binet of Louis Sixteenth.
in France, Louis the Sixteenth had selected minis-
Chap. VIIul, the supporter of an intimate friendship between France and Austria, the passionate adversary of England, t With all the patronage of
Chap. VII.} 1774. July. France in his gift, he took from the treasury only enough ess in the birth of a son, and amidst the shouts of France for the most important victory of the century, achi with courts, equal sensitiveness to the dignity of France, and greater self-control.
He was distinguished amolutions; he would have confined the parliaments of France to their simple office as judges; he had no prediler a soldier, nor capable of becoming one.
Yet in France the traditional policy, which regarded England as ament in 1755 with a distrust that never slumbered.
France, therefore, bent its ear to catch the earliest surgress. They are the first, observed the statesmen of France, which propose to restrain the act of navigation it