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Reflections suggested by the conclusion of the former book.
Peace among the nations recommended on the ground of their common fellowship in forrow. - Prodigies enumerated. — Sicilian earthquakes — Man rendered obnoxious to these calamities by fin. -- God the agent in them. — The philosophy that stops at secondary causes, reproved. ---Our own late miscarriages accounted for -- Satirical notice taken of our trips to Fontainbleau— But the pulpit, not satire, the proper engine of reformation. — The Reverend Advertiser of engraved sermons. — Petit-maître parson.--The good preacher.- Picture of a theatrical clerical coxcomb.Story-tellers and jesters in the pulpit reproved. — Apostrophe to popular applause. -- Retailers of ancient philosophy, expoftulated with. — Sum of the whole matter. – Effects of sacerdotal mismanagement on the laity.---Tbeir folly and extravagance. — The mischiefs of profufion. ---- Profufion itself, with all its consequent evils, ascribed, as to its principal cause, to the want of discipline in the Universities.
Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax
That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
No: dear as freedom is, and in
Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems To toll the death-bell of its own decease,