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De Foe's Earliest Poetical Productions.- Dunton's Character of Him. He publishes his "True-Born Englishman.”—Its Success. Occasion of the Work.-His apology for undertaking it.-Extracts from the Poem.-Attacks upon his Work. His Answer to Reproaches.-Explanation and Defence of his Work.-Its Effect upon his own Fortunes.And upon the Temper of the Nation.
Fifth Parliament of King William.-Robert Harley chosen Speaker.-Partiality of the Commons.-Influx of French. Gold.-Death of the Duke of Glocester.-Project for extending the Act of Settlement.-De Foe's Representation of the King's Sentiments.-Views of Different Parties.Brought forward in Parliament.-Its Ungracious Reception. -Limitations to the Prerogative.-Reflections upon the Act. And upon the Conduct of Parties.- Harley's Share in it. His Project for an Union of Parties.-Promoted in some Publications by Toland.-Claims of Monmouth's Descendants.-Discussed in a Pamphlet by De Foe.-Account of his Work. Observations upon the Subject.-Proposal for Inviting over the Electoral Family.-Recommended by De Foe.-Toland's Pamphlet upon the Subject.-Revival of Republican Politics.-Libels upon King William.—Vindicated by De Foe.-Account of the Free State of Noland. -Vindication of the Friends of Liberty.-The Reign of William distinguished for Free Discussion.-Notice of the Principal Writers who appeared for Liberty
Intemperate Proceedings in Parliament.--The Partition Treaty Condemned. Several Whig Lords Impeached.-Partiality of the Commons.-The Lords dismiss the Impeachments.