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The Secret Doctrine, Volume I Cosmogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Carlyle, Rudolf Steiner


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A. Conan Doyle


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll


Napoleon and the invasion of England

by Harold Felix Baker Wheeler

Excerpt:

FACING PAGE

The Great Terror. August 20, 1803 . . . . . 4

Bonaparte and his Dutch Allies. August 12, 1803. . 8

Bonaparte and Pitt. March 27, 1803 . . . . . 12 Portrait of Napoleon painted by Appiani in 1803—the commencement

of the Second Period of the Invasion Projects . . .16

Josephine and the Bonaparte family oppose the Invasion. December, 1803 24

Telegraph Apparatus used by the French . . . 33

The Genesis of the Channel Tunnel. A French caricature of 1803 . 38

Bonaparte slain by a British Volunteer. August I, 1803 . 42

England wearied by French threats. August 16, 1803 . 48

Addington and Bonaparte. May 18, 1803 . . 58

An Invasion Broadside of August, 1803 . . . 64 Bonaparte staggered at the British preparations for National Defence.

Circa 1803 . . . . . . . . 72

The Probable End of the Invasion according to Gillray. July 26, 1803 82

Bonaparte a Prisoner in London. October, 1803 . . 86

The British Fleet blockades the French Coast. 1803 . . . 92

The Invasion delayed, 1803 ...... loo

Bonaparte receives a warm welcome in London. August, 1803 . .106 William Pitt as Colonel of the Cinque Ports Volunteers . . .no

The British Parson and his Sexton in high glee at the prospect of burying

the Invaders . . . . . . . . 114

An Invasion Broadside of August, 1803 . . . 116

George III gets the better of Bonaparte. September 15, 1803 . . 132 Bonaparte and Talleyrand Undismayed at the Destruction of their

Gunboats. November 2Oth, 1803 ..... 134 Pitt brings Fox and Sheridan into line. November, 1803 . .140

Bonaparte face to face with his old enemy Pitt. October 22, 1803 . 144 Caricature of Fox's attitude on the subject of the threatened Invasion.

May, 1804 . . . . . . . 150

England makes light of Bonaparte and his threats. July, 1803 . . 154

John Bull defies Bonaparte. Caricature of 1803 . . . 154 John Bull defies the Invader. Gillray. 2 August, 1803 . . .158

FACING PAGB

Bonaparte perplexed at England's Naval Strength. September 16, 1803 162

Jack Tar brings in his Prisoner before the Lord Mayor. November, 1803 172 Prospective Failure of the Invasion Projects. January 7, 1804 . .174

Jack Tar defies Little Boney. 1804 . . . . . 178 Vignette of the Invasion Scheme on letter paper used by French soldiers.

1803-5 186

Napoleon at the Camp of Boulogne. Grand Fete of August 15, 1804 . 192

John Bull's Knock-down Blow, 1804 ..... 200 The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver (George III and Napoleon).

Gillray's caricature of February 10, 1804 . . . 202

Caricature of one of the French Invasion Rafts. Circa 1804 . . 226

Off Boulogne, 1805. Napoleon reviewing his Flotilla . . . 232

The Camp at Boulogne, 1805 ...... 238

Resolutions in case of an Invasion ! I August, 1803 . . . 248

A Prophecy of England's Triumph over the Invader, 1803-4 . . 252

Bonaparte identified with the Beast. A reassuring Broadside of 1803-5 254

An Invasion Broadside of 1803 ...... 266

No. 50 Piccadilly in 1803. " Fores—Caricaturist to the First Consul" 272

A Typical Invasion Broadside. July, 1803 . . . . 278

Invasion by Balloon. June, 1803 ...... 288

The Defence of Dover. July 30, 1803 ..... 290

A Novel Scheme of Invasion. August 8, 1803 . . . 294

An Invasion Song of 1803 ....... 300

The British Farmer defies the Corsican. November 5, 1803 . . 304 Facsimile of Frontispiece and Title-page of a Naval Book of the Invasion Epoch. Circa 1804 . . . . . 306

French Caricature of English Measures of National Defence, 1803 . 308 A German Forecast of the Probable Outcome of the Invasion of England.

Circa 1804 ........ 310

Projected Invasion Balloon . . . . . 312

An Invasion Christmas. The Bellman and Little Boney . . .314


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