Life and Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte: Giving an Account of All His Engagements, from the Siege of Toulon to the Battle of Waterloo: Also, Embracing Accounts of the Daring Exploits of His Marshals; Together with His Public and Private Life, from the Commencement of His Career to His Final Imprisonment and Death on the Rock of St. Helena, Τόμοι 1-2

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Phillips, Sampson & Company, 1849

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Σελίδα 176 - Madmen ! One moment of prosperity has bewildered them. The oppression and humiliation of the French people are beyond their power. If they enter France, they will there find their grave.
Σελίδα 213 - On the same day he was master of Memmingen, and on the 17th of Ulm, when the terms of the capitulation were finally settled. The garrison was allowed to march out with the honours of war, and, after filing off, to lay down their arms.
Σελίδα 206 - Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people. I put 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 198 - I consider it no disgrace to make the first step. I have, I hope, sufficiently proved to the world, that I fear none of the chances of war ; it, besides, presents nothing that I need to fear ; peace is the wish of my heart, but war has never been inconsistent with my glory. I conjure your Majesty not to deny yourself the happiness of giving peace to the world, nor to leave that sweet satisfaction to your children; for...
Σελίδα 164 - later Egypt would belong to France, either by the falling to pieces • of the Turkish empire, or by some arrangement with the Porte.
Σελίδα 35 - I come to lead you into the most fertile plains in the world : rich provinces, great cities, will be in your power. There you will have wealth, honour, and glory. Soldiers of Italy, can your courage fail ?" These words were addressed to his troops on the 29th of March.
Σελίδα 197 - Called to the throne of France by Providence, and by the suffrages of the senate, the people, and the army, my first sentiment is a wish for peace. France and England abuse their prosperity. They may contend for ages ; but do their governments well fulfil the most sacred of their duties ? and will not so much blood shed uselessly, and without a view to any end, condemn them in their own consciences ? I consider it no disgrace to make the first step.
Σελίδα 166 - I told him that it was very far from his majesty's intention. He then proceeded to count Markoff and the chevalier Azara, who were standing together at a little distance from me, and said to them, ' The English wish for war; but if they are the first to draw the sword, I shall be the last to sheathe it. They have no regard for treaties : we must henceforth cover them with shame.
Σελίδα 199 - Alas ! what a melancholy prospect to cause two nations to fight merely for the sake of fighting. The world is sufficiently large for our two nations to live in it, and reason is sufficiently powerful to discover means of reconciling every thing, when the wish for reconciliation exists on both sides. I have, however, fulfilled a sacred duty, and one which is precious to my heart.
Σελίδα 206 - Marechal-Duc de Montmorency, lost no time in inducing the sovereign to place himself at the head of his army, in order to intimidate the rebels by his presence; while, on...

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