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Champion And Review (Newspaper) - April 16, 1820, London, Middlesex TUB LIBERTY OF THE PRESS, IVII EN WE HAVE IT NOT IS LIKE THE AIR WR BREATH*!, Home Tooke. WE DIE. No. 380. SUNDAY, April 16, 1820. Price 10 d purify what they have contaminated, and be your patriotism your only glory. But let not this mad AS APPEAL FROM THE OLD PARLIAMENT TO THE NFJV; and to that Portion which ought to represent the People. of it, in particular empty boast-a cabala of words-a jargon of ostentation a pretence for profusion-a strain of adulation. Justice ! protects Legislators of Britain ! ye assemble at an awful crisis. of ! 44 e\cn handed justice, which the toil-wrought peasant and 19 the only genuine patriotism. It is no ordinary task perform flammatory f sings or the curses of all posterity await upon d names The population is our country, and humanity berations. The Brita the by you, or you will become responsible for all the hor- ghts of these f ghts your predecessors have history of their last worst session Despotism or that Anarchy can inflict. One ( nevitable, if your wisdom and your patriotism do them ; your cupidity, or your infatuation may em both: for Despotism i9 not likely to be en- thoul a struggle , and Anarchy, whose dominion *eir lTfPT 5 bu,1 *hal the of violations of the claims of jus-and humanity. They had liberty and patriotism upon nicetion of their cannot be permanent too tyranny Weig the present! naturally subsides liberations the futu Faction, or of Coi deed The peopl and they added burthens. The people murmured, indeed, (was cause ?) and called aloud for and the lion! Be not infatuated by false alarms, or blind to the Be t and, above ail, by the awful names of Justice and country, I co you really love) them and iron-hoofs of a slaughtering yeomanry gashed & trod them down The peace d frame of you by your love of the sweet peace of the night, **frt| by all the endangered affections of social morality, I eofljttfe you do not push still further the fearful distinction the parties of the Rich and of the Poor. The latter are not your bond slaves; consider them not as such. They are your constituents; you are their nlav not the unfeeling" Dart of imnerious task- ry, and the parliament imposed Called for Th lie functionaries had abused their power, and therefore their power was encreased. The people had been slaugh- tered exercise of pparcnt rights rights were therefore taken away. Prop property was the cry never can be endan- masters-all< and exactions them their heavy portion of burthens the ly-unequally con- gered but when it ceases to be humane and just!) and justice and humanity were forgotten. Hence the late commotions and disturbances: - foolish and wicked indeed in the extreme; but the result of former wickedness and folly. When spies are hired to tempt and to delude, crimes will be of course engendered. When licenced incendiaries are sent forth among the people, what wonder if the torch be lighted ? If governments send their r ed accom i m modations (and necessar people itance The p aries to preach rebellion, what wonder if should rebel ? The propagandi are rcspons mischiefs of an evil faith. If open discussio are the younger and unportioned brethren of the rich ; ppressed racy will ensue. If laws of the either in person or fford neither shelter nor redress, assassination is likely their voices;-much less their beasts of h Look to the exam f Italy an evil exam They have ini mmediate predecessors have too much neglected oms and these distinctions ; be wise in time, and x what they have forgotten. They have set you lie; reverse it in your better practice. Papal ly in particular !) where the assassin, not the ted deep wounds upon of their country ; apply the medicinal balm. They accumulated burthens by prodigal expenditure; alle + have countenanced them by strict economy They ruption and gloried in their shame. Let y assassinated, is the object of sympathy, because the conviction is general that the poor have no other redress. Legislators of Britain ! reduce us not to Italian morals! Let not this exhortation be mistaken : misrepresented, indeed, it will be: the profligate New Times, with its accustomed audacity, will interpret the warning as a wish ; and the pulse that beats with awful apprehension for the endangered morals of social humanity, will be called the
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