A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia; Embellished with Plans of the Battles of the Moskwa and Malo-Jaroslavitz

A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia; Embellished with Plans of the Battles of the Moskwa and Malo-Jaroslavitz

By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$19.98

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...the Musselmen, that Europe has ceased to be invaded by these infidels. Hungary owes to us its safety, and Italy its preservation; far different, in this respect, from our enemies, whose conquests are only a new subject of dissention and war with their neighbours." ' This is the substance of the memorable speech which the emperor Alexander pronounced in the assembly of the nobles; and which the orator most judiciously repeated, as best calculated to rouse the courage of those who had not been present. Count Rastopchin, who hitherto had listened with silent attention, seeing that the inhabitants of Moscow were sufficiently prepared, rose immediately from his seat, and, running to the balcony, which opened on the great square, he thus addressed the people there assembled: --1 " Brave Moscovites! ' " Our enemy advances; and you already hear the roar of the cannon, not far from our suburbs. This bad man wishes to overwhelm a throne, the splendour of which eclipses his own. We have W yielded ground, but we are not conquered. You know that our emperor, in imitation of his ancestors, resides in the camp. Our armies are almost untpuchedj and are reinforced every day by new levies; inans, kindled a funeral pile, and immolated their families and themselves, have, like them, chosen rather to perish under the ruins of their town, than submit to injustice. The same tyranny now threatens, to crush us. Let us show to the whole universe, that the glorious example of the Spaniards has not been lost upon the Russians." ' After this speech the most violent agitation succeeded, and an ungovernable populace, running through the principal streets, cried aloud that it was better to perish than to outlive their country and their religion. Those on whom...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526112
  • 9781236526113