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Post Man (Newspaper) - April 10, 1801, London, Middlesex And -,the Hiftorical Account, &e. F om April 10, to S>atttC(ta|> April 12, 170$. /Vw, April 16. . Onfieur Mp-_' narchy, which enjoyed a' conftant'Peace 'atijfaqrtfey1 ' vyhiJe the Nations abroad, jealous of our Happjnefj, ' were all the horrors and mifeties ~6f the* 'War. In fine, if you were only to tranfrnir to our'' '�Ppfterity thofe, and a w?otld:t>f other A&ionsirio Jefs ' 'glorious than .the former jj. JM tie- Agel togttbtr.might  'perhaps authorize by fortie ihflance, what >you are'  to write ptl^�u'dlnu." ', ..-�.-, But whafcredit do you' exoecr, when yott lh*ll � '.fpeak of,Virtues free frorh;thJle"ViceS, whiefc jW- - /hewing ----- but will our pofierity believe, that we have feen art ' Hero" always"nfnembrhig that he was a M^B^ arid ne-' ver appearing/wi ? Whenyou (hall rsprefent in thac ' feries of uninterrupted profperities, Fortune fubjefted. ' to his"y*albur and Prudence ; will they be able'to ' forbear t6 look as a Fable,the continual Triumphs-of ' his Moderation over thofe PafTinns, which do io com-' monly flatter Conquerors ? When your accounts of ' his Glory fhall amaze future Ages, will they nofbe ' apt to queftion the Encomiums, you will pals upon 'that Alliance of Virtues, which Hiftory has hitherto 'reprelented as incompatible ? 'There has been in ail times a divorce between 'Juftice and War t but whoev*r d-id reconcile them ' ro that degree ? If we confult onr Enemies and his ' Conquefts, War, it feems, has heen his only att'en-' rion ; but if We confult his Subjefts and hiS*"Eaws, ' the maintaining of Concord and Equity, will appear ' to have been his chief and onty care. ' Did ever any State enjoy a "greater Trafiquiiity 'and abetter Policy r We fee therein the Scnldier ' as Moderate as Brave ; Laws refpefted ; Violences ' punifhed ; the Throne free and ace'emble; Lir^;'-' oufnefs fettered ; Duels abolifhed ; and Piety and ' Religion fiouriihing. ' Theie are the Fruits and EfFe'Ss of the Jaftice of 'our Auguft Pfo-teiror ; and it was to renJer his ' Subje&s Partakers tbereof^tiiat a King neai the time ' of his appearing before the judge of Kings, in thofe * moments that Truth pierces ail the Veils of PVe-ju-. ' dice, declares, that he can do nothing more advan-' tagtOus to his Subjects, than to appoint a Sucrefibr 'formed fortheB!ocd, brought up under the Eyes, ' and inftrufted by the Lelions and Examples oi ' Lewis. j ' And what-bther virtue lefs powerful than his Ju-' ftice was,-work the Miracle, which has lig-' naliieH the beginning of this Century ? The Jealou-' fy tha,c;the .Love of Glory has for fo long a rime ' fomented .between two Bold and -Wa.ilike Nations ' vanifhes on a. fudden, 'and: turns to Emulation. ' They difpute no longer, but which fhall carry 'further their Admiration* if nd their Love for an He-'ro, whois'now the commxi'rj'Qbjeft';pftheir,vows. ' Being de�rQU5 to mare wjth ^Stfe? Chirms of our ''Obedience, our Ancient Rivals multiply, him as 'much as it is in their power. !Tis not one of his v-:'Gr^d.Sdi)is',''but htm himfdf, that they fancy to fee 'jkq\gaiigig-Qyei tbetii, &e, .Monfieurde Sacy havingfiniflwdhis^oeech, Mon-fieiir Pert&tlt, DFfeftor of. She. Academy, returned him an Anfwer.fuitable to.the. occafi�n, and fpoke in the KmgfrPraafe-much in jhe facie Stile, and concludes thus. � ..... U^p^JJe-'ProHdand.WadJlD:-People af ^jis.cpme I ' of themfeJtfes.fteely without any manner of ' CoflpfiMtnf, Wiifg-oEhrfnia: Mafter.i If the Pyrevcan ''Mounta-inii/ifirightened at hss Thunderbolt, had funk Snlris-pifefenceylthat Prodigy yfjad; been little more * forpniing,.'than:mfee the Sfianijh Nation pay fuch ' an^fiomagfftD'the iWjfikjfntof But is there 'anyfylng3Ba|?offible.'to:ftipissrU Merit ajid the Uni- '* da of<3ll-Ve*n�s? NoaJoub.t�.^�ai;lemen, but God, ' pleafed'xsith' the catevom.MlDRalch rakes to caufe / TrueiReligioivtoReigo!whsf):-ever he commands, * wilheSfufo him to Reign by ^imfelf, ox his Pofteri-� tyjthfoilghoTitthe^UniViferiei Thefe' Gentlemen are fo. very Eloquent, tbtt it Were to-be wifhedthat Moiiil^ur 'fie Sttcy would repre-fent in 'thefame.tile before the King inJCouncil, the decay of our - Trade^ the Capitation .'^nd other numberlefe; Taxesy with the apprefiive methods of raifuig them 1 the^difmal Condition of fptne of cur former befbCities, v/hich ate almoftdeferted,; the general Poverty of the people, the injufticepf ihs Fer-fecution of the Protd&arits ; the cruelties which 6 oj 700 of them undergo onboard the Galleys for their Religion fake ; the Infblence of the Spujdiers which filance all our Laws^the grievance of the whole Kingdom, -under- that multitude oi nfeiefs Magistrates andT Qfficet* ;