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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - November 28, 1730, London, Middlesex . "it,. Saturday, November 28, 1730. 3 the Author ef the 0Aur Coua ant. SI*, Believe there canine be a mote exqiii-fite and fevere Plague upon any Man, in this Life, than to be of z fufpieious Ztidfealotittenipeir. One who is of this Difpofidon, fancies every Body has a Defign . upon him \ � ah* ail Vifitens he wi/J account as Spies, and be can bear of no Wbifper but imagines Subject of the Difcotrrfe it of bimfelf.. Every Smile upon the Countenance, isitt ContemptofhimV If we (hew him ail the Kmdneft immaginaWe, and are ever (o fincere in Our Proteftatiotis to do him Service, he interprets our Favours into Injuries, and our Profeflions into Falfhoods. If we; fnppoie him in the leaft wrong, and dare prefume to contrad'i& him, he is jealous we reflect upon his Underftanding, and believe him very ignorant? Orclfe, that we encroach gonitis Authority, afiddefpife him as weik. a we ask him a Qaeftiod, we do it onl y to enfnare him $ there may poflibly be fome . Trkk in it j be thinks Welodk fly and fubtil upon him, he therefore either declines an Anfwer Byar profound Silence, or clfcbjfat-rjfig: to job another Queftion. He win give you bis Opinion, upon nothing, left yon fliould improve it againft him upon fome Octagon or^ other. Whatever Mifchief he has done, he wifl netter ackndwledge; and if be has received anlnjary, wifltake c*re Howhc forgives it; the one ^vould be to confefs an [ irregular Action, ihe other to place himfeif .ussier your Power* If you converfe with one he fufpeds bis Enemy, prelehtly there is ,a Confpiracy forming againft him.' When he travels, he meets no Body that is not a Robber. He looks upon all Mankind ai Cheats and Knaves ; tad* in fliorr, is refolved to truftnbiWofrhemv ; r It i^ir^^ft&JStyti&ntt as thefe, concerning his fellow Creatures, that a Man of this Ifemper affects perpetual Solitude, arid behaves Himfeif rte Wprltf,  rather like a Spectator than A&or. As thole .of open and genetous Souls, naturally fall into the beft Opinion of every Body,. theAfeii of Sufpi-yiptt ire as much inclined coranriife.the worft Which is poflibk, and put a Male-Interpreta-tiqn upon every Action*which relates to tbem-'fefyes.. With them an ingenious Turn of Wit panes for Malice; not becaufe itdifcovers jany, but only there is a bare Po&bility of its being defiled with that Ingredient. As So. ciety greatly contributes to the-Pleafure. and Cnearfulnefs of life, fo by theie abTehtiog from it, tfiey cpntriuft an* Habit of AjjfeJan-jChoJiy, wbichhangs like a ;Cleud over them/ and darkens the ,&ftw'of every que of their ;|Sentimih^^^ahdv;A9^l': So th>t if: they '^kipf^ej^t^iY^ipj^t like the Sim in an Eclipfe, or like Stars when rjie- dlouds are broken ; fometimSi^e7-flr^^h^cr|j|e: oftener hid and obfenred. From Sufpicion and Melancholy {hhc Parent?) fpring that unhappy DiugbterV 'Cmeltjr. For when Men are in Love with a fequeftred manner of Living, from this Principle, That Mankind are very bad and unfit for Constrfa-tion, tbey muft certainly have a very ill Opinion of the Species "; and then it is very na-. tnral for them to bate thofe they represent to thcmfclves fo odious. Hatred moft common- ly produces. Angerx and ..Anger, vents itfelf in the. moft cruel Hxprefliops, and in thofe Adions which are. the moft detrimental to their Fellow Creatures, BeGda, Melancholy and Sufpicion render a Perftin nneafy, and diflatisfied in his'own Breaft; and who. ever is ill humour'd or out of Temper with bimfelf, is not very complaifant to others: As a Building faU of Fire within (hoots out ; irs Flames, and threatens the Conflagration of all the neighbouring Hqufcs, fo a Man burnt with the fecret Fire of Sufpicion,, threatens an Eruption of Paflioo and Cruelty upon the unhappy. Caufes of his Anger. Revenge is alfo another Off fpring which, owes its Original lojealoufy, for a fufpieious Man "will never forgive an Affront; becaufe "be rbat injures his Name, and abufes bis Per- , ion, he thinks, -may. as well be (uppofed to form a Defign upon his Life: He therefore . refelves to uke him out of the way by Murder. r ThisPaiSon has /or its Ciafe* Guilt and feat,-t which is the Reafon, that Tyrants who ( are the moft guilty, aod Women who are the moft fearful, are the moftfujpiciour.  A guilty Perfon lives with Fea/, as his conftant Companion, whichhassnhim in the moft horrible Shapes ; His Sins merit Vengeance $ they have.made his Creator his,Enemyt and all ihe Creatures fidef with their Sovereign Matter. If yon o>antioti $ Crime he is confeious to. though it was pometrated in the Shades 'of-Secrecy,'he gne^s k has come to yoar 'Ears, and that you level your Oifcourfe direiftly at liim. A Murderer, like Cain, -r||iil$s;e�ery- 6%�\&t iSe* wifl kill him, ahctis in the utmoft Horrors' left his Countenance ihould wear* the Colours of his Crime: The ruftling of a Leaft makes his Hair rife up in fear of Tome jtaemy, while ibe Noifes of the Dumb Creatures fpeak Murder and Revenge inbis'Bars. Thjere is' a never-ceafing; Con. fciou(he& which bangs upon, and wilj not leave him; till at laft perhaps^bar which was manifefted by his Looks, breaks out of his Tongue. He who is ttfed to trick and cheat himfeif, fuppofes every Perfon intends the fame upon him. None iectsres^ bis Goods and >. Money under fo many: Locks and Key* as a covetous Villain, and hone more fufpeds  your Malice, than he who himfeif ismali- -cious,' For we are all ^^'fa'!0nrjftJtvies:dp as a Standard, by^wlikh';s0.'^ri^.''a Judgment of others. If this Humour reigns in a Man of Religion, \ he will be uncharitable, mordle, and unlbci able, confine Sincerity to himreif, and a few of his own Party-; and^ there is ,09 Theme that he will with fo much Rapture declaim ujfon, as the very fmall Number of honeft . To jure the Mind of this fatalEHftemper, I would .recommend to my"'.'Reader.a free-bearfed, " open,' arid' generous "Behaviour, and that Benevolence to Mankind which takes up its Habitation in all trf^cnp^le anil excellent bifpofiiions. He who is em-ploy'd in a conftant Beneficence to his Fellow-Creatures, is not ready to fufped; from them a contrary Treatment. �And if he (honld meet with any that are ungrateful, be will never be deftitute of many valuable Frieads, while all will admire that divine Temper which they cannot reach. When' we are Innocent and in Favour with the Supream Being, we {hattb^ the more difpofed to cheriiha good Opinion of our Neighbours, and not bk urged wuh tbole tormenting Jealoufies of I know not what Traps and Snares which are, laid for us : We (hall poflefs an Undifturbed Chearfulnefs of Thought, and our Converfation will dif-fufe a Tranquillity into every Society and Kindred Soul; but if our Minds are clouded with the black Vapours of Sufpicion, every/ thing we behold wiH appear in a falfe Light. A Thoafand imaginary Evils will be created in our Fancies; and we /hall lofe the greatefl: Pleafure of Society, which confift9 in an nn-di&emblecT Ereedom: We (hall be defired by none, (hun'd by all, live abandoned, die un-bewailed 5 and our Names will never be mentioned by Pofterity, without Difgrace and Abhorrence; I (hall finifh this Speculation with this Remark, That we fhould always be cautions and vigilant, tbo* not pimping and jealous; As we go a great deal too far by not trailing, any,- we may as much,.run into another �x-tream by putting Confidence in all. If we are too o^en-hearted, we (hall be defpifed ; if we are too referved and diftruftful, we are fure to be hated. 'A middle Courfe is therefore in this as well as in moft other Cafes the fafeft, and we fhould nnite to the generqaa Difpofition of a Man of Honour the wife Caution of a Man of Prudence. Jam, Sir, Tours, �#cj Plymouth, Nov. 24. Since my laft came in Friendfhip of and from London, with Mer� chants Goods for Cadiz, Richard Combes Mailer; the Rogers of Ply mouth, from Leant with Salt, James Rawlings Mafter; the Good Samaritan of Plimoutb from Denia vith Fruit for London, Trefufis Lovell M�ft�rJ Sailed his Majeft^s Ship the Enterprise'for the Weft. Indies.; - .the Union* the Benjamin; andtbeHardboard, all,three from Yarmouth T* rrings for.tbe Stir eights. w Southampton, Nov. 216.' Since my laftHftnny, and 'the Cadiz Frigate, Jack* fon, both for Oftend ; the Crown,' Wherry for Leghorn ; the Concord, Spelman, and the Lark, Crocock, both for Orders. Wind N.W.byN; Gfavefend, Nov. %6. Arrived the Faulk--ftone, Wood, fromSevil^ the Richard and Hannah, Watfon, from Faro; rhr j^nflfffi � auuu, I1UUI i �IU , kUt (hip. Brown, from Petersburg ; the ;