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Afef . The master of it is . at tj M || ( interesting beyond . 4 ^| g ||| P ^ t 1 give it as a m « M fj | fS l defy you to equa * . « ^ HEven in your own department of Foreign Awaits I am more skilled than you . la * the fissl ; place , though I confess it is a trifle , I can write and speak the French language better than
you can , and , perhaps , better even than any of your interpreters /* " The Frinci ples and practice of Public Law k&ow as well as you can know them " » * ' afrid can wnte iip < ra ahy subject appertaining- to them with more ability than you , because I can state and reason more clearly and more forcibly than you , because 1 can illustrate better , and because I can , without the
smallest leaning towards levity , render subjects naturally dry ana wearisome , not repulsive to the mind . And , as to the interests of the nation , as these are dependant on its foreign concerns . I am convinced I understand
theqi belter than you . " - " But , besides these grounds , there is , further , the reputation for knowledge and talent , in which I am far the superior of you all . " " The malice , the baseness , the cowardice , the cruelty , of my powerful foes had made my name as well known as that of the air or the
sun ; and now have cgme events to Couple knowledge with that name /' ** It would be against nature , if , under such circumstances / ' ( the fulfilment of his predictions , ) " men did not . as to
public matter * , confide in my judgment more than in that pf any other man . You , who have places and pensions , and who are sent from the boroughs , may call yourselves , exclusively , pubtic jnen ; btit / who is really so much of a public ttirin as I am ' } " «« And do you gentlemen of Whitehall think
that you , or your Ambassadors , hare as much weight with foreign governments as I have r Talk of vanity ! It must be vanity indeed , that can
ta ^ tsry& ^ L auppoae , that any of the pr et ^ Jpl ^ Uveriqg things called Notes add Despatches can have as much effect with foreign governments as the ftWisttvr : IMK > . " "It dpes not assert fills bt thAt : it carries t ^ proof : it shews tM : the state . of things must be thi ^ s , m& ^ &ua . and the reputation of me wrijter bw go ^ be / o re j % />
No CC 0 XCVIH , ft ; Curious PvtpH Satyr . % In the church of Schwytz , erected ffci 1769 , is a pulpit supported by three colossal figures , which Jw a horrible contraction of the tnuBCles , express the constraint they suffer in this position . Iflkese ' figures represent the three celebrated Reformers , Luther ,
Zuiriglius and Calvin - find the enormous weight they here support is looked upon by the devout inhabitants of Sehwyfz , as O an emblem of the c * ^^^^^ 1 ^ * n another world , wei ^ hs ^^ ^ the heads of these Zurichese ou
kuiUy ^^ HH ^ The dis-^^ MKm ^ ered fort 7 J - sand florins ^ far the removal of an eniblem so injurious to their belief , tod to the memory of their countryman . But at Schwytz , as at Zurich ,
religious zeal was more powerful than interest , and this offer was obstinately Te £ \ x&tt& . —Kaoul-Rochette 9 Lettres sur la Suisse .
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" Nl ^ CCGC . Lunar , Superstition ^ In Scotland , especially a ^ NfKff the Highlanders , die women mjptia cuftesy to the neiv moon , and our English women in this country have a touch of this . Some of these sit' astride
on a gate or 9 tile the first evening the new moon appears ; and say , "A fine moon * Qod bias * her I" The like I observed in Hertfordshire . MS . of Auhrey ' a , ) & 7 % in the Ashmole Museum , quoted inh MalcoJ «/ a Anecdotes of London , > 8 vo , I . 414 , Ac . . _ A ¦ . % . ^ ' ¦ \ - ^ ' >^ ' t" ¦ ' ¦ ' -iiuf f ff ' » - j- * . / - ¦*¦ About £ 4000 . ^ M ^^ M ^^^^^ " *
No . CCCXCIX . The Chinese , Deists * The Chinese appear to have been Deists fof at least forty ages : almost all their law's are founded on the knowledge of a Supreme Being , the dispenser of rewards : and punishments .
The inscriptions of their temples , of which we nave authentic copiea , are : V To the First Principle , without beginning and without end . He lias made alt things 4 he governs all things . He is infinitely good ; he enlightens , he supports , he contraoi&all nature /' —foUaire , Histoire G&ntrale .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 48, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/48/