History of the eighteenth century and of the nineteenth till the overthrow of the French empire, tr., with a preface and notes, by D. Davison, Zväzok 3

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Strana 115 - ... were the most favourable events which could have occurred for the accomplishment of Peter's great plans. He was now master in Poland. In the Swedish, German, and French adventurers who had been in Charles's army, he received the very best instructors of his people. Among those who entered into his service, there were experienced officers, artillerymen, architects, and engineers. The Swedes, who for thirteen years long were neither set at liberty nor received from their impoverished country the...
Strana 485 - After he had hung six minutes he was cut down, and, having life in him as he lay upon the block, to be quartered, the executioner gave him several blows on his breast, which not having the effect designed, he immediately cut his throat ; after which he took his head off; then ripped him open, and. took out his bowels and heart, and threw them into a fire, which consumed them ; then he slashed his four quarters, and put them with the head into. a coffin...
Strana 164 - Peter from keeping the sea, and incessantly harassing the Swedes before the eyes of their naval allies. The Swedish oligarchs and their mock king* had reckoned in vain upon the intercession of the English ambassador, and the aid of the admiral and his fleet. Carteret was not even listened to by Peter, and admiral Norris did not venture to attack the Russians, because he knew that the English nation was dissatisfied with the politics of their king and of his ministers, who favoured his Hanoverian...
Strana 113 - Falls (Zaparogians) against him; and Piper entreated him, to no purpose, to draw nearer to the Poles, who were favourable to his cause, and to march towards the Dnieper; he continued, however, to sacrifice his men by his march, till, in February (1709), a thaw set in. He was successful in gaining the favour of the Zaparogians through their hetman, Horodenski; but fortune had altogether forsaken the Swedes since January.
Strana 484 - Non possidentem multa vocaveris Recte beatum : rectius occupat Nomen beati qui deorum Muneribus sapienter uti Duramque callet pauperiem pati, Pejusque leto flagitium timet, Non ille pro caris amicis Aut patria timidus perire.
Strana 382 - Bien des gens savent, dit-il, combien j'ai été opposé aux résolutions que nous avons prises, et que j'ai été en quelque façon forcé d'y consentir. Votre Excellence est trop instruite de tout ce qui se passe pour ne pas deviner celui qui mit tout en œuvre pour déterminer le roi à entrer dans une ligue qui était si contraire à mon goût et à. mes principes.
Strana 165 - The Swedes had demanded a cessation of hostilities' during the whole time in which the negotiations were pending, but Peter only granted it till May, 1721, in order to compel the council of state to come to a resolution by that time ; and as they still procrastinated, the whole coast of Sweden was again plundered and devastated in the month of June. The Russian incendiaries landed in sight of the English, whose fleet, under admiral Norris, still continued in the Baltic, but did not venture to lend...
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Strana 114 - Dnieper, and accompanied by a small guard, to take refuge in Turkey. His plan was to reach the Bug over the pasture lands which then belonged to the Tatars on the Black Sea, and, aided by the Turks and the Tatars, to make his way first to Otchakov and then to Bender, whence he hoped to persuade the Turks to take part in the Polish affairs.
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