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P&OTEStANT UNION, THE Address of the Protestant Union to his Roval Highness the Duke of York was presented to his Royal Highness at Ami ley House on Ftifiay the 14-th October. 182;), by aJJeptttation, tonstst- irig of the following Members, viz.: — Rev. W. L. Fancourt, Thos. Saunders, Esq. ij.D. Thos. B«nsley, Esq. Ret. W. Mann, A. M. F.W. Cjh ter, Esq. Rj-v. J. S. Sergrove, Mr, J.EedeS, L^.B..• Searelmries. to « previons appointment. Uvatkhv Sir Herbert Tttyior with the Secr^Tarte<*<vt*'Tll¥^ Union. Ilw ahwrs-ira-med Deputation waited upon his Roy d Hig-kness. who received tilef" with the most gracious an i condescending affability- After ilie first introduction ih Secretaries advanced, bearing the open. Atidi-, s, and have nmde their nbeisance, 1\lr, Eedes, as one of the Secretaries, introduced the reading of ihat document, by ad. dressing his Royal Highness in the following words. "Mav it please your Roval Highness,—The Protestants of the United Kingdom are so rleeplv indebted to your Royal Highness, as ihe illustri- ous Defender of their best rights, privileges, and iniinunities, both civil and ecclesiastical, -that if there can be one method of expressing their senti- ments more, sincerely complimentary, or more respectful than another, it becomes tht-ir hoilatteli duty as well as their delight 'o adopt thsrt method. '• Actuated by this feeling, the Members of the Protestaiit Union "a Ve had the heartfelt gratifica- tion it unanimously voting the Address which we hold in our hands, and which, by the gracious condescension of your Roval Highness, I am now permitted to hav ihe honour of reading it) your Roval Highness s presence." The Address was then read as follows To His i-t'iyal Highness the Duke of York and Albany, Commander-in-Chief, &c. &c. &c. Sir,- We. theuqdcrsiglled Members of the Protestant Union, heg leave respectfully to ap. proach your Royal Highness withsentimentscor- re-ponding with the language in which we have the honour to addressyou. Under the auspicious and purely Protestant Sway of the illustrious House of Brunswick, our hihly favoured country has surmotinted the as- saults of foreign and domestic eiietiiies-lias sus- tained the falling thrones of Europe ;and, imidst the dire events that have agitated hei- coii- viiised cotitiiietit, the British Empire, rising as the Beacon of the Universe has atlained to a pitch of prosperity and renown unparalleled ill the history of nations. For those Important benefits, we feel our- selves imperiously called upon to offer our first and most grateflllacknowledgments to the Supreme Disposer of all events, who, in sovereign wisdom directs the course of nations in the devclopement of his inscrutable designs in Providence, and who .~i~_—i uaiy iuA.ai i* the establishment oflritfernal peace* ahd^civii1 and ecclesiastical liberty, but also to crown her efforts for the dissemination ofreligious truth, and for the consolidation of those ntorat and political principles which are supereminently calculated to civilize and bless mankind. While thus we offer our hnmble tribute to the Great First Cause of all good, we are not, Sir, we cannot be, insensible of our obligations to the honoured instruments by whom these benignant purpose,g have been effected. Your august ances- tors, the Monarchs of the present British dynasty, have invariably proved themselves the uncom- promising giiwdians of the civil and religious rights, and consequently of the best interests, of their faithful people. His present Majesty is the worthy successor, not only of the throne, but also of the principles of his progenitors. Long may he reign, to receive th« heart emanating plaudits of his admiring and affectionate subjects, and to witness, with unmixed gratification, the successful dfnds of his Royal Brother, the next Prince of the Biood, to protect and perpetuate those bulwarks of our Protestant Constitution, to which, under Providence. we are indebted for the general pros- perity of our country, and the secureand tranquil eniovment of our invaluable privileges and im- inunities as injivi(iuals! In Ie attainment of this nationally pxa Iterl position, your Royal Highness has held a most prominent sta'imi. Great as was the prowess of British arms in former da vs. it has been excelled by the triumphant atchicvemeuts of modern times and we cannot lint remember that the unparalleled vicioiies, which consolidated the honour of the British name and restored peace to the world, were acquired by an army iiitlei- the supreme ad- ministration of your Royal Highness, whose name must therefore be connected with the glory or our country in the records of the future historian as it is also enti ied to the unfeigned gratulations of every honest Briton—of every patriotic co- tem >orarv. But. Sir, the external relations of an empire, however would be insufficient to the iflailitelia let, or its securitv, unless accompanied by a stri -.t adherence to the wise and salutary laws by which its internat economy is regulated. Here, then, we at once recognise a recent act in Ylur ir-gislati ve capacity, as a Peer of the Realm, whi''t ntust endear the nameofyour Royal High- lies to every real friend to his country," and to those liberal establishments uid institutions under which her growing prosperity has been fos- tered and matursd. When artful foes, aided by well meaning but mistaken friends assailed the bul warks of our excellent Protestant Constitution, and insidiously aimed at the re-introduction of that sys'em of civil and ecclesiastical tyranny under which our since happv country so severely suffered in former times, your Roval Highness, inheriting the genuine stamina of native pati iotisin and actuated by the spirit which animated the leaders of our glorious revolution, boldiv stepped forward to head the efforts of those noble and honourable statesmen whose strenuous exertions iu behalf of the best interests of the nation had, in spite of contrary apprehensions, excited an in- tense interest, and an ardent hope in the breasts of British millions. The truly constitutional sen- timeivs of your Royal Highness, the jiist and conscientious appreciation of the solemn compact subsisting between the King and his faithful people, and the judicious and well-timed inter- ference, in the speech delivered by your Royal Highness on that critical and memorable occasion, exact the voluntary tribute of unqualified appro- bation and grateful thanks. These we iijostres- pectfully tender to your Royal Highness, for the essential benefits thus conferred on ourselves, our families, aad the united kingdom in general. fcy this wHl-timed interposition, and its happy results, a national degradation has beema.-Yerted- the hopes and expectations of the loyal, the liberal, and the peaceable, have been strengthened" and encouraged, and odr beloved 'Sovereign has been relieved from the liability to artinvidioiis res- ponsion under whicli he ought never td be placed, but which we feet assured would ha ve been given, had circumstairifces rendered jt necessary, in the strictest accordance with his Royal engajp-eH^nts on 1 acceding to thetfroWn of these realms. Your Royal Highness may possibly meat the puerile eejuores of a few misguided and misinformed individuals or may he subjected to the indecorous ravings of of oUftConstitu- tional e-MahTwhTtj'entsj1' of wtTBffie-tr» «ii«LIV- is no smatf yraise.' But your Itoyal Highness will stand unm-vved under these ebullitionsof-dis- appoioted malignancyand our humble but sincere plaudits will re-echo the voice of consci- ous satisfaction in your own bosom, and.rever- berate through the immense aiajority'ofth«l*ritish dominions. '• Lrng mav your Royal Highness live in the iiijoyintnt of health, to aid the prosperity of the country, and to witness her progressive advane- tnent in all the arts and institutions that can add stability honour and dignity to the British name. Your Royal Highness's most dtiful Grateful, and obedient Servants." fSigtied by upwards of sixty Clerical and Lay Members of the Union.) The Address, which was printed in gold letters on vellum, ornamented with a rich border, and emblazoned with the arms of the Royal Duke, was then delivered into the hands of his Royal Highness, who immediately returned the follow- ing answer: — Gentlemen,-In receiving the Address pre- sented to me by you, on the part of the Protestant Union, I teg to express to you how much I am gratified by the sentiments of loyal zealous at- tachment and devotion to his Majesty which it breathes, as well as flattered by the assurance, conveyed in terms so friendly, of the approbation which my endeavours to discharge ray various duties during a loug course of public life, have been so fortunate as to experience froifl the Mem- bers of the Protestant Union, more particularly with reference to the important question upon which I was induced to declare mysutiments in the House of Lords. The Members of the Protestant Union cannot appreciate more strongly than I do the blessings of it free Constitution. which secures to his Nla- jesty's subjects in general, the possesion of civil and religious rights, and the tranquil enjoyment of invaluable privileges and immunities as in- dividuals nor can they feel more anxious than I do, for the continued peace and prosperity of a country, which has so well merited the protection and support of Providence, by the spirit and steady perseverance with which it has maintained ] its independence during thelate arduous contest." Oulton Park is fixed upon, as the scene of contention, between two of the younger branches of two celebrated Cheshire families, who are now in training to run 14>0 yards, for a wager of J1100 aside, on the 3d of November. Shuter in the early part of his theatrical career wandering one day in St. James's Park, in want of a dinner, was followed by a man as meanly clad as himself. After many turns and twistings, the comedian sat on the corner of a chair picking his teeth and the stranger instantly oacupied the other, diverting hiinself in the same manner.— After looking steadfastly at each other for some time, Shuter broke silence, by saying, 'Sir, I have the felicity to drink your good health I don't understand '¡) u,' mnttered the other surlily. '1 meant no offence,* added the poor comedian I only thought that as we had dined together, we might as well drink together—that's all.' DRAMATIC S-P.TCH OF A- THIN MVN.—A long lean IOlln, WÍl:1 all his limbs rambling, no way -to reduce him to compass, unless you could double him like a pocket rule-with his arms spread, he'd lie on the bed of War like a cross on a Good Friday bun—standing still. he is a pilaster without a base—he appears rotted out or run up against a wall—so thin, that his front face is but the moiety of « profile—if he stands cross-leg- ged, he looks like a caducens, and put him in a fencing attitude, you would take him for a piece of chevaux-rte-frise —to make any use of him. it must be as a spontoon or a fishing-rod—when his by he follows like a note of admiration— see thrm together, one's a mast, and the other I: aI' hulk—she's a doiiie. an.1 he's built together like a tflass-house — when they part, you wonder to see the Steepie separate from the chancel, aad were they to embrace, he must haog round her neck like a skein of thread on a lace maker's bolster—(o sing her praise, you choose a ron- deau; and to celebrate him, you must write all A lex in lrines.—Sheridan s M. S. S. in Moore's Life nf him. WONDERFUL DOG. WP. read in an Eiglish Gazette of an act which would indicate a certain entent of reason in brutes. Mus- tapha, a strong and active greyhound, belonging to an artillerist of Dublin, raised frenn his birth in the midst of Cninps, always accompanied its master, and exhibited no alarm in the midst of battle. In the hottest engagements it remained near the cannon, and carried the match in its mouth. At the memorable battle of Fontenoy, when we broke the square baltalinnsnfthe Hano- verians, the master of M nstapha received a mor- tal wound. \t the moment when about to fire upon the enemy, he and several of his'corps were struck to the earth by a discharge of artillery.— Seeing his master extended lifeless and bleeding, the dog became'desperate, and howled pit.eously. Just althat time a body of French soldiers was advanaing rapidly to gain possession of the piece, which was aimed at thein from the top of a small rising ground. Who would believe it, if the fact were not attested by several witnesses worthy of credit? Doubtless with a view to revenge his master's death, Mustapha seized the lighted match with his paws, and set fire the cannon load- ed with case shot; seventy men fell on the spot and the remainder took to flight. -After this hold stroke; t he dog laid down sadly near the dead body of its master, licked his wounds, and remained there 21 hours without sustenance. He was at length with difficulty, taken away by the comrades of the deceased This courageous greyhound was carried to London, and presented to George It. who had him taken care of as a brave ser- ydM.—IIiiloire da Chicns Celebrex. Oa Monday night last, a Pl"1\ft Graham, tait COiamotilv called Halt l-'auk. abo. t 17 or IS veart; f age, not tall, and remarkably slender, undertook to eat a tesj of tittittoij seven pounds weight, for his supper This beast V achievement was performed i« a pii-blic-hotise it 11.11 t 0'. Bocthergate. A person was appointed to ca'f< and Frank commenced operations in great ¡t" and was &ot long in laying by the whoie of tlv- mutton, with a large dishful of boiled turnip-, and a plentiful supply of bread. Daring Ins fi■- past, the gourmand was supplied with tti lew* r than seven mugs of water, preferring it to ale. throasfh fear of sickness. Frank'* feast, how- ever, did not tyid here, for his aj»;>etik- sewned 2.r;!llt"4 it of bvea-i pnd <!he«*e W-,Itl U.-ftiigfrt, ttid f# More of served any ordinary mail. lie,theit-wit,,ti,-d (towti the whoie with. a quart of ale, and finished with a glass of brandy and Water. The pxior bip-J. who is lid very perfect in his intellect, finding himself ha object of so much attention, bagar, to think h had performed a meritorious act, and com?ceiK'.<-d capering and dancing on the floor. In short, hlil was so overpowered by a subsOription, and tan greeting's of the numerous company who sur- rounded him, that he began to swagger and boast that he would than. it." a wager, sup a. much pottage as conid be nude from two pounds of oatmeal; but no OIKS dared to hazard ii;, money Oil so hopeless a Gouciden.-Cal-lisle Pa- triot. BetweM two and three mitilbt a v^uTj girl,belonging to a respectable family at E iin- burgh. lost her voice and beeune ei.tire-v duuib in consequence of an inttaiuation iii ili-- 'IIng;I.- The most eminent of the facti tv at K linburgh were consulted, and they declared that they could do nothing for her. Under this dreadful It"- vation, her friends rosolved that she should take the advice of Sir Asttey Cooper, and about a fortnight or three weeks a$o she embarked on board the Edinburgh Castle sica fji- tlut purpose. Oil their way the machinery of the engine became derange.1. and uittiariii witti spread amongst some of the female passengers that the toiler was about to burst. The terror excited in the poor sirl caused her to cry oat. and from that moment she recovared the perfect use of her organs of speech, which she exercised in great ylee during the remainder of itlio voyage. Oil Tussdav afternoon an inquisition was tsken at the Ship PuhJic house. Hunt-street, Mile End Town, on view of the body of a young man named Henry Potter, son to the proprietor of tilts house whose death was occasioned hy Taking a large quantity of arsenic. After viewing the body, which lay in the house where the Jury weresitting, and whither the unfortunate dt«ceased had been removed from Hackney* where"hu had swallowed thedeletariors draugh-whidi ',ei,iul ual- ed his existence, returiied to tiie J'lry room, and Uij^ YoHowing evidence was submitted for their lovely looking pregnaney, was the first witnessbrousrht forward; her testimony was asf liow s:—I am a servant, and live in the fatniiy of Mr. Hawlet, a Hac ney. I have known the deceased for nearly seventeen years. He paid attentions to me as a lover, they wereconstatit and unremitting. Sottla time since iii a iiioinezit ofweitkness, I yielded to his solici- tations, the consequence of which was, that [ became pregnant. I informed hiai ofmy situation And requested him to fulfil his former promises of marriage;—when I did so, I told him that utilesi our union took place I must be sacrificed to shame and disgrace J not aione intheeyesofhifi friends, but also in the opinion of all those who knew me. He became dejected at ruy wishes, said lie would incur the displeasure of his friends, I have- frequently renewed my entreaties, but whenever I did so he used always to introduce something quite foreign to our conversation. Tiie effects of my pregnancy on his mind were very visible, and from day to day he became more depressed. On Tuesday last I received a mes- sage from hiln I did so. and he said, '*f|:<n:iah, 1 haTe taken poison I have but a few to lire I hope you will forgive me," When he mentioned having taken prison IImmedtely seat for medical assistance. Oil tha following day he was brought home in a hackuev coach, bo! still very ill. There was a great alteration latterly to his manners. I have no doubt but he took arsaiic, and atn convinced he wasdef-anged in mind, in, mory, and understanding, when he did so. He was about twenty-one years of ag.?. The unhap- py girl, while delivering hr testimony was over- whelmed with grief; her auguish wis extreme and excited the sympathising milm"strltioi) of ail who where present. Mr. J. Messenger. —I reside at No. 0, Ti ia igle-phice, H icknev.— I have known the deceased for some time I)-ist. On Tuesday last he cillud at my house, a id re- quested me to go au:i have S< m 4 n to drillk. l did so, an(I there was another young mau b company. We ha some beer at the Weiiiugtou public-house. The deceased Went a way abruit ten o'clock, and at half-past two I hiard he Uriel taken poison, and went to a ff64.\t room In Cht- thain-place, where I found him-siting, but he re.- ver Spoke after I entered. 4 ILL once procured someHJastor olt, and a iueetw-, soon arrived. I was obliged to C* to towti. find did not see him again until eight o'clock, i brought him home to his father the next morning, about eleven o'clock He had been ranch agitated and disturbed in his raiud for souie ditys past. iu consequence, as I believe, of ayoong woman 1>1" ing pregnant by him. I have no doubt but that he took the poison, an that ba was at the tun.? of doing so of uusouud miud. Mr. Thomas Havill, examined.—I am a surgeon, anireside at ton. OB Tuesday last, about two o'clock. I wzl, called on to attend the deceased. I immediately went. and having ascertained that he h td taken poison. I administered strong emetics, which brought tip, I believe, the greater part o! the ar- from his stomach, but from the length of time it had been in the system (I hci;ei-e hours). all attempts at recovery was useless, and he died in consequence. I afterwards analysed the substance discharged frotu the stomach, and found it to contain a vast quantity of matter. The Coroner recapitulated the etfdenctt I and said that no doubt existed of the deceased's having committed "Suicide." bat it was for the Jury to detertnine. whether at the time of Iiii (lo- ing so, his mind was in fmrh a state «s o enable him to judge of the cntainalty of the act. Th, without hesitation, returned a verdict of- cide, Committed while labouring utidcr iasa»u'y.

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