History of the Peninsular War, Band 1

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Insult at the theatre and commotion Edicts to prevent emigration
138
Measures for providing the army 106 Junot made Duke of Abrantes
144
Emigration from Lisbon 110 Ferdinand accused of plotting to
150
Seizure of Barcelona
157
Discontent of the people 126 Court
163
Hopes of the Princes party
166
CHAPTER IV
174
Grouchy made Governor of Madrid
180
Ferdinand is urged to go and meet
186
The Ministers deceived by these dis
192
Ferdinand writes to Buonaparte from
199
Assembly of Notables convoked
237
Absurdity of their conduct 241 General insurrection
264
The Junta deliberate concerning the Juntas established every where
270
Executions by sentence of a military They exhort the people not to engage
276
Circular letter of the Inquisition 252 Massacre at Valencia
283
The Junta discharged from their au Punishment of the assassins
288
Joseph Buonaparte chosen by his Palafox declares war against France
294
Addresses from the Junta and Coun Proclamation of the Junta of Seville
301
Address from the City of Madrid 260 Measures for enrolling the people
307
Appeal to the French soldiers 309 Security of persons
332
The Notables assemble at Bayonne 313 Joseph presents the Constitution
338
Speech of Azanza at the opening of Feelings of the English people con
345
The Senate ib Measures of the British Government
351
He marches against Zaragoza 356 General Cassagne enters Jaen
378
State of the Religious Orders
380
General Chabran recalled in conse Surrender of the French army
385
National character unchanged
390
Mataro sacked by the French 361 Rejoicings for the victory
394
Dupont defeats the Spaniards at the Legend of Our Lady of the Pillar
401
Bessieres defeats them at Rio Seco 873 Exertions of the women
407

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Seite 796 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me ;" and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Seite 771 - I was sensible, however, that the apathy and indifference of the Spaniards would never have been believed ; that, had the British been withdrawn, the loss of the cause would have been imputed to their retreat ; and it was necessary to risk this army to convince the people of England, as well as the rest of Europe, that the Spaniards had neither the power, nor the inclination, to make any efforts for themselves.
Seite 799 - No coffin could be procured, and the officers of his staff wrapped the body, dressed as it was, in a military cloak and blankets. The interment was hastened ; for, about eight in the morning, some firing was heard, and the officers feared that if a serious attack were made, they should be ordered away, and not suffered to pay him their last duty. The officers of his family bore him to the grave ; the funeral service was read by the chaplain ; and the corpse was covered with earth.
Seite 680 - we unite to entreat your Majesty to listen to the voice of humanity, to silence that of the passions ; to seek with the intention of arriving at that object ; to conciliate all interests, and thus, preserving all powers which exist, insure the happiness of Europe and of this generation, at the head of which Providence has placed us.
Seite 413 - Aragonese, who threw up batteries at the openings of the cross streets, within a few paces of those which the French erected against them. The intervening space was presently heaped with dead, either slain upon the spot, or thrown out from the windows.
Seite 342 - Bonaparte has contended with princes without dignity, numbers without ardor, or peoples without patriotism. He has yet to learn what it is to combat a people who are animated by one spirit against him.
Seite 798 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Seite 404 - Augustina sprung forward over the dead and dying, snatched a match from the hand of a dead artilleryman, and fired off a six-andtwenty-pounder ; then, jumping upon the gun, made a solemn vow never to quit it alive during the siege.
Seite 686 - ... depending upon the decision of peace or war, the king felt it due to himself to ascertain, beyond the possibility of doubt, the views and intentions of his enemies. , It was difficult for his majesty to believe that the emperor of Russia had devoted himself so blindly and fatally to the violence and ambition of the power with which his imperial majesty had unfortunately become allied, as to be prepared openly to abet the usurpation of the Spanish monarchy, and to acknowledge and...
Seite 684 - But his majesty is determined not to abandon the cause of the Spanish nation, and of the legitimate monarchy of Spain ; and the pretension of France to exclude from the negociation the central and supreme government, acting in the name of.

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