Memorials of Charles John, King of Sweden and Norway: With a Discourse on the Political Character of Sweden

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H. Colburn, 1829 - 425 strani
 

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Stran 180 - The cabals of literary people seem to me the disgrace of Literature. I do not the less esteem honourable cultivators of Literature ; it is only the caballers and their leaders that are degraded in my eyes. On this, I pray God to have you in his holy and worthy keeping.
Stran 197 - Sovereign who has deigned to call me his son. In this struggle between the liberty of the world and oppression, I will say to the Swedes, " I fight for you, and with you, and the vows of free nations accompany your efforts!
Stran 11 - The consequences of the Treaty of Tilsit between Russia and France unfolding themselves more and more, in such a manner as to threaten Sweden with a speedy invasion, for the purpose of forcing her to accede to the French system ; and his Swedish majesty finding himself therefore under the necessity of bringing forward, to resist its effects, a greater force than he has at his ordinary disposal, his Britannic majesty, animated with the constant desire of contributing to the defence and security of...
Stran 155 - It was with this hope that I arrived in Sweden. — I found a nation .generally attached to France ; but still more to its...
Stran 406 - Wishing only to retain my legal powers without any encroachment on yours, I shall be always ready to enter into concert with you on every thing capable of giving greater clearness to our compact, and thus leading us successively to augment the public prosperity in a perfectly united and solid manner. Our exportation has been very active, and the -balance of commerce for this and the preceding years was to our advantage. The harvests have been abundant, and yet the agriculturist is embarrassed, He...
Stran 407 - ... do not immediately and essentially affect the existence of the two kingdoms, assures us that our neutrality will continue to be respected. Nothing shall be neglected on our part to prolong its duration. The relations of amity which exist with all the powers of Europe are the augury of that durable peace which forms the object of our wishes. I thank you, gentlemen, for the numerous proofs of affection and devotion which you have given to me, and to all the members of my family. I regret that the...
Stran 177 - ... form his society during his stay there. Their conversation will serve to give him an outline of the jurisprudence and the laws of Sweden, until the time when his age shall permit him to prosecute the study of the law. It will be necessary to take advantage of the curiosity which the dawn of knowledge will excite in the mind of my Son, to conduct him to all places where there will be any thing to learn. These excursions may be made an inducement to read, before and after, whatever may relate to...
Stran 155 - ... the sentiment of this people ; yet always preserving the remembrance of its first affections, and never losing sight of the glory of France, nor of the sincere attachment which it has vowed to your Majesty ; an attachment founded on a confraternity in arms, which so many great deeds have illustrated. It was with this hope that I arrived in Sweden ; I found a nation in general attached to France, but still more so to their liberties and their laws ; anxious for your friendship, Sire, but never...

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