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remarks) “ is a science depending for its success upon certain and invariable volume. Their moral tendency is excellent, which is no slight praise ; but they

principles, and is not a mere mechanical operation, performable by any meni have the further merit of being very interesting and well-told stories."--Literary

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No.892. MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1825.

THE POLITICAL EXAMINER. ever recommended," Fine words I wonder where you stole 'em."

We approve generally of the proposed reductions in the excise and Party is the madness of many for the pain of a few.-Pope.

customs duties; we think the surplus of revenue could not have

been better applied. But Mr. ROBINSON'S estimate of the loss of THE BUDGET.

revenue by these reductions appears to us grievously exaggerated. To the pogority of the nation, the ChanceLLOR of the ExchEQUER's For instance, he reckons, that the remission of half the duty on coffee statement of Mondag last will prove à disappointment. Some hope (by lowering it from 1s. to 6d. per pound) will cause a deficiency to was entertained of the entire abolition of the Assessed Taxes and the Exchequer. Yet his colleague, Mr. HUSKISSON, mentioned the there was a confident expectation, that at least the remainder of the same evening, that when he was in office, he effected a reduction of Window Tax would be remitted ;-instead of which, the House Tax

duty on the same article from three shillings to fout pence, without has been given up only as far as affects tenants under 101. a year causing the smallest diminution of revenue 1* Why then is not the rent, and that on windows only with reference to houses not having duty now brought down again to fourpence, with this actual experimore than seven. This relief, we are quite ready to allow. is ence of so favourable a result? Indeed, there never was a time when founded on the wise and humane principle of diminishing first of all a largely increased consumption, with a small duty, might be more the burdens of the poor; and the Minister assures us, that nearly a safely calculated on the increase of humble coffee-shops throughout million of taxpayers will come within its operation. We Tegret. the metropolis is remarkable, and coffee appears to be gaining bowever, that a class of persons suffering extremely both in health ground rapidly on the villainous stuff, sold in pot-houses. The and comfort from the Window duty will not be relieved by this Minister is not justified, either in stopping short of the former low measure-we mean the poor who iphabit great towns, and lodge duty, or in calculating on the loss of one peppy to the revenue by in comparatively large though wretched houses, from whose namerous

his present reduction. So with regard to British Spirits: the res narrow apartments a proper quantum of light and air is excluded duction of duty will bring under where

duction of duty will bring under the excise an immense quantity of by the fear of the tax. . We wish Mr. Robinsan bad completed the spirits now smuggled into England from Scotland and Ireland: a equity of his plan-either by the total repeal of the Window Tax. calculation therefore of a deficiency of revenue to any considerable which would besides bave been an important benefit to a large class extent, appears to us strangely extravagant. The like remark applies of struggling tradesmen-or by making an exemption in favour of to Cyder, the entire duty on which produced about 30,000l. a year; houses let out to the poor in rooms or small floors. We hope this and yet Mr. ROBINSON assumes, that its reduction from 30s. to 103. a suggestion is not too late ; the Minister might incorporate it in his hogshead will take away. 20,000l. of that'sum, as if greater cheapness original plan, as he did the law-stamps last Session. As for the long would not ensure larger consumption--and as if the discouragement list of minor items under the head of Assessed Taxes, there cannot be of smuggling would not open a new source of receipt! The Minister's Iwo opinions, we should think, as to the propriety of the repeal of first intention was to lower the Cyder duty to 15s. but Mr. HUME sach trifling and vexatious imposts. Think of a whole string of

interjected “Oh! make it 10s. ;" and to "prevent squabbling," it fiscal duties, each with its train of surcharges, evasions, appeals,

was made 10s, on the spot. We wish the Member for Aberdeen had expenses of collection, &c. the average produce of which is not more pressed a little more on the Right Hon, Gentleman's good nature, than 2,000l. or 3,000l. per annum a-piece! Three of them yield less

and bad exclaimed. Oh! do it away altogether !” Seriously, such than 1,0001, each; and one (“ mules carrying ore") only 1371.! It is an item as appears in the last year's financé accounts "Cyder, Perry, impossible, as a contemporary has justly observed, to have one's

and Verjoice, 43,3051."-is highly disgraceful to the Minister. No attention called to these items without feeling indignant, that they

tax producing so small a sum is worth even the expense of collection; should ever have formed part of our financial system. What a debt but when the vexation, the fraud, the crime, and the suffering, caused of gratitúde do we owe to Pitt, Rose, and VANSITTART!

confessedly by such a tax as that on Cyder, are considered, how can As far as they go, the reductions proposed by the Minister are

Mr. ROBINSON reconcile to his humanity and good sense, its continua extremely judicious : our objection is, that they do not go half far

ance even at a third of its former amount?--The lowering of the enough, even on his own principle. We are not among those who

foreign wine duties will be extremely beneficial; but here again is a would have had the spare million and a half remitted in direct taxes

sad neglect of sound modification. The absurdity of the old duties' only, instead of in certain customs and excise duties. Excepting the

was not more in the over-taxing than in the distribution of the tax. Window Tax, we prefer direct imposts to duties on commodities, not

The wines of the Portuguese, a poor and lazy population of 2 millions, only because they are cheaper, are less burdensome on the poor, and who afford us scarcely any market for our manufactures, were admitinterfere less with the industry of the people, but for the very reason

ted into England at little more than half the duty levied on the wines wbich makes them commonly obnoxious, namely, that they are more

of the French; and thus we lost nearly 30 millions of customers for seen and felt by the taxpayers. It is a bad system which enables a our manufactures, which they would ha

our manufactures, which they would have taken, but for the almost Government to draw enormous sums from its subjects without

I prohibitive duty, in exchange for their produce. Mr. HOBHOUSE reminding the latter, by the process of extraction, of the magnitude recommended the equalization of the lowered duties—which would of their payments. The taxgatherer is an unwelcome visitant, but he

doubtless be an improvement; but it would be a still greater one to is a good monitor-he makes people feel and reflect upon the oppres

reduce the duty on French wines to less than that on Port. We see sion of standing armies, costly embassies, and profligate pensions and no go

no ground for supposing, that the Minister's reduction will deprive sinecures. Our Republican brethren across the Atlantic bave a prudent | the revenue of a single shilling : indeed the excellent article which horror of taxes which are insidiously mixed up with the prices of their lately appeared in the Ellinburgh Review proved, that Mr. Pist's food and clothing: they like to know what each man' pays to the reduction augmented the produce of the tax, and that it could not be Suate they are well aware, that every direct call upon a citizen for a reasonably doubted, that in the present state of the country a similar contribution, tends to make him watch more narrowly the expendi-reduction would bring a very considerable additional sum into the ture of his money by his representatives. It is the same conviction

Exchequer, Yet Mr. ROBINSON thinks fit to suppose a loss to the swhich led our wily financiers to prefer the more hidden species of revenue 5

revenue by the lowering of the wine duties. Looking seriously at all impost; and the result has confirmed the selfish policy of their sys

these miscalculations, many of them such as would be obvious to a této: we are convinced, that the 36 millions of excise duties are schoolboy, we cannot help suspecting they are wilful. Does Mr. paid by the people of this country with Jess smarting and grudging,

Robinson act with an eye to a similar display next Session? Does Ran the 44 millions raised by the Assessed Taxes.

he dole out his measures of relief, in order that he may get new comWe need hardly add the tribute of our praise to the abundant

pliments and thanks, for the like partial reduction for years to come? compliments paid to Mr. Robinson, in Parliament, for his further Does he knowingly overstate the probable deficiencies of the revenue, Temission of the anti-commercial duties. How much of the credit is in order that he may “blow his annual trumpet" on the vast improvedue to those Members of Opposition, and those public writers, men

ment of the nation's finances “ beyond the estimate of the previous who have for years urged the adoption of the measures now tardily

tardilü year?” We are afraid there is anything but candour in the plan. brought forward, would be perhaps an ungracious inquiry. We confess,

| We are equally at a loss to account for the retention of high duties on however, that when sometimes we read brilliant expatiations from other articles which are manifestly over-taxed, with reference solely to official lips upon the wisdom of free trade and moderate duties, we

* We can hardly help suspecting, that Mr. Husejr8SON meant to sneer nonchdannalein - 1. Cannn nan when another writer I at hie Rich Hon hand'

lalia. Tramwache

the revenue. Mr. BRIGÁT, Mr. John Smith, and other Members, 1 gistic, we may speak of a few trifling errata, which we only allude to, mentioned tobacco and sugar as matters that might be safely dealt that in the event of a second edition, which is very probable, they with. Mr. ROBINSON insists much, and justly, upon the dreadful evils of may be duly attended to. smuggling: now the smuggling of Tobacco is carried on to an enormous extent, as indeed may be conceived from the fact stated in the House. The London STAGE.-The first volume of this work has just been

that the consumption has of late years increased, while the duty completed; and certainly, for good paper and printing, amusing emhas become less productive. By a proper reduction on this item, bellishments, and cheapness, it has scarcely a rival. Here are 48 therefore, the public would benefit in regard to price, and an im- dramas at the price of 10s. 6d.; each piece, too, accompanied by an mense smuggling trade would be annihilated, with scarcely a chance engraving on wood. Many of these cuts have considerable merit. of injury to the revenue.

There is one now open before us, which is really an admirable pers - On the same principle upon which the trifling items in the Assessed formance. It illustrates Foote's pleasant farce of the Mayor of Gar. Taxes were reduced, the Excise should have been taken off several ratt. In the centre, burly and blustering, is seen the seducing Major articles which now pay miserably inadequate sums. We have men Sturgeon, evidently a tolerably wicked personage, if the fat knight's tioned the duties on Cyder, Perry, and Verjuice, producing altogether maxim be sound, that “ the more flesh, the more frailty." On one only 43,3051.. nearly half of which is to be given up. There is also a side appears the unhappy Jerry, a true Sneak down to his very loes, tax upon Sweets, producing 12,0711.! on Stone Bottles, 3,136l.; on On the other, with a natural leaning towards the portly Major, stands Vinegar, 44,400l.; on Wire, 7,8871. The tax on Hops is extremely the lawful wife of the said Jerry, fierce and full-blooded,-a lady oppressive and impolitic, as well as expensive to collect; and it yields before whom such a starveling as her husband might well feel only the paltry sum of 35,9161. a year. If the revenue cannot spare alarmed, although she did not evidently betray a disposition not to the small total of all these trivial imposts (which can hardly be asserted, limit her active powers to the exaltation of the horn of the righteous while the standing army receives a costly increase in a time of pro alone. The artist has entered heartily into the humour of the author; found and universal peace) it would be better to raise it by a trifling and, for composition, spirit, and character, this print is superior to addition to some other necessary tax,

many which accompany works of ten times the cost of this first · The grand defect of our Finance System is, however, the Sinking volume of The London Stage. Fund. While that is preserved, comparatively little can be done, either to enfranchise commerce, or to relieve the tax-payers. That fund is formed on the monstrous principle of extorting from an over

THEATRICAL EXAMINER. taxed community 5 millions more than the annual expenditure, in order to put them out at interest at 3 per cent.! We are told of the neces

King's THEATRE. sity of supporting public credit; we concede that necessity, but we

This ill-fated Theatre has scarcely escaped from the beak and can never believe that among an enlightened nation public credit is

public credit is talons of the law, that have so long preyed on its vitals, and felt in founded on anything but the general prosperity of the country; and

some degree disencumbered from its shackles, than a new enemy apwe ask any person of common sense, whether a sum of five millions, pea

cim of five millions | pears in the disguise of brick and mortar, and a restive wall choosing if left in the pockets of an industrious people, to be applied by them

to part company with its fellows, threatens by its own fall to bring in all the productive shapes of capital, would not augment their

down all around it. This alarming determination, coming to the ears wealth, and consequently their ability to grapple with the huge debt; 1

o doht of Mr. Peel and the Lord Chamberlain, forth issues an injunction to to a far greater extent than the same five millions lying inactive at a

prevent the theatre from opening till this mutinous spirit is appeased, small interest? The policy of the Sinking Fund seems to us no better and

and pronounced by the bricklayers to be at rest. In the mean time, than that of a private individual, who, being under a load of debt and I that there may be an opera of some sort, the little theatre in the Hay. embarrassment, and having nevertheless a prosperous trade, should

ould market has been converted into a substitute for its larger neighbour. place in the funds, at little more than 3 per cent. every hundred

Never was any place less adapted to the purpose ; but to give it some pounds he can draw from his business, instead of applying it to the

| affinity to the other, a staircase has been constructed from the centre extension of his trade at a productive rate of 15 or 20 per cent. Nay,

box to form a communication with the pit, the boxes have been bung the case is even worse as regards the public; for seeing what has

with draperies to exclude all persons not immediately in front from a lately been made apparent as to the effect of reducing impolitic

glimpse of the stage, and to render the inconveniences more comduties, there is every reason to calculate, that if the five millions now

plete, the chairs in the front bave been turned with their backs to the annually raised by the Sinking Fund were judiciously applied in

stage; so much is convenience made subservient to fashion! This reduction of unwise and anti-commercial imposts, another five mil

theatre is altogether, thanks to the taste of Mr. Nash, the ugliest ili lions would in a few years be yielded by the vigorous impulse given

London, and the coldest; for we were nearly torpid during the whole to commerce and domestic industry, and the superior productiveness

evening: to these merits may be added its total incapacity for sound. of the remaining branches of the revenue.

The band, though consisting of the first professors the couptry can produce, was totally ineffective ; no vibration, no tone, no combination;

the notes issuing as dull and dead as if they were played in a spuffLITERARY NOTICE.

box. The singers looked like a race of giants, and their voices, un

softened by the space around them, were harsh and grating to the ear. We have perused with considerable pleasure Mr. T. Roscoe's four None of them appeared to advantage; even Madame Ronzi's was volumes of Specimens of the Italian Novelists, commencing with Boc- unusually metallic and wiry, her husband's rough and boisterous, and caccio, and descending to some of the most recent authors in that line Signor Porto's, like the rumble of a cart full of rusty iron. Neret of composition. We scarcely need dilate upon the peculiar charac- was the delightful opera of Figaro so barbarously murdered; not one ter of these writers, who make amends for a simplicity, which occa encore to any of our old favourites, not even to Crudel perché, or Su sionally smacks of the rudeness of earlier days, by an intensity in the l'aria. Madame VESTRIS was the Susannah; for which she is phy, description of our more unsophisticated and native emotions, which sically unfit, the music being out of the compass of her voice and is peculiarly attractive. The disinterested union of two youthful utterly impracticable to her, had not Madame Ronzi frequently hearts is almost uniformly painted with the most engaging freshness changed parts with her and relieved her from many of the highest and fervour,-a well-attested instance of which is the delightful tale passages. The inferior characters were most miserably executed by from which Shakespeare took his Romeo and Juliet, and, in his own a set of people “new and strange," and some of the best compositions language, added gilding to refined gold, and paint to the lily. Friend- omitted from their total incapacity to perform them. If the manager ship, too, is usually depictured with the same singleness and delicacy; had searched England for scare-crows, he could not have hit upon « and, in short, all the less complex impulses, whether of the foregoing more extraordinary collection than these nameless persons furnished gentle order, or of a more fiery nature, as revenge, jealousy, or am Amongst the annoyances of the evening, we must protest altogether bition. Their description of the face of nature, too, is usually as most formally against an old gentleman in a brown wig and spectacles, vivid as unlaboured; and if the mere humour sometimes fail, it is who is placed in the orchestra as conspicuously as the leader ; and, not unfrequently very arch and amusing. The plan adopted by Mr. like a clerk at a conventicle, declaims audibly every sentence preRoscoe is, to preface few, tales from each Novelist with a brief viously to its being sung. If any thing could be devised more de account of the author and his plan, which, generally speaking, exhi-structive of all effect than another, it surely is the twang of bits some slight variety of the scheme of Boccacio. "We need not venerable but indiscreet person's voice coming in every moment to dwell upon the 'intimate connexion of the name of Roscoe with Ita- destroy the illusion of the scene, and mar the finest passages o Tian literature, or in consequence to add, ibat the peculiar delicacy music. This nuisance exists solely to administer to the indolenc and easy flow of the early Italian narrative is admirably preserved. the singers, who surely might take the pains to acquire by mem Indeed, these books are altogether attractive, whether we attend to the few words they have to utter. When we consider what is done the subject, the brancaste of the ornamental vignettes, or to the the English stage, it is perfectly inexcusable. Not many years ago, felicity of the entira

Ihwer, to be exclusively eulo- the chorus sung with their music-brole in their hands, and we wa u

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