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Document 1426375
speciAL
coLLeccioNS
t)OUQLAS
LibRARy
queeN's uNiveRSiiy
AT klNQSrON
kiNQSTON
ONTARiO
CANADA
THREE WARNINGS
TO
JOHN BULL,
8cc.
&C.
:
THREE WARNINGS
TO
JOHN BULL
BEFORE HE
DIES.
BY
JiN OLD
AC^UAINrANCE
In fcventcen hundred and fixty,
All
flrife
and contention
OF
'tis
THE PUBLIC.
written.
(hall ceafe in
Great Britain.
LONDON
Printed for R.
Faulder, New Bond
1798.
Street.
/V^//
f?*^^
fy^n
;
:
THREE WARNINGS,
&C. &C.
X HE
two
lines
fooliOi
which
have
I
taken for a motto w^ere printed
the
in
almanacks of King William and Queen
Anne's reign,
didlion
It
feemed
when
the hazardous pre-
little
likely to prove true.
was accompliflied however
year 1760,
when
the great
father to this prefent
to
George
II.
Mr.
;
and
William
Ritt,
was
in the
Pitt,
minifter
grandfather to this pref.nt
King George III., there was no difpute in
the Houfe of Commons, except whether
our fuccefs was owing to our unanimity,
or our unanimity to our fuccefs.
John
Bull's
like that
which
happy time,
his
This was
wedding day
of farmer Dobfon in the flory
old Sir Charles
Wager
ufed to
tell
over a bottle with good feaman's waggery
B
'-
[
]
and which was afterwards put mto verfe
by one of our writing
had
For ruin
ladies.
ftarcd us in the face then^ jufl as
on one
Death
the
drew
the bridegroom
tale
and the farmer made a compromife
;
fide
in
with him to wait a while, and he would be
rcadv next time he called, making no far-
Upon which Death gave
ther objc(5lions.
his
word
the
that
fhould be no farther interrupted
befidc that
tlic
of the day
plcaiurcs
promifing
;
mafler of the lioufe fliould
have three warnings before he came again.
But the farmer forgot
o
once out of
courfe
till
light,
his
vifitaiit
when
and went on in his ufual
after about
50 years were
paft,
the fame fpeclre flood before hitn agaiii.
You keep your
old Dobfon.
at all,
I
promife finely, quoth
have received no warnings
and here you are
in aiy
houfc
al-
ready.
What,
farmer
No
?
are
you
ftout
upon your legs
yet,
fays his old acquaintance.
truly,
not flout at
lame Ibme ycarj.
all
;
I
have been
3
[
But your
flill,
]
fight, replies the other,
is
keen
ha?
Not
thefe eaflerly winds
to hoafl: of;
me
have blinded
And how
Why,
quite,
goes
I
think.
with your hearing
it
to fay truth, that
was
loft
?
long
ago.
Oh,
and
then,
deaf,
Death) you
(cries
and blind
are lame,
you have had your
:
three fufficient warnings, fo let
no more
me
hear
come along, you
excufe, but
old
dog, do.
Here ends the fcaman's ftory
will,
;
and here
without ftrid attention, end the ftory
of ivbo ought
When
thefeas
to rule
Ruin gave Great
prieve in 1760, a wife
how all was
—We
Bull.
Britain the re-
man had
juft
fhewn,
ready to drop on us unprepared
liftened to
him, and bought up
book, and run after
fine folks
—John
do
now
all
he
to the
B 2
faid, juft as
his
the
Bifhop of Lon-
^
4
[
]
don's ledures.
And what
Why,
iis
fald
he gave
we
if
did he fay
Three JVarnings
?
—
and
:
upon fhewing
did not refolvc
An Unanimous Spirit of assisting
Government,
a just and manly regard for our
ESTABLISHED ReLIGION,
And an immediate Amendment
our manners,
we
be undone.—-And what has hap-
nnujfl:
pened fince
Why,
?
nothing but forget-
The
fulnefs of our advifer.
ruin
is
now,
full
grown heavier
of
fight
all
he wrote
iince
—
;
and
more
vent or to efcape.
more formida-
fide
difficult either to pre-
But how ftand we with
regard to our three warnings,
far
fuperior danger
turned too,
immenfe
flrength and
flicwa
now
fimilar
returned?
is
re-
when our conftitution, enfeebled
age, and battered
requires
The
a dreadful fhade.
upon every
ble; the crufh
by
accumulated
ftretching over our heads, hangs in
threats are
and
in
Ikill.
by various enemies,
recruits
And
both
firft,
to
its
have
we
5
t
An unanimous
1
Assistance to our
Government
?
That admirable form of o-overnment
which
o
in itfclf unites the perfedtions of every other
form
where King, Lords, and Commons,
:
one another, by one another,
in
fubfifl
through one another
air.
/
—hke
Our
believe not.
water, and
fire,
blockheads have
which of
for ever been difputing
thefe three
fhould have the pre-eminence, and that
the furc
way
to ruin all
zealous friends to
it
may
fire
reign alone,
take
away
reigns
it
when
for
:
when
:
no more
the water
out of the fewel, the
to
afli.
By
and flinks
fire to
rated,
:
all air
and
rarefy
it
;
from
if
be-
;
power of
all
wood and
the fame rule,
of water take
is
the
w^ater that
caufe water gives cohefion and
warming
burned
coal turn
the partisans
it,
it
ftagnates
fo will air if there be
from water, air
and evaporates
— take
is
away
is
the lame with our three eftates
:
gene-
the
quid, and the fluid follows of courfe.
no
li-
'Tis
each
is
neceffary and indifpenfable to the other;
and he
who would reform
away, ruins the whole
all
by taking any
at once.
—
6
[
Some
]
unphilofophical
indeed
fellows
pretended to find out a while ago, that our
Houfe of Commons was nothing but a mere
court of delegates, men bound to obey
whom
cafe
command. In
the members would become
a<f^ors,
mafks, and mouthpieces of the
fuch
the
mob
they were chofen to
But furely
nothing more.
of
Commons
as this
the claffical
in
perjotit^
is
a Britifh
they can condemn their
:
Houfe
down
own
con-
at the bar of their
houfe, and beg pardon for committing
infults
on their
di;2.nltv
much
promulgating thefe doctrines
ever they do
muft
— but
no fuch mafs of beggary
flituenis to kneel
own
fenfe
{ligrhter
:
than
and when-
make any man beg pardon,
neceffarily be a conftituent to
it
fome of
them.
This
rational
is
;
for if the maflerfhlp
of Eton or Wefi:minfl:er School was put to
the vote to-morrow, foon as the favourite
ufhcr was eleded, they muft be contented
to
obey him
canvaflbr
CD
fuppofe; and the mofi: zealous
among them would,
two months
fioQ-cred.
I
after
in
a
if
caught
mutiny, be juflly
7
C
If
then
It
is
]
adjudged a
Houfe of Commons
to lay
of the monarchical
tree, 'tis
they are branches
more
libellous
them mere fuckers from the demo-
to call
cratical
With
is
on the
libel
flump, after the tree
is
cut down.
regard to the Lords, their houfe
the reward of merit, the feat of honour,
of which our king
the fountain and
is
head.
In thcfe three great eftates our government
refides
;
and fince what was taken from one
department has been given
all are
to another,
till
intimately and clofely united, giving
an equal balance to the whole, this govern-
ment muft be fupported
— and
to this government,
refiftanceis rebellion.
w^e
— muft be obeyed
know,
mixed
hand, and limited democracy
:
enforce obedience,
is
fceptre of authority
—Let
is,
under-
we faw
lately
is
Without power
a
to
Chefterfield tells you,
no government
be obeyed
we
but limited government
contradi6lion in terms.
there
it
For limited monarchy
limited ariftocracy
in Switzerland
as
;
and place the
where you
him who
it
mufl:
it,
like
will,
bears
—
8
[
J
Louis XVI., once lay
a ferpent
it
down,
it
turns to
an inftant, like Aaron's rod,
in
and he wlio wielded
it flies
from before
Have we ihewn an unanimous
face.
and
to fupport this fceptre,
fpirit
keep
to
its
this
poifonous ferpent's form from being feen
Have we
preferved our pyramid entire from
the firm bafis to the princely point
have
we
?
rather taken
up the
idea
?
Or
from the
philofophers in famed Laputa, building the
houfe downwards, and projecting to place
vagabonds
nobles at bottom
at the top,
remembering the
Joe Miller's Jeft,
old
perhaps
—How does
lord?
Faith, Sir, ^^you
the pot boil now,
would wifh
my
it
fcum uppermoft.
the
Let the conflltution alone
as
?
It is,
not.
revere, fupport,
When
— preferve
obey
it,
touch
it
it
the French fools tried to re-
form and quack
their
own, what
did they
r
Inftcad of letting blood in the fafe vein,
they ftabbed
It
in the
temporal artery, and
fierce convulfions followed.
Llften not to the excitements of thofc
men who
inftigatc
John Bull
to his
un-
9
t
doing
falfe
:
who mean
friends,
upon the people's
]
mount
whence bet-
fhoulders,
ter to flrike at the king's head
have a care
:
Their fong about hberty and
of them.
equahty
to
the Syren's fong
is
to follow
;
it is
death*
we read
feduced the men of Halberftadt or Ham-
'Twas thus the pied
of,
melen
ftanding in the fquare, he piped
:
the rats away, and that
firft all
a thing
piper that
was
fo fine
— the magiftrates begged of him
to
pipe again; and fo he did; and then he
piped the children
away
all
:
and with the
of fools that he infatuated, the pi-
laft fet
per himfelf went away into a hollow cave,
—its mouth
Such
more.
clofed,
will be the fate of our ftreet
orators, or like
member
and they came out no
it.
But
let
us rather re-
the wife man's warnings, and not
fuffer thefe half-hatched notions to be pre-
fented fo before the public,
to be fed
with addle eggs
;
tage, and unable to difcern
us
affift
government
hand, heart, and purfe
to lofe
:
let
who
who
as if in its
do-
good food. Let
unanimouily with
;
there
is
will be minifler,
c
ought not
no time
affifl
him,
lO
[
]
and not clog the wheels of the
now^ when the road
is
coach
flate
heavy enough with-
out putting on a drag-chain.
And what harm
us after
all
has
this
minider done
whofe ox has he taken
?
the prophet Samuel faid in his
cation
—
or
whofe
the miniftry
have
laid
als
own
?
as
vindi-
His coadjutors in
?
— what have they done
on heavy taxes,
is
they
?
the reply; they
can do nothing without your reprefentatives'
Oh, but he purchafes their conWhy then do you chufe men that
confenr.
fent.
will be purchafed
?
new
there have been
parliaments called fince Pitt was m/niifler
is it
:
probable, or pofTible, he has purchafed
them
allf furelyhc mull- pofiefs the mines
of Golconda to compenfate the confent they
have given
for
taxing
afleflments
tiiefe
late
wei^^ht
falls chicflv,
if
of themfelves.
particularly,
are
members of parliament.
ambitious
Care has
been taken not to touch the poor
richcfl:
men
the
not whollv, on the
members, or on thofe who
to be
In
;
the
bear the hcavieft burdens; and
loudly as you
may
like to
exclaim
againfl;
our prefent minifter, our prefent houfes,
;
"
[
3
Commons, thus much
contradict me who can
if fuch
both of Lords and
I will aver,
a
meafure
;
as this laft
had been adopted by
the old repubhcs of Greece or
would have been flunned by the echo
ears
of
two or three thoufand
our boys would have been fet to
excellence, for
its
years
;
conftrue and parfe
to
Rome, our
tranflate
it
it,
and our fchool
into bad
French for
girls
tajks.
But ungrateful Englifhmen, everdifcontented with a country and a conftitution that
delights while
powers,
bours to
ail that's
it
envy
creates
in all other
encourage their infolent neigh-
them, by finding
aflail
done
at
home,
expreffing cold diflike
fault
with
as furly hufbands,
of what their wives
do with intent to oblige them, give confidence
to the
counfellor,
feducing vifitant, colonel or
who
quickly
himfelf agreeable,
tries
to
make
and foon fucceeds too
well.
If
by thefc
late
afTeffments,
however,
the poor, in fpite of patriotifm, are grieved
if
fewer watches arc worne, fewer coaches
kept, fewer liveries made, &c.,
let
them
confefs that rich and noble individuals are
c 2
12
[
and not incumbrances, to a
benefits,
let
]
the fight of fuch truths,
to
Tom
confute
and honourable
that
wealth
were
a nuifance
;
and
:
tend
at leaft,
who
Paine,
flate
told
us
diftinclions
reward
tried to take
from excellence, and luftrc from virtue.
Was it remembering our wife man's admoand did
nition,
government,
we unanimoufly
running mad
when,
our
aflift
after
we gave
Paine's new-broached nonfenfe,
him courage to fay kings might be caJhiered, when thofe they were born to command chofe to obey no longer ? I read in
fome book, not very long ago,
lute princes ruled in their
hufband in his
Englifh
and with
control,
rity
whllft limited
;
influence
them.
made
know;
I
mere
a
feed for
nefs
tons
a
:
!
an
without
acknowledged autho-
monarchs fwayed by
as
wives in
where nothing's done without
This m?y run well enough for
France,
ought
houfe,
willing people,
a
that abfo-
diflricfts like
but Paine feems
hept-mijirefs of
pleaiure,
and
to
monarchy, to
difinifs
from weari-
place durante bene pladto,
let's
have
Bri-
hope you are already weary of
empty founds and
falfe pofitions
;
the time
—
«3
[
of ferious
hand
earnefl: is at
and claims
]
—Ruin
—
his deflined prey
difregarded his
protefts
you
warning, that you have
firft
lamed yourfelves by doing
amine, now, the
returns
ftate
Let us ex-
fo.
of your eye-fight
have you preferved and fliewn
A
JUST AND MANLY REGARD FOR OUR
ESTABLISHED ReLIGION ?
or
is it
known
not well
that the decay of
fuch regard has, fince our reprieve in 1760,
been mofl: rapid ? a very fhort time after
that period, the admiration of our ifland
was
directed towards a
profefTed infidelity
fellows
but
;
delighted
man, who openly
whom
;
and our
cu?i-
was an
ufe-
nJng fellows found out that he
ful
member
nued
of fociety, fo long as he conti-
a thorn in the king's fide.
meant
for a
town only
combined
ra(Sler;
man
—
Though
of wit and pleafure about
fraud,
force,
to render
him an
and he ferved
Panorama
fooliJJ}
becaufe he
to follow,
taught them to cry Liberty
our
for a
and
hung
in
all
illuftrious cha-
fhow
in Leicefter Fields
ture enough, but
folly,
—
—
like the
a paltry pic-
fo excellent
a
-:
-4
[
that
light,
makes an incomparable
it
Here, indeed, the
ception.
for
]
parallel
de-
fails
;
Lawrence and Ople have more wit than
ftudy, defign, and colouring, at the Pano-
rama
but our youths of fafhion, our fu-
;
ture reprcfentatives, our grave ftatefmen,
ftudied the never-thought-on creed of this
W——
their hero,
•
had no
Our
more
and promoted
was
irreligion,
a favourite,
religion
at
O'
and
becaufe
W——
all.
next promoter of the infidel fchcme,
finical in his
accoutrements, although
wearing the livery of the fame mafter, the
uniform of the fame general, contributed
exceedingly to the fapping religious foundations
;
a worthy pioneer as Shakefpear fays
yet, keeping
flill
beyond the vulgar's reach,
the mifchief that he did was
Mankind had
feen fuch
men
lefs cxtenfive.
as he before,
although perhaps few have come forward
with fuch poliHied armour,
elegant to fight
— but
fhining and
brittle to
the touch,
and quickly worne out by time.
Let us
confefs, however, thatthele writers, while
they prepared the
knew
way
for
prefent guilt,
not the horrors that followed at their
'5
L
]
Gibbon's nicety would have fhrunk
heels.
from the daring wickednefs of
affrighted
Weifhoupt
luptuous
;
and the foul frolickers of vo-
Medmenham would
at hearing the
have blufhed
crimes of Condorcet, and
flatly refufed to enter
murky
the
recefles
of our modern Hierophant, or fubfcribe to
his Myjiic Union.
Nor
a
as
let
mere
vifion of
my
gentle readers fet
{ick
down
man's dream, or
fome old
bafelcfs
and fupcranua-
folitary
ted ftudent, lamenting faults
which never
were committed, and deprecating
that never will be near.
this
diflrcfs
The hand
that
prefcnts this pamphlet to the public has
turned over the pages of iniquitous infor-
mation with an intent to publifh and tranflate
them, and has been reftrained by one
confideration only
—Where the fmall
has been lately imported to
new
pox
countries,
inoculation tends onlytofpread the difeafe,
—
befh quelled
avoid
it.
by
— Should
diligent endeavours
to
the diftemper fpread, a
rough abridgement of the Abbe Barruel's
ufeful
book will inform
men and women
all
our country-
of their danger.
— Our
—
i6
I
women of
their clanger
The
yes.
!
]
exclaims fbme one,
females are engaged, enliftcd as
feducers to bring us over to thefe curft opi-
The
nions.
confummate
are to be prcfented us
laft,
Eve
firft
or Pandora
!
from her
evil,
and the
by woman
fatal
hand, has
Satan fent us the infernal prefent—- fhe was
the
firfl
Illuminee upon record:
curiofity as then, (he
now
reftlefs in
lends her
affift-
ance to the finful project, and forwards the
growth of that great poifonous
very fhade of which
Was it for
kills all
tree,
who
rank in the fcale of
creation, and fliowcd that he abhorr
s
member
reft in it.
ihh that her Redeemer raifed,
reftor'd her to her loft
virgin
the
wombf and
is
it
d not
the
we
re-
thus that
the 'Warnings of prudence, and
MAINTAIN A JUST AND MANLY REGARI3
FOR OUR ESTABLISHED ReLIGION
!
When we
let
fixed faft in
go the firm anchor of hope,
the
rock of eternity
—
at the
foft
touch, and to obtain the favour of a
fair
Illuminee
?
'7
[
Shame! fhame
the while on
No:
fteady principles.
thej
]
feel
ability
florms of
human
—
let
nil-
women,
the
relolve
the
brave
to
if
without expecting
life,
the reward of fortitude
fuch
let
:
them
fink, as
foon they will, into mere toys of plcafure
for the
and crouch, with counter-
;
fmiles, for bread, to fouls beneath
feited
their
men
own.
— When
thefe
new
Doctrines,
levelling all Diflindlion, fhall confer
upon rcr^orcW advantages alone
the difpenfation of
to difpenfe
—
(hall
and leave
then be
left
rough and brutal hands.
in
The games
what
;
power
called
Omophagia
in ancient
mythology, will be the games revived by
modern atheifm
*twas in
;
they once devoured
living ferpents
their
round
horrid myfteries
from the
he was
Will
jiejh\
their
games
and twifted
bodies,
while
mouths, hlood befmeared, gave name
Arnobius
to their fociety.
fled
raw
thofe
;
tells
but adds,
filthy rite
us of thofe
that
women
Montfaucon (but
:
a Frcnchma7i) fays
they joined in
it.
Britijh ladies patronife the Qjnophag'ia f
Once more,
let
not this retrofpedt of
—
;
i8
[
]
be deemed a
warnings long fince given,
vapour fpringing from enthufiaftic heat,
fuppofmg
relating or
A
friend
faw
I
impofiibilities.
laft
week witneflcd
at
Brufiels the killing of a calf on the high
altar
of the cathedral, and faw the
of the French army draw the
from
table
it in
for
its
and play
place,
the church,
amufement.
upon
a
officers
communion
upon
at dice
fummer evening
Thefe enormities
their
bold Adherents call conquefl of vulgar pregigantic Jhadows
judices,
;
and,
by enu-
ring eyefight to fuch objedls, they cure us,
as a ftarting horfe is
cured of flying from
what he once thought monftrous
or terri-
But Tronchin, the phyfician, was
fying.
not cured
:
his
profeflion
led
him
to the
death bed of one of thefe Illuminated gen-
tleman,
whofe
Itruggles
between early-
planted hope in Chril^^, and long-continued
efforts to deride his
fight
of
*ind drove
his
dodrine, rendered the
ftrong
the
fcar'd
agonies
intolerable
phyfician from the
room.
Oh
then for
pity's fake
drive far
from
19
[
US the unhallowed
1
books wiiich contain
thefe vile precepts, the perilous promoters
We
of the myflic union.
exifts
— we
know
ardly infignia,
bon
tricolor
their figns
too,
in
white
the privation of
all
hues,
amalgamation of them
white cafe worne
to conceal that
chy and
—
all
white
as
I
believe the
is
French attachment
which they
atheifm,,
is
or elfe the final
country
in this
rib-
— pretending
but
:
it
cow-
—The
known
is
encaged
that
their
;
emblematic of equality,
itfelf
wear
know
chiefly
to anar-
are afraid to
in public.
^he Proofs of a confpiracy are notorious
Mr. Robifon has
Barruel has
left
left
we
and
unform
In
;
—Abbe
them no fubterfuges
them come out now
Irifh rebels,
us no doubts
like
;
let
the
give a good ac-
will
count of them.
But
'tis
time to confefs that our Iflands
are infected
—The
eafierly
winds, as Dob-
fon faid, have almoft blinded us
a blight
upon
their
upon fuch gales
wings
is fatal,
—
D 2
they bring
the Infe6t borne
and
endeavours of our friends.
:
blafls the beil
^°
[
Have we,
at leaft,
junftion, and did
we
]
obferved the
laft in-
1760
after the year
make an
Immediate Amendment of our Manners
So
?
of effeminacy goes,
far as the accufation
'tis
thought IV e did make amendment
Travels to
Dr. Johnfon's
covered
Scotland
with
;;/^7«/)'fpirit
:
Hebrides
plantations
Brown's eftimate excited
ertion of a
the
;
and
;
Britain to the ex-
young
the trees are
indeed, and the exertion
momentary, and
a late excellent writer accufes us of weak-
empty
eagernefs for peace which Lord Malmfbury
carried with him to the congrefs at Lifle.
So much for our effeminate indolence ^is a
nefs and perfidioufnel's
nation,
—The
fhewn
individuals,
in that
fecure in round
hat and over-alls, imagine themfelves out
of the reach of Cenfure for
Brown
fays that if the
boldiiefs,
foft
//?^/
he have thought of
vet
women
increafe in
men
are turning
proves the
and womanifli.
this vice;
What,
would
then,
this laO: winter,
not the opera danceri only
—no,
when
nor the
—
[
Ladies of quality
2.
]
who
them
imitate
;
but
the
fat
oilman's
flippcry daughter, and the
dry
falter's lean
and fhrivelled wife, ahkc
cxpofed their unregarded nakednefs to the
rnen's eye
;
who
ran difgufted from
the doll fliop, and bought
to
them
wax bofoms
for the next fine ball.
Of felfifhnefs, which Brown aocufed us
of, we have in fomc degree wiped out the
ftain
.*'
affairs,'*
lity
pamphlet
cal-
Confiderations upon the flate of public
**
led
altho' the author of a
:
fhews clearly that no other qua-
than felfifhnefs can
againft continuing a
clamours
excite
war which nothing
—
that
no
quality but indolence can tempt us to
lie
but defeat or vi£lory can
down, when
finifh
we
fhall
not be
asiainft
o
the af-
another proof of
felfifh-
certain that
fuffered to fleep.
The
cries
of individuals
fefs'd taxes afford
nefs
:
he
our fhip
who works
home
at
is
pump
fafe, is felfifh, if
that fhare of labour by
of hundreds
the
he laments
which the
promoted.
to bring
fccurity
«
[
But
]
Let us en-
there are other vicfs.
quire of the Eccleliaftlcal courts
they live
;
by public profperity and private worth leflnefs
England wa»
if ever
;
till
thefe laft
years polluted by domeftic guilt, or fliamelefs in the records on't
creafe of adultery cauf.
year
760
1
— as now.
a pro<5tor told
mc) of
in-
ha^ been from the
s
to this day,
The
in a proportion (fo
fixty to fixteen.
Jii
things lefs criminal, the rage for plealure
and thoughtlefs
is
greater
ftill
at
-
is
— the
increafe
our Theatres are enlarged
;
and tho' the price be
every winter,
the throng
dili'ipation,
thickened.
Decency
railed
revolts
the apparent defire for a croud in females
— who
corremn
even
thofe
diverfions
which they haunt, wifhing no higher happinefs than an accidental Iqueeze from fel-
who would
lows
Ad
wifh to avoid them.
rubor em fed
non ad fudorem,
fiy the
phyficinns, concerning exercife; let us fay
the fame of recreation for Heaven's fake,
and
let
the
was weary,
^/«/Z>
tho'
and the camel
load
:
come early.
Ifis
riles
Atlas himfelf
burden was
when he
celeftial
;
has his full
but our untired bearing the fatigue
^3
[
]
of hunting amufement would aflonifh the
youth
in other countries,
who
mino;Ic their
pleafure, or rather their idea of
not
attentive liftlcfl'nefs
;
They
lemonade of
idly fip the
ftrangle our
down
own
fouls,
with
it,
by
life
we
;
haftily pourino*
the coarfe whilky, which
we deem
the cordial to our fpirits— I will not,
ever, offend
in-
activity:
reftlefs
by falfehood whilft
I
how-
am incul-
catnig vntue.
Were we (which we
are not) to
be
judged by comparifon, our
Ifland's morality
might be advantageoufly
fet
againfl that
of France, Spain, or Italy.
Satan catches fouls by an angle in our
country
I
a drag net
confefs
:
;
whilft in thofe he ufes
but the favourable circumflan-
ces that furround Great Britain
make her
guilt great in proportion to her advantage.
We
have the Holy Scriptures in
common mother
not.
We
they
have not.
keeper
in
our
tongue, which they have
have early inftrudion,
Our commonell:
which
fhop-
our provincial towns, nay and
u
[
his wife, aiYd fon,
read then*
hand
own
and daughter, can
hiftory, can
nor was there
;
]
Dame
a
SpintueHe
when
or about the court of France,
whofc
letter
lefs
when
turned
i\nd
then, to follow our
own
our
to let
not phrcnzy,
inferiors to per-
dry rot into
tliat
which they formed upon
mains of
their
mo-
our fyflem of
be cliofen for us by thofe
called the
who
is it
our form of government,
eftablifh'd religion,
rality,
to be feen,
fit
a boar-
of twelve years old.
?
it fell,
compared with that of
ding-fchool girl in England
dition
m
would have been penned with
corredtncfs, or juil fpclhug,
much
all
write a good
all
who have
wretched
fabric
fmoking
the
re-
burnt-down conftltution,—
have derided the crofs of Chrift, and
fpurned his holy facraments
Who
?
have
encouraged promifcuous amours rather than
marriage,
who
robbery inflead of juflice, and
are proud of giving to all
Europe an
example of broken promifes and violated
faith
— people who murder
their fovereign,
maflacre their pricfls, profane their altars,
and
Iniult their
This feems, perhaps,
God.
exaggerated painting
;
figures
from nature, but mere fancy
;
not formed
ftatucs
with
—
[
many
-5
!
]
mufcles prominent,
the Far-
in
as
nefc Hercules, and in thofe fine coloflal
pidlures
formed for ftudy by the great
of antiquity.
tifts
It
is
not fo
ar-
authentic
:
annals of the French Convention furpafs
all
weak imaginative ialHesof our confined
ideas
of their
Where
guilt.
Satan's
ftan-
dard beaming to a diftance from the famed
palace of great Lucifer
nifhed eyes of frighted Europe,
his
the afto-
attra(5ls
—
hierophants in horrid cells
where
howl the
dark orgies of their myftic union
gay
at their
or
—where
repaft, or tricked-out theatre,
the fcorners laugh, the ladies' approbation
gild the green laurel that adorns
of authors
we
late
learn, that
applaudedall
the adls
fome bufl
Tbere might
we
tremble at
the bare recital of, are ferioufly approved
by the
Parifian legiilature,
by writers
who promote
and celebrated
the caufe of vice:
till
Encourag'd thus, wit's Titans brave the
And
Britons
flcies.
the prefs groans with licens'd blafphemies.
!
be wife, take warning yet again
The temped
ruflies
on;
E
it
roars thro' the
^6
[
no-longer
]
claffical ruins
of Italy, and drives
fharply piercing over the glacieres of Swit-
zerland
:
checked by no principle, flopt by
no power, French impulfe, (energy they
call It), French ambition knows no bounds
:
like hot Vefuvius, rolling its torrent of fire
to the Sea,
where
it
muft of
quenched, they pour along
:
lay colleded in themfelves,
neceffity be
all
all
that once
that they
have torn from the neighbouring plains and
fufcd mafs of heterogeneous
villages;
a
particles:
may
loft in
Ocean;
they, like that,
that
protedling arms,
be finally
throwing round us his
Invites,
defies
them
to
afTault.
If
we
will be good,
if,
altho' late,
wc
will at length be warned^ will lend
Unanimous Assistance to our Government,
Will shew a just and manly Regard
FOR OUR established ReLIGIGN,
And an immediate Amendment
in
OUR manners,
They may,
like
Pharaoh,
follow
our
^7
[
Heaven -defended
they will
From
]
fleets into the
perifli there,
he
as
water, but
did.
work
this divifion of the little
three heads, from
its
fraall fize,
my
Scripture Allufions,
into
and various
fagacious readers
will foon feel perfuaded that the three war-
nings to John Bull before he dies
by
a Parfon
written by
No
!
matter
the writer experts,
;
no conpenfation
receive,
effort to
—Well
for
av/aken the Country
nor no deanery,
is
at
hand
written
is
who
and can
this
— no
— No
no Court preferment
'tis
flight
living,
fmiles of
'Tis
an
effufion of pure Britifli Loyalty, unpaid
by
Minifl:ers,
paft regard,
*tis
hopelefs of future favour; but
not of myklf, but of
would
fpeak.
to feel
:
what
Each
my
individual
hitherto
Country,
now
we have
I
begins
but been
talking of; that private concerns are fwal-
lowed
in public ones
;
that every man's im-
mediate wcllbcing, his property, his perfon,
his importance in the Icale of humanity,
at fl:ake.
Our
brothers will revile, our fons
defpife us, if at this
and
flueeifli.
is
The
moment we
criiis is at
are cold
hand; but
let
;
^8
[
tis
]
not be magnetized by French cbarlatane-
rie;
not the
let
The
Atittcrufadcrs are
comuig
armed and ready
find us
them
be a (leepy ftupor.
crilis
them
let
;
for defence
let
;
find us digustcd rather than terrified,
to fee their General,
He
Black
Now
as his
whofc
fable
turn'd to Red, in Heraldry
Till he
is
more difmal.
total Gules'; horridly trickt
With blood of
Fathers, Daughters, Mothers, Sons
That lend a tyrranous and damned
To
The
Arms
purpofc did the night refemble.
their King's
Jnfideh are
light
Murder.
Let them
coming.
fleady to iupport that crofs with
were mark'd
in
Baptifm
that
:
which our fponfors fwore
The
ready to fight.
tors
let
\is
that
find us
which wc
Banner under
we
fhould be
Plunderers^ the viola-
of promife and of property are coming,
them
adt
find us rooted in integrity.
by them
v^'x^ jujlice,
.
.
Let
and avenge
all
Europe's cause: feverity not lenity is juftice;
(Iriking foft in a battle
combat.
fwarm
Virgil
in tlic air,
meet together,
tells
if
is
us
prolonging the
that
when
bees
two armies of them
a furious battle enfues, but
^9
[
throw fome
1
on them, and they will be
dujl
quiet enough.
Hi
raotus
animorum, atque
Fulnjeris exigui jaiftu
The
Hornets
we
hjec certamina tanta
compreffa quiefcunt.
have to contend with mufl:
quieted after the fame manner, cover
be
them with
dtiji,
Men
at peace.
allies
I
;
then they will not be
till
have lamented our
lofs
of
grieve that the French have fuc-
ceeded, and
I
grieve that the combined ar-
mies were defeated
;
have (as they phrafe
but
it)
rejoice that
I
our
loft
allies.
we
It
has been always a maxim, in war, that
jealouiy between coalefced princes and their
troops injure a caufe,
tional
more than the
numbers ftrengthen
addi-
The King
it.
of Naples will defend himfelf better,
gle,
than
if
Spain helped him
of England will prote6l his
better than
when
him.
to
affift
a
combination
fhield our
let us,
fulated
own
his
let
the
King
own dominions
neighbours pretended
Treachery or
;
;
fin-
us
intereft divide
each,
feverally,
country from invafion, and
in particular,
fituation,
rejoice over
that in-
which renders fuch an
infult nearly, if not
wholly,
impraiflicable
3°
[
Livy
on Old England.
the
Roman
to decide
empire of the world, the
the
moll: long
were
voices
unifon, whilfl
in
compofed of
ill
Romans was
becaufe their
and toned
when
armies met
that
fays,
and Cartha2:inlan
fhouting of the
terrible,
]
and
alike,
enemy,
the
mixed multitude, fhouting
a
various diale(3:s and tones, a diffonance,
and yet a fiintnefs was produced, that boded
ill
even
commencement of
the
at
the
battle.
Let
the
all
^qui
our flioutings be/;/ unifon: wlicn
territories,
their
Roman
and Volfci invaded the
even factious tribunes forbore
founding
quarrels
concerning the
Rights of Man, and aided the executive
government
;
when Xerxes
over run Greece, the
their hands,
threatened
leaders joined
rival
and perfonal pique was
patriotic endeavours to
to
rcfifl:
the
loft in
common
enemy.
Not fo the
was held about
deliberation ended,
fix
weeks ago
oppofition dinners,
made
to
go down
when
to the
a
at
which
one of our
propofal
Houfe,
in a
was
body,
3'
[
with
refolutioii
]
of renouncing animofities,
and fupporting the general
by
country endangered
the French come,
let
A
his feat.
their
and
felhfh
No, No, was
ambitious feuds.
of a
intereft
the reply
!
will fhake Pitt in
It
worthy determination,
a wife
reafon, for fetting freedom and property,
and Ufe and honour,
at
hazard
—
that they
m-^yJJoake Pitt in his feat,
well remember
I
and
put
thought
to
play
together
a fafe place
nions difgufted the
the middle
faft in
when we were
him, but
in vain
;
:
what was
in
one of our compa-
;
reft,
by refolutely
at laft
we
to us,
to get
it
cure
him of
No
their
fea-
and
— my
to footh
mama, we only
Georgee out of his
place,
and
the hiccups.
wifer are the
own,
fire
— and one of us,
her, faid, don't be frighted,
did
move
fome
fet
alarmed our parents with a cry of
fell in fits
fitting
the others tried to
thers burning in a clofet clofe
mother
babies,
men who
trifle
with
their friends', their neighbours',
Europe
fafety,
and
muft,
of necefhty,
fet all
in a flame, that
confume
all
parties.
3»
[
]
and
Pitt will have no feat to fit in,
his op-
ponents will hnd none for themfelves,
ground
when
feat,
on whence
to ftand
all is
to
—no
fiake Pittas
Do
blazing round.
they
hope Workfop, Wooburn will be fpared
Will the eloquence and
owner
Bow Wood
fave
Admires
Or
its
?
the jay the infeA's gilded wings
hears the
of
foft voice
?
hawk when Philomela
?
fings ?
The
birds of prey are
fierce
marauders are approaching
upon wing
—The
let
:
them
and waiting their embar-
find us warned,
kation.
I
am
not
enemy, and
caufe
they
among
fay that they
lefs
fed, not gorged,
it
by their
force be-
vultures
dangerous
from being hungry.
defplfc the
want
money —
want
wolves are not
io
who
thofe
— but
more
They have been
plunder
Italian
fharpens appetite for frefh attack.
infatuated ftatcs of
and
;
The
Genoa and Venice, by
their ftrange cowardice, betrayed the continent,
fo far.
and gave them courage
to
proceed
—
[
33
]
Envious of each other's greatnefs, and
meanly jealous of
a
their
own government,
few empty-headed nobles,
fpite
their competitors for
every thing into
tlie
in
order to
power, threw
arms of France.
It
has been ever fo with Italian politics.
When
more
a
civilized
and generous in-
vader drove Chriftianitv from Conftanti-
Mahomet II. could not, though renowned in war, have gained his point, had
nople,
not the allied princes within the walls dif-
puted for that iuperiority which the Greek
Emperor was not
power to beftow.
likely to have long in his
But the Gcnoefe
faid,
they Avould not fight to enrich the proud
Venetians
the latter
who
would not defend a
them preferred the inhalo the Turk
of fraudful Genoa
fovereign
bitants
;
to
;
was mafler of the whole, and gave
their
congregated powers to be plundered, taking
the fons and daughters of his rival foes,
and
reconciling
to flavcry
general redudion
and forrow.
'Tis thus
down by
them by
all
Europe
will be again
ground
the fudden impulfe and levity of
the French, whofc whirling mill triturates
r
34
[
all
mankind
into a truly impalpable powder,
leaving no I'enlatiou of
founded by
their
its
exigence to the
their height, and con-
Giddy with
touch.
]
own
rapidity,
mo-
thefe
dern Aeronauts, like Pliacton of old, will,
without doubt, provoke the Lord of Heaven
them headlong
to plunge
waters, and
throw.
land
fiive
Who
appointed
creation
kno\\s but
where
their inj pious career
in
from
final
Ens land
fhall
Placed
?
the galping
be
in
over-
the
is
checked
the happy
medium, our eflablifhments nor tend
to
bigotry and defpotifm on the one hand, nor
reel to\^'ards
atheifm and anarchy on the
Our
other.
knowledge
our
diffufed,
riches not concentrated, the glory of
England
is
temperate
that mediocrity
zone — her
which
balanced
fuits
her
climate;
her power circulating through every
ber of her healthful conflitution.
Old
mem-
Peter and
John, the brothers of our blood, have
in
thefe late rough contefts fuffered forely.—
The Romifh Church
out, and bitten
has had her heart torn
by thefe
relentlefs
madmen.
Calvin's followers in Holland and Geneva
now
are
Reafon's
forced to
altar.
pull their hats off at
But,
although
one has
35
[
often
the
injured,
Martin's
fraternal
]
annoyed
other
bolom
feels
hln),
both,
for
proteds their emigrants, and fooths their
forrows.
It
obfervable,
is
no Lutheran
ftate
has
hitherto been touched by this ftrange peflilence.
has pafled over Saxony,
It
Denmark
infulated among
not reached
lives
tions
:
no
teft
a6l
to
;
has been repealed, no
this catholic,
church,
humbly
daemons
I
tolerating,
though
fingularity in opinion joins
of
univerfality
lives,
her deareft connec-
though firm, and
peculiar
England yet
:
has
UEglife Anglicane ten-
tythes aboliflied.
der,
it
excellence
:
—and
means
for catholic
hope and pray,
trufl, the gates
ifliiing
of
againfl
univerfal,
God
and in
hell, and^^all the
out of them,
Ihall
not
prevail.
Let us not be
is
cail
as bold as a Uon^
let
down
laith
;
{he righteous
Holy Writ
:
but
us then be righteous, nor negledl the
warnings of our preachers and our writers.
Of Arthur
Youn2;'s Abftradt of that ad-
mirable pamphlet called
F 2
" The Example
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of France
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Warning
a
to Britain,"
Why
copies yet remain unlold.
thcv diffeminated with as
as
in
fiiop,
Paine
?
books,
in
every
every farmer's houfe,
in
every
throughout Great Britain?
fervants' hall,
And why is Watfon's
thrown adde
fliould
things
be
Addrefs read, and then
Thefe
r
got by
are the
heart
which fave us
if
:
works which
thefe
we are
long
illnefs,
on the
:
the
thefe
When
the
and recovered from his
fick,
in 1788, the farthing candle
fhewcd equal loyalty
cobler's ftall
Lord Hopeton's
Our
are
faved
the boafts of England.
king had been
do
dilio;ence
are not Peter Porcupine's ufeful, I
might fay ineftimable,
are
arc not
Tom
the impious crudities of
Why
to
much
2500
beautiful illumination.
as
bloody buoy and bone to gnaw, will
much good
as the
Judge
Aflihurfl's
incomparable charge perhaps, or the Bifhop
of Lx)ndon's lectures.
a folly once,
'tis
now
Do^i
a duty.
mdocii was
Thofe who
cannot fight muft write for their country
^//muftjoin,
all
:
muft agree
Unanimously to support our Government, evince
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A JUST AND MANLY ReGARD
FOR OUR
ESTABLISHED R E LiG ioN,and makc
An immediate Amendment in our
Manners.
Let the Oppojition
let
find itfclf deferted,
the congregation
were commanded
as
a<Sl
to a6l in the
rah and his aflbciates, the
upon record
Oppojition
to
them,
Depart,
their
firft
ditious meetings,
formidable
laid
left
men, and touch noye be confumed in
And what was
fin.
Hebrews
cage of Ko-
when Mofes
;
and
pray you, from the
I
tents of thefe wicked
thing of theirs,
the
their fin
murmurs
Se-
?
againft the ex-
ecutive power, feducing the Lord's people
from
their duty,
and putting notions of
liberty and equality in their heads.
perfon
who
has
been
heard the ftory, and
will
make
I
Every
church to-day
to
doubt not but
many
the application.
Let us take the warnings given us by
,
the good, or by the wife
chiavelli
clafs
acknowledged
is
only
:
:
Nicholas Ma-
to be
of the
latter
yet he fays in his political
dif-
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men deferve moft praife
world who fortify the citadel of
couffes, that thofe
from
this
and lay with flrength and
religion,
folidity
We
the key-ftone of good government.
all
know
that they will he beft accepted in
the next world
the fcorner
as St. Peter fays,
**
men
•'
fervants of corruption."
liberty,
" promife
while they themfelves are
But though danger does approach,
yet have
hopes
we may
door,
and
fcofFer
be excluded, thofe par-
Ihall
who,
ticularly
whence the
;
though ruin
;
yet keep
it
out.
is
I
I
will
at
the
remem-
ber the old Ipeeches of King George
refounded
with
always
unanimity and d'lfpatch.
purpole certainly
;
immortal William
fcious
and
Pitt,
IT.
th^
fime words
He
obtained his
in
the great, the
enjoyed the con-
triumph of polfefling
a minifter
was furroundcd by unanimity,
who
preceded
only by difpatch, and followed by vi(5lory
with
eagles' wings.
Let us with gratitude
name, and
rally
round the
remember the
man who
has
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the honour to bear
defcend from
A long
pull,
my
it
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]
and
elevation to
and a Jlrong
alltogcther
let
I
FINIS.
me
a
little
recommend
full,
and a pull
•'v-l
Fly UP