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   British Press (Newspaper) - March 3, 1820, London, Middlesex                                vNuMBER 5379. THBArnB^ROrAt, 'ORVRY.LATIB. -MORROW,   SATURDAV.   March 4 hii M�j��lv'� Serrsnti will perform, M time, a oew Pi-ams, ill five act', rallr i�WI, Haml>lin, PriiWy, T. Coolte, Oxberry, Thompson, Ha/lfvt Strj. Vi. VVe�, ami Mi�a Catew, \to An V. a JiibU'ite 0�u, by Mra. Bland, Miis Povey, j^r. Tke-Priilogiie to be spoken by Mr. Barnard, (be Epilugire by Wrs. Orjpr. After wliirli, the Tarce of y PAST TEN O'CLOCK. Tfce Doors will l>e openeit at Half-past Six o'Clock; the P�rfl>rinance will coismrnce precisely al Seven. Boitea 7s.; Seconil Price Ss^ea -Pit 3s., 6.1.; SeroiiJ Priee 2c.-Lower Gallery 2�.-, Second Price Is.-Uppir Gallery !�.; Second Price 8d. Tlie BiiX-OIHcewiirbe opi-n from Eleven till Fivtn'Clock -Places to be taken of Mr. Rodwell, Box Book-keeper. PriWle Box�# Itf be had (nifibtly) of. .Mr. S|>rio(r, who is ap. poilted Ciimntroller of the BaiuOfitce Receiptfi, lUe Private Boies aiidTickel Department, as well as the general ^rraiige' ineltl of Ibe Boors. .facW and llie Bean Slalk will be performefl every Monday ti n further notice. 'ifip Opera i\( Artnxcrxes is postponed on account of the iu'Iisposiliun of Madame Vettris. ' ORATORIOS. THEATRE-ROYAL, COVENT-GARDEN. IfHS   EVENING,   FRIDAY.    M.rd.  3, A GRAND PERFORMANCE of ANCIENT AND MODERN MU.SIC, (Jiiilrr the immediate direction of Mr. Bishop. Part Tirsl.-.4 Sirlcction of the most admired Pieces from MuKirlN hlgliiy celebrated nod popular work, DON GIO-VAEfNI; 10 beisniig by Miss Stephens, Miss M. Tree, ,Mr. BrniTain, .Mr. Bellamy, Mr. Pyne, and Sic^nor Angrisani (bis first peifiirmaiice at this Theatre). Part .S.cond-A MISCELLANEOUS ACT, in which will^ie [lerforineJ (first lime at these Oratorios) some Selet-I'lods from Haydn's Masses; and a Grand Motelto (first lime), by \J"3Bit. PSrl Tiiiitl.-The favourite Piece in Handel's Serennia, ACl.S and GALATEA: Acis, Mr. Braliam; Gala lea, .Miss Sli'pliens; Poiypbeme, Mr. Bellamy. By most particular desire, .Miss M. Tree will sing the admired Casallna, " I)i Piarer" (Rossini). Th� wliole to cimcliide with, by an Orchestra of nearly Two Hundred Peiformers, the NEW GRAND BATTLE SINFONL4. Priwtiptil Vocal. Performers :-Mist Stephens, Miss U'il-lisinc, and Mis.s M. Tree; Mr. Brabam, Mr. Bellamy, Mr. Pyur, Air. Terrail, Mr. Tinoey, Mr. Biug, and Siguor Aii-prrsani. Places for the Boxes lo be taken of Mr. Brandon, at the Theatre. THKATHE-HOYAI., CnVRNTGARDEN. TO-MORROW,   SATURDAV,   March 4. will be acted, 2d lime, � new .Musical Drama, called /VANHOE; Or, THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR. Ivmiboe. Mr. CKemble; Sir Rrjjinnld Front de Boeiif fKiiii;ht Templar), Mr. Macready; Sir Brian de BiiisGuil-Uert, Mr. Connor; Sir Manrire de Bracy, Mr. Durnset; Sir l.uCHS Beamnanidr, Mr. Chapman ; Cedric of Rolberwood, Air. Egertrtii ; Wamba, ftfr. Lislon; Friar Turk, Mr. Emery; Isaac (ihe J.'w of Yorft), Mr. W. Farren. Rowena (a Saxon Prhice�f), MissStephens; Gi^ilha, Mrs. f.islon; Ulrica, .Mrs. I';iucil ; Rebecca (Ihe iew's Daughter), Miss Fuote. With an Inlerliids, called THE MANAGER IN DISTRESS. Manaprc, Mr.Chapman; BuEtletou, Mr. Blanchard; Iri�li-mau i/i iii/- Pit, .Mr. Coiiiiur; Lady in the Ooxe. uiit,niid Mrs. Gibbs. A Private L'ox may be bad for tlie season, or nightly, of Mr. Br;iti'loi), at Ihi* B>tx ufGce. 'liie'D i'"s �ilj be opeut-d at Half-pasI Six o'clock, and Ite PU.y Iwtfiii nl Seven. Boxes 7� ; Second Price 3s. 6.1__Pit Ss. 6d. ; Second Rj-ice Is.-^J.ower Gallery 2a.; Second Price Is.-Upper Gallery I�.; Seciiml Price 6d. Too Late for Dinner will be repealed every evening. THE PUBLIC are resi.eoiCi.lH- inr�rmeil, tlwt Ihey will acain find Mr. MATHEWS AT HOME at the Thc.itre Royal, English Oprra-House, Slraml, TO-MORROW EVENING, SATURDAY, March4, when he will have the luinour to repeat his Annual Course of Lectures on CHARACTER, MANNERS, and I'ECULIARITIES, by iiitroducini; his Friends lo his COONTUY COL'SIN.S. ami the SIGIHS of LONDON. Songs.-" Country Comm'.s.sions"-" While Horse Cellar" -" t fur Appardlu* for Cooling, C,uiidcqsiiiK, and Vcntilaliiig Flaida and -Solid .Matters; Mr. pesfurge'a, forpropeltiui: Boa|�; Mr. Wm^]'�^ for lin-proreiDenii iu Carriage*; and Mr. Goi^d'r, fur:Tanain�; ao iqteroting Paper on Ihe |tlai �ten��ftt-roir} tad n>t>y be bad uf nil oibrr Bobitdlkn. GENERAL ELECTION. TO THE  GENTLEMEN,  CLERGY,   AND   FREE HOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX. V p'uhlic }}riiici|>Ifs must be kiinnn to yon ; the times are alarming; and I do not approve of llie piibtical coildnci, eiliier in or out of Parliament, of your .late Repirsenmiive, Mr. Western ; thiTcfore, I once more, iiHilergrt'at peraoual inconvenience, offer myself as a Can. i didale for Ihe high and proud hunuiir t.f being one of your j Representatives in Parliament. I remain, wilh ifr-ilitnile and eolepm, Yourfaiihlul hoinble .'^rri'ant.  - -   '     '        (Si^iie.r) E. HARVEY. Rolls Park, March 1. TOTHF. WORTHY AKD inPEPF.n i^k^T fkek-MEN OF THE TOWN OF MAIDSTONE. Genti.emek, .    ,   , \ DISSOLUTION of Parliament having taken OL jilace. in conseijirence of Ihe death of our lute vener-alil" i^overeien, I bee leave respeclfnijy agiio lo offer njjs.-lf lis aCaudidaile to 1*pre�eH( yuur aurieivl and loyal Biivnngh. KijfifHji maiiitainiugihiHie principles of indepeirdrtire whfHi first recpm�i^^|I\^,t-r y.nir (u^UfiiWe u.ollcf. Lprcsjiove j with ciihfijTrWe to'eiifruUre opnii yuor fulu/e  port aud i lirnlcrliun, and aboulil rfortoiiutely siieceeil in thii object of my biifbest ambition, you may rest assured my best exer. lions sliall be invariablv ili'vwieil lo ynor iiilerc�l>, iiiid lo prove myself worthy of ihe trn-*! you witl eoiiimit to my charge.-i am. Gentlemen, Your much obliared and faillirnl ItntTihle Servant, ABRAHAM Wll.dev ROCARIS. 11 ill-slrcrt, Berkeley-square, Murcli I, 18-20. EAST India" HOUSE, MAum i, 18-20. iflE COURT  of DIREC'TORS  of the UNITED CO.MPANY of MERCHANTS o/ ENGLAND, hading to ihe EAST 1ND1E.S, do ICrrehy -jite Sol ice, That a SPECIAL GENERAL COURT of ihe said COilPANY will be held al Iheir House in Uadenhall. sireel, on WEDN F.SDAY ' n EXT, the 8ll� iuslant, at Fioyeii o'clock in the Frtrenoo*, lo consider of an Address of Conilolenre from ibe Ei�i India Company lo his Majesty, ii]ion Ihe De:ith of tbe late Kins, his revered and Umenled F.iiber, and of Congralulalioii upon his Alajesly's Accession lo Ihe Throne of these ftealins JOSEPH. DART, .Serrel.u^v. This ilay is published, price 2*. fid. TOO LA IE FOR  DIiNNEP. :  a Farce, in two Aberp, dediraled to the Right Hon..Lady Olivia, B. Sparrow, the S''Cond Edition of rj'IHE RECITER : a Work p�,.eri�lly .uUi)ir'l JL  t� the U�� of Schools ; rOnsistiiie 6f Pieces, Mural, Religious, and Sacred, in Verse ami Prose, selecird aud t classed ua a new plan, as Exeirisra in Cloeulion, wilh Kc-fcVeiice lo tbe iliflTerent Ajrsof Sludenls.. By Ihe Rev. EDWARD WARD, A.M. ** I.oCii jim reeilala rrvcdvimns"-HoR. Printed for J. Ha'chard and .Soo, 187, Piccadilly. This day is published, in one vul. 12raii. price 5�. io-boaida, riUBUIE "i .SV.VIP ATI IV, add resell to MOURNERS. By W. NEW Ml am, E�q. " What sorrow was, iliuu b'ld'sl him know; A�d fiom bis own, he learn'd to in>-ll al other's woe." iiv.K\'i-i)dt lo Advcnily. *' Happy the man, who sees n {i:i-l employi-d iii all Ihe good ao yin{r Mr, Hohliouse ttie coiii|ilnnenl of a piildic .lintier upiMi his libeiaiioii from Newtjite. At live o'chick nenrlv 400 persons assemhled in the <;reat rootii ; and "hiirtly nfter Sir Francis 15urijelt eiiU-red, :ic-oninpuiiied by Mr. MobhniMe and a niimljer of other Gciillcnien. Mr. Brooks, Mr. Place, iind M-r. Hone were among liieiji. They WMie londly greet-. eil by the coinjiany. The wortliy Ijaronet took the Chair. At half-jiast five o'clock a ca[)it�l dinner was served up. After the cloth was removed, the following; loaslt were drunk wilh lond iipplause : - " The People-l!�c only source of leglllmate power."- Tune, " Brilonii I'riie Aome." � The Kintr-may be always remember Ibe principles which caused his Family lo be sealed on the Tlirone."- Tune. " Hule Hritanninr " The only remedy for nil our grievances-a Iboroojh Reform of Parliament."-Tune, " Kick the. Itognes ont" The CHAiaUAN said, the toast he had now to propose, was one which sjiuke sufficiently for itself-it would be idle for him to dwell upon it.- The GeiilJeitian who was the object of it was well known uinonir ilietn; tiiey knew him, and had had reason to appreciate his eharacler. The worthy Caronet concluded by proposiiijj the health of " John Cam Hobhouse, Esq. the vigorous and able defender of Ihe people-may be, by the nnbonghl. uninfluenced Wcslmiiisier Voters, be placed face to face wilh his persecutors."-Independent March. Thi� toast was received with eiithaniastic acclamations, and Mr. Hobhouse mounted the table amid" the cheers of'the company, and returned thaiik� for the many favour* they had conferred upon him, pjirlicularly ihia last, which now re(]uired hi� ac-kiiowledgiiieiit. When the Goveruinent (oontiniied the worthy geiitleuiaii) is at war with the bent iu-tereatx uml wiahtfii of the peopl  rather llian lho!>,e, who inflict, aliuiilil Pi.jny tb�f coBfi;|e^?e of U�e bulk of the commanity. ll win an old inaxim.pf EtKlisIt law-� maxim lectived Tor msoy age* with implicit faith-that:no 4n�n potiid hayyiuyi|bertiM^^^^ that lio wri^ng cotilrf bp in^tCt^^Vltout a remedy. Ill h]h caae, jltqwieyer, he f^Uiid .tjtat'this good old maxiin Hatt':g>own db^^ or, he shmild railj'ef sJAj-', tHqiieii^.l^ii/natioii,. hjad- put him out of the;pal�b.o/ tiie-llln!.,. fieToundino remedy before the orditoty.tri.bnhala- of jostlce, yet Jiejjiitll found that 4be i}i?iPid Ofl^ 9MXiins:iij;-.of Eiitrhind ; lie io.iud it uiDon-' his,feil.ow-icitizJfi(�iV,heii the Judges leftiied iiiiix redjcs-s ; he i'otiod{t^ilitlie eiilhi>siustic receplioii whiih the jire.�ent.COf*p.a�y �|>�iitaneoo�lj h�;le, without fear of the coii^equetices f-oro atbilrary power. While the people inaMtfe'ted this l�4t and best support, they vvonld tievef want iiidividtiaU to assert tlieir jnst riwhis. There was a great iimiii in ('oriuer djy.s, thoiij;U he believed he. would . be lliouwhl liille uf'iii certain qnatrlersno4-a-day�, he meapt the Lord Keeper, Fiuch, who ha.d well remarked, til it aUhou^h the Romans, ithe Stxoiis, and the U'lies had Ci>m|Uerttd the landii of Eos;-land, tliey could not ;conquer its tioble iiistilu-lioiis and its free tJear, hear^ hear.J-' What could not be done by the Romans, the most polished of conquerors-whatjCould not be done by tite Bdrbariaiis lh;it followed them, was surely not reserved lo be !iccoinpli�hed ii� modern limes by ii knot uf pen-sioiiers, nho lived by perpetMaiing delnsinii.-/�/Jp;>/.iM.�e.^-;\VerjB llie people of Eiij�-laiid, after this great .ttru'^s^le in tim.e��f idil airaiiii>t the most piilifhed as well as tlie most barb.]rons, reduced lo the necessity of submitting 'iimely their best rights lo the eve'.' dioppers of  tli� day, the spies and  apostates of ilie system of gover^ilisiit, to a Sfl of men who had no ch-^ructer lo respect or I" IrBr, except wh-it their experience of the vices of hutii:in nature, and the wayaof Corrup'ioii, could jrive ?   Were such men lo put down ihe old liberties of Eiis^tand }-were they to succeed in cffectin}{ what neither Ihe sword nor the lasli cuuld HCCum-plisli ?-was it reseived fur them to do what even the axe of all-devotirint> time had failed  to destroy?   Depeml upon it such a victory was not reserved for such men, such a triumph could never be de.ttined for such imbecile hands..-The electors of Westminster, who had early pnl/in iheir protest auaiiist such   au  attempt,  had uliewu   that the people of this once free country �ver� hoi to .be subdued   by  such means.   Th^y had sliewn, wnh equ^l alacrity, tl^t tiie.y wnt^kt iMvpr lie subilued by open force, though tlie attempt was made iu the Norih .if Eiisland.-/'/yeur, hear.J-By force they could never be subilueil ; it must be by fraud. From the system pursued against them tiieir very virtues would be converted into the accomplices uf their ruin, and every means which power could use would be wielded, if not to blifle the voice of Ihe people, at leukl to convert it lo their own )>urposr�. lie alluded to the lra>;ical event which had lately occurred in the -melrnpolis.   The public were all alive to it with their utmost: syihpalhy ; though they did not al once pronoi;ii.c� (he accused ffuilly, lliey were yet  -(Hear, hear.)-Let these prisoriters. whatever may be their crimes, await the irerdict of ii jury of their equals.   Let thein.meet it without the weight of a previous coudeinnution.   Let not even these wretched men go for trial before tlieir coonlry, wilh a verdict of stamped by their Sovereign npon their forehea and in this case he Would imriilly be consided rhe chmiy s?q:^rrfl;Jwfl^ lo fteirfeetorsrof'lKisstmiiJste.r,   it is befitiing^chilrfreiT to (-ooiplaiu of the exercise ; what we complain oFii" not the exerrisi?, bat the exi�tetice of a.power to do those things." The people re-eciiiiedthiif sentiment, and protested �gain>.t an exercise of authority on the part of Pariiaineiil. atid developed in sotuifaira iiiauiier-   The last Parliament had not left a single thing untouched that.could ntiect its character-he woiihl not say that it had taken a year and a half to fix its fame, for it had iu five weeks d.jiie every thing which could irrevocably establish its ciuim lo public consideration.    It commenced by alt.ukitig the pre�s-it then attacked the common r glit of ail men lo keep arms for their defence-it aliacked the riglit of one lieighbour to meet with i.noiher to consider the tendency of pnblicquestions. He need not gu through a detail of the acts of thit dead PHrliament-they-were too notorious to require re-pttiliuu now-audit was sufficient to say, lliat no man ro- ri-vileges suspeoded, if not for 8 temporary, at least for a permanent duration.    Such was  the state indeed of that  Puilinment, that  even  ail ihose who  were considered the best  friends of freedom  could atlaiii, was,  that the   people should only wear their chain* for five years.   He would ay, that such a Parliament was not only a nuisance but an imposture.   It had been ofieii observed, that of the dead they ought to say nothing but the good. *kn old moralist bad improved that saying by declaring, that of the dead only tiie truth should be uttered.   It would be difficult to discover what good had been dotie to the |ieople, at least by the last Parliameiit; there coul.l be no doubt tliey   had  done some   fur   themselves.- -(Hear, hear,lit the people they had nol uidy cainpromised their rights and liberties for the present age, bsit in many instauces for all posterity. The most extraordinary sign of tbe present times Was, that such a Parliament was nut perfectly understood.   That its majoriiy acted in it had don*-, was not matter of wonder; but tliat other and honourable men should be willing enough in sober sadness, and with the best intentions', to hujie any thing from such a body, was lo biin most extraor-dioary ; yet tbey knew men eutilled to this tribute of their respect, entertained such visionary notions. They bad seen �n excellent and patriotic young Nobleman (Lord John llussell) make an eloquent allusion to the magic with which the British Con-stituliou worked in its practical effect.   That able and patriotic young Nobleman, iu the enthusiasm of his adulation, had compared it to ~ Aladdin's l.imp, which none would be found to exchange for any other.   It was to be regretted that such a delusion should influence this patriotic individual.- It was true, that in one respect it had tlie magic- of the lamp in live Arabian Tales ; it had its iiiugniti-cent palaces, its Corinthian columns, which weie, according to  Mr. Burke, the  prop* of polished society, its lofty porticos supporting a noble aiid teeming goodly roof.   Tbe spectator loo, when he sutveyed the splendid pile, neither knew how it came there nor how long it would stay, but wiieii he got up one murniog he found t!ie whole had va-iiished.   So lar, unless he (.Vir. Mubhouse) were much   mtsiuken,    would   Lor  The pi^o'ple ie^Wllifliapdii int"o which these old IJintleitients of theCb1isiitlJ(iori fisdJiilUn, .. and it was tbvy whi�'euforced'UpVn;.tbe higj.ier or'jHIers the danger wliich tSiey were aboul Vo incur,' iTtfie^^, present sjsteljf were tu couiinlif.   It �vas, the.inwer . orders, a^ they were fcafled, the decried lower order;, ibal tbe t^ilnintly''wis inilebted for'tlie preservsitjoii oT those prfricijjle.'-wliieh had nearlygoii'e into dMr?-. pute'ainoiiH tli ttpli(, Thfe people bad p'revetved ihe�4 ojninioiis, fnTtiiuatefy fUtiht Cpoiitryi r.f elVj tbey w-d-nld have |>a�.sed into decay, and bt^i; nh.i{(e-Ihrr fnrgoireii. They would, indeed, be read cT m hi.�torr, like tlie'debates ofi the Septeiini-il L-w, the Excive Laws, and the Standing Army, Ijut ibeir pricticu! efFeci would be alto(;ether f.irgotleu. Tliis i.pirit Mini liail been kept alive by the penple, the CHliuniiialed people, upon nhoin Mr. Cut:-iiiog iinif proii'iniiceil bis memorable opinion �ih all the iiiijpiiioiia ('.jspUy of eloquence ulr.rb bei longed U) t.'iat l{'!�lit Mon. Gentleman. ".Str'p tlie tiaiion (-aid iVlr. C:�tiiiinjr) of its ari'-inmirj, is ciers;^, its gentry, and the ineiiiliers c.f is learned piiifc.'>-inii. !ral illuslratioii was said to bale bee-i loudly cheered in Patli'metil, hut had lie (Mc. liobhdu-e) been a iVle'ttber of that IJonouiable House, he should have tnkeii the oppoiliinity, afur this fii;;ht iif eloquence, to piil in a woril fir lliat poor, f.ilheiless, unfledged, twn-legijed li!itig -the People.-f Loud lon^hler and appla'iye.J - When the lliaht Honourable Geiilleinaii, in tli-glow of his fancy, lb>ew this poor nakeil bird the floor 111 llie Honsp, his auditors ought In hav:-recollected thet, nakeil as ii was, it was ol le.isl entitled  to their compifsipn,  for they bad hnd the plucking of it ihemselves.-/"(.Vfo* appluiise.J-- All the noble iduinat'e wh cii once ndoined that bird, )t is true, was gone, but it was hoped nol fur tveT-ffleiir, hearj - \li feathers neru not molted, nor fillen from age; ibe bird was b.ire indeed, but it  was brCHiise the gay   feathers th:it onie graced  lis   plii.>.Bge  had  been torn off by the" ruUde!.s hand ihil trafficked in them, that it became  an  object of spurt  to  the l';incy  of the Uiglit   /lonoiirable G'-m leinaii.-[Hew, henr.) - And yet it was true, that much nf what Mr. Canning had said might be applicable to the detacbeil stale of the pwts of society.   Strip ilie people of the aristocracy, the magistracy, the clergy, and the learned professions, in Ihe last wilh many splendid exceptions, and they "indeed   must  depend upon their own limited  resources.     But still in that people would alone be found the germ of the liberty which would vft >ave the country from des-potisni.     Ill that class  alone   would   the   spiiit of   Reform   be   kept   alive,   and   the   sal virion of the country be ultimately acroinpli^liei!.    Willi a people so constituted, and so full of the -je-nuine principles of liberty, even under the nLi;^ht of oppres'^ion, Ihe country need not tremble for us nitiinale fate.    The spirit of the .oil, ihe alinr-''' sphere of freedom slill breathed amo" ;j/aiiif.y-The only difference ii his mode of aciion wonbl be, that if he hjd the honour of being elected one of their RepreaeiitBlives in P.ii'iianienl,  he should -speak more libels than write x\\Km.-/'Loud kiighter.J-When he spoke' of libeU, he of course begged lo be understood as ineaniiig  true ones.-Loud applause.)-Indeed if he had Said that which was laUe of ihe Hou. HouSK, nobody was so puerile or absurd as to sup-po-e he would have been noticed.   Thi; reason he was sent to gaol  was,  for simply s tying that the House of Coniinpiis was more an object of fear than of" love with the people.   For ao saying, he proB'er-ed no excuse, for fear the Hon. House should mistake any such thing for an apologj'.    But if ha bad conde-fcended to make any such excuse,  he should have s^id, his whole case had been entirely mistated.   The case was simply this:-A coiiutry gentleman had gone into a bookseller's shop, in which he saw a pamphlet tlpt had a little scrap of Greek prefixed to it.   L.ke Parsan Adams, be thought Una mtist be some treason against tliie Sliiie ; he prtt the book in his pocket, took it down to the House, aud read a passage from it, giving it his own inflexion of voice, aud omitting the tots of interrogation.   After reading it in lhi� maniitr, he esclaiui*. " Here are the set of people treliave lodeal with ! here are the Radicals Inhere" itte ^lis sort of tneu we have to trust to V^-^fiM^ghVeuJ-' He (Mr. H.) would not follow the exim.ile of   

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