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7 the Throne there was scarce a Man in Office that was not totally unfit for it & generaly extrem'ly corrupt in the execution of it; but by his Strict attention to their Conduct, & examination into their talents; by his continual attention to the affairs of Government & administration of Justice, He got rid of the incorrigible, reclaim'd others, & form'd new Subjects for to raise his own Glory & with it, the Glory & happiness of His Country. From all this it will appear, that whether we consider the effeminate, dispirited & Corrupted State of the Country when Alfred began His Reign, the Many ^ [[addition]] cruel [[/addition]] Enemys that Surrounded him, that were carrying fire & Sword into the heart of His Dominions, when we consider the [[deletion]] Courage [[/deletion]] [[addition]] Spirits [[/addition]] of the People broke, their Courage inervated, the administration of Justice prostituted, & all the different parts of Government full of faction & Anarchy; I say when all this is carefuly examin'd we may