【大通天气】大通天气预报,一周、15天、30天大通天气预报查询

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“澳洲3分彩官方网站”AtthetimethatTippooheardofthedeathofhisfather,hewas,assistedbytheFrench,eagerlypressingonthemostinferiorforceofColonelMackenzie,notveryfarfromSeringapatam.Mackenziebeingobligedtoretire,wassuddenlysetupon,beforedaylight,nearPaniany,aboutthirty-fivemilesfromCalicut,bythewholeforce;butherepulsedthemwithgreatslaughter.TippoothenfellbackandmadethebestofhiswaytohiscapitaltosecurehisthroneandthetreasuresofHyderAli.Hefoundhimselfattheageofthirtymasterofthethrone,ofanarmyofnearlyonehundredthousandmen,andofimmensewealth.Withtheseadvantages,andtheallianceoftheFrench,TippoodidnotdoubtofbeingabletodrivetheBritishoutofallthesouthofIndia.Yet,withhisvastarmy,accompaniedbyninehundredFrench,twothousandSepoys,andnearlythreehundredKafirs,Tippooretreated,orappearedtoberetreating,beforeGeneralStuart,withaforceofonlyfourteenthousandmen,ofwhomthreethousandalonewereBritish.Hewas,infact,however,hasteningtodefendthenorth-westdistrictsofMysorefromanotherBritishforceonthecoastofCanara.ThisforcewasthatofColonelMackenzie,joinedbyanotherfromBombay,underGeneralMatthews,whotookthechiefcommandinthatquarter.

AsthewoollenmanufacturesofIrelandhadreceivedacheckfromtheselfishnessoftheEnglishmanufacturers,itwassoughttocompensatetheProtestantsofUlsterbyencouragingthelinenmanufacturethere,whichtheEnglishdidnotvaluesomuchastheirwoollen.ABoardwasestablishedinDublinin1711,andonealsoinScotlandin1727,forthepurposeofsuperintendingthetrade,andbountiesandpremiumsonexportationwereoffered.Inthesefavourablecircumstancesthetraderapidlygrew,bothinIrelandandScotland.In1750sevenandahalfmillionyardsoflinenwereannuallywoveninScotlandalone.Buonapartenowpreparedforhiscoronation.WhilstatMayence,ontheRhine—wheretheGermanprincesflockedtopayabjecthomagetohimastheirprotector,nonations,exceptGreatBritain,Russia,andSweden,keepingaloof—hedespatchedoneofhisaides-de-camp,GeneralCaffarelli,anItalian,toinvitethePopetogotoParistocrownthenewemperorandempress.PiusVII.hadalreadybeencompelledtosubmittothetermsoftheConcordat,whichhadmadesuchinroadsintotheancientpoweroftheChurch;andheknewverywellthattorefusethisrequestwouldbringdownuponhimfreshhumiliations.Buonaparte,whoaffectedtoimitateCharlemagneasthefounderoftheFrenchnation,passingoverallthekingsofFranceasunworthyofnotice,determinedtoinauguratetheSecondEmpirebyastillbolderstretchofauthoritythanCharlemagnehimself.ThatmonarchhadcondescendedtomakethejourneytoItalytoreceivetheprivilegeofcoronationfromPopeLeo;butBuonaparteresolvedthatpooroldPopePiusVII.shouldcometohiminFrance.Hisdesirewascarriedouttotheletter,andPiusarrivedatFontainebleauonthe25thofNovember.The2ndofDecemberhavingbeenfixedforthecoronation,theCathedralofNotreDamewasgorgeouslydecoratedfortheoccasion,andtheceremonywasperformedamidsttheutmostpompandmagnificence,NapoleonhimselfputtingthecrownonhisheadandthenplacingtheEmpress'sdiademontheheadofthekneelingJosephine.DuringthewholeproceedingsthePopewasmadetoplayasecondarypart.Hesimply"assisted"atthefunction.Theceremonywasfollowedbyaprofusecreationofmarshalsandnobles.

TheChurchTemporalitiesBill,withsomealterations,passedtheLowerHouse;itencounteredstrongoppositionintheLords,whodefeatedtheMinistryononeimportantamendment,butitultimatelypassed,onthe30thofJuly,byamajorityoffifty-four,severalpeershavingrecordedtheirprotestsagainstit,amongwhomtheDukeofCumberlandwasconspicuous.TheCommissionersappointedundertheBillweretheLordPrimate,theArchbishopofDublin,theLordChancellorandChiefJusticeofIreland,andfourofthebishops,andsometimeafterwardsthreelaymenwereadded.ThefollowingweretheprincipalfeaturesofthisgreatmeasureofChurchReform:ChurchCesstobeimmediatelyabolished—thiswasadirectpecuniaryrelieftotheamountofabout£80,000perannum,whichhadbeenleviedinthemostvexatiousmanner—andareductionofthenumberofarchbishopsandbishopsprospectively,fromfourarchbishopsandeighteenbishopstotwoarchbishopsandtenbishops,therevenuesofthesuppressedseestobeappropriatedtogeneralChurchpurposes.ThearchbishopricsofCashelandTuamwerereducedtobishoprics,tenseeswereabolished,thedutiesconnectedwiththembeingtransferredtoothersees—DromoretoDown,RaphoetoDerry,CloghertoArmagh,ElphintoKilmore,KillalatoTuam,ClonfertoKillaloe,CorktoCloyne,WaterfordtoCashel,FernstoOssory,KildaretoDublin.ThewholeofIrelandwasdividedintotwoprovincesbyalinedrawnfromthenorthofDublincountytothesouthofGalwayBay,andthebishopricswerereducedtoten.Therevenuesofthesuppressedbishoprics,togetherwiththoseofsuspendeddignitiesandbeneficesanddisappropriatedtithes,werevestedbytheChurchTemporalitiesActintheBoardofEcclesiasticalCommissioners,tobeappliedbythemtotheerectionandrepairsofchurches,totheprovidingforChurchexpenseshithertodefrayedbyvestryrates,andtootherecclesiasticalpurposes.ThesaleswhichweremadeofperpetuitiesofChurchestates,vestedintheEcclesiasticalCommissioners,producedupwardsof£631,353;thevalueofthewholeperpetuities,ifsold,wasestimatedat£1,200,000.ThetotalreceiptsoftheEcclesiasticalCommissionersin1834were£68,729;in1835theyamountedto£168,027;andin1836theyreached£181,045.Thecostoftheofficialestablishmentwasatonetime£15,000;duringthelateryears,however,itaveragedlessthan£6,000.Itstotalreceipts,uptoJuly,1861,were£3,310,999.TheChurchTemporalitiesActimposedataxonallbeneficesanddignitieswhosenetannualvalueexceeded£300,graduatedaccordingtotheiramount,fromtwoandahalftofivepercent.,therateofchargeincreasingby2s.6d.percent.oneveryadditional£10above£405.Allbeneficesexceeding£1,195weretaxedattherateoffifteenpercent.Theyearlytaximposedonallbishopricswasgraduatedasfollows:—Wheretheyearlyvaluedidnotexceed£4,000fivepercent.;notexceeding£6,000,sevenpercent.;notexceeding£8,000,tenpercent.;andnotexceeding£10,000,twelvepercent.InlieuoftaxtheArchbishopricofArmaghwastopaytotheEcclesiasticalCommissionersanannualsumof£4,500,andtheseeofDerrytopay£6,160.TheexactnetincomesoftheIrishbishopswereasfollows:—Armagh,£14,634;Meath,£3,764;[361]Derry,£6,022;Down,£3,658;Kilmore,£5,248;Tuam,£3,898;Dublin,£7,636;Ossory,£3,874;Cashel,£4,691;Cork,£2,310;Killaloe,£3,310;Limerick,£3,987—total,£63,032.Thetotalamountoftitherent-chargepayabletoecclesiasticalpersons—bishops,deans,chapters,incumbentsofbenefices,andtheEcclesiasticalCommissionerswas£401,114.TherentalofIrelandwasestimated,bythevaluatorsunderthePoorLawAct,atabout£12,000,000—thisrentalbeingaboutathirdpartoftheestimatedvalueoftheannualproduceoftheland.

TherewaslittleforourfleetsinvariousquarterstodobuttowatchthecoastsofEuropewhereFrancehaddominionsforanyfugitiveFrenchvessel,fortheshipsofFrancerarelydaredtoshowthemselvesoutofport.InMarch,however,CaptainWilliamHostefellinwithfiveFrenchfrigates,withsixsmallervessels,carryingfivehundredtroopsuptheAdriatic,nearthecoastofDalmatia,andwithonlyfourfrigatesheencounteredandbeatthem.CaptainSchombergfellinwiththreeFrenchfrigatesandasloopoffMadagascar,seizedoneofthem,andfollowedthe[20]resttotheseaportofTamatave,intheislandofMadagascar,ofwhichtheyhadmanagedtorecoverpossession.Schombergboldlyenteredtheport,capturedallthevesselsthere,andagainexpelledtheFrenchfromTamatave.OntheAmericancoastourshipswerecompelledtowatchfortheprotectionofourmerchantmenandourinterests,inconsequenceoftheFrenchmaniawhichwasprevailingamongsttheNorthAmericans,andwhichwasverysoontoleadtoopenconflictwithus.

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Thenavaltransactionsof1810werealmostwhollyconfinedtowatchingtheFrench,Spanish,andItaliancoasts,tothwarttheFrench,who,ontheirpart,werecontinuallyonthewatchforanyofourblockadingshipsbeingdrivenbytheweather,orcalledtosomeotherstation,inordertorunoutandconveymenandstoresintoSpain.ThelastactionofLordCollingwoodtookplaceinthisservice.Thoughhishealthwasfastfailing,andhehadrepeatedlyentreatedtheAdmiraltytoallowhimtogiveupthecommandandgohometohisfamily—theonlychanceofhislongsurvival—theyalwaysrefused.Hiscomplaintwasdeclaredbythefacultytobeowingtohislongconfinementonboardships,andhehadnowscarcelysetfootonshoreforthreeyears.Butnotwithstandingallthis,withasingularselfishnesstheAdmiraltykepthimonboard,andhewastoohigh-mindedtoresignhiscommissionwhilsthecouldbeofservicetohiscountry.InthisstateofhealthhewaslyingoffToulon,blockadingthatport,whenhewasdriventoMinorcabyagaleofwind.HehadregainedthecoastofCatalonia,whenheheardthattheFrenchfleethadissuedfromToulon,andweremakingforBarcelona.ThewholeBritishfleetwereinexultation;butonsightingthissupposedfleetitwasfoundtoconsistonlyofthreesailoftheline,twofrigates,andabouttwentyothervessels,carryingprovisionstotheFrencharmyatBarcelona.TheynosoonercaughtviewoftheBritishfleetthantheymadeoffinallhaste,andtheBritishgavechase.AdmiralMartinwasthefirsttocomeupwiththemintheGulfofLyons,wheretwooftheshipsofthelineranashore,andweresetfiretobytheFrenchadmiral,Baudin.TwoothersranintotheharbourofCette;andelevenofthestore-shipsranintotheBayofRooas,andtookrefugeunderthepowerfulbatteries;butLordCollingwood,inspiteofthebatteries,sentintheships'boats,andinthefaceofthebatteries,andofboardingnets,setfiretoanddestroyedthem.Fiveotherstore-shipswerecaptured.ThiswasthelastexploitofthebraveandworthyCollingwood.Hishealthgavewaysofast,that,havinginvainendeavouredagaintoinducetheAdmiraltytorelievehimofhiscommand,expresslyassuringthemthathewasquitewornout,onthe3rdofMarchhesurrenderedhisposttoRear-AdmiralMartin,andsetsailintheVilledeParisforEngland.Butitwastoolate;hediedatseaonthe7thofMarch,1810.Veryfewadmiralshavedonemoresignalservice,orhavedisplayedamoresterlingEnglishcharacterthanLordCollingwood;andperhapsnonewereevermoregrudginglyrewardedorsounfeelinglytreatedbytheAdmiralty,who,infact,killedhimbyaselfishretentionofhisservices,whentheycouldbecontinuedonlyatthecostofhislife.

ThechangesinthemannersandmoralsoftheagesincethereignofGeorgeIII.havebeensufficientlyindicatedintheprecedingpages.Correspondingchangesweregraduallyintroducedintheworldoffashion,thoughtheconservativeinstinctofthearistocracyandthespiritofexclusivenessresistedinnovationaslongaspossible.Whatwascalled"goodsociety"waswonderfullyselect.ThetempleoffashionatthebeginningofthereignofGeorgeIV.wasAlmack's;andthedivinitiesthatunderthenameofladypatronessespresidedthereweretheLadiesCastlereagh,Jersey,Cowper,andSefton,thePrincessEsterhazyandtheCountessLieven.Theseandtheirassociatesgavethetonetothebeaumonde.WecanscarcelynowconceivetheimportancethatwasthenattachedtotheprivilegeofgettingadmissiontoAlmack's.Ofthe300officersoftheFootGuards,notmorethanhalfadozenwerehonouredwithvouchers.ThemostpopularandinfluentialamongstthegrandesdameswasLadyCowper,afterwardsLadyPalmerston.LadyJerseywasnotpopular,beinginconceivablyrudeandinsolent[440]inhermanner.Manydiplomaticarts,muchfinesse,andahostofintriguesweresetinmotiontogetaninvitationtoAlmack's.Veryoftenpersonswhoserankandfortuneentitledthemtotheentréeanywherewereexcludedbythecliquismoftheladypatronesses.Trousershadcomeintogeneraluse.Theyhadbeenfirstwornbychildren,thenadoptedinthearmy,andfromthearmytheycameintofashionwithcivilians.ButtheywererigidlyexcludedfromAlmack's,aswellastheblacktie,whichalsocameintouseaboutthistime.Thefemaleoligarchywhoruledtheworldoffashion,ortriedtodoso,issuedasolemnproclamationthatnogentlemanshouldappearattheassemblieswithoutbeingdressedinknee-breeches,whitecravat,andchapeaubras.Ononeoccasion,wearetold,theDukeofWellingtonwasabouttoascendthestaircaseoftheball-room,dressedinblacktrousers,whenthevigilantMr.Willis,theguardianoftheestablishment,steppedforward,andsaid,"YourGracecannotbeadmittedintrousers."Whereuponthegreatcaptainquietlyretreated,withoutdaringtostormthecitadeloffashion.TheprincipaldancesatAlmack'shadbeenScottishreels,andtheoldEnglishcountrydance.In1815LadyJerseyintroducedfromParisthequadrillewhichhassolongremainedpopular.Themazywaltzwasalsoimportedaboutthesametime.AmongthefirstwhoventuredtowhirlroundthesalonsofAlmack'swasLordPalmerston,hisfavouritepartnerbeingMadameLieven.Thisnewdancewassodiligentlycultivatedinthehousesofthenobilityandgentrythattheupperclasseswereaffectedwithawaltzingmania.

WithinafewdaysafterthefirstpassingofthisAct,thatis,inthefirstweekofMarch,abodyofweavers—saidbytheGovernmenttoamounttotenthousandmen,butbyamorecompetentauthority,SamuelBamford,theauthorofthe"LifeofaRadical,"nottohaveexceededfourorfivethousand—metinSt.Peter'sField,atManchester,andcommencedamarchsouthward.TheintentionwastoproceedtoLondon,topresenttothePrinceRegent,inperson,apetitiondescribingtheirdistress.Bamfordhadbeenconsulted,andhadcondemnedtheprojectaswild,andlikelytobringdownnothingbuttroubleonthepetitioners.HebelievedthattheywereinstigatedbyspiessentoutbyGovernmentinordertofindanopportunityofjustifyingtheirarbitrarymeasures.Suspiciouspersonshadbeentryinghim.Butthepoor,deludedpeopleassembled,"manyofthem,"saysBamford,"havingblankets,rugs,orlargecoatsrolledup,andtiedknapsack-likeontheirbacks.Somehadpapers,supposedtobepetitions,rolledup,andsomehadstoutwalking-sticks."Fromtheirblankets,theyafterwardsacquiredthenameofBlanketeers.ThemagistratesappearedandreadtheRiotAct,anddispersedthemultitudebysoldiersandconstables;butthreeorfourhundredfledinthedirectionoftheirintendedroute,andcontinuedtheirmarch,pursuedbyabodyofyeomanry.BythetimethattheyreachedMacclesfield,atnineo'clockatnight,theyamountedtoonlyonehundredandeighty;yetmanyofthempersistedinproceeding,buttheycontinuallymeltedaway,fromhungerandfromthemiseryoflyingoutinthefieldsonMarchnights.BythetimethattheyreachedLeektheywerereducedtotwenty,andsixonlywereknowntopassoverthebridgeatAshbourne.

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    But,notwithstandingthesepartialadvantages,andthoughthedukeandhisarmywereenduringalltheseveritiesofaHighlandwinter,exposedtothecuttingeastwindsonthatinclementcoast,andcompelledtokeepquartersforsometime,CumberlandwassteadilyseizingeveryopportunitytoenclosetheHighlandersinhistoils.Hisshipscutoffallsuppliescomingbysea.TheycapturedtwovesselssentfromFrancetotheiraid,onboardofoneofwhichtheytookthebrotheroftheDukeofBerwick.TheHazard,asloopwhichtheHighlandershadseizedandsentseveraltimestoFrance,wasnowpursuedbyanEnglishcruiser,anddrivenashoreonthecoastofSutherland:onboardherwereahundredandfiftymenandofficers,andtenthousandpoundsingold,whichtheclanMackay,headedbyLordReay,gotpossessionof.Thislastblow,inadditiontoothervesselssentouttosuccourhimbeingcompelledtoreturntoFrance,reducedCharlestotheutmost[105]extremities.Hehadonlyfivehundredlouis-d'orsleftinhischest,andhewasobligedtopayhistroopsinmeal,totheirgreatsufferinganddiscontent.Cumberlandwas,infact,alreadyconqueringthembyreducingthemtomerefeebleskeletonsofmen.ThedrywindsofMarchrenderedtheriversfordable,and,assoonasitgrewmilder,heavailedhimselfofthistocooptheunhappyHighlandersupstillmorenarrowlyintheirbarrenwilds,andstopallthepassesintotheLowlands,bywhichtheymightobtainprovisions.HehimselflayatAberdeenwithstrongoutpostsinalldirections;MordauntatOldMeldrum,andBlandatStrathbogie.Assoonashereceivedanabundanceofprovisionsbyafleetoftransports,alongwithBligh'sregiment,hearingthattheSpeywasfordable,onthe7thofAprilheissuedorderstomarch,andthenextdaysetforwardhimselffromAberdeenwithLordKerr'sdragoonsandsixregimentsoffoot,havingthefleetstillfollowingalongtheshorewithagentleandfairwind.OnreachingtheSpeyLordJohnDrummonddisputedtheirpassage,havingraisedabatterytosweeptheford,andrangedhisbestmarksmenalongtheshore.ButtheheavierartilleryofthedukesoondroveLordJohnfromtheground;hesetfiretohisbarracksandhuts,andleftthefordopentotheenemy,whosoongotacross.OnSunday,the13thofApril,theEnglishadvancedtoAlves,andonthe14threachedNairn.Asthevan,consistingoftheArgyllshiremen,somecompaniesofGrenadiers,andKingston'sLightHorse,enteredNairn,therearofLordJohnDrummondhadnotquittedit,andtherewasskirmishingatthebridge.TheHighlandersstillretreatedtoaplacecalledtheLochsoftheClans,aboutfivemilesbeyondNairn,wheretheprincecameupwithreinforcements,and,turningtheflight,pursuedtheEnglishbackagaintothemainbodyoftheirarmy,whichwasencampedontheplaintothewestofNairn.

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    OntheRhinetherewasagooddealofsharpfightingbetweentheFrenchandAustrians.GeneralBenderhadbeencompelledtosurrenderLuxembourg,onthe7thofJuly,andallowedtoretirewithhisarmyoftenthousandmenintoGermany,onconditionofnotservingagaintillexchanged.TherethenremainedlittleoneitherbankoftheRhinetorestraintheadvanceoftheFrench,exceptMayenceontheleftbank,andManheimandDüsseldorfontheright.Pichegru,inAugust,madehimselfmasterofbothDüsseldorfandManheim,andwasadvancingtothereductionofHeidelbergwhenhewasmetbyoldGeneralWurmser,anddrivenbacktoManheim.Hewas,infact,meditatingtreachery.Jourdain,whowasadvancinginanotherdirectiontoco-operatewithPichegruinthereductionofMayence,wasencounteredbyClairfait,anddrivenbacktoDüsseldorf.ClairfaitthenattackedtheFrenchforcesalreadyinvestingMayence,andthegarrisonmakingasallyatthesametime,theFrenchwerecompletelydispersed,andpartretreatednorthandpartsouth.WurmsertheninvestedManheim,andcompelleditssurrenderonthe22ndofNovember.PichegrusignedanarmisticewiththeAustriansbeforejoiningthem.Jourdainalsoretreated.

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    MinisterscarriedtheirindemnityintheCommonsbyonehundredandsixty-twoagainstsixty-nine;butthisdidnotpreventaprolongationofthedemandsoftheReformersforasearchinginquiryintotheiremploymentofthespies.ManypetitionswerepresentedtotheHouseofCommonsforthisinquiry—oneofthemfromSamuelBamford,whohadbeenasuffererbyimprisonment.Onthe3rdofFebruaryHone'scasewasbroughtforwardbyWilliamSmith,ofNorwich;onthe10th,LordArchibaldHamiltonmadeamotionforinquiryintosimilarprosecutionsofpersonsinScotland,andespeciallyofAndrewM'Kinley,andthiswassupportedbySirSamuelRomillyandothers,butrejected;yetthenextdayMr.Fazakerleymadeademandforarigidinquiryintotheemploymentofthespies,andforascertainingwhethertheyreallyhadexceededtheirinstructions.HerewasanopportunityforMinisterstoclearthemselves,weretheyreallyinnocentofsendingthemouttoexciteaswellastodiscoverconspirators.Therewasaviolentdebate,butthemotionwasrejectedbyonehundredandelevenagainstfifty-two.ThediscussionleftnodoubtoftheemploymentofOliverandothers,andthisfactbeingputbeyonddispute,Ministersshould,inself-vindication,haveclearedthemselves,iftheywereguiltless,astheirfriendspretended;buttheydidnotdoso.Onthe17thLordFolkestonemovedforinquiryintothetreatmentinprisonofMr.Ogdenandothers,andasimilarmotionwasmadeonthe19th,intheLords,bytheEarlofCarnarvon.InbothcasesMinisters,insteadofcourtinginquiry,resentedit,andclosedthedoorofinvestigationbylargemajorities.LordsSidmouth,Bathurst,andLiverpoolwereprominentinstavingofftheseinquiries;andLordsGrosvenor,King,andHollandwereearnestinurgingthenecessityofsuchinquiryfortheirowngoodfame.LordStanley,afterwardsEarlofDerby,putthisinthestrongestlight.HesaidthathethoughtMinisters"hadbeenmuchcalumniated,buttheywouldbemostsobythemselvesiftheyrefusedtoinquireintothoseacts,wheninquiry,accordingtotheirownstatements,wouldfully[135]acquitthemofthechargeslaidagainstthem."Thiswassoself-evidentthatthefactthattheywouldnotadmitthisinquirymight,weretherenoothergroundsfordecision,betakenaspositiveproofoftheirguilt.ButitisnotlikelythatOliverandhiscomrades,whowereformonthsindailycommunicationwithMinisterswhilstontheirdetestablemissions,wouldhavedaredsofartoexceedtheirorders,or,hadtheydoneso,thattheywouldhavebeenprotectedattheexpenseofthereputationsofMinistersthemselves,andrewardedintothebargain.Theinstructionstothesemenwereundoubtedlyoftoodarkacharactertobeproducedinopendaylight.

     

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    Onthe12thofMarch,1839,Mr.VilliersagainmovedforacommitteeofthewholeHousetotakeintoconsiderationtheActregulatingtheimportationofforeigncorn,andtheManchesterdelegateswereoncemoreinLondontowatchtheprogressofevents.OnthisoccasiontheHouseagaindecided,by342votesto195,nottotakethesubjectintoconsideration.Thedefeatwasofcourseexpected;butthemembersoftheAssociationimmediatelyassembledagain,andissuedanaddresstothepublic,inwhichforthefirsttimetheyrecommendedtheformationofapermanentunion,tobecalledtheAnti-CornLawLeague,andtobecomposedofallthetownsanddistrictsrepresentedinthedelegation,andasmanyothersasmightbeinducedtoformAnti-CornLawassociations,andtojointheLeague.Delegatesfromthedifferentlocalassociationsweretomeetforbusinessfromtimetotimeattheprincipaltownsrepresented;butinordertosecureunityofaction,itwasproposedthatthecentralofficeoftheLeagueshouldbeestablishedatManchester,andthattoitsmembersshouldbeentrustedthedutiesofengaginglecturers,obtainingtheco-operationofthepublicpress,establishingandconductingastampedperiodicalpublication,andkeepingupaconstantcorrespondencewiththelocalassociations.Thedelegatesthenparted,becomingsomanylocalmissionariesforspreadingthedoctrinesofthenewcrusade.TheManchesterAssociationhadissuedalargenumberofhandbillsandplacards.Itnowbegantopublishmorelargelyandsystematicallyaseriesofpamphlets.Amongthesewere"FactsforFarmers,"inwhichitwasshowntodemonstrationthat,whatevermightbetheinterestofthelandowners,theirtenantshadnorealshareinthebenefitsoftheirmonopoly.Thecheapnessofthepublicationssecuredthemanextraordinarysalewhereverpoliticalquestionswerediscussed.Mr.Villiers'sspeech,extendingtothirty-twocloselyprintedpages,wassoldatthreehalfpence;Mr.PoulettThomson'sspeech,occupyingsixteenpages,atthreefarthings.Whentheappealsweremadetotheelectorsofthekingdomduringtheheightoftheagitation,asmanyashalfamillioneachofthemorepopulartractswereissuedatatime.InaccordancewiththeresolutionpassedbytheLeagueatitsformationinLondon,afortnightlyorganofthenewmovementwasstartedonthe16thofApril.ItstitlewastheAnti-CornLawCircular.Apreliminaryaddressannouncedthatacopyofthepaperwouldberegularlyforwardedtoeverynewspaper,review,andmagazineintheempire.Thefirstnumbercontaineda"ModernHistoryoftheCornLaws,"byRichardCobden,withvariousinformationontheprogressofthemovement.Meanwhiletheworkoflecturingwenton.FreeTrademissionariesweredispatchedtoallparts,and,totheannoyanceofthelandlords,evenpreachedtheirobnoxiousdoctrinestoaudiencesinsmockfrocksintheagriculturaltownsandvillages,wheretheviewsofthecountrypartyhadhithertoheldundisputedsway.AmongthemostremarkableofthesespeakerswasColonelPerronetThompson,who,byhiscelebrated"CatechismoftheCornLaws,"andhisotherwritings,haddoneperhapsmorethananyothermanofhistimetoconfutethefallaciesoftheProtectionistparty.Theclearandtersestyle,theshrewdreasoningpower,theaptandhomelyillustration,and,aboveall,theheartysincerityandgoodtemperofthisremarkableman,wereequallyacceptableamongthemostrefinedortheleasteducatedaudiences.

     OxfordhadsentroundacirculartoeveryWhiglordinornearLondonwhohadeverbelongedtothePrivyCouncil,warningthemtocomeandmakeastrugglefortheProtestantsuccession.Thiswasoneofthemostdecidedactionsofthatvibratorystatesman,andwas,nodoubt,promptedbyhisdesiretoavengehisrecentdefeatbyBolingbroke,andtostandwellatthelastmomentwiththeHouseofHanover.Inconsequenceofthis,theJacobiteMinistersfoundthemselvescompletelyprostrateandhelplessinthemidstofthestrongmusterofWhigs.EventheagedandinfirmSomersmadehisappearance,andthrewtheweightofhisgreatnameintothescale.Promptmeasuresweretakentosecuretheadventofthenewking.FourregimentswereorderedtoLondon;sevenbattalionsweresentforfromOstend,where[23]MarlboroughwassaidtohavesecuredtheirzealousfidelitytotheElector;afleetwasorderedtoputtoseatopreventanyinterruptionofhistransit,andtoreceivehiminHolland.Anembargowaslaidonallports,andAnnethenextmorninghavingsunkagainintolethargy,theCouncilorderedtheHeralds-at-ArmsandatroopoftheLifeGuardstobeinreadinesstoproclaimhersuccessor.Mr.CraggswassentexpresstoHanovertodesiretheElectortohastentoHolland,wherethefleetwouldbereadytoreceivehim.TheCouncilalsosentadispatchtotheStatesGeneral,toremindthemofthefact—whichforalongtimeandtothismomenttheEnglishGovernmentappeareditselftohaveforgotten—thattherewassuchathingasatreaty,andthatbyittheywereboundtoguaranteetheProtestantsuccession.LordBerkeleywasappointedtothecommandofthefleet,andareinforcementwasorderedforPortsmouth.AgeneralofficerwashastenedtoScotland,wheremuchapprehensionofamovementinfavourofthePretenderexisted;and,inshort,everyconceivablearrangementwasmadeforthesafeaccessionoftheProtestantking.

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    WhenParliamentreassembled,aftertheChristmasrecess,thegreatquestionofeconomicalreformtookthefirstplaceinitsdeliberations.ThegreatYorkshirepetitionwasintroducedonthe8thofFebruarybySirGeorgeSavile,who,astheformsoftheHousethenallowed,madeaspeechonitspresentation.Hewasasmall,weaklyman,butofthemostuprightcharacter,andwaslistenedtowiththehighestrespect.Onthe11thBurkerosetobringforwardhisextensiveschemeofretrenchmentandreform.ItwasaschemeofreformssovastandmultiformastorequirefiveBillstoincludethem.ItdealtwiththesaleoftheCrownlands;theabolitionoftheseparatejurisdictionsofthePrincipalityofWales,theDuchiesofCornwall,Chester,andLancaster;oftheCourtofficesofTreasurer,Comptroller,Cofferer,KeeperoftheStag,Buck,andFoxHounds,oftheWardrobe,Robes,Jewels,etc.;oftherecently-institutedofficeofThirdSecretaryofState;thereductionandsimplificationofofficesintheOrdnanceandMintdepartments;thePatentOfficeoftheExchequer;theregulationofthepayofficesofthearmy,navy,andofpensioners;and,finally,theCivilList.Suchahostofcorruptinterestswasassailedbythiswholesalescheme,thatitwascertaintoreceiveaverydeterminedopposition;anditmighthavebeensupposedthatitwouldbeencounteredbythemostrabidrage.Butnotso.Thegreattribewhoseinterestswereaffectedweretooadroitstrategistsforthat;theyweretoowellassuredthat,beinglegion,andallknituptogetherfromtheCrowndownwards,embracingeverybranchofthearistocracy,theyweresafe,andmight,therefore,listentothefervideloquenceofthepoeticIrishman,astheywouldtoatragedythatdidnotaffectthemfurtherthantheiramusementwasconcerned.LordNorthverysoonmanagedtoputthePrincipalityandtheDuchiesoutoftherangeofhisinquiries.Hedeclaredthatnobodywasmorezealousforapermanentsystemofeconomythanhewas;butthen,unfortunately,theking's[264]patrimonialrevenuewasconcernedintheseDuchies,andthereforehemustbefirstconsulted;and,whatwasstillmoreembarrassingwas,thattheseproposalsaffectedtherightsofthePrinceofWales,andthereforecouldnotbemootedtillhewasofage;sothatbranchoftheinquirywasloppedoff,underthegentlephraseofpostponement.Whenthediscussionreachedthereformoftheking'shousehold,BurkewascompelledtoadmitthataformerattempttoreformthislavishyetpenurioushouseholdbyLordTalbot,hadbeensuddenlystopped,because,forsooth,itwouldendangerthesituationofanhonourablememberwhowasturnspitinthekitchen!Theendofitwas,thatthoughallexpressedthemselvesasdelightedandasacquiescent,almosteverydetailwasthrownoutincommittee.TheonlypointcarriedwasthatwhichabolishedtheBoardofTrade,byamajority,however,ofonlyeight.TheBoardofTradewaserelongrestoredagain.TheotherportionsofBurke'sgreatschemeoccupiedtheHousethroughMarch,April,andMay,andthenwasgotridofbyaman?uvreinthecommittee,Burkedeclaringthathewouldbringthemeasureforwardagainnextsession.

     CHAPTERXV.THEREIGNOFVICTORIA(continued).

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