He spent the spring of 1796 in Philadelphia, where he delivered a series of lectures on the evidences of revelation to crowded audiences, including most of the members of the United States Congress, at that time sitting in Philadelphia, and of the executive officers of the Government. He delivered a second series on the same subject in the spring of the following year, but with less success, partly owing, his son imagines, to the novelty of the thing having passed away, and partly from prejudices that began to be excited against him on account of his supposed political principles. In reality Priestley took even less interest in the politics of America than he had done in those of his own country. He seldom read the debates in Congress, and beyond Adams and Jefferson he knew few of the leading politicians. He never attended a political meeting or 159 took part directly or indirectly in an election, and excepting an article in a newspaper called 淎urora,?or 淢axims of Political Arithmetic,?and signed 淎 Quaker in Politics,?he wrote nothing on the subject of politics. At that period political feeling ran high and politics were the one subject of conversation, and to some extent, therefore, he could not escape their discussion, but it was noticed that he always argued on the side of liberty. As regards British politics his speculations went no further than a reform in Parliament, such as that which was accomplished less than thirty years after his death. He had no desire to see changed the constitution of the kingdom as vested in King, Lords and Commons. Bergan?擲he dared not think of him! He was lying so dangerously ill!攜et she must not go to him;攕he could trust neither her thoughts nor herself by that bedside. She must just leave him, where she left all her own cares and sorrows, in the hands of God. She waited upon Him: in His own good time and way, He would make it clear that He reigned, and that His sceptre was justice, and His crown mercy. avtt天堂网2014亚洲 8. That they shall not presume to talk loud nor make any noise in getting their lessons. A Boy檚 Tongue should never be heard, but in saying his Lesson, asking or Answering a Question. So, after Mr. Bergan had politely assented to his observations upon the dulness of Berganton, and somewhat pointedly remarked that perseverance and energy, when conjoined with upright habits, were pretty sure to command a reasonable measure of success anywhere, the conversation turned aside into other channels. The opportunity for a frank explanation攚hich could alone have placed him upon his proper footing with his new-found relatives攚as lost. It would not return until it was too late to be of any considerable service. The Coronation擣ears of Eminent Men擳he Cholera擳he Waverers擫ord John Russell introduces the third Reform Bill擨ts Progress through the Commons擳he Second Reading carried in the Lords擝ehind the Scenes擣eeling in the Country擠isfranchisement Clauses postponed擥rey resigns擡brington's Resolution擶ellington attempts to form a Ministry擯opular fury擳he Run on the Bank擶ellington abandons his post擥rey exacts the King's Consent to the creation of Peers擳he Opposition withdrawn擳he Bill becomes Law擳he Irish Reform Bill擳he Bill in the Lords擳he Scottish Reform Bill擝ecomes Law擱esult of the Reform Bills擬r. Stanley in Ireland擳he Tithe-proctor擳he Church Cess擳ithe Legislation of 1831擨rish Education擶yse's Report擲tanley's Bill擨ts Provisions for Religious Instruction擥eneral Election擭ew Parliament擳he Coercion Bill擳he Church Temporalities Bill擳he Poor Law Commission擨ts Report擲ketch of the Poor Law System擯rovisions of the Poor Law Amendment Act擧istory of the Emancipation Movement擬r. Stanley's Resolutions擯rovisions of the Act of Emancipation擳he Dorsetshire Labourers擳he Copenhagen Fields Meeting擮ther Meetings and Strikes擲heil and Lord Althorp擮'Connell's Motion on the union擝aron Smith擫ittleton's Tithe Bill擬r. Ward's Motion擱esignation of Mr. Stanley and his Friends擜n Indiscreet Speech of the King's擳he Debate on Mr. Ward's Motion擣inal Collapse of the Cabinet擱etrospect of Lord Grey's Ministry.