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But when on the con- trary, the most elevated monarch must still retam every natural hope and fear, every af- fection and passion of the heart, every frailty of the mind, and every weakness of the body, to which the meanest subject is liable; how exquisitely inhuman must it be to pro- vide so sedulously for the extrinsic accident of transient greatness, as to blight the growth of substantial virtue, to dry up the fountains of mental and moral comfort, and in short to commit the ill-fated victim of such mismanagement to more, almost, than human dangers and difficulties, without even the common resources of the least fevourcd of mankind.
It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain.
The appearance of a valuable elementary work on the principles of Christianity, which has been recently published in our lanj^nage, translated from the German under the immediate patronage of an august personage, for the avowed purpose of bonofit to her illustrious daugh- ters, as it is an event highly auspicious to the general interests of religion, so is it a circum- •tance very encouraging to the present undertaking.
It is impossible to write on such points as are discussed in this little work, without being led to draw a comparison between the lot of a British subject, and that of one who treats on similar topics under a despotic govci nnuint.
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