The Complete Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems and Others Never Before Published Volume 4

The Complete Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems and Others Never Before Published Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...civility by the Duke of Wellington and the royal family of France; but he had himself presented to Buonaparte during the Hundred Days, and intrigued on with those of that faction, in spite of the Duke's remonstrances, until the re-restored government ordered him out of the French territory in 1816. In 1817, he became acquainted at Brussels with one lllarinet, an adventurer mixed up in a conspiracy to assassinate the Duke in 'the streets of Paris. This fellow at first promised to discover the man who actually shot at his Grace, but, on reaching Paris, shuflled and would say nothing; and Lord Kinnaird's avowed cause of complaint against the Duke was, that he did notprofeel this creature from the French police, who, not doubting that he had been one of the conspirators against his Grace's life, arrested him accordingly. He was tried along with the actual assassin, and both were acquitted by the Parisian jury.--E Note 3. Stanza vi. " I at this time got a post, being for fatigue, with four others.--We were sent to break biscuit, and make a mess for Lord Wellington's hounds. I was very hungry, and thought it a good job at the time, as we got our own fill while we broke the biscuit, -a thing I had not got for some days. When thus engaged, the Prodigal Son was never once out ofmy mind; and I sighed, asl fed the dogs, over my humble situation and my ruined hopes."-Journal ofa Soldier of the 71st Regiment during the war in Spain. Note 4. Stanza xix. See Othello._ Note 5. Stanza xia.--" We defy augury: there la a special Providence in the fall of a sparrow."--Hn1nlet. Note 6. Stanza xxxiii. He was killed in a conspiracy, after his temper had been exasperated, by his extreme costivity, to a degree...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834712
  • 9781236834713