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I Believe Mr. Law is as much embarrassed to
keep up the Credit of his Millipi Project, as our Neighbours the Dow to find Ways and Means to make good Deficiencies.
I Believe that the Great Athanafius was not so wicked as some Writers have made him
; and I believe there is no Necessity for putting him into the Kalendar.
I Believe he was not the Author of the Creed
which goes by his Name.
I Believe the Story is True of the Butcher's
cleaving the Pericranium of a Levite, whom he caught in Bed with his Wife ; and that the Clergyınan spoke from his Heart, when - (upon the Jury's acquitting the Butcher of
Murder, he said, If such Things are sufferedo there will be na living for us.
I Believe that Sir Harry Wooton spoke with the
Spirit of an Englifhman, who, when he was asked by a Monk, Where was your Religion before LUTHER ?. Answered without Hesitation, In the Bible, where your's never was.
I Believe there was many an honest Gentle
man in the Army, who, never faid Amen heartily to the following Petition in our Common-Prayer-Book ; Give Peace in our Time, O Lord.
I Believe that Self-preservation is the first law
of Nature, and consequently that Resistance is lawful on many Accounts; any Thing
contained in Dr. Sacheverell's Doctrine to the : contrary, notwithstanding.
I Believe that Aristocracy is inconsistent with
the Constitution of Great Britain.
I Believe there are many of our Britijh Youth
who glory in deAouring a Virgin : "Tig stabbing a Person that's weak and defenceless; and I believe the Mock Hero will gain as little Applause by the Action, as a General who should draw down all his Forces and Artillery, to oblige a poor Country Village to surrender
I Believe that Lord have Mercy upon us ought
to be writ on every Man's Door, if it be a damnable Sin to resist upon any Pretence whatfoever.
i Believe there is Priest-Craft in England, as
well as in Popish Countries.
I Believe that one Man cannot serve two Mar fters; if so, how can Pluralities be justified?
I Believe that no Ecclefiaftic has Power to
Force or Bind Men's Confcicnccs.
I Believe there are more Ways to Paradiso
Row, than going thro' Chelsea-College.
I Believe that Three are more than one, and
One is not as many as Three.
I Believe it is better to continue the War
with Spain, than to give up Gibraltar or
I Believe he's no Friend to Great Britain, whe
would advise the Surrender of either.
I Believe that those Bs were Protestants
who signed an Address to his Majesty, de-
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I Believe that the late Duke of Ormond repente
his Aying from England.
I Believe he had never been impeached had he
I Believe he has Reason to curse the Hour in
which he was Priest-guided.
I Believe that Scammony is a Drug of the Con
volvulus or Caterpillar kind ; that our prefent Scanimony is different from the Scammony of the Ancients, and is adulterated; that which is black is not much esteemed.
I Believe that Scammony wants a Corrector, and
is very Adhesive.
| Believe that the Compilers of our Commons
Prayer-Book were very sensible, that every Man must needs be in a languishing Condition, who enters into the State of Matrimony; else why did they place the Visitation of the Sick immediately after that Piece of Formality:
I Believe that Cardinal Alberoni is in Lim. Pat.
I Believe that the facobite Faction do not re
lish his Confinement.
I Believe there are many in Places of Profit,
who were averse to the Hanover Succeflion. .
I Believe I could name fome.
I Believe a perpetual Motion may be found at
I Believe that some of our Inferior High
Clergy have Itudied Rhetoric in the Billings
1 Believe that too much Learning will ne’er
make 'em mad.
I Believe that Tory and Traitor begin with a
Letter, so do Prief-craft and Perjury.
I Believe I need not pause long to determine,
whether they are synonimous Terms.
Believe that to find out a Longitude, a Man would do well to attend a Law-Suit in the Chancery of Ireland.