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WITH AN ACCOUNT OF
THE DECLINE AND FALL
A VIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF SOCIETY, FROM THE RISE
OF THE MODERN KINGDOMS TO THE PEACE
OF PARIS, IN 1763.
IN A SERIES OF LETTERS,
BY WILLIAM RUSSELL, L. L. D.
SECOND AMERICAN EDITION, CAREFULLY CORRECTED,
PRINTED FOR WILLIAM YOUNG BIRCH AND ABRAHAM SMALL,
BY H. MAXWELL, COLUMBIA-HOUSE.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
General view of the affairs of Europe, from the death of Lewi
XIV. in 1715, to the death of the emperor, Charles VI. in 1740.
State of the courts of France and England
Turbulent regency of the duke of Orleans
George I. firmly established on the British throne ibid.
1716 The emperor declares war against the Turks for infring-
The Turks defeated, with great slaughter, by the Impe-
Great power of cardinal Alberoni at the court of Spain ib.
He forms a conspiracy for obtaining forP hilip V. the
It is discovered and defeated, by the seizure of the pa-
pers of prince Cellamar, the Spanish ambassador, at