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British Journal (Newspaper) - September 7, 1723, London, Middlesex The Britifli September Author of the Britifh E LFLove is no more repa rable from Men than the Love of Life and Partia lity is infeparable from Self This narrow Paffion enters into all tRej and all they think It 1 their makes them ffdnd of tKeir arid proud of FollyWhere hu man WeaknciTes are natu rally this BHid nefs i a ofren Idiots happyMen But where Education and ac quired PrepoffefliorK have cencurrd to heighten the in nate Vanity of it is a great Mifortune to thcm and makes them always unfociable to and often High and great Fortune a id nothing to Na nothing to the Stature or I acuities of Nfcn and ycr pothiig is the Source pf fo Arrogance an Su pcrcilioulncfs as Birth and A founding Title has no upon the but to fvvell it which is a Dillcmpcr wcrle than the as moral Difrfcs are worfc than natural we fee that and airy do not to much cxalc Men in as degrade them by a Quality odious to all the The moft cafunl AcrclTions ot fitch as are neither by Honefty nor a many fuch never fail to die and frequently turn the Head but her and mo1 rro fiiic Bounties do not flatter Men fo much as they flatcr fince by rhcir own reckoning none had ever rfcore Luck than fitto gcvorna nnr governd hi revcr that Fortune had mlltaken oroverrated their Uorti wirh great Qualifies and equal overrun the and dctcd to thcc to re Vard them And lien they ha f all that they could and ten Timufand than cauld the 1M1 too and thev ftill to euJaiyc it by the rui nous till a violent Death cnerally rut an end to the wicked and dctelrablc hjgh muft the of Tuch Men have TheirConduii and Ambition tbat Price Half Pence they thought themfchcs fo far above all other thaJf aii oihcr Men were only it to be their Slaves and per haps aoft in the Unc Circamftances would have doiie and thought the fame for the Spirit of Coinjaerors is Spirit uf I havetkerefore often that she rich all its anI is noi with while there is fuch a of Pride La all its that every one be weje let would mafteraH the and vrlarc there Multitudes in whom no Re however no howerer dread can withhold from and prefling Envy are natural toihe whole htrman and put rhern as natnraQjc npon affaulting and pplling down tiie of as Hanger puts rhem npon eating and as there will be for ever fuch there will be for ever the Caiifes of Diflfentiwi ano for difappoirtfed Envy ends n lijce other while the Object re never Thu Parnality of every for hjmfelf extends to ccry thing that belongs to or is related to him A Partiality for ones Country is and there ij UTc aiid Virtue in as far as it attaches them to the of the and animates them to defend it But to carry their Fondnefs to and and as foinc i I have fecn a Poem fall of the Beauty and Ferr tility of the Scotch That StutlanJ is an and has been always a free Country that it has and does daily produce great Men in Arts and are Topicks upon which it may be jufHy praifed and no body that knows and the prefent State of Great will dery it thcfe Praifes But among fo many other delightful Countries in it is giving a Han dle a Jeft o evtol Scotland for the ofifs Si tuation Nffch cjua N ft ale fulum dtdczftnt The fame but with greater for merly hlld the Mourhs cf of the Trtncb Refugees the the and the ViSoriex of their late Grind who was their mortal Ene Pcrfecuror a made ftill more m a and unrarunil by his being their Darural And the gi ea wifi al hi and with all his Enmity to Prejudices of all and with all his Capacity to expofe fcefns to hara been all liis Life an affectionate Admirer of that great Troublcr of
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