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Examiner (Newspaper) - January 2, 1712, London, Middlesex i Wi A tf If Ik If The From 4FriDap Jwuttry to January Induftria Inquieios fed fdlfie rerum imagines ne iUi quidemfme aliqtta ffc moventur pruritat illos aUcujus rei cujus vanitatem Capta Mens Seneca WHenever I have been askd how it came about that the Whips on all oc difeover their exceffive want of Faith in matters of and whence J could account for the many Declarations they have publiihd in favour of I muft own I was always fa charitable not to impute this Defeft to a total but allowd them a fuf ficient Stock of this which perhaps grew up to a Degree of Bigotrry only their Religion being altoge ther of this their Faith was entirely gad made to Tally with their I have met one of thefe ftrpng who for a whole Af tpfnooti very heartily againft and the Impofitions of the Neither nor any Ecclcfiaftical Authority could ftand Before But when he fell into the old To pick of I heard him with delight andeaffly gave into as I found his Zeal and his Underftanding drew nearer And yet this very who had fo handfomely confuted the and damnd all Conjejjiow and Creeds which canfe from the and were drawn up under the Influence of a Anrthtnui has very next Morning with the following Articles in his which he not only Hiaintaind with all the Heat and Foam of an En but would have obtruded them upon his Bre thren and Fellow under very fevere Penalties j and fliewd himfelf in Defence of thofe to fabmitto the worft of Tortures in ufe among which by a Metaphor of the Growth of Smisbjieid is commonly calld ARTICLES of a Dunkirk if a Place of nn gnat lying rthbin of the Great Britain upon the got feveral Millions by the The Amfterdam Gazette contains nothing but what A Chriflian may vithfafcty rely The Dutch never defign Intake Any Advantages in the way of to the Prejudice of their good Week Five hundred Popifh Priefts xerefeen to pafs through Ivyorted at the Ten Pair of Wooden If I had leifure to fet thefe Articles in a Parallel with thole which the Church of Rome has at any time rammd down the Throats of their I could perhaps make it that Whigcraft has by far the Advantage of Pricjrcrrft that the LayTyrant is much more Abfolute than the that if fuch Extravagancies of Bigottry Ihould obtain and overrun a It as Sir Roger LEjfrange in a Crifis of the like of Modify to have no Religion at It is hard to and difficult to with ivhat and Violence thefe Articles are backd and fupported I fhould ihock the Readers and perhaps bring into his by dedribing jn pro perColours the difoial Effefts of f olwalFwh Sttfr Sttperftition in the What vaft Sums have dreind in Wagers What and have reign d in CoffeeHonfes and how many Nofes are at this very time doing Penance for Disbelief t under a malancholy Shrowd of brown Paper In my if we would liften to the Sages of the other when they to us from the Chimney Gomez or the Elbow thefe Differences might with great eafe be The Scheme they and the Ar ticles which they have been fo long drawing are better fuited to our and appear more worthy the aflent of Rational Suppofe we made trial of three or four of till we found our felves in a dition to relilh the and admitted for TJjtt it vpat unlawful to pare ones Nails upon That fhedding of Salt veu agrofs That the Deathwatch u as ncceffary to be 4i I am throughly perfuaded thefe Pofitions on their render and efpecially the of a much more peaceable Difpofition than that whichnow prevails amongft Nor can I think they would be more at a to defend thefe than they are to juftify their Political Faith in its pre fent For thefe Notions are and carry the Marks of Veneration and Antiquity Neither do I call to mind any one eminent or Body of learned who ever yet undertook to con fute this But now WbigFaitJj alters every Tide This Week is a contradiirion to the of the laft And they have a new Creed with every or every Seffton of the He who believd to be an inconsiderable Place this laft up on the arrival of the as pofitively declare That 3000 Britains have lately dyd there of the Plague and the Moment the Dutch come into the I expert to be told to my TJjat the Author of the Amfterdaw Gazette is the mofl romantickWritcr in A Gentle man of my who has a great deal of Time upon his kept a Diary of WhigCreeds for this laft with proper Obfervations upon every Article as to its Progrefs and Reception within the Bills of Mortality He defignd to have taken up about hajf the Prefles in in order to fupply all his Coun trymen with Creeds for every Day in the Week j but there happened at that time to be a great demand foe which had a considerable Run during tb0 and upon the late growth of he is forced to lay alide his becaufe he defpairs of having his Papers freed from the on account of their being Trails and Difcourfes of One would be tempted to that the Synods and Councils of the and their fubordinate Socier ties for propagating Political were composd of Men of formidable Capacities and great penetra tion in fuch as the World might at fit Match for the Jefuits But the Ignorance and Super ftition of any is by no means a Proof of the Un derftanding of their I have often pity d a poor who has been labouring and drudging for a whole to procure admittance for one ordinary Article anjpng 9 Profeffors T
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