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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 457

Volume 18, New Series, October 2, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,291 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 560
Added to site: 2007.12.23
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Genre: Periodical
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three frigates, could not, or did not, leave Carlscrona; as to the Russian fleet, it was frozen up; besides which, the demise of the Emperor Paul caused a vacillation in the councils of Russia. The result was, that little Denmark was left unaided to bear the brunt of mighty England's vengeance.

Upon the crown-prince of Denmark--afterwards Frederick VI., one of the best sovereigns that ever swayed a northern sceptre--devolved the management of the nation's affairs; for he had been regent since 1784, in consequence of the mental derangement of Christian VII. The crown-prince was a brave and energetic man, and he made every possible preparation to defend Copenhagen--himself assuming the very responsible post of commander-in-chief. The land defences consisted of the Citadellet Frederikshavn, the Crown Batteries, and if they were as formidable in 1801 as they were when we saw them in 1850, they indeed possessed tremendous powers of destruction--also batteries on the shore of the island of Amak--Amager, as

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