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<bly induced to sign the Treaty with France, « from this Confideration, Thar the Town and ( Harbour of Dunkirk should be destroyed.
"That the Situation of Dunkirk is such as <that it may always keep Runner's to observe rall Ships failing on the Thames and Medway. .
That all the Suggestions, which the Sieur, · Tugghe brings concerning the Dutch, are false; 6 and scandalous
i That whether it may be advantagious to " the Trade of Holland or not, that Dunkirk « should be deniolith'd, it is necessary for the - Safety, Honour and Liberty of England that e it should be fo.
16 That when Dunkirk is demolished, the
Power of France, on that lide, should it e. • ver be turned against us, will be removed • several hundred Miles further off of Great , « Britain than it is at present." : "
+ That after the Demolition there can be no • confiderable Preparation made at Sea by the • French in all the Channel but at Brest; and « that Great Britain being an Island, which o cannot be attacked but by a Naval Power,
we may esteem France effe&ually removed by the Demolition from Great Britain as far as the Distance from Dunkirk to Breft.
o Pray, Mr. IRONSIDE, repeat this lasto Particular, and put it in a different Letter, 1 That the Demolition of Dunkirk will remove • France many hundred Miles further off from • us; and then repeat again, That the British • Nation expects the Demolition of Dunkirk.
o I demand of you, as you Love and Ho. • pour your Queen and Country, that you infert this Letter, or speak, to this purpose,
6 your own way; for in this all Parties must • agree, that however bound in Friendship one • Nation is with another, it is but prudent, " that, in case of a Rupture, they should be, o if possible, upon equal Terms..
Be Honest, old NESTOR, and say all this; for what ever half-witted hot Whigs may think, we all value our Estates and Li« berries, and every true Man of each Party
must think himself concerned that Dunkirk • Mould be Demolished.
" It lies upon all who have the Honour to o be in the Ministry to hasten this Matter, and not let the Credulity of an honest brave Peo
ple bę thus infamously abused in our open. 6 Streets.
is I cannot go on for Indignation ; but pray • God that our Mercy to France may not ex - pose us to the Mercy of France.
Your Hamble Servant,
English Tory. This Letter happened to disoblige fome People, and the Day before I went out of Town came out the Pamphlet, Entituled,
The Honour and Prerogative of the Queen's Majesty Vindicated and Defended against the unexampled Insolence of the Author of the Guardian: In a Letter from a Country Whig to Mr. Steele. You may read the whole at your Lei. süre; but the Ninth and Tenth Pages are enough for Me, and I think there is nothing eife in the whole Pamphlet but Repetition of she same thing
See how the Villain treats the best of Sovereigns, the best Mistress to bim, whosé Bread he has eaten, and who has kept him from a Goal! Read it again, say they: Put it into English, said a Neighbour of mine to me, come make the best of it! then be reads the abominable Language as. follows;
· The British Nation EXPECT, &c. And. "again, The British Nation EXPECT the " immediate Demolition of Dunkirk. And a. 6. third time, with a Tone of threatning, The
British Nation EXP ECT it. See the Guar.. • dian, August 7, 1713 .. I would fain bave pleaded for you, that this. was not to be understood to be spoken to or pointed at the Queen, but to tbe People of Dunkirk,, and I'Search'd the whole Paper for something to : have brought you off, with that way.
But it would not do, they laugh'd at me:. How could it be spoken to him, say they? his. Memorial is to the Queen, and if it pould be directed to Monsieur Tugghe it would be fill worfe; for that would be to talk thus to him, viz. What do ye Petition the Queen for? We tell. gou, The British Nation will not suffer it, the Queen dares not do, it, for the British Nation EXPECT it be immediately Demolish'd.. This stop'd my Mouth indeed, with respect to. that part of the Excuse, and then they went on with me: Come, Says my Neigbbour, if you can. not put it inte Words, Mli do it for you.
"The British Nation EXPECT the immee diate Demolition-of Dunkirk.
We all know Her Majesty has Porlellion of Qunkirk, and tho the Work is to be done by the
French, Her Majesty may appoint the Day. Now, Says be read the Words. us
What is it but thus?
• Look you, Madam, Your Majesty had besi "take Care that Dunkirk be Demolifl'd, or • elfe, &c.
Madam! WE EXPECT, and we would have you take Notice that we expect it, that • Dunkirk be Demolish'd, and that immediately.
Just thus an Imperious Planter åt Barbadoes Speaks to a Negro Slave, Look you, Sirral, I
expect this Sugar to be ground, and look to it
that it be done forthwith. 'Tis enough to tell • you I EXPECT it, or else, &c. and then • he holds up his Stick at him, Take what fol6 lows.
The Examiner, in a Style quite as polite as that of this Pamphleteer, in his paper of August the 21st has it thus,
I believe I may challenge all the Nations I of the World, and all the Histories of this
Nation for a thousand Years past, to Thew Susan Instance so flagrant as what we have
now before us, (viz.) When ever a Subject, onay a Servant under a Salary, and favoured
in Spight of ill Behaviour past, with a confi.
derable Employment in the Government, • treated his Sovereign in such a mammer as the • GUARDIAN has done the Person of the • Queen; and went Unpunished.
"If the Clemency of the Queen prevails to • save such a Man; if her Majesty thinks it
below Her to resent an Injury from fo con-' • iemptible a Wretch, by so much the rather
mhould every Subject resent it; and new
their Duty and Respect to their Sovereign, by trampling under their Feet the very Name and Memory of the Man that can have Boldness enough to Insult bis Prince in a Printed, and for that Reason Scandalous, Libel, and can have INGRATITUDE enough to do it while he is eating Her Bread,
How can any Man new himself a faithful Subje&t to Her Majesty, and not resent • such a piece of Condu&t! to see a Subje& • hold up a Rod at his Prince! and openly • threaten the Queen, if she does not cause • Dunkirk to be demolimed! to threaten her • Majesty with the Nation's Refentment if it • be not forthwith entered upon, and Command
Her to do it IMMEDIATELY; it ought e to fill every faithful Subject with Abhorrence,
and cause them either fun the Man, or let. • him know they Deteft his Behaviour..
And yet this Man was never to dear to the Whigs as since he let chem know that he • durft affault' his Queen; this has made him • their Favourite, and one of their Authors has I made his dull Panegyrick upon him already • for it; while another Sett of them are en• deavouring to get him chosen for the next • Parliament, that he may carry on his Insult " there, and obtain the Honour, as another of
their haughty Leaders has already done, of being expelled the House.....
I have not Room to enlarge in this case, "as so unexampled a Piece of Ingratitude de• serves; he has been handsomely, only, too fa
vourably, exposed in this very Cafe, by a Book just publilhed, and which I recommend · for that reason in the following Advertise