A Compendious View of Universal History

A Compendious View of Universal History

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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...determination on their side, all concession on our's would be not only fruitless but but ridiculous, degrading, and highly encouraging to their rebellious 1777 __-J designs.--The result was that the motion was rejected by a majority of 99 v to 28 voices/--It will be a satisfaction to every friend to the British monarchy to reflect, that, notwithstanding the presages of this intelligent statesman respecting the conduct of France were exactly justified by the event, his melancholy forebodings respecting our consequent ruin were not so; that the British constitution has in it such principles of stability, and the national prosperity is founded on such permanent internal causes, that no external accident, not even the loss of thirteen provinces, has materially affected it; that we have only to lament the accumulation of debt incurred in the prosecution of the war, and those evils which have followed in its train; which, if not remedied, must, in process of time, bring on that general corruption of moral and political principles which will render the best system of government ineffectual to the preservation of the national freedom and welfare. The zeal with which the two houses entered on this war was evinced by the liberal supplies of men and money granted for carrying it on; 45, OOO seamen having been voted for the service of the present year, with a proper provision for the payment of them and of an augmented number of land forces.--They, moreover, gave the most indisputable testimony of their affection to the person of their sovereign and the regal dignity by a vote of.618,340, for the discharge of debts on the household and civil list, and the grant of.100,000 a year, in addition to. .800,000 already settled on him.---It is, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649086X
  • 9781236490865