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Page 19 - Europe at the death [in 1740] of Charles the Sixth, Emperor of Germany, the last of the male line of the House of Austria — The House of Austria, divested of the imperial dignity, was attacked in every part of her hereditary dominions by a powerful combination of princes, which she could not have resisted long, if Great Britain, at war with Spain, and upon very ambiguous terms with France, had not interposed in this great quarrel...
Page 5 - One of them—Theresienstadt— is modern and well-to-do and squarely built along the shore of the bay from which the land it occupies has been reclaimed ; the other is old and poor and irregular, straggling from the Corso up the slopes of the Karst, whose summit is crowned by the picturesque citadel.
Page 149 - He had made up his mind that, cost what it might, he would do his duty.
Page 44 - Toronthal took the fac-simile of the message from one of the drawers in his desk and laid it on the table.