2 MAY 1840, Page 9



MANY objects please the eye in a state of motion, which, when at rest and subjected to a leisurely examination, disappoint the ex- pectation altogether. This is natural; for motion, like the moon, " sets off the face of things"; and nv:ch on the same principle. Observe that the poet throws in the word s off the face of that is, being shadowy, or by of its it sets them off; it sets them off in fact as cc, nt ny what it confuses or con- ,.el, a, I rut-111,1e of tie

they t,::t r and trut: ro.. B :•,:, : but

• ...need any work As t:-,e state.. con- Iv per- see a '.1:5g at ' It is a :Ftantly o 71 from a "dead time :icn. The :4. Ty .de to to act :1 high , of its 0.10se by in- knew -_-. them IcrteR


■ ear," or ,. Yet- rne by the We have l'',,,came , of zransac- H:trntion iple of 1'; tiring ..,zed by . •alings ,c,even :ire of rind

done in our day. : .1s 4.. 7S. have the mild treacherous ;lets

administration of the %-,,entic 7‘im lot the re- sult of the New Poor-law—it is ;h.! rcsait of a 0....tm-al popular

despair at the contemplation year by ,yi2;11" Of g n: that 11 on't or emit move.

Again the people •

tion is this we live untier. r!!': -,)t in-

compatible with , : the result of all sach 1,-.)sen the ceals as by what it n, moreover, communicates

all elegance and interest - we readily roi,:take for their own. Sorely are we ,,:.:tten 1 the charms of some fair dame,

who, with hendiny, tv-.: in her carriage : alas! , there is an in the Park: we are up with the carriage before this !, can he we turn to leek—the

yi,ion has thf.,.n. its 41.14 do'.''ccoer Oh dow- aw;c1-F4, do;‘..a4s.fers—,1,4tp 'File (Mire we re4ar,11..::.• 4..::1:- the ma-

(„hinery of government, the :;. f those who, instead of driving our one

road or another, are; for keepi::: l't?, at flee ,10e,r, for an idle mob to gather I-. • :: . ler, cry- ing "is h: ; the coach

Who can deny that then? • I.:* sharp, scrutinizing investigation into th-I rnment carried on an.o;!:-: thy hc.:; !•l• last

1,,,w years of a.. ]-..riod 44f time it I. t!,e tea

1VU..11g1) the' Vte',.

Pel'SuJIIS t.I to this they al..',•ay-

tick'ss: .

must or i their long as the

coach, thee vere toicral ]%- veved somH..-:)!Ler

ti:!,t it •!, e _ nciment itature; t •-; •.,,,


st.kte of motion to Icilt." Forth con,c:

. the inquiry—.".Vi,..t.s

The principL trc.. . its politics:4 people prefer any jolting pry,. • • :

" dead halt." They say to t11,.-,11,..1' t ' g,o,"—in other words, a natior..-:1

and an executive government ..s cc and " execute" the busin2s:.

views and political faith (if it 1. I, official exatence of course

views and that faith within : 1'er:2:tee, throughout the L..11411 that there was

r., .1. -4. though the:--


"log them to cci

t3.11'S. "-Xing, them to them out of

v:;.,!:4:4_r:Ul to say—all e 1:;c pc.,ple than is our prscn: heard an anecdote (and we so thoroughly miserab!e entreated a trio:‘,41 t.s. cucug • the people has

covered that a I C,

I t:on of business yet seas able to ey.;-,.

aclum—unitortni eussion, t. 011 thi"2..4

lie 0;61, I •

111,0.1 ttle111. .

personal outrage. .

resentment in tit:

means of justice to all, must be inspired into the minds of the masses—which is impossible while they are well nigh excluded from the pale of its protection, their wants and necessities being nowhere represented nor possessed of the slightest force or authority ; or we must make up our minds to approximate with more or less violence to new forms of government.

Amongst the points of difference which distinguish man from the beast even this one is worthmotice. A herd of cattle is best driven from behind—the drover's whip cracks ever from the rearward : but a mass of human beings must be conducted by a leader—if you would guide their movements to any good purpose, you must place yourself at their head. Oh, then, for a leader—for a headsman! Is there none wise enough, none powerful enough, none ambitions enough, to head the present movement, and, by heading, to temper and control it ? Surely some one is at length forthcoming from the ranks of men to fulfil this destiny ? Showers of immortal honour be ready to light on the head of such a man I But wo, wo on those who lag behind the age and yet pretend to rule it, for the thing they pretend is impossible.