General History of the World: From the Earliest Times Until the Year 1831, Volume 4

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C. F. Stollmeyer, 1842 - World history
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Page 238 - ... had become known to Napoleon, gave orders to the troops to march on Versailles. This appearance of division in the army was fatal to Napoleon's family. It decided Alexander to declare for the Bourbons, and Caulaincourt was instructed to demand from Napoleon an abdication pure and simple. In return he was to retain the title of emperor, and to have the island of Elba in sovereignty, while Marie Louise was to have a principality in Italy.
Page 262 - Bourbons would quickly fall again; and for this very reason that is to say, on account of this protection, the government wanted independence, without which there is no weight in the balance of policy. As long as this relation continued, Europe could remain without apprehension of ambitious projects on the part of humbled France. But even where according to the other relations its voice might have sounded salutarily in the council of the great powers, France dared not raise it, or could at least...
Page 167 - Sal m (all three representing their houses^in the double line), those of Isenburg, Lichtenstein, Aremberg, and the count of Leyen, were the original members of the confederation of the Rhine, who declared their separation from the Germanic body, proclaimed the sovereignty of the members of their new confederation, under the protectorate of the emperor .Napoleon, and brought under their sceptres a large number of other ancient members of the German empire. The confederates assumed after this 'new...
Page 327 - Biit~ ain, the proud mother-country, plays an almost humble part. Illiberality, selfishness and petty intrigue take here the place of the grand love of liberty and fatherland prevailing there. Canning, the minister beloved by all Europe, endeavours, it is true, to introduce some liberal ideas into the administration, such as the abolition of the monopoly of grain, the emancipation of the Catholics and a parliamentary reform that responds at least partially to the most pressing exigencies of the time;...
Page 289 - ... were now elected without delay, the heads of the insurrection raised by the king to honour and power, and a ministry formed out of friends of the constitution. The assembly of the cortes was opened on July 9th. The king repeated here most solemnly his oath to the constitution, and said : " I offered to take the oath of fidelity to the constitution decreed by the cortes in 1812, and from that moment crown and nation entered into their legitimate rights ! My resolution was free and voluntary. It...
Page 240 - Its position seemed inoffensive, even towards4 foreign states, and without danger for the state of peace. For Napoleon declared, publicly and solemnly, that he would observe punctually the peace of Paris; that he had renounced his earlier idea of a great empire, and that he would live henceforth only for the interior administration, ie for the happiness of his people. On their part, the monarchs still assembled in Vienna, immediately after they had received the news of Napoleon's landing, pronounced...
Page 250 - Act to be the maintenance of the external and internal security of Germany, and of the independence and inviolability of the several German states.
Page 239 - To settle definitively all the new relations, a congress, consisting of plenipotentiaries of all the powers which had taken part in the war on either side, was to assemble within two months at Vienna.
Page 251 - Union shall vote through their plenipotentiaries, either individually or collectively, in the following manner without prejudice to their rank: 1. Austria 2. Prussia 3. Bavaria 4. Saxony 5. Hanover , 6. Wurtemberg ...... 7. Baden 8. Electoral Hesse . . . , 9. Grand Duchy of Hesse , 10. Denmark, for Holstein , vote.
Page 113 - Republique," long live the republic (Dec. 28th, 1797). The ambassador took his departure immediately, and General Berthier, who had succeeded Bonaparte in the command of the Italian army, entered Rome (Feb. 10th, 1798), where five days after the revolution was consummated. The papal government was abolished, and the " Roman republic

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