The issue of this conflict was determined less by any intrinsic superiority on the part of her enemies than by the blunders committed by a people unable to carry out a consistent foreign policy on its own initiative, and served since Pericles by none but selfish or short-sighted advisers.
The first of such blunders was Kosciuszko's mission to Paris, in January 1794.
Each of his great humiliations followed as the natural result of crimes or blunders.
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In spite of some extraordinary blunders in topography and history, his observant and detailed record, marked by evident good faith, is among the most valuable of medieval documents relating to Palestine: it is also important in the history of the Russian language, and in the study of ritual and liturgy (from its description of the Easter services in Jerusalem, the Descent of the Holy Fire, &c.).
Disraeli also looked back to those blunders, and he was by no means insensible to the fate of fallen ministers.
Such experience would have saved accomplished and fluent Greek writers like Timaeus from many of their blunders (xii.
In one of his letters home at this period he calls the campaign a "tissue of mismanagement, blunders, errors, ignorance and arrogance"; and outspoken criticism such as this brought him many bitter enemies throughout his career, who made the most of undeniable faults of character.
It is not wonderful if, in doing this, he poured forth a quantity of crude conceits and some glaring blunders.
P. Lesson, who had previously (loc. cit.) made some blunders about it, placed it (Traite d'Ornithologie, p. 12), though only, as he says, "par analogie et a priori," in his first division of birds, "Oiseaux Anomaux," which is equivalent to what we now call Ratitae, making of it a separate family "Nullipennes."
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Then one or two tactical blunders were committed; and the tsar, taking courage, enveloped the little band in a vast semicircle bristling with the most modern guns, which fired five times to the Swedes' once, and swept away the guards before they could draw their swords.
The struggle against his powerful neighbour on the frontier, Queen Joanna of Naples, rapidly became his one guiding motive; and thus he was led into a perfect labyrinth of blunders.
After an attempted defence of the foreign policy which had aided the aggrandizement of Prussia at the expense of Austria, Thiers told him in the Chamber that there were "no more blunders left for him to make."
Meanwhile the great work at Karnak projected by his father was going forward, and throughout Egypt the injuries done to the monuments by Akhenaton were thoroughly repaired; the erased inscriptions and figures were restored, not without many blunders.
His utter failure was due, partly to the vices of an undisciplined temperament, and partly to the extraordinary difficulties of the most inscrutable period of European history, when the shrewdest heads were at fault and irreparable blunders belonged to the order of the day.
Through a series of confusions and blunders, Mar prematurely raised on the 16th of September 1715 the standard of King James, and though in command of a much larger army than ever followed Montrose, was baffled by Argyll, who held Stirling with a very small force.
Sovereign princes - an Oliver, a Clovis and a Pepin - start out in every page, till the writer finds it necessary to apologize for the number of his kings and his own blunders.
A series of blunders S was committed in the attempt to compel Scotland to submit to the religion the government prescribed, and Episco- the failure of each measure was followed by more in- pac3 human severities.
Except for the history of Justinian and his immediate predecessors, it possesses little historical value; it is written without any idea of proportion and contains astonishing blunders.
It was a conviction shared by the rest of Europe; but, none the less, it was another of the many blunders of the Curia at this difficult period.
Scaliger undoubtedly shows that Scioppius committed more blunders than he corrected, that his book literally bristles with pure lies and baseless calumnies; but he does not succeed in adducing a single proof either of his father's descent from the La Scala family, or of any single event narrated by Julius as happening to himself or any member of this family prior to his arrival at Agen.
The gross blunders due to carelessness have often been exposed, and there is no doubt that Foxe was only too ready to believe evil of the Catholics, and he cannot always be exonerated from the charge of wilful falsification of evidence.
Such blunders must necessarily be committed by every man who mutilates parts of a great work, without taking a comprehensive view of the whole.
As a satire the piece is a failure, for the simple reason that the substance of it might well pass for a perfectly true, no less than a very eloquent statement of social blunders and calamities.
Throughout his logical writings De Morgan was led by the idea that the followers of the two great branches of exact science, logic and mathematics, had made blunders, - the logicians in neglecting mathematics, and the mathematicians in neglecting logic. He endeavoured to reconcile them, and in the attempt showed how many errors an acute mathematician could detect in logical writings, and how large a field there was for discovery.
It only marked at various stages the thwarting and suppression of his policy by colleagues who were haunted night and day by memories of the Crimean War, and not least, probably, by the fate of the statesmen who suffered for its blunders and their own.
In the one chapter (xii.) where the writer ventures to detach himself from these works he commits glaring historical blunders.
The Provisional Government also committed two huge blunders: 1. It refused to give land to the poor peasants in the rural areas.
An impartial committee to select the final list of names was suggested to avoid blunders.
But it felt like we were shouting at a brick wall, as insane management decisions followed marketing blunders.
Energy companies are creating serious problems through billing blunders.
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A list of Internet marketing blunders which didn't include spamming just wouldn't be complete.
The incident is the latest in a series of blunders and computer glitches on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan's biggest bourse.
Our father could not sneer, least of all at the blunders of a child.
Tables, not, as tradition would have it, imported from Greece, but the natural and spontaneous product of ancient Roman customs, and many other similar theories were discovered by Vico, and expounded with his usual originality, though not always without blunders and exaggerations.
His Life of Caesar (1879), a glorification of imperialism, betrays an imperfect acquaintance with Roman politics and the life of Cicero; and of his two pleasant books of travel, The English in the West Indies (1888) shows that he made little effort to master his subject, and Oceana (1886), the record of a tour in Australia and New Zealand, among a multitude of other blunders, notes the prosperity of the working-classes in Adelaide at the date of his visit, when, in fact, owing to a failure in the wheatcrop, hundreds were then living on charity.
Elsewhere his blunders are apparently due to haste, or ignorance or sheer carelessness; thus, for instance, when Polybius speaks of the Aetolians assembling at their capital Thermon, Livy (xxxiii.
And the prince began explaining all the blunders which, according to him, Bonaparte had made in his campaigns and even in politics.
And in a history recently written by order of the Highest Authorities it is said that Kutuzov was a cunning court liar, frightened of the name of Napoleon, and that by his blunders at Krasnoe and the Berezina he deprived the Russian army of the glory of complete victory over the French. *
While "nip slips" and other blunders have been occurring for years, this was the incident that started the obsession with wardrobe malfunctions.
Consider these extreme celebrity blunders as examples of what can go wrong when stars get carried away.
In 2011, she added shoplifting to her impressive collection of blunders.
Keep your eyes glued to gossip blogs and rags - fresh celeb blunders are definitely on their way.
Much of the fascination with celebrity is rooted not in their dazzling performances on-screen, but with their blunders and bad behavior off-screen.
I love the Castlevania series, all with the exception of the two Nintendo 64 blunders, and I will purchase them all as soon as they are released.
If you ever sit and wonder why you haven't been able to keep a relationship going for a long time, read through these common blunders men make in dating.
Even if you're generally quite responsible with your money, you may still be making a few financial blunders that sabotage your savings efforts.
Suze Orman personal finance advice is popular among people who are seeking to recover from past financial blunders and create a more secure future for themselves.
If you write a new letter each time someone asks for one, you run the risk of making typographical errors or other blunders.
Contestants aren't the only ones who make big blunders.
By the very nature of reality television, there are sure to be many more blunders in store.
A small impression was slowly dispersed; the bookseller murmured, and the author (had his feelings been more exquisite) might have wept over the blunders and baldness of the English translation.
A quarrel with George of Trebizond, the blunders in whose translation of the Almagest he had pointed out, obliged him to quit Rome precipitately in 1468.
Among other blunders, he pronounced King Stanislaus a tyrant and a traitor at the very moment when he was about to accede to the Confederation.
It had indeed been alleged, on Clarendon's authority, that he proposed to murder Hamilton and Argyll; but this is in all probability only one of Clarendon's many blunders.
Separatism was non-existent, for the cogent reason that there was no point toward which a new irredenta could gravitate: the Habsburg cause had no adherents, save a few discredited traitors who congregated in Graz and Vienna: and communism, which was quite alien to an agrarian and peasant-owned State, owed its passing success to the aftermath of war and the blunders of the middle class rather than to its own attractions.
The blunders of the government were open to a united attack, andMr Chamberlain's tariff-reform movement in 1903 provided a new rallying point in defence of the existing fiscal system.
He was succeeded by his son Piero, who had none of his father's capacity and made a number of political blunders.
These opinions must overrule the view of some Christian scholars that the writer often blunders in Jewish matters, the fact being that his knowledge is derived from the Judaism of Alexandria' rather than Palestine.
As a manager, though he committed some grievous blunders, he did good service to the theatre and signally advanced the popularity of Shakespeare's plays, of which not less than twenty-four were produced at Drury Lane under his management.
But even here Ultramontanism gained ground and derived inestimable assistance from the blunders of government after government - witness the conflict of the Prussian administration with Archbishop Droste-Vischering.
Scaliger, "is full of sad blunders" (Scalig er 2 a).
No personal wrongs, but the deliberate determination of a strong-minded, capable woman to snatch the reins of government from the hands of a semi-imbecile, was the cause of Peter's overthrow, and his stupendous blunders supplied Catherine with her opportunity.
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