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4146. JOSEPH II., Ambitious.—[continued].

He is a restless ambitious
character, aiming at everything, persevering
in nothing, taking up designs without calculating
the force which will be opposed to him,
and dropping them on the appearance of a firm
opposition. He has some just views and much
activity.—
To John Page. Washington ed. i, 400.
(P. 1785)