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A few months after this, in the under the orders of the Duke of year 1787, the Duke of Brunswick Brunswick, who, by a variety of skilwas appointed to the command of a ful and judicious movements, stopped Prussian army, for the express pur- the progress of the French armies. pose of reinstating the Stadtholder. Three times did they attack him on This expedition, so short in point of the Blise, and three times were they duration, so complete in respect to beaten and repulsed with consideraexecution, and so brilliant when con- ble loss. But above all, after the sidered as a scheme conceived and two French armies under Pichegru inatured within the short space of a and Hoche had forced the lines of month, reflected great glory on the Weissemburg, and defeated the general who conducted it; and the Austrian arıny, who in the greatest statesınen and politicians of that day disorder, sought their safety behind considered him as the most skilful the Rbine, having their retreat prowarrior and ablest counsellor, that tected only by the corps of Condé. modern Europe had beheld since the Then it was that the Duke of Brunstime of the Great Frederick.
wick convinced Europe of the high On the breaking out of the French estimation of the pupil and the sol. revolution, when all Europe became diers of Frederick. By wise and bold terrified at the gigantic projects of maneuvres he stopped the French the revolutionary government, tlie armies, saved the Austrians, and Duke of Brunswick was looked up to after having held the French in check, as the only general capable of resisting retired slowly to Mentz, to put his its progress, and the courts of Vienna troops into winter quarters. Of all and Berlin united in the choice the campaigns of the present war on of him as the leader of their armies, the part of the allies against France, now about to contend with that of this was the most wise, and would France. Accordingly in July 1792, alone have sufficed to rank the Duke he prepared to advance from Coblentz of Brunswick among the most skilful with the combined armies under his generals. command, and entering France after He, however, soon after retired from fome successes which were not of long the command of the Prussiau army duration, he was obliged by untoward in disgust, and was replaced by gecvents to retreat in the best mnnner neral Mollendorf, one of the compaan army consuming with disease in nions of his youth. His Serene the plains of Champagne could eifect. Highness immediately returned to Scarcely, however, was the Prussian Brunswick, and, as usual, occupied army out of France, when the Duke, himself without ceasing in the prosnotwithstanding the wretched condi- perity of his own dominions. But he tion it was in the despondency and was addicted to war from habit and disease which prevailed, did every from disposition, and notwithstanding thing necessary for the safety of Ger- he despised the intrigues of the court many; he haste ned to occupy Co. of Berlin, he pined for active employblentz, took Frankfort sword in hand, ment in camps, and at the head of and thus deprived France of the power armies, where he had spent his youth, of uniting the arinies of Dumourier With respect to the disastrous events and Custine.
which have occurred on the continent Having re-established order and since October 1806, it is not our indiscipline, and recruited the Prussian tention to enter into any detail of the armv, the siege of Mentz in 1793 had causes which produced them; the the double advantage of restoring to King of Prussia having determined the troops the high opinion of their on war with France, the Duke of prowess, which the retreat of Cham- Brunswick, who was already at the pagne had somewhat diminished, and head of an army of observation, col
ke Germany secure by the re- lected troops from all parts; and in occupation of its best bulwark. After order to augment his forces, the guards the reduction of this fortress, the left Berlin for the first time nearly kiing of Prussia, who had command- for half a century. He then entered gai his own arıny in person, left it Saxony, and having advanced to its
frontier, began to menace the states of he heard that the royal family was the new confederation of the Rhine. Aed; that nearly all his troops had
Bonaparte having on the 23d of been intercepted in their retreat, and September left Paris, and put himself that the tyrant-conqueror had wiested at the head of his army, advanced by his dominions from him. In this Bamberg, and Chronach to Schleitz, melancholy condition, after having where, on the 8th of October, he was lost his sight in consequence of his present at the first battle fought be- wound, overwhelmed with pain and tween the French and the Prussians, grief, and surrounded with misery, Notwithstanding the disastrous events died this virtuous and gallant prince, which followed, and which in some who, until eclipsed by a more sucmeasure rendered the French masters cessful, though not more able, but of all the future operations, the Duke certainly nut so honourable a race of of Brunswick wished to attack Bona- warriors, was considered as the greatest parte, though Marshal Davoust had commander of his time, and to whom unexpectedly arrived at Nauenberg on at an extremely critical period, all the the 181h of October, and seized on sovereigns of Europe looked to for the magazines of the Prussians, and safety and protection. even obtained possession of their In consequence of the wounds re. pontoons.
ceived in the battle of Jena, on the On the 13th the Duke drew up his 14th of October, the Duke of Brunstroops, supposed to amount to nearly wick breathed his last on November 140,000 men, in battle array, and the the 10th, 1806, in the 71st year of his two hostile armies lay upon their arms age, having been born on the ed of during the night, within half a can. October, 1735. His body was cmdon shot of each other, and by break balrned on the 19th, and on this occaof day prepared for battle. The in- sion it was found that the contutervention of a thick fog, prevented sion in the forehead had proved morthis for some time, but having cleared tal; a messenger was then dispatched up, a dreadful conflict ensued, and to the French camp, requesting that victory finally declared for the French. the corpse of his Serene Highness It is allowed however, by themselves, might be interred in the same grave " that at one moment there was room with those of his ancestors; but posfor doubt,” and it is supposed that the terity can hardly credit the refusal arrival of a body of 10,000 under Mar- of the savage and brutal tyrant who shal Ney decided the fate of the day. now holds in his hands the destinies This confession enables us to judge of the continent of Europe.--His fathat the Prussians were well led on mily were denied even the sorrowful and ably directed; but though this satisfaction of inising the dust of the was certain, yet the result of this ter- departed hero, whose bosom was the rible battle may be considered as depositary of every honourable prinlikely to prove fatal to the Prussian ciple, with that of his forefathers, Monarchy.
and he was then destitute even of a It is generally understood that the place of interment!!! Duke of Brunswick, while recon- His character as a sovereign and a Doitering the enemy at an advanced man was of the most estimable kind: post, with a telescope in his hand, was his father left bis dominions burdened wounded in the face by a grape shot. with immense debts, but notwithstandHe was obliged in a short time after ing, the Duke administered the affairs to be carried off the field in a lit- of his dominions with such skill and ter, in which he was conducted to economy, that in the course of a few the capital of his dominions on the years he liquidated every demand 21st of October. But on the ap- brought against him. M. de Ferouce proach of the enemy, he left his little was his principal minister, and though metropo is for the last time, and re- an ahle man, yet the Duke superintired by easy journies to an obscure tended every department himself, village, near Altona, in Denmark. and took particular care that every There, in a small and inconvenient person in office performed his duty. lodging, attended by his consort, the Ris stibjects, more properly bis peosister of the King of Great Britain, ple, were happy and contented under his government; for in few of the during his father's life time, the Herestates of Europe was liberty so truly ditary Prince; born on the 18th of Feb. enjoyed. Though he was a military 1766, and married Feb. 14, 1790, to man, yet his dominions were govern- Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina, daughed by laws founded on the basis of ter of Prince William of Nassau wisdom, and he wielded the sceptre Orange. with a lenient and merciful hand. 2. Carolina Amelia Elizabeth, PrinThe system under which he acted, cess of Brunswick, born May 17th, being equally just and politic, be- 1708, married April 8th, 1795, to his came productive of the greatest ad- Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, vantages; his people grew rich under by whom she has an only daughter, his wise administration; and his reve- Princess Charlotte Augusta, born Jan. nues encreased according as his peo- 7th, 1796. ple were prosperous.
3. George William Christian, born The children whom he had by the June 7th, 1769. Princess Augusta of England were as 4. Augustus, born Aug. 18th, 1770. follows:
5. Frederick William, born Ocs 1. Charles George Augustus, termed gth, 1771.
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