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FROM THE

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

IN MDCCLXXXIX

TO THE

RESTORATION OF THE BOURBONS

IN MDCCCXV

BY

SIR ARCHIBALD ALISON, BART.

F. R. S. E.

NINTH EDITION.

VOL. XII.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLV

CONTENTS OF VOL, XII.

Difficulty in the choice of Napoleon's successor, 1.—Deliberations of the sove-

reigns, ib.-Determination to restore the Bourbons, 2.-Provisional govern-

ment, 4.-Conduct of the Emperor Alexander, ib.—The Senate dethrone

Napoleon, 5.-Adherence to the new government, 6.- Defection of Mar-

mont, 7.--Caulaincourt's mission to Alexander, ib.— Napoleon refuses to abdi-

cate, 8.-Fervour in favour of the Bourbons, 11.–Napoleon's abdication, 13.

-Defection from Napoleon, ib.—Treaty between Napoleon and the Allies,

14.-Attempt of Napoleon to poison himself, 15.--Fidelity of a few, 16.-

The Emperor's last speech at Fontainebleau, 18.- Napoleon's journey to

Frejus, ib.-Death of Josephine, 19.-Character of Talleyrand, 22.- Thanks-

giving in the Place Louis XV., 24.-Louis XVIII. called to the throne, 25.

-Convention of 22d April, 27.— Treaty of Paris, 29.--Generosity of the

allied sovereigns, ib.-Return of the Pope to Rome, 30.—Spectacle which

Paris exhibited, ib.—Religious feelings of the allied troops, 31.—Review of

the allied troops, 32.–Visit of the allied sovereigns to England, ib.Cir-

cumstance which led to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg coming to England,

33.—The movement on St Dizier, 34.—Difference between France and the

other European monarchies, as regards the occupation of their capitals, ib.

- Difference from the fidelity of the monarchy, 35.—Misfortune rendered

Napoleon unpopular, 36.—Napoleon's views of the compulsion under which

he acted, 37.-Phases of the Revolution, 38.-Agency by which the Divine

government of nations is carried on, ib.—A free government impossible in

France, 40.

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