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SEQUEL

OF THE

THREE DAYS.

CHAPTER I.

The Netherlands.--Belgium.--Holland.--Measures of Union.

--The Constitution.-Grievances of the Belgians.-Stassart Subscription.- Prosecution of De Potter. The States General.---The French Revolution.--- Riots in Brussels.The Burgher Guard.— Mission the King.- Arrival of the Princes.- Belgian Commission.-Separation of Belgium and Holland.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, an ill cemented fabric constructed by the Congress of Vienna for a counterpoise to Gallic power, but as incapable to withstand the shock of the liberal opinions, as its constituent parts had been to resist the arms, ofthe French, was the first to feel the force of the revolutionary incidents in Paris.

When the crudies of Philip Second of Spain filled the Low Countries with disaffection and revolt, there existed, in the different provinces, no

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