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full effect; but, that it has been, as to a material part of its object, repealed by subsequent Acts of Parliament. ... : : -; ; ; . . I said enough iniyas: Regis*ieribout xiào'ào. press, and I have only further to observe, with regard to that infamous thing, that, amongst all the mischiefs which it has done, I do not know that I can find one to surpass the mischiefs which it has done to the farmers and landlords; and, indeed, any to equal this; because this has been and will be productive of more injustice and misery than any other. In this case, I shall, however, confine myself to a narrow view of its operations. It has, as I have observed in the first paragraph of my last latter, been for months, exulting in what it calls, the falsifeation of my prophecies. It has published, according to its usual custom, lies of all sizes and in all shapes. It has extracted, or, rather, pretended to extract, words from my writings, which are not

to be found in those writings. It

has put forth five hundred lies, perhaps, each of them as complete a lie as the butcher's shop lie. The vile wretches of the press have known, that all wellinformed men would know that these were lies; but these mis"creant dealers in paragraphs, these prostituted venders of praise at so much an inch, these vile wretches, worse than SHIMEI's “dead dog; ” these worse than toads or tadpoles or any thing most poisonous and disgusting; these creatures well knew, that a large part of their readers were not, as to those matters, well informed; and as to contempt; as to the contempt of wise and good men, what cared they for that, if it were unattended with a diminution of their profits According to Walter's own declaration, “The “rascais would sell their country, “if they could get a farthing by it.” That which encouraged them to enter upon these strings of lies and other efforts of delusion was the rise, which, about the middle

of winter, took place in the price of corn, and, indeed, in the price of all the produce of the land. I had all along insisted that the fall in the price of the produce was the effect of your Bill. Others, and the bullocking press along with those others, had maintained the contrary. The moment, therefore, that prices took a rise, out came the curs full cry; “There! “there! he is wrong; for the Bill “is still in force, and prices have “risen t” Excessively stupid beasts as the London newspaper people are, they could not say this from ignorance alone. It was impossible for them to believe, that I could ever have thought that your Bill would prevent bad crops or bad harvest weather. It was impossible for them to believe, that I could ever have thought, that your Bill would prevent blight or mildew. The “caitiffs,” as, WALTER himself calls them, the “wretches,” as he calls them, could believe mone of this. But, indeed, they knew well

that I had never said any such

thing, and they knew, that, on the contrary, when speaking of the low state to which prices would come, I always spoke of an average of years; that I expressly observed, that I spoke, barring the effect of seasons; and that, upon more than one occasion, I said expressly, that, if the cashpayments continued, I expected the bushel of wheat to vibrate between three shillings and seven. And yet, the moment the wheat got even to six, the “caitiffs,” Mr. Brougham's “highly respectable people,” who call one another “rascals and forgers,” bellowed out, that falsified ? Then came the first of May,

and your Bill was still unrepealed.

my predictions were

Oh! there I was a false prophet in a still greater degree; and some of the “caitiffs,” as WALTER justly calls them, published witty accounts of my being broiled, a thing which was done with more than ordinary display by the “caitiff and rascal” of the READ

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no doubt, of the “caitiffs,” who, in that town, carry on the farce of “purity of election,” and who are constantly employed in endeavours to get at a share of the pickings out of the public granary. But, hang the “rascals: let us leave them, and come to our subjeet; namely, the proof, that your Bill has not been carried into full effect. ... to , , , , , , I may observe, that, if the Bill had gone into full effect, we must have waited to see the consequences, before, we pronounced the opinion to have been falsified; for, what was clearly the meaning of my words? Why, that it was impossible, to carry the Bill into fulleifect without prod ucing effects so terrible that no one could think of them without horror, I hon have said, it is impossible that Mr. Carlile's sister should, under the name of a fine, he kept in gaol for life. And, if she were so to be kept, would any one accuse me of having given a false opinion? Mr. PAINE said, in

1796, that the Bank could not

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s:... 2) is a so : , , ), * : *** trary to be ill-sounded. . . . ... When we, in talking of public measures, Or, indeed of any acts, say that it. is impossible to do or execute them, we mean, and the world understands us as meaning, that it is impossible to do or

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that the thing may be done,

that it is within the power of the parties to do it. My meaning clearly was, that it was imposible to carry the Bill into ful

effect without producing most

dreadful mischiefs in the country, without producing confusion, and, finally, a blowing up of the Government itself. f Now, this, as far as the Bill has gone, has been the effect of it. This is notorious; and, therefore, I assert with truth clearly on "hly side, that even if the Bill had been carried into full effect, the prediction would not have been falsified. Bit, it has been carried into full effect." It has not been repealed expressly." No law has been passed to say, that Peel's

butlaws have been passed to iwi. 'if your Bill; to render it of no. effect; to prevent is principal. object from being accomplished: and what is to me whether the Bill be repealed by one or a wide violiticisional observed once before that he SMALLNOTE BILL passed in 1822; that the small Note Bir passed last year: I observed once before that this Bill was, in fact,

a repeal of your Bill in part; and

'Bill should be repealed, or that. any part of it should be repealed;

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that it would necessarily lessen the fall of prices, which I had exPected to take place immediately after the first of May 1823. Before the passing of the Small Note Bill, I always told my readers to look out sharp for the month of May 1823, when the country ragmen would be compelled to pay their eash in gold. The Small Note Bill made an alteration in the prospect. It procured a little respite for the THING.' I shall show by-and-by how this Small Note Bill works, how the rag fel. lows put it forth as a sort of legal tender Bill; I shall show how it works as a respite; and, if I can find time, I will show that it can

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