Miscellanies. the Fifth Ed., Corrected with Several Additional Pieces in Verse and Prose Volume 3

Miscellanies. the Fifth Ed., Corrected with Several Additional Pieces in Verse and Prose Volume 3

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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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...fellow a Reformer of Manners; nor a hot-headed, crack-brain'd Coxcomb forward for a Scheme of Moderation. But if it is ablolutely neccll'arythat a perfon is to have iome good adventitious quality given him, the Author's precept is, that it lhould not be done at firli in extreme gradu. For example; they lhould not make a covetous man give away all at once five thouland pounds in a charitable generous way; twenty or thirty pounds may fufiice at firfi. They lhould not introduce a perfon of remarkable ingratitudc to his Beneiaflors, rewarding a poor man for lomc good ofiice that was done him thirty years ago; but they may allow him to acknowledge a fervice to a perfon, who is capable liill to do him another. A man v/hol'e perfonal Courage is fuipeeled, is not at firli to drive whole Squadrons before him; but he may be allow'd the merit of fome S uabble, or throwing a Bottle at his A_dver_l'ary's head. it will not be allow'd, to make a great man, that is a known delpiicr of Religion, pend whole days in his Clolet at his Devotion; but you may with fafety make him fit out publick Prayers with Deccncy. A great Man, who has never been known willingly to pay a jull Debt, ought not all 0! a (udden to be introduc'd making Rcllitution of thoufands he has cheated; let it fuflice at firll, to pay twenty Pounds to a Friend who has loll; his Note. ' He POLXTICAL Lvitifc. He lays' down 'the fame Rules in the Detraflory or Defamatory kind; that they ihould not be quite oppofite to the qualities the pet-Fons are i'uppos'd to have. Thus it will not be found according to the found Rules of P/eudolagy, to report of a pious and religious Prince, that he negleeis his Devotion, and would introduce Herefy;...show more

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