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   London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - January 9, 1847, London, Middlesex                                IfOL . XLVII. Numb. 4* CCURRENCE?. From SATURDAY January the $>rh, to TV ES D AT January rhe iarh   1747-*- To the AUTHOR, &c SIR, . ..    . . Have taken foT.c pains fince I wrote to yew l.ii, to .ind out what inpieifion my fpecuJU-riyfii have made uj;on the minds of our Cou.r-trv.un> and I miri own to ou very i;.vJy, tfut anions'1 thole who have attcnayitc therr, thev have hot had that weight u&icfl Jextend. The:e i> a itrangc humour pievails, of fieirairing ot the fjecefs of that War, which n<-"ver-Chiis �  , :o vhat purpoie enter into engagen ents to iup-aflft the :ti jn the proiecution of thofc mea-�iV > ;,' we have no hope., from hence, we are not if w ail Men the molt njjlcrahie, but the moft weak, 11 the moi i:n; ruriint sit is aij old and excellent mm, that Ihorr fol ies. are beft i if therefore we : no cauie to c x ped that our ow n, and the forces of Uiies fcal- triumph over thofe of the cotBrnon^ner r the iooncr we make Peace the better, for though it be true tin: a bnd pence is, as Experience has.taught ,1 rfrriM- thin* , y.tcv.p. a bad Peace is preferable Da vVrv bad one, which, however, wiii be the ne-tferv-confequer.c; of prolonging a War without �ic- >!! that I have ever heard ailedged in opposition to jie Arguments 1 have offered to {new that our condition i> not quite 10 hopelefs, but, that, on the contra-y, there is rrrcat rcaion to believe that things will yet fa.-.:e:heir lice, and that thecaufe of Juflice, Iiber-, the common good of Europe, will prevail a-g2,-; f \iolencc, fraud and ambition, is the repeated ristor.iT.ei v.: '.aw luifaihed in the Low-Countries. To what purpoie lay fomc, does this Man labour "to j-erfjiJIt Li t!ia; France is exhauiied, and m no co^di-or.ro coritirwe the War, when every Campaign fur-ciics her with frefh triumphs ; with what face, con-titix they, Joes he infift upon the Indigence a A fink-ing power of France, when we fee her railing money with 10 i.'.uch Laie, and augmenting her Armies, year after \ ear, ever f.nce the War began. _ Is not this, coa-ccflclrjct they, a piair. and full refutation of all that he his laid, or has he ever ventured to call the facls in Quezon. >ovv to all this 1 anfwer, that it is the Misfortune of thefe People to look On rhe wrong fide of the Picture, and to keep their Eyes perpetually nxed to a i certain T'cin:r infctd of exanuning the whole Piece, I But in    .came of Truth, and common Senfe, What i ire their \ aft Triarr.phs of France > Was (he not Arbi-treii of German., Milrrefs of Boherni^ and did Die no; ilr.d ore of her titled Slaves to. treat with her Imperial Mae.tv on the Cations of Vienna > Thefe ware 7ri;i;:ir.h.s indeed 1 Was Ihe not in like Manner paTeiled oia great part of Iu:v, had fhe not a numerous Army rnLcrba c!y, ar.d was not our good Ally, the King of I Sardi-;?..i!:^o'r cooped up in his Capita!> Thefe too I wr va,- Triurrpl,';: But what then, they are. jdl vari.1-.ed and fided awaf, nay, more, the very Armies hwhich rlicle Tii'mphs were attained, are ]cA aM defrrcyed, and can never rrorf berepair-d.   If there-tore the Tn.Tjrrh< of France fbr a Sealon are mentioned-?.< a proof, or nrhrr a? an Argument; thatfhe mil tfotys niunph, th;s A'-gurent is furely refuted by ibrn-hg the di reft contrary, and th.it her Trbrrrphs haver ever !a'sed longer than til!^ Ihe was vigoroufly orjefed. Exp'^ie^ce on one fide is as good as Experience on the other, r.nr! cither my Notion is well founded, c: their Nrtion has no Foundation at all. Bet the F: .iith h?.ve been conrinuallv Hxcefsful in the low Co:;r.r:ie-, a-,d it is irapo.'lible to fee thdr fuccefs -here wi.l'ott being difririced. Very frrarrge jealbning this. Th ftfi ^ith o-rr AlTiftance, have in a good meafure cleared thCir Terr'uor'ra of thefe powerful Invaders ; for ex-C!f on one fide, and the Countries of Savoy aT Nice on the other, the Breach have nothing left � T.ir Conquer, and it is with lbme Difficulty that ^ev have retained even thefe. But befides all this, * rat have ihev loft bv Sea > Was there a Time fince nun pretended to a Naval Force, that it was ever "Wttercd to fuch a Degree, or brought to fo low as *e27r- Ti'11e certain]y not- whv then flto.ild o�rii * ^�'J'^ w e con^n^H' reeret our vjfc �',e?;and never adven tothofe of the En* my ? nv^ld we lo fenfibly feel our fhare of the War, ,Xf V  faTC tin* fa*v that France fulkins the w'',rh Eafe? If therefore vc do nor ex-�""Kihmpby Halves, but by taking the whole Comrjals and Extent ol the War( we (hall find th.it then? is no luch p^roof ot cither the roi tunc or Mi feriority of France, or ot the Wcikne.-, or Dt'.itK ot the Allie?, as is como�niy /uragiaed. If they b--. c lucce-Ctied in (ore, ourLnuuc* have been dila/poiru'-tdin otlic-r Lcligns and tlwugh they are (till for.i.i dabk, yet tlicy are k'ls formidable than they h.uc ken m rhe Counc of this W ar, and conlequently r. ay-be the more calilv beaten. To me thele Reaioi-.s ll\m clear, aed I thinly they ought to appeaY in the fame light to other*, till they are couiuted, or the Facts they Hand on arc pruv cd talle. Yet thf great point reumins behind, the French hav^'been ilways fuccelkinl in the Low Countries. Therefore m hat are we to expect &ext \ ear > A great de%C fay I, if we are but as providcat in the Management of the War, as in railing the iuppi/es lor it. France tamed all Things in Gertnany, and yet wa f Ftaly. Why ? Becaufe the Aullrians and Piedmontefe were inearneft-united heartily,?a�te6. cheartuliy, and fixight fuccefs, fully. It is true, the French have been-all along victorious la the, Low-Countries, Why? Becaute the Dutch weYe noc in^arneft i tkey took Towns becaufe they were fhamefully defended , they woo Battles because part of the Troops of die Allies did not do their Duty i they at evogj turn availed tbemlelves of"triek-ing Negpciations, becauie they knew who they had|to deal with j and at lalt they ventured an Irruption into the Heart of the Dominions of the States, becauie they depended upon meeting only a feeble Refifrance. Such have bees thek Trkanphs, and one may prefume thev will not laft, becauie they have been fuch. The Cafe is now altered heie, the Dutch have & Stadtholder, the Gallo Belgians have loft dieir Power/ttie1?ublick Gofers are fail, the Credit of the State revived, the people breathe Sentiments of Liberty, In fhort,' the Dutch are awake, alive,' and in earne;?-, therefore we pref-Hi^the-Weneh-'mtt tTiurnphfib"rnore, and therefore we ojght to ule^ur whole Force to turn this ho-neiProplrc-cy intd a'glorious'Event, I am, Your ajnflant Reade r, POLEMICUS, SIR, VAJ AS it notLtoo well known, that a fpirit of Ve-V V  na!ity and Corruption has infoit^d ali ranks and degrees of !vten among us -, one coukfr fcarce give credit to the ffrange ruinour which has prevail d, for lorne.DayjH-vii� that partes have been granted for the exportation of an immeofe Quantity nf Corn t without the bounty to beallow'd; to cir capital Enemies, the French.   What Idea the Jate Q-icen Anne, and her then^truly patriot miniftry entertained of lb abominable a defign,' on a Jingular occafion, is evident from her lpeech from the trrrrorie,'Nov. if', 17.-9; in confidence of t\-hieh'�ftill' irrimediately pa6'd, fqr prohibiting the Exrortationof Com durfng tenrr.ohths, I know that the Advocates for the Exportation in 1 Qjcfion, oBer this pibrafible Tcafon for their' traicerois ! attempt.   That the fp�cic to be remitted hither for , itjsMilibeofthe higheft prefent benefit tb'ouf farmers arfd th*ir Landlords ; neither of whorn ('tis urgd) will be able to fub/ift without fame fuch fupply of monev. Tho' fie,Mari cart' be more delirbits, than I myfelf am, of having th  orfier Market in Europe but Great-Rri-; uin> and whether a Famine will not irrrmediarely eu-i file in France, From our prohibiting the Exportation of Com thither > Both thefe Articles (I fhall ohfeare by the way) ate known, by the-Merchants of London, to be llri&lv true. III. Whether the Magazines; requifite for furnifhing-the French Aarry. with Bread, coold bo filled, in j cafe Corn {hoaH be denied them frort this Kingdom ; and whether the jwefent prodigious Danwnd from Francejof that Commodity, all at once, was not abfo-lutely intended for that purpofe i sv,.! net  V,  '�> Ijich IV. Whether the Lintine hi,ted .1: ibo'-'. greatly red     a.':d ..r.f-.-cb;v rhe F e;;;h A: has nither o been fo"! idabic rerely �;cm c, !ur-;riort; tv i.i .Vumbcrj  and thus by bii:�gir.g it to an iity w ith o r o� r. ar.d that cf our AUjcs, give i:s V ic-tc-y over then in Little. V. Wliet'ier, as Pro-, idenee has thought tic to aril 1^1 the French vs ith fo dreadful aS^orge, the rururing Cotmter to its bencvotent to hi:, l-iiper.lition with rcr fard to this lfirnd, n.ay not turn tha: l.ie . r.g, .n:o a Guile upor. ourlelveS > \ t. Whether the prcf.-nt Acq riiition cf a few Ilun-dred-flhouradd Pounds'.:c.ling, to ihi> N'at'oc, '.by fending our Corn to France,ray not : .11 minic-iy t-ooor prejudice ; and therefore can be a:. A; iament but of liW^ Weight, sshrTt .fcrronv Mill,' rs, arc !--. :ed annually upfc theP^cjli.- to iecu:v t.':e:n iro.niliK^y ar.d Chains > VII. Whether any Engfiirran, Pa7i.1, or Foreififier, (thofewho have French Hearts e ceiled.- could rUre, to addrefs any perlon or per Ions i:i the Admiai'rr- tr� on, on this Hand, without ente lairing an Opnton of the weakr.cA and wjck d.i'is of the perions apply d to; and at the fame time e-x-efhg then be looked, upon univerially, as very ill wiihers to their Ccno* try ? And whether Loch Application, IF made b^ EJutchrnen, does not greatly a�"rjvvate che Gufft. VIII. Whether the Dutch bv their very wile Pla� enr, haying taken all poffible piecautions to'prevent the carrying of Corn into France, her not a fufSciunt Realbn, why no Application ought to be made-,-, on any pretence whatfoever, to our Minifters at Home and m contradiction thereto > Sir. Yours, FRUMENtARIUS An Extract of a private Letter from the Hague, datei Dec. 19. AT Length is h looked upon as a thing certain, that a (Met and rmpartial enquiry will be made, into the affair of BergtnTop-Zocm, which is fo mud* the mere necerlary, becaufe, till people are fatisned how that important fortrefs was lo.1}, it will be a di�-Hcult thin* to perluadethe-n that any other is like to be well defended. The prince of Heffc Philip-lafiU who had the title of Governor, hns been the principal in'trument in this afair, and at r.is in'.bnce the enquiry will be made , but_whethfr.ir.-^vili be before tWortii. faTTTJo-rncil oFWar, or before an extraordinary board approir.led tor chat purpoie, is rrbre tfian the Pubikk is acquainted with at p.ieknt, but however that be, no doubt is to be made as to the vigour or effect with which this enquiry is to be carried, fince? the prelVnt Council of War is co:rrpoled of Officers who are Mea of honour, and lovers of RriQ. difcipline, as well ai' rirrrdy plied the place uicii frelh Troops to as to ! have enabled them to wake frequent Saihes, Bergen-op- � Zoorrf ha^not been tak?n as it ssa . or indeed bacri j taken at all.   On the verv Day of t'-ie furprize Genc-t ral Cronffrom retired an the tirti Alarm, while, on tbe '* contrary," the Prince of Hefie-Ph.ilip.1bal, and LieutenantGeneral Lely, put^ the�felve� at the head of a, handfafof Troops, with' which thev reftfted che whoie force of the Enemv, upwa-ds of three hour', ia svhlch tirne they repulkd them rrc*-e-rhan once. _ The Pr/nc.% , t^K^hflror rhroueh the leg, continv-d-to defend h�m-i lelf, notwithltandirg, it the bead of* the brave Men ] who adhered to him, till kich ji.'ne is h. was obliged i to vield to Numbers , and even then, he continued to I fight retreating, which he perrorrntd with fo good a j Cour^ensnee, as rot to lofe a fir.k'e ri'r of Colours -K j for if the Enemy have fer.t fome to Paris, they we^e, ^ not Colours, belonging to the Garrilco, but ti rite Townirnen.'   

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