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MENT

FINANCES. REVENUE....

102

FIRST Causes.

105

FLATTERY,

106

FOLLIES..........

106

FORBEARANCE

106

FORTITUDE..

106

FRAUD..........

107

PRIDE OF FREEDOM...........

108

GAMING ...

108

GO-BETWEENS IN POLITICS...

108

FEAR OF GOD........

109

GOVERNMENT. GOVERNORS. PLANS AND FORMS OF GOVERN-

110

GRIEVANCES....

......... 130

HABIT

130

HABITS OF OFFICE...

131

HABITS OF ADVENTURE.

HAPPINESS...

132

HERBDITARY SuccESSION TO THE BRITISH CROWN.

.......... 132

HISTORY

.......... 134

HONESTY IN INDIVIDUALS........

137

HONESTY IN STATES.........

137

The House OF COMMONS.,

HUMANITY

143

HUMILITY............

143

IMAGINATION.................... sin ito........

143

IMPARTIALITY

................. 144

........... 131

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MAXIMS AND OPINIONS.

VOL. I.

B

MAXIMS AND OPINIONS,

MORAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMICAL.

ABJECTNESS.

IF
F we have deserved this kind of evil fame from

any thing we have done in a state of prosperity, I am sure, that it is not an abject conduct in adversity that can clear our reputation. Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.

The pride of no person in a flourishing condition is more justly to be dreaded, than that of him who is mean and cringing under a doubtful and unprosperous fortune.

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We know that over-labouring a point of this kind, has the direct contrary effect from what we wish. We know that there is a legal presumption against men quando se nimis purgitant ; and if a charge of ambition is not refuted by an affected humility, certainly the character of fraud and perfidy is still less to be washed away by indications of meanness. Fraud and prevarication are servile vices. They sometimes grow out of the necessities, always out of the habits, of slavish and degenerate spirits: and on

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