The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and a View of the Progress of Society from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris in 1763, Volume 5

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G.G.J. and J. Robinson, and A. Hamilton, 1789 - Europe

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Page 445 - Are the groves and the valleys as gay, And the shepherds as gentle as ours ? The groves may perhaps be as fair, And the face of the valleys as fine ; The swains may in manners compare, But their love is not equal to mine.
Page 120 - Hessians, and Swiss, the Elector of Hanover's Allies, being called over to protect his Government against the King's Subjects, is it not high Time for...
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Page 331 - ... should be above the town. The camp at the Isle of Orleans was accordingly abandoned; and the whole army having embarked on board the fleet, a part of it was landed at Point Levi, and a part higher up the river. Montcalm, apprehending from this movement, that the invaders might make a distant descent, and come on the back of the city of Quebec, detached M. de Bougainville with fifteen hundred men, to watch their motions, and prevent their landing.
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Page 438 - ... mountain's craggy forehead torn, A rock's round fragment flies, with fury borne (Which from the stubborn...
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