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greater efforts of patriotifm, in the common and illuf trious cause. Under impreffions, thus liberal and enlarged, may this be the motto, engraven for ever on the heart, of every inhabitant, of Great Britain and Ireland,
Tros Tyriufque mihi nullo difcrimine agetur.
Intereft is a fure guide to nations, and it never was, nor never can be the intereft of the smaller number to differ from the larger, or the weaker to differ from the more powerful.
Right Hon. Jahn Foster.
PRINTED BY J. MILLIKEN 32, GRAFTON-STREET.
I SHALL preface the following obfervations on Irish Independency and the Policy of Union, with the sentiments of two great and leading characters respecting what is called the working of the constitution of 1782.—In MR. GRATTAN we have the founder of the system, and it is to be prefumed he understands the principle of his own creation, and what ought to be the practice In MR. FOSTER we have the defender of that fyftem and its operation. The reader will find that the Founder and the Defender entertain very opposite sentiments on the effect; and when such men difagree in opinion, he will, if he is not morose, pardon the effort and errors of an
individual, whofe only aim is to unveil the evil (for evil there unquestionably is) and with a boldness not meaning to offend, but perhaps infpired by the energy of the fubject, imprefs the remedy.-The queftion of a Legislative Union is of fo important a nature, as to awaken the feeling of every thinking man in the community :The human mind, like the human body, is various-we are not all bleffed with genius or with beauty-a perfect freedom of difcuffion is neceffary to call forth what we have of the one, as a becoming ease and liberty are neceffary to fhew the graces of
Let us now, by way of introduction, to the fucceeding pages, produce MR. GRATTAN and MR. FOSTER on the fubject of Conflitution, Parliament, and Independence.