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vile, and ignorant as the Corporation so disgusted with the abuses of power, is, I could not believe that any man which I saw you exercise, that I am amongst them would express such a almost tempted to abuse the finest hostility to the unfortunate, with such forms of human institutions ; but I indelicacy to the female character, as I forego the maddened idea, and return have witnessed you perform on Wed to the dirty subject. You have had nesday, the 20th of May, in Newgate, printed permits manufactured, which * where you appear as a Magistrate, and are to be granted to such persons as
I suffer as a Prisoner. You had three you approve of, who want to visit any or four aged and wretched women, prisoner ; and so calculated are your who were visiting their unfortunate re- favours, that each person must submit lations, dragged before you by the to the idle curiosity of your boys, Turnkeys, and with your hands you yourself, and, subsequently, to the forced them against the wall, where . Gaolers and Turnkeys; they must be you made them raise their heads, and measured, their eyes examined, their remain in an upright posture, until you hair and teeth, their age, residence, measured each of them with a gradu. and profession known, and the descripated seale. As my real intention, by tion inserted in your permit. You may addressing you, is to relate a system of insult and trample on the poor, as it · barbarity, indelicacy, and wantoness, appears by this part of your life to be
that cannot be excused by emergency, your principle, but I presume to say, nor apologised for by any object of you would not have the courage to utility, I think it a duty to lay it be. drag a respectable female who would fore the public, and give you as the wish to see an unfortunate father, broauthor of it. It is one of the best ar- ther, husband, or lover, to be measured guments against democracy, or á popuby your standard ; to be stared out of Iar form of government, that the Ado countenance by insulting curiosity, or to ministration of Justice is too often lia. ansver vulgar interrogatories. No; you bleto fall into vulgar and illiterate hands. would not trespass so much on family When I saw you from my cell fix the honour, lest justice should descend
living, humble, and dejected female from her high seat, and kick a ruffian · against the wall, the justness of the who ought to be hanged.
Aristocratic observation smote me ; I wished (for a moment) the world were
Walter Cox. governed by kings. At present I am Newgate, 23d of May.
The scene is laid in a hosier's shop; myself and this salt herring to my a man in black, with a sword by his daughter in Newgate. side, appears ; on lifting the curtain, Ist Boy-What is your name? several boys attending customers, and Woman--- Kitty Dogherty, please á machine for weighing old women,' your master's honor. with a standard for taking their cle- 23 Boy-How old are you? vation, form part of the machinery' Woman-69 years last lammas. An old haggard Female enters.
34 Boy-Where do you live?
Woman Troth I live here. Old Woman-end please your ho. 1st Boy-How dare you, you rag. nor's master, I want a permit to bring ged old wretch, say you live in the
Sheriff's house, when I know, myself, - A Man enters.
Boy-I mean what do you want? ries my master's sword from the Lord Man-I want a permit, to see my Mayor's dinner ; myself and six boys'; brother in Newgate. my mistress, Miss Hanna ; and the
Boy - I suppose your brother is master, the High Sheriff, who will be one of the gang that robbed the Maan alderman as sure as this is a stock jor's country seat of the kitchen fur. ing-frame. -( Laying his hand on a niture and bibles ? hosier's piano.)
Man--No, faith! My brother never Woman - Beg your honor's mas. committed any robbery ; except you ter's honor ; troth, though I live here call drubbing half a dozen of Eng. now, it is not to make any disparage. lishmen, who were damning Ireland, 'ment; I lived in Patrick's Close this robbery. morning, and if your honor's master, Boy -I knew by your looks you his worship, pleases, I will be living, were a rebel. with this dead herring, in Newgate, Man-I dont think there is much by-and-bye.
rebellion in kicking a parcel of fellows Ist Boy-What colour are your who were cursing us because we feed eyes?
them. Woman—Troth, as you saw my Bov --How old are you? eyes last, I think you are a better Man-Forty years of age. judge than myself, that did not see my Boy-You must stand in that scales eyes these two twelve months.
until you are weighed; and you must Wam, you are, losing put yourself under this standard to your time with that woman, take pay. know your height. ment for one pair of suspenders ; put . Man-By
Ğ I will not submit the woman into the scales, and to the to either conditions, because I cannot standard, and fill the permit.
discover what object my weight, or On this command, one boy drags measure, can be to any person, if it is her to the scale, another puts in the
not for the purpose of insalting me, weights, and fills the permit; the old and of imposing terms on an honest woman drops the herring, and grapples
man, on the presumption, that he at the scale chains, to secure herself must bear with them, least his friend against accidents.
should want the necessaries of life. Old Woman- Please your honor I want to deliver the prisoner this read this paper before you give piece of meat. it me.
Boy-Sir, if you do not stand in He reads-Permit Kitty Dogherty,' the scales, and be weigbed and mea. sixty nine years of age, with blue eyes, sured, you may take yourself and the four feet iwo inches high, weighing meat to some other place than New. five stones and eight pounds, with a gate.
Erit. ragged blue cloak, and a gapped red petticoat, no shoes, to visit her daugh
Another Person demands a Permit. ter, from the hour of one to two o'clock, on Sundays and Thursdays, Man— I have travelled from Cork until furtlier notice.
to see my son, who is charged with
Certified, stumbling under a load he was carryTo Mr. F. Bournes,
ing, by which he broke a haberdasher's Rob. H.
window, and, not being able to pay Governor of Newgate.
the damages, was committed to goal.
Boy-Aye, that's the fellow who B oy-Get into the scales and be called one magistrate a bankrupt- weighed. miller, and the other a lisping old Woman-Arrah excuse me, I would woman.
sooner you would bring the milk your. Man-Please to let me have a per. self, when you are going to-morrow to mit?
your mother, the nurse-tender, in the Boy - This is Monday ; we cannot womens' prison, than be lifting my grant a permit that will pass you, only poor rags in your scales, and do so for Thursdays and Sundays.
much for a poor woman, and that you Man-I have a letter from my son, may be a sheriff yourself, a hosier, and telling me he is locked up every even. a great man like your master. ing at five o'clock, without any means Boy-You are too troublesome ; if of getting a candle ; that he has been you are not weighed before I give , a fortnight without a clean shirt, change to this lady, I will fing you, without tasting any food but a scanty and your milk into the street. supply of bread and potatoes, and She runs away much affrighted. without even the face of a messenger who would procure him a morsel of
A Gentleman enters. salt. I have travelled 120 miles to Gentleman—I want a pass to see furnish him with these necessaries, and Mr. Cox... if I am not admitted, until Thursday, Boy-How old are you? Where I shall break my heart, and he may do you live? What is the colour of fall a victim to sickness, caused by your eyes and hair? What is your bu. dirt and famine.
siness, trade, or profession? Will you Boy - Begone, stand out of the way sit in the scales to be weighed, and alof the Sheriff's sword, and let those low that young gentleman to measure people, who are not so talkative, be you? Beg your pardon, Sir, all these weighed and measured.
things must be answered in the permit, Sheriff retires. or I cannot attend to you, having these
bundles to pack and direct for Mrs.
Axletree, of Artane, who is to have a A Woman approaches the Counter.
• ball and supper to-night. Boy– What is your name?
Gentleman-It is well your master Woman-Here it is on this bit of did not ask me such questions. Meetpaper ; I was in such trouble that ing with you has saved me from the disI got a neighhour to write it, as I was grace of a personal interview with a afraid I should not remember it. paltry annual sword bearer, as it saves
Boy-Upon my honor I shall give the bones of the upstart, whose heart you no permit until I see the Sheriff, could countenance such privations, and you must be a rogue not to remember who has not sufficient resolution to in. your name.
sult any person but the unfortunate and Woman--God bless your honor, unprotected. I shall proceed to the and your master's honor ; in troth, if Chief Justice for redress, and I have he was here, he would weigh me him. no hesitation in saying, the wretches, self, and give me a permit to bring this who this man's conduct must starve, bottle of milk to my little boy, for his will be delivered from his petty domi. honor would think it no great crime nation.—Tell this armed hosier, that for a poor woman to forget her hus- Mr. O'Donovan called here, band's name, not having heard it now
Exeunt omnes. more than thirty years ; I could re.. member one rame, that is Peg, which
(To be continued.) I hear cvery day. . .,
Memoirs of Fouquier Tingille. help for it." Sixty or eighty unhappy
· wretches, who had never seen or known Fouquier T'inville, son of a farmer each other, were often confounded in at Héronelle in Artois. He was the same accusation, and when Foo. at first an attorney at the Châtelet, quier wished to dispatch them in the but he dissipated his property, lost his mass, he merely said to the jurymen, place, and became a bankrupt. He '« I think, citizens, that you are conwas afterwards employed as a clerk in vinced of the guilt of the accused." the police office. In 1793 he was ap- When this remark was made, the poivted head juryman of the revolu- jurymen declared their consciences tionary tribunal ; his sanguinary ex. sufficiently enlightened, and condemo. pressions, and his invectives against the ed all the accused in the gross, without indulgence of his colleagues, drew on hearing one of them. He was accus. him the attention of Robespierre, who tomed to frequent a coffee-house in the judged him worthy to act the part of palace of Justice, where the judges public accuser to the tribunal, and he and jurymen of his tribunał wet. fully answered the expectations of such There they reckoned the number of a person. He caused Marie Antoinette heads which had fallen in the course to be condemned, but when aceused of the decade. “ What do you think some time after the fall of the Mon- I have gained to-day for the republic? tagne, he endeavoured to vindicate Some of the guests to pay court to himself by criminating Robespierre; him, would answer, “ So many mil. but the tribunal of Varis condemned lions," and he immediately added, him to death on the 6th of May, 1795, « In the next decade I shall undress for having cauded the destruction of an three or four hundred," meaning innumerable multitude of French per. guillotice. A considerable qumber sons of every age and sex, under pre. of victims were one day met in their tence of conspiracies ; for having caus. way to the tribunal by Fouquier, who ed between 60 and 80 individuals to be had not been present at their trial, tried in four hours; for having caused be asked the jurymen on what crime carts, wbich were ready beforehand, they had been pronouncing sentence ? to be loaded with victims, whose very « They did not know," they said, names were not mentioned, and against “but he might run after the conwhom no depositions were made; and demned persons and inquire ;" upon for having made up a jury of his own which they all began to laugh, saying, adherents. It would be impossible to u It is so much got at least." Erea detail his atrocities, yet some instances the fate of Robespierre could not will convey an idea of his character.' slacken his sanguinary zeal. On the M. de Gamache was brought into 27th of July, 1794, he condemned 49 court, but the officer declared that he persons, whom he caused to be ere. was not the person aconsed. “ Never cuted, and some one having represented mind, said Fouquier, “ bring bim, ne to him that the seizure of Robespierre
vertheless." A moment after the real ought to cause some change, be an· Gamache appeared, and both were at swered : “ Never mind, justice most · once condemned and guillotined. An take its course." After the victory
agent of government one day expressing of the 9th he had the assurance to go some apprehensions to Fonquier, he re- and congratulate the convention on the plied, “ Patriot or not, if Robespierre fall of the tyrants, and he succeeded chose it, you would come yourself, in obtaining his own continuance in and I should make you go up my his office, but the public voice ex. little steps ; when Robespierre has claimed against him, , and he was ar. pointed out any one to me, there is no cested on the 4th of August, and tried
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on the 8th of December following. time to feel remorse, and trembled as From that time till his execution four he ascended it. He had a round head, months more elapsed, during which black straight hair, a narrow and wan yarious dilatory steps were taken in his forehead, small round eyes, a full face fayour, till at last the convention de marked with the small-pox, a look creed, on the 18th of April, 1795, sometimes fixed, sometimes oblique, a that the revolutionary tribunal should middling stature, and thick legs.” In, continue sitting till a definitive sentence 1803 the Abbé Aubert published some had been passed on him: he then de. bad verses in praise of Louis XVI. fended himşelf with presence of mind, which Fouquier, who wanted a place, and attributed all the executions which had sent him for insertion in the Petites be had ordered, to the committees and Affiches in 1783. , laws which enjoined this mode of conduct. When led to execution he anwered the populace, who greeted him
. . GRAND DINNER. with hisses, by the most sinister predictions, and was executed last. Thus speaks Mercier of him ; “ Fouquier
We have to announce a grand and Tinville, formerly an attorney at the splendid entertainment which has been Châtelet, excessively artful, quick in given in this metropolis since our last attributing guilt, and skilled in con. publication. troverting facts, shoved immoveable Lord Diamond, of the kingdom of presence of mind on his trial. While Dalkey, in order to convince his fel. standing before the tribunal, from low-citizens in general, and some of which he had condemned so many vic his pecuniary acquaintances in particu. , tims, he kept constantly writing ; but, lar, that he possesses a superabundance like Argus, all eyes and ears, he lost of the base materials of this world, not, while he wrote, one single word did issue innumerable cards of invita. uttered by the president, by an ac- tion to all the rank and fashion of his cused person, by a judge, by a witness, acquaintance, then in Dublin, to par. or by a public accuser. He affected take of a grand dinner, ball, and sup. to sleep during the public accuser's per, at his noble mansion in E S . recapitulation, as if to feign tranquil. street. lity, while he had hell in his heart. The company began to assemble at No eye but must involuntarily fall a very early hour to witness the grand before his steadfast gaze ; when he preparations which were made for their prepared to speak he frowned, and his entertainment. Lord Diamond was brow was fårrowed ; his voice was seated in the state chair of Dalkey, . loud, rough, and menacing : he car. surmounted with a superb silken cano ried audacity to the utmost in his py. His Lordship, with that elegance denial, and showed equal, address in and sincerity of manner for which he . altering facts and rendering them in. is so much admired by all those who dependent of each other, and especi. have the happiness of his disinterested ally, in judiciously placing his alibis. friendship, welcomed his guests in the With a firm voice he denied his sig- most dignified manner, and, with the nature, and trembled not before the most condescending smile, arose from accusing witness. Wher led to exe. his chair of state to receive the Most cution, his forehead, hard as marble, Rev. Doctor Troy, who declared he defied all, the eyes of the multitude; never beheld similar grandeur, or he was even seen to smile and utter equally. kind. and sincere treatment, threatening words. At the foot of except fro.n Lord Cornwallis, when the scaffold he seemed for the first his Grace and his coadjutor Bishops