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nature of their testimony has been such, that if the Lords are not determined on a speedy dissolution of their powers, they cannot fail to throw out the Bill. It is now a matter of indifference to the nation whether they do or do not pass it. We, who wish a different form of government hope they may
The preamble of the bill states that Bergami was a menial character, and intimates that he bad possessed no qualifications for an advancement in her Majesty's household, but implies that it might be attributed to the passions of the Queen for him. This part of the bill has been fairly and fully refuted. It has been shewn by unquestionable evidence, by her Majesty's two English chamberlains, who would have been the first to feel a jealousy at an undue promotion of Bergami, that Bergami was recommended to the Queen, as a person that was respectable, honest, and a faithful character. This recommendation was made by the representative of the Austrian government, and a hope accompanied it, that her Majesty would not.fail to promote Bergami, as his merits might be found to justify: that, although he would enter her Majesty's service as a courier, still, it was with the hope of perferment, for that his former situation in life had been superior, and that he was in every sense of the word qualified for, and deserving of, a higher situation. It has been given in evidence by Sir William Gell, and the, Honourable Keppel Craven, that Bergami's manners were those of a gentleman, and that he was the favourite of all who had been acquainted with him, consisting of persons of rank in the Austrian service.
Lady Charlotte Lindsay has sworn that she never witnessed the slightest impropriety in the conduct of her Majesty towards Bergami or, vice versa, but that he was treated and conducted himself just like all the other attendants. She also swore, that the unfounded calumnies and falsehoods which had been circulated against her Majesty's character, had made an impression on her mind, and had induced her to leave the Queen, when, in fact, she had no just reasons for it. She dreaded the effect of the report and the suspicion that might be attached to it. This shews most fully what the Queen has suffered from persecution, and that if she had not been a woman of the greatest foresight, prudence, and fortitude, she could never have passed such an ordeal as has been prepared for her.
Lords Guildford, Llandalf, and Glenbervie, have also testi
fied the becoming demeanour of her Majesty during the repeated visits they made her in different parts of the continent, and that they always found the most select company about her. The evidence of Majocchi and Demont has been fully set at nought by the opposite evidence of her Majesty's chamberlains Sir William Gell and the Hon. Keppel Craven, and their two men servants, as to the situation of certain rooms, as to the dress of her Majesty in personating the Genius of History, and as to the time of her stay at the Opera and masquerade. One of the servants of the chamberlain swore that Majocchi had told him that Baron Ompteda had been trying to pick the locks of her Majesty's boxes and drawers, and bribing the servants to do it. Majocchi was confronted with this man, and he was too well trained in perjury to admit it, but as they swore one against the other, the one must be perjured, and which ought we to believe, the man whose testimony has been impeached in the several instances, or the man whose testimony stands unimpeached? We are much inclined to think that this Baron Ompteda is not dead, as has been given out; we rather think that he has changed his name, and has been shipped off to some of the English colonies in a new office.His death, which is said to have been sudden, at such a peculiar moment, looks very suspicious, and we do not imagine that the fellow had courage enough to deprive himself of life. We shall expect to hear of the resurrection of Baron Ompteda by-and-by in some part of the globe.
It is strange that we hear nothing of the King since his return from Brighton and the aquatic excursion; not a word has been said about him up to the 9th inst. there is no mention even where he is residing. The Duke of York has began to absent himself from the House of Lords after the first day's evidence in behalf of her Majesty, on the pretence of being indisposed with a cold. We shall expect to hear some more of the noble Dukes and Lords are indisposed with colds before the House comes to a division on the bill of Pains and Penalties.
The Queen's enemies must be chilled with cold, and every other disagreeable feeling at the nature of the evidence 'offered in exculpation. They have completely laid a trap for themselves, and must now throw themselves upon the mercy of the Queen to save their heads. This affair has produced just that climax of indignation that was necessary to stop the vices of the present government. It has centered the public voice, and has gathered together the embers of disaffection, and fur
nished them with a rallying point. If Castlereagh and his coadjutors can weather this storm, he may reign in security hereafter. It is impossible that the Queen can be reconciled to her enemies; she cannot pardon them; it would be an act of injustice to the nation to do so. What then is to be done? She has triumphed over them: she has laid them at her feet: and there is no alternative but to put them on their trial as con, spirators againt the welfare of the nation, as well as the life of the Queen. The King has been the grand mover in every branch of this business: he is the root of the conspiracy: it was to gratify his malignant passions that so many wicked men sought to destroy her Majesty, well knowing that an attempt would ensure them the royal favour, and a successful attempt would have procured them titles and fortune, and every thing that the King had to bestow. More vice and wickedness was never concentrated in any one conspiracy than has been already discovered in the present. Not only has the influence of one country, or the rulers of one country, been engaged in it, but it seems to have been an especial, and the first object of the Holy Alliance. This Holy Alliance has been evidently defined to mean that half a dozen kings have" conspired together to support and gratify each other's dispotions! Well might Lords Liverpool and Castlereagh boast of the fidelity of Austria to this country, and that her fidelity formed a sufficient excuse for her not paying the millions of money she has borrowed from our ministers. Yes, yes, all that money goes to compensate Austria for the spies and agents employed in Italy to traduce the character of her Majesty, the Queen of England. This is why you are taxed so heavily, John Bull! One half, or two-thirds of the money that has been drawn from your pockets within the last 30 years, has been to pamper the vices of kings, and to keep the monarchical system of government in opposition to the better knowledge and wishes of the people who have to suffer under the beasts.
Friday morning, Oct. 13th.-The Queen's advocates have now beaten down every tittle of evidence that has been given against her, and have clearly shown that the whole has been a systematic perjury which has been instigated at Carlton House. The Italians are the least deserving of punishment of all who have been concerned in this diabolical conspiracy. They, poor fellows, have been enticed by gold and delusive promises; but their employers have been guilty of «crimes for which language has not provided an epithet, as history has not recorded any thing of the kind. It is past con
jecture to say what will be the result of this business, it entirely depends upon the disposition of those men who are armed, and over whom the Queen's enemies have a considerable influence as yet. Every thing would be clear enough if those men were acquainted with the particulars of what is passing, but they are shut out of all communication with the public, and all knowledge of what they owe to their country. For, talking of reconciling the King and Queen is quite unnatural, and would be an effort to degrade the Queen more than her enemies had wished to do. She cannot submit to any such a reconciliation consistently with her dignity and future character. It would be to endanger her life more than before; it would be like putting herself into the hands of a malignant enemy whom she has conquered, and pleading guilty to all the calumnies of that enemy.
The corrupt part of the community, talk now about the necessity of protecting the King; but the Queen has still most need of protection. She is the injured and the weakest party; and every honest man and woman in the country ought to demand ihe trial of her enemies before a competent tribunal, Nothing short of this can suffice,
COMPLETION OF THE REVOLUTION IN PORTUGAL.-WHERE ARE WE TO LOOK NEXT?
The Revolution in Portugal has been rendered complete, by the brave and wise military of Lisbon deposing the old Regency and forming a new, agreeable to the recommendation of their fellow patriots of Oporto! Not a shot has been fired, nor the slightest opposition manifested ! Opposition and royal proclamations are only fit to exciteą laugh and a sneer of ridicule and contempt, when the soldier and citizen are united, as they ever should be. The patriot army of Oporto was marching upon Lisbon, but the troops in the latter city, very
honourably to themselves, anticipated the object; and stood ready to embrace their compatriots in arms, as they approached
The equality of representation, and the equality of the laws is
every thing that is sought by tie advocates of reform, those who are their opponents wish to retain a despotic, rule, a corrupt and corrupting government, and the annihilation of a middle class in society. They wish to restore a species of feudal system, where the lives and properties of one class, and that class the majority, shall be at the disposal of the minority, or a few hundred persons who may possess the Royal favour and authority to domineer. The sooner this state of things is put a stop to the better ; the less difficulty and the less misery will attend it. The only persons who will feel an ill effect are those, who have been or are now rioling upon the plunder of an insulted and degraded nation. The nation is both insulted and degraded by the present faction in power, and it seems the object of that faction to try how far that insult and degrádation can be carried, and what will be the forbearance of the people.
We cannot look at a foreign paper without the pain of seeing ourselves taunted with the vices of our king and government. The Journals of the United States are showing usa. damning retaliation, they tell us that they have no king to vitiate their nation they have no Lords spiritual and tempos ral to devise green bags and obscene tales, and to pollute even the minds of the children of the nation, under the pretence of sitting as a Court of Justice—they have no parliament surrounded with bayonets, and senators hooted and kicked about the streets. And why have they not all these things? Because they say we have a rational form of government ; we live under social laws; we make laws by our representatives, and don't suffer a faction, a cabinet of ministers, to rob us first and crush us by the weight of our own property, and to make laws in a closet, which tend only to enrich themselves and friends, and to impoverish the mass of the people.
Even Spain takes up the relort and pities us—that country and those people, whom but a few months since we looked at with contempt because of their degradation-even Spain, where the blood-thirsty Ferdinand had re-erected the inquisition--even thence we are pitied as an insulted and degraded people.
The fate of Sicily is yet unknown ; various rumours floating, but none to be relied on. Austria is undoubtedly preparing for war, and it is to be hoped that all Italy is preparing to repel the aggression. We must expect another crusade against liberty ; the formidable powers of Russia and