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COMMENCEMENT OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
RESTORATION OF THE BOURBONS
SIR ARCHIBALD ALISON, BART.
F. R. S. E.
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
CONTENTS OF VOL. VI.
CHAPTER XXXIX.-FROM THE OPENING OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN TO THE
BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, JANUARY-OCTOBER, 1805.
Napoleon proposes peace to Great Britain, 1.-Influence of the French press
in his favour, 3.-His speech to the senate, ib.—Commencement of indirect
taxation in France, ib. --Alliance between England and Russia, 4.-Basis as-
sumed for the war, 5.- Treaties between Russia, Prussia, and Sweden, ib.
Supplies for 1805, 6.-Charges against Lord Melville, ib.-Debates on the
Catholic question, 7.-Total failure of Catholic emancipation to pacify the
country, 11.-Unfitness of the Irish for a free constitution, 13.-Measures
Change of government in Holland, ib.— Napoleon assumes
the crown of Lombardy, 16.-His journey into Italy, 17.-Napoleon enters
Milan, 18.—Is crowned with the iron crown of Charlemagne, ib.—Adulatory
addresses from Naples and Genoa, 19.-Incorporation of Genoa with France,
ib.-Eugene appointed Viceroy of Italy, 20.-Extinction of Lucca, and incor-
poration of Parma and Placentia with France, 22.-Jealousy of Austria, 23.
-Treaty between Russia and England, ib.—Accession of Austria to the
Alliance, 24.–Sweden also is included, ib.—Neutrality of Prussia, 26.-Force
collected for the invasion of England, 27.- Organisation of the flotilla, 30.
-His secret projects for effecting the passage, 32.-Actions with the British
cruisers off Boulogne, ib.—Operations of the combined fleets of France and
Spain, 33.—Sir Robert Calder's action, 39.-Injustice to which Sir Robert
Calder was subjected, 40.- Napoleon sets off for Paris, 43.-Hostile prepara-
tions of Austria, 44.—Bavaria joins France, 45.—The Austrians cross the
Inn, 46.—Preparations of Napoleon, ib.—Breaking up of the armament at
Boulogne, 47.—Restoration of the Gregorian Calendar, 48.–Battle of Tra-
falgar, 52.—Nelson's last hours and death, 55.- Tempest, and disasters to
the prizes, 57.-Courteous intercourse with the Spaniards at Cadiz, 58.-
Honours granted to the family of Nelson, 59.-Character of Nelson, ib.-
Victory of Sir R. Strachan, 60.—Comparison of victories at land and sea, 61.
-Reflections on breaking the line, ib.—On the introduction of steam into
Progress of the Austrian empire, 65.—Statistics of Austria, 67.—Russia, its
rapid growth and steady policy, 82.-Statistics of the empire, ib.-Character
of the Emperor Alexander, 84.—The Austrians advance to the Black Forest,
85.-Efforts of Napoleon to gain Prussia, ib.—The Russians denied a passage
through Prussia, 86.- Violation of the Prussian territory by Bernadotte, 88.
-Hostile measures adopted by the cabinet of Berlin, ib.—Measures con-
certed between Russia, Sweden, and England, 89.–Napoleon's proclama-
tion, ib.—Mack's defensive arrangements, 90.-Fourthousand Imperialists cut
to pieces, ib.-Combat at Hasslach, 92.–Capitulation of four thousand Aus-