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Trades Newspaper And Mechanics Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - November 5, 1826, London, Middlesex VOL. No. 69. NOVEMBER 5, 1826. PRICE 7d. THEY HELPED ONE HIS AND EVERT ONE SAID fTO HIS BB OF GOOD 6. Or LANDOWNERS TO - didst thou ever remark the difference between the conduct of that noble animal the and that most insignificant end useless of all pampered the by thou hast trodden on the foot or tail of the one or the other Hast thou not observed that the indignation of the former vents Itself in aloud and that of the other in a series of and snarlings which there is scarcely a possibility of terminating 1 How the latter does and and run about to tell his misfortune to every one within its j ust as if the poor wretch of some importance in the Though fond of the canine we have at times been so these spoiled children of luxury and that we could have them at the and though we will not degrade the magnates of the land so far as to say that the one is a type of the we must nevertheless own that there are some strong points of We have and and stuffed them with all manner of good as one should depletion would prove a we have given up to all both on the land and beyond the have allowed them to legislate for and a pretty fist they have made of have gone to aad our blood and our treasure to preserve to never once said repent and of the system which they have imposed is demanded by the state of the we call upon them tp give up a part of their order that the people may not die of we merely say to us enough of bread that we may eat and be what do they 1 Yield with a good grace O no they about ami and like the spoiled when you tread on his as if we had aimed a blow at their or threatened to deprive them of their and convert their mansions into public They may spare themselves the pains and the The people of England will no longer be humbugged with their or see their country on the brink of whoi will apply the necessary Let the if wise for come forward and up their monopoly with a good them no longer keep aloof from the rest of the community as a separate and distinct class whose interests are opposed to the interests of all but join and make common cause with it in remedying and endeavouring to restore the national credit and the national They have no as they might easily distinct from the rest of the the their interests are so strictly united with that they immediately suffer whenever any other part of the community A flourishing state of trade and a flourishing state of agriculture are connected as cause and one cannot exist without the What folly then in the landowner to wish to continue those restrictions which have already done irreparable injury to our and if not timely to extinguish it entirely What nonsense to talk about their right to when instead of mere handful of the popula is a whole that demands protection But let us this right to protection a On what is it founded The superior happiness and comfort of that part of the people which is employed in agricultural labour No. We have the word of a knight and a landowner for the fact of their being poor devils and if we had not his we have the authority of a Select Committee of the House of Commons for the melancholy that in many counties more than three-fourths of the agricultural labourers are absolute depending on legal Charity for subsistence Look on this picture and then on the cry of the landowners for and the miserable of the agricultural and say does the former rest on the shadow of a foundation In the examinations which took place before the Emigration it appeared that many parts of and have no demand for proportioned to the Among the districts in England in which the supply of labour greatly exceeds the the Wealds of Kent and Sussex are The evidence of Mr. the Chairman of the West Kent with respect to the state of these i extremely Mr. Hodges gives the substance of a return of one division of 16 which was prepared in 1823. It is that of Scray in found a witness who was examined by the Committee on the population of those 16 parishes in comprised in this consisted of 21,719 of which 8,203 were and are so at this day in addition to that for whom no employment whatever can be found in any part of the year thus nearly a moiety of the population is dependent on the Perhaps it would not be amiss to state the actual condition of The rentals those parishes amount to 61,84171. In the year 1822, the year which this return was the charges upon that division were as follow assessed 7,762Z.; the of that year was 38,635*. those two sums together make 46,397/. The of the rates at the average of those three years being added to those makes an aggregate of rental of all the parishes being only 61,84-77., leaves an excess public and parochial taxes of 24..214/. beyond the rentals of the Parishes and at that time I know that the farms could not possibly be let at the sums at which they stood rated in the rate I this to show the very great distress of this and necessity of relief from the crowded population with which they At nothing can be so listless as the whole bulk of the are they go to their work without the slightest farmer is quite indifferent as to providing labourers his work against the busier because he knows that there is always a men the ana lie has nothing to do but to get any of theur to whenever he on his if an state of things were to take he would provide for men regularly through the and give employment at those seasons when ordinarily there is less work going in order td have them when he most needed - - - If the landowner's right to protection if not founded on the superior condition of the agricultural on what does it His support of the of payment of tithes and of poor rates have nothing to do with a right to The greater part of the landowners are in possession of the and of who are who is there who did purchasing his calculate and deduct the amount of so far as they could be ascertained in is ho burthen either to the landowner or the tenant is a buta deduction which is calculated by both before making their and of which neither has therefore any right to The same also of poor The poor have existed at all as well as a provision for the poor alio in some shape or The clergy furnished forth their the religion of the country was the Roman and if the landowners do it it is merely because of stewardship has taken place in the property has changed hands from the one to the other and it would be continue the burthen on those whose means for the purpose have been taken from We shall conclude this article by that it is more easy to prevent than to cure evils that the landowners have inflicted sufficient injury on the community in the shape of expensive extravagant and multiplied and without wishing to burthen the community with the continuance of a from which they derive the and that if they will not yield to a stronger hand ere be stretched out to correct v ANSWER OF THE B TO THE TO THE EDITOR OF TIJE must be a bold man indeed who is not appalled at the resolution which appears to have been taken by the as set forth in your paper of this Women are kind merciful when their rights are not but inexorable to those who dare attempt to deprive them of their just and in this they are superior to the men men give up rights one by one as tamely as and were it not from the fear of shame in the eyes of the would speedily become the meanest on the never give up any hut when actually compelled by and even then they never forgot that they have been compelled to the and what is they never forgive those who thus compel very first recover their lost This is the reason why the women have gone steadily on until they are much more free than they formerly were that they Will persevere to the end there can be no and the Petition in your paper is proof enough of the truth of what I have Go and * women are just understand in what justice and some evil-minded rogue has been playing the old Serpent's trick with as Tie did to our mother deceived Now very that Eve being she deceived and ever since the same course has been pur sued and if on this the fair Ladies should deceive the pretty gentlemen at St. great injustice may be done to at least two of the unfortunate wights named in the The Ladies very the ends of their either by consent or can be more proper But then they point out four persons by name as inimical to fulfilling the ends of their while the fact these four persons hunt in Malthus and that the check to redundant population can only be found in abstinence from in preventing the Ladies 44 fulfilling the their creation while the other couple recommend them not to abstain from hut to get thus to the ends of their If I make this appear from their my appeal to the justice of the Ladies in their behalf will I am be made in and their names will be struck out of the should the after what I shall say presently as to a better mode than taxing still think proper to But to the proofs that the last named couple are to the ladies fulfilling the ends of their In Illustrations and of the Principle of by Francis after deprecating the abstinence proposed by Mr. p. 175, 44 If all could be married while with reasonable hopes that propriety of and a fair share of would save them from degradation and the multiplied evils of wretched poverty which exist in a poor man's and much talked cannot be fully appreciated even hy the imagination of those whose situation precludes them from witnessing those evils for any long as well as from feeling them if means were adopted to prevent the breeding of a larger number of children than a married couple might desire to and if the labouring part of the population could thus be kept below the demand for wages would rise so as to afford the means of comfortable subsistence for and all might under these would be by far the happiest of all as it would also be the most and consequently the most beneficial to the whole And this he afterwards alludes to as being the groundwork whence would be produced a high state of of nd among all and this country Would attain an eminence in in and in far beyond any which has yet been I hope the Ladies will bo satisfied that this deserves to be relieved from the terrible sentence of being taken inlo 14 strict to be nicely and daintily think of notwithstanding this 44 nice and be having any intercourse whatsoever With your sex horrid cruelty enough to appal the stoutest to subdue obdurate understanding ' after are incomparable in devising is no no hemp no no no the Ladies understand mankind better than they understand one no bodily nothing at all hut the which lylls 44 feed them but * * * The with its racks and it's and its was nothing to Breaking of bones and limbs as they have but who could bear to be debarred from intercourse with the Ladies The purpose alined at to be very different from compelled to change one's it is only to the wishes of the and if the 44 were once fairly in the clutches of the 44 their compliance with the demands their fair keepers would he very I hope I have put in a strong plea for mercy for one of the four proscribed by Now let me endeavour to show causa why sentence should not be passed on In of Political by James he We know well that there are two causes by which population may he prevented from how great soever its natural tendency iQ The one is poverty under let the number born be what it all but a certain number undergo a premature The other cause is by which either marriages are sparingly or care is taken beyond a certain shall not be the Here he states the and we shall see presently that he does not incline to the notion of delaying practical problem to find the means of limiting number of not number of and on examining the plans of Mr. he comes to this If Mr. Owen means that population should not go and if expedients can be employed to limit sufficiently the number of of there is no occasion for these The limitation of the number of by raising will accomplish every thing which we desire without and without And in his article 44 in the he the population from getting into that state in which it is kept down by poverty and or releasing it from that 14 is indeed the most important practical problem to which the wisdom of the politician and the moralist can be It till this been miserably evaded by all those who have meddled with the as well as by all those who wero called upon by their situation to find a remedy for the evils to which it And if the superstitions of the nunnery were and the of utility kept steadily in a solution might not be very difficult to be and the means of drying up one of the most copious sources of human a source if all other sources of evil weie taken would alone suffice to retain the great mass of might be seen to be neither doubtful nor difficult to be After this it will scarcely be objected to Mr. Mill that he is an for a state of single blessedness so here are two out of the four who by the justice of the 44 be exempted from the bitter punishment proposed to be inflicted on those who would prevent the fair sex 44 the ends of their A word or two more to the 44 on the proposition to tax Why doubt your own is all in your own why do you not use yon can do it no effectually and without any violence to anyone? Why not send every bachelor of and upwards to I am well aware of the we send him to Coventry we must hold our tongues this is the penalty but heavy as is the only consider the heavier penalty of 44 and die an old This is an affair of mother and married and Send him to speak to nor look at the business is the will all of you be then either married by or 44 be carried away by main as yon ought to A REDUNDANT Oct. 29, 1S26. collecting materials for a life of of preparing a work on the female characters of of about to start a new paper in the New Monthly have been changed with having a natural inclination for The charge Jjh and itself a Let the solemn fops that sec if they can The truth that where a woman a she docs not like him on that but mingles with his folly those lively and more which nature has made to be liked by every 8h cheerfulness of his the flow of his conversation of his mcin and of a nature capable and of protecting Let a man have and she will prefer him to one that is. If a coxcomb to a or to one whose egotism is to drown and make desolate his commonest spair of acting up to his excessive notion of and has only chosen the happier
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