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L O N D ô N,
C. BATHURST, W. STRAHAN, J. Ri.
VOL U ME VIII.
E. X AMIN E R.
Thursday, November 2, 1710.
longa efl injuria, longae Ambages ; fed fumma sequar faftigia rerum. IT is a practice I have generally followed,
to converse in equal freedom with the deserving men of both parties; and it was never without some contempt, that I have observed perfons, wholly out, of employment, affect to do otherwise. I doubted, whether any inan could owe so much to the side he was of, although he were retained by it; but without some great point of interest, either in pofseflion or prospect, I thought it was the mark of a low and narrow spirit.
It is hard, that for fome weeks past I have been forced, in my own defence, to follow a proceeding that I have so much condemned in others. But several of my acquaintance, among the declining party, are grown to infufferably peevith and fplenetick, profeis luch violent apprehensions for the publick, and represent the ftate of things in such formidable ideas, that I find myself disposed to ihari in Vol. VIII.