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Сторінка 401 - Having filled at different times the high offices of Minister of the Interior, of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, and President of the Council, M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work. As guardian to the archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication...
Сторінка 401 - ... to remain so, have been placed at his disposal ; while all the leading characters of the empire, who were alive when the author undertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of incidents and anecdotes which have never before appeared in print, and the accuracy and value of which may be inferred from the fact of these parties having been themselves eyewitnesses of, or actors in, the great events of the period. *«* To prevent disappointment, the public are requested to be particular...
Сторінка 400 - The most complete, the most convenient, and the cheapest work of the kind ever given to the public." — Sun. " The best genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, and the first authority on all questions affecting the aristocracy.
Сторінка 45 - Del toro el aliento frío el rostro al caballo espanta, y la espuma del caballo al toro ofende la cara. Admirada está la corte del airoso brío y gracia, porque ningún lance pierde y mil voluntades gana.
Сторінка 401 - Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information. Many interesting memoirs, diaries, and letters, all hitherto unpublished, and most of them destined for political reasons to remain so, have been placed at his disposal ; while all the leading characters of the empire, who were alive when the author \mdertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of...
Сторінка 400 - It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it will in all cases show the cause which has influenced the revival of an extinct dignity in a new creation. It should be particularly noticed, that this new work appertains nearly as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinction; for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs that whole families do.