23 MAY 1835, Page 18

A Cumberland Landowner, and author of' " Free Trade in

Corn," having been unable to convince the landed interest that Corn-laws "are sure to lower its price in the home market," has taken up, in Free and Safe Government, a broader basis than in his pamphlet, and argues the question " constitutionally and commercially." In doing this, he touches upon a great many points where it seems unnecessary to follow him, (even had we space and inclination); commencing with a disquisition on the ancient Germans, whose pedigree he traces up to Noah, and from whom he traces our Constitution. After devoting a chapter to ALFRED the Great, and another to WILLIAM the Conqueror and the Feudal system, he discusses at great length the " most disas- trous chances " that the Constitution has passed through, down to the Poor-law Bill, of which lie seems to approve, and PEEL s Police Bill, against which the cottonspinner s son was vainly warned by the author of these pages. After these achievements, he proceeds to refute MALTHUS; to discuss the Currency and the National Debt ; to reiterate his arguments that the Corn-laws lower the prices of corn ; and in a concluding section, where no- thing is concluded, to expound the principles of Free and Safe

Government. •