A PROPER ANSWER To The BY-STANDER.; Wherein is Shewn I. That there is no Necessity for, but infallible Ruin in the Maintenance of a large regular (or mercenary) Land Force in this Island. II. That by keeping up a Standing Army for preventing an Invasion, we shall at last render it certain and successful. III. That Publick Credit is now upon a more stable Foundation than ever it was before the Year 1734, and can be ruined by nothing but bad Oeconomy, Temporary Expedients, and Loss of Trade. IV. That endeavouring to revive Parties or Factions long since extinguished, in order to divert the Attention of the People from present Mischiefs or Dangers, is a most wicked Attempt. And V. That the Weight of Political Power is now taken almost entirely from the Popular and thrown into the Regal Scale.
London: Printed for T. Copper at the Globe in Paternoster Row, 1742. 1st Edition (ESTC T2954). , 78 pp. Untrimmed. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-3/8". Original printed self-wrappers, stitched. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning & wear. Outer leaves beginning to detach. Still, a VG copy. Item #47271