The Life of Napoleon I: Including New Materials from the British Official Records, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1902
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Page 54 - So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless faithful only he; Among innumerable false unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal ; Nor number nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind, Though single.
Page 387 - Never quit my son ; and keep in mind that I would rather see him in the Seine than in the hands of the enemies of France!
Page 407 - cried a Royalist. Not a shot was fired. " Soldiers," cried a well-known voice, "if there is one among you, who wishes to kill his emperor, he can do so. Here I am.
Page 421 - Paris of the 10th, on which day he was still there ; and I judge from his speech to the Legislature that his departure was not likely to be immediate. I think we are now too strong for him here.
Page 157 - Mourn for the man of amplest influence, Yet clearest of ambitious crime, Our greatest yet with least pretence, Great in council and great in war, Foremost captain of his time, Rich in saving common-sense, And, as the greatest only are, In his simplicity sublime.
Page 125 - England. That one of the three Courts which refuses shall be treated as an enemy; and in the case of Sweden refusing, Denmark shall be compelled to declare war on her.
Page 163 - ... talents, being raised to the highest military posts by birth and long life. This is the explanation of the great inferiority in culture of the officers to all other classes. And this is why the army was regarded as a state in the State, hated and in some degree despised by the other classes, whereas it ought to be the union of all the moral and physical energies of the nation.
Page 479 - 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.
Page 369 - I gave you carte blanche, to save Paris and avoid a battle, which was the last hope of the nation. The battle has taken place, and Providence has blessed our arms. I have made 30 or 40,000 prisoners. I have...
Page 503 - September, which tells me that you have still preserved the remembrance o 2 •of a man who is infinitely attached to you, and who in the course of a memorable campaign, if there ever were one, has learnt to appreciate your rare military talents, your profound judgment on the great operations of war, and your imperturbable sangfroid in the day of battle. These rare qualities and your honourable character will link me to you eternally.

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