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III. From the Pablie Papers: Account of the Turkish Rebel.
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Political Truth of great Importance 16 Extract of a Letter to a Member of Parlia.
i6. The Spaniards Right to Search the British
ib. H The Prince of Wales's Title to 100,000l. a
to our Run Wool
11 He was design'd for the Ministry ib. 6
Complaint of Prudentia Motherly, ib. On the Nuptials of the Prince and Princess
try, and Fellow of the new College Oxon.
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- the best Security against Popery, 16 Bacon's Works, by Amasius. On Mr
Quietion on the Cause of the late Thunder On a Contributor of sol. to the Sufferers
by the Fire at Wellingborough. in
Of an odd Humour in People of Fashion to A Patent palied for a new invented Qua.
Note, The Mar of the Crimea intended for the Supplement goes with this Mag.
But in the same Proportion as Writers N the Perusal of your
of this exalted Class deserve our Vemonthly Collections, neration and Gratitude, those who preI observe that the A lume to thrust into the World Pieces Extracts from the drawn up with, cither an entire Neglect weekly Journalifts, of Truth, or an Indifference for it, which made so large ought to raise a general Deteftation and
a Part in your first Abhorrence. A Hero that employs Pamphlets, have, by a gradual Dimi. his Sword indifferently, in juft Wars, or tution, shrunk at len th into a very s
hired Affaffinations ; a Physician that few Columns, and made way for ori” prescribes Remedies or Poisons, withginal Letters and Differtations. out regard to any thing but his Fee; This Variation of your Conduct na
are but Emblems of the abandon'd turally leads your Readers to consider
Prostitutes of the Pen, who poyson the present State of our periodical the Principles of Nations, and publish Writings, and the Circumftance of Falsehood and Truth with equal AF those Professors who retail their Po-C furalice. liticks in weekly Lectures.
Political Truth is undoubtedly of The Character of an Author muft very great Importance, and they who be allowed to imply in it&lf fome- honelily endeavour after it, are doubtthinz amiable and great; it conveys less engaged in a laudable Pursuit. at once the Idea of Ability and Good Nor do the Writers on this Sobies
it is much more his Duty to warn Months, some Field of Praise or Satire a People against any intendedEncroach
yet untouch'd. ments upon their Rights or Liberties, Some Topicks indeed there are as the Happiness of twenty thousand equally copious and easy, by the help is of twenty thousand times more of which it costs them very little Pains Value than the Happiness of one. : A to fill their Pages. The miserable
We have two Sets of Political Wri. Fate of the brave and resolute Cata: ters, supposed by some to be of oppo- lans, the Life of the great Burleigh, fite Principles, but acknowledged by and the History of Bolinbrobe, are inall to differ in their Conduct ; from one exhauftible Funds of Eloquence on we are to expect every Week a Satire, one Side, which can only be equalled from the other every Day a Panegy. G by the Fate of wicked Minifters ex. rick, on the Ministry. Between the emplified in the Histories of all Ages Style and Address of these Writers and Nations. If to these wire-drawn there is generally acknowledged to be Common Places, you do not think fome Difference, and indeed the Mini proper to allow any Room in your ftry seem
such frequent Publications Paper, I think neither Authors nor little to consult the Reputation of their Readers have reason to complain.
с Advocates; for how far must chat Man It is usually thought necessary, after be removed from the common Level, discoursing of the Malignity of a Difwhose Life does not afford a more
temper, to propose a Remedy. The copious Subject for a weekly Satire, Remedy which fome seem to think nethan a daily Encomium !
ceffary, is a Licenser of the Press; but That Men are never either wholly this in the Opinion of others would good or bad, is universally allowed ; D only exasperate the Evil. Falsehood every Man at some times means well, and Defamation would then circulate and most Men are in some unhappy unconfuted, under the Protection of a Moments led aside from Virtue. The Court, and San&tion of a License. same Observation may be with equal There is no reason why good Actions Juftice applyed to Wisdom and Folly. should not be defended, or bad Measures A Fool fometimes fumbles on the E exposed; all we ask of the Writers is Right, and the wiseft Man may devi not to repeat stale Invectives, or geneate into Error and Mis-conduct. ral Panegyricks, but to diversify their
For this Reason, to single out any Papers, and supply the Deficiencies of Man for a perpetual Mark of Re. political with other more general and proach, or Theme of Panegyrick, to entertaining Subjects. And, if I might praise or libel by the Week, is a offer you any Advice for the Improve
F Conduct to the lait Degree shamelefs ment of a Book so well received, it and profligate, and nothing but long should be, to draw upa general Index Experience of the Weaknesses into to all your Volumes, by which you which Men are driven by Party Rage, will few how many Repetitions you could make me imagine any Caution have already been so complaisant as neceflary againft such open and undir to admit, and enable your Readers, by guised Artifices.
G barely mentioning the Subje&t of the I cannot but feel for these Writers
Paper, to satisfy their Curiolity without