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For the COUNTY MAGAZINE, at length, their sufferings overcoming their profusion, that I burst with rage and envy,

timidity, they arose against their tyrant, This is not all: I ain hated and defpifed, ORIENTAL APOLOGUES. tore him from the throne he had pro- while this fortunate brother enjoys the

phaned, and imprisoned him in a frightful esteem of the public, and the friendhip of EVIL COUNSELLORS. cavern in the mountains of Damavend every worthy perfon.-- Wherever I go !

Tiere, deserted hy all but his two terpents, am constrained to hear the hated encomium A prepared to the Sormand of a beatizma, the mereitels Zchak becane the victim et offres amor appena ular the commerce presenten to fuperintend the education of his fon, hed their voracity, which he could no longer mire and applaud them myself. O Santon, satisfy.

I am the most wretched of men, pray for orders to entertain his pupileyery day with

What a horrible tale is this! cried the me, and give me comfort, if in your a story, proper to form the manners of young Prince. He, one day, related the young Prince, as soon as his preceptor had power.” following, which is taken from the Persian which I may bear without Oruddering.–Santon had ever heard without pity.

for relate

These complaints were the first the good annals, but which will not therefore seem Willingly, my Lord, replied Saheb; the Fly,” said he, with holy indignation lols incredible.

, A Magician once appeared at the court following is very fimple and very short. of King Zuhak, and performed, in the pre-dence in an artful and corrupt eunuch. thou can desire the Deity to with-hold his

A young Sultan repofed all his confi- good. Hell alone can comfort thee; fince fence of that Monarch and his attendants, | This wicked favourite filled his mind with blefiings from thy brother, and couldit dete veral miracles, to his great aftonishment fulie ideas of the glory and happiness of light to see him miserable and wicked.” chanter, these are but the amusements of Kings; he inspired him with pride and a chanter, these are but the amusements of love for luxurious effeminacy, those parents

REVENGE. my art, and scarcely worthy your atten- of every crime. To the gratification of tion; but if you will permit me to blow

The favourite of a Sultan threw a flone twice into your ear, you shall immediately narch facrificed the interests of his people. alms. The insulted Santon dared not to

these wretched passions the young Mo. at a poor dervise who had requested an behold a prodigy truly wonderful. Per- He considered it as his glory to defpife complain, but carefully searched for and fooner complied, hut, after some involun- mankind, and, his happiness to render preserved the pebble, promising himself he

others miserable. What was the conse- 1 hould find an opportunity, sooner or later, tary vertigos, he felt within his body an extraordinary motion, more violent than quence of such conduct? He lost his

to throw it in his turn at this imperious and pamful, which ended in the fudden erup-crown, his treafures, and his flatterers ; pitilets wretch. Some time after, he was told tion of two ferpents heads, near the region nothing remained but his pride and effe- the favourite was disgraced, and by order of the heart. Perfidious wretch ! cried the minacy; and, not poslefling the means to of the Sultan led through the streets on a King! what haft thou done? How has gratify these, he died, inflamed with rage, camel

, exposed to the insults of the popuand overwhelmed with shame. thy impure breath produced, within my

lace. On hearing this, the dervise ran to entrails, these devouring monsters. Fear dissatisfied with this last story. I like this, re Alection, cast it into a well. “ 1 now

The Prince of Carizma was rot totally fetch his pebble; but, after a moment's me thanks for the precious gift of which aid he, much better than the other. It is perceive,” said he, “ that we ought never pents are a certain pledge of the happiness Lord, replied his preceptor, it is the very ful, for then it is imprudent ; nor When he

. of your life, and the glory of your reign.

is involved in calamity, for then it is mean All depends on appealing their hunger, and

and cruel."

E N V Υ. furnishing them with that food which alone

RICHES. they will accept. Select, from time to The Santon Bazarlu, during the whole time, a number of your subjects, whom Ramazan, took no repaft till after fun-fet,

An Arab wandering in the desarts, and you may take from the lowest cla's of the and then allowed hiinself only a single having eaten nothing for two days, was people: with their felh you must nourish raisin.

ready to expire with hunger. As he pafled these divine animals, and affuage their He wrote on the wall of his cell this sub- by one of those wells used by the caravans thirit with their blood. Alove all, be deaf lime monosyllable, Hou*, the continual to water their camels, he perceived on the to a despicable and dangerous compaffion. fubject of his meditations, and prayed in a fand a little leather bag. He took it up, Remember, that what affords you pleasure posture fo immoveable, that the birds, ima- and feeling foinething within. “ Thanks must be just, and that royalty is not worth gining him a ftatue, came and perched be to Allah,” faid he, “ these are, I acceptance, unless Kings may, when they upon his head: yet was it less his piety to

“ doubt not, either dates or nuts." Elated chule, do injury to other men. Zohak wards God than his charity to men, that with this expectation, he haftened to open was, at firit, terrified at this execrable rendered him so celebrated throughout all his bag, but as soon as he saw what it counsel, but, fince he was assured his hap- Natolia. His hermitage was the refuge of really contained, “ Alas," said he, in an piness depended on following it, he did not the unfortunate and penitent. Whatever agony of distress, “ here are only pearls." long hefitate, and foon found his inhuma- calamities any one fuffered, or with whatnity become a pleafure. The hunger of ever crimes his conscience reproached him, the two monsters which grew from his if he but vifited the good Santon, he re- An Account of the Burning of the celebrated body became his own; and while they fa- turned home comforted. An inhabitant of · ALEXANDRIAN LIBRARY. tisd their cruel appetite, he experienced, Smyrna went one day to his cell, and thus as he said, a delicious sensation. He paid addreiled him: “ 'Santon! I am poor, Mahometans, Amrus, their comno regard to the cries and tears, the blood yet should I bear my poverty with patience or lives, of his unhappy fubjects. He only could I but fee my brother as poor as my- mander, found Philoponus, whose converContidered his people as sheep, destined to felf; but with him every thing profpers, fation tighly pleased him; as Amrus was be facrificed to his abfurd extravagancies; and he receives the gifts of heaven in fuch tond of literature, and Philoponus was a while they, in their turn, regarded Zohak

learned man. One day Philoponus said to as a monfier let loose to devour them; till,

* Hox! it is.

him, “ You have exainined the public re

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positories in Alexandria, and put your feal My collective body of opponents lay 1 brace and an half; and but for ddill upon all the effects you found in them. down this grand data in defence of the unl-luck I had doubled that number. That's With respect to such things as may be certainty of the law: “ Is not the mul- nothing, cried a third, for Mr. S

useful to you, I presume to say nothing; tiplicity of law suits, which we daily fee and Wfhot forty-two brace that ci: but among those which you think of no and experience, an argument against the they picked up, beldes loft and crippled

value, there may be fome, perhaps, very clearnels and certainty of the laws of this birds. Alas, replied an innocent tenderferviceable to me.”—“ And what," an- kingdom?". This, I must confess, is a hearted young lady, with eyes brimful of fwered Amrus, are the things you want?” very powerful and plaufible argument; not tears, and a deep ligh, what a merciless

." The philosophical books,” replied withstanding experience fufficiently thews, Naughter! What would old Uncle Tohy Philoponus, that are preserved in the to every considerate person, that more than fay at such a relation, who had not the barpublic libraries.”—“This,” returnel Am- the third part of our law-suits arise from li- barity to kill a fie that offended him? This rus,

“is a request upon which I cannot tigious principles in the parties, conse- gentle rebuke, from a most beautiful young decide, till I have received orders from the quently few indeed, comparatively {peak- creature, had so happy an effect, that not Caliph Omar, the Commander of the ing, arise, where the law is doubted of. To only a silence ensued, but an inward feelFaithful." He wrote immediately to convince men of this observation, muft re-ing of reproof appeared in every face, Omar, to lay before him the request of mark, that an action is very seldom heard which gave the fair one an opportunity to Philoponus; and the Caliph returned this of to determine a question of inheritance; add, that furcly every humanc, serious,

answer : “ If there be nothing in the books on account of the maxims of the English thinking mind, must be at a loss to account i concerning which you write contrary to jurisprudence being clear and indisputable for this cruel epidemical field diverfion,

the book of God (meaning the Koran] The most effential dubious points which among such a liberal polite part of the nathey are utterly useless, the book of God are agitated in our courts of judicature, tion, which was pursued by our rude anbeing sufficient for our instruction. But originate from the great difficulty in al-cestors of old, and hy the favage Indians at if they contain any thing repugnant to certaining the enigmatical intentions of present, merely for the support of life :that book, they ought to be fupprefled. I individuals, in their most folemn legal dif- to attack the boar or the wolf, continued command you, therefore, to destroy them pofitions-(wills); still it cannot be more the, is manly; but where is valour, or the

":-Amrus distributed all the books im- plain, than that they do not arise from any virtue of pursuing the poor partridge with mediately among the baths of Alexandria, obscurity in the rules of the law. Here is fire and desolation? Certainly game was that they might be employed in heating confeileály a very great acceslion of legal given for our use, but not for our wanton them; and by this method, in the space controverfies, yet it will admit of no com

cruel amusement. I cannot but fay, conof fix months, they were all consumed.-parison, in point of number, to those which tinued the fair reprever, that an idle, unSuch was then the triumph of ignorance originate from the dishonest and disingenu-| feeling, unmerciful disposition, is a dilgrace and fanaticifin over learning and philo- ous principles of the parties: therefore to an Esquimaux : 'and in conclusion added, fophy!

these acts of men must certainly give room, Refleet, gentlemen, that these timid, innooriginally, to doubt the certainty of the cent objects of

cent objects of your destructive pursuit, law; notwithstanding it is sufficiently ob-have feelings fimilar to your own, but have

vious, there was not then, nor is at present, no surgeons to replace their thattered For the COUNTY MAGAZINE. any rational grounds to doubt the maxims bones ;-- and to aggravate these horrid

of our legal jurisprudence, for they are scenes, the subject of game is the very bane OBSERVATIONS, tending to refute the most indisputably on a stable and invariable of good neighbourhood among sporting. adopted Notion by Men in general, of foundation.

gentlemen the uncertainty of the Laws of this

Thele obfervations, I trust, will be suf- What effect this excellent-lecture had : Kingdom. By R. D. W.

ficiently calculated to explain the intentions on the rest of the company I cannot pro

of my onset; if not, it will throw me intonounce, but I now feel what it had on me. not more predominant the predicament of others, known to them. As soon as I got home I hung up my notion adopted by men in general, felves only.

gun, with this soliloquy, from this day forthan the uncertainty of the laws of the

ward, thou infernal engine, be it thy froEnglish constitution. A notion that has Trowbridge, Sept. 11, 1786.

vince only to guard my poultry from birds been, time immemorial, a standing theme

and be fts of prey, and my house from thieves; of wit and humour. Length of time con

and, jould occasion demand, thy king, and ftitute a prescription; fo length of time has

country from rebellion and invasion. I was given an authority apparently incontro-To the Editor of the COUNTY MAGAZINE,

now in my study, and casting my cye on vertible for the above idea. To attempt a

SIR,

Mr. Blackstone's excellent Commentaries, refutation of this fostered notion, will ap

I read, with great emotion, his observapear not leis paradoxical, than vain and Be pleased to give the under a place in your tions on the game and forest laws; from oftentatious, 'Yet unprejudiced men must Magazine, and you will oblige,

the latter he thus reinarks : « From this allow, when matters are explored to their

Yours, &ic.

"root has sprung a baftard flip, kuown by origin-when every active movenient is

“ the name of game law, now arrived to, made the test of scrutiny, it is by no means

BONO PUBLICO. “ and wanroning in its highest vigour, both uncominon, discoveries are made repug

« founded

upon the same unreasonable nonant and contradictory to the general idea HE heroic exploits on the persecuted « tions of permanent property in wild

“ beafts, and both productive of the fame matter is my only plea to justify the at- of every Squire's table in this county. I tyranny to the commons, but with this tempt'; an attempt, that at first view feems dined the other day where three or four of < difference, that the forest laws establifoed apparently dificult : dificult it most cer- these gentlemen {portsmen entertained the “only one mighty hunter throughout the. tainly is, to militate the adopted principles company with the feats of September the “land-the game laws have railed a little of men'; ftill it is greatly augmented, when first. Says one, I killed cight brace, and « Nimrod in every manor.'

Thus far time, the grand arbiter of all things, gives cripled three more. Did you, answers an- Mr. Blackstone--and I will venture to subdiein a fanction.

other exultingly, I brought home twelve join, what I believe were his wishes, that.

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a total abolition of these laws, and making the remainder of the rents of his estate to I would not venture to aflert these facts, game property, would be a singular blel- fatisfy his creditors, for which honest and if they were untrue, and therefore hope fing to these kingdoms :-feuds, animosio virtuous action, the city of London, as a the candid and humane will rather counties, and persecuting suits would be pre- reward, chose him their Chamberlain. tenance, than condemn the object of them. vented, cruelty to the feathered race re- In my inferior case, I surrendered to I cannot here omit to acknowledge with moved, the value of estates improved, the Mr. Hooper, of Salisbury, in the year gratitude the genteel treatment I have rehare, partridge, and pheasant brought to 1758, the whole of my little estate for three ceived from my commissioners, and my market, and the laborious husbandman, years, to pay him an old debt of honour; creditors solicitor, during my trouble. who breeds and supports them, reaping that and to do it, put myself to the expence of Being now, by the generosity of my profit from them which is juftly his;- removing out of my dwelling-house, and creditors, freed from legal embarrassments, whereas now, his crops are devoured, his renting another, when I had then nothing (though not from the honour and conscifences demolished, his person insulted and to sublift on but my business.

ence of paying my full debts, if ever I abused, and should he make free with a Notwithstanding this, it is my fate to be am able) I take the liberty of acquainting single bird, fines, bonds, and imprisonment cenfured, instead of applauded.

my old friends and clients, and the public are his lot.

Had I kept this sool. in my pocket, con- in general, that being a master extraordi

trary to the dictates of my heart, as fome nary in Chancery, and a commissioner apSept. 11, near Blandford, Dorset.

narrow-fould rascais would have done, 1 pointed to take affidavits in the Courts of Mould not have failed now; but those pay- King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exments, together with above sool. more lost chequer, I shall practise as an Attorney and

since by bad debts, and above 530l. more Solicitor in those courts as usual ; and For the COUNTY MAGAZINE. paid in maintaining on an annuity an aged having two daughters to maintain, (who are

parent, now in her 93d year, added to the good and dutiful girls) shall esteem myself Mr. ROBERT BIRD, Senior’s Apology dearness of the times, and enormous weight much obliged to my friends for a contínu

of the taxes in this all-taxing age, have ance of their favours in business, wherein TO HIS CREDITOR-S, pulled me down a second time.

they may depend on my diligence and With respect to my enemies' censure punctuality, with moderate charges. And to the Candid and Humane Public. touching the smallncss of my intended di- I shall be particularly obliged to them for

vidend, it is but justice to mylelf to ac- their conveyancing business, which I ever Atheir vendimi without mercy, and FTER malicious tongues have spit quaint thein, that I also proved on oath took delight to perform accurately; being before my commissioners, on the 22d of

their molt obedient servant, censured me plentifully without knowing July last, that in the space of a few years any more of my case than the man in the past, I exerted myself to the utmost to ge.

ROBERT BIRD, Senior. moon, it is time for me to speak in my out of debt, and actually paid off to the defence, wherein truth shall be my only greatest part of my creditors, divers large Andover, Sept. 1786. guide.

lums in part of their principal money, an That I have been so unfortunate as to to some the whole; so that most of them fail twice is true; but my traducers ought have had a considerable share of what was to be informed, that my first failure was their due ; for the whole money I paid owing to the inexperience of my youth, in among them (whose names and sums I par

To the Editor of tỏe COUNTY MAGAZINE. imprudently lending and being engaged for ticularized in my last examination) amount

S IR, an artful villain in the year 1743, to the ed to 16401. and upwards. amount of rozgl.

It is true there are some few who did not The following Song having been apThat though he conveyed his farming partake of these payments, and with them

plauded by some friends, who wish to ftock to indemnify me, yet the wheat in the hardships lie, which I hope providence that year selling for 4l. 1os. per load, the will hereafter enable me not only duly to

see it published; if you think it worthy barley for 105. and the oats for 85. 6d. per consider, but to alleviate.

a place in the County Magazine, it is at quarter, after I had paid the late Mr. Pollen This being the case, it may with some gool. for his tenant's arrear of rent, and my degree of propriety be said, that though my husbandry expences, I got nothing towards dividend may not be large; yet many of WITH. fong, or a sentiment, sorg or pocket by occupying his farm in that bad ments, large dividends already, which inuch

Let's drive care and sorrow away ; year. This great loss ruined me quite. diminishes their lofies.

And since 'tis confelt that this life's but a jeft,

Come let us be merry and gay. But it should, in justice to myself, be It is cafy for persons of good fortune to remembered, that I proved on oath before fit by their warm fires, and wonder how

All party debates and all business lay by,

This evening to mirth we'll devote; ny commissioners, on the 22d of July last, others of small beginnings, and arrow in- Good wine will inspire us to raise our notes that I have voluntarily paid, fince the year comes, can fail ; but they don't consider high, 1745, at times as I could spare it, above the risk and expence persons in business And tune every warbling throat. 5046% of those old debts, though dilcharged | run to obtain a livelihood, and pay their Let great men their places and pensions purtherefrom by my certificate. .

sue, Does this action deferve censure? If it times. The gentleman, though squeezed,

And the vitals of Britons suck out, merits applause, let my malicious flander- has something left, but the tradesman is with itate affairs we will have nothing to do, ers give their tongues a holiday, and shew fcraped to the bone.

Fill bumbers and let's drink about: nie two other bankrupts in the west who I have never been a gamester, nor lived Let Bacchus and Venas propitiously imile, have done the like.

extravagantly, but have been weighed down 'Tis true Mr. Alderman Jansen (whose by lofies, bad luck, and frequent illneis.

A Boletand Friend the duni hours to beguile, memory for that reason I adore) did lo, in I have paid off so many of my debts,

And we ar face will not repine. a much larger insolvency, reserving only that there will not, I believe, be 800l. The iniser may done on his ill gotten wealth; icol. a-year for his support, and contigning proved under the present commission. And farve in the midit of his fere ;

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Atrains of Delia, that appeared in your term, a good or a bad fort. And I think I Y the

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The glutton and drunkard destroy health and and I am really astonished that thou should more likely to benefit thee, than any discowealth,

so far forget thyself, as not to keep this very of human caufes can poslibly do, and And rich men by gaming grow poor; great truth in thy remembrance ; for I am don't again suffer an erroneous spirit to While we spend our evenings in mirth and persuaded that thou, being a teacher in lead thee farther than is consistent; but content, Israel, knoweft these things.

rest satisfied that it is in the power of the And riches and honours despise,

As to the disease in question, thy own Almighty to punish thee with affliction He's happy who only thinks he has enough, And wishes no higher to rise.

observation, to have gone no farther than for thy presumption ; for remember how Let rakes, bucks, and bravues pursue their thy own child, may have convinced thee, Satan was permitted to punish Job, to try

that the issues of life and death are in the bis faith and dependence on his God; and mad schemes,

hands of him, to whom no mortal being we read that he was a juft and upright And ramble through life their own way, Fond lovers grow stupid with amorous dreams, can dare to say, what doeft thou?

man, fearing God, and eschewing evil; And fools fight for honour or pay.

For as thy other children and servant therefore, do believe it to be thy interest to All whimsical mortals may do as they please, were inoculated with the same matter, if “ acquaint thyself with him, and be at I've only this one thing to crave,

the disease were under the direction and peace, thereby good shall happen unto With health and content, and a mind quite at controul of man (as it certainly would if thee;" which is the sincere with of thy eare,

any one could answer with truth thy quef- affured friend. To lide smoothly down to the grave.

tion) thy child would not have died, but S. had it as favourable as the others; and Literal copy of an original LOVE-LETthough the disease admits of one general

TER, from a COUNTRY GIRL, to To the Printer of the COUNTY MAGAZINE. term, yet it is universally acknowledged

ber SWEETHEART. that the pustules produced by the diseafe SIR,

are (if I may be allowed the expression) of Unto my Dear Richard IVing, 1. T would be a pity were the plaintive different species, which are known by the

OU are the man that I do love beast in Journal of September 18, to pass unno

the world, I thold be glad ief you may venture to say that thou mightest have ticed :--and the fair votary would surely discovered different sorts on thy child, for

was never out of my fit, for I am never at feel equally mortified, were no friendly I never saw a patient, who had the disorder

reast no longer than I see you, the very pen, employed to ease her distracted mind. heavy, without perceiving a material diffe- I looks of you a Friday mead my hart eak,

You

to think I could not be with you. Feeling for her situation, permit me, Mr. rence in the appearance of the puftules. I Printer, to detain your readers a moment, cannot but concur in opinion with thee,

can't think how much delit I ded teak a whilst I offer a friendly hint from that kind providence suggested to man the

seen you go up and down, I should a ben art of inoculation; but will any one pre

glad to go to plow with you for ever and DAMON TO DELIA.

ever amen, Do you mind that tend to say that that providence has ex

faid

you AH! gentle Delia, let not doubts molest plained to man the principles on which it Sonday nit that the cats ded squal and meak The rising hope that decks thy tender breast; acts; and tell me, my friend, do the ad

a develish naies, twas a great cat, ded ever Let not uncertainty, with magic power, Torture thy feelings in a thoughtful hour,

vocates for inoculation, or the gentlemen you fee foch cats befor, I never ded fee of the faculty who inóculate, vouch for

foch cats in my lif beforer, I heop you But calm thy ruffied mind : with sweet conits infallibility, although they readily al

wont never teak no mor trobel about me, troul,

for let them all say what thay well, I low that the intensity of the disorder is ge- | loves you stel the more, that mesleg hath Let reason check the tempest of thy soul; Nor doubt a Damon's love:--thy speaking eye nerally avoided by it? Certainly not. Guides, like a magnet, his responsive figh; The only reason they can give thee for reach mine ear, and overpower'd my heart, Whilf faithful time in happy strains thall that is, that the same kind providence my soul is so smitten, that I am constrain

ed to pen thus in dark and obscure figure which discovered to man the art of inocuprove The soft effufions of his opening love. lacion, has likewise given him wisdom to

that word may not understand the love * Tho' now the cherith'd pains affection feels understand in some measure the nature of that I am in at prisent, for in your face Hang on the quivering lip that filence seals." his conftitution, which being known, en

are roses and lillies, the honey suckle, nay H

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ables him to prepare his patient, and put the honey comb is not so sweet as your

his body in such a habit, as he conceives lips ar my dear. I hope you do stand fast For the COUNTY MAGAZINE. from physical observation most likely to

to the truth, not harking to every body's bear the disorder with safety; but even

teal, ief you do, you may harking to an of, RESPIFTED FRIEND NILO,

here we have had many instances, (thy you can't think how I do love you my

child for one) that the issue is not in their dear, you do look hondord pound better Jast County Magazine, had I been power, which may satisfy thee that no

this week, then you ded the week before; certain no answer would have been given man can explain to thee the causes which

I hope you wel forgeve me for my bad to the queftion thou proposed in the Ma-thy unwarrantable researches are delirous riting, for I was a cold and a sleped, I gazine for July respecting the Small Pox. of discovering. For , can't thou, by

could not rit no better, I hope you wont I assure thee it gives me infinite pleasure to searching, find out God? can't thou find let no bodey fee it mey Dear Richard find that no person was daring enough to out the Almighty to perfection ?”

Wing, I hope your hed yont eak a rcadin pretend to satisfy thy curiosity; for I am

I am aware that some have wrote on this of thes feow lainds, mey Dear. certain that no human wisdom can tell subject, and endeavoured to account for SARAH GARRET, my hand and pen. thee otherwise than this, that the causes similar causes; but they have led themthou wishest to discover are rested in the relves into a labyrinth, from which they hinds of the Almighty; and if thou will could not extricate themselves, but were refer thyself to sacred voice, thou wilt find loft, and their leaders were in the same

To the Editor of the COUNTY MAGAZINE, that“ God is greater than man, and giveth predicament; but, my friend, I trust I SIR, not account of any of his matters.' bave directed thee to that volume, from T is not enough to articulate every word sind I can with great truth affure thee, which alone true knowledge is to be de- and syllable distinctly in reading and that the power of the Almighty is uncon- rived. Let me therefore intreat thee to speaking, but it is neceffáry to lay a partroulable, and his ways pait finding out; I pay in future attention to that which is I ticular itress upon certain words, or other

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wise to express those words with more than for troubling you with them. They are duty, particularly in fupprefing all kinds ufual energy, which point out the import the result of a public invitation to the in- of irregularities, or tipling in the ale. and meaning of a sentence. This task is habitants of a certain district in a northern houses on the Lord's day; in searching for not so difficult as may commonly be ima- county above four months ago, the basis vagrants, cheats, &c. and taking them begined, as the following anecdote will suf- of which may be seen in an excellent fore the magiftrates; and also in giving in. ficiently elucidate.

pamphlet, entitled Hints respecting the formation ou felves, where we have perA foolith quarrel between two hot. Public Police, by the Rev. Mr. Zouch, fonal knowledge and proof of the breach of headed neighbours in a country town was one of the Justices in that county. our excellent laws, for the due observance brought to the County Affize for deter

I arn, Sir, Yours, &c.

of the Sabbath, and against swearing, and mination. The foundation of the action, Romsey, Sept. 20. 1786.

other notorious iminoralities. for want of a better, was to recover pay

V. That in all cases of difficulty, we ment for two bushels of bran, valued at

The OBJECT of the SOCIETY.

will previously consult the magiftrates, 25. and 4d. The claim was notoriously

They set forth, that the Society is efla- be certain that our proceedings are ftrictly

and others learned in the law, in order to juít, and a verdict was neceffarily obtained by the plaintiff. What could the de- blished for the purpose of MORAL REFOR- legal

; and that all the money, which shall at fendant's.counsel 6 ? His client's caule MATION, as meant to give every proper and any time accrue to any of the fociety by the was baci ; but oy a designed manæuvre of practicable affifiance to the Magiltrates, penalties on conviction of offenders, thall fälle oratory, the jury were nearly shaken Church-wardens, and Constables, in de- be distributed for some charitable purpose. in their judginent, and began to doubt to tecting and bringing to justice persons guil.

VI. That we endeavour (as far as good whom their verdict should be given. Such ty of those flagrant immoralities, against manners permit) in all compan :s where was his dexterous and frequent repetition which

our legislature has provided fo many these proceedings are reflected on, to jufof the 2s, and 4d. by mentioning the two excellent laws. In this common cause, they tify the necessity of executing all the laws

fhillings in a half whisper, and thundering that a contempt of the plaintiff's caule be? themselves, and to affiit in suppresling eve with persöns of rank or authority to colla out the fourpencc with Stentorian lungs conscientiously dispofed to keep the laws against open vice; and that we use all gan to be general ; and the merits of the Ev species of open, notorious wickedness. cur with us in the work of reformation, action, small as they were, would have They express a wish that .barbers, tuto especially the clergy, magiftrates, churchbeen forgot by the jury and 'the populace, chers, and others, who, to the disgrace of wardens, and contables: had not the plaintiff's counsel and the christianity, have been accustomed to exer

VII. That we endeavour also to injudge pointed out the error into which they meet and bind themselves by proper penal- and virtue, of all religious denominations; judge pointed out the error into which they cise their trades on the Lord's day, would crease our society with men of prudence were hurrying

Could any person hesitate in a cool and ties to the due observance of the Sabbath. but that no person be admitted without dispassionate moment ? Could any boy of Rules of the Society for Reformation of the content of the majority of our body. ten years of age, of common capacity, des

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and unless he appears heartily or connur where the greatest stress and energy

1. That we meet once a week (for the

fcientioully dilpoled to allift in suppreiling doubt arise in his mind, whether the two ing, under the penalty of fixpence, to con- admitted to our debates, except such as 250 doubt arife in his mind, whether the two present) at five o'clock on Monday even-ners. "No perfons but members thall be Thillings or the fourpence was entitled to fuit how we may be most serviceable in the emphatical pronunciation ? Just so, in almost any other cafe, by treating the promoting the execution of the laws to be witnesses, or afiiftants in this defign.

VIII. That as national reformation youth committed to our care according

againit vice, prophaneness, &c. (

II. That at these meetings we will for- muft, of necellity, be preceded by personal to correct and elegant reading (which are to their capacities, the fuppofed obstacles bear all discourse forcign to the purpose of/ and family reformation, we will therefore icarce worth repeating) would quickly va chairman, who thall put all questions pro-vour to fet a good example in our houses: our meeting; and for order's fake elect a

rals of ourselves and families, and endea. nith. teachers, who are ignorant of every prin: the rules; warn abfenting members of

poled; take notice of the breach of any of More especially, that we will use all knows, there are but too many ruch) may what difficulties any member has met with, by sports and other impioper recreations; ciple of reading themselves (and, God their obligations to attend; and enquire proper means to prevent our children and exclain againit these attainments as fu- in order to find out proper remedies. pernatural; but future letters will hew Secretary shall also be chofen, to enter in

that we will regularly attend wth their that such cob-web barriers may soon be a book all our resolutions, vrders, &c. hire any servants unless they con creceni

upon public worship; that we no brushed away.

read over the minutes at the end of every mended by persons of probity an's virtue; I am, Sir,

meeting, and correspond with other fo.
Yours, &c.
cieties instituted for the same purpose.

nor unless they will previously agree to Sept. 16, 1785.

J. M.
III. That when any question is prou will we give any fervant, who defires us :

conform to our moral regulations. Neither posed and seconded, ithall be debated with

certify his character, any other than his To the Editor of the County NIAGAZINE. determine if the votes are equal, the real character, be it what it may, withuut

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concealment or fraud.
chairman Thall have the cafting vote.
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TX. That we will give our encourage adapted to the nature of your use- lions, encourage and aslist the various par instituted in this town.

nene and alliitance to the Sunday Ichouli, ful Mifcellany, that I make no apology frochial officers in the execution of their

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