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MONDAY, MARCH 16th, 1795.
LONDON: Printed for and sold by DANIEL ISAAC EATON, Printer and
Bookseller to the Supreme Majesty of the People, at the Cock and Swini, No. 74, Newgate street.
PRICE ONE PENNY.
** I would make you think well of yourself ; I would raise your hope ; I would
touse your ambition; I would shake off your national Ensui; and develope the germs of genius, of virtue, and of públic glory. There is not a tenant of the meanest hovel, in whom I do not recognize the capability, and sovereignty of his nature through all its degradation; and the veriest wretch over whom I stumble in the streets, I deplore as the remote, but well connected consequence, of an absurd political constitution.”
DRENNAN's Letter to EARL FITZWILLIAM.
TALENT was conferred on mankind, undoubtedly
, for the promotion of public virtue, and the enlargeinent of human felicity. It never could have been thc divine intention that its energies should be coerced; its exertions impeded, or triat its radiance should be obfcured in darkness, and in night. No. So fublime a blessing must have been bestowed on man for purpofes more exalted in their object, and more consoling to human reason itself. It must have been bestowed on him, to inspire him with a sense of the dignity which he sustained in