History of the Peninsular War, Volume 2

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J. Murray, 1827
 

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Contents

tichiit from Cuenca 68 Proclamation of the governor
98
Works of defence 105 They establish themselves in
127
Unsuccessful attack upon the suburbs 111 The contest carried on by fire
133
Rumours of success and rejoicings Condition of the besieged
141
Condition of the army in Catalonia 118 Farther conditions asked and
147
Movements in Navarre and Aragon ib Baseness of the suffragan bishop
153
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170
Honours decreed to the inhabitants Surrender of Chaves
174
Portugal threatened by the French 160 The Portugueze routed before Braga
181
Difficulty of providing for the French Disposition of the inhabitants
188
Faijnrfe of the attempt 166 Proceedings at Coimbra
196
Difference between Marshals Soult Villa Franca
204
defend it ib Blockade of Tuy
212
The Portugueze recross the Minho 212 The Junta act wisely and generously
233
Effect of the war upon the French A crusade proclaimed there
239
Rout of the Carolina army at Ciu Junction of Lapisse and Victor
245
Cuesta offers battle at Medellin ib Earl St Vincent
251
Mr Whitbread 257 Laborde sent to attack Silveira
294
Lord Castlereagh 265 The French win the bridge
300
Mr Canning 282 Advance of the British army towards
307
Sir Arthur Wellesleys instructions 290 Passage of that river
313
Loss of the French at Puente de Address of the Central Junta to
338
Soult reaches Orense 321 Reding determines to act on the
344
Mahy returns to Mondonedo 323 The French received at Reus
354
Defeat of the French at the Bridge Vicq deserted by its inhabitants
360
Soult complains of certain officers 334 Blake appointed to the command
366
His farewell to the army ib Defeat of the French before Alcaniz
372
Anniversary of the insurrection at Opportunity of attacking the French
402
A second party defeated 385 Sir Arthur prevails on him to cross
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Page 805 - ... a situation of unexampled embarrassment, and put an end to a state of affairs, ill calculated, he fears, to sustain the interests of the united kingdom in this awful and perilous crisis, and most difficult to be reconciled to the genuine principles of the British constitution.
Page 573 - Regent has reposed in his Majesty, and by the co-operation of the local government, and of the people of that country. The expulsion of the French from Portugal, by his Majesty's forces under...
Page 806 - Highness effectually to maintain the great and important interest of the united kingdom. And Mr Perceval humbly trusts, that whatever doubts your Royal Highness may entertain with respect to the constitutional propriety of the measures which have been adopted, your royal highness will feel assured^ that they could not have been recommended by his majesty's servants, nor sanctioned by parliament, but upon the sincere, though possibly erroneous conviction, that they in no degree trenched upon the true...
Page 562 - When I shall show myself beyond" the Pyrenees, the frightened leopard will fly to the ocean, to avoid shame, defeat, and death. The triumph of my arms will be the triumph of the genius of good, over that of evil; of moderation, order, and morality, over civil war, anarchy, and the bad passions.
Page 431 - ... was obliged to retire on the mountains on our left, leaving open the main road, along which a considerable column of cavalry immediately poured. The battalion of Seville had been left at Bejar, with orders to follow me next day, but when I was obliged to return, and the action commenced, I ordered it to Puerto Bands, to watch the Monte Major road and the heights in the rear of our left.
Page 552 - Rhone, but they escaped him that night, because the wind blew directly on shore. The next morning he- renewed the Oct. 25. chase, and drove two of them, one of 80 guns, the other of 74-, on shore, off Frontegnan, where they were set fire to by their own crews ; the other ship of the line and one frigate ran on shore at the entrance of the...
Page 805 - Perceval can see nothing but additional motives for their most anxious exertions to give satisfaction to your Royal Highness in the only manner in which it can be given, by endeavouring to promote your Royal Highness's views for the security .and happiness of the country. Mr. Perceval...
Page 432 - ... how to deal with the Spaniards. He then sent soldiers to every house, with orders to the inhabitants immediately to receive and accommodate the wounded of the two nations, who were lodged together one English and one Frenchman ; and he expressly directed that the Englishman should always be served first.
Page 644 - ... Portugal, considered with respect to its geographical advantages, was capable of being effectually defended. He was not afraid, however, to assert, that against a power possessing the whole means of Spain, as he must suppose the French to do at this moment, Portugal, so far from being the most defensible, was the least defensible of any country in Europe. It had the longest line of frontier, compared with its actual extent, of any other nation ; besides, from its narrowness, its line of defence...
Page 453 - I do not conceive that this deficiency of supplies for the army is at all to be attributed to any neglect or omission on his part. It is to be attributed to the poverty and exhausted state of the country; to the inactivity of the magistrates and people ; to their disinclination to take any trouble, except that of packing up their property and running away when they hear of the approach of a French patrole ; and to their habits of insubordination and disobedience of, and to the want of power in, the...

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