British Magazine, November 1, 1746

British Magazine

November 01, 1746

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Issue date: Tuesday, November 1, 1746

Pages available: 40

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Publication name: British Magazine

Location: London, Middlesex

Pages available: 2,827

Years available: 1746 - 1750

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British Magazine (Newspaper) - November 1, 1946, London, Middlesex Q [email protected]/QQQQQQGQOGQ� ^c00cOOOOOQ09c06c0cc0cc0c|c THE Britifh Magazine. For NOVEMBER, 1746. The Moralist. No. II. Mult a renafcentur qiuejam cecide- re cadentque. Ques nunc funt in honore > � ' 11 Si volet ufus $>uem penes arhitrium ejl, & jus, & norma. - Hor. TH E moll dangerous Enemy to the native Freedom of our Reafon, the mofi: abfolute and unbounded Tyrant over all our Actions, is that Creature of our own Indolence, that Child of Sufferance, Cujlom. This, when once eflublifhed, becomes not only a powerful, but an eternal Sovereign over us, and with the Generality of the World Hands in the Place of Law, Power, Authority, and Religion ; in fhort, of every thing that has a Right to be reverenced and o-beyed. The Beginnings of this unlimited Power are, however, finall and unobferved, it feizes flily and treacheroufly on Authority, and plants itfelf. by little and little unobfervedly, and as it were in-fenfibly, with an humble, and often a foothing, or even a pleaf-ing Beginning ; but when it has firmly fettled, and by the Help of Time thoroughly eftabliftied its Power, it at once throws off its original foft and pleafing Afpeft, puts on in its Place all the Terrors of a furious and tyrannick Sovereign; and brow-beats us out of all Power or Liberty, even to dare to think againft its Orders. Hence it takes from every fleeting Hour new Strength, and fwells into an eternally additional Greatnefs ; like a River, which, at its Source, a Man may fliide over, but as it rolls over ah Extent of Country, and receives continual Supplies and Increase from a thoufand Springs becomes at length great and terrible, and T t with ;

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