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Vol. XXV.

p. 13, l. 17, for 6 read 9.

1. 22, for raved read vowed, 1. 34, dele had.

1. 37, for into read unto. p. 14, 1. 23, for saying read saving.

1. 27, for would read could.

1. 56, for might better read might the better. p. 15, l. 7 from the bottom, after beard, insert and by that means to compel him to agree with

them. p. 37, 1. 1, for has read as. p. 41, l. 8 from the bottom, for the read they. p. 50, lines 7 & 9, for Rowland read Roland. p. 64, 1. 31, for consistency read constancy. p. 128, lines 32 & 34, for Štrafford read Stafford.

1. 3 from the bottom, for Vol. 3 read Vol. 7, and for p. 1331 read p. 1293. p. 368, for note 1 read note. p. 752, 1. 3, from the bottom, for a table? read a table. p. 803, lines 34 & 35, after Prime Serjeant, insert James Fitzgerald, Mr. Solicitor General.

lines 36 & 37, dele Mr. Solicitor General, James Fitzgerald. p. 1276, lines 7, 8, 36, & 41, for Strafford read Stafford. p. 1278, I. 14 from the bottom, for Strafford read Stafford. p. 1302, l. 6 from bottom, for with read within.

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605. The Trial* of Joun Horne Tooke,t Clerk, for High

Treason, before the Court holden under a Special Commission of Oyer and Terminer, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, and Satur-. day 22nd, of November : 35 GEORGE III. A. D. 1794. I

[The preliminary proceedings will be found Counsel for the Crown.-Mr. Attorney Gein the preceding Volume of this Collection, neral (Sir John Scott, afterwards Lord Chan

cellor Eldon); Mr. Solicitor General (Sir John Pp. 199, et seq., and pp. 1385, et seq.]

Mitford, afterwards Lord Redesdale and Lord Sessions House, in the Old-Bailey, Monday, Chancellor of Ireland); Mr. Serjeant Adair; November the 17th, 1794.

Mr. Bearcroft; Mr. Bower ; Mr. Law [afterPRESENT,

wards Lord Ellenborough and Lord Chief

Justice of the Court of Ring's Bench]; Mr. Lord Chief Justice Eyre, Lord Chief Baron Garrow (afterwards, successively, Solicitor Macdonald, Mr. Baron Hotham, Mr. Jus- General, "Attorney General, and a Baron of tice Grose, Mr. Justice Lawrence ; and the Exchequer); Mr. Wood (afterwards a others, his Majesty's Justices, &c. Baron of the Exchequer]; Hon. Spencer

Taken in short-hand, by Joseph Gurney. in various departments of government, he † See his Trial for a Seditious Libel, antè, soon discovered the views, connexions, and Vol. 20, p. 651.

pursuits of his guest; but, instead of up1 In “Memoirs of John Horne Tooke, in braiding him with his treachery, and disterspersed with original documents; by Alex- missing him with contempt, as most other ander Stephens, esq. of the Honourable so- men in his situation would have done, he deciety of the Middle Temple,” I find the fol- termined to foil him, if possible, at his own lowing narrative; which, as it is stated to pro- weapons. ceed from “ Information obtained by means “ It was always a maxim with Mr. Tooke, of one of the persons chiefly interested on the in the war of politics, to turn the enemy's canpresent occasion,” is not improper to be here non on themselves; and no one was ever more inserted :

ready to exclaim: “ Among the immense number of spies and informers now employed, were several of a For 'tis the sport, to have the engineer

-“ Let it work, higher order, some of whom were solely ac- Hoist with his own petard : and it shall go tuated by zeal; while others, who would have

hard, spurned the idea of pecuniary gratifications, were influenced solely by the hopes of offices But I will delve one yard below their mine, and appointments. One of the latter had for And blow them to the moon.” some time attached himself to Mr. Tooke,

Hamlet, Act 3, s. 4. and was a frequent visitor at Wimbledon. “ He accordingly pretended to admit the spy His station and character were calculated to into his entire confidence, and completed the shield him from suspicion, but his host, who delusion, by actually rendering the person, was too acute to be so easily duped, soon saw who wished to circumvent him, in his turn, through the flimsy veil of his pretended dis-a dupe. Mr. Tooke began by dropping recontent. As he had many personal friends, mote hints, relative to the strength and zeat VOL. XXV.


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