Cassell's history of the war between France and Germany, 1870-1871, Volume 1; Volume 202

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Page 81 - Although thy breath be rude. Heigh, ho ! sing, heigh, ho ! unto the green holly : Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. Then, heigh, ho*! the holly ! This life is most jolly. Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, That dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot : Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp, As friend remembered not.
Page 539 - that it is an essential principle of the law of nations that no power can liberate itself from the engagements of a treaty, nor modify the stipulations thereof, unless with the consent of the contracting powers, by means of an amicable arrangement.
Page 537 - Sovereignty in the Black Sea. We have here an allegation that certain facts have occurred which, in the judgment of Russia, are at variance with certain stipulations of the Treaty, and the assumption is made that Russia, upon the strength of her own judgment us to the character of those facts, is entitled to release herself from certain other stipulations of that instrument.
Page 32 - I come into your midst. Faithful to my mission and to my duty, you will see me first, where danger threatens, to defend the flag of France. I call upon all good citizens to preserve order; to disturb it would be to conspire with our enemies.
Page 535 - After maturely considering this question, His Imperial Majesty has arrived at the following conclusions, which you are instructed to bring to the knowledge of the Government to which you are accredited : — Our illustrious Master cannot admit, de jure, that Treaties, violated in several of their essential and general clauses, should remain binding in other clauses directly affecting the interests of his Empire...
Page 15 - Soldiers, — I am about to place myself at your head to defend the honour and the soil of the country. You go to fight against one of the best armies in Europe, but others who were quite as worthy were unable to resist your bravery. It will be the same again at the present time.
Page 8 - French a pretext for a casus belli, put forward in a manner long since unknown in the annals of diplomatic intercourse, and adhered to after the removal of the very pretext itself, with that disregard for the people's right to the blessings of peace, of which the history of a former ruler of France affords so many analogous examples.
Page 39 - I have assumed the command of the German armies to repel this aggression, and I have been led by military circumstances to cross the frontiers of France. I am waging war against soldiers, not against French citizens. The latter, consequently, will continue to enjoy security for their persons and property so long as they themselves shall not by hostile attempts against the German troops deprive me of the right of according them my protection.
Page 100 - ... Fresnois, was accepted and signed without opposition. The demeanor of General v. Wimpffen. as also that of the other French generals, during the previous night was very dignified, and this brave officer could not forbear expressing to me how deeply he was pained that he should have been called upon, forty-eight hours after his arrival from Africa, and half a day after he had assumed command, to set his name to a capitulation so fatal to the French arms, that, however, lack of provisions and ammunition,...
Page 154 - I made a mistake, M. le Comte, in coming here ; but I do not regret it. I have suffered sufficiently to excuse myself in my own eyes ; but in any case I only yielded to a feeling of duty. I will report to my Government all that you have said, and, should they consider it fit again to send me to you, however cruel the task for me, I shall have the honour of returning.

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