Letters, on the Subject of the Concert of Princes, and the Dismemberment of Poland and France: (First Published in the Morning Chronicle Between July 20, 1792, and June 25, 1793) With Corrections and Additions

G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793 - 254 pages

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Page 211 - Sometimes our neighbours want the things which we have, or have the things which we want, and we both fight till they take ours, or give us theirs.
Page 212 - If a prince sends forces into a nation where the people are poor and ignorant, he may lawfully put half of them to death, and make slaves of the rest, in order to civilize and reduce them from their barbarous way of living.
Page 211 - Sometimes the quarrel between two princes is to decide which of them shall dispossess a third of his dominions, where neither of them pretend to any right. Sometimes one prince quarrels with another, for fear the other should quarrel with him. Sometimes a war is entered upon, because the enemy is too strong, and sometimes because he is too weak. Sometimes our...
Page 21 - In contemplating that change, humanity has every thing to rejoice and to glory in ; nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to suffer. So far as it has gone, it probably is the most pure and defecated public good which ever has been conferred on mankind. We have seen anarchy and servitude at once removed ; a throne strengthened for the protection of the people, without trenching on their liberties ; all foreign cabal banished...
Page xxix - ... soul: Soon in the luscious feast themselves they lost, And drank, oblivion of their native coast. Instant her circling wand the goddess waves, To hogs transforms them, and the sty receives. No more was seen the human form divine; Head, face, and members, bristle into swine: Still curs'd with sense, their minds remain alone, And their own voice affrights them when they groan.
Page 22 - Happy prince, worthy to begin with splendour, or to close with glory, a race of patriots and of kings : and to leave A name, which every wind to heav'n would bear, Which men to speak, and angels joy to hear.
Page 16 - Rujjla had fhewn a decided oppofition to the order of things eftablifhed on the 3d of May 1791, my way of' thinking, and the language of my Minifters have never varied; and in obferving with a tranquil eye the new...
Page 16 - I contracted with the republic, and the prefent conjuncture, brought on by the conftitution of the 3d of May 1791? pofterior to my treaty, not being applicable to the engagements therein ftipulated, it does not belong to me to refift the attack made on your majefty, if the intentions of the patriotic party are ftill the fame, and if they...
Page 50 - So Alexander reigned twelve years, and then died. And his servants bare rule every one in his place. And after his death they all put crowns upon themselves; so did their sons after them many years: and evils were multiplied in the earth.
Page 18 - ... people has already enough to ftruggle with at home, whenever its own public force is applied to fupport tyranny. As a counter-concert among the people of different nations is impoflible, it is henceforth then intended, that Princes...

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