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OF

MODERN EUROPE,

WITH AN ACCOUNT OF

THE DECLINE AND FALL

OF THE

ROMAN EMPIRE:

AND

A VIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF SOCIETY, FROM THE RISE

OF THE MODERN KINGDOMS, TO THE PEACE

OF PARIS, IN 1763.

IN A SERIES OF LETTERS

BY WILLIAM RUSSEL, L. L. D.

SECOND AMERICAN EDITION, CAREFULLY CORRECTED.

· VOL. IV:

PHILADELPHIA:

PRINTED FOR WILLIAM YOUNG BIRCH AND ABRAHAM SMALL,

BY ROBERT CARR,

1802.

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Presbyterian clergy ejected

This impolitic measure unites the protestant dissenters in

a common hatred of the church

ibid.

The king and his brother, the duke of York, being secretly

catholics, form the plan of a general toleration 8

Declaration to that purpose

-

- ibid.

The plan of toleration opposed by the parliament, and laid

aside

-

- 9

Presbyterians persecuted in Scotland

. . ibid.

King's marriage

10

Sale of Dunkirk

.

. ibid.

1664 War with the United Provinces -

11

State of the affairs of that republic

ibid.

Character of the pensionary De Wit

Great naval preparations of England and Holland ibid.

1665 Dutch defeated by the English fleet under the duke of

York
-

13

Plague rages in London

France and Denmark league with the United Provinces
against England -

ibid.

1666 Memorable sea-fight of four days

15

After various turns of fortune, the Dutch fleet under de

Ruyter and young Tromp, forced to retreat by the Eng-

lish, commanded by prince Rupert and the duke of Al-

bemarle

17

The Hollanders insulted in their harbours

ibid.

Fire of London

18

State of religion in Scotland

Insurrection of the presbyterians

20

Battle of Pentland hills

ibid.
The rebels routed, and the presbyterian prisoners treated
with severity

ibid.

State of Ireland

21

1667 Act of the English parliament prohibiting the importation

of Irish cattle .

23

That law ultimately beneficial to Ireland. - ibid.

Negociations at Breda

24

The Dutch feet under de Ruyter, takes possession of the

mouth of the Thames

ibid.

Burning of the ships at Chatham

-

25

Consternation of the city of London -

ibid.

Peace of Breda
-

ibid.

Impeachment and banishment of the earl of Clarendon 26

His character -

Retrospective view of the state of France and Spain ibid.

Character of Lewis XIV.

ibid.

His munificence, splendour, and popularity

ibid.

Dangerous greatness of the French monarchy

28

Examples of the arrogance of Lewis XIV. - ibid.

He refuses to pay to England the honours of the flag ibid.

His

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