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Freeholders Journal (Newspaper) - August 11, 1713, London, Middlesex r v T r IA her Pigrorum quajtfepes ex Augnfi are two forts of Perfons within the Coniideration of my Fromifpiece the firft are the mighty Body of Perfons who dont indeed employ their Time but are fuch pretty as the Poet away In gentle Inactivity the Day The others being fomething more are fuch as do not only omit to fpend their Time but are in the conftant Purfuit of Criminal Satisfa Whatever the Divine may the Cafe of the firft feems to me the mod as the Habit of Sloth is more invincible than that of The firft is preferred even when the Man is fully poflefled of and fubmittcd to with conltant Deliberation and cool The other we are drivri into generally the Heat of Wine or which Habbs calls a Natural Drunken nefs and therefore confequentlyare more excufable for any Errors committed during the Deprivation cr Sufpenfion of our than in the PofTeffion of The Irregular Starts of Vicious Appetites are in Time dsftroyed by the Gratification of em but a well ordered Life of receives daily Strength from its I went fays Solomon Iv the field oftheSloihful and the of the Man void lo it was all grown over with and Nettles bad cuvcrcd the Face and the Stone IVail thcrccj was broken To raile the Image of this the fame Author The Jlotbfal Man kideth his Hand in bis and it grievctb him to bring it again to his if there were no future Account expeded of fpending our the immediate Inconvenience that at tends a Life of fhonld of it felf be Pcrfua iion enough to the Men of Seafc to avoid I fay to the Men of becaufe there are of theft that give into and for thefe chierly is this Paper Arguments drawn from future Rewards and are things too remote for theCon fideration of ftubborn Sanguin Youth They are alfecled by fuch only as propofe immediate Pleafure or Pain as the Irongeft to the Children of Ifrael was a Land flowing with Milk and I believe I may fay there is more Fatigue and Uneafinefs in than can be found in any Em ployment a Man will put himfelf When a Thoughtful Man is once fixed this Spleen is the neceffary This directs him in ftnntly to the Contemplation of his Health or Cir which mull ever be found extremely bad upon thefe melancholy If he his any com mon Bufinefs upon his numberlefi Objections Price Two that make the Difpatch of it impoiUbl and he cries out with There is a Lion in the a Lion in the Streets that mere is bme Difficulty or which to his Irrsnginuion is as invincible as a Lion really would The on the npDlies him u If to or contracts a in a from the daily Improvemenc or nis Knowledge or and inileacl idr up to 1 tnat T i Hi T o i n il i V Exerc A idle Sobriet muil k Man o or lome which the Idle Splenati times from the A with bitter than the moll Active De bauchery can at any Intervals oe witn The if he is a cautous will Allow nim feif very litile rime to examine his own and bellow ns few Reflections upon fii the Lingerer does upon any thing unief he has the Misfortune to Repent I repeat the Misfortune to becaufe I have put the great Day of Ac count out of thcprefent and am now inquiring not whofe Life is mod but molt incon A Gentleman that has formerly been 2 very Eminent and fomething informs that in one Winter hedrnnk fix Hi of Spaw leveral Gallons of 1 n two of Bitters at the Rate of 60 an laid One hundred and fifty infalios in every one of which he was diiappoint received a thoufand Affronts during the Eafterly ancl in ihort run thro more Mifery and than the nioll meritorious Brave con d boall Another tells that he fell into way at the where the Youth are too to into a State of fuch Tranquiltv pre judices em againlt cheBullle of that Word y for which this part of their Education Should pre As he could with the utmoft Jdle in his own he lays he was Years irrecoverably and immerd Luxury of an tho at tiie fore the general he palPd for 3 Daring this Lethargy he had lorre to which rather i a plication fulpended the painful Tnus his luppoted Relief r the in Vl uon th ertain Revolutions from r ire e r
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