The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review Volume 6, Nos. 2-4

The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review Volume 6, Nos. 2-4

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...he says, led to the embargo, which he views in two lights. " lst. As a precautionary measure, to save our merchants from the evils of seizure, condemnation, and confiscation; to bring home our wealth, our navigation and our sailors, that their energies might be applied when necessary, in support of the nation; and for the moment to withdraw from that element, where alone we can be materially annoyed, that the aggressors might review their conduct and its consequences before a final appeal to war. The wisdom of the measure for these purposes is incontestible, and it has received almost universal approbation." Strange indeed, that the great tyrant, who has overturned almost every civilized government in Europe, and trampled upon the most sacred rights, should not be struck with our moderation, and falling prostrate before the genius of philosophy, acknowledge the injustice of his measures. " 2dly. As an act of coercion, by the privations inflicted, to teach aggressors to treat this nation with respect. In this light it is to be considered as a political experiment, not as the forerunner of an annihilation of our trade." Perhaps our author would, notwithstanding, have dispensed with some of the respect of the British minister, that he might have felt his satire less keenly. He attempts to justify this experiment, which involved the prosperity zmd happiness of the whole country, by saying they were already gone. Our author then rings all the changes upon tribute to England; and having exhausted every note, passes in his defence of the general government, to the consideration of commerce, agriculture and manufactures. He draws a comparison between them to the disadvantage of the former; but yet, by shewing that its...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770269
  • 9781236770264