20 Feb. 1810
Parly Reform Sinecures
A man might with much more appearance of reason deny
that a fine of £38,000 a year had any tendency to
than that the situation in question has.
And do you then really then regard it as probable
that the mind so religious a man as Mr Percival, that
a man who abhors Popery so much as Mr Percival
does would in case of a question as between
peace and war be really influenced by any such
paltry consideration as that of an annuity of
£38,000 a year?
Most certainly not: and this declaration
I make freely and voluntarily and with all that
sincerity which such law and such penal inflictions
are to inspire.
Most certainly not. And my reason is For I have read in
Mr Cobbets Register the report of his trial for the
publication of that libel for the writing composition of which
Mr Justin Johnson the Irish Judge was prosecuted
and : and in that Report I read among other
things that every published paper writing is a libel in
which a question doubt is raised concerning the fitness
of any great character for his high situation.
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