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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1759 Excerpt: ... cent in our memory, inftrucb us to be careful, how we neglect the means of pw. aiding againft future accidents. If an attempt to ferve our country, does not anfwer the purpofe intended, we fhall not act the lefs likegopd citizens. The duty of the military man, calls on him to try his fortune, and perhaps, through the imprudence of general, or by the event of the battle, he dies unprofitably, but not therefore, inglorioujly. We are inftru ed alfo, not to be rigkiious over much: upon the fame principle, we are not to indulge too mush anxiety in the beft cattfe: yet as few of us are carried into action without the influence of our paffions, happy it is, when thefe have mUe objects: to direct them right is more than half the bufinefeof religion. How we fhajl take care of our feamen and boys when the war is ended, is a matter of ferious fpectdafion: it depends on the public, and the public will judge of it. You have fired me with a defire to emulate your patriotifm, but it is a hard talk, to hit upon the point you fo earneftly recommend. If it pleafes heaven to make no wonderful change in our affairs, in the way th His 54aj$£:ty's minifters,, and opkers in command,, aivanage at prefeot, itcanr not baver-y long, before a great number of oijffearoen wiUbedifcharged: atteaft I:hope for a more fafe and happy peace, than this, or the former century can hoaft of. It is therefore, more than a ufefttl ftudy, it is an important confide-Xalioyh, how we fhall bft preferve fuch men: and after the heavy expences of the War, prevent fo great and eflential a part of our beft riches from being fquandered away. I can with great truth affure you that whenever any thing is offered on the fubjec't, which has the leaft mark of plaufibility, I ana eager to enter upon the exami...
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  • General Books LLC (9 Feb. 2012)
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