WHEN incontrovertible arguments have decided a question, it may appear improper to add corroborating
observations. But the subject before us extends, with interesting consequences, in every direction -
it may therefore be expedient, besides arguments, to suggest considerations which appeal to the feelings
of the heart. Only two shall be mentioned. - The first is distinguished by the title of DECENCY.
DECENCY expresses whatever is decorous and consentancous to character; it comprises, that delicacy
in morals, that refinement in sentiment, and that precision in conduct, which render virtue amiable, interesting,
and a source of comfort to society.
"Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever