The Life of Prince Eugene, of Savoy; From His Own Original Manuscript Volume 3

The Life of Prince Eugene, of Savoy; From His Own Original Manuscript Volume 3

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...mistresses, were not gained by France, they might raise 100,000 men to defend, in the first place, the passage of the Rhine, and then.the fortresses erected, and to be erected. There are very bad Germans in Germany.. The same courts and states of the Empire having crossed me, as some year before they had done Prince Louis of Baden, had rendered it impossible for me to relieve those two places. This, I confess, horribly disgusted me of the war, so that I was one of the first to advise the Emperor to make peace. France had been making prodigious efforts; her resources are infinite. 'Tis the will of one individual and of one nation. The Austrian monarchy is composed of five or six, which have different constitutions. What a difference in civilization, population, and importance! The title of Emperor does not bring in a single man or a single kreutzer. He must even negociate with his empire, that it may not be French; with the Bohemians, that they may not run away into Prussia and Saxony for fear of becoming soldiers; with his Lombards, who are ready to turn Savoyards; with his Hungarians, ready to turn Turks; and with his Flemings, ready to become Dutchmen. Soon after the disasters related above, the Prince was appointed by the Emperor to negociate a peace with France. M. Villars was the ambassador of Louis XIV. The preliminaries were signed at Radstadt on the 6th of March, 1714. I could not help laughing at the titles assumed by the Emperors: such, for instance, a- King of Corsica, of Algiers, of Jaen, and of the Canaries; Duke of Athens and Neopatri; Lord of Tripoli, &c. and bv the side of these the most Serene Prince and Lord Louis XIV. then my titles in abundance; and beside them, the General of the French army, named de Villars; and I...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578899
  • 9781236578891