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language throws light on every other. There is not al single foreign tongue which will not suggest to a man of sense some new considerations respecting his ownWe acknowledge, too, that the great body of our educated countrymen learn to grammaticise their English by means of their Latint, This, however, proves not the usefulness of their Latin, but the folly of their lother instructors.“, Instead of being a vindieation of the present system of education, it is a high charge against it. A man who thinks the knowledge of Latin essential to the purity of English diction, either has never conversed with an accomplished womangi or does not deserve to have conversed with her. We are sure that all persons who are in the habit of hearing public speaking must have observed, that the orators who are fondest of quoting Latin, are by no means the most scrupulous about marring their native tongue.We could mention several members of Parliament who never fail to usher in their scraps of Horace i and Juvenal, with half-a-dozen false concords./!' it } ir: 15

Edinburgh Review. i ! isyon İtit. tAre there any questioning members in this extract, the first words of which are under the dominion of emphasis ? Point qut those answers which, being modified by succeeding members, assume the rising slide. This sentence is one example, This nowever does not. Were Latin not followed by the succeeding 'mem. ber, but the folly, it might take the falling inflection, but as it now stands it must have the rising.

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I FIND myself existing upon a little spot, surrounded every way by an immense unknown expansion. Where am I? What sort of a place do I inhabit? Is it exactly accommodated in every instanee to my convenience? Is there no excess of cold, none of heat, i to offend me? Am I never annoyed by animals either of my own kind or a different? Is every thing subservient to me, as though I had ordered all myself ?-No-+-nothing like it--the farthest from it possible. The world appears not, then, originally made for the private convenience of me alone? It does not. But is it not possible so to accommodate it, by my own particular industry? If to accommodate man and beast, heaven and earth, if this be beyond me, it is not possible. What consequence then follows; or cán there be any other than this? If I seek an interest of my own, detached from that of others, I seek (an interest, which is chimerical, and can never haye existence?

this I How then must I determine? Have I no interest at all? If I have not, I am a fool for staying here: tis å smoky house, and the sooner out of it the bet. ter. But why no interest? Can I be contented with none but one separate and detached? Is a social ina téresti joined with others, such an absurdity as not to be admitted? The bee, the beaver, and the tribes of herding animals, are enough to convince me that tlie thing is somewhere at least possible. How, then, am I assured that it is not equally true of man ? Admit it; and what follows? If so, then honour and justice are my interest; then the whole train of moral virtues which interest: without some portion of

even thieves can maintain society. But farther still-I stop not here--I pursue this social interest as far as I can trace my several relam tions. Io pass from my own stock, my own neighbourhood, my own nation, to the whole race of mankind, as dispersed throughout the earth. Am I not related to them all, by the mutual aids of commerce, by the general intercourse of arts and letters, by that common nature of which we all participate ?

Again-I must have food and clothing. Without a proper genial warmth, I instantly perish. Am I not related, in this view; to the very earth itself? to the distant gun, from whose beams I derive vigour? tonthat stupendous course and order of the infinite host of heaven, by which the times and seasons ever uniformly pass on Were this order once confounded, b could not probably survive a moment; $0'absolutelydol I depend on this common general welfare.

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What then have I ste de, but to enlarge virtue into piety. Not only honour and justice, and what Lowe to man, is my interest is but gratitude also, aequiest cence, resignation, adoration, and call It owe to this great polity, and its greater Governor, our common Parent ! o lodu - Ubout -441779011011---2919.

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questioning and answering states will, to some of our readers, be more evident. It presents some very plain and good illustrations of the rule-of the influence of lemphasis founded on the sense. The sentence, The world appears notis marked with an interrogation, and yet it has no external or pula gar sign authorizing that point. This is completely in accordance with

our notions of the subject Many writers would not lave sanctioned such a mark here and this arises from ignorance. There are many parts of sentences 'as strictly interrogative as poset sibility can admit, but ignorance has prevented the mark from bed ing affixed. From this it may be inferred, that many parts of sentences are transferred from the questioning to the answering state, and thus the sense of an author in a great measure lost.From this we likewise infer that the inflection of a member is a sine qua non; in short, a something with which it cannot dispense with which, at least, we know Nature never does dispense.

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- Ir is much to be regretted that the abolitionists and the planters have hitherto stood at such an im practicable distance from each other; and more especially that a whole class of men, comprising in it many humane and accomplished individuals, should have had such an indiscriminate stigma affixed to them, by the more intemperate advocates of a good

There is a sacredness in property, which a British legislature, in that calm and equitable spirit by which it is so honourably characterised, will ever hold in reverence; and every thing ought to be done, consistently with the great object of a full and final emancipation, to tranquillize the natural fears of the slave-holders, and, it may be added, to meet and to satisfy their natural appetite for justice, On the

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part of the abolitionists, there is a frequent appeal to the abstract and original principles of the question. Buty on the part of the proprietors, it may be asked, Who ought to be at the expense of reforming the misa chief that has arisen from the violation of these prie ciples ? - whether the traders who have hitherto acted under the sanction and the shelter of existing laws, or the government that framed these laws whether the party, that have been Jured into a commerce which they found to be tolerated and protected by the state, or the party that, by this very toleration, may be said to have given their promise and their authority in its favour-whether the children who have been misled, ori the parent who has misled them?-whether, in a word, the men who have been singled out for the execration of the publie, or that same publie, under whose observation, and by whose connivance, the property that they would now seize upon has been legalized, and its present possessors have made their sacrifices of time, and las bour, and money, to obtain it? It were a noble achievement, this conversion of slaves into free-men', and therefore the more important for its ultimate success, that in every step of its prosecution there should be an even-handed justice to all the parties concerned. More especially, would it serve to accredit the philanthropy that is now so widely and so warmly embarked upon this undertaking, did they who advocate its designs also bear their part in the expenses of them; and it would do much to allay the fermentation that now is among the West India planters, could they have any satisfying demonstration from Parliament, that, however intent on the emancipation of their slaves, it should be so devised and carried into effect as not to infringe on the present worth of their patrimony.

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