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Year.

Par. 1820. The queen having come to this resolution,

the prosecution of her was resolved on,
and the Bill of Pains and Penalties

brought into the House of Lords 436 The bill of pains and penalties itself

ib. All England thrown into a ferment by the

promulgation of this bill.... 437 The Bill read a first time on the 6. of

July, and the trial (or second reading)
put off to 17, August

438 The bold proceedings of the press and the

people during the interval, and the
state of complete seclusion in which
the king thought it prudent to live.
The outeries against him: the odium
brought upon him

ib. The Second READING of the bill of

pains and penalties
The proceedings against the queen

opened by the attorney-general Gif-
ford

ib. Peep at the Peers” published

441 Letter of the Queen to the King” publişbed...

ih Prodigious circulation and prodigious effect of these publications ..

ib. The witnesses against the queen (26 in

number), Swiss, Germans, and Italians,
hunted out of England hy the people,
and shipped off to Holland by the go-
vernment

442 Brought back by water in an armed vessel,

and landed near the Parliament House,

440

Year.

Par. 1820. in a sort of fortress, from which they

were conducted into the House of
Lords by a subterraneous passage

443 London surrounded by troops and cannon,

the streets barricaded, soldiers and po-
licemen stationed everywhere

ib, The attorney-general's opening speech 444 Cobbett's answer to that speech

ib. Effect of these on the minds of the people ib. Total discredit thrown on the witnesses,. ib, Excellent conduct of the press and of the people, ....

ib. Miserable defeuce of the queen by her lawyers

ib. The Lords, after long debating, finally reject the bill....

445 Voted her guilty three times, and, from

fear of the people, flinched at last .. ib.
Demonstrations of triumph on the part of
the people

446
The queen instantly begins to fall...... 447
The Whig aristocracy get about her
She takes back her old chamberlains,
CRAVEN and GELL..

449
She affronts the people by cold and repul-
sive answers to their addresses

ib. She lays restrictions ou their approaches to her..

ib, Cobbett, seeing that the project was re

vived for getting her out of the country,
writes a private letter to Lady Ann
Hamilton. The letter

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456

1823. Prices began to rise at a rapid rate, and

Year.
1820. Public official notification from Craren

and Gell, forbidding, in fact, the people

to approach her person any more .... The people cease to talk, or to think, about her ....

454 1821. The king's coronation in July

455 His visit to Ireland......

489
The queen, as a just reward of her in-

gratitude, being totally abandoned by
the people, is thrusted back from the
door of Westminster Abbey by the

hands of a common prize-fighter .
Her death, twenty days after the corona-

tion of her husband
Her funeral procession : fights between

the soldiers and the people over her

coffin : two men killed in these fights . 460

The king's visit to Hanover 1822. Agricultural distress : wheat fallen to 4s. 6d. the bushel

461 The tables of the Houses of Parliament

loaded with petitions from farmers and

landlords, complaining of this distress 462 The parliament, to raise prices, passed a

law, in July, to authorize the issuing of one-pound notes for eleven years, which was a repeal of the most important of the provisions of Peel's

ib. The king's visit to Scotland

456

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491

462

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Year.

Par. 1824, Prices still rose, money-gambling seized on the nation ...

462 1824. Loads to all the world were made..... ib.

People talked of nothing but loans and
funds and stock

ib.
Joint-stock companies were formed for the
most ridiculous objects

ib. The chancellor of the exchequer, Robin

son, boasted (February) of the pros-
perity of the country, which he as-
cribed to the measures of the parliament,
and reviled those who wished any re-
form in that parliament.

ib.
1825. The bubble bursted in November. The
gold had nearly disappeared long be-

463 Mr. Jones, of Bristol, petitioned the par

liament against a banker who refused
to pay in gold. .

ib. People ran for gold universally

464 In December there was a general alarm.. ib. This crisis took the name of the PANIC. ib. About a hundred country banks broke ib.

The Bank of England narrowly escaped . ib. 1826. Law to suppress one-pound notes in England

465 Prices fall instantly...

ib. Prodigious ruin following this measure .. The feebleness and embarrassment of the

government arising from this cause.. 467 Dungeons and gags cannot cause wheat to

be sold at 10s, a bushel in gold currency ib.

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inoment when he cut bis, throat: the year with wheat at 63. a bushel., .... 481

Year.

Par. 1826. This change (begioning in 1822). brøke.

down the insolence of such, men as
CASTLBREAGH, LIVERPOOL, and

CANNING .
CASTLEREAGH (August 1822) cut his

own throat, at North Cray, in Kent :
his character: his deeds:

his alleged
insanity: his burial : the power he
possessed in the government, at the
verdict of the jury: the conduct of the

coroner... 1827. LIVERPOOL's extinguishment complete • 478

CANNING prime minister in May: boggles

and reels about like a baby till August, and then died, and became forgotten in a week: his character: his origin : his base insolence towards the reformers:

his sackings of the public money .. 479, 480 LORD Godericu (Frederick Robinson)

succeeds Canning: quits his post at the end of a few weeks :: is succeeded by the Duke of Wellington : the duke finds that the " word of commandwill not raise 59 millions a

469 to 477

ib.

1828. The Test. AND CORPORATION Acts

repealed : this was the first distinct

blow at the Church 1829. The repeal of the laws against the CA

THOLIC RELIGION, which repeal took the name of Catholic Emancipation:

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