Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart, the Second and Third Marquesses of Londonderry; With Annals of Contemporary Events in Which They Bore a Part from the Orig. Papers of the Family in 3 Vol Volume 2

Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart, the Second and Third Marquesses of Londonderry; With Annals of Contemporary Events in Which They Bore a Part from the Orig. Papers of the Family in 3 Vol Volume 2

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...who speaks, but one who knows what their real feelings are, and who knows that Lord Aber-they are actuated by feelings more than principle. In Lord c-tic-a events, I am heartily glad that you are in a situation tmfn Feb" t0 see an( Juctee fr yourself in all things. It will do 28,1614, you no harm to see and know the interior of a Coalition. Cut. Cor. - ix. 297,298.1 trust there is no chance that the endeavours of Buonaparte to disunite us should produce any effect."1 No one felt more strongly than Lord Castlereagh the Lord cutie-extreme danger which the Coalition ran from these divitbAUic!05 sions, which were equally liable to be brought to an newTMn alarming height by victory or defeat. For if the latter awakened again the strong instinct of self-preservation and the prestige of Napoleon's invincibility, the former threatened to bring the three great Powers directly into collision--Alexander desiring to put Bernadotte as his military lieutenant on the throne of France, the Prince Chap. Regent being inspired with a chivalrous desire to restore xn under his Royal Highness's orders, as soon as it is ascertained that the Prince Royal accedes to the views of the Allies.... With respect to the reception of his minister in the Allied councils at Chatillon, we are all very sincerely disposed to put ourselves into his hands. If, upon reflection, his Royal Highness persists in claiming it, we are of opinion it cannot be refused; but we must decline, in that case, the odium of excluding the other lesser Powers. The alternative then practically is, whether this tentative for peace shall be made by four Powers or by four-and-twenty."--Lord Castlereagh to Mr TnoRNTON, February 27, 1814; Cattkreagh Correspondence, ix. 293, 294. mice....show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236565339
  • 9781236565334