But to forestall the French with his whole army was impossible.
His wild extravagance, however, forced his father to forestall his creditors by securing his detention in semi-exile in the country, where he wrote his earliest extant work, the Essai sur le despotisme.
The French remedy for an unsuccessful colony has always been to annex more territory, and forestall a possible rival.
Still refused to grant; he therefore essayed diplomacy, not arms. Nevertheless, to forestall the rescue of the pope by Austrian troops, he sent, in August 1849, an army corps under Oudinot to Civita Vecchia.
A rapid British attack would in any case forestall the concentration of these heterogeneous squadrons.