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Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - October 29, 1815, London, Middlesex ATo. 349 -Ptice 9*.] *' Peace be to France, if France in Peace permit " The just and lineal entrance to our otrn : " If not, bleed Frnnce.-ami l*eace ascend to Heaven." � � _ -SilAKFSPRAHR. october 2q, 1815. STRICTURES ON THE ENGLISH PKBSS. The cause of Buonapartf. and of the Revolution Im^ been defeated in the held, but fro in the nctive exertions-of its friends here and in France, it is evident that they still hope to be able to renew the contest. The Friends of Liberty are, it is true, reduced to a woeful plight at p>eseut, but they have strong hopes of living to see better times, and in the Interim, they are nolive in. their vocation ; they rail, they calumniate, they invent and suppress, as may best suit their purpose ; they tell us gravely of the designs of Crowned Heads-;dl hostile to the cause of Liberty; which designs are all purely their own inventions ; they ascribe motives of their own discover,- to every measure of Government; cull Iii^f�t, Imbecile, Tyrant, &e. and intreat the people to make a stand in favour of that Liberty which the firm friends ol" the Revolution valued dearer than life. Busy, intermeddling, foolish brawlers, there always have been iu this country, ever since the time that we have enjoyed u free form of government, and I fear "that we are always likely to have them ; but we enjoy a real blessing , in the one, and perhaps can, and ought to dispense with a slight evil in the other. The Apostles of Liberty in this country have taken a 11 active part in all the proceedings in France for the last live and twenty vears. It would be useful to give a history of all that they have done or attempted during that busy period, and I had some thoughts of commencing it this day, but ! feel that the subject requires to be treated more at large than I could hope to treat it in one or two numbers of this paper. I must, therefore, defer entering into it at present, and shall confine myself to jiuiin out the mischief which that part of the mobile prof..-; of this country (which affects to be considered us supporter;; of the sacred cause of the Rights of Man) is working, not only against, the cause of Legitimate Government, which is openly & wantonly attacked but against the real cause of Liberty, which they ailed to support, and defend. But -I heg leave to remark fast of all, that though the system of abuse ami calumny is earned on by a very large number ol desperate ad-Vfmturers engaged in the trade, distinct from fich other, they arc so little master;, of their business, so badly qualified to carry it on in a liberal manner, so entirely destitute of the necessary stock of education, common sense, information, and good manners, that, it would he dis-graceful iu any man who has a regard for diameter, to enter the lists agaitu.t such redoubted liaiupiom; of freedom, in comparison with whom Hit tiers hero was indeed the very mirror of idiighthood. The writing-; of such men I know huve a pernicious influence on the mob, for whom iih-m: they are calculated ; but in order to deieat them, a man must be able to Sight, with such vapotis as they use ; and here, i confuse;, I feel 'an self disqualified. Dili there is a part oi out-Press engaged on the tiame side, with the heroes "hove alluded to, which is of a very different ishe discontented at the present state of things in France, and he imagines that all Frenchmen are so, uhd that they are so on good grounds. It is not. > . u�e to he lamented that the Government of 'Icon a parte is overthrown, but the nation is degraded by the terms on which peace is offered, I know that France is degraded : but from what time is herdegrada-tion to be dated ? I shall mention it-from the era of the commencement of toe. crimes of the Revolution.-One despotism succeeded another from the times of the Convention and of the Committee of Public Safety till the downfall of Buon avarte. France all this time was enslaved herself, and. for the greater part wondered how the King and his IVIinisteis could sign the degradation of France. The l-anpcror of Stussuj lias obtained some mitigation of them, it is nsid ; he hay. formally declared hiiuticlf in favour of France, against tiie Dnkc of Wellington and Lord Cast Ic-reagh, and thin discord may have sjonie coma uke of Wellington, has excited the whole of Paris against him, and tarnished his character in (he opinion of many saiglishmeri who are here. "Though it in well known vhat Knsjl-.tiid has a grenf interest in annihilating the power of France, yet it was not espected that she would encourage the devastations l the Allied armies ; fo*-, certainly, F.ngiand, who produced-this war, who has paid itsi expanses, who will derive horn it the principal advantage, mitd" have prevented much evil, having the right to interpose her authority, which would have been listened to. No one is the dupe of the policy of the English Government. The King has only heen the instrument of its ambition. It well known that if, the strong plates iu the north, which arc for the King, are taken away, it is only to have a line of defence 1 n 1 he Netherlands, at the expense of Fiance, and to nave Lnghmd from the charge which she nei-f otherwise incur in coiihc-quence of her treat'n a with Dt-lgium. It is known that if uot for the sake of the Allies rhe act:; 5 if :,!�� anpjiorts the fiourhons, it is because her ini�-(,. reo/iirei* (hat should be governed by feebh; Friuccs, .vlro will not interfere with her When we (on:pure the conduct of the Jiugliidi Government with i?s declaration'.; and promises, we can nojouger be the dupts of its perfidy." Is it then come to thi,->, that Fvenckuvu can thus void their spite against the English (iov eminent in the columns of an English mv ; r ? When 1 conducted the Argxs, what an was raised against me ! but I defy any of my greatest enemies td prove that auv thing like the above, or of a similar tendency, (or such articles as are daily seen in mn Opposition papers) ever appeared in that, paper, while under 'my eontroul. I^roin the pieeediug extract Jf turn with disgust, to others of n like evil and mischievous nature, and which have obtained currency and credit in this country, from the authority*of the Morning Chronicle. A letter, as if from the late Vluusters of Eontfi XVU1. addressetl to that Monarch, the reasons for their resignation, appeared in that Paper of the IHlhofthe pre,-, nt .i.. Now, without stopping to r minimi on tins letter, and to prove that the rcuso m^- in it. i> a'l drawn from p'reiniries absolutely f. Ise, i sd; U only state that the document n-.dC i> a foroer,, and that it contains internal eviddi. e ut ns hei >g so 011 the very 1 >ce ol it. This I'api r .s i\f, that theKi.Ntj's Ministers aecompanietl him in his flight or exile. Now 1 would In glad to !>� informed where Foijcuc. and i'VioN St. Cvtt were during the time of his !\1ajksty's exile.--FolIcHt'., we know, was then buMly employed m the service of BuoN ai'artk, and as for St. lvit? he will not, I believe, be found to have been very active in the Kinu's service during the same period, as he remained in France. Another mystification to which the Morning Chronicle hasalso given currency, has been lately practised on liritidi and French credulity *, I mean the supposed Proclamation of Buona-i'autk, addressed to the French, dated on board the Ijcllerophon. Tlu; same is hawked about in Par hi at present, but is dated from 8>elgrude, in Turkey, where his credulous admirer.'; suppose him to be, at; the head of a numerous army , consisting of Turks and Servians. This shews that the Morning Chronicle is sometiuu-sstiangeiy imposed upon. But the false report's of ret/olufionary F.rende men ami their lying correspondence, are not 1 keenly patriotic contributions to which the cohiuinis of She Chronicle are open. Take the following' stanzas in praise of l\vunapartk, written by am Knglinh poet of the name of Cornwall, as r, specs >u'ti of what a (inly patriotic I'mglishurv' can s'.} in his favour :�-- (�one if. th" mighty mddier's poivns And dinimM the laiiishiuc of his earlier hour : *Midst ;iighs and fears again the lily blows, Where late'midst tluuider-uoumhi his eagle:: rose . 'J'he children of his pride -hii; tiale-- Foes, friend.'--(e'en he had friends till late) Have tied, and left him desolate. His blunted sword is lire from harm, His voice-that voice which once own'd such >;<:n crime, iSiipolcon - F.mpcror- mighty King- Shall shiiK , 'midst many a meaner thin;;-" Hut now-of all that heartless crowd Which cringing ilatter'd, or aibmissive howM^ Not oik remains lur thee, Nor wife - nor child--nor friend--nor home In thine adversity 1" Here is abundant proof that the delusion 1.-. not vanished, for 'here we see the dethronement of Nai'oI.kon is lamented, and the restoration of the legitimate Monarch a matter of sorrow to Mr. Cornwall's muse. Thus do we see, that instead of asking pardon ot (ioi) and man for the crimes in which they themselves have assisted, the friends of this degraded-justly degraded wretch, have the insolence to come forward and to pronounce culogium^ on a criminal whom his former skives for his pusillanimity; and so far is this system of abuse of one-party and praise- < C the other carried, that'neees-an, information is sometimes withheld, if'if happen to'mako a;;;'U!Si the memory of the quondam Child ami Champion of .jacobinism.--Not one of the Opposition Papers of the last or preceding-week have given the letters of the Advocate d'HLNoi winch convict Buonaparte of the ;