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Publication: Anti Gallican Monitor July 30, 1815

Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - July 30, 1815, London, Middlesex rim ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR warn A'o. 236.- Price 8d.] " Peace lie to France, it' Franco in Peocc permit 11 The just and lineal enhance to our own : " If not, hlecd France-a ml Pence ascend Jo Heaven. -Sua k fppf. a nr. JVLY 30, isi.i. THE TRIUMPH OF JACOBINISM. Iu the last Number but. one of this Paper I apologized to my Readers Tor having been in-atrumental in leading them into errors, lor almost live years past, by endeavouring to expose tl>e horrors of Regicide and Rebellion, and what I conceived to be the wickedness of Buo-jiapartk and the Jacobins of tht French Revolution ; (but strange to tell !) before the conclusion of the article, I liud that I relapsed into my old strain, and lamented the triumph of Jacobinism, Regicide, and Rebellion; and so unfortunately unaccommodating is the spirit which leads me. on, I cannot, even now, see or think that I was in an error, notwithstanding tiie conversion of Lou is XVIII. and (if we believe the Morning l/ironkle* even of Lord Cas-Tt.v. uk a ft h himself), to the politics of Fouciin and of Jacobinism. Let but the Reader observe the acts of Lotus XV's Government since his return from (�hent,and read the. proclamations of D.woust, Sue hit and others-let him remark the conduct of a Biiiink and a r heaven than earth, and if an up.. poitunitv piesent itself, they will not fail to use their be>t endeavours to tend htm there. Let the Header open volume of Swift in which as the iipeech, confession, and dying words �>f the robber ��fli*tOH, and he will hut), in th�-|>erVcrse spirit ol 1 liat rnminal the prototype of n ve^eueratetl Revol utionary Frenchman.- 'Ell'iston was hanged-here the siinilit utle tin {fortunatcL breaks oil'. Poisoning, tape, formers', robi eit\ rogues, who only venture u[>on q single offence of the kind ; a man (or a number of mcu)'uht� are dissatisfied with their situation, contrive to visit whole nations with the above-named calamities---l hey are overpowered, however-law, justice aott sound policy call for fcheir punishment, they are-forgiven.---"When a miale was brought before ALEXANDER and leetiiKtl, bt fore po isliineut, on theenor-Xiv\\ of !�! iilit'iii'f, " L" replied the mat), " rob with a single ship and am called a Pirate, your Briaj.;,'y iiIh 8u;;poi ted by whole fleets ;uid ai'iino, and von are ter.ned a cmwpu'ior.1'-- Ti�e diploma'ie nhbt r and murderer in hosier* td ami re warded-t he pett\ rogue is consigned to the hangman. The age in which we live is certainly ferfiAe in wonder*. The ordinary rules of li^-ht. ad wrong have been so fifquemlv and gl.iringly violated during this ce>'.t of Revolution--., (ami indeed ;ire likely to I) m� again.) tint it may be questioned almost whether there are any .such rules, of authority sutii. leuth si roug to bind the world ; if there be s.n. h we find them so i .efliea-eiuu.s, that we had almost (so far as great bodies * 5 tnt'.st "iHf i tVoio I lie Morninti Chwnirle in jjivintr the merit of Foiw he's loeuinitiion to Lord Castle'ria^ti. \ have been informed, fio�n t the :i|ipointineitt tu'�lt wuii'd �ive him die JjCoI�i�'s, who. when United with ttie Itos ali-ls, nii^lit oppose it with �ffett.- Tins is a key to com*: jiasfea^te iu Davuusi's Froctatauttoa io tlttAruiy. of people, and wicked men of great abilities are concerned), be without, them altogether. But it is too late now for me to set about proving Iroin grave authority that, there is a right and a wrong in human actions; I shall take it for granted that most men admit the distinction in theory at least, anil also that the guilty should be punished, and proceed to consider whether the deviation from the lino of political rectitude be on the side of Lows XVJ1I. or his adversaries, meaning by the word adversaries, the late adherents of Buonaparte and the Jacobins. Whatever delusion, respecting the nature of the French Revolution, overspread the world dr ing the infancy of it, ami for some time after, was entire'ly dissipated long before the downfall of Ri!oNWAiitk, in 1S14. It was discovered that the excesses-the crimes of which the first Revolutionists had been guilty were cxcuseyhle from no considerations of times or circuin-ptauecs--lhat they originated from a plan whh h certain daring men, formed for the purpose of seizing on the supreme power of the State-that it was a part of that plan to murder their. KiNft and to muttier or banish the greater part of their clergy and nobles, and to sei/.r upon their property-that all the constitutional or political changes which took place at first hat! lor their object to give power to a few desperate leaders, who contrived to make the great, body of the French people the blind instruments of their ambition--that the usurpation of HuoN Ai*ak'fk destroyed even the semblance of freedom, and that surrounding nations felt the baleful effects of this Revol ut ion, if possible, more severely than France. All this, and much more was, as 1 said, sufficiently manifest to the world before the year 1811. - Many, S admit, remained stupidly and perversely attached to the system, for no other reason than a spirit of opposition to their own (Governments, av for instance, some �>f the lead ing members of what is called our Opposition ; others, I believe from vorue motives; but the general effect of this revolutionary and military system was universally felt--all men of the plainest, understanding having perceived that, with respect to France, IU/omai'aktk was an usurper and a tyrant, and with respect to F.u� rope, a military plunderer, assassin, and conqueror. It was t herefore the object of all men's wishes to destroy the man himself, bis system, and his associates. Providence, alter two \ ears of reverses, put this great enemy of freedom and of the human race in thf power of his enemies. By some strange fatality the punishment, of this great criminal was forgotten. LotJlsX\ SIS. was recalled to the throne of his ancestors, and retains about his person and throne the unpunished but. highly criminal associates of ihioNA-1>artk. 1 shall not stop hero to investigate his reasons for doing an. Lotus himself, one would suppose, had seen their fallacy in the events of March last. He was driven from his throne in March, 5815-was restored again in July-the Usurper is now in our power, and the troops of the Allies occupy, for the second time, the very focus of Jacobinism. What, Readers! did we �dl look for on the second return of Louis XVI11, --that, the crimes of c25 yeors of rebellion were to be expiated, and Providence seemed, by suffering the hardened hearts of the most distinguished offenders to cover themselves with the guilt of a tiew conspiracy and rebellion, to point out the verv victims !-The experiment of pardon and mercy had before been tried in vain. What then remained in policy and injustice but punishment ? Vengeance, 1 know, should not enter a royal mind ; but a sovereign cannot but feel as ot her men do, perhaps their feelings should be more acute-some expiation sure was nect>sury, if not for former, at least for very recent crimes. Noihing of that kind however has taken place- so far from it, one of the principal conspirators i.s his Majesty's confidential Minister, and there is every appearance that hick of a similar description will be retained ui every department i.f tha; public service. My Readers will recollect, that as soon as 1 learne.', last year, that the Kin� watt about to deliver himself into the hands, of the Buona-PAltrisTs, I took the liberty of raising my warning voice ugaiiwst it; but alter the cxoeiH ment which his Ma.IK.sty had made of the loyallV of th Bl'ON -VPARTIsTs, 1 could not. have supposed such infatuation as that he would again admit such men into his ministry. It ts dillicnll to divine the motives which dictated such tx strange line of policy upon the part of the Kin ft, or to shew what good ends may he answered by it: to pardon an enemy is at. times wise as well as generous-but surely not an enemy who shews a determined purpose never to forget his hostility, and never to omit un opportunity of renewing it. Attempts, I know, have been made to justify the late rebellion in France, as well as there had been attempts previously made to prepare the minds of the people to expect it. Such, for in-stance, was the object of C.VltNOT's puuphh t.--I am ready to admit, that a King may, by aeh* of tyranny and oppression, justify rebellion ou the part, of his subjects; but that a case of that kind was made out against the late government of Louis, is a supposition so extravagant, as not to be examined lor a moment ; and yet ontl would imagine, from what has lately happened,, that it was the KlNft who had offended, by giving cause for a rebellion-not. his subjects, by entering into it. It is not ni\ object to enter into a formal tie-fence of the IJo\nl (Jovcrnment of France, alter the fall of BuoNArAltTK las>t year ; but that there wis any tendency to destroy the liberty of Frenchmen, is what ! deny. Some overt aetu should he laid t o just i fy such a charge against the KlNU, as a design to destroy the constitution which he had given them ; surmise, or opinion, a w th/ wmiiii have sobst tj!iciit i will B-ever justify" rebellion. Weie the S violated ? IBid any man mid'cr unjustly in person or property? Nosing thing can In sert" . How, then, can it be m,uiI that K I i, t.'s coml net jnstilied the late rebellion If any set of men had reason to complain of tin klNft's government, and his measures, it w nh Isold, tiled friends, win* were in a giea! dei-nc formal ten-T not the B uoi i;t pa r 11 s | s, in u hose hands were left the whole power of the Stale.- I'll t hese gent lenien been, toa m.i u, exel uded lioin pow r, as 1 think ought to have been done, ii. been but. a '.-lender exeuse J'or iheir revolt ; for ( So vern men t have hern ina': far from being neglected, they held iilnm^t aeize on Spam or Austria, or Prussia and Russia had to seize on Poland, or the ex-Serjeant had to seize Norway. My neighbour may turn rrre out of doors, and take possession of my house, and has only to tpiQte tlus ex-patriation of (..iosTAvus-an act sanctioned by the Powers of Lurope. In a word, Sovereigns should consider that intellect gain* ground, and that men may say, it is true that we have given up our natural rights for the general gnod, but if sovereigns will acts not for the general good, but on the prmci* 53 ;

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Publication: Anti Gallican Monitor

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: July 30, 1815