A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795

Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

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Author: An English Lady
Published: 1792
Language: English
Wordcount: 201,819 / 608 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.1
LoC Category: D
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Added to site: 2006.10.29
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he war, but because they considered it as the best means of promoting the object of the war, which was, and is, the establishment of the safety and tranquillity of Europe, on a solid and permanent basis. If that object can be attained, and the republic exist, there is nothing in the past conduct and professions of the British Ministers, that can interpose an obstacle to the conclusion of peace. Indeed, in my apprehension, it would be highly impolitic in any Minister, at the commencement of a war, to advance any specific object, that attainment of which should be declared to be the sine qua non of peace. If mortals could arrogate to themselves the attributes of the Deity, if they could direct the course of events, and controul the chances of war, such conduct would be justifiable; but on no other principle, I think, can its defence be undertaken. It is, I grant, much to be lamented, that the protection offered to the friends of monarchy in France, by the declaration of the 29th of October, 1793, could not be r

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