Life of Napoleon Bonaparte III

By (author)Walter Scott


These advances towards universal empire, made during the very period when the pacific measures adopted by the preliminaries, and afterwards confirmed by the treaty of Amiens, were in the act of being carried into execution, excited the natural jealousy of the people of Britain. They had not been accustomed to rely much on the sincerity of the French nation; nor did the character of its present chief, so full of ambition, and so bold and successful in his enterprises, incline them to feelings of greater security.


On the other hand, Buonaparte seems to have felt as matter of personal offence the jealousy which the British entertained; and instead of soothing it, as policy dictated, by concessions and confidence, he showed a disposition to repress, or at least to punish it, by measures which indicated anger and irritation. There ceased to be any cordiality of intercourse between the two nations, and they began to look into the conduct of each other for causes of offence, rather than for the means of removing it.


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Product details

Paperback: 566 pages
Publisher: Omnia Veritas Ltd (November 26, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781910220818
ISBN-13: 978-1910220818
ASIN: 1910220817
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm


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