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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 έμοί έδόκει, αλλ' οίς τε αυτός παρην, και παρά των
άλλων όσον δυνατόν ακριβεία περί εκάστου επεξελθών. .

THUCYDIDES, i. 22.

TWO VOLUMES IN ONE

VOL. I

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

All rights reserved

COPYRIGHT, 1908,
BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.

Set up and electrotyped. Published March, 1908. Reprinted
April, May, August, 1908 ; January, 1909; March, 1916.

Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing Co. - Berwick & Smith Co.

Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

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