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U F o< the lame cheap PLAN,
Lord Chesterfields LEI I EKb
to his Son Philip Stanhopi, Esq; together with
fcveral Pieces on various Subjects.
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CONSTITUTION of Gxeat-Bxitain.
SUBSCRIPTIONS for the above arc received by
HENRY KNOX, Bookieller, Boston.
lull arrived and now opening at the Store of
in Union-Street, Boston,
A variety of
Englirt, India, Irilh and Scorch G O O D S,
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roccoPun.ps China ware.
Infants ditto,
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tickles, Loaf Sugar, Src. &c.
In King-Street,
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W X T CH'S, fomc go on Diamonds, and some with a
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with a Barn ana Chaise Haufe, and about two
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Or, Thomas s Bolton Journal.
T H U R S D A Y, April 28, 1774-
P I C T U RE S of the TIMES.
G O D.
THAT there is a God, u evident
from our own exigence. The or
der and regularity which isdiffufed through
out the whole creation, the Planets ihll
running in one continued course, and not
breaking in upon one another, which would
invert the order of nature, and bring all
things to ruin and confufion, the glorious
Luminary that gives us light, the Byry
firmament, in short, every infed and thing
that breathes, manifefts it beyond all pofli
bility of doubt j yet, strange to tell ’ there
are thole who ailed to disbelieve it. Affec
tation or madness it undoubtedly is, for no
man in his senses would go to aflert what«
even his own exigence proves to be falfe.
By chance it is impoflible we can exist, the
very idea argues our absurdity; for if we
existed by chance, wc should be equals only
with the brutes, whereas at present we are
endowed with fupcrior faculties, and capa
ble of difeerhing good from evil. Those
faculties were certainly never intended to
be misapplied, or to be laid by as ufelcfs ;
the supposition is idle. If it was not, that
order which is so vifiblc, and the only ce
ment of kingdoms and Hates, would inevi
tably fall to the ground, and the whole
world be one general fcenc of misery and
Those only who pretend to disbelieve a
God will doubt a Devil or Hell. As there
is an habitation for the righteous, there is
of course one for the wicked ; and a prince
of evil, as well as good. Let the wicked
man appeal to his own conscience, and fay
whether this be falfe. What farther hell
need we than a guilty conscience ? For,
supposing no other, this would be infup
por table.
..Which way shall we fly
“ Infinite wrath and infinite despair ?
« Which way we fly is hell, ourselves are hell.”
A bad conscience is a burning, unbear
able, and never-dying hell $ and none but
the most obstinate madman would run him
felfhcadlong intocternity, dilbclieving what
every day tells him is true.
“ If it so should fall cut, as who can tell,
“ But there may be a God, a heaven, and hell,
« Mankind had best confider well, for fear
« It should be too late when their mistakes appear.”
M A N.
Man is that proud haughty being which
stalks along the earth with pomp and fplen
dour, as though he were a God. He ima
gines he alone ought to be foie Lord of the
creation, and, though his stay is here only
for a day, treasures up riches, and throws
away his time in luxury, fully, and diflipa
tion, as if he were to continue here forever.
.. -See (fays he) all things for my ufc !
•* See man for mine,” replies a pamper’d goose;
“ And just as short ofreafon he must fall
“ Who thinks all made for one, not one for all.”
Religion, which ought to be the link of
happiness and fricndfhip, and the chain of
society, and whose purity, innocence, and
funplicity, ought to be inviolably preferv
cd, is become a cause for contention ; and,
under its cloak, the most artful villanies,
and base purposes, arc affected. The
Bishops, instead of setting pious and good
examples, set us the very wurst; and the
cnthufiaftick brawl of fomc preachers, and
the inaftivity, indolence, and drowsiness of
others, rather disgust than give us plea
sure: £0 that when our teachers cease to
inftrud, it is no wonder we ccafe to be
Th? people of the present age have al
most forgot the meaning of th** word. The
polite will have nothing to do with it, and
the inferiour chfs only countenance it as
being very neceftary in trade. 'l'iic ladies
knit their brows at the bare meatron of it;
and if, by accident, it intrudes upon them,
they take every politic means to (hake it off.
Modcfty and virtue were formerly very
intimate, and in Befs’s days Rtcat favourites
of the fair ; but the poHtefie of the pre
sent enlightened age have happily got rid
of both. Even little lisping Miss at the
boarding school can now cock up her eye,
and look as impudent as Ihe plcales, with
out Mamma’s displeasure. Mamma likes
to fee her darling a little in the ton ; and,
to be furc, why should not young ladies
look a little sprightly ? There can be no
harm in it. As for modesty, it is only fit
for beggars; and polite company I how
their breeding, by kicking it out oi doors.
Hospitality (happily for itfelf) is got out
of the fmokc of London, or it would have
inevitably been choaked. It lies now in a
very infirm state in Herefordfhire, but the
very bad year of Cyder will foun oblige it
to move ; and if it gets into Wales, one
severe winter will iurely end it. At any
rate, poor Hospitality will have a hard
ftrugi»lc to hold out much longer.
Hospitality and Charity were both
brought up under the fame roof, and are
determined to live and die together. They
some time ago applied for afhltance to the
Clergy, their old friends ; but they unhap
pily took them for importers, and very po
litely pushed them out of doors.
The name of friend fltill remains, and
that is all. The heaven-Born tree itfelf is
quite rooted up, and loft ; and unlcfs where
fomc advantage is like to follow, friendfhip
will not intermeddle. Friendship in a fa
tal hour contracted an acquaintance with
flattery, and was ruined. Flattery hath
fmcc afTumed friendfhip’s habit, and it re
quires fomc study to detect the impostor.
Honesty lived with some merchants in
the metropolis a considerable time; but,
going backwards and forwards to court
with petitions and remon(Lances, was un
luckily loft. It found its way, however,
to fomc of the principal towns in the
kingdom, but was very coldly received;
and, going several times after to court
with petitions, became so ftek, and tired
of life, that it suddenly disappeared, and is
supposed to be now in Herciordfhirc, with
Hospitality and Charity.
The following was publiflied in London on the 2 sth of
Januarv last.
BY the last advices from America we learn, that great
uneasiness and difeontent prevail in all the colonics, on
account of a duty of three pence per pound laid on tea by
virtue of an A£l of Parliament, to which the Americans
imagine, that if they submit, it will be an introduction to
a ] l that variety of taxes which are paid in England, besides
the numerous taxes imposed on them by their own Repre
In confcqucnce, Gentlemen, of these apprehensions, the
Americans have very illegally ,at Bofton.deftroyed 324 chests
ot'Tea,the property of theLaftlndiaCompany : But (ojuftity
themfeives in this violence and dilobedience to tlie AO, they
presume to call the authority of the Houle of Commons
over them in question. This cannot fail of being taken
cognizance of by your august Afiembiy, whole refoiuiions,
it is hoped, will not be mere ads of power, fir it should
always be remembered, that die colonies arc our brethren
and rdlow fubjeds, and entitled equally with us to every
right and privilege of Britons. We should therefiire enquire,
“ Whether we liave behaved to them « brethren t" And,
« Whether we have not exacted from whit we should
have judged extremely hard to have fuffered ourfedve.
The firlt right of a Briton is, “ That he cannot be taxed
but by his peers the next, “ that he cannot be taxed but
by a parliament in which he is represented, or by pmfons
who pay a Ihare of die tax they impofc on him.” Are then
the colonies in this manner reprefcnted in the Parliament of
Great-Britain ? Do those who impofc 1 duty on Tea in the
colonies pay a share of that duty ? If this is not the case,
what have the colonies dene that they should be Gripped oi
one of the most valnable privilege', of Britons t Has Pailia
ment a right to take the mott uifling privieg*-: from the
futyed, unlei. forfeited by law • 1 know they ur in many
caies omnipotent ; tney rmy by p wr pass a Erv try which
any colony IL-mld be of the privilege < f bt.ng tried
by jury ; but I ask, amid they of rwnt do it f tor becacen
power and right there is s very grew dilfe enee.
The utmost wiidom 0! Pari-sment will be wanted on this
m-ift import? it ncc-ifioi. and no member, it is hoped- w»H
[Numb. 169.
advise an improper exertion of power. It it the true inte
rest of Gnat-Britain to acquire and reuin, not tn alicnat**
the arteftion. other colonies; and this can only be done
kind and always considering them as they must
tainiy dclcne to be considered, in all ref|>cAi on the lamclte
footing as ourtehTS, and ot right entitled to every privilege ।
that ue in England enjoy. * .
The colonies arc so many distant provinces of the Britilh 1
empire, which add (hength, dignity, and pewer to the mo- lu
ther country, and will continue to do so infinitely more jP
but if, instead of improving this vail acceflion of dominion!
to our advantage, we make enemies of our fi tends and
low fubje&s, and thereby convert this blefiing of heaven into
a curie, then indeed we may have cause to lament over dur "
late conquests, whilst every other power in Europe would .
rejoice in our and divisions, which they already
do, and will not tail to encourage.
To endeavour therefore to heal the wounds between
Great-Britain and her American offspring, which Mr.
Grenville's mifbken policy cccalioned, is the duty of every
man, but more immediately the business of the members of’
the Brit.fh Legiflaturc ; nor is it an arduoua talk : •• Let
the whole system of Mr. Grenville’s politics be aboliflied j
let his ideas of an American revenue, by taxation, be bcaid
of no more." Dp this, Gentlemen,'and you will then
want no revenue from the colonics by taxes, or duties, or
impolis j they will give you all the wealth they have, for
your manufactures by trade. R ATI O N AL IS.
FRIDAY, April ®a.
Fortbtr Advitct rtetivtd by the Lord Hyde Paehet,
Contain ‘Jeffriet, 101'0 an i red at NcwYork fom Fat
n.vutb j ar.d ly the Caflt. fFliti ar.d Calef from London.
PETFRSBURG H, [Rofla] January 7.
SESSIEURh P alLa, R akhknow, and
others, contii.ua to impart to us the in
tereftiog difcovaries they make m the
course of their travels. Theie learned
men have dilcovered lcver.il nations, whois
very names were never heard of before ,
among others, the 1 feurwaUMis, and
their neighbours the Mardouan.. Theie pvOpfr tie ie
markable nor only for their flcilf in agriculture, but allo that
they make it a put of their worlhip.
V]. It is now said to be fettled by a Gres'
Perlonage for the Queen of Denmark to come io Englanc
the enluing iwnmer.
"January 28. The greatest court-beauty in this metro
pnlis, at preient is the celebrated Mrs. Matthews, a lady o
Council, last week, only voted two regiments to America
His Majelly has ordered five mure from Ireland. Th
Bostonians are to be chafiifcd, and arc to drink tea, thoug!
ever so great an emetic.
January 29. It is reported at St. James’s, that thei
will not be an Ambaflador from France before theyeu 1773
A short timefince, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Agent to th
House of Aflembly of New-England, presented a petrtiu
from the House of Aflembly to the King, afluiing his Ma
jetty, that the people of New-England had no confidence i
their Governor j that they considered him as an enemy t
the province ; that the breach between them and him w.
so open and avowed, and the enmity between them so dr
elated and pufitive, the public bufinefc of the province w.
thereby so eflentiaily injured and impe frd, that it was m
ceflary for the public service, as well ar their happiness, t
remove him ; and concluded with a request to remove liii
from that government. The King gave no answer to ti
petition j and it was imagined no notice would be taken <
it j but upon reconsidering the matter, it was thought tnt
prudent to refer it to the privy council. Administration we
thus obliged to take it up ; a fort of mock-trial was r
solved upon, that the truth of the allegation; might be a
fcdedly enquired into; and upon which fomc judgment w
to be formed, and reported to the King. The enquiry ca.
on last Saturday, before the privy council. Dr. Frankl
attended according to order ; and the Attorney and Solicit
General being,by order of adminiftration,counfel foiGovtrn
Hutchinson, Dr. Franklin was allowed counsel I kcwi
He had Mr. Serjeant Ghnn, and Mr. Dunning. T
matter turned chiefly upon the extraordinary letters (whi
have been poblifbed) of the Governor and Ucutenu
Governor to the late Mrs What Ly. (t was fometinje doul
ed whether copies of them < ould be adrrirtad as Ovidenc*
but it being impoflible to obtain the originals, they bci
before the Houle of Aflembly, the copies were at len*
admitted. Ihe event of the enquiry is not yet made pui
—The fate of America, lad in th«t, of Great-Britain,.
pends upon the advice, or rather report which the pr;
council fhsll makn to the King upon this occxfion. 'j
situation of affairs in America is become more truly ala:
ing than ever. The union throughout that continent,
r-jed the tea, while it is to a duty to be pa.d the
fhewv that the miniliers, or rather the cabinet junto,
whom only the King thinks proper to confide, are as a
dially ikfpifed in America, as they arc detested in Enghi
If the tax is attempted .0 be impend, which can only be
force, the remittances to Enghmd of tobacco, naval Pur
&c. «. will of course, be flopped, and thereby the immei
deht, not left than FIVE MILLIONS' which t
North-Americans owe to the merchants in Grext-Bnt
must rema n unpaid. This wiii inevitably so materially .
jure cur merchant!, frsdere, and mechanios at home, tha
gener.l bankruptcy wH, in ail probability, succeed. 1
pillion for power on ms fide, and the refolutiun to prefe
liberty on th* Other, give a • ery serious, ar.d in many p«
pie’s apprehc !r -i, a ver; dreadful to ft.is diff u
TJw thro*- ng the tea info the sea in Bcftan, irritates
court extremely, and while it fhewS tßa indignitv w
which the leriflative authority of this county is tr -ated
-Am- ;kx, gives rco %tu apprenend, that if forte it auem?
it will b» eppofed. The other cbior.iei, p«iCula»Jy Caroli
where no ftntagem to land the tea was urojetfed, have
i.idecd (hewn the same indignity, btcaul* there was not t
Utne provocation, but have adfed * ith the Lune <pwi* 1
hrmnms , and bender fending tne tea tuck, have guar.

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