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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...by a musket-shot from a window; the cuirassiers mistook one street for another, and wandered out of their way. During this ...Read MoreThis 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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...by a musket-shot from a window; the cuirassiers mistook one street for another, and wandered out of their way. During this interval, the Irish assembled at the Po gate, attacked and repulsed the cuirassiers; and the marquis du Pralin, seizing this lucky moment, ordered the bridge to be broken down; the aid which the enemy expected could not cross, and the town was saved. Prince Eugene, after having fought the whole day, and constantly keeping possession of the gate by which he entered, at length retired, taking with him Marshal Villeroi, and most of the general officers prisoners, but disappointed in taking Cremona, which his activity and prudence, together with the negligence of the generals, had once made him master of; and which chance, and the valor of the French and Irish troops, had snatched from him again. Marshal Villeroi, who was extremely unhappy on this occasion, was condemned by the courtiers at Versailles, with all the severity and acrimony that his share of the royal favor, and the loftiness of his character, which was taken by them for vanity, could inspire. The king, who blamed but did not condemn him, was not a little displeased to find his choice so highly censured, and in the heat of his resentment sufiered these words to escape him: " They take a pleasure in abusing him, because he is my favorite;" a term that he never before in his life made use of in regard to anyone. The duke of Vendome was immediately ordered to go and take the command in Italy. The duke of Vendome was grandson of Henry IV., and like him, intrepid, mild, beneficent, and humble; a stranger to hatred, envy, and revenge; he showed pride only among princes, and behaved with equality to everyone else: he was the only general under whom the...Read Less
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Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, blind stamped decoration to upper cover, Everyman's Library No.780, xiv + 475 pages, introduction by Ernest Rhys, index; neat previous owner name on endpaper, no highlighting or pencilling. With Voltaire's book on the Age of Louis XIV, the writing of modern history in the modern way may be said to begin.
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