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THE

HISTORY OF THE WAR,

FROM THE

Commencement

OF THE

FRENCH REVOLUTION

TO THE

PRESENT TIME.

BY HEWSON CLARKE, Esq.

LATE OF EMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

EMBELLISHED WITH BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVINGS.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY T. KINNERSLEY, ACTON PLACE, KINGSLAND ROHS.

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CONTENTS

OF THE

THIRD VOLUME. .

CHAP. I.

that august body.-Injustice of the allies

towards Poland and Saxony.-ProclamaSituation of Louis the XVIII. on his acces tion of Frederick Augustus.-Unprin

sion to the throne of France.—State of cipled determination of the confederates parties in that unfortunate country: to promote the designs of Bernadotte on Measures of domestic economy and

foreign Norway.-Their conduct severely repropolicy.--Influence of the clergy.-Debates bated in the British parliament.-Success on the liberty of the press.-Financial ar of the Swedish arms and intrigues.-Wise rangements.—Regulation of the prisons. and patriotic conduct of the king of Hol

-Discussions on the slave trade.---Trans land. -Elevation of Hanover to the rank actions in St. Domingo.-Proclamation of a kingdom.-Infamy and fatuity of the of the emperor of Hayti.

Page 1 king of Spain.-Exemplary conduct of the prince of Portugal.

Page 35
CHAP. U.

CHAP. IV.
Fickleness and uncertainty of the English

temper.—Dissension in the royal family. Duties of an historian.--Impartiality his first
-Exclusion of the Princess from the requisite.-American constitution.-Laws
drawing-room.--Elopement of the prin of retaliation adopted by the British mi-
cess Charlotte.-Parliamentary grant to nistry.--Military and naval operations on
her mother.-Speculations on the life of the lakes.- Battles near Fort Erie and the
Buonaparte.-Conspiracy to raise the price forts of Niagara.—Sir George Prevost
of omnium.—Trial and sentence of lord makes an attempt against Plattsburg:
Cochrane and his supposed co-adjutors.- and is obliged to retreat.--Destruction of
His spirited defence in parliament.-Ho Washington.–Plunder of Alexandria. -
nours and rewards paid to lord Welling Attempt on Baltimore.-Death of general
ton.—He is created a duke, and receives Ross.

61 from parliament a grant of half a million.

CHAP. V.
-His reception in the House of Com-

14 Labedoyere's description of the state of

France.-Connection of Bưonaparte with CHAP. III.

the conspiracy.-His habits, amusements,

and pursuits, in the island of Elba.--ImSanguine expectations excited by the late policy of placing him at ttiat place. Ne

generosity of the allies.—Disappointment gligence of the allies, and anothy of the of these hopes.—The continuance of the British ministers.—Preparations for Naposlave trade severely censured in the two leon's escape.--The life of Fouché, duke houses.—Talleyrand is sent to the con of Otranto. -Alarm in France at the progress at Vienna.—Views and principles of

spect of a new revolution.

95

mons.

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CHAP. VI.

the title of “ An Additional Act."--Life

of Joachim Murat, king of Naples. --InThe embarkation of Buonaparte.- Dangers teresting anecdote of Kosciusko, the Polish of his voyage. He lands at Frejus.

hero and patriot.

Page 172 Progress to Grenoble.-Treason of Labedoyere.-Noble conduct of general Mar

CHAP. X. chand.- Arrival at Paris of the news of Napoleon's landing-Treachery of Des- Napoleon reviews the corps de Francs.nouettes.—Entrance of Buonaparte into . Celebration of the field of May.--InstalLyons.-Flight of Monsieur from that lation of the legislature.-Memoirs of Lancity.-Defection of Ney.-Life and cha guinais.--Seizure of a maniac, suspected racter of that celebrated general. Page 114 of a design to assassinate Napoleon.-Pro

clamations of the allies.--Energy and acCHAP. VII.

tivity of Buonaparte.-His formidable

preparations.--Declarations of Louis to Progress of Napoleon from Lyons.—Grand the French people.—Address of Buona

defection of the troops at Melun.-De parte to his soldiers.—He departs for the parture of Louis. Entrance of Buona frontiers, and enters Belgium.

194 parte into Paris.--Attempt to carry off the king of Rome.-Declaration of the

CHAP. XI. allies at Vienna.Treaty of the 25th of March, 1815.-Preparations for war. First advantages of the French.—They are Sensations excited in England by the in defeated at Quatre Bras.—The 42d regitelligence of Buonaparte's escape.—Mes ment.--Gallantry of the 92d.- Arrival of sage from the Prince Regent. ---The con the guards, &c.-Retreat of the French.flict of political opinions.

138 Death of the duke of Brunswick.-Battle

of Ligny.—Repulse of the Prussians.CHAP. VIII.

Danger of Blucher.Retreat of the duke

of Wellington.—Affair at Genappe.—LetPreparations of the allies.—Journey of the ter of lord Anglesea.—Dreadful night beking to Ostend.-Imminent danger to fore the battle of Waterloo.

207 which he was exposed.Unsuccessful mission of the duke of Bourbon to La Ven

CHAP. XII. dee.-Character of the duke and duchess of Angouleme.--First acts of Napoleon. Continuation of the history of the campaign; -Review of the troops.-Replies to vari - Description of the field of Waterloo. ous addresses.-Freedom of the press

Character of the commanders.--ImportInstitutions for national education. Pri ance of the contest. --First attack on Houvate feelings of Napoleon.--Answer to the goumont.-Noble resistance of the guards. declaration of the allies.-Remarks.

155

-Repulse of the French.-Second attack

on the left.-Fall of sir T. Picton.-GalCHAP. IX.

lantry of the 92d.-Seotch Greys.-Sir

William Ponsonby.--Third attack on the Circular address Letter of Napoleon to the centre.—La Hay Sainte taken by the sovereigns of Europe. -Policy of the allies. French.-Desperate charge of the whole

Opimons of lord Grenville and his French cavalry: its failure.—Dangerous Biends. Jistificatory paper of the confe situation of the Duke --Approach of the derate monarchs.—The French are pro Prussians.--Last attack of the infantry of mised a

new constitution.--Napoleon the French guard. Final rout of the escapes from the control of his ministers French-Meeting of Wellington and to the palace of Elysée Bourbon, and pub Blucher.-Flight of Napoleon.Losses of lishes the articles of a constitution, under the two armies: Honours and rewards

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