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Embellished with COPPER-PLATES, Satirical, Political, and

Scientifical, from ORIGINAL DESIGNS.

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A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN

Members of the University of OxPOR D.

V O L U ME VI.

L O N D ON:
Printed for the AUTHORS, and sold by S. BLADON, at No. 28, an

J. Coote, at No. 16, in Pater-nofter-row, London; Meff. FLETCNA
and HODGSON, at Cambridge ; Mr. SMITH, at Dublin; and Mr. Et
RISCION, ar York.

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***The Oxford Magazine; For JANUARY, 1771.

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For the OXFORD MAGAZINE.

THE CENSOR. NUMBER VIII.
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T is generally acknowledged, that guard against all irregularities in out

the ulual confequences of great na- conduct, which might be supposed ci-
tional prosperity and opulence, arising ther to wound their delicacy, to trans
from exteplive and profitable commerce, gress against the rules of virtue and
are visible in all parts of this kingdom; fobriety, they are appointed to patro
and are become very alarming in the ca- nize and enforce, or to deprive us of
pital. Irreligion, luxury, venality, li- their good opinion.
centiousness, prodigality and lewdness, Instead of confining themselves to the
are the capital vices complained of. To habit, company, and conversation pro-
check the progress of these grand un- per to their stations we have now
derminers of the very basis and founda- PRIESTS, who ítalk abroad, and fre-
tion of civil government should be the quent most public places of diversions
chief business of our divines and legifla in all sorts of masquerades- JUDGES,
tors. The former should act in the ca- who make no feruple to quit the benchs
pacity of the religious, grand inqueft of to be themselves the carriers of their
the nation, and present every public ill-gotten douceurs to market, to sit
vice, dangerous to the state, at the foot down in the temples of money-changers,
of the throne ; from whence, it should and to practice the meanest arts &
come recommended to the latter, in the Stock-jobber sa SENATORS, who de-
strongest terms, that falutary laws populate villages by knocking down
might be made and enforced to pre. Imall cottages, and letting their lands
vent the deftruction of this fate, from to wealthy, engrosling farmers, while
the fame causes, as brought on the they spare no cost or pains to propa-
downfall of ancient empires and re- gate the breed of race-horsesme E-
publics.

PRESENTATIVES of the people, who But such serious and regular advances know the odds at every point of the towards a general reforination of man- game at whift, yet are silent through ners, can never be expecter, while ignorance, when a tax is proposed those particular orders of men amongst which in its consequences may ruin us, from whom we look for, at least an whole colonies, and to which, if they external deportment, fuitable to the understood political arithmetic, they facred aud 'folemn characters with would never give an asenting votewhich they are invested, endeavour in MAGISTRATES, who are in league their dress, and public demeanour to with woans and gamblers, and gain deceive and mislead our judgment, by their daily subsistance by nocturnal ina throwing off those distinctions in the dulgences to riot, luft, and fraudthe one, and that grave, fedate turn of in fine, an innumerable host of trades mind and convertation in the other, men and mechanics, the would-be fine which were designed to point them out gentlemen of the town, who ape tlieis to us, as objects of conitant veneration fuperiors, and politely turn the frugaacidi efteem ; and to put us on the lity, fobriety, industry, and fimpli

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