Common Sense; Or, the Englishman's Journal Volume 1

Common Sense; Or, the Englishman's Journal Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1738 edition. Excerpt: ...Burthen to a Prime Minister, and what, indeed, Experience shews, is next to an impossibility; and if, to avoid this Diiemma, he should en deavour deavour to gratify several at once, by putting this Ossice in Commission, as is done in other Cases, the Duty of it indeed will be more easily perform'd, the Commissioners might take their Turns in Waiting. But there is another thing to be considered there must be considerable Appointments for each Commissioner, which would be a dead Weight on the Civil List; and I am sure if I were P, I wou'd never pretend to touch for the Evil on these Terms, but scratch my own A--, rather than, for any Reason of State, be at so much Trouble and Charge to have it done by others, whatevermight be the Consequences.-. / Besides this, fays the Abbe (who observed we listned very attentively to his Difcourse), what an awkard Figure must a P make among the Ladies, deprived of the common use of one Hand? In this Situation, how do you think a certain Foreign Minister at H r (whose whole Family and Kindred are so remarkable for their Address and Politeness) could have succeeded in a remarkable rough Audience of the Ladies? It must have been impracticable to go through that Ceremonial with the bare use of one Hand only; so that the Honour and Dignity of his Master, whom he represents on thefo Occasions, must have greatly suffered: And wouldnot the greatest Prince in Europe lie under the fame Difadvantage himself by the like Restraint? How can it be faid, in such Case, that a Prince ever has. his Hands full of foreign Affairs, which has been so often considently asserted by the News-Writers, as a Circumstance in which the Peace and Tranquility of Europe is so highly concerned, and which we all knowis frequently the Subject of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654823X
  • 9781236548238