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not. What their own personal interests would prompt, they cannot, and what the public good requires, they will not,“perhaps they dare not do! They are caught in their own trap, and are the first victims of their own short-sighted perfidy.
• Nec est lex justior ullâ
Quam necis artificis arte perire sua." But alas! the danger is not theirs alone~it is ours—it is the na'tion's ; and when we look at all that is passing around us, we cannot but fear that the Movement Press is right, which boldly and candidly tells us, that nothing but a complete, avowed, and radical Revolution can solve the otherwise inextricable embarrassments in which the bewildered ministry and their impracticable system has involved all the constitutional powers of the state.
We live in times that will be history ;-events are in progress, the enormous magnitude of which is concealed from us by our very proximity; those who stand at a distance see them better: and every European and American publication, from whatever parties they emanate, and whether they hail or deplore it, all admit the fact, that we are in a state of Revolution! Our children too will see clearly the progress of our ruin, and will wonder how any man amongst us could have been blind to it. Let those, at least, who are not blind, vindicate themselves in the eyes of the European world and of posterity. Those whose order in the state, and whose position in society impose any duties of interference, are invested -as they are but too well aware—with a most painful responsibility,-if they acquiesce, they will be accused of helping on the ruin; if they resist, they will be charged with creating it. Hear what a writer, one of the most moderate of his class, is not ashamed to advance :
• Probably the overthrow of our institutions is not so certain through the agency of the Radicals, as it is by that of the Conservatives. Indeed the former would be rendered innocuous by the adoption of remedial measures which are strenuously denied by the latter, who thus furnish the elements of mischief.'- Reflections on Foreign and Domestic Policy, p. 209.
So, though the Radical aims at the overthrow of our institutions, his intentions are only remedial, and if accomplished would become innocuous; and those who would resist this remedial and innocu
overthrow of our institutions' are the very persons who accomplish it; and are accordingly in the deepest degree criminal, if, by their agency, shall be brought about what is remedial and in
This is true revolutionary logic. So the guilt of the 10th of August was on those who resisted the cut-throats who attacked them ;-s0 Buonaparte would have held Palafox responsible for the thousands of lives lost in Saragossa, because he
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was rash enough to oppose an invasion which would otherwise have been quite .innocuous ;—so it was the Police, and not the National Conventionalists, that created the Calthorpe-street riots, -so, when a robber blows out the brains of the
who will not quietly deliver his purse, it is not he, but the victim, who is, in foro radicali conscientiæ, the murderer.
Yes, for all this the Conservatives must be prepared. If the bishops exert a right which the law and the constitution give them --they shall be slandered in the lowest places, and rebuked in the highest—and shall moreover forfeit that right-unless they will engage never again to exercise it. The Commons will admit the House of Lords to be a power in the state, but on the express condition that it shall have no power whatsoever; and the King shall continue in the undisturbed privilege of naming his ministers, as long as he shall choose no one whom a body of 10l. householders may not approve; and if any of these parties should be so blindly obstinate as to object to being thus made nonentities, they, and they alone, shall be responsible for the state of non-entity to which they may be reduced !
For all this, and for more, we repeat, the Conservatives must be prepared--but the knowledge of their danger should only make their course the more steady—they must be at once firm and conciliatory—not seeking, rather avoiding the exercise of extreme rights—but, on the other hand, abandoning no great principle, and trafficking with no question of conscience. They, perhaps, cannot promise themselves immediate success, but they may be assured that they will be thus laying the foundation of a certain return to a better order of things, when either suffering or good sense shall bring back the people to a true notion of their own interests, and to some respect for the ancient institutions to which thev have so long owed all their happiness and all their glory.
FORTY-NINTH VOLUME OF THE QUARTERLY REVIEW.
Abernethy, John, his description of deli-
radox concerning, exposed, 148.
, Irish, 148.
scrit Literature, 321.
of dancing, 61.
the construction of the, 364.
, Girolamo, epigram by, 249.
in point of speed, 212—their unfounded
371-inquiry into the genuineness of
the odes attributed to, 374.
to persons dying of peculiar maladies, 180.
factory children, 81.
the Persian of Customs and Manners of
Bacchylides, account of, and of his writings,
tribute to the memory of, 198.
which he was imprisoned after the battle
of Angora, 295.
the Greek Anthology.' See Greek Lyric
drawn by M. Dumont, 172.
104, 122, 123.
his Manuscripts, from Family Papers,
and protection, 211.
the clergy of, 79.
organist of Chelsea College, 104—his
III. and Queen Charlotte, 119.
malady, 186, 187 - his account of Hip-
lieving his own melancholy, ib.
Coleridge, Hartley, Poems by, 517.
improvement in, 79.
the Commiitee of the House of Cominons
malady, 186—-various modes of self-de-
struction attempted by, 190.
tions of mental malady, 187—the most
• Boswell' quoted, 47, 115, 251.
of Shirley's stanzas on the fall of Charles
the Protestant cause to,49—instrumental
Camille Desmoulins, ' attorney-general to
the lantern,' 41, 43.
Duke of Wellington, 333.
witless of the sea.novels, 486.
Abuse of Literary and Ecclesiastical En-
ment on the Navigation of the Euphrates,'
212. See Steam-Navigation to India.
proposition for the confiscation of church
Dacre, Lady,“Recollections of a Chaperon,'
edited by. See Novels of Fashionable
Charles Wright, 449— excellence of
Mr. Kyan's patent, 127—Sir Robert Sep-
preventive of dry-rot, ib.
tist, to Shirley, 13.
characterized, 155 — his enlightened
Edgeworth, Miss, useful lessons conveyed
in her Tales, 152.
the Equipment of Ships' 125. See
Treatment, and Training of, by R. Darvill,
V. S. See Turf.
government on the navigation of the,
Cary, 452_his measure Dantesque to
Burney, arranged from his own Manu-
Personal Recollections,'97. See Burney:
Treatment, and Training of the English
Race-horse. See Turf.
and its Endowments; a Charge,' '198.
See Church and the Landlords.
on the phenomena of the death-bed, ib.
Denman, Lord Chief Justice, his opinion
on the general question of libels, 36.
Matthews for the appointment of a rot-
Faraday, Mr., his lecture on Mr. Kyan's
discovery for preventing the dry rot in
the Persian of the Adventures of Hatim