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London Journal (Newspaper) - January 20, 1728, London, Middlesex L ON DO N JOURN A L January io. 17x7-8. 44%. 7b the Author of the London is not a more pleating than to confider the Steps by which a may come to to think upon Civil Dangers their and Effects; and thence to reliSh the which Freedom from mits Tis the fame fort of as a Man on ShOar enjoys when he Sees a Ship rolling in a Storm not a Satisfaction or Delight in tlie and and Fatigue of in but the of being fafe and free from Dangers which Others are involved in. the which a Man who fees contending Armies and Thousands or or and rolling in their he fiands at a Secure from any lent you lately an Account of the Law for Burning and that it continued in force with us about 270 It is very difficult to bring who long have laboured under or ill to an Opinion that their Practices are directly with the which they ought to The Law for Burning was at pretended to be for the Honour and of for the Promotion of and an effectual Method of and and the Quiet of the The Consequences of if were either not or not believed And its Effects were judged to be good by the and who faw the Flames and heard the Groins of who no longer propagate their I do not know but the very Length of which it continued in might contribute to the Opinion of its being a good Law and might give it of more plainly pointing out its and When fuch a Law as. this was SuppoSed to be an and proper Method of preventing we are not to be if afterwards lower Degrees of were enacted for lower Degrees of the fame fort of Crimes Or that Civil Incapacities be deemed fit means to what are looked upon as Smaller in Matters of When the Nation was alarmed with a Return of Popery from the View of a it was judged right to get rid of a Law that would have ex poled the Whole to Fire and Every Man then being and really guilty of the Crime condemned by every Man began to apprehend the dangerous to Nature then began to rife a vicious which length of Time had brought Men not to think And the and of fuch fort of then was a few only were the unhappy the did not give the Time or the Pains to reflect upon the of fuch But when the Evil was likely to fall upon they began to fee the natural Tendency of the and repealed what was fo fo fo Thus was one Degree of Liberty acquired to what was already and in by the Repeal of this Act the People of became more Free than they had been in many Years The direct of this Repeal never be Eafe of Mind Freedom from Dread and Terrors a rational Liberty to examine and fearch into things a Power to a dreaded The Benefit of which Privileges we at this Day I will not repeat anything which has already been faid concerning the Right of Man to think and to judge for But I confider this Point in and confider the Temper and of fuch Laws hung over their Heads and the Temper of Men when Liberty is fa much For I cannot but think that Truth is uniform and Nature always works and to rational Two Every Encroachment upon what Men have Right to be left at Liberty naturally tend to make them and People are naturally alienated from and Difficulties laid upon Men naturally and and if ic be to conclude of any from the CauSes being we may lav it down as an that Love and can never be where Ufage and Hard pips are When Mens ate and there is an internal Caufe for apportion is made more and Opportunity to get rid of is all that is in or der to put their in Whenever a is divided by means of fuch as it is certainly weakened the Spirits of Men are each an J Affairs are always fo much the to be and Evils are harder to be When Legal ami are put upon Men for Things which either they cannot or which they common Effect on the One Side a Fixed which nothing will on the Contempt and A towards whom the Law fo much makes all Communication or at difficult Friendships are rarely made with are hurt The Failings or Follies of are laid upon That that be to all is contracted into a narrow and Parties are made and Wherever this is the and the or of this is laid in the Laws of a it muft be owned to be an and what ought to be I will not look into the Times preceding the to that this was the Truth of the Cafe in But with I fee the of this fince a Legal Indulgence has been and Liberty The Political of that which we are now in are Enmity which Was once fo fierce betwixt the national Church and the is at an End and the the Caufe of the Disaffection is chiefly of them have any not to be attached to the Nation's or not to to each other in paying Obedience to their An open Freedom of ion is Mutual Civilities and a mutual and Party Heats abate who were once zealous for Legal are now hearty for Love and and think it a Reproach to plead or to any Thing that looks like The Ridicule and Contempt that was wont to add Fuel to Mens is quite at an End The Follies of which in Truth are no more than are imputed not to but only to who are And I cannot help what every Day's Experience we fee the every Day confirming to which in Times of Difficulties and was their towards the End of the late Queen's a Scene of Force was beginning to and new Difficulties were laid upon Men for how violent did Party Fury The Times of King Charles began to revive Mobs were and People were plundered and and and towards that were under the LaSh of ah was treated as When the took and Liberty was how foon did contending Parties And every Body feels the happy the and good which Liberty has They muff be of Civil who do not fee They muft be ungrateful ro the beft of who do not acknowledge and could They alone Suffer by the Loft of who know not the of it be the to deprive them of for fome that they might feel a and learn to they I S I PHIL o FOREIGN December N laft came Letters from the Province Delia with the fad that the they felt a Earthquake That 6 nays before a Comet appeared at 20 from and that the 17th Comer appeared in Parts in Form of a which was followed by the Apparition of a younK Man on having on a Headpiece and a Plume of &c which great among the Dec. 12. The Dyet of the Empire began again their Said the Court of will concerning what palled to Count changing ius Dec. 30. The Departure of the Emperor to fur the of and the Coronation when the his Grandmother ii to appear in If a War happens with the Prince is to Command the Army them mean time the Orders are given our Troops on the Side of of a Letter from 1C. The Count de has Orders from return hither from if the King of Spain in refilling to ratify the Preliminaries as they now generally believed he will accept and the he had been prevailed on .by the of the faid to reduce the Indulto from 25 to 16 I. per Cent. Jan. 21. The States General continue their and have the of next Month to be obServed as a Day of Faffing Prayer throughout the United We hope to this the decisive of the King of There are very dreadful Accounts from Parts of of Inundations occasioned by the continual Rains for 12 Days and 12 Nights the 10th the following Ships of War have been at Otter Hawk Lord Vere Lord Capt. Capt. Edward Capt. Thomas Capt. Matthew Capt. Arthur Capt. Henry Capt. John Capt. John 2S040 28040 28040 28040 2S040 28040 28040 12520 12520 6010 8016 Walter Henry Green and John to be to his Harry John Frederick Henning and Robert to be Carvers to his Mrs. Mary to be of his Palace at And Mr. John Allen and Mr. Marmaduke to be Apothecaries to his The Hon. Ed. Son to the Earl of and one of the Representatives in Parliament of the of who lately arrived here from is his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Benjamin his at is returning On Friday the Rt. Hon. the Carmichael had the Honour to his Majesty's on being appointed Major to the Regiment commanded by the Hon. On Saturday Night laft Major General arrived in Town from We are that Vice-Admiral with fix Men of War under his fail for the
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