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“ How-nations sink, by darliog schemes opprest
“ When vengeance listens to the fool's request.

Vanity of Human Wishes.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR RIDGWAYS, 170, PICCADILLY;

By T. Davison, Lombard-street, Whitefriars.

1816.

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Libr. Edwarda 12-27-37 35263

SUBSTANCE

OF SOME

L ET TERS

WRITTEN FROM PARIS DURING THE LAST REIGN

OF THE

EMPEROR NAPOLEON.

LETTER XXIV.

Bourg, June 25. We have received an answer from the Duke of Albufera: he regrets that the minister Count Mollien's letter cannot in this case be immediately attended to, norany request short of a positive order from the minister of war, who, together with the minister of the interior, has transmitted express commands to all the prefects, commanders of gendarmery, and the government agents on the frontiers, to prevent the passage to and from the enemy; for so it appears Switzerland is now to

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