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wiped away * feom > ' the ¦ ProtestaiM Chur ^ vV Cly oiversal Applaiise . ) Hi was afmM ttet Jie h ^ 4 intruded ft ! long on ' SSm > **«* £ ^ 6 iwft . ) fl would give feiftv the grcate&t pleasing to prolong hfe Intercourse with them , hut he feared ft trottid fee inconvenient for . them . He then delivered an elegant eulogimin on ike various distinguished individuals who had done honour to this University IRKe scientific and benevolent Hutchfcdte 3 b&d led
the way in a theory of mo * && , > aud his opinions had been illustr ^ Mp a life by Principal Leechmw ^ v ? i « i || ie 3 erv ed to be better krxS ^^^ ith
great elegance , ^^^^ M ^ % into eloquence . ^ JMhEH- united great ancient learning witn a familiar knowledge of the affairs of active fife ; and in the science of political economy * as well as of morals and the principles of sound taste , had established a distinguished reputation . Dt ? Reid had discussed with excellent good sense the principles of Metaphysics and Ethics . . The lives andLopinions of
those eminent persons had been made known to all : Europe by Professor X > ugald Stewart * kt a ^ styie of Splendid eloquence , * phUosophety whose writ- * iiiga had in 6 isfed theJoyeof sound opinions and , of . virtue into more human
bosoms titan it bad ever fallen to the lot of any other man to do , " 1 cannot conclude / ' said Sir James , " without , wwm ^ ly adverting' to * thfe distinction conferred on this University by my Mend Me . Millar , whose merits are tttoiresh in the i ^ coHe ^ tion
of all who hear me to justify me in dilating upon . Thu ^ gentlemen , tothe greajt men wli © - formed the University , a succession of iWustnous men have m&x trained up , and "it cannot be to ^ f ^ iawdi the i > ractice of those who
now so Jtonoiartthly and r respectftbly fill the places of thedr ilhastrious predecestjors , to hold up to tbe youth under their charge the example of the Smithy the Hutchesons , the Btadcs , and a host of other s ^ -eat names who
have ftdoraed the Univ ^ Ha ityvand beneftted mankind by their dfecoreries or ttoir writings * Ixetam vou , Oentlemen ^ my aku ; ere fcba ^ ks tor * he ho ^ noor y <» i have ^ onferifed on me /'— - ( Loud junrt uaanimnus applauae )
Lord Rector of the Unitoeriity % J GtasgQir . 47
No . CCCXCVU . Notable Instance of" Self-Valuation . Modesty has been commonly accounted Me ef the true signs of intellectual fWi& |^^ s - A modern . writer , of considerable notoriety , Mr .
Cobbet t ^ pronounces modesty mean and cowardly , and , acting up to his own standard of morals , thus appraises himself , in a letter to Mr . Cunning entitled , " Mr . Canning at jSej ^ OQl /* in the Weekl / Register , of October 26 . fThe extracts are from several paragraphs and are taken verbatim .
with the writer ' s own memorable Italics . ] ; *• I found my pretensions tp bs your teacher upon the best of all possible grounds ; namely , that , as to aH the chief matters appertaining to your office , I have greater abilities than
you . ' I care not who calls this vanity the questions with me , and , ipdeed * with all tnen of sense , are , whether it be true , and wlitftiier it be- useful to state it . A great deal of what passes tor modetty , ought to pass ibr cow ~
arditie , dr stivtwyS * VI Hnow ^ that , compared with this department of knovi le ^ e | eviery thing ^ of a Ifterarv char Jlctet &&KS but of sight . Yeftlus is of some' irtiportance ; and her . e , too , 1 am your toaster . I can sttttQ pipre dearly ted reason ipofie forcibly th ^ n you . Mttttets Intricate m $ * W Jiflb tare ^ 1 < tm ^ immif ^ th ; ^^ f ^ lltK tha » yon . I AMiTO ^ ai ^ ^ yji o < this tetter m iw || i # 0 ' i # ^ y » my ?« tWuk m ^ mmMLw ^ m J give it as a ^ p ^ 0 S ^ Btbt perfect wri-
WMm » - ' ' - ¦ • ol-. l-Av ., - .. ^ . ^ ^^ Ko . CC € mm , , -. ; .- v ; - Artovel Plht . ; A , French paper gives ^^ eoiint of a felon Who pleaded in Ibis defenefe , that , . having been born at % &e cammencement of the Revolution , ^ had imbibed all its pernicious printi » les .
- and had never been [ able to discriminate between fpod and . evil . tbfo court disregarded this ingenious plea ] the man was convicted , and sentenced to six years * imprisonment *
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 47, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/47/