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MAGNA CHARTA AND THE HOFSE OF LORDS. To the of th; Rim. ADVERTISER. SIB,—Though living some distance from your J celebrated watering place, I take a great interest in all that happens there, and eagerl? read over each issue of your valuable paper. The excellent aud telling articles on the polities of the day which yon publish are quite sufficient to prove that Rhyl is exceptionally happy in having talented writers on tlc, local In your leading article of last week, you simply refer when speaking of magna charta to the small number of barons who signed it. doubt a deirc, to be lenient on them. and nut to ruthlessly uproot the fond admiration many of us have had for them ever since we first perused the story of our country as told by a well-known hely, have impelled you not to go as far as modern historians do in their esti- mate of the work of those deathless heroes of Rnm- nymede Instead of the charter being the work of the barons,it was the achievement of the free-men of England and of the city of London in particular. Pusillanimous to a degree, the barons only fought to preserve their estate from the greedy "grasp" of I John. When lie was firm they retreated, and had it not been for a Scottish army in the north, and the 20,000 Londoners, magna chorta would never have been wrung fnm him. What the barons were worth is clear from their behaviour when John rescinded the charter, when they openly to save themselves, sold their country to Lewis of France. The free- men of England, however, thwarted them in this respect, and saved their country from the dire calamity of becoming a French province. Viewed as a whole the history of the Peers can be divided into four epochs, and from the following summary of their deeds during each, which I take from a well-known writer, ir may easily be seen what they have done for their country in the past, and what promise there is of there doing in the future. "In the first epoch of their career they robbed the people in the second they robbed the church in the third they robbed the crow;: in the fourth as always th°y have been the steady foes of Suffrage, Reform, of Nonconformists, of Ireland, of Agricul- ture, of Trade, of Lbour, of Education. These are bitter truths for the supporters of the House of Peers. Let these supporters study the Constitutional history of their country, and they will find that instead of being exaggerated, the above summary is leniem,tand hides in its generality gross wrongs atd disgraceful compromises; they will find that the House of Peers has been a burden instead of a blessing, and if they are patriots and unprejudiced they will conclude that its fatal day of reckoning ought soon to draw nigh.—I remain yours &c KISTOHIAX.

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