Remarkable Adventurers and Unrevealed Mysteries, Band 2

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Seite 44 - ... Basle ; but at Biel, the local authorities took umbrage at his performances, and his wife was obliged to declare on oath, in the presence of the magistrates, that her husband had always lived as an honest man and good Catholic ; and the information collected by the authorities was, consequently, false. At Turin, the Sardinian government ordered him to leave the kingdom immediately : Joseph II. had him driven out of Roveredo, and that prince also had him expelled from Trent, where he had contrived...
Seite 271 - ... vain did the inhabitants, after the departure of the English, remove the Mosquito flag ; the English returned, forced their way up the San Juan into Lake Nicaragua, and forced a recognition of their claims under the walls of Granada. The American influence, however, soon surpassed that of the English in these parts, and when the Vanderbilt Transport Company selected San Juan del Norte as their Atlantic terminus, the town visibly improved. But the American government sent a man-of-war, in July,...
Seite 213 - Schreibname misen Sie im selber geben das Kind möchten Sie auf zihen sein Vater ist ein Schwolische gewesen wen er 17 Jahr alt ist so schicken Sie im nach Nirnberg zu 6ten Schwolische Regiment da ist auch sein Vater gewesen ich bitte um die erzihung bis 17 Jahre gebohren ist er im 30 Aperil 1812 im Jäher ich bin ein armes Mägdlein ich kan das Kind nicht emehren Sein Vater ist gestorben.
Seite 211 - Neumark, whence he was ttTgo to you. I told him that when he had become a soldier, I should come to take him home, or I should lose my head. Good Mr. Captain, you need not try him; he does not know the place where I am. I took him away in the middle of the night, and he knows not the way home. "I am your most obedient servant. I do not sign my name, for I might be punished. He has not a kreutzer of money; because I have none myself. If you do not keep him, you may get rid of him, or let him be scrambled...
Seite 184 - ... stirred with a mournful rhythm, and through their silent glades moved with melancholy sigh and measure, the spirit of the summer wind. A KING OF ICELAND. HISTORY informs us .that a daring German gentleman, Theodore von Neuhoff, founded a kingdom in Corsica, and had he not found a formidable foe in France, we may fairly assume that he would have kept the throne and handed it down to his descendants. Although it is not surprising that the possession of Corsica should have tempted an ambitious man,...
Seite 190 - After the capture of the governor had been completed, s gun was fired, and the Orion declared a good prize by hoisting the English flag ; while all that remained of the cargo was distributed among the suffering natives. Jörgen Jörgensen, who did not feel in the slightest alarm about his personal safety, went into the town and informed the inhabitants that Captain Nott had exceeded his authority in signing a convention, and that, consequently, Liston had been sent after him with sealed despatches,...
Seite 192 - ... as representative. The hospitals and schools are to be placed in a better condition. All debts due to the Danish crown or to Danish factors [the vampires of the land] are hereby discharged. The price of corn is to be reduced, and all the Icelanders are only to pay half a year's taxes for the present year. Until the representatives assemble, the ' public ' officials, and all other persons, are to send in their receipts or cash to Jörgen Jörgensen.
Seite 191 - ... declared henceforth free and independent. All Danes and factory overseers, as well as Danish officials, will not be permitted to leave their houses, meet, or exchange letters. All arms of every description will be at once given up. [This took place without the slightest resistance or loss of time.] Everybody will be punished as an enemy of the state who sends a message to a Dane, or receives one from him. If a child, in its ignorance, commit such an offence, its parent or guardian will be punished....
Seite 67 - Aux esclaves de Paul il lit les droits de l'homme, Visite les Lapons, et, dans son noble essor, Plante sur trois traineaux l'etendard tricolor".

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