Napoleon: His Army and His Generals: Their Unexampled Military Career. With a Sketch of the French Revolution

Leavitt & Allen, 1854 - 411 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 223 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Σελίδα 337 - The powers consequently declare, That Napoleon Buonaparte has placed himself without the pale of civil and social relations ; and that, as an enemy and disturber of the tranquillity of the world, he has rendered himself liable to public vengeance.
Σελίδα 325 - I might, with my soldiers, have maintained a civil war for years — but it would have rendered France unhappy. Be faithful to the new sovereign whom your country has chosen.
Σελίδα 381 - Farewell to thee, France ! — but when Liberty rallies Once more in thy regions, remember me then. The violet still grows in the depth of thy valleys ; Though wither'd, thy tear will unfold it again. Yet, yet, I may baffle the hosts that surround us, And yet may thy heart leap awake to my voice — There are links which must break in the chain that has bound us, Then turn thee and call on the Chief of thy choice ! LAMENT OF TASSO.
Σελίδα 374 - I place myself under the protection of their laws, which I claim from your Royal Highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Σελίδα 188 - ... appearance, but tractable, hardy, swift, and surefooted, beyond any breed perhaps in the world. At home, and with his family and children, the Cossack is kind, gentle, generous, and simple ; but when in arms, and in a foreign country, he resumes the predatory, and sometimes the ferocious habits of his ancestors, the roving Scythians. As the Cossacks receive no pay, plunder is generally their object ; and as prisoners were esteemed a useless encumbrance, they granted no quarter, until Alexander...
Σελίδα 397 - Not the smallest wrinkle was discernible on his brow, nor an approach to a furrow on any part of his countenance. His health and spirits, judging from appearances, were excellent ; though at this period it was generally believed in England that he was fast sinking under a complication of diseases, and that his spirits were entirely gone. His manner of speaking was rather slow than otherwise, and perfectly distinct ; and he waited with great patience and kindness for my answers to his questions.
Σελίδα 381 - I have warr'd with a world which vanquish'd me only When the meteor of Conquest allured me too far ; I have coped with the nations which dread me thus lonely, The last single Captive to millions in war ! Farewell to thee, France ! — when...
Σελίδα 378 - why should I not have gone to my father-in-law, or to the Emperor Alexander, who is my personal friend ? We have become enemies, because he wanted to annex Poland to his dominions, and my popularity among the Poles was in his way. But otherwise he was my friend, and he would not have treated me in this way.

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