The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel Defoe (volume 4)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDaniel Defoe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... affairs in Savoy; where the French had spoiled that Duke of the greater part of his country. On the 29th of September they invested Turin, but the court of Versailles being of opinion that their troops in Piedmont were not sufficient, they withdrew from thence on the 10th of October, and. attempted Asti; but failing there, they made themselves amends by the reduction of Nice, which the Duke of Berwick invested the 31st of October, and took by capitulation on the 4th of January of this year. During the winter, 1705, the King of France had made such preparations for the reduction of the capital of Savoy, as were amazing, and gave every one ground to believe his success infallible. The duke, on the other hand, notwithstanding the French had possessed themselves of so many of his towns, did not lose courage, but did everything that a brave and prudent prince ought for the defence of his country; employing the subsidies he drew from England and Holland, in well storing his metropolis with provision and ammunition, in repairing the old, and adding new fortifications. The town being invested about the middle of May, was assaulted and defended with equal and surprising bravery, though with different success on either side. While, at Turin, they were furiously intent upon the taking and retaking the outworks, Prince Eugene began his march for Italy with the imperial army, greatly reinforced by the auxiliary troops of England and Holland. All that the Duke of Vendome could do to impede his march, proved fruitless ; he broke through all the obstacles the French threw in his way, and subsisted his army in the midst of an enemy's country, which he was obliged to cross; passed several large rivers, and, in thirty-four marches, joined the Duke of Savoy on the 1st of S...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... affairs in Savoy; where the French had spoiled that Duke of the greater part of his country. On the 29th of September they i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217360785

ISBN - 13:9780217360784

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