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49. The siege is raised by the Spaniards from Tarragona,
50. The indefatigable activity of Napoleon and his soldiers was the principal
54. Total defeat of Eugene Beauharnais at Sacile,
HISTORY OF EUROPE.
ADMINISTRATION OF MARQUESS WELLESLEY, AND FIRST
APPEARANCE OF WELLINGTON IN INDIA.
ARTHUR WELLESLEY, afterwards Duke of WELLING- CHAP. TON, was born in Merion Street, Dublin, in the parish of St Peter's, where his birth is registered, on the 1st May 1769. He was the fourth son of Garret, second Earl of Birth of
Wellington Mornington, and was descended by the mother's side and Marfrom the Dungannon family, his mother having been fesley. Anne, eldest daughter of Viscount Dungannon. His father was a man of polished manners and kind and hospitable disposition, but not distinguished by any remarkable abilities, except a marked genius for music. His mother was a woman of uncommon vigour of mind, so that he forms, with Sir Walter Scott, Napoleon, Chateaubriand, Schiller, Goethe, and nearly all the illustrious persons of the last age, another instance among the many which experience must probably have furnished to every observer, that the sons of a family, at least in general, take their intellectual character from the mother's side. The Wellesleys were an old Saxon family long settled in Sussex, and the ancestor of the Irish branch had come over with Henry II. in 1172, to whom he was standard-bearer, and from whose gratitude