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Σελίδα 61 - A victim to the factions which distract my country, and to the enmity 'of the greatest powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like 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 18 - ... he proceeds to general reflection on the condition and prospects of Europe. "In a word, if we seriously consider me mode of supporting great standing armies, which becomes daily more prevalent, it will appear evident, that nothing less than a convulsion that will shake the globe to its centre, can ever restore the European nations to that liberty by which they were once so much distinguished.
Σελίδα 265 - ... at Moscow. Besides, the state of the army is such as to render a halt impossible : constant advance alone keeps it together ; you may lead it forward, but you cannot arrest its movement. We have advanced too far to retreat. If I had...
Σελίδα 41 - ... already have joined his faction, or shall hereafter join it, in order to force him to desist from his projects, and to render him unable to disturb in future the tranquillity of Europe, and the general peace under the protection of which the rights, the liberty, and independence of nations had been recently placed and secured.
Σελίδα 247 - my good Josephine, you know how I have loved you; it is to you alone that I owe the few moments of happiness I have known in the world. Josephine, my destiny is more powerful than my will; my dearest affections must yield to the interests of France.
Σελίδα 50 - ... that the enemies of the republic have opposed this committee to the committee of public safety, and have thus constituted two governments; that members of the committee of public safety are...
Σελίδα 155 - aspires to the mayoralty, in the hope of soon becoming a mayor of the palace ; Pe'tion is a Jacobin and a republican, but he is a fool, incapable of rendering himself the head of a party.
Σελίδα 16 - 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.
Σελίδα 16 - My political life is terminated, and I proclaim my son under the title of Napoleon II., Emperor of the French. " The present ministers will provisionally form the council of the government. The interest which I take in my son induces me to invite the Chambers to form, without delay, the regency by a law. " Unite all for the public safety, in order to remain an independent nation. (Signed)