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PICTURES FOli THE HILLTOP OF WALES, Yes, deny it who may, and smooth it as you please, the ^movable Iteports have inflicted$deep, monstrous wrong ?u the Welsh people which shall not be. forgotten. They lave touched the national heart, and have secured for thepi- MVes an immortality wMcJi will not be much relished. ,°st people have said their say about the authors and con- tutors of these attacks on Welsh morality and our ]an- page. The orator has addressed his hearers, and the writer put his thoughts on record. The poet has summoned his to record in withering strains the exploits of the In- H'-Urcrs i and in these pictures the artist has employed his pencil in order to "illustrate and commemorate the good, the wise, and the kind intentions of all parties concerned in the late espionage under the name of a Government Com- mission on Education in Wales," The subject is worthy of illustration, and in these drawing's it is worthily treated. No. 1 illustrates the origin of the Committee of Council on Education. Lord John Ilussell, surrounded by an astonished batch of lords and bishops, delivers the following address My Lords,—England and Wales areas destitute of the means of religious training that they are fast sinking into a state of bar- barism. It appears from this letter, which was sent me by the rev. chaplain of a prison, in Lancashire, that few can answer any reli- gious questions beyond the first in our beautiful catechism. I I asked a boy six years old (who had been very properly committed to gaol for looking over the stile-at the Squire's game),' says the rev. gentleman—' What is your name ? Billy. What did your godmothers promise for you in your baptism ? I hasn't got none. Who is your clergyman ? Don no. Who is the bishop of your diocese P Don no. What is the name of the sovereign of these realms ? Don no.' (Sensations of astonishment and horror here seize their lordships, and their hair stands on end !) Now my lords, such being the proved condition of her Majesty's subjects, with regard to religious education, I propose the establishment of a Committee of Council to effect, covertly and by degrees, that which Parliament cannot accomplish by reason of pressure from without, as proved in the case of Sir J. Graham's bill." (Shouts of hear, hear!—Bravo the Whigs !-Long life to Johnny! Long live Church and State!) No. 2 describes Gathercoal Scuttleworth's final charge to the spies- The Whig ministry are resolved to punish Wales for the dangerous example it gives to the rest of the empire, by its uni- versal Dissent from our Church! I now inform you, in confi- dence, that this is the real object of this espionage-you are to help their lordships (of the Committee of Council) to make out a case against voluntary religion, by collecting such evidence of its connexion with immorality, disloyalty, and barbarism, as will dis- gust the public mind of England, thereby preparing it to sanction the (despotic) scheme in contemplation for driving the Welsh back to the true Church. The use of the Welsh language being known to be favourable to the propagation of earnest personal re- ligion, both the LANGUAGE and the NATIONALITY of the Welsh, as well as their religion, are to be destroyed. Your professional, 11 with your personal art, will enable you to select such witnesses, and call such evidence, as may secure our object without exciting suspicion. My lords have authorised me to assure that you shall be made gentlemen (!) on your return." No. 3, Symons and Schools," shows a school well-fillecl with children, who are examined by the learned Commis- sioner, whose physiognomy, as given here, none need envy. The following is the examination :— It has been my constant practice to give a penny to the child that answers most promptly and absurdly on a word or name never heard of before.—Now children What is Symons ? Is it the name of an ass ? Or a monkey ? Or is it not a man—an honest man ? It is an ass No. It is a monkey! No. It is an honest man! Here boy, yours is the wildest guess,' and here is the penny for you." Upon this Taffy" very sapiently asks, £ < Was it not on this self-same principle that the categhist re- ceived his reward on his return to London ? Did not Scuttleworth deliver an address to this effectYour genuine anxiety to get the penny having prompted the wildest guesses on your own part and that of your well-setacted informants, and these being most agreeable to my lords' intentions, here is the penny (an inspector- ship) for you?" These pictures for the million will tell with amassing effect. We believe the letter-press in Welsh is more striking than in English, and that the Welshman will be delighted to find that his wrongs are so fully avenged. Wo recommend these drawings to the attention of our readers, and venture to hope that they will do more execution in the line in which they are concerned than any other means. Ridicule is a power- ful weapon, and perhaps no one knows better how to use it than the author of these Pictures. We trust the sale will be very extensive. We shall again call attention to them as they proceed.

Religious Intelligence. .