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“ O'er all authorities supreme, .
Whig-eulogy's exhaustless theme.
“ And ’tis, no doubt, his wisest course
“ Thus to extol his Stalking Horse :
“ On whose broad flanks he's wont to vault,
“ When he directs his mask'd assault
“ 'Gainst our State Fortress ; for Whig NoB
“ Is Primum Mob-Ile or Mob;
“ Which, as Scotch Bagpiper his drone,
Whig first inflates, then plays upon :
“ First claps o' the back Seditious Cur,

“ Then of his growl 's Interpreter:
.“ Christ’ning Swill’d Insolence and Noise,

«« «The Sov'Reign People's SACRED voice.'

“ They who to Cæsar render Cæsar's “ Dues have no thanks from you and me, Sirs. “ We adulation’s tribute-penny " Pay only to Our Liege—THE MANY, “ Who reigns by voluntary suffrage “ Of all who feel the Blue and Buff rage. “ 'Twas Britons' voluntary spunk “ That gave Dutch Will, with nose adunque,

“ Three Crowns *_but old Whigs, I suppose, “ Could not see far beyond their nose, “ Or they had ne'er impos’d the weight Of Three Crowns on One single Pate; “ But laid Mynheer upon the shelf, “ And ev'ry Whig enthron'd himself. “ This sounds to loyal ears uncouth, “ Yet?tis an everlasting truth :: " And these opinions, as I state 'em, “ Form, of Whig Club, the grand Substratum.

“ But Tories, Whig-antipodes, “ Broach dogmas, the reverse of these : “ And Tories we denominate “ All those who steer the helm of State ; “ A set of arbitrary fellows, “ Who have the confidence to tell us “ That Whigs, to law's imperious yoke, “ Must bend as well as other folk. +

* “ This is an everlasting truth. It was acted upon at the Glorious Revolution; and it is the Foundation of this Club."

· Mr. For's Speech.-Courier, May 8, 1799. :+“ The Tory Principle is, that for the sake of procuring a dispassionate Government, man ought not to be left to himself."

“ Rebellious Irishmen They hold, “ By martial force should be controll’d: * “ And, though Free Will in ev'ry case is, “Of Government the solid basis, t. “ They grudge Hibernian Whigs Free Will, “ To outrage, plunder, burn, and kill,Tyrannically stretch their necks “ To cure 'em of such HARMLESS FREAKS; “ Nay, 'though they should but exercise “ Their most undoubted Right To RISE, “ An hempen bandage to the weason “ Apply, as remedy for treason ; “ And, by despotic windpipe-crushing, “ Annihilate all free discussion. I

“ Here was this Principle applied, $ « Who knows what fate might Whigs betide;

* “ Do not believe that you can govern Ireland better than Ireland can govern itself.”

+ “It is the Whig Principle of Free Will that alone affords a solid basis of true Government.”

Mr. Fox's Speech.--Courier, May 8, 1799. “All free Discussion was now destroyed.”

Mr. Fox's Speech.-Sund. Review. '$"The Principle may be applied to this Country.”

“ Ah, were we not of hemp afraid, “ 'Twere fit exertions should be made! * “ For I do feel our state disastrous “ While these confounded Tories master us. ' “ Though Michael Struts, though N**f**k's drinking, “ I feel the Constitution sinking : “ Nor, without Radical Reform, “ Can Opposition brave the storm. “ Sore has her Squadron felt the shocks “Of Westminster and Maidstone Rocks, “ TH***T's in Banco Regis moord, “ And S******'s sense gone over-board; . . “ B*RD**t's brave Crew in Cold Bath bound, + “C***TN*y's flat-bottom'd wit aground; “ J**yl, on grave consideration, “ Hangs out his flag of recantation ;

*“ At no time were exertions more necessary for the salvation of England. "I do feel,' said Mr. Fox, that if exertions could be made with any hope of success, they ought to be so, for I do feel the situation of the country to be truly disastrous."

Mr. For's Speech.-Courier, May 8, 1799. + Messrs. Jones, Davies, and other gallant Mutineers and Intimates of the “ incomparable Baronet," as Mr. H. T-ke styles him, in Cold Bath Fields Prison.

“ And Wh******* 'neath the table roll'd,
“ Pumps up the Porter froin his hold.—

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“ Freely my sentiments I've utter'd ; “ For on which side my bread is butter’d, “ And who they are will serve my turn, “ Thank God, I am not now to learn. * “ The sapient and enlighten’d Few “ Give me their cash, I them their cue, “ Who, while in common cause we join, “ Pay sterling Worth with current Coin : “ An honour 'tis to be connected t “ With patriots all as well affected “ To Liberty's Whig honour'd Saplin . “ As I am, or their BRENTFORD CHAPLAIN; “ And there's no need for me to say “ He's A GREAT PATRIOT IN HIS WAY. I

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. * “ I have said these words to you freely; I have spoken to
you for myself only.

Mr. Fox's Speech, Oct. 1798.
to “ I cannot help saying, that I feel it a great honour to be
connected with men of such understanding and spirit.”

Mr. Fox's Speech, Oct. 1799. | Mr. Tooke's patriotism has too long been known to render it necessary for us to say one word in his praise.

.: Courier, May 19, 1797,

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