London Journal (Newspaper) - March 2, 1728, London, Middlesex The LONDON J O U R N A L. - March a. 17x7-8. 448. To the Author of the London HERE is nothing Men are more eager or contend more than Liberty Nor is there any thing which more their Slavery is fb vile and a Condition fo to every thing that is and fo with and fo to and to every that tends to promote its Good that a People cannot be too upon their guard every Encroachment upon freedom Nor can they too much the ill Ufage of being constituted the Guardians of enter into to and 'Tis an Axiom that cannot be that all Men are born Tree Life and Liberty are what Wen naturally enter into at the lame And if in any or under particular Life and Thraldom are into there the Things is and Men are treated not as but But as much as Liberty is talked I if its or are by who pretend to be its Some there are that feem to mean no more by than a Licence to rail to and who are in To harangue continually upon which may create an Odium to Them to invidious Reflection Them and under Cover of feigned to proach Them to make ufe of odious Companions to and to foment them ro to and very innocent in Superiors feems to be all the Liberty is worth contending if one may judge by Mens Others feem to think and of as if it were infringed by the mere Advice of Superiors As if whenever They intermeddled in any Affair any of Their a People could be no There are others who that true liberty in doing all Things according to our own without or the and not to be to ad is Bondage or The of theft feems to that aU be they in what whether in private ox the are to the Law of to fay any thing of and therefore cannot be at Liberty to indulge their to deal their to to fit and contrive to do and ro make Mens beft Endeavours for other Peoples good They forget that They are obliged to obey This Law as - being prior ro any human Laws nor is ir in the Power of any to with this Obligation General fo pointed as to make them be particularly arid general Charges fo to make rum their Eyes Upon a particular are in and in particular Imputations and when they are or or when they are rot however They may be covered in General they are no better than mere When filch invidious Harangues are made as will fuit all Men in Power at all and fuch are all Men are equally who have any or is a breach of that Law which is antecedent to and which no Man can have a Liberty to Natural liberty is always by the Law of and that which ought not to be done under The Lavs of ought not to be done in any To plead therefore for fuch a Liberty as is to plead for an Immorality and the fame Arguments which are pretended to this little any other j Where there is a want of Truth for the the Calumny is And when the who are the proper Judges of the Crimes do not nay do acquit the of the Imputations when a Challenge is made to prove the Crimes are and general are and nothing particular what is this but the Probability of Innocence on the One of of and of Envy on the Other A Liberty for any Man to his Sentiments in Matters of Politicks and is infinitely different from a Liberty xo and to calumniate particular Were the Circum fiances of things that it would be fit to or to repeal any Law to enter into Leagues or to to enter to make or War in to alter any part of our at or to engage in any abroad were the Good or like to be affected by any Steps that are in God's guard the the fet the Crime in its never till every one is and the Grievance is This is a Liberty worthy of every and which the Law of the Principles of the Nature of will But to traduce to to b what is faid or provided hated Man is injured to factious to make the things imaginable Matter of to attempt per fas & nefas the Ruin of any to vow Deft and to to hunt down any and in order to this to flick at nothing that may be as Infamous do This is not but an unbounded immoral as widely different from as Virtue is from The Notion which Others feem to have of Liberty is not fo and as it is and They talk as if they thought it to in aBing contrary to the or of even is but what is rational and confident with all Rights and and if would in their promote and ferve the Public What Vindication is or what Stand is it any Encroachments upon to or act contrary to fuch a How is invaded by fuch Are the People lefs Free for Or do nor all at certain ask their Friends What Meaning of Application to People for their by circular if all fuch Things are with liberty They will fay that Applications from Equals are not Applications from Superiors to Inferiors are a upon and a Breach of and therefore it is right to make a Stand it. Be it and fee what Liberty is left to this It is to be a Breach of for any one in Office to ask any dependent for his No fort of Superior is to to ask his no Landlord is to ask a Tenant for his Will They that glory in fuch a uniformly and this Believe But allowing this to be an Infringement upon it may be pretended that Men are and their Judgments by what is this to a Cafe where no Threats are no Power no Commands are What has a bare of to do with an of But when People do not know what True Liberty we muft not wonder if they ufe the Word at and upon as well as Others by Sounds without The Third Notion of Liberty I is a Power to do any Thing Conceit that Men may aft without any of to for any Actions ] and it tends to Anarchy and it defrays all Notions of it no of Good and nothing and nothing no natural no right in a Society or and If this be may be and every Thing may be any or I was to remove Notions of Liberty out of the way before I what true Liberty in. This is certainly worth all the Zeal and Pains a Man can take to and defend and Notions of ir are fuch as cannot be too 1 FOREIGN January 20. AL L the Shopkeepers and during the had left this aie returned to their the Damages they had received by the Bombs being and as go daily and come back with all forts of we have now Plenty of 10. Though the King is a hangs upon and his is fo weak that rhe dare not venture to bleed him a fecond time in the lb that it is yet uncertain when the Court will return hither from the while Councils continue to be held in Pretence of the Queen and Prince of The King of Great Britain's to the Ultimatum of our is expected every Moment by an All the military Officers that are in this have Orders forthwith to repair to their We have received that the Troops which were before are gone into the Quarters them for their after having levelled the Trenches and other and fettled again the as they wereN the Duke Wharton and his are to fet out next Week for having got Leave of the King tu there fix Feb. 24. Since the King's return from great Preparations are making for the Reception and Entertainment of the King of The Comedy from are to come Very fine Fireworks are preparing at which will coft 10 or 12000 Rix Dollars The is finely and very Liveries and Equipages are The Order of the White Eagle which the King of Poland gave to the Prince Royal of is fee with worth 16,000 and that which General received is worth 4000 Rix On arrived here Count Fleming from and we Count Seckendorf from Vienna and 'tis allured that the laft named will go hence to Dresden to a from the to the King of Feb 27. now CongreS will be held at and not in this nor hereabouts as the Report run for fome The Plenipotentiary of Courts which are have already taken their Lodgings in that and they from Spain only the return of the Courier to fix Day for the Opening of the Father hath written a very ample Letter to Cardinal de containing the of his Retreat into March 3. Two Hundred Vagabonds be lent from to the ther fuch fort of People are to be feat year The Chapter of St. Genevive met fome Days a about the Affair of Father and they may be guilty of. But this is not Liberty but him an Excommunication a This is with all and Fryars to hold any 1 '