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inSopprtlfion of every thing which is instituted by God.
Alas! what signifies multiplying Words,look but upon this Map, and it is Demonstration that our Trade and our Liberty are, contrary to a Solemn Treaty, exposed to the Power of France; and what remains, but that we implore Heaven that the Legislature would lay aside all Animosities, and exert themselves ia Defence of their Deluded and Insulted Country..
I beg of your Eminence to pardon this Trouble, and as much as you are an EagHjhman,
lam, SIR, Tour Eminence's Most Humble Servant,
P. 5. To the Examiner.
SIR, Monday, June 28, 1714.
YOur Eminence's Paper which came out to Day is very full of that your usual kind of Argumentation which fills the Mouths of those who are for you, wiih more Words to vent their Pafilons and Prejudices, but affords no Reasons to convince those who are against you. As my above Paper is a professed Defence of
Mr. S le, 1 shall leave all you have raised so
feebly on the fide of those who opposed the Bill of Schism, which you say you foresaw,and come to the wonderful Things you could not foresee, which were objected by him for whom 1 plead.
You have it thus: 1 could not foresee, that Mr. Richard S-—e would be so unusually full of Reasons upon this Occasion. 1 could not foresee that modest Expression of his: The Vote for my Expulsion, was more Important to the People of England, than I shall at this time explain.
I Answer, It is no breach of Modesty for the meanest Man upon Earth to say, his Cafe may be of ill Consequence to the Greatest Persons in the World, for all Humane Society is concerned in the Judgment upon the meanest of its Members.
/ could not foresee, fay you, that he would call
the H---- of C ns the People'/ Attorneys.
When he was One of them, he was Accountable to no Man. / am glad however, he calls them by a Name he has so much Reason to Dread.
Mr. S—e must be understood, by the Words ^Accountable to no Man, to have intended To no Man but to the House it self. As forthe Commons being the People's Attorneys, every body knows they, are so. Mt.S—e did not call them the People's Attorneys, in what they Acted towards him. As for his dtxading Attorneys, it does not lye before your Eminence.
But you again, / could not foresee, that he would call it a great Omission, that Dissenters in the North Part of Britain should not be as much Difcourng'd as they are in the South. The Fait is, They are not only as much, but much more Difcourag'd; and in Nothing so much, as in this very Particular concerning Education.
This is what they call Gratis Dictum, and merely Asserted, without "giving Example or Argument for the. Support of it.
/ could not foresee, that he would call the Care of Dissenters Children the next think to Cutting their Throats.
Mr.S— e Asserted no such thing; he might say, whilethis Act was in Agitation, that to take the Care of Children from their Parents was Cruelty next to Cutting their Throats.
Yousay, I could not foresee, that he would call a Church of England Education, the may to entourage blind Obedience in the People. I Answer, Imposing any thing of this kind but by Evidence is obliging to a Blind Obedience.
/ could not foresee, that he would make it a Question, Whether the Bill ought to oblige, after it was Enacted. Is he going to set up an Academy for Sedition and Rebellion?
I am sure S—le loves the Universities, and has done them Service. But I will say nothing of what is passed into a Law, and 1 wonder your Eminence would mention that now.
/ could not foresee, say you, he would deny his Assent to the Bill, because the Pretender is still at BaT le-Due, and the French are about to Fortify Mardyke. He could not forbear the laft invincible Argument, thot the Fac t happens to be falje.
I am now come to what is most Material to me at present'. Your Eminence is strutting upon Ground which will Deceive,, and Swallow you up. I maintain the Honesty of what he said, and if they have done worse than Fortifying Mardyke, you may forgive him if he said they were about doing it. According to the Repre sentation which we at first had of the manner . of I eluding the Article of Demolition, it was to be by Fortifying Mardyke ; they have not put .F a them
themselves to the trouble of removing their Harbour, but, with the most Impudent Insolence only cut through the Downs between Mardyke and Dunkirk, and kept the Identical Haven which we stipulated should be destroyed.
In what follows you are only Satyrical, and say Mr. S—h should not be against Schoolmistresses, fince he wants to learn to Read. Why, you'll break the Man's Heart. But at present let us think of nothing bat Dunkirk Undemoliihed. / am,
S I R,
Tour Eminence's Gentle and Patient Reader,
C R I S I S: DISCOURSE
Representing, From the most Authentick Records, The just Causes of the late
Tbeseveral Settlements of the Crowns of'england and Scotland on Her MAJESTY; end on the Demise of Her M A J E ST Y without Issue, upon the Most Illustrious Princess SOPHI A, EUSrefi and Dutches* Dowager of Hanover, and the Heirs of Her Body being Protestants; by previeus A3s of both Parliaments of the late Kingdoms of England and Scotland; and confirmed by the Parliament of Great Britain.
On the Danger of a
Invitus ea tanquam Vulnera ittingo; Sed nisi tactatractataque sanari non possunt. Liv.
Printed in the Y E A R M DCC XV.