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suming to themselves the right of petio G condemned as libellous because it dif
Τ Η Ε SEPTEMBER, 1780. Debates in Parliamen', continued from therefore who were of a different opi p. 356.
nion from that part, complain that
their sentiments have been misrepreR. $-th (mem. for sented, and are desirous of carrying Noitingham) held a their complaints before the same tribus
paper in his hand, Anal before whom that misrepresentation M M
which he called a had been carried. For God's fake, protest from part of said he, is there any thing mysterious his constituents, a in all this? Or is there any thing in it gainst a petition pre unfair? Are not all men in this king.
fented to the House B dom upon an equal footing with respect from another and more respectable part to their liberties? As nen are apt to of his conflituents, and exprefled his differ in their political sentiments, thall want of knowledge of the forms of the only one set of politicians be heard ? House to enable biin properly to intro and those who differ from them have dure it.
their mouths shut? This surely can Col. B-ré did not wonder that the C never be justified. And as to the hon. hon. member did not know how to dif- gentleman's jocular mavner of treating pole of his proteit, as no experience in the contents of the paper, because signthe forms could have taught him to in- ed only by the fix junior counsellors of troduce a paper, the like of which had the corporation of Nottingham, he saw never before been offered to be present-D nothing improper either in the style or ed. Bit so far, he said, would he be manner that was not extorted by the from discouraging the protest, that he petition itseif. intended to move, that the fix men who Mr. B-ke desired the perition might had signed it Mould be examined at he be read, and it was read. He then bar of the House, in order to learn the appealed to the House if there were any grounds upon which they ailure parlia-grounds for the severity of the proteiment that a branch of the British ein tors. He was with his hon. friend pire is not lost to this country. [Col. B-ré] for opening the strinys
Mr. F-x was at a loss, he said, in of the public purse, and rewarding the what light to consider the paper, whe- fix righteous counsellors of Nortingther as a libel, a declaration, or a ma-, ham, as foon as they fould have au
thenticated the good accounts they give Attor. Gen. said it required no great of the national prosperity. depth of penetration to discover the Ld N-th justified the proteft, as light in which it ought to be confidered. containing nothing improper ; and A number of men of a certain class, af- though it could not be received, as con
taining no prayer, yet it was not to be tioning to parliament for a particular purpose, in the name of the whole, approved of the violent proceedings athough only approved by a part; those gainst which it was levelled.
The order of the day being called for, In this state it came before the House
Şir G. SV-le moved, That an on the present day (Feb, 21.), when humble addiess be presented to nis Ma- LI N-ih proposed au amendment, by jesty, that he will he graciously pleased adding after the words or otherwise, to give directions, that there be laid be. "and payable at the exchequer." This fore the House an account of all subfiil- A amendment, his lordship laid, would ing pentions granted by the crown dur- appear necessary, when the real state of ing pleasure or otherwije; specitying the the penfion-list was precisely underamount of such pentions respectively, food. All was not pension that apand the times when, and the persons in peared upon the pension-lift. A great whom, such pensions were granted. number of salaries were paid under that
This morion was agita ed on the 16th, B denomination. Thofe deducted, not bur the sudden illness of the Speaker in more than 50,cool. would remain for serrupted the debate, which was ad- penfions, a fum too trifling to be withjourned to this day. LA N-.-oh- held from government wore it only jected to the motion on the point of de- le emplo ed, as an hon. member (Col.. licacy, as there were a long list of Lady Bié) observed on a former occalion, Bridget", L.dy Maries, and Lady Jen-Cin fecrct services. His lordship thought nies, who would be much hurt by have the county meetings must be ill informing their names entered as penfioners cd, ryhen they made the savings in that of the state, and expofed all over the department a leading article in their list kingdom in magazines and news-pa- of grievances. [Here fome gentlemen pers, by which they would lose much of were observed to laugh.] Gentlemen, his their consequence among their neigh-D lord hip faid, might laugh, but laugh, bours,
ing in the hearer is but a piritul way Sir George said, that no man felt of impeaching the argument of the more for the delicacy of the ladies in speaker. His lordship repeated it, that that respect than himself; but that was if the people of England did but know not the object he had in view. His that allihat was to be gotten hy exposing constituents wished to know how far tbe names of feveral honourable pertops, those douceurs increaled the influence E
ou the penfionliit was only the saving of the crown, not what bounties were of a few thoufand pounds by the most bestowed by it on persovs of high rank rigid oeconomy, their hearts would rebut small fortunęs, to enable them to volt at the idea of such a motio:). The maintain their family dignity.
bon. baroner, who made it, acknowMr. Cenw-ll explained the nature ledig: d he did it with reluctance. Ta of the pension list, wbich he said was Fexpose the necessities of anuent and noof two kinds, that paid out of the privy, ble families to the prying eye of malige purse, and that paid at the exchequer. nant curiosity, was not only wanton, but Those paid by his Majesty's bounty, cruel; to hold up the mau who has a the gentleman who made the motion penfion to the detraction of himn that had acquielced in the reasons given for hates him because he has none, is in its concealment; and as for those paid at nature odious and contemptible ; to turthe exchequer, it was generally under-Gnih matter for new s-paper writers for 1ocd, that none were issued there to them to dress up for the entertainment members of that house.
of ihe public at the expence of the 10Mr. T. I-a-dobserved, if that bleft, perhaps the worthiest and most dewas the cate, there could be no reason ferving meinbers of the itate, was wir but the ludicrous one of the noble lord[Ld might be expected from an indiscrimiN—,—1) for with holding the fatistac z nate exposure of the pension-list. With tion required 3 which reason he thought respect to the money granted to the too iritting to be seriously infifted upon. King for his civil lift, he insiited that
Ld Nob rhought the motion very it was granted freely and without con, improper, but did not seem at that troul, and was as much under his May rime much inclined 10 oppose it. jesty's direction as the rents of any gen.
tlemart's estate in that House; but the fate, and to restore her to her natural money granted for the public service vigour, The basis of Britih liberty food, he faid, upon another footing, might then be widened, and true confor which those who had the disposal ftitutional freedom established through of it was accountable.
every part of the empire. Such are the Mr. D-nn-wished to have heard people's views in itriking at the root of the sentiinents of other gentlemen on Aihat corrupted tree whose falcinating this subject before he had risen; but fruit is to pernicious that all who talte fearing that at a late hour he Nould not are instantly infected. The noble lord be able to make himself heard, he chose is apprehenlive, left the delicate feelings to deliver what he had to say thus early of his pensioners should be hurt by the in the debate.
detraction of the malignant, who envyThe poble lord, who had just pro- Bing their good fortune with only to share posed an amendment, had endeavoured it. His lordhip muft surely have borto represent the motion as triffing and rowed bis idea from that supreme con infignificant, and so in fact he would tempt with which every piinp and pamake it by narrowing it by an artful risite, every low wretch, who has any amendmeni; but he infitted, that if the how, or by any means, obtained a moliou should be received pure as it C place or a pension, looks down upon came from ihe hon. baronce's mouth, him who has none. What independent and unmix'd with state-craft, it would member in this House cau lay his hand appear to be one of the moit moinentous upon his heart, and say, he never felt that had ever heen agitated in that the insolence of office? Such cogent House. He had entertained some reasons against the motion may make a hopes, he faid, by the frank manner in deep impression on some men's minds, which the noble lord gave his content but let the goaded jade wince, our withers to the introduction of the motion, that are untouch'd. His lordship would faia he meant to have given it countenance preserve appearances. He will lay beand support; and, unacquainted as he fore the House che fums paid at the exwas with ministerial arts, he could hardly chequer; that is, he will shew us what credit that a noble lord, in a departinent a we inay know, and do not want to see ; to high and important, could adopt in but what we cannot otherwise know, language what he abhorred in his heart. and do want to see, shall be hidden from Such artifices, however, were too gross our light. From such a line of con1o deceive, and too detestable to be jut. duct, is it to be wondered that the petitified. The savings from 50,ocol., al- tioners from the several counties should lowing the reduction as the noble lord F be ill-informed! and ret his lordship has stated is, is certainly not an object makes their ignorance matter of furof great national concern, though ma- prize, and at the same time refuses to naged with the most rigid æconomy; furnish them with better information, but the faving of money is only a le. Such reasoning as this would move the condary, the reduction of the influence rifible muscles of any man's face; and of the crown is the primary, object. Ghe acknowledged that his was not unIf by a reduction of 40,oool. annually affected. we could cut off forty members from A noble lord too [LIN-,-1), from that phalanx whom no considerations of motives of delicacy of another kind, public neceflity can infuence, whom no was against the motion when first offers measures, how ruinous foever, can ed. His lordhip’s apprehensions were move, froin the standard of the minister, excited, left the feelings of the Lady of the day, the end would be great, andH Betries and the Lady Jennies, the comthe archievement glorious.' Millions panions of his youthful days, should be now waited in fanguinary and unavail. Wantonly touched, and their nakedness ing contests would be saved, or con. exposed; but his lordship would reft verted to heal the wounds of a bleeding easy on that account, provided his po. nation ; to recover her from her fickly litical friends might be suffered to ilip
every virtuous and worthy character A Y Weiweil mare che sonore of being see
terly against the ministry, who, he said, ble himself or his friends to oppose mi. were the most profligate set of traitors nifters in any point that they were dethat ever existed in any state; they had termined to carry, reduced Great Britain from the most
(To be continued.) flourishing and glorious condition to the
Mr. URBAN, very brink of ruin; they had banished
OU will much oblige a literary club, to from about the throne, and they had cretary, if, by ineans of your estenhvely cir. rewarded and pensioned every parasite culated Magazine, you can point out to them who had joined them in betraying and any authentic anecdotes of Mr. Tindal the facrificing the real interest of their Historian of London, of Mr. Ames the Ts; country." He was particularly fevere on pographical Antiquery, or of Dr. Cromwell the Lá Advocate of Scotland and the B Mortimer and Dr. Parfons, who were both Attorney General, whom he sneeringly Secretaries to the Royal Society. called the two advocates which the no
Yours, &c. M.G. ble lord in the blue ribbon had ferched
THEATRICAL REGISTER. from Scotland to defend hin, because no
HAY-MARKET. Englishman would undertake the talk. Arg. 10. Summer Amusement–The Deserter.
The Attor. Gen. replied, and retorted Cu. Strat gom-Fire and Water. with great acrimony. He particularly
12. Chap.of Acciderts--The Wedding Night 14.
The Counteis of Salliburg--Ditto. remarked, that the hon. gentleman 1. Chapter of Accidents-fire and Water. scarcely ever rose in that House with- 16. Douglas-1) tto. out the grosseit illiberality to one mem 17. Hamilei-Quaker. ber or other.
18. Chapter of Accidents-Flitch of Bacon. The Col. rose in heat, and said, ir D"9. Ditto-Comus.
21. Ditto--Flitch of Bacon. was falje.
22. Spanish Fryar--Son in Lav. This had nearly produced a duel, 23. Chapter of Accidents--Quaker. which was prevented by the Colonel's 24. Merchant of Venice-Son in Law. explaining himself, and afierting, that 25. Chapter of Accidents---Ditto. he meant to give no personal offence to
26. Spanish Fryar Female Captain.
28, Chapter of Accidents--Female Captain. any man; what he had said, he said
E-9. Lionel and Clarissa--Comus. merely in the freedom of debate, and 36. Beggar's Opera-Ditto. he should be ashamed of himself if any 1. Maid of the Mill--Son in Law. gentleman imagined he meant it as a
Sept. 1. Summer Amusement-Fire and Water!
2. Wid.and NoWidow--Genius of Nonienic. personal attack. The House being of
4. Spaniti Frçar-Ditto. opinion that this was a fair explanation, 5. Love íor Love Son in Law, the matter was accommodated.
6. The Suicide-Genius of Nonsenso.
F The Ld Advocate in the course of 7. Spanish Barber-Ditto. his speech said, that, notwithstanding
8. Minor-Ditto. the high tone of the hon. gentleman
9. Chapter of Accidents-Ditto.
11. Devil upon Two Sticks--Ditto, about his independence in that House, 12. Separate Maintenance-Ditto. there was not a man in it who did not 13. The Suicide-Ditto. know who sent him there.
14. Chapter of Accidents-Ditto. The House divided at a late hour on
DRURY. LANE. Ld Nth's Amendment; when the Sept. 16. Hamlet-High Life below Stairs. numbers for it were 188, against it 186. 19. Bold Stroke for a Wife-Fortunatus.
Sir G. She then said, that the 21. Beggar's Opera-Citizen. motion, as it stood with the amend 23. Tempeft--All the World's a Stage.
26. Love in a Village-Who's the Dupe? ment, was no longer his motion; neither would it serve to convey to theh
28. Cymon-Mayor of Garratt.
COVENT-GARDEN. public that information respecting the Seps. 18. Beaux Stratagem-Deaf Lover. penfion-lift which it was his desire, and 20. Duenna--Apprentice. which lie thought it his dury, to lay be
21. Beggar's Opera- Upholsterer. fore the people. He therefore should
22. Ditto— Three Weeks after Marriage
25. Dicro-Norwood Gypsies. give the matter up, and no longer trou