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into the right way. Alas! that so about their wagers, they would not many Mould set their hearts upon va- scruple to confirm by an oath. They nity, so many upon riches ! castyour are making mouths at me, and thaka eyes around, and beliold how eager ing their heads; I dare say they are they are about the mammon of un enipty enough if the truth righteousness; I see some among them, known: I'll expound a difficult parwho ought to set better examples, fage in fcripture with any of them for Cambridge divines, deacons and - but hold, I was very near exceeding priests, nay, there are doctors also, the bounds of propriety, this would sportingly inclined, holding out the be preaching of contention ; the servant King's image and superscription ; and of the Lord mult not so strive, and I suppose, if any dispute should arise therefore.-- I'll bethink me of my text,
To the EDITOR of the LONDON MAGAZINE, SIR,
OUR giving the following cri Further, it is used to identify, or place in your very reputable Maga- John xiv. 12. “ He that believeth on zine, will oblige your humble servant, me, the works that I do fall be da
also, (*@XEIVOS TOINE).—Matth. xx. 4. NOTWITHSTANDING the trans Κακει: οις ειπεν, to thole fame perfons he lators of the New Testament into our faid, go ye also into the vineyard.” It language have, perhaps, done as much may now be seen how the text should justice to the text as has been done have been translated, viz. thus, These to it in any other language ; yet they things ought ye to have done, and not seem to have very unrensonably ren
bave omitted them. The things not to dered Matth. xxiii. 23. “ Wo unto
bave omitted, are the things which you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; ought to be done, and can have no for ye pay tithe of mint, anise, and reference to the tithing of mint, a. cummin, and have omitted the weigh- nise, and cummin. No such reference tier matters of the law, JUDGMENT, could poflibly have place ; fince that MERCY, and Faith: these ought ye tithing was not of divine, but of huto have done, and not 10 leave the man appointment. By the Mosaic other undone." It is the last sentence law, only corn, wine, and oil, were I have mine eye upon, sertive pen apie titheable; our Lord could not then fay,
Now there is no Greek word that they had any obligation to such that can here express that term, the superstitious observance. He, on the orber, for nazsive is never fo rendered contrary, condemned an unlording in any other text but this, which the commandment by their traditions ; both Matthew and Luke mention, and their teaching for doctrines the though we meet with the word twen- commandments of men ; therefore to ty-three times in the New Testament. suppose him capable of such a declaraIt most usually illustrates and en- tion, would have reflected upon him forces what has been jutt said, in the greatest dishonour. Mar. xii. 4. where it is distinguished Thus, I trust, the mistranslated text from an alter, the other. si Again appears to great advantage, in its gehe sent another servant, and even at nuine point of light, and a greater him they caft ftones (κακείνον λιθος λησαν» pleafure cannot well be defired than TES) and so v. 5. KARETOV 41 77 nevar that of paying respect to the sacred Luke xx. 11. He sent another servant, canon ; for whatever the cavilling HIM (xaxenor) they beat likewise. - sceptic may say, no man did ever John vi. 57. As the living Father hath Speak like Jesus Chrif-Authority holds sent me, and I live by the Father, so out her scepter in all his teachings; he that eateth me, even be (x44517:) and he who does not reverence Jelus, Tall live by me. -John x. 16. has not yet learnt how to reverence Other (heep í bave which are not of himself : nor does he know what it is this fold, THEM ALSO (*«xtra) I must to live. bring,"
For the LONDON MAGAZIN E.
man in the province of Georgia) quillity of a great empire : persons of lately sent the following addrejs to my Itation have nothing to offer but Lord Dartmouth, on American af- hints and withes; lhould these be be. fairs which an old correspondent neath your notice, or stand in need of hopes you will insert in your valuable forgiveness, muy fincere with to conrepository.
0. tribute any thing towards a just, hap
py, and perpetual connection between To the Right Honourable William Earl a parent state, and an infant country, of Dartmouth.
growing apace to the most astonishing My Lord,
importance, must be my only apology. YOUR lordship’s appointment Pulchrum efi bene facere reipublicæ, fed to be secretary of state for the Ameri & bene dicere non eft absurdum. can department, by numbers that re The question, my lord, which now spected your lord hip’s religious cha. agitates Great Britain and America, racter, was looked upon as a very pro and in which your lordship has taken vidential and happy event.
such an active part, is, whether the tronizing religious undertakings, con- parliament of Great-Britain has a firmed the general opinion ; and we right to lay taxes on the Americans, were happy in the expectations of your who are not and cannot there be relordship's conscientious regard to justice presented ; and whether the parliaand equity, as well as to the civil and ment has a right to bind the Amerireligious liberties of this great conti- cans in all cases whatsoever? What. nent; we expected the cause of liberty ever may be said, or whatever the good and religion would meet with the people in great Britain may believe, strongest support under your admini this is the whole subject of the disftration, and in your lord ship would pute. All the leverities hitherto exever find a constant and successful ad. ercised upon the Americans, professedvocate with your royal master. ly have no other view than to enforce
Unbappily during your administra- such a dependance; and nothing less tion, measures have been pursued ve. than a claim, destructive of all natu. ry contrary to American hopes; and ral and national liberty, could possibly we easily conceive your lord hip may have wited all America in a general think it not less strange that many opposition, or have aroused them to. friends of religion in America Mould join all like one man in their common be so unealy under laws which bad defence. Let a declaratory bill be your lordship's concurrence and ap- pafled, "that any law and ulage to the probation.
contrary notwithstanding, America is • It is to the man and to the Chris entitled to all the common rights of tian I wilh to be permitted to address mankind, and all the blessings of the myself : your lord thip ranks among British constitution, that the sword the highest subjects, and has a large shall never be drawn to abridge, but share in all public measures; but ap to confirm her birthright," and the xiety for what may distress, and zeal storm instantly becomes a calm, and for the welfare of the empire, can be every American thinks himself happy no crime even in the meanelt; and to contribute to the necessities, de. when a house is once in flames, every fence, and glory of Great Britain, man is inexcusable, or must at least be to the utmoit of his strength and so in his own breast, that does pot con power. tribute whatever he may think in his Torbind them in all cases whatsopower to their being extinguished. ever," my lord, the Americans look The eff:Ets of the present measures upon this as the language of despoare visible, and it requires no sagacity tism in its utmost perfection. What to foresee what may be the conse- can, say they, an emperor of Morocco quence, should they be continued. : pretend more of his llaves than to Your lordship may do much towards bind them in all cases whatsoever ?
Were it meant to make the Americ you as a forward inftrument of their
fure bind them in all cases whatsoever ; My lord, the Americans are no till it can be proved that fuch a claim idiots, and they appear determined does not constitute the very essence of Dot to be flaves. Oppression will lavery and despotism ; till it can be make wife men mad, but oppressors in proved that the Americans (whom in the end frequently find that they were this view I can no longer call Britons): not wise men : there may be resources may, and of right ought, to be thuś even in despair sufficient to render any bound ; abhorrence of such assertions set of men strong enough not to be is only the language of truth, which bound in all cases whatsoever.
in the end will force its way, and rise Grievous is the thought, my lord, superior to all the arts of fallhood and that a nobleman of your lord ship's cha- all the powers of oppression. racter Mould be so zealous to make | Right or wrong, my lord, “in all war, and to imbrue his hands in the cases whatsoever, but more especially blood of millions of your fellow-sub- when the fate of nations is concerned, jects and fellow.christians. Pray, my are words of infinite moment. Your jord, is it possible that those, who at lordship doubtless believes that the three thousand miles distance can be weighty alternative muft have very fo. bound in all cases, may be said to lemn and different effects here and have any liberty at all ?' Is it nothing hereafter ; but waving the right or in your lord hip's eye to deprive so wrong of this vile unhappy dispute, considerable a part of the globe of the let me entreat your lordship's attenprivilege of breathing a free air, or to tion to consider at what an infinite fubjugate numbers and generations to risk the present measures most be pur. Navery and despotism? Can your sued, even were it not demonftrable lordship think on these things without that they are in the highest degree horror, or hope they must be produc: wrong, cruel, and oppressive. tive of any thing but detestation and The bulk of the inhabitants of a disappointment? Your lordship be- continent extending eighteen hun. lieves a supreme ruler of the earth, dred miles in front on the Atlantic, and that the small and great must and permitting an extension in stand before him at laft: would your breadth as far as the South Sea, look lordship be willing, at the general upon the claim, to bind them in all meeting of all mankind, to take a cases whatsoever, as unjust, illegal, place ainong those who destroyed or and detestable : let us suppose for a enllaved empires, or risk your future moment that they are grossly mis. ftate on the merit of having, at the taken ; yet an error imbibed by milexpence of British blood and trea. lions, and in which they believe the sure, taken away the property, the all of the present and future genera- '. life and liberty of the largest part of tions lies at stake, may prove a very the British empire? Can your lord, dangerous error ; destroying the Ametip think those that fear the Lord ricans will not cure them, nor will will not cry to him against their any acts that condemn to starve or be oppressors ? and will not the father of miserable, have any tendency to permankind hear the cries of the oppref- suade them that these es were made red? or would you be willing that by their friends. The people in Eng. their cries and tears should rise against land are made to believe that the
Americans want to separate from and without the least previous warnthem, or are unwilling to bear their ing, as it has shewn what the inhabi. part of the common burden. No tants are indiscriminately to expect, representation can be more false ; but, will in history stand as a lasting monumy lord, a nation cannot be misled al- ment of such wantonness of cruelty as, ways, and when once the good peo. nations not remarkable for humanity ple of Great Britain get truer notions would be ashamed of. of the matter, they will naturally The destroying of the New-Engwreak their resentment on those by land fishery laid all those who were whom they have been grossly milin- deprived of their bread and occupaformed or wretchedly deceived. tion at sea, under an absolute necer
Review, my lord, the effects of the sity of seeking it in the American present measures; the past and present army, and the sense of the injury done will inform your lordship of what may them will doubtless exert itself in the be to come.
day of battle. With an unparalleled patience did The endeavour to stir up popish the Bolonjans bear the annihilation Canadians and favage Indians againft of their trade, the blocking up of their the colonists has been produdive of the barbour, and many other distresses, taking of the important pass of Ticontill at Lexington an attack was made deroga, which has been effected withupon their lives, and then they gave out the loss of a single life on either fufficient proof that their patience was side. not the effect of timidity, but of pru. Detaining the inhabitants of Bordence and an unwillingness to led ton, after they had, in dependance on British blood. This attack convinced the general's word of honour, given all America that the Britih ministry up their arms, to be starved and and troops were athirst after their ruined, is an action worthy of the blood; and the behaviour of both par. cause, and can only be equalled by the ties on that day, and in many little distresses of Protestantsdriven under the skirmishes lince, must convince all the walls of Londonderry; at which even world that in the cause of liberty the a James relented. Americans are not afraid to look re Proposals publicly made by minigulars in the face, and that in an un- fterial writers relative to American jult and oppressive service British domestics, laid the southern provinces troops are far from being invin- under a necessity of arming themcible.
selves; a proposal to put it in the The burning of the innocent town power of domestics to cut the throats of Charles-Town, after it had been of their masters, can only serve to left by its inhabitants, is a piece of cover the proposers and abettors with such wanton cruelty as will fix an everlasting infamy. everlasting disgrace on the British The Americans have been called arms. In the long civil war in Great" ".a rope of sand;" but blood and sand Britain nothing of the kind was at will make a firm cementation; and tempted by either party, and this enough American blood has been al-' barbarity cannot fail being condemned ready shed to cement them together by all civilized nations.
into a thirteenfold cord, not easily to be If at the battle on Bunker's Hill the broken. Americans have been surprized, supe- ' My lord, the violence of the preriority has cost the regulars dearer sent measures has almost instantane. than the Americans what is called ously created a continental union, a their defeat; one or two more such continental currency, a continental defeats of the Americans would for army, and before this can reach your ever put it out of the power of the lordship, they will be as equal in difpresent regular army to gain a vic- cipline, as they are superior in cause tory:
and spirit to any regulars. The most The rejecting of the New-York pe- zealous Americans could not have tition has effectually filenced all those effected in an age, what the cruelty and who pleaded for, or hoped any good violence of adminiftration has effecfrom, petitioning. The cannonading . tually brought to pass in a day. of that town in the dead of the night, The regular army employed on this
errand, with four able generals, now Admit, my lord (for fuppofitions lies no better than besieged within now become probable in proportion of the ruins of Charles-Town and Bof- their being astonishing and violent) ton, unable to procure the necessaries that a British Aleet may effectually of life, obliged to import their bread guard every harbour, river, creek, or from Europe, and fuel from Canada, inlet on the American coast; admit pining away with disease, and afford- allo that her troops destroy every ing daily martyrs to cruelty and arbi town, village, or hut along the sea trary power, while every day adds to More; what then will be the contethe improbability of their ever obtain. quence? Why, my lord, it will be ing those unhappy ends. A strange the destroying the property of thousituation for a British army !
sands in Great-Britain, and of a few Restraining the trade of the colo on this side of the water, whom your nies, will effectually annihilate_all lordfhip calls your friends: perhaps their trade with Great-Britain. The the attempt may not succeed ; but numbers that crofled the Atlantic, or fuppofing it hould, the Americans, re-exported American commodities injured beyond a poslibility of reparafrom Great-Britain ; the manufac- tion, and irritated to the highest deturers that wrouglit for America, or gree, will retire where they are inacworked up their raw materials; will cellible to troops and thips ; instead of now be at full leisure to know and trade and navigation, you will have a feel whether the American trade be delolate sea coait; the trade of Amean object of any importance, and bow rica will be lott, and with it the finews much the nation is obliged to a mi- of war: and, my lord, in the natuniltry that has so effectually laboured ral course of things America, in less its destruction.
than half a century, will contain more The present dispute has made every inhabitants than Great Britain and American acquainted with, and at. Ireland ; and that period, my lord, is tentive to, the principles of the Bri not so far distant to put the present tishconstitution : in this relpeet, as well treatment entirely out of rememas in a strong sense of liberty, and the brance. America and Great-Britain use of fire-arms almost from the cra- joined in arms together, may grow dle, the Americans have vaitly, the confident again it the world belides ; advantage over men of their rank als but if Britain continue her most every where else. From the con. against America; if her troops can be ftant topic of present conversation, persuaded to go on against their breevery child unborn will be impresied thren and friends ; if they will destroy with the notion : it is slavery to be the last asylum of liberty, and a counbound at the will of another in all try which has saved so many thousands cases whatsoever; every mother's from starving at home; the Amerimilk will convey a deteftation of this cans will fight like inen who have maxim. Were your lord hip in A., every thing it ftake : the mercenaries merica, you might see little ones ac with bayonets at their backs, and at quainted with the word of command, the rate of six-pence a day, if they before they can distinctly speak, and are once defeated, whence will they be thouldering the resemblance of a gun refupplied ? If they return to Britain before they are well able to walk. victorious, they will be fit inftruments
When millions of free people at to promote that Navery at home which once turn their thoughts from trade, they have been successful in faftening and the means of acquiring wealth, (probably for a very little while) on to agriculture and frugality, it mult their fellow-Subjects abroad. caute a most sensible alteration in the In times of public confufion men of ftate. My lord, this is the care at all parties are sometimes carried furpresent in America ; every new act of ther than they intended at first setting violence will strengthen and confirm out. History and the knowledge of the spirit that taught them the neces. human nature should inform your sity of being frugal and virtuous, that Jordfhip how much it is against all they might remain free and become sound policy to secure or itrive for invincible.
punctilios at an infinite risk.