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of the dog . star raging above , and the sands that burn beneath- We doubt not that such untired constancy and inflexibility of purpose
will be adequately rewarded ; and by the dispensations of a kind Providence , the happy Arabia will terminate their long journey through the wilderness .
God lives conccalM within a mould of clay , And does in dust his heav ' nlyglory lay ; While swadling- bands in wrap immensity , And vast Eternity begins to Be . I * eaying his court august and awful throne , His pomp and glorious equipage , alone He visits these sad seats of woe and sin , And like an unknown stranger seeks an Inn . Prince Arthur . Bi IL
Gleanings . 23 $
No . CLXII . Toleration . How Christian was the conduct of the Emperor Jovian ! who , though firmly attached to the faith of the Nicene fathers , would never allow the Arians to be persecuted .
" If any one believe ami $ s , said he he must give an account to God : ' tis God who knows the heart . " ( Sozomen . 1 . vi . c . 5 , and Socrat . 1 . iii . c . 25 . ) How Christian even ( he declaration of the apostate Julian ! 6 < It is my
resolution , * says he , ( ep . 43 *) to treat the Galilaeans with such humanity , that none of them suffer Violence , or be in any shape maltreated on account of his religion /' And in another place , " By the
gods , I will not permit the Galilaeans to be put to death , struck unjustly , or suffer any harm !*' Blush , ye Christian Ferdinands , Emmanuels , Lewises , Philips , Henries , Maries and Elizabeths !
No . CLXIII . Poetical Incarnation * The Calvinistic , or Roman Catholic Incarnation , is a fit subject
tor poetry ; and a semi-theological poet , now scarcely read , ( Sir ltd . Blackmore ) has hitched these ' Christian paradoxes" into ihyrne :
No . CLXIV . Every Man ' s Price * 11 is a well-known adage , though it is to be hoped /) ot a true one , that " every man has his price , " It is commonly meant of a man ' s
virtue . 1 his saying , though in a ver y different sense , was strictly verified by some ot the Anglo-Saxon laws , by which a fixed price was set , not upon a man ' s virtue indeed , but upon his life ;
that of the Sovereign himself among the rest . For 200 shillings you might have killed a peasant : for six times as much a nobleman : and for six and thirty times as much , you might have killed
the king . A king in those days was worth exactly 7 * 200 shillings . It then the heir to the throne , for example , grew weary of waiting for it , he had a secure and legal way of gratifying his impatience : he had but to kill the king with
one hand , and pay himself with the other , and all was right . An Earl Godwin , or a Duke Streon , could have bought the lives of a whole dynasty . It is plain , that if ever a king in those days died in liis bed , he must have had something else , besides this law , to thank for it .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), April 2, 1814, page 235, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2439/page/35/