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with him—a Democrat, a Democrat, a Democrat—da capo
—a Democrat.—No Democrat, a d-----d Democrat." I
wonder, in their patriotic zeal, they did not exclaim, No people ! no people! no people for ever!
" I now began to withdraw from the house; for the poet says,
-----Parere necesse est —
Nam quid agas ? cum tefuriosus cogat, et idem " Akmatus."
But I was determined, at all events, to find Mrs Knox and the children, who had been separated from me in the Lobby. On turning back, I saw Mrs Knox in tears very near me, but without my daughter, and in great distress. I then requested, and insisted, that I might be permitted by the rushing phalanx to attend Mrs Knox, and fetch both my son and daughter. While I was contending for this indulgence, and received no other answer than, " Go—go directly—go you must and shall, by God," my family and friend came up to me, The generous victors shewed clemency at last, and suffered us, children and all, on our surrender, to march out unmolested. It is said, they returned immediately to their post in the stage box; and that loyal tunes were played by the band in celebration of the triumph, by way of Te Deum, or, ' The horse is thrown and his rider,'' or some similar epinikion, sung while Princes were dragged at their chariot-wheels, in honour of the rivals of my assailants, the conquerors of antiquity.
" On inquiring of Mrs Knox what passed in the Lobby, while she and the children were separated from me, she informed me, that a tall officer, on her turning back to see for her daughter, pushed her violently by the shoulder, and bid her go along after her husband and be
d-----d. Another, who probably saw and was ashamed of
this behaviour, and to whom I am really obliged for this tenderness, small as it was, to a woman in her situation,
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