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Arbiters of Europe, let us at least have so much ChriStian Love and Charity for the Neighbouring Nations of our own Perswalion, as not to expose them to a necessary Participation of these Playues, which our Common Enemies are preparing for us, and which will certainly Terminate in our Destruction.
Lastly, I beleech you to consider what persons they are who would inftil this Poison in you, and you will find them of three kinds, Fist, Those who Postponing the Common Good of the Nation are wholly acted by Self-Interest, considering that in a Government where Justice and Mercy equally Flourish,Virtue and Merit, not Villany, will be rewarded. Secondly, They who are ignorant of the Nature of Government, and were never at the pains to inform them. selves what Measures the Law of Nature and Nations have fer to Mens Obedience, but are angry at every thing that thwarts their wild Notions, and will admit of nothing, tho' never fo Realonabe and Convincing, it their dull Capacities cannot reach it. The third sort are such as have been Instrumental in the Enllaving their Country, and, are afraid if they be called to an Account,they may be brought to suffer Condign Punishment ; if such cannot fucceed in their Design, they at least hope to be overlook’d in a General Confusion, to they leave nothing uneflay'd that may tend to their own Safety; and if Heaven fail them, they summon Hell to their Aid; not Love to their Prince, but meer Ambition and Interest drives these Criminals to such Attempts; neither are they much to blame if they are at such pains to sow Divisions among us: But no Person of Wit and Judgment, nor any good Man that is truly Protestant, and minds the good of his Country, will suffer himself to be so grofly imposed on by such Firebrands, who would build their Future Imaginary Greatness on the Ruin of Our Religion, Laws and Country.
A Dvances towards a Peace between England and
of Orange's coming over into England, p. 65. He
offers to make War against France, p. 118.... i
Condé taken by the French, p. 74.
Dover-Treaty, p. 16.
Peace, p. 80. -They accept of the Articles Offer'd
France (King of ) proposes a Irace, p. 91. His
Project of a Peace, p. 104. His Letter to the
Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, p.6.
guen without Success, p. 22, Makes Peace witly
Nassau, Considerableness of that House, and Anti-
quity of its Name, p. 1.
General Peace obstructed, p. 63. Signed between
France and Holland, tho' protested against by
and between the Emperor and France, p. 119.
Senef, the Battle fought there, p. 49.
Truce of Six Weeks, p. 108.