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manly vices ? And can you imagine, that they, Courage.
truth, my fellow-soldiers ? it is by means of our intes Regret. tine divisions, that Romans have gained so great advantages over us. They turn the mismanagements of their enemies to their own praise. They boast of what they have done, and say nothing of what we might have done, had we been so vise as to unite against them.
What is this formidable Roman army? Is it Contempt. not composed of a mixture of people from different countries, some more, somne less, disposed to military atchievements ; some more, some less, capable of bearing fatigue and hardship. They keep together, while they are successful. Attack them with vigour : distress them : you will see Courage. them more disunited among themselves, than we
Can any one imagine, that Gauls, Germans, and with shame I must add, Britons,
Regret. who basely lend, for a time, their limbs, and their lives, to build up a foreign tyranny ; can one imagine, that these will not be longer enenies than slaves ? Or that such an army is held together by sentiments of fidelity, or affection? NO; the only body of union among them is fear. And, whenever terror ceases to work upon the Contempt. minds of that mixed multitude, they, who now fear, will then hate their tyrannical masters. On our side, there is every possible incitement to Courage. valour. The Roman courage is not, as ours, inflamed by the thought of wives and children in danger of falling into the hands of the enea my. The Romans have no parents, as we have, to reproach them, if they should desert their
They have no country here to fight for. They are a motly collection of for- Contempt. eigners, in a land wholly unknown to them, cut off from their native country, hemmed in by the
infirm old age.
surrounding ocean, and given, I hope, a prey into our hands, without any possibility of escape. Let not the sound of the Roman name affright your ears. Nor let the glare of gold or silver upon their armour, dazzle your eyes. It is not by gold, or silver, that men are either wounded or defended; though they are rendered a richer prey to the conquerors. Let us boldly attack this disunited rabble. - We shall find among themselves a reinforcement to our army. The degenerated Britons, who are incorporated into their forces, will, through shame of their country's cause, deserted by them, quickly leave the Romans and come over to us. The Guuls, remembering their former liberty, and that it was the Romans who deprived them of it, will forsake their tyrants, and join the assertors of freedom. The Germans, who remain in their army, vill follow the example of their countrymen, the Usipii,
who so lately deserted. And what will there be Contempt. then to fear ? A few half-garrisoned forts ; a
few municipal towns, inhabited by worn-out old men, discord universally prevailing, occasioned by
tyranny in those who command, and obstinacy in Courage.
those who should obey. On our side, an army united in the cause of their country, their wives, their children, their aged parents, their liberties,
their lives. At the head of this army—I hope I A pology. do not offend against modesty in saying, there is
a General ready to exert all his abilities, such as they are, and to hazard his life in leading you to
victory and to freedom. Encourage I conclude, my countrymen, and fellow-sol
diers, with putting you in mind, that on your behaviour this day depends your future enjoyment of peace and liberty, or your subjection to a tyrannical enemy, with all its grievous consequences. When, therefore, you come to engage think of your ancestors and think of your posterity.
DOUBTING. VEXATION. AFFECTA-
(See Moliere's MARRIAGE FORCE.)
LONGHEAD solus, with an open letter in his hand.
Vexation. hastily. To fix the very day, and then fail. Her father will prosecute ine, to be sure, and will Apprehen. recover heavy damages too, as he threatens me. But then, what could I do? Could I marry Apology. with the prospect I had before me ? To tell me, she married to get free from restraint, and that
Blame. she expected, I should make no inquiry into her conduct, more than she would into mine! If she Apprehen. speaks so freely before marriage, how will she act after ? No, no, I'll stand his prosecution. Better Courage. be a begger than a cuckold.But hold. Perhaps Recollectio. I am more afraid than hurt. She might mean Excusing. only innocent freedom_She is a charming girl. But I am thirty years older than she is—I would Apprehen. wish to marry her ; but I should not like what I am afraid will be the consequence. What reso Anxiety. lution shall I take ? I'll be hang'd if I know what to do. On one hand, beauty inviting ; on Desire. the other, cuckoldom as ugly as the devil. On Apprehen. one hand, marriage ; on the other, a lawsuit. I Vexation. am in a fine dilemma.-Lancelet Longhead; Lancelet Longhead; (striking himself on the forehead.] I'll tell you whit, old friend, I doubt you are but a simpleton all this while, that have been thinking yourself a little Solomon. I'll e'en go and consult with some friends, what I must do.
For I cannot determine, within myself, Doubt. whether I had better try to make it up with the family, and go on with my intended marriage, or set thein at defiance, and resolve to have nothing to do with matrimony. If any body advises ine Confidence.
Resolution. to marry, I'll venture it, I think. Let me see,
what wise, sagacious people are there of my acquaintance 2-Oh-my two neighbours, Dr. Neverout, and Dr. Doubty; men of universal learning ! Ill go to them directly. And here is Dr. Neverout coming out of his house very for
tunately, Anger. Neverout, (talking to one in the house.] I tell
you, friend, you are a silly fellow, ignorant of all
good discipline, and fit to be banished from the Affetation republic of letters. I will undertake to demonof learning, strate to you by convincing arguments, drawn
from the writings of Aristotle himself, the philosopher of philosophers, that ignarus es, you are an ignorant fellow ; that ignarus eras, you was an ignorant fellow ; that ignarus fuisti, you have been an ignorant fellow; that ignarus fueras, you had been an ignorant fellow ; and that, ignarus eris, you will be an ignorant fellow, through all the genders, cases, numbers, voices, moods, tenses, and persons, of all the articles, the nouns, the pronouns, the verbs, the participles, the adverbs, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions.
Longh. Somebody must have used him very ill, to inake him call so many hard names.
Dr. Civility. Neverout, your servant. A word with you, if
you please, Sir. Contempt.
Nev. You pretend to reason ! You don't so inuch as know the first elements of the art of rea
soning. You don't know the difference between pride.
a category and a predicament, nor between a major and a minor.
Longh. His passion blinds him so, he does Civility.
Doctor, I kiss your hands. May
not see me.
Nev. Do you know what a blunder you have committed ? Do you know, what it is to be guilty of a syllogism in Balordo ? Your major is foolish,
your minor impertinent, and your conclusion ridiculous.
Longh. Pray, Doctor, what is it, that so dis- Inquiring. turbs your philosoplay?
Nev. The most atrocious provocation in the Anger. world. An ignorant fellore would defend a Pride. proposition the most erroneous, the most abominable, the most execrable that ever was uttered or written. Longh. May I ask, what it is?
Inquiring Nev. Mr. Longhead, all is ruined. The Apprehen. world is fallen into a general depravity. A degree of licentiousness, that is alarming, reigns Reproach. universally: and the governors of states have reason to be ashamed of themselves, who have power in their hands for maintaining good order among mankind, and suffer such enormities to pass unpunished. Longh. What is it, pray, Sir ?
Inquiring. Nev. Only think, Mr. Longhead, only think, Accusing. that in a christian country, a person should be allowed to use an expression publicly, that one would think would frighten a nation ; an expression, that one would expect to raise the devil ! Only think of-" The form of a hat !”-There, Amazement Mr. Longhead, there's an expression for you
! Did you think you should have lived to hear such an expression as—" The form of a hat ?"
Longh. How, Sir? I don't understand where. Inquiring, in the harm of such an expression consists.
Nev. I asfirm and insist upon it, with hands Positive. and feet, pugnis et calcibus, unguibus et, rostro, that to say, *The form of a hat,” is as absurd, as to say, that, datur vacuum in rerum natura, there is a vacuum in nature. [Turning again to the person with whom he had been disputing in the house.] Yes, ignorant creature, a hat is Difpleasure an inanimate substance, and therefore form can- Contempt. not be predicated of it. Go, illiterate wretch, and Learned read Aristotle's chapter of qualities. Go, study