Napoleon and the Invasion of England: The Story of the Great Terror, Volume 2

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Page 245 - VANGUARD of Liberty, ye men of Kent, Ye children of a Soil that doth advance Her haughty brow against the coast of France...
Page 280 - ... —can Rolla's words add vigour to the virtuous energies which inspire your hearts? No! You have judged, as I have, the foulness of the crafty plea by which these bold invaders would delude you.
Page 252 - Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Page 202 - France only a secondary object ; and does not your majesty already possess more than you know how to preserve ? If your majesty would but reflect, you must perceive that the war is without an object, without any presumable result to yourself. Alas ! what a melancholy prospect, to cause two nations to fight merely for the sake of fighting ! The world is sufficiently large for our two nations to live in it, and reason is sufficiently powerful to discover means of reconciling every thing, when the wish...
Page 252 - Come, Thou incarnate Word, Gird on thy mighty sword ; Our prayer attend. Come, and Thy people bless, And give Thy word success ; Spirit of holiness, On us descend.
Page 374 - A most illuminating commentary on Tchaikovsky's music." World. — " One of the most fascinating self-revelations by an artist which has been given to the world. The translation is excellent, and worth reading for its own sake.
Page 380 - MEMOIRS OF THE MARTYR KING: being a detailed record of the last two years of the Reign of His Most Sacred Majesty King Charles the First, 1646—1648-9. Compiled by ALLAN FEA. With upwards of 100 Photogravure Portraits and other Illustrations, including relics. Royal 410. IO5-T. net. Mr. MH SPIELMANN in The Academy, — "The volume is a triumph for the printer and publisher, and a solid contribution to Carolinian literature.
Page 257 - Animated by the same spirit which pervaded the nation at large, conscious of the duties which I owed to his Majesty and the country, I seized the earliest opportunity to express my desire of undertaking the responsibility of a military command; I neither did nor do presume on supposed talents as entitling me to such an appointment. I am aware I do not possess the...
Page 132 - Should the implacable enemy so far succeed as to land, you will have an opportunity of showing your zeal at the head of your regiment. It will be the duty of every man to stand forward on such an occasion ; and I shall certainly think it mine to set an example in defence of every thing that is dear to me and to my people.
Page 280 - They follow an adventurer whom they fear, and obey a power which they hate : we serve a monarch whom we love— a God whom we adore. Whene'er they move in anger, desolation tracks their progress ! Whene'er they pause in amity, affliction mourns their friendship ! They boast they come but to improve our state, enlarge our thoughts, and free us from the yoke of error! Yes: they will give enlightened freedom to our minds, who are themselves the slaves of passion, avarice, and pride...

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