The History of Lewis XI, King of France

The History of Lewis XI, King of France

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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. 1746 edition. Excerpt: ... against himself. But instead of that, giving way to a fatal melancholy, he lived two months without seeing any body, and even life itself was become a burden to him. This alterationin his temper soon affected his constitution, and greatly impaired his health. He was liable often to great depreffions of spirits, from which he would change suddenly to a fit of rage and distraction. It was in vain that remedies were applied to calm those dangerous sallies, 1-_ which which, as they contributed not to re-establish the 1476. tranquillity of his mind, still left the source of the u-yuu evil behind. a While Charles thus continued in a state of in. action, duke Rene was busied in securing alliances and friends. Their number encreased daily, ma. ny being prompted by a regard to his youth, his misfortnnes, and the justice of his cause. The town of Espinal declaring for him, this first success revived the hopes of his party; and the young prince soon found himself at the head of six thousand men, animated by the confidence of his former victory. The Heat of a Party in its first Beginning, is rather violent than lasting. Rene perceiving that it would be impossible to retain long within the bounds of discipline, an Army ill paid, and composed for the most part of soldiers of fortune, laid fiege to Nancy, not doubting but the recovery of his capital, would soon put him in poffesiion of all the rest of his dominions. Every thing conspired to favour his design. The Burgundians were hated in the country, and the town itself was ill provided for defence. The principal strength of the garrison consisted in a body of three hundred English, commanded by captain Colpin. No sooner did the want of provifions begin to be felt in the city, than the discontent 'of...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799488
  • 9781236799487