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THE SECOND VOLUME.
Letters to Lord Onslow
Speech delivered in the French national convention
Agrarian Justice, opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Mo
Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas, letter the second
to the Attorney General, on the prosecution against the second
The einissary Cullen, otherwise Carpenter
Federalists beginning w reform
An expression in the British parliament respecting the American war, alluding to Julius Cæsar having passed the Rubicon, has on several occasions introduced that river as the figurative river of war.
Fortunately for England, she is yet on the peaceable side of the Rubicon ; but as the flames once kindled are not always easily extinguished, the hopes of peace are not so clear as before the late mysterious dispute began.
But while the calm lasts, it may answer a very good purpose to take a view of the prospects, consistent with the maxim, that he that goeth to war should first sit down and count the cost.
The nation has a young and ambitious minister at its head, fond of himself, and deficient in experience: and instances have often shown that judgment is a different thing from genius, and that the affairs of a nation are but unsafely trusted where the benefit of experience is wanting.
Illustrations have been drawn from the circumstances of the war before last, to decorate the character of the present minister, and, perhaps, they may have been greatly over-drawn ; for the management must have been bad to have done less than what was then done, when we impartially consider the means, the force, and the quantity of money employed,