History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena: From the Letters and Journals of the Late Lieut.-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, and Official Documents Not Before Made Public, Volume 1

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Harper & brothers, 1853

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Page 504 - Yes ! where is he, the Champion and the Child Of all that's great or little, wise or wild ? Whose game was empires and whose stakes were thrones ? Whose table, earth — whose dice were human bones ? Behold the grand result in yon lone isle, And, as thy nature urges, weep or smile.
Page 229 - ... laid out in building, at Longwood, huts covered with pitched paper, which are no longer of any use. You have prohibited every kind of intercourse between us and the inhabitants of the island ; you have, in fact, converted...
Page 29 - Bellerophon to go on board the Northumberland, it will be the properest moment for Admiral Cockburn to have the effects examined which General Buonaparte may have brought with him. " The admiral will allow all the baggage, wine, and provisions, which the general may have brought with him, to be taken on board the Northumberland.
Page 20 - British nation. 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. (Signed) "NAPOLEON.
Page 146 - I never saw such a horrid countenance. He sat on a chair opposite to my sofa, and on the little table between us there was a cup of coffee. His physiognomy made such an unfavourable impression upon me, that I thought his looks had poisoned it, and I ordered Marchand to throw it out of the window ; I could not have swallowed it for the world.
Page 21 - Heaven and of men, against the violence done me, and against the violation of my most sacred rights, in forcibly disposing of my person and my liberty. I came voluntarily on board of the Bellerophon ; I am not a prisoner, I am the guest of England.
Page 223 - I have received the treaty of the 3d of August, 1815, concluded between his Britannic Majesty the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of Russia, and the King of Prussia, which accompanied your letter of the 23d of July. The Emperor Napoleon protests against the contents of that treaty ; he is not the prisoner of England.
Page 22 - To consign to distant exile and imprisonment a foreign and captive chief, who, after the abdication of his authority, relying on British generosity, had surrendered himself to us in preference to his other enemies, is unworthy of the magnanimity of a great country...
Page 339 - ... them have superior officers in the administration who watch over them. On this rock, the man who makes the most absurd regulations, executes them with violence, and transgresses all laws; there is nobody to check the outrages of his passions. " The Prince Regent can never be informed of the acts carried on under his name ; they have refused to forward my letters to him...
Page 128 - This appeared to disconcert Sir Hudson Lowe, who, after pacing up and down before the windows of the drawing-room for a few minutes, demanded at what time on the following day he could be introduced : two o'clock was fixed upon for the interview, at which time he arrived, accompanied as before by the admiral, and followed by his staff. They were at first ushered into the diningroom, behind which was the saloon, where they were to be received. A proposal was made by Sir George Cockburn, to Sir Hudson...

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