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NOTES TO LETTER IV.

Note 1, page 55, line 12. May those excel by Solway-Moss destroy'd. For an account of this extraordinary and interesting event, I refer my readers to the Journals of the year 1772.

Note 2, page 61, line 16. They will not study, and they dare not fight. Some may object to this assertion ; to whom I beg leave to answer,

that I do not use the word fight in the sense of the Jew Mendoza.

Note 3, page 62, line 20. Regret thy misery, and lament thy crimes. See the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter xxvii. and various

other places.

Note 4, page 63, line 2. Nor think of Julian's boast and Julian's fate. His boast, that he would rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem; his fate (whatever becomes of the miraculous part of the story), that he died before the foundation was laid.

Note 5, page 64, line 24.
Samson is

grace,

and carries all alone. Whoever has attended to the books or preaching of these enthusiastic people, must have observed much of this kind of absurd and foolish application of scripture history; it seems to them as reasoning.

THE BOROUGH.

LETTER V.

ELECTIONS.

Say then which class to greater folly stoop,
The great in promise, or the poor in hope ?

Be brave, for your leader is brave, and vows reformation; there

shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; and the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops. I will make it felony to drink small beer : all shall eat and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers; and they shall all worship me as their lord.

Shakspeare's Henry VI.

The Evils of the Contest, and how in part to be avoided —

The Miseries endured by a Friend of the Candidate — The various Liberties taken with him, who has no personal Interest in the Success—The unreasonable Expectations of Voters—The Censures of the opposing Party—The Vices as well as Follies shown in such Time of Contest-Plans and Cunning of Electors—Evils which remain after the Decision, opposed in vain by the Efforts of the Friendly, and of the Successful; among whom is the Mayor-Story of his Advancement till he was raised to the Government of the Borough—These Evils not to be placed in Balance with the Liberty of the People, but are yet Subjects of just Complaint.

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