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THE DUKE OF RIPPERDA,
MARQUIS OF POMBAL,
THREE DISTINGUISHED POLITICAL ADVENTURERS
DE the last Century.
A VIEW OF THE KINGDOMS
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
A considerable Portion of that period.
By GEORGE MOORE, Esq.
PRINTED FOR J. RODWELL, NEW BOND STREET.
ASPOR, LBOX AND
J. Brettell, Printer, Rupert Street, Haymarket, London.
HERE present the Public with the Lives of two extraordinary men ;--extraordinary they certainly were, though not useful, nor even great. The first particularly, from the most obscure origin, rose to the command of a monarchy where uncontrolled power and unlimited magnificence reside upon the throne, and where the opinion that favours noble birth prevails with the greatest rankness. Such indeed is one of the marks of a despotic government. There is no security for the fruits of fair, honourable industry; no protection for the rights of any part of the community; but nowhere does the ferment of bold intrigue and presumptuous ambition extend wider, or work with more violent agitation.