Anguis in herba; or, The fatal consequences of a treaty with France ...

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Printed for A. Baldwin, 1702 - France - 70 pages
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Page 1 - Pretences to the contrary, fuch is his Defign at this day. And that nothing can prevent it, but to reduce his Power to fuch a Degree, as may perfectly break his Meafures.
Page 60 - ... moving, of our fpecial grace, full power, and royal authority, we have refolved, declared, and ordained, and by thefe prefents, figned with our hand, we do refolve, declare, and ordain, we will, and it is our pleafure, that our moft dear and moft beloved grandfon the...
Page 68 - Auftria will be able to make us a good compenfation for the charges of the war ; but, without that, we muft expeft no return for our expences. . We know they cannot repay us in money ; they can give us little or no advantage in our trade. And, for cautionary towns, I know none they could give us, that would be worth our acceptance, except Oftend and Newport. But, inftead of repaying us any part * of our expence, thefe garrifons would be a perpetual charge to us.befides thejealoufy thattroops maintained...
Page 5 - The neceflary confequence from thefetruths is, that, whenever providence fhall fo far fecond the prudence of the meafures of thofe ftates and powers, that are neighbours to fuch a prince, as that an alliance can be formed of ftrength fufficient to be able to reduce fuch an afpirer to terms of moderation and equality, they are Indifpenfably obliged to make ufe of that force to reduce him to thofe' terms of moderation and equality, and never treat with him upon any other foot: For otherwife the princes...
Page 66 - But, if we begin a war upon the foot of dividing her monarchy, we make an infeparable union of interefts between Spain and the duke of Anjou ; and, in this cafe, we muft expeft to meet with the laft efforts of an incenfed and defperate nation.
Page 64 - ... M y, from The Clamours rais'd against them upon occasion of the New Preliminaries. Whoever would frighten us with the Expence and Tediousness of such a War, either are not sensible of our Danger, or if they are, they draw a poison'd Arrow out of a French Quiver. Such a Peace (upon the supposition we could warrant it) is to be rejected with Scorn and Indignation by every true Englishman, as being both dishonourable and destructive to his Country. Anguis in Herba. London: Printed in the year M.DCC.XI....
Page 66 - Anjon out of the whole Spanifh fucceffion, fince nothing could fo intirely reconcile the Spaniards to the intereft of the houfe of Auftria and the defigns of her allies, as fuch a declaration, or would fo...
Page 1 - Herlia : or, the Fatal Consequences of a Treaty with France. Wherein it is proved, that the Principles whereby the French King governs himself, will not allow him to observe any Treaty longer than it is for his interest to break it. That he has always aimed at the Union of the Crowns of France and Spain since the Pyrennsean Treaty.
Page 68 - ... maintained there might create in the people of England. Moreover, the fate of Tangier and Dunkirk ought to make us fenfible, • that thofe garrifons will be more fecure, if we put the houfe of Auftria in a condition to proteft them, by making the archduke king of Spain, than if we kept them in our hands.
Page 5 - Thefe being both in fact and reafon the plain, neceflary, and undeniable confequences of aiming at univerfal empire, it is eaiy to be obferved, i. That whoever makes that his aim, cannot, bona fide, be of any religion, whether natural or revealed ; and of confequence fuch a prince is not to be bound by arguments or obligations deduced from any religion, z.

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