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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1814 Excerpt: ... A SKETCH, &c. Sec. A COLLISION between the American Republic and British Monarchy, was apprehended by all who shared our revolutionary toils, and by such as observed the spirit with which the tyrant of the colonies contemplated the splendid ascension of the Free and Independent States. The dismemberment of her western possessions left a wound which time will not cicatrize-Pride has been exasperated at discomfiture--avarice at the loss of wealth, and envy fears the probable successes of a youthful rival. Chatham prophetically had announced, " the day is not far distant when America may vie witn these kingdoms not only in arms, but in arts also."" Relinquish America!" exclaimed an able member of parliament (anno '78) " relinquish America! What is it but to desire a giant 10 shrink spontaneously into a dwarf." In the house of lords the duke of Richmond declared--" I have been and yet am of opinion, whenever the f3 parliament of Great Britain acknowledges the Jndependence of America, the sun of England's glory is set for aver. Such are the senti -ments I possessed on a former day, and such the sentiments I continue to hold at this hour. It is the sentiment of lord Chatham, and many other able statesmen." Ministerialists with confusion remembered the truth which Burke had so often repeated to them--that " Whatever England had been growing to by a progressive increase. of improvement for a series of seventeen hundred years, as much was added to her by America in « single life." They felt that this trea sure had been lost by their unprovoked oppression, and insufferable. arrogance--and lost not until genius had appreciated its richness,, v and warned them of the tenderness with which it should be guarded.-"' In these feelings which could be assuaged only b...
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    The Means and Benefits of Prosecuting This War Against Britain

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