Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1815, Volume 7

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Rivingtons, 1900 - Europe - 423 pages
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Page 66 - Here rests a prince, whose intentions were pure ; but who had the misfortune to see all his plans miscarry...
Page iv - PERIODS OF EUROPEAN HISTORY General Editor— ARTHUR HASSALL, MA, Student of Christ Church, Oxford. THE object of this series is to present in separate Volumes a comprehensive and trustworthy account of the general development of European History, and to deal fully and carefully with the more prominent events in each century.
Page 44 - Passarowitz will serve as the basis for my ambassadors on which to conclude peace ; in it, however, I shall claim Choczim and part of Moldavia. Russia will keep the Crimea, Prince Charles of Sweden will be Duke of Courland, and the Grand Duke of Florence King of the Romans. " Then there will be a universal peace in Europe. Until then France will have settled affairs with the notables of the nation ; and the other gentlemen think too much about themselves and too little about Austria.
Page 327 - France refused to return within her ancient limits, to form an offensive and defensive alliance. Each member of the coalition was to maintain 150,000 men in the field, and England bound herself, in addition to paying her own contingent and maintaining her navy, to contribute a subsidy of ^5,000,000 a year to be divided equally amongst the other three contracting parties. As England by this arrangement offered more than twice as much as any other country, Castlereagh practically became the master...
Page iv - Volumes embody the results of the latest investigations, and contain references to and notes upon original and other sources of information. It is believed that no such attempt to place the History of Europe in a comprehensive, detailed, and readable form before the English public has yet been made, and it is hoped that the Series will form a valuable continuous History of Mediaeval and Modern Europe. PERIOD IAD 476-918. By CWC OMAN, MA, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, ^s.
Page 251 - Continent. The English ministry, in pursuance of its reading of international law, had closed all neutral seaborne commerce from the mouth of the Elbe to the extremity of the French coast. Napoleon answered this measure by his Berlin Decree, which was issued in that city on the 2ist of November 1806, and declared the British Islands to be in a state of blockade. All English merchandise was to be confiscated, as well as all ships which had touched either at a British port or at a port in the British...
Page 90 - Our constitution places the sovereignty jointly in the king and people, in such a manner that the remedies necessary to be applied according to the ends of social life for the security of persons and property, are in the power of the people. We are sure, therefore, that at the meeting of the ensuing Diet, Your Majesty will not confine yourself to the objects mentioned in your rescript; but will also restore our freedom to us, in like manner as to the Belgians, who have conquered theirs with the sword....
Page 330 - Emperor carried war into the heart of my dominions, when I only wished for peace. I am the friend of the French people ; I impute their faults to their chief alone ; I am here with the most friendly intentions ; I wish only to protect your deliberations. You are charged with one of the most glorious missions which generous men can discharge, — that of securing the happiness of a great people, in giving France institutions at once strong and liberal, with which she cannot dispense in the advanced...
Page 161 - ... States, assumed the attitude of an enemy. The king and queen of that unhappy country had been murdered at the command of a popular tribunal. Out of the anarchy that ensued, had been evolved a government, in which supreme power was vested in five men called a Directory, who ruled in connection with two chambers the Council of Ancients and the Council of Five Hundred. It was installed at the Little Luxembourg, at Paris, on the 1st of November, 1795, and held the executive power four years. That...
Page 326 - ... and those referring to internal grievances were reduced to the following very moderate sentence. " It belongs to the Government according to our constitution to propose the means the most effectual to repel the enemy and secure peace on a durable basis. These means will be effectual if the French are convinced that their blood will be shed only to defend the country and our protective laws. It appears, therefore, indispensable to the committee, that, at the same time that his Majesty shall propose...

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