British Press, November 4, 1820

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November 04, 1820

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British Press (Newspaper) - November 4, 1820, London, Middlesex NifMBER 5590. -r, "  - LONDON, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1820. 4, T'HEATRK-n.OYAT., DRdRY-LANE. i . TH1J3 EyENING^SATURDAY, Nov. > Ilia Majesly'tServauls will p^rfurm THE BEGGAR'S OPERA. . Wilb an adilitioiial Scrne. Captain MactieaUi,MaaaineYeslri8;P�achum, ATr. Iffnn-t. .Mts.'Peachuw, Mr�. Hurfowe; Polly, t^-a Lady (her first "appearance iit Ixindim); I'OCy, Miss I^IIy. In Acl a. willbe iulroduc^d a Rid/itlo, being nearly a fxilhfnl rrpresenialiou of I lie mode in wlifch tlie.'(>elcbi'a(rd Mary-le-boue Gardens were illum)naled on such occasion!. After which Ihe Farce of FRIGHTENED"T0 DEATH. Price 7d. vey; Patiyi-Mni! Bland. The interior of the Theaire has been completely ejnbel-,^ lisbed and neiply decoraled. The chiel^part'of the Scenery has been repainted, and a iiew Architectural^ Prop Scene, desigiud and .executed by Marinari. ' ' ' Placesfor.lfe BoxeVio be Idken of Wr. Roilwelli-ot the Privoti Boii'^ntHint'e, Little RUs>�ll,�j;reet, uut'il' the lislieil h Century) respectfully inform the Public, the LOTTERY begins Drawing 15lh THIS MONTH, wlren TWO of.........Je20,000 Cnnsnis and Money, are,-sure la he-drawn. Scheme contains Two Prizes of 20,000/. Consols-Two Prixps of 1^^6,000/. CousdlBj-added to-Two of 2JO0W. Aloney, making Ing^ether -v    '1 FOUR ...........of fSOjOpp . Coosols-anJ.Money.'-." TICKETS and SHARES are Selling hy HAZARD and Ct>.j Royal Eltcbage; 9�,,eorulii!l; and 324, Qj^ordTlirvel, Jjjqilotf'; who have recently Shared BBdSild " -" FOUR^....i. Prizes of �3O;00b ' SIGHT...;.. Prizrt of ....i, StyWO This day is pnblisheil, price4s. bound In red leather, a new and iinpmved Edition of fTINTICK'S SPELfcING DICTIONARY JCi of Ihe ENGLISH LAISIGUAGE5 in which 4he Parts of Speech are accurately dislingnished, and the Syllables accented according to the just aiid nataral prouuiicialiun of each word.' A new Edition, carefully revised, corrected, aud improved. .* By THOAlAS BROWNE, LL.D. Author of "The ifnion aiid Classiral Dictionaries," &c. &r. Prlntedfor J. Mawmali; F. C.and J. Rivingtonvi. Nunh; Cadell. and Davira; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Urme, and Brown; Scatcherd and Letlerman; A. K.Newman and Co.; John Richardson; J. and W.T.Clarke; Harvey an"! D�r-ton; J. Al. Richardson ; J.Otridge; J. Booker; Lackinglun and Co.; J.-Booth; R. S. Kirby; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy ; J. Aiperne; Sherwood, Neely, niid Jones; G. and W. B. Whiltaker: and for Wilson and Sons, York, MONEY. . -....... -I --�.-if|-j ""^ employ the satifie {ii a (fciire way, and to advan(age,^l)y ad--yanciog upon iherDepnsils of every description �f Property that is^ valuable, viz. Plate, Jewels, and Dia,mo^ds>...A))y Lady orCKulieqiau j^a^be ,wait�*po�-at--rtreir��rt^-r^^ �iSx^i-Vy't^i^i^ "oiie'day's holiCc, ami the most profi^tiot L secresy niiiy lie depended n pon by the- Ajiverliier. .Address, ' in Ihe first instance, post-paid; to Mr. At. C. O. at "Mr; Per-riog's; Hatter,- No,4l3vSir��id, will meet respectful atjen-liun, and then~i the Advertiser's name and addifess will be given astonishment that b person'of. (iii^]i;merit;�bonld have heen so promoted? He was sure ,l{�t 'ifjtiei^Jyirdihfpa' minds were clear of the scandalous riipqt^t Which bad beeu diligeiil-ly spread abroad in 4he wQrI^^;ihey..W(>ul^ilIes,l6f tfae favuiireil per. son hxd been selected to fill-^ii^^^rdifiate situations by bis iufliience.' But then it 'wa�;||^id -Ihe.wife was nlit iurluded; she waa shut ontf^:i^in, the.arrangement so beneficial |q Ihe olher menitieniivjir'the. family. One giiod reason which might be:jpi^en fiiili^^thal was, that she partook of the honours .And :mDluinen.t8 of her bus. band. These were rousidcralion*; very; proper to be al-teuiled to, parlicularly if ibe^ were luV weigh all^ suspi. cidus circumstances against ber Majesly... 'He.conid put hut recollect with whatminule0e9s.it bad been laid ; down and 'dwelt upon thai Bcrgarai had ao^niKii such complete |Hit� already adduced in favour of tl|e Illustrious Accused. He wished to offer .some .remarks upon one or twoVoiuts iu the Speech of the JS'oble and Learned Lord to whom he had at tirst alluded, whose speech, there could be nu doubt, had produced a very considerable effect upon the minds of their Lordships.- The Noble and Learned Lord had displayed great and meritorious anxiety Iq hold tlii; scales of Justice perfectly even between the Higli Parties whose cause was before the Bouse. Happy would it have been if those in autliurity had been equally scrupulous, and not attempted to pie-jadge Ibi; question by atrikiug her Alajeaty's name.out of Ihe ^itur.gy, before �ven an accusation bad beeu-Vougbl againsV:'herrr*.'*-racl Which had oeveir Jiecu approved' of by any oae>-�t Uast he had never liiet witii any uue who bad ventured lo speak in approbation of it. He differed from a Nobis and Learned Lord, who appeared to think that it would be a degradation of their Lordships to consider what would probably be the fale of the Bill in the Lower House. Generally speaking, be agreed with the Noble aud Learned Lord that it would occasion a loss of dignity to their Lordships, if, on great questions of stale, ibey suffered their delibcratlous to he swayed liy the consideration of the light in which they were likely to be Viewed by the House of Commons. But when they considered that the House of Cuinmons had already had Ibis subject uuder consideration, aud had determined that tbe examination would be derogstory from the dignity of the Crown, and iujurinus to the best interests of the empire ;" knowing, as their Lordships did, that a duplicate of that fatal green hag had been laid upon- the table of- the Lower House, aud that instead of rummaging and ransacking its di-sgusting contents, they not only did (tot deterininc to open it, but absolutely shoved it ofTlhe table; knowing all these things,as ibeir Lordships must know Ihem, he could scarrely conceive that it was possible, to delibernle on the Bill without their miuds being iufluenced, avowedly or not, by the rrilectiau of what might be its fale in the Lower House. His Lordship argued against any attempt to modify the measure, such as had beeu taikrd .of- /|U.ch modification would, in all probability, be spurned with sEur^aud iiidiguatiuii by the House of Cominuus, and would, perhaps, be taken as proofs of the correctness of the.judgment of Ihe Lower House iu refusing to investigate Ihe matter at all. He thought it a forlu. nale circumstance fur the Queru that the trial had taken place-though she was not bound to thank those to whose �eal she' owed the favour. He chimed the advantage of the declaration made by the Noble mid Learned Lord 66 ihe Woolsack, which ought uever lo be fur- ' goileu by IliC House, thai if any Nuhle Liird had the slightest 'doUbt reinainiug in bis uiiiid as Iu Ihe guilt of ber .Majesly, that Noble IJonI could not co'tscieutiously vote, fur the second reading of ihe Bill. As to Ibe ohseivalions made Iu support of the evidence of Majurchi, Sacchi, and Demoot, those" who dilTered from him und his Noble Friends as to the degree of discredit lo which their eviilence was subjected, hail nearly the same view with resprct lo the real discredit which a suspicion of their evidence would ijirow upon the whole cabe. He complained that Ihe Noble and Learned Lord on tba Woolsack hud staled all that was cuntained in their evident'which buie against her Majesty, without stating thai part of'their evidence which wa.s wholly fiilse and unfounded. The Noble Earl on Ihe rruss-lienchrs (Lauderdale) went beybud that. He, ihough he could not gfve entire credit to those, witnesses, each or severally, dis-aivered guill from the entire face of Ihe evidence. .That Nubte E'lrl had endeavoured^ most unsuccessfully, to' repair the mutilated clinracter^ of Majiicchi,' Sacclii, and Demont; and had undrrtakeu to shew, with no better sliccess, instances iu' which their lesiimouy was-all in'agreement upon points for the csiablishmeut of Ahich they .could uiit h',ive conspired lugelher. As to the �ase al CaVlsriihe, that liad been cuulra.dicled on the must respectable and unimpeached testimi^ny; ye^ al-ll^ugh the Nobje niid Leai;ned Lord on the Woolsack had given op and abandoned tliatcase altogether,' he yeVd.welt hi his remarks oil the shsplcious cirruinstances of the cloak of her'Majenty being found in.Bergauii's bed. Although he de-; precated judifineui's'funned on suspicious circunislaiices, yet he could nut but ai-k, if it were not ju&l possible that lluj Grimms or Ihe Radens, who were running up aird dowu, aiid prying through the apartments after the Queen, had left them-might hot'they (it was a eircunistuiice just . possible) have \pl9CVd the cloak in that bed ?-(^.�ar, Atar, Aeor.)-Tiieir Lorilship.ii ,kuew the story of Uiliello. There tbe'haAdkcf'chief which had been dtopt. accidentally, .was by lhe?inaiiagrm,rnt of logo placed in the hands of Caiato. TJiCir Ltii-dsbipa must kuow, that there were maiiy Iagi>'� lo bet fpuiid "In llie world.-(Hear, /iei:^�hips.W^uld but abstmci-tbe. n'oridu'uf cn wlHcIt.had.beefi.' in-- 'fugcd^iatiiibeirininds^^ it ha>e,slruck tbemwith an; 're'splrct, bill ever) pcmait xoimeitei3h^iibf}i^ "felam^able degree... , One c(rcnms(a>ice:,bad .l>biWaitetri(>(ed. lo".be:i>'��ed �o' sopport-tbOM: 8talemeCrt�fri�e,me�or Ihisiftr-C(i^ gite his vuie un Hie me4;inrc on which Ihey' i^ere u��^bout to decide, he wit^..iu^^uitig its value. But the defect.of^p?�f -i^isingintUB^mjCeroamton |.the greater part of the day. He could not couceive liQW, coupling the familiarites with the nightly coiiabitalion under ihp tent, their Lordships could consider her not guilty. 'Those were tbe grounds on which he sliould .give Ids vote. Now as lo tbe polacre, he cooccived Ihe evidenee as to that as perfectly clear. The Noble Lord here referred to Ibe evidence of Ihe Captain and Alatc as to the manner ' of the Princess conductiitg herself on board the polacre, and proceeded.-Now he would make one observation, which was, tbat he believed this polacre to have been taken as a place of seeresy for Ihe kind of transactiuo which be had mentioned. The Qoeen was then temporary mistress of the vessel, Ihey were all ber servants, and to shew Ibat they understood their duly, their Lordships would find, if any tiling improper was goin^ on, tbe Captain always ordered tbe men away. It wanted one strong fuel only in a. common case before a Jury, but hei-e they wereou board a polacre for six mouths-it was six mooths from tli'e time she had first embarked on board tbe polacre, taking in the land journey, bifore they landed again; His Lordship then stated thartbere were six months of intercourse, but tbat out of that there were five weeks' sleeping under the same tent. Il was not, therefore, a single charge of adultery, but one extending over a great length uf lime. He thought their Lordships most infer that ibe polacre was hired on purpose fur Ibe gratification'uf her passions, and not for a.laudable curiostly aud desire ofiinprovement. The Noble Lord again referred to ^e evidence of the Captain aud Aliile, as lo her Royal Higlu iiess retiring in the day-time, and Schiavini ordering tbem lo close the tent. Cases of adultery were generally proved by one^witness only. The Captain aud AJate had referred to Schiavini, and he might havC been called to contradict tbein; but be bad not. been called. BirpUo bad stated Ibat lia'knew Ber'ganii in Ihe service of General Pino, and that^ he used to,go down to llie kitchen to git Ihe plates, . Their Loi^dships would see-tbatthM might have been con. tra'dicledj but it had not beeii allempled to besodoaei Tbe only thing tbat coxild Ike said tigaiusl these tilro witntssea (liic Caplaiii und .Mali] was, that tli. y hud hrCn coiniieii-sated fur their loSs of time ; the only sligina tinil had bent rasl on lhi;�e persons was; that ihey bid receiVed so mur.ll tliat it aioiiuiiled lo a bribe, li a'ppi-arpd lo bim (Lonl D.iuougliiniirr), that instead of ruilli-adicliun hy ihe olhei: Slilr, Ihi-re wits cunfirmallou. Ije^t. Howuniti lUd stated; llinl he believed her Knysil Hi-rhuens anil fleri-.i.iii ilu. l�t nmlrrial thing lh�l tbi-y had Ibis riinlit-uialioii; dragged out as it was, and it cerlaiuly hail taken a great deil of trunble to gii ji from him. He wa* as ri-lililHiit. a witness as he (Lord D) ever knew. He winilil say nnlhinsr with respect lo l.iuuli-nant Flynn. Now Mr. Hortnartli hal staled it f> behi..i b lief that ihry sjrpt under the lent. The orJief of 8u relnrtaul a Witness as Mr. tlowiiaiii, who ad-nillled, al Iheuillsel, that he lisd heemlnder tlie gi*pale�t ohiigalions to lier Alajesly, was one of Ihe niusl,|>i)%vi rful argumeuls in fuTuur of the stipiinsiliuii. Ittat the a'Uillt-ruiis iutercoiirse had been carried uii willi very little iiilfrriiplion. He conceived Ihere was no doubt ih-jl the adilliery hail heen provcil  he declared, from his heart, his belief that not only the adultery-was proved, but also a long cun.se of ailullerous iulercoiir>e. He did not kndw how any one, looking, at llie evidence, could Ihiuk otherwise. Three of tbe must prominent witnesses were as iVell entitled In credit as any that-ever ap|>carrd iu a Court uf Jttslire. B>-igAail lyin.^ OH tbe heil iu'lhe day-lime with lite lent cluseiJ was a strong |trouf of guill indeed; for wIt.Tl other purpose but Ihat of an impniper inti-reourSe Coulil il be so close.J r Aftie paying the ulutosl -allenlioii lo litis trial during Hie whole lime, he coithi not but feel satisfied as lo the giiill of the tjiieen. He wished he cuiiUI have cunle to a cuulrary dt-. cisiou ; bill, in his conscience, he could not. He wished there had been more evidence, or less lhaii had been produced. He wished that a selectiiin had bf.cu made. He was a member uf the Secret Cuinmitlec : he then fell'Ihere was ground fur this prosecution ; find, now that foriy or fifty days bad been spent iu Ihe ittquiry, his ojiiuioit remained stilt unchanged. Alauy things bad been brought forward quite irrelevant ; instead of trying lite accused person, four or live, days had beeu occupied itt tijiug the Alitnn Commission ; and yet nolhing against the iha-racler and conduct uf that tl^oinmissiou had heen provid. He wished that some of the witnesses had not been brought forwaril. It had been said that the public had decided Ihix quesliun; hut be certainly did not atl.icli much import jiiie to that opinion, as it had been declared btfure the Uueett's trial began. Fruinthe moment her Alajesty landed in Ibis country, Addresses bad fullowed each other declaring her ti> be perfeclly innocent. Their Lordships had been told, that if Ihey gave a verdict against the Queen, it would bt wiili-out efl'ect; but if they were to he intimidated hy such X threat, Ibey would bC unworlliy Ihe seals Ibey held as Peeis of lite realm. The No1)le Lord then noticed the -illusioiu that had been made by Counsel as lo a parallel rise lo the present, and entered imp a long eulugiuiii iu prai>e.of his present Alajesty; who had immortalized his itaute, and the ate In which he lived, by the success wliilrb had alleiidi d the period iu which he hud swayed tile British sceinle. Earl Gicj-" My Lomis, it was not my intention to hate addressed you until I had heard some of Ihe Nuble l^nls on the other side deliver their sentiments, which I knuw will baie so much weight, had I not felt tbat from ihe great fatigue of attending to this case, I am iu tbat state whirl) would at any subt put iipun a man. Aly Luids, at Hie commencemenl of these proceedings 1 staled to your Lordships my objections tu Bills of Pains and Penalties. Aly Lords, 1 did not go the length of saying, ihat uuder no circumstances, and upju no occasion, and in HO possible supposed casCj could such Bills properly be passed. I have read ifie history of the Cuuslilution wilb other views aud other opiiiiuits, aud I have seen that in the best )>f times, lhal many Bills of Pains and IVnallirs have passed. 1 will not go so far as some Noble t^orus have done, in saying uotliing can ever justify their adoption; but llte-yaie-su nhjectionable in their nature, and so ituconElilulional in their practice, that uolhlng but tbe most urgeni Siale necessity could justify resorting to ihem, und no such Stale necessity has be-eii proved in tbe present ioslauce. Aly oh-jccilou lo this Bill was, that it was ,ftot necessary under such circumslauces as Ihese, there being antitbir measure open, namely by inipeaclinient, which' 1 liiought more caastilulioiial aud ihoi'e expedient on ihe present occasion. 1 will not now restate my argiitneiils ugaiust the Bill; I have entered Ihein iu a protest; heil it was with great sui pri.se that I besrd a Noble LJird (lledeadule), who was on the Irial of Warren Hastings for seven years, say, lhal an impeiicli-inent would not lie in Ibe present case, because an indicl-inent would not lie," 1 heard this with surprise, for int-peachmeuls'wri-e adopted to inerl rases not provided for iu the ordinary rules of law. I nodeisloi.d lite Noble Lord to have biboured this point wilh great assiilnily and-great eaEiieslness. i may have niisninlcrsloud him. 1 was'also surprised to hear from Ihe Noble and 'Le-arneil Lord on llie AVoolsack another statement on this subject-a slatcineHt so oflen answered. It was wilb some drgiee of astonisbineut 1 heard it again repeated, namely, Hut Ihe mode of pio-ceediug by a Bill uf Pains and Penalties was nioie advantageous to'tbe accused thau impeachment. Is il>e Noble, nod Learned Lord so ignorant uf every iliiug passing abuni bim-is be su completely rouviuced as the Nuble Lurd an the cruss-bencb (Lord Redesdair) is, that Ihe House of Commons would have impearlied-(//ear, /leor)-is he se> ignorant as not to know that if the question of iinpeaclt-menl liad been pru'posed to the House uf Gommuns, that � ;

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