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VOL. III. ;
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT DAY.
OF THE WORLD,
PHILIP ALEXANDER PRINCE, Esq.
The Second Edition.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. III.; NTAINING MODERN HISTORY, FROM THE OUTBREAK OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT DAY.
WHITTAKER & CO., A V E-MARIA LANE.
HOC ILLUD EST PRÆCIPUE IN COGNITIONE RERUM SALUBRE AC FRUGIFERUM,-OMNIS TE EXEMPLI DOCUMENTA IN ILLUSTRI POSITA MONUMENTO INTUERI; INDE TIBI, TUÆQUE REIPUBLICÆ, QUOD IMITERE, CAPIAS; INDE FEDUM INCEPTU, FEDUM EXITU, QUOD VITES.--Livius.
ME QUIDEM IPSÆ ILLA NOSTRÆ ATHENÆ NON TAM OPERIBUS MAGNIFICIS EXQUISITISQUE ANTIQUORUM ARTIBUS DELECTANT, QUAM RECOR. DATIONE SUMMORUM VIRORUM, UBI QUISQUE HABITARE, UBI SEDERE, UBI DISPUTARE SIT SOLITUS.--Cicero.
WHO WRITES A HISTORY, HIS PRINCIPAL AIM SHOULD BE TRUTH, AND TO RELATE ESPECIALLY THE EXTRAORDINARIIS BOTH OF GOOD AND ILL: OF GOOD, THAT MEN, TAKEN WITH THE HONOUR DONE THEM IN STORY, MAY BE ENCOURAGED TO PERFORM THE LIKE; OF ILL, THAT WHEN MEN SEE TAE INFAMY THAT THEY ARE BRANDED WITH, THEY MAY LEAP FROM ALL THAT SHOULD MAKE THEM SO STIGMATIZED.-OWEN FELLTHAM.
C. WHITING, BEAUFORT HOUSE, STRAND.
Having brought down his sketch of History from the earliest penied to the present day, the Author would, in conclusion, exhort the Reader to remember what he said in his Preface, that the opinions ofered throughout on politics and religious faith, are to be regarded, not as resulting from a wish to dogmatise, but from a sincere desire to instil sober sentiments into the youthful mind.' The doctrines he bas
, imperfectly enough, laboured to uphold, are those wherein himself was nurtured ; and if only entitled to the name of prejudices on that account, he must be allowed to designate them principles, now that his reason and judgment have, in maturer
his mind a conviction of their truth. If, in the notion of some, or even of mawy, they should be thought a little antiquated and out of fashion, that he must lament ; but he must be permitted to assert boldly, that the man who resolves to act closely up to them, and accomplishes his resolve, will
, with the blessing of God, find himself both advanced in virtue, and full of the hope of the humble Christian :
percat mea musa, dolosum Si quando ornaret vitium, aut cecinisse recuset
Virtutemque, artemque, et quicquid carmine dignum.' No opinion that the Author has ventured to offer in reprobation, has been directed against the person, but against the act.
We have no men; but regarding men's positive deeds and their tendeney , it is permitted us to deliver our sentiments
. The matter of History demands of the narrator the illustration of his private judgRent as he proceeds ; and every one is aware how almost impossible it
so as to give offence to no party. It was our oma king Charles the Second who registered his sense of the Histrian's difficulty in this particular. What work are you upon ?' said his majesty to Gregorio Leti, then at his court. Il Teatro Britantheo sire, an historical one of your court,' replied the author. "How
right to judge
is to perform this duty