Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Volume 6

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H. Colburn and Company, 1823 - France

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Page 177 - ... part of Europe. The French people, free and respected by the whole world, will give to Europe a glorious peace, which will indemnify them for the sacrifices of every kind which for the last six years they have been making.
Page 358 - ... still persisted in keeping possession of their General. They seized him by his arms and clothes, and dragged him along with them amidst the dead, the dying, and the smoke; he was precipitated into a morass, in which he sunk up to the middle, surrounded by the enemy. The grenadiers perceiving the danger of their General, a cry was raised,' Forward, soldiers, to save the General!
Page 351 - Mantua must fall, and we shall remain masters of all; our labours will be at an end; for not only Italy, but a general peace is in Mantua. You talk of returning to the Alps, but you are no longer capable of doing so. From the dry and frozen bivouacs of those sterile rocks, you could very well conquer the delicious plains of Lombardy; but from the smiling flowery bivouacs of Italy you cannot return to the Alpine snows. Succours...
Page i - Memoirs of the History of France during the reign of Napoleon, dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who shared his captivity ; and published from the Original Manuscripts corrected by himself.
Page 176 - Italy opposed you in vain; you passed them as rapidly as the Apennines. These great successes have filled the heart of your country with joy. Your representatives have ordered a festival to commemorate your victories, which has been held in every district of the Republic.
Page 416 - ... apprise him of a conspiracy to poison him, which was to be carried into effect in Romagna. This notice proved seasonable. General Serrurier presided at the ceremony of the surrender of Mantua, and saw the old Marshal and the staff of his army file off before him, Napoleon being by that time in Romagna. The indifference with which he withdrew himself from the very flattering spectacle of a marshal of great reputation, generalissimo of the Austrian forces in Italy, delivering up his sword at the...
Page 153 - ... now equal those of the Armies of Holland and the Rhine. You were utterly destitute, and you have supplied all your wants. You have gained battles without cannon, passed rivers without bridges, performed forced marches without shoes, and bivouacked without strong liquors, and often without bread.
Page 75 - After several discharges the church was carried. Lafond's column, taken in front and flank by the artillery placed on the quay even with the wicket of the Louvre and at the head of the PontRoyal, was routed ; the Rue St.
Page 345 - The inhabitants, who had witnessed the victory of the day before, could not account for this retreat. Alvinzi, who was preparing to pass the Piave, no sooner heard the intelligence than he returned to the Brenta, and passed that river, in order to follow his antagonist's movement. Napoleon had Vaubois...

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