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exhibition of a youthful Princess be unprecedented, without, thereto a staring populace, was consistent fore, being improper; and added, with feminine delicacy.

that he considered it to be an unThese philosophical remarks usual testimony of the amity of called up the Marquess of Salis. foreign powers, that not only ambury, who said, that he was less bassadors, but even personages of affected by the idle taunts of Lord royal blood, had arrived in EngFitzwilliam, than by the public land, for the purpose of being preacknowledgment, made to all the sent at the ceremony.* world, that this great country The coronation took place on could not afford to give a dinner to the 28th of June; for the details its Sovereign. “I thank God, of that ceremony together with its however,” exclaimed the noble attendant circumstances, the reader Marquess, with great emphasis, is referred to the second part of " that her Majesty's ministers our annals. The only novel feahave not relinquished the sacred ture of importance, we believe, part of the ceremony; I thank which was exhibited on this occaGod, too, that my Sovereign will sion, consisted in the before-mendo her duty.”

tioned substitution of a procession The Marquess of Londonderry, through the streets, for the banapparently unable to credit the quet in Westminster Hall. And evidence of his hearing, asked, the result certainly justified this whether he was to understand deviation from the ancient usage; that Lord Fitzwilliam was of for it seemed as if the entire people opinion, that there ought to be no -no longer an abstraction or a coronation at all ?

phrase-but the nation, all ages, To which question, the Earl, sexes, conditions, trades, arts, and nothing abashed, stoutly answered professions-embodied visibly into in the affirmative. Then,” re- one harmonious and exalted whole, joined the Marquess, “I suppose had come abroad to greet the that the noble Earl is prepared to youthful sovereign. “The earth" follow up that proposition by ano- says an animated writer of the day, ther--that there ought to be no was alive with men, the habitalonger an Earl Fitzwilliam." tions, in the line of march, cast

A few weeks subsequent to this forth their occupants to the balcoconversation, the Marquess of Lon- nies or the house-tops. The windonderry returned to the subject, dows were lifted out of their by inquiring if it were true that frames, and the asylum of private the foreign ambassadors had con- life, that sanctuary which our sented to take that part in the countrymen guard with such traproposed procession which was as- ditional jealousy, was, on this ocsigned to them in the programme. casion, made accessible to the gaze Upon being informed by Lord of the entire world." The behaMelbourne, that such undoubtedly was the fact, the marquess con- Amongst the various promotions demned the arrangement, as in the which, according to custom, were occahighest degree unbecoming and sioned by the coronation, we may notice ridiculous.

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viour of the enormous multitude knew no more about him, than which lined the streets, and after that he was a French general, wards spread itself over the metro- whom the Duke of Wellington polis, was beyond all praise. Cour- had defeated in Spain, and their tesy, reciprocal forbearance, and only feeling was, that, as he had self-restraint, were every

where come among them, they were bound conspicuous. Of the accidents, to receive him with the respect which may be looked for when due to one who had been a gallant such vast assemblages are brought and a formidable enemy; yet it together, none whatever occurred, would appear to be a fact, that the and even fewer offences than ordi- marshal's political consequence in nary, came within the cognizance France was considerably augmentof the police, upon this most au- ed by these John Bullish"

prospicious day.

ceedings on this part of the EngNot the least remarkable inci- lish populace. dent of this season was the cordial The coronation was succeeded reception which the populace inva- by a series of fêtes and banquets, riably bestowed on Marshal Soult, and it was many weeks before the Duke of Dalmatia, who appeared metropolis was divested of its gala at our court as ambassador extra- appearance.

It should be menordinary from the French king. tioned, that the corporation of The example of the lower orders London, never backward in hoswas followed by the upper, and of pitality, invited the foreign ambasall the distinguished foreignerssadors to a splendid entertainment, who were collected together in the where were collected to meet them, metropolis, none were so much without distinction of party, the courted, in all circles, as the gallant most illustrious personages of our marshal. The reason of all this own country. On this occasion, was obvious enough, and it might likewise, Marshal Soult was rehave been supposed that, even our ceived with the same enthusiasm French neighbours, little as they which had every where greeted understand our manners, would his appearance. have perceived that nothing fur- The coronation of George the ther was intended by the acclama- Fourth, it is stated, cost 243,000l.; tions which saluted the marshal, the expenses incurred for that of wherever he appeared abroad, than his successor

did not exceed a chivalrousdemonstration of respect 50,0001. The charges on the preand welcome to an ancient enemy, sent occasion amounted to about with whom we had fought many 70,0001. The Chancellor of the well-contested battles, and whom, by Exchequer, in explaining the the fortune of war, we had, over causes of this slight excess, said, and over again, defeated. Not so, that it was in no respect occasioned however, the French, who ascribed by any portion of the ceremonial the honours received by the old peculiarly connected with the sovesoldier to political considerations- reign, but had been incurred with to a sympathy, on the part of our a view of enabling the great mass mob, with the minister of the "left of the people to participate in this centre.” Nothing of course could be national festivity. more absurd. The greater number The right hon. gentleman proof those who cheered Marshal Soult, ceeded to remark, that he spoke on

good authority, when he said, that firmed ; that they should not try the public had voluntarily paid for to give this principle any practical seats commanding a view of the effect, but wait till time and public procession, no less a sum than opinion enabled them to do so. 200,0001. And that 400,000 in. This course would be consistent, dividuals had been added to the and fought, in his opinion, to be ordinary metropolitan population, followed. The other course was of a million and a half. And ne- at once to admit that they had ver, said the right hon. gentleman, been in error--that the gentlemen was there given to a sovereign, or opposite were right and they were to a country, a more exalted proof wrong; and that, having broken of good conduct and discretion, up two governments on this printhan was afforded by the assembled ciple, they were now ready to multitude on this occasion.

abandon it, and to admit that it The House of Commons having was erroneous. The hon. member disposed of the Irish Municipal concluded, by moving a series of Bill, proceeded, on the 2d of July, resolutions for the appropriation of to take into consideration Lord the surplus revenues of the Irish John Russell's Tithe resolutions. Church to the moral and religious On the motion for going into education of all classes. committee, Mr. Ward opened an Mr. Hawes having seconded the attack upon ministers, for aban- motion, doning the appropriation principle. Lord Morpeth said, that, in his He said, that, as to sinecures and opinion, the substantial justice of abuses in the Irish Church, Sir R. the question remained where it Peel had declared himself to be a was when they adopted the resolureformer. What, then, was the tions of 1835, and when, recently, difference which led to the they refused to rescind them. But, overthrow of his government? it was further his opinion, that a Was it not his opposition to the period had arrived in 1838, after principle of appropriation ? He the experience of three successive had adhered to his opinion upon years, when it became a matter of that particular point, and had paramount duty to terminate the thereby sacrificed place and power. Jifferences arising out of the state Mr. Ward then expressed himself of the tithe question. rather strongly with respect to the Mr. Hume said, that the situaconduct of ministers on this ques- tion in which he and others were tion. The speech made by Lord placed was extremely unpleasant. John Russell on Sir T. Acland's (Loud laughter.] motion, was, he thought, “incon- It appeared that it was the obsistent with his honour.” It was ject of the government to remedy a further inconsistency, that the the abuses in the present system of resolution in favour of appropria- the Irish Church, as far as it was tion should stand on the journals possible with the concurrence of the of the House, if it were not to be other side of the House; for the carried into effect. There were whole question appeared to rest two courses open to the House. with them. Now, his own opinion One was, that they should abide was, that it was vain and useless by the principle which on five to attempt to gain anything by different occasions they had af- means of conciliation. If he thought that there was the slightest chance of his constituents. It was some of restoring peace to Ireland by the satisfaction to him now to find that proposition of the noble Lord, he the position he then took up was would readily support it. But, it concurred in by the very parties appeared to him, that they had de- who formerly denounced him for it. layed this act of conciliation too The conservatives, too, he oblong, and, in the present state of served, had become converts to the Ireland, she would not be satisfied sacrilegious doctrine of appropria with so paltry a concession as that tion; in this bill, hon. gentlemen proposed. With these opinions he opposite, the champions of the should support Mr. Ward.

church, were about to sanction the Mr. O'Connell opposed Mr. principle of taking thirty ortiventy Ward's motion, because, he said, five per cent. away from her alit led to a deception and delusion ready inadequate funds. As a Probecause it offered to the Irish testant, he felt called upon to expeople something as the purehase- press his astonishment that those money of a tithe bill, which bill who were most prominent in their they had refused unanimously to remarks on the necessity for pacitake. They sought no appropria. fying Ireland, should, with retion of a paltry imaginary surplus; ference to the present unhallowed but they called for an entire aboé project, preserve such unbroken lition of the tithe system. Their silence. But his astonishment was determination was not to pay converted into indignation, when tithe. Three years ago such a bill he considered the motive which as this might have conciliated Ire- prompted this conduct. It was land; at present it was too late. grounded on that deep selfishness What he now required was, that which led men to look to their own provision should be made for the interest, whilst they professed an Established Church of Ireland out anxiety for religion, and which of the consolidated fund, and that showed them to be prepared to the tithe fund should be applied to sacrifice the cause of that religion the maintenance of peace in the when it served their earthly purcountry. By converting tithes into poses so to do. Let them come to a rent-charge, they would only be the question at once: had the turning the landlords into tithe pro- Church of Ireland too large a reprietors: " and, more than that, venue or not? If it had, who was they would throw many landlords entitled to the surplus ? On what into the ranks of Whiteboys." ground were the landlords of Ire

Mr. Harvey treated the ques- land entitled to it, on what ground tion in his usual tone of sarcasm. were they to be placed in a better " It was gratifying," he said, " to position than the landlords of Engknow that the soundness of opin- land? Far better would it be to allow ions was tested by time."

tithes in Ireland to remain as they He recollected three years ago, were. He recollected the shout of when he was denounced by Mr. derision with which he was received O'Connell for not supporting the when he asked, was not the law very motion which his learned sufficiently strong to maintain and friend was now opposing He was enforce the right of the tithetold, and warned, that his conduct owner? He was told it was imwould forfeit to him the confidence possible; that the living might be

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driven, and the dead matter brought paid, as soon as the occupying to market, but that no buyers could tenants could be induced to pay be found. This, at the time, he up their arrears.

That event, considered a blind and fanciful however, seemed unlikely to happrediction. He believed it now to pen. Meanwhile, a new arrear of be all a fraud. The fact turned tithes had accrued since the date of out to be quite otherwise. The those advances. It was agreed, on law had vindicated itself, and it all hands, that repayment of the was found to be as competent to 640,0001. should not be required. enforce the claims of the clergy But it became an additional quesand impropriators of tithe in Ire- tion how the fresh arrears were land as in this country. Then why to be settled. Sir Robert Peel not stand by the law? Were they proposed to deal with the subject in prepared to rob their own clergy the following manner. of thirty per cent. ?

gested a commission to ascertain Mr. Harvey went on in a tone the entire amount of the outstandof somewhat equivocal sympathy, ing tithe, and the nature of each to plead the cause of the poorer particular case. In proportion to class of the clergy, and called upon that amount, and with due regard the House to interpose in their be- to individual circumstances, he half, against what he affected to would distribute 307,0001.* (being stigmatize as a deliberate act of what really remained of the milparliamentary plunder,

lion after law and other expenses With the exception of Lord were deducted) among the respecMorpeth, no member connected tive tithe-owners in purchase of with the administration thought their interests. Wherever the party proper to speak in opposition to owing tithe was a landlord, he was Mr. Ward's motion, which was not to be included in the proposirejected by 270 to 46. Major- tion. But, where the debtors were ity 224.

occupying tenants, there, save in The House then went into com- special cases of exception, he would mittee.

give the tithe-owners the option of To clause 3, which made a de- enforcing their claims, or of acceptduction of 30 per cent., Mr. Shaw ing their proportion of the fund, moved, as an amendment, that 25 and exonerating their debtors. And per cent. be substituted. The House he reserved to the government the divided upon this proposition, and right of proceeding against the tethe amendment was carried by a nant at their option. majority of 21. Ayes 188; Noes 167. This proposition was favourably

Ít will be recollected, that a few received; and subsequently (July years back, a million sterling was 16th) when the House was on the voted by Parliament for the relief point of going into Committee of the tithe-owners, who had

upon the tithe bill, Lord John Ruse been unable to obtain their dues. sell, though not without reluctOf this sum 640,0001. had been ance, adopted it, under some modiactually advanced, leaving about fications. After stating, that the 360,0001. still applicable to the surplus of the million, was only purpose. At the time of the grant, it was intended that the advances Sir Robert Peel proposed to make made by government should be re up the sum to 500,0001.

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