An Historical Review of the Spanish Revolution: Including Some Account of Religion, Manners, and Literature, in Spain

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G. & W.B. Whittaker, 1822 - Spain - 656 pages
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Page 652 - ... by the prelates of the dioceses, and by the kings who have assured to them the full exercise thereof, observing in this double...
Page 645 - Napoleon, by the grace of God and the constitution, emperor of the French, king of Italy, and protector of the confederation of the Rhine...
Page 127 - C'est moi qui ai formé l'armée anglaise dans la Péninsule. Les événements ont prouvé que j'avais fait une grande faute dans le choix de mes moyens ; car la faute est dans les moyens bien plus que dans les principes. Il est hors de doute que, dans la crise où se trouvait la France, dans la lutte des idées nouvelles, dans la grande cause du siècle contre le reste de l'Europe...
Page 616 - ... have been passed in the midst of tribulations. He was, for several years, deprived of all communication and correspondence, except with the few imbecile courtiers who were appointed to watch his person. Oct. 6, 1801, he was married to Maria Antonia Theresa of Bourbon, a princess of Naples, his cousin. This princess was highly accomplished. Possessing an elevated mind, and great independence of character, she soon opened the eyes of her husband to the scandalous proceedings of the court. Ferdinand,...
Page 386 - May, for the purpose of proclaiming the approaching ceremony, calling on the faithful to attend, and promising those indulgences which the sovereign pontiffs had ordained in their various decrees. The following is a literal translation of the proclamation which was repeated eight times, in different parts of the city, and before the royal family, who were seated in a balcony of the alcazar or palace, as the procession passed : ' Be it known to all the inhabitants of Madrid, and those of the neighbouring...
Page 387 - June, when all those destined to take an active part in the ceremony of the following day attended ; and amongst others, the Duke of Medinaceli, bearing the standard of Faith. " Passing before the palace, to the sound of instruments, and chaunting the Miserere, the procession moved on to the Brasero, or place of execution, where one of the symbols of Christianity was planted and consecrated on a pedestal prepared for its reception. As to the standard and green cross, they were destined to ornament...
Page 127 - ... laisser l'Espagne en arrière, à la disposition de nos ennemis : il fallait l'enchaîner, de gré ou de force, dans notre système. Le destin de la France le demandait ainsi, et le code du salut des nations n'est pas toujours celui des particuliers. D'ailleurs, à la nécessité de la politique se joignait ici, pour moi, la force du droit.
Page 649 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Page 312 - Such," says San Miguel, the narrator, " wac the fate of a column, worthy by its patriotism and valour of the •most brilliant triumphs. Where so many concurrent circumstances combined against us, it was morally impossible for the result to be different. Fanaticism on the part of an enemy always more than triple our number ; dismay and timidity in the well affected ; pusillanimity and weakness in those who abandoned us in the hour of danger ; the violation of promises by those...
Page 394 - Valdes, anofficer high in the sacred tribunal, followed, to bear testimony to the event. When those victims, who are described in another account as pale, languid, and woebegone, • the very emblems of despair, had been led off, the secretaries proceeded with the trials and sentences of those convicted of superstition, sorcery, bigamy, and as impostors and hypocrites. It was nine o'clock before the prisoners were assembled round the Grand Inquisitor, to go through the different forms of abjuration....

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