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this I am sure of, that, if the Par-1" a struggle between the taxliament be not reformed before the payers and tax-receivers is inecrack come, it will be a crack“ vitable. The chief receiver is such as the world never witnessed the PUBLIC CREDITOR. before.
“ Does any man believe, that a “ struggle will not take place with
“ HIM before we finally give up MR. C. C. WESTERN.,
"all, we possess ? Shall we not
cling to our impoverished acres Tuis gentleman has come out " as long as we can? And will it in a pamphlet. Bless us! It is “ not be such a struggle as shall an Address to the Landowners; " be nearly fatal to both?” that is to say, according to Mr. Yes, Sir, I think it “ shall” be RICARDO; the fundholders ; and quite " fatal to 'both,” unless they now really are the owners the people have reform before the of the land. This, nineteen years struggle begin!" “ Good Graago, I said would be the case. cious!” as Castlereagh says, how The landlords should read, not long have I been saying, that Mr. Western's pamphlet, which there would be such a struggle ! only tells them that they are on But, I dare
say, that Mr. the verge of ruin, which they Western forgets this: perhaps, knew before; but the Preliminary does not know that there is any Part of Paper against Gold, such person : never heard of me, which contains all the sponging or of my “prophecies," which arguments. It is in vain to blink Nicodemus Cropper swears are this question any longer. Indeed all falsified as soon as they are the time is at hand, when it will be spawned.” I need not tell my too late to talk of blinking. Mr. disciples to laugh: they will laugh Western says: '\ If some relief be enough, when they read this pas" not applied, and that speedily,sage from Mr. 'Western, with
whom I remonstrated in 1814, warded for their efforts ! If I 1815, and 1816, with as much had been in my proper place; in earnestness as if the object had that place where my superior been to save my life. He was knowledge and foresightfully seeking for a remedy by keeping entitled me to be, things could out foreign wheat and coleseed. never have arrived at their presenta I told hini, I prayed him, I im- state. If possessed of the power, plored him to look at the Bank I should have produced, years and the Debt. He kept on; and ago, the adoption of measures of he does not even now, when he prevention : if opposed to the peradopts, not only my doctrines, but sons in power, I should have had my arguments and my very words, the means of remonstrating, and make the smallest acknowledg- of making my remonstrances heard ment to his teacher. If he had by the whole nation. If I had said to the Landowners : “ Read been in parliament only as long “ Cobbett's Letters to Landlords; as Glory's " cubs have been “ read his paper against Gold, there, things never could have “ and especially the PRELIMI- come to their present staté: and “ NARY PART; read his Far-yet, the whole body of those, whom " mer's Friend; read his Rustic this state of things threatens with
Harangue at Huntingdon; and a fall from splendour to beggary, “ fling my pamphlet into the fire;" have, to keep me out, laboured he would have acted a manly and with as much eagerness as if they sensible part.
had been striving for the salvation Oh! what pains all these people of their souls! For the thousandth have taken to keep me down ! All time I say, “Verily they have of them, without a single excep- their reward.” Now, I do not tion, whom I have ever known, or care a straw about the matters heard, any thing of: and how and I would not walk across Kenjustly, good God, are they re- sington-street to ask any seat
owner to put me into parliament. her true glory to all other things The desire ever uppermost in my that this world can present to my heart has been to see the labour-view. ing classes, amongst whom I was born and bred, as well off as they were when I was born. To en
TO THE BRIGHTONIANS.
deavour to make them thus I have
always regarded as a sacred duty. GENTLEMEN, I am now sure that I shall see
I will do myself the very great them in that state ; and, as for the
honour of dining with you on Monrest, I have nothing to answer
day the 25th instant, on my return for. I have, nevertheless, con
from Chichester, where I shall be stantly wished to see no change on Wednesday next. in the form of that government;
I am, Gentlemen, under which for so many ages,
Your most obedient
And most humble Servant, England enjoyed so much happi
Wm. COBBETT. ness and renown. I wish it still and most anxiously wish it; but, I have not the power and cannot
WESTMINSTER MEETING. have the power to cause
wishes to be gratified. I must, like other men, be the creature of events and Want of room compels me to circumstances; and all that I can! postpone any particular notice of foreknow of the matter, is, that I this very important Meeting. I shall always be faithful to my shall notice it in my next, partiallegiance and my country, and cularly the Resolutions moved by always prefer her freedom and Mr. Nicholson.
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