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DEPARTURE of Napoleon for the Army. First Advantages
of the French Battle of Quatre Bras.-The 42d Regiment.
-Gallantry of the 92d. Opportune Arrival of the Guards.
-Retreat of the French.The 28th Regiment.Close of
the Affair.--Death of the Duke of Brunswick.-Error of
Napoleon.-Battle of Ligny.-Murderous Contention in the
Village.—Repulse of the Prussians. --Danger of Blucher.
Consequences of the Battle, p. 1.
Retreat of the Duke of Wellington to Waterloo.-Affair at
Genappe.--Interesting Letter of Lord Anglesea.--Posi-
tions and Forces of the two Armies.-Dreadful Night before
the Battle. Character of the Commanders.--Importance of
the Contest.-First Attack on Hougoumont.-Noble Resist-
ance of the Guards.-Repulse of the French. Second At-
tack on the Left.-Fall of Sir T. Picton.--Gallantry of the
92d.-Scotch Greys.—Sir W. Ponsonby.-- Third Attack
on the Centre.La Haye Sainte taken by the French.-De-
sperate Charge of the whole of the French Cavalry-Gallantry
of the Duke.-Repulse of the French, p. 29.
Fresh Attacks of the French.—Thirtieth Regiment.First
Foot Guards.- Dangerous Situation of the Duke.--His in-
vincible Resolution.-General De Lancy.--Sir Alexander
Gordon. - Lieutenant-Colonel Canning. - Captain Curzon.
-Fury of Napoleon.-Approach of the Prussians. Their
skilful Position.Attack of the Cavalry of the Guard.
Last Attack of the Infantry of the Guard.—Noble Gallantry
of the British Guards.-Repulse of the French.—Advance of
the British Lines.—Total Rout of the French.-Meeting of
Wellington and Blucher.-Pursuit of the Prussians.-
Dreadful Slaughter of the French.-Sensibility of the Duke
of Wellington.--Humanity of the British Soldiers. -Loss of
both Armies.---Review of the Battle, p. 59.
Flight of Napoleon.--Narrow Escape at Genappe.- Arrival at
Paris.-State of Parties there. Conference with the Ministers.
--Determination not to dissolve the Chambers.--Fouché.
The Princess Hortensia. The Council. Tumultuous
Meeting of the Deputies.—Decided Conduct of La Fayette.
- Declaration of the Chamber that their Sitting was perma-
nent.-Grand Council in the Evening.-Their Determination.
-Agitation of the different Parties.—Meeting of the De-
puties.-Motion for the Forfeiture of the Crown.- The Deci-
sion suspended for an Hour.-Irresolution of Napoleon.--In-
terview with Lucien.-Regnault.Solignac.-Abdication of
Napoleon.-Reflections on it, p. 108.
CHAPTER V. .
Appointment of a Provisional Government.--Hesitation of the
Peers to proclaim Napoleon II.-Indignation of Buonaparte,
-Disposition of the Federates.- Indecision of Buonaparte.
Napoleon II acknowledged by the Deputies.--Examination
of the Propriety of this. Retreat of Buonaparte to Malmai-
1 son.-New Tumults at Paris. Departure of Buonaparte
for Rochefort.-Commissioners sent from the Chambers to
treat for Peace, p. 187.
Affair at Wavre.—Success of General Grouchy.--His difficult
Retreat.–Battle of Namur.-Operations of Blucher. His
Proclamation to the Army.--Excesses of the Prussians.--
Operations of Lord Wellington.-Order of the Day.-Good
Conduct of the British.-Connexion of Lewis with the Opera-
tions of the Allies.--Remarks on the Policy of it.-Senti-
ments of Blucher.-Capture of Cambray.--- Advance of the
King.--His Declaration.-Remarks on it, p. 226.
Progress of the Allies.Journey of the Commissioners to Ha.
guenau. --State of Parties in Paris.-Unsuccessful Attempts
of the French to obtain a Suspension of Arms.-Patriotism
of the Representatives.--Siege of Paris.-Convention for its
Surrender.- Popular Feeling at Paris.--Conduct of the
Chambers. Retirement of the Army.--Re-entry of the
King, p. 261.
Operation of the Bavarian, Austrian, and Russian Armies, p. 356.
Arrival of Buonaparte at Rochefort.--His Irresolution.-At-
tempts at Escape.- Surrender to the British.-His Conduct
on board the Bellerophon. Interesting Conversation. The
Question of his final Destination examined.--Determination
of Ministers to send him to St. Helena.--Hiş Conduct on re-
ceiving the Intelligence.- Protest against the Measure.-
Another interesting Conversation.-His Departure from Tor.
bay, and Arrival at St. Helena, p. 364.