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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - June 11, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant. n� 8946. Thurfday, June 11, 1730. To the Author of the DAILY COURANT. Quod llbet, id licet his, et quod licet idfatis au dent, Quodque audent faciunt, faciunt quodcunque mo left um eft. Famabii Rbethoric. H EN the Craftfmanbe-gan firft to conjure up the Spirit of Calumny and Sedition, he went to work with much Caution, be bark'd from a great Diftance, arid only nibbled at the Character of a Prime Minified in general. From thence, encouraged by Impunity, be proceeded to make-Applications, and draw Parallels; and having dif-guifed fome of the greateft Characters now living in the moft frightful San-benito's imaginable, recomended them to the Secular Arm, that is, to the Fury of the Populace for Punifh-xnenr. He now began,'to triumph, and wrnc farther ftill ; he pointed out Perfons by the Initial Letters of their Names : Nay be has not ftop'd there ; we have feen in his Libels, even the Names of fome of the firft and beft of hi$ Majefty's Subjects and Servants treated with Contempt, and expofed with all the Scurrility of bis Ridicule. What remained further to be done ? All Decency was broken thro', and all Order de-fpifed ; not Innocence could be exempt, nor Rank or Station fecure : Majefty alone was left for a Time unviolated, and but for & Time ; he foon acquired Infolence enough to attack it; be found he muft go on, or elfe grow flat, and that the Appetites of his Readers were not always to be fatisfied with bare Sedition, but grew craving for a little Trea-fon, like a Stomach, for which, by a long ufage of Drams, plain Brandy becomes too weak, and Spirits of a higher kind are ne-ceflary to warm it. In this new Way he has been ever fince the breaking up of the Parliament, but never more flagrantly than laft Saturday. He bas plaid this fecond Game exactly as be did the firft; he grows bolder and bolder by degrees, and we may expect to fee him, if not fpeedi-ly taken down, as free with the Royal Character, as ever he has been with any of the Mmifterial ones. His Majefty, in his laft Speech to the Parliament, takes a tranfienc Notice of fome Incendiaries, who by Libels fpread DifaffeSion among his People, contrary to their Duty to him, and the Senfe of both Houfes of Portia' liament; we have had the Changes rung upon thofe Words ever fince; we have feen in malicious It aliens, the Phrafes, Faljhoods from the Throne, hard Words, and Afperity of Language, in every Craft/man ; but in the laft there is a monftrous Infinuation, as if the King bad declared from the Throne, that he looks on a great Part of his Subjc&t as difaffcELed to his Per/on and Government; and what is ftill more monftrous, a Speech of K. Charles I. cited as a Parallel to his prefent Majefty's j which, if it may be interpreted according to that Author's ufual Spirit, can be done with no other View but to threaten his Majefty (whom God preferve) with the Fate of that unfortunate Prince. But let us (hew the Falfhood of thefe Infi-nuations, and the Difparity in the Companion; In the firft Place, his Majefty, out of a fatherly Tendernels for bis People, cautions them againft Incendiaries and Libellers: That there are luch, the Event has fully fhuwn; fuch Incendiaries, as make his Royal Actions, nay his very Words the Subject" of their Libels, and yet have the Impudence, when they are thus charged, to drop fuch Exprellions, as Faljhoods from the Throne, &c. In the next Place, the Charge of DifafTe&ion is only upon Incendiaries and JJbeHers; who need not be numerous, for a few can do Mifchief e-nougb. How high muft tbofe People be in their own Conceit, who can reprefent tbemfelves, the inconfiderable Authors and Publishers of a few Party-Papers, and Seditious Pamphlets, as a great Part of his Majefty's SuhjeSs i As to the impudent Companion, there is no more Likenefs than Loyalty in it. King Charles the Firft treats with abufive Language fome of the t^prefentatives of the People, and in them the Collective Body of their Electors, for doing whatperhaps tbey thought their Doty : The Perfons hinted at by his prefent Majefty, are private Offenders, Violators of the Peace, and Infringers of the Law, and fuch as act contrary to the Senfe of both Houfes of Parliament. But let us inquire of this arrogant Author, this Craftjman, who can tell Kings what they have to do, if he knows his own Duty as a Subject, or what Laws he is to walk by ? If he does, what means laft Saturdays Paper ? Is it a Reproof to his Majefty ? If it be 'tis a Libel. Is it a Piece of Advice to him? To give Him Advice unask'd, is incurring a Praemunire. Is it an Appeal againft Him to the People? If it be, 'tis High Treafon. Let us compare this, Author with his Brother Fog of lift Saturday, and we {hall have no Reafon to doubt of their Concurrence in the fame Dcfign,norof what that Defign is. Fog, who avows Jacobitifm, is, with all his Might and Main, labouring to perfuade the Mob, in a fulfome and abfurd Harangue, to re-ftore wbac he calls their Lawful King: While the Craftfman, who profeffes Whigifmt is with all his Wit and Malice befpattering, and endeavouring to render odious and contemptible, the King upon the Throne. Both their Behaviours have a vifible Tendency to the fame End. Nor are we to be amufed with a Notion, that the Craftfinan proceeds upon a Spirit of Liberty and -Republican Principles, when we can be fatisfied that there is not a Jacobite in England but what finks his Matter's Divine Right in the popular Topicks of Debts, Taxes and Corruption. It is not to be doubted, but that in the Parliament in 1640, there were feveral honeft Gentlemen, who hated the Corruptions of the Court and befriended the Liberties of the People : thefe bad no further Views, than reforming the firft, and reftoring the latter. For 'this purpofe they joined themfeives with others, who pretended to nothing more, yet were in their Hearts deadly Haters of Monarchy it felf; of this fort was the Lord Falkland and others ; who fo ftrengther/d the Republican Party by their Afllftance, that when they found ont their Defigns and forfook them, it was too late to prevent them. I hope, as this bears fome Refemblance to, it wiH be of Caution to fome in the Cafe now before us. As the Oppofers of our Government pretend to act upon Whig-Principles, feveral well-meaning Perfons may be drawn in to favour their Purpofes; but I hope they will examine carefully not only who thefe Oppofers and what their Defigns are, but alfo what tbey may tend to, before they enter violently into fuch Meafures Tefterday arrived the Mail due from France. Pat is, June 17. N. S. /^N the jotb Inltant, rbe King will review the Lire-Guards and Horfe-Grenadier Guards in the Field of Mars. They are all to be new.cloathed, as well ss their Officers; and three or four Days after, his Majefty willpafsin Review the Gens-d'Armes, Light-Horfe, and Musketeers. On the 5 th, theParifh Prieftof Fontaine-bleau took PofTe/fion of the Great Parifh of Verfailles. At the fame time the Prieft of the Invalids took Poffeflion of the Little Parifh of Verfailles, which was declared in-! dependent of the Great one: But as the Church lately built there, is too little, the Ground is marking out for building a larger in its room ; towards which, the King will give all the Timber, and 100,000 Livres x Year till it is finifhed. People begin to talk again of building a Monaftery of UrfeHnes for inftructing young Girls, and a College for, teaching the Boys. On the xotb, at Four o'Clock in the Morning, the King having heard Mafs, went and hunted the Stag in the Wood of Fojfe* s^epofe, where his Majefty kill'd 2 of them in 5 Hours The King's Picture, juft finifh'd by MJ Rigault, was expofed laft Week in the Hall of Audience of the AmbafTadors at Verfailles.' This is one of that celebrated Painter's M*-fter-Pieces, and it is to be placed ov^ragainft the Picture of Lewis XIV. in the faid Hall: But it is firft to be fent back hither to M. Drevet, who is to engrave a Print from it, and M. Rigault is to make 1 Copies of the fame, one of which is to be fent to the King of Spain; fo that it will not be fix'd up thefe z or 3 Years, During the Queen's ReGdence at Fontaine-bleau, feveral Decorations were made in her Apartment at Versailles; and the King's Picture, with that of King Scaniflaus, wete put up in her Majefty's Bed Chamber. On the nth, after the Salutation, the King came and fupp'd in the Caftle of La Muette ; and on the 1 xth his Majefty went out of Mourning. On the 1 oth Inftanr, an Experiment was; made of the two great Bells, weighing 40,000 pound Weight each, and 4 leffer,' which have been caft here for the King of Portugal, in the Prefence of feveral MuuV cians and other Men of Skill, who found the Tone of them very harmonious, and free from any Defect. The two big Ones are 1 % Foot and a half high; and they are no-v going, to be framed, in order to be carry'dko Pore St. Nicolas, and pnt on board a grenc Boat for Rouen, where a Ship attends jto cafry them to Lisbon. The Lys and Ruby Men of War, which:' are arrived at Toulon from Breft,.are order-' ed to fail and cruize upon the Coaft of Bar-bary, and to return to Toulon by the 1 5th 1 or 20th of July, and there wait for farther Orders. The Men of War that have been equipped at Breft, and are to be commanded by MJ Perrier, have Orders to fail the 15 th Inftanr, with the Troops defign'd for Louifiana. Befides the Princes and PrincefTes of the Blood, the King has named 95 Lords andt Ladies to go with the Court to Marli. On the j2th Inftanr, M. Fagon, Counfel-lor of State in Ordinary, and of the Royal Council of Finances, the Count de /viaure-pas, Secretary of State, M. de Courfon,? Councilor of Scare in Ordinary and of the Royal Council of Finances, M. d*brmeflon-v ;