The Life and Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte: From His Birth Down to His Departure for St. Helena

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Mackenzie and Dent, 1815 - 631 էջ

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Էջ 552 - Europe; the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares, that he renounces for himself and his heirs the thrones of France and Italy, and that there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life, which he is not ready to make to the interest of France.
Էջ 244 - Your majesty has gained more within ten years, both in territory and riches, than the whole extent of Europe. Your nation is at the highest point of prosperity : What can it hope from war ? To form a coalition among some powers of the continent ? The continent will remain tranquil: a coalition can only increase the preponderance and continental greatness of France.
Էջ 595 - Soldiers ! this day is the anniversary of Marengo and of Friedland, which twice decided the destiny of Europe. Then, as after Austerlitz, as after Wagram, we were too generous ! We believed in the protestations and in the oaths of princes, whom we left on their thrones. Now, however, leagued together, they aim at the independence and the most sacred rights of France.
Էջ 109 - Buonaparte finding that his hospitals at Jaffa were crowded with sick, sent for a physician, whose name should be inscribed in letters of gold, but which from important reasons cannot be here inserted ; on his arrival he entered into a long conversation with him respecting the danger of contagion, concluding at last with the remark, that something must be done to remedy the evil, and that the destruction of the sick at present in the hospital was the only measure which could be adopted. The physician,...
Էջ 27 - Frenchmen ! — In commencing war for maintaining the national independence, I relied on the union of all efforts, of all wills, and the concurrence of all the national authorities. I had reason to hope for success, and I braved all the declarations of the powers against me. " Circumstances appear to me changed. I offer myself as a sacrifice to the hatred of the enemies of France. May they prove sincere in their declarations, and have really directed them only against my power ! My political life...
Էջ 8 - I took the eagle from the enemy ; he and I had a hard contest for it ; he thrust for my groin — I parried it off, and cut him through the head ; after which I was attacked by one of their lancers, who threw his lance at me, but missed the mark, by my throwing it off with my sword by my right side ; then T cut him from the chin upwards, which went through his teeth...
Էջ 595 - The Saxons, the Belgians, the Hanoverians, the soldiers of the Confederation of the Rhine, lament that they are compelled to use their arms in the cause of princes — the enemies of justice and of the rights of all nations. They know that this coalition is insatiable ! After having devoured twelve millions of Poles, twelve millions of Italians, one million of Saxons...
Էջ 108 - Buonaparte was too cautious, and sent Berthier to enforce obedience. " When the Turks had all fallen, the French troops humanely endeavoured to put a period to the sufferings of the wounded, but some time elapsed before the bayonet could finish what the fire had not destroyed, and probably many languished days in agony.
Էջ 187 - All our ministers are charged with the execution of the present decree, which shall be inserted in the Bulletin of the Laws.
Էջ 199 - ... attending such suits, when both parties thought themselves right ; but he denied that such delays could proceed from any disinclination to do what was just and right. With regard to the pensions which were granted to French or Swiss individuals, I observed, that they were given as a reward for past services during the war, and most certainly not for present ones, and still less for such as had been insinuated, of a nature repugnant to the feelings of every individual in England. and to the universally...

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