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If spirit, as deep mystics state, *
length enlisted in the service of a cleaner of shoes, and makes its exit in the capacity of Harbinger to the blacking-brush.
“ To what base uses we may return, Horatio ! Why may “ not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he “ find it stopping a bung-hole.”—Hamlet.
Sic transit Gloria Mundi ! * Mr. William Law, the illuminated disciple of Jacob Behmen, whom Mosheim styles Sutor Gorlicencis.
of Exempli gratiâ : Lord G. G****n, a noble and notorious instigator of mob fanaticism and fury in the year 1780: whose sun arose in riot and conflagration, and set in a synagogue.
John Henley, better known by the name of Orator Henley, a public declaimer, and author of a weekly paper, calied, “ The Hyp Doctor.” The audience that attended his oratory near Lincoln's Inn Fields, was generally composed of the lowest ranks, and he is well known to have once collected an infinite number of shoe-makers, by announcing that he could teach them a most expeditious method of making shoes, which proved to be no other than cutting off the tops of ready-made boots.
Since the transition is no more
But straight-hair’d Sectaries uncivil, And whigs mendacious, who speak evil Of dignities and Dignitaries, (No favour sure to find in their eyes, If we admit Saint Jude's opinion,) Go farther and despise dominion. * Loud murmurers, complainers these are, Intolerant of Church and Cæsar : At Shakspeare dinners fearless feeders With parliamentary seceders : Predicted mockers of the last time, Who of authority make pastime, And preach to Democratic herds Resistance, with great swelling words :
* Likewise also these filthy dreamers despise dominion
and speak evil of dignities.
Gen. Epist. of Jude.
“System * of terror Robespierreal,-
As, when “ Revenge, Timotheus cried,” I And maudlin Greeks electrified,
* The system of terror now attempted to be established by ministers in this country, nearly approached to despotism.
Duke of Bedford's Speech, Whig Club, June 5, 1798. I have no difficulty in saying that the present system of the government of England is a system of terror—the system of Robespierre. The principles of Liberty seem exiled from mankind.
Mr. Fox's Speech at the Whig Club.
Courier, May 2, 1798. + He (the minister) had not scrupled to attack the very vitals of public liberty; and by ill-founded charges of high treascn, to attack the lives of innocent men.
Mr. Fox's Speech in Palace Yard, April, 1797.
Dryden, Alex. Feast.
His strains inspir'd ferocious joy, . And zeal to level and destroy: Such furious joy the Factious feel, Such transports of destructive zeal Inflame the disaffected swarm, At sound of RADICAL REFORM.To Radical Reform ye Whigs Carouse till ye get drunk as pigs ! Applaud it with accordant throats Ye Corresponding Sans-Culottes ! With acclamations, three times three, Toast it ye Lords of high degree With whom no sense of shame prevails ! Ye H*w*rds, R*ss*Is, L**d**d*les ! Whose wisdom it may well beseem To lave your honours in the stream * Of foul sedition,—and, with those Who eulogize their country's foes, (Those patriot-ranters, and true Trojans, O'Connor's bosom friends and Grogan’s,)
* Unsafe the while, that we
Macbeth, Act III. Scene ji.
Conjoin'd, like birds of the same feather,
Who shall presume to analyse
* For his own part, he felt it his highest pride and gratification to avow, that to the last moment of his life by that man (Mr. Fox) he would stand or fall. Duke of Bedford's Speech at the Whig Club.
Courier, June 6. of See a letter from J. H. Stone to John Horne Tooke made public on the trial of the Rev. Mr. Jackson, at Dublin, for hightreason, from which letter an extract is given in a subsequent note, page 100.