I Cannot but go on here a little, to observe, That the horrid Proceedings of the Malecontents in Hungary, which our Well-meaning People here, were so taken with, as the just Revolt of Oppress’d Protestants, had some things in it so dissonant from Honour, Justice, and Protestant Principles, that it set in a true Light, must make all those Gentlemen as much ashamed of them, as they pitied them before.
A true Christian Protestant People, could never Ravage Christian Provinces, and sell the Infant Children of Innocent Parents, to the Cruel Tartars, to be Convey’d by them into the hands of the Turks, Barter’d for Trifles, and brought up to deny their Saviour.
’Twould make the Heart of a Spaniard bleed, to hear the Cruelties, the Devastations, and horrible Barbarities of the Tartars; nay, and of the Hungarians themselves, who always went with them, or Posted themselves to defend them, and bring them off.
A Certain Collection, Entitled, The Groans of Austria and Moravia, Printed at Vienna, gives such an Account of the Destruction of all that Rich and Pleasant Country, for several Leagues round Vienna, during the Siege, that it would seem very uncharitable, to believe any thing that call’d themselves Christian, should have any hand in it.
That Author, as I am told, gives an Account of above 1500 Villages Burnt and Destroy’d, 100000 poor People carried into Slavery, and half that Number kill’d.
If it be alledg’d this was done by the Turks, and the Hungarians cannot be charg’d with it; I answer, the hand the Hungarians had in bringing the Turks upon the Empire; the Treacherous abandoning their Posts on the Raab, and thereby letting the Tartars into the Hereditary Countries, before the surprized Inhabitants had time to flie; The weakening the Imperial Army, by their abandoning it, 15000 at a time; these are such Articles as can never be Answered, so as to clear them from the being concern’d, and chargeable with these things; but if they could be clear’d as Originals, they can never be clear’d as Instruments.
It can never be said they were innocent of these things, since they joyn’d their Forces, assisted in the Siege of Vienna, and not to mince the Matter, were as forward in the Burnings and Destruction of the Country, and the Miseries of the People, as the Turks themselves.
Can any Man say, this was for the sake of Religion? I must always doubt the sincerity of those Principles that are mingled with Blood and Desolation; but to put this out of all farther Question, and that Teckely had other Designs, than the meer Recovery of Liberty, or Establishing of Religion; the following Articles, Publish’d by the Emperor’s Order at Vienna, and found among the Papers of a Turkish Secretary, Taken by the Germans, will unriddle it all.
Articles Agreed and Conceded by the Grand Seignior to the Hungarians.
1. That the Count Emeric Teckely, of Ritsmark, of the Illustrious House of Gabriel Bethlem, shall be Install’d King of Hungary; and in Case he shall die, the Grand Seignior will take the Queen his Wife, as well for her Person as Goods, into his Protection.
2. That after the death of Count Teckely and his Children, the Hungarians shall choose such a King as shall seem good to them, provided they acquaint the Ottoman Port with it.
3. That the Present, which the Hungarians have promised to give to the Ottoman Port, shall never be rais’d in any manner whatsoever.
4. That they shall entirely enjoy their Privileges, Liberties and Immunities for ever, without any Diminution.
5. That they shall be Protected by the Turks, from all their Enemies whatsoever.
6. That the Turks will Religiously observe the Conditions of Peace, made with the Germans at St. Gotherd, so far as concerns Hungary.
7. That the Jesuits, and Disturbers of the Publick Peace, shall be driven out of Hungary, and never receiv’d there again.
8. That the Tributes of the Surrendred Places shall never be rais’d.
9. That the Treasurers of Hungary shall have free Passage thro’ all the Parts of the Ottoman Dominions.
10. When they carry to the Port the Present of Honour, which they have promised, or shall come there upon any other occasion, they shall be Magnificently receiv’d.
Here’s Religion and Liberty! Here’s the exact Principle of an Hungarian Malecontent! — The Crown of Hungary is the point; and if any body please to examin these things, they will soon see the Naked Matter.
We may also observe the manner, at which this Prince drove at the Crown of Hungary; Liberty has been the Pretence, and the Choice of their own Kings; and yet here they find, that Count Teckely had made Provision for himself, and his Posterity, had made the Kingdom Hereditary to his Children, and reserv’d the Liberties of his Country; and the Election of the Crown was put off, till all his Children should be dead.
Thus we see what the Pretences of Religion and Liberty came to; the poor Hungarians were but changing an Hereditary Emperor, for an Hereditary King.
The next Pretence to Religion, is Liberty; and let any Impartial Eye view but the bottom of this Liberty, Protestant Liberty under Turkish Slavery; the Liberties of Hungary propos’d under a Tributary Prince; the whole Kingdom of Hungary made Subject to the Turks, and an Annual Tribute of 80000 Ducats, agreed to be paid, as a Badge of their Eternal Bondage, in Order to preserve their Liberties.
These are the Jests, Ambitious and Designing Men put upon the World, to bring to pass their Clandestine and self-interested purposes.
Thus Religion is made a Stalking-Horse for all manner of Mischief; God Almighty Banter’d and Buffoon’d by Men of no Principles, and the World wheedled by specious Pretences, to believe things by their cutsides.
The Tribute of the Hungarians, to gild over that bitter Pill, is here call’d a Present of Honour, and yet the Turks must be waited upon with it; they are to carry it to his own Door, and lay down their Liberty at his Mahometan Feet.
Then what Security have they for that Liberty they have left? Truly, The Faith of a Turk; a Promise, their Tribute shall not be enlarg’d; which, when ever the Ottoman Monarch pleases to forget, he may Demand what he Pleases.
Thus the Malecontents of Hungary sell their Liberty, and become Tributaries to the Turks; thus they Support the Protestant Religion, by Subjecting themselves to the Mahometan Government; and at the bottom of all, out comes the Trojan Horse, Teckely must be King, and his Children after him.
Well, but after his Death, and his Children, which may be to 40 Generations, then the Kingdom shall be Elective again, the Hungarians shall then have their Liberty, and choose what King they please. This indeed has some Air of Liberty, tho’ it be very Remote; but let us see if there be not a Clog upon this; certainly Teckely was resolv’d to Entail Bondage upon them to the end of the World; for after all his Posterity shall be dead, and his Family extinct, then they shall choose a King; but they must first acquaint the Ottoman Port with it, Article 2. That is, They must ask the Turk who they shall Choose, and give him a constant Negative, upon this main Article of their Liberty.
ADVICE from the Scandal. CLUB.
A Man was brought before the Society, for Scandalizing the City, and saying it was not worth while to serve them.
The Fellow own’d the Fact; and said, he wou’d make it out, for that a Certain Gentleman was Chosen L— M—, and refused to hold; and he was sure, that Gentleman wou’d never have refused it, if there had been any thing to be got by it.
The Society alledg’d the Just Excuses that Gentleman had made, and the indisposition which appear’d upon him; at which the Person seem’d a little Silenc’d, but at last agreed to put it upon this Issue, That the Service in Parliament being equally Fatiguing and Troublesome, as to Health, with the Office of a L— M—; if on the next Election for the Members of Parliament, that Worthy Gentleman shall Decline to stand Candidate for the City of C…, being unable, by his Indisposition, to attend the Service of his Country; then it shall be taken for Granted, That he declin’d the Chair of L…n for other Reasons, than because Sir J.P. had given away all the Perquisites.
A man was brought before the Club; for saying Her Majesty had Dissolv’d the Parliament; being ask’d what Ground he had for such a Scandalous Report, he affirm’d he had good Ground for what he said, and wondred he should be question’d upon that Account; for that he had very certain Intelligence, there were sundry New Elections made already, and in particular, the Knight of the Shire for the Country of K—; being enquir’d of, what he meant by it, he produc’d the following Letter to the Society.
YOU are desir’d to take Notice, That at our Quarter Sessions for the County of K—, held at M—e, The Chair-Man after a very Fine Speech to the Gentlemen, Propos’d to them Two Gentlemen for Parliament Men, at the next Election for the County; and after a great many fine florid Speeches, particularly by Mr. Chair-Man, Sir P.B. Sir F.L. and others; it was put to the Vote and carried by a Great Majority, That Sir C…y D….., and the Lord V…. should be Knights of the Shire for the County of K—, at the next Parliament.
Now, Gentlemen, tho’ this be a new, and Scandalous Method of Chooseing Parliament Men, yet since it is so, and an Election is thus made, we desire the Society to Resolve these following Queries about it.
1. Whether the last Parliament is Dissolved? and whether an Assembly of 30 Gentlemen putting it to the Vote, who shall be Member of the next Parliament, while the Present Parliament is in being, is not a Riot, and a Tumult in Law?
2. Whether it is not a Breach of the Fundamental Constitution of England, and an Affront to all the People, who had a Right to Vote at an Election, and were not there?
3. Whether those Gentlemen, who Testified their dislike of such Proceedings, either by going out, or Protesting against it, did not shew more Prudence, and Sence of Justice, than those that staid there, and Voted?
4. Whether this Proceeding is not a wonderful Obligation on the rest of the Freeholders of that County, to Vote for the same Gentlemen?
There were some other ill-natur’d Questions in the said Letter, which the Society, in Respect to the Gentlemen concern’d, have thought fit to keep private; and dismissing the Fellow, they Voted it a Party Cause; and therefore that no Answer should be given to the Queries, but the Persons concern’d are left to stand and fall by their own Measures, and Act as they see fit.
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