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Saturday, January 20

  1. page France edited {Gendarme_d'élite_en_service_à_pied.jpg} La A typical FrenchmanLa Belle France, ... European n…
    {Gendarme_d'élite_en_service_à_pied.jpg} LaA typical FrenchmanLa Belle France,
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    naturally followed.
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    of the ContinentContinent, the French
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    its necessaries (fashion(such as fashion - brandy
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  2. page France edited La {Gendarme_d'élite_en_service_à_pied.jpg} La Belle France, Luckily, even while plunged in th…
    La {Gendarme_d'élite_en_service_à_pied.jpg} La Belle France,
    Luckily, even while plunged in the desperate struggle of subduing much of the Continent the French unfailingly continued to supply the polite world with its necessaries (fashion - brandy - books - charming ladies - gossip, and so forth). Any eclipse in their fortunes can be but temporary.
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  3. page France edited La Belle France, as all the world knows, is the greatest European nation. Since the Middle Ages s…
    La Belle France, as all the world knows, is the greatest European nation. Since the Middle Ages she has been the admired mistress of all the arts of civilisation, as much emulated in peace as she was feared in war - mighty, rich and populous. Sadly of late she is declined a little. First her people, strangely intent on destroying their own happiness, gave themselves up to Atheism and Republicanism: then they set the seal upon their misfortunes by chusing Napoleon as their master. War with every other part of Europe naturally followed.
    Luckily, even while plunged in the desperate struggle of subduing much of the Continent the French unfailingly continued to supply the polite world with its necessaries (fashion - brandy - books - charming ladies - gossip, and so forth). Any eclipse in their fortunes can be but temporary.

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Friday, January 19

  1. page Arthur Wellesley edited {Lord_Arthur_Wellesley.jpg} Lord Arthur Wellesley {Wellington_in_Spain.jpg} 1814 lithograph: 'Lord…
    {Lord_Arthur_Wellesley.jpg} Lord Arthur Wellesley {Wellington_in_Spain.jpg} 1814 lithograph: 'Lord Wellington, Generalissimus der Englischen und Spanischen Arméen' (Lord Wellington, Supreme Commander of the English and Spanish Armies)Arthur Wellesley, better known as the Duke of Wellington, was the commander of the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. Born in Dublin, the younger son of a noble Irish family, Wellesley was apparently slow to show signs of promise, ("I don't know what I shall do with my awkward son Arthur," his mother lamented upon one occasion), but in time diligently forged himself into a professional soldier. He learned his trade while campaigning in Flanders and India.
    His lordship and Jonathan Strange first became acquainted when Wellesley was fighting a successful campaign against the French in the Spanish Peninsula[29, 31]. Although at first not quick to recognize the usefulness of a magician to a military man Wellesley in time grew to value Strange very highly, candidly telling the Duke of York in 1814 "I have a great opinion of Mr. Strange's abilities"[32]. He also affectionately referred to Strange as 'Merlin'. The acquaintance of the two men was renewed when the Corsican Tyrant Buonaparte suddenly returned to power in France. Lord Wellesley at the head of an Anglo-Dutch army immediately took the field against him in Belgium, and was joined in his campaign there by Strange, who was of some significant help in the battles at Quatre Bras and at Waterloo[40].
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Thursday, January 18

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    Martin Pale's spell of Restoration and
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    One notable incidentmodern instance of its application was apparently bywhen a young
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    Gilbert Norrell, thePale's spell involves a "difficult procedure",procedure"; and yet young Abney was
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    magic. This incident, occurring early in 1817, was presented
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    this is notablenoteworthy because Segundusprior to this Mr.Segundus had had little experience - and no success - with practical magic, andmagic. Also, the hastily-assembled device they used consistedin carrying out the complex spell consisted merely of a
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    and some ribbon [64].ribbon. And yet the magic worked[64].
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Saturday, December 30

Monday, December 18

  1. msg Why is there no more magic done in England? message posted Why is there no more magic done in England? Seems like something as novel and powerful as magic would never be abandoned or willingly given up.…
    Why is there no more magic done in England?
    Seems like something as novel and powerful as magic would never be abandoned or willingly given up. Why exactly has magic largely been stopped/lost/suppressed? I watched the miniseries and I am currently reading the book but I cannot seem to find a clear answer.

    Thanks,
    Demonyx
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