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VOL. II.

FOURTH EDITION :

With the Author's last Corrections and an Appendix, and

with a Synoptical Table of the Contents

of the Work.

BY HENRY NELSON COLERIDGE, M.A.

THE FRIEND:

A SERIES OF ESSAYS

To aid in the Formation of fixed Principles in Politics,

Morals, and Religion, with Literary

Amusements interspersed :

BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.

VOL. II.

ALDI

DISCIP.

ANG LVS

LONDON

WILLIAM PICKERING

1850

KONINKLIJKE
BIBLIOTHEEK

Now for the writing of this werke,
I, who am a lonesome clerke,
Purposed for to write a book
After the world, that whilome took
Its course in oldè days long passed :
But for men sayn, it is now lassed
In worser plight than it was tho,
I thought me for to touch also
The world which neweth every day-
So as I can, so as I may,
Albeit I sickness have and pain,
And long have had, yet would I fain
Do
my

mind's hest and befiness, That in some part, so as I guess, The gentle mind may be advised.

Gower, Pro. to the Confel. Amantis.

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On the Errors of Party Spirit: or Extremes meet.

And it was no wonder if some good and innocent men, especially such as he (Lightfoot) who was generally more concerned about what was done in Judea many centuries ago, than what was transacted in his own time in his own country - it is no wonder if some such were for a while borne away to the approval of opinions which they, after more sedate reflection, disowned. Yet his innocency from any self-interest or design, together with his learning, secured him from the extravagancies of demagogues, the people's oracles.—Lightfoot's Works, Publisher's Preface to the Reader.

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HAVE never seen Major Cartwright, much less enjoy the honour of his acquaintance ; but I know

enough of his character, from the testimony of others and from his own writings, to respect his talents, and revere the purity of his motives. I am fully persuaded that there are few better men, few more fervent or disinterested adherents of their country or the laws of their country, of whatsoever things are lovely, of whatsoever

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