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4 Laws on our fide. And those who by their 4 Practices, whatever their Professions are, 4 have discover'd themselves Enemies to the 4 Constitution, and Friends to the Pretender, 4 cannot make a Step sarther without being 4 guilty of Treason, without standing in broad 4 Day light, confessed Criminals against their 4 injured Queen and Country.

4 When the People were in a Ferment, when 4 Faction ran high, with irresutable Prepof4 sessions against every thing in its former Chan4 nel, sanguine Men might conceive Hopes of 4 leading them their own Way. But the Build-' 4 ing erected upon that Quicksand, the Favout 4 of the Multitude, will sink, and be swali 4 lowed up by that treacherous Ground on 4 which the Foundation was laid. .;, *j

• It is easie. to project the Subversion of a 4 People, when Men fee them unaccountably. 4 turned for their own Destruction; but not so 4 easie to esfect that Ruin, when they are come 4 to themselves, and are sensibly and reasona4 bly affected with Thoughts for their Preser4 vation. We cannot help it, if so many 4"Thousands of our brave Brethren, who laid 4 down their Lives against the Power of Francet 'have died in vain; but we may value our 4 own Lives dearly, like honest Men. What4 evermay. besall the Glory and Wealth of 4' Great Britain, let us struggle to the last Drop 4 of our B]ood for its Religion and Liberty. 4 The Banner under which we are to enter this * Conflict, whenever we are called to it, are 4 the Laws mentioned in this Discourse; when. 4 we do not keep them in Sight, we have no <"C°lours 10 Ay fo, no Discipline to preserve 4 us, but are devoted, and have given our


* selves up to Slaughter and Confusion.

4 While we act manfully under them, we 4 have Reason to expect the Blessmg and Assist4 ance of Heaven on its own Cause, which it 4 has so manifestly acknowledg'd to be such,

* by our many wonderful Deliverances, when

* all Human Assistances and ordinary Means of

* Succour seemed irrevocably removed. We 4 have no Pretensions to the Divine Favour, 4 but from our firm Adherence to that Settle4 merit, which he has, by so many Wonders 4 and Blessings, after such great Difficulties 4 and Misfortunes, bestowed upon us, and

* which we have in his Sight, and with the In4 vocation of his Sacred Name, after preparing 4 our Selves at his Altar, so frequently and so

* lemnly Sworn to defend. This plain, un4 perplexed, unalterable Rule for our Conduct, 4 is visibly the Work of his Hand to asavoured 1 People. Her Majesty's Parliamentary Title, 4 and the Succession in the Illustrious House of 4 Hanover, is the Ark of God to Great Bri4 tain, and, like that of Old, carries Death to 4 the prosane Hand that {hall dare to touch

* it. .,

I come now to the Close of ititEnglijhman, •where 1 find the following Paragraph marked.

* But if God spares the good Queen's Life 4 from such secret Attempts as we have too

* much Reason to fear, I doubt not but to see 4 her judge rightly of such Pretences. Tho4 Flattery carries Witchcraft, yet when (he 4 Ihall see that these Men, instead of support* 4 ing her Government with their Interest, can4 not carry their Elections but by representing

* 4all * all others as under her Displeasure; when 'she shall see that they over bear the Rights of 4 Corporations by the impertinent Interposition 'of her Power and Name; when she shall

* see that those large Bodies of Men which the 1 Examiner and others expose and exasperate, 'as Men whom the Queen hates, are so loth 4 to be alienated from their Hope in her, that 'their being actually cast from all Preferments

* and Places, hath not made them guilty of 4 one seditious, or even undutiful Action. 4 When she lhall fee that those noisie Men 4 who embarrass the Nation in every Question, 4 with calling out the Church, are but like the 4 Weather-Cocks and .Clappers of the Steeple; 4 and that the sober, and laborious, and 'peaceable Church-men, are its real Support 4 and Pillars. When a little more time shall 4 bring out things that begin to appear pretty

* plain already; then the Queen will lhew 4 selfish Men that would ingross her Fa

* vour, that fne will be the Mother of all her

* People; and as in Spite of these Men's stu« died Provocations, lhe hath their Hearts and 4 Affections, so Ihe will rule with equal Justice towards all. If the Nation will be so

4 wise as to lay aside Parties and Party Quar4 reis, (he will have no need to keep themup.but « employ all Men according as the Law makes 4 them qualified, and their Virtues and Parts 1 make them fit. But if several Interests, and 4 Opinions, and Humours (hall still continue 4 our Parties (as the Examiner's Violence and 4 Partiality hath done more to sharpen them, 4 than to take off the Edge) then she will let 'al) see, that her Crown is not to be funk 4 down to be a Partizan of either side, so as 4 to take these to be her Friends and the other 4 Enemies; but that she is over both, and will 4 use either in their Turns, according as they


* are fittest for the Service lhe hath for them at 4 that time. And for those who shall dare to 4 insult and exasperate the other as Enemies,

* they are Sycophants instead of Friends; and

* rob her of her best Treasure, which is the 4 Love of her People.

I have heard some Exceptions taken to the two or three Lines of this Paragraph where I fay, 4 If God spares the good Queen's Life

* from such secret Attempts as we have too 4 much Reason to fear: But as to this Passage, I think it is sufficiently explained by a Paragraph which I shall beg Leave to read in the 3Jth Page of the Crisis.

4 And here I cannot but add what is still

* of more Importance, and ought to be the

* most prevalent of all Arguments, that should

* there be the least Hopes given to a Popish

* Successor, the Life of her Majesty will cer4 tainly be in most Imminent Danger: For 4 there will never be wanting bloody Zealots 4 of that Perswafion, that will think it merito

* rious to take away her Life, to hasten the 1 Accession of such a Successor to her Throne.

The remaining part of this Paragraph, is nothing else but the Picture of an excellent Princess, who notwithstandingtheSuggestions of unreasonable Men, will still maintain in her the Character of the best of Sovereigns, by shewing her self the Mother of all her People. If any Inuendo can possibly be found in this Paragraph, it can only affect those who would

incline incline her Royal Heart to make anunjilst Distinction among her Subjects.

The next Paragraph is in the <5th Page of the Quarto Edition of the Englijhman, in these Words:

. •. 1 insist the more upon these Revolution Principles, (as they are scornfully called now4 a-daysj not only because there never was 4 more need of them than at this time, butbe4 cause the best and greatest Hart of theClergy 4 (especially those placed in eminent Stations,) 4 have in all Ages, so sar as relates to our Na4 tion, and as far as my small Readinginfornjs 4 me, been ready and hearty Assertors of the 4 Privileges arul Properties of the People; and 4 why the whole Body should not be now, is 4 past my Comprehension.

1 suppose my Accuser would again insinuate by this Paragraph, for Reasons best known to himself, that I speak disrespectfully of the Clergy: But how he will be able to make this out, from an Elogium which is given to their past Conduct, and a Presumption that their Future will be conformable to it, is past my Comprehension. I suppose he will not deny, notwithstanding his new and inexpressible Tenderness for the Clergy of the Church of England, that there are among them, lome Nonjurors and Aslerters of Hereditary Right, in Opposition to the Laws of their Country.

The following Paragraph in the xoth Page, concerning Dunkirk, has already receiv'd its Answer. Here it is.

. 4 Toby is mistaken: At this Day it is in a 4 more dangerous Condition as to England, * than it was when I writ about the Impor

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