Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England; From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Ad 1747 - 1753 Volume 14

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England; From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Ad 1747 - 1753 Volume 14

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...that House may make upon us; I shall now prophesy, that in a few years France will become an overmatch not only for any of her neighbours, but for all the neighbours that can be got to unite against her; for as her neighbours have mutual jealousies, mutual contests, and mutual claims against each other, some of them will always join with her, in order to guard against their fears, or to make good their claims upon some of those who have united against her; and the greater her power is, the more ready they will be to join with her, the more difficult it will be to form any confederacy against her. But, Sir, the fate of this question will, I hope, shew, that this opinion has not as yet been adopted by a British House of Commons; and as it is far from being my opinion, I shall most heartily give my vote for agreeing to this motion. The Earl of Egmont: Sir; I was surprized to hear it said in this debate, that Dunkirk, in its present situation, can be of no prejudice to us ii time of war, and may be of advantage U our trade in time of peace; and I was sorry to bear it admitted by some gentlemen, whose opinion I seldom chuse to dissent from, that we ought to be satisfied with having that port restored to the condition in which it was at the beginning of the late war. When it is said, that Dunkirk, even in its present condition, can be of no prejudice to us in time of war, surely gentle/nen do not consider, that it is the only port of France from whence men of war or privateers can sail with an easterly wind to infest our eastern coast, and obstruct our Dutch, Hamburgh, Bremen, and Baltic trade. From all the other ports of France, even from Calais itself, there is no reaching our eastern coast but with a westerly wind; and their...show more

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  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962907
  • 9781236962904