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ocJM&m&n 4 ' H ? ^ ° ^ i * a l 4 % * k ™ $ tirn ^ , a < Jmto of expending such iftqfjlgeoces , as must conciliate the Jiijpet orders of the Catholics , and by furnishing to a large class of your Majesty ' s Irish subjects a proof of the good Vill of the United Parliament , afford the best chance of giving fall effect to the great object of the Union , —that of tranquillizing Ireland , and attaching it to this country .
" It is With inexpressible regret , after all he now knows of your Majesty ' s sentiments , that Mr . Pitt troubles your Majesty , thus at large , with the general grounds Of his opinion , and finds himself obliged to add , that this opinion is unalterably fixed in his mind . It must , therefore , ultimately guide his political conduct , if it should be your Majesty ' s
pleasure , that , after thus presuming to open himself fully to your Majesty , he should remain in that responsible situation , in which your Majesty has so long condescended graciously and favourably to accept his services . It will afford him , indeed , a great relief and satisfaction , if he may be allowed to hope , that your Majesty will deign maturely to weigh what he has now humbly submitted , and to call for any explanation , which any parts of it may appear to
require . " In the interval which your Majesty may wish for consideration , he will not , on his part , importune your Majesty with any unnecessary reference to the subject ; and will feel it his duty to abstain himself , from all agitation of this subject in Parliament , and to prevent it , as far as depends on him , on the part of others . If , on the result of such
consideration , your Majesty ' s objections to the measure proposed should not be removed , or sufficiently diminished to admit of its being brought forward with your Majesty ' s full concurrence , and with the whole weight of Government , it must be personally Mr . Pitt ' s first wish to be released from a situation , which he is conscious , that , under such circumstances , he could not continue to fill but
with the greatest disadvantage . " At the same time , after the gracious intimation , which has been recently conveyed to him , of your Majesty ' s sentiments on this point , he will be acquitted of presumption in adding , that if the chief difficulties of the present crisis should not then be surmounted , or very materially diminished , and if your Majesty shduid continue to think , that his humble exertions could , in any degree ,
coritrjbute to conducting them to a favourable issue / fhefe is no ^ ersdnal difficulty to which he will not rather submit , than withdraw himself at such a moment ffom your Majesty ' s service . He would even , in such case , continufe for such a short further interval aS might be necessary , to oppose thief agitation ot discussion of the Question , as far as he
can consistently with the line , to which he feels bound uniformly to adhere , of reserving io himself a full latitude on the principle itself , and objecting only to the time , and to the temper and circumstances of the moment . But he must entreat that , on this supposition , it may be distinctly understood , that he can remain in office no longer than till the issue ( which he trusts on every account
will be a speedy one ) of the crisis now depending , shall admit of your Majesty ' s more easily forming a new arrangement ; and that he will then receive your Majesty ' s permission to carry with him into a private situation that affectionate and grateful attachment , which your Majesty ' s goodness for a long course of years has impressed on his mind , —and that unabated zeal for the ease and honour of
your Majesty ' s Government , and for the public service , which he trusts will always govern his conduct . " He has only io entreat your Majesty ' s pardon for troubling you on one other point , and taking the liberty of iriost respectfully , but explicitly ,
submitting to your Majesty the indispensable necessity of effectually discountenancing , in the whole of the interval , all attempts to make use of your Majesty ' s name , or to influence the opinion of any individual , or descriptions of men , on any part of this subject . "—Pp . 27—33 .
Art . VII . — The Westminster Review . No . XIV . London . 1827 . Our contemporary sometimes startles us with the novelty if not the vigour of its propositions . We cannot forbear extracting the following denunciation of the connexion between religion and morals , which , wfe must say , if it convey as
important truths as it pretends to do , has not the good fortune to give any very Clejar perception of the process of ireasoning , by . whichso original a conclusion , so long hidden from mankind has been evolved , and is to " be maintained in this age of improvement . "The most injurious mistake , or misrepresentation , that has ever been made
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 606, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/54/