The eagle of the empire: a story of Waterloo

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Page 336 - The King of France, with twenty thousand men, Marched up the hill, and then marched down again.
Page 221 - ... Holding the reins in his right hand, and pointing to the eagle with his left, he delivered the following speech in a clear, distinct, but not very loud voice : — " Soldiers of the 26th regiment of light infantry, I entrust you with the French eagle ! It will be your rallying point ; and you swear to abandon it but with life ! You swear never to suffer an insult to France ! You swear to prefer death to dishonour ! You swear...
Page 79 - Marteau felt that his foot was on the first rung of the ladder of fame and...
Page 221 - You swear to me never to abandon it but with life? You swear never to suffer an affront to it for the honor of France?
Page 228 - certainly not! I will not desert my brave comrades! I will save them or die with them.
Page 215 - She closed her eyes, and when she opened them again, he was gone.
Page 42 - Unheard-of disaster may have snatched from me the promise to renounce my own conquests, but give up those before me, never!
Page 115 - ... which had stood him in such good stead in days gone by, seemed to have come back to him now.

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