The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy Who Livid Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris, 8

The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy Who Livid Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris, 8

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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. 1734 edition. Excerpt: ...light and credulous; and for that Reason they were despised by the Athenians, and Lacedemonians at first. However, those graver Nations in a little Time learn'd the Trade of Hunting of them: So insectious is the Company, and very Neighbourhood of ill Men; so prevalent are the Examples of fitch as are bold to lead the Way in new Paths of Vice. By the God whom I adore, my Dgnet, it appears to me so foolish a Pastime, an Exercise so unbecoming the Majesty of a rational Spirit, to run Yawling with a Parcel of Hounds, perhaps a whole Day together, after some timorous Animal, that I wonder Men are not asham'd to practise it; especially Great Men and Princes, who shou'd excel others in the Justice and Clemency of their Nature; yet these are most guilty of Rapine, Injuries, and Spoil. My Dear Friend, imitate not their pernicious Examples; but tread in the Steps of just and ho--... lyFriendships and Alliances have banish'd all Thoughts of former Enmities and Feuds. This Year commences a Civil Jubilt in Europe. There has been a Treaty of Peace in Agitation at Nimeguen, and Conferences held about it any time these four or five Years; whereof I formerly gave a Hint in one of my Letters to the Porte. The Conclusion of it is owing to the powerful Mediation of the King of Great-Britain, who is made Guarantee of the Articles; and the submissive Addresses of the Bishop of Str-asburg to the King of France, contributed not a little to the Universal Agreement. For this Great Monarch is flow in his Advances towards aft Accommodation with those who have injur'd him, or his Allies.' He asfects to imitate the stately Rcscrvedness of the Eastern Princes; thinking His Majesty woukt be violated, should he condescend too soon, and' on too easy Terms, to the...
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  • English
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