Historical Memoirs Book 9. Transl. from the Original Manuscript by Barry-Edward O'Meara

Historical Memoirs Book 9. Transl. from the Original Manuscript by Barry-Edward O'Meara

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...insurrec-tion of the 'Chambers, the discourage-ment which these circumstances'0cca'-sioned in the army, and the hopes' which domestic traitors conceived, /from_ them: they determined, in consequence;-to march immediately on the capital, under the walls of which they arrived during the last days of June, with less: than ninety thousand men; this was a step which would have been fatal to them, and drawnontheir total ruin, if 4 they-had hazarded it before Napoleon; but that prince had abdicated!!!' The troops of theline, which were at Paris, more than sixt-'ythousand men, 'belongingto the depots of the guard, the-light troops of the national guard of that great capital, were devoted to him, and he could-' have fulminated the internal enemies of France!! But, to developethe mo-' tives which regulated his conduct in this important occasion, and which has had such fatal consequences to him and to" I. lst OBSERVATION. The Emperor has been reproached; lst, with having re signed the dictatorship at a moment when France had most need of a dictator: flndly, with having changed the constitutions of the Empire, at a time when he should have thought of nothing but of preserving it from invasion: Srdly, with giving cause for alarm to the Vendeans, who had refused at first to take arms against the imperial government: 4thly, with having assembled the chambers, when it was sufiicient to assemble the armies: 5thly, with having abdicated and left France at the mercy of a divided and inexperienced assembly. For after all, ifit be' true, that it was impossible for the Prince to save the country, without the confidence of the nation, it-is-not less true that the nation, in these critical cir-'. cumstances, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957016
  • 9781236957016