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ANECDOTES OF MR. PITT.
As nothing which relates to this great man can be indif
ferent to the public, we are happy in laying before our
readers the following particulars, the truth of which may · be depended on :
MR. Pitti rises about' Nine, when the weather is clear ; but if it should rain, Dr. PrettyMAN advises him to lay about an hour. longer. The first thing he does is to eat no breakfast, that he may have a better appetite for his dinner. About ten he generally blows his nose and cuts his toe-nails; and while he takes the exercise of his bidet, Dr. PrettyMan reads to him the different petitions and memorials that have been presented to him. About eleven his valet brings in Mr. ATKINson and a WARM SHIRT, and they talk over the New Scrip, and other matters of finance. Mr. ATKINSON has said to bis confidential friends round 'Change, that Mr. Pitt always speaks to him with great affability. At twelve Mr. Pitt retires to a water-closet, adjoining to which is a small cabinet, from whence Mr. JENKINSON confers with him on the secret instructions from BUCKINGHAM-HOUSE. After this, Mr. Pitt takes a long lesson of dancing ;
and Mr. GALLINI says, that if he did not turn in his toes, and hold down his head, he would be a very good dancer. At two Mr. WILBERFORCE comes in, and they both play with Mr. Pitt's black dog, whom they are very fond of, because he is like Lord MulGRAVE in the face, and barks out of time to the organs that pass in the street. After this Mr. Pitt rides. We are credibly informed, that he often pats his horse ; and, indeed, he is remarkably fond of all dumb creatures both in and out of Parliament. At four he sleeps. --Mr. Pitt eats very heartily, drinks one bottle of port, and two when he speaks ; so that we may hope that Great Britain will long be blessed with the superintendance of this virtuous and able young Minister!!!
FROM A NEW MEMBER TO HIS
Friend In The Country.
MY DEAR SIR,
As you are so anxious and inquisitive to know the principal circumstances that have occurred to my observation, since my introduction to the House of Commons, I think it my duty to give you what satisfaction I am able. As you know, my dear friend, how little I dreamt of being called out of my humble sphere of life, to the rank of a senator (and still less at a time when so many considerable gentlemen of education, worth, and property had been driven from their seats in Parliament), you will not wonder that it required some time before I could rid myself of the awe and embarrassment that I felt on first entering the walls of that august assembly. Figure to yourself, my good Sir, how very aukward and distressing it was to me to reflect, that I was now become a member of the British Senate ; picked and culled out, as our inimitable Premier assured us, by the free, unbiassed voice of the people, for our singular abilities and love of our country, to represent the wisdom of the nation at the present critical juncture. Would.to God I possessed a pen that might enable me to celebrate, in a style equal to his merits, the praises of this prodigy of a Minister, whom I can never speak or think of without en
thusiasm ! Oh! had you but heard his speech · on the day of our meeting, when he address
ed himself to the young members in a strain of eloquence that could not fạil to make a lasting impression on our minds ! Not one of us, I assure you, who did not feel the warmest emotions of respect and gratitude, and begin to entertain a confidence in his own talents for business, and a consciousness of his zeal for the public service, that would probably have never entered into the head of a simple individual, if this excellent young man had 'not condescended to point out to us those qualities in such strong and flattering colours. . . . . . ;
Such extraordinary marks of condescension surprized me not a little, from a person whom I had been used to hear so generally (but no doubt most falsely) censured, for upstart pretension and overbearing arrogance ;' and I
could not sufficiently admire the candour he shewed, in giving such perfect credit to the talents and virtues of so many strangers, the greatest part of whose faces were even unknown to him. Besides, the compliment appeared to me the more generous, as I had but that very morning received a promise from Government to refund me the heavy charges and trouble they had led me into at my late election, which you very well know, notwithstanding the help of Mr. Robinson, had very near ruined my affairs, and proved the destruction of myself and family,' ....
As you desire to have my impartial, sentiments respecting the eloquence of Mr. Pitt and Mr. Fox, I must fairly own, that I cannot hear, without indignation, any comparison made between 'em; and, I assure you, Mr. Pitt has a very decided preference in the opinion of most of the new members, especially among us COUNTRY GENTLEMEN, who, though we never heard any thing like public speaking before in our lives, have too much sense and spirit to agree in this particular with the generality of the public. We could all see Mr. Pitt was an arator in a moment. The dignity of his deportment, when he first rises from the Treasury Bench,
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