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TO

TILE VOLUNTEERS

OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM,

WHO

WITH AN IMPULSE OF GENUINE PATRIOTISM,

HIVE OFFERED THEIR SERVICES

TO DEFEND

THE RIGHTS OF THEIR COUNTRY,

FROM THE

VIOLATION THREATENED

BY AN IMPLACABLE FOE;

THIS VOLUME

INTENDED TO PROMOTE THE SAME OBJECT,

IS

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

Let come three corners of the World in Arms,
And we shall shock them :--NOUGHT SHALL MAKE US RUE,
IF ENGI AND TO HERSELF DO REST BUT TRUE.

SHAKESPEARE.

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HE expiring embers of War being again re-lumed by the vengeance of an implacable enemy, and its flame directed against the dearest liberties of our NATIVE LAND, it becomes no less the INTEREST, than the DUTY, of every Englishman, to lend his aid in rescuing his Country from the impending danger. The storm excited by the most imperious of our foes, is driven onward with a celerity proportioned to the magnitude of the purposed mischief. Not content with the subjugation of the greatest part of Europe, the First CONSUL OF FRANCE directs every engine of his malice to the overthrow and destruction of this Island. The firm and dignified resistance which it has opposed to the extension of his tyranny, has raised his hatred, and given force to his malignity. Intoxicated by the more than regal splendours of the state he has usurped, he would bend the world to his will, and force it to stoop beneath the footstool of his power. Dazzled by success, and blinded by flattery, his judgment has become morbid, and every opposition to his purposes is followed by deep and lasting displeasure. Hence his enmity to Britain; for daring to raise barriers to the overwhelming progress of his destructive

influence,

ir:fiuence, he lns voned or ris; and artifice that Vitanet can inspire, is pursledi tu art his che in tei. This Legion, Iris id in te ton of hran niscis', are arrived in ile chcely the prince of 11limited plunder. The sons and thenehen, f'ta Cemiy ar to be at their disposal; their l

... on is to brdle', anter passions gluited to satietan i ne pruumi i do is poised out to their siew; and the land flowing till hot, is a the will of the preu: Conqueror, to become to its indistants, a scuno of desolation and of bitterness.

Britons! the Danger is imunincat. T'ie ferocious bands of G21 have been too long nurtuel in blood and rapine to resist t'e infuence of the allurem n's chiis dis;lavel. Like rapacious wol (3 they advance to the conquest as reelleni ef danger, as dii este of humanity. The " compunctious visitin rs of nature," are stilled in their bosoms. In their hearts, merry is not an innate; and so well does this fierceness of temper accord with the disposition of their despotic Ruler, that a fulie Lit directs this into the nrusacre of entry Vuuhue loyalty or worse bravcry has impelled him to aim in duicnce of the minaccd wwerties of this Country!

The security which results from norince, or con idence unfounded in reality, is the skep of delirium on the precipice of death. The means emplored for our desiruction, are grert and extensive; and aided as they are by every kind of Machjarclan arilice, the only way of preventing their success, is b a kindid preparation. He know, and we feel that DEATH is preferable to DEPEAT; yet let ii pot sepindly negleci ibe precautions which tend to conquest, till ibe moment when the icin rest birs's upon our heads. Let us prove that the deserve to live; not more by our contempt of an existence which reproach or shane would embitter, than by inaking the sacrifices which prudence dictates, to preserve that existence uncontaminated. Let Us prove to Europe and to the World, ihat the instituing vanni of the C'sur'er of Gaul, that Britain could not contend " single hand.iiwith his enslaved R-public, was nothing more than the vapid ebullit on of intoxicated pride.

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