The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England A Social Sketch of the Times

The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England  A Social Sketch of the Times

Fair as this looks to the eye, British statesmen could not even then, in those early days, implicitly trust Napoleon, without some material guarantee.

Author: John Ashton

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Fair as this looks to the eye, British statesmen could not even then, in those early days, implicitly trust Napoleon, without some material guarantee. True, all was not couleur de rose with the French army and navy. The battle of the Nile, and Acre, still were in sore remembrance. Italy had emancipated itself, and Suwarrow had materially crippled the French army. There were 140,000 Austrians hovering on the Rhine border, and the national purse was somewhat flaccid. No doubt it would have been convenient to Napoleon to have patched up a temporary peace in order to recruitÑbut that would not suit England. On Jan. 4, 1800, Lord Grenville replied to Talleyrand, then Minister for Foreign Affairs, in a long letter, in which he pointed out that England had not been the aggressor, and would always be glad of peace if it could be secured on a sure and solid basis. He showed how France had behaved on the Continent, cited the United Provinces, the Swiss Cantons, and the Netherlands; how Germany had been ravaged, and how Italy, though then free, Òhad been made the scene of unbounded anarchy and rapine;Ó and he wound up thus: ÒHis Majesty looks only to the security of his own dominions and those of his Allies, and to the general safety of Europe. Whenever he shall judge that such security can in any manner be attained, as resulting either from the internal situation of that country from whose internal situation the danger has arisen, or from such other circumstances of whatever nature as may produce the same end, His Majesty will eagerly embrace the opportunity to concert with his Allies the means of immediate and general pacification. ÒUnhappily no such security hitherto exists: no sufficient evidence of the principle by which the new Government will be directed; no reasonable ground by which to judge of its stability. In this situation it can for the present only remain for His Majesty to pursue, in conjunction with other Powers, those exertions of just and defensive war, which his regard to the happiness of his subjects will never permit him either to continue beyond the necessity in which they originated, or to terminate on any other grounds than such as may best contribute to the secure enjoyment of their tranquillity, their constitution, and their independence.Ó
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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

Author: Ashton John B 1834

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The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England

The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England

THE DAWN OF THE XIXTH CENTURY IN ENGLAND . CHAPTER I. 1799-1800 .
Retrospect of Eighteenth Century - Napoleon's letter to George III . --Lord
Grenville's reply - French prisoners of war in England - Scarcity of
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"Steam was in its very babyhood; locomotives, and steamships, were only just beginning to be heard of; Gas was a novelty, and regarded more as an experiment, than the useful agent we have since found it; whilst Electricity was but a scientific toy. Commerce was but just developing, being hampered by a long and cruel war, which was borne with exemplary patience and fortitude by the nation. The Manners, Dress, and Food, were all so different to those of our day, that to read of them, especially when the description is taken from undoubtedly contemporary sources, is not only amusing, but instructive. The Newspapers of the day are veritable mines of information. Rich sources, too, to furnish illustrations, are open, and I have availed myself largely of the privilege; and I have endeavoured, as far as in my power lay, to give a faithful record of the Dawn of the Nineteenth Century in England, taken absolutely from original, and authentic, sources." --Preface.
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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

"The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England" from John Ashton. English writer (1834-1911).

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"The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England" from John Ashton. English writer (1834-1911).
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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

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Excerpt from The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England: A Social Sketch of the Times That Sir Walter Scott, when he called his novel "Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since," thought that the time had come, when the generation, then living, should be presented with a page of history, which would bring to their remembrance the manners and customs of their grandfathers, must be my excuse for this book. For, never, in the world's history, has there been such a change in things social, as since the commencement of the Nineteenth Century; it has been a quiet revolution - a good exemplar of which may be found in the Frontispiece, which is a type of things past, never to be recalled. The Watchman has long since given place to the Police; the climbing boy, to chimney-sweeping on a more scientific plan; and no more is "Saloop" vended at street corners; even the drummer-boys are things of the past, only fit for a Museum - and it is of these things that this book treats. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

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Author: Former Lecturer in New Testament Studies John Ashton

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England 100 years ago

England 100 years ago

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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England Vol 1

The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England  Vol  1

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Excerpt from The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England, Vol. 1: A Social Sketch of the Times The times, compared with our own, were so very different; Arts, Manufactures, Science, Social Manners, Police, and all that goes to make up the sum of life, were then so widely divergent, as almost to make one disbelieve, whilst reading of them, that such a state of things could exist in this Nineteenth Century of ours. In the first decade, of which I write, Steam was in its very babyhood locomotives, and steamships, were only just beginning to be heard of Gas was a novelty, and regarded more as an experiment, than the useful agent we have since found it whilst Electricity was but a scientific toy, whose principal use was to give galvanic shocks, and cause the limbs of a corpse to move, when applied to its muscles. Commerce was but just developing, being hampered by a long and cruel war, which, however, was borne with exemplary patience and fortitude by the nation - England, although mistress of the seas, having to hold her own against all Europe in arms. The Manners, Dress, and Food, were all so different to those of our day, that to read Of them, especially when the description is taken from undoubtedly contemporary sources, is not only amusing, but instructive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Dawn of the Xixth Century in England

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