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ceeded it in Portugal, and boys of course men only should have been discharged at became little men.

first who wished their discharge, others kept

on for one year at least, till they could find Steam engine. Mail coach. Arkwright. employment for themselves. Watt.

Free passage given to as many as chose

to go out and colonize ; officers tempted to Tue only means by which such countries colonize by grants of land, passage, and as Naples and Spain can be regenerated their half pay, either by drawing for it, or without a long and dreadful age of suffer- in stores, &c. upon the spot, at English ing, is by an enlightened king or minister prices, for a certain number of years, till possessing his entire confidence and support. the land could well support them; and till

that term, the half pay to be continued to PRINCIPLES Oforder and association turned their widows and children in case of death. against society.

The present race are what Johnson emWe have rats from Norway and cock phatically called bottomless Whigs. Their roaches from the West Indies, bugs and attachment to the most sacred institutions blasphemy from London.

of the country is so lax, that no person

knows how far the loose tether of their A Law nicety kept the lawyers cold.- principles extends. R. NORTH, vol. 1, p. 185.

In Utopia, “ extra senatum aut comitia " It had been a prime jest,” says Roger publicè, de rebus communibus inire consiNorth (vol. 1, p. 284), “if, under the pre- lium, capitale habetur." — P. 129. This tence of a defence, the criminal should be was a precaution against tyranny. allowed to vent seditious libels, full of mu

BROUGHAM. tiny and reflection, to amuse the people, and so to come forth and be published in print."

“ While these terrified petitioners were “he took unto the treason trade.” brooding over the dangers of Catholic ad-Ibid. p. 285.

mission to Parliament, it might afford some

comfort, as diversion to their fears, to know By Lord Keeper Guildford's advice, coun

how slight a phrase it was which prevented ter-pamphleteers, Sir Roger, &c. were set

Roman Catholic Bishops from sitting in the up, as a better way than prosecutors, “they Upper House, but which precluded Jewish soon wrote the libellers out of the pit, and Rabbis, or even the great Mufti himself, during that king's life, the trade of libels, from coming into Parliament, either by crewhich before had been in great request, fellation from the Crown, or election by the to nothing.”—Ibid. p. 301.

people. (Hear! and laughter.) It Fas

barely the accidental insertion of the word A TIME of long continued deterioration Christian, in one of the tests, which preevery where, except in arts; the light being vented that consummation, dreadful as it only preserved among the Jews. Note this would be to the good men of Kent. Nei. lapse from the patriarchal and golden age, ther the Mahometan nor the Rabbi had in the second Dialogue.

any objection to the oaths; they could

digest the supremacy, the allegiance, and THREE cries occasioned the acts after the the abjuration of Catholic doctrines; no

-cheap bread, retrenchment, and a thing kept them out but the fortunate inmetallic currency.

sertion of all this I promise upon the faith

of a Christian.""-Courier, Saturday, May In reducing an army after a war, those | 11, 1822.

And so


Such trash as this is uttered in Parliament and passes current!!

fore the revolution.-See MRS. CAREY'S Tour, p. 347.


HAYLEY says, “ The reason," says SWIFT,

why the

“I remember to have heard Whigs have taken the atheists, or free

it said by a late anatomist, in a professional thinkers into their body is, because they discourse on the female frame, that it almost wholly agree in their political schemes, and appeared an act of cruelty in nature to prodiffer

duce such a being as woman." little in church power and disvery cipline."

In a Monarchy there certainly is someAt Westminster, the College ought in this thing more like a moral responsibility, more to resemble a college, that each scholar like a conscience than in a Republic, as should have his separate apartment, and Dryden says, that to all others it should be his castle. “ Well Monarchies may own Religious

name, The fault in Europe seems to be too But States are Atheists in their very frame, much government and too little police. They share a sin : and such proportions fall

That like a stink, 'tis nothing to them all." HOBBES says, in his Dialogues concerning the Common Law,“ perhaps the greatest See a horrid passage concerning original cause of multitude of suits is this, that for sin in South, vol. 7, p. 131. want of registering of conveyances of land (which might easily be done in the town- An opinion that departed spirits do not ships where the lands lie) a purchase can- what

passes on earth.—Ibid.


346. not easily be had which will not be litigious."

Books composed without a grain of re

search or a pennyweight of reason, a scruple MANUFACTURERS seditious when provi- of conscience: a dram of impudence or of sions are at a high price: the agriculturists slander suffices. when they are cheap, and both classes showing their total want of reverence or attach- Society with books.—Eras. Epist. p. 297. ment towards the institutions of their country.

OPPOSITION like the image in Nebuchad

nezzar's dream, from the proudest Whigs WRITS

-“ de inquirendo de prodigo" — down to the most desperate levellers. proposed in that very sensible tract called England's Wants.—Somers' Tracts, vol. 9,

" In Creta louis simulacrum confingi certum est sine auribus, quoniam princi

pem uirum, et omnibus late dominantem MR. HUME“ the great toe of the assem- audire addecet neminem, sed id demum perbly."

sequi quod dictat rationis examen, et ius

titiæ nusquam præflorata integritas. Hæc “ Laws and church discipline." — LORD Cælius, li. 6." BROOKE, p. 40.

“In quibus, neque

mihi satisOwenite communities in Auvergne be- feci, propterea quod rei quæ non ratione

nititur, ratio nulla reddi potest." — SCALI"The Flemings put the estates of prodigals, GER. Ep. 85, p. 220. as they did those of lunatics, under guardians. See suprà, p. 616.-J. W. W.

“ LITTERÆ quid aliud sunt hodiè, quam

p. 223.

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“ The knowledge of wickedness is not “Whom shall he teach knowledge, and wisdom," saith the wise son of Sirach.— whom shall he make to understand docEccl. xix. 22.

trine? them that are weaned from the milk, “I am the mother of fair love and fear, and drawn from the breast."-ISAIAH xxvii. and knowledge, and holy hope." - Ibid.

Ibid. | 9. xxiv. 18.

“ In rest shall ye be saved; in quietness “ The first man knew her not perfectly, and in confidence shall be your strength.” no more shall the last find her out.”—Ibid. Ibid. xxx. 15. xxiv. 28.

“ They that eat me shall yet be hungry, M. SEVIGNE's opinion of the peasantry in and they that drink me shall yet be thirsty. Bretagne—their natural uprightness. He that obeyeth me shall never be confounded, and they that work by me shall

“But the only good that grows of passed not do amiss."-Ibid. xxi. 2.

fear, “I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, Is to be wise, and ware of like again.” and leave it to all ages for ever."-Ibid. 33.

Faëry Queen.

" Why then should witless man so much Prophecy of the kingdom which is to Isaiah xxv. 7-8. Hosea ii. 14-23.

misween, That nothing is, but that which he hath

seen.”-Ibid. “Give me any plague but the plague of the heart.”—Ecclesiasticus xxv. 13.

No persons are made miserable by the

reformed religion ; they are not compelled “ Je trouve que le prix de la plupart des by fear of death to continue in professing choses dépend de l'état où nous sommes what they disbelieve. quand nous les recevons.”—M. De Sevigne,

Nunneries, &c. tom. 3, p. 112.

“ To triumph in a lie, and a lie them“ Pour celui-ci, il n'y a qu'a laisser aller selves have forged, is frontless. Folly often sa plume.”—Ibid. p. 352.

goes beyond her bounds, but Impudence

knows none."-B. JONSON. “ The pit wherein Democritus imagined Truth to be buried, was questionless the MILNER, &c. and our martyrs. heart of man.”—Jackson, vol. 1, p. 887. the lying lips be put to silence, which

cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully speak “And let the counsel of thine own heart against the righteous.”—Ps. xxxi. 20.


“ Let

“Et sicut aqua extinguet ignem, ita elee- “ JE sai que les grands out pour

maxi. mosyna extinguit peccatum,” says Ralph me de laisser passer et de continuër d'agir; Coggeshall, speaking of Cæur de Lion's mais je sai aussi qu'il leur arrive en pludeath.-M. DURAND, Col. An. vol. 5, p. sieurs rencontres que laisser dire les em858.

pêche de faire.”—LA BRUYERE, tom. 2, p.

15. “ DESINANT Maledicere, malefacta ne noscant sua." “ Les fautes des sots sont quelquefois si Ter. Prol. ad Andriem.

lourdis et si difficiles à prévoir, qu'elles

mettent les sages en défaut, et ne sont utiles “ How canst thou


I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim ?-JEREMIAH qu'à ceux qui les font.”—Ibid. p. 84. ii. 23.

Ps. xxxvi. 7. “Thou, Lord, shalt save Where are thy gods that thou hast made

both man and beast.” I wonder nothing thee? let them arise if they can save thee

has been deduced from this text in favour in the time of thy trouble.”—Ibid. v. 28.

of the immortality of brutes.' JEWEL replied to Cole who said, “I see

“ The doctrine of the Church's Infalli. ye write much and read little."

" How are

bility,” says the excellent Jackson, ye so privy to my reading ?

Wise men

dermines the very foundation of the Church's avouch no more than they know. Ye lacked shift when ye were driven to write thus."

faith,—those of merit and justification, and WORDSWORTH's Ecc. Biog. vol. 4, p. 69.

the propitiation of the mass unroof the

edifice and deface the walls, leaving nothing VESTED interests.

thereof but altar stones for their idolatrous Resource of spinning taken from old sacrifices.”To the Christian Reader.




Small traders eaten up by the great. The greedy speculating spirit of our

Settled shopkeepers injured by interlo- trade compared with old frugality, and the pers, and by too much competition. Like hereditary enjoyment of realized wealth as cattle who are starved by overstocking the now exhibited in Holland. pasture.

“But is not this a fear makes virtue vain? BONNER and Gardiner, or the Guy Foxi- Tears from yon ministring regents of the tes. “And yet, Sir, you complain that these men are, as they deserve to be, in the Their right ? plucks from firm-handed Prowords of the prophet, 'an execration, and vidence an astonishment, and a curse, and a re- The golden reins of sublunary sway, proach.'”

And gives them to blind chance ?

If this “L'art de ne rien faire en faisant quel- If Tyranny must lord it o'er the earth, que chose, est de toutes les espèces d'orsi- There's anarchy in heaven.”—Caractacus. veté la plus dangereuse, parce qu'elle paroit la plus excusable." — Entretien sur les

CONVERTS from Popery. ISAIAll xxix. Romans, p. 106.

18-24. “ And in that day shall the deaf hear This is said of idle reading.

the words of the book; and the eyes of the “Free men by fortune, slaves by free will.”—Euphues.

· Adam Littleton in his Sermons, p. 21, refers this text to our Lord's taking away all other sacrifices by the sacrifice of himself.-J. W. W.

be so,

It is per

blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of A GOOD passage in Baronius, stating why darkness.

the wise and good among the heathen be—“They also that erred in spirit shall came converts, vol. 2, p. 256. come to understanding : and they that mur- fectly applicable to Bucer and Beza and mured shall learn doctrine."

those who forsook his own idolatrous church. “For that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not “Let us take care," says LARDNER, (vol. heard shall they consider.”—Ibid. lii. 15. 1, p. 257,)“ that by introducing numerous

inferior and intermediate beings and their The Romish system is to be taken from its authorized records, and its established vine empire and government, as supreme

agency, we do not derogate from the Di. practices. From books which have been

over all causes and things, visible and inexamined and re-examined, revised and visible." corrected, and finally approved and licensed by Qualifiers, Inquisitors, Provincials, and

REVELATION. Jackson, vol. 1, p. 164. Heads of Orders, not from such books as an Englishman sets forth at his own plea- Time and space. St. Augustine.-Ibid. sure, and for his own purpose. I take it vol. 1, p. 883, vol. 2, p. 20. as it appears in Baronius and Bellarmine, in the Acts of your Saints, in the Annals of OPPORTUNITIES of retirement which the your Religious Orders, in


Church convents afforded.—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 926. Service, not as it is in the British Roman Catholic Church, nor in the Declaration of 152. HEAVEN within us. — Ibid. vol. 2, Kelly, &c. nor in the Evidence of Drs.

p. 29. Doyle, and Co. I take it as it appears

and is, at Madrid and Rome, not as it is in Great CONTINGENCY and Providence.-J. TayOrmond Street.

LOR, D. p.

13. CONCERNING novel reading, the ABBE F. 105. POLICE.

Louis Buonaparte. 3, p. says, “nos voisins sont plus sages que nous." 80. (Entret. sur les Romans, p. 112.) The English are too wise a people to read such frivolous PONTIFICIA potestas est velut cardo, things (see the passage,) and he speaks fundamentum, et ut uno verbo dicam, with great contempt (p. 114)

66 d'une lec- summa fidei Christianæ." — SKILTENIUS, ture, dont le seul agrément est de pouvoir Apol. pro Bellarmino, c. 6. Quoted in dire dans un cercle, qu'on a lû le livre du Featley's Advertisement to Crakanthorp's jour, et de le trouver admirable ou detes- | Vigilius Dormitans. table."

“ In Papâ omnem esse potestatem supra POPERY makes infidels, and is the worst omnes potestates, tam cæli quam terræ."enemy of Christianity. Necessity of ex- STEPHEN, Archiepisc. Patracensis, in an posing it for this reason, which Baronius oration at the Lateran Council before Leo applies to the exposition of heresies. “Sed X. Quoted in Poole's Nullity of the Roinish quorsum, dicat aliquis,


profundo per- Faith, p. 118. petuoque fuissent sepeliendæ, silentio, hujuscemodi sordes, suo

putore aërem ipsum Cressy had said in one of his books (the corrumpentes, scopâ collectæ, produntur in lucem ?"

industriâ veluti Eromol. I believe) that “no such word as inVol. 2, p. 69.

fallibility is to be found in any council. But in his second edition ("et secundæ cogitati

hinc inde


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