By F. C. Burkitt
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Would you prove to me your Patriotism? Let me penetrate into the interior of your House. What! I see your antichamber full of insolent Lackies; they give you still those vain Titles, which Liberty treads under foot, and you suffer it and you call yourself a Patriot! I penetrate a little further; - your Ceilings are gilded- magnificent Vases adorn your Chimney-Pieces- I walk upon the richest Carpets- the most costly Wines, the most exquisite Dishes, cover your Table - a crowd of Servants surround it - you treat them with haughtiness;- No!
If they, who mingled the cup of bitterness, drank its contents, we might look with a calm compassion on the wickedness of great Men. But alas! the storm which they raise, falls heaviest on the unprotected Innocent: and the Cottage of the poor Man is stripped of every Comfort, before the Oppressors, who send forth the mandate of Death, are amerced in one Luxury or one Vice. If a series of calamities succeed each, they deprecate the anger of Heaven by a FAST! - A word that implies, Prayers of Hate to the God of Love - and after these, a Turbot Feast for the rich, and their usual scanty Morsel to the poor, if indeed debarred from their usual labor they can procure even this.
Grenville's Bill (the 'Treason Bill') was meant to secure the King and government 'against Treasonable and Seditous Practices and Attempts', while Pitt's Bill (also known as the 'Convention Bill') was designed to prevent seditious meetings and assemblies. These acts widened the definition of treason and sedition to include criticisms of the Constitution, and placed public meetings and the drawing-up of petitions to Parliament under the effective control of local elites, particularly justices of the peace and lords lieutenant of counties.
Church and Gnosis: A Study of Christian Thought and Speculation in the Second Century (1932) by F. C. Burkitt