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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian r-r J t Jtjj M' -tjgiyV' t: f i ;.M i ri- S I R. :HfiN the action is divided in fetm- ntwots wna to ibe utility of aed whenuh? na- fell them .Ut fo eminently for tteir aoil tfftccpfitir givq no, wufc iwbe the il diy of jfcdivi, luait -tokneputtflef tfoc .but. .to .rfciutt of heir and that e- rery advantage and disadvantage being tta- c4 light, all fid perplexity may be removed from the toads, oar when they are (i ptoceed to give judgment. ft has fojr .time been an am debate in parliament, whether the inter- it of, Bm-tin..requires the continuation, r the taking of the oji (he from malt IVf a yn a according their icve-al int.-rehY 01 judgtimnt-, given thoughts on t: i> folject; and a i have examined all ts id wj tji the u moll accuracy, attention, i partiality, it would be uttpa'd.on.ible -fee to. Conceal from the public trie hjch convince me that the pronibition igat to be uocuiioicf1. 1 th'.nit my- as I ha aft along in roe wrlc of this difpute, that the writers for e cootinu ttion uf the prohibition have avoided the moil powerful and rfthje arguments .in favour of their caufc, 4 have thereby given a prodigious adv.m- to the writers on the other tide, who their plea, in the judgment of lonett, .feoiibls, and per- is, if jt were not fo, how could they fliply have qn.ijr.e4 fo many jllrong and gent reaf as will be advanced .in this and which, I hope, wiil in fome de- PC repair the injuries lo good a caufe has Hred through ,ihe or inability i'S advocates Imo, The prohibition ought to be sd, beciufe the great and original law of ,urc requires, the fup- t and maintain the -children. It would '.his reafon be extremely unbecoming Britain, the nation, to dimimlh confuinption of ine thereby rob her offspring of a million qnnutn, to ctam her clucnJy ar home j I be the natural .r coQildered how low we pride and power of Fraoce, I i.t appear cruel, as well feWifti and to diltil the produce of our own'fieljds; he ruin of the o: their bran. and thereby rob a poor peo. of (he almoii only branch of we if fair batted froo) r to debai wretched peiyle from vending 0e diliijra tionaof their Jpoiied wines, fpoJtd by our ihtottgh the and dlforder ivc of, their affairs, occafiooed by i uncommon Chappy kngfotn. Such, w5 4iot Only us an inhmaane, rousi and an uajuii but aifo an ,qj peoplv. For it uniyerfaljjr known, fhat the French .are lo far from diitovering 'he leall l-'chna'ion ro d'minim pf fe- veraj atticles produced by jour illanJ, the rxnury. of ihat wiling, to takt- oiiFour rea-iy ney ali our fuperHu -us urahja, and all "It is idle, thoughtlcfs, and inha- bit thefe dominions, who owe their fobrie- ty more to their ious atsd cir- cumUances, than to tJK'ir temperate inclina- tions. As foreign (pints aic at too high a price for their pocktU. folong as the prohi- bition continues, ,o long will they continue fdber members of the iociety; but let our malt diiUJeries once be opened, we mall find that the low maU-fpirjis will enable trtofe people fri-cjuentJy to pucthenj- lelves-rnto a ftate of Upon virtuous and well-Jiipo f.d mind will (rncerdy wifli that the prchi- bition may belcohtinucd. And indeed the circufmilances of that part of the community claim the.particular regard of parliament, tor, t. few of perforis have rcaibn to them, conC-quently in- capable of taking 'themielves, they in1 ft are of" 2. They are ge- nerally fucfi as few people of nerit worthy of their fare f -and 'here-fore ranil remain entirely -dcftiture. unlefs nigfe court of the nation is grac'oufiy fed to watch over thlm, their tutors and 11 is houfes of parliament, before they off the probifotfor, wj'l riik tHe> run pf an Hain on; for thtf price (by the as to canacitate the fcttd ben. of the cottimanity to rival tfct nofeiltty (he rich thd opulent, io their luxunous vices: thfs the Wioruble qafe, and the highert vices e derackd vut if td caif do for a gttWt orohibitioii will check, ufcrly trade of Tkttc are o, without the advantages of or forrune; are poffeflVd of e quaiificauon. It is jnore than that riiany of them are the fc the by plows of the beau-mohde for' rljcY to be infpiretT with the fame fine fpi, nt. 1 have fcen a ybwig gler beat, a conftable. Mak a window, kick a waiter, with as a grace as the accompliffied rake in the cttj. Would itnptthen'be mocking to poJiie manners and nature, to reduce tr.e jtfut of the enraptured fhft of thofe of rank and 'he baie ft ale of low fervility yet this cannot be avoided, if the meat of Great Bmam, (infenfible to all po- hf. u.. '.i vivacious beings, and the they are fo far elevated above the ranfc of borious ihe otncr wqd. fhoujd this judicious prohibition be continued, we may reasonably Hope fee every youth of genius, in Tpite of na- tive ind gence, rifing above the ignobly and ilnprohtable plough, greatly afpire. by thia genteel profeffion, to wallow in the fweeti elegant profufion and To the diurmuring clod of a huftandnian, will alio pro- fits and advantages accrue for inftead of draining his coffers to pay mercenary bands, fgr making his daaehferf mdthers, fee will find dUintMefted H- manding the or remuneration, not by the guid matrimonial embrace, but by tjie quick and lively coidon of a fine airy felfow, enervated with rural toils whereby the breed of the nation will be pjodigtoiifiv improven no more drudging clowns, but gai'-ant bt-cks, xvith .raven" huUar cudgels, and nauquin breeches. It.cannot be doub.ed that there are fcye al extenfive traders-in thdc taken' the immenAj troubte" of Tchem.eb for cr.af.ng'rheir iveaiO and riches, by, of foreign ffaints. HO doubt witn lite view of to make a Vlvodijd 'iJ
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