The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 55

Edmund Burke
Longmans, Green, 1814

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Debate in both Houses on the Swedish Treaty Discussion in the House
Domestic Occurrences Termination of internal Disorders Public Interest
Naval Occurrences Loss of the Java Engagement between the Amelia
Retreat of the French from WilnaThe Emperor of Russias Proclamation
Armistice prolonged Congress at PragueHostilities resumed Austrian
War in the Peninsula Longas Success at Sedano Lord Wellingtons
Napoleons Speech to the Senate and Decrees Revolution in Holland
American War Reelection of Mr Madison Repulse of the American
South AmericaMontevideo Buenos Ayres Santa Martha Venezuela
Meeting of Parliament Regents Speech and Addresses Conventions with
From Sir T Graham Capture of the Castle of St Sebastian
Births 105
Deaths 113
Centenary Deaths 124
Capture of the Java Frigate 131
From Sir E PellewAction on the Coast of Calabria 137
From Sir John Murray Defeat of Suchet 144
Reduction of Ponza Agosta and Cursola 161
From the same Battle of Vittoria 168
From the same Pursuit of the French and actions Sir J Murrays
From Sir J B Warren Affairs at Craney Island and Hampton 187
From the same Storming of St Sebastian repulse of the French 198
From Sir E Pellew Storming of Fiume 207
From Sir G Prevost Capture of the American Col Boestler
From the same Action at the Chateauguay
From Sir Charles Cole Capture of the Weser French Frigate
From Sir G Prevost Repulse of Gen Wilkinsons Army
From Capt Cadogan Capture of Zara
Collie for Bigamy

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Page 520 - These scenes, their story not unknown, Arise, and make again your own ; Snatch from the ashes of your sires The embers of their former fires; And he who in the strife expires Will add to theirs a name of fear That tyranny shall quake to hear, And leave his sons a hope, a fame, They too will rather die than shame: For freedom's battle once begun, Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft is ever won.
Page 230 - An Act for continuing in the East India Company for a further term the possession of the British Territories in India, together with certain exclusive privileges ; for establishing further regulations for the government of the said territories, and the better administration of justice within the same ; and for regulating the trade to and from the places within the limits of the said Company's Charter...
Page 520 - Clime of the unforgotten brave ! Whose land from plain to mountain-cave Was freedom's home or glory's grave ! Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee ? Approach, thou craven crouching slave: Say, is not this Thermopylae?
Page 20 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Page 520 - Attest it many a deathless age ! While kings, in dusty darkness hid, Have left a nameless pyramid, Thy heroes, though the general doom Hath swept the column from their tomb, A mightier monument command, The mountains of their native land ! There points thy Muse to stranger's eye The graves of those that cannot die ! 'Twere long to tell, and sad to trace, Each step from splendour to disgrace ; Enough — no foreign foe could quell Thy soul, till from itself it fell; Yes, self-abasement paved the way...
Page 509 - O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, thus saith the Lord God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.
Page 431 - And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Page 346 - I entertain no doubt of your readiness to furnish such supplies as the public service may require. I congratulate you on the improved and flourishing state of our commerce • and I trust that the abundant harvest which we have received from the bountiful hand of Providence during the present year will afford material relief to His Majesty's people, and produce a considerable augmentation in many branches of the revenue.
Page 12 - On holding up the head, to examine the place of separation from the body, the muscles of the neck had evidently retracted themselves considerably; and the fourth cervical vertebra was found to be cut through its substance, transversely, leaving the surfaces of the divided portions perfectly smooth and even, an appearance which could have been produced only by a heavy blow, inflicted with a very sharp instrument, and which furnished the last proof wanting to identify King Charles the First.
Page 11 - I. by Vandyke, by which it had been made familiar to us. It is true, that the minds of the Spectators of this interesting sight were well prepared to receive this impression ; but it is also certain, that such a facility of belief had been occasioned by the simplicity and truth of Mr. Herbert's Narrative, every part of which had been confirmed by the investigation, so far as it had advanced : and it will not be denied that the shape of the face, the forehead, an eye, and the beard, are the most important...

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