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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - August 11, 1730, London, Middlesex Tuefday, Auguft n, }730. f of the DAILY COURANT, Did piy to my li the Opinions of ingenious Mdderns 5 I will hi an Party is mtift produce only one. who feems to understand and after hi Re iftfinan (lid ____________an 1 err with bim. The the evident j for Plutarch; affirms, that the wifer Part of the Senate were for giving up to the Gauls, or other wife corn- Letter, becaufe I found the fpeaking of the Banifbment of Camillas, and Propofii Matter with that PeopI ppofed World recanon utter'd Senators 1 and fraught with a more than ordinary Degree of and " the I Rc Matter Man the People; which new and uncommon Con*' Matter Mite between us. But now Hand, 1 muft take Notice of which he has published again ft that I call him or Mr. Oldcajlle vet comolain of Scurrility. Tb down the Anger of the Gods, and brought " on the bloody War which the Gauls made " againft the Romans. At leaft, tbefe two ** Events followed each other fo clofe, that the popular Party to erear* and is a much I f very tfcribed the Loft of Wb ijhmcnt of deny. J did not in the Letter compla Ijis Scurrility, I was too well acquainted him to expedk any thing elfe, I was perfectly Readers. pore my Opinion or nor, muft be left to the former Pape bun to expect any tnwg eue, x was peric^iy ^4uuo. wui ... * * \r 7 , 7----- , / . # r eafv under his BUHngfgate, and bore it with to (hew from Reafon, the ftrdng Probability thf the Herokk Fortitude which becomes a prU of Livys Opinion before cited; and I muft "anfenb d the who Misfonu the beftandgreateft in the Community does M again fay, that Hiftorical Fa&s are not like beian Superiority than of any Inclination in the Patricians to favour the Fabii. He afterwardf afferts, that the People fill loxod the Example, and yeitded to the Influence of the Senate, Favour And Riches the Arms of cvailtd, the Fabii were not only n Tribunes, 8cc. I have tranferib'd the whole Palfage from Livy, and eet' if he has fo Propofitions capable of De >tion, f monftration, their Certainty can't be proved, of Gtub-Jl Ot !0 Word or Sen ation FaUhood, I will gtatify him by owning a their Probability only can be Ihewn, and that given by the Senate to the Anions of the Truth which is, that I can't help fometimes by Reafoning, notwithftanding the dull and Fabu, or any Senatorial Influence �n the Peo- Vitupe Works J , r Matter of Fad by faafi pie in their Favour. Legdti Galtorum quuiit ficut front Mandate, expqfuijft keep my felf from being infected by the Con- 1 laid it down as a Point which I thought . nec Factum placebat Fabtoruoi, & jus poftu- And bee of him to confider, vfaen- would not-be cwnefted, that the Party who ugion. . ever I take fuch Liberties, that he is anfwer- able, for it. He if .net only Sciirriloiis himftlf, buiithl Caufe that Scurrility-is in other Men.. Vfbtx I have here laid to the Craft/wan, I fid banifh'd Camillut bad the chief Influence in cebat, decerneret in tanta Nobilitatis Yi\ Roman Commonwealth obftabat, iuts\n$ penes ipfos Culpa ejje the Invafion of the Gauls, and that for thofe Cladisfrrte GaMco Beffo acccp fidered bv another falte - * tbority, n*y, no Hint in Hiftory to the nary; and, idly, becaufe this laft Incident pofiuletis ubi tanto plus Gratia atq\ opes valueret ut f rum de Pana apebatur. Tribuni Mtlitum c Zjny, and has Yefterday revived a Piece Controverfy which his Mafter had Senfe happen'd within a Year of the former j too fulari Potejlate in i*fe$u fhorr a Time ro make any corifiderable Ai- tur* enbueh to jeive up, after he had faid all that ttration in a Po*er fo well eftabhfted as v/vmV^ faid on bis S thinks Reproaches .____________ been the Ruin of fo great 4 Man. Now for what Reafons this f*�*'-^�* A�; I might take this Opportunity of returning this Author bis arrogant Admonition to read before he writes, if I was inclined to publifh the Third Edition of a harmlefs Witdcifm, and not ro be refuted 5 but let him know, ter takes upon bim to comradi& me ; he fays b� he ftole �t from the Craftfman^ and I think that as nothing Serious is efteemed good which can't bear the Ttft of Ridicule, fo andtbe Patricias bis Friends; the Fabii were nothing Ludicrous�;de(erves Praifc, which xfcquentlj of the ft out>bt to reftore it to the right Owner. I remember a Club of Tfadefmen, among whom it was a ftanding Rule, that every Member won t ftand a furious Examination. For this with Camillus. O monftrous! Is there any fhouldfillhs P,pe out of hisoxon Box. J^were Reafoh we will be "at the Trouble of fetting bis Meaning, if any he has, in a clear find Patricians for the Support of their^own Lighc. to be wi(hed that Come fuch Coftpm bad prevailed in his Society, for Example, that every Ambition, fideing with' and upholding the, Brother Jhould fill his Sheet with his own Jokes. This SuperEcialift charges me with ad- Populace ? Vertot obferves in this very Cafe, And I hope it may prevent fuch Plagiaries A * - - ' - ' the Father of the for the future, when I advife him in the Lan- prefs Authority of Hift Contradiction tftu Obfervehow � AmbatTadors, who, tko- a Patrician, guage of thofe frugal Citizens, tofmoa\hit of Means to render able to the People, made fo ftrong an In* �* tereft, that they not only fent back the He-And I defy him and his " rautd (co wit the Gaul's) without Satisfac- fuH and ftronj; his Charge is. Now the Opinion in Difpute is this, That the Defiru&ionof ijh Sons Military own Tobacco. I own, Sir, I am afhamed to have taken fo much Notice of fuch impertinent Cavillers, but I am refolved for the future not to be tempted to ftoop fo low. I was indeed pro to. On the contrary. Terms, we make Contradi&i I of tofi &c. This I think leaves it beyond vbk'd to do my felf Juftice in this Cafe, which " Controverfy, that the Plebeian Party were *ho' but a Triflle has afforded thefe Witlings Pbrafe " ftili uppermoft." mean the fame Tfe fo much Matter for Exultation ; but I ihall can't 6nd be kept quiet hereafter by this Confideratioh, If in- hat exprefs Authority, that the Sen Rome was loft could 1 w Ambajfadors d CamHlus, Cent theft that to unprejudiced Perfons a plaiu Truth will retain its Form and EfTence, tho never does very ftrongly invthefe Wocds, ExPulfo Cive, quo ft quiequam huntariorum tftf -cap* fym ch is no lefs exprefs in this Pointy but Senatus Populiq; fymani Nomine Hpn agmrent j thof according to bis manner of wording it, the People feem not to/have been unconful- them Livy fays they- To much confounded and perplex d by uncan as neither of them are Affirmative enough to as who fcreen'd them after they were fent p^t-j^^ r~m\-i� r..^u Cavillers let us have recourse rrt *n** tnilifriv^rlv. and that was rheP/�- *-rsaayp t did Cenfores, inconclufive Arguments, invt-dioaiMifreprefentationsand fcurrilous Glof&i I am yours, &c. j he Curfory Qbferyator. and a^ed indifcreetly, and that -
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