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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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The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin, LL.D, F.R.S., &c ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin - 1817
...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...authorizes it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships not upon their guard are surprized and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1817
...privateering merit serious attention. ' 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 arc surprized and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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Nye engelsk Chrestomathie tilligemed en kort Grammatik til Brug for de høere ...

Hwiding - 1817 - 336 pages
...particular persons , is far from bring profitable to all engaged in it, or to tbe nation that authorises it. In the *beginning of a war some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more armed Tcssols ; and many others to do the Same. But the enemy at the same...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of B.F. ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818 - 450 pages
...continue and be lasting. .1t • ' .. 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. la the beginning of a war some rich ships not upon their guard are surprised and taken....
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The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin ...: pt.III. Letters ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...and be lasting. .!• . ; . "j 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 not. upon their guard are surprised and taken....
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...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 anthorises it. In the beginning of a war, some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...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 anthorises it. In the beginning of a war, some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages...
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The Life of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself. Together ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1823 - 300 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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The Christian Observer, Volume 23

Religion - 1824
...acknowledged integrity and humanity. " 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, sorrie rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 23

1824
...acknowledged integrity and humanity. " 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...
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