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chair, has shown that he is able to in- | impartiality; in explaining difficulties struct the wisest, and ready to assist he had ever been clear and satisfactory. the weakest, who in that chair has shown He would not enumerate the particular a mind as independent as his for occasions on which the right hon. gentletune-who in that chair has shown a man had supported, the dignity of the temper not to be ruffled, a firmness not to chair and the honour of the House, and be shaken ; sure presages of rigid uniform the different qualities by which he was impartiality--who in that chair has recommended to their choice. But if he watched over the rights and privileges of had maintained the dignity of the House this House, as over the palladium of the as high as it had ever been carried by liberties of our free constitution, who the most revered of his predecessors—if in that chair- -but I will no longer in no instance he had endeavoured to press upon the delicate feelings of a truly suppress the freedom of opinion—if he great mind, but hasten to make that pro- had never evinced partiality in the exerposal, which I perceive the whole House cise of his functions -if his carriage had are impatient that I should make, namely, been calculated to impress the highest “ That the right hon. Henry Addington respect upon every mind—if his manners be called to the chair of this House to be had gained the esteem and conciliated our Speaker."
the regard, even of those who, unfortuMr. Powys rose to second the motion. nately, were little disposed to agree upon To have such an opportunity of paying a other matters, he would not be thought tribute of just applause, could be no small too sanguine in his hopes of the success gratification to all who entertained those of the motion which he had the honour sentiments of private friendship, and of to second. public respect, which he did for the gen- General Tarleton said, he thought a tleman who was the object of the motion. more eligible person to fill the high office Yet it was not on the ground of personal of Speaker, could not be found within attachment to that gentleman ; it was not the walls of the House of Commons. The merely on the score of his many excellent, right hon. gentleman was liberally enhis distinguished qualities that he stood dowed by nature, and adorned with thus forward in his support'; no; he rested valuable and classical attainments. The on much higher grounds, he rested on the House had had ample experience of collective voice of the Commons of Eng. the urbanity of his manners, his attention land. “ Dignus imperare nisi imperasset, to the business of the House, and his ad. was the character given of a great herence to the principles of the constituRoman emperor. That the reverse of tion. These were powerful recommendathat character was ever applicable to the tions; for in the forms of the House, and right hon. gentleman, he did not mean to in the dignity of the chair, those who sat say, but if there were any, who, before on his side of the House, would find the his elevation, considered it as too sudden best protection against insolent majorities, and premature, the voice of the House and the encroachments of power. was completely justified by his conduct Mr. Addington said, that it would immediately after he had been called to have been peculiarly gratifying to his the chair. The right hon. gentleman mind, if, consistently with that respect soon convinced the House that it was not which he owed the House, he could on one splendid and brilliant display that have suffered the motion to pass without he rested the reputation of his talents, any observation. He could not be but that he had attained a maturity of in- supposed to be deficient in gratitude tellect which could command respect, to the noble mover, and : the hon. seand an extent of information that applied conder ; neither could he be insensible to every occasion. He had uniformly to the literal manner in which the motion displayed an integrity the most unshaken, had been supported by the hon. general ; an understanding the most cultivated, a least of all could he be supposed to be judgment the most enlightened, a know- wanting in respect to the House or to the ledge the most comprehensive; and, in the office. What, indeed, could be more execution of his office, an acquaint- honourable than an office conferred by ance not merely with the rules and the people, through the medium of their forms of this House, but wiú the representatives; what more important constitution of parliament. In all his than an office, whose duties, if well disbehaviour he had displayed the utmost charged, conferred honour on that branch
of the legislature more immediately con- IN THE EIGHTEENTH PARLIAMENT nected with the people? But the office OF GREAT BRITAIN, WHICH MET AT required a combination of talents rarely
WESTMINSTER, THE 27TH OF Septo be met with. Were he to enumerate them, he was sure that the detail would TEMBER, 1796. present very serious obstacles to the pre
Abingdon, Berkshire. sent motion. When he looked to the
Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe. situation and to the nature of it, he felt a
Agmondesham, Bucks, deep anxiety, not solely on his own ac- Thomas Drake Tyrwhitt. Charles Drake count, but on account of the House
Gerrard. itself. The noble lord and the hon. gen.
St. Alban's, Herts. tleman had been pleased to allude to his Lord Bingham. T. S. D. Bucknall. former conduct. To that conduct it was
Aldborough, Suffolk. impossible for him to advert, without the Sir John Aubrey, bart. M. A. Taylor. most grateful recollections. Since the experience of last parliament had been Aldborough, Yorkshire.
R. Muilm, Trench Chiswell. Charles Dunmentioned, he could not omit this oppor
combe tunity of expressing his sense of the indulgence he had received from it, and of Benjamin Lethuillier. Hon. Coulson Wallop.
Andover, Hants. the need which he had of that indulgence. On entering upon the office, he brought
Anglesea. with him a firm attachment to the consti- Hon. Arthur Paget. tution of the country, without which no Appleby, Westmoreland. man was worthy to be a member of that John Courtenay. Hon. John Tufton. House; and he was free to say, that he
Arundel, Susser. had never intentionally swerved from that Sir George Thomas, bart. James Greene. integrity which it was so satisfactory, on recollection, to preserved in any Sir Robert Mackreth. Lawrence Palk.
Ashburton, Devonshire. situation, nor from that independence which was so necessary in the distin- Aylesbury, Bucks. guished situation to which he had been Scrope Bernard." Gerard Lake. raised by the voice of that House. He Banbury, Oxfordshire. would not detain the House any longer, Dudley North. but conclude with expressing his sense
Barnstaple, Devonshire. of the honour proposed to be conferred John Cleveland. "Richard Wilson. on him, and his determination to submit himself to the House.
Bath, City of The House then again unanimously
Viscount Weymouth. Sir R. Pepper Arden, calling Mr. Addington to the chair, he Beaumaris, Town of. was taken out of his place by lord
Lord Newborough, Frederic Campbell and Mr. Powys, and Bedfordshire. conducted by them to the chair ; where, Hon. St. Andrew St. John. John Osborn. standing on the upper step, he returned
Bedford, Town of. his humble acknowledgments to the William Colhoun. Samuel Whitbread. House for the great honour they had been pleased to confer upon him, by Hon. Thomas Bruce. John Wodehouse.
Bedwin, Wilts. unanimously choosing him to be again their speaker. And thereupon he sat
Beeralston, Devonshire. down in the chair ; and then the mace
William Mitford. Lord Lovaine. (which before lay under the table) was Berkshire. laid upon the table. Then Mr. Secre- George Vansittart. Charles Dundas. tary Dundas having congratulated Mr. Berwick, Northumberland, Speaker elect, moved that the House do Earl of Tyrconnel. John Callander. adjourn.
William Tatton. N, C. Burton. List of the House of Commons.] The following is a list of the members of the
M. P. Andrews. House of Commons :
Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. A List of the House of COMMONS, William Clive. Henry Strachey.
Carmarthen, Town of.
Magens Dorien Magens,
Sir Robert Williams, bart.
Carnarvon, Town of.
Hon. Edward Paget.
Iloratio Churchill. Charles Chester.
John Crewe, Thomas Cholmondeley.
Chester, City of
Thomas Grosvenor. Viscount Belgrave.
Right Hon. Thomas Steele. George White
James Dawkins. George Fludyer.
George Rose. W. Stewart Rose.
Robert Preston, Michael Hicks Beach,
Lord E. C. Cavendish Bentinck. Hon. Robert
John Baynes Garforth. Edward Burrows.
Cornwall, County of
Sir William Lemon, bart. Francis Gregor.
W. Wilberforce Bird. Nathaniel Jefferys.
Thomas Estcourt. Lord Porchester.
Sir Henry Fletcher, bart. John Lowther.
Edmund Bastard. Right Hon. J. C. Villiers.
Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, bart.
Denbigh, Town of.
Lord John Cavendish. Edw. Miller Mundy.
Derby, Town of.
Lord G. A. II. Cavendish. Edward Coke.
Right Hon. Henry Addington. Joshua Smith.
Francis John Browne. William Morton Pitt.
James Clarke Satterthwaite. James Lowther. Droitwich, Worcestershire. Hon. Andrew Foley. Sir Edward Winning. Sir James Saunderson, bart.
N. Vansittart. ton, bart. Dunwich, Suffolk.
Charles Abbot. Richard Richards.
Hereford, City of
John Scudamoré. James Walwyn.
William Plumer. William Baker.
Hertford, Town of
John Calvert. Nathaniel Dimsdale.
Sir Lionel Darell, bart. Christ. Atkinson. Thomas Thompson, Charles Thellusson.
Viscount Clifden. Sir J. F. Leicester, bart. John Baring. Sir C. W. Bampfylde, bart.
Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire.
James Wildman. M. G. Lewis.
George Chambers. George Shum.
Sir John Macpherson, bart. James Fox. Fowey, Cornwall. Philip Rashleigh. Reginald Pole Carew.
Viscount Hinchinbrook. Lord Frederick
Huntingdon, Town of.
W. H. Fellowes. John Calvert, jun.
Sir C. F. Radcliffe, bart. William Evelyn, Gloucestershire.
Ilchester, Somersetshire. Hon. George Cranfield Berkeley. Marquis
Sir Robert Clayton, bart. William Dickinof Worcester,
son, jun. Gloucester, City of.
Ipswich, Suffolk. John Pitt. Henry Howard.
Charles Alexander Crickett. Sir Andrew
Snape Hammond, bart.
St. Ives, Cornwall.
William Praed. Sir R. Carr Glynn, kt.
Edward Knatchbull, bart. Sir William Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Hon. Horatio Walpole. Sir Martin Browno Nathaniel Dance. James Strange.
St. Michael, Cornwall. James Hare. Lord Jobn Towpshend. Sir Christopher Hawkins, bart. Sir S. Lush
ington, bart. Lancashire. Thomas Stanley, John Blackburne.
Sir Rob. Williams Vaughan, bart.
Right Hon. Sylvester Douglas. Chas. Long. Launceston, Cornwall. Hon. John Rawdon. James Brogden.
William Mainwaring. George Byng.
Lord Paget. Sir Robert Ainslie, bart.
John Fownes Luttrell. John Langston.
James Rooke. Charles Morgan.
Monmouth, Town of.
Montgomery, Town of.
Viscount Morpeth. William Huskisson. Hon. George Rawdon. Richard Ellison.
John Manners Sutton, Mark Wood.
Newcastle-under-Line, Staffordshire. Gower.
William Egerton. E. Wilbraham Bootle. Liverpool, Lancashire. Isaac Gascoyne. Banastre Tarleton.
Sir Matthew White, Ridley, bart. Charles London, City of
Brandling William Curtis, John William Anderson,
William Northey. Joseph Richardson.
J. C. Jervoise. E. Rushworth.
Thomas Peter Legh. Thomas Brooke.
Sir Richard Worsley, bart. C. Shaw Le Fevre.
Henry Peirse. Hon. Edward Lascelles.
Thomas Powys. Francis Dickins.
Northampton, Town of.
Hon. Edw. Bouverie. Hon. Spencer Perceval. Multon, Yorkshire. Viscount Milton. William Baldwin.
Charles Grey. Thomas Richard Ecaumont. Marlborough, Wilts. Hon. James Bruce. Lord Bruce.
Norwich, City of
Right IIon, William Windham. Hon. Henry Marlow, Bucks.
Lord Wm. Cavendish Bentinek. Hon. Evelyn Sir William Young, bart. George Nugent. Pierrepont.