A review of the affairs of France: and of all Europe, as influence'd by that nation [by D. Defoe. Continued as] A review of the state of the English (British) nation

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Page 53 - When a Prince must court his subjects to give him leave to raise an army, and when that's done, tell him when he must disband them ; that if he wants money, he must assemble the States of his country, and not only give them good words to get it, and tell them what 'tis for, but give them an account how it is expended before he asks for more.
Page 6 - Not that the author thinks it worth while to take up your hours always to tell you how your pockets are picked, and your senses imposed upon ; but only now and then, where 'tis a little grosser than ordinary. For the body of this paper, we shall endeavour to fill it with truth of fact, and not improper reflections. The stories we tell you shall be true, and our observations as near as we can, shall be...
Page 7 - ... with a great deal of contempt, and the English nation has been apt enough to have very mean thoughts of them from tradition, as an effeminate nation. This, I am apt to believe, proceeds from the uninterrupted victories which our ancestors obtained over them, in the reigns of our Edwards and Henrys. But, whatever the French were in former days, however effeminate their kings or people, it must be owned the case is altered ; and we find them to our loss, a bold, adventurous, wise, politick, and...
Page 356 - Perriwigs (a much longer time than usual) in the Curl, and fair Hair from fading or changing colour, makes the Hair of the Head grow thick...
Page 116 - Publican, where several great and weighty things are handled : As the nature of Prayer, and of Obedience to the Law ; with how far it obliges Christians, and wherein it Consists : Wherein is also shewed the equally deplorable Condition of the Pharisee or Hypocritical selfRighteous Man, and of the Publican or Sinner, that lives in Sin, and in open Violation...
Page 180 - EngliA and Foreign: Containing the Hiftory of the moft Illuftrious Perfons of our own and other Nations from the Year 1550, to the Year 1690. By feveral hands; who have been' afiifted in the Work with many . private Mrmoirs.
Page 353 - tis plain he has been Censur'd for the Sermon, and is hated to this Day, by all the Leading Men of the Parish of St J , not far from the City of London . And yet I must still take the Liberty, against the Rule of Authors, to Quote my self, and say to our Gentlemen of Justice and Correction.
Page 317 - Weekly review of the affairs of France, purg'd from the errors and partiality of news-writers and petty-statesmen, of all sides.
Page 358 - what we did before, that we had better t( drink almoft Any thing for Wine, than fall *' back into the old Channel of Trade, and buy " them with our ready Money from France. It " is a ftrange thing to obferve how Trade " runs in Channels and Eddies, and will...
Page 383 - ... in the station in which God and nature have placed them. There he esteems them as the second glory of the creation, and a public blessing bestowed on God's principal creature man, for his assistance, comfort, and delight. As to the vice, he protests to contemn it, and the trifle called pleasure in it to be not worth the repentance ; and frankly defies all the world to bring fair proof of his being guilty that way.

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