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1823. Excerpt: ... enriched and strengthened by the electoral
dominions, and declares that the public debt is a blessing to the
nation. Yet, amidst all this prosperity, poor Jack is hourly
disturbed by the dread of Popery. He wonders that some stricter
laws are not made against Papists, and is sometimes afraid that
they are busy with French gold among the bishops and judges. He
cannot believe that the Nonjurors are so quiet for nothing, they
must certainly be forming some plot for the establishment of
Popery; he does not think the present oath sufficiently binding,
and wishes that some better security could be found for the
succession of Hanover. He is zealous for the naturalization of
foreign Protestants, and rejoiced at the admission of the Jews to
the English privileges, because he thought a Jew would never be a
Papist. N" 11. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1758. It is commonly observed,
that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather;
they are in hastej to tell each other, what each must already
knoMr, that it is hot or cold, bright or cloudy, windy or calm.
There are, among the numerous lovers of subtilties and paradoxes,
some who derive the civil institutions of every country from its
climate, who impute freedom and slavery to the temperature of the
air, can fix the meridian of vice and virtue, and tell at what
degree of latitude we are to expect courage or timidity, knowledge
or ignorance. 'From these dreams of idle speculation, a slight
survey of life, and a little knowledge of history, is sufficient to
awaken any inquirer, whose ambition of distinction has not
overpowered his love of truth. Forms of government are seldom the
result of much, deliberation; they are framed by chance in popular
assemblies, or in conquered countries by despotic authority..Laws
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