The Effects of Delusion: Or, Materials Towards a History of Two Invasions of France: The Secret Causes that Produced, and the Concealed Chain that Connected the Two Unfortunate Expeditions of Champaigne in 1792, and of Quiberon in 1795, are Here Laid Open

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Page 140 - I fall a victim to his cowardice, and to the force of those arms that were for a length of time not unfortunate to me. In this last moment I derive a source of enjoyment, if any can be tasted in a situation like mine, from the esteem of my companions in misfortune, and that of the enemy by whom we are conquered. Farewell! Farewell! all the world! I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, (Signed) COMPTE CHARLES DE SOMBREUIL. A French Officer...
Page 99 - ... fpeak to you without difguife, and let Europe hear and judge us ! ' If it be true, that, from one corner of the kingdom to the other, a general out-cry has been heard againft...
Page 140 - ... estimation of all the brave men who at present share my misfortune, and who prefer it to the escape of the coward; who, not having courage to fight with us, ought at least to have forewarned me; that esteem I value as a pledge of immortality. I fall a victim to his cowardice, and to the force of those arms that were for a length of time not unfortunate to me. In this last moment I derive a source of enjoyment, if any can be tasted in a situation like mine, from the esteem of my companions in...
Page 99 - Uieir fellow-citizens ; and was it not by profaning the facred names of virtue, humanity, and juftice, that all impoftors impofed on mankind, and overflowed the world with ftreams of blood ? Let thofe who obftinately perfift in the exercife of an ufurped power, prove, by reftoring it to the lawful owner, that their profeflions of moderation and juftice are fincere, and that they are not accomplices of thofe criminals whom they now profec-Titc.
Page 140 - ... Mr. Windham will have the goodness to add to it the letter I addressed to him from Portsmouth. Farewell! I bid you farewell with that calmness which can alone result from purity of conscience, and the estimation of all the brave men who at present share my misfortune, and who prefer it to the escape of the coward; who, not having courage to fight with us, ought at least to have forewarned me; that esteem I value as a pledge of immortality. I fall a victim to his cowardice, and to the force of...

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