Зображення сторінки

P. 62.

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. Men

LORD Gosling cackles in the Ilouse of “ More divided

Commons just in the same notes as Earl By laws than they at first by language

Gander, his father, in the Ilouse 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.”

Ibid. p. 143.

talking nonsense. “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

establishments ? Every one sees how preposterous it would be for his shoes to be made upon another

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.-Nr.

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 can.”

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. II. Smith. those who are much exposed to impure air,

LIKE old John Bunyan 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 I See Du CANGE in v. Juncus, and Notes to reviled, and since all this is nothing else, as Brand's Pop. Antiq. The “ Rush - hearing Sunday, is still a high day in the north of Eng my God and my conscience do bear me land. The happy medium is what is warted in

witness, I rejoice in such reproaches." — these matters.-J. W. W.

Grace Abounding, p. 40.

[ocr errors]

p. 32.

“ 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 Bailman.

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

rude with ease, And would usurp, did not their rulers care In mere truth, i. e. rinous 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 affectiny commerce, the comforts of frailty of the offender.”—Preface to Goxdi. the 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 prevail " The body weak by softness of the mind." upon their bodies than their minds ; for

getting that the martial act of constraining GONDIBERT, p. 139.

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.

Ibid. p. 152.

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


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,

[ocr errors]

Make it as impossible for an open ruffian to exist in the land, as for a wolf or bear.

[blocks in formation]

When the seven deadly sins appear to Faustus in Marlow's tragedy, Envy says, “ I cannot read, and therefore wish all books burned."-Old Plays, vol. 1, p. 37.

Roman geese saved the capitol ; our cacklers will destroy us.

DISSENTING churches. The ministers and the people may be said, in a certain sense, to ride and tie; the latter are priest-ridden, the former congregation ridden.

I Incline to think that the Scriptural opinion of demoniacal possession cannot be explained away; and that, as applied to wickedness, it is a wholesome opinion, taking this with it, that the mercy and grace of God afford a sure preservation ; and that these are granted to all who earnestly pray for them.

“Your only smooth skin to make vellum is your Puritan's skin; they be the smoothest and sleekest knaves in a country.”—BEN Jonson, Eastward Hoe.


It was Mirabeau who said that words are things.

LUTHER said that every man had a pope in his own heart.

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, St. James, ü. 8, calls the royal law.

The perfection of society would be a state in which there should be no impediment to the full and fair development of his moral and intellectual capabilities in every individual.

Where there is “a noonday of innocence in their intentions," men will be careful that

twilight of suspicion obscure their actions.”—Pisgah View, p. 60.

6 How smooth and tender are the gums of infant treason; but oh! how sharp are the teeth thereof when once grown to full greatness."— Ibid. p. 98.

Time-pieces in France became bad as they became common,

so with certain branches of literature.—PRUDHOMME.

Scotico-jargonicé. I thank thee, Jeremy, for teaching me that word.

I“ It was an usual speech with Martin Luther, that every man was born with a Pope in his belly; and we know what the Pope hath long challenged and appropriated to himself, Infalli. bility and Supremacy, which like two sides of an arch mutually uphold each other."-Ant. FARINDON’s Sermons, vol. 1, p. 158. He often alludes to the saying, e.g. vol. ii. pp. 631,650, &c.--J. W. W.

The thistle might be my emblem (though I shall never assume its motto), because asses mumble it with impunity, and to their own great contentment.

I have indeed worn my opinions for daws to peck at: but though many daws peck with impunity, those which I lay hold on, are not likely soon to forget the finger and thumb which have grasped them.

Tythes, with their old obligations, would be desirable now in new colonies, if only men were now what they were when tythes were instituted.

IMPATIENCE of obligations, as e. g. of rent in Canada.

Feudal settlements have answered in Canada.

“ WHATSOEVER a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”—Galatians, vi. 7.

Some hearts are like certain fruits, the better for having been wounded.

he says,

An honourable member sometimes in- “Take heed that the light which is in dulges in gratuitous assertion concerning thee, be not darkness.”—Luke xi. 35. one who is not present to defend himself; which he would not dare do if the person The author of the Wisdomcertainly held whom he insults and slanders, were near no doctrine allied to that of original sin, for enough to spit a contradiction in his face.

VIII. 19-20, “I was a witty child, and Tue old maxim is reversed, and in these had a good spirit : days poeta fit, non nascitur.

Yea, rather, being good, I came into a

body undefiled.” "When kingdoms reel (mark well my saw!) Their heads must needs be giddy.”

I am afraid that more persons abstain Ford, vol. 1, p. 299. from doing good, for fear of contingent evil,

than from doing evil, in the persuasion that “ When I understand what you speak, I

good may follow. know what you say : believe that.” — Ibid. Witch of Edmonton, vol. 2, p. 443.

As time and tide will wait for no man, “ Berold the fear of the Lord, that is

so neither will they hurry for any man. wisdom ; and to depart from evil is understanding.”Job xxviii. 28.

The condition of the poor must be bet

tered, before they can be improved ; that “ YEA, what things thou didst determine of the great must be worsened: i. e. birth were ready at hand, and said, Lo! we are and connections must not be passports to here! For all thy ways are prepared, and situations for which worth and ability are thy judgements are in thy foreknowledge." required. -Judith ix. 6.

“ Distrust your own limbs, and they “ For thy power standeth not in multi- will fail you in the moment of need." Thus tude, nor thy might in strong men; for thou it is that swimmers are drowned. art a God of the afllicted, an helper of the oppressed, an upholder of the weak, a pro- Man is the most valuable thing that this tector of the forlorn, a Saviour of them that earth produces, and the moral and intellecare without hope.”—Ibid. 11.

ture of the species ought to be the “He maketh small the drops of water ;

great object of government. they pour down rain according to the va

MORAL economy versus political. pour thereof."-Job xxxvi. 27.

Tue abomination of desolation is stand- “ Thou hast moved the land, thou hast ing where it ought not.

divided it-heal the breaches thereof, for it “Seest thou these great buildings? there shaketh.”Psalm 1x. 2. shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." — Mark Perhaps a degree of Christian holiness xiii. 2.

may be attainable in which the heart will This verse seemed to me almost appal

! He favoured the opinion lingly applicable, when I read the chapter of souls. See the Note of ARNALD in loc.

a pre-existence this morning

J. W. W.

not be accessible to evil thoughts. But “ LAISSEZ nous faire.” But this is what we who are far from this must turn from no government can safely do. No governthem when they assail us, and never for a ment can rely enough upon the virtue, the moment entertain them with the will's con- common honesty or the common sense of sent. And with regard to angry and re- its subjects to do it. sentful emotions, which oftentimes must, E. g. cruelty of soldiers to their prisonand sometimes ought to arise, the sin lies ers, when men were to be ransomed instead in giving utterance to them, in any other of being exchanged. manner than is solely and certainly for the Privateers. Quacks. Carriers. Posting. good of others.


Let every man choose his religion. Reasons which may prevail if at some time they may happily “ find your affections Ecclesiasticus xxxix. 12.-" Yet have I quiet, your understanding well awakened, more to say which I have thought upon ; and your will, willing to stand neuter.”— for I am filled as the moon at the full." Bishop WOMACK, Pref. Epist. to the Exam. of Tilenus.

Ibid. xxviii. 31. — Tue plague which

“shall be ready upon earth when need is." “ Woe be to fearful hearts and faint hands, and the sinner that goeth two ways.” Tue peine fort et dure by which age now - Ecclesiasticus ii. 12.

destroys us. The Church (using that word not in its Christian but in its ecclesiastical sense) very

Let any person act up to his own Chrissoon adapted itself both to the vulgar belief render it more easy for all about him to

tian principles, and by so doing he will of the heathens and to their philosophy.

do the same: he will take away from them “ The words of such as have under

all occasion for offence. For whoever sins standing are weighed in the balance.” in temper has not only his own sin to anEcclesiasticus xxi. 25.

swer for, but also for that which he thereby

occasions in others. “ An eloquent man is known far and near, but a man of understanding knoweth

Stooping for the golden apples of popuwhen he slippeth.”—Ibid. 7.

larity in the race of fame.

The increased population which is con- “ An heavy yoke is upon the sons of sequent upon a certain degree of misery, Adam, from the day that they go out of in a crowded community, according to Sad- their mother's womb, till the day that they ler's theory, may seem noticed in Exodus i. return to the mother of all things.”—EccleThe more the Hebrews were afflicted by siasticus xl. 1. their Egyptian taskmasters “ the more they multiplied and grew.” And I think the “Death and bloodshed, strife and sword, fact may be explained physically, by the care calamities, famine, tribulation, and the which Nature upon the great scale takes scourge: these things are created for the of the race, rather than of its individuals.

wicked.”—Ibid. ix. 10.

My dissenting assailants.—Men who are It is stated by SIR ANDREW HALLIDAY, thus manifestly " in the gall of bitterness" that " cases of insanity have increased in give proof that they are “in the bond of this country during the last twenty years iniquity."— Acts viii. 23.

in the proportion of three to one. There

« НазадПродовжити »