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_Hetty Came_ shood lorn ta knitty; an a shood buy zum knittin nills and wusterd vor er; an a shood git er zum nills and dird, vor er to lorn to zawy too.
What may he do who nills his uncle ever be husband?
Our Wills, it is true, at first were made upright and perfect, every way correspondent to the Will of God himself, so as to will what he wills, that is what is really Good, and to nill what he nills, that is what is really Evil.
To say that God absolutely nills the being and commission of sin, while experience convinces us that sin is acted every day, is to represent the Deity as a weak, impotent being who would fain have things go otherwise than they do, but cannot accomplish His desire. "
But whether the Iriih perfonages called Ta - nifb derived their name from the vulgar appdk - tive of the annular finger, or rather, vice verfi, we are fiill to feek for the original meaning of the word Tanift, and confequently that of its deri - vative Taniftry; a literary kind of difquifition i ihould be ill difpofed to trouble the reader or myfelf with, but that I think it may be of foine ufe towards difcovering the origin and antiquity, as well as the nature and extent of the power and privileges which were veiled in the ancient Ta - nills.