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be able to state this vote to
with honours. The leading feature, patriots were to be found men of every says he, of Lord Anglesey's governo persuasion, while the vilest and most serment, has been the immense quantity vile, the veriest lickspittle'-(it was an of blood which has been shed during unpleasant word to use, and which he its continuance; morelives have been should not pronounce in a public assemlost in one year of Whig rule, than in bly, if he could find one equally expressive fifteen of Tory domination.* The pre
of the class lie was describing)--but that sent Ministers deserve to be No! filthy word particularly applied to the we will not pollute our pages by the
Catholic portion of the herd of slaves who filthy abuse which the first-born of
were the most bitter and malignant enetheir revolutionary affections, the
mies of Ireland. (Hear, and cheers.)" leader of the Irish bar, pours out up
In these circumstances, the salvaloving benefactors. We have tion of the empire hangs upon a always opposed, and fearlessly op- thread. If the Irish members geneposed, the present Ministers; but we rally support the repeal of the Union, should deem ourselves disgraced if there is no concealing the fact, that we applied to them the epithets which in the present distracted and divided they have received from their revo
state of parties in this country, they lutionary favourite.
may soon be able to dictate it to any But the matter does not rest here. administration. If their domestic dissensions led only
One only resource remains to hold to the exposure of the monstrous together the falling members of the alliances which the present Ministry empire. The great and noble Orange had formed to uphold their fortunes, party of Ireland are still firm to their they would be rather a subject of duty, and the integrity of the British ridicule than lamentation. But, dominions. Calumniated, maltreatunfortunately, graver and weightier ed, injured as they have been by the consequences have followed in the liberal measures, both of the present train of this monstrous alliance. All and the preceding Cabinet, they are Ireland is disgusted; the hatred at yet firm in their allegiance both to the the Ministry is not only universal, but British crown and the British legisit has involved Great Britain in the lature. But let us not throw away obloquy. There can be no doubt,
our last chance.
This brave and pas that the union of England and Ire- triotic body may be driven to desland is more seriously endangered peration ; a drop may make the cup by the 'unparalleled folly and reck- overflow. They are assailed by a lessness of the present Ministry, than reckless and desperate Catholic facby any thing else that has ever oc tion, strong in numbers, able in curred.--O'Connell openly boasts of guidance, reckless in intention ; men this. Hear his own words:
whom no bloodshed or conflagration
will intimidate, no public suffering « Mr Sheils conviction, as to the ne deter; who will pursue their own cessitý of repeal, was produced by the ambition, careless though the ruins conduet of the British Parliament; and of the empire were to overwhelm the administration of Lord Anglesea, ('them in the attempt. This terrible Stanley,
s; and the Attorney-General, shes body has been headed, patronised, ed that, without repeal, it was impossible and flattered by the government of to do any service to Ireland. (Hlear, and cheers.) He was proud to think that the England, during the whole struggle
on the Reform Bill, and nothing but enemics of Ireland were no longer to be distinguished by their religion, but by
the triumph of that measure has their servility. (Hear, and cheers.)
cooled it the alliance, or made them
sensible of the desperate danger Orangemen Methodists. Presley berianis
patriots combination, a little longer persist
which they ran in the attempt. Such of Ireland, and he was most proud to
"ed in, would have led to the disperson, who, tendered a to his son in memberment of the empire. But let Tralee, was the Methodist preacher of 'us not be mistaken; the least remothat town. (Cheers.), Amongst the Irish "val of it would lead to an union of
first that thic
all parties against the British union, changes, and if I just allude to the and infallibly sever from England passing of the Relief Bill—to the the right arm of her strength. It is repeal of the Test Acts to the reby supporting, with all the might of modelling of the Constituency of the England, the Orange party of Ire- Country, believe me I do it not now land, and by such a measure alone, to cast a needless censure on any of that the crown of Ireland can be those who advocated these measures kept on the head of the British sove -which I consider full of danger to reign, or the independence of the the country—but for the purpose of British empire maintained. The Ca- pointing out, soberly and advisedly, tholics will never cease to desire a what I deem the only hope of safety severance, because it would lead, for our much-loved country; namely, they hope, to a Catholic Prince and a union, on moderate principles, of a Catholic government, and the re all men of all parties who have really sumption of the whole estates, both the welfare of the nation at heart; civil and ecclesiastical, to the Catholic and I shall endeavour to illustrate proprietors. Her Revolutionists will this by a brief reference to a former never cease to desire it, because it will part of our history, respecting which at once occasion the formation of an I cannot wonder that some of the Hibernian Republic, in close alliance wise and wily politicians of the day with the great parent democracy, would fain have us to consider it an and place the agitators at the head old almanack--I allude to the period of affairs. Her Protestants alone are when the Cabal of the Second Charles prompted by every motive, human laid their schemes for the destrucand divine, by kindred interest, reli- tion of the British constitution. It gion, and loyalty, to resist the con is not a little remarkable, that the vulsion; and bitherto, through evil measures they resolved upon to efreport and good report, through sup- fect this object, were, first, the report and injury, they have stood firm lief of the Romanists from all disain their faith. What madness if the bilities—and, secondly, the levelling affections of this great body, the sole of all distinctions between religious remaining link which holds together sects and parties; and the grand pothe empire, is lost in the flattery of litical step they deemed necessary revolutionary passions ! But that for that purpose, was, forming an must be the consequence if the pre- alliance with France, and provoking sent vacillating system is persisted a war with Holland-(hear.) Yes, in, and the tried support of the Pro- Gentlemen, they were jealous of the testant union is lost in the vain at existence of a consistent Protestant tempt to conciliate its Catholic ene- neighbour(hear.) If, however, the mies.
inglorious issue of that war were the In a succeeding Number we shall' only result, we should not now refer pursue this subject, and lay before to their disgrace; the poison of their our readers, in support of the same principles worked at home—the seed views, some quotations from the sown by them sprang up, and in the splendid speeches, with which, in the ensuing reign drove the unfortunate midst of the vacillation and revo Stuart line from the throne of Englutionary measures of Government, land-(hear, hear.) But, my Lord, the Protestant leaders have support what then saved the country ? A ed the common cause of the British union of Whig and Tory upon sound empire and the Protestant religion. Conservative and Protestant princiBut we cannot resist the satisfaction ples. To this re-acting power-to of adorning our pages with one ex the Conservative society of that day, tract from a brilliant speech lately we owe the glorious settlement of delivered at Cork by Mr Cummins, 1688—(hear, and loud cheers.) Let at a great meeting of Conserva us then seek the same result nowtive gentlemen; which places in a let every man in the country, who striking point of view the close loves our unrivalled constitution, analogy, on which we have often en unite to preserve its blessings-and larged, between the proceedings of while we are equally removed from the Cabal Administration in the time indifference in our moderation, and of Charles II., and our present in- from violence in our firmness, let fatuated rulers. “ My Lord, we
our grand leading principle be, ‘Hold have passed through most important fast that which is good-and as far
as that principle will lead us, let our tunity of drawing closer the bonds of unflinching motto be, “ No surren union between the great Conservader'-(cheers.)"
tive party in this country and their We promise our readers ample intrepid supporters on the other side gratification from a continuance of of the Channel ; an union pregnant these extracts, and a narrative of the with the happiest effects to both, and able and vigorous proceedings of the by which alone the maintenance of Conservative Society of Ireland; our religion or our independence and we rejoice at having an oppor can be secured.
Ye jackasses of Ireland,
The gibbets of your fathers In stable, shed, and lane,
Shall wave you to be freeWhose ears, though cropp'd in ninety- (For worthily they played their parts eight,
On many a gallows-tree;) Now flout our skies again;
Where Murphy and great Emmet swung, Prick up your hairy standards,
The Judges all shall swing; Come, take a roll and fling,
As ye bray, night and day, And bray, while ye may,
(And the Newgate birds shall sing,) While your dust is on the wing, “Ee-eeh, ee-eels, ee-eeh, ee-aw! • Ee-eeh, ee-eeh, ee-eeh, ee-aw!
Down, down with Law and King !!! Down, down with State and King !"
The divine voice of Freedom
From east to west shall sound,
Till neither Parson, Judge, nor Lord, Your brains are in your free-born heels,
In Ireland shall be found :-
Then, then, ye long-eared lawgivers, With horrible noises loud and long,
How College Green shall ring,
(And Dan shall be the King,) (And the chapel bells shall ring,) “ Ee-eeh, ee-eeh, ee-eeh, ee-aw ! “ Ee-eeh, ee-eeh, ee-eeh, ee-aw!
Down, down with every thing !" Down, down with Church and King !"
COME shake forth the Banner, let loyal breath fan her;
She's blazed over Erin three ages and more!
As constant and true as our fathers before.
Behold what a crew 'neath its tatters advance
A rabble well worthy the ensign of France !
She'll blaze o'er the heads of our gentlemen still-
Around the old flagstaff on Liberty's hill!
Deep, deep, in the sure Rock of Ages below;
'Twill stand, by God's will, though again it should blow!
Let loyal breath fan her! up, up, and away-
Shake forth the old Flag of defiance-hurrah !
BRAY, Asses, bray for the pride of the levellers ;
Stretch your long jaws to the Tricolor's praiseOh for a chief of Parisian revellers 'Mong us the standard in earnest to raise !
Oh for a hangman bold,
Worthy our flag to hold,
Loud would Clan Donkey then
Ring from its deepest den,
Root and branch dripping with poison and blood-
Rooted in sin and sust,
Deep in our hearts, it must
Virtue shall all around
Pine oe'r the poison's ground,
The Seine for three days with our feasting was dyed;
Up with her here, my sons,
Silly and wicked ones!
If the poor, brute should roar,
Bray round your Tricolor,
First Spirit. Sister spirit, where hast been?
Of burning lands,
Sister spirits, your wings renew
With healing balm of the briny dew.
With silvery spray,
Sister spirits, your wings renew
With healing balm of the briny dew.
And as I fann'd
Fifth SPIRIT. And I my pastime took
In wake of a ship
That her bows did dip,