Dear Country-men, for so you are, although you know
me not; I being a Native of this Kingdom, and hearing
that most part of this World had resolved to make
War against it, and sought to destroy it, at least to weaken
its Naval Force and Power; have made a Voyage out of
another World, to lend you my assistance against your Enemies.
I come not to make bargains with you, or to regard
my own Interest, more then your safety; but I intend
to make you the most powerful Nation of this World; and
therefore I have chosen rather to quit my own Tranquility,
Riches and Pleasure, then suffer you to be ruined and destroyed.
All the Return I desire, is but your Grateful acknowledgment,
and to declare my Power, Love and Loyalty
to my Native Country; for although I am now a
great and absolute Princess and Emperess of a whole
World, yet I acknowledg that once I was a Subject of this
Kingdom, which is but a small part of this World; and
therefore I will have you undoubtedly believe, that I shall
destroy all your Enemies before this following Night, I
mean those which trouble you by Sea; and if you have any
by Land, assure your self I shall also give you my Assistance
against them, and make you Triumph over all that seek your
Ruine and Destruction.
|And if any should like the world I have made,
and be willing to be my subjects, they may imagine themselves such, and they are such—I mean
in their minds, fancies or imaginations. But if they cannot endure to be subjects, they may
create worlds of their own and govern themselves as they please.
|© 2021 by Sarah Reitmeier, except text from The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, published 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.