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  • This was an ephemeral success, ill-prepared and obtained by taking a sudden advantage of national sentiment; it was soon followed by a check, owing to a Russian and German coalition and the baseness of Cardinal Fleury, who, in order to avoid intervening, pretended to tremble before an imaginary threat of reprisals on the part of England.
  • As far as government was concerned, when Henry Pelharn died (1754) the lowest depth of baseness seemed to have been reached.

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