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CHAPTER I.

I volunteer on board the London, and go out with the Duke of York's

expedition to Holland - Join the French fleet - General engagement

with the Amsterdam squadron-Singular account of our pigeons aboard

the London-Prince of Conde routes our forces March to Quarignan

and Valenciennes--The Prince of Orange leaves the army in disgust,

but recedes from that resolution-The siege of Maestrich-False attack

on Wyck-Siege of Cambray and St. Omars . . . . 273

CHAPTER II.

The famous peace concluded — Desperate battle at St. Dennis—Return to

England-Commission given by King James-Earthquake at Dixmuyd

-Siege of Namur- Prince Vaudemont's grand retreat-Destruction of

Brussels—Villeroy's great army . . . . . . 291

CHAPTER III.

Plot to assassinate King William-Account of the conspiracy-Dissi.

pation of the guard at Shoerbeck-Left in a garrison without ammu-

nition-Narrow escape from a hired incendiary—The advantage of a

Jew as proveditor to the army and troops-Short description of Valencia

and Barcelona · · · · · ·

· 305

CHAPTER IV.

Negligence of the Governor of Monjouick-Extraordinary resolution of

the Dutch general Account of the great action at Monjouick-Panic

among the soldiery-Great enterprise of the sailors at the siege of

Barcelona-Difficulty of mounting a battery—The Duchess of Popoli

in the engagement-Surrender of Barcelona-Remarkable instance of

Catholic zeal . . . . . .

. . 322

CHAPTER V.

Barcelona under King Charles-Bold peremptory demand on the autho.

rities of Nules immediately to surrender-Singular interview between

Earl Peterborow and Mahoni, and the result therefrom-Short de-

scription of Valencia, and prodigious victory-Peterborow's stratagem

co outwit the fleet at Barcelona- Ultimate release of Barcelona 339

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CHAPTER VI.

The king begins his journey to Madrid, and Peterborow to Valencia

Sad accident at St. Jago-Peterborow leaves Valencia—Savage cruelty

of the Spaniards at Campilio-Amours of two English officers with

nuns—Saint Vincent's procession-Curious customs of the Valencians

during Lent . . . . . . . . . 358

CHAPTER VII.

Alicant besieged by General Gorge-Remarkable feat of a Scotch dragoon

-Messenger to Alicant-Letter from the king of Spain to the queen of

England—The siege of Carthagena--Signal defeat of the English before

Villena-Comic appearance of Major Boyd on his journey to Venissa-

Interesting account of hermits' cells at Montserat . . . 375

CHAPTER VIII.

Denia a garrison, by order of King Charles-Extraordinary storm of

locusts—Singular mine explosion at Alicant-Sainte Clemente de la

Mancha, rendered famous by the renowned Don Michael Cervantes-

Interesting accounts—Surprising flight of eagles—The Inquisition 399

CHAPTER IX.

Bull-fight at La Mancha-Temperance and bigotry of the Spaniards—

Reserve custom of gentlemen in company with ladies—Wretched music,

except at Valencia-Music at executions-Singular appeal of a clergy-

man to conscience, and very interesting conclusion . . . 416

CHAPTER X.

The shade of Don Quixotte--Concise account of Madrid-Anecdote of

Mahoni and General Stanhope-The Escurial-Account of the Convent

of the Carthusian Order . . . . . . . 436

CHAPTER XI.

Brief description of Biscay and other towns—Isle of Conference, and

interview between the kings of France and Spain-Narrow escape from

being drowned—Tempest in the Bay of Biscay, and miraculous de-

liverance-Arrival in England - Conclusion . . . . 452

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