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Rehearsal (Newspaper) - November 11, 1804, London, Middlesex T HE R H EAR S A L. This Obfervator of No CHURCH. Of MOBB Principles. Their New-Old Method of Anfwering Books. From ^atUC&ap November the nth, to gfcttttPap Noven^er the 18th. 1704. Country-m. \ IT T HO art Thou, Mafler ? Have I got a New Mafter. T j Obf. It is no matter who I am. Am net I Obfervator? Doftn't fee ? Thou'rt to follow the Horfe, never mind the Rider. Is not the Obfervator Carry'd on, the fame Volume, Numbers, and Days^ where Tutcbin left off: If he has left off So that the Precious Volumes of the Obfervator will be kept up, and Com-pleat, fortheufeof the PublicL I am only a Journey-man, to Carry on the Work, till Tutcbin haspaft his Sentence, And he gives thee Notice in the Flying-Pofi of laft Saturday, That he will Write his Obfer-vators again. We know of what life the Obfervator* have been to our Caufe, in Spiriting up the Mobb, thro' the Nation. And we mult not yet let them Tall. There will be-no Notice .taken, which of them were wrote by Touclrin,and which not. Which 1 tell thee, Countryman, has, been the Cafe, before this Time. As may be obferv'd in the Different �Strains of them. Some Sprinklings of Wit in fome of them. Others (where Tutcbin was left to Himfdf) fo he3Vily Dull, full of Nafty Ribaldry and Billings-G*t?^ as Naufedted every Man of Common-Senfe, or Probity. But in the Whole, it is a Party-Paper. And WE are Anfwerable for it. Therefore thou may'ft go on. And Talk as Freely as Formerly. Country*T. Then I take thine of lafl Saturday, to be inAnfwerto my Rehearfal, N. 13. Where 1 fpeat of the Obfervator^ RELIGION^ and of His1 CHVRCH And ask thee again, in thyfore-faid Obfervator, thus, Are you HIGH-CHVRCH, or LDW-CHVRCH, or freely fpeahing, are you of NO CHVRCH? And thou Anfwer'dft, Thofe areEn-fnwing Queftions, Country-man*, And I cannot give a Catagoricai Anfwer to any of them. The Meaning of which I take to be, if I can underftind Common Senfe, That thou art of NO CHVRCH. And that it is Enfnaringto make thee [peak out, and Confefs fo much. Becaufe it is not yet Grown Popular E-nougft! Which thou Hop'ft to fee in a fhortTime ! Then thou' fhift'fl the Bufinefs of Church, and com'ft to what thou call'It Religion in General. And tak'ft thy life from Heathen Rome. Whofe Religion thou Comment ft Extreamly ! And mak'ft Them a Pattern (tho' very unjufHy ) for a Toleration of all Religions which do not Hurt the State. It feems then thy Care is not much for their Souls! Or thou thin-k'ft that Salvation is well enough Secured in any Religion, even of Heathen Rome! . But did not Heathen Rome VevkcuteChrijtianity? Or, do'ft thou think that the Principles of Chrijlia-mty are Oppofite to Government, even tho' in the Hands of Heathen Emperors? That fort of Chriflia-r.ity wou'd indeed have Given an Umbrage to the Roman Empersrs, not to Give any Toleration to it. fi.nt the Cbrifljan Doctrine ( in thofe Dark Times I ) was Pajfive Obedience to the Height,evento Heathen Kings and Pcrfecutors.' They did not Confider, That we might come- b time to h^&hriftiAti.Papifk-Princes. Vet in thhtftvyObfervator>&OKY\tacXSt forLiber* ty of Confcience, evea to Papifts that live Peaceably. Obf. That is flill Except Kings! They muft not have that Liberty We allow to our felves [ For look ye, Country-man, OVRS are Original Rights I And Kings "but Derivative from VSl Liberty and Property areonlylhe Peoples.You never heard of the KINCs i iberty and Property I And WE Limit and Tie up his Prerogative, as JK� Pleafe. Thus We Claim Occafionah Conformity, as the Right of every Subject. But at the feme time will not Allow it to the Crown. But have JvVeven the iiw*/* of Hannover (if ever they come) to Conformity, without any Occafwnal. Kings may do Mifehief with.it! Therefore mufl not be Trufied with it ! Bnt the People never did any Harm in their Lives! or, if they do, may Forgive themfelves, as being the Original Power 4 And if they Pleafe^ for Diverfion^ to Worry and Dejlroy one anotherjeven to Halj the Nation, Who can fay unto THEM, What do ye ? May they not do what they pleafe with Themfelves^nd with their Own* Is not this Salm Populi? And is not that the Suprema Lex ?- Country-m. WhatTo Defray one another to the End of the Chapter \ Obf. Ay, to the End of the World\ Rather than let Prerogative Blow upon a Hair of our Heads! Comtry-m. Pray, Sir, Anfwer me one thing. What great Harm has come to England by the Arbitrarinefs of all her Kinos. fince William the Conqueror ? Obf. None that I know of, or not worth Naming. But I know what thou'dft be at. Thou woud'ft bid me lay in the other Scale, the Barons* Wars, Xork and La?;cafterx the late Revolution of Forty-one, &c. And the.i have me Compare, what the People have Suffered by the Arbitrarinefs of Kings; And what by the Rebellion of the People! But I won't Compare for thee. And what wilt thou do then? Country-m. Then I mufl Compare by my felf. And fee where the Salas Populi is mofl Mdy De-poflted, whether in Kings, withal their Faults \ or m the Mobb, with all their Venues! 0�/[ But who knows what thefe Kings might have done, if they had not been Reftrain'd,by what thou calffl our Rebellions ?  . Country-m. Ay ! Who knows indeed! Do'fl: thou Expect an Anfwer to the Nght-Mare of Jealou* fies and Fears ? Wilt thou oppofe thy Might- Bees% and which never have been in England, to All that We have feen and felt of Rebellion and Revolvtion ? To the Hundreds of Thousands that have been/J^r-^V, and many more utterly Vndone by Popular Commotions ! Wilt thou Compare all thefe with a Favourite or Tiw (whom you generally Hate) Dif-grac'd. or Ruin'dbyjl King ; or whatever youcou'd .call a Grievance to the People,'m all the Arbitrary and 7%a/ Ads of all our (as I faid) fince William the Conquer-or \ Men muft btEnchanted,bdort the� can be Carry'd away with fuch Ridiculow. Pretences^ _to Hunt after their own Rain I Whence Rebellion is rightly calj'd Witch-craft by (?e/Himfe[f. And is ;