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"to think something of that event, I felt hurt at "seeing it ascribe the whole reputation of it to a "man" (meaning the said late King William the Third) "who had undertaken it as a job; and who, "besides what he otherwise got, charged six hundred "thousand pounds for the expense of the little fleet "that brought him from Holland. George the First". (meaning George the First, late King of Great Britain, &c.) "acted the same close-fisted part as Wil"liam" (meaning the said King William the Third) "had done, and bought the Duchy of Bremen with "the money he got from England, two hundred and "fifty thousand pounds over and above his pay as

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King; and having thus purchased it at the expense "of England, added it to his Hanoverian dominions "for his own private profit. In fact, every nation "that does not govern itself is governed as a job. "England has been the prey of jobs ever since the "Revolution" (meaning the aforesaid Revolution). In contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity. And the said Attorney General of our said Lord the King, for our said Lord the King, further gives the Court here to understand and be informed, that the said Thomas Paine being a wicked, malicious, seditious, and ill-disposed person, and being greatly disaffected to our said Lord the King, and the constitution and government of this kingdom, and wickedly, mali

ciously, and seditiously intending, devising, and contriving to asperse, defame, and vilify the character of the late Sovereign Lord William, heretofore King of England, and of George the First, heretofore King of Great Britain, &c. and to asperse, defame, and vilify the happy Revolution providentially effected under the wise and prudent conduct of the said King William; and to bring the said Revolution and the characters of the said King William and King George the First into hatred and contempt with the subjects of this realm; and to stir up and excite discontents and seditions among His Majesty's subjects, and to alienate and withdraw the affection, fidelity, and allegiance of His Majesty's subjects from His said present Majesty; and to fulfil, perfect, and bring to effect his said wicked, malicious, and seditious intentions, on the said sixteenth day of February, in the thirty-second year of the reign of our Lord the now King, at London aforesaid, in the parish and ward aforesaid, wickedly and maliciously did write and publish, and cause to be written and published, a certain other false, wicked, malicious, scandalous, and seditious libel; in which same libel, amongst other things, are contained certain false, wicked, malicious, scandalous, and seditious matters, of and concerning the said King William the Third, and the said King George the First, and the said Revolution, according to the tenour and effect following; (that is to say,)" The "fraud, hypocrisy, and imposition of governments”

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(meaning, amongst others, the government of this kingdom) "are now beginning to be too well understood "to promise them any long career. The farce of "monarchy and aristocracy in all countries is fol

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ing for the funeral. Let it then pass quietly to "the tomb of all other follies, and the mourners "be comforted. The time is not very distant when "England will laugh at itself for sending to Hol"land, Hanover, Zell, or Brunswick, for men" (meaning the said King William the Third, and King George the First), " at the expense of a mil"lion a year, who understood neither her laws, her "language, nor her interest; and whose capacities "would scarcely have fitted them for the office of a parish constable. If government could be trusted "to such hands, it must be some easy and simple "thing indeed; and materials fit for all the purposes

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may be found in every town and village in Eng"land." In contempt of our said Lord the now King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity. And the said Attorney General of our said Lord the King, for our said Lord the King, further gives the Court here to understand and be informed, that the said Thomas Paine, being a wicked, malicious, seditious, and ill-disposed person, and being greatly disaffected to our said Lord the King, and the constitution and government of this kingdom, and

wickedly, maliciously, and seditiously intending, devising, and contriving to asperse, defame, and vilify the character of the late Sovereign Lord William heretofore King of England, and of George the First heretofore King of Great Britain, &c. and to asperse, defame, and vilify the happy Revolution providentially effected under the wise and prudent conduct of the said King William, and to bring the said Revolution and the characters of the said King William and King George the First into hatred and contempt with the subjects of this realm; and to stir up and excite discontents and seditions among His Majesty's subjects, and to alienate and withdraw the affection, fidelity, and allegiance of His Majesty's subjects from His said present Majesty; and to fulfil, perfect, and bring to effect his said wicked, malicious, and seditious intentions, on the said sixteenth day of February, in the thirtysecond year of the reign of our Lord the now King, at London aforesaid, in the parish and ward aforesaid, wickedly, maliciously, and seditiously did print and publish, and cause to be printed and published, a certain other false, wicked, malicious, scandalous, and seditious libel; in which same libel, amongst other things, are contained certain false, wicked, malicious, scandalous, and seditious matters of and concerning the said King William the Third, and the said King George the First, and the said Revolution, according to the tenour and

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effect following; (that is to say,). "pocrisy, and imposition of governments" (meaning, among others, the government of this kingdom) are now beginning to be too well understood "to promise them any long career. The farce of "monarchy and aristocracy in all countries is fol"lowing that of chivalry, and Mr. Burke is dress

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ing for the funeral. Let it then pass quietly to "the tomb of all other follies, and the mourners be "comforted. The time is not very distant when "England will laugh at itself for sending to Hol"land, Hanover, Zell, or Brunswick, for men" (meaning the said King William the Third and King George the First) at the expense of a million a

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year, who understood neither her laws, her lan

guage, nor her interest, and whose capacities "would scarcely have fitted them for the office of a "parish constable. If government could be trusted "to such hands, it must be some easy and simple thing indeed; and materials fit for all the pur

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poses may be found in every town and village in "England." In contempt of our said Lord the now King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity. Whereupon the said Attorney General of our said Lord the King, who for our said Lord the King in this behalf prosecuteth for our said Lord the King, prayeth the consideration of the

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