A Publisher And His Friends; Memoir And Correspondence Of The Late John Murray, With An Account Of…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...our own, are billeted upon individuals, and all except the English, and of course the French, behave with greater or less humanity or moderation. The Prussians have been particularly outrageous in their demands; pillaging, devastating and destroying in the provinces, wherever they came, all that they cannot use or take away, even to burning the houses and inhabitants upon whom they had lived. This is truly horrible, and much to be lamented where such retribution falls upon the innocent; but even these ought to consider justly the cause of it, and then their indignation and curses must fall, not upon the allies, but upon their own villanous army. It is most gratifying--however justly I think this nation is at length made to feel the misery they have spread over Europe--to find that the torch of retributive justice has not been consigned to the arms of the British. Respecting their conduct, there is but one universal sentiment of admiration; their forbearance has been exemplary indeed and equal to their courage, and extends to the most inferior private. The officers, this gentleman assured us, when quartered upon him, never would dine with him, though their right, nor yield to repeated solicitation, except once or twice to show their respect, and they have invariably conducted themselves, as he expressed it, 'comme voyageurs.' This feeling towards the English is truly gratifying to us in a foreign country at such a juncture Buonaparte had built a bridge here--the finest in Paris--to commemorate his victory over the Prussians at Jena; this the Prussians, with some justice, absolutely swore they would blow up, and no entreaties could preserve it The delicate ingenuity of Lord Wellington, however, saved it. He simply ordered one British...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...our own, are billeted upon individuals, and all except the English, and of course the French, behave with great...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217433014

ISBN - 13:9780217433013

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