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[This Volume contains “Paul's LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK," written mostly during Sir Walter Scott's tour on the Continent in the summer of 1815,—and being indeed, to a considerable extent, the substance of his private letters to his own family ;-together with

66 ABSTRACT OF THE EYRBIGGIA-SAGA,contributed to the extensive work entitled “ Northern Antiquities,” which was drawn up in 1813.]


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Campaign opens-British and Prussian Positions-

Treachery of Fouché-Bonaparte's advance-Occupa-

tion of Charleroi—Crossing of the Sambre-Ney com-

mands the Left Wing-Bonaparte the Centre and the

Right-Advance of the Allied Troops—Cameron's

Gathering — Black Brunswickers—Brussels Action

at Quatre Bras-French occupy Le Bois de Bossu-

Are repulsed by General Maitland—Post at Quatre

Bras—Charge by French Cavalry-Gallant defence

of the 42d— Loss of the British—Confidence inspired

by their success, .............


BATTLE OF LIGNY—Bonaparte's Plan for attacking

Blucher_Blucher's Position—Number of Troops on

both sides-Mutual hostility of the Prussians and the

French— The two Armies join Battle— Vicissitudes

of the Contest—Storming of St Amand—Taking of

Ligny_Charge of the Imperial Guards—Charge of

the French Cavalry—Blucher's horse shot—Repulse

of the French Cavalry-Prussians Retreat-Concen..

tration of the Prussian Army at Wavre-Loss of the

Prussians—British Army retreats—Bonaparte re-

solves to turn his whole Force against the British

Retreat of the British Pursuit of the French-Bad

state of the Roads—French Cavalry checked in two

Attacks—British Army retire upon Waterloo_Head-

quarters of the Duke of Wellington-Headquarters of

Bonaparte—Storminess of the Night-Melancholy Re-

flections of the British—Triumphant Confidence of the

French-Remarks on Bonaparte's Plan of Attack,


BATTLE OF WATERLOO.-Field of Waterloo described

-Disposition of the British Forces_ Valley between

the Armies_Hougoumont-Position of the French

Army-Dawn of the 18th-Preparations of the French

-Communication between the British and Prussians-

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Commencement of the Battle - Spot where Bonaparte

was posted— Advance of French Cavalry– Determina-

tion of the British Troops_First Attack of the French

-Their partial success —

- Defence of Hougoumont-

Renewed Attack upon it-Resistance of the Black

Brunswickers-- Formation of the Regiments into

Squares—Attack upon Mount St John— Inefficiency

of Light Cavalry- Temporary superiority of the French

--Charge of the Heavy Brigade-Instance of Military

Indifference-Feats of personal valour_Corporal Shaw

--Sir John Elley—French Cavalry beaten off-Alarm

at Brussels on the arrival of French Prisoners—Con.

test renewed on the Right Wing-Charges of French

Cavalry-Courage of individual Frenchmen-Coolness

of our Soldiers-Retreat of a Belgian Regiment-

Cowardice of the Hanoverian Hussars—The Centre

and Left again assaulted-La Haye Sainte stormed-

Dreadful Carnage at Hougoumont- Burning of the

Chateau-The Position successfully defended—Duke

of Wellington-He encourages the Troops-Losses

among his Staff - Sir W. De Lancey— Sir A. Gordon-

Lieut.-Col. Canning-Incessant Attacks of the French

- Determination of Wellington—Bulow's Division ap-

pears-They are met by Lobau-Caution of Blucher

-Grouchy attacks the Prussian Rear— Defence of the

Bridge of Wavre- The Bridge forced-Grouchy waits

for orders_March of Blucher-Reasons assigned by

the French for their Defeat-Blucher appears near

Sunset-Bonaparte miscalculates on Grouchy's sup-

port-Attack of the Imperial Guards-Position of the

British Advance of the Imperial Guards — Our

Guards meet them— The French fly- The British form

Line and pursue-Bonaparte_ His Admiration of the

British His Flight - The English advance-Final

Rout of the French — Last Gun fired by Captain

Campbell - The Flight and Pursuit - Wellington and

Blucher meet- La Belle Alliance-Cruelty of the

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