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themselves; and Mr. Fox, finding them thus by
themselves disarmed, has built quite a new fabrick,
upon quite a new foundation. There is no trifling:
on this subject. We see very distinctly before us
the ministry that would be formed, and the plan that
would be pursued. If we like the plan, we must
wish the power of those who are to carry it into
execution : but to pursue the political exaltation
of those whose political measures we disapprove,
and whose principles we dissent from, is a species
of modern politicks not easily comprehensible,
and which must end in the ruin of the country,
if it should continue and spread. Mr. Pitt may
be the worst of men, and Mr. Fox may be the
best; but, at present, the former is in the interest
of his country, and of the order of things long
'established in Europe : Mr. Fox is not. I have,
for one, been born in this order of things, and
would fain die in it. I am sure it is sufficient to
make men as virtuous, as happy, and as knowing,
as any thing which Mr. Fox, and his friends abroad
or at home, would substitute in its place; and I
should be

sorry
that

any set of politicians should ohtain power in England, whose principles or schemes should lead them to countenance persons or factions whose object is to introduce some new devised order of things into England, or to support that order, where it is already introduced, in France; a place, in which if it can be fixed, in

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my mind, it must have a certain and decided influence in and upon this kingdom. This is my account of my conduct to my private friends. I have already said all I wish to say, or nearly so, to the publick. I write this with pain, and with a heart full of grief.

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PREFACE

TO

THE ADDRESS OF M. BRISSOT

TO HIS

CONSTITUENTS.

TRANSLATED BY

THE LATE WILLIAM BURKE, ESQ.

1794.

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