An Account of Denmark as It Was in the Year 1692; An Account of Sueden as It Was in the Year 1688

An Account of Denmark as It Was in the Year 1692; An Account of Sueden as It Was in the Year 1688 : With Several Pieces Relating to Those Accounts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1738 edition. Excerpt: ...such a rate, as gives the Dane; but little Prospect of Benefit by a Change; and, besides, there is such a fixed Hatred between these two Nations, by reason of the injuries they have so often given and received, that it is thought impossible that the Danos, who have been for the most part the Aggressors, as well as the sufferers, can ever forgive them. Many judicious Persons do think, however, that the Save-de would find means to overcome these Difficulties, did not the Discontents he has raised at home make War dangerous to him; and the Interest of almost all the other Princes of Europe concur in the Preservation of the Done-i, under "the Domination of their own King, by obstructing any' further Accession of Power and Territories to" the Swcdes. And thisis certainly such a Bar as cannot be leaped over 3 so that little of Alteration seems to be expected in Denmark from hence. _ Lastly, Those Jealousies which use to reign in the Families of Princes, -are not so common nor fatal in German) as elsewhere: The King of Denmark-is a German Prince himself, and 'tis likely will find such Means of preferring his younger Sons, as may content them, either by breeding them up to the War (which is the most ordinary way) or by assigning them Apanages in convenient Places not liable to Dispute. Besides, it is with very moderate Revenues: So that the Corn-A monness of theThing takes away the Discontent, which might arise in high-born Spirits by reason of the Lownefs of their Fortunes; and if any Wars be in Europe, thither they all run to get Bread and Reputation. What else should we do for a Stock of Generals in such Havock as the present Wars make of them? Therefore nothing of intestine Commotions seems to be reasonably expected from hence, -that...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993292
  • 9781236993298