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“幸运飞艇在那里聊天”[Seelargerversion]

MelvillewasnowpermittedbytheHouseofPeerstogodowntotheHouseofCommons,notwithstandingtheirconclusiononthesubject,tomakehisdefence,andhemadeaverylongspeech,contendingthathehadnotembezzledafarthingofthepublicmoney,andexaltinghisservicestothecountry,especiallyinhisIndiaadministration.ButontheheadofSecretServiceMoneyhewasascloseasthegrave.Hedeclaredthat"ifhehaddisclosedanyofthesetransactionsheshouldhavefelthimselfguiltynotonlyofabreachofpublicduty,butofamostunwarrantablebreachofprivatehonour."Thereweretwentythousandpoundswhichheneverdid,andnevercould,accountforonthisground,andtherewerefortythousandpoundsdrawnatoncebyPittfromtheNavyFund.Hesaidheknewverywellforwhatpurposesthesesumshadbeenpaid,butthatnothingwouldcompelhimtodiscloseit.WhenitwasaskedhimwhetherMr.TrotterhadnotkeptlargesumsbelongingtotheNavyFundinCoutts'sBank,andspeculatedwiththemtohisowngreatenrichment,headmittedthatTrotterhadhadsuchsumsforconsiderabletimesinCoutts'sBank,butthattheywerealwaysforthcomingwhenwanted,andthatnosinglepaymenthadbeendelayedonthataccount;andthatoutoftheonehundredandthirty-fourmillionswhichhadpassedthroughhishands,nothinghadbeenlost.HepraisedTrotterinthehighestmanner,butwassilentastotheprivateusethathehadsolong,andtosuchadvantagetohimself,madeofthepublicmoney.Headmittedthathehadhimselfheldconsiderablesumsofthismoneyatdifferenttimesinhisownhands,buthadrepaidthewholebeforequitting[503]office,andthiswasallthattheActof1785required.HeseemedtoadmitthathehadpaidmoneyoutoftheNavyFundforotherthannavalobjects,andforthesesecretservicepurposes.SomeofthesewereinScotland,ofwhich,also,hehadtheadministrationtoacertaindegree.AndherethepubliccalledtomindthatWatt,thespyandinformeragainsttheScottishReformers,hadacknowledgedtohavebeenemployedandpaidbyDundas,sothatitwasclearwhithersomeoftheNavyFundhadgone.MelvilleenteredintolongexplanationsregardingawrittenreleasewhichhadpassedreciprocallybetweenhimandTrotteronwindinguptheiraffairs,inwhichtheyagreedtodestroyalltheirvouchersforthesumspaidaway.Thislookedveryblack,butMelvillecontendedthatitwasonlyamatterofcourse—athingconstantlydonebyofficialsinlikecircumstances,which,iftrue,madethematteralltheworseforthecountry.ButMelvillecontendedthatthisclauseinthereleasewasmerelyaform;thatitdidnotmeanthattheyshouldliterallydestroythevouchers,butonlythattheyshouldberenderedinvalidasevidenceinanyprosecution,whichverylittlemendedthematter.Melvilledeclaredthathehadnot,inconsequenceoftheclause,destroyedasinglepaper.

Yet,onthefirstviewofthecase,theselectionoftheSwedesauguredanythingbutaRussianalliance;andshowedonthesurfaceeverythinginfavourofNapoleonandFrance,foritfellonaFrenchgeneralandfield-marshal,Bernadotte.TheprinceroyalelectmadehispublicentryintoStockholmonthe2ndofNovember.Thefailinghealthoftheking,theconfidencewhichthetalentsofBernadottehadinspired,theprospectofastrongalliancewithFrancethroughhim—allthesecausesunitedtoplacethenationalpowerinhishands,andtocastuponhim,atthesametime,aterribleresponsibility.Theverycrowdsandcrieswhichsurroundedhimexpressedthethousandexpectationswhichhispresenceraised.Thepeasantry,whohadheardsomuchofhishumbleoriginandpopularsentiments,lookedtohimtocurbtheprideandoppressionofthenobles;thenoblesflatteredthemselvesthathewouldsupporttheircause,inthehopethattheywouldsupporthim;themassofthepeoplebelievedthataRepublicanwasthemostlikelytomaintaintheprinciplesoftheRevolutionof1809;themerchantstrustedthathewouldbeabletoobtainfromNapoleonfreedomfortradewithGreatBritain,soindispensabletoSweden;andthe[7]armyfeltsurethat,withsuchageneral,theyshouldbeabletoseizeNorwayandre-conquerFinland.Norwasthisall.Bernadotteknewthatthereexistedalegitimistpartyinthecountry,whichmightlongremainaformidableorganinthehandsofinternalfactionsorexternalenemies.Howwashetolaythefoundationofanewdynastyamidalltheseconflictinginterests?HowsatisfyatoncethedemandsofFrance,Britain,andRussia?Nothingbutfirmness,prudence,andsagacitycouldavailtosurmountthedifficultiesofhissituation;buttheseBernadottepossessed.

AsthekingwastolandprivatelyandtoproceedtotheViceregalLodgeinPh?nixParkwithoutenteringthecity,itwasuncertainwhetherhewouldcomebyDunlearyorHowth.TherewasanideathathewouldlandattheformerplaceonSunday,the12thofAugust,andimmensecrowdslinedthecoastduringtheday,watchingfortheapproachofthesteamer.Theyweredisappointed,forhisMajestyarrivedatHowthaboutfiveo'clock.HewasaccompaniedbytheMarquisofLondonderry,theMarquisofThomond,LordMountCharles,LordFrancisConyngham,andMr.Freeling,SecretarytothePostOffice,England.Asmallship-ladder,coveredwithcarpeting,wasfixedtofacilitatehislanding.Thisheascendedwithoutassistance,andwithgreatagility.Asthenarrowpierwascrowdedtoexcess,hefound[219]himselfjammedinbyamassofpeople,whocouldnotbedisplacedwithoutthrowingnumbersofthemintothewater.Thoughhehadreasontobedispleasedwiththewantofproperarrangements,heboretheinconveniencewithgoodhumour;indeed,hisMajestywasveryjolly,owingtocopiousdraughtsofIrishwhiskypunchwithwhichhehaddrownedsorrow,duringthevoyage,forthelossofthequeen.OnseeingLordKingstoninthecrowd,heexclaimed,"Kingston,Kingston,youblack-whiskered,good-naturedfellow,Iamhappytoseeyouinthisfriendlycountry."HavingrecognisedMr.DennisBowlesDaly,hecordiallyshookhandswiththatgentleman,whoatthemomentwasdeprivedofagoldwatch,worthsixtyguineas,andapocket-book,byoneofthelight-fingeredgentry.Thekingalsoshookhandswithnumbersofthepersonspresentwhowerewhollystrangerstohim.AtlengthhisMajestymanagedtogetintohiscarriage,andashedidso,thecheersofthemultituderenttheair.Heturnedtothepeople,and,extendingbothhishands,said,withgreatemotion,"Godblessyouall.Ithankyoufrommyheart."Seeminglyexhausted,hethrewhimselfbackinthecarriage;butonthecheeringbeingrenewed,hebentforwardagain,andtakingoffhiscap,bowedmostgraciouslytotheladiesandthosearoundhim.Oneofthehorsesbecamerestiveonthepier,butagentleman,regardlessofpersonaldanger,ledhimtillhebecamemanageable.Thecavalcadedroverapidlytotown,andproceededbytheCircularRoadtothePark.Onthewaytherewasaconstantaccessionofhorsemen,whoallrodeuncovered.WhentheycametotheentranceofthePark,thegentlemenhaltedoutsidethegate,notwishingtointrude,whenthekingputouthisheadandsaid,"Comeon,myfriends."Onalightingfromhiscarriageheturnedroundatthedoor,andaddressedthosepresentinnearlythefollowingwords:—"Mylordsandgentlemen,andmygoodyeomanry,—IcannotexpresstoyouthegratificationIfeelatthewarmandkindreceptionIhavemetwithonthisdayofmylandingamongmyIrishsubjects.Iamobligedtoyouall.Iamparticularlyobligedbyyourescortingmetomyverydoor.ImaynotbeabletoexpressmyfeelingsasIwish.Ihavetravelledfar,Ihavemadealongseavoyage;besideswhich,particularcircumstanceshaveoccurred,knowntoyouall,ofwhichitisbetteratpresentnottospeak;uponthosesubjectsIleaveittodelicateandgenerousheartstoappreciatemyfeelings.Thisisoneofthehappiestdaysofmylife.Ihavelongwishedtovisityou;myhearthasbeenalwayswiththeIrish;fromthedayitfirstbeatIhavelovedIreland.ThisdayhasshownmethatIambelovedbymyIrishsubjects.Rank,station,honours,arenothing;buttofeelthatIliveintheheartsofmyIrishsubjectsistomeexaltedhappiness.Imustnowoncemorethankyouforyourkindness,andbidyoufarewell.GoanddobymeasIshalldobyyou—drinkmyhealthinabumper;IshalldrinkallyoursinabumperofgoodIrishwhisky."Mr.W.H.Freemantle,writingtotheDukeofBuckingham,says,"Idon'tknowwhetheryouhaveheardanyofthedetailsfromIreland,buttheconductoftheIrishisbeyondallconceptionofloyaltyandadulation,andIfearwillservetostrengthenthosefeelingsofself-willandpersonalauthoritywhichareatalltimesuppermostin'themind.'ThepassagetoDublinwasoccupiedineatinggoose-pieanddrinkingwhisky,ofwhichhisMajestypartookmostabundantly,singingmanyjoyoussongs,andbeinginastateonhisarrivaltodoubleinsighteventhenumberofhisgracioussubjectsassembledonthepiertoreceivehim.Thefactwasthathewasinthelaststageofintoxication:however,theygothimtothePark."Butwhateverhappenedonboardship,andwhetherornotthekingwas"half-seasover,"heacquittedhimselfsoastoexcitetheboundlessadmirationofhisIrishsubjects,andthevisit,whichlastedtwenty-twodays,wasanunqualifiedsuccessfromthespectacularpointofview.

TheyoungQueenenjoyed,inthenewKingofHanover,theadvantageofafoilwhich,withalltheforceofcontrast,placedhercharacterasaconstitutionalSovereigninthebestpossiblelight.Atheraccession,theCrownofHanover,whichcouldnotbeinheritedbyafemale,wasseparatedfromtheCrownofEngland,withwhichithadbeenunitedsincetheaccessionofGeorgeI.in1714,andhaddescendedtotheDukeofCumberland,thenextsurvivingmaleheirofGeorgeIII.Thisseverance,insteadofbeingregardedasaloss,wasreallyfeltasagreatreliefbytheBritishnation,notonlyasterminatingitsconnectionwithGermanpolitics,fromwhichnothingbutannoyanceandexpensecouldresult,but,whatwasregardedasmuchmoreimportant,freeingthecountryfromthepresenceoftheDukeofCumberland,whowasdetestedforhisarbitrarytemper.Onthe24thofJune,ErnestAugustus,KingofHanover,leftLondon,apparentlyinaverychurlishspirit,andbreathinghostilitytoconstitutionalfreedominthecountrywhichwastobecursedbyhisrule.SostrongwerehisfeelingsagainstconstitutionalgovernmentthathehadnotthegracetoreceiveadeputationoftheChambers,whocametoofferhimtheirhomageandtheircongratulations;andonthe5thofJuly[444]hehastenedtoissueaproclamation,announcinghisintentiontoabolishtheConstitution.Henotonlydidthis,butheejectedfromtheiroffices,andbanishedfromtheircountry,someofthemosteminentprofessorsintheUniversityofG?ttingen.Itwasthusheinauguratedaruleofirondespotismworsethanthatofthenativeprinces,whohadnottheadvantageofbeingbroughtupinafreecountry.

Belgium,thissummer,wasthegreatbattle-ground.InitwereAustrians,Dutch,British,andHanoverians.AttheopeningofthecampaigntheAllieshadprobablytwohundredthousandmenscatteredalongthefrontiers,andtheFrenchupwardsofthreehundredthousand.ButwhilsttheFrenchwereunitedinoneobject,andtheConventionkeptpouringfreshmassesofmenin,theAllieswereslowanddisunited.TheDukeofYork,whocommandedtheEnglishandHanoverians,aboutthirtythousandmen,wascompletelytiredofthesluggishformalityoftheAustriangeneral,Clairfait,andrefusedtoserveunderhim.Toremovethedifficulty,theEmperorofAustriaagreedtotakethecommandofhisforcesintheNetherlandsinperson,sothattheDukeofYorkwouldserveunderhim.FrancisII.arrivedinApril,andgreatexpectationswereexcitedbyhispresence.Insteadofurgingallthedifferentdivisionsofthealliedarmiestoconcentrateinlargemassesagainsttheablegenerals,PichegruandJourdain,FrancissatdownbeforethesecondaryfortressofLandrecies,thoughtheAlliesalreadyheldthoseofValenciennes,[434]Condé,andQuesnoy.ThisenabledPichegrutoadvanceonWestFlanders,andtakeCourtraiandMeninintheveryfaceofClairfait.AtthesametimeJourdainhadenteredthecountryofLuxembourgwithalargeforce,andwhilsttheAustrianswerewastingtheirtimebeforeLandrecies,hewasstillfurtherreinforcedfromthearmyoftheRhine,whichtheabsenceoftheKingofPrussialeftatleisure,andhenowfellupontheAustriangeneral,Beaulieu;andthoughBeaulieufoughtbravelyfortwodays,hewasoverwhelmedbysuccessivecolumnsoffreshtroops,anddrivenfromhislines.JourdainthenadvancedupontheMoselle,wherethePrussiansoughttohavebeen,andwerenot,inspiteofthesubsidy.

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    Peelthenshowshow,andunderwhatconstrainingsenseofduty,herespondedtothatclaim:"Andifthedutywhichthatacknowledgedclaimimposeduponmewerethis—thatinacrisisofextremedifficultyIshouldcalmlycontemplateandcomparethedangerswithwhichtheProtestantinterestwasthreatenedfromdifferentquarters—thatIshouldadviseacoursewhichIbelievetobetheleastunsafe—thathavingadvisedandadopted,Ishouldresolutelyadheretoit—thatIshoulddisregardeveryselfishconsideration—thatIshouldpreferobloquyandreproachtotheaggravationofexistingevils,byconcealingmyrealopinion,andbymaintainingthefalseshowofpersonalconsistency—ifthiswerethedutyimposeduponme,Ifearlesslyassertthatitwasmostfaithfullyandscrupulouslydischarged."

     

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     Mr.Baring,whorepresentedtheDukeintheHouseofCommons,seemedtoregardthisdeclarationfromthehigh-mindedmemberforOxfordUniversityasfataltotheToryschemeforrecoveringpower.TheycameatlengthtounderstandthatthenewPremierwouldbeequallyunacceptabletothecountry,whetherheappearedwithaReformBilloragaggingBill.BothBaringandSutton,thelateSpeaker,sentintheirresignations.TheDukeatlengthconfessedthathehadfailedinhisattempttoformanAdministration;andthekinghadnootherresourcebuttosubmittothehumiliationofagainputtinghimselfinthehandsofhislateMinisters.Hehadbeforehimonlytheterriblealternativeofacreationofpeersorcivilwar.EarlGreywasdeterminednottoresumeoffice,"exceptwithasufficientsecuritythathewouldpossessthepowerofpassingthepresentBillunimpairedinitsprinciplesanditsessentialprovisions."Theconsequencewas,thatonthe17thofMaythefollowingcircularwassenttothehostileLordsbySirHenryTaylor:—"Mydearlord,IamhonouredwithhisMajesty'scommandstoacquaintyourlordshipthatalldifficultiestothearrangementsinprogresswillbeobviatedbyadeclarationintheHouseofPeersto-nightfromasufficientnumberofpeers,thatinconsequenceofthepresentstateofaffairstheyhavecometotheresolutionofdroppingtheirfurtheroppositiontotheReformBill,sothatitmaypasswithoutdelayasnearlyaspossibleinitspresentshape."Wellington,asusual,obeyedandwithdrewfromtheHouse,buthissecedingcomradesprefacedtheirdeparturebydefiantspeechesinwhichtheyreservedtothemselvestherightofresumingtheirposition.ThentheCabinetinsistedonobtainingtheroyal[352]consenttoanunlimitedcreation;anditwasgivenonconditionthatthey,inthefirstinstance,calledtotheHouseofLordstheeldestsonsofpeersorthecollateralheirsofchildlessnoblemen.ButSirHenryTaylor'scircularhaddoneitswork,andtheextremestepwasunnecessary.

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     Onthe3rdofDecemberParliamentwasdissolved,andthefirstelectionsundertheReformBillpromptlyfollowed.Thoughtheywereanticipatednotwithoutalarm,everythingwentoffpeacefully,anditwasdiscoveredthatthenewHouseofCommonswascomposedofmuchthesamematerialsastheold.ThetwomostsingularchoiceswerethoseofOldhamwhichretainedCobbett,andofPontefractwhichselectedtheex-prizefighterGully.Butthestateofpartieswasconsiderablychanged.TheoldTorypartywaspracticallyextinct;theModeratesbegantocallthemselvesConservatives;andWhigandRadical,bitterlyastheydisagreedonmanypoints,proceededtorangethemselvesundertheLiberalbanner.TheRadicalspromptlyprovedtheirindependencebyproposingMr.LittletonfortheSpeakershipagainsttheoldSpeaker,Mr.MannersSutton,buttheWhigsvotedagainstthem,andtheywereinaminorityof31against241.ItwasclearfromtheRoyalSpeechthattheSessionwastobedevotedtoIrishaffairs,andtheCabinetwasmuchdividedoverthemeasuresincontemplation.ThesewereaCoercionBill,muchfavouredbyMr.Stanley,andaChurchTemporalitiesBill,thepetprojectofLordAlthorp.AftermanyeveningshadbeenwastedinbitterdenunciationsoftheIrishSecretarybyO'Connellandhisfollowing,LordAlthorp,onthe12thofFebruary,1833,introducedtheChurchTemporalitiesBill,andthreedaysafterwardsEarlGreyintroducedtheCoercionBillintheHouseofLords.IthadaneasycoursethroughthatHouse,andwasthenbroughtforwardbyAlthorpintheCommons.Speakingagainsthisconvictions,hemadeasingularlytameandineffectivedefenceofthemeasure.ThenStanleytookthepaperswhichhehadgiventohisleader,masteredtheirdetailsinacoupleofhours,andinamagnificentspeechcompletelyturnedthecurrentofdebate,andutterlysilencedO'Connell.BeforetheendofMarchtheBillhadpassedthroughallitsstagesintheHouseofCommons.

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    Mr.Vansittartintroducedsomefinancialmeasureswhicheffectedamaterialsaving.HeproposedaplanforreducingtheinterestoftheNavyFiveperCents.tofourpercent.HoldersnotsignifyingtheirdissentweretohaveonehundredandfivepoundsinaNewFourperCent.stock,andpersonsdissentingweretobepaidoffinnumericalorder.Bythisschemeanannualsavingtothepublicofonemilliononehundredandfortythousandpoundswouldbeeffected;besidesafurthersavingofupwardsofninetythousandpoundsofannualcharge,whichwouldbegainedbysimilarreductionoftheIrishFiveperCents.Thehighpricesofthepublicfundsobviatedalldifficultyintheexecutionofthisfinancialoperation,andtheholdersoftheFiveperCent.stockfounditexpedienttoacquiesceintheMinister'sterms.Thedissentientswereinnumberonlyonethousandsevenhundredandseventy-eight,andthestockheldbythemamountedtotwomillionsixhundredandfifteenthousandninehundredandseventy-eightpounds,notafifteenthpartoftheFiveperCent.capital.Anotheroperationrelatedtowhatwascalled"TheDeadWeightAnnuity."Theamountofmilitaryandnavalpensionsandcivilsupernumerarieswasaboutfivemillionsannually.AccordinglyMr.Vansittartbroughtforwardanamendedschemeforrelievingtheimmediatepressureofthisdeadweightbyextendingitoveralongertermofyearsthanthenaturallivesoftheannuitants.Forthispurposeanannuityoftwomillioneighthundredthousandpoundswasappropriatedoutoftheexistingrevenueforforty-fiveyears,investedintrusteesforthedischargeofthethenpayments,whichforthatyearwereestimatedatfourmillionninehundredthousandpounds,subjecttoayearlydiminutionbydeaths.Itwascomputedthat,accordingtotheordinarydurationofhumanlife,theannuitiesforthelivesofthethenholderswouldbeequaltotheannuityoftwomillioneighthundredthousandpoundsforforty-fiveyears.Thetrusteeswerethereforeempoweredtosellfromtimetotimesuchportionsofthisannuityaswouldprovidethefundsrequiredforthepaymentofthedeadweight,accordingtoacomputationmadeoftheamountwhichwouldprobablybedueineachyear.TheBankofEnglandbecamethecontractorforaportionoftheannuity.Therewasnonoveltyofprincipleintheproject;itwasonlytheoldoneofanticipatingdistantresourcesbythrowingtheburdenoftheexistinggenerationonthenext.Ithadthefurtherdisadvantageofincurringauselessexpenseformanagement;whereastheSinkingFund,amountingatthetimetoaboutfivemillions,mighthavebeenappliedtoexistingexigencies,andarealsavingeffected.

     

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