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ont prétexté une fausse raison, pour couvrir “ He that opposes his own jodo leur mauvaise volonté.”—Charlevoix. N. against the current of the times, ought to France, vol. 1, p. 290.
be backed with unanswerable truths: spi
he that has that truth on his side, is a fol “ – Very true it is of all the rest of our as well as a coward if he is afraid to own it passions, if they be not bridled, which one because of the currency or multitude of said of love, (as that word hath now stabled other men's opinions.”—DEFOE, vol. I, p. itself in that one dirty delight), that they 153. are as good as spectacles, to make every thing which they either run to, or run from, “ I tell you," says Defoe, “ there's Da much greater than it is."—Aglionby. E. of people in the world so forward to condena Cumberland's Voyage.
a man upon hearsay as the Dissenters.
when they have a mind to slander a man, Regard to family estates in the Mosaic they take every thing upon trust; 'tis their law.
shortest way.”—Ibid. p. 228.
Tue mischief which such a minister as
“ You Dissenters are rare fellows for Lord — may do himself in the revolution punishments ! If God should have no more which his whole conduct tends to bring on, mercy on you than you show to all men : is like that of the barber who cut a deep that offend you, we should have plagues. gash in his own thumb through the cheek of pestilence, and famine every year upon us." his unfortunate patient.
-Ibid. 234. A GOOD crop of hemp prepares for a good
“ Sir, I know you too well to go about crop of wheat. It destroys the weed.HEXNING. Agricultural Report, p. 43.
to persuade you to any thing, whose peculiar talent is to be unpersuadable : but if
you will please to answer me a few ques. “It would be recollected," said BeorGHAM, tions, you may perhaps persuade yourself " that when a bill was introduced to fix of something or other."— Ibid. p. 238. Easter term, Mr. Justice Rook exclaimed, • Good God, think of the horror of depriving the whole Christian community of the
LAWGIVERS sometimes“ by engrafting consolation of knowing that they all kept upon a defective system defective remedies Easter on the same day?' (hear, and laugh- have produced nothing but confusion and ter). Now he had no wish, not the least
disorder.”—Pitt. 12th Feb. 1796. desire, to deprive the Christian community of this consolation, if consolation they found I BELIEVE, with T. P. Cor BTENAY, “ that it. They might enjoy it still. But busi- the public expenditure, be it in a commer. ness ought not to be sacrificed to their ideas cial view profitable or ruinous, increases of comfort and consolation! He should be wealth, inasmuch as it sets wealth more acmore glad to see that folly, — for really he tively and variously in motion. I believe could not call it by any other name, that that a multifarious and rapid circulation is absurd and vexatious mode of regulating of all things the greatest promoter of wealth; Easter by moons, as it was called, done away and that, generally speaking, the more a with. (hear, and laughter.) There was no nation spends the more it has."— Treatise inconvenience in Eastero being moveable, on P. Law, p. 80. but there was a very great inconvenience in making the returns moveable."— Times, The great rule in architecture is, “strong8th Feb. Friday, 1828.
er than strong enough."
- I, too, say hear! hear! And I but one way of proceeding, and that is, to would also say learn-mark—and inwardly take a catchword, and under it to plunder digest, if I did not know that there are cer- and destroy wherever they proceed.”—SHEtain diseases in which truth is found to be
RIDAN. Parliamentary History, vol. 35, p. of all things the most indigestible.
6. Ou, how false It is truly said by SIR WILLIAM MERE
Doth the eye of pity see.” DITH, that “when once a villain turns en- The eye of law takes often a much falser thusiast, he is above all law. Punishment view. is his reward, and death his glory.”—LOCKE, quoted by Glover. Parliamentary History, “Pues agora claro esta que no entender vol. 19, p. 241.
una cosa, es cierta manera de entenderla,
como no entendiendo a Dios, entendemos LORD George Gordon complimented que es infinito, y es lo que nuestro entendiBurke
“the wreath of flowers that grew miento no alcança."-Dona Oliva Sabuco, out of the fertile bog of his understanding." | p. 299. -Ibid. vol. 20, p. 1406.
“A LAND which the Lord thy God careth “ Coming to Parliament,” said Dundas, for; the eyes of the Lord thy God are al"in the first instance, and submitting their ways upon it, from the beginning of the crude ideas on subjects of national opera- year, even unto the end of the year.”— tion, was the true and most effectual mode | Deuteronomy xi. 12. of frittering away and diminishing the virtue of the plan, whatever it might be.”— Atkins, the Purser of the Weymouth, Ibid. vol. 23, p. 5.
was led by what he observed in Jamaica to
conclude, “ that although trade be wealth A COMBINATION at Birmingham for rais- and power to a nation, yet if it cannot be ing the price of firelocks made the Govern- put under restrictions, controlled by a sument contract for them in Holland.—Ibid. perior and disinterested power, excess and
irregularity will be an oppression to many
by increasing the difficulties of subsistence, BURKE said on Pitt's Economical Bill, and with it men's disaffection. Here is a 1783, it substituted vexation for economy, distant evil, the cure of which lies in an and expense for reform. —Parliamentary expence that nobody likes, nor for such disHistory, p. 958.
like will ever blame himself in time of danger.”—T. S. vol. 2, p.
227. Whigs in Parliament during the warour Agonales-our Priests of Pavor and “The Lord is a God of judgement: blessPallor.
ed are all they that wait for him."--Isaiah
XXX. 18. “ And yet see the age we live in. Enthusiasm and atheism divide the spoil, and “When Englishmen," says M. GaliFFE, the former makes way for the latter, till at (Italy, vol. 1, p. 302)," talk nonsense, they length it be devoured by it.”—Bishop BULL, are more intolerable than any nation on vol. 1, p. 255.
earth, because they talk it methodically, and
with a provoking air of pedantic assurance." “It is enough to say that the people are He speaks of the “silly observation and now more enlightened than they were ; the vexatious ill-nature of English travellers." mob, whenever they are put in motion, have
Spirit-SHOPS corrupting the people of “Your iniquities have turned away these Hindostan, and rendering them more fero- | things, and your sins have withholden good cious.—HEBER'S Journal, vol. 1, p. 217. things from you.”—Jeremiah v. 25.
He who has a squint in his intellect, WHOLESOME feeling in the Turks of the never can keep the straight line. instability of earthly blessings, though be
HERE, I think, is the most absurd senginning in servitude perhaps, and carried to superstition.—Turner's Levant, vol. 3, Hodgskin's Travels, vol. 1, p. 392.
tence I ever read-in its kind. It is from
“ If men be, as learned doctors say, 'boru in Then, man, mark by this change what
to evil, the ambition of protecting them thou hast won,
from it far surpasses in madness the mai That leavest a torrid for a frozen zone,
ambition of conquerors; and they who un
dertake it make themselves responsible for And art by Vice-vicissitudes unknown.”
all the imbecility, immorality, and misery! LORD BROOKE. Mor. and Rel. p. 24.
which are found in the world." Applicable to the Romanists who pass into infidelity, and the Calvinists who be- In the same book there is this passage, come Socinians.
which contains much more matter for con
sideration. PERIODICAL Publications.
“ Political economy means with them (thr “ 'Tis true these publications belong to Germans) the knowledge of promoting the different orders, classes, or parties; and prosperity of the people by means of gothat, like the prismatic colours, one is blue, vernments. If that general opinion which another red, another green, and another
supposes governments to be beneficial be yellow, but let it be remembered that the accurate, it can scarcely be possible that we whole put in motion constitute light."- can have too much of them. The conduct MR. GEORGE PEARSON'S MSS.
of the Germans is perfectly consistent with |
this opinion; and those nations only are To a Roman, Spanish and the other inconsequent, who acknowledging govern. mixed languages would appear as the talkee- ments to be beneficial, seek at the same talkee does to us.
time to limit their power as much as possible."-vol. 1, p.
414. "No rules of ordinary foresight will now serve the time," says ORMOND, (A. D. 1668) But he proceeds to deliver an opinioa " but those of honesty and loyalty are in all that they are a great evil, of which we are events safe, provided they are assisted by to get rid–in the march of intellect.-Ibid. prudence and industry."--Carte, vol. 2, p. p. 417. 377.
“ Man, instructed well, and kept in awe, Brag is a safer game for a minister than If not the inward, yet keeps outward law." ;
LORD BROOKE, p. 61. Hazard : and one which will sometimes succeed when weak cards are in an unskilful Young preachers.'-Absurdity of letting hand.
“ Youth appear Almost I think it may be inferred from The reader should not forget that when Sir Luke xiii. 16, that diseases are the effect of Roger de Coverley asked his chaplain, who the fall,-part of the penalty, not in the preached to-morrow? the good man answered.
*. The Bishop of St. Asaph in the morning, and original constitution of our nature, but su- Dr. South in the afternoon,” as it conveys the perinduced by an evil agency.
opinion of Addison on this point.-J. W.W.
And teach what wise men think scarce fit club Sundays. Any thing that on holy days to hear."-Ibid.
and Sundays might make men eschew the
idle vein, &c. The proper object of government is “ So from within man to work out the right NETTLES and docks and brambles flouAs his will need not limit or allay
rish and spread when fields and gardens run The liberties of God's immortal way.” to waste.
Ibid. p. 62.
LORD GOSLING cackles in the House of “More divided
Commons just in the same notes as Earl By laws than they at first by language
Gander, his father, in the House of Lords. were.”—Ibid. p. 65.
** True: there your Lordship spake enough “Men joy in war for conscience."
in little." Ibid. p. 80. MIDDLETON. Old Plays, vol. 4, p. 377. “ WHEN friends or foes draw swords
“ Wit, whither wilt thou ?" — to one They ever lose that rest or trust in words."
talking nonsense. 143.
p. “I WILL bring evil upon this people, even Why will not persons in better life enthe fruit of their thoughts.”—Jer. vi. 19. gage in colonial adventures, or in Owenite
OLD Mr. Honest from the town of Stuman's last. And how many a one is there | pidity, Mr. Feeble-mind, Mr. Timorous, who thinks that his last ought to fit every- and Mr. Pliable—whose opinions are anybody's foot!
thing which it may please Serjeant Plausible, CERTAIN reputations
or Counsellor By-ends to make them.-Mr.
Turn-away of the town of Apostacy. Sir “Which glow-worm like, by shining, show
John Turntail and Sir Thomas Weather'tis night."-LORD BROOKE, p. 225.
goose. “We do, though not the best, the best we
“ Great wealth and great poverty,—if
they do not necessarily produce one another, Spanish Gipsy. MIDDL. and ROWLEY.
will be generally found co-existent.”—ZilPREDISPOSITION to contagion is less in lah. H. SMITH. those who are much exposed to impure air,
LIKE old John Bunyan “I bind these than in those who live in the country. lies and slanders to me as an ornament. It
What we want is a state of feeling and belongs, – let me not say to my Christian manners equally opposed to the sullen cha- profession,—to my vocation, to my prinracter of Calvinism and the riot and license ciples, to the course which I hold, and in of Popery—therefore all harmless adjuncts which I will proceed manfully till the end, of religion would be helpful. Church festi
-to the station which I have won for myvals, rush-bearing, catechetical rewards, self, and will maintain,-it belongs to them
to be villified, slandered, reproached, and See Du Cange in v. Juncus, and Notes to reviled, and since all this is nothing else, as BRAND's Pop. Antiq: The Rushbearing my God and my conscience do bear me Sunday” is still a high day in the north of Eng: witness, I rejoice in such reproaches.”land. The happy medium is what is wanted in these matters.-J. W.W.
Grace Abounding, p. 40.
“ Tue gratification of an erroneous con- By false digestion it is turned to wind, science."-J. BUNYAN.
And what should nourish, on the eater
feeds.”—GONDIBERT, p. 221. “They are bad times, and bad they will be until men are better; for they are bad “ Power should with public burthens walk men that make bad times ; if men therefore upright."-Ibid. p. 227. would mend, so would the times !” – Life and Death of Badman.
D'AVENANT very justly notices * the
usual negligence of our nation in examining, DAVENANT thus speaks of city labourers: and their diligence to censure." — Preface, “ Beasts to the rich, whose strength grows p. 32.
rude with ease, And would usurp, did not their rulers care In mere truth, i. e. vinous verity. With toil and tax their furious strength appease.”—p. 105.
“ DIVINES," says D'Avenant, “are made
vehement with contemplating the dignity of The doctrine of the Times is that in all the offended (which is God), more than the matters affecting commerce, the comforts of frailty of the offender.”—Preface to Gordithe consumer ought chiefly to be regarded, BERT, p. 57. " because he constitutes the nation!"-the language is worthy of the philosophy.
“ Power hath failed in the effects of au
thority upon the people by a misapplication, To make
for it hath rather endeavoured to prerail “The body weak by softness of the mind.”
upon their bodies than their minds; for. GONDIBERT, p. 139.
getting that the martial act of constraining is the best, which assaults the weaker part:
and the weakest part of the people is their POLITICAL violence
minds, for want of that which is the mind's " Which in a few, the people madness call; only strength, education ; but their bodies But when by number they grow dignified, are strong by continual labour, for labour What's rage in one, is liberty in all.” is the education of the body.”—Ibid. p. 59.
A BOOK is new when, on a second or third HEAVEN bless some popular minister perusal, we bring to it a new mind. And with a cold which may take away his voice, who is there who, in the course of even a and compel him to make him written state- few years, does not feel himself in this prements—which may be short and to the mat- dicament? ter!
FORMALITY in business : A CURIOUS passage in LORD BROOKE, “Never was any curious in his place (Rel. and Mon.) pp. 168-9, showing that To do things justly, but he was an ass : the Roman empire bred better men among We cannot find one trusty that is witty, the emperors than ever democracies brought And therefore bear their disproportion." forth. But he is plainly wrong in thinking CHAPMAN, Bussy D' Ambois, p. 294. that democracy cannot breed a state.-p. 169.
“If any worthy opportunity
Make but her fore-top subject to my hold." “For though books serve as diet of the mind,
Ibid. Monsieur D'Olive, p. 376. If knowledge early got self-value breeds,