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BY

THE EARL OF CROMER

In his first interview with the Governor of St. Helena,
Napoleon said emphatically : Egypt is the most important
country in the world."

Rose, Life of Napoleon, vol. i. p. 356.

Earum proprie rerum sit historia, quibus rebus gerendis
interfuerit is qui narret.

GELLIUS, Noctes Atticae, v. 18.

τα δ' έργα των πραχθέντων εν τω πολέμω ουκ εκ
του παρατυχόντος πυνθανόμενος ήξίωσα γράφειν, ουδ'
ως εμοί έδόκει, αλλ' οίς τε αυτός παρήν, και παρά των
άλλων όσον δυνατόν ακριβεία περί εκάστου επεξελθών. .

THUCYDIDES, I. 22.

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

All rigbes reserved

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PREFACE

I am wholly responsible for the contents of this book. It has no official character what

soever.

CROMER

LONDON, December 31, 1907.

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