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el t ï 'lJ !£J). D v ]ii -It.. Neu Wreich!on Oddiar yr Eington By CADRAWD. THE ELECHON DTERATURE OF GLAMORSANSHtRE. Etect!on Squibs by )o)o Morganwg and Mr E))jaLh Waring. It appears that upon the Election following that of 1790. mentioned in our last issue, conse- quent upon the death of Mr\Vyndham,that folo's bardic nre broke out again, as did that aJeo of his friend Mr Waring, though unfortu- nateiy they took opposite sides. Mr Waring thus speaks of this potitical episode in his recol- lections of the bard, which he pub!ished long after the old bard'a death. "When the seat in Parliament became vacant by the death of Mr Wyndham, a contested election threw the county into a ferment. The old bard of Tre- niemin espoused what he considered to be the course of independence emerged from his habitual quietude and dashed into an elec- tioneering campaign, launching the missiles of sombs and invective against the opposite party. On this occasion he stood opposed to many of his best friends in the county, but his own convictions of .rectitude yielded to no compromise or qualification, while his fervid zeal was prone to betray him into the too pre- valent intemperance o f tongue and pen. If any kind friends were irreconcileably offended with him on this account. I can only lament their imperfect estimate of his character. It Bo happened that on this occasion we were antagonistic and nred oBf our paper grenades in each other's faces without singeing a whisker on either side. He was particularly in- dignant at some of the unwise say- ings of the old party, attaching an un- reasonable degree of importance to high berth or gentle lineage. On my attempting to prove that high birth might often produce a valuable influence upon a man's character, his aepty was eminently original; My dear sir, I cam trace my own pedigree for several genera- tions. I can prove that many of my ancestors were men of rank and power and I am de- termined to print the whole tor the mere pur- pose of showing that the highest in rank were out of all proportion the greatest ecoundpels." In a, letter to Owen Myfyr lolo writes thus under the date September 29th, 1798 :—" The MSS. of the late Mr Richards, of Coychurch (anther of the Welsh and.English dictionary) are at Tregroes but though I formerly could h<we access easily to them. I fear I cannot now, as my political opinions have highly aSended that high Tory family." The Borough Etection of 1832. Lord James Stewart notifies to the electors of Cardiff, Cowbridge.and Uantrissant, with feelings of heartfelt regret." that he will mot offer himself for re-election in the ensuing Parliament. He had supported the measure of Reform, which had now become the law of the land, but circumstances which he had not been able to control led him to the conclusion that there is but one course open to him— and that i< to retire from Parliament alto- Nether." Mr John Nicholl, of Merthyr Mawr. came iot-ward as a candidate the nominee, it is was said. of the Marquis of Bute and Rees Howell Gronow also came into the field. Upon the retirement of Lord James the following aquib appeared, addressed—" To him who can beat understand it" :— I cannot divine How these neighbours of mine Should expect me to give them a. Whig My brother may whine, And they may repine, Bnt for all this I care not a. ng. I vowed to the Duke, By his martial peruke, That Glamorgan should send up a Tory But the rogues were too strong, So the votes went all wrong, And Pm left all alone with my giory.' Yet I've stjil Boroughs three, All devoted to me, Or mnch they ha-ve altered in tone Soon the point sbaJl be tned, And the whip be applied, Fbr I'll do what I like with my own. Then came on Master Fudge, For my brother shan't budge,— You need but walk over the neM Take a pnest in your hand, And taeyTl soon understand That willing or not they must yield." The Priest mentioned in the lazt verse was Mr Edward Pnest Richards, who was agent of the Marquis of Bute at the tune. The Election came off on Monday, December 10th. 18S2. Mr Roua proposed Lord J. Stewart. and Dr. Malkin, in a very abie speech, seconded the nomination. The Hon. W. B. Grey proposed Mr Nicholl and the Rev. Dr. WiBs seconded. The Rev- erend J. M. Treheme and the Reverend Bruce Kn'gbt addressed the burgesses on behalf of Mr NichoU. after which Mr Nicholl hhnseM tpoke at some length. A poll was demanded, which lasted two days —Tuesday and Wednesday, when the munbers declared were as follows :— NicboU 3t2 Stewart. 192 Majority. 150 The County Election of IS37, on the death of William the Fourth, brought three candidates !nto the neld—TaIbot, Adare, and Guest. There was a most astonishing yield of electioneering poetry on this occasion, both in the county and ;or the Borough of Merthyr. Talbot and Guest ktined hands in the fight. Thi-t produced the iollowing squib to the tune, The Irish Schoolmaster," printed in the first number of The Cardiff ahd Mertbyr Chronicle," a paper started for electioneering purpose") by Mr Guest, of Merthyr, to support, him in the double candidature of the Borough of Merthyr and the County of Glamorgan. The paper ceased to be iasued almost aa soon as the elections were over. Mr Guest had by that thne rerceived a baronety, as the reward of his services to the party in power. The following is selected from several others because it answers the question which so often has been asked during Hie present General Election, riz., What is a Tory Pray, what is a Tory t A Tory's a a&vage Who the rights and possessions of Britain would ravage The name is a just one. derived in otd times, From their act of oppression and horrible crimes. Their forefathers followed by murderous bands Of pillaging rumans deprived you of lands Erected strong caatles to keep what they gained, And the true Ancient Briton in slavery chained. By force they enslaved you, while force could prevail, And fraud is the weapon with which they assail; For themselves and their friends they get pen- sions and places, And Qkh from your pockets with smiles on their faces. They look upon commerce as something de- grading, To sponge on the natton pays better than trading A post in the army or church they'll endure. And there's nothing as good as a snug sinecure. In one useful art they excel all the rest, For they know but too well how to feather their nest; They oppose each Reform to the people of use, And strive to uphold very ancient abuse. They are bought by corruption in every debate, With commands in the Army. Church, Navy and State They strive to enthral you both body and soul, And a seat in the Senate's a key to the whole. Then Glamorganshire men, of the standard beware, Which waves in the hands of the Tory Adare 'Tis the black Sag of ignorance widely dis- played, While tax and tithe eaters exult in its shade. Withhold then your votes tor some Liberal mind, To wholesome Reform and improvement in- clined 4d drive from among you the pilfering crew— Hence bird of ill omen—Dun-Raven-Adieu (To be Continued.)

"K!DNAPPED" G!RL

D!ED W!TH HER D06.

----Atteged Murder Attempt.…

"SOUL K!LUNG" STEAMERS.

THE GEftM.A KA VY.

A NEW ERA IN SIBERIA.

CANADA'S UNTtLLED ACRES.

I IELECTION DAY SCENES IN…

Loss of the ss. Cadoxton.…

CAGE ON SHEAVES.

Coat Working Dispute .

SIR E. 8HACKLETON.

I , AUSTRALIAN APPLE TRADE.

Protection Brutatity. .

ASSIZE REMOVAL QUESTtON.

Sir Griffith Thomas. .

" &AVE THE SHOW AWAY."

SCHOOL BATHS.

MISS AMY EVANS. ,

CONSTABLE BOUGHT FOOD.

SUICIDE AT 70!

ALLEGED PEPPER ASSAULT.

BY SUBMARtNE TO POLE.

"'WHITE MAN'S LOVE CHARM."