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« -The Military System is blown to pieces; and the « whole ill-constructed scaffolding is brought down in « ruin upon the heads of its architects.
« I sincerely hope," said Mr. Fox, “ that no such ex“ plosion may take place to the destruction of a Constitu« tion which I venerate!--but Ministers have already « made the first step in this vicious circle of Politics.« The original defect was undoubtedly to be found in « the Constitution itself, even as it existed in better « times. These defects were the natural subject of a “ peaceable and salutary Reform. But what have Mini.“ sters done? Instead of reforming the Constitution, " by removing the abuse, they have exaggerated the abuse « till they have destroyed the Constitution: by their two « last infamous Bills, they have put the finishing stroke « to our Liberties--they have taken away from every “ Englishman his NATURAL INDIVIDUAL COMPETENCE « IN MATTERS OF LEGISLATION.”
Mr. Fox here concluded a very animated and impressive Speech, by recommending to his auditors, that they should immediately strike a blow for the destruction of the present system: as a pledge of his earnest wishes for the accomplishment of this object, he would give them a toast, “ REwbell, and a free Representation !”
We have no hesitation in declaring our opinion, that this Speech was one of the best that Mr. Fox ever deli. vered: it abounds in all those characteristic traits which distinguish and clevate the tone of that Gentleman's eloquence, above that of all his rivals and opponents. The references to MACHIAVEL and ADAM SMITH, evinced the extraordinary facility which he possesses, of drawing an urforeseen inference from some acknowledged truth; that ardent deprecation of the all-violent and repressive
measures, with the irrefragable demonstration of the absurdity and inutility of coercion in every possible case all these, and above all, the spirited and undaunted appeal to his own past life and conduct, were in Mr. Fox's very best manner. We have only to regret, that while we do justice to his sentiments, and general stile of argument, it is impossible for us, in a Report of this kind, to give our Readers any idea of the language in which those sentiments were conveyed.-(We must here conclude our Extract; THE EXAMINER of Monday next will contain the Speeches of Mr. ERSKINE, &C. Ég c. which we shall likewise take the liberty of borrowing from the Morning Chronicle of the same date.)
188 506 110 368 252
70 25 87 155 175
372 188 306 647 1051
1568 1298 1008 1018 1589
Holland -- 1795
36 120 76
I 2 I 7
18 18 67
ACCOUNT of SHIPS and Vessels belonging to FRANCE, SPAIN, and HOLLAND, which bave been taken,
burnt, or destroyed, since the commencement of the War, distinguishing each year, and also distinguishing the Number of Guns in the Sbips so taken, burnt, or destroyed, in each Year.
Number of 32GUAS Number inder 74 of Guns. and up
of guns. guns.
Number corvettes, of guns.
France - 1793
We have received the following from a Loyal Correspondent, and we
shall be very happy at any time to be relieved, by Communications of a similar tendency, from the drudgery of Jacobinical Imitations.
Wulst happy in our native land,
So great, so fam'd in story,
To raise our Country's glory :
Will rush in crowds to aid her
Whilst every Briton's song shall be,
Long had this favour'd Isle enjoy'd
True comforts, past expressing,
To rob us of each blessing :-
(Which long we'ye learn'd to cherish)
And every day our Song shall be,
Her bloody Revolution ;
Adore our Constitution;
And quit our rustic labours;
And, clad in arms, our Song shall be,
When bent on blood and plunder,
To brave their cannon's thunder:
Have plann'd the world's undoing !
And night and morn our Song shall be,
The glorious struggle's ended,
The blessings we've defended;
Each gallant deed reciting;
And ever thence our Song shall be,