The Spectator, No. 507-600. the Guardian. by Nestor Ironside, Esq
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. 1721 edition. Excerpt: ...been at liberty to detach whole armies against him? or will it appear credible to posterity, that in a war carried on by the joint force of so many populous and powerful nations, France could send so great a part of its troops to one seat of the war, without suffering in any of he rest? Whereas it is well known, that if the Duke of Saooy had continued before Touloir eight days longer, he had been attacked by an army of sixty thousand men, which was more than double the number of his own; and yet the enemy was strong enough every where else to prevent the Confederates from making any impression upon them. However, let us fall into the right measures, and we may hope that the stroke is only deferred. The Duke of Sa-voy hath secured a passage into fDauphiny, and if the ons on the other side of the Rhone. There is another part of our conduct which may perhaps deserve to be considered. As soon as we have agreed with the States General upon any augment-anon of our forces, we immediately negotiate with some or other of the German Princes, who are in the same confederacy, to furnish out our quota in Mercenaries. This may be doubly prejudicial to the alliance; First, as it may have an ill influence on the resolutions of those Princes in the Diet of the Empire, who may be willing to settle as small a quota as they can for themselves, that they may have more troops to hire out; and in the next place, as it may hinder them from contributing the whole quota which they have settled. This actually happened in the last campaign, when we are told the German: excused themselves for their want of troops upon the Rhine, as having already put most of their forces into the Britz/h and Dutch service. Such an excuse, indeed, is very unjust, unjust, but it would..
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