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For MAY, 1794.
Letters, on the Subject of the Concert of Princes, and the Dif memberment of Poland and France. (Firft published in the Morning Chronicle between July 20, 1792, and June 25, 1793.) With Corrections and Additions. By a Čalm ObServer. 8vo. 5s. Boards. Robinsons. 1793.
WHILE the prefs daily teems with political pamphlets, over
flowing with loose declamation, or dictated by intemperate heat, or fabricated for interested purposes, the friends of liberty and of peace have perufed with peculiar pleasure a feries of letters in which found reasoning is joined to brilliancy of expreffion, and accurate information to difpaffionate candour. Whoever the Calm Obferver may be, he has a right to the appellation he has affumed, and his post of observation muft be a favourable one, fince it commands a lorg reach of the politics and profpects of the greater part of European potentates. Thefe Letters are now republifhed from the Morning Chronicle, in which they appeared between July 1792 and June 1793. During all that eventful period they were founding in our ears like a warning voice, nor have any of the events which have happened fince, tended to difcredit their fagacity, or to render lefs defireable the object they recommend. They are fomewhat shortened from their original form by the omission of fome letters and parts of letters, not fo immediately relative to the general fubject, and perhaps would have had a better appearance as a whole, if the Appendix, Preface, and Poftcript, had been wrought into the body of the publication.
The arguments of the Calm Obferver are directed to prove, that there exifts between the three powers of Auftria, Ruffia, and Pruffia, a moft formidable league for mutual aggrandizement, and that they have purfued this object for fome time with unremitting attention, and with a fuccefs which ought to make them an object of fufpicion to the rest of Europe, a league which is equally directed against the internal liberty of each particular state, and the external liberty of their neighbours in general. On this head he obferves:
C. R. N. ARR. (XI.) May, 1794.