The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke Volume 4

The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke Volume 4

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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. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...man who knew the fiate and interest of Great Britain, but was not so well apprised of the several turnsof.interest whichwere to be served abroad. When our miniflers had once departed from the slraight line of Britilh policy, the difficulty of returning to it became every year greater, and the inclination every year.lefs. NVe continued busy and bustllng in every court of Europe." 'We negotiated againflzthe Emperor in concert-with France, and VOL. IV. M gave I Our e: tp'ences.in every part of this strange war, particularly.itt'the Nethetlands, were made with than would have induced the French at Gertruydenberg to have recalled Philip, and to have giv en up Spain and the lndies; which they were readyto do at those conferen-ces, as Buys and., Vand'er-swer, by the parliament. How many minifiers have there been, to whom mtxchnational mischief was imputed justly, and no one national good could be ascribed, and who were long supported by the fa-. vour of the crown, and by the concur: -ence of the.them to twenty miliions. lfthis had Lbeen done, -, One our debts, in order to hafien that dimimnion of-taxes, taxes, which will btcomg prafficable when a par; of our debt is sunk, and which will fatilitate extremely the discharge of the reflt. The truth is' that if we defer these operations too long, we may be never able to perform them with equal advantage, nor, by keeping pace with ourneighbours, to' renew our slrength as fast, as they are intent to renew theirs. Our neighbours have suffered by former wars, and have been exhausted by the lall, as well, though', I apprehend, not so much as we, France, for instance, has contrafted in the late war no more than one third of the additional debt we have contraffed in it, as Ibelieve on very good authority: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840038
  • 9781236840035