History of the Expedition to Russia

History of the Expedition to Russia

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"[...]aggressor; 2d, that Frederick, becoming less uneasy as to the plans of Napoleon, had resolved to follow his fortunes. It is probable, after all, that the noble sentiments which Alexander expressed in his reply to the king were his only motives: we are assured that he wrote to him, "That in a war which might begin by reverses, and in which perseverance was required, he only felt courageous for himself, and that the misfortunes of an ally might shake his resolution; that it would grieve him to chain Prussia to his fortune if it was bad; that if it was good he should always be ready to share it with her, whatever line of conduct necessity might oblige her to pursue." These details have been certified to us by a witness, although an inferior one. However, whether this counsel proceeded from the generosity or the policy of Alexander, or Frederick was determined solely by the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.11mm | 675.85g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675240
  • 9781507675243