Napoleon's Young Neighbor

Little, Brown,, 1907 - 267 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 34 - ROYAL HIGHNESS, — Exposed to the factions which divide 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.
Σελίδα 41 - I heard several of them conversing together about him this morning ; when one of them observed, ' Well, they may abuse that man as much as they please ; but if the people of England knew him as well as we do, they would not hurt a hair of his head ;
Σελίδα 35 - 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 216 - Richard ! — and yet," continued he, as he walked along, " the crime is not the less atrocious ; for this man, after all, had his family, his happiness, and his liberty ; and it was a horrible act of cruelty to bring him here to languish in the fetters of his slavery.
Σελίδα 52 - ... table, and quit the dining-room, apparently glad it was over. A few days after his arrival, he invited my sister and myself to dine with him, and began quizzing the English for their fondness for rosbif and plum-pudding. I accused the French in return of living on frogs, and running into the house I brought him a caricature of a long lean Frenchman, with his mouth open, his tongue out, and a frog on the tip of it, ready to jump down his throat, underneath was written, — "A Frenchman's Dinner.
Σελίδα 216 - JEsop, he would now, perhaps, have been the Governor's adviser ; if an ardent and zealous Christian, he would have borne his chains in the sight of God, and blessed them. As for poor Toby, he endures his misfortunes very quietly ; he stoops to his work, and spends his days in innocent tranquillity.
Σελίδα 160 - Certainly, so would any man," answered Napoleon : " if my own son, (and I believe I love my son as well as any father does his child,) were in a similar situation with those men, I would advise it to be done ; and if so situated myself, I would insist upon it, if I had sense enough, and strength enough to demand it.
Σελίδα 50 - ... about eleven to his own rooms. His manner was so unaffectedly kind and amiable, that in a few days I felt perfectly at ease in his society, and looked upon him more as a companion of my own age, than as the mighty warrior, at whose name " the world grew pale." His spirits •were very good, and he was at times almost boyish in his love of mirth and glee, not unmixed sometimes with a tinge of malice. Shortly after his arrival, a little girl, Miss Legg, the daughter of a friend, came to visit us...
Σελίδα 72 - General Gourgaud was not very handsome, and I had some childish feud with him. I was all delight at getting back my dress, and still more pleased to find my roses were not spoiled. He said he had ordered them to be arranged, and pulled out in case any might have been...
Σελίδα 226 - ... many affectionate messages to her, she being too ill to accompany us to Longwood. When we had sat with him some time, he walked with us in his garden, and with a sickly smile pointed to the ocean spread out before us, bounding the view, and said, ' Soon you will be sailing away towards England, leaving me to die on this miserable rock. Look at those dreadful mountains, they are my prison walls. You will soon hear that the Emperor Napoleon is dead.

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