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COMMENCING IN 1812, :..o.
CONGRESS AT VIENNA
• AN ACCOUNT
CITY OF MOSCOW,:
EMPERORS AND GENERALS
CONNECTED WITH THE HISTORY.
BY JOHN HAMPDON, Esq.
Author of the French Revolution.
u He was nothing; became Emperor; conquered pations, disturhed
Dewcastle upon Tyne:
PRINTED FOR MORELAND & ANDERSON,
XY PRESTON & HEATON, SIDE.
THERE is scarce a man in the British dominions who will not peruse these sanguinary battles with extraordinary interest. The results of those memorable achievements history will record to the latest posterity. We at length enjoy the supreme satisfaction of being enabled to announce the fortunate termination of this desolating and murderous war. For twenty-four years prejudice, corruption, or arbitrary power, have vainly opposed themselves to the course of knowledge, reformation, and liberty. In this period, perhaps, six millions of human beings have fallen in the field of battle; as many more have been victims to fire, pestilence, shipwreck, and famine, the consequence of war; and an equal number by civil feuds, by the executioner's alternate power, by prolonged imprisonment, or by broken hearts arising from hopes blasted and fortunes ruined !
The war has however arrived at a close, attended by consequences which have baffled all human foresight, and produced results entirely different from the expectation of those who were the most active in commencing and prolonging it; thereby affording another
striking lesson of the folly of placing the last stakes of life and happiness on the uncertainty of human calculations.
Sincerely, therefore, do we congratulate our readers on the termination of a series of wars, which have been the scourge of our times, and the disgrace of human nature; and we trust, that external tranquillity will be followed by domestic happiness and prosperity; and that we may live at home and abroad in the spirit, as well as in the form, of Peace.
The Editor tenders his grateful acknowledg. ments to the numerous subscribers to this work, and assures them, every authentic information has been had recourse to, in order to enrich his pages; if, in the execution of The NORTHERN WAR and its wonderful consequences, he has stated nothing but facts, and that to the satisfaction of the reader, he shall think himself highly remunerated, together with the pleasure of serving a friend.