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Hence man, who was made in the image of God, in most countries, is as
ornamented with a cottage bonnet, of the same mates rial; viz. Brussels lace with two ostrich feathers, She likewise wore a deep lace veil, and a white satin pelisse, trimmed with Swandown. The dress cost, 700 guineas; the bonnet, 150, and the veil, 200. Mr. Pole wore a plain blue coat, with yellow buttons, white waistcoat, and buff breeches, and white silk stockings. The lady looked very pretty and interesting.
" Yesterday, the wedding favours were distributed among their numerous friends; the number exceeded eight hundred, composed wholly of silver, and unique in form; those for the ladies having an acorn in the cen. tre, and the gentlemen's a star; each cost a guinea and a half. The inferior ones for their domestics and others, were made of white ribbon, with silver stars and silver balls and fringe. The lady's jewels consist principally of a brilliant necklace and ear-rings; the former cost twenty-five thousand guizeas. Every domestic in the family of the lady Catharine Long, has been liberally provided for: they all have had annui. tios settled upon them for life, and Mrs. Tylney Long Pole Wellesley's own waiting woman, who was nurse to her in her infancy has been liberally considered." London Courier, of March 16, 1812.
Many females in the vicinity of the city of Lon. don, far superior to Miss Long, no doubt, in mental and moral excellence, at the time of the above pompous and expensive matrimonial alliance, were suffering for want of the necessaries of life Could we exhibit the contrast of indigence and extravagance in its true colours
The dreadful tale no human ear could hear,
ignorant as the ass, and as servile as the spaniel dog; consequently, they suffer one of their own species to yoke them like an ox, and drive them like a horse accustomed to the harness ; nor dare think, much less speak of liberty.
“But when the toils of each sad day are o'er, They sink to sleep, and wish to wake no more."
I would ask any reasonable man, What better than beasts of burden are Hessian mercenaries, and Russian soldiers? Have they more rights, or as many privileges? The general's horse lives magnificently, when compared to his subalterns; yet, poor wretches! because they have a coarse coat, the colour of scarlet, and worsted epaulettes, of the shape and colour of silver, they think this a sufficient equivalent, for both the loss of life and liberty, and will bear kicking and caning with the docility of asses; and will even assassinate the man, (or inform on him, which is the same) who in their presence invalidates their cruel oppress
sors. Hence all that truly ennobles
in gross ignorance from youth to age, and are amused and deluded by the tinsel of royalty, from their infancy. Were the people in any kingdom in Europe to be illumipated, as the good people of the United States happily are, the cap of liberty would soon surmount the bloody flag of despotism. They would then be convinced, that the cavalcades of aristocracy not only bereaved them of their natural rights, but insulted their understandings likewise; or if you please, added insult to injury, by exhibiting their own insig. pificance, at the expence of their own industry. Alas! a false opinion, and a deleterious relish for the blaze of equipage, the tinsel of royalty, and military glory, bave been the harbinger of death and destruction to millions of the miserable and deluded sons of men.
There is another ridiculous assumption of aristocracy I would beg leave to hint at. I mean the privileges of primogenitureship, which establishes a petty despot in every noble family ; it inay be considered in miniature, what
despotism is in magnitude. The eldest son is fixed upon the pinnacle of
grandeur, and entitled “my lord," · while his brothers, perhaps far his su.
periors in mental and moral excellency, are forced to seek a precarious support at the bar, in the pulpit, or the army. And what is this inversion of the laws of nature for? I answer, merely to sup, port family pride. Is it any wonder then that man is degraded, when the rights of God are thus infringed, and the laws of nature violated? Such fel. lows, therefore, generally live like brutes, and yet require the adoration due only to God; and many wretches, who, blinded with gold dust, or degrad. ed by habitual servility, bow down with all lowliness and cringing adula. tion at the approach of the duke, the count, the marquis, the earl, the lord, and the Lord knows what; and yet, at the same time, treat the true Lord of heaven and earth, with silent and soy. ereign neglect! What black ingrati. tude! And it seems a just re-action of Providence for their idolatry and cring