Defoe’s Review 1704-13, Volume 4 by John McVeagh

By John McVeagh

Protecting Daniel Defoe's many pursuits, either literary and historic, this variation is the fourth quantity in "Pickering and Chatto's" 18-volume sequence.

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Thank ye, Sir, says the Shopkeeper, so, so, then Spain is not a great Way off, is it? 25 Review, Vol. VIII. Numb. 3. 31 March 1711 Gent. No, says the Gentleman. Reader. Hum, says the Reader, but pray what is this Spain, and that Anjou, are they of our Side? Gent. No, says the Gentleman. Shopk. What, they are for the French then, are they? Gent. Yes, yes, says the Gendeman. And thus the poor People got some Information of Things, which they could not gather from the News-Papers, perhaps as long as they had read them.

Thus, what do the Daily Accounts of half the Actions in the World, signifie to us the Ignorant part of Mankind, unless the Writers would subjoin something handsomly spoken, to let the Superficial Reader into the Sence or into the History of that Affair? How many People here can tell you of the Battle of Blenheim, and taking Mareschal Tallard by the Duke of Marlborough, and know nothing of the Conquest of Bavaria, rescuing the Empire, and the length of the March into that Country by the English Army, much less the Reason and Occasion of it?

In 1587 117 colonists under John White also mysteriously vanished. See Anthony McFarlane, The British in the Americas 1480-1815 (London, 1994), pp. 23-4. England's first successful colony founded by the Virginia Company at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 consisted of 106 settlers, with a second band of 120 following in 1608. 6 Captain Challons ... Capt. Hallam ... Capt. Prynne: In August 1606 Henry Challons explored northern Virginia with a view to colonisation but was captured by Spaniards near Hispaniola and the crew of twenty-nine Englishmen were sent to Spain.

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