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lifts known sentiments in farour of Caih 4 £ c emancipation . This impolitic , as weH as wicked , explosion of the rage of the faction has led all wise and good men to rally round the government , and has presented an opportunity , which , we trust will not be neglected , of putting down for ever the insolence of a handful
ef persecutors , who have so long been suffered to keep the island in a state of turmoil and civil war . The Holy Altiamee has held its congress at t ^ erona . Hitherto , the official proceedings of this junta of sovereigns have been withheld from the public , but it is understood that the congress has given leave to France to
make war upon Spain , in order to crush the free government there set up . Whether the French government will use the holy licence is scarcely determined . A sense of justice , however , will not restrain the Bourbons of that country from the mad attempt to enable the Bourbon of Spain to pluck down the liberties of the penin * -
sula . Their fears may , notwithstanding , dictate sound policy . Unsupported , and even opposed by England , they would enter , we apprehend , with faint hearts upon a Spanish crusade , though cheered by the shouts of Croats and Tartars at tfae extremity of Europe . English opposition to the Holy Alliance , so
honourable to our country , we owe to the Change in the department of Foreign Affairs . The late Marquis of Londonderry seemed to be pledged to the measures of the continental despots , —his successor , Mr . Canning , is free to act as his judgment shall direct , and , little as we acjidire his political character , we are hound to say that his conduct since he
came into office has been worthy of a fi ? rfd $ h statesman . Gratitude impels us to acknowledge his manly and spirited offices on behalf of our friend , Mr . Bowring , on whose liberation we congratulate our readers . The French government durst not bring Mr . Bowring to trial , but , on the contrary , confessed in the order for his being « et at liberty , that they bad no
charge whatever to bring aghast hm and consequently no reason for detaining him a prisoner ! This they were six weeks in discovering , during which time an English merchant was shut up in one of their dungeons . The abominable
outrage upon the laws of nations will not , we hope , be suffered by our own government to pass without some measure of apology to the injured individual , to the honour of the country , and to the law of civilized Europe . The state of France is variously represented . The mad ultras are the
present actors , but the more temperate royalists are said to have the greater power : the liberal party is quietly looking on . To strengthen the hands of the government by means of the church , education is gradually drawn into the hands of the priests , and the Pope has granted a concordat for the erection of new
bishoprics . The nuncio of his Holiness has appeared once more upon the stage , and has demanded with success the banishment of Llorenti , the virtuous and enlightened Spanish ecclesiastic , alleging , as a reason for the demand , his History of the Inquisition , and his other works against papal domination . It was not to be forgiven by the church , that one who
had been secretary to the Inquisition , should afterwards reveal the secrets of the prison-house , and animate his countrymen in the work of destroying the horrid engine of spiritual despotisiu . At seventy years of age , therefore , be is sent , in the depth of winter , across tfye Pyrennees . His countrymen have , no doUbt , by this time welcomed him back t& a free
country , and shewn him that t ) ie persecution of the faction that mourns over the fallen Inquisition , is a recommendation to the esteem and support of every liberal mind . Russia is still watching her interests ; Turkey is convui&ed with fanaticism 5 and the Greeks yet exist , and in sufficient strength to annoy and discomfit the barbarians , especially at sea , and to make them tremble for their domiuioo .
MQ iateiiifrence . ^ CioJfe 6 f the Year 1 822 .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1822, page 776, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2519/page/56/