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this part of my subject, once more the affair with Canning, who, to thank you for your motion at the give even the jester his due, did county meeting, and thank the this one serious job in his life. county of Norfolk for the truly Ask me no questions about him. noble example it has set to the I have not heard his name prokingdom at large. You see, that nounced since he was, at 'Brathe landlords were afraid of a ham's Christening, listening to county meeting in Suffolk ! It God save the King," while the was preparing ; but, they re- poor Qucen lay dying. I have not coiled! Even this is good. It shows heard of him since he was at that how things are, even in that “select party” in company
with county, which has so long been ihe Duke of Sussex, Lord Pomdead as a stone. In short, they fret, Mr. and Mrs. Eliason, and dare not face county meetings any i poor Captain Heywood, who had where. The sheriffs will not call the misfortune to be hanged the them, I dare say; and, thus, laws other day. I have seen, indeed, intended to keep down “ the Ra- two puf's about him, one in a dicals,” will now keep down the West of England paper, saying Yeomanry themselves !
that he raised no rents during the You will ask, perhaps, what in war; and the other in the paper all the world is become of our old of Bott-Smith of Liverpool, infriend, “ Glory;” that “star of forming the world of his generous Westminster ; " that “conqucring compassion having been awakened hero; " that great man," as by the inadequate habiliments of Hobhouse called him, to his face, one of his inaid servants ! This. four times over, in one speech at last is an affecting story indeed, the last purity-of-election dinner, much too affecting to receive juseven after the three months walk tice in any composition other than in custody of the Marshal, after that of a sentimental comedy, into the tears of Scarlett, and after a performance of which sort it is
now being worked for our enter-worldly wisdom in “Glory," and tainment at the feast of the Grid-held it up as an example to others, iron. But, as to the former story, on account of the gain attendthat about not having raised his ing it. He had a right, in law, farmers' rents during the war, it to run out the life-holders and is the most impudent falsehood that to make them rack-renters; but, ever was put upon paper. I know this having been done by him, no : it to be a falsehood. It is a matter man has a right to hold him up as that nobody has any right to pry a landlord of singular generosity, into. He had not only a right to and to put that generosity in con raise bis rents ; but, was right trast with the conduct of landlords for him to do it. But, it is not in general; and, this is, moreright for him, or his base toad-over, the more worthy of notice, eaters, to send out a lie about the as these puffs are manifestly inmatter; and that, too, you will tended to gloss over that abanobserve, to the detriment of all donment of the people, on bis part, other landlords ; and, in the very which never ought to be glossed article to which I allude, his “ge- over or forgiven. Where these nerosity” is ostentatiously put in puffs originated I am not certain; contrast with the conduct of land- but, it is as easy to guess at their lords in general! Not only did origin as it is to see their object, he, like other landlords, raise They are silly efforts to save from rents ; but he ran out life-holds to oblivion a name that ought to seek an immense amount, making these it as the only refuge from scorn. (very numerous too) rack-renters Glory” is too cunning a man to under him, who had been life- have approved of these puffs, He holders under his predecessors. would see the consequences. BottAnd, observe, this was stated in a Smith is like the Soubrette in the pamphlet of his friend Mr. Wm. French play, who, having taken FREND, who gave it as a proof of it into her head to extol the chas
tity of her mistress, brings out an matter that belong to this question explanation by no means pleasant of reducing the interest of the to the latter, who thereupon ex- Debt! claims, “ Curse your meddling | Letme just add here, that a friend
tongue, could you not let my in Norfolk told me of a "most excel“ chastity extol itself!"
lent man," who had been set against Since
my hand is in, I will just me by the tales about my debt to notice, by way of caution to Glory." These “ most excellent
Glory," that, at the last Holk- men" understand the thing as, ham sheep-shearing, he said, ac- well as you do. They know, that cording to the report in the papers, I acknowledged to owe “Glory”. that the “ interest of the Debt a sum of money on bond; that I must be reduced.” What! before wrote to him and others a circular, the parliament is reformed? Be- in which I stated, that, though, fore the whole of the people give according to all the principles their assent? Before any other known amongst men, the acts of measures to do justice to numerous the Government, pointed particuparties be adopted? What! are larly at me, having bereft me of landlords to keep all that high my existing means, I was not pricesand high rents enabled bound ever to pay debts then due, them to exact from farmers and and that, upon this
very principle from life-holders run out and made the Americans had' acted during rack-renters during the war; are their first war against the Engthey to keep all these gains, lishr; yet that I would not avait “Glory,” and are they to get rid myself of this principle; that I of the additional weight which would leave no effort untried to Peel's Bill has given to the Delt? pay every one ; and particularly This, I say, is a caution ; a mere". Glory." These “ most excellent caution; for, long indeed is the men” know, that" Glory" first chapter and most important is the wrote what he called an answer to this letter; that he sent this answer, money was lent; and remained unwhere? Why, not to me, in Long paid! If they did they would Island, but to Brookes's in the find out some other excuses for Strand, to be shown to people and their “ prejudice” against me.. to be copied to carry all over the These circumstances they cannot country while I was out of the know without my wounding those country! These “ most excellent that I do not like to wound, and men" know, that this pretended that I should have no scruple in answer, contained the basest per- wounding if I had as little feelversion of the meaning of my let- ing as “ Glory.” But, indeed, ter. They know, that I afterwards nothing at all need be said to voluntarily came to England, and such “ excellent men. They are that “ Glory,” like every other hypocrites : they hate, dread, or creditor, had his fair chance at envy me: they are men corrupt my carcass; and that he could or vain: they know the true story have no
more. All this these well enough. They know how « most excellent men” know. base a part
Glory" has acted How, then, can any “ tale" of towards me.
They know that I “ Glory," or of his toad-eaters, could not pay him out of the " prejudice”, them against me ? nothing that persecution had left Do they think, that “Glory,” is me. They know all about his entitled to more than a man's publishing private letters ; sham body? Do they think, that he, answers ; and all about the affair who is for lowering the interest of of Wright, Cleary and the Rump. the Debt, has a right to a man's These “i most excellent men very blood and soul for a bond know all this ; but, “ most excelmade while money was at its lowest lent” as they are, they are not depreciation? These “most éc-excellent enough to refrain from cellent men really do not know the use of hypocrisy to cover the under what circumstances the real cause of the dislike which
they entertain, but which real honestly, he would say: “ Yes,