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@@ -21,21 +21,21 @@ as he thinketh the Laws are Jewels, so he believeth they are
nowhere better set, than in the constitution of our English
Governnment, if rightly understood, and carefully preserved.
-It __ould be too g_'eat Pa_'tiality to say they a_'e perfect ol'
-li_ble to no Ob_ection; suc_ things are .a_a_t_ ..o__f_t_is __. _orld; but
-if they ha_e n_al'e Excellencies and fem_e_' FauIts th_n aIly othel'
-we _no_, it is enough to _'ecom_e __d them to oul' Esteen_.
-T_e Dispute, _vhich is a greater Be'_uty, a Monarclly ol' a
-Common-_ealth, hath lasted lon6 betwee__ their contending
-_overs, _nd they have behav'd the__selves so lihe Laver_, (_ha
-in good Man__eI's m_st be out of their Wits,) who used such
-Figures to exalt their o_n Idols o_l eitheI' side, and such an6ry
-A_gravations, to INeproach one anather iu _e Contest, that
-n_oder_te men have in all times _n_il'd upan thIS ea6eI'neSS,
-and thought it diffe_''d very little f_'om a downl'ig_t F_'enzy:
-_ve in _nglan_, by a happy use of the Co_tl'oversie, co_c'lude
-them both in the wrong, and re_ect them fro_ being ou_'
-_atte_n, not taking the _ords in the utmost extent, _hich i__
-Monarch_,_a__ t_hing that leaveth_ men no_Lib__eI_t_, ___d a C___mon-
-__ealth such a one as alloweth theM no Quiet_
-W_
+It would be too great Partiality to say they are perfect or
+liable to no Objection; such things are not of this world; but
+if they have more Excellencies and fewer Faults than any other
+we know, it is enough to recommend them to our Esteem.
+
+The Dispute, which is a greater Beauty, a Monarchy or a
+Common-wealth, hath lasted long between their contending
+Lovers, and they have behav'd themselves so like Lovers, (who
+in good Manners must be out of their Wits,) who used such
+Figures to exalt their own Idols on either side, and such angry
+Aggravations, to reproach one another in the Contest, that
+moderate men have in all times smil'd upon this eagerness,
+and thought it differ'd very little from a downright Frenzy:
+we in England, by a happy use of the Controversie, conclude
+them both in the wrong, and reject them from being our
+Pattern, not taking the words in the utmost extent, which is
+Monarchy, a thing that leaveth men no Liberty, and a Common-
+wealth, such a one as alloweth them no Quiet.
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-_ _ _____ _ _ _ _ _ ______ _ _
+We think that a wise Mean, between these barbarous
+Extreams, is that which self-Preservation ought to dictate to
+our Wishes; and we may say we have attained to this Mean
+in a greater measure, than any Nation now in being, or perhaps
+any we have read of, tho never so much Celebrated for the
+Wisdom or Felicity of their Constitutions: We take from one
+the too great power of doing hurt, and yet leave enough to
+govern and protect us; we take from the other, the Confusion,
+the Parity, the Animosities, and the License, and yet reserve
+a due care of such a Liberty, as may consist with Mens
+Allegiance; but it being hard, if not impossible, to be exactly
+even, our Government hath much the stronger Biass towards
+Monarchy, which by the general Consent and Practise of
+Mankind, seemeth to have the Advantage in dispute against a
+Common-wealth; The Rules of a Common-wealth are too hard
+for the Bulk of Mankind to come up to; that Form of Govern-
+ment requireth such a spirit to carry it on, as doth not dwell in
+great Numbers, but is restrained to so very few, especially in
+this Age, that let the Methods appear never so reasonable in
+Paper, they must fail in Practice, which will ever be suited
+more to Mens Nature as it is, than as it should be.
-,\ 5 4 1'/ie C_ar4cter
-
-_ __ __hm' Wba_t a _Tise M_ __ean, bet_een these ba_'baroug
-_ Eh_trea_J?s, is th_t _vhich self-P_'eserv__ati_on ought to dict_te to
--our Wishe9; a1ld __ may say _e have attained to this Menn
-in a greater I__easure, than aI_y Nation now in being, oI' peI'haps
-, __ny _Te have read of, tho neveI' s_ I??uch CelebI'ated for the
-. , Wisdo___ or Felicity of thei_' Constitutions: We take fL'onJ one_
-__ tt1e too great po_Te_' of doin__ h_Irt, _nd yet leave enoug_h to
-J'' suvern _nd protect us; _e tahe fro In the other, the Confusion__,
-' t,he Parity, the A_1in_osities, and the L_icense and yet rese_'ve
-'- __ due care of such __ Liberty, as Inay consist _ith M_ e_s __ _ _
-'_ A_ee_i_a__n_c_ e; but 3t beil_g hard, if not impossible, to be exactly
-_ even, our Governnle__t hath much the stronger Biass towards
-_ Monarchy, _Thich by the general Consent and Practise of
-Manhind, 9eemet_ to have the Advantage in dispute _g._inst a
-Common-_ealth; The Rules of a Commo_-_vealth arc too hard
-fo_' tl?e Bulh of M_nhiI?d to co Ine up to; that FoI'_n of Govern-
-_ ruent requireth such _ spirit to caI'ry it on, _s doth not d_ell in
-. __- ' €reat Nun_bers, bu-t is _'estrained to so ve_y few, especi_lly in
-' this Age, that let the Methods _ppear neveI' so _'eason_' _le in
-Paper, they m_Ist fail in P_'actice, whicIJ will ever be suited
-Inore to Mens N_ture _s ixt is, than as it _oul_ be.
MonaI'chy is lik'd by the People, foI' the Bells and the Tin_el,
the out_var_ Po Inp and Gilding, an_ theI'e must be milh _or
Babes, since the g_'eatest part of Manhind aI'e, and ever __ll be

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