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The Braiuin walking straight forward till he dies.

An autumnal poem—the first discoloured leaves—possibility of a scathe at the top.

Witchcraft, note. Captain Beaver's story of the " incorruptible witch."

Poets in heaven.—Bishop Ken's Poems, vol. I, p. 200.

Am Bet known for an European at Morocco by his corns.

The P. in one of their addresses to Charles I. say truly, "a kingdom being many times as much exposed to ruin for the want of a new law, as by the violation of those that are in being."

The divine right was a wholesome opinion both for prince and subject; impressing upon both a sense of duty, from which no ill could follow, but much good might arise.

Is not the increase of poor rates a consequence of the increase of population in great proportion? that class always breeding without remorse; and early marriages not common in any other.

"Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field."—Eeclesiastes, v. 9.

The Saxons could have brought no trades with them—these must then have been practised by slaves till the liberti arose.

The thirst of gain has occasioned more crimes and more misery than the thirst of glory.

Machinebt tends to create enormous wealth for a few individuals.

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

At the Hospital General in Rouen, old people are permitted on making a calculated payment to become pensioners comfortably resident in it, in various classes, according to their rank in life.

Latent dirt in a fro9t. So with the vices and ill qualities of those whom we meet only in society.

Vagabond laws.

Manufactures in their wholesome state. Alfred's police.

Alfred's law against public liars.

All handicraft trades first exercised by slaves.

Hobbes says, " Could the city of London swallow this f yes, and more too, if needs be; London, you know, has a great belly, but no palate, nor taste of right and wrong."

Rogues.Holinshed, vol. 1, p. 309.

The Spencean system is radically the same as that in Hindostan of the Zemindars and Rayuts, and would end in making every landholder a tenant at rack rent, by way of relieving the subject from taxes; it seizes upon all estates in toto.

Henrt VHT. said truly to his Parliament, " that no king or kingdom was safe but where the king had ability to live of his own, and able to defend his kingdom upon any sudden invasion or insurrection, and to reward his well deserving servants."

Evils which arose from ignorance and withholding of the scriptures—contrasted with those which arose from ignorance and the use of them.

When the feudal system of education in great houses became obsolete, nothing sueceeded it in Portugal, and boys of course became little men.

Steam engine. Mail coach. Arkwright. Watt.

The only means by which such countries as Naples and Spain can be regenerated without a long and dreadful age of suffering, is by nn enlightened king or minister possessing his entire confidence and support.

Principles of order and association turned against society.

We have rats from Norway and cockroaches from the West Indies, bugs and blasphemy fiom London.

A Law nicety kept the lawyers cold.— R. North, vol. 1, p. 185.

"It had been a prime jest," says Roger Nokth (vol. 1, p. 284), "if, under the pretence of a defence, the criminal should be allowed to vent seditious libels, full of mutiny and reflection, to amuse the people, and so to come forth and be published in print."

And so " he took unto the treason trade." —Ibid. p. 285.

By Lord Keeper Guildford's advice, counter-pamphleteers, Sir Roger, &c. were set up, as a better way than prosecutors, "they soon wrote the libellers out of the pit, and during that king's life, the trade of libels, which before had been in great request, fell to nothing."—Ibid. p. 301.

A Time of long continued deterioration every where, except in arts; the light being only preserved among the Jews. Note this lapse from the patriarchal and golden age, in the second Dialogue.

Three cries occasioned the acts after the war — cheap bread, retrenchment, and a metallic currency.

In reducing an army after a war, those

men only should have been discharged at first who wished their discharge, others kept on for one year at least, till they could find employment for themselves.

Free passage given to as many as chose to go out and colonize; officers tempted to colonize by grants of land, passage, and their half pay, either by drawing for it, or in stores, &c. upon the spot, at English prices, for a certain number of years, till the land could well support them; and till that term, the half pay to be continued to their widows and children in case of death.

The present race are what Johnson emphatically called bottomless Whigs. Their attachment to the most sacred institutions of the country is so lax, that no person knows how far the loose tether of their principles extends.

In Utopia, "extra senatum aut comitia publico, de rebus communibus inire consilium, capitale babetur."—P. 129. This was a precaution against tyranny.


"While these terrified petitioners were brooding over the dangers of Catholic admission to Parliament, it might afford some comfort, as diversion to their fears, to know how slight a phrase it was which prevented Roman Catholic Bishops from sitting in the Upper House, but which precluded Jewish Rabbis, or even the great Mufti himself, from coming into Parliament, either by creation from the Crown, or election by the people. (Hear! and laughter.) It was barely the accidental insertion of the word Christian, in one of the tests, which prevented that consummation, dreadful as it would be to the good men of Kent Neither the Mahometan nor the Rabbi had any objection to the oaths; they could digest the supremacy, the allegiance, and the abjuration of Catholic doctrines; nothing kept them out but the fortunate insertion of ' all this I promise upon the faith of a Christian.'"—Courier, Saturday, May 11, 1822.

Such trash as this is uttered in Parliament and passes current! 1

"The reason," says Swift, "why the Whigs have taken the atheists, or freethinkers into their body is, because they wholly agree in their political schemes, and differ very little in church power and discipline."

At Westminster, the College ought in this to resemble a college, that each scholar should have his separate apartment, and that to all others it should be his castle.

The fault in Europe seems to be too much government and too little police.

Hobbes says, in his Dialogues concerning the Common Law, "perhaps the greatest cause of multitude of suits is this, that for want of registering of conveyances of land (which might easily be done in the townships where the lands lie) a purchase cannot easily be had which will not be litigious."

Manufacturers seditious when provisions are at a high price: the agriculturists when they are cheap, and both classes showing their total want of reverence or attachment towards the institutions of their country.

Writs—" de inquirendo de prodigo"1— proposed in that very sensible tract called England'! Wants.Somers' Tracts, vol. 9, p. 223.

Mr. Home " the great toe of the assembly."

"Laws and church discipline." — Lord Brooke, p. 40.

Owenitb communities in Auvergne be

1 The Flemings put the estates of prodigals, as they did those of lunatics, under guardians. See supra, p. 616.—J. W. W.

fore the revolution. — See Mrs. Carey's Tour, p. 347.

Hatxbt says," I remember to have heard it said by a late anatomist, in a professional discourse on the female frame, that it almost appeared an act of cruelty in nature to produce such a being as woman."

In a Monarchy there certainly is something more like a moral responsibility, more like a conscience than in a Republic, as Dryden says,

"Well Monarchies may own Religious name,

But States are Atheists in theirvery frame, They share a sin: and such proportions fall That like a stink, 'tis nothing to them all."

See a horrid passage concerning original sin in South, vol. 7, p. 131.

An opinion that departed spirits do not see what passes on earth.—Ibid. p. 346.

Books composed without a grain of research or a pennyweight of reason, a scruple of conscience: a dram of impudence or of slander suffices.

Society with books.—Eras. £/>i«f. p.297.

Opposition like the image in Nebuchadnezzar's dream, from the proudest Whigs down to the most desperate levellers.

"In Creta louis simulacrum confingi certum est sine auribus, quoniam principem uirum, et omnibus late dominantem audire addecet neminem, sed id demum persequi quod dictat rationis examen, et iustitiae nusquam preflorata integritas. Hsec Ccelius, li. 6."

"In quibus, neqne tibi neque mihi satisfeci, propterea quod rei qua) non ratione nititur, ratio nulla reddi potest."—ScaliGer. Ep. 85, p. 220.

"Litters quid aliud sunt hodic, quam latroeinium publico assensu concessum."— Ibid. Ep. 273, p. 527.

Motto for the B. of the State. Joel i. 3.

There is a law which says " affectus enira tanquam effectus inspicitur."—Bouvet, p. 297.

DirrEBEirr effect of Popery on different ranks, as of Methodism; worsening as it ascends.

"Tub knowledge of wickedness is not wisdom," saith the wise son of Sirach.— Eccl. xix. 22.

"I am the mother of fair love and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope." — Ibid, xxiv. 18.

"The first man knew her not perfectly, no more shall the last find her out."—Ibid, xxiv. 28.

"They that eat me shall yet be hungry, and tbey that drink me shall yet be thirsty, lie that obeyeth me shall never be confounded, and they that work by me Bhall not do amiss."—Ibid. xxi. 2.

"I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and leave it to all ages for ever."—Ibid. 33.

Pbophect of the kingdom which is to come. Isaiah xxv. 7-8. Ilosea ii. 14-23.

"Give me any plague but the plague of the heart."—Ecclesiasticus xxv. 13.

"Je trouve que le prix de la plupart des choses depend de l'etat ou nous sommes ■ |nand nous Ies recevons."—M. De Sevigne, torn. 3, p. 112.

"Poub celui-ci, il n'y a qu'a laisser aller sa plume."—Ibid. p. 352.

"The pit wherein Democritus imagined Truth to be buried, was questionless the heart of man."—Jackson, vol. 1, p. 887.

"And let the counsel of thine own heart

stand; for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it." — Ecclesiasticus xxxvii. 13.

"For all things are not profitable for all men, neither hath every soul pleasure in every thing."—Ibid. 28.

"For out of the old fields as men saith
Cometh all this new corn fro year to year
And out of old books in good faith,
Cometh all this new science than men lere."
Chacceb. Assembly of Foiclt.

"Whom shall he teach knowledge, and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breast."—Isaiah xxviii. 9.

"In rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." Ibid. xxx. 15.

M. Sevigne's opinion of the peasantry in Bretagne—their natural uprightness.

"But the only good that grows of passed fear,

Is to be wise, and ware of like again."

Faery Queen.

"Why then should witless man so much misween,

That nothing is, but that which he hath seen."—Ibid.

No persons are made miserable by the reformed religion; they are not compelled by fear of death to continue in professing what they disbelieve.

Nunneries, &c.

"To triumph in a lie, and a lie themselves have forged, is frontlcss. Folly often goes beyond her bounds, but Impudence knows none."—B. Jonson.

Milner, &c. and our martyrs. "Let the lying lips be put to silence, which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully speak against the righteous."—Ps. xxxi. 20.

"Et sicut aqua extinguet ignem, ita eleemosyna extinguit peccatum," says Ralph Coggeshall, speaking of Coeur de Lion's death.—M. Durand, Col. An. vol. 5, p. 858.

"Desinant Maledicere, malefacta ne noscant sua."

Tee. Prol. ad Andriem.

"How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim ?—Jeremiah ii. 23.

Where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble."—Ibid. v. 28.

Jewel replied to Cole who said, "I see ye write much and read little." "How are ye so privy to my reading? Wise men avouch no more than they know. Ye lacked shift when ye were driven to write thus."— Wordsworth's Ecc. Biog. vol. 4, p. 69.

Vested interests.

Resource of spinning taken from old women.

Small traders eaten up by the great.

Settled shopkeepers injured by interlopers, and by too much competition. Like cattle who are starved by overstocking the pasture.

Bonner and Gardiner, or the Guy Foxites. "And yet, Sir, you complain that these men are, as they deserve to be, in the words of the prophet, 'an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.'"

"L'art de ne rien faire en faisant quelque chose, est de toutes les especes d'orsivete la plus dangereuse, parce qu'elle paroit la plus excusable."—Entretien tur les Romans, p. 106.

This is said of idle reading.

"Free men by fortune, slaves by free will."—Euphucs.

"Je sai que les grands out pour maxime de laisser passer et de continue* d'agir; mais je sai aussi qu'il leur arrive en plusieurs rencontres que laisser dire les empfiche de faire."—La Brctere, torn. 2, p. 15.

"Les fautes des sots sont quelquefois si lourdis et si difficiles a prevoir, qu'elles mettent les sages en defaut, et ne sont utiles qu'a ceux qui les font;."—Ibid. p. 84.

Ps. xxxvi. 7. "Thoc, Lord, shalt save both man and beast." I wonder nothing has been deduced from this text in favour of the immortality of brutes.1

"The doctrine of the Church's Infallibility," says the excellent Jackson, "undermines the very foundation of the Church's faith,—those of merit and justification, and the propitiation of the mass unroof the edifice and deface the walls, leaving nothing thereof but altar stones for their idolatrous sacrifices."—To the Christian Reader.

The greedy speculating spirit of our trade compared with old frugality, and the hereditary enjoyment of realized wealth as now exhibited in Holland.

"But is not this a fear makes virtue vain? Tears from yon ministring regents of the sky

Their right? plucks from firm-handed Providence

The golden reins of sublunary sway, And gives them to blind chance? If this be so,

If Tyranny must lord it o'er the earth, There's anarchy in heaven."—Caractacus.

Converts from Popery. Isaiah xxix. 18-24. "And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book; and the eyes of the

1 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.

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