Life of the Duke of Wellington: compiled from his Grace's despatches and other authentic records and original documents, Volumes 1-2

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1839
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Page 211 - You have sent me among the trophies of your unrivalled fame, the staff of a French marshal, and I send you in return that of England.
Page 459 - ... les souverains de l'Europe, animés des mêmes sentiments et guidés par les mêmes principes, déclarent que si, contre tout calcul, il pouvait résulter de cet événement un danger réel quelconque, ils seraient prêts à donner au roi de France et à la nation française, ou à tout autre gouvernement attaqué, dès que la demande en serait formée, les secours nécessaires pour rétablir la tranquillité publique et à faire cause commune contre tous ceux qui entreprendraient de la compromettre.
Page 466 - Seront pareillement respectées les personnes et les propriétés particulières ; les habitants, et en général tous les individus qui se trouvent dans la capitale , continueront à jouir de leurs droits et libertés, sans pouvoir être inquiétés ni recherchés en rien , relativement aux fonctions qu'ils occupent ou auraient occupées, à leur conduite et à leurs opinions politiques.
Page 112 - I saw him late in the evening of that great day, when the advancing flashes of cannon and musketry, stretching as far as the eye could command, showed in the darkness how well the field was won ; he was alone, the flush of victory was on his brow, and his eyes were eager and watchful, but his voiqe was calm, and even gentle.
Page 453 - ... and that he will be at all times happy to be of any service to those to whose conduct, discipline, and gallantry their country is so much indebted.
Page 459 - France, avec des projets de troubles et de bouleversements, il s'est privé lui-même de la protection des lois, et a manifesté, à la face de l'Univers, qu'il ne saurait y avoir ni paix, ni trêve avec lui. « Les puissances déclarent, en conséquence, que Napoléon Bonaparte s'est placé hors des relations civiles et sociales, et que, comme ennemi et perturbateur du repos du Monde, il s'est livré à la vindicte publique.
Page 361 - ... the ruling nations of the earth. " ' It now remains only that we congratulate your Grace upon the high and important mission on which you are about to proceed, and we doubt not that the same splendid talents, so conspicuous in war, will maintain, with equal authority, firmness, and temper, our national honour and interests in peace.
Page 99 - French army; and all those who have continued in the exercise of their employments, or who have accepted situations under the French government, are placed under the protection of the British commanders: they shall sustain no injury in their persons or property, it not having been at their option to be obedient or not to the French government.
Page 97 - France shall have disembarked it in the harbours specified, or in any other of the ports of France to which stress of weather may force them, every facility shall be given them to return to England without delay ; and security against capture until their arrival in a friendly port. ART.
Page 167 - I really believe that much of this deficiency of numbers, composition, discipline, and efficiency, is to be attributed to the existing government of Spain. They have attempted to govern the kingdom in a state of revolution, by an adherence to old rules and systems, and with the aid of what is called enthusiasm ; and this last is in fact no aid to accomplish any thing, and is only an excuse for the irregularity with which every thing is done, and for the want of discipline and subordination of the...

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