The American Museum or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, Prose and Poetical Volume 2

The American Museum or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, Prose and Poetical Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ... and simple elements out of which systems may be formed, but she fragments which have escaped the wreck of institutions and opinions--not the embryp, but the ruins, of a world. When he turns his eye from this landscape of barrenness and horror, so painful to the senses and the imagination, he will be led to contemplate the rigorous wisdom of providence, which has so palpably ordained, that the guilt Tf this rebellion shall be punished by its folly. To the very ignorant man, who has been the fellow student and companion of his oxen, this subject has suggested very different reflections. Under the loss of the most venefable and useful institutions, he would have consoled himself by reflecting, that they cost money. This man, conceited and obstinate in proportion to his ignorance, confirmed in his hatred of great men, and irritated by the perpetual recurrence of arguments which he docs not understand, has felt his pride regaled with the success of the conventions, in their attempts to bring matters and characters to a level. He will not perceive, that the small charge incurred to support a free and equal government, is well laid out, to defend the residue of his property; nor, that the ambition of the conventioneers and leaders of the rebellion would prove more voracious than the present servants of the people: for has not long fasting whetted the keenness of their appetites? Blind, because he will not see, this calculator of half-pence would not have been convinced but by the experience of his folly.--Most probably he would murmur against allowing the premium for the discovery of the longitude; and would estimate the value of civil liberty, and perhaps of his own salvation, inpounds, (hillings and pence. Ql/ervatism in the late insurrection more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236650115
  • 9781236650115