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: [Nov. A's an ally for military operations, Avon; with a particular Description and whon can America prefer to England, Survey of the Collegiate Church, ibe Mauwho, being, as he is, mistress of the foleum of Shakspeare; containing all tbe ocean, could check every approach of dimorial Bearings and Monumental Inscripevery foreign enemy?

- tions ibere. To which is added, by Way of By a sincere and hearty alliance with

Appendix, fome Account of the Lives of ibe

Tbree eminent Prelates who derive their Great Britain, she would not only place

Sirnames from Stratford, the Place of their herself in a situation to make a peremp

Nativity, tory demand of indemnification from

AN uieful pocket-companion to tra-
France, but, in case of refusal, would be

vellers visiting this town.
able to strip both France and Spain of
every inch of territory they poflers in this
hemisphere. There is no danger of any

212. Observations on the Political State of the other nation taking umbrage at this. A.

Continent should France be suffered to retain merica and Great Britain might bid defi - ber immense Acquisitions; in which is reance to the world. The map of this con

viewed her while Syflem of Aggrandizetinent and its islands lies open before

ment, and the probable Advantage which them : they might cut and carve for the will derive from tbe Subversion of Italy themfelves, and sit down in the quiet cn. . and the Potion of Belgium, on the Return joyment of their conquests. The very of Peace, mention of such an alliance would scare · THE object of this observer is, to the Dons at the hottom of their miices, and expole the weakness of those who with would make the seven bundred and five ry: for peace, even though it should return tants tremble on their thrones. Yet the the leeds of future contentions, and ele. birelings of France tell us that this alliance vate a single state to a height of power must not be formed, because, forsooth, Bri- that would prove formidable to Europe; tain is a monarchy! Poor, paltry ohjec- a peace more dangerous than the contin tion! France avails herself of all the raf

nuance of hoftilities. France has been cally aid she can rake together; the forms acouiring a confiderable preponderance, freaties with all the monarchics she can

in the balance of Europe ever fince the fud bare enough to join her, and calls

ciine of Francis L.; and, by her acqui. them her natural allies; but, if America makes a treaty with a monarchy, be it

fitions, will pofiefs a population of merely for the purpose of adjusting dir.

about 28 millions, which is more than putes and regulating tride, France, 'terri

one-fifth of inhabited Europe. No ble France,' takes offence at it, calls it an country has a phyfiognomy more ftrivonatural connexion, seizes our vessels as kingly surprizing, in her former ftate, a ponishment for it, and (with thame be than France; a focus, every convulsion it spoken!) is justified by fome of thote in which communicated its sensation to who are chosen to preserve the honour Europe. She is now nothing more than and independence of the country!

a dismal skeleton of old France, a poor, : « All the world are the natural allies of diftrefled, sequestrated couniry, where France; republicks, aristocracies, monar. men and

men and property, commerce and ma. chies, and despotisms; Dutch, Genocle, nufactures, honour and honeity, have, Spaniards, Turks, and Devils; but poort;

disappeared. America has no natural !ly at all, except

“By the Revolution she has lost popu. France herself; and, if she chofes, with the aid of her allies, to rob and insult her,

lation, revenue, ftrength, notwithstanding America must accept of no one's affiitance,

nearly half Europe bas been plundered by but muit stand and be pillaged and kicked

her armies.' All the elementary parts on till the by-standers cry shame! Honour

which her true power is formed itill reable ludependence! Glorious Revolu- main. She itill retains her situation, soil. tion ! If this must be the case, let us

and climate; her circumference, hier inhear no more boafrings and rejoicin

ejoicin...let
. let

terual shape, her natural productions, her the fourth of Yuly be changed from a refti, unity, and the fame pliability of difpofition I val to a faft, or rather let it be effices for

among her inhabitants. Ten years will reever from the calendari" (pp. 37, 38.).

cover hier finances, her population, com

merct, and manufactures. If the mercenaries in England and

This empire,

at present reduced to the acme of distress, their emplo ers can contuie ihete just

is not without hopes of recovery. Great and animated aitcrtions, we will give agricultural improvements have already them leave to her barther abule than been made by the relief of the husbandman they have yet done on their naiuial and laborious mechauick from various openemy, Peter Porcupine,

' preffions, and the equality of raoks, every

man being now qualified to aspire even to qui A brief Account of Stratford upon the honour of being elected a member of

WORKS;

CONTAINING VARIOUS
WRITINGS AND SELECTIONS,
EXHIBITING A FAITHFUL PICTURE

Of The
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;

of THEIR
GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, POLITICS AND RESOURCES;

OF THE CHARACTERS OF THEIR
PRESIDENTS, GOVERNORS, LEGISLATORS, MAGIS-
. TRATES AND MILITARY MEN;

AND OF THE
CUSTOMS, MANNERS, MORALS, RELIGION, VIRTUES

· AND VICES
OF THE PEOPLE: .

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TO THE
ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT, IN MARCH, 1801.

BY WILLIAM COBBETT.

IN TWELVE VOĽCMES.
(A Volume to be added annually.)

(VOL. XII.

i LONDON:
PRINTED FOR COBB ETT AND MORGAN, AT THE CROWN

AND MITRE, PALL MALL.

MAY, 1801.

Printed by T, Baylis, Greville

Street, Hatton Garden.

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