History of Europe (from 1789 to 1815).


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Página 472 - Fond impious man, think'st thou yon sanguine cloud Raised by thy breath, has quench'd the orb of day? To-morrow he repairs the golden flood And warms the nations with redoubled ray. Enough for me : with joy I see The different doom our fates assign : Be thine Despair and sceptred Care, To triumph and to die are mine.
Página 331 - ... by the incessant vigour of the attack to the farthest edge of the hill. In vain did the French reserves...
Página 463 - America — that he had called a New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
Página 37 - I am the unfortunate man ; my name is Bellingham : it is a private injury ; I know what I have done ; it was a denial of justice on the part of government.
Página 106 - ... single pauper to be found, offers a boundless field for future increase. It is not a figure of speech, but the simple truth, to assert, that, circumstanced as the two countries are, there is not an axe falls in the woods of America, which does not put in motion some shuttle, or hammer, or wheel in England.
Página 330 - In vain did Soult, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen; in vain did the hardiest veterans, extricating themselves from the crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such a fair field ; in vain did the mass itself bear up, and fiercely striving, fire indiscriminately upon friends and foes while the horsemen hovering on the flank threatened to charge the advancing line.
Página 281 - Notwithstanding what has been printed in gazettes and newspapers, we have never seen small bodies, unsupported, opposed to large ; nor has the experience of any Officer realized the stories, which all have read, of whole armies being driven by a handful of light infantry or dragoons.
Página 79 - That although the adverse circumstances of our trade, together with the large amount of our military expenditure abroad, may have contributed to render our exchanges with the continent of Europe unfavourable, yet the extraordinary degree in which the exchanges have been depressed for so long a period, has been in a great measure occasioned by the depreciation which has taken place in the relative value of the currency of this...
Página 1040 - Les chemins furent couverts de verglas , les chevaux de cavalerie, d'artillerie, de train périssaient toutes les nuits, non par centaines mais par milliers, surtout les chevaux de France et d'Allemagne. Plus de trente mille chevaux périrent en peu de jours; notre cavalerie se trouva toute à pied ; notre artillerie et nos transports se trouvaient sans attelages. Il fallut abandonner et détruire une bonne partie de nos pièces et de nos munitions de guerre et de bouche. » Cette armée, si belle...
Página 88 - That it is highly important that the restriction on the payments in cash of the bank of England should be removed, whenever the political and commercial relations of the country shall render it compatible with

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