An occasional (A second-tenth) letter from the Farmer to the free-men of Dublin

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Page 7 - Not the red arm of angry Jove, That flings the thunder from the sky, And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break In ruin and confusion hurl'd, He, unconcern'd, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Page 4 - With all the gifts that heav'n and earth impart, The smiles of nature, and the charms of art, While proud oppression in her valleys reigns, And tyranny usurps her happy plains...
Page 9 - As, when the winds their airy quarrel try, Justling from ev'ry quarter of the sky, This way and that the mountain oak they bend, His boughs they shatter, and his branches rend; With leaves and falling mast they spread the ground; The hollow valleys echo to the sound...
Page 7 - HE man refolv'd and fteady to his truft, Inflexible to ill, and obftinately juft, May the rude rabble's infolence defpife, Their fenfelefs clamours and tumultuous cries ; The tyrant's fiercenefs he beguiles, And the ftern brow, and the harfh voice defies, And with fuperior greatnefs fmiles. "Not the rough whirlwind, that deforms Adria's black gulf, and vexes it with ftofhis, The ftubborn virtue of his foul can move ; Nor the red arm...
Page 5 - Eas'd of her load fubjeftion grows more light, ' And poverty looks chearful in thy fight ; Thou mak'ft the gloomy face of nature gay> Giv'ft beauty to the fun, and pleafure to the day. Thee, goddefs, thee...
Page 13 - Letter from the Farmer to the Free and Independent Electors of the City of Dublin (Dublin, 1749) p.
Page 5 - Take ; while thofe few Nations, who boaft remaining Freedom, are enflaved by their Appetites, and prepared for outward Chains by inward Depravity; while even in Britain, the Terms LIBERTY and PATRIOTISM are fecretly ridiculed as chimerical, as Topics of Speculation rather than Reality ; it is to Inland alone, as to the Heart, where the Animal Spirits, the Vital Heat of Political Nature appear to make their Retreat; from hence I truft to re-expand, to inform their accuftomed Channels, and carry Life...
Page 8 - TRUE Patriotifm is a Flower of a moft tender "*' and delicate Nature. The fine Soil it delights to "** be planted in, the Care and Diligence required in " the Management and Cultivation of it, to bring it *' to Maturity, gives me great Room to fear we rnuft " expeft but a very few Slips of it to adorn even our *' fineft Gardens in this remote frigid Region.
Page 11 - LETTER FROM The FARMER, TO TH .E FREE and INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of the CITY of DUBLIN. DUBLIN : Printed by GEORGE FAULKNER in Effex-ftreet.
Page 11 - Patriotism 79 [When you] demonstrate to the World [that] . . . you tread superior to private Influence . . . you will give a singular Example of living Illumination, to all other Counties and Corporations in the Kingdom. You will give a public Testimony and Sanction to Virtue. You will render it fashionable, approved, and applauded . . . You will deliver down the signal Precedent to many Generations; and when you shall have passed away, future Centuries who shall reap the Harvest of your Truth, in...

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