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CHAPTER I
PUBLIC LATTERS 1838-1840

only thing at all extraordinary is, that he abstains from eulogy or invective.
To come at once to the point.
No question has been more agitated or less sifted than the question what is conducive and effective to the pacification and prosperity of Ireland. The debaters on this subject have usually been hot-headed and ignorant men, who delivered such opinions as they fancied most agreeable to their party. I speak of those whose opinions are likely to gain attention, the members of Parliament. With your experience and acuteness, have you really been deceived by expectations and promises? If so, and you are disappointed in past hopes, beware of what you cherish for the future. Above all, do not believe that by reconstructing a House of Commons in Ireland you will obtain your object. Recollect the last. Was there ever so desperate a gang of scoundrels united in one confraternity? How few abstained from the open sale of their constituency ! and how many of the other House are at this moment in the full enjoyment of their prostitution ! We disfranchise a miserable town for ever, where a few drunkards are instigated to bribery, for one vote, on one occasion; yet do you not every day see Irish Lords, with foreheads unbranded, and with ears unslit, who sold the fee-simple of their votes for ever? How happens it that you never have risen from your seat and demanded, if not judgment on these traitors, at least a final cessation of such infamous hush-money, and an instant abolition of their pensions ? The law empowering them to receive from the country the wages of iniquity would be repealed with unanimous approbation : any supporter of it would expire under the vengeance of the people. With all our reforms and regulations, and alphabetical schedules, and stringent tapes, the most zealous partisans of good house-wifery, having stripped the first skin off the onion and blown it away as unserviceable, come to the second and find it tough and intractable. They must bring it over the coals and keep it stewing, if they expect from it any nourishment. They begin to think it as impossible for a public man to be an honest man, as for a public woman to be an honest woman; and they see this only difference, that the public woman may keep her appointment, which the public man of late is never found to do. A fine bill of fare was laid before us;

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