The Conquerors and the Slaves

There is nothing People of a gallant Turn may not effect:, if steady and resolved; a World is too little for them to conquer; any Nation may be Masters that please; but, where unsteady Councils rule,they cannot even command their own Free- dom; and to live on temporary Expedi-ents, eternally canvassed between Hope and Fear, is worse, if possible, than established Slavery. There have been, in all Ages and Times, some particular Nations contending for uni-versal Dominion; wherein the most Steady always succeeded. It was so between the Macedonians and independent Greeks, the Romans and Carthaginians, &c. and the Un- steady became Slaves or Tributaries. The resolved Ottomans at length swallowed up the East, and the Dominion of the West- ern World is still left to contend for; but the Manner very different. In former Times the Contention was, who should have the mod Territory; now, who mould have the most Trade.

Publishing Data:

Title: The Fool, Volume 1
Issues: Included No. 1 (10 July 1746) - No. 50 (14 November 1746)
Publishing Date :1746
Place of Printing: London
Printed by: Nutt, Cooke and Kingman
Printed: for Shelf Mark
Library: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford