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POETRY. FOR THE NORTH WALES GAZETTE. ITanes y ddaear gry a fa, yn ninas Naples yn V Tied a thnrriad allan y mi/nydd tanllyd. Vesuvius mohefm yr 17, 1794, ac ymddugiad au yr Esgob pabaidd ar Prtst ar V achosion hyriny. Trigolion Naples a fu 'nawr, Mewn ofnau rriaith, a dychryn mawr: F, 'r ilre, !)oil coi)glati trwy Am haner munuii, neu beth mwy. Ymhen y ddau drtyri:! wedi hyn, Doc eito 'n gryf, y ddaear gryn A'r myivald tan Vesuvius trofis; I !vygo 'it f-aitli, )-ii ti-w foes. Chwda yn (lost afonydd tan, O ddau le, fe dorra yn Ian: Colofnau mawr dyrchafa 'r mwg O'r hrwrnstan draw, a'r brasdcr drwg. Rhyw safn 'rol hyn, agorai 'n hyll, Yn lleisio draw, fel llawer dryll: A'r sarn;m 'n un, er;yd¡a'n awr; Fel twrw in or, ar ddr-yghin mawr. Rhuo o tan y ddae'r ywnaeth, Ail i'r tonnau yn gadel traeth A'r ddinas oedd fel mewn rhyw gryd; Ai sylfaeni '11 crynu i gyd. Torre del Grecio ddinas fawr, Bron a ddinistrwyd oil lawr A'r afon dan, a re(la 'if dost I'r mor heb baid, ues codi 'n host Ac ynys farwor gwnaeth yn siwr, Yn uchel draw, uweh ben y dwr: A'r mor a boethwyd oil o'r hron; 0 few 11 canllalh o gwmpas hon. A uiiloedd vno fawr a man, A Iwyr ddinistrwyd gan y tan A Dinas Naples hithau fu Tan orchgydd, o ryw ludw du. Eõgoh Naples yntau a aeth, Yn awr yn y cyfyngder caeth: A I!u 'r olFe.iriad gyd ag ef; Ddau yn ddau yn rbesi o'r dref. A'r holt drigolion gyd a hyn, Gantyna 'n brudd i ben y bryn Gael gwel'd 'r Esgob gyd a'r Prist; Yn terfynu eu dychryn trist. Ar bawl 'roedd ganddynt asgwrn pen, 1'w EODI 'D awr, rhwng dae'r a nen: Penglog !lilln! Janwarius lan I rwystro 'r mynydd fwrw tan. Bwgwth y pen a'r danllyd bair, Bwgwth y groes a delw Mair Er hyn ni's peidia 'r tan a'r mwg; Rhag ofn v groes, na 'r pen na 'r gwg. Er maint o ddelwau yno ddaetb, Y mynydd o ffyrniga 'n waeth Nid esgyrn sant, na dehva' sydd Ar elfen dan i garrio 'r dydd. Er maint y tew gymmylau tarth, Er maint y iwlhvch ymhob parth: Ai onid oedd fywyllwclf mwy Gwedi llanwi en calon hwy. Ai 'n f'asai 'n well gweddio ar Dduw ? Yr hwn a'n.gwel ar hwn a'n clyw Ac all ein gwared ni ei hun Heb luii y groes, na phenglog dyn. Beaumaris. J. P
To the Editor of the Nortlt…
To the Editor of the Nortlt Wales Gazette, HYSiWS G Y F A ILL, YR ydwyf yu canfod gyda llawenydd mawr fed llaweroedd o'n cydwiadwyr mewn amryw fanin yn Xghyncru yn cydymegnio hyd eithaf icti gall", i gynnorthwvo, yn ei hymdrech y Gymdeilhas* atirhydeddus houo a Scfydlwyd yn Llnndain i daenu ar l&d a churlref air Ðllw yn mysgy Gweriaos, mal y byddo iddynt hwy v ilcdion driiain gystal ag eraill, gael y fen- dilh o berchenogi gair Duw yn ell teuluocdd 1 Y mae yn betii liyfryd i ni oil, ar yn achoso orfoledd i la wer, we/cd Lleyn ac FJfionydd vredj yiijuiio a'it-ilydd yn y fillh achos canmodadwyj liefyd weled llaweroedd o'n rydfrodyr cariad- us, agos yn uihobswydd drwy gymru yn ym. ilrcrhu i ragori y naill ai y liall, gan ddangos en I'ÚoJ wydd i w;'1Ianaetbu, (:ystal ago i :un- 11orlhwyo y rhai ad ydynS yn perchen modd- ion na gal hi i bryiui Biblati iddynt hwy a'u teuluoedd 1 0 gresyndbd ar/cidrol na buasid yu derhreu y fa Hi orchwyl odidog flynyddoedd lawer yn ol Ond etto er hyn y mae yn awr o b« vs ic '>cai»!ymad mwyaf i Eneidiau ALI- farwol ein cydji readuriaid a ph wy a wyr nad yw !'yn yn loddmn yn j|aw Rhagluniaelh efforyd drws ilydan rhyn«dd.-ai fit 3'n t'yd, genedl. set F Illdwld cJ11\rci yn y cyfandir liei i -ih-fa'.vr hwnw, America, pa rai yn ol llaweroedd ar laweruedd o hanesion, sydtl viio yn M'n id yr hen Frythoneg hyd heddyw O na ijae rat o'r Cymry yn myned l'w plilh, i ljre-jelhu Ktengyl Duw iddynt nid ocs am- ineuaelh na hyddai i'r Goruchaf Dduw Goroni eu liymegniaeth a'i Ddaionns ac a'i Anreidrol Garitd Yna yn wir y byddai en llafur yn Ogoneddus i'r HWN a'N bendilhodd a Ei t as; cys al a moddion i ddyfud ya mlaen yn achos gwir Grefyddcui lacii-twdwr lesu Grist. Wyf gyda pharch eieli Ufudd Wasanaelhydd A'cli diftuaul Gyfaill, T. II. .Jbcrercli,
AN EXTENSIVE ACQUAINTANCE.
To the Edilor of the North /Vales Gazelle, AN EXTENSIVE ACQUAINTANCE. SIR—I do not know whether you have ever observed the progress of a contagious disease, which I fear we must consider as incurable all inordinate and feverish Ihiist for extensive acquaintance, it chiefly attacks the female sex, is highly infectious, is attended with an. xiety, restlessness, impatience, a peevish loathing of family society, fickleness of tem- per, and flushings in the cheeks, it is of so subtile a nature as to be even communicable by letter, and 1 -have observed in the case of my pourwife,who has long laboured under it, that a fresh paroxysm is soinetimesbrought on by the perusal olfhe London Newspapers, where a minute account of many others who act under ihe influence of the same disease, operates on her like electricity. I have great hopes, from my wife's youth, that, if recovery be possible, her chance of it is good. We have been marrie-d some few years, have three fine children, and lived happy in one of the most pleasant cities in England, where a choise and cheerful neigh- bourhood gratified every wish we could form as to SOCK I pleasure. Unfortunately Lady Nightly paid its t Ciii-istnins visit, and being, far gone in Ihe complaint, I have deplored", spread the infection through the whole city. Strange as it may seem, her conversation richly gemmtd with lilIes of sirs, ladies, and honourable*, her civil contempt for our circle, who shewed her every attention, her repeated declarations that it was impossible to live' out of Ball) or London in the season," am; even the perusal of her visiting book, all in- flamed the disease, which broke out in my family with alarming slrcuglh. An immediate m C, desire of changing place, was added to the symptoms, I have already described. Our country house, though in one of the driest and most healthful situations iu Cheshire, was, branded with the odious epithet of damp, and my wife constantly complained of relaxation, winch I am told is often compatible, as in her case, with unbroken sleep, and an excellent appetite. Having heard that cold afftisio" often succeeded ill an early stage of th dill ease, we removed to Parkgate, and tried a course of sea-bathing 5 this operated as a palliation, as long as the shore was so crowd- ed, that we could with difficulty secure ac commodations ,• but scarcely had the removal of the greatest part of the company allowed us to settle in a commodious bouse, when the efficacy of the cold affusion seemed to be ex hausted. The air of Bath was next recom- meuded, but here the disorder broke out with redoubled force from the impossibility of sa- tisfying that thirst which I have already men- tioned, as its very essence. At Parkgale we were visited by all the world, blest shade of a public bathing place, wheresoulseach qlher draw." Far different was our fate in Bath Some who had been most intimate with us at Parkgate, nay, the very persons who had fa. voured us by frequent acceptance of our ill. vitations, seemed nearly to have lost all recol- lection of past intercourse. In vain did my wife revisit with redoubled zeal. In mall) instances her visits were returned with chilling deiay jn others a c«nslrained apology was substituted in place of the expected card.— Our Cheshire acquaintances, many of whom happened to be in Bath, were desirous to con tinueon ourustiif teriiis of cordiif itrtercotirse, but my wife's disorder gave her a dislike to o!d friends and mtlOHlles-as to relations the very sight of one produced dejection and weakness, sometimes followed by hysteric affections. This, Sir, is our present situation. — If in the course of your extensive reading, you have found any cine for this spreading evil, or can recommend a Physician who will not prescribe a remedy worse than the disease, y ru will much oblige me by your informa- tioit and should any new symptoms occur, i shall take the liberty of mentioning them, provided you do not discourage my t, present application. 1 remain, J'our obedient servant, w-, TIM TRANQUIL.
AGRICULTURE. In this neighbourhood agriculture is to be considered as the primary profession, and all others should be conducted with the view of promoting its success; for it is the founda- tion -which supports manufactures. ThaI it hath not yet to the utmost IH-)j,n! of perfection it will admit, is not only true of Wales, but but of the most cultivated districts in England: a slitl larger capital, astill great, er number of hands may he employed." The imprOTeinents carrying on III the fields; the change in the mode,ol husbandry, by the in- troduction of new ,.)iaciiiiiery, of new species of grain or of seeds, and to which no limits can be assigned, demand Ihe employ mentof a num- ber of people of every sex and age, in the service of the husbandman, for carrying on his plans. Formerly hay lime and harvest were the only seasons which tailed forth women and people of sedentary professions; but now, in the improving system, Ihe whole summer re quires their labours. Children too, who for- inerly had no share in [be tasti, iiiiy liolv il.t.,Ill age not very advanced, be made useful, and contribute assistance to their parents for sup- porting them, without impairing their vigour or stmting their growth. While agriculture thus offers not only a resource against want, but the means of comfortable subsistence to such as are able and willing- lo work in dis- tricts situated like this, iii a political view, it may be considered as unwise to attempt the introduction of manufactures to any consider I able extent. In a moral view it must be con- sidered wi!h regret and with dread. On this subject, under all the existing circumslances,, the balance is not to be shuck between, the I gain on the one side., and on the other, that of manufactures, and that of agriculture, lot between the sum of actual enjoyment and prosperity, to he produced on each side.— Without one snomeut'-s hesitation, it may he decided in favour of agriculture, iu a propor- tion almost too great for calculation. By the pursuit of agriculturc is every person employ- edt hat is willing to work Doth industry reap a reward, by which not only the necessaries, ¡ hut lIe l'omf'II'ts of j)( afe procured! r\rc manufactures inlroditoed, woikmen employed lilt will get higher wages but with these I too, the desire to spend lliem in idle dissi- pation. Useful hands would he templed to forsake the peaceful labours of agriculture, n where a rise ol wages would, by ihe fanner, be severely fell. The employments in agri- culture greally conduce not only to promote the health of the lower classes, but to preserve their morals from the degradation and corrup- tion which is most severely lamented in ma iinfact uring towns. The grasping hand of avarice never satisfied, exacts from children employed in manufactures, tasks unsuited to theiryears; sickly and debilitated, their growth is never or seldom that of i,iiii Since the manufacturing rage hath commenc- ed, the wiste of, the human species would not I),- c,asylto ctlini)tite. Children bear the con- finement wiiii impatience, unjustly deprived of the hours, which in the season of youth should he devoted to play, they often are lempted to embrace the opportunity of mak- ing their escape. In the works of agriculture in which they are employed, they often also (liscovet- tliit ilit-i- are amused, The mallncrs of the people are marked liv con- tentment, respect for religion, and every peaceable disposition. Their health seldom needs to he repaired by the aid of the Physici- an and associations, tor relief in distress of this nature, are hardly to be found amongst this class of men; but amongst manufactur- ers, where it is impaired by Ihe nr. wholesome* ness of their profession, or the consequences of debauchery. The greatest improvement that could be made in tnis neighbourhood, would be lo plant sonte of I he high grounds wilh sllch trees as besl suited tlte soil. Plantations when judici- ously made, are ornaments to the richest and best cultivated districts; but on high and ex- posed places, they are not only ornamental, but greatly beneticiaL They break the vio- lence of the winds, and render the air more mild and temperate. In few parts of the kingdom do the winds rage with greater fury than in some of the high grounds in this neigh, L L bourhood: yet these are almost all quite bare and destitute of trees. In severe winters, when the frosts are intense, and of long conti- nuance, and the ground covered with snow, large belts of plantations would be of singular benefit. They would afford a constant shelter to the sheep, and thereby prove the means of improving and preserving those valuable features, on which the wealth and prosperity of tie country so much depend. it is to be wished that those whc have it in their power would take into their serious consideration,the strong case of Parish School- masters, whose present scanty provisiou is by no means adequate to the exigencies of their condition, or to the importance, toil, and la. II our of their office. The whole neighbourhood has long labour- ed under the greatest iiiconveiiicice from the uncommonly bad state of the public roads.— Fortunately, however, the gentlemen of the country have at last got their eyes opened to their true interest, with every prospect of suc- cess. Our roads, as in the other roads formed at that period, a straight, rather than a level line was sought. To this absurd and inconsi- derate idea are many 01 the pulls" to be ascribed. The advantages derived by the public from the late wonderftl improvement upon roads in England are mdeetl astonishing. The journey which 40 years ago, 'he traveller could only accomplish in two days, he now executes in 5 or 6 iu/.trs! The expedition and eucreased burden of draught horses, are equal- ly striking, and slitl more beneficial. Mold Parish, SCOTUS.
Remarkable proverbial Sayings, relative to the /feather. When October and November are warm and rainy, January and February are frosty and cold; but if October and November be snow and frost, then January and February are open and mild. As the following old proverbs are found to be generally true, they ought not to be forgotten, and are therefore here inserted. If the grass grows in Janiveer, It grows the worse for't all the year. The Welchman had rather see his dame on the bier, Than to sse a fine Februeer, March wind, and May sun, Make cloathes white, and maids run. When April blows his horn, It's good both for hay and corn. An April flood, Carries away the frog and her brood. A cold May and a windy Makes a full barn and a findy. A May flood, never did good. A swarm of bees in May, Is Worth a load of hay But a swarm in July, Is not worth a fly. Several regiments of Engtishmiiitia. are 11 11 about to return from Ireland, and others are going to replace them. T.ic Great Personage lately arrested on the Continent, is now supposed to be the Prince Royal of Bavaria. Friday, at three o'clock, the Princess Char- lotte of Wales, attended by the Duchess of Leeds and Miss Knight, proceeded from War- wick House to dine with her Royal Mother, at Blackheath, and returned at night at nine o'clock. The interview beiween iliciti, under all the existing circumstances, must baiie heen. truly affecting. The visit of the Princess we look upon as auspicious of the happiest results as we have no doubt, it was with the concurrence of Ihe Pi ;nce Regent. A number of dogs having lately run mad at Rose-Hill, Sussex, and in the neighbourhood of that place, producing iqcilief to an extent that cannot be ascertained, John Fuller, Esq. reflecting on the horrid ed'ects of' ydrophobia gave dire: tions 011 Monday se'nnig'v for the destruction of all his valuable o' and Ihey were accordlllgly killed, consisting of four brace of high-bred spaniels (whose excellence was the labour of many years) and a very su- perior pack of harriers. The Spaniels bad, a long time, been the admiration and envy of 'he sportuig world, as few, if any could bo- found to equal them in the field for beauty- an i action. Two of them have constanllYr accompanied Mr. Fuilers's gamekeeper for for ten successive years, in the pursuit of woodcocks, wilh unprecedented success, hav- ing had shot to them, within the above men- tioned lime, 304 brace of that delicious bird. The following ludicrous eircumstauce Re- curred at Lewes,on Monday se'nnigh! :—A!ifa regiment of,the line was marching through the town, its hostile appearancc and move- ments so enraged a lusty bullock, on his way lo the slaughter-house, at the foot oi Mailing- hill, that the animal, with mien more terrific than a Russian Cossack's, furiously dashed inw the ranks, and III defiance of the bayonet, cut his way through but having in his pro- gress sllffered and feit increased irritation, he returned to the charge, and coii, ititied his as. sauits until he had laid prostrate on tie ground between 30 and 40 of the panic-struck soldi- ers, where they remained, until he deprlure of the enemy. The most conspicuous of the fallen was ilic master of the big drum. whoso instrument bore evident marks of the nature of the attack, and was thereby rendered use. less to the band. Four of the men, we under- stand, were seriously hurt, but the others felt no ;<icenveniece after the danger of the battle was over. The ox received several bayonet wounds, and one on the frontal bone, which resisted the thrust, until the bayonet was bent* York Assizes.—A man of very pecuhar de. scription, by the name of Snowdou Dunhill, was tried and convicted of stealing com from the barn of a farmer, and was sentenced to be transported for seven years. For the space of nearly eighteen years this man had carried on bis depredations upon the farmers Ground the to such an extent, that he had teri,oi- of tiie whole neighbourhood and had oranised a band of plunderers under him, like a second Jonathan Wild, who used to rob as he directed them. He originally "started as a poacher; as he was brought before Majnr Topham about nineteen years ago, it seems, for destroying game, and was removed hv him from Wharram ill the Street, to the place of his late residence, from whence all his later and more serious depredations havebeen committed. As a proof oi the dread in which !e farmers held him, the following anecdote is mentioned.?—A farmer, whose farm had been frequently robbed, employed some men to watch, and ozscovered a person taking away n sack of beans, who made his escape, leaving his plunder by the barn door; Some little time afterwards Snowdon Dunhill came lo buy some oals of him, agreeing to pay for them at a certain lime. On the day appointed Snowdon Dunhill appeared, and on looking at the farmer's account, very coolly said—■ Yes, it is right enough but if you remem- ber, at such a time you took some beans of mine, and the difference I am come to pay you." The farmer was so much intimidated, that he allowed him to rliarge his own beans that were saved from being stolen, and took, the balance very quietly. Though a labourer and with a family of five or six children, he supported two horses and his family without any visible means of livelihood, on the depre- dations he committed on the country. When his premises were searched, a pistol and a skeleton key, for opening all kinds of locks, were found concealed. He was a very power- ful, athletic man, in point of person, and the farmers were so much in dread of him, that it was with difficulty they could he brought to utter any thing against him, lest he might (as they expressed it) do them a secret mis- chief."
To the Editor of the Yorth Wales Gazelle. LETTER. IV. The next most material event in the British Chronicle, is the Roman invasion. Cresar sends a messag: to the Britons, claiming sub ttiissioi) oil account of kindred, both bciu'J' descended from Aeneas. This we arc told i very probable. Caesar is made to escape very narrowly with his life, leaving his sword b ltindhim, which the translator considers as valuable an acquisition to a Briton, as a Bri. tish sword would now he to. an Indian chief The fabricator of the Brut found but few ma: terials to enable hint to expatiate much on the Roman transactions in Britain, and not being willing to trust too much to his wreat powers of iiii initiation, or probably from fa- tigue, he got over this period with as much rapidiiv as possible, without the least regard to Chronology. Hence the translator with all his skill cannot reconcile the blunders in the historic narrative. In page 92, occurs an instance where Scverns is sent over from Rome to queil tumults, which existedSOyears before his time This chasm in the Brut is succeeded by others still more glaring. The Roman events are so shamefully misrepresented, that it is a matter of surprise how such a complete farrago ot absurdity and inconsistence could ever be considered as haviug the slightest claim to real history. ThefolJowing compa- rison of the Roman history, with the corres- ponding part of the Brut, will shew the truth of this assertion. Severus left two sons, Br,s- sianus and Geta. Geta was declared a public enemy, and quickly dispatched. Bassianus was proclaimed Emperor under the name of M. Aur. Ant. Caracalla he reigned six years and died in an expedition against the Parthi ins, at Edessa. From his death till the coiii- Ineucemeut of the rClgn of Diocletian, inter vened a space of above 51 years, and a suc- cession ofllo less than 12 Emperors. In the time of Diocletian, a Roman of low extrac- tion named Carausitis, received a commission to protect the coasts of Belgica and Armorica, and succeeded in usurping the government of Britain. He retained possession for seven vears, and was then killed hy his associate Alectus, who seized upon the government, and held it three when he was slain by Asclepiodotus a Prasloiiun Prefect and thus Britain after ten years was recovered. Such is Ihe history us given by Eulropius. These events are thus introduced into the Bent with- out the least regard to time or Ittilh. Bassi- anus, son of Severus, was crowned king 0' Britain. In his time Caroii, a Briton, obtain" ed permission from the Senate to project the sea-coasts of Britaiii. lie, however, prevail- ed upon the Britons to make him their king, promising to rid them of the Romans, lie defeated Bassianus in battle who was assisted by the Scots. When the Senate heard this they sent Alectne, with three legions to Britain,, who overpowered Caron by numbers. Alec- Ius then became king, hut his cruelly was such that the Britons chose Asclepiodotus, Earl of Cornwall, for their king. He slew Alectus, and all the Romans at Nant Gallwm, and reigned len years. Such a distortion of his. tory is of itselfsufficient to condemn the whole Chronicle. A Roman Emperor is 'here con- vet-ted to a British king, and slain by a person who was posterior to him by half a century. Asclepiodotus, a Roman Protect, is made an Earl of Cornwall, a title which did not exifit till the reign of William the Conqueror.— Even Fordun, the Scottish historian, who adopts all the dreams of Geoffrey, wherever he mentions the Scots and Britons uniting; against the Romans or Saxons, confesses that he cannot sw&slow this part of the Brut, for a very good reason, because-, he says, there Were 72 years between the reign of Bassianus and the usurpation of Carausius, and therefore he maintains that Eutropius is more to be cre- dited in this particular. Such a gross ana. chronism is, in fact, intolerable, and equalled only by the fabulous history which succeeds it. This comprises the valorous dea-ds of Ar- thur. Caerleou is made a scene of the most magnificent festivities, where all the flobility of Europe, even from the most remote parts of Scandinavia and Iceland, appear in the cos- lume of their respective countries, to pay their respects to the British hero. The guests were attended by four thousand servants, who served the cosily viands and mead in vessels ofgold and silver. To this incit extrava- gan-t part of the romance, the translator gives implicit credit, and concludes from some n:i- nute circurnslauces that are detailed, that the author (If tbis portion of the Brut iiitgt iiii-li- self havebcen a spectator. Another inference. draull bl a mode of reasoning peculiar to the translator is, that the British church was not then in communion with the church of nome, because neither Monks nor Nuns arc enume- rated among the guests. Next follow tiie wars between Arthur and Lucius, a RomanSeiiator, and all the Sovereigns of the east. In these encounters Hirlas has the honour of slaying Bocchus, king of Media, and Arthur lulled Sertorius and Polyclelex. kings of Lyhia and Sertorius and Polyclelex. kings of Lyhia and ¡ Bithynia, heroes conjured up to display the glory of the British arms, Bangor. J. J.
LANCASTER ASSIZES, MARCH 29.…
LANCASTER ASSIZES, MARCH 29. Before Sir Simon Le Blanc and a Special Jury. The KII\ upon the "t-()se(,-iition of Robt. Kirk- patrick, Esq. against Thomas Creevey Esq. M. P. Mr. Parke, the Attorney-General for the county, stated, that this was a prosecution against Mr. Creevey, a Parliarneni, for having published in the Liverpool dfercu- ry, a most scandalous and defamatory libel highly injurious to the character of a gentle man of the name of Kirkpalrick, tilling the important office of lnspecs or-gencral ol Taxes, He did not mean to deny the Hon, Member's right lt4 state what he pleased in the House of Commons the exercise of that privilege, however it niighl affect the feelings of indi- viduals could not be called in question, but he contended, that if a Member of the House of Commons afterwards sent to the Editor of a newspaper his own report of his speech, he was answerahleif it contained libellous mat- ter, just the same as for the publication of a libel of any « ther description The Learned Counsel then slated that the libel purported to be the report of the Hon. Member's speech made upon ihe occasion of presenting a Peti tion to the House of Commons against the East India Company's monopoly. He seemed to haye gone w holly out of his way in order to vilify the prosecutor, for he represented the distresses of the people of Liverpool as having been aggravated by his appointment to the office of Inspector General of Taxes. He designated the office of Mr. Kirkpairicli as that of a common informer, and insinuated that he received a large annuity for undertak- ing to screw up persons assessments to the ex tenl of his own imagination. The Learned Counsel added, that the libel went on to insult the tiieiyiot-y of the late Mr. Perceval, by as- serling that he had given Mr. Kirkpatrick this appointment merely in consequence of his having been his clieul. The Learned Counsel then referred to the case of the King xk Lord Abingdon, to shew that the publication of a libel against an individual was nol lo be justi- fied hy the circumstance of its being a report of a speech made in Parliament. He conclud- ed by expressing his conviction that the ver- diet would coiilirui the doctrine f or which he contended. The publication from Mr. Creevey's manu- 5cnplllaving been clearly proved. Mr. Brougham first submitted to his Lordship, upon the authority of the case of the King v. Wright, that he was not called upon to address the Jury. lie insisted generally that a Member of Pari anient could not be held accountable for publishing a true report of what passed in Parliament. Sir Simon Le Blanc over-ruled Ibis point; and the Learned Gentleman then addressed the Jury. He said, that Mr. Crcevey had been urgedbyn.any Members of both Houses, justly alarmed at (his pro-sedition, to insist upon his privilege; but the Learned Judge having de. cided against him, he should now proceed to the oilier ground of his defence. He then, in a very eloquent and ingenious speech, contended that there was nothing libellous in the pubii c,ilioii,-tl);it matters reflecting in a much higher degree upon the character of individu- als, had been published as the speeches of Mr. Burke, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Windham, and other eminent Parliamentary characters. lie infer- red the injurious operation of imposing any restraint upon the publication of reports of what passed in Parliament and on this ground principally trusted his client would be ac- quitted. Sir S. Le Blanc staled his clear opinion that it was no extenuation of a iibet to say that it was a report of a speech in Pai-liaiiieiit-ii e publication in question was one which tended 10 vilify the Prosecutor, who was in the exe- cution of a public trust, and he was, there- fore, bound to say, it was a libel answering the description given of it in the indictment, The Jury were of the same opinion, and without a moment's hesitation pronounced a verdict of Guilty. Mr. Brougham said, he wished to tender a hill of except ions, but he was informed by the Learned Judge he could not do so in a crimi- nal prosecution, and, besides, that he should have tendered it before he had taken the chance of the verdict being in his favour.
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