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After this subjoins the following Advertise.' ment,
The Honour and Prerogative of the Queen's Majesty Vindicated and Defended against the Unexampled Iofolence of the Author of the GUARDIAN: In a Letter from a Country Wbig to Mr. Steele. Printed for John Morphew near Stationer's. Hall. Price 3d.
On the 24th following he Rallies me again
• For these Reasons, saving the Trespass on
Custom, the LYE might be given in the " Teeth of the Guardian, when he Infolently I tells the Queen, in his late Seditious Libel, • for such it must be accounted by every True • Britain; That the British Nation EXPECTS " the Immediate Demolition of Dunkirk: I say ' it is not fo; the British Nation does not EX• PECT That Her Majesty should divest Her
Self of the Power which is in Her Hands, by the Poffefsion of Dunkirk, to do Her Self
Right, and to secure to Her Self the Perfora (mance of such Conditions froin all the Prin. 'ces concerned, as they have agreed to be just ' and ought to be performed; but which we do ' not find them to free to execute, as the Ob.
ligations Britain has laid on them has given ? us reason to expe&t.
It might, with much more Duty to Her Majesty, and Justice to our Country, have • been said, That the British Nation HOPES. • Her Majesty will not part with Dunkirk,
nor suffer it to be demolished, till the Dana
ger of any Foreign Power, insulting Her Sub"je&s, be removed.till the Commerce, and
' Privileges of Her Subjects of Great Britain,
hall be effe&ually secured; and till there • shall be no danger of the Incroachments and
Invasions of any Nation, not France only, but other Powers as well as France; for I must be allow'd, with these Gentlemens Par
don, to suppose that there are Dangers to be ' expe&ed from other Powers in the World, ' as well as France, especially Dangers to our • Trade; and these Dangers are the greater, by ' how much we find the Whigs forward to
give up our Trading-Interest to the Dutch, ' in order to make Friends with them in their s other nameless Designs against the Ministry.
Those then who have a true Concern for • The Good of Great Britain, would be very • forry to see Dunkirk put out of her Majesty's
Power, till every just Thing, which the keepI ing it can be a Means to secure to us, be obtain'd.
I might be more particular, in letting the · World see what these Things are which Bri• tain ought to obtain from the Neighbouring • Powers; and which Dunkirk is so far a • Pledge for, that it ought to remain in Her • Majesty's Hands 'till they are obtained : But
as this is preparing by another Hand, and u will be ser in a clearer Light, to the Confu
fion of the Guardian and all his Fa&ious • Party, I shall say no more to it here.. .
To Morrow will be publish'd aSecond Edition of
The Honour and Prerogative of the Queen's Majesty Vindicated and Defended against the Unexampled Infolence of the Author of the GUARDIAN: In a Letter from a Country Whig to Mr. Steele. Printed for John Mora phew, rear Stationer's-Hall. Price 3 d.
You have now my Letter to the Guardian, with what the Writers of the Pamphlet, and the Examiner, have been pleased to say upon it, at one View.
In Order to my Justification, I shall show, more accurately the Advantages the Nation might reap from the Demolition, which will appear by Considering what Part of our Trade has and may be annoy'd by Dunkirk. * The Port of London is allowed to carry Two Parts in Three, or Six Parts in Nine, of the , Foreign Trade of England. We may give one Ninth to the Ports on the South Coasts of this Nand, which South Coast is opposite to the North Coast of France, the Sea between which is what we call the Channel.
The East End of this, on our Side, is the North Foreland, which stands opposite to Newport in Flanders; the West End, on our Side, is the Land's-End, overagainst Ulbant, or Brest in France; they allow one Ninth of the Trade to the East Coast washed by the German 0cean; and the other Ninth to the Weft Coast which looks on the Iris Seas; in this Computation, it is presumed, there is not any great Disproportion, except from Bristol's lying on the West Coalt, the said West Coast ought to be allowed more than one Ninth.
Dunkirk is from the South Foreland: about Thirteen Leagues, and the Course from Dunkirk to the Foreland West, North-West, to the Entrance of the River Thames, is North-Weft, about twenty. Leagues; so that any Easterly Wind, which carries our Ships down the Channel, at the same time brings those of Dunkirk to meet and intercept them : The French have very frequently this last War reaped the AdVantage of this Situation, by surpritiog many sich Ships, and taking others as they lay at Anchor in the Downs; when che French are dirpossessed of Dunkirk, the dread and danger of their Men of War, of any considerable Force, will be removed as far as Brest, which is a hundred and twenty Leagues, or three hundred and fixty Miles; and that of their Privateers, of any Confideration, as far as St. Malu's, which is - seventy eight Leagues, or two hundred and thirty four Miles.
Breft lies without the Channel, under this great locapacity to hurt us, that the same Wind which carries our Trade down the Channel, prevents the Ships of Brest from coming into it.
The East End of the Channel which is so much exposed to Dunkirk is but seven Leagues broad, and gives an Enemy an Opportunity of seeing our Ships from Side to Side.
The Weft End of the Channel, for which the greatest Fears are from Breft, is twenty eight Leagues broad, and of course, there is at that End a greater Chance of escaping the Enemy.
If Ships from Brest are appointed to Way-lay our Ships in the Channel, they must take the Opportunity of Westerly Winds, to come into it; and wait the coming of an Easterly Wind to carry our Ships down it; by this means they must all that time be at Sea, exposed to all Dangers for want of a Port in which to Harbour their Men of War, or return to Breftwhich they cannot do with the Wind that brought them out. - We must add to this, that if the French from Breft hould be hovering to the Eastward of Plimouth, they are between two Fires, from those Ships in the Downs, and those from Plimouth; and our Ships from Por fmouth may chase them either Way, while they are waylaid at each End of the Channel by the others, not having the Port of Dunkirk, or any other in the Channel, to afford them Shelter. Thus, should they be chased up the Channel by a too great Force, before they can return to Breft, they must either run into the German Ocean, and wait another Opportunity of coming down again, with the Hazard of meeting all our Men of War; or else sail North about Great Britain, which is at least sso Leagues more than they need have failed, with the Port of Dunkirk to fly to.
This Want of Dunkirk will expose them to the same Inconveniencies, to which the Fear of is often obliged our running Ships from the South Parts of the World, as well as our Enft. India Men, during the late War: To this Distress you are to add Wages, Provifion, loss of Time, and the dangerous Navigation of the North Seas.
From hence it plainly appears, that by the Demolition of Dunkirk, in case of a Rupture with Frunce, Six Parts in Nine of our Trade,