but such was the well off as themselves ? Where 66 earnestness of the unfortunate are all the other counties in Ire“ claimants, that those who were land? What are they at? Where

power. In addition to what was rowly as to shut them up in their “ done on this side of the water, bouses from sunset to sunrise. " the Lord Lieutenant had now As to the giving employment to these “ the additional sum of 100,0001. poor creatures; as to the laying

which according to the terms of out of taxes upon public works: “ the vote, was granted for the em- under an engineer in order to con

ployment of the poor, but which, vey money to the starving crea“ where there were no means tures to purchase them food, was of employing them, would be there ever such a thing heard of “ applied to their immediate re- before since man was man? How “ lief. . The engineer 'who directed are the people to labour without " the works to be undertaken, had the strength to la bour ? How are

are all the landlords and all the food is there ; for since this famine clergy of that country ?u Are we has been declared in Parliament, told that the Catholic priests are thousands of quarters of corn have preparing whole parishes for death, been imported every week from and do we see amongst the means Ireland into England. It is the of relief à Ball at the Opera House money, then, that the poor creatures in London! One thing it is ne- want, and that they cannot have, cessary always to bear in mind; except a part of that is restored and that is, that Ireland has not which has been taken away from been governed by jacobins and them in tases. To this point we alradicals, Let what may have been ways come at last; here is the imthe cause of these calamities, we, mediate cause of all the evils that the jacobins and radicals, have had afflict the country.-In going downno hand in producing them, to ward, we next find the debt and which we have only to add, show other consequences of the war; and us, loyal men, if you can, that ja- at the bottom we find the root of cobins and radicals . could have the whole, the want of a real Reform produced a worse state of things. in the Commons' House of Parliament. Mr. WILBERFORce said, that what. The evil is radical, that is to say, ever money was wanted on this belonging to the root; and the cure occasion, ought to be given. Holme must be radical or there can be SUMNER thought an Address to the no cure at all. We have never yet Crown was the proper measure, heard what are the means to make authorising any expenditure that this starvation cease; and we are might be necessary.--We, for our firmly convinced that it will not parts, are for relieving the people, cease with this season' nor with cost what it may. But, at the next season, nor with any season same time, pray let us make this until the interest of the Debt be observation. Money, it seems, is reduced, and the taxation lowered. wanted in Ireland. Now people do There is no scarcity except scarnot eat money. No, but the money city of money, amongst those who will buy them something to eat. labour. To talk, therefore, of What, the food is there, then, it sending seed potatoes, and to seems! Pray observe this, reader. amuse ourselves with other expePray observe this, and let the par- dients, such as are put forth by ties get out of the concern if they the stupid press of London, can

THE FOOD IS THERE; only serve to push things on to a but those that have it in their pos- state, to get out of which there session will not give it without the will be only one way. money! And we know that the


well ?

*? Wist unter **:!

But that the dread of something from repeal,[Sent with the Author's hope, that

The paper-money oceanz from whose rocks

No Government escapes,-puzzles our pates'; it may serve as a piece for reci- And makes us rather drain the country's Asstation, to form part of the en


Than crush muckworm which we love so tertainments at the Feast of the Gridiron. It is accepted, as | Thus Cash-bill does make cowards of us all

And thus the native hue of this fam'd isle such, with many thanks ]

Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of want;

Aud enterprizes of great pith and moment, : SOLILOQUY.

With this regard, their currents turn awry, To pay, or not to pay, that is the question :

And lose the name of prudence.
Whether 'tis nobler in the House,' to suffer
The gibes and tauntings of audacious Cobbett,
Or to call up the Swiss'of' the Collective,
And, by repealing, end them ?-To yote;
to act,-.

My friends will be glad to hear No more ;-and, by an act, to say we end that my son James is arrived from Distress-petitions, and the thousand bankrupt New York. This ends the trip, We yet must hear of, 'tis a consummation which Sidmouth gave us in 1817! Devoutly to be wished. To vote;—to act;

-James is come almost on purpose To act! perchance to puff out; aye, there's

to see

Lawyer Scarlett. For in that dread repeal what storms may hardly worth the trouble, my come,

readers will say; but, the Lawyer When we bave shuffled off this kated bill, Must give us pause : There's the respect, may afford us some sport yet,

if That makes Resumption-bill of so long life:

we can get him fairly out in full For who would wear the suffering nation's

chase, and clear of all his covers. The Landlord's sigb, the Corn-dealer's groan, -I now inform


readers most The Farmer's clam'rous tongue, the law's

positively, that all the stories that decay, The prayers of frightened Bankers, and the we have heard about American

distress, are pure unmixed lies, faWhich we must from the ruin'a borrower hear,

bricated for the vile When we ourselves might our quietus make


of With a bare “ question!” Who would office deceiving the burthened and in

have, To cant and lie about this cursed bill;

sulted people of this Kingdom.


the rub;

It was


dismal tales

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