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Ge. Quo in ftatu sunt res Gallicæ ? Li. Sanè turbulento. Magnæ bellorum minæ funt, quid mali allaturi fint hoftibus, nescio: certè Galli jam ipfi non dicendis malis affliguntur. Ge. Unde prohciscuntur ifti bellorum tumultus ? Li. Unde, nifi ex ambitione monarcharum? Ge. At horum prudentiâ conveniebat sedari rerum humanarum tempestates. Li. Sedant illi quidem, fed ut Auster mare. Persuadent fibi fe Deos esse, suâque causâ Mundum hunc esse conditum. Ge. Immo princeps reipublicæ gratiâ conftituitur, non republica Principis causâ. Li. Imò non delunt Theologi, qui frigidum fuffundant, et ad hos tumultus claflicum capant. Ge. Istos ego ftatuerem in primâ acie. Li. At illi fibi cavent post principia.
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Academical Questions. By the Right Hon. William Drummond, R.C.
F.R.S. F.R.S.E. Author of a Translation of Perfius. Vol. I. 4to. Pp. 412. Cadell and Davies. HE favourable expectations which we were induced to form of
the work before us, when its title and author were first announced to the public, were greater than we ordinarily indulge ; and we acknowledge with pleasure that the entertainment, no less than the instruction which we have derived from its perusal, has borne a fair proportion to what we had largely anticipated. If in some fundamental and very important respects we have been disappointed, let us not on that account withhold the praises which it amply demands, nor scatter them “with the thrifty and penurious measure of critics by profeffion.” We gladly then contribute our testimony of applause to the learning, ingenuity, and elegance which the author has displayed throughout the whole of this performance. An extensive acquaintance with the opinions of the best metaphysical writers, both antient NO, CL, VOL. XXIII.