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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1797. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IV. NATIONAL DISLIKE TO THE
AUSTRIANS--CONSTITUTION OF THE KINGDOM--STATE OF THE NOBLES,
CITIZENS, AND PEASANTS--THE URBARIUM--STATE OF THE
CLERGY--INNOVATIONS OF JOSEPH II.--ANTIENT ORDER RESTORED
TRANSACTIONS OF THE DIET OF 1790--AND STATE OF THE PROTESTANTS. At
Vienna I learned that the Hungarians neither liked the Austrians,
nor the Austrian government, and during my stay in Hungary, in
every society I found a confirmation of it. In antient animosities,
handed down from father to son in opinions kept alive by vulgar
proverbs and sayings, we may often find the cause of national
hatred; so to the frequent wars which were carried on between these
two nations may be attributed some part of the mutual dislike now
subsisting. But Hungary has been at war with its other neighbours,
and yet with these, national animosities have ceased: we must
therefore look further. Hungary Hungary has had its turbulent
times, and its public misfortunes, like other nations, probably
more than an equal share; and what history of a country is not so
full of them, as almost to deter one from turning over the page of
history, which is hardly more than a recital of disasters; where
years, if years there have been of peace and public happiness, are
passed over in a few words, whilst wars, famines, pestilences, and
other great calamities which vex society, are detailed in forcible
language? But that page of history fills the Hungarian with the
deepest sorrow, which records that the crown of Hungary was worn by
a prince from a foreign house, and that he kept his court out of
Hungary. This has now been the case for a long series of years. The
crown from being elective has become hereditary in the house of
Austria, whose court is at Vienna. The sovereign seldom visits his
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