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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - February 1, 1752, London, Middlesex J m t By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT FEBRUARY To be continued every TUESDAY and SATUR Die quibus terris el eris milii mfignus in what Cliine thefe People did And you be the laureate of next T will be a very diffi cult Matter to fix with any at what and arriongft what the was we have not the kaft Light to guefs from what Language the Fragment which now remains to was originally tranflatei Two Things may be that this So ciety washeld in fome Country where the People werp extremely free that il was in a where that Part of the Community which the French called Ia Canaille was at the Head of Public Af From the latter of thefe It that thefe Robinhoodians cannot be placed among the Egyptians i for Diq dorus inking tells Whereas in all Democracies great Injury is done the State by the Po pulace in public the Egyptiw very fmerely thefe Artifi cers who prefumed to meddle with Matters of Nor can I ever that the Quef 1Vhetbtr Religion of any Uft to the would ever have been fupported amongft a People fo highly devoted to Su that Religion was indeed the Foundation thHr cfiVil The will recur placing this Society in Athens For in his Speech to the re corded in compliments his being ajl Among US fays even Mechanics not inferior to ibeir fellow Citizens in PeUti cd Knowledge Yet in a Country where Socrates was to for attempting an Innovation in religious it is hard to believe that the Dregs of the People Sici0l raft r X T wouldhave been permitted to have queftion ed the very firft of all Religion with And this Objeduon I hokHifeewife agaffnft all other not only thofe which we call but even the and from the Time they are record ed in None of thefe having been found without their and without a very flrong Perfuafion of the Truth of fome Religion or And fo far were they all from doubting whether Religion was of any or as the Fragment hath youfe to the that they carried the Images of their Gods with them to and relied upon their Favours and Afliflance for Succefsin all To fay the die only People now upon among whofe Anceftors I can fuppofe fuch an Aflembly to have Jbeen are the Inhabitants of a certain Tract of Land in bordering on the Cape of Good commonly known unto us by the Name of the I aware that there are many Objections to this that thefe Hottentots are fuppoied not to have any Knowledge of Religion at nor ever to have heard the Name of the Divi nity wteeasit appears manifeftly that the RobinhodcliaiiS had fome kind of Religion in their and that the Name of at leaft known among It is unrieceffary that the Members of this Society had more of the Ufe of and were better in the Rules of pratory than the Hottentots can be conceived to have been For as to the Speech of Mac as well for the Metfifr for the Eloquence of it might lie Applaufe in many of owpolkeft Upon tft I muft con fefs myfelf iritfrefy at a Lo6 in forming any probable Conjedlure as to what Part of feth tbqf fcnhoodians inhabited not Being abfe to trice the lead Footfteps of them in any Hiftory I have ever As to the Time in which they the Fragment itftlf will lend us fome lit tle It is dated 151 which I nteke no fhould be all joined and then the only Doubt will be from what JEra this Reckoning And I there can be no but that the intended was that of the general Flood in the Time of and that the Robinhoodians were foine Party of thofe who are after the Difperfion at Babel to have been feat tered over the Face of the Thofe imperfect Notions of Religion which they appear to have ad mirably well agree with this Opinion For it is very reatbnable to fuppole that fucli immediate Interpofitions of or to fpeak more adequately fuch Denun ciations of divine as were ex emplified in the and the Difperfion at could fcarce be io immediately eradicated as not tp leave fome little Irrx fome fmall Sparks of religious Ve neration in the XSrandchildren and Great GrandChildren of thole who Had beenSpec tators of fnch dreadful Scenes on the other both facred and profane Hifto ry aflures that theie Sparks were very and not fufficient to kindle any Devotion among as the Fragment very plainly ap pears to have been tranOated by evcral fo may we very reafoiiably infer that it was tranflated out of as many va rious Another Reafon to fix the Date of this Aflembly foon after the abovemeRtioned the Name of Robinhood puts the Matter beyond all Doubt orQueftion this Word as a learned Etymologifl cfy ferved to clearly dgrjved from the of Bale for firft Robin and Bebin are Al lowed to be the fame Word the firfi Syl lable then is change o into which is only a Metathefis of one Vowel for ano and you have then fuppry the Termination el inflead of ing for both are only Terminations and you have cleanly the Word As for the Hin it is known to be no Letter at and therefore an Etyrnolo gift may there place what Letter and why not a T as well as any Tram change fhe final d into an and you have which hath a better than the known Word Tor to fignify by a few inconfiderable the but mtvoitbftandins any thmantf not received on fenting fitter ortg the Ujiiverfel Renter oppofite in the they will be carefully fupplied for the ;