The History of the Reign of George III. to the Termination of the Late War; To Which Is Prefixed, a View of the Progressive Improvement of England, in Prosperity and Strength, to the Accession of His Majesty Volume 6

The History of the Reign of George III. to the Termination of the Late War; To Which Is Prefixed, a View of the Progressive Improvement of England, in Prosperity and Strength, to the Accession of His Majesty Volume 6

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...in that country, with the double purpose of possessing the riches of the Nile, and extending their sway to the wealth of the Ganges: the empires of Turkey and Hindostan they proposed to render either parts or dcpendencies of the French Republic. The projects for an invasion of England were apparently conti. nued for a considerable time after the design was laid aside, that their real purposes might be the better concealed and accomplished. While certain bodies of troops, and stores, were drawn to. wards the coasts of Normandy and Britanny, others were collected at Toulon: this port was the rendezvous of the expedition which sailed under the orders of Bonaparte, on the zoth of May 1 798. It consisted of thirteen ships of the line, of which one carried a hundred and tu-'enty guns, three eighty, and nine seventy four, seven frigates of forty guns, besides smaller vefieis, making altogether forty-four fail.-i The transports amounted to nearly two hundred, carrying about twenty thousand men, regular troops, with a proportionable number of horses, and artillery, and immense quantities of pro-. visions and military stores. Bonaparte in all his expeditious and designs included the advancement of of knowledge, the subjection of matter to mind, and the subserviency of mind to his own views: with his, plvjsical artillery so tremendons to opponents, he carried an XNTELLECTUAL AND MORAL ARTILLERY, position. In his fleet there were scientific men and artists of every kind: astronomers, mathematicians, chemists, rnineralogists, botanists, physicians, and many other classes of ingenious and learned men: certainly a much more rational assortment of attend-ants, than buffoons, parasites, priests, and prosti-jUsCS, the usual retinue of French monarchs when...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819314
  • 9781236819314