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1820 Jan. 13
Radicalism not dangerous

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III Experience
II Ireland

4 §.1. Historical Sketch

At the conjunction in question the prosperity Thus it was that the subsistence of the subject
many and the power of the ruling few, being in that extent subject country
kept in a state of depression by the of the same cause, two interests, which, in the
whole of the new now United
Kingdom, are in a
state of such
disastrous opposition,
even in that
part of it first in
a state of reason, sufficient
adequate to
the purpose of efficient
and salutary and efficient cooperation.
What the
That which
The boon
which the subject
many would naturally
be most sensible to the
want of, was freedom
for their trade: the boom
which the rioting few subject many
would naturally be most
the want of which would
naturally be most sensible
to the subject many, was
freedom for their trade; the

boom which the ruling few
would naturally be most
sensible to the want of
was independence for
their power: but on both
points the union of interest
was sufficiently manifest.

In that Plan The interests of and those of the ruling few
all but with the exception only of those of the ruling were at the time happily enjoined)
in a state of happy unison. in the state of The What to people

wanted needed and felt the want of was summed up in two
words, a free trade: what the Members of both Houses
wanted, and felt the desire of was exercise of power:
that exercise of power which would be result of their
acquisition of right of originating laws and thereby
while they were placed in this respect in Ireland upon
the same footing with that possessed by their fellow respective namesakes
namesakes in authority in England, many changing
their corporate condition from that of dependence to that of independence
The difference between fettered and free trade came most
home was most particularly sensible to the people: the
difference between dependent and independent power was
most particularly sensible to the Members of their two
Houses of Parliament: but in both benefits both classes
were would be sharers.

Under these circumstances, all hearts desires being in unison
no wonder that the people at large looked to with
and hope to the the
men in in elected authority for their leaders.
No wonder that for a time the in the eyes of the
ruling few the subject many ceased for the moment to be swine. to be a multitude
[So long as pow rank power factitious dignity and opulence conjoined
exist, nay, long as even opulence though without these accompaniments
exists so long it will command not only the
magnitude but the affections of the less prosperous in favour multitude]

11 continued
27.9. Most sensible to the
many, want of freedom
for trade; to the few, want
of independence for power:
but to both community of
interests manifest.

28.10. No wonder people
looked to authority for
leaders; and to ruling few
people ceased for the
moment to be swine.

Identifier: | JB/137/429/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 137.



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