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I cannot leave this Subjcct, without being fill anxious, with relation to the Disrespect they accuse me of to my Royal Mistress. All that can be wrested to my Disadvantage, is, That the Queen is concern'd when any thing is to be imputed to Her Servants; but I deny that, and perfilt in it, that it is no manner of Diminution of the Wisdom of a Prince, that he is obliged to a&t by the Information of others.

If I might make an abrupt Digression from great Things to small, I hould on this Occasion mention a little Circumstance which happen'd to the late King William. He had a French Man who took care of the Gun.Dogs, whose Business it was also to charge and deliver the Piece to the King. This Minister forgot to bring out Shot into the Field, but did not think fit to let so passionate a Man and eager a Sportr. man as the King know his Offence, but gave his Majesty the Gun loaded only with Powder. When the Kiog missed his Aim, this impudent Cur stood Chattering, Admiring, Commend. ing the King's Skill in Mooting, and holding up his Hands, he had never seen Sa Majesté miss before in his whole Life. This Circumstance was no manner of Argument to those who is afterwards found out the Fellow's Iniquity) ao gainst the King's Reputation for a Quick Eye, and i Shooting very finely. I am, with Resped to the Borough, and Your self,

Your most Humble
and moft Obedient Servant,
E 3. Richard Steele.


Represented in the Present State of DUNKIRK.


In Defence of Mr. S- le.

- Summam vim effe in omnibus iis arbitriis, in quibus adderetur, ex fide bona. Tull.

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Represented in the Present State of DUNKIRK.

SIR, 1 Defigned you this Trouble ever fince the | 24th of May laft, in case all mould not I prove true in your Paper which came out that Day: You therein fall upon my mortified Friend Dick Steele, and endeavour to make an unfortunate Man ridiculous, by ending that your Paper with what you lofcribe,

A most humble Address or Memorial presented to. R. S. Esq; by the Sieur Tugghe. You make Tugghe say, I can now inform you, Sir, with • Tears and a Heart full of Anguilh, That Dunkirk is Demolith'd. Not only the Mapo • tial Works, that truck Terror on all the Be• holders, and were thought Impregnable against • all Valour, except Your Mightiness's, but the • Mole, Dikes, Basons and Harbour, are all ' levelled and destroyed ; a Spe&acle full of



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