British War History During the Present Century

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Simpkin, Marshall, 1869 - Great Britain - 296 pages

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Page 36 - Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Page 214 - The Plenipotentiaries do not hesitate to express, in the name of their Governments, the wish that States between which any serious misunderstanding may arise, should, before appealing to arms, have recourse, as far as circumstances might allow, to the good offices of a friendly Power.
Page 8 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your Majesty.
Page 215 - If there should arise between the Sublime Porte and one or more of the other signing Powers, any misunderstanding which might endanger the maintenance of their relations, the Sublime Porte, and each of such Powers, before having recourse to the use of force, shall afford the other Contracting Parties the opportunity of preventing such an extremity by means of their mediation.
Page 44 - To renew intestine troubles ? The times are no longer the same. To ••destroy our finances ? Finances founded on a flourishing agriculture can never be destroyed. To take from France her colonies ? The colonies are to France only a secondary object...
Page 203 - France," said our Foreign Secretary, "was the first to disturb "the status quo in which the matter rested. Not that "the disputes of the Latin and Greek Churches were "not very active, but that without some political " action on the part of France those quarrels would " never have troubled the relations of friendly Powers.
Page 9 - ... the happiness of families ? How is it that they do not feel that peace is of the first necessity, as well as the first glory 1 These sentiments cannot be foreign to the heart of your Majesty, who * Corresponding with December 25th, 1799.
Page 102 - Majesty, you have no more any public character here. " The King can no longer, after such an event, permit your residence here. His Majesty has thought fit to order that you should retire from this kingdom within the term of eight days ; and I herewith transmit to you a copy of the order which His Majesty in his Privy Council, has given to this effect.
Page 44 - Your majesty has gained more within ten years, both in territory and riches, than the whole extent of Europe. Your nation is at the highest point of prosperity ; what can it hope from war...
Page 176 - How, or when, the retribution will react upon us, I presume not to say. The rapine in Mexico and Peru was retaliated upon Spain in the ruin of her finances. In France, the razzias of Algeria were repaid by her own troops, in the massacres of the Boulevards, and the savage combats in the streets of Paris. Let us hope that the national conscience, which has before averted from England, by timely atonement and reparation, the punishment due for imperial crimes, will be roused ere it be too late from...

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