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f the seas, at the time of their greatest naval power, they had in their treaty of 1674 with England, embodied the safety of neutrals in time of war, limiting contraband articles of trade, and making goods on shipboard as safe as the ships that bore them. But the accession of the Stadtholder, Offenbar war's aber der Republik nicht vortheilhaft, dass ihr General-Capitain zugleich auch Konig in England war. Spittler's Europaische Staaten—Geschichte, i. 564, 565. William chap. I.} 1763 of Orange to the throne of England was fatal to the political weight of the Netherlands. From the rival of England they became her ally, and almost her subordinate; and guided by her policy, they exhausted their means in land forces and barriers against France, leaving their navy to decline, and their fleets to disappear from the ocean. Hence arose the factions by which their counsels were distracted and their strength paralysed. The friends of the Stadtholder, who in 1763 was a boy of fifteen, sid
t, nearly governs the whole, would give but an imperfect view of the government of England.—Speech, at Liverpool, of Canning, who died before the reform of parliament. embodied in a free press, pervaded, checked, and, in the last resort, nearly governed the whole. Nor must he who will understand the English institutions leave out of view the character of the enduring works which had sprung from the salient energy of the English mind. Literature had been left to develope itself. William of Orange was foreign to it; Anne cared not for it; the first George knew no English; the second, not much. Devotedness to the monarch is not impressed on English literature; but it willingly bore the mark of its own aristocracy. Envy must own I live among the great, was the boast of the most finished English poet of the eighteenth century. Neither the earlier nor the later literature put itself at war with the country or its classes. The philosophy of Bacon, brilliant with the richest lustre of
ship directly to the colonies, even in English vessels, any thing but servants, and horses, and victuals, Navigation acts of Charles II. and at last linens; 1704, 3 and 4 Anne, c. x. 1714, 1 Geo. I. c. XXVI. nor receive sugar, or chap. IV.} 1763. coffee, or other colonial produce, but from England. Its great staple was wool; its most important natural manufacture was the woollen. I shall do all that lies in my power to discourage the woollen manufactures of Ireland, said William of Orange. Speech to the Commons, 2 July, 1698. The exportation of Irish woollens to the colonies and to foreign countries was prohibited; 10 and 11, William III. c. x. and the statute of 1732. and restrictive laws so interfered with the manufacture that it seemed probable, Irishmen would not be able to wear a coat of their own fabric. Edmund Burke to ******, &c. ***** & Co. Bristol. Westminster, 2 May, 1778. In the course of years the English colonists themselves began to be domiciliat
es, and lose them for ever. You may abdicate your right over the colonies: take care, my lords, how you do so, for such an act will be irrevocable. Proceed, then, my lords, with spirit and firmness, and when you shall have established your authority, it will then be a time to show your lenity. The Americans, as I said before, are a very good people, and I wish them exceedingly well; but they are heated and inflamed. I cannot end better than by saying, in the words of Maurice, Prince of Orange, concerning the Hollanders, God bless this industrious, frugal, well-meaning, but easily deluded people! The House of Lords accepted the argument of Mansfield as unanswerable, and when the house divided, only five peers, Camden, Shelburne, and the young Cornwallis——destined to a long and chequered career, —Torrington, and Paulet, went down below the bar. With these five, stood the invisible genius of popular reform; they began a strife which the child that was unborn would rue or would b<