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in CITY. .. .cit., There is such a difference between the pursuits of men in greativities, that one part of the inhas · bitants lives to little other purpose than to won

der at the rest. Some have hopes and fears, wishes and aversions, which never enter into the

thoughts of others; and enquiry iş laboriously :' exerted, to gain that which those who possess it · are ready to throw away.

Idler, vol. 2, p. 26.,

Modi in tij , , , COMMUNITY.

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little farther than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest


7","; Taxation no Tyranny, p. 90' 5.3.1. , CONVENIENCIES.

Conveniencies are never missed, where they were never enjoyed: is. Weitern Islands, p, 237*

CONTROVERSY... Through the mist of controversy, it can raise, no wonder that the truth is not easily discovered, When a quarrel has been long carried on bee. tween individuals, it is often very hard to tell by whom it was begun. Every fact iş darkened by distance, by interest, and by multitudes. Information is not easily procured from far; those whoin the truth will not favour, will not step


tolintarily forth to tély it; and where there are mány agents, it is éasy for every single action to bet concealed. 1", 1980

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!! 1., Viki Obrervations on the State of Affairs . 1.2.6. dec 2015 Cu tine. "On 9 of jui.^) vis blivy! jszers' Dir.::CALUMNY. illo rico br32",

As there are to be found in the service of entre men of every diversity of témper, ånd degree of understanding, ealumny is diffused by all arts and methods of propagation. Nothing is too grossord too refined, too cruel or too trifling to be prác!! tised; very little regard is lfad to the rules of ho20 nourable hostility, but every Weapon is accounts ed lawful ; and those who cannot make aithrusel at life, are content to keep themselves in playwith petty 'malevolences to tease with feeble ? blows and impotent disturbance. obs by itibus we, w

in***** Rambíer, vol. 3, p. 233. Those who cannot strike with force, can however poison their weapon, and weak as they are, give mortal wounds, and bring a hero to the grave. So true is that observation, “ that many are able to do hurt, but few to do good."

"Life of Dr. Boerhaave, R: 375.,'

CAUTION.; tieners There is always a point at which caution, how ever solicitous, must limit its preservatives, be cause one terror often counteracts another shop

2.. . Ramblery) vol, 3;'p jan 15


EUROPEAN CONQUESTS:::;co What mankind has lost and gained by Eurovean conquests, it would be "long 18 compare,

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apd very difficult to estimate. Much knowledge has been acquired, and much cruelty committed; . the belief of religion has been very little propagated, and its laws have been outrageously and enormously violated. The Europeans have scarce. ly visited any coast, but to gratify avarice and extend corruption, to arrogate dominion withont right, and practise cruelty without ipcentive. Happy had it then been for the oppressed, if the designs of the original invader had slept in his bosom; and, surely, more happy for the oppressors! But there is reason to hope, that out of much evil, good may be sometimes produced, and that the light of the gospel will at last ilo ? luminate the sands of Africa, and the deserts of America; though its progress cannot but be slow, when it is so much obstructed by the lives of Christians. '

Introduction to the World Displayed, p. 198.

... DESIRE. SOME desire is necessary to keep life in mo. tion; and he whose real wants are supplied, must admit those of fancy: Siin

: - Prince of Abyssinia, p. 52. The desires of man increase with his acquisitions; every step which he advances brings something within his view, which he did not see before, and which, as soon as he sees it, he begins to want. Where necessity ends, curiosity begins; and no sooner are we supplied with every thing


that nature can demand, than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites. .:.

Idler, vol. 2; p. 165.

Renconly varice and dear

fun* DEATHL..
Inc. : DEATH.: die VS.'

Reflect that life and death, affecting sounds,
Are only varied modes of endless being;

Reflect that life, like every other blessing,
: Derives its value from its use alone :
3. Nor for itself, but for a nobler end, ".

Th' Eternal gave it, and that end.is virtue!!!,
..When inconsistent with a greater good,
• Reason commands to cast the less away:

Thus life with loss of wealth is well preserv'd,
And virtue cheaply sayd with loss of life.

Irene, p. 43


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• The death of great men is not always propar- tioned to their lives. Hannibal, says Juvenal, did not perish by a javelin, or a sword; the slaughters of Cannæ were revenged by a ring.

. Life of Pope.

It was perhaps ordained by Providence, to hinder us from tyrannising over one another, that no individual should be of such importance, as to cause, by his retirement or death, any chasm in the world.

. Rambler, vol. 1, p. 34. The great disturbers of our happiness in this world, are our desires, our griefs, and our fears; and to all these the consideration of mortality, is a. certain and adequate remedy. « Think (says. Epictetus) frequently on poverty, banishment, I 3


and death, and thou wilt never indulge violent desires, or give up.athy cheart tonean senti. ments.

... ..... Ibid. p. ioi. It is remarkable that death increases our veneration for the good, and extenuates our hatred of the bad, 17. vce; - 2 . b#31, ; basa > Ibid. vol. 26 .5.

To neglect at any time preparatign for death, is to sleep on our post at a siege , but to onlit it in old age, is to sleep at an attack. booty 1310'',

si dhidip 145.


To die is the fate of ran; but to die with line gering anguish, is generally his folly..

: ; Ibid. p. 378. To rejoice in tortures is the privilege of a martyi; to meet death with intrepidity is the right oniy of innocence (if in any human being innocerice can be found); but of him whose life is shortened by his crimes, the last duties are humility and self-abasement,

Convict's Address, po 18.


3. Death is no more than every being must suffer ahough the dread of it is peculiar to men. i in plus :) 'l Notes upon Shakespeare, vol. 2, p. 79.

If all the blessings of our condition are enjoyed with a constant sense of the uncertainty of life; if we remember that whatever we possess is to be in our hands but a very little time, and that the little which our most lively hopes can promise us, may be made less by ten thousand accidents; we shall not much «repine at a loss, of which we cannot


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