In his belief that he could ensnare the courts of London and St Petersburg into separate and proportionately disadvantageous treaties, he overreached himself.
His successful opponents, however, overreached themselves when in 1824 they removed him from the office of canal commissioner.
Austria considered herself overreached, and began negotiations with Russia for the third and final partition, which was effected by the three powers in 1795.
Here, however, the author of this book has overreached himself in his zeal for the cause of Islam.
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