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The Bramin walking straight forward At the Hospital General in Rouen, old till he dies.

people are permitted on making a calculated

payment to become pensioners comfortably An autumnal poem—the first discoloured resident in it, in various classes, according leaves-possibility of a scathe at the top. to their rank in life.

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The divine right was a wholesome opinion both for prince and subject ; impress-swallow this? yes, and more too, if needs be;

Hobbes says, “ Could the city of London ing upon both a sense of duty, from which London, you know, has a great belly, but no no ill could follow, but much good might palate, nor taste of right and wrong.”


Is not the increase of poor rates a con

Rogues.—HOLINSHED, vol. 1, p. 309. sequence of the increase of population in great proportion ? that class always breed

The Spencean system is radically the ing without remorse ; and early marriages dars and Rayuts

, and would end in making

same as that in Hindostan of the Zeminnot common in any other.

every landholder a tenant at rack rent, by MOREOVER the profit of the earth is way of relieving the subject from taxes; it for all : the king himself is served by the seizes upon all estates in toto. field.”—Ecclesiastes, v. 9.

HENRY VIII. said truly to his ParliaThe Saxons could have brought no trades ment, “ that no king or kingdom was safe with them -- these must then have been but where the king had ability to live of his practised by slaves till the liberti arose.

own, and able to defend his kingdom upon

any sudden invasion or insurrection, and to The thirst of gain has occasioned more reward his well deserving servants.” crimes and more misery than the thirst of glory.

Evils which arose from ignorance and

withholding of the scriptures —contrasted MACHINERY tends to create enormous with those which arose from ignorance and wealth for a few individuals.

the use of them.

Causes of the moral and intellectual degradation of the Roman world.

When the feudal system of education in great houses became obsolete, nothing succeeded 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 The 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 And so " 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 was

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.


Such trash as this is uttered in Parlia- |fore the revolution.-See MRS. CAREY's ment and passes current!!

Tour, p. 347.


“ The reason," says SWIFT,

why the

HAYLEY says, “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 very little in church power and dis

duce such a being as woman." 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



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 see what passes on earth.-Ibid. p. 346.
not easily be had which will not be liti-

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 show-
ing their total want of reverence or attach-

SOCIETY with books.—ERAS. Epist. p.297.
ment towards the institutions of their

OPPOSITION like the image in Nebuchad

nezzar's dream, from the proudest Whigs
WRITS—"de inquirendo de prodigo" I– down to the most desperate levellers.
proposed in that very sensible tract called
England's Wants.-SOMERS' Tracts, vol. 9,

“ In Cretâ Iouis 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 tibi neque mihi satis-
OWENITE 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.

latrocinium publico assensu concessum." - stand ; for there is no man more faithful Ibid. Ep. 273, p. 527.

unto thee than it." - Ecclesiasticus xxxvii.

13. Motto for the B. of the State. Joel i. 3. “For all things are not profitable for all

men, neither hath every soul pleasure in THERE is a law which says" affectus enim every thing."-Ibid. 28. tanquam effectus inspicitur."-BOUVET, p. 297.

“For out of the old fields as men saith

Cometh all this new corn fro year to year DIFFERENT effect of Popery on different And out of old books in good faith, ranks, as of Methodism; worsening as it Cometh all this new science than men lere." ascends.

CHAUCER. Assembly of Fowls.

“ 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 XXviii. and knowledge, and holy hope." - 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. PROPHECY of the kingdom which is to

“Why then should witless man so much come. Isaiah xxv. 7-8. Hosea ii. 14-23.


That nothing is, but that which he hath “Give me any plague but the plague of

seen.”—Ibid. 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. “Let 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.

“ Er sicut aqua extinguet ignem, ita elee- " Je sai que les grands out pour maximosyna 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 “ How canst thou say, I am not polluted,

mettent les sages en défaut, et ne sont utiles


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

Ps. xxxvi. 7. “Thou, Lord, shalt save Where are thy gods that thou hast made thee ? let them arise if they can save thee

both man and beast." I wonder nothing

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 Infalliye write much and read little."

bility," says the excellent Jackson, “unye so privy to my reading ? Wise men avouch no more than they know. Ye lacked dermines the very foundation of the Church's 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.

" How are


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 sky 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

be so,

“ 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. Isaiah 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

| Adam Littleton in his Sermons, p. 21, rewill."- Euphues.

fers this text to our Lord's taking away all other sacrifices by the sacrifice of himself.-J. W. W.

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