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Treatys, Declarations of
War, Manifestos, and other Publick
In Four Volumes.
VOL. I. Containing,
The Treaty of Mttnster, 1648.
The Pyrenean Treaty, with the
The Sale of Dunkirk, 1661.
The Peace between England and
The Treaty of Aik-la-Chapelle.
The Triple League, 1668.
Treatys of Commerce between
Treaty of Nimeguen, 1678.
Defensive Alliance betwixt Eng-
Declarations of War by the Allies
The first Grand Alliance, 16S9.
The separate Peace betwixt Frame
Treaty of Reswick, 1697.
Treatys of Partition, 1698, ©-*.'
The second Grand Alliance, 1701.
Treaty for securing the Hannover
Usurpations of France since the
The Right of the Crown of Eng-
With many others, to be seen in
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containing an Historical Account of the Breach of solemn Treaty, by Lewis XIV. late King of France.
m ^ EFORE we come to the Facts, 'tis necessary ■ J to take notice that the Principles of Ambition B^jfc which led him to aspire to the Universal MonarB Mp chy, and the Principles of Treachery which ""^^^^ were needful to be practis'd towards his obtaining it, were infus'd into him by those who had the charge of his Education; and his Conduct hitherto has given the World a sufficient Proof that he has cultivated both to the highest Degree.
The Bishop of Rhodes, who was appointed to be his first Preceptor or Tutor, gave him for a Model of Government, the Designs of his Grandsather, Henry IV. as appears by the Book which the Bishop publish'd on that Subject. After that great Prince had made good his Title to the Crown of France, by renouncing the Protestant Faith, and subduing those who had made the Catholick League against him, he form'd a Project to cast Europe into a new Model, to reduce all the Kingdoms and Common-wealths of it to a certain number, and to prescribe them such bounds as he shou'd think fit, reserving to himself such a share as might inable him or his Successors to grasp the Universal Monarchy, as his Predecessor Francis I. intended before him. To this end he chose his Generals and other great Officers, erected vast Magazinesof Ammunition and Arms, and laid up prodigious Sums of Mony; but a's he was going to model his Army, he was murder'd in his Coach by Ravilliac. In pursuance of the like Design, Lewis XIV. apply'd himself in his Youth to read the Memoirs of the said Henry IV. with those of the President Jsannin, and the Bishop of
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