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" The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. "
Essays on Peace & War: Which First Appeared in the Christian Mirror, Printed ... - Page 160
by William Ladd - 1827 - 279 pages
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1793 - 267 pages
...a remnant of the antient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular perfons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorifes it. In the beginning of a war feme rich (hips are furprized and taken. This encourages the...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 31

Religion - 1832
...continue, and be lasting. " The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial...authorizes it. In the beginning of a war, some rich ships, not upon their guard, are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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Memoirs of the Life of Gilbert Wakefield, Volume 1

Gilbert Wakefield - 1804
...of t\\t Aj'r'ican slave-trade, excited, of course, no small ally beneficial to particular parsons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. Piraterie, as the French call it, or privateering, is the universal bent of the English nation, at...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1807 - 295 pages
...likely to continue and be lasting;. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the...
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Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Memoirs of His Early Life

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1810 - 274 pages
...remnant of ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular per-oiis, is f-ir from be?ing profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a \va , some rich ships are swrpiised and taken.' I :is entourages...
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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1811 - 182 pages
...likely to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be • accidentally...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war same rich ships are surpised and taken. This encourages the...
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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1811 - 182 pages
...likely to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships are surpised and taken. This encourages the...
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The Polyanthos

1812
...inducements to it should be diminished. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial...engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. Priaterie, as the French call it, or privateering, is the universal bent of the English nation, at...
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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 9

1817
...reasoning about privateers. ' The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial...authorizes it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships not upon their guard are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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A Solemn Review of the Custom of War: Showing that War is the Effect of ...

Noah Worcester - Pacifism - 1816 - 32 pages
...more likely to be lasting." " The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas— o remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial...profitable, to all engaged in it, or to the nation which authorises it." • , The foregoing " Observations on war*' were written by Dr. Franklin. In...
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