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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R511 Discovery Miles 5 110
History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 Volume 2 (Paperback): Archibald...
History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 Volume 2 (Paperback): Archibald...

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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852 Volume 2 (Paperback)

Archibald Alison

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...the Bourbon princes, that wonderful man breathed his last upon the rock of St Helena who had so long chained the destinies of the world to his chariot-wheels. Since his transference, by the unanimous determination of the allied sovereigns, to that distant and melancholy place of exile, he had alternately exhibited the grandeur of a lofty, the weaknesses of a little, and the genius of a i Hi-t of highly gifted mind. He said at Fontaiuebleau, when he Europe, took leave of his faithful guards, that what " they had 8 26. ' done together he would write;"1 and he had fulfilled the promise, in part at least, with consummate ability. It is hard to say whether his fame does not now rest Chap. nearly as much on his sayings and thoughts recorded at--St Helena, as on all the mighty deeds which he achieved 1821in Europe. Yet even here, and when his vast genius alternately revealed the secrets of the past, and pierced the depths of the future, the littlenesses of a dwarf appeared in striking contrast to the strength of a giant. He was irritable, jealous, and spiteful, not less than able, discriminating, and profound; his serenity was disturbed by his being addressed with the title of General, or attended, at a distance, by an English orderly in the course of his rides; and exaggeration, falsehood, and envy appeared in his thoughts and writings, not less than genius, capacity, and depth. His character, as revealed by misfortune, that touchstone of the human heart, affords the most striking proof of the truth of Dr Johnson's observation, that no man ever yet raised himself from a private station to the government of mankind, in whom great and commanding qualities were not blended with littlenesses which would appear inconceivable in ordinary men....

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Archibald Alison
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 266
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-30392-8
Barcode: 9781152303928
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-152-30392-9

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