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Enlisting a Critic for the Edinburgh Review.
Jef YOU little Reviewer, come list with me;
'Tis pleasure breathes that short quick sigh, And flushes o'er that rosy face;
Whilst shame and infant modesty Shrink back with hesitating grace.
The lovely Maiden's dimpled cheek,
The Hero, when a people's voice
The Poet too—ah well I deem,
'Tis sweet to watch affection's eye,
The lover lulls his rankling wound,
That voice can quiet passion's mood,
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The Crisis of the Dispute with America. By a Merchant of the Old School. 8vo. London, 1811.
THIS is a sensible and useful pamphlet, published by a very respectable merchant, who writes on a subject in which he feels the interest of one actually engaged in the affairs he treats of, and suffering severely under the evils of which he complains. He has inserted the very admirable letters recently addressed to the Prince Regent by Mr. Cobbet, which contain a great variety of arguments, urged with the usual force and effect of that writer; and on a side of the question much more sound, in our apprehension, than that which he used formerly to espouse. Nothing can be more gratifying to those who really love truth, and seek the good of their country, than to see such instances of able and well-informed men meeting on the same ground, after being kept separate by honest differences of opinion: and they who brawl against such changes of sentiment, only show themselves equally careless of the interests of the state and the cause of truth, and incapable of estimating the merits of that candour which acknowledges and retracts an involuntary error.
We propose, on this occasion, to offer a few reflections to our readers upon the subject of the disputes with America. Not that it is at all our intention to enter fully into the question of the negotiation now pending with the government of the United States;—but, from a conviction of the ruinous consequences of an American war, and the utter worthlessness of the objects for which our rulers are contending, we feel it quite incumbent on
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us to say a few words on some of the points in issue between the two countries. In truth, there is but one question, in the present times, more important than the American—we mean the Irish; and it seems to be the design of the government, to exercise the patience of the nation, and rouse the alarms of all men of sense and worth, in a pretty equal degree, on both those momentous topics. The scruples under which his majesty's conscience was said to labour, affording no longer any pretence for deferring that act which strict justice, as well as the soundest policy, has so long enjoined towards the sister kingdom, and the illustrious person at the head of affairs having heretofore been supposed to feel any thing rather than reluctance to grant the Catholics a participation in the constitution—his royal highness being in truth understood to be pledged to the cause by repeated declarations and promises—it is with incredible sorrow and disappointment, that the country now sees the question of time once more raised—the measure again deferred—and the whole influence of government—of the Prince of Wales’s government! —exerted to prevent the Catholic question from being carrieq. However little men of observation, and knowing in the discernment of human character, might have expected from the executive government of the Prince, in other respects—how much soever they might shut their ears to the fairy tales of a golden age, and a patriot king, wherewithal they had been flattered by more sanguine seers—still we believe the least credulous were unprepared for the strange spectable with which the new reign has actually opened—the total abandonment of the Irish cause to its avowed enemies—and the Prince of Wales ranging himself all at once among the most decided adversaries of the Catholic body. This is disappointment wholly unparalleled in the history of political predictions; it is a change of sentiment, more sudden, and more violent, than any in the records of party conduct; it is a departure from a previous system—an exchange of feelings—a surrender of antipathies, and shifting of predilections— a new-moulding of political principles, of which the whole annals of courts and senates may in vain be searched for a parallel ;— and they who viewed, in the Prince's former conduct towards Ireland, only matter of regret—who saw his attachment for the rights of the Catholics with alarm for the safety of the Church, may now congratulate themselves on the most marvellous instance of a total regeneration which the entire range of profane history can furnish. After this wondrous manifestation of the powers of what is called influence, it would be foolish to admire any longer at lesser miracles—to pause over any favour which may be shown to corrupt men and measures inconsistent with reform—or to