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   Edinburgh Chronicle (Newspaper) - October 8, 1759, Edinburgh, Midlothian                                 .'i 0 /'/H  A ffO  V* Hi  ; ^ < t.  ^rom MÒNDÀÌL  • •: • * - .c, VrtJ A  fiT  W  t . '. Ji.'. lii<:  Ì  ;r,:W,  j  ;\ . .T. .> ,5. J _ 1,‘f- -?*!*1Kì  T  a:  ___ >,  ;.A’,: rl Tr^AM f • as ,cb ul;r v.-    ;i>r  * ; f. 6  >0 83* w  ««.TMasr^rM |  v - v  -    - «  ìOéniMPfoiv■*»>«»• t ■h'ii' ! t|i>a- l ii-,iéi..»*«Mi, , iftt r'iiiaiiMlyiwtìiiffniJ;-.  f'. = ' T [Vn. !   the fcanty portion of mortalitysthey ,  r  hw? !***®ly blaiptdttfct^pfttiefs  ?  ofthewjiple    b#t f&y# particufcrly w- j  {cnrn the, cpotta&ed ip«q?jwd of o>idiHf ! Aage dp this tbree-aa force, as 'they term it, which thfsy wouldhavp exteqdedbyar\ »-tffif wjth the firft an4, Ifft«; Since tfc | wholct'cpfc of our temporality 1$ ib-fmaM j a rpau,. WbFff*  wc  W* cieaie^t like in*r jj great prototype, in a (late of virility, Jtp ; enter.upwi ibe t a8ton .§% ooCfc* ia«id >*rhy j snu^ we ^ re4ufe4 at klV M> clqfe tlmk*** with ftich drfgrace, tt\ tufptm jek*#*t*m dt-  &"?* /; ,    ■? ■ 1 ~ I ■ - '  , To hint to tliefe perfons th*t the unfortunate example_ of Adam was> *» dajngwus precedent, would be deei»r<d :Jbfle*»0*vd divinity anfl to point^t r tJ^r^!irai i|na-  fyfiemoticoi philofophy i beftdes, this would be only to ¿vc ihc rule, ancj uot the reaion. i^or dare lyeptjire upon this, ¡after argur ment/ tl^y    t^ke. udmMige  the    in ope iuHance ; ^ 'Fhe world  is the  : qpft ,p^ft TO^chanii^ of mauef!, andttianjtKc * pioil p^f^ .cpmpofition of anin^fj ; thisglobe* .tbe^, we admit to have bepp created in tpne, tobaye its duration limited, and confequemly its ^liTolu-tion ordained : bat, during ti^e entire extent of its exiftenc^ it^ vigpuf  r ,re<pams e-qual. Prithee now, how. is analogy preferved betw%n (he^macrQiand the jnicfo-  ^ ' ' ' Mi i " 'J    ^  4     f    ^    ‘  What^ ij to be ^ dp^ei  s $hali I combat thefe r^plnef^ with- namphyftcs, and fay, that man is as perft3 as be <}Mgbt; that h$ condition of life is one link in thergrga* chain; that th^re iQay be fup^rior beings created in that uniforfn ilatethey wi(b for, &C.f I fcar that this plea, lil^ewife, would a^-vajl ^t little | jFpr jhtr,^ arc a fort of fturdy reafoners wlio will not be put off with. hy^  {athefes. fbr arguments ; for as the only nowledge of mankind is a tyftirjpn* from expcricnce^lone, conc!ufioiis  ; niH premiiTest; judgments a frioh, affuniptions, or aifirtna-tipos, will not lae received . without proofs by men who felt up for no morje fcnfe than it is poffi^le fpr men to attain tin , this life. Let us thep return them ,an anfoer in thdr o\yn way, and fupply a , reafon from the veiy nature^of the fubjeft itfeif ;  s x  ■  Aa d pftify ways of God to rn^n.  5   Mt  :.*onwr..•'•4i>:uj[£sm:  <' IFW«t£aifc?ifei  of#irt adapt^i- v pr^J^otiio® éd  «ioet ^«Khkhoftfirfotdl, 4o& tfee/feifety taé advàiMÀgè pf iihe whole maa. ;^.To diftiagÉifll ,tte, 41ike the feó, into’four feaibns^ ehildhood^v ypnthv Alita* hoodì : and: age ;; thelfirll il necei!ary fbr]the iiibjeéìion of paffionsé àod j£y& rudiments of lcieii^e^ curiofity t heirioalikyg 1brlinfbr«a-tibn k  aà naturally ai cfo* fòpd : i thè Ife^uid 4ot perfefting kdòwUdge^ ipierfòrmine our exerciies^< ftrehgtheiiin^ morals, chuiìvvg ,oot profcffioof, / porfiiit^    uo^r  atiachrnients to meòsiscmiidniiib^eist ifale third, »¿appropriated m matrimonial Jbéiettf, to the eftablifhiag oft foiitmies^ avid M* \ ing our charaàerSjS àndithe lal^ ftii^e s^dè-dùéated to retiremeiiti to risft^a daouté philofcphic Laéd?ii«)igiouk> cod-  ments ttoHi this world^va^ li^    us  for àn txit, withoatf apprehvniìoh ! or ' re-  -Ci  gwtr; yr ' ■* :r ¿iU a ‘ .Mi As ye willnot admkw gentlemen, of a priori | knowledge, you-:. iquilnaHoi* (the ^two &rfl j feafotts nece^ary« ( ’jtbae.roir reason (houid i be per&dtad, befoi^. we ace Ipermitted td | «otemupog perfefti a^iob ; r jfo; that alii ye  1  .can poffibly contend ^for. mowi muft be to ■, have the third portion extended• through \ thei* latter icra. ■: “ iWbati advantage cki I tppffibly accrue to ^raaakindi xsv the iadi- , fridu^Ur from oUagp ?. What’ olfict? ctm it | ^pertbrm, either for itfelf, or the. world, s thiat alight not be bett^f exetuted by (Irengih of body» and vigour, pi imind ?;’ in : a«- > fwer to which challenge; ibefa&ei - whae^I j have faid before« i upon> this- fetond^ halfof I life, 1 ihall fubjoin ia■: few: retie^liDns tl^it \ I every m ah’s o vyn experience, may fuHident- | fey /u'pply ihim with. * ,    * > w  ;   Theiie U a certain TeiUeiTnefs' andimpa*  1  ?tienctf in our minds, *vvhieh irtfufes  v p!eaii&e f ,from?a . contir)ued enjpyameiitvi or ko«)tetli- ■ pi at ion of the.fam« fet of obje^s or id ea*; and Pur nature» thirifo for varietyiron) the j cradle to^the'grave« The federal feafons of !  life opcn with novelty to childiiood, to youth, • manhood, a ad fenefctnce ; ttrc iind  !  our-felves, as we approach thefe ¿iadvainting sera's, attrafted by different views, paffibns , and purfuits; and quit the former feeble t without regret, not jbecaufe the« ihiftitfg| one will alferd us better entertainment, for • as yet we have had no experience of it ^ but, ;ice Tw^Penci J - ' ■  tieèy; ^^  -t«h6è axtd fc^da^ is t>aft; we ^iwédÉt tthe^^élflied »    'cke>'  tipttè ofhealth|V%btii > , toiitiàì* iàf&e reinamder of oul* ttìg*.    ('¿m-mò*  > Sotr ^heii %eitìav^ rotiglll dì^^fiattì^t lodtthe few uoiiè aVfhkrnoi^eti libali webe aMl  éfiichi^«ittf -pfl|Me ^e^^^ «#en in tlier    drmr  ; «ime ; aftd whièh tikué •fotti*, ^atithetsIiiN^iaìfe i€Càyit&tù ifrtxnk-èAicffei oriuidifc tbrid  ^¿nr prtdet ^tt^ Wc*-  iteffion-and ittflMcidod^  .¿tettfuré» art ab^fnttèiiàl ^ i^iiÉiftMo  indeed continued (bth^s t4 hibral lbappi-nefò, and he^felrb^(»rp^f»^bttt ffiftàiteJ only to a certiHn :  pè^kkl* Sàtìètyttkce$tìs too oft repe>«d* i +*&  ; moving in a drèl^ ^ whèn^ WÌ r Seg^ ( ìSe < we^knòwn (tetìtfo    Weré ^vigb-  roa3matthood tP^irtìSm r the fame 'idiis, ipaffions, and<pUrftfits^ #éiild1Ìill fuM^ f  ! With baffled, hopes, a*tid difa|»pipitìtéd ?^t^ies : «novélty %vmùt%tong C)ri3 ai®-^tSsty bfe itfr òhange j^whilèpnHòiGt^wéttfd Wie, and impatient^ rtlèot^ihti* palled^ 1  ^iràrtidri ; we^illioutd cry «    ^  words of Mik<*h, /; ^  /,:r  ■'  ,r? - r’  7  To me>H fealoiis^ttd tlìeif 'chàilge, all Bjftlé'glike, A * thou fand ’tòfnkd fóftìei Vwould^ Jbe ^hSn  Pace propbfed by a wearied- ìifeemn^, fpr  'Wé f  iiiv^wion òf rieV pteafures;  AAL**±mWr'  dèWuchbry, arid" vici'Would reign^ ài  W n: ~'Jjh  fobfide, oarj aeiìtes ^é^tis$ed f > ai&^-'rdokÀcè of stiind fu^eo^ bètóns 4 -to unfold itièlf to, piir tirèd faculties,  :  ìrìd-'e^biblled Ì^irit,s | ' a different train pf ideas form; themielfees infenfibly by degrees ; activity ih purfuit of p}eaifure is tu^pd* |p caution ih avoidirtg.pàin ; health, pe^c^ f »d eafe, the feticis animi immola tranqvgqtffyjit-ttxine our wifer wiih ; we hiy<p/e^pj1l^ va-lilties, and felt the follies of life, nor would we try agaia with feeble mind, and tel^xfd finews*    . ., ^«  ' ,     k ;    ,    5» * «* ■ • » ■ J   

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