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he service of the state and of themselves, but as merchantable property which might be transferred to others—made up for the small extent of their dominions by an excess of self-adulation; though, after all, as was said of them by one of the greatest German poets, who was ready to praise merit wherever found, they were but demi-men, who, in perfectly serious stupidity, thought themselves beings of a higher nature than we. Klopstock: Firstenlob. Halbmenschen, die sich, in vollem, dummen Ernst fur hohere Wesen halten als uns. But their pride was a pride which licked the dust, for almost all of them chap. I.} 1763. were venal and pensionary. The authority is an English Lord Chancellor, speaking his mind to an English Duke. Hardwicke to Newcastle, 10th Sept., 1751; in Coxe's Pelham Administration, II. 410. Almost all the princes of Europe are become venal and pensionary. The United Provinces of the Netherlands, the forerunner of nations in religious tolerance, were, from t