Anti Gallican Monitor, May 28, 1815 : Front Page

Publication: Anti Gallican Monitor May 28, 1815

Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - May 28, 1815, London, Middlesex -" |. tiitknri pw4***twite* thi tltth dPJi^iMBk^b*^^^ Mfrt�**t4�y>.-wc*(i WW______ �ble im^�oftiwtce �t lhlioiiUI clo$e t!)e subject: in thi*, i pc�f�t*� 'j 'to consider whether it bo possible for up to be a& peace with Buonaparte, \ The lMwtes in both Houses of Parliament -lust week render the immediate consideration of the question, important to the nation at. large, for �b there never was an occasion on which it v?;ia bo uoee^siiry for Governments to have the* support of public opinion, it-is the duty of every iu-.'dependent journalist to contribute, as fir as his abilities and information may enable him, and afioid the means of jod.^in�r correctly to ail those who ave iu the habit of attending to hh pol-innl reflections. The di>en^iotis in both Ilou-es hove certainly given additional interest to ihe subject, and it U absolutely necewary to r^eevi.tin-what that object is for. which we. are mow -entering upon active hostilities ; ami nega~ \tiveH' i" un(hr-,tiin 1 what it is for which we :m* not colanding. Now, ns tin*clear >,en'-.c of Parliament'is deeidedly expressed in conformity with the Prince H**gent\� was it also the hett policy to be adopted against him. Such an opinion did certainly appear then to border on a decree of extravagance little short of insanity, but it was founded upon an accurate knowledge of the man and thesystom ; and let it be recollected that when I speak of my knowledge that thehelief of it does not rest on any ipse dixit of my own, for there is not a Cabinet in Kurt me which dors not know that 1 am acquainted with that system. His systematic fraud--his meditated attacks on friendly countries then at peace with him, I have more than once-developed. In )809� when all Europe, with the exception of England, was at peace with him, I staled that the Sovereigns could not remain at peace with him ; that all his views, m time of peace as well a* war, were directed to their-destruction. Thus that which then was at best apocryphal is become orthodox doctrine in the present day. What I knew from an intimate acquaintance with the man and his system, the first Statesman �n Europe have, it seems, after six years additional experience, admitted to be correct. But fcefore 1 proceed farther, I shall here re-state, f hope without imputation of vanity, my then opinions of the man and of his system of Government. These opinions will be found in the concluding chapter of the " Secret History of the Cabinet of Buonaparte."-I more readily give them a place here, from the circumstance of the book having been out of print these four years. *'Let it not however be supposed that I am an advocate for interminable war ; God forbid ! 1 waa only giving my reasons why we ought not �JMffwt;.�.�.* J4 j^ji, - ..-,''./oten4ttte-who. 4x,.�*� P^Y fat ^l^fl^S^f^ 'I**: *h� - irtttiinitMmi tf a m$W*& A m, ^4:k�%owlttH^itnen t of a par- l�; bectias� we have the free-^(M^j of 0m jitum* which he has banished 4tj^�*^ric^i' nnd from evfcry country where he , h�s; ito maV*-vf b^f whitt roeart*, obtained* the pre-doinvitniocc ; beeuiwe that Uuetty, and that freedom of discussion obstruct his project of destroying literature and the arts, and reducing the lu:man race to bafpathnt, of converting them into a herd of obedient brutes, who nhatt' in)How in�plicitly. his will its a fiock. of hheep obey the shephefd �nd his do�. ** ^rith a man, wh�, if be could set bis foot, on th'ts highly favoured land, would wish tin-afiti.ihilate the finest constitution of govtirnment that ever existed . on earth, and who perhaps: would transplant the inhabitants to a distant country, where this* might be amalgamated with slaves already accustomed1 U> the yoke, and replace- ibem- by a nation of slaves, over whom he coitlrl by himself m h\a subservient viceroys l-.ave tin imre*�f*d -ton-tronl, as an- Assyrian monarch, find$%� co^staat resistance from the ten tribes *>f Israel, ^ontfiVtttti'ug the kingdom of SiMnaria, fownd- rw�> means, of absolute Mibjogu� tioo, but by transplanting them to the coasts of the Caspian sea, and supplying their place by a new colony from A>vv'ria. Can the pvopriecy ot' these cmservations be doubted, when we roco-llect, that merely because by accidental eiicmnstances he h;id the power, he has enslaved two nations of Europe the most free in then' political con^titutinuH-- political constitution'; asserted by the sacrifice of the best bl-)od of their ;',uee.stai>.--I mean Switzerland and IIoHand ? " Has it not been proved from the preceding dttiil that w(! r\re ut war with a man whose am* hitiou will tiofc pe/nutauy govertunent in Europe to be independent of hi; will? With a man who i� not satisfied with invertnvuing the ancient dynasties, and placing th-j different branches of his own bastard family on the thrones of ancient legitimate monarch:*; with compelling, for he has been obliged to nu$Jpca,k of our existence. What benefit then is to be expected from peace? * Our taxes,' say toMie, *"#ill be dimiu'ished/ I. �uy no ! lu times of peace we must not think of rcducingeithtjr our army or navy; they must ajwayo be in reajdiue^ to meet the aggression! of the Tyrant, \ �* put,�ay the niwetnuk,tat 4>eic^ weiv�tjHI expect, ihwt on a peace^1^tdn||pknei #m *ecurew, $fh*tI shall the S�ir�i��P^ loojv fo�,|tpbe�8 Orom'Hit :SH*l hope forseeurtty from hifr pfoil*ifbHiif * ItWi^;t'Me8�fIifeie\itry^ of his..tyufoss* the ^eirUim^'tiim^k *H\$K he pfomUeo. fco the 'nations oif'the Cotmbent, aj� .weIUr�$�ti& to adopt his new d'belrjri'e8�>linti^;'Wctivft'-ii'iW'- hiw� from hiiM-. . 'V".- }**f:' - � .' *' This eonntry has never Jet been m a aitu4-tion like that in which she ia at present' for We have not only to contend with a monster more prolific than the eonntry of old, culled * Ferop ATonstrortim*'h\it with his agents and partisans in these kingdoms, who. are to, b� found in �#. places and in emry.direction. " Besides, no people can. respect their Cio* vcrnment while on an amicable footing with the? Government of St. Cloud : whoever recognises i\ murderer is an accomplice to the murder, "'The state of Kociety is alno worthy of cost" siderattou-. In case of peace with Buonaparte,, what is to be expected from the consequent v/isits of our young Nobility to the Court of St0 Cloud ?-��- A court composed, as it is, of perjurers, robbers, brnvoes, kidtmpptrs, ci-devant keepera of lirothela, kept women, waHherwomeu, Hnii cook-maids, transformed into Dukes and D.cfc'h* A court where every vice ' esses ' human nuture or against it is encouc "\A court composed of aucb persons must �('�> ccssurily be at war with every society fonilded ton morals. The language employed by J the Chief of t,hat motley groupc and his associatt^^ ought not to be permitted to ass-til the ears of any person who has preserved a sense of decency or modesty. Let as thank Providence, however,,that Buonaparte, as well as bin ttystem, is known and properly appreciated all over Europe, from the Taguu and the Tyber, to the Dniester and tho Danube. The inhabitant under the scotcbinht not to clog the operations of an Englial'i admiu� istration, of ivhatever party they w�//. hef pro-* vided they be determined to c:ai ry on the war with Buonaparte. "'No British Minister ouijht to be thwarted in hi^ views by a few self-ereated dt:ma^oguet:fl who pretend to have a knowledge of state allair^ with which they ure altogether unacquainted. " All the oppressed, in every corner of Eu� rope and Amoriea, mu>t look to this country alone for succour. Let the true friends of berty rally--round the Goverumeat, and support it: and then the ,,univer.-:e will behold Great Britain, alone waging interminable, war with the. greatcfit enemy the human race ever had to encounter ; by'thtashe will deserve and obtain the gratitude mid admiration of mankind." Siuch, Headers ! were rnyjopjuiotis in 18ni) ; -and, let me ask, bar, any thing oeeurndin the histor'y of Buonaparte since thukotiniu to make us eniertaiu a more favourable opinion of him ? On the contrary, since that time has he.'not ain rexecl Holland, the Hanse Towns, ^ud th�; of Oldeubur^h to his Grandf-* JQinpire* ;

Share Page

Publication: Anti Gallican Monitor

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: May 28, 1815