United States. Supreme Court.

The Universal magazine, Volume 4 online

. (page 53 of 108)
Online LibraryUnited States. Supreme CourtThe Universal magazine, Volume 4 → online text (page 53 of 108)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

ner indicative of his impardality. Having relating to ouf Saviour's disc^urses^ is equal*
said that xhefrst Chrutiens pai,sed much of ly deaervmg hh attention } whilst both pas-
their time in prayer, public worship, &c. sages, coming from the same pes, may bl
'^mewhat like the present Aiethodist* and dcMoed proofs qf a rigorous impartiality.

Digitized by CjOOQIC

Biographicd Sketch ofth Ufe and Vf^riAngi of W, Paley, D. D. dgS

encountering every extremity of danger, vras/aise, and of what if false, he mini
ossauked by the populace, punished by have known to fa^ so ?"
the magistrates, scourged, beat, stoned, 4. Tke Principles of Moral mid Pifitical
left iot dead \ expecting, wherever he Philnopky. This work, to use hi& own
eame, a renewal of the same treatment, expressions, *' Bears in many of its part^
;u]d the same dangers \ yet when driven no obscure relation to the genera) prin-
from one city, preaching in the next, ci piles of natural and revealed religion.*^
spending his whole time m the employ- It is divided into six books. Tlie first
ment, sacrificing to it his |>leasures, his contains Preliminaiy Considerations—
t2S/t, his safety, persisting in this course the second treats of Moral Obligation'^
^0 old age, unaltered by the experience the third of Relative Duties, including
of perverseness, ingratitude, prejudfce, those which are determinate, those that
4escrtion, unsubdOed by anxiety, want, are indeterminate, and of the crimes op-
labomr, persecutions, unwearied by long posite to these, and those resulting from
confinement, undismayed by the pros- th(^ constitution of the sexes, and of the
pect of death. Such was St. PSeiul. We crimes opposed to these-^the fourth of
bave his letters in our hands - we have Duties to Ourselves, and the crimes op«
also a history, purporting to be written posite to these^the fifih of Duties to«
by one of his fellow travellers, and ap- wards God — and the sixth of the Ele-
pearing by a comparison with these let- ments of Political Knowledge. Such
krs, certamly to nave been written by are its general contents ; and he has dis-
MHoe person, well acquainted with the cussed nis subjects in so easy, pleasing
transactions of his life. From the let- and intelligible manner, that ne has giv-
ters, as well as firom the history, we ga- en to his work, a very extensive degree
ther not only the account which we of popularity. It is worthy of remark,
have stated of'^him, but that he was one that he had even an aversion to publish
Dotof many who acted, and suffered in on the subject, from the idea that man-
tle same manner, and that of those who kind in general, paid little attention to
did so, several h^d been the companions such kind of speculations. Nor is it
of Christ's jninisfiry ; the occular wit- certain, tlut the production would have
n»ses, or pretending to be such, of his appeared at all, had not his friend Dr.
miracles, and of his resurrection. We Jonn Law» given him a' living, on the
moreover find the same person referring condition that it should see the light,
^n his letters to his supernatural conver- To the author, therefore, it must liave
lion ; the particulars, and accompany- been a source of peculiar gratification tp
jog circumstances of which are related find that the performance was so favour-
m the history, and which accompanying ably received by the public. At the
circumstances, if all, or any of theiii be same time, it must be rcmemljered, that
true, render it impossible to have been a a v^ork of this kind, embracing such a
ilelasion. We aiso find him positively, wide circle of topics, must be expected
and in appropriate terms assertine that to give rise to difference of opmion.
hehimsclf worked miracles, strictly and The principle of morals, has always
]>ioperIy so called, in support of the mis- afforded scope for discussion. Dr. Pk-
•nn Which he executed \ the history ley was attacked on tliis score by Mr.
mcanwhilp, recording various passages Gisborae, in a very pointed maimer. No
of nis ministry, which come up to the notice, however, was taken of his aUack,
extent of this' assertion. The question probably, because our author was con-
is, whether falsehood was ever attested vinced of the justice of his principle ofex*
by evidence like this. Falseljoods, we pedimcy which he had laid down ; and
^Qow, have found their way into reports, had carefully guarded it against those
iDto tradition, into books ; but is an ex- enl consequences which his antagonist
^ple to be met wit.h, of a man voluu- had imputed to it, and with which it
wly undertaking a life of want and might otherwise have been attended,
pain, of incessant fatigue, of continual Asa proof of the distinguished merit of
peal, submitting to ilie loss of his home this work, -Mr. Fox, in the late debate
and country, to stripes and stoning, ' to on Catholic Emancipation, referred to it
t<Mftotts in^risozuncut, and a constant in the House of Commons : asserting
Wiectation of a violent death, for the at the same time, respecting the author,
»te of caijying about a story of wliat ** That no man who valued genuis, no

Digitized by LjOOQ IC

^ TkoyghiB on SeiuUvm.

i who riined learnmgt ne man who better for the perusal of it. He nciCber
▼ahsed moderation, could hear his opi- hunta after parodoxes which, like
aions %?tth«»ut defeience or respect."* a meteor, serve only to astonish aod pci-
These were the principal works of Or. pie^^, nor has he balanced his seatenoes,
WiuhiAU Paley, now generally read, arid rounded his periods with a fastidioQi
«»d with a very few exceptions^ gene- delicacy. His writings are every whe«
Tally admii^. He was likewise tl^au- characterised by «>oa sense, and anif-
ihorofsome small pieces— -particularly fected simplicity, it has, thefefoie, been
tkree sermons 'on various occasioos — S<r^ very justly remarked that,/ *' Thatvhick
swnat the assizes atDurham— a Ckw€ to has distinsuised him from all other wq«
■the Clergy o! th^ Diocese of Carlisle^ ters» is the art he possessed of fkmi-
' and fUoionsfir Qmimiment, It wiU pos*- liarising knowledge. He has the s<^-
aibly be expected that some notice should dity of a philosopher, without his solem-
be taken of his merits as a writer -, for nity and reserve : he has diseDcumbered
we are aware that he has been denied truth of its scholastic trappinga, and ac-
the praise of cngmaUiy, Be it so; he commodatedit to theoonuDonestundn-
possesses the stiu greater praise of hav- standings. So great is his excellence in
ing always selected mteresting subjects, this respe^ that it has perhaps openBted
and of havirig discussed them in a lucid against his reputation. Because he b
aud impressive nsanner- The writer of intelligible, he i^ thou^t to be notpro-
this article, in conversation with the late found, for the scholar is ofteo least apt
leameci aad respectable Gilbert Wake-r to reverence the knowledge of his masliv
Held, recollects with pleasure, the when he most readily apprelieads his id*
high encomiastic terms in which he structions." In fine, as he has secuml
spoke of the talents and writings of ^e admiration of the paesent age, so will
tne subject of our memoirs. It is im<r he command the atteatttNH of poslerity,
possible indeed to peruse what he has JsiingtMp £,

written, without being the wiser and the


'THOUGHTS ON SBDUCTiOK* of humansociety, -was unequivocally

LBTTEU III* scouted and condemned by the moit

Aei yap roy avha ym^^ xaSi^aifou -Vigors* and apposite methods of (as*
^Ei y(x,PTQy Q.yQj^ x^j^^t^ Ti^^t^uy j,gat,on, amougst nations unenlight.
Ur, irxfhyes ^9eifovra, km p^^^^E- ^^^d by that imre emanation ofmo,
*"**'• . .11.. ^'ality, which has flamed forth fi"om

Philemon apud Justinum m hb. de the meridian and omnipotent radiance
Moncr. of the christian religion. — But let us

SIR, > go on with our task, and investigate

IT is curious, no less than it is edi- the records of antiquity : The Greek
fying,toobsen'ehow keenly the an- scholiast remarks upon this passage of
cient« felt the cruelty of the ^ice, Aristophanes :
which it 18 the purpose of these o^aXsg ye iLoiyof ^x ce irti ^ofa^tk*
humble letters to scrutinize and con- ^^ -pj^t Act. u Sc. 2.

oemn, by the seventy of pimisnment ^ , , „ , , .

we find inflicted upon the guilty. That the rich were allowed to bring
Whilst many error* of government themselves oflwith a fii^, whilst tha
were tolerated, and many vices of poor, in (expiation of the same sm,
profligacy and sham^ avowedly en- were tied down tb the most agonizing
couraged under several of the ancient severities j and hence, probably that
podes of law, this dreadful pollution Qualifying and partial expression of
pf human nature, and deadly poison Juvenal, in allusion to the puwsn*

ments ixxflic^ed upon adulterers t
* Analyses of the Natwai TM^, the Quosdam mschos et muaiia ii^trat
M^ideKca of Christhmty, and of the Moral ^ SitTx. 317.

FhiUsopby, were drawn up by the Rev. J. . . « ., . ," . '

Joyce, widj great judgment, and were well Plutarch tdls u» that almost every
leoeived by the peblic. They will be found sort of restriction was laid upon add-
, highly useful to yoone persons^ in the pro- teresses : They were not . permitted
secution of thcolpgicaTstudies, to wear fine cLothes, for iasdmcej and

* Digitized by V^OOQlC

ThMights Off Smkcium. S95

if therentered the temples it was pro- tions 5 and s^s, that by its influence
^nation; moreoveTytbeir husbands up' infamy had been chased ont of the
on pain of the deepest Ignominy, were commonwealth. All ages indeed
&>rbidden to cohapit with them ; and seem to have co-operatea and coin-
4ea(h was awievded to those wretches^ cided in affixing an eternal stigma of
u-ho prostftuted beings more wretch- disgrace upon this abominable and
ed than themselves.* Plato, I recol- heart-rending mischief. And if the
lect, bars adulterers from having any time and limits would permit, I should
place in the magistracy,! and theRo- be induced to add particular instance^
mans indeed would not suffer them to from the Poles, the Saxpns, tlie Hun-
•land upon the Muster Roll it and if garians, the Bohemians, the Spani-
you would like. Sir, toknow vt^hpt a surds, and the Mahonietans,* which
severe and immediate punislunent the 1

oWGermansinflicted upon this crime • See Da Fiesne Glossa. in verbo;
midercoMiderBtK)n,you will find in Trotare:' Also Ditmarus. L. «!t.
Tacitus, that the wife so taken and opmerinchronolog. Luc. Tudensis dc
convicted, was stripped to die waste, i^mbarege ; as well as L»itbra«d 1. 6.
and in diat manner scouiged through e.ult. anSlastlv, the Alcoran, in Mr.
tnevillage.§ ^ , « . Sale's tmnslatioh. lam inclined if re-

Ut me go back to the Romans .- I gi8^jtly to continue and to extend this
find that amongst them these adulte. aote. In in immdrtal work, Mr. Burke
reus libertines were sometun^ quali- ^ pronounced marriage to be '* The
fiedfor the Peraan court, and made origin of all relations, md consequently
fit to guard the S«faglio.|| And m die first element of all duties." See his
feet, thu was foroerly the custom in j^a. on the Peace, pag. lOl . And if
Eitfland, .as is evidenUy apparent by a ^^ are to beUeve with Horace, that,
wnt ofkin^ John to the high shenfF

of Han^tthire.lT—- In a former leltei I Felices ter et ampUus

alluded to the Jfilian law passed by Quos interrupta tenet copula ;

Augustas, in which banishment waa ~ ,. „ ^ • , ^ j- 1 . /■ i.
made the sentence of adultoy, and I .'^^ •"*" °^° that the dissoluuon of the
should have then added, what I will n»"iage stale, and the disruotion of it,
WW take the liberty of saying, that hy the foul and unhallowed intrusion
the emperor was so strict menforc- ?* sensual adulterers is followed, should
ing the fiilfilment of this cnactinent, ^* prevail generally, by the total corrup-
thathe wouU not spare his own tion of all morals, and the total discon-
daughter, who was accoSingly tnms- '^^^^^^^ of socid life. Now I think it
janed to Pandataria. The poet of vcryappaicnt,Uiatinthe opmioi^ofthe
Vcnusium*»in his famous panegyric ^K^^I^ adultery led the xm in the
apon Augustus, mentions this law as ''?\° ^^^^"^ ^***'- . ^ have observed above
a partkuEir branch of iiis cosunenda- ^»* ^^^ superlative seventy it was

Uniformly chastised, and that it waa

• c 1. /^ J. rv^ 1- . considered a superlative crime cannot

SeetheOiat. of Demosthenes m be better proved, methinks, than by

u?'^'*"^ 1^6 Attica sub fine viewing comparatively the sufferings, as

iibnnnmi l«l,&c. ^^ ^^ distributed to other delin-

t Hato de Lccibus. Lib. 8. , ^uents, for crimes, as nearly connected

^JMemnder.J. C. Lib. iv. Se6. 7.. ^3 possible with the on«J in question.

i^S; "° • ^-. .. ^ Now in Greece, for instance, concubi-^

laertus de Monbus German, c. 1 9. nage was not considered in a very flagi-
u • , , ,?^V* '2, Ptenuio, act. iv. and ^Jous character. Achilles, we all know,
Mart«l,Ub^iv.Ep.43. liadhis Briseis ; Patroclus his I phis >

M b 9 ^^'' ^^^^' "*de\'en those grave\- personages Phae-

~tj- « 1 . nixand Nestor, are associated with thtlr

•• His woids are wordl ^oting: fej^je partners. The mother of the
netetheyarej. former,! recollect, persuaded him t»

KuUis polluitnr casU doznus stupns, deiile his father^s concubine, in order.
Mos et lex maculosum cdomuit nefas $ that she might be freed of so dangerous
Uddantur simili prole puerpene, a rival. Sec. ll. i. v. 44/. And Seneca

Cul^aw paoa premit comes. infonns us too that Clyteinnestia having,

Lib. iv. Car. Od. ^. . sLun her husband Agamemnon, wicak-

Digitized by VjOOQ IC

006 Thoughts on SeAtotimt.

Yould tend to shew how capital and that many of vodr readers wfflalMdf

— ^.Af^u^ ».i.-t:uKr«^An»a 4<u/iMr^(».i *^'***^ ^hftt I liav© madfi a suffioesA

their patience^ in dbscosiing

V— **-wp .^., r - J -^y<»rreadcr»wiuaiitti!f

severe were the puniiiliments awarded think that I nave made a suffident
to adultery. But I begin to tear, Sir, trial of their


tA her malice fi[>an Cassandra ; she U
introduced speaking these words :
At ista paenas capite persolvat tuo
Captiva conjux, regii peWex tori ;
Tcahitur, ut sequctur conjugem ci^p*
turn mihi.

Agtunem. ver. 995.

Nor were the •* Noctivagae pe«t«s/*
asPlautus calls them, less common than
eoncubines. They were tolciated in Ml
the Grecian states • and in fact I do not
think that the use of them was thought
repugnant to good manners. Terence
in the Hecyra has this notable maaim
of morality :

Non est flagitium scortari homii^pm
adolescentulum. Nay, that egre^ous
and wise legislator Solon encouraged the
Athenian youth to solicit these promis-
cuous emoraccs, instead of makmg im-
proper, and unjustifiable attempts upon
chaste and orderly matrons. I refer your
readers to an elegant fragment of Phile-
mon, called Dclphis, who ▼ety elo-
quently expresses the law^ifer's design.
It is too long for extract m this place..
Cicero evidently thouglu they ought to
Be suffered : See his Orat. pro. Cailio.—
One w^rd more and I have done .: Al-
though Corinth was known and recog-
nlsca as* the most notorious and exten-
sive mart for promiscuous v^horedom,
1 do not find that this j)lace, was stig-
matised with any severity by the old
pioralists. No. Fornication, however
baneful and objectionable, docs not, in
its consequence, involve the same ago-
nizing afflictions, and heart-breakings,
that adultery never iails to bring with it.
I will refresti your readers with a quo-
totion from Aristophanes, relative to
this subject :

Orar jitev auraf rif Trsjojf coy rvyjrj
Ovh tr^ocsx^iy roy ysv, exv h irAiJ-

Toy ie^w%roy avrz$ Bvivf wg tsroy
r^eifsiy. Plut. Act. i. Sc. 2.

Dr. Johnson, I find, was ooe. of those,
who, as I tbink, unreasonably consi-
dered a faithless husband a much less
criminal character than a faithless wife.
See Boswell's life, vol. iii. Oct. pag.
435. Horace would teach ^« better

things : For thaa singi the sweet pod
of V^usium :

t)os est rntgD^ parentum ^
Virtus et metuens alterios ton
Cert^foedere CEtstita^.

rhave iost met Ipnth a little book writ*)
ten and t)ublishedin France, by Madame
Necker, entitled, ** Reflectiens sdr U
Divorce :** It is the object of this pub-
lication to hold up the moderrrs t6 sadie
and to shame, by contrasting the un-
blushing profligacy of the present, witir
the conjugal fidelity of ancient times.
She has brought forward, from thfe fe-
cundity of her brain, a variety of illus"
trationsF in proof of her hypoihesh, Hid
the conduct of the ancients in this n^
spectwas almost blameless, as far as the'
imperfection of human^ nature w^
allow. That there has been, and still
continues to exist, a gradually encrea*.
ing corruption of morals, who^will pw-
tend to deny? Bat 1 am not for those
visionary and violent dedaimers, wba
can be pleasoi with noditng but wIb<
existed in days of yore, and ei^nd iff
their eager indtgnation, and all tlicff
wrathful dbuse upon the times that lie'
present. They cheat the burning fiacjf
of vouth by incukaling whatever b
harsh, arid frightful, mid unnatufal^aiul
instead of impressing morality upon wt
minds, wrap it up with monsi^ mum-
mery. They pull the chord of disci-
pUne too tightly. Now Madame Necker
i« exactly one of thes« fantastical reforoH-
ers: She mistates all that passed
amongst the ancients, and cajoles lier
imonmt readers into an opinion that
they were all golden days oi virtue ^^.
them, and that it was reserved for mo
dern times, to be disnacedby the intro-
sion of adultery. 1" nave not time noi.
opportunity to confront and overthiwr
all her statements. Although she nukcf
frequent references to Plutdrch, a^rf
seems indeed to have taken him forlier
guide, she seems,* however, to havecjer-;
looked the very full account that hcgiw
of the younger Cato, accommodation bit
friend 'Hortentius with his wife Mawa,
urxler the sanction of her father Biilip*
pus. See vol. i. Ed. Reiskc. p. *5.
Strabo sdso mentions the af&ir. vol u
pag. 500^ Attist. 1707. Surdyao^c-

Digitized by VjOOQ IC

TA^Hghis Off f^limiod^ ^7

itA% long aflc! Mghly" interesting sub- bake, by theKfelfness of iUastVatron, *
jtct. li lias however boen my endea- and I cannot yet prevail upon myself
four to quicken die •solemnity cf re- to conclude tbis pregnant topic/ be-
fore I have added a few more bbsen'a**
ffes of adaltcrv can ^»siWy be more of- tfons, >nrhich I b6|)e, may prove as ac- *
Ibnsive than tfiis ; and soity 1 asi that Gepti^le, as they ^xt certainly well
thi-; learned lady should havef^^ind her- intttotioDed. Tliobe«tof us are well
jelfohli;^ to resort to this dishoneyty aware how hard it is for man to fceej>^
of representation, when employing h«r the great and Holy principle of moral
talents in the great service otvJrtue and obligation perpetually in view, and,
morality.— >But I a^ anxious to fiaish like the ' stone of Sisyphus, we ars
this long, and I fear, fatiguing note :* constantly leaking a retrograde mo*
«?t9«/K»i. Pind. tion from tbepaths of propriety. Vir -
* Conscious I am not ©f any unbe- tue however, is pot placed on a rugged
eoming arrogance in avowing that much mountain of dangerous and difhcult
of my time has been engaged i/i porus- access, as they who would excuse the
log the illustrious authors of Greece atid indolenee Of their temper, or tlie per- *
Rome ; and, without fqrther preamble, verseness of their will, desire to hav«-
I will ftaucr niyself that I shali do an tt believed; but, let it be allowed,
acceptable favouTr to your classical that she is seated on an eminence,
leaders, by subjecting to their inspection we may go up to lier with ease, but
whatc\'er has been said by those masters we must go up gradu^ily^ according
of morality upon the subject under con- to the natural progress of reason, who'
jM^tion', as far a % my memory wUl aU is to lead the way, and guide outsteps,
ow mc. The largest ar^d most multifa- Ou the other hand, it we fall from
^ou« account of the code of laws which thence, we are sure to be hurried
regulated the ancjent world, tliai I down the hill with a blind Impetuosi'*
ei-er saw, will be fovod in the Tliesai»- ty, according to the natural appetite^
lus Graeearuoi Antk]U4tatura, published and passions that caused oUr nil flC
by Jaeobns Gronovius m. 1 .5^> vol. 1 3^ first, and urge it on the faster, the fur*'
felio- In the 8th a^oI. wilf b» Ibund ther tliey are removed jfrom the con-
some long sections DeAduUeriis,* writ- troul that before lestraitied them.**
ten by Barnabas Brissonias, which The corner stone of national virtue-
those of your readers may consult, who seems to have been tlie observance of
^sh for a more detailed account than the marriage vow, and moralists, and
my liaiiu can uHbrd. Suffice it for me orators, and poets, have all agreed to
to' observe, that Diodorus Siculus in- be regulated oy the s;ime idea :

;:^"t:Sri^5i^rbi:;^^^^^^^ h.., ^...r, y.... ..^,..

rity all adulterers, lib. ii. c. 3. And 9^^> 7^^^? ^^^^ avocx i^r, UrccrTj.
Horace intimates that the Romans were " Eunp.

accustomed. also to pursue tlie same ex- The laws of Solon punished celiba*
ample: cy, dignitiod'and privileged the mar*

Quid etiam iilud ^%^ s^^te, and cast such oOTrobriun*

Accidit utcuidam teiitcs, caudiunque on iornication that it was. forbidden tci
j^a^jg^ derive tlie name or a harlot from any

Pemcierct fernim. ^^^^ ^^^^ g«ro«s 5 Y^^ Solon allow-

Sat. ii.lib. iii. V. 4^.
&e also Fcst. Pom. lib. xiv. Uv. Dec. ?T^V^ ^c '^5- i^- Jib.' 8. Tacitus,
?.lib. T. Suetonius, in Aug. c. 65, Mmbus Germ, says distmctly, "AduU
Senec.controv.5.1ib.i. ThcSpumsb^ tcnorum pxna prasens et mantis per-
ments were however it seems, set aside °^»^8? 5 accisis crimbus nucljUim coram.
^ the ptoaiaate Domitian : Hence P'f'Pinquis expellit domo mantus, ac
Martial [ P®^ omncm vicum verbere agit." In ad<»

t, . ' „ , dition to what Barnabas Brissonms has

usas eiat sa<^ connubia fallere t^a, collected, more will be found m Thomai
,«susetiromemosexsecuis8cmarc3. Dcmster's. Antiquit. Rom. lib. H
buaque tu pnAibes, Cje?ar. Bcriieggeo quxsti, in Soc. Germ, and

Ub, VI. ep. 2. MenaSd6r de lie. Mil.
Plato considered adulterer^ unworthy * See Boih?§bi-oke*s woiks, vol. iv.

«o hold aiw situatioaitt the cpuj^ttou- pge63,

^°^^* ^* Digitized by Google

296 Q» Alemukrs Tomt:

edlheTeBorpleof *Vi£QU|>««y^i«o#,to church have used such strong, sud^
b9 used as a public gtew.— £ut when specific language ? Or might it not
I turnback to the pages I have already have been so efFectiially concealed^
uj^itten, iX is neceas^jry to apologise that in common with otfiers, lie be*
ior the length of \h\M letter, and to lieved it to have been, totally destroy*
ppfi^^ toy intention of discassing the ed ? Moreover, we know that Aies^
remainder of the subject at another andria was taken by the Saracens, ia
time. the year of our redemption, 640. Al^

J Gaunt Notboovq* ter this tinoe, it is certain that writfrt

, Oxford f July S, 1805. obscurely mention the tomb of iMet-

'. . . ander as being extant in Alexandria j

Fwr the Uniifersal Magasfint, «— and the Arabs of that city mostun-.

jUf Si^amRY RESPECTING 4LEXAN* questionably digiiitied this, or some

der's tomb. other sarcophagus, with that title.—

i Continued from page 2 1 p.] Thus it appears that the character of

T now a very dinerent scene this antiquity rests, principally, if not
presents itself : this venerated shrine altogether, on the nice di^criniitiatioa
no longer preserves its sanctimonious of the Arab conquerors of Alexandria >
celebrity. In the year of Christ 381, a race of warriprs, not of students ao^
tpe Emperor Theodosius commanded connoisseurs ; — a race, moreover,
ti^e destruction of all idol temples, and which has, hitherto, been deservedly
in lieu of devoting them to the servkre execrated as having burnt the famous
of Christianity, by which they might library of that metropolis, to heat tl^
have been preserved to future gene- public, baths, althou^ modern libera-e
mtioas* tlie most admirable Greek, lity inclines to exculpate them from
Soixum^ and Egyptian stmctures of this charge. But not altogether to
art were redticea' to heaps of ruins, disparage Maliometan judgment, wo
Poubtless the body of Alexander was must actcnowledge that it is not easy
i)Qt spared, when the statue of Sera* to determine what could induce them
pis was d^stro}'ed, says Dr. Clarke, to distinguish this relic by their devo»

Online LibraryUnited States. Supreme CourtThe Universal magazine, Volume 4 → online text (page 53 of 108)