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** Tue matter, Sir,
Make it as impossible for an open rufWas of an ancient subject, and yet newly fian to exist in the land, as for a wolf or Called into question.”—Ibid. p. 377.
bear. “ "Twill be expected I shall be of some When the seven deadly sins appear to religion ; I must think of some for fashion, Faustus in Marlow's tragedy, Envy says, or for faction sake.”—Ibid. p. 384.
“I cannot read, and therefore wish all books
burned.”—Old Plays, vol. 1, p. 37. “ The learning of the ignorant is, as it were, printed in stereotype. The last edi- Roman geese saved the capitol ; our tion of their minds is exactly the same with cacklers will destroy us. the foregoing one."—ROLAND's Estimate,
DISSENTING churches. The ministers and
the people may be said, in a certain sense, It was Mirabeau who said that words to ride and tie ; the latter are priest-ridden, are things.
the former congregation ridden. LUTHER said that every man had a pope I INCLINE to think that the Scriptural in his own heart.
opinion of demoniacal possession cannot be Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- explained away; and that, as applied to
wickedness, it is a wholesome opinion, taking self, St. James, ii. 8, calls the royal law.
this with it, that the mercy and grace of God The perfection of society would be a state afford a sure preservation ; and that these in which there should be no impediment to are granted to all who earnestly pray for the full and fair development of his moral them. and intellectual capabilities in every individual.
“Your only smooth skin to make vellum is
your Puritan's skin; they be the smoothWHERE there is “a noonday of innocence est and sleekest knaves in a country.”—BEN in their intentions," men will be careful that Jonson, Eastward Hoe.
twilight of suspicion obscure their actions.”—Pisgah View, p. 60.
The thistle might be my emblem (though " How smooth and tender are the gums
I shall never assume its motto), because of infant treason ; but oh! how sharp are
asses mumble it with impunity, and to their the teeth thereof when once grown to full
own great contentment. greatness."-Ibid. p. 98.
I HAVE indeed worn my opinions for daws Time-pieces in France became bad as to peck at: but though many daws peck they became common, — so with certain with impunity, those which I lay hold on, branches of literature.-PRUDIOMME. are not likely soon to forget the finger and
thumb which have grasped them. Scotico-jargonicé. I thank thee, Jeremy, for teaching me that word.
TYThes, with their old obligations, would
be desirable now in new colonies, if only 1“ It was an usual speech with Martin Lu.
men were now what they were when tythes ther, that every man was born with a Pope in his belly ; and we know what the Pope hath long were instituted. challenged and appropriated to himself, Infalli. bility and Supremacy, which like two sides of
IMPATIENCE of obligations, as e. g. of rent an arch mutually uphold each other."-Ant. in Canada. FARINDON'S Sermons, vol. 1, p. 158. He often
Feudal settlements have answered in alludes to the saying, e.g. vol. ii. pp. 631,650, &c.-J. W. W.
“ WHATSOEVER a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”—Galatians, vi. 7.
Some hearts are like certain fruits, the better for having been wounded.
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 Wisdom' certainly 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 The old maxim is reversed, and in these had a good spirit :
1 days poeta fit, non nascitur.
Yea, rather, being good, I came into a i body undefiled,"
1 “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, “ Behold the fear of the Lord, that is so neither will they hurry for any man.
1 wisdom; and to depart from evil is under
The condition of the poor must be bet. , standing.”—Job xxviii. 28.
tered, before they can be improved ; that, “ Yes, 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 afflicted, 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.
tual culture 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. The 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 lx. 2. shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” — Mark
PERHAPS & 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 of a pre-existence lingly applicable, when I read the chapter of souls. See the Note of ARNALD in loc.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. them 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." Bisuop Womack, Pref. Epist. to the Exam. of Tilenus.
Ibid. xxvii. 31. — The 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."
The peine fort et dure by which age now - Ecclesiasticus ii. 12.
destroys us. Tue Church (using that word not in its Christian but in its ecclesiastical sense) very tian principles, and by so doing he will
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 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.
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" 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
are now of lunatics and idiots about one in “ Can history cut my hay, or get my corn in. a thousand in England, about one in eight And can geometry vent it in the market." hundred in Wales ; in Scotland, one lunatic
Ibid. in five hundred and seventy-four persons." The lunatics in England are more nu
“ To be of no religion merous than the idiots by about one-sixth. Argues a subtle moral understanding, In Wales the idiots are more numerous in And it is often cherished." Ibid. p. 160. nearly the same proportion (if there be no mistake in the newspaper paragraph which
“ From the black guard is my authority).
To the grim sir in office, there are few
Ibid. " In the course of twenty-five years, out of more than three thousand six hundred
“ Now my eyes are open, Company's officers sent to Bengal, not more And I behold a strong necessity than five per cent. have returned home, That keeps me knave and coward." after twenty-two years actual service, on
Ibid. p. 160. pensions."— Times.
Wugs, Whig clergy, &c.
“ You are struck blind as moles, that unmay follow." — BEAUMONT and FLETCHER,
dermine King and no King, p. 235.
The sumptuous building that allowed you shelter."
Ibid. I know not in what latitude to look for
P: his meaning.
Seeds DISCRETION is sometimes as much the
not in shades and concealed
places : better part of oratory as of valour.
Set 'em in the heat of all, then they rise
glorious." " Ile that ploweth should plow in hope."
Ibid. Spanish Curate, p. 201. -1 Cor. ix. 10.
“ SIMPLICITY and patience dwell with fools, “Every man that striveth for the mas
And let them bear those burthens which tery is temperate in all things.”—Ibid. 25.
wise men This is said with relation to athletæ and such persons.
Boldly shake off."
Ibid. p. 258.
This is the language of those who seek “ ILE that observeth the wind shall not
to raise a tempest. sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap."--Ecclesiastes xi. 4.
Gross untruths ?
Aye, and it is a favourable language, “ Vox et præterea nihil
They had been in a mean man lies, and foul I love the sound on't,
ones." It goes so thundering as it conjured devils. Beaumont and FLETCHER, Beggar's do you understand ?
Bush, p. 358. I tell thee no ; that's not material, the sound is
“ A BEGGARLY clergy," says FULLER,"is Suflicient to confirm an honest man." the forerunner of a bankrupt religion.”—
FLETCHER, Elder Brother, p. 116. Pisgah Sight, p. 274.
I have known many men who made the “ The infection" of such a wife, he calls most, and in that sense the best use of their it. abilities; but did I ever know one who made the best use of his riches ?
CERTAIN subjects, which, as FULLER says
of the devil's riddling oracles, (Ibid. p. 128) “Oh, if order were observed for every
“ like changeable taffeta, wherein the woof one to mend his own heart or house, how and warp are of different colours, seems of would personal amendment by degrees several hues, as the looker-on takes his staquickly produce family, city, country, king- tion," so these“ appear to every one's apdom reformation! How soon are those prehension as he stands effected in his destreets made clean, where every one sweeps
sires." against his own door !” – FULLER, Pisgah
"Infra-annuated."-Ibid. p. 140. Sight, p. 327.
“ In the mixture of all liquors of conWhat FULLER says of the Libertines may be said of our liberals ; “ such as used
trary kinds, the best liquor (which may be
said to lose by the bargain) incorporates their liberty for an occasion to the flesh, or
always with a reluctancy.”—Ibid. p. 137. a cloak of maliciousness.” “A numerous society, wherof Satan's subtilty and man's corruption the founders, the negligence and after their sufferings, and a drought in the
“ Eres dry for their sins, are vainly wet connivance of magistrates the daily bene- spring is not to be repaired by a deluge in factors. A college whose gates, like those
the autumn.”—Ibid. p. 180. of hell, stand always open, having no other statutes than the student's pleasure; where
“Few drops seasonably showered would the diet is so dear, that their commons cost the souls of such as feed on them, without
preserve the green blade from withering,
when much rain cannot revive the roots their final repentance."—Ibid. p. 340.
once withered.”—Ibid. “WANTON children by breaking their MR. FISHER of Seatoller, said upon ocparents' old rod, give them only the occa- casion of Wells Fisher's bankruptcysion to make a better and bigger in the “ double religion always requires double room thereof.”—Ibid. p. 385.
looking after." “ Indeed in all fickle times (such as we live in) it is folly to fix on any durable de- No instrument so often out of tune as sign, as inconsistent with the uncertainty of the human voice! And then all is discord. our age; and safest to pitch up tent projects, whose alteration may with less loss and a
“ T'ZIJN de valsche begrippen omtrent clear conscience comply with a change of the de Geschiedinis, waar uit walsche begrippen times.”——Ibid. p. 386.
van Staats-Vorsten-en Volksrecht ontsprui
ten; daar valsch of verkeerd en gebrekkig Danger from a king's wife or mistress begrepen gebeurtenissen en daden valsche of a different religion.—“Yea, grant at first gronden opleveren, waar men hersenschimhis constancy in the truth as hard as stone, mige wetten en rechten op vest, of uit yet in continuance of time it might be hol- afleidt, die daarne Thronen en Natien lowed with that which Solomon called a schudden an omkeeren.”—IIET TREURSPEL, continual dropping, and restless importunity, p. 162. advantaged with bosom opportunity, may achieve a seeming impossibility." - Ibid. p. " LESLEY is said to have come to this 127.
conclusion at the latter end of his life, that