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fcourge of the farmer ! that they had done this, rateages for iythe have of late years greasy and it appeared from the decrees, frequently in the rapidly increaled, in so much, that ceriais vivings case of poor people, who should have been, to a in the course of a few years have increased three, good christian, objects of succour in a year of four or five fold, and this they are ready to verify Scarcity, rather than objects of exacting-He cop. on oath at the bar of the House of Commons. cluded this part with the observation, that it did sch, Thai in certain parishes in the south, the not appear, from these inftances, that there was parishioners have duly and legally set out their any principle of equiry or moderation in favour of Lyche and given due notice, but that no persoa the tiller of the soil; and that, though these de. bas attended on the part of the rioctor or miniller, creer, for avght that appeared, might have been under the expectation they suppose of getting perfectly legal, yet, vouii furtber explained, they fome other mode of recovery, tending to deprive teemed to be prejudicial to husbandry, and cruel the parish of its legal right of setting out the lythe, to the poor-chai with respect to wheat, the idea and this they are ready to verify va oxlh ac ene feemed to be the full tenth in maoy cafes-that bar of the House of Commons. with respect to potatoes the tythe ought pot, in 6th, That the tythe farmers in certain parishes juftice, to be measured by the quantum of pro- of the south, have oppressed and do oppress his duce, but by the very poor condition of the pea. Majesty's subje&s by various ways of excortion, lapt, and should bave in consideration the low asuming to themselves arbitrarily and cruelly price of labour ; that in the part of the south where powers which the law don't give ! and by make the exaction was fo high labour was remarkably ing a barbarous use of such powers as the law has low, ba:ely a lusenance for the peasant's family ; put into their hands, and this they are ready lo that when a gentleman of the church of England verify on oach at the bar of the House of Com. came co a peasant lo circumstanced, with a de mons. maod of 12 or 15 and sometimes 20 Millings the So far the speech of Mr. Grattan was confined acre for his potatoe, he took a child's provifon! to that argumentative detail which the nature of he exacted alms from a beggar ! he grouod the the subject reodered indispensable but when he poor! and that when he produced his proctor's came to reason on it like a facelman--a philosovaluation, the pealant might produce che Gos- pher--1 christian-aman- he house were amaze pel, and in point of divinity, though not in law, ed with a blaze of eloquence-o irreligible fow ihe pealant would have the advantage of the par. of elocucion, which carried along with it the fun, the peasane would Rate bis Ipiricual profet- paffions--the judgment—and every feclings of the lions against his temporal exa&ion, and might members below, and the auditors above.-urge bim 100 with his own religion, which He inveighed against the prevalent opioitriumphs over every other division of christianity, on, that gentlemen should support the clergy in by the excess of piery sod contempt of riches. their present fyltem-it would bear the complexiWith respect to such articles as are the rudiments on of an interested and criminal partiality.-Was of manufactures, the tythe Mould have in cond. it because that at prelept they did not bear an deraiiod the interetts of those manufactures which equal part of the burden and becaule its great cannot afford to pay 12$. an acre fór cythe of Aax, weighi fell upon the poor?-Was it becaule chey and four pounds an acre fortyche of rape, although sent from their delightful improvements, their it has been demanded and paid--the rudiment of parks and their palaces--the ornicous cythemanufa&ture thould be eyine free and the clergy proctor to saile his coolributions in obe potatoecompenfared in England they don't pay so high garden of the collager? thui sending the eltaa tyche for flex as you dorihough it is not her blished clergy to look for support from poverty and 1. aple; in England they have established five chil- popery !-He compared eyche-proctors to wolves liiga che acre for lythe of fax and hemp. appointed by the paltor to protect the flock-but

The allegations which Mr. Gratian made were who unmercifully devoured the dock, and feeced lix-and which were to be verified on oath by the pastor. Rack-renu were mentioned as the refpe&able wiraelles at the bar of ehe House :- original cause of the direflies of the southe-andThey were to the following purport :

what were tyches, he asked, but a lax upon thele int, Thai in certain parishes in the south, tyhe rack-rents ahe poor wreiches, in the foulb, has been demaoded and paid for articles put tythe were buibandmen from Decefily, and were obable by law or custom and this they are ready liged to clamber rocks in order to cultivate them. 10 verity ou oath at the bar of the Houle of Com- la England chese grounds would for 7 years be

free from caxes of every denomination--but here 2d, That the tythe re&tory in certain parishes the demand of qythe war enforced with merciless in the south, do ask, extort and receive from the rigour, and these mountaineers were even charge pior par thioner une or two shillings in the pound ed pell.lax and smoke-money! He combated the under the delcription of rectorage, a demand op doärine of a divine rigbe of sylbes—that House prefive and illegal, and this they are ready io was not an assembly of Jews and were tythes, he verity on oath at the bar of the House of Com. asked, sanctioned or demanded under the Chrii

tian-doctrine what were the words of the Apolo 3d, That in certain parishes in the south, de. tles? “ Beware of covetouinef«"and lentuali. mods for tyine have been exceflive, and have ty—" Lay o' t up for yourtelves, crealures upon nove oblerved any equity in favour of the husband- earth"-ihis did noi look like pride or dignity. min, the poor or the maonsa&tures, aod this they This conçention for the right of unbounded asare ready to verify on osus at the bar of the fuence in the church, was not only unjuft but House of Common .

blafphemou What! could not Christ walk 416, That is certain parishes in the fiveh, the over the land without being accompanied by Mam.




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389 fcourge of the far it appeared from cale of poor peop good christian, otp scarcity, rather thing cluded this part not appear, from i any principle of ed ili the tiller of the ron crees,

for aught of the perfectly legal, ys teemed to be preju! I to the poor chai feemed to be the with respect to po justice, to be mer duce, but by the 11 fant, and should !! price of labour ; ch The exaction was low, barely a lufte that wheo a gentle came co a peasant mand of 12 or 15 acre for his potato he exacted alms fi poor ! and that u valuation, the pea pel, and in point a ihe peasant would fun, the peasane w fons against his urge him too wi triumphs over ever by the excess of With respect to luci rt of manufactures, TTI deration the interesi cannot afford to pay and four pounds and it has been demand manufacture thoul, compenfared in E 2 tythe for Alex as 1' aple; in Eogland liiga the acre for ly

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mon? - He entered into a learned investigation of which entertain them, he thould have ALL TES the tenets held by the fathers of the church, and ASSISTANCE in his POWER.While he 'adquoted several of them to prove that divine right milted the pnorer classes in the South to be dilot lylhes was an idea woknown to chem.

Treffer, he inentioned that they must ever conHe at length proved the claim to have once tinue in the lame foluation, while kept in igno. originated in murder, and the king of Mercia rance and depreliva by those whole duty it was compelled the people to make an atonement for 10 protect ibem-atheir landlords, and all the this horrid offence to the Divinity, by offering up exeitions of the Legifature to relieve ther, a teoth of their loil's produce. He was equaliy would be in vain, levere upon the argument advanced of innovation. The right hop. Gentleman, he said, withed to What was the glorious conftitution they posseiled, render che clergy refpected he did not think that but an innovation on a monarchy in the hands a diminution of their incomes would raise them of a despotic prioce? What was the Procettant in the estimation of the vulgar, and if this propos. religion which they protelled, but an innova'ion ed enquiry was to take place, he was certain that -but Christianity rescued from the hands of an or fuffciers, 99 out of ioo, would be found to be ambitious and avaricious priesthood? When He clergymen, in the Such of Ireland. rod heard that the fore-runoers of the Redeemer He appealed to the Right Hon. Gentleman, of mankind, were preaching the virtues of hu. whether all the disturbances complained of, had milicy and true religion, he confidered it an inno not originated in an election party? --If it was Vation, and committed indiscriminate massacre unknown to him, he could affure him ic was the to patirpuse the approaching innovacor-the Re- fact. The people were taught to believe that all volution itlelf which introduced arts, scieoces, their distresses originated with the clergy and to and learning. was, an inpovation. What was the revenge their fuffering upon that body of men, riol-act? What the compensation-act of last reso, that Parliament might interfere, and do away all fiods? innovation ! -Unfriendly innovation he cythee. The gentleman leemed shocked at the faid wa tobe dreaded but there lalucar y draughes demand of one-tenth-he aflored him, cha the that amend the conftirution, should be confidered clergymen often received no more than ope-half restoratives, and not innovations. He ably re of hat-ITUE WOULD EVEN GO $O PARAS tuted the idea of impracticability-octennial Pare TO DIMAND A TENTH, HE WOULD MOST liamedis-the modification of Poyning's law ASSUREDLY RECEIVE NONE AT ALL. He the independence of the Irish LegiNature, were mentioned the circumstances of a clergyman, in all pronounced impracticable, buc experience had the coynty of Tipperary, who had been examinproved the contiary. He oblerved that there was cdoo oath-and who came forward and deposed no animal in nature fo fierce as not to be tamed, that, he had never made a demand that was lave a tiger ; but the way to came them, was to noc strictly legal and moderaceand alter having keep them well fed ; and he adviled cbein to try challeoged the public to contradi&t him in open the experimeot with the peasantry of ihe South, court, no accuser appeared 10 controul him. He which they could only do by alleviating their efsured the Right Hon. Gentleman, that the burden of cythes. He concluded, by ap. redress he wilhed to maintain will never satisfy pealing to their juftice-heir humanicy, and them-it was aot a commutation-bac a total their honour-but above all to that park which abolition of tyches, that they looked for he had he knew to be in their composicion, and which he even heard it iaid in the south, that the Whicehad often known to blaze forth, and leave the boys had gove lo far as to affect the Right Hon. abashed servants of the Crown in an eclipled de. Gentleman would procure tor them ad exempgradation, to suffer the business to go into com tion from the Hearlb-tax. misce, and there establim peace and prosperity · If the House would go into a committee, they throughout the kingdom.

would get into a flate o fermentation, and if Mr. Crauan was on his legs for three houre, disappoinıed, resort to their old harbaritick. He during which he made the most altonishing exere thought the plan for commutation impracticable tiers.

-he thought any measure of the kind would inThe Alcorney General said, that he was aware jure che cause of religion in the South, which if he arole to speak under great disadvantage, after once effected, would be of dangerous conseThe most splendid display of elocution hat tbe quence, as there would cheo be no hold of the com. Huule had ever heard ; he warned gentlemen in mon people at present we had none but that of awake from the delufion, and weight only the their luperfirious veneration; this opinion he fubftantial merits of the cale. That the pealan supported, by saying, the measure would amply try in the South were diftreffed, he believed no a contempt of the Ministers of the Gospel, which one doubled, and he was, io acknowledge would induce a contempt of religion iufelf. As that opprefliun was exerciied over them--but he to the divine right of Lyches, he never gave biruiterly and locally denied, that any part of the self the trouble to enquire into their origin-he imputation could be laid at the door of the cier. only knew that from the Englil law books, they gy. As 19 what the right bon. Genileman had were granted cime immemorial. He was againit meationed of the illegal demands of tythe-proc- indiscriminate abuse of the clergy. The proctors, core, he thought the laws as they stood were he faid; might dele ve much censure-but the ffficieot to correct the evil, With relftet to

landlords more. He was decidedly of opinion, lyihe of turf having been demandet, HE HAD that the lyttems propoled were impra&icableNOT THE SMALLEST DOUBT OF ITS and that the urmolt injuries moft result from an BEING CLEARLY ILLEGAL—andifche right adoption of them. However, if they were re. hun. Gentleman, WOULD BRING IN A BILL duced to a bill, he wouid exarniac them. If LO PUNIS 9 :hc ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS


they were such as he approved, he should support at the strenge obje&tion relied on by an hopopra. - if not he should reject them.

ble member (Mr. Parsoas) that it would expose Mr. Parsons. Though there may bave been the clergy to aspersion. Such an objection, were excortions by fome individuals of the clergy, I will it founded in fact, would be, indeed, an aspernever consent to have the established, church of fion, aod a severe one upon them; to object to this kingdom dragged like a delinqueot to your an enquiry into the puffble grievances in the bar, and arraigned, and evidences brought to collection of cythes, upon that ground was a esperse, perhaps to defame and to calumniate libel on the church. I was a lot of defence that the Ministers of the Gospel. This would be an he!d out the clergy to the public ex guilty mea unleemly thing. I ailo object to a commitee of that could not land the tent of fair enquiry, and enquiry, because for a subject to extensive as the it was holding out this House as capable of meinconduct of all the vicars of the South, the wbole ly conniving at that guilt; it was therefore length of the feffion would be insufficient; aod branding the clergy and the Parliament with 13 as, a partial enquiry would be impracticable, ! unmerited imputation. As for bi part he reipect. mult oppose the mode ja which shir bulacfs is ed highly the Church. He considered it an eifenbrought forward.

cial part of the constitucioo. He would never Mr. Curran said be rose to lay only a few content to any abridgment or redu&ion of their Werdi, merely to justify his present condua ia righes, which the law gave them. It would be voting for ibe motion, and at the larde cimero ex ai oace impolitic and unjult. He conlelled he plain his conduct on a former occasion. He had never yet heard of any plan of commulation had thco voted against the penal laws propof- that was not liable to many objections ;' bot ed, because he thought that severe laws Bill be thought the subject deserved investigatie agaia a part of the country ought not to be on ; even though gothing specific should imme. enacted without evidence or enquiry. He now diately follow the coquiiy. One falotary effea Tupported the motion, in order chal knowledge at least would not fail to relult : by thewing a of the subject might follow the enquiry. dispolicion to examine iaco oppreffiop or abule, Thole geolenico who declared their igno zace of the oppreflors, if luch there be among those who chat very important lubjcer, could icarcely relift transact the butiner of the clergy, will be alarm. the opportunity or information. He wilhed for its ed, and the abuse will be diicontinued. he said, as a friend to the church. Thal veneca - He thought the chainder of the present Ad. ble body had been asperied; be wished 20 co miniftration should be an additional inducement quiry for their juftification, which he was per• with the House. He could not conceive how funded must be the relule. He wilhed ic for the chole gentlemen that boasted so highly the spirit interest of religion ; while the pastor and the of economy aod reformation, could relitt the mofock were io a tlace of war, the one could not lion. Volels they thought those great qualificabe expected to teach, nor the other to learn. tions ought to be excited only on petty subjects The later were co be converted, as well as in mor voless they thought every duly of good Cofructed; the gical-eads, therefore, of Chriftia. vernment ought to be the obje&s oply of lazy apnity as well as the diffusion of the Proteftant plause, not of a&ive imicacion—10 be pleased in faith, must be frustrated by chele unfortunate their governo16, aad acglected by themselves, diffeacions. He wilhed for reconciliation for the Buc he said he was insealbly torgarting his intencale, che honour, and security of the church. liog and his promise not lo abule the ioduigence Helaid he considered Parliament as pledged to en. of the House. He had no intention of entering at quire inco che complaints of their fellow subjects, large into the question. The extraordinary calenus when i he public difturbances should subside. All of the bon, mover, had left nothing for any one was now calm. li was therefore the promiled as to add. He found himself as unable to add to his well as the proper sealon of enquiry. He thought arguments, as the other side did to answer them. the people bed a coolteuligoal right from ihe He felt, he laid, the aukwardaess of riding at all July of Parliament, as an bonorary claim upon in such circumstances, but the object was to ies promise. li it be now refuled, it may near his heart, to give merely a lieu alicolso the leach bem the dangerou lesun chat humility and motion, subm.fiva are not che bell means of geuing ci The question was now called for, and on its cher hearing or redrels. If they see what pains being put, the House divided, and penalties are denounced and indided without

For agreeing to Mr. Gracian's mnion,

49 any enquiry--and that enquiry is refuled because Aga oft ii, il may p dibly lead in redrel, it must make the people desperate. He was surprized, he laid,






Songs said to be written by R. Borks.
ROS E bud by my carly walk,

Adwn a corniriclored bawk,
Sue gently bore ies chorny Italk,

All on a dewy morning;
Eie ewice the lades p' dawn are Aed,
Ina' its crimion glory Ipread,
Aod drooping rich the dewy head,

It Icents the early inording.

Within the both her corert nelt
A little linnue tondly prett,
The dew (ai chilly

in her breast
Sae early in the morning.
She non mall fre her tender brood,
The pride, the pleasure o' the wood,
Amang the fresh green leaves bedew'd,

Awake the early morping.


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