The British Mercury: or, Historical and critical views of the events of the present times, Volume 4

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T. Cadell, Jr. and W. Davies, 1799 - Europe
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Page 498 - His Majesty will eagerly embrace the opportunity to concert with his allies the means of immediate and general pacification. Unhappily no such security hitherto exists: no sufficient evidence of the principles by which the new government will be directed; no reasonable ground by which to judge of its stability.
Page 492 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the Republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your Majesty. The war, which for eight years has ravaged the four quarters of the world, must it be eternal ? Are there no means of coming to an understanding...
Page 492 - ... of coming to an understanding ? " How can the two most enlightened nations of Europe , powerful and strong beyond what their safety and independence require, sacrifice to ideas of vain greatness the benefits of commerce, internal prosperity and the happiness of families...
Page 496 - Europe ; and whom the present rulers have declared to have been all, from the beginning- and uniformly, incapable of maintaining the relations of amity and peace.
Page 59 - Ruffia ; to his magnanimity and wildom directing to fo many quarters of Europe the force of his extenfive and powerful Empire, we are, in a great degree, indebted for the fuccels of our own. efforts, as well as for the rapid and favourable change in the general fituation of affairs.
Page 245 - France, without however admitting any partition of that country ; to re-eftablifh the ancient forms of Government in the United Netherlands and in the Swifs Cantons ; to maintain the integrity of the German Empire, and to look for his reward in the happinefs and tranquillity of Europe.
Page 497 - ... or peace. It would confirm to France the unmolested enjoyment of its ancient territory ; and it would give to all the other nations of Europe, in tranquillity and peace, that security which they are now compelled to seek by other means.
Page 215 - Ruffian army fhall embark as foon as poffible, and fhall evacuate the territory, coafts, iflands, and internal navigation of the Dutch Republic by the 3oth of November 1799, without committing any devaftation by inundations, cutting the Dykes, or otherwife injuring the fources of navigation.
Page 493 - England, by the abuse of their strength, may still for a long time, for the misfortune of all nations, retard the period of their being exhausted. But, I will venture to say it, the fate of all civilized nations is attached to the termination of a war which involves the whole world.
Page 495 - Majesty has himself been compelled to maintain an arduous and burthensome contest for the independence and existence of his kingdoms. Nor have these calamities been confined to Europe alone; they have been extended to the most distant quarters...

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