Armata; A Fragment Volume 1

Armata; A Fragment Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...though IT seek no apology for the digression. A NOvEL derives its fame from the genius of its author, and its '/merit principally consists in a fanciful departure from truth; but the best written History can only be interesting when ' it is believed to be true." I CHAP In which Moreen gives the Author an Accmmt qf the War with _ Capetia. " A WAR now immediately followed between Armata and this unhappy country, which soon involving many other powerful nations against her, the entire mass of her population, from the very instinct qf seyf-preservation, became one general camp; and her wild democracy being unequal to the rule of a people so circumstanced, the commander of her armies became her KING. The stupendous exertions she then made are unparalleled, and nothing could have prevented her from overpowering all the states confederated against her, but the wealth and energies of our extraordinary people.--We had lost the season at the outset, of turning Capetia into the paths of peace, or (if that were found to be hopeless) of leaving her to be herself con sumed sumed in the flames her madness had kindled; and even after they had spread beyond her own territories, and were laying waste our world, Armata, in various stages, might, under other counsels, have extinguished them.--.Had the new dynasty of Capetia, when it became firmly established and supported.by the undoubted voice of her people, been sincerely acknowledged by other nations before their resistance to it had first overwhelmed them, I see no reason for thinking that the general tranquillity might not have been more securely settled than by the destructive scenes that followed, which besides the waste of human life and the enormous ad-' ditions to our public burthens, ...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550994
  • 9781236550996