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1820 Feb. 27.
Radicalism not dangerous

III Experience
II Ireland

(1) 6 §.5. Iron age restored

Sole first object expedient division:
but this keeping
up disorder with its mischief
to rulers, as above.
hence came the
as unavoidable, however
unpleasant the giving
partial relief to Catholics

Division was the as it was the most obvious means/instrument of policy so was it the
first that was employed: so from/and at the very outset, was it employed but in the course of things the was supersedded the less pleasant operation of
as by this means the disorder with its mischiefs to the rulers as above was kept up
giving granting to one of the naturally opposed parties a partial
relief was superadded. the self sacrifice [the vengeance
sacrificing its gratification at the irresistible call of
self-regarding prudence.] To which of the two parties the
favour relief should be shewn, administered was not exposed to doubt. The
Protestants whose object was a parliamentary reform and
that a radical one were would not be expected to be satisfied
with any thing less. But by parliamentary reform would
be to the powers that be confederacy of monarchy and aristocracy
parliamentary reform would by the whole effect amount of
it be so much loss of power. But establishment of parliamentary
reform would be the surrender of so much power:
the a partial abdication which King George was no more disposed to
than King James was to that total one which he was
informed by the two Houses he had effected which he knew
not of his having effected till he was informed of it by
the P two Houses. By parliamentary reform power would have been lost then the Monarch would
have lost power. By
every body
that had power who had power in his hands would have lost more or less of it: by
Catholic any relief that was proposed to be given to the
Catholics he did but exercise it: power was exercised. the Monarch would lost none,
the Aristocracy lost would lose none: the Protestants were the men party
at whose expense the would be granted. by whom the expenses of it would be paid. By From no concession
to the Protestants reformists to the claims of the reformists could
gratit either in the shape of gratitude or any other could
much gratitude popularity be expected: by no benefit [except in so
far as willingly conferred] except under the nature of its being
the fruit of voluntary kindness perfectly free good will is can any such sentiment as gratitude
be produced: and little must he know of mankind of the
nature of man, and in particular of men in that situation, little must he know to whom any such free goodwill
could present itself as possible.

In return, from Protestants
no gratitude for
concession would be
expected: conscious
of right, they knew
that by fear alone it
would be granted.

Identifier: | JB/137/193/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 137.



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