The British Mercury: or, Historical and critical views of the events of the present times, Volume 5

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T. Cadell, Jr. and W. Davies, 1800 - Europe

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Page 78 - All the inducements to treat, which ara relied upon in the French Official Note ; the perfonal difpofitions which are faid to prevail for the conclufion of peace, and for the future obfervance of Treaties; the power of enfuringthe effefr, of thofe difpofitions, fuppofing them to exift ; and the folidity of the...
Page 75 - The aggreffion was real, long time before it was public ; internal reiift:mce was excited ; its opponents were favourably received ; their extravagant declamations were fupported; the French nation was infulted in the perfon of its agents ; and England fet particularly this example by the difmiffal of the ivlinifter accredited to her.
Page 75 - England particularly set this example, by the dismissal of the minister accredited to her ; finally, France was in fact attacked in her independence, in her honour, and in her safety, long before war was declared.
Page 76 - Assailed on all sides, the Republic could not but extend universally the efforts of her defence, and it is only for the maintenance of her own independence that she has made use of those means which she possessed in her own strength and the courage of her citizens.
Page 77 - ... a rapid progrefs ? On every fide, the voice of nations and of humanity implores the conclufion of a war, marked already by fuch great calamities, and the prolongation of which threatens Europe with an univerfal convuluon and irremediable evils.
Page 79 - ... him- to renounce that fyftem of vigorous defence, to which, under the favour of Providence, his Kingdoms owe the fecurity of thofe bleffings which they now enjoy. (Signed) GR.ENVILLE.
Page 77 - Majesty, if a sort of invitation were held out in favour of that Republican Government of which England adopted the forms in the...
Page 76 - French republic has perfonally given fo many proofs of his eagernefs to put an end to the calamities of war, and of his...
Page 79 - Europe; and that whenever that eJTential object can, in his judgment, be in any manner whatever fufficiently provided for, he will • eagerly concert with his Allies the means of immediate and joint negotiation.
Page 75 - Revolution, solemnly proclaimed her love of peace, her disinclination for conquests, her respect for the independence of all governments ; and it is not to be doubted that, occupied at that time entirely with her own internal affairs, she would have avoided taking any part in those of Europe, and would have remained faithful to her declarations.

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