The Four Wars of the French Revolution

The Four Wars of the French Revolution

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...concert for thwarting the alliance, also secret but well understood by Talleyrand, of Russia and Prussia; and with that object to maintain the Ottoman Empire. The secret alliance of the four Powers had as a patent result the granting of a separate constitution to Poland. Eussia finding herself thus suddenly deprived of a portion of th- advantages which she counted on deriving from the wars of the Revolution, determined to continue them, and the conferences were broken up by the news of the disembarkation of Napoleon on the coast of Provence. This operation was only effected by the concurrence and connivance of certain ministers of France and England. The communication of the plan of escape which had been sent from Rome to the Court of the Tuileries was suppressed, and the English cruiser on the coasts of the isle of Elba was opportunely kept at a distance. Lord Castlereagh instantly fell again into the hands of the Emperor Alexander, and the war recommenced. It was nevertheless not an easy thing to engage the nation again to break the peace, and it was not without great trouble that the war was got up; the fourth without motive and without necessity, in the space of twenty-two years. I am writing this letter far from any library where I might find the annals of the English Parliament. I cannot therefore quote the debates in the House in support of what I advance. But the avowal of Lord Castlereagh himself, in his letter above cited to Count Nesselrode, amply suffices. Here are the words of it: "I hope you will be satisfied with our proceedings in Parliament. "It required some management to embark the country heartily in a new "war under all the embarrassment of a Congress and of the escape from "Elba. You may rely upon it...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624270
  • 9781236624277