I went up to the catafalque, with King George, placed a cross upon it, and spoke a silent prayer, after which my right hand and that of my royal cousin found each other, quite unconsciously on our part, and met in a firm clasp.

The English Government, however, entertained a keen resentment at what they regarded the evasive and insulting conduct of the French Directory during the last negotiations. 171 The lucrative trade of Arabia and India flowed through the port of Alexandria, to the capital and provinces of the empire. After the Painting by C. The idea of putting something aside out of his salary proved a dream. An enterprise had been concerted between the courts of Ravenna and Constantinople, for the recovery of that valuable province; and the ports of Sicily were already filled with the military and naval forces of Theodosius.

I am anxious to see a force assembled that may be able to inflict a heavy blow upon the enemy. But in proportion as the public freedom was lost in extent of conquest, war was gradually improved into an art, and degraded into a trade. It is probably well that we had the war when we did.