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ernment" was formed. I spent some time with him at Washington-- he gave up his appointment for Cosmopolite in the “ BIG HOUSE. One night Cosmopolite, while sleeping in the room with him dreamed that a Rat came out of the dark, and fastened on his finger, and began to suck his blood, which he, in endeavouring to shake off, had like to have sprung out of bed. Next day there came a swindler to Cosmopolite, and ingeniously duped him out of thirty-eight dollars, which he designed never to reimburse! This also was a school, and taught him the lesson--" He that will be surety for a stranger shall smart for it.”
Mr. F. A. is sick, and perhaps is about to end his long and arduous labour. What then ?
Cosmopolite heard N
• preach from, "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” The Lord knoweth-not is able or willing-but knoweth how, i. e. the best way to deliver, &c.--and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment-not the general judgment, but some particular judgment in this world-adding, those who will not be subject to RULE and ORDER, put themselves out of the power of the magistrate, for he cannot follow them thro' all their intricate windings; of course they surrender themselves into the hand of God only--and hence we may expect to see some particular judgment befal them, as a just dispensation, and make a striking example of them as a warning to others !
From Baltimore to Philadelphia, and so to New-York, where he saw J.
., who professes himself to be an “ alien enemys-who hath caused (more) uneasiness in the
society, and disturbance (than Cosmopolite hath done on these shores this eighteen years)* though accountable to none in a
* The example of Cosmopolite-it had been urged would prove pernicious: but where has the effect been produced yet? Moreover the “Defence of Methodisni” states the dis. tinction between "Accidental and moral evil;" and shews the absurdity of saying most good or evil" &c.-- more evil than good.”.
moral or ecclesiastical point of view, for his conduct on these shores--though a man of “ ORDER,” yet he has been generously used in various senses in this city-but his Life shews the liberty in his country, as published by himself
. However Americans as “ alien friends” THERE in time of PEACE, are used worse, than “alien enemics" are here in time of war--which Cosmopolite doth knop.
There Cosmopolite with his Rib, had to appear at the Custom House by summons and tell his age, parentage birth place, occupation, city, street, number of the house, and name of the family where he staid before embarking, ship's name, &c. &c. &c. complexion, height, Aesh marks, &c. &c. all the answers recorded, and his name he had to sign to his testimony. This examination they passed through three times at the Custom House, then at the Mayor's office, and also at the Alien office; then he could not stay without the King's license, on which were certified his lodging, &c. wbich must not be removed even to the next door without permission, under a penalty--and the family who received him to ffty pounds fiue. Moreover, he must not exceed eleyen miles distance, nor preach without license from the sessions which could not be obtained without, first, the QATH of allegiance-second, to support that particular form of government, third against Popery, or be subject to pay a fine of twenty pounds--and those who suffered meetings in their houses without a license from the Bishop's court, were subject to twenty pounds fine--and each of these who attended, to pay five shillings.
Render unto Cæzar the things that are Cazar's, and sinto God the things that are God's for the devil ought to have his due, and God requires no more and every thing should have JUSTICE done to it!
And to rrisrepresent any thing designedly, with an intention to deceive, to injure another, and thereby angwer our own designs, is a " MORAL EVIL” of the deepest dye--and while the Vicegerent governs the world in Righteousness, judgment must and will be given in favor of the injured. Therefore vice must not iumph over virtue and though the “Wicked may flourish like the green bay tree" for a season, the day of retribution will come at last. Consequently, all persons wbose actions How from impure and unjustifiable motives, will have only a curse and bitterness, as a just entailment at last, as the final issue of their conduct !
But innocence, uprightness and integrity of heart, founded upon virtuous and justifiable principles, as a responsible Agent to the Supreme Governor of the world, will meet His approbation; who will carry them through safely, however severe their trials and conflicts may be for a season Salvation will come at last.
Hence the propriety of “FAITH in GOD,” and a “ HOPE” in his Providential hand! Likewise Charity or LOVE, which is the spirit of the gospel of Christ should be the nioving spring of all our actions; in order ihat we may glorify him in all our ways by a suitable disposition of heart fitted to his government-which rerequires a worship in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, with the UNDERSTANDING!
66 Natural Law"“ Moral Law"and the “ Rule of practice" originated from the game Author.
Natural law embraces unalienable RIGATS, which are founded upou innate principles, as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, &c. from which equality originates
Natural Justice." Agreeable to such natural justice is “ Moral obligation”- _ Love the Lord with all thy heart, and thy neighbour" (not less or more, but) " AS thyself," "and as ye would that others should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets"--or what the law of Moses, and the spirit of prophets, and the example of Jesus Christ enjoined
Therefore with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged,” and “ with what measure you meet, it shall be measured to you again."
The just retributions of Divine Providence have been observable in social bodies, as well as in personal and individual cases. Haman and Mordecai exemplify an instance" he that will dig a pit for another, shall fall into it himself.”
HE first fifteen years of my life were as lost, not
steady than most at that age; which was remarked by many.
When in my sixteenth year, I becaine acquainted with the comforts of religion ; which hath kept me out of many a hurtful snare. About eighteen I commenced my itinerant career; which is more than eighteen years since. Various are the scenes through which I hape been preserved since, by land and water--in those different climes where my lot hath been cast-arising from the different custom, interests, and the prejudice of edu: cation. There is a family likeness, so there may be a family temper--and likewise a family education. Hence the various MODES give rise to various prejudices-and those that predominate will infest and taint whole societies or neighbourhoods, over whose influence they controul.
Little minds are capable of little things and hence to see an exaltation, is apt to produce a jealousy-which when admitted begets envy: and friendship and respect degenerates into hatred, malice, and ill will.
Every person supposes himself to be in the middle of the world, and his way to be the most RIGHT, as a criterion, and the summit of perfection. A difference of course to be an crror, which should be cured--hence he bears testimony against it with all the zeal, acrimony, and bitter censoriousness imaginable. Why? because it varies from his views-without allowing others the same liberty that he takes; to think, and judge, and act for himself but all are in error who do not come to his rule, founded upon bigotry and the prejudice of education. For, the most ignorant are generally the most rude, saucy, impertinent and positive in their assertions ---not knowing how to state a proposition, nor draw a right conclusion-but think that assertion is argument, and so take it for granted that it proves the point.
Those persons who have sprung out of the ashes, and have been raised in the corner, when they get into office and power, become the most important, self-exalted, imperious, and tyrannical of any persons whatever; and domineer over those with a vengeance, that come within their power and displeasure ;* from which good Lord deliver the EARTH!
I perceive all things below the sun to be of a fleeting nature-nothing permanent but Divinity and Immortality! And to feel the love of the former brightens up the prospects of the latter; and inspires the heart with " hope” beyond this life ! s; I have not an acre of ground I call my own upon earth--and but a small pittance of this world's goods in any shape or form. But am without house or home of my own and but very few on whose friendship to depend.
The last seven years of my life have been a scene of trials; but they have been a school. During this time, I have not received from other people in my travels, what would bear one half of my necessary expenses--and yet there is no time nor place in Europe or America, that any person can point out, when or where I asked for a “CONTRIBUTION," for “ myself," either directly or indirectly--though I have taken a few, made by other people, in some cases of extreme necessity, or to prevent doing harm by hurting the feel. ings of some well wishers, in the course of those eighteen years--but have by far declined the bigger part-perhaps ten to one.t
The profits of my books I derived no real advan
** This is observable in petty understrappers
† The narrow contracted Tyrant-condemned such a VARIETY of heights-thought to be " uniform” would be for the best and choosing his own height for the model, had an bedstead" erected for the criterion--and all the longer must be “cut off," and all that were shorter must be stretched... which neither nature nor grace admit.
I have now and then rode up to a house, and asked for a bit of bread and some few things of the like necessity, &c.