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1669 Excerpt: ...to feep themselves from being in time oppreji by
them. THe general Dyet which all the Monarchies of the World
intimated four Moneths ago, to be held at Pindo the fifteenth of
the last moneth, and which by excluding all the Commonwealths of
Europe occasioned great jealousies in them, lest a general League
might be concluded against all Free Countries j Being at last
dissolved, on the twentieth of the present moneth, and the Princes
being already returned to their own States, it is known for
certain, that it was called for no other end, but against the
infinite number of Commonwealths which have of late been instituted
amongst the Srvitzerr, Grif-ims 'BisrnoU-, and other people of
Germany particularly against those which with so much scandal to
Monarchy-y begin to rise between the Hollanders and Zealanders in
the Low-Countries: When all the Monarchies of the World, according
to their Custom, were set down in a great Hall it is said, their
Lord Chancellor spoke thus: Most High and Mighty Monarchs, and
Rulers of Mankind, it may clearly 'be seen, by the fad and
dangerous condition which you are in, that there is c nothing under
the Sun which is perpetual, nor which doth not threaten pre'scnt
mine. Since Monarchy her self, which by all understanding
Polititians 'hath always been held for the Soveraign Queen of all
Policy, hath got so 'great arent and cleft in her Fab rick, as it
is not only evidently seen that she c is not of that Eternal
Foundation, which those who understand State-Affairs have
continually asserted her to be, but seems to be neer mine.
Monarchies 'from the very beginning of the World, to this present
day have governed so 'happily, and won such Reputation, as of all
sorts of Governments, they have been chiefly praised, and have
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