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long obstructed tl * € fr ^ e flow and circulation pf tbe blood of life through an ituporiaat member of the community , by that means paralyzing tbe exertions of . tbe whole empire in leaving oue of its important members without its active powers , although , at the same time K endowed with the most exquisite sensibility .
For i » y pai \ t , Sir , I hare just risen to express in as few words as I possibly could , rny joyous confidence in the success of your just and righteous cause , and I place that confidence not so much in the promises or in the performance of political parties , as in tlfe pressing exigencies of tbe times ,
not so much in the nature of man , as in ; the nature of things . O ! it cannot * °# g be , that the very Jews in France sbptild find a country there , where they have a free competition to the
first civil and political employments under the state , while the Catholics , with all their property and population , are excluded from any station of political power in their native country , assimilated to Britain in every thingexcept your bonds .
All Europe appeavs about to rise in mass . It i * the war , and the consequences of the war , which will assuredly work out your political redemption . This war it is , which will ,
ere long , necessitate the tailing forth of the whole population of the empire ; , and the fourth part , 1 may say the third part of that population , will , must at last , fine ] its adequate and authentic value in the councils of
the sovereign , and the decisions of the legislature . Government must shortly , very shortly , recur to their filial resources of physical force * and tl ^ e last reason of kin ^ s "vvill finish by-making a first appeal to the a £
Tectious of the people . You will not owe Ijip restoration of your rights to reason Of \ justice , or expediency , but to ner- £ g $ ity . The . ii it is , and then , alas , only it is , that the value of a free purple is pvoperly prized and exactly ascertained , % vben last extremities
e + nnjvel administrations to fet I and lfecognise . that value . Then come ont the ^ JLa . « d vs ' < -hrs , '* and the ' * Laiidstj ' . Min *; ; " but is it not better and more prudent , before the people he thus caiJf < j < l forth- n \ m '< t * t $ i io secure * their ^ iitx'tjpns ? Tlieu tbt peo ple-are no longer vilified as mob , but they come
forth in -thgix . majestic jnotn ^ atuaa * and are saluted in t £ rra . s : of . de&p respect and high cousi * " eration * I beseech you * felJoiv ^ coAinfnyEQ-eii * on this > and every . oife € ? . PCQa $ u > . o » to * repel tbe imputation of MqB 9 hy moving forward to your object ,, placed on the summit of v-U'fctiou 3 ambitit > o » with one body a ^ 4 one soul > with closed column and perfect rank : I
beseech you to preserve , jn this movev ment , the sairae discipline -which an army does in constant expectation of meeting with aa enemy ; the same regularity and good order ; the sance strict obedience to the moral law and the Christian law , and the lav of the land , which a military body pays to the law martial ; the same
watchfulness and attention against ambu s * cade ^ , against spies , against stragglers ; in short , to a 4 o |> t such > a strong-, open , systematic , upright , downright manner of proceediitg i an will put aside your professed friend and secret enemies , vrho are now watching for any ^ the sligia ^ st iftfringement of the law , wiiich may
enable them to break through your solid , and otherwise unassailable battalion * . No , > ou will preserve unity in word and deed . Your political conduct will be cdnsiderecf , like the continuity of your religion , wbieh , as an eloquent advocate oY-yourfs-ha ^ said , ** vie Idee ) , like the c air , ' aiia then closed upon itself , wUhoiit' ^ s fff ^ H ^ a wound . ' * ¦ ' fi '"• ' ¦ ' ' ' '¦ '' ¦
Sir , all that remain ? of Irflandypo * \ il \ ck \\\ y speaking , is , . 1 tjiink , cqu > - prised , and concent rated in the Catholic question . Infhe shi ^ Wr ^ k bf our national sovereignty , . ¦ "t his is a plasik to which , with ail the powers of fife we should c lin ^ , when all i » parting into pieces on all sides around us , when the waves are m ' akih >' -fen
trance froirj without , and the dry rot uf rorr \ iption has nearly consumed the main timbers within , let us tie ourselves to the main niast "< yf Cattiqiic emancipation , as our for 1 orb hope' in this sea of difficult tea anA' claJngefs , as our ultimate lefrtj ^ e after tbe ° losV of our political esntitctfeie , hfter' i \\ h loss of dear , deserted , degraded Ire-LAND . '• ¦ ¦• ¦^ i ' •¦? ; ? : ' ¦ - ' ¦ ' ; -1 ¦ . - ^ ' i i .. i ¦¦ ¦ . ,- ¦> <
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), March 2, 1814, page 188, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2438/page/52/