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NOTE TO LETTER V.
Note 1, page 84, line 20. He lived, nor dream'd of corporation-doles. I am informed that some explanation is here necessary, though I am ignorant for what class of my readers it can be required. Some corporate bodies have actual property, as appears by their receiving rents; and they obtain money on the admission of members into their society: this they may lawfully share perhaps. There are, moreover, other doles, of still greater value, of which it is not necessary for me to explain the nature, or to inquire into the legality.
Quid leges sine moribus Vanæ proficiunt?
Væ! misero mihi, mea nunc facinora
Trades and Professions of every Kind to be found in the
Borough— Its Seamen and Soldiers-Law, the Danger of the Subject-Coddrington's Offence-Attorneys increased; their splendid Appearance, how supported—Some worthy Exceptions-Spirit of Litigation, how stirred up—A Boy articled as a Clerk; his Ideas—How this Profession perverts the Judgment-Actions appear through this Medium in a false Light-Success from honest ApplicationArcher a worthy Character-Swallow a Character of different kind-His Origin, Progress, Success, &c.
“TRADES and Professions"—these are themes the Muse,
Be it then known that we can boast of these
Say, of our native heroes shall I boast,