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Champion (Newspaper) - January 30, 1814, London, Middlesex TH E C HA M P I % Concon NOT ENGLAND HU PRECEDENCE OF TEACHING NATIONS HOW TO but calculated for the It brings down the Intelligence of the week to before the of and The for London and Usen JANUARY 1814. Price tHB INFLUENCE OF PUBLIC EVENTS ON THE PROSPECTS OF EUROPEAN Several for whose judgments we have the highest and whose good opinions we chiefly think us much too sanguine in expecting results favorable to public of to from the triumphs of the allied They that the courts now against have given no evidence of harbouring improved on the subjects of public liberty and the duties of on the as they trace their former misfortunes to the breaking out of the popular spirit and force it is likely that their recent but inspire with as they already have the to keep their subjects more down than thinking thus to provide more effectually for the security of It is further in support of these that the greatest horror is expressed by the writers who inlets to knowledge * they destroy something that is and substitute something that is In the mean men's are probably pointing to very different results from those that are in preparation for Some stubbornly oppose themselves to any others can be satisfied with nothing less-than what poor short-sighted would call a complete complete as we can would be found very inadequate to our complicated and clashing by granting us apparently less than we the operations of providence are suited to the constitution of and go far beyond all our schemes of It is in this way that an improvement of the political and other establishments of Europe seems to be now in a course df There may as we have be any regular plan of reform resolved on by those who have the power to carry it into if we do not circumstances have given a to many of publish the sentiments of at the the worst abuses and superstitions of the old order broached by that this is in a peculiar of things people have every where gained ner of the Great care is taken on matters of which have hitherto to keep the people quite out of and in the been craftily kept for purposes inimical expectation that dethroned princes will be to their rights and happiness examples nothing is talked of but the triumph of have been placed their rulers royal the restoration of ancient the have been value of the redeemed glories of the illustrious sons of Saint tion of their subjects in consequence of the much more cant of the same successes of the a period of quiet is likely Not a syllable is hinted of any fresh and more to take affording an opportunity for the provisions for the security of Jhe people's developement of these which natural although the history of the kings lence and terror have up to the present moment for whose families they are bid to feel an and rendered shall oiler is little else but a history of the evils that on a remark or two on each of these features of pro nations through the abuse of confided It misc. is by those who take this that if the persons who have lost their crowns through the late now get back in consequence of the defeat of this change in their being the result of a conflict of and taking place a stormy is not likely to be attended by any arrangements in behalf of their subject's The it is will be left entirely at the of their returned whose inclinations Unless events take a very unexpected turn Europe will shortly be relieved from the miseries of this monstrous struggle of morp than twenty that has scarcely left her a single plain undrenched with a unshattered by a single family that is not lessened by one or inore of its members becoming the victims of it is may be a very doubtful it may even be a It would great calamity were caunot be supposed to be in favor of putting con- I produced by the final success of despotism against troul into the hands of the and whose and advisers belong to a set that have no feeling but for bloated and greedy prerogative We are far from denying that these remarks have and that facts unfortunately give a plausibility to such We are not wil to be its and we think that if the present state of affairs be considered with a closer attention to its more hidden it will be found pregnant withi consequences of a happier It we but too that the allied sovereigns have no nate in the way of the tions of their governments will further allow that most of constitutions are radically and that the late victories are calculated to strengthen their authorities so as to render any thorough and immediate change in their quite out of the The restoration of is but a very insufficient return for all the sufferings of during the age of iron that succeeded the Has it made no such advance in political aud has it no reason to hope for such improvement in political as will tend to if not to these disorders in It certainly appears to in their several degrees and have become wiser as to their public and that they are about to derive benefit from the instruction they have It is a that many of the most crying abominations of the old have been totally destroyed the new The oppression of the though a very intolerable was united with a clearness of that led it to be unsparingly severe against alt cruelty and that did not directly tend to its own for the iniquities which debased and distressed and which were totally incompatible with free have been almost entirely swept The Inquisition has been razed to its those hordes of sloth and have been put and in religious toleration has been In the latter what is still more out all the countries over which it has of exorcised a con to very and the most interesting the feudal privileges of the nobility have been grievous outrages oti common justice and among the nations in has a great measure rescued from that antique customs and inapplicable are adored by its as adores the dif t and rust on a favorite which sadly mar its We have already that evils least magnitude with those It have been under the ascendancy that exists no its peculiar not being congenial with the spirit thai animates its not be What then the latter New forms are to struggling But surely few are inclined provided for the emancipated Will to attribute to Buonaparte a disposition in favor of rights and limited surely few will maintain that he thinks more liberally subjects than the of that enormous power by was perpetually stirring up must be regarded as a gratifying inasmuch as it is likely to give a respite to the work of will at least be thus enabled to their to indulge iu their former little to engage in their old to call their old keep their sons at instead of seeing them dragged to to pass a year without being deafened by the sound of * The various narratives that have recently been and even in our own 4s we former our hopes are j and the different public - may furnish an Idea of founded on considerations df a nature to It is not what the dispositions It men propose that fixes their destinies is done by the influence of circumstances by the of causes quite distinct from human and in the course of a general system of things that is not to be hastened or impeded by the resolutions of the creatures whom it it is be that improvement in. the has or been tlie result of any of their pie speak of them as and not as have started with a determination to render themselves wiser and they have usually but proved their folly and The advance of the world grows oht of 1 not of - Events gradually * si change of character they open fresh old lumber be We profess it ap. pears very unlikely that it andL vi there is no power so absolute and as not to be under a proportioned to the degree of among 'the The miseries of late have answered one good they have ' men to think where very little short of impiety for to form an opinion on matters of The since has been waged between opposite we may so as between of the same disputing about their own Much necessarily escaped in the by proving the other in the helped to instruct the world as to what are now more relative to just claims formerly it is experience to that institutions to a very different of the supreme miseries of as they fall on the countries where its horrors From these countries of utterly For property and is no the commonest only possessed from day to cannot be expected to belong the 7; sideis no longer The have got Inges are sure to be of governors not unfrequently to a watch fal v * for tp defend cannot such during the ' to extent of many miles are of n views as to that in Which and -in want j. it and enemies are not advanced to be supported in the same way I Stich the which has and to which one time so perverse is and so strong the to what
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