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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 an "Abstract Of The Eyrbiggia-saga," contributed to the extensive work entitled "Northern Antiquities," which was drawn up in 1813.]

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Letter VI.—Paul To The MajorIn Continuation.

Campaign opens—British and Prussian Positions

Treachery of Fouche—Bonaparte's advance—Occupa-

tion of Charier oi—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, 64

Letter VII.—Paul To The MajorIn Continuation.

Battle Of Liony—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, ... 79

Letter VIII.—To The Same.

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—

CONTENTS. Ill

PAGh

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 EUey—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—SirW. 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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