The liberty of a country cannot be destroyed by the blunders or by the intrigues of small combinations. No people can lose their freedom while they deserve to possess it. The occasional mistakes of a few men produce no permanent disasters. While the principles exist which made a people free, they cannot be duped or forced into slavery: When those principles are lost, the people may retain the name of freedom, but they are in reality slaves. "In the reign of James the second, Great Britain was free, At the time when Ceasar fell, Rome was still enslaved though the tyrant was no more."
I will close this number with an extract from a sensible author. It is designed to illustrate the idea that the duration and prosperity of states depend on general and permanent causes.
" Our manners depend upon our notions and opinions; and our opinions and notions are the result of education. There need not examples from history to prove that the well-being of a state depends upon the education of their youth. There cannot be a good and wise community made up of foolish and vicious individuals; and individuals cannot be made wise or good, but by education.
"In all well regulated states the two principal points in wiew in the education of youth ought to be; first to make them good men, good members of the universal society of mankind; and in the next place, to frame their minds in such a