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No. 148. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1751.

Me pater sævis oneret catenis
Quod viro clemens misero peperci,
Me vel extremos Numidarum in agros

Classe releget.-Hor.1
Me let my father load with chains,
Or banish to Numidia's farthest plains !

My crime, that I, a loyal wife,

In kind compassion, say'd my husband's life.-FRANCIS. Anna JOLITICIANS remark, that no oppres

s ion is so heavy or lasting as that V which is inflicted by the perversion Seo u and exorbitance of legal authority. The robber may be seized, and the invader repelled, whenever they are found ; they who pretend no right but that of force, may by force be punished or suppressed. But when plunder bears the name of impost, and murder is perpetrated by a judicial sentence, fortitude is intimidated, and wisdom confounded : resistance

1 Horace, 3 Odes, xi. 45.

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No. 148. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1751.

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Me pater sævis oneret catenis
Quod viro clemens misero peperci,
Me vel extremos Numidarum in agros

Classe releget.-HOR.1
Me let my father load with chains,
Or banish to Numidia's farthest plains !

My crime, that I, a loyal wife,

In kind compassion, say'd my husband's life.-FRANCIS.
D IOLITICIANS remark, that no oppres-

s ion is so heavy or lasting as that V which is inflicted by the perversion

ou and exorbitance of legal authority. The robber may be seized, and the invader repelled, whenever they are found ; they who pretend no right but that of force, may by force be punished or suppressed. But when plunder bears the name of impost, and murder is perpetrated by a judicial sentence, fortitude is intimidated, and wisdom confounded : resistance

1 Horace, 3 Odes, xi. 45.

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