Memoirs of the Life and Time of Daniel de Foe; Containing a Review of His Writings and His Opinions Upon a Variety of Important Matters, Civil and Ecclesiastical. in Three Volumes Volume 3

Memoirs of the Life and Time of Daniel de Foe; Containing a Review of His Writings and His Opinions Upon a Variety of Important Matters, Civil and Ecclesiastical. in Three Volumes Volume 3

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...Addison brought it forward in "The late Tryal and Conviction of Count Tariff. Lond. 1713." It was also attacked in " A Letter to a West-Country Clothier and Freeholder, concerning the Parliament's rejecting the French Treaty of Commerce. By way of Advice in the ensuing Elections. With a List of those who voted for th- Bill. 1713." "GROANS OF EUROPE.," 339 In the execution of this arduous undertaking, he avows his intention of speaking what reason dictates and fact justifies, however he may clash with the popular opinions of some people in trade. He could not, however, wholly abstract himself from the passing scene. When his second number appeared on the 15th of August, 1713, he gave a discourse on the harbour of Dunkirk; wherein he insists that the port ought to be destroyed, if it must remain with France; but if added to England, or made a free port, it would be for the good of mankind to have a safe harbour in such dangerous seas (l). This history of trade, which exhibits the ingenuity, the strength, and the piety of De Foe, extended only to two numbers. The agitations of the times carried him to other literary pursuits; and the factiousness of the times constrained him to attend to personal security." About this time, the conditions of peace were attacked in a bulky pamphlet, intitled, " Les Soupirs de V Europe, &c. Or the Groans of Europe at the Prospect of the present Posture of Affairs. In a Letter from a Gentleman at the Hague, to a Member of Parliament. Made English from the Original French. Printed in the year 1713." 8vo. An answer to this work, ascribed to De Foe, was published soon afterwards, under the title of "Les Soupirs de la Grande Bretagne: Or the Groans of Great...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540328
  • 9781236540324