There can be no doubt, in spite of the apology for his action published by Guizot in his memoirs, that Louis Philippe made a deliberate attempt to overreach the British government; and, if the attempt issued in disaster to himself, this was due, not to the failure of his statecraft so much as to his neglect of the obvious factor of human nature.
overreaching: to overreach an interest on a disposition of property means to dispose of the property free of that interest.
Do n't overreach, keep proper footing and balance at all times.
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