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shots have been daily prepared to be sent to the army. The chief engineer in this business. has been created a nobleman for his discovery, and a large pension has been assigned him by the ‘Emperorr—How terrible an effusion of German blood will this invention occasion! The Emperor's own army consists of at least t280,000 men, and these are to he marched against Prince Schwartzenberg, with whom Napoleon is particularly enraged. The other, armies maintain their communication with that of the Emperor, and will he commanded by Marshals Victor, M'Donaldy Augereau, Marmont, and Mortier. The reserve, 200,000 strong,‘ is- at Meaux, Chalons, Soissons, Troyes, and Amy sur Aube. The towns and villages have shewn the greatestenergy, and every one of suflicient age and strength haseentered the N ationalGnard. About 50,000 remain here because the Emperor would not allow them to attend him. You may perhaps already be informed that the Allies could not persuade a single French General into their interest, although large pecuniary rewards, and other advantages, have been offered. Every attempt to corrupt has been unsuccessful; The Duke of Dalmatia and ‘Albufera have’ communicated to the Emperor the proposals made to them. The Dulce of Vieenza has actually taken his departure, to be present as Plenipotentiaryfatlthe eitpected Congress, but he was stoppedin his way, because the Allies refused'his passports. This circumstance has given the Emperor great offence, and he has solemnly sworn that he will appoint no other Minister on that duty; and now that the gall has overilowed in such abundance on both sides, we must expect in a short interval dreadful scenes; bloody battles must be fought, ‘to

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which the armies of the unfortunate Allies‘

will be impelled by the famine that must await them if they avoid the conflict. Magazines of wonderful extent are every where provided to support the native army, and the diligence is unremitting in this important department. Paris is’ very quiet, although the singular resolutions of the Directors of the Bank produced a dis‘agreeable sensation. No evil otherwise has attended them ; the wants of the armies were pressing, and the measure was necessary.-—- The Empress goes every where, in order to animate all classes of the people, and she is assisted in this, purpose by the principal families, who are anxious to load the army with presents, to conduce to the comfort of the soldiery during theinclemcncy of the season."

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a“ or a hired tool of Buona/mrté’s .'

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be allowed .to judge from the'last Paris papers, and from the previous facts which I have stated, and which ‘are withimthe

reach of every man who chooses to seek‘ after them, it appears tome that this‘ writer from Paris has neither overcharged‘

nor exaggerated his statements. Now for the vipe‘ration of the Courier. “ This “ is a kind of trash," says that immaculate

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journal, “ with which the friends and ad-'

“ mirers of Bnonaparté console themselves. “ and these are the statements of which an “ English news-paper is made the vehicle._ “ “ Some ofthe statements," the Chronicle

“ modestly observes, “ are probably over-'

“ “ charged or exaggerated, or may be er~ u.“ "mews," But it assures its readers

“that the letter is a genuine letter, a'real'

“ bana jide letter, which “reached the “ “ Chronicle-from the French capital yes“ “ terday.” LOOK 'ro IT, MY Lotto Sin; “ MOUTH 7. if one letter can come, another “ may, and this letter, absurd and foolish “ as it is, proves that the writer (whoever “ he be) is "either a drii'elling 'sycophant,

“ comes such a letter into the ‘hands. of'the “ Morning Chronicle?‘ We request the “ public attention to this point, because‘,

"‘ though we know that Buonaparlé has re-'

“ dared the French press to a slate of [he “ mast base instrumenlalt'ly in his atrocious “ designs, we see no good reason why our “ English news-papers should become the

“ vehicles of his manufactures.—With all,

“ sincerity‘ and fellow—feeling, we really

“ advise the Chronicle to drop, in goodv

“ time, its intercourse with its genuine “ Parisian Correspondent." —- Now, reader,'what do you think ‘of these sentiments, put forth by a writer who is incessantly dinning our ears about British liberty, about the liberty of the press, and who assures us that “ he knows Buonaparté has “ reduced the French press to a state of the “ most base instrumentality.” This hireling scribe tells us, that the Parisian letter is trash, ‘is absurd and foollsh, and

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thatitiis the production of a driwlli'ng syco- ' Take- care, Mr. Courier, what ‘ you say about drivelli'ng sycophants. Either ‘

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you suppose ' that Lord Sidtnouth will Look to it; that he will, without delay, put a stop to this ‘‘ treasonable correspondence," or you do not. if you do, why do you call the letter trash, absurd and foolish.’ Do you wish us to infer from this, that it is mere folly and absurdity which engages the attention of government, and that trash only can alarm them? Or if you do not be~

Here ends the ‘letter; and if I am tov

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lieve this, how can you avoid the charge of being the most contemptible sysop/rant on earth, for endeavouring to attract the notice of ministers, and to excite an interest in the public mind, by raising a cry against a document which you say is the production of a driveller, is absurd, is joolt'sls; in short, is nothing but trash P Was there ever such sycophancy practised ‘2 Was there ever such drivelling heard of I’ But how comes such a letter into the hands of the Morning Chronicle? In reply, I would ask the Courier, how they come to the knowledge of many things which they an~~ nounce, and with which they are every day cramming the gaping multitude, asauthentic intelligence of what is passing-in Paris; of the state of the public mind in that city; nay, more, of Bttouaparté’s precise language in his conversations to his ministers and generals? How, I ask, canthe Courier acquire a knowledge of these pretended facts in any other way than that by which the Morning Chronicle received the above letter? The Courier must either have a correspondent at Paris to communirate these particulars, or all the stories with which it is filled about the Parisians being in a state of revolt, of all France being ripe for insurrection, anclof every Frenchman panting to embrace the Bourboos, are downright falsehoods. Butthe public attention is requested to thispoint. Very welL. The public, it seems, are not to be told the (rut/t. This is letting out too much, Mr. Courier; for it is tell»

that it is time enough to prepare the mind for an event, when that event actually happens. -.--——-—-\Ve shall see by-and-by.whether my Lord Sidntouth “ looks to it" or not; but if he does, and if it is to be held a (rinse to publish authentic intelligence here, respecting the disposition of the forces of an enemy, I confess I do not see how any political writer can calculate upon beingr in safety to take up the pen. I have much to say respecting'the manner in which the foreign‘ intelligence is published in this

departure of Buouaparte from Paris, to takethe command of the army destined to repel the invaders of France, is an event which will be attended with consequences of greater magnitude than anything that has occurred during the war; perhaps of more importance than any thing recorded in the history of nations. Napoleon left Paris on the 25th ult.; but it does not appear from the French papers to what point he meant to direct his attention. He was greeted with the loudest acclamatiuns, and carried with hint the fervent wishes of his people for success.

By accounts from Lord Wellington we find Khltta division of the French army, under General D’Harispe, has mmpellerl like SpinishlGeneral Mina to abandon his Position, and. “ to retire into the valley ul' “ the Aldudes.”—-The' Gazette, in which‘

ing us, in plain language, that the facts't his Lordship’s dispatch appears, does not

stated in the letter published in the Ghro~ nicle, which you do not deny to be true, ought to have‘ been suppressed by the conductor of that paper.. ll the ,lettsr. which appeared in the Morning Chronicle should turn out to be false, and this will be ascertained beyond all controversy in a few, days, it can do no other harm than impeach the veracity of the writer. If its statementsprove to be'trne, and Napoleon succeeds in driving the invaders of France beyond the Rhine, is it not right. is it. not prawn-that the people of this country, .who feel them‘; selves so deeply interested in the matter, should be prepared big/ore bond for whatever

inform whether there was any one killed or woundcd-iintbe Gamma“. vlilispa‘tcbesi iron] the American govern— ment awntutemflhat, irhat been agreed to enter into. nqzocianiom oi: pace with this. country, and: that Gononhnzgh has been Mlllfid‘ifltbe plate of meeting for settling the terms; lmttlserc is to be no suspension for the present ofhostilitia. » 1ft . There has been some successful lighting on out‘ part with the Americans. We have taken F out Niagaraby: surprise, and, according» totthe American :otlicial details, our troops fell uponthe enemy while they were mostlrasleep, “ and committed a

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Rowumo Htu. AND THE Devtt. The attack, and, as it appears to me, wanton and unmanly attack, of the former of these upon the latter, I intended to notice last week; but was prevented by the unexpected length of my Answer to Mr. Canning’s Liverpool Speech, which Answer, by the by, is almost wholly out of print, though an extraordinary number of it was printed. Before I proceed, however, to notice this attack itself, I ought to give some little account of the occasion, which gave rise to the attack. It appears, from a report in the Times news-paper, that, on the 27th of last month, a meeting was held at the City of London Tavern, for the purpose of affording relief to the “Suferers in “ Germany.” At this meeting, the speakers were, as it is reported in the Times, Mr. Heunv THORNTON, Mr. Ronenr THORNTON, Mr. \Vtutettronce (formerly member for Yorkshire, but new mem~ her for the nice little snug borough of Bramber, of which a curious account may be seen in Mr. Oldfield’s history of Boroughs), Mr. BUTTERWORTII, the bookseller, member for Coventry, ,two or three Germ/m PRIESTS, Mr. HOWARD, a Quaker, and the “ Kev. RowL/mn HILL,” our assailant of the Devil and Buonaparté. In the speech of Mr. H. Thornton it was stated, that the distresses of the Germans had already arrived at such a pitch, that, in some parts, famine and epidemical diseases had made their appearance, a fact well worthy of attention ; for, we had been made to believe before, that the Germans

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were rejoicing in their deliveranee; but,

now we are told, that famine, and even epidemical diseases have been the fruit of this precious deliverance; so that, if this new representation can be believed, we may also believe, that the poor Germans-would have been better if they had not been delivered at all. Mr. Wilberforce (member for the snug borough of Bamber) is reported to have said, that we were bound to assist those, “ who had achieved our security at “. their own eajunse, and for which the]

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“ had paid so high a price.” Now: reader, observe, that Mr. Canning told us, that it was we who had Itnmblerl France ; that we had proved to the world, that we were able to stand alone in a war, notonly against France, but against all Europe combined. But, then, say you, Mr.Canning had a different object in view. He wanted to inculcate the notion, that we had gained glory and reputation and conscious safety by‘ the war; whereas Mr. Wilberforce wanted to get money for the German sufferers. Be this as it may, both these tavern speech-makers cannot be right. If we are indebted for our safely to the Germans and Russians, Mr. Canning’s assertions must be false; and, if Mr. Cauning’s assertions be true, the Member for Bramber must have uttered a falsehood. I must, however, take the liberty positively to deny the second proposition of Mr. Wil~ berforce; namely, that the Germans have achieved our security at their own expense. They may have suffered severely in the work, which work, by the by, is notyet, I fear, quite effected; but, it has cost us some few millions in taxes. We have paid the German sovereigns at a very handsome rate, and, we are so paying them at this moment. Taxes make misery and paupers; and, therefore, we ltave not only paid and are paying, but we have also suffered and are suffering from the same cause. Whenever peace shall come ; whenever the dayof reckoning shall come, and that day is, may be, at no great distance, the Member for ' Bramber will flnd, that the people of England will see the consequence of the war, ' and that they will discover, that the wars v in Germany have not been carried on wholly at the expense of the Germans.-—Mr. . Burrenwonrn told the meeting, that her had received 2 or 300 letters from the different places where money had already been ‘ distributed; and that, in some of these let- , ters, it was said: “ Let England sympa“thize with us; for we have stifered in,’ “titer STEAD." Whence it would ‘appear, ‘that these Germans look upon themselves as our deliverers, and not. upon us as,

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truth, one thing is very certain, and that is, .

‘that the Germans believe what Napoleon has so often told them; namely, that they were fighting the battles of England,- that they were incurring misery and shedding

Quakers have been persuaded, that this money is not given for warlike purposes. those arguments will, at bottom,‘ be found to be fallacious.——-The case of the good Samaritan, with all dtte deference to one who professes to be moved by the unerring Spirit, is not a case in point. The poor man, who had fallen amongst thieves, had not got his wounds in FlGl-lTlNC for the good Samaritan, as the Germans have in fighting for England.- The good Samaritan (who, by the by, was 110 Christian} poured itt his oil and wine from a motive of the most pure and disinterested benevo' lence. He did not say: “I see,frieud, ; “ that thou art wounded in fighting for i“ my safety. I will, therefore, do my I “ best to heal thy wounds,” leaving it to .be inferred, of course, that, the wounded

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their blood merely to advance the powerI man, if need was, might, perhaps, be and riches of England. These notions, if‘I able to fight another round in his service. Mt'.Buttervvortlt speaks truth, have been I No: the good Samaritan, who was no dompletely imhibedin Germany; for, as he ; Christian, and even belonged to a set of says, his correspondents tell him, that they , people thought to be reprobates, did not have suffered in our stead; which has no stop to ask, in whose service the wounds other meaning than this: that, if they had 1 had been received; but, seeing a wounded not fought the French, we should lutve been I and suffering fellow-creature, he set about iuvadedand conquered, notwithstanding all , relieving him at once. If Mr. Luke that Mr.Ganning has said about the result i Howard's motives were those of pure (it is not known yet) of the war havingt Christian compassion, wholly unconnected jtrot'edto the world, that England is able 5 with all ideas of self-interest and security, ItlvllélO secure her own independence and ' why did it never occur to him to make her own greatness and prosperity.’ Be- some effort to assist in relieving the people lore these gentlemen come forth again upon I nfFmnce, who, if we have been told truth, these subjects, it may be as well for them i to have a preliminary select meeting, a re- 1 miseries of all sorts in the most supreme hearsal, in order to arrange their several degree? But, Mr. Howard, have we no

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have, for many years past, been suffering

. w ever maybe-the arguments ~by which the

parts, and settle upon the doctrines and arguments that each shall bring forward ; for, as they may perceive, this clashing furnishes weapons for those, who are inclined to dispute the points which they appear to have considered as indisputable. Mr. LUKE l‘lO\V.-\BD, the Quaker, is reported to have said, that the Society of Friends, who reject baptism~ and the Lord’s Supper,as being idolatrous, would “join in the “ object of the Meeting, because its “ basis was Christian Compassion, upon “ which ground also he had accepted of the “ office of assistant Secretary. He trusted,” he said, “ that they would feel and act like “ the good Samaritan, who said to the host “of the wounded traveller; take care of “ him till I come again." Mr. Luke Howard's “ basis,” is wholly diffcrentfrom

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- th'fat of the objectof ‘the meeting, which

was to give money to the Germans, because 'thpy had aided us, byfigltting ;_ and, what

i sujferers at home ? The very day on which
;this meeting was held, the news-papers
I told us, that there were in the parish of
; St. Giles’s alone, six thousand poor creatures
1 actually in a state of starvation. Have they
lbeen relieved? No: unless the humane
man who pleaded their cause with the pub-
lic has stated falsehoods, which I do not
believe. Why need we send money to
. Germany, upon the pure basis of Christian
compassion, while these and hundreds of
thousands of others of our own country
people are suffering so severely as they are‘?
Here is quite field enough for all our com-
passion. We want no hunting abroad for
miserable objects; unless we connect the
feeling of self-interest with the act; unless
we give the money as a reward for having
fought in our service and for our security,
as Mr. Wilberforce states it; and, if that
be the basis of the gift, what becomes of
the. religious principles and of the pro-
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I am truly sorry to have been compelled to make these remarks upon the speech of Mr. Howard. My recollection of the excellent qualities of the Quakers, in Pennsylvania; my long observation, and, in~ deed, experience, of their real benevolence, their integrity, and their good sense, always maltes me deeply regret to see any meddling and vain persons amongst them malting the Society a tool in the hands of designing politicians. But, I feel myself disposed to exercise much less forbearance towards the personage, whose name stands first in the title to this article, and whose

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speech, upon this occasion, exhibits, I.

think, as complete a specimen, i-na small compass, of egotism, vanity, lolly, falsehood, and impudence, as l have ever met with in the‘ whole course of my life. To do it justice, I must first insert it, word for word, as I find it reported in the newspaper above-mentioned, thus: “ The “ Rev. Rowland Hill was of opinion, that “ the sword had never been taken up in a “ more necessary cause, than against that “ wanton cruelty, by which mankind had “ been harassed for the last 20 years. it “ might even be termed a righteous cause: “ but for the battle of Leipsic, instead of “ l0 per cent. we must have paid 20. He “ had a worthy nephew, equally distin“ guished for humanity and courage, who “ was now fighting for an insulted nation, “ and against a kidnapping of royalty, “ which must hnvé been suggested to Buo“ napurlé by Ike devil himseljL—{Laud ap“ Mouse.) Buonaparté might now squeal: “ for mercy as much as he pleased; but he “had shewn none himself when he had “ the power. His- mphew had received a “ sword,‘ worlh a hundred guineas, from “ the City of London, and he trusted they “would give another hundred guineas to “ the present fund. The Quakers, as they “ were called, gave no money to kill, but “ were always ready to give money to cure “ (applause). He thought that in every “ episcopal diocese, the Dean and Chapter “ should be called upon to assist the fund; “ and were he as high in the church as his “ nephew was in the army, he would set “ the example. As it was, he hoped they “ would soon hear something from Surrey “ chapel: for,

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“ No woe should reach the ear, ” “ That did not also touch the heart.

“ The Rev. Gentleman concluded bylmovi “ ing, ‘ that all the corporate bodies be “ invited to give their assistance to the

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. if you live at a distante from London, know

who and what this person is.—-He is, and hastbeen ever since I was a boy, a preacher

at a meeting-house on the Surrey side of

the River Thames, at London. He has

. long been famed for those sort of harangues,

called sermons, which seldom fail to draw together great crowds of the lowest and

' most ignorant of the people, with whom a

bellowing voice and distortion oi‘ attitude do usually more than make up for the absence of reason‘ and‘ sense. One might,‘ however, have expected from a person, with whose denunciations against pride and vanity the walls oi" his meeting-house (he calls it a chapel) are continually ringing; from a man who, in his “ sermons,” has no mercy upon the s-hovvy gowns and caps ofthe poor girls who are amongst his hear— ers; from such a man, from one of the elect, from a vessel set apart unto holiness; one might have expected to hear no boas!

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_ ings of any sort, and more especially ofthat

most disgustingofal'l the sorts -,namely, about one’sfamily blood. Fielding, in speaking of a man's beating hisvwile, after repro— bating the act, generally, in very strong terms, does, I recollect, observe, that he thinks the medicine of a reasonable switch may bejustly and beneficially used in cases where high blood breaks out in the wife. I do not recommend a similar remedy in the present case; but, I put it to the reader, whether it was becoming in any man, much less in a man putting in claims to superiority as a teacher of humili/y, to who such an opportunity of dragging out neck and heels, the fact, that he was the uncle of General Hill; and, in a speech of only eight sentences, to contrive to bring out this fact three several times? What had this fact to do with the subject before the meeting, which related to theraisi‘ng of money for the German sufferers ?_' First, he told his hearers, that he had “ a worthy Nephew, “equally distinguished For humanity and “ courage, who was now lighting for an in“ suited nation." \Vithout disputing the facts with him (for I do not know that they are, or are not, disputable) what had: they to do with the object of the meeting ? The Nephew had nothing to do with the money to be given to the German sulferers; he was not even in Germany; his example, or his authority, was not cited; his name was not wanted for any purpose ol' illustration. Why, therefore, drag the poor

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