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nister’s dire& interest (nay his such sure hope of considerable adsafety), mean while, requiring bim vantage, (at least, if unaccom. to push the desperate game, and panied by some other steps tending even in self-defence, to increase to purify the sources of ele&ion that very expence which is his and representation) but chiefly, beo crime ; to entrench himself still cause, on the best information I deeper in corruption, and by head. have obtained, I have reason to be. long and unmeasured extrava- lieve it is the mind and defire of a gance, to have the means of jufti- very large number of my constitus fying to the faithful Commons, ents: this seeming to me to be the his former mismanagement and one point (at least with diftingaished misdeeds. See where this ends, preference) on which the serder, but forget not where it begins. not he who is sent, has the perfed • I am led here very naturally to right to judge ; and that, even if speak upon the subject of certain after all, I should have mittakea regulations, which have been the their general sense, it will be at object of your late assemblies least the safer error; fince there is and deliberations. Indeed, I have a manifest difference between the brought myself to this matter al- obtruding one's self for leven years most unavoidably, but not unwil- on him who wishes to have his lingly. I gladly embrace this mott choice again at the end of three ; public opportunity of delivering and returning for his approbation my sentiments, not only to all my at three, when he might perhaps constituents, but to those likewise, have been well content to trust not my conftituents, whom yet in one for seven. I the Aarge sense I represent, and am I have a momentary pleasure in faithfully to serve; not only to adding (especially when supported twenty thousand, my electors, but by your opinions) that I am willing to hundreds of thousands, in the to fatter myself, rather good than county I represent, (to go no far- evil may arise from the change. ther) who are to suffer under the But I look upon restoring election bad conduct of parliament; and and representation in some degret of declaring my intentions, re. (for I expect no miracles) to their garding the two chief articles con- original purity, to be tbat, with tained in the resolutions agreed to out which all other efforts will be at your late meetings; I mean, vain and ridiculous. The tenant: rendering parliaments triennial, right, or good-will of a lease of and adding to the number of coun- three years, is as saleable as abat ty representatives.
of a lease of seven. It will find 'I do intend to give my voice, its price at both 'the London and if I have the honour of continuing country markets. It will be bought, in your service, for the change of it will be fold. The member will septennial parliaments. And this, be as manageable, if the conttinot because I am so fanguine as fuent be as venal. And they will Tome are, in a full persualion, that not be afraid to meet at market as it will be a cure for all our evils; often as you please.
no, nor even that I promise my. The adding to the county repre-telf it will be attended with any sentation, if by no means a perfed
cure, seems yet to me to be the and markets. We can converse plainest and beft proposition for thus without a blush. . this purpose, that has yet come Neither time permits, nor does under my observation. I trust, propriety allow me to enter into likewise, it may be pra&icable. arguments in support of a fentiI therefore embrace it, not only ment of which (much I think to from a deference to your opinion, your honour) you have declared but with an approbation of my your approbation. But although own. Yet, not flattering you, that it suits neither the time, nor the it appears to me one of those mat- circumstance, to argue and debate, ters' easy of execution, or to be trust you will not think I am out done with a thought; on the con- of the line of propriety, of duty, trary, it is more complicated (as it or of the respect I owe you, in thus seems to me more effe&tual) than making a public declaration of the first-mentioned alteration. But my opinions and intentions in this is no time to talk of small matters concerning which, after rubs, or difficulties. If fomething the tender I have made of my be not done, you may, indeed, service, you have an unquestionretain the outward form of your able right, as you must have a conftitution, but not the power natural with, to be informed. . thereof. .
When I began this paper, I had For it is too serious a truth to reason to believe the time' preffèd ; be concealed, and, indeed, it is too I was soon confirmed in what I had late seriously to attempt to conceal heard. It was become material to it, that if the electors, forgetting address you quickly, if at all: but the folemn duty they owe to the although what I have written has millions of their fellow-subjects, been the work of a few hours, do whose rights they are in the first not think that the matter has not infiance intrusted with ; if, for- again and again been the subject getting the sacred trust reposed in of deliberate thought. I should them, of choosing those who are not have dared to have presented to govern those millions; if, for- you with crude and undigefted getting that they are therefore a ideas, or the fancy of a moment : fort of representatives of all the but, on the other hand, so inat'. people (who would be too nume- tentive have I been to the advanrous to vote themselves) ; I say, if tages this address might receive, forgetting these things, and lhame- in its form, from the assistance of fully proftituting themselves, they abler persons than myself, that I are become so profligate as to sell venture to submit it thus publicly themselves and their country; let to you, without the opportunity of them not wonder (nay, scarcely communicating it to those whose can they complain without shame) principles, judgment, and line of if those whom they choose, imi conduct in the public walk, I have tating their condu&, retail daily been habituated to look up to with those rights which they haye high respect and esteem. bought, whether it be at the fep- My business is not to write ably tennial, triennial, or annual fairs, to you, but to write with sincerity.
The relation that stands now be devised, a good understanding and tween us, gives you a right, if I union may be insured amonget may lo speak, to my unmended respectable men of all ranks and sentiments; and I willingly sub- descriptions, who agree in the mit every defeat to your censure, main principles of liberty, alrather than be supposed to use ma- though there may be shades of difpagement and art, or to consult ference, in fmaller points, or in what is conformable to personal or matters not calling for immediate party confiderations, instead of that difeuliod. Indeed, you will find which unbridled truth (according it true wisdom, and a very ha to my conception of it) requires of nourable policy, to ftrengthen the me. What farther steps may be in cause of your country with every contemplation towards obtaining honest aid that can be obtained, the laudable object of our wishes, No public cause was ever carried I do not know: but it is not pro- by divided efforts. in. bable that what has lately aritenTill I have the honour of moetwill facken the zeal of those who ing you in the exercise of the great bave already stepped forward in and refpe&table function of choosing the business. With that idea upon your representatives, I beg leave my mind, it is impoflible for me to Subscribe myself, Gentlemen, to conclude without exprefling an with perferespect, and a rememcarnest wish, that whatever is brance of all your kindness, thought of may be pursued with Your most obliged, .. that true spirit of firmness and and faithful humble servant, moderation, which belongs to the I ni G. SAVILLE. cause of justice; and, above all, that by every means that can be Newcaftle upon Tync, Sept. 5, 1780.
Cbaracter and Manners of the Vene- ted to us by the pencils of Paul
tians. from a View of Society Veronese and Titian. The women and Manners in Italy, by Dr. are of a fine style of countenance,
with, expressive features, and a kin
of a rich carnation. They dress TAM very sensible, that it re- their hair in a fanciful manner, Iquires a longer residence at which becomes them very much. Venice, and better opportunities They are of an easy address, and than I have had, to enable me to have no averfion to cultivating an give a character of the Venecians. acquaintance with thole ftrangers But were I to form an idea of them who are presented to them by their from what I have seen, I should relations, or have been properly paint them as a lively ingenious recommended. people, extravagantly fond of pub- Strangers are under less restraint lic amusements, wi'h an uncom. here, in many particulars, tin mon relish for humour, and yet the native inhabitants. I have more attached to the real enjoy known fome, who, after having ments of life, than to thole which tried post of the capitals of Eudepend on olteotation, and pro. rupe, have preferred to live at Ve. ceed from vanity.
nice, on account of the variety of The common people of Venice amusements, the gentle manners display some qualities very rarely of the inhabitans, and the perto be found in that sphere or life, feci freedom allowed in every being remarkably sober, obliging thing, except in blaming the mea. to strangers, and gentle in their sures of government. I have al. intercourse with each other. The ready mentioned in what manner Venetians in general are tall and the Veneians are in danger of well made. Though equally ro- being treated who give themselves buft, the:y are not to corpulent as that liberty. When a stranger is the Gennans. The latter also are so impedent as to declaim against of fair complexions, with light the form or the measures of gogrey or blue eyes ; whereas the vernment, he will either receive Venetians are for the most part of a message to leave the territories a rudd y brown colour, with dark of the State, or one of the Sbirri cyes. You meet in the streets of will be sent to accompany him to Venice many fine manly counte. the Pope's or the Emperor's domiDances, resembling those transmit. nions, Vor., XXIII.
The The houses are thought incon- ble stuff in the world, which could vonient by many of the English: not amuse, or even draw a smile they are better calculated, how. from any person of taste, being ever, for the climate of italy, than quite deftitute of true humour, if they were built according to the full of ribaldry, and only proper London model, which, I suppose, for the meanest of the vulgar. Im. is the plan those critics approve. pressed with these sentiments, and The floors are of a kind of red eager to give his Grace a full deplaister, with a brilliant glofly sur monftration of their juftness, I acface, much more beautiful than companied the D- of H- to the wood, and far preferable in care stage-box of one of the play-houses of fire, whore progress they are the very day of our arrival at Ve. calculated to check.
nice. The principal apartments are · The piece was a comedy, and on the second poor. The Vene. the most entertaining character in tians seldom inhabit the first, it was that of a man who stuttered. which is often intirely filled with In this defect, and in the lingulumber: perhaps they prefer the lar .grimaces with which the actor second, because it is farthest re- accompanied it, confifted a great moved from the moisture of the part of the arr.usement. , lakes ; or perhaps they prefer it, • Difgufted at such a pitiful sub. because it is betrer lighted, and stitution for wit and humour, I more cheerful; or they may have expressed a contempt for an aufome better reason for this prefer- dience which could be entertained ence than I am acquainted with, by such buffoonery, and who couid or can imagine. Though the in- take pleasure in the exhibition of habitants of Great Britain make a natural infirmity. use of the first floors for their chief While we inwardly indulged apartments, this does not form a sentiments of self-approbation, on complete demonstration that the account of the refinement and saVenetians are in the wrong for periority of our own taste, and preferring the second. When an supported the dignity of those acute sensible people universally sentiments by a disdainful gra. follow one cultom, in a mere mat- vity of countenance, the stutterer ter of conveniency, however ab. was giving a piece of information surd that custom may appear in to Harlequin, which greatly inthe eyes of a stranger at first sight, terested him, and to which he lifit will generally be found, that tened with every mark of cager. there is tome real advantage in it, ness. This unfortunate speaker which compensates all the appa- bad jud arrived at the most imrent inconveniences.
. . portant part of his narrative, which I had got, I don't know how, was, to acquaint the impatient the most contemptuous opinion listener where his mistress was conof the lialian drama. I had been cealed, when he unluckily ftontold, there was not a tolerable bled on a word of fix or feven fylactor at present in Italy, and liables, which completely obstructed had been long taught to consider the progress of his narration. He their comedy as the most despica. attempted it again and again, bat