The Monthly Repertory of English Literature Volume 1

The Monthly Repertory of English Literature Volume 1

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...he is even of opinion th. t the dt.Ci.SB of the lateminister W351. propitious event. While advice is given for the purpose of instituting pacific measures, the defence ef the country against the enemy is not, passed over in silence. Plans both financial and military are pron posed; and it is particularly recommended to Government to raise a disciplined Posse Comitatus of 7oo, ooo men, to make a harbour at Dover for frigates and smaller ships of war, to fortify the whole of our coast that is nearest to that of the eneiny, and to keep his flotilla in check by a flotilla of our own. ' I hope, ' says this writer, ' that I_ shall not be told of the expense which such a work would occasion. What l when we can vote so many millions to bring Russians into Moravia, etc. etc.; should we think it much to lay out one or even two millions at Dover, where the French may effect a landing at the first op-. portunity?' If peace be an object of the new administration, it is strongly urged by the author of these thoughts that it should be attempted in the spirit of peace and conciliation. It is. recommended to, both nations to calm the violence of mutual antipathies, and reciprocally to draw the veil of oblivion over the past. '. This writer does not advertto the establishment of commercialarrangements with France, b'y which, if judiciously made, both countries would be benefited; he is, however, persuaded that, should the new administration combine a pacific disposition with a proper energy, ' a lew months will probably produce a secure, an honourable, and a permanent peace.' An" lnscntrrionfiir the Monument to Mr. Pmvr, respectfitlly dedicated tothe Subscribers to his Statue. 4 THIS MAUSOLIUM ' __ Enromss Will. Pitt, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236506294
  • 9781236506290