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with what view we ask could this additional falshood have been promulgated?

Men always believe what they wish to be true!'

But the Chronicle man could not believe the story he told because he could not have heard it. Heard it !-mercy on uswhere could a man hear any thing about the private affairs of a Court—who does not know whether His Majesty stood or sat during a public levee in the open Palace ?

“ If, therefore, the Chronicle did not hear such a report, his statement is pure invention ! if he did-his information upon

the subject was just as bad as it is upon all others ; especially upon that, with which, in the ardour of its zeal for calumny and misrepresentation, he concludes the paragraph in which the former staiement is contained.

We admit, that the 'eaves droppers' and pickers up of the Chronicle may, during the stay of the Court at Brighton, occasionally collect something like a fact or two ; but as there is no Steyne in London-no place to which careless vanity can resort, to talk itself into importance (at least within the hearing of the retainers of the Whig journal), the case is different when His Majesty is in town; and all those interesting and mysterious communications of the conduct and movements of royalty which emanate from that paper, are equally authentic and equally true with those which we have taken the trouble to notice and expose."

The latter paragraph of the above well-timed exposition, dictated by the offended loyal feelings of the patriotic Englishman, from our local residence, and habitudes, and consequent knowledge of the multifarious incidents passing around us at all times, as well as the consequences they do, and may give rise to, requires a few remarks from us; not because the “eaves droppers and pickers up" of a disaffected Whig employer, may chance to collect something like “ a fact or two,” in the way pointed out, but because the prominent evil-made evil by bad intentions, has been rooted differently—has been the produce of another site, and has grown up to exhale its poison upon the nurturing hand which saved it from a dung-hill perhaps, where it might have perished, had its deeply concealed pestiferous qualities been but timely suspected and discovered. The “ fact or two" in the past, of recent date, to which allusion is made, obtained not publicity by " careless vanity” endeavouring " to talk itself into importance," on the Steyne, as suspected—no ; they emanated from a different source, and one much more guiltily corrupt and venal-that of infamously violated ties which should have held the servant faithful to his duty, and firm and steady to the interests of his employer, the best of men and masters. It is true, in the absence of positive proof, he has hitherto escaped the disgrace and punishment he deserves--but let him not too confidently calculate upon impunity in the futuremfor we can assure him, that detection in the past was often so close at his heels, that his escape may be regarded as nearly allied to the marvellous. Nor are his agents unknown to us. The proof needed, without having an eye to future culpabilities, may yet be brought within our reach to dispose of; and, should such a desired event occur, he shall not long remain in suspense as to the honest use we may make of it. The series of letters, &c. in the Morning Chronicle, whether the Court has been in town or country, have been obviously from the same pen—they have been the manufacture of the London office scribe, though purporting to have been received, when the Court has been here, with the addition of the “ fact or two,” and falshoods out of number, from this place-because it has appeared, pro. tem. as best calculated to answer his slanderous and deceptive purpose. We have, at this time, a Chronicle of Monday, the 28th ult. open before us—we extract the following passage

In the levee,” still harping upon the old string, one thing was remarkable, and this was the most gracious and affable manner in which all the diplomatic agents of the Holy Alliance were received, and the studiously repulsive reception given to those of the Peninsula. This was extremely striking to bye-standers,” &c.

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But not so is it with time present, or we should not have a scribbler foolishly telling us, or endeavouring to persuade us to believe that he is telling us, what actually passed at, or marked a public levee, during the whole progress of which, the most prominent fact of its character, and which all who attended it must have known, he was totally ignorant of—that of whether his Majesty received the diplomatic agents of the Iloly Alliance, and the assemblage generally, seated, or otherwise !!! But then there were the bye-standers, to whom what was passing was so extremely striking—is he sure that instead of bye-standers, they were not bye-sitters? There needed but such a declaration as the latter to have given a finished top to the absurdity—we are surprized he did not make it ; but, to do him justice, he is amply entitled to the “ cap and bells,” without it.

In our preceding publication, we adverted to the many letters which we had received " in approval, of our antecedent remarks.;" and, since that period, the number has been largely increased-we shall publish them, as we then promised, as opportunities may occur, because they are in loyal accordance with

own sentiments, and combine, with an unconquerable attachment to the most enlightened and best of Sovereigns, the strongest desire, not only to promote the growing interests of Brighton, but, above all, to appear grateful for, and to render permanent, the good we have, by holding up to public notoriety and condemnation, the dishonourable and wicked attempts of the “ lost to truth” minions, whose malign intentions have no object short of involving this town in comparative poverty, and unavailing regrets. The following are the only communications of the many addressed to us, that we can command space for in this instance, viz.

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To the Conductors of the Brighton Gleaner. “ Sirs—I have been a constant reader of your amusing publication, and have derived much satisfaction at the manly and spirited refutation that you have frequently given to the corrupt and slanderous misrepresentations which have appeared in one daily newspaper in particular—but it has somewhat surprized me, that the exercise of a similar disloyal and vituperative spirit, in repeating its slanders, which, at times, has shewn itself, as more involved in our local transactions and interests, you should, even to this period, have permitted to pass unnoticed. Upon the latter subject, if you should deem me a correspondent worth regarding, I may say much, as occasion suits, hereafter. I have been a resident of this place upwards of fifty years ; I, therefore, know well what it was, and what has been the cause of its progressive rise to make it what it is. To improve upon what it is, ought to be the first care of its inhabitants—the means to effect it are obvious—their opposite is as palpable—it is but to choose and take -the source of our prosperity is the same in character as heretofore ; and woeful must be the result should it ever be made to appear that an alteration had been effected in the loyal character of the town. In some cases there may be virtue in passiveness—but, when the ruffian would cross the threshold to destroy domestic peace, and annihilate the germs of future ease, non-resistance becomes a crime, and ignominy its merited desert. But to drop metaphor-your suggestion, to reduce the circulation of libellous matter, is duly appreciated : as a measure of justifiable defence it may be pursued with some advantage—but offensive operations, to give a certain effect to it, must also be had recourse to, upheld and sanctioned by the law, and regardless of the expense to which the honest and honourable endeavour may be exposed. A forcible observation appeared in the GLEANER of February last-it is acknowledged to be decidedly accurate in the advice it contains, in my connexion; and, a resolution, therefore, that it shall eventually be acted upon, may well be supposed to have unanimously passed among us. The following is the passage I allude to :-There is a species of libel, though framed in the bitterest spirit of malignance, which conscious, generous worth, will totally disregard--and it is right, perhaps, that it should do so ; but the forbearance will not similarly apply to the adherents of the assailed, to whose beneficence and favours they may chance to owe every essential benefit they possess.

It is not, we say, for such men to be idle spectators of, nor listeners to, a libellous process of such a cast-every principle of gratitude in them demands, that the first exposition of the will towards it, should be received as the deed, and that their united efforts should be ceaseless until the venal enemy is subdued.' For the present, farewell—but, if you please, you may shortly hear again from, Sirs, yours, &c.

D. E.”

To the Editor of the Brighton Gleaner. “ Sir-I cannot resist the impulse I feel, to call your attention to the beginning of a letter from Worthing, as it appeared in the Brighton Herald of Saturday, the 10th inst. viz. :

• For the last six months, this place has been marked by a suspension of animation almost without a precedent, and it is cheering to find that something like life is again observable.'

“ The gloomy picture involved in the above words, from Worthing, during the months alluded to, is precisely similar to that which was annually exhibited here at the same season, ere the rays of royalty spread their golden tints upon the canvas, and

formed the glowing contrast. That the same cause, so long as it may remain, will continue tu us the same effect, no rational doubt can be entertained—but rumours are abroad, portentous rumours, that the seat of royalty will be changed, and that our winter months, in the future, may be destined to afford us but little cons ation beyond the range of our own firesides, and the profitless consumption of fuel. The cause of such a possible change has been whispered abroad likewise-but, at present, I shall touch no farther on the subject, than that of referring those whom it may concern, to the many well-timed remarks which have appeared in your GLEANER, decidedly relating to it, in the few several months last past. I am, Sir, with respect, yours, &c.

** OBSERVATOR.”

The King left us on the 16th ult. for Carlton Palace. The gloom which the departure of His Majesty occasioned, is still continued with us, and that insignia of dulness, “ Lodgings to Lett,” frowns expressively upon us in all the fashionable parts of the town.

By the Newspapers which pride themselves in being accurate upon that important subject, we have the satisfaction to learn, that the King is in greatly improved health ; and that, besides holding a Court Drawing-room, it is his Majesty's intention of shortly honouring the Metropolitan Theatres with his presence.

Local Jnformation.

The Local Catch and Glee Club, at the Golden Cross Inn, maintains its ascendency. The elder son of the founder of the Club, Mr. Charles Incledon, of national celebrity, for the first time, joined the society at the last meeting, and to a request from the chair, the President, perhaps, concluding, that harmonic capabilities were hereditary, sang the popular ballad with the burthen, “A Heart that o'erflows with Good Nature.” Whatever was the inference of the President, the company had every reason to be satisfied with the selection he had made ; the ballad was exquisitely given, both as it appertained to the good sense which marked the utterance of the words, and the pleasing jus

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