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BY THE REV. J. CUNNINGHAM.
NOBODY's ENEMY BUT HIS OWN: In the first place, I soon perceived
Now, in this, he was plainly enough
his own enemy. But whether, in so FINDING the strong passions so doing, he was not also the enemy of predominant in all quarters of the some parent or guardian, who had college, as to promise a large harvest, sent him to the University for the of “ warm friends," I though it desir.' very purpose of study, I could not at able to search for some person, who that moment decide, as I knew noshould combine, with this qualifica- thing of his peculiar circumstances. tion for friendship, the second pro. I will own, however, that I could not perty named by my aunt—that of help, even then, suspecting-in my
being no one's enemy but his own.” better moments at least--that, if no Accordingly I began my inquiries enemy to God or man, he was evi. with much diligence and circum- dently no friend to either, or he would spection. My aunt abhorred precipia not have consumed talents and time tancy, and so did I. I determined, to no purpose, which might have been therefore, to make no selection till I employed to the honour of God, and had collected the most overwhelming to the benefit of his fellow-creatures. evidence upon the point. At length, In the next place, I soon discoverhowever, hearing almost the whole ed him, especially when elated by college concur in the praise of one wine, to be enthusiastically given to individual, in calling him a fine fel. every species of riot and disturbance. low-a spirited fellow-a real good What is classically termed a “row" fellow-a good-hearted fellow-the was his glory: In this case also, best fellow in the world—and, finally, when I heard the casements of a in declaring him to be " nobody's pauper shiver under his fist, or saw enemy but his own," I ventured to the blood of a watchman trickle down decide, and sought by every possible his cheeks, I certainly found no small overture to make this individual my difficulty in conceiving him to be friend. And as he was a social, easy “nobody's enemy but his own.”
" sort of person, and, moreover, a pro- Moreover, I was not long in ascerdigious lover of good eating and taining that he paid no tradesman's drinking, I found less difficulty than bill which he found it possible to I had anticipated in accomplishing so elude. And it must be confessed, that momentous an object. Before a few neither the tradesmen thus defraudweeks had elapsed we were sworn ed (especially when they dated their intimates, and spent almost the whole letters from the town gaol), or their of our time together. And as some wives and children, ever had the geof my readers may have never had nerosity to concur in the declaration an opportunity of very closely ex- that he was " nobody's enemy but his
“ amining the life of a person who is reputed to be “nobody's enemy but Finally, I perceived that his varihis own," I shall very liberally give ous exploits were not accomplished them, without the smallest deduction, without a most enorinous expendithe full benefit of my own experience. ture. And what was my horror to VOL. I.
learn, after a short time, that this man friends those, and those only, who are
а of “ strong passions”- this “ good- the friends of God." hearted fellow”- this best fellow in the world”--this "
enemy to none but himself”-was, in fact, the only son "
Mr. FOX's ELOQUENCE. of a widow living in a garret, who had econoinised by abstinence, by
During the greater part of Mr. Fox's days and nights of patient toil
, by political life, events of the greatest mag. racking and screwing her aged si- whatever was vast and awful in the con
nitude were in perpetual succession: news, the sum of money which he in templation of the patriot statesman was a few months had squandered at col- either in agitation or in prospect. A gelege! She was the destitute widow neral movement in the moral world was of a clergyman-shame to the coun
also visibly taking place. It was into
such a field of action and enterprize that try there should be any such!-and
Mr. Fox was introduced at a very early the wish of her heart had been, to
age; rich in the gratuitous endowments hear her son proclaim to the world of nature, and with a promptitude ef tathe principles by which her husband lents for public debate, that at once put had lived well, and died triumphant- liticians. The rapid facility with which
him into competition with the oldest poly. Such was her wish—such her his mind spread itself over all the topics endeavour to realize it and such of the day was truly surprising. It seemthe fruits which this a real good fel- ed as if every subject was his own by right low” paid back into the bosom of his of intuition, or as if, instead of acquiring aged mother. On a visit to London,
the knowledge necessary to the states
man, he was only recovering by reminis. I accidentally discovered his house;
cence what had before been his. His consurprised him in the company of his ception of a subject was instantaneous, and distracted mother; and shall, to my what he mastered with so much ease, he dying day, thrill when I call to mind imparted with so much simplicity, that the tone and countenance with which all difficulties seemed to vanish at the
touch of his genius. she exclaimed,
It is not possible to show any thing in
the history of the human intellect that “How keener than a serpent's tooth it is can be compared with Mr. Fox's speeches, To have a thankless child !"
in the great excellence of reducing to fa
miliarity a complicated question. His lanI left the house in disgust, resolved guage, too, at least was always thoroughthat, whatever might be the conse
ly English,-homebred, pure, and indige
nous. Whatever foreign taint faction and quence, I would never choose for my disappointed ambition might have introfriend the man who was said to be duced into his thoughts, his words and “nobody's enemy but his own. And phrases were faithful to their origin; his experience has served to confirm me strange courtesy to the French democracy in the resolution. I have generally
, cabulary. One is totally at a loss to com
left these unsoiled by its heathenish vofound such
persons warm enemies” prehend by what combination of facul. perhaps, but certainly cold friends-- ties this great orator, without preparation if men of a
strong passions," yet of or effort, passed with stupendous ease little real sensibility--men, finally, through all the labyrinths of political who, with few exceptions, thought, ing the clue, visiting each recess, digress
discussion, rambling and again recoverfelt, schemed, lived for themselves, ing and returning at pleasure ; sometimes and themselves alone. In short, I pressing onwards in a series of syllo. have generally discovered reason in gisms, sometimes roving with confident such cases exactly to reverse the esti- security through the mazes of illustramate of the world, and to consider always safe amidst commotion and storm ;
tion ; always certain of his proposed end, these persons as in fact “ every one's most possessed of himself when most exenemy but their own." And here I cited, and moving, with the firmest step would entreat the reader to consider, in moments when intellectual courage is whether he can employ for himself, most apt to vacillate, and to require the or impart to his children, a safer rule. There is in mechanical operations, or in
succour of surrounding approbation.for the selection of friends, than the operations partly mechanical and partly old-fashioned saying, “ Take for your intellectual, a certainty of movement, the
83 result of repeated practice, which never it spoke the sincere sentiments of friend. disappoints expectation; but the compli- ship; but as to the portrait itself, it had cated organization, the fine machinery, scarcely sufficient warmth of colouring to the invisible springs, on which success in give it the appearance of flesh and blood. oratory depends, make the instances rare of the life of this nobleman, of whom indeed, of persons so gifted as at all times it was said by Mr. Fox, that'" he had to answer with certainty the demands up- scarcely ever seen an equal," we might on the intellect, and to satisfy the sudden naturally expect the concluding scene to exigence of the hour ; on Mr. Fox the be peculiarly touchingthat he, who had dependence was always certain: sick or scarcely an equal among his fellow-men well, losing or winning, he was sure to while moving among them, would have accomplish the expectations of his party, disclosed, when on the verge of the last and to deserve the admiration of his op- great change, a something almost super. ponents.
human. That the late Duke of Bedford His abundance was inexhaustible ; and did not die as a Christian ought to die, though the same subject was perpetually with thoughts full of eternity, trembling recurring, as was the case in all the great for himself, and forgiving others, we would struggles between the ministers and him. by no means be thought to insinuate; but self in the war with America and revolu. that Mr. Fox has not given these colours tionary France, every stage of it found to the parting scene is very clear. "In him recruited with fresh supplies of mat- moments," says Mr. Fox,“ of extreme ter, new topics of illustration, and more bodily pain and approaching dissolution, interior views of the subject. He rolled when it might be expected that a man's perennially along like a clear and rapid every feeling would be concentrated in stream, at once displaying its deep and his personal sufferings—his every thought pearly bottom, and reflecting from its occupied by the awful event impendingsurface all the chaste varieties with which even in these moments he put by all selfish simple nature had adorned its margin. considerations ; kindness to his friends
But was there nothing to regret in Mr. was the sentiment still uppermost in his Fox's oratory? Most certainly there was mind; and he employed himself, to the something wanting; and that something last hour of his life, in making the most not a mere external grace: the great con. considerate arrangements for the happi. stituent, the living principle, the soul of ness and comfort of those who were to eloquence, was wanting, "Man has in a survive him.” peculiar sense been called a religious ani- Now really in so small a compass it mal. His indigent nature requires the was scarcely possible to put together consolations of religion, and leans upon more harsh things, kindly meant, than its support. Without it life is inexpli. these observations with which Mr. Fox cable. Nothing is in order, or has a pro- wound up his eulogy on his friend. Unper place or destination, beginning or end, doubtedly it becomes every prudent, feelbut with reference to this connecting, ing, and just man to make provision, acdisposing, vivifying, exalting principle. cording to his wealth
and means, for those Mr. Fox's oratory was without it. Its who are to survive and represent him; but deep tone, and solemn swell, was want. are these considerations to be uppermost ing. The scope, the rule, the reward, in his mind at such a season ? are the the glory, the consummation of buman * thoughts of the awful event impend. actions, lay beyond the limit to which ing” to be branded as selfish? was there his morality was bounded. On the sub- no earlier and fitter opportunity of set. ject of religion his lips were cold, his tling worldly affairs ? is religion to have head was ignorant, and his heart unfeel. no property in any portion of life, not ing. In the temple of his worship the even in the last sad hour! But why statue of Jove might have stood without should we be affected with any surprise polluting the sanctuary. The Atheistical at this laudatory description of the mode prostration of France, her savage desecra. of his friend's departure? Alas! what tion of society, her spoliation of the houses was his own ? According to the senti. of God, her massacres of his servants, her mental Mr. Trotter, no awful misappreself-idolatry and murderous creeds, pro- bensions of another state, no misgivings voked no indignant elevation in Mr. Fox's for his conduct in this, filled up the fleet. oratory, no vehement sorrow for suffering ing irrecoverable hour, that 'short sus. humanity, no pomp, no pathos, no manly pense of fluttering life and reason, of horror. In this respect, Mr. Pitt, Mr. which who can compute the value? An. Burke, and Mr. Windham, had a prodi- other life seems scarcely to have occurred gious advantage over him.
to the dying statesman-Philosophy might The eulogy upon the Duke of Bedford, have suggested some tribute to the unpronounced by Mr. Fox in the Ilouse of known God; but even the philosopher's Commons, has been highly extolled. It tribute was wanting. There was nothing had certainly the merit of graceful and equivalent even to the sacrifice of a cock. perspicuous language; and, without doubt, to Æsculapius. The evening set in night, without the appearance of a single ray exactly suitable to all the varieties from the one bright solitary source of of human constitutions and human life and joy.
actions.. The chasm which the want of devotion leaves in the fine arts, whether of poetry,
Nor does it appear less reasoneloquence, or music, but especially of able that the same portion of time that eloquence which comprehends the should be dedicated also to the serfortunes of an empire, is not to be sup; vice of our Creator, and the cultivaplied by any substitute. No man can feel
tion of the religious feelings. That the beauties of the Bible without the sober enthusiasm of piety: and to be with.
some portion, and a distinct portion, out the knowledge and love of the Bible, of our time is requisite to the foris to be without that source of the sub- mation of ang habit, and more espelime which enriched the compositions of cially of a religious habit of mind, Milton and Burke. It has been truly said, cani require but little proof; and that there is genius in all religious the worship that is unquestionably thoughts;" every thing seen through this medium has the impress of the Godhead due to the Great Artificer from the upon it. All the works of nature receive works of his hands, we may, on an enlargement when religion enters into known principles, , be assured will, the contemplation; the arts and sciences if left to any time, soon come to be are at once exalted, expanded, and corrected by its influence; it is, in short, that performed at no tinie. Hence there alone which can raise the practice and cannot be a doubt but that the time habits of reason, as well as the thoughts 80 appropriately left vacant by the of the heart, above selfish objects, and weekly labour, should be had resordid contentions.
course to for the other purposes,
avowedly important, here proposed. SUNDAY.
And if, as Mr. Locke we believe
some where observes, a man has only (Abridged from the British Review.)
to attend to two things--his trade Tue two great principles which in and his religion, there can be no point of fact have been more or less difficulty in filling up the whole assumed by all sound and judicious void left by one, with the pursuits writers, as well as maintained in enjoined by the other. But then, the public acts and decrees of the if man has likewise a playing as Church, have been these: that a well as working principle, where cessation from our ordinary labours, and when is this to be indulged ? one day in seven, is profitable to To this we can only reply, that man; and that a dedication of the whatever time is chosen for it, Sunsame portion of our time to devout day ought not to be; and for this exercises and religious meditations, reason, that to common
sense it is is respectful to God. The first of most obvious and clear, that such these principles, we fully believe, indulgence, at such a time, is permight be proved beyond the possi- fectly inconsistent with the acquisibility of contradiction, by a plain tion of the religious habit; and that reference to experience, and a fair a day spent partly in this, and partly deduction from the evidence of facts. in so very different an employment, There is no question that some will, on the whole, lead to such a considerable intermissions are neces- dissipation and distraction of mind sary in great exertions, whether of
as can be favourable only to the the mental or bodily faculties, in lighter principle. If the outward order to their continuance in a due act of devotion were the whole state of action and healthful energy. sum and substance of religion, then And even had not infallible Wisdom lengthen the services as you please, designated the exact period of every and for the rest, “ let us keep holiseventh day, we should be glad to day to-day." Or if the religious see the data on which any person system of faith you profess and would undertake to prove either a wish to establish, be of so friable a greater or a less portion of relaxation nature that a more attentive handihan this, to be that which is most ling, or even closer inspection of it,