Sidebilder
PDF
ePub

rushed forward to embrace the guard, and enthusiasti- 1. which they had formerly marched to victory, and which cally mounted the tri-coloured cockade.

they had carefully concealed at the bottom of their Thus reinforced, he advanced to Grenoble. The gar- knapsacks. The tattered and faded ribands were now rison consisted of the seventh and eleventh regiments exhibited with enthusiasm. “See,” cried the military of the line, the fourth bussars, and the fourth of artil- rebels, “they are the same which we wore at Austerlery. This was the very regiment in which Buonaparte litz and Marengo!” had commenced bis military career, twenty-five years The mayor and civil authorities now presented thembefore, and in which his memory was still cherished selves, and wished to conduct Napoleon to the governwith affection.

ment-house : but he chose to proceed to the hotel of The seventh was commanded by Colonel Labedoyère, the Three Dolphins, wbich was kept by one of his old who had recently received his appointment from Louis, soldiers, to whom he had formerly been attached, and together with the decoration of the legion of honour : where the conspirators had been accustomed to hold yet he traitorously resolved to join the cause of the in- their meetings. Scarcely bad he entered his apartvader. His soldiers were equally disloyal with himself, ments, when the approach of an immense crowd utterand he had no sooner intimated his design than he was ing some unintelligible shouts drew him to the balcony. cheered with deafening shouts of “ Vive l'Empereur !” | There he beheld the deluded mob dragging along the

General Devillers, hearing from a distance the shouts remains of the gate through which he had entered. of the troops, hurried to the ramparts; but the regi- "We were not permitted,” they exclaimed, “ to present ment had then cleared the gates, and was almost out of you with the keys, but, instead of them, here are the sight. He immediately hastened to pursue the de- gates." serters, and, overtaking the rear of the column, he Buonaparte now proceeded to Lyons, where he spent induced about one hundred to return to their duty. two days, in issuing his proclamations, and presiding But, when he reached the head of the corps where was at the fêtes and balls given by the civil authorities in the colonel surrounded by his officers, neither his en- honour of his arrival. He then set out for Villefranche, treaties nor his menaces were regarded.

and arrived at Macon in the evening. On the 15th, he Buonaparte's forces being nearly doubled by the ad-slept at Autun, and, on the 16th, be reached Avallon. dition of Labedoyère's regiment, he boldly marched to Such was his temerity, that he travelled in an open wards Grenoble, and, at nine o'clock in the evening, carriage, seldom escorted by more than a dozen draarrived at the suburbs. The gates were shut, and the goons, and sometimes without a single attendant. He ramparts were lined by the troops which composed the was often more than a league before his advancedgarrison, whom the commandant, General Marchand, guard, and it would have been easy for the smallest earnestly exhorted to resist the invader. On the keys detachment to have arrested him in his career, and thus being formally demanded, it was said, that Marcband to bave secured the repose of France and of Europe. had carried-them away. Some little delay occurring, A few stages from Lyons be met a regiment of caa tumultuous movement took place among the troops valry who had been sent to arrest his progress. He no and the inhabitants who occupied the ramparts. Buo. sooner discovered the dragoons at a distance, with the naparte was recognised at a short distance; the intelli- king's standard and colours, than he quitted his cargence was rapidly communicated. A sudden shout riage, mounted a led-horse, and, attended by one aideburst from the deluded populace, and the cannoneers, de-camp, advanced to meet them. He rode up to the who stood at their pieces, extinguished their matches colonel, and, without any introduction, ordered the rein an instant, and joined in the acclamations.

giment to break into columns and follow him

;-an Napoleon's engineers now prepared to force the gates; order which was obeyed with the utmost promptitude but they had no sooner commenced their operations, and cheerfulness. than the whole garrison threw down their arms, tramp As the report of Napoleon's approach preceded bim, led the white cockade in the dust, and, rushing to the immense crowds assembled in many of the towns, and gates, tore them open, Buonaparte entered the town abandoned themselves to various excesses. A furious at ten o'clock, amidst an immense crowd, composed of and intoxicated mob ran through the streets, destroythe populace and the soldiers, who thronged from every ing every symbol of the Bourbon government, insulting quarter to gaze upon him, and salute him with the im- all persons who appeared with a white cockade, and perial title.

even plundering the houses, and threatening the lives In a few minutes every soldier had mounted the na- of those who were most distinguished for their attachtional colours. These cockades were not new, nor sup- ment to their legitimate prince. The moment the Corplied by Buonaparte ; they were the old colours under sican appeared, they thronged round him; and deafen

ed him with their acclamations. He smiled upon one ; | baps bis heart bad failed him, and he had retreated addressed another; distributed crosses of the legion of during the night. If so, France was saved, and Europe honour among the most violent, and actually exclaimed was free. At length a light trampling of horses beto the vagabonds of St. Jean de Losne, “ It was for you, came audible. It approached: an open carriage, atmy friends, that I instituted the legion of honour, and tended by a few hussars and dragoons, appeared on not for the emigrants pensioned by our inveterate the skirts of the forest. It drove down the hills with foes."

the rapidity of lightning : it reached the advanced The number of national guards, volunteers, and posts. “ Vive l'Empereur !burst from the astonished other troops, collected at Melun, to stop the march of soldiery. “ Napoleon! Napoleon the Great !” spread Buonaparte, was not less than one hundred thousand from rank to rank; for, bare-headed, Bertrand seated men. They appeared devoted to the cause of the king, at bis right, and Drouet at his left, Buonaparte contiand eager to repel bis antagonist.' A powerful artil-nued his course, now waving his hand, now opeting Jery strengthened their positions. Relying on their bis arms to the soldiers, whom be called “ his friends, numbers, they had left the town, the rocks, and the his companions in arms, whose honour, whose glories, forest of Fontainbleau, unguarded ; preferring the flat whose country, be came to restore.” All discipline plains of Melun, where the whole of their army might was forgotten, disobeyed, and insuhted; the commandaet at once against the comparatively small band of the ers-in-chief took to flight; thousands rushed on his invader. On the 19th, Buonaparte reached and occu- passage ; acelamations rent the sky. At that moment pied Fontainbleau, without the least opposition. He bis own guard descended the bill-the imperial march had at that time with him only fifteen thousand veteran was played-the eagles were once more exbibited, and troops ; but other divisions were either following bim, those whose deadly weapons were to have aimed at or advancing to support bis right and left flapks on each other's life, embraced as brothers, and joined in parallel lines of march.

universal shouts. In the midst of these greetings, NaEarly in the morning of Monday the 29th, prepa- poleon passed through the whole of the royal army, rations were made on both sides for the encounter pursuing his course to Paris. which was expected to take place. The French army At nine o'clock, Buonaparte entered Paris, in his was drawn up in three lines, the intervals and Aanks travelling-carriage, almost without escort, and was being armed with batteries. The centre occupied the not recognized until he arrived at the Thuilleries. Paris road. The ground from Fontainbleau to Melun There he was received by his soldiers, and by the popuis a continual declivity; so that, on emerging from lace with an enthusiasm bordering on madness. They the forest, a clear view of the country presents itself; pressed around him till he was in danger of suffocawhilst, on the other hand, those below can easily de- tion, and his officers were obliged to carry him in their scry whatever appears on the eminence. An awful si-arms along the staircase and into the state-apartments, lence, broken only at times by peals of martial music, where bis sisters Julia and Hortensia, with some of his intended to confirm the loyalty of the troops by re- former ministers, and the officers of his housebold, were peating the royal airs of Vive Henri Quatre, and La assembled to hail bis return. Belle Gabrielle, or by the voice of the commanders The subsequent conduct of Buonaparte, the meaand the march of divisions to their appointed ground, sures adopted by the allied sovereigns in consequence pervaded the king's army. All was now anxious ex- of his second usurpation, the signal defeat which be pectation ; the chiefs, conscious that a moment would sustained on the plains of Waterloo, his surrender to decide the fate of the Bourbon dynasty; and the troops, the British government, and his deportation to the island perhaps secretly awed at the thought of meeting in hos- of St. Helena, have already been laid before the reader. tility the man whom they had been accustomed to obey. It only remains, therefore, to express our fervent hope On the side of Fontainbleau no sound, as of an army that he will no more be permitted to agitate and disrushing to battle, was heard. If the enemy were ad-tract the world by that restless ambition which seems vancing, his troops evidently moved in silence. Per. I to be inseparable from his very existence.

1

I N D E X.

ABDICATION, second, of Buonaparte, 173.

Bruce, Mr., arrested by the French police, 245 examination of, 251–
Accounts, official, of the battle of Waterloo, 56—73.

trial of, 254, 258.
Accusation, act of, relative to the escape of M. Lavalette, 254.

Bruges, description of, 128.
Act, additional, to the constitution of the French empire, 22.

Brunswick, death of the duke of, 42,
Address of the Emperor Alexander to his troops, 10—of Buonaparte Brussels, first intelligence at, of Buonaparte's movements, 38 state of

to the army, 15-of the vagrants of St. Antoine to Buonaparte, 27 the city, 39-geographical description of, 124.
-of Buonaparte to the chambers, 32, 37–of the French army to Buonaparte, Hortensia, interview of, with'her brother after his defeat
the chamber of representatives, 189—of the prefect of the Seine to at Waterloo, 16).

Louis XVIII, 201—of the army of the Loire to Louis XVIII, 204. Buonaparte, Lucien, conversation of, with his brother, 171.
Affection, fraterna), anecdote of, 95.

- Napoleon, quits Paris for the army; 37-expresses his ad-
Affry, M. D', intrepid conduct of, 16.

miration of the British troops at Waterloo, 47, 48, 52—fies disgrace.
Alarm at Brussels and Antwerp, 100.

fully from Waterloo, 55—narrowly escapes at Gemappe, ib.-return
Alexander I., biographical sketch of, 406.

of, to the Thuilleries, 157-meets the members of the council, 166–
Allied sovereigns, declaration of, in consequence of Buonaparte's return abdicates the throne in favour of his son, 173-removes to Malmaison,
to France, 3.

180—and afterwards to Rochefort, 182– conduct of, at Rochefort, 254
Anecdote of the Duke de Berri, 11-of Buonaparte's spies, 27-of -surrenders to Captain Maitland, of the Bellerophon, 260m-his letter

Marshal Blucher, 43—of Lord Wellington, 51, 88 of Marshal Blu to the Prince Regent, 261-arrives at Plymouth, 203-sketch of his
cher, 91-of General Maitland, ib.-of a Highland major, 92—of behaviour and conversation, ib.-interview of, with Lord Keith and
Colonel Halket, ib.-of Lord Uxbridge, ib.-of Sir W. Ponsonby, 93 Sir G. Cockburi, 268—removal of, to the Northumberland, 269-ar.
of the Hon. F. C. Ponsonby, ib.-of Colonel Muttlebury, ib.-of rives at St. Helena, 281-biographical sketch of, 477.
Colonel Colquit, ib.-of Captain Kelly, ib.-of Colonel Miller, ib.
of Lieutenant' Tathwell, 94-of life-guardsmen, ib.-of a Belgic Cambray taken by Lord Wellington, 185.
heroine, ib.-of the disappointed Belgians, 95 of fraternal affection, Carriage, travelling, of Buona parte, captured by the Prussians, 55exe
ib.-of an ensign's coat, ib.-of the farmer's wife of Mont St. Jean, hibited in London, ,ib.description of, 56.
96 of the Scotch greys, ib.-of Scotch officers, ib.of the twelfth Castlereagh, Lord, observations of, relative to the victory of Waterloo, 151.
light-dragoons, ib.-of a cowardly colonel, ib.of the French cuiras- Censor, seizure of the 5th volume of the, 17.
siers, 97 of a French skirmisher, ib.-of the enthusiasm of the French Champ de Mai, festival of the, 28, 31.
troops, ib.-of a wounded officer, 98of the humanity of the British Charleroi, description of, 140.
and Belgians to the wounded, ib.-of confidence in the English, 90 Circular letter of Buonaparte to the allied suvereigns, 7.
of a Waterloo child, ib.-of the alarm at Brussels and Antwerp, 100 Coat, anecdote of an ensign's, 95.
-of the Duke of Wellington, 149, 152_of Sir T. Picton, ib. of the Colonel

, anecdute of a cowardly, 96.
Duke of Brunswick, ib.-of Buonaparte, ib.-of the impiety and Colquit, Colonel, anecdote of, 93.
cruelty of Fouché, 159–of his system of espionage, 160 - of Lord Commissioners, French, vainly attempt to negotiate with Marshal Blu-
Wellington's humanity, 191-of Prussian retaliation, 198of Buona cher and the allied sovereigns, 187.
parte, 282.

Confederation, of the suburbs of St. Antoine and Marceau, 27.,
Anecdotes of the battle of Herfolge, 315.

Confidence in the English, anecdote of, 99.
Anglesea, Marquis of, biographical sketch of the, 457.

Convention, for the surrender of Paris, 193_of Cintra, 320.
Angouleme, Duke of, capitulates to General Gilly, 14—duchess of, her Conversation, curious, between M. Fouché and the editors of the Censor,

heroic conduct at Bourdeaux, 12, 14-her proclamation to the Bor 10.
delais, ib.

Conversations of Buonaparte with his ministers, on his return from
Anonymous letter sent to Buonaparte, 172.

Waterloo, 138—with his brother Lucien, 171-on board the Bellero-
Answer of the French ministers to the official note of the allied sove phon, 263—on board the Northumberland, 270, 278, 280-at Saint
reigus, 214.

Helena, 282, 288.
Antwerp, description of, 126.

Coolness, surprising, of the Duke of Wellington, 51.
Apostacy, dreadful, of Fouché, 159.

Correspondence between Sir C. Stewart and the Duke de Richelieu, on
Ardour of Scotch officers at Waterloo, 96.

the arrest of Sir R. Wilson, and Messrs. Bruce and Hutchinson, 245.
Art, works of, removed from the Louvre, 216.

Cuirassiers, account of the French, 44, 97.
Astonishment excited at Vienna by the return of Buonaparte from Elba, 3. Curzon, Captain, last words of, 52.
Atheistical conduct of Fouché, 159.
Attempt to carry off Buonaparte's son from Vienna, 4.

Debates in the council summoned by Buona parte, 172—in the chamber
Aubervilliers taken by the Prussians, 190.

of representatives, 169, 175, 178, 200.

Decision of the British cabinet respecting the disposal of Buonaparte,
Avesnes taken by the Prussians, 184.

265.
Bassano, account of the duke of, 164, 166.

Declaration of the allied powers, in consequence of Buonaparte's escape
Bathurst, Lord, observations of, relative to the victory of Waterloo, from Elba, 3-of the French deputies, 201-of Prince Kutusoff, on
153.

passing the Russian frontier, 422.
Battle of Quatre Bras, 40% of Ligny, 42—of Waterloo, 59.

Declarations of the Emperor Alexander, 409, 412, 416, 417.
Belgians, disappointed, 95.

Decree of Buonaparte for the abolition of the slave-trade, 19-for the
Belgium, history of, 111, 123-geography of, 123, 142.

establishment of national schools, 20 of the Spanish cortes relative
Bergen-op-Zoom, description of, 132.

to the Duke of Wellington, 371.
Berri, Duke of, anecdote of the, 11.

Delancey, Sir William, death of, 51.
Biographical sketches of the heroes of Waterloo, and other distinguished D'Enghien, the Duke, assertions of Buonaparte relative to, 284.

public characters, 291—Field-marshal the Duke of Wellington, ib.- Dendermonde, description of, 140.
Marshal Von Blucher, 387—Duke of Brunswick-Lunenberg, 403— Despatch of the Earl of Aberdeen, 437—of Viscount Cathcart, ib. 438
Alexander the first, emperor of Russia, 406—Lord Hill, 452-Mar of Colonel Lowe, 444.
quis of Anglesea, 457_Sir Thomas Picton, 464-Frederick William, Despatches of Lord Wellington, 344, 349, 350of Sir C. Stewart, 432,
king of Prussia, 467-Napoleon Buonaparte, 477.

434, 439, 440 of Lord Burghersh, 441, 442, 443, 445.
B.ack flag hoisted by the French, 42.

Devotion, instance of, in the Emperor Alexander, at the battle of Leip-
Blucher, Marshal, perilous situation of, 43, 91-visits his native sic, 436.
country, 150 biographical sketch of, 387.

Discipline of Lord Wellington's army in Spain, 89—in France, 185.
Bois-le-duc, description of, 140.

Documents, interesting, relative to the movements of the Silesian army,
Bourbon, vain attempt of the duke of, in La Vendee, 11.

394.
Breda, description of, 140.

Drouet, General, opinions of, relative to the battle of Waterloo, 157.

Effort, last, of the French, at Waterloo, 34.

Ney, 233-of Lucien Buonaparte to the Princess Borghese, 259
Encounter, singular, 95.

of Cardinal Fesch to the same, ib.-of Napoleon Buonaparte to the
Enthusiasm of the French troops, 97.

Prince Regent, 261—of the Prince Regent to Lord Wellington, 371
Escape of M. Lavalette from prison, 241-detailed account of, 254. -of J. Grange, Esq. to the Royal Humane Society, 407—of the Em.
Espionage, anecdote of French, 160.

peror Alexander to the widow of Prince Kutusoff, 426—of Gen. Mo.
Examination of Sir Robert Wilson, 246, 251–of Mr. Bruce, 251-of reau to his wife, 431-of the Emperor Alexander to Madame Mo-
Mr. Hutchinson, 252.

reau, 432—of General Hill to Lord Wellington, 455.
Exposé of the French empire, 33.

Life-guardsmen, anecdotes of, 94.
Expressiolis, unfeeling, of Buonaparte, 89.

Ligny, battle of, 42, 43_official account of the, 59.
Extract, from the official correspondence of the maritime prefect of Lines, elegant, on Lord Wellington, 90-humorous, on Buonaparte's

Rochefort, 260—of a letter from a staff-officer at St. Helena, 288. excursion to Moscow, 289.
Extracts of letters, from a German paper, 143—from Ostend, 144 List of killed and wounded officers, 101–108_of the principal person-

from an officer of the 18th hussars, 145—from a private in the 10th ages embarked in the Bellerophon with Buonaparte, 260.
dragoons, 146—from an officer, 148---from Fouché, 159.

Loudon, disappointment of the countess of, 287.

Louis XVIII. retires to Lisle, 11-and Ostend, ib.--takes possession of
Farewell address of Buonaparte to the people of France, 267.

Cambray, 186—returns to Paris, 201.
Farmer's wife of Mont St. Jean, 96.

Louvain, description of, 130.
Federates, disgraceful conduct of the Parisian, 177, 180, 195, 197, 200. Louvre, works of art removed from the, 216.
Feelings excited in England by the victory of Waterloo, 151.

Luxembourg, description of, 132.
Festival of the Champ de Mai, 28–31.
Fleurus, description of, 141.

Macara, Colonel, cut down by the French, 40.
Flight from Brussels, 101—disastrous, of the French from Waterloo, 55. Maestricht, description of, 140.
Fouché, minister of the French police, some account of, 150.

Maitland, General, anecdote of, 142.
Fragment of a letter written by Buonaparte to Maria Louisa, 267. Malines, description of, 129.
France, affairs of, from the second usurpation of Napoleon Buonaparte Medal, description of the Waterloo, 155.

to his second abdication, 3—from the second abdication of Napoleon Memorial relative to the deportation of Buona parte, 265.
Buonaparte to the return of Louis XVIII., 174—from the second re Message of the Prince Regent, 151.
storation of Louis XVIII. to the deportation of Napoleon Buonaparte Miller, note of a Belgian, to the editor of the Brussels Oracle, 91.
to St. Helena, 203.

Miller, Colonel, anecdote of, 93.

Military report from Colonel Lowe to Sir C. Stewart, 440.
Gallantry, remarkable, of the Scotch Greys, 49—of the 92d regiment, Ministers, nomination of, by Louis XVIII., 208.
ib.-of the 30th, 50of the 1st foot guards, 51.

Mons, description of, 131.
Geography of Belgium, 123, 142.

Mont St. Jean, village of, 141.
Ghent, description of, 127.

Monument, a national, decreed, in honour of the heroes who fell at
Gordon, Sir Alexander, death of, 51.

Waterloo, 1:4.
Grant, parliamentary, to the Duke of Wellington, 380

Moore, Sir John, particulars of his retreat in Spain, 438.
Gross Gorchen, official account of the battle of, 427.

Moscow, Buonaparte's excursion to, 289.

Museum, stripping of the French, 216.
Halket, Colonel, anecdote of, 92.

Muttlebuty, Colonel, anecdote of, 93.
Hall of the representatives closed by order of Louis XVIII., 200. Mysore, restoration of the rajahs of, 301.
Heroes of Waterloo, biographical sketches of, 291.
Heroine, Belgic, 94.

Namur, description of, 134.
Highland soldiers, anecdote of, 89-major, anecdote of a, 92.

Netherlands, history of the, 111--123-air, soil, &c. 123—agriculture
History of Belgium, 111, 123.

and vegetable productions, ib.-curiosities and antiquities, 124-lan-
Horses, wounded, 99-removal of the Venetian, 219.

guage, ib. collections of paintings, ib.-manufactures and commerce,
Hougoumont, description of, 142_dreadful conflict at, 47-view of, ib.--cities, &c. ib. 140.
after the battle, 109garden of, 110.

Ney, Marshal, trial of, before a Court-Martial, 227–230-his letter to
House and furniture ordered by the British government for Buonaparte's the ambassadors of the allied powers, 232--trial before the chamber of
accommodation at St. Helena, 271.

peers, 234-his conduct after his condemnatiou, 235-his execution
Howard, Major Frederick, removal of the body of, 151.

and interment, 236.
Humanity of the British and Belgians to the wounded, 98-of Lord Night, dreadful, before the battle of Waterloo, 46.
Wellington, to the Parisians, 179.

Ninety-second regiment, gallantry of, 49.
Hutchinson, Captain, arrested by the French police, 245—examination Northumberland, Buonaparte goes on board the, 269.
of, 252-trial of, 254, 258.

Note from the ministers of the united cabinets to the Duke of Richelieu,
Imperial guard repulsed at Waterloo, 53.
Interview between Lord Wellington and Marshal Blucher, 54.

Oldenburg, the Duchess of, visits England, 447.
Itch, Buonaparte infected with the, 288.

Operations, military, which accompanied and followed the battle of

Waterloo, 182.
Jaffa, Buonaparte's assertions respecting the sick and wounded at, 285. Orange, Prince of, taken prisoner, but rescued, 40_wounded in the

shoulder, 53.
Kelly, Captain, anecdote of, 93.

Orders, general, of Buonaparte, 37—of Marshal Blucher, 392.
Killed and wounded officers, ist of, 101-108.

Order of the day, issued at Binche, by Lord Wellington, 184—by the

Prince of Eckmuhl, 205—by Lord Wellington previous to his invasion
Labedoyère, Colonel, trial of, 207_212—his execution, 212.

of France, 374-by Prince Kutusoff, 423.
La Belle Alliance, 110, 142.

Ordinances of Louis XVIII., 203, 205, 206, 207.
La Coste, seizure of, by the French, 46.

Ostend, description of, 137.
La Haye Sainte taken by the French, 49-retaken by the British, 50_Oudenarde, description of, 139.

view of, after the battle, 109.
Lainé, M., proclamation of, at Bourdeaux, 13.

Paris fortified by Buonaparte, 21-invested by Blucher and Wellington,
Lanjuinais, M., brief memoir of, 31.

191-second capitulation of, 193—entered by the allies, 197.
Lavalette, M., trial of, 236_240—his escape from prison, 241- debates Parisians, remarks on the conduct of the, 202.

which it occasioned in the chamber of deputies, ib.-unadame, im- Parties formed at Paris during Buonaparte's absence, 156.
plores the clemency of Louis XVIII., 240_effects her husband's es Passion for play, anecdote of Marshal Blucher's, 401.
cape from prison, 241, 254.

Physiognomy, conversation of Buonaparte on, 287.
Leg of the Earl of Uxbridge interred at Waterloo, 141.

Pichegru, General, assertions of Buonaparte respecting the death of, 285,
Letter of Buonaparte to General Grouchy, 15—from Lord Uxbridge, 45 Picton, death of Sir Thomas, 48-biographical sketch of, 464.
from an officer of rank, 142-anonymous, sent to Buonaparte, 172- Plans, military, of Buonaparte and Lord Wellington, 47.
of Fouché to the Duke of Wellington, 188–of the Prince of Eckmuhl Plunderers in the field of battle, 99.
to Prince Blucher and Lord Wellington, 189—of the Prince of Eck Polish peasant restored to life by the Emperor Alexander, 407.
inuhl to the commander-in-chief of the army of the Loire, 204—of Lord Ponsonby, Hon. F. C., anecdote of, 93.
Wellington to Lord Castlereagh, 216–of the French ministers to Louis

Sir William, death of, 49, 93.
XVIII. on their retiring from office, 220_of Marshal Ney to the am Pontecoulant, Count, some account of, 175.
bassadors of the allied powers, 232--of Lord Wellington to Marshal | Preparations, formidable, of the allies, 26.

226.

[ocr errors]

Preservation of Lord Wellington by a British tar, 100.

Subscription, account of the Waterloo, 155.
Privileges granted to the heroes of Waterloo, 154.

Sufferings, dreadful, of a wounded officer, 98.
Proclamation of the King of Prussia, 10of. M. Lainé, 13 of the Tathwell

, Lieutenant, anecdote of, 94.
Duchess of Angoulem., 14of Buona parte, 20-of Louis XVIII, Thirtieth regiment, surprising gallantry of the, 50.
at Ghent, 25—of the provisional government, on the second abdica- Throne, splendid, of Tippoo Sultan, 299.
tion of Buonaparte, 175—of Buonaparte to the army, 180of Mar- Tilsit, treaty of, 501.
shal Blucher to his troops, 183—of Lord Wellington, 185—of Louis Tippoo Sultan, sketch of his character, 298_treasure found in his pa.
XVIII, at Cambray, 186_of the French chambers to the people, lace, 299.
190–of the provisional government, 196/of General Alava, 355, Traits, characteristic, of the Duke of Wellington, 386.
367, 370_of Marshal Blucher to the Saxons, 388—to the inhabitants Treaty, definitive, between France and the allied powers, 223.
of the left bank of the Rhine, 396—to the army of Silesia, ib.—to the Twelfth light-dragoons, gallantry of the, 96.
French, 400 - of Alexander I., 407, 412, 414, 415, 421, 423of
Prince Kutusoff, 426 of the Emperor Alexander to his army, 439— Ukases, imperial, published by Alexander I., 408, 417, 425.

of Prince Schwartzenburg, 440 of the King of Prussia, 439, 441. Uxbridge, Lord, anecdotes of, 92.
Protest of Buonaparte against his deportation to St. Helena, 271.
Provisional government appointed on Buonaparte's second abdication, Versailles taken by the Prussians, 191.
174_dissolves itself, 199.

Versatility of the inhabitants of Cambray, 186.
Prussia, biographical sketch of the King of, 467.

View of the field of Waterloo, a few weeks after the engagement, 108.
Prussians, arrival of the, at Waterloo, 52- cause of their delay, ib. Visit of Prince Blucher to his native country, 150.
Public characters, biographical sketches of, 291.
Pursuit of the discomfited French by the Prussians, 55.

Warden's letters from St. Helena, a bona fide abridgment of the most

interesting of, 278—288.
Quatre Bras, obstinate conflict at, 40.

Waterloo, niemorable battle of, 47-54—the English official account

of, 56—the Prussian account, 58—the Belgian account, 62—the Ha-
Regent, letter of the, to Lord Wellington, 371.

noverian account, 63—the Spanish account, 64—the French account,
Regnault, Count, some account of, 167.

67—Marshal Ney's account, 71-relation of, by a French officer, 73
Relics of the battle of Waterloo, 108, 109, 142.

88 view of the field, a few weeks after the engagement, 108—village
Remarks on the peace of Tilsit, by Sir R. Wilson, 413.

of, 141-additional particulars relative to the engagement of, 142.
Report of the committee of the Waterloo subscription, 155—to Louis Wavre, affair at, as related by Marshal Grouchy, 73.

XVIII, on the state of France, 212- of M. Pozzo di Borgho to the Wellington, Lord, his ancestors, 291–birth and education, 292—com.
Emperor Alexander, on the state of France, 243_of_M. de Regnier, mencement of his military career, 293campaigns in India, 294-311
to the minister of the marine and colouies, 260of Prince Kutusoff -is elected a knight of the Bath, 312-marries Miss Pakenham, ib.
to the Emperor of Russia, relative to the abandonment of Moscow, -defends his brother in the house of commons, 313—appointed chief
420.

secretary for Ireland, and a member of the privy council, ib.- engaged
Resolutions, bold, of M. La Fayette, in the chamber of deputies, 162. in the siege of Copenhagen, 314-sent to the Peninsula, 317—receives
Retaliation of the Prussians upon the French, 197.

the thanks of Parliament for the victory of Vimiera, 325m-sent a se-
Retreat, disastrous, of Sir John Moore, 458.

cond time to the Peninsula, 326—sketch of his campaigns, 326-378
Ruse de guerre of a French officer, 50.

declared generalissimo of the Spanish armies, 332- created Viscount

Wellington, 334-permitted to accept the title of Condé de Vimiera,
Sahla, M., singular account of, 32.

343-raised to the rank of duke and marquis of the united kingdom,
St. Helena, account of the island of, 273—278.

379-receives intelligence, at Brussels, of Buonaparte's movements,
Scene, curious, at Brussels, 39.

39—hastens to Quatre Bras, 40-exposes himself to the greatest peril,
Scotch Greys excite the admiration of Buonaparte, 47-intrepid gal. ib.-retreats towards Brussels, 44-his mode of animating his troops,
lantry of, 49.

50m exposure to danger, 51-heads the final attack, 54-gains the
Shaw, the life-guardsman, death of, 94.

brilliant victory of Waterloo, 55_message of the Regent respecting
Skirmisher, anecdote of a French, 07.

him, 151-thanks of parliament voted to, ib.
Slave-trade, decree for the abolition of the, 19.

Wilson, Sir Robert, arrested by the French police, 245m examination
Soignies, appearance of the forest of, 45.

of, 246—251,-trial of, 254–258base insinuation against, by Bro-
Speech of Lord Wellington, in the house of commons, 382.

naparte, 286.
Spies, ludicrous detection of, at Brussels, 27.

Wright, Captain, assertions of Buonaparte respecting, 283.

THE END.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.

The Frontispiece......to face the Vignette Title-pagem-representing A dismounted Life-Guardsman fighting a Cuirassier ..........Page 94
Buonaparte viewing the destructive Charges by the English, fc. Shaw, the Life-Guardsman's, heroic attack......

96
The Prince of Orange....

Page 40 Meeting of Lord Wellington and Blucher at La Belle Alliance......110
The perilous Situation of Marshal Blucher ..
43 Buonaparte on board the Bellerophon ...

.263
Plan of the Battle of Waterloo .....
47 Buonaparte at St. Helena......

..289
Colonel Gordon mortally wounded,
51 Duke of Wellington (a Bust)

.291
The Terror and Flight of Buonaparte.
54 Prince Blucher (a Bust).

.987
Buonaparte, in his Retreat, passing La Belle Alliance..
55 Duke of Brunswick-Oels.....

.403
Retreat of the French at Waterloo....,
57 The Earl of Uxbridge, (Marquis of Angleza).

.457
An Ammunition-Waggon on Fire at Waterloo

83 Sir Thomas Picton
Captain Kelly gallantly attacking a Cuirassier.

93

.464

K Cut the Preface from this Half-sheet, and place it after the printed Titlo-page.

« ForrigeFortsett »