Excerpt from Memoirs of the Life and Ministerial Conduct: With Some Free Remarks on the Political Writings, of the Late Lord Visc; Bolingbroke
Mr. St. John hecomes Secretary at War, and of the Marines, hy his Credit and Figure in the Hon/e of Commons. Had a great Share in the Management ofﬂfairs in that Hall/l? During the Se/ion in Anno Dom. 1705. T he Tories out of Power hocomo zealous for the Hoe ofhanover, and infolent towards Queen AN ne. Mr. Secretary Harley and M'e. St. John heep Things, notwith ﬂanding, quiet in the Houfe of Commons. The Parliament and the Admini/lrati on, as modelled in I 706, pronounced the very heﬂ he ever jizw, hy Bi/hop Burnet. Our Suc ccfi in the Field inﬂoires the French with Moderation, and extinguiﬂaes our own. The Unreajhnahlency} ofthis Spirit confidered in a national Point of View. The tigs re folve to pzdh their Sacco/s, and to jeize the ﬂdminz/lration entirely. The Face ofa/i fairs ahroadfigﬂérfome confiderahle Altera tions. Leg/l Scfion of a Parliament declared to he the of a new Parliament.
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