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1827 edition. Excerpt: ...the utter insufficiency of a passive
defence, whether by sea or land, for the protection of these
countries, or for sustaining their credit.--As I have now some
moments of ease, though more reduced in my flesh than ever, and
that I fall away every day, I have a mind to anticipate in part,
the work I was preparing, and in a letter to you or to some other
friend, if you should think it not adviseable to address it to you,
I might give rather results, and conclusions, than formal detailed
discussions against the plans of armament which can end in nothing
but our ruin. All these false and ill-understood precautions
against danger serve only to augment the publick alarm, to waste
the resources of the country, and to destroy the vital principles
of publick credit. How comes it, that we have no established course
of intelligence, which I am sure, easily might have been had, in
Holland; but I strongly suspect that amongst all our expenditures
very little is laid out in this way.--To say a word of myself,
though falling away to a shadow, I find my little strength rather
increased, than impaired, and my nights, thank God, are unusually
good--not having had a bad one for these last four past, and the
two last quite as good as in my best health. I am taken once in
about seven or eight days with a vomiting, which gives me great
temporary relief, but contributes at the same time to emaciate me
more than any thing else, even more than the purging, which is the
only means by which I can be kept open--For I don't know what the
medium is, in this respect. God bless you. Remem her me
affectionately to Lord Fitzwilliam, and with all gratitude. Mrs.
Burke is better of the rash which had broken out upon her, and she
does not seem, thank God, to be in other respects...
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