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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - November 26, 1730, London, Middlesex ft* JHf * ' r November i6, 1730 5 / '*r r '�dr cf the Daily Cocrant. RRIj is certainly obfe*vabIe in marry of the dumb Creatures"ait unaccountable Defire of Superiority j not only over thole of an inferior Order, in the Animal Worlds but the reft ^ ^ _ of rfteir ownSpecies, as well as Man, who is the Lord of the yifible Creation: And whether we behold them upon the Stretch in a Race, Of icohcendjng' for the Maftery in a Battle, or any other Exercife, there is �afily difcernable the alternate Struggles of Fear and Hope, while they are urged on by a kind of Ambition which refembles the fame Appetite in reasonable Beings, Whatever may be the Springs or Incentives to fuch an Inclination in thefefirrational Creatures, there is no doubt but it prpceeds from An, unquenchable Defire of Efteem and Commendation in tbofe of our own Species. , The Love of reafcnable Nitu ugeous them, of others concerning Society or what; honourable Conceptions Vanity and Ambition. But upoti thei Ap- of a Perfon of .fuperior'Talents, they are pleafed to entertain of tbemfelves. I pearance could never'bav^ believed, if I had not been * frequent WitrieiS that "it is ubfllble for a Per/on* of any, t forced Ectipft the Retirement of their Competitor^left the miutas upon bimfelf, without fo much as blufhing at an Immodefty flur the nobleft ExcelJencj I have fometimes wore, a way an Evening Enco- Company fhould have an Opportunity of Com Eigxhe various and numberfefs JEffedjts Paifion, I fhall only confider that U/i-whicb is fometimes occafitfned in with a Gentleman, whofe whole Converfation Perfons of 9 fuperior pointed happe ions, and let the Topic tions of Applaufe. that was propofed for our Debate or Enter tainment be ever fo diftant from this Dcfign, he bad the admirable Faculty to make it con- felv eady we cannot Ezpe&i-ndiflg the ertam or doubting of own Perfe&ions in the Condufion. Monument to And I qjm o\vn Merit, When our Fame is nor cor refpondent to bur fuppofed Defert % and the ill Opinion of others is apt ro raife in rh^ a apt to believe, that this Pa/fion has fome- Mind fuch mean and iowr Ideas time* te boaft as make us ready to queftion whether wd is fo common to the lents and Acquirements, by which they have ever had the Endowments which are really, of a different; Speries that are deftuute of this Principle There is hardly an Orctef. Ai& or Sex. but is under ttie Influence procuted an Applaufe which belonged to another Chara&er: needs i c: a Man Merit. E Pofleffion : Be fides, that it feems to k Paifion that e the Publick are undeceived, they fhould be fo as are Temp jJPrailes- fuperior Merit to fall into the Company raifecf to thePjnide of world If Pieafm-e, Pof- which he deferves;' 'Tis therefore Hecejffiury; feffib Dignity, have fncn tbefe if bfe^Degree of thi$ Defire of Praife as would Praife, and Groundwork-and trpe Bails of deiire ourWagesbefore Converfation is naturally calculated to illuftrzte Icani *r \ * x nder them diiTarisfy'd in all cMr Enj pots wuhout.it* It is pofi^ble tp:jBeet v fome thai: may Teem to flight and content Phiife'W^affi now (peaking wfe:;tfite;this:^ and afpiring L)ifpofition, from the-Hop being honoured [tbt this noble J[n(3Ufierenc ^ )Mted upquas tpb exalte^ & &ek the moft humble t we have an indifpi^uWe 9; - till. by Coorfe Virtue and jab �7'"--------------- --- ^ our Improvements, and [don :Prbofs need i fear bat our Fame will^utrend trpon our Merit, specially if vvei^tit:npt to feek it. * ' 1 ^eKfort of tct^qi more frudence. but equal Ambhionj' that riottherefore but look upon it as. ah advifabfe Cotfi^for the tfioft towVing Capacii^s- tdf conceal the Luftre of thpfe Abiiiues\wht4hU render .the cbuyerfing elves to fu< the Eye ibrio the Perfc^s''ffo ^ qr at ieaft to reduce^^hfm� ure as mayffink them below envious Detrader; it--being morticed ciet^who feema tb -trkmple unckrr tKeii prefent, with a,E tftake p Return of the Cbmpliment; an often, will beftow a Commendariott natural for Envy ro look upward, and not upon fuch as are beneath in the lovveft Forms of Praife andJReputationj which are certainly; to provoke "them to the fafeft Situations, arid. every ***'�"�' "1 rh* Praife of fome^tb �P�i5^li!yA bring; theiftC tMtttfoaife which^there*pe thoV be their finful pf Opinion^- phat.this reftlefs fA-pperite.o�. has;fome Analdgyiand RefemBlance of the Thirft that was prohibited to Ptogenitors, and ttay>'tfffibly b? tbfe^F/iiit of1 irtcidhs: An ^mtr to it- F 1 deft irate: of tanV other V� Knowjedre or AttainiirreliK fegreacrnayv hope to be commended for his ^raifing fcfffon of Merii add Rep ic is ther ohlikerV, that one' of ______feeyr.arti ISHtfjriM^^anct^^ife'^lh^-ydur Option'ofltM^Wi^ Whdffi^t^^ eilrrem � *� may � him .by ac- Com nip^y infinijaiftc care free ^ HWiSaAtid dttferiing^:-of aie^Efte^ and\J endation which they* are $rJvffftgJ'tb s recr^;Viewrtarj4 Defire q(U ^icte'd, an to be always ,aiming at a Praife . is the Pii^ure ,pf that pride which was the;Gver� throw pf the very AogeJsV While burCba radtersiiare darkened with fo manv Obfiou Hop ours it^Poffe ifi i 1 From the^ fame afpiring Difpofitiofi proV* ceeds that covetous Deffre which there is in fome. Perfons,. pf monqpoJizinguhe f Appja^fefi ^)f therr Fellow Creatures; who can never ed, jthat upon the ftrid and critical Exami* be facisfied with any Thing fhort of being hot only the higheft, but the only ftanding Obje
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