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in Suppression of every thing which is instituted by God.
Alas! what signifies multiplying Words, look but upon this Map, and it is Demonstration that our Trade and our Liberty are, contrary to a Solemn Treaty, exposed to the Power of France; and what remains, but that we im. plore Heaven that the Legislature would lay afide all Animofities, and exert themselves in Defence of their Deluded and Insulted Coun. try.
I beg of your Eminence to pardon this Trouble and as much as you are an Englilaman,
I am, SIR,
Monday, June 28, 1714. VOur Eminence's Paper which came out to
1 Day is very full of that your usual kind of Argumentation which fills the Mouths of those who are for you, with more Words to vent their Passions and Prejudices, but affords no. Reasons to convince those who are against you.
As my above Paper is a profeffed Defence of Mr. S le, I Mall leave all you have raised so. feebly on the fide of those who opposed the Bill of Schism, which you say you foresaw,and come to the wonderful Things you could not foresee, which were objected by him for whom I plead.
You have it thus: I could not foresee, that Mr. Richard S....e would be so unusually full of Reasons upon this Occasion. I could not foresee that modest Exprellion of his : ,The Vote for my Expulsion, was more Important to the People of England, than I shall at this time explain,
I Answer, It is no breach of Modelty for the meaneit Man upon Earth to say, his Case may be of ill Consequence to the Greatest Persons in the World, for all Humane Society is concerned in the Judgment upon the meanest of its Members.
I could not foresee, say you, that he would call the H... of C------ns the People's Attorneys. When he was one of them, he was Accountable to no Man. I am glad bowever, he calls them by a Name he has so much Reason to Dread.
Mr. S...e must be understood, by the Words Accountable to no Man, to have intended Tono Man but to the House it self. As forthe Commons being the People's Attorneys, every body knows they are so. Mr. S--.e did not call them the People's Attorneys, in what they Acted towards hin. As for his dreading Attorneys, it does not lye before your Eminence.
But you again, I could not foresee, that he would call it a great Omiffion, that Diflenters in the North Part of Britain should not be as much Discourag'd as they are in the South. The Fact is, They are not only as much, but much more Discourag'd; andin Nething so much, as in this very Particular concerning Education.
This is what they call Gratis Dictum, and merely Afferred, without giving Example or Argument for the Support of it.
I could not foresee, that he would call the Care of Diffenters Children the next think to Cuiting their Throats.
Mr. S....e Aflerted no such thing; he might say, while this A& was in Agitation, that to take the Care of Children from their Parents was Cruelty next to Cutting their Throats.'
You say, I could not foresee, that he would call a Church of England Education, the way to en. courage blind Obedience in the People, I An, fwer, Imposing any thing of this kind but by Evidence is obliging to a Blind Obedience.
I could not foresee, that he would make it a. Question, Whether the Bill ought to oblige, after it was Enacted. Is he going to set up an Academy for Sedition and Rebellion ?
I am sure S---le loves the Universities, and has done them Service. But I will say nothing of what is passed into a Law, and I wonder your Eminence would mention that now.'
I could not forefee, say you, he would deny bis Asent to the Bill, because the Pretender is still at Bar-le-Duc, and the French are about to Fortify Mardyke. He could not forbear the last invincible Argument, tho' the Fact happens to be falfe.
I am now come to what is most Material to me at present. Your Eminence is ftrutting upon Ground which will Deceive, and Swallow you up. I maintain the Honesty of what he said, and if they have done worse than Fortifying Mardyke, you may forgive him if he said they were about doing it. According to the Repre sentation which we at first had of the manner. of eluding the Article of Demolition, it was to be by Fortifying Mardyke ; they have not put
themselves to the trouble of removing their Harbour, but, with the most Impudent Inso. lence only cut through the Downs between Mardyke and Dunkirk, and kept the identical Haven which we stipulated should be destroyed.
In what follows you are only Satyrical, and say Mr. S...le Mould not be against Schoolmistresses, since he wants to learn to Read. Why, you'll break the Man's Heart. But at present let us think of nothing but Dunkirk Undemolished. I am,
Representing, From the most AUTHENTICK RECORDS,
The just Causes of the late Happy REVOLUTION :
AND The feveral Settlements of the Crowns of ENGLAND
and SCOTLAND On Her MAJESTY; and on the Demise of Her MAJESTY without Issue, upon the Most Illuftrious Princess SOPHIA, Electress and Dutchess Dowa ager of Hanover, and the Heirs of Her Body being Protestants; by previous Acts of both Parliaments of the late Kingdoms of England and Scotland; and confirmed by the Parlia. ment of GREAT BRITAIN.
WITH SOME SEASONABLE REMARKS
On the Danger of a POPISH SUCCESSOR. Jovicus ea tanquam Vulnera atringo; Sed nifi
ta&ta tra&tataque sanari non poffunt. Liv. ·
Printed in the YEAR MDCCXV.