Daily Courant (Newspaper) - December 16, 1730, London, Middlesex
\ N�. 9108. urarit. Wednefday, December 16,1730. -An Anfwer to a Pamphlet, intitled; Sequel to the Observations on _ the Writings of the.Craftsman.. the Pamphler I anr about to animadvert upon has received the Approbation of many and good Judges, yet cannot that prevail upon meio withhold my'Reafons for differing from the Au- - - ------tbor in fomeThings. Li- Ibetty of private Judgment is allowed in Mat-terYrif the bigheir Moment; and, I thank God for the Gooonefs of our Conftitution, every IWari may in Englandffpeak his- Opinions free-1 ly, hay if he backs them with Arguments, he* has a likelihood of procuring Hearers, and a' Chance of malting Profelytes. I foal] there-fdre, without Apology; venture upon ^examining fome Points which this Writer has ad-vknted ; arid f am in hopes,; whoever hejs, that he will expect none, when he finds himfelf treated with Candor, and, his Miftakes cen-fnr'd with that Decency which a fair Adversary fhould ufe agaio(i ajKappiauded Author. 4'hzye a general Objection, to tbe^Method 4f abuEng by;Paraffe:isit is a Trick, only capable of im�pfin� iflpen ^eakeft MinrJj. A Parky in Logiek ts pokj:ii^^^wbsfno iJiiJcreflce orI)i&in&^ tween the two Things compard, wbich is a Cafe alrrioft impoffibie tomeetwith jbtrt Sa-ty rifts building upon this Rule, generally forego alLPretences tp Argumertfarion, they compare lodfe Parts of one to the whole of aho-ther, and then demand their Readers Applaufift for hinting at a Conclufidn which is utterly falle, yet puzrles rbeirAnragoriift to deny. This Author avow* the ufe of Parallels in toe following Words, I do not pretend in " the Profecution of this Defign, thatthefe **f Extracts i have drawn out of.2^*�*s.Hifto-. " ry of dW Aricefror.% have never jqiiinted it ** &?Cti&YaS[efi of feme of our Cotempprarfes. Hejaftty ufes the'Word fainted - for 1 think? I 'can demonfi rate, that a Similitude can. fcareely be fboiid, ,at kaft I am fureit does not rnri upon all-Fours. . JI agr^e with him, when he afterwards fays that be does not applaud that manner cf Vfaiting^ Bot ohetbinks if tic itfes it\ he-ought to take car? of drawing a Ukenefs which might ftrifee^ at leaft, fome jpeopfe., Tba| King Edward IV. war a brave '.Prince; that he had g, Queen; whofe ibfe Hkp^mefsrceotrecl irtjthe Conformity ta his Will,and jn Ptirfuit of bis �a,te'�perate j he is nor accufed of fedncing I^lens Wives, or debauching, their, Daughters. Can- this Writer fay the fame thing of Mr.*? Glocejier was valiant and brave, he commanded the kin gV Fortes againft the Scots with Honour and Applaufe ; tie was active in the Expedition againft Prance; and all Hi-fiorian9 allow him to have been a good Sol*-dier. ; Is any-thing like this true of Mr. S. ? he never drew a Sword but in Jeft j he is indeed an excellent Joker. - Glocejier, very, early in bis Life, obtained the People's Love. Mr.'5. his not done it to this Day. When Glocejier accompanied bis Brother and his Army to France, Lems the Eleventh foon bough; ar Peace of them $ moft .of. the EngliftjCovtiiers received Prefents and Pen-fions from:him: the Duke alone rode rufty, and would not be bribed j nay, he advifed againft the Treaty, and fhowd much Dif-coritent at the Difappointmenr fuch gallant Forces met with in that paltry piece of Pacifi-cation. If I am not miftaken Mr. S. behaved differently ; he advifed to ftbp the Prbgrefs of an Englijh Army flufh'd with Corique'ft; tit was the Broker that truck'd away hia .Country's Honour, An.^ a* he never wanted Cpmplai* fance, it is riot iufpedted when Lewis XIV. difpenfed his. Favours among his Friends, that be was fo ill-brtd as iq reftife his reafonable Perquifite^'' " In fhort, the Duke of Glocejier* notwitb-ftanding bis Ambition and other bad Qualities, fhow'd by his Actions that he was a Friend to hi$ Country, at well before as after be came to cbe Crown. Which Mr. S. will never be; accufed of dq� ing.,- , .. "- The other two Characters, which, this At|�f thor compares are, the Duke 0if Backingbafy and Mr. P. and tbey differ almoft in as man,?; things as the two former; I fhall content m$ with a few Inflances. Buckingham was next tQ the King and hd Brothers, the firft Man in England ; be was defc�nded from(Edward 111. by the Female, Line, and' was poffefTed of ample Inheri* tances, and intitled to the greateit Dignities.' Will any Man fay this is the Cafe wifhi Mr P.; Buckingham* Quarrel to; the Queen wa^ that (he having many Relations oi her own*, took care to fix them in Employments of Truft and Profit; infomuch that he, with.aU his Zeal, for the King's Service, could never be admitted into the Miniftry in fuch a Place as his Merit and Quality would allow him to accept of.. It is the Reverfe with Mr. P. (T.be Queen has put no Relations over his. Head; nay, he has been in feveral honourable Employments, which, neither his Merit nor Quality would allow him to refufe. , Buckingham was fomewbat difple.afed widli the King, for not conferring on hirrf the Earldom of Hereford, with fome Lands which he claimed a Right to by Birth, arid whtcb he expedted-ever iince Edtfara^iAcJioS^o^ ::. J - Mr; P.bas no foch Caufe to coriipiain J- it Is well known that he poflefles' .more Lands than, he was born to j and that nor. many Years are elapfed fince, by theRoyal:Eav6urt a* A(3: of Parliament was riafled, conferriogi upon him the abfofute Property �f a great Eftate, which none of his Ahceftors coald claim as an Inheritance. Buckingham, tbo* he fell off from the Court,; . yet he was too proud to join himfelf ror or forrn any Cabals with the, ragged Remnants of the Lancafler Faction. Mr. P's univerfal Charity has reconciled hibr to all manner of Maleconrents. To conclude: The Duke of Buckingham fhew*d his Parrs, and bis Patriotifm 4 he alfo difplay'd bis Addrefs in flattering and cajoling the People, before be got into Places. Which Mr. P. fcorn'd to do till he was turn'd out. ' Now let us view them all in a Groups and fo have done with them. Glocejier and Buckingham ruin'd each other by their Divifion. S. and P. mar each other by their Con- In fine, Glpcefler and Buckingham brought about a Revolution in tjieir favour, by their Wickednefs and'Villany. Which S. and P. never did;-and wha� ever their, Thooghts and Actions may tend to,-^ho'pe never wiD. C I can find no other Fault in this Author/ but that of mifpairing Men fb egregibufly,' which indeed runs thro'r his whole Performance j tho' for the other Parts df- it, I am, not fuch an Enemy to popular Opinions, as to . deny his Stile to be elegant, bis .Sentioaenu. generous, and his Obfervations juft. '*""