Letters from an Eminent Prelate to One of His Friends

Letters from an Eminent Prelate to One of His Friends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...like the race of capons, is not of Natures making, cannot be used with too much contempt, considered either on the side 'of judgment or morals. One half of them have not respect enough for' Beligion to give attention to the defenders of it, and the other half have not zeal enough for Infidelity to read those who attempt to support them in their follies. In their rage to snatch the present moment, and the present penny, they are ready to renounce God, and sacrifice their country. I The publick, perhaps at the moment I write this, is at the crisis of its fate.---But I say no more. For at the Post-ofiice, it is said, they use a liberty with out licence (just the contrary of what is done every where else, where they use licence without liberty, ) to open people's letters. And though my politics with you would be little more than a panegyric on his Grace your Chancellor, yet the rogues, the let? ter-openers aforesaid, would sink-all. that, and inuendo me into some disaffection against the government of his Vice-Chancellors. _Qne thing I should be sorry to put them to the trouble of breaking wax to come at, being always ifeadyto send it unsealed; and that is, thatl am, &c., YOUR improvement on What I say of Taylor, is admirable. It shall be mended accordingly. If you would have me a better writer, you must more frequent in your corrections. I I believe what you hear of the publick is true, and the' share our Noble Friend had in it. But more of this when I see you, which I hope will be next Tuesday se'nnight. But you shall hear from me again before that time, so shall Mr. Balguy. Bejassured, that of the few things I now think Worthy my care or concern, the preservation of your friendship is not the last;...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738039
  • 9781236738035