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-•A.'W-*,' Hi
-•A.'W-*,'
Hi
speciAL
collecxioNS
tDOUQLAS
LibRARy
queeN's UNiveRSiry
AT kiNQSTON
kiNQSTON
ONTAUiO
CANADA
VIRTUES
O
F
HAZEL;
O
R,
BLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT.
VIRGAM CAPIT: HAC ANIMAS ILLE EVOCAT ORCO
PALLENTES, ALIAS SUB TRISTIA TARTARA MITTIT;
DAT SOMNOS ADIMITQUEj ET LUMINA MORTERESIGNAT,
VIRG.
By
THOMAS THOMAS, A
B.
LONDON:
Printed for, and Sold
by D.
Swine, No.
I.
Eaton,
at the
74, Newgate-ftreet.
1794.
Cock an»
'v
TO THE READER.
W
HOEVER dares to publifh his unbelief of the
charity and honefty of the Lords fpiritual and tern-
poral (as they fay) of this world,
is
branded the
Now arguments
enemy of his God and
kind.
wanted
minds of labouring people
to fatisfy the
are
about the divine right of kings, and the divine poftulatcs of priefts ; and hence the rod of civil, and
the curfe of ecclefiaftical government are vehe-
mently exerted in proportion to the
lofTes fuftained
obedience and reverence.
in paffive
But
in this
way authority only covers the coals of fury to break
The corporal and mental make
out to greater fire.
hence recover all and more
force;
and
elaftic
brave
The
than the place they lofe by bad repulfe.
mind, afraid to think aloud, rufhes from the goad
of fuppieffion, over the
lines
of moderation.
It is
a day of violent perfecution, and hence provoked
defperation
:
power
bition.
:
if
day honefty were the bed
in fuch a
policy; but honefty
is
no
article in the tablets
fometime admitted,
Honefty and
ftate as faith
is
for ufes of
am-
policy are as diftincl: in the
and reafon
while iheir mutual
it
of
in the church.
However,
commerce holds 3 kings and
B
priefts
may
pricfts
of myftcry
cy
fay
fix
J
*
[
and do
as they pleafe
mankind to
the purpofcs of ariftocra-
and hence the aid and the
;
the doQrines
:
gift
of
ftate to the
miniftryis neceffary to the very exiftence of royalty or nobility.
Whence
and
and decay, and
ftate (lourifh,
The
fierce acquifition
fome
ruffian prince,
it is
that they
church
that
pcrifh together.
of fomc outlandifh favage,
is
gracious and religious.
fion)
comes
it
preached up by
And from
demon [trate
priefls as
this (a
concef-
the will of millions,
Rice and impiety againfl bloody laws enforced
by an antique robber, or conqueror ; and
lity againft the
rice.
people,
red exactions of regal caprice and
From this they curfe, as atheifts, a great
who (after groaning through ages under
the feet of power, hereditary from fuch
right
alone)
dragged
infide-
rofe
in
lofty tyrants,
the duft, and held
up
defperate
and
inhuman
unanimity, and
their ugly minions, in
to the
nations the
firft
ex-
ample of the invincible force of degraded man.
Yet, while the (word of power cuts with' vi.
gor,
many
extol the ftroke from fear
and venality;
and while people (tofave character and life) grant,
or profefs to believe, the myfteries and cruelties of
the hierarchy, prieftseafily
any
This
thing,
is
where
all,
prove fometbrng, or even
where every thing
the caufe that they are
is
given.
enemies to rational
enquiry into their horrid dogmas;
for
they are
aware, that reafon in thinking of old fubverted the
labyrinths of philofophers better than themfelves.
They
[
They
3
J
are well aware that the
ftate is
dome of church and
held up by credulity and tyranny
while they can fecure the former, there
ger of lohng the
This
latter.
and tyranny
The
is
totters to the
is
no dan-
notorious, fmce,
away, the
as faft as credulity goes
and that
;
dome
fhakes,
fall.
prefent circumftance of
Europe fhows a
general revolution, againft fuch duplicity, highly
probable
:
The
fions of reafon,
inverfions of nature, and perver-
have nearly made
Whether
the cycles of time.
rounds in
hypocrify and
again go the circuits of coming ages
fur)
known,
like
their
I
take
to
it,
providence alone;
—
is
to eternal
providence that (lamps the colors, and fhapes the
directions of
life
;
and
fers, the diffractions,
that fullers, in
wifdom
fuf-
and tortures of our kind.
E
2
VIRTUES
—
;
VIRTUES OF HAZEL
O R
BLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT.
JMlRACULOUS
tree,
if Irifh
deftroyed
animals
are the powers of the Hazel-
the fiends
all
is
Now
Ireland.
and
as religioufly believed,
authenticated there as any revealed truth.
myfelf heard a learned
pulpit
tutelar
on
Patrick's
Patrick
St.
it
and ferpents and noxious
once infefted
that
wooden virtue
By
legends be true:
monk
day,
declare
when
God, and his caduceus,
this
as well
I
have
from the
it
the labors of the
are always the pious
Wherefore, fince
fubjecl of national declamation.
the Hibernian Saint was able by
it
overcome
to
the helliih legions, that fwarmed over the face of
Ierne, perhaps the
devils
and
atheifts
of France
might be conquered with Hazel, fince they are
found proof
to
all
the mufquetry
Our
fwords and bayonets of Europe.
fters,
that fo well
have
fee
fagacity too late.
I
its
artillery
wife mini-
underftand the policy of war,
will, I
little
and
doubt, fpurn
this
happy
hint,
and
That government flows from parental authority
the firft hand
as well allured as that I exifl
am
of power
:
I felt
was
my
father's;
and the
firit
fceptre
[
tre a
hazel rod.
rant,
and
I
I
6
]
my
often thought
I
father a ty-
often wifhed the rod to the devil
humoured my
though a
father, for
:
but
child, I
was
too cunning to brave the arm of defpotifm:
potifm
is
governor be equal
beft (we know
it) is ftill
me
a defpot brave,
be
his
the
extol
good, and
and
fkillful,
the
Give
perplexity very bad.
will
I
humble fervant fooner than freeholder
monarch
limited
fir ft
be.
You may
to the tafk.
def-
if
mixed form, but complexity
the beauty of a
the
—
then the oldeft and the beft form,
Should
executioner
I
deferve
ever was,
this
defpot will fay to the
—"away with him."— Thus
a fellow-creature
common
it,
is
to
that
facrificed in
is,
the
or will
life
fafcty fecured in the fhorteft
do not get (low poifon and murder
of
and
the eafieft,
manner.
I
in a baftile,
or
an iron cage, from inferior tyrants, that, perhaps,
kifs the footftool
of a iool
and
;
that expect, yes,
extort, the fame bafe fubmifTion to themfclves
the very
pay the jacks
The
mind
:
from
people that fupport the fool in place,
and
in office.
King of Pruflia was the defpot to my
a little territory the terror of al|
made
he
late
Europe.
that the
Had
aminifterial fnake infinuated to him,
French are
atheilts,
he had
commanded
the
wilcy ferpent to his voluminous functions, and pri-
vate devotions
:
But had
French come againft
the
him, he had polled to meet them, without wearing
away campaigns, and playing
and doing the fplendid
ofl
tactics
the boyifh honors*
of war before walled
placet;
—
7
[
and
places
and
caflles
]
be had never lavifhed lives
:
treafures in the glories of fire- works
An army
rockets.
combined pozcers
of
— of
atheifts,
flanked by
all
the
and the devil himfelf at
hell,
never taken
their head, had
and fk)e-
from Old Fred.
Silefia
Frederick, that wielded the {word in one hand, and
grafped the helm of
ftatc in
the other; Frederick,
mercy
that did not fuffcr the veflel to reel at the
of knaves,
and
that
have their own fmuggling, and trick
traffick, to the
lofs
and
peril of the general
crew; Frederick,
that
examined
man
and
that
to his place,
the ability of the
made him do
his
duty;
Frederick, that did not leave the petitions of his
fubjefts to commiflioners,
own
and gaugers;
—
no, his
eyes and ears were quick to perceive
his heart
was
valiant,
and prompt
kind to redrefs the wrongs of
happy connection with
and
;
and
to avenge,
Our
his people.
his lliccefTor
ought to make
us hide his faults (had he any), and fhew his vir-
But though the greatnefs and lovelinefs of
tues.
aloud for our tribute of
his chara6ler call
prail'e,
a recent homage of the country to fuch noble qualities
(homage
that
our enemies may
pleafe, the vacant fagacity,
of John Bull) make the
Suffice
it
to
the
Polifh
leaf! difplay
caufe, perhaps,
flipulated troops
;
if
they
and blind prodigality
mention, that only for
his amiable filler of Ruffia,
call,
and
unneceffary.
his fidelity to
his great piety to
he had furnifhed the
though not with the
and
faith
truth he gives to the aihgnation of a miftrefs
;
or
his
8
[
his
]
generous alacrity to accept our pecuniary
mony
tefti-
to bis inimitable worth.
This circumftance muft continue, as long as
a fmiling anecdote of minifterial provi-
royalty,
dence, Pruffian price, and Britifh independence.
By
way
the
I
cannot help obferving, that from the
excellent conduct of the
we cannot but fee
them ; and how much
allies,
how much we are indebted
we ought to be pleafed for
to
taking as ufual, the bur-
den and expence of continental trouble
:
fo that
by our interference we have given Europe the
profpect of peace for ages; and fixed the dagons
of the earth in adamantine niches for ever ; and
alfo fecured ourfelves
from Jacobinifm.
Whence
may grope and
tug
at the eternal pillars of royalty, to the laugh
and
Sampfons of
the blind
the joke of
fuch
I
take
it,
made
earth was
royal houfc,
we
the noble aflcmbly of Philiftines
the pleafant
is
whole,
all
liberty
by
face
of things.
for kings
fate
;
foil
or peftilence, be ever dcfuncl,
fit
from Germany,
of princes, as Arabia
Engliiii are ftrong
more
the
and mould the prefent
mult furely invite an head
happy
Upon
experience teaches us that the
and tame
is
ofhorfes.
that
The
as elephants; but
no
For running the races, or winning the
prizes of kingdoms, than aflbs to contend with race.
horfes.
This
is
the reafon
and
neceffity that they
are ever the fubjects of foreigners,
who keep
their
London; and hereditary thrones on the
continent, to exerdle our young men in the fields
courts in
of
;
9
[
of glory
]
and our old ones
;
in the
cabinets of
policy.
There
and
in
is
always a rod in the hands of rulers
any of the fimple forms there
hence you know your way
me,
if
Romans,
the
The
a beaten path
is
;
in
:
and
;
but in England, hang
:
way of
ftate is
In the fortune of the
are fafe.
the
nobles and
And
danger V
in
patricians
and plebeians was to cry out
againft the tribunes
6
take care
aicertain any determinate road, or
you can
know when you
—
mud
mixed governments vou
thus (as
their
phrafe runs) that the republic take no detriment,
they eledled a dictator
at
:
whence
aU
the democracy,
once, became a government of the greateft ty-
ranny.
Now this,
I
do think,
is
very like the
fuf-
penfion of our conflitution far above the reach of
the people
:
but
it
muft be granted, that
fo, it rifes
De Lolme*,
way God poized
nearer to the fublime fpeculation of
who
upon nothing, the
air.
Thus the laws- of England
ever and anon fufpended, left the magiftratesbalanced
it
the planets in the
are
be changed; and then the charters and rights are
when governors do not want the lives and
properties of the people ; and when they find it
returned,
expedient, in their tender merxy, to
grafs,
and hulks, to
fatten
up a
let
fwinifli
them out
hoard up treafures for their own pious
this
way De Lolme's
conftitutioii
clouds, or in empty fpace, like
* Vide his Title Page,
C
ufes.
In
in
the
exifts
the republic
ponderibus librata
to
brood, and
of
fuis.
Plato
Plato
Academic was
the
:
rather
time, for had
England flourifhed
but alter
title-page,
his
German
unhappy
in his day?
and apply
it
in his
he need
as truly
and
book to our
monarchy which, though he was good enough to
limit hi theory, we find nothing the lefs for that
aptly as the
flatefman did his
;
abfolute in prapLice.
had attended only a
never
But
Kepler.
am no
I
by
man
he had
to Britifh ufage,
little
failed his balloon
furely, if the great
the planetary laws of
agronomy
fceptic to
Newton
:
touched the fprings of divine regulation; and the
circling planets
De Lolme
moved
in glorious equability:
falfely applied the
harmony of
but
the fyf-
icm of nature to the Englilh government, where
and repulfion (we know k) are never
attraction
equivalent to
reft
;
will be, revolution
earth,
medding
where there has been, and there
—not
the natural turning of the
the bleffings of the year; but the
unnatural proceedings of men, fpreading the curfe^
However
of mortality.
of fighting and dividing,
ple
viz. that
war; and
directly)
the
human
all
good out of
.
ol
effect
be a neceffary princithe pofition
condition
is
of Mr.
a fate o
thus eilabhmes directly (or at leaft inthe perfidy
and uncultivated man.
Gov
if it
of government, proves
Hobbs,
the
his libration,
all
and cruelty of civilized
Thus,
the evil in
civility,
and
life,
this
all
the
fiercenefs of barbarity
troy millions fccretly
their places,
bringing fomer
puts plainly
-.
and openly to
and humour their caprices;
and
M
[
and
the people
brood mifchief, and fometimes
inhuman
in defperation againft
ter a feries
J
rule
rife
Whence,
:
af-
of years, the lurking and the gathering
flame burfts out like hidden
the belly of a
fire in
volcano to utter demolition.
Now.
that I
may put
never was, nor never
England.
ties,
In
there
all
a cafe,
will
be, any convulfion in
the ftruggles of contending par-
(we know
is
it)
uncertainty; and
tory follow to one or the other fide (as
balance
confine
fers day
ple
;
(Here
is loft.
my
is
there
I will fay, that
argument
I
am
it
if
vic-
muft) the
not fool enough to
to a fenate,
which
in the pre-
a fort of fham battle to amufe the peo-
for the fwinifh multitude are fare to fuffer
by
the nominal wars, as they are to die in the real
But
wars.)
fame
fide
in fuch contentions
always -victorious
;
we
fee
one and the
they be not ge-
if
nerous, like the fatiated lion, that gives what he
cannot
game
cat io the little jackall, that hunts the
for his prowling majefty.
And
now,
has, or plays the ball at pleafure, I
— Where
Now
is
it that
may
fide
well afk,
your conjlitution ?
this conftitution, in the
bcalted fenfe,
compound., monarchic, baronic, and
thefe eftates appear to
me
civic
;
is
a
and
too contending for hap-
pinefs and longevity; and too oppofite to constitute
a reafonable whole.
(if there
From
the
firft
comes
be fuch) the tyranny of England; from
the fecond flows (underftand the word) the v Ma-
nage of England
;
and from the third and
C
2
laft
pro-
cecds
12
[
ceeds
am
(I
not afhamed to fay
Now
England.
J
mixture
tripple
this
you divide
trinity in unity, if
the property of
it)
way is
do by the
to
ter
you
the fubftance
difcover the parts very unequal
will
the
like
is
:
but the bet-
lump, and fwallow, as arch bifhops
faid the pill
makes
trinity
:
it is
of fome to creep
;
but on moft ftomachs
the flefh
do not
it
operate.
-0
Felicem
O
!
John Bull
!
be
caufc of
and
my
as follows
my
long for
king, the death
is,
that
lofc a leg or two,
ficulty, to
I
I
it
up
you
if
the faith-
honourable
;
and
none of the wants,
And
life.
if
be hungry and cold, and
am
carelefs
about
be an out-penfioner of Chelfca."
in
prieft,
why
it.
the
If I
'have a chance, with fome dif-
in paying great fums
keep
is
frowns of true Britons,
at the
me
I feel
I fall in
none of the comforts of
wife and children
trembling
w If
fa-
interefts,
you may,
true,
:
fnug enough:
I lay
beft to
you doing the bloody
Tis
ftrange indeed.
then
you have *
fame time promoting your own
pleafe, argue
ful
if
!
conjiitution
of your religious and gracious high
at the
'tis
Bollane, cerebri
what a
Now, neighbours
crifices
te,
*
and penfions
to
Again,
your lords
to
fpending with the frugal and moral
princes of the blood, you hardly better your con-
ith
—
many of them buy nobility
your own money to lords, whofe province
dition
to lords, that
—
* Vide
Ilor.
L.
i.
Sat. »0-
it
'3
[
it is
make
to
felves
—
]
a majority of yourfelves againft your-
render your conftitu-
to lords, that thus
tion nominal; and defence of real and perfonal
property from power ineffe&ual;
(what you
call)
and various
you
to
go
to
and
Englifh liberty curious as the
as the
weather
—
to lords, that force
pour your golden oblations,
your excellent king and
prieft,
in profufion,
and prefs you to
his righteous errands to the continent,
where.
'Tis true,
you
and
elfe-
are handfomely dreffed en
militaire in thefe pleafant trips, that
turn nobly to your (long) home.
own
make
moon,
fo
you may
Laftly, at
re-
your
or occupation, perhaps, you act for
trade
yourfelf and your family; if they gave you peace
at
your bufinefs, and made you cherifh the
tree of
monarchy
in plenty, or
need not, and you would
of invafion, chink the
and pudding, and drink
different:
dofclor)
even luxury, you
you might
not, repine
Mafter George!
John
Bull
is
:
army than a navy, laugh
then, without any other
the threats
prolific
porter.
(fays
calli,
eat
Your
beef
cafe
Sangradathe
!
is
ftate
too hot, and too fat;
wants bleeding and fcalding, pleafe you
at
he
This
is
the phlebotomy of refined policy; domeftic affociations are
broken by copious taxation, and foreign
Yet
expeditions.
head, for the
more
Billy
Sangrado mould mind
human body
fainting contains a foul
alive in abufed dignity.
piring ftruggle
his
may be enough
A
laft effort,
an ex-
to turn out a bacj
miniftry, if not to ruin a rotten fenate.
And
though
U
[
3
though government be fecure, that Brkifh violence cannot rufli forth, headed by a Wat Tyler,
yet popular reafon can be pr
Hidden
to
I
defperation.
If the conftitution can hold in this way,
be
(philofophers
us) fupport
tell
fenfible
world
the objects in life;
all
all
that
we perceive
But, perhaps, as
:
fagacity to prove that fchoolmen
enchanted
unknown
ble,
by
caftle,
—
the whole
requires
it
make
<of
their pofition of impercepti-
fomethings, that fo are equivalent
manner our
politicians l
nature to flow from
wh
_
i
an ideal fomething.
A
terable,
with a notion,
farther likenefs
is,
between
that as tne
their conftitutions eternal
and unal-
however organized matter or body changes;
fo the civil conftitution of
it)
ar happy
ic
the hypothecs of fchools and dates
dream;
the gifts
11
.
conftitution, only amufe th
former have
little
exiftence an
to nothings, except the floating vifions of a
in like
muft
intirely infenfible, they aflert
and which, though
to be the caufe of
it
of the fchools, which
like the real conftitutions
lives after
all
our ftatefmen (we know
the abufes of policy,
and
lofles
of
the country; after the virtues of our patriots, and
lives
and properties of our people
degree, gone away forever.
vae conftitution can (land, for
and thus they brought
it
it
ftands
on
—loofe-toe
tell
us,
it
has three feet;
to the
argument of a
Manks halfpenny (quocunquc
thus
are, in a great
But yet they
!
jcccris Jlabit)
Whence
it
is
and
that
>5
[
J
Oar harlequin ever and anon tumbles
but does
:
fuch fomerfet acting promife the blefling of the
commandment
:
afk farther, Is
I
?
and
not pof-
it
to break his
bones?
'Tis true, he balanced himfelf
fome time
in this
rope-dancing way; and poized,
at the
e for
harlequin to
fall,
on
the glafs of liberty
tight
pen
to break
inflammable
However,
it,
I
tenfion hap-
mind him! down, down, he goes!
of liberty
brittle,
is
indeed,
air, that,
ought to be
may
and
caufe
full
of
to burft.
it
fubtile
left
alone, and believed
of the trinity; for they are
the doctrine
very
if
the glories of harlequin, and the charms
his glafs,
like
a rope pulled
is ftill
between oppofite parties; and
Befide, the glafs
of
But conhder, the
his nofe.
undenlai ding of harlequin
fame time*
all
and evanefcent.
have reafon to think
that few,
except deep
di-
comprehend this fame truth of the trinity;
but whofo can may, well enough after that, believe
vines, can
the myfteries of goverment, or any thing elfe the
moil perplexed.
it
flatter
myfelf ; and, hang me!
mop
(if
is
I
ever
do ought but fhadow
that I
the
highway
former and the
ftrongefl
manded
all
bi-
Xow A than all us
his creed)
the fame as certain champions
in lerne are bodily ones
latter
argument
to
til uft rate
knew an arch
I
it.
can
he be the author of the chapter called
a ghoftly tory,
on
if
me,
you
in the
are
world
give away your
:
by the
prciTed with the
:
you
money
body; and your belief to fave your
com-
are
to fave
foul.
your
There
ii
>6
[
(we know
is
no reafonable
it)
but the ftrongeft claim
power-
that
Then you had
:
]
right in either cafe,
can be, viz. that of
murmur (we may now
der you to
who
don't care what
we
treatment,
you are warned
at
tory,
divide the
1
leave the bodily
think) at fuch hard
your
peril neither to
nor confound the perfons.
fubftance,
But behold you
elfe
Afterward, to hin-
are in a damrid bad way.
you
up Credo,
better to cry
whether you try to demonftrate
fympathetically or analytically,
you of
divide the whole, or confound
neceffity
the parts
you
;
therefore tranfgrefs, and labour in vain; therefore
thcii
the fame circle
ever and anon; and the very logic
of the chapter infinuates
way of
ing
the fchools
Reading made
eafteft fort
the
perience
only for
that
my
it,
my
Little
vertiginous
and
and ufed
Eafy,' (in
and
father
to fpell to
Englifh grammar, entitled
word and deed
of government
golden age,
and the
fell,
one,
I
ever did or
and had been, vivere ut
;
dying moufe
playful
this idea, in the aftonifh-
—profound circumlocution
When I was a litde
mv mother out of an
6
making
turn away before your head reels in
I
his
it
was
will ex-
veils, liberty
Hazel-rod)
fay in
I
once upon a time tied a
young cat, and the
round and round to fcize
to the tail of a
cat frifked
tail
and
way
role,
it
followed of courfe.
the kitten got lo
and
fell
giddy
again; and a
vered, fhe purred angrily, and ran away
fhe whifked her
tail
againft a chair,
In
this
that
fhe
little
;
reco-
in going,
and the moufe
dropped
17
[
dropped
]
Toby, an old one, lounging by the
tempted me to repeat my trick with him ; and
I
was happy in the idea that he would argue
in a
off.
fire,
circle, like the innocent divines
behold you!
meet, gave a
and the
kitten. But
Toby, making his tail and whifkers
good idea of the Egyptian fymboi of
the year, viz. a ferpent with his
tail
in his
mouth;
or of a planet in the ecliptic, in that his
eccentric
figure departed from a circle to an
ellipfe
and
:
now
with as demure a face as a prieft at the
facrament, he fwallows the body and blood of— a
moufe!
Then
letting his tail gradually
gracefully inclined, he
down, and his head
minded one of a fmooth
communicant refuming
his feat.
Indeed, people
diverted and puzzled by circling and
controverfy
but if mankind would, as Toby did
by the moufe, fwalfow without wheeling about
to
are
much
i
catch,
they might, like that wife cat, lave them
abundance of trouble,
them, and get angry,
elfe
as the
they only
exhauft
young one. and leave
the caufe of vexation.
I
fancy that
people, that
I
it
will
know
a
religious bleffings of
I
do
be granted, by
good deal of
all
the civil
our government
;
declare, that though I have heard
much about
honed
and
and
Dill,
and read
the palladium (what they call) of the
conftitution, I am entirely artray whether or not
it
be a piece of metal or paper, the Magna Charta,
or the Bill of Rights, or fo forth but if fo (I take
it) an heap of ftones, the patriarchal pledge
of
:
D
covenant
'8
C
covenant
in
]
golden days of yore (which the
wantbnnefs rolled in the duft)
good
as
and
:
had been a depofit
notorious, that thofe eafy bonds
it is
of primitive fimplicity were more revered
pioufly kept than the royal treaties
this religious
that the
fir ft
and enlightened age.
and
—more
fureties
We
of
are told
French, for disturbing father Scheld in his
bed, and the like profanations, roufed the divine
powers of Europe to punifh fuch horrid impieties.
I
cannot fee why Dutch pedlars and double dealers
mould monopolize
the convenience of that river;
fo run their goods and fmuggle, as to injure
and
and exclude
the reft of the world: but perhaps
God
it
deftined
before the foundation of the world,
(whatever time that was) for thofe rich
election
and reprobation,
Africans
—the
brown
as
of
he did the Indians and
fons of Aurora,
vejfels
and the
black boys of Guinea, to our noble felves; for
long runs) endureth for ever!
his
mercy
am
not fo impious as to hint that xthe Almighty was
(as the
bribed over by
fat
merchants; but
his earthly agents, that
if
I
himfelf (or
pretend exclufive patents
fovereign knowledge, and arbitrary corn-
of his
millions of lifing his omnipotence) be too fond of
Mynheer
the banker, or any other rich ones in
the world;
more
fliame for
atheifts
(as
commerce proves him
ns, and if he be fuch a God,
him, fay I! Tis true, the French
if fo,
I
fay fuch
our divines and miniftcrs
well; and there
is
a Hilling off
on
call
them)
the part
of
com
>9
[
J
combined religion whence I take the liberty of
pronouncing the pious powers of buckjliding armies.
:
The
theirs
palladium of Troy was to the Trojans what
is
more fubdantial and
deal
ftole
it
was a good
material.
Somebody
to the Englifh, only that
out of the tower of Troy, and then the
it
Trojans lay
at the
mercy of
the Greeks; for after
lofing this divine pledge, that was juft tantamount
to Britifh liberty
fuppofe,
if
;
it
was vain to
Now,
fight.
any one (inftance Mr. P
—
)
I
ran away
with the palladium of England, out of the tower
of London, or wherever
Bull would
(if
take
I
it
and temporal, and
nity
his
right)
fo
whence we may
;
be, I fuppofe that
begin a-crying,
contend no longer for
dium
it
is
and
fit
property.
Our
palla-
a mixture of fpiritual
makes up two
thirds of tri-
Henry
call it duplicity.
Eighth fnatched the glorious head of
Roman
John
down, and
pontiff: but if the hot
it
the
from the
amours of Harry
had not Simulated him againft his Holinefs of
Romeother
that
affumes the right of meddling with
ftatcs, the
Englifh had long ago fpurned fucli
a ftrange fpjrituahty in name, but
deed.
to
However,
Harry, the ufurped
prieft,
ality
in
their rejecting, in complaiiance
infallibility
of a regular
was no good ground of giving the reverfion
to himfelf, a furious
lay divine before;
but by
acquifmon, a devouring, unconfecrated, unholy Pope and yet this is he of {til: bJeffed me-
this
:
mory, who afforded the happy occaiion then, and
P
2
righteous
2°
[
rphteous boafts of our
cementing the
]
priefts
ever fince, viz. the
Church of England with
the blood
of
our fathers
For my own part, I cannot think that any monarch in Europe follows the order of Melchifedeck, king of Salem; for any old clothes-man in
London will tell you, Salem means peace : but (I
European kings are of the order of Sabaoth.
Nor can I difcover how any of them rightly pretends the agency of Chriit, who was noted for
take
it)
humility and poverty;
the
who never
plotted againft
of any body; and who, fo
life
far
from having
armies and caftles to defend himfelf and his doctrines,
had not a place to hide his head from the
feverity of the feafons; or a friend in the evil day,
but inconftant Peter, to fave him from a murderin^ race, a perfecuting priefthood
The ttatue of our religious and gracious
the Leverian Mufeum, by the nice duffel
Darner,
is
lady hit off
king, in
of Mrs.
nobly executed indeed; for that handy
ail
the fagaci.y in his face
and
:
this
fame
ftatue has, peihaps, better claim to the order
and
kingdom of Salem, than any king of them all. If it
be objccled, that a great and glorious and victorious
king be
that
in
nature mild and pacific,
one Mailer Billy P
and bloody
£ood boy
lelTons,
at fchool,
—
tt
will
anfwer
marks him out
which he gets
and
I
crofs
by heart, like a
fays to himfelf again, all the
Jacky Bull renders the (Ouodvis verbum!)
prelection of Do&or Syntax, word for word. But
fame
as
Mrs.
«
[
3
this
advantage oyer
that
it
Mrs. Darner's handicraft has
Almighty's work, viz.
the
would never
mind the bad leclures of fuch a fellow ^ and never
mean harm, though he kicked
fpeak or
for
in
fits
it.
If any
man be
he
a king,
is
(I
contend) the ten-
der or cruel matter of fervants or (laves; for
cannot do as he
lifts,
the people rule
thus he ceafes to be a king in deed, and
in name.
I
will put
familiar cafes
:
him
is
if
he
and
:
only one
-when
King
Charles the martyr could not raife (hip-money,
and
fo forth, he really ceafed to
lofs
of his power, as
be a
man
in
the
prefent majefty
much
want of
(God
as
be a king in the
he afterwards did to
head: but when
his
his
faye the king!) raifed fuch
great fums to conduct the prefent cruifade, and
fuch vaft
{pills
of gold to fubfidize other princes,
he (hewed him a
haved
real
king: and
'tis
what they could not keep from him.
whole,
all
true, he be-
politely the other day, in thanking
if
it
he may
Now
v.
(hall
ant,
I will
them
Upon
for
the
ever happen that he cannot take
he then ceafes to be
— a king.
leave kings, and go to their faithful
and humble partners, the priefts, without whom
they had never eftablifhed or.maintained the divine
right of doing as they pleafe
of
his ful jefts are
:
for fince thoufands
(tronger (I will not fay wiferjj
than fome king, they had never fought for, and
ferved him as freely as
his
coach-horfes, if they
were
»•
[
were not broken from
tamed by
The
of
and
nature,
their jirjl
go the way
priefts to
priefts
j
the rider drives.
religions are governors of
all
children, that they argue and
ftartle
minds, and even their fenfes
they admonifh their
trembling difciples
to
:
but
if
you prove
go to heaven,
fhall
mod
diftant
conception of
you
rebellious to us,
a
you
glorious and happy, that
ib infinitely
cannot have the
:
you behave obedient
If
you
our commands,
place
;
out of their
it
go to
fhall
hell, to lakes of liquid fire and brimflone, ivlure
j is
weeping and wailing, and gnajhing of teeth.
Mahomed
MufTulmen,
told his
nue the paffive fervants and
that if they conti-
foldiers
of his religion,
they muft be tranflated to a paradife of eaftern en-
chantments
;
to iflands of delicious produces; to
groves of finging birds;
flowers, and
by whofe
falls,
to
meadows
warned with fweet
fpririkled
hard
rivers,
and murmurs, and greener banks,
they mall embrace choirs of blooming and willing
nvmphs; where rapture fings the live long day,
and fteals away the night, to charm the dancing
and the
glios,
circling hours, in diviner gardens
where, fecure of
fatiety
iwim for ever and for ever
iions arc caught,
tary
victims of
however weak,
!
and pain,
Thus
and hence people
governors.
and
bliffcs
human
the
fall
fera-
paf-
the volun-
Religious' perfons,
arc the proudefl and moft intem-
perate in the world
;
they give up their lives and
23
C
]
properties here for the glories and crowns of an
mankind
ideal world; they look at
in the aggre-
gate with pity or malignity, as their natures are
good or bad, going
eternal perdition.
world and
they are perfuaded) to
(as
The
zealot that
bleffings (with
its
defpifes this
more than
the avari-
cious pride of a conqueror trampling the nations)
grafps at heavenly honours, that his burning fancy
eyes with perfuafion ftronger than certainty.
Brachman that
every
is
his
own
executioner, that mortifies
and
fenfe, that invites the ugiieft death,
joices in his
The
own inhuman
groans, does
re-
through
all
may wheel about
Thus we behold the
the greatefi felfifhnefs, viz. that he
to
life
a Rajah or a Sultan.
cork ambition whirled about on the gulph
down exiftence
thus we perceive
fwallows
after:
the difcontent of
;
and over-reaching
that agitates his
mocked
at
laft
life, irritates
throb of his heart
his
is clifho-
extraordinary riches and dignities
neft; for the
that
man
the fame ideas of outftripping
equal participation
dying pulfe: the
that
to the fhades of an here-
his vital purfuits, are
embraced, with
panting avarice, in the vifionary dreams of immortal hope.
this felfifhnefs
Yet even
the gofpel
and avaricioufnefs
:
is
againft all
the gofpel in-
culcates the charity, and the duty, of dividing and
partaking the goods of time in charming
commu-
nion; and the Apoflles devoted their lives and
fortunes,
in the
zones, to bring
burnings and freezings of the
men
to vital, to focial dudes.
Is
it
*4
[
it
3
not abominable piety to mortify our bodies, and
to render us ufelefs to
order
made
that
have
(as they
us
Is
?
it
all
the purpofes of
to gratify the
it)
life,
in
good God
not horrid to think that the
Creator formed us to be tortured and perfecuted
here, in order to be
fit
for happinefs in eternity ?
the creed of difhonefty, and the bufinefs of
It is
tyranny: Priefts cry up,
The
direct confequence
eternal tyrant, fince
of making
Eve,
as
related, eat
be faved!
God
an
is
us (the great majo-
What
a foolifh quibble
eternal jultice (becaufe
it
it is
fhall
muft be, that
he made
of us) to be damned.
rity
how few
Adam and
human
an apple) that the
race fhould be the Haves and victims of inhuman,
vengeful tyrants here
;
and the everlafting
of torturing omnipotence.
fices
Men
facri-
furely are
to take the imperfect blcffings of this life in a
and
ral
fpirit
mercenary
and
manner; and
focial
of the gofpel.
to
the
that is the voice
moand
But our modern Apoflles are
lalt
degree of unmercifulnefs,
fo intirely oppofite to the old
ones
:
the old
own goods to feed, and their own
lives to emancipate men from inhuman religions
the modern ones beat down the multitude to the
ones gave their
hulks of fwine, and the brick and ftraw of bon-
and
dage,
feize their bread,
induftry, in
nity,
and
The
and
the fruits of their
order to elevate themfelves to
dg-
to cherilh vicious luxury!
waters of time that fap the (tony pyramid,
lofty palace that fcatter grofsnefs,
and weeds,
and
25
[
and horror,
]
where ncatnefs, and
in the halls
life,
and pleafure, charmed and deceived the wafting
away
years, warn
the ftated
marks and laws of
opinion, and fweep the current fyftems of religion
along with their
artificial
The wrecks
channels.
of viciffitude, and billows of change, (though execrated by their covetous promoters, and rapacious
authors,
the
fons
of fortune and managers
power; have been, and
will be, the
of
very means of
faving the riling generations from the poifons of
The
treachery, and rlv engines of cruelty.
ers of enthufiafm are in raptures at the
milienium, or (as they have
promifed to the
enough
be
faints
I
:
retail-
eve of their
it)
a thoufand years
am
not fuperftitious
to imagine that imperfect beings can
or perfeclly happy, at
iatisfied,
prefent ftate; though
I
am
leaft,
certain that
in
From comparing
the world with
itfelf,
faces,
man
is
in general the
our
we might
be fo in a fuperlative degree to what we
however circumftances and times
ever
I
are.
find that,
change their
fame; for the imagi-
nation of his heart, at
leaft
when he
walks of ambition,
evil
and inimical, and no-
thing
all
elfe.
is
This evil imagination
travels in the
at laft
deftroys
moral communication; and hence, though we
have no floods of water to drown the world, we
have revolutions of thinking againft eftablifhed
wickednefs, and fo deluges of blood to
face of nature.
The
alter the
great and the learned ones of
the earth (becaufe tempted
E
away from reafon by
thei~
26
[
and blinded out of
fheir paffions,
their
were not
of
life
their fenfes
or rather will
red fluctuation; for, to them,
this
it
out of their Elyfian haunts, the feats
and the
their joys,
And
cannot anticipate,
interefts)
not prevent
j
caftles
of their treafures.
therefore to fecure themfelves, they are fain
to hold fart the old
and rotten modes of living;
and to force mankind (a thing impoflible) to think
as they, their lords and mailers, pleafe. Thus, high
and
man, before now,
lettered
common
fubfided to the
level; and the low and ignoble multitude
rofe to rank and diftinftion as a part of the fpecies,
and (hewed
kindred to the fun of reafon
their
the Parent of light and truth
the Father of
all
!
— the
living
God
If the abufe of the children of
pedigree and nobility has before, and will again
ftimulate them to take the guidance of the dazzling
car; and
if
even the world be fcorched by unna-
tural flames, yet half the
all
the praife of
my
Hill
is
not theirs, while
humanity attends the daring and
the loving attempt.
be
crime
This
erft
has been, and muft
the emancipation of the fpecies.
mind,
is
This, in
the only millcnium, or rather the age
of reafon, that returns to the reviled and perfecuted, to the (winifh herd (as they are badly called)
a (hare of the
common
things of life; and their
place as creatures, and children of a bountiful and
rciful
Creator.
AX NO-
:
*7
I
OTATIO N
A N N
Page
5.
J
—Wherefore
fincc the
S.
Hibernian
faint, Sec.]
'Tis true, the hiftoriographers of Ireland are at prcfent
fond of
a-,
champions and fathers were of
fiction as their
O
chivalry in times pail away.
Paddy B
what a
e!
pious rhapfody your chafte Erato- made on the late fpotlefs
Queen of F
fult the great
But
!
Anglo-Gaelic
I
my
requeft of
critic,
readers to con-
Colonel Vallanecy, about
the virtues of Hazel and miracles of Patrick
gentleman made out an accidence
lovely tones of the brogue
a medal of gold,
lince this
for himfelf to leudy the
and obtained from the R.
;
hang from his neck,
to
;
I.
A.
for difproving
the bad ilander of Doctor Campbeil, viz. thai the antient
bards of Ireland ufed bagpipes and net harps
Ogygeia Domini
"
Milefii
O
propter obfeura
Si talias,
proxima videantur
fabulis
Or, Vide
vel
;
fi
Bardorum tempora,
bene, do
falfis
Britan-
Lucano credatur
nia? et Galliae bardis,
(Vos quoque qui
:
Flaherty fut finam.
animas, belloque peremptos
fortes
Laudibus, in longum, Vates, dimitiitis oevum,
Plurima
Tamen,
quin de
Et quo magis crcdas, genium hu-
:
animum
jufce beatae telluris in
piam
Patricio infignite
frugis,
vimve
!
num
ora pro nobis
O
Deus
Seliftam ortu
fande Pater!
nam
tu,
baculo
quam
omnia
iftam
et
Tu-
Infulae noftrae
faelicis,
verberafti, turbafti, et trans
barbaram
loci!
occ fu,
coryli
regente, Harpias, furias infernas, Anim;dia et
et rabida
onem
;
in ducas.
quena, nee fruftra, terrenae co-
!
corporis,
O
indies precamur.
tela
procerus habeantur, verilTumis
noferis,
Bardis, nihil obftat
nomine
earmina Bardi.)
fecuri fudiftis
mamala
mare, reg
;
~
impiam Britanniam Hibernia
tua expulifti."
E
2
Pagt
*s
r
Page
—Now
15.
The word
Tory
]
Athanafius
is
&c]
Tory,
ghoftly
a
the imperative (not precative) wjr/^ of
is
There
taking contributions on the king's roads in Ireland.
were Senators of
this order (called of the halter)
time in England
but
;
now
they are
all,
it
is
fome
em-
faid,
bracing this glorious knight errantry by the inftru&ion of
Mr. B
e,
our famous reviver and hunter of old ho-
nours and tenures.
Page
18.
— Rich
of eleclion and
vefj'eh
reprobation
&c]
'Tis true the Calvinifts have fcripture for their
faith,
viz.
God made
that
others to difhonoi'.r
vejfeh,
fome
and the Deifts that
:
the prefent day, have
to
and
many in
honour,
rife fo
the reafon in the world, and
all
Puffendorf to boot, to fupport their argument, viz. that
fo
God
is
a defpot or tyrant in the direel reafon or pro-
portion of power
for they, perhaps well,
;
of a nature perfect
omnipotence.
follow, as
viz.
do
to
Now
you
injuftice,
on a iimple
the difputc turns
The
pivot,
Calvin and the bible, or rea-
pleafe,
fon and Puffendorf.
deny the will
though they grant his
tcftimonies of the former, and
the evidences of the latter clafhing, fhew to
my mind
the
Deifts and Calvinifts fighting in the unequal and ethereal
way of
the pigmies
and Cranes
:
— the Pigmies, with
fhort and fenfible weapons, wanting to
ruffling
wound
their
the Cranes,
and fcreaming, and biting from the clouds and
llvics.
Page
The
'11
18.
— For
his
mercy endureth
for
ever,
&c.]
135th Pfalm, our Allelujah, or loud thankfgiving,
the
fong.
met,
God of armies for his mercies, is after all a ghoftly
You arc to take note, that father Abraham wns
in gratulation,
,
that (nullis
after a
bloody battle, by Mclchife-
majoribus orto)
ftrarige
father or mother, beginning of days or
fo ^n.
By
the
way
I
fifh,
end of
without
life,
and
cannot help obferving, that he was
neither
:
[
neither Irifhman or
2
J
9
Welfhman,
or he had traced his
or even
iineage beyond the creation,
the Julian peri-
od, into the old houfes of China, that flourifhed
~n
believe
philofopher
honed:
Confufius)
you
(if
long
long,
before either. But perhaps he was a grunter of the fwinifh
multitude,
longo
?)
grumble (Quid opus
they
fince
However,
and fpurn pedigree.
or prince, or what you will, was terrified (one
In thy feed /ball all the kingdoms of
bleJJ'cd.
But, on fecond thinking, there
to accufe
him of
avarice as cowardice
was
his oroer fmce, he
tempted
thus his holinefs,
is
in
;
earth be
tl:e
as good caufe
thai",
like all
interefted in militant plunder
him a
the father of the faithful gave
glories
is
grim whifkers of the Patriarch, when he
to think) at the
faid,
ftemmate
this pacific hog,
the king of Salem,
and mercies of fighting
militant here on earth.
Now
for
;
tenth of his fpoils
encouraged the
and eitablimeu the church
;
it is
how
worthy of noting
the fons of Abraham, the chofen of God, bleffed the nations
they plundered and murdered Sehon, king of the
:
and Og,
Amorites,
whofe heritage
God
and many more,
king of Eafan,
gave to Jacob his fervant, for his
mercy endureth for ever ! In like way we
mean we kill
know it, makes
I
kill the
French,
we
the French in idea, and the gofpel,
the will criminal as the deed
;
—we
the French to fave their fouls, and ufe their fpoils
kill
be-
;
True Briton has it, and our holy religion
we are the chofen people, and militant prieft-
caufe, as the
inculcates,
hood, in favour after the Jews
;
—becaufe
Mother
Bri-
tannia wants to fport her the fierce miftrefs, and red Bel-
Jona of the earth.
Page
if
I
1
8.
— 'Tis
underftand
true,
French
atheilts,
the orthodoxy,
&c]
fignifies
doubting about the theory and practice of
JYench
are fceptics to the piety
and
Atheifm,
fcepticifm or
priefts.
infallibility
The
of
all
the
30
[
]
the principalities and hierarchies on earth
and divines of
faith,
Inftance the dii
lity.
world
this
painve obedience and
and hence
;
le
to
deny them
always athcifm and infide-
is
gainft the con-.
right of
'
Jcnt of the people, which
bin
in fuch
ICings and priefts are long the
fenfe a'one are atheifts.
gods,
and
,
any one deny he
if
is
a Jaco-
and, by confequence, an atheift, and fo only
;
die, or at beft tofalute the
and robbers.
on the part of
Inftance,
trine of trinity in unity
:
here divines
priefts,
don't take
icntence
him
fo
it
to eternal
to
he
is
an
infidel
all
logical
men; and
if
and hence they
Now
damnation.
the doc-
mpofed a
ci
chapter that they have to be the creed of
anybody
fit
kangaroo in a colony of thieves
about kings
the French have fatisfied millions, and they have dag-
gered catholic faith to madnefs
;
for at this day,
by the
priefts
and bifhops are teaching
chriftianity
ments
the points of fword and bayonet;
in the world, viz.
by weapons and engines of death.
But about
chapter (made by a group of furious monks,
own
their
fij
htmg)
logic to
I
nothing to
it
this
hard
who minced
to their purpofes
of
take liberty to think that they only ufed words
without ideas; and that
ti)
fuit
fharpeft argu-
if
they fubftituted any notions
names, whole proper fenfes they took away, they are
notions uncharitable and terrible in the extreme: whence
jumble of blind quibble,
this
a creed to others,
cue
is
and vice verfa,
three,
imp-
0U8
it
id
it
is
•
i
I
contend, could neither be
or even to themfelves.
at
T?« bflieve that
one and the fame time,
is
the French, being thus incredulous, are odi-
human,
or rather
inhuman
divines.
While
plain that this doctrine, if a truth, deftroys the pro-
grofs and dii
number,
I
in giving different
quan-
titic
equation, and, in fhort, leads to prove any
thing, viz.
that a
man
and the fame time.
is a
hork and vice vcrfa, at one
'Tis true, priefts
may (hew them
unbe-
;
3'
[
]
Unbelievers of their traditional miracles and
myfteries
but cannot prove them infidels to truth, for
only ufmg
and abiding by reafon, the glorious candle
God
which
hirafelfgave to light our darkfome road from the be
aft
joint-tenant of the fiade
the brutes that perifh.
Page
24.
—What a
—
foolifh quibble,
accountable direaly for
is
nefs of
life,
and that his
(to
on the
wave
this
at leaft contrary
is
to reafon.
fevere tenet of our faith, that (lamps
face of divine perfection the horrid
character of
eternal injuftice)
them
That Adam
pofterity are punifnatlc tnverfely
back in his tranfgreffion,
But
&c.]
the accumulating wiefced-
all
in luxury,
Chrift died
for
would afk divines, who live, many of
by the old Adam, or the Devil, if
all men, why do they deny him
to the
I
people of Aurora and Afric
Is it becaufe Ham laughed
folemn intemperance of his rather Noah, that
thofe
called his race are given, by their
chriftian charity, to
temporal and eternal perdition
Or is it becaufe
!
at the
fuch nei-
?
ther
know nor believe their
that they pronounce
ther, is
art
them
of logic, or fchool-divinity,
flaves
and
infidels?
Or
ra-
becaufe the fun his pencil marked their
lldns
with a browner (hade, that they make over
their bodies
it
to earthly princes,
nefs?
Why
and
their fouls to the prince of
dark-
do they deny the
a£
the great bulk of themfelves?
mankind
to be created for
of redeeming grace to
Do
they not thus lhew
damnation, and Jefus to die in
vain, in their paucity of the elect
up
all
r
Do they not thus give
majefty and power to the prince
fas they call him)
of this world
ftrate the
without
?
But
all their
kingdom of
him
their
powers are lavifhed
this Pluto,
honours and
to
demon-
or black prince
profits
;
for
had not fiourifhed
fo long.
Some
^
religious doctors
fore the fpots
of original
have
guilt
it,
that infants dying be-
be warned with holy water
3*
r
ter,
are
damned
or not faved
that neither the fin of
premature
Adam,
ought
death,
;
though they muft confefs
or the want of baptifm, or
to bring
Mr. Winchcfter,
innocence.
]
a
curfe
in their regular turns
will
helplefs
the preacher of univerfal
reftoration, or rather rotation, fays, that all
and people of the earth
on
come
in for the
the nations
acl:
of grace
and thus they are heirs and chil-
;
dren of the redemption,
all
the fame as the royal family
are heirs to the crown, though only one at a time can
it.
Thus,
way.
damned
a
have
in
I
take
it,
phet of Paddington-ftrcct,
any of them
and
all
;
he leaves the great majority
Richard Brothers, the prince and proteaches better doctrine than
he promifes to ftop deluges of blood,
for
to give the fighting
world a milienium of peace and
reft.
However, the damnable longing
Eve
temper, an humorous
great grandmother
by the
Roman
poet,
rous fports of the
(as
we
for apples, is to
affair.
The
apples,
was the prelude or
nymphs and
call it)
of our
one in a
we
focial
are told
fignal to the
amo-
fwains, in the paftoral or
golden days
Me
malo Galatea
Now
loving
petit lafciva puella.
Eve
the apple threw,
And Adam charm 'd
to bliffes flew.
But, to be more ferious, the fimplc figures of the bible
(allegory
is
the carlicft, and fo the fimpleft
the colder and literal
ftile)
taken in
way of reading, without regard to
mythology, have made abfurdity and perplexity in the
comments
of chriftians.
ledge, of
good and
evil,
The
is
cafe of the tree of
know-
plainly an caftcrn
figure,
touching the eUVcl of experience and feience on individuals an
larges ev<
nations.
1
r
The
acquifition of
and anon the cup of care,
knowledge en-
This
co-cxiftencc
of
:
33
[
of good and
evil in
]
our fyftem has ever mixed oppofites,
and cheated and difturbed private and public life
:
this fubtlc
connection or pleafurc and pain baffled always the fagacity
of the wi.e
.0 feparate
and made bitternefs and thorns
;
to the fons of mortality that pant for honey and happinefs
Now, even
along the deceitful ridge of time.
Adam
to Mofes,
in the garden
:
and his
rib
were
far
according
from living happily
agreeably to the Mofaic ftory they were
tempted and deceived by forbidden
fruit,
in
fome
fort,
in the fhades of Eden, as Tantalus in the lTiades below
whence we gather
the favage
ftate
manners, before
(as poets
by European policy and
always fubjecl to good and evil
of knowledge.
their worthies as gods
;
when man
is
own advancement.
Thus
haply invented by the cunning
had
may
murmurs
by fome
at
tranfmif.
and the beams of fcience
human weaknefs
to
was
of the Jews,
who
and court of Egypt,
in the wildernefs
:
to
or
wanting the caufe of plea-
earlier fage,
after fuperftition
be
Enterprizers
the cafe before us
wanderings
fure and pain in the puzzling
However,
this
legiilator
his education in the fehool
be,
and
drefs to pofterity, that take themfelves to
and matters have often caught
filence their
the
given in a diviner
degenerate, merely from fiction and ftory.
their
—
All countries hold traditions of a
golden time, when early bards celebrate,
and greater
of
and navigators deferibe oriental
their corruption
man was
villainy),
fruits
that, 'bateing the natural carelefsnefs
maze of human
condition.
draws in her darkening win^s,
fcatter the horrors
and monfters
of her (hade, the illumined virion fpurns the deceptions
of myftery, and takes down the mortal divinity from the
old nich of devotion, to try
him by
the criterion of truth
the light of reafon.
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