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“pat on the back," as it were, wretches drunk with power, ready to exercise their dastard ferocity upon man or child-does he hold it right to say, in substance, to savages like these, “it is but twenty years, since, if you walked those streets, you would have no protection in the law against the men who were then your masters, and who are now surrendered to your power.” If this were truth, would not a merciful man conceal it? How can any man hope to be pardoned, who utters such an incendiary suggestion ? If Mr. Hall said that there was an occasion upon which Protestants who celebrated the July anniversaries, dishonoured them, we could understand him, and think it possible that he was not altogether without evidence to support his assertion ; but to cite the one disgraceful fact as a characteristic specimen of the times he writes of, is a crime for which there is no excuse to be found in the circumstances of either the present times or the past.
We are heartily tired of our task, and thoroughly disgusted with the subject of it. Mr. Hall's “ Letter to Temperance Societies" is a wantonly wicked production. It is not calculated to effect one possible good, and it is conceived and executed in a spirit which the loyal men of Ireland must feel to be extremely irritating. With a most perverse adroitness, Mr. Hall has contrived to offend and provoke all classes upon whose loyalty the crown would be justified in relying, and to encourage in their lawless designs, the masses, whose disaffection is to be feared. He reminds them how much they have obtained in recent times—how much they were, as he affirms, oppressed and wronged in the times of old-he thus prepares them for the agitators, who will take advantage of his representations, and will, if they permit them to be read, argue from them that, while Roman Catholics were patient and submissive to the laws, they were cruelly oppressed and wronged—and that the seasons of agitation, disorder, and crime, were those in which England was persuaded to do them justice. The time of their tranquillity was the time of those penal laws, of which Mr. Hall appears to execrate and abhor the remembrancethe period marked by a series of concessions, in which their rights were gradually, little by little, yielded to them, was the period also marked in
blood by their excesses—the period, during which a conspiracy for the severance of Ireland from Great Britain, and for the extermination of Protestants, was known to be in terrific operation. Mr. Hall's pamphlet states the premises from which agitators can reason to conclusions like these, and, inas. much as he instructs the repealers, that they have still “ wrongs to be redressed,” he furnishes grounds for applying such conclusions to practical uses. The argument, as made out between Mr. Hall and the agitators, as addressed to the repealers, may be thus stated :- You, repealers, belong to a people who were oppressed, insulted, and most grossly wronged, so long as they were obedient to the laws and dutiful to the sovereign,—who obtained their rights, or such portion of them as they now enjoy, only by vio. lence, or in seasons of conspiracy and insurrection. Rights are still withheld from them—they still “ have wrongs to be redressed." Thus far, Mr. Hall and the agitator, harnessed in the same falsehood, run amicably, side by side. How is redress to be attained ? Here the associates may divide :-- the argument, however, is all with the agitator.
Upon the want of wisdom, and generosity, and justice, manifested towards the loyal men of Ireland—the adoption of the tone employed by agitators and repealers—"God grant that the fierce spirits of the black north may be held in, now, and for ever" — " and the yeomanry, craving to be let loose :” on the spirit in which expressions like these are applied to a gallant race, who have no worse desire, than to defend themselves, and support the laws of their country—(whose forbearance, under circumstances of extreme difficulty, won the warm eulo. gies of Wellington, and Lyndhurst, and Brougham, and Peel, and a host of statesmen, whose names are honour, and whose praise is renown)-We make no further observation. If Mr. Hall has written on his own account, his strictures may be left without a comment_he was not worthy to know the men whom he has calumniated. If he has written as one of the agents employed to carry out Lord L's scheme, we warn the noble lord, that, in the employment of such men, he is abusing the trust reposed in him, and betraying the cause of which he has, too rashly, assumed to be the patron.
INDEX TO VOLUME XXII.
America, the late British Colonies in,
R. James, Esq., Chap. I. 35; Chap.
XV. 736; Chap. XVI. 740.
253, 379, 505, 635.
De Vigny, Count Alfred, sketch of the
literary life and labours of, 63; The
Lovers of Montmorency, 525.
No. vil. of the Kishoge Papers,
149; Sonnets by, 268; Two or Three
Translations by, 575.
translated by William Dowe, 149.
Eastern Travel, Episodes of, I.-The
Outward Bound, 421 ; II.-- Gibraltar
this time desirable ? 720.
Vigny, 63; Henri Beyle (De Stend-
Beauty, from La Martine, translated by
William Dowe, 578.
Miss Pardoe, 469.
lated by William Dowe, 576 ; Song of
the Cossaque, by the same, 577.
by the meeting of, at Cork, 747.
tural Science, Parts I. to V. reviewed,
Excursions into Spain, reviewed, 154.
Derangement of the Mind, in Sup-
quirendo, reviewed, 340.
Earl of Surrey, 482.
by William Dowe, 152.
Gardens, the, of Armida, from Tasso,
translated by William Dowe, 150.
Dove, 228; The Jewels of Thought,
Hall's, S. C., Letter to Irish Temper-
ance Societies concerning the present
William Dowe, 575.
lated by William Dowe, 153.
Holmes, Mrs. Dalkeith, account of
Henri Beyle (de Stendhal) 403.
William Dowe, 149.
by William Dowe, 575.
Idyl, from the Greek of Bion, 747.
I, reviewed, 612.
Moerenhout, Voyages aux Isles du
Grand Ocean, reviewed, 44.
Training of the Christian Church, re-
viewed, 269, 456.
for the “Belges,” 223; A Nut for
O'Brien, J. T., D.D., Bishop of Ossory.
The Expediency of restoring at this
by William Dowe, 578.
Percival Barton Lord, Esq., M.D.,
with an Etching, 288.
James, G. P. R., Arrah Neil, or Times
of Old, 35, 185, 295, 442, 580, 736.
Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands, re-
Hon. and Rey. Thomas Keppel, re.
and Tom Connolly, 677.
VII.-Mr. O'Kelly's Tale concluded,
- The Student, 646.
Our Portrait Gallery, No. XXXIII.,
men, their Lives and Times—second
series, reviewed, 685.
Pacca, Cardinal, Address of, reviewed,
Pyrenees, reviewed, 154.
by William Dowe, 151.
Sea, 81 : Sonnets, suggested by Mr.
Lovers of Montmorency, from the
the British Association at Cork, 747.
with an Historical Introduction, by
Rufus W. Griswold, reviewed, 229.
the Ministry, 356.
Movement and of the Ministry, 356.
ment Proclamation, 628.
Ocean, par J. A. Moerenhout, 44;
Cheyne, M.D., &c., 486; Address of
Years Ago, 655.
non, Sonnets suggested by, 102.
St. David's, Bishop of, Charge, re-
Taylor, LL.D., 23, 317.
Sixty Years Ago, 660.
drew Nicholl, 483.
the British Association ai Cork, by
W. R. H., 747.
Yucatan, reviewed, 304.
Taylor, W. C., LL.D., Traits of Sara-
cenic Chivalry, 23; No. II. Mahom-
United Irishmen, The, 685.
Vicary, Rer. M., Sonnet to Music, 431;
Sonnet to Spring, 563.
Mr. Roberts' Picture of, 102.
Dublin, the Kingdom of Christ deli-
June, 1813, to which is appended a
Scientific, and Medical Institutions,
Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical,
DIRECTION TO THE BINDER.
Portrait of Percival Barton Lord, Esq. M.D., to face page 288.
5, Bachelor's Walk,