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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - December 10, 1730, London, Middlesex urarit. Thurfday, December 10, 1730. 1* % the Author the Dailt Coo>&a m t. . i S 110 ENVY isthatPaffion or DTfpofition of the Mind, winch makes u$ fte the fuperior Opalines"s of others with Uneafaefs and Difcontent, This Paflion is not a fimple, but a compound one. In which Pride, Malice and Dcfire are infe-cerable Ingredients j together with the falfe J udgment of; the Mind., Pride is it mixes itfelf with every bad. Paflion, fo does it in a pe-. coliar manner with this. For Pride is nothing but the Excels of Self Love. Our Affection to ourfeive* fwells beyond all due Limits^ and this Affe&ion byaffing our Judgment, we form .a higher Idea of purlelvcs than the Truth ; and this Idea flattering us into a- falfe Happinefs, we are therefore fo fond of it, that every thing that lefiens tfcis Idea is very difagreeable to us. Now when we clearly fee any One lifted,up above us, either in mental Qualifications, or Advantages of Eftate, Fame, RefpeA, with many ethers of the like kind* this naturally tending, to fink our Opinion of otirfeives, is confe-quently offenfive to us, and excites in our Minds all the Ifi-uarnre and Malice of Pride, ^d thcrefofe we envy fuch a Pcrfon, and IWej%j'lS^!rJ^.' Fflkeis chat upbraids our an? would mount into -aRMmatlCmtm petfe&ion than w* jhave afceoded. Ambition is iafisim;; or s feallr we would bave every thing we imagine good in the World, tho* at prefent we are not the Owners cfit ; and whoever mines brighter/han we in natural Rowers and EmbelKhments, we chink has parr of our Eftace, and perceive bim as atl Eoemy to our Eafe and Tranquility^ An envious Mao does as it were conceit that he merited before be exifted, and that the fupream Agent ought to have laviflied upon bravall the Perfections pofftbje to a rarional Be-Sigl. tike kugtfcr, he is ready to rebel that tie was not created a God, ore^en ^exalted fitglier than the Higher*, if the Sentiments of his Soul are not fiich as thefe^ why do the5 good Qualities of others ftir up bil RefenN ment ? or are his Eyes Evil, becaufe thofe of bis Creator are Good ? If Men Relieved their Beings-and Capacities fprimfc from a diving "Donation, they would gratefully accept of chat Share which Heaven has beftowed upon them; land hot urrireafonably bate thofe wlho pd&fs!a^r^ower:s,-ohl^ J&c'ftfeihey do IbV And therefdre this lets us fee'the intolerable! Pitch of Pride to vt^icfi1 the Mart of Envy rifes by bk own Conceit, who is fo fir from thanking his Maker for, what be enjoys, that he is: angry be en|&y^i6 more* indihftead of i& miring the rich Endowments of bis Fellow-1 Creatures, ithigbiyoffended at theirraft 1m. ftodence in daring to excel biti). There is in* deed a generous Scorn in all Men ,of Me., sit, when they fee thofe that are remarkable for nothing- but their Bafenefs, advanced ro . Offices for Which they ear � Perfdh, ,fi^|^>ftp|l^ A Man: wbof* Boferh w�kt?w1th Envjl looks m>on tHoie of a greater Dfefeetit (ban himfelf, as his &prta! Adverfir^; tie hakes their Accomplilhmeht, only bepaufe they are, yet let them alone, and they, will make them mean and inconfiderable ehisugbf They have the peculiar Felicity to extract away the Spirit of a Man's Reputation, and leave nothipjg but a duil uftelefs^memia^ the Bottom.  JSutlaftiy, if in Spite of all their Endeavours, tlie ^arader^e.applaud, mine with.a Lu-jlire ibp' ir�6ttable,to be denied, then they, w^"^(l(' '^/aipt'^ir I.Djfirmities, jilj, like a, ftii&XZlQvid, coey overtpread ti^ face ---------_---1; --------j ----/ J ^^?'if^^^ T nor his ov^nj and: bears the fame Antipathy, be>'Mouth to their Perfons, as a Serpent to a Man, vVho they bav,e madeTh^tear Jierfelf wittLher fliooti but bls-vefcfcmous^Sring rribrt ^ ' 4 Fdamrrig but a the confclfed tort after jul they leayje her Defcription imperfej^r-Bnvy ftrikes at the iwb beft. things io Na Pjertedibn and HapmneTs; and as it wais'find itfelf excelled in thefe twoRefpt fo � wiU for- ^ver'find Matter^. Jt*� Mifery. It hihders our own Progrefs a Imf;rbyement In Virtue, and tends to dai and tmder every generous A& bur F low t^eanires.- ,wbort4re fure tpv have 1 ifiaft of this Fafftpn-nip their Fame.when that Creature the Creation. Thus I have touched upoo tibe coojRiruent, Parts of Envy;* from att which iogeiber fprings that Uneafinefs tfhisk ^i^eu*entia{! to this Palfion. The B^eaft 4ra^ harbour* thithatefal Vice, is a perfed; Well; glowing, with unquenchable Flames, laih'd by Furies, and inhabited by Devils. Envy ,rt a Worm' Within that never dies* but eats into the very' y* ^****" *?l**^,j5,,lFi ramc-yt Subftarice* of the Mind v A Plajfue uhmirigled begins to bloffom iptp any conlfderable'� mm with Pleafure^ and one of t1| Pal^ojns.. 1( .vjre^J^fl^'^afe we'muf nee^f * cherim what is i^' contrary to Envy* which ' not only p^fpris.t^e;Reputation of others, buf. aU Mani^nd-; .but�abovev aH, Envy is a S�v> pent whole Stings will never he taken but rankle in our Breads throughout Eternityrof oupExffferice."'T am; T Htri Hi ;