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very infirmities will make it impoffible for them
to run away.
AND now having demonftrated the truth of every one of my propofitions beyond the power of all ministerial fcribblers to difprove, I fhall conclude, by recommending this neceffary scheme to the protection of all true lovers of their country, earneftly wishing, that nothing may prevent it from being put in execution as foon as poffible: then, O Britain, O my country, will I congratulate thee on the confummation of thy prosperity, and the happy period of all thy calamities. Long have thy true patriots wished to see thee engaged fingly in a war with France, which, from thy natural fuperiority, must always be attended with glory and fuccefs: long haft thou groaned under the oppreffions of mercenary allies abroad, and rapacious minifters at home: but at last the time, the happy time is arrived, when our wishes are all fulfilled, and our misfortunes wiped away; when we are in full poffeffion of fuch a glorious war, without any allies, or any adminiftration at all.
-quod optanti nemo promittere Divum Auderet, volvenda Dies en attulit ultro!
ΤΑ ΧΑΤΙΟ Ν
Legislature of Great-Britain,
Written in the Year 1765.
HE right of the legislature of Great-Britain
to impose taxes on her American Colonies, and the expediency of exerting that right in the present conjuncture, are propofitions fo indifputably clear, that I fhould never have thought it neceffary to have undertaken their defence, had not many arguments been lately flung out, both in papers and conversation, which with infolence equal to their abfurdity deny them both. As these are usually mixt up with feveral patriotic and favorite words, fuch as Liberty, Property, Englishmen, &c. which are apt to make strong impreffions on that more numerous part of mankind, Ee 3 who