British Press, December 19, 1820

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British Press (Newspaper) - December 19, 1820, London, Middlesex NuMBBfR 5628. london^, t;uespay,''JI^jIM 1820: Fk.icg 7(i. , ^'nBATRE.ROYAL, DRUKY-LANli. THIS. EVENING, TUESDAY. Dec. 19. tiiR MgJCTly's Strvanls will perform (3d lime), a new American Dratha; iu (hree acts, called '� POCAHONTAS; Or, THE INDIAN PRINCESS. Enellsh Colonists-Cap). SniiJh, Mr. Cooper; Scrivener, Mr. Foote; Ratclifle, Mr. Barnard ; Archer, Mr. Bromley. J�s Pickle, Mrs. Harlowe; Maria, Uisi Smilbson. ; To conclude with the Muidcnl Farce of THE PRIZE; Or, 2 53 8. Lenitirc, Mr. Harlev) HeartweX, Mr. Baruard. Caroline, Miss Kelly. Places to be taken of Mr.'fibdwcll, in the Ratnoda�f ib^ SjUoonofili'eTlJeallre.',,. '"^ , Private Boxes^cin only be "obtained for tlie Evening of Mr.Rodwell, at: the Box-Office. ' To-morrow, The Lord of tbe Manor, with The Lady and the Devil. Tiie Chrislmtr Pantomime, called The North.west Pas. sage, or Haclequin Esquimaux, will be produced on Tuesday next. i THE'aTR R.ROY AC, CUVENT.6ARDBS. fflHIS EVENING, TUESDAY, Dec 19, M. will be performed (13th time), the new Historical Trageily of WALLACE. Seots-WaUace, Regent of Scojiand, Mr. Macready; Comyn, Mr. Egerion; Dottf^as, Mr. C. Kemble; Munleith, Mr. Abbott;' Kierly, Mr. Coiner. English-Clare, &irl of Glo'ster, Mr. Chapman ; Lord de Clifford, Mr.Cotinor; Sir Reginald Fitz-Eustace, Mr. Clare-mont. Helen (wife of Wallace), Mrs. Bunn. After wbicb, the Melo.dramatic Romance called THE roRTV^HIEVES. Cassim Baba, Mr. Alklns ;'^li Baha, Mr. Blanchard ; Gaiiem, .Mr. Sarusel; Muslapba, Mr. W. Farren ; AbHalla, Mr. Connor. Cogia Baba, Mrs. Listoo; Morgiau^t, Mrs. T. Hill. Places for tbe Boxes to betaken of Mr. Brandon, at the BoK-OiSce, Hart-street, from Ten (ill Four. A Private Box may be had for tbe Season, or nightly, of Mr. Brandon, at the Box-OIHc*. To-morrow, .Sliakspeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night, with Katharine and Pelruchio. On Friday, tbe Musical Play of Tbe Slave. The new Grand and Comic Cbrittmas Pantomime will be produced op Tuesday next. PUBLrC NOTICE FOR TBE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS! rflHE THEATKE ROYAL. ENGLISH M. OPERA-HOUSE, STRAND, WILL OPEN with SOIREES AMUSANTES 1 in which lometbiog not Dfamalic, but very n�tc, will be attempted. LAST FlVis NIGHTS OF THE B0RLETTA OF ERRORS. ADELPBI THEATRE, STRAND. By Aiitliority'of tlie Right Hon. the LonI Chamberlain. rpHIS EVENING. TUESDAY. Dec. 19, L and during tbe Week, will be presented, an eotire New Melo-Srama, in three acta, entitled ZAMOSKI; OR, THE FORTRESS AND THE MINE. Znmoski, Mr. Gomersal j Edwiiiski, Mr. Waikiiis; Lu. paaki.Mr. Lee; Ragolzi, Mr Campbell; Peter, Mr. Cuwell; Orloff, Mr. Callahan; Riiganoff, Mr. i. Jones. Flnreska, arIr�.Wayl.elt; Polioa, Miss Yates; Child, Miss Buheim. .After which (3Sth time) a New Mythological Extrava-eanza, iu three acts, founded on DryUeo's - Comedy of Aniphllrybn, or the Two Sosian, railed A BURLETTA OF ERRORS; OR, JOPITER AND ALCMENA. Immortals:-Jupiter, Mr. Watkins; Mercury, Mr.Cowell; 'Vulcan,.:Mr. Callslian. Mortals:-Sosia, Mr. Wilkinson; Tianio, Mr. Collier. Alcmeua, Mrs. Tenoant ; Plicedra, Mrs. WayieltjBromia, Mrs. Daly. To conclude with tbe Biirlelta of WHO'S TO FATHER ME? Mamleville, iMr. J. Jones; Billy Bulls, Mr. Wilkinson. Charlotte Oldstock, Miss Yates; Harriet, Miss Brady. On Tuesday next will he produce 6 II Cdhsiifered the Cases of........56 Petitioners, Apii^aVed.................. 44 Rejected.................. ,7 And considered.............. 6 inadmissible, BeiiefaciiOns are received by J. Camden Neild. Esq the Treiasorerf Cheync-walk, Che4!iea: also by Messrs. fterries, Fnrquhari and Co/ St. James's-slreet; Messrs; Huares, Fleet-ittreet  Messra. Whilmore aud Co. Lunibard-slrret; Messrs. CSox:b�'�, Ri'ge, and Go. Charing-crnss; Messrs. Dorrieri and CQ.Fincliv|aneiCornhill; Messrs. Hsmmersleyir, Pall-mall; Me�i8. Veresand Co)??, Lombard-street; and by Mi*. Grass, well, the SecrSlary, No. 7, Craved-street, Strand, where llia SoolcVnia^'beseeii by those who ere iiicUnrd-tir lOjtpbrt this Charily, ;iad where Ibe Society meet oa'Fri�)ay, the lOlh __ EAST INDIA HOtlSE, Novembvk 1^ 1820 rffflE COURT �/ DIRECTOjiS of 'the i UNITED COMPANY of MERCHANTS x>f ENGLAND, trading to the EAST INDIES, rfo hc-'ehy oiws Nolic, That the TR.4NSFER BOOK'S of the said Companv's Slock will be SHUT u� TUESDAY, the 5lh Drcemhcr next, at Three o'Clock, and OPENED again on THtKS. DAY, die ISlh January, 1821. And lliat the Dividend ^Varraiils u,n the 9aid Stock due on the 5lh January, 1821, will be ready to be deliiered ou SATURDAY, the 6th of ihe same nionlh. JOSEPH DART, Secretary. EAST INDIA HOUSE, November 1^1820. rpHE COURT 0/ DIRECTOKS v //'� fl UNITED COMPANY of MERCHANTS ENG. LAND, tradini; to rt? EAST #NDIES, do Iterebp.give Notice, That a QUARTERLY GENERAL COURT of Ihe said CO.MPANY will-be held at llreir House in l.eadeulial|. street, on WEDrjES.DAY, Die 20th of December next, at Ele�t�KVCroi!fc>tt Tim i^rrro^^ (be pnrpos* of. Ue- claring � DiyidemI from. Alidfjummer last to Chrislmaj�ext. The Com t of Directors do further give notice, ibal the said General Court is m�d^ .Special, for the pnr|Sb8C of sub-mitling for rotiiirmaliuu the Resolutions vf tite General Coiiri of tliit-iTth September,4ip|troviDg the KesDinlioiis of the Ojort of Directors of the 2d August last, grauliug. under the rircumslancea therein sl.itol, a pension of I,>)002; per ai>num to Mr.'R, M. Barn.ird, lata Assi�tnut Coast and Su-rnt-.Warebousekeeper; and a pension of 600/. per annum to Mr. George Mordnunt, jnn. late segire Notice, That (he QUARTERLY GENER.tL COURT of tbe Company appointed to be helil at ibeir House iu Leadeoball-atreet on WEDNESDAY, ihe 20ih December next, is further made special, for the purpose of laying before the Proprietors for their approbstion, in conformity with the 17lh section of Ihe 6ih rhapler of the By-Laws, a Resolution ,of the Court of Direclors nf the 8ih inslaul, proposing the eflabliahmcnt of a New OlFice, with a salary of three hundred pounds per annum, at llie Company's Military Seminary at A�>l so Iractiihtt ,iis they expetilSj "pVii'd lo the ^Ibuse of Lords, iu the hope "f tiudiuj^i jltdgiiicilt niorc favourable to their views. He need litft remind them of,the nature of Bills of Pains, and PeiralJica.' Tbe pieredcut fur � heir introdncUoo fu .ihe case of'Straffordy served only to accelerale the ruiji of (hose by wluiin it was proinoird, conspired'to throw a'veil over his laiifts, aiiiT made him appear a martyr, wh�n he sbufild UXve'iiif^ri cOtisidereUuniy aa a cfimiiial -.(j4pp/nfee.)-This exa'mplfe qnght to bavesome weight wilh the present time... The .*ery;-jiaiure of proceed-by Biils'or Pains and PcnaRinH^yineSpuwer uf� condem-n'alion wiliipiiLlaw*-Ihe siitiiig.v'f^th^:(itiusera as judges-; the presenceanii control of the pruaecuIoVsitiiring trial, fur tbe avowed porpose if dfenouucio'^^iitltj'wlicre the law haaf declared' no crime-all these .in^ks of^i^caiiny had 'rendered the principle!! on Which Bills of jil'afils'and Penal-ti4S had been supported, odious a^'id'-^bg^^rOii's.-^t7reo/o)i-jtlause)-Lord Slr�ffbrd/wheo'^ea3iui;!.al.-'the bar of. the House Lotda, so furcib^J�Kd;ijMo^i�^^^ eU upon the infquitou% uafui:.e.^b�r^^|i- P^ad commilied'a siipijar .crime. -T-He did i�Ot know whether �(ffiv, Wilberfurcc, who had been christened the other day, lir. CanliveV, liail been one of the party, but be had heard from good authority that the other worthies were ; and Ike knew also that if the Bill uf Pains and Penalties had collie down to the House of Cummons, it was intended to have summoned those frolicsome statesmen lo bear testimony to the inupcent character of those amusements.-(S/iou/f of laagj^er,-But to return to the evidence. It was uf siich a!nalure thai l.ord Lauderdale and other Noble Lords admil(ei) that the case for Ihe prosectitiun'bad failed lo substantiate any of the charges; and they rested their professions of bilief uf her Majesty's guilt upon Ihe alleged prevarication and inconsistency of her own witnesses. Good God! what anap-.pearance must England have exhibited iu the eyes of Europe during the late investigatioti I While the people of Naples aud Portugal were engaged iu nHserling their rights and overthrowing Ihe corrupliou of ages; while Spain was busied in framing a Coustitntion founded upon tbe principles of enlightened policy, and wisely appropriating Ihe enormoas revenues of the .church to national purposes, how was Ihis country employed ? Why, the Supreme Council of the Nsiion-the highest Court of Judicature-the hereditary Counsellors of the Crown-ihe House of Peers, was occopied in inquiring into the stale uf linen and tumbled beds-^H'ear!)- in ranking up and poring into all tbe scaudal which bad been scraped together by the Milan Commission-(//ear!)-a tribunal which would be detested as long as its cumposilioo and character were uuderslood. IJke Ihe Inquisitipo of old, its proceedings were conducted in darkness and mystery. One of our poets had furnished a description which would apply lo tbe Commission, its authors aud auxiliaries:- Projectors, quacks and lawyers, not a few. And priests, and party zealots, numerous bauds, With liome.bom lies, andtalesfrom foreign lauds; Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told, Aud all who told it, added somethiug new, In every earit spread-on every tongue it grew." The effect of this was to drive away her English a'neiidanis, who were necessarily succeeded by foreigners, whom it was easy to corrupt aud seduce; and liuw greedily tbe Miuislers took advantage of Ihe facility thus afforded for their purposes, was manifest in the employinent of Baron Ompteda, of pirk-lock notoriety, to obtain possession of her letters. He then alluded to tbe metiey which bad been lavished in prosecuting Ihe object uf the Milan Commission ; and trusted that tbe House of Commons would exact a strict account of Ihe waj in which it had been expended. Yet wilh all Ihe assistance rendered to the Ministers by that Commission, all the power of Government, and all the iuSurnce that money could give, the Ministers found, on every divi sion, that their majority decre.ased, until at length they were obliged to abandon tbe Bill altogether. But this was not all-they bad not tbe manliness lu meet the reproof that awaited them in the House of Commons, and ikey advised his Majesty lo prorogue Parliament in: the must ex-trabrdinary and cowardly manner,-(iSAirae)-He envied nov'lheir feelings upon that day; houted, reviled, disgraced, ihcy slunk away lo enjoy (he notable Iriumpli of being enabled to insult ihe Queen still further, and to treat her remunstrauces with contempt for two months longer.- {Great applause.)-Was (here nohones( men to be found to tell their Royal Master that the example of on insull to royalty was but too readily followed-that the impulse, once given, the further progress was not so easily checked ? Did history afford no solemn and imporlaiit warning ? Did not Ministers recollect that the precedent furnished by the exe. culiou of Mary Queen of Scots, by the nrder of Elizabeth, was, after the lapse uf a few years, renewed and acted upon iu tbe case of Charles the First ? Were they not awate that by degrading royalty they were endangering the fuuudatiun of monarchy itself ?-(w4pp/ati#c)-From Ihesu cunsidera-tious he was impelled Ig believe that the King had been betrayed by his Ministers, who seemed alike careless of the honour of tbe Crowu and' tbe.intere^ts of the counlry,so that they but retained their places and piitmiage-men --� Whorn no ftiitb can fix, Of crooked councils aud.dark politics,-Of those a gluomy trifaecsarround:lbe Throne." (/^pp/aiue )-�TKey bad seen^them plunging from oue act of absurdity lo another-from iecreti bat detected corruption to avowed jobbing-from'^thesauetion of the massacre of unoffending menj to'the.^l!inde.r of ai( unpi-olqcted wumaiL -D'^toriuusly purcbaaiug a priecarious existence by the 'iii!d in cleariog themselves, as they termed it, they basely abanjjc^ned (be Bill and their supporlers frum a mere frar qf ^ojihlai' indignation. Such was Ihe situation In which itiey stood, that ibey might be compared to Mahomet's coffin, suspended belween Ihe Crown and Ihe people, de-sjjWd'b'y the one and dejesledliy the olher.-{ApplauS')- With respect to tlieir other acts, they all jiure an uaiform cha. racter.. Look at Ihe ciraiade of the' Hi>ly Altianot^ a.(;ainst the Itberltes uf the South of Europe.;' be should not t>e surprised to bear.of IbisCountry actively co-operating InXhe de-,jjh�ralioa.^l1becaiifrdeia.ted.ld up your hand agaliisi (be Resolutions :" Mr. L. irilb some warmth, said, " 1 'did, Sir."]- The conduct of Miuislers with regard to the Qiieen.he took (o be this:-if they had beard reports injuriov^ to the character and dignity of her Majesty, they- were-justifiable in instiltrting inquiry, but they ought lo have been well informed OS (o (he nature of (he evidence, having had an awful warning in (be former accusadoos, in which her Majei(y had jusliGrd herself.-(tfear.)-Miuislers should have brought forward witnesses iu support of the ch;irge�, of unimpeachable character, and respectable in their station, if they could find ihem, sdcb as could have stood the teat of that scrutiny to wbicb (he witnesses in such cases are tikely to he exposed.-{Hear.)-Most fortucately for the Ministry, aod most fortunately for her Majesty, the cbaractrra of (he witnesses were not unirapeaclinble, and rould But stand Ihe lest of a severe scrutiny. Many measures, he thought, might have had a belter chance of success, and been adopted wilb more confidence by Ministers, bul, as it was, be did not tee how (he business could have been miuaged mucli worse.-(i.ou(i cfteer^.)-In saying this, he ilid no( admit that the innocence of the Queen had been established-{_His.tes.)-The greatest charges of the indeli-cacies Bgainsi hir character, had not been disproved- {Cries of "No, no; a lie'."}-They had heard a violent liaraugue by the.seconder of the Resolutions, that the thief was not worthy of his halter. If he were Dot worthy of his halter, he was uot a ihitf-(�aKr;A/�r.) Eorl GOJS'V rose'lo address-the meeting, and was received wilh several distinct rounds of applause. When it bad si^b. sided, be' ^sured the meeting that the manner iu which lie had been received on presenting himself to their notice that ilay, really overpowered him. He had wished to mike a few observations-many were nut necessary, because the RrsolulionS'and Address so fully and disiinclly expressed all (hal was required, that eveu bad they not been so ably and powerfully sopported by his (wo Hon. Frieu3s, it would be uuneccstary and perhaps presumptuous in him to trespass oo'their attention for more than a,few moments. But hecould uot belp expressing the high satisfaction which be had that day experienced; and next, a very few leinarks, aud few ihey should be upon the occasion, and tlie circumstances connected with ir, which had brought them together, in tbe Resoluttona which had been read, aud almost tiuanimoii-ily adopfed (wiiii ilie ain^ie eKc,;ptii�o, in briipved, ..fhis friend Mr. Ud;le!i;i, lhe,i;ill uf and Pe- n lilies, -vhicii had been iu long niidir lii^cMssion in lb,i House of Lurds, li.ad been properly (lpsrr;iK'd a. iinjiolilir, nniK'ce8'�ary, and unjust^-f Bravb, and land ni>plttusti.J- Every word of thai, dc-enptiu^i of ihe C:!! of fitini and Henallics in the case of :lie Uiieea, an ! -jr. i iVi-iiei.l destriu-lion of n.ills i,f I'njns and Penalties, lie sulisrnbed lo; but lhal Bi;;s of Pains and IVn.illies li.ive \irvn kno'v.i in ili->l and imre.'st periods of ilie hisliiiy i>f our C-iisii'mIiijii iv.k a-posiliQii whirh he was ni'l prepiied lu di n-^{//ettr-, /(ear.) -All lie co'itendcd for, as a lnver uf l.r.frc) ^.n t sincerely allucbeil In ihe Coiistitiilion, ivj^. il,.t , enlnordinaiy an cTdeiisiun of power ci>ill-J i., vt-r ii* jnstiRed e-xcept in cases when ton.snlfrarin'i.i fvr Hie public aifely imperioosly re^uireil thai siuh prorc, d.ni's shoulil be adopted, and wlieo no olher measures would dii.- (.fp/i'oiuc ; - Why, then, he asked, w.is fii-^i procetdiilg n.-Boned to in the qiu-slitin uf her Majesty? iticre such ii necessily exi.iliug whtn the Bill uf'P.-.iMM aud I'eoa^lua against Ihe Queen was iolmduced into H.': Iloinf "f Lords? His friend {Vlri-Lidilell) had lohl ibera-lh.il ihc Miniatrra were juflified in their conduct, because, forsonlb, rnmouri* had hern circulated against her iVI.ijesly'.^ retmlaiinn There were tno Ihinas lo be consideied willi ri-g-nr^! lo iIjjI �ulijrri ; thefiistwas Ihc Irnth of ihe ruiMouis. ll wao long involved would he sufi'eied m subside, the Parliament-the first Farliarneul of a sew reign-a Parliament which, as had been observec^j by Mr. Lambton, had entitled itself by its liberal grunts to the approbation of the .Monarch-grants dictatid ralber by a desire to support th,f splendour of the Crown than by a due consideration of Ibe hardships under which tbe couutry. wa,j suffering-tins Parliament, at a muiaant too when alarm and apprc-hciMiou prevailed, holh in resptcl to-uur inteiuai and our external situation, and when something ought to have been done to Irauquijlize those fectidga-tbi� Parlia- ;

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