The Debates and Proceedings of the British House of Commons

The Debates and Proceedings of the British House of Commons

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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. 1766 edition. Excerpt: ...Declaration, that the Court of Vzssenna were once willing to accept of these Terms, but, as was hinted in some other NewsPapers, were diverted from it by the Sollicitations and high Promises of a certain Court, meaning that of Great Britain. I beg Pardon, Sir, for arguing from common News-Papers, but as our Ministers will not furnish us with any other Lights, Imusl: argue, and mufi judge from such asI have. 4 I know, Sir, it will be said, that nothing was osfcred with Regard to Italy; but I must observe, that these were offered as Preliminasiries only to a general Peace. The French Court, in the Declaration I have mentioned, said, they could answer sor it, that the Emperor would agree to what they proposed; but very probably thev could not answer sor the Court of Spfiin; and therefore they were so sair, as not to offer any 'lilting with Regard to Italy; though, I am convinced, that it' these Terms had been accepted, and the Tranquillity os Germany thereby restored, the French Court would not have been such Fools, as to join with the Court of Spazsin in carrying on a War in Italy; and without the Assistance of France, the Spaniards might U 21! out of Italy, could we then, by the Queen ofT-Iungarjffls Means, compel them to submit to reasonable Terms with us; or in order to induce themto it, must we change Sides, and declare against the Qyessen of Hungary? For unless we should do so, they might for ever continue the War against this Nation, if what the Hon. Gentleman says be true, that we have no other Way Ofcompelling them: But thank God, Sir, we have several other Ways. I shall not say that we ought to think of making any Conquesls in Old Spain; but we might make such frequent, and such formidable Incursions, and so harrass both the People...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826515
  • 9781236826510