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We are totally above the trilling and vulgar policy of making either too much of a triumph, or too little of a defeat. The examination of the Poll books has decided that Mr Grote is returned one of the four Members for the City of London, if no scrutiny shall fake place. The numbers were, for j\Mcnnand M ood 7 Crawford (io-i I Pattison (>070 587:1 Palmer This miserable majority <»! six, then, makes the whole dilicrence between having a vigorous and intelligent iiepreseutative of the lionour- able and responsible portion of commercial London, and having a low, bitter and ridiculous Representative of the rabble. SlIch is tllc wis- dom of the populace, and such is the working of that desperate revolutionary measure, the Re- form Bill. Xo man in his senses, whether Whig or Radical, doubts that Ballot, Universal Suffrage, and the fall of the Peers, would be the instant fall of the Constitution. Yet the multitude vote for the ranting and talentless blockhead, who makes it his boast that he bellows for the whole three. the most absurd of lhose who burlesque the name of public abili- ty, the four present Representatives of the City are probably the most burlesque. In the House totally ineffective, out of the House habitually laughed at; it they are silent,of course nothing if they speak, worse than nothing. Thus, either shutting or opening their mouths, certain to brillg some customary sarcasm on the "boobyism of City brains." Yet such men are the chosen of the Reformers wise and legis- lative rabble that ye ¡Ire! iiut why is this? The rabble can discover a fool as well as their hetters; they can enjoy a laugh at a miry brained blunderer, as keenly as any other men they can as readily, and they often do, pronounce on the hascllcss, sillillCSS, alld Slupirlily of .\[ellluer, of Parliament as well as any critic, or scholar in the land. Why then we ask do the rabble of Reform tolerate such men ? But for one reason that though they cannot Ilelp knowing them to be a disgrace to the common sense of the country, miserable creatures in private life, and dunces who cannot open their mouths but to bring scorn upon themselves and their Consti- tuents, they rely on their goillg all leng-ths The Republican, the Ruffian, the Hater of every great Institution of the Country, the Pai),sl> the rancourous Political Dissenter, all look to such personages as slaves, with the full con- fidence, that be their ferocious will what it lyl,'Y, it can meet no check from the hone.st.Vj prin- ciple, or feeling of such exhibitors. Time will shew whether tllis shall he the case, or whether fear, shame, or compunction may not stop them when the dreadful requisitions of Democracy shall be finally made. But nothing can be clearer than that the shirtless crowd who in unequivocal ruffianism throng the hustings, roaring for the Radicals, are not of that opillion; tliat, oil the contrary, they live in full hope of making those automatons ttie mouthpiece of every extravagance when the occasion shall arise and that, in this confidence alone, they vote for individuals whom their uncouth souls fully appreciafe, and of coune utterly despise. However, London is neither an example nor a guide of the national feeling. Prom the very nature of its crowded and profligate population, the populace must always dictate its Elections, so long as the wretched and mis-called Reform Bill shall take the power from the intelligent, opulent, and principled, to throw it into the hands of the men of the hovel. It was one of the iniquities of that most revolutionary Bill, that this subversion of every established rille of government should have been its direct object. One proof is enough. It had been proposed in the Whig Cabinet, to fix the franchise r.t £ •_><) a year- fix there, and you will shut out all our What was this but to say, crush the Constitu- tion, that we may plunder in its ruins, strip (ioveriiiiieitt of its dignity, force, and truth, that we may flutter in the rags of them all. Such is faction throughollt the world at this hour, in Spain,wading in civil blood in I' ranee, la\ jug the train fot utiiversalexplosion; in Ireland,poisoning the springs of Christianity; ;n Enlalld,tying the Constitution to the horns of the Altar of rebel- lion, to be sacrificed, in due season, with the popish hierarchy in their usurped pomp round it, and some craven Minister, some dwarfish tool of time-serving, some trembling slave in the robes of degraded office, standing to strike the knife into its vitals. And arc Englishmen to look on and be silent at the sacrifice ? But the Country Elections Itave alrpady shown what the feeling of the country-is. That gallant mute, General Palmer, and that prating hireling, Mr Roebuck, have been contemptuously turned out of Bath. Two Conservatives, and gentle- men, have replaced them. The result, I Lord Powerscourt says, will send one of the rejected to enjoy the populous solitude of where he is sti,-e to have intercourse with congenial souls, and ,v ill spoil the other's beggarly menialism to the Canada Reformers, stripping his collapsing purse of v'COU a year at one fell swoop." This is "the UUK iudest cut of all." At "Teymonth, I we rejoice stiW more to see the ignominious and ridiculous expulsion of Thomas Fowel Buxton, the ci-devant Quaker, whom the pleasantry of' the House has long designated as Tom fool. How this heavy-sterned legislator ever made his way into public life, or even into the mis- cellaneous civilization of the House, has lono- been a problem to every man who did not know the f-ralt of the individual and of the party that sent iiim there. He is it, the first place pro(i',gl()Iis all(i of' (*otirse a pro-Papist, an Emancipator of tin? first absur- dity, and aChampion (poordismantled creature !) of ail kinds of ^Dissenterism in xh»r% he ''goes the w, hole hog, all Jor the sake of his conscience But lie iitfs found his natural gravitation, he has gone plump4own and, like Milton's hero" still is falling!" -y- R

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