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EXAMINER. 135 the force of the ideas which he was labouring to convey. - The whole Company appeared to sympathize with his unaffected emotions. After a short interval, he recovered himself from a very impressive silence, and continued as follows:
« These prospects, Fellow-Citizens, may possibly be « deferred. The Machiavelism of Governments may for « the time prevail, and this unnatural and execrable « contest may yet be prolonged; but the hour is not far « distant; Persecution will only serve to accelerate it,
and the blood of Patriotism streaming from the sever« ing axe, will call down vengeance on our oppressors in « a voice of Thunder. I expect the contest, and I am « prepared for it. - I hope I shall never shrink, nor “ swerve, nor start aside, wherever duty and inclination “ may place me. My services, my life itself, are at your “ disposal—Whether to act or to suffer, I am yours« With HAMPDEN in the Field, or with SIDNEY on « the Scaffold.—My example may be more useful to you « than my talents : and this Head may perhaps 'serve your “ cause more effectually, if placed on a pole upon Tem“ ple-Bar, than if it was occupied in organizing your « Committees, in preparing your Revolutionary Explo« sions, and conducting your Correspondence."
Mr. MACFUNGUS said he should give, as an unequivocal test of his Sentiments, “BUONAPARTE AND A RA« DICAL REFORM."
The conclusion of Mr. MACFUNGUS's Speech was followed by a simultaneous burst of rapturous approbation from every part of the room. The applause continued for several minutes, during which Mr. MacFUNGUS repeatedly rose to express his feelings. K4
The The conversation now became more mixed and animated; several excellent Songs were sung, and Toasts drank, while the progressive and patriotic festivity of the evening was heightened by the vocal powers of several of the most popular singers. A new Song, written by Captain MORRIS, received its sanction in the warmest expression of applause. The whole Company joined with enthusiasm in their old favourite Chorus of Bow! Wow! Wow!!!
We have been favoured with the following Specimen of JACOBIN
POETRY, which we give to the World without Comment or Imitation. We are informed (we know not how truly) that it will be sung at the Meeting of the Friends of Freedom; an account of which is anticipated in our present Paper.
LA SAINTE GUILLOTINE.
From the blood bedew'd valleys and mountains of France,
* See Proclamation of the Directory. '
+ The “ too long calumniated Author of the Rights of Man.” — See a Sir Something BURDET's Speech at the Shakspeare, as referred to in the Courier of Nov. 20.
While her sportive Poissardes with light footsteps are seen To dance in a ring round the gay Guillotine. Il
See the Level of Freedom sweep over the land
IV. Two Heads, says our Proverb, are better than One, But the Jacobin choice is for Five Heads, or none. By Directories only can Liberty thrive, Then down with the One, Boys ! and up with the Five!
|| The Guillotine at Arras was (as is well known to every Jacobin) painted “ Couleur de Rose."
$ See Weekly Examiner, No. II. Extract from The Courier. .
How How our Bishops and Judges will stare with amazement, When their Heads are thrust out at the National Casement! I When the National Razor | has shav'd them quite clean, What a handsome oblation to Saint Guillotine !
Berlin, Nov. 19.-Very favourable hopes are entertained by the People of this Country, of the reign of their new Sovereign. His MAJESTY's time, since his Accession, has been principally employed in internal arrangements; but nothing has yet occurred which can lead to any decisive judgment of his sentiments on Foreign Poo litics. The arrest of the Countess de LICHTENAU, formerly Madame de Rietz (and Mistress to the late King) gives rise to various conjectures.
Venice, Nov. 3. — The Municipality foreseeing their sudden dissolution, have used every endeavour to delude the ignorant populace in seconding their malicious views; and on Saturday last, the 28th ultimo, they summoned a meeting of all the Citizens, in their respective Parish Churches, to signify by ballot whether they chose to live in a state of Democracy, or to submit to the Austrian Government. Being threatened by the Satellites of the Municipality, many through fear, not knowing what they were about, adhered to the first proposition; however, the
I La petite Fenetre, and la Razoire Nationale, fondling expressions applied to the Guillotine by the Jacobins in France, and their Pupils here.
votes in full preponderated against their present Rulers.
The French Garrison in this City were under arms, and patroled through the streets to maintain the tranquility of the Town.
In consequence of this decision, six of the Munici, pality have this week left Venice (of which, four are said to be destined as Ambassadors to the Directory at Paris, and two to BUONAPARTE at Milan) with a view of preventing the City of Venice and its Territory from being given up to the EMPEROR. General SERRURIER refused giving them passports further than to Milan; they, however, I suppose, will not return any more to Venice. Several more of the most hot-headed Democrats are every moment leaving this City.
The French have been very busy in taking away the Cannon and Ammunition from St. George's (which they have converted into a kind of Citadel) for these two last days; and the whole of the Requisition Money, which in six rates would have only terminated in March ensuing, was ordered to be paid in three days.
A Cenotaph which had been erected in St. Mark's Place, to the Manes of the French General Hoche, has been ordered to be taken down.
FRANKFORT, Nov. 15. General ANGEREAU has moved his Head-quarters to Weilbourg, on the Lahn, He is himself gone towards Basle, to meet General BuoNAPARTE, who is coming to Rastadt, to act as the first French Minister at the Congress.
The Swedish Frigate Thetis, and Hussar Brig, having a Transport under Convoy, laden with Presents for Tripoli from the Court of Stockholm, are waiting in the Sound for a change of weather to sail.