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23 July 1810 21

Ch. Cause and Obstacle
§. Universities I. Virtue
§. I. Virtue. Universities

If in this instance
vice and virtue are thus
made to change their
nature, so may they
in any and every other
1. Absurdity may be taken
for sense and reason
2. Useless observances for
meritorious services
3. Freedom of inquiry as
prevention not promotion
of true knowledge
4. Idleness as an
equally fit retribution
for pay given for meritorious

5. Sinecures as being
equally no less conducive
to instruction and good
government than
efficient offices
6. Instruction as being
no less effectually communicated
by antique
walls and masquerade
habits than by speech
on one part and attention
on the other
7. No efficiency as
proportioned not to
its quality and quantity,
but to money
pocketed and ease

If at their word nod vice and virtue can in this
instance be made to change their nature, so many
may they in every other instance in which these
it can happen to them to see their advantage in
such change: 1 the grossest absurdity absurdities may be made taken
to pass for good sense sense and reason, 2 useless observances practices to pass
for meritorious services, 3 idleness may be regarded accepted
as constituting as a no less fit a return as laborious service
for pay given allowed allotted to for the purchase of laborious service
true knowledge
truth may be

[+] free inquiry may
be considered regarded as preventive
instead of and not promotive
of true knowledge

4 sinecures as being no less conducive to instruction
as well as to good government than the most efficient
offices, 5 instruction as being no less effectually conveyed by the sight of antique walls and masquerade
habits as than by reading or speaking on the
part of the him who a teacher and attention on
the part of learners, 6 and the effect efficiency of it as being
proportioned not to the quality and quantity not of the
information instruction given afforded by them but of the money
pocketed by them, and the ease enjoyed by them:
and in a word to sum up all in a few words whatsoever obstacles to among the obstacles
to virtue and learning are subservient to their separate and sinister interests as may be
made to pass for causes.

Thus by acts similar
to those of the Jesuits
they acquire a species
of power similar to that
acquired and so long retained
by the Jesuits

So long as this habit During the continuance and in virtue of blind confidence and
obsequiousness they enjoy ever and in relation to the laws
of morality a sort of dispensing power: by acts
similar to those practised by the Jesuits they
acquire and retain a species of power similar
to that which was acquired and so long retained
by the order of Jesuits.

Identifier: | JB/104/197/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 104.



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