chapter  37
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Unsigned review of The False Alarm, Critical Review, 1770

After an introduction upon the advancement of civil wisdom for quieting the minds of men, and the difficulty which it encounters in its progress; he considers the ferment that now rages in this nation as propagated from papers, petitions, and pamphlets. ‘It may,’ says he, ‘not be improper to lay before the public the reflections of a man who cannot favour the opposition, for he thinks it wicked; and cannot fear it, for he thinks it weak.’