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Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - September 1, 1796, London, Middlesex THE ABERDEEN MAGAZINE: OR, UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY for SEPTEMBER 1796. MEMOIRS an<^ worthy'of imitation. He was aware of the danger of admitting inde-0 F licate or improper thoughts into his JAMES HAT BE AT TIE. mind; for he knew that affociations _,, . . , ^ , . of ideas, difapproved both by reafon as Wrttlcn hy hs Father Dr. Bcalhe. ;ncongruouS) and by confeience as im- [Concludedfrom p. 113.] Toral, might in a moment be formed, in confequence of inattention, even IMentioned that acitfenefs of intel- when there was no fettled propeniity left, which enabled him to enter to evfl. To give an example or two with facility into the abilrufelt doc- Qf this delicacy, that my meaning may trines of the abftraft philcfophy. He he understood, (one cannot be very poffeffed a talent Hill more ufcful, in explicit on this fabjeft); fuch a book which men of acute minds are fomc- as that molt contemptible one called times deficient; and that was good Scotch Prefcyterian eloquence difplay- fenfe. He could inftantly, and almoft ed, he would not have looked.into on intuitively, difcern what in human con- any account whatever; becaufe he had dud was right or wrong, prudent or heard, that pafTages o� Scripture are imprudent; not only in matters of mo- introduced in it, for the purpofe of rality and fcience, but in the general faifing laughter. Silly tales and jokes intercourfe of the world. Of his fu- cf the'fame natute he would fometimes periority in this talent I was fo fen- hear in company (they are too often lible, that during the lail four or live heard from thofe of whom better years of his life, I feldom refolved on things might be expe&ed); but he any thing that had difficulty in it, always ihewed difpleafure at hearing, without confulting him; and I never and never repeated them. And, not- went wrong by following his advice. withftanding his love of the talent The delicacy (I may even call it called Humour, he would never read the purity) of his mind was greater The Tale of a Tub: becaufe he had than I have known in any other man, heard me fay, that there are in it grofs at leaft in any other young man; and, indecencies ; and that, by forming lu- in one fo young, was truly admirable, dicrous affociations of the meanefl Y , , ideas
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