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Samson is grace, and carries all alone.
Whoever has attended to the books or preaching of these enthusiastic people, must have observed much of this kind of absurd and foolish application of scripture history; it seems to them as reasoning.
Say then which class to greater folly stoop,
Be brave, for your leader is brave, and vows reformation; there shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; and the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops. I will make it felony to drink small beer: all shall eat and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers; and they shall all worship me as their lord.
Shakspeare's Henry VI.
The Evils of the Contest, and how in part to be avoided— The Miseries endured by a Friend of the Candidate-The various Liberties taken with him, who has no personal Interest in the Success-The unreasonable Expectations of Voters The Censures of the opposing Party-The Vices as well as Follies shown in such Time of Contest-Plans and Cunning of Electors-Evils which remain after the Decision, opposed in vain by the Efforts of the Friendly, and of the Successful; among whom is the Mayor-Story of his Advancement till he was raised to the Government of the Borough-These Evils not to be placed in Balance with the Liberty of the People, but are yet Subjects of just Complaint.
YES, our Election's past, and we've been free,
And let us pass unhurt and undefied.
True! you might then your party's sign produce,
And so escape with only half th' abuse;
With half the danger as you walk'd along,
With rage and threat'ning but from half the throng:
Election-friends are worse than
any foes ;
The party-curse is with the canvass past,
(Friends should be free,) and make your house their home;
So humbly begs (and states at large the case),
Stifling his shame by drink, a wretch will come,
To show what man can bear to serve a friend.