The Napoleon Dynasty: Or, The History of the Bonaparte Family

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Cornish, Lamport & Company, 1853 - 624 стор.
 

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Сторінка 167 - We thought as we hollowed his narrow bed And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow. Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him, — But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
Сторінка 72 - ... the statues of the heroes who made it memorable ; to rouse the Roman People, unnerved by many centuries of oppression, — such will be some of the fruits of our victories. They will constitute an epoch for posterity. To you, Soldiers, will belong the immortal honor of redeeming the fairest portion of Europe. The French People, free and respected by the whole world, shall give to Europe a glorious peace, which shall indemnify it for all the sacrifices which it has borne the last six years. Then,...
Сторінка 556 - I represent before you a principle, a cause, and a defeat. The principle is the sovereignty of the people ; the cause is that of the Empire ; the defeat is that of Waterloo. The principle — you have recognised it ; the cause — you have served in it ; the defeat — you would revenge it. No, then, there is no dis-accord between you and me; and I will not believe that I can be destined to be grieved by the disaffection of any others.
Сторінка 587 - Bonaparte, born in Paris, possesses all the qualifications of eligibility required by the 44th article of the constitution ; whereas the ballot gave him the absolute majority of suffrages for the presidency : by virtue of the powers conferred on the Assembly by the 47th and 48th articles of the constitution, I proclaim him President of the French Republic from this day until the second Sunday of May, 1852, and I now invite him to ascend the tribune, and take the oath required by the constitution.
Сторінка 378 - Never quit my son ; and keep in mind that I would rather see him in the Seine than in the hands of the enemies of France!
Сторінка 296 - How !" exclaimed Napoleon, looking upon him sadly, " will you, Eugene, my adopted son, leave me Г "Yes, sire," Eugene replied, firmly ; " the son of her who is no longer empress cannot remain viceroy. I will follow my mother into her retreat. She must now find her consolation in her children.
Сторінка 294 - I had still strength sufficient to reply ; ' I was prepared for this, but the blow is not less mortal.
Сторінка 120 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your majesty.
Сторінка 308 - ... What have they done in the end for me? They have all betrayed me — yes, all. I except from this number the good Eugene, so worthy of you and of me. Adieu, my dear Josephine ; be resigned, as I am, and ever remember him who never forgot, and never will forget you. Farewell, Josephine. NAPOLEON." " PS I expect to hear from you at Elba : I am not very well.
Сторінка 71 - ... Italy proved insufficient; you traversed them as rapidly as you did the Apennines. Successes so numerous and brilliant have carried joy to the heart of your country. Your representatives have decreed a festival to be celebrated in all the communes of the Republic, in honor of your victories. There will your fathers, mothers, wives, sisters, all who hold you dear, rejoice over your triumphs, and boast that you belong to them. Yes, soldiers, you have done much; but much still remains for you to...

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