I have only time to inclose you something.
Dr. Priestley breakfasted with me. I asked him whether it was his Opinion that the French would ultimately establish a Republican Government. He said it was; and his opinion was founded wholly upon the Prophecy. France appeared to him to be one of the Horns that were to fall off. He acknowledged however the Uncertainty and related a Paragraph from a French Writer who travelled in England immediately before the Restoration of C. 2. -- that the People were much engaged in disputing about a form of Government: But that all agreed there would never be any Kings in England again.
When Statesmen found their Judgments on Prophecies, I can never confide in their Opinions.