To the Radical reformers, male and female, of England, Ireland, and Scotland [by H. Hunt
A series of letters from Ilchester jail, beginning 15th, June, 1820, signed: H. Hunt, with petitions, addresses, etc., relative to his trial and imprisonment. The last two letters are dated from Middleton Cottage, Dec. 6, 1822, and July 8, 1823.
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Page 6 - He looks and laughs at a' that. A prince can mak' a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an honest man's aboon his might — Guid faith, he mauna fa' that ! For a
Page 19 - ... appeared in that house. They appeared in that house under various characters, as lay lords of the Admiralty, as puisne commissioners of the India Board, but they shewed that they were real pensioners — dependents on the bounty of the crown ; their presence in that house was useless — it was worse than useless, for there they were to vote on all occasions with the minister, never with the people. Let it not be supposed that he objected to the responsible ministers of the crown sitting in that...
Page 15 - Of three bright colours, + each divine, And fit for that celestial sign ; For freedom's hand had blended them Like tints in an immortal gem. One tint was of the sunbeam's dyes, One, the blue depth of seraph's eyes, One, the pure spirit's veil of white Had robed hi radiance of its light ; The three so mingled, did beseem The texture of a heavenly dream.
Page 15 - STAR of the brave ! — whose beam hath shed Such glory o'er the quick and dead — Thou radiant and adored deceit ! Which millions rush'd in arms to greet, — Wild meteor of immortal birth ! Why rise in Heaven to set on Earth ? Souls of slain heroes...
Page 15 - ... carried. Section 9. Moved in amendment by Mr. T. Gordon, seconded by Mr. HJ Strang, that in counties where there are two superintendents, there should be two Boards of Examiners. — Carried. Section 9, so amended, carried. Sections 10, 11, 12 carried. Moved by Rev. J. Hunt, seconded by Mr. McKay, that the thanks of this meeting are due to, and are hereby presented to the Rev.
Page 15 - Eternity flash'd through thy blaze ; The music of thy martial sphere Was fame on high and honour here ; And thy light broke on human eyes, Like a volcano of the skies. Like lava roll'd thy stream of blood, And swept down empires with its flood ; Earth rock'd beneath thee to her base, As thou didst lighten through all space ; And the shorn Sun grew dim in air, And set while thou wertdwelling there.
Page 11 - I feel my. 27 self, therefore, called upon to repeat the opinion which I expressed in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the ' Quarter Sessions of the county of Gloucester, on the 12th July last, that the law will not warrant such a practice. — Letters should be opened in such cases only in which there is reasonable ground to suspect that a communication is intended for purposes of confederation and crime, or which may produce disorder in the gaol, or lead to escapes, or other mischievous consequences....
Page 17 - Somerset, request that you will, on some early day, be pleased to convene a public meeting of the county, to take into consideration the propriety of presenting a petition to Parliament, to address the King for the pardon of Henry Hunt, Esq.
Page 13 - Winchelsea moved for the appointment of a select committee of the House of Commons "to inquire into the state of education of the lower orders of the metropolis...