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January 12th (search for this): chapter 19
humanity were already safe. The character of the war was changed. The alliance of France and Spain had been made under the influence chap. XIX.} 1762. of Choiseul, a pupil of the new ideas, the enemy of the Jesuits, and the patron of philosophy; and the federation of the weaker maritime states presented itself to the world as the protector of equality on the seas. England, on the other hand, had no motive to continue hostilities, but the love of rapine and of conquest; and on the twelfth of January, about a week after the declaration against Spain, the king directed measures to be taken to detach Austria from the House of Bourbon, and recover its alliance for England. The proposition was made through Sir Joseph Yorke, at the Hague, who was to tempt the empress by the hope of some ulterior acquisitions in Italy. The experienced diplomatist promptly hinted to his employers that offers from Prussia, that is, the offer of the restoration of Silesia, would be more effective. A cl
January 4th, 1767 AD (search for this): chapter 19
press, to the public mind, and, supported by the great landholders, excited the people to menace resistance and to forebode independence. It began to be widely known, that at the end of the war some general regulation of the governments of the colonies would be attempted; and the officers of the crown who wished to escape the responsibility attached to a dependence on the people, were quite certain that a provision would be made for their independent support. Bernard to Shelburne, 4 January, 1767. Compare, too, Novanglus. The purpose of raising a revenue by parliament at the peace was no longer concealed; and chastisement was prepared for Maryland and Pennsylvania, the refractory provinces which had so much tasked the attention of the great English lawyers, Mansfield, Charles Yorke, and Pratt. The perseverance of Maryland in disobeying the royal requisition was laid before the king, who expressed what was called just displeasure at the obstinate disobedience of the Assembly of
April 5th, 1762 AD (search for this): chapter 19
m restless in occupying a station inferior to Grenville's. The confidence of the ministry was confirmed by success in war. The British army and navy had acquired a habit of victory; the British men-of-war reposed in the consciousness of maritime supremacy; and, as the hawk, from his resting-place among the clouds, gazes calmly around for his prey, their eye glanced over every ocean in search of the treasureships of Spain. Great monarchies, Choiseul had said Choiseul's Despatch of 5 April, 1762. Flassan: Histoire de la Diplomatie Francaise, VI. 466 in April, spite of redoubled misfortunes, chap. XIX.} 1762. should have confidence in the solidity of their existence. If I were the master, we would stand against England as Spain did against the Moors; and if this course were truly adopted, England would be reduced and destroyed within thirty years. But the exhausted condition of France compelled her to seek peace; in February and March, the subject had been opened for discus
January 7th (search for this): chapter 19
greatness. Little did George the Third dream that he was filling his own cup with bitterness to the brim; that the day was soon to come, when he in his turn would entreat benefits from Frederic, and find them inexorably withheld. During these negotiations, and before the end of March, news reached Europe of victories in the West Indies, achieved by Monckton with an army of twelve thousand men, assisted by Rodney and a fleet of sixteen sail of the line and thirteen frigates. On the seventh of January, the British armament appeared off Martinico, the richest and best of the French colonies, strongly guarded by natural defences, which art had improved. Yet, on the fourteenth of February, the governor and inhabitants were forced to capitulate. Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent's, were soon after occupied; so that the outer Caribbee Islands, in the whole extent of the arc which bends from St. Domingo towards the continent of South America, were British. For the siege of Havana the con
April 9th, 1762 AD (search for this): chapter 19
s friend, restored all the conquests that had been made from the kingdom to that prince, settled with him a peace including a guaranty of Silesia, and finally transferred a Russian army to his camp. The fact, that Prussia had transformed Russia from an enemy into an ally, while England had a new enemy in Spain, and a dependent in Portugal, gave a plausible reason for discontinuing the grant to Prussia. Still the subsidy was promised; but the condition of the bounty Bute to Mitchell, 9 April, 1762. of this nation, wrote Bute, at the king's command, is the employment of it towards the procurement of peace, not the continuance of chap. XIX.} 1762. war. This Englishman, said Frederic, thinks that money does every thing, and that there is no money but in England. Histoire de la Guerre, &c. in $CEuvres Posthumes, IV. 284. And, deserted by his ally, he was left to tread in solitude the paths of greatness. Little did George the Third dream that he was filling his own cup with bitt
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