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Victories of Alexander never disturbed Cæsar half so much as the SUBSCRIPTION does the Jacobins. It will not let them sleep; nor, if we may speak our minds on the subject, their Friends either.
The Morning Post, too, is as restless on the subject as the Morning Chronicle. -- " What gocd,” says he, “ can ľ be derived from the measure? What is it that Neutral « Ships carry to France ? Either French Property, or ♡ English Property.”—Who is this poor idiot? we hope he is not trusted without a slavering bib. So then, the rest of Europe has no Property! But we cannot waste time on such nonsense ; nor on the assertion borrowed from the Morning Chronicle, and already refuted, that the French proceedings, , respecting Neutral Ships, are similar to that which we have adopted.
We shall, probably, have occasion to return to this subject; meanwhile, we wish Our Readers to notice the ridiculous efforts of the tools of France to decry a measure, of which, from this very circumstance, we augur well; and on which, we wish those tools themselves to observe a temporary silence. It cannot be long before they hear from that Country on the subject; and they will then, probably be enabled to vilify it, without adding, as they now do, at every step they take, ignorance to infamy!
“ POLITICAL Factions have generally been partial to a display of
" their Principles, by some article of their dress."'-Morning Clronicle, Marcu 6. We noticed, in our 14th Number, the unhappy propensity of the Pere du Chene to injure his unsuspecting
friends. We had a farther proof of it in our last, in his attack on the brief “ existence of Mr. Fox's consis. tency;” and we have now a fresh instance of it, in a sneer at the harmless costume of that Gentleman's friends, Buff and Blue !- When will the United Clubs take our well-meant advice into consideration, and appoint a Committee of Inspection for the leading Paper of the Party?
~ The want of unanimity seems to be the crying sin of all parties,
“ and is eqully conspicuous amongst Innovators, as among the ad“ herents to old establishments.”-Murning Cbrun.cle, March 7.
This is a most portentous Paragraph — it points, if we mistake not, at an approaching schism in the new Coalition at the Crown and Anchor. The rejection of Citizen WADDINGTON, by ballot, and the bringing him in by dint of lungs and fisty-cuffs, is an ominous circumstance ! But what a devil possesses the Pere du Chene, to lay open the “ secrets of the prison-house” in this wanton manner! We should not be surprized if the United Clubs were to adopt measures of self-defence, and absolutely exclude him from their Cabals.
" The design of France is to continue Hostilities with Portugal, that
"" she may have a pretext for marching an Army through Spair ; " and thus, not merely to conquer and revolutionize Portugal, but «« by the introduction of her Troops to overthrow the Spanish “ Monarchy, and erect a Republic in its stead." - Morning Pist,
February 17. Our Readers, we hope, recollect the quotation in our 16th Number (page 541) respecting Portugal, which the Morning Chronicle, with that “ priority of information” which it so proudly and so properly boasts, declared had made Peace with France. - It was there insinuated, that the object of the Republic's making Peach, was to
new model the Government of Portugal; and we now find, from the Morning Post (certainly a better informed Paper than the Morning Chronicle) that the object of the Republic's not making Peace, is to new model the Government of Spain!
Most assuredly, if the People of this country are not thoroughly aware of the danger of any Peace with France, but such as shall preserve inviolate the Power and Independence of this Country, it is not the fault of the Jacobin Journals. This benefit, at least, results from their intimate acquaintance with the Enemy.
We cannot take leave of our worthy Friends the Jacobin Papers, without remarking, that three weeks have now elapsed, since we produced in a Note to the Essay on Neutral Navigation) a passage from CAMILLE JORDAN's Letter to his Constituents, * asserting, in direct terms, that the Editor of one of them (he does not say which) was in the pay of the French Government. We trusted that a charge of this nature would have been repelled with real or affected indignation by them all; but to our astonishment, not one word has been said by any of them on the subject.
Whence is this obstinate silence? Do they believe, that when we made the quotation, we considered it as a light and unimportant passage, to be mentioned and forgotten, provided it were not recalled to our memory by any sturdy attempts to evade or deny it? — Sic notus
* We shall say nothing in this place of CAMILLE JORDAN, because we understand that a Gentleinan, excellently qualified for the under taking, is now translating his interesting Letter; and by him we are confident every necessary information will be given.
Ulysses ? - Have the Jacobins had so many proofs of our perseverance in the Cause of our Country on less serious occasions, and do they now foolishly believe that we shall slacken in our endeavours to hold up to reprobation, this most unnatural attack on its peace, its security, nay, its very existence ?
We return to CAMILLE JORDAN. — " Let the Directory,” says he (p. 43) “ produce against me proofs of a different nature from the assertions of THAT ENGLISH EDITOR OF A NEWSPAPER IN THE PAY OF OUR GOVERNMENT, who, by attributing to me a ridiculous importance, held me up to view as the hopes of the Priests and the Emigrants,” &c.
We think it right to give notice to the Jacobin Prints, that we shall continue to recur to this charge until there shall have been found one among them hardy enough to deny it. And let the guilty beware how they deny it rashly.
In the mean time, We request our Readers, when they see the Religion and Government of their Country ridiculed, and reviled in those Prints, to call to mind the Assertion of CAMILLE JORDAN, and to be assured that some of these Paragraphs were written, and most of them paid for, by our irreconcileable Enemies, the REUBELLS and MERLINS of France.
To the Editor of the Anti-Jacobin. SIR, The Jacobin Writers have, for some time past, thought fit to indulge their merriment on the subject of a French Invasion, and to treat it as a Raw head and bloody bones, devised by Ministerial Agents, for the purpose of giving
activity to the Voluntary Contributions. The same Writers, who have so long and so frequently expatiated on the resistless power and inexhaustible resources of the Great Nation, in the patriotic hope of terrifying us into unconditional submission to the dictates of the Directory, now suddenly change their language, on discovering that their menaces have only served to rouse the indignation and awaken the energy of our Countrymen ; and would willingly persuade us that the attempt to subjugate an insulated Naval Power, without the assistance of a Navy to cover the Invasion, being apparently impracticable, we had better try to raise a laugh against the absurdity of
such a plan, than employ those means of defence which · must ensure its failure, and thus disappoint the last hopes of our Enemies.
That an Invasion of this Country will be attempted, must appear probable to every man who considers the character of the persons who compose the French Directory; that of the General appointed to command their Forces, and the avowal that has been made to the French Nation, on the part of its Rulers, that the co-existence of a Republican Administration in France and a regular form of Government in Great Britain, was impossible: but we may farther assert, that an Invasion of these Realms unquestionably will and must be attempted, or the Jacobin Power in France will and must be speedily annihilated.
This position is incontrovertibly proved by Sir Francis d'IVERNOIS, in a Work just published, and not yet translated into English, intitled “ An Historical and Poli“ tical Picture of the Administration of the French Re“ public during the year 1797."
The principal object of this work is to support the former opinions asserted by this Author ; to shew that the