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I cannot leave this Subjc&, 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 perlilt 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 mould on this Occalion mention a little Circumstance which happen'd to the lare 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 Sportsman as the King know his Offence, but gave his Majesty the Gun loaded only with Powder. When the King missed his Aim, this impudent Cur stood Chattering, Admiring, Commending the King's Skill in Thooting, 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 afterwards found out the Fellow's Iniquity) ágainst the King's Reputation for a Quick Eye, and Shooting very finely. I am, with Respect to the Borough, and Your self,

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Your most Humble

and moft Obedient Servant,

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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,

Printed in the YEAR MDCCXV.



Represented in the

Present State of DUNKIRK.

Defigned you this Trouble ever fince the
24th of May last, in case all mould not

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 lnscribe,

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 Demolish'd. Not only the Mar • tial Works, that struck 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 Spectacle full of

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