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Addresses, Speeches,
SQUIBS, SONGS, &c.

WHICH WERE CIRCULATED DURING THE RECENT

GENERAL ELECTION OF MEMBERS

'FOR THE
CITY OF EXETER, AND COUNTY OF DEVON;

TOGETHER WITH THOSE PUBLISHED AT THE

CONTESTED ELECTION in 1816,

BETWEEN

LORD VISCOUNT EBRINGTON AND MR. BASTARD.

LIKEWISE,

A CORRECT LIST

OF THE

NAMES OF THE VOTERS

FOR THE
CITY OF EXETER ;
THE NEW ROLLIAD;

AND ALSO AN
ALPHABETICAL LIST

OF THE DIFFERENT
HUNDREDS IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON.

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Greter :
PRINTED AT THE GENERAL PRINTING-OFFICE,

BY R. CULLUM.

1301155

JN

1041 1818 .68

PREFACE.

Amidst the ordinary scenes of life, the powers of the human mind become passive, and sink into a state of indolent repose ; it is great occasions which aroaken its feelings, sharpen its faculties, and call its various energies into action. In a government organized like that of Great Britain, amongst them electioneering contests stand pre-eminent. The ardour of friendship, and the glowing enthusiasm of public spirit are powerfully excited characters, whose talents might otherwise have slumbered in oblivion, are brought into notice and, amidst the collision of contending opinions, the flash of wit is elicited, and the spark of eloquence blown into a flame. Such was the case, in a surprising degree, during the late arduous conflict in Devon. It was a contest that was fell from its centre to its extremities--the whole talent of the county was enlisted in the cause-all its political machinery was put in motionand, as a natural consequence, the emanations of wit, and the illuminations of genius, darted their brilliant corruscations around, from the city which was the scene of action, to the most remote villages and secluded hamlets. Among the speeches delivered on the occasion, those of two of the candidates merit particular notice :-The addresses of the Noble Lord display the most luminous statement of facts, varied graces of masculine eloquence, and a spirit of generosity towards an unsuccessful rival, which entitled him to the highest applause; whilst those of the Hon. Baronet, his opponent, exhibited a glow of animation,

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