Unhappy Nation! What End can these Things lead us to? Not a Publick Society, not a Coffee-house, not a Meeting of Friends, not a Visit; but like Jehu to Jezabel, who is on my Side? Who? Who is for Peace? Who is for carrying on the War? Society is converted into Cabal, all Publick Meetings appear sorted into Committees, or bandyed into Sides as their Notions of Peace or War encline them.

(Defoe, An Essay at a Plain Exposition of that Difficult Phrase a Good Peace)


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Monographs on Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture (1997)
eds. Heinz-Joachim Müllenbrock (Göttingen)
Hermann Josef Real (Münster)