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fums as shall be required for their support; and power by means of the places we shall have to bestow *.

12. And they ceased not to extol that country; and they hired scribes to write in its praifes; and the people believed in all the things that they said.

13. At length, a certain man arose, who devised mighty things, and he spake great words, and he prophefied.

14. And the people listened unto him, and they believed the words that he uttered, because they did not understand the meaning thereof: And they said one unto another, furely no man could have imagined there things, if he had not been infpired.

15. And he cried with a loud voice, and faid: "Hear! O ye people, and attend! and ye rulers of "Britain, give ear.

15. " Verily I fay unto you, that every perfon ye "fhall fend from your own country into these diftant "fettlements, fhall add to the wealth, and augment "the profperity of thy native country, as much as “FOUR TIMES THE NUMBER would do, if they were "fuffered to remain at home *.'

17. And this faying pleased the rulers; and they gave bounties and premiums to induce their own people to go thither.

18. For they faid among themselves, the more money we shall have to distribute, the more we shall be able to retain to ourselves and to our friends.

19. And they made to themselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness: nor had they the fear of the Lord before their eyes.

20. Nevertheless, it was foon difcovered, that the prophet was a lying prophet ;-and that there had been a lying spirit in him; and that he had uttered these words only with an intention to deceive.

Quær. Might not the same reasoning be applied to the settlement. of Botany Bay?

See Franklin's political writings.

21. For those people that had gone into that far country, foon rebelled, and they turned their arms against their parent country, and they did what was in their power to undo the land of their fathers.

22. And they said, it is not fit that we fhould obey thee; neither will we longer be fubjected to thy fway.

23. And the rulers of Britain were grieved thereat ; and they stirred up the people, so that they were enraged;-and they warred against them for many years. 24. But the colonies at laft prevailed, and they became a free people.

25. Neither did the people of Britain at first perceive the favour that their colonies had done them, by thus freeing them from a burden that they never would have been able to bear:

26. For their understanding had been perverted by those who govern them, and a spirit of delufion had gone forth through the land.

27. Verily, they ftill fhut their eyes against the clearest light; nor will they now fee, that while they are fighting to extend their dominions, they are only ftruggling to load themselves, and their children, and their children's children, with fresh burthens.

28. And the rulers fmile at the fuccefs of their arts, and they say in their hearts, the bubble will not break till we fhall have aggrandized ourselves.

29. Whom the Lord loveth to chaften, he hardeneth their hearts, fo that their judgment is perverted. 30. Neverthelefs, the people think they are a great and a wife people; and that all other nations, when compared with them, are as nothing.

31. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear; and he that hath an understanding, let him ponder these things!

Nn 2

A Card from a gentleman in the old town, to a lady in

the new.

LEANDER, who (old poets write)
The Hellefpont fwam every night,
(Strength mighty love fupplied)
Would juflly have exclaim'd and swore,
Had, when he gain'd the lady's door,
Admittance been denied..

I, no lefs a love fick fwain,
Have as much reafon to complain,
When fhut on me your gate;

For I (though feeming strange, 'tis true),
Each time I go to vifit you,

Brave as fevere a fate.

What intervenes 'twixt you and me,
Although a bridge and not a fea,

Is equally unkind;

From water I confefs it faves,

No fear of perifhing by waves,
But very great by wind.


Roy's wife of Aldevalloch, a favourite new fong.

O Roy's wife of Aldevalloch,
Roy's wife of Aldevalloch,
Wat ye how the cheated me

AsIcame o'er the bracs o' Ballọc.

She vow'd and fwore fhe wad be mine,
And that the loo'd me best of ony;

But, ah! the fickie faithlefs quean,

She's ta'en the carle and left her Johnny.
O Roy's wife &c.

O fhe was a canty quean,

And weel could dance the Highland walloch;

How happy I had fhe been mine,

Or I'd been Roy of Aldevalloch.

O Roy's wife, &c.

Her hair fae fair, her een fae clear,

Her wee bit mou' fae fweet an' benny,

To me the ever will be dear,

Tho' fhe 's ta'en the carle and left her Johnny.
O Roy's wife, &c.

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The ardour of thy mind:

To all the habitable earth,
Belong the honours of thy bir h,
True patriot of mankind.

The aim was thine to fwell the store
Of human blifs poffeff'd before,
And focial comforts give

To men, who miferably know,
No with beyond the 'fcape from wo,
But the mere wifh to live.

Thy gen'rous courage dar'd effay,
To trace in wilder'd waftes a way,
And commerce means afford:
The favage of the wild to tame
Into a citizen, and frame

A city of a horde.

By law fecurity extend,

Freedom with peace and plenty blend
And friendly feafts prepare,
Where famine o'er the chafe prefides
And cannibals contending guides
A brother's corse to tear,

With fenfibilities to feel
Alluring pleasure's soft appeal,
The fentimental ties

Of gentle love and friendship true,
And the dear praise to merit due,
That civil life fupplies;

But more with vig'rous virtue bleft, That each indulgent wifh fuppreff'd, Magnanimoufly good;

The blandishments of leifure fpurn'd, And lab'ring, human welfare turn'd To feats of hardihood.

Trav❜ling with barefoot patience o'er
The ftony road, the rocky fhore,
A frozen fea to tread

With guideless step, and naked go
Through regions of unfathon'd fnow
Immeafurably spread.

With perfeverance undifmay'd,
Thy toils no difappointment stay'd;

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