The History of Napoleon Buonaparte, Τόμος 2

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Σελίδα 291 - Buonaparte destroys the only legal title on which his existence depended ; and, by appearing again in France with projects of confusion and disorder, he has deprived himself of the protection of the law, and has manifested to the universe, that there can be neither peace nor truce with him. " The powers consequently declare, that Napoleon...
Σελίδα 350 - There was not the least trace of colour in his cheeks; in fact his skin was more like marble than ordinary flesh. Not the smallest trace of a 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...
Σελίδα 306 - 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 331 - 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 359 - Now making monarchs" necks thy footstool, now More than thy meanest soldier taught to yield : An empire thou couldst crush, command, rebuild, But govern not thy pettiest passion, nor, However deeply in men's spirits...
Σελίδα 354 - O'Meara, who informed him, that unless he took regular exercise out of doors, (which of late lie had seldom done,) the progress of the evil would be rapid. Napoleon declared, in answer, that he would never more take exercise while exposed to the challenge of sentinels.
Σελίδα 45 - ... eagles to the pillars of Hercules, there also we have injuries to avenge ! Soldiers ! you have surpassed the renown of modern armies, but have you yet equalled the glory of those Romans who, in one and the same campaign, were victorious...
Σελίδα 23 - Maravalles : a bloody massacre ensued : many hundreds were made prisoners ; the troops swept the streets from end to end, released their comrades, and, to all appearance, tranquillity was restored ere nightfall. During the night, however, the peasantry flocked in armed from the neighbouring country ; and being met at the gates by the irritated soldiery, not a few more were killed, wounded, and made prisoners. Murat ordered all the prisoners to be tried by a military commission, which doomed them...
Σελίδα 257 - The allied powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the sole obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he is ready to descend from the throne, to quit France, and even to...
Σελίδα 287 - ... aware of this great officer's influence in the army, Louis did not hesitate to accept his proffered assistance ; and Ney, on kissing his hand at parting, swore that in the course of a week he would bring Buonaparte to his majesty's feet in a cage, like a wild beast. On reaching Lons-le-Saunier, Ney received a letter from Napoleon, summoning him to join his standard as

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