The Leading Facts of French History

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Ginn, 1917 - France - 337 pages
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Page 270 - Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave ! Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry. Few, few shall part where many meet ! The snow shall be their winding-sheet ; And every turf beneath their feet Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
Page 72 - To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross.
Page xxxi - The career of Napoleon and its effects on France and Europe are carefully examined. Finally, a sketch is given of the stages of the historical progress of France in connection with the state of the Republic to-day.
Page 166 - A thousand spurs are striking deep, a thousand spears in rest, A thousand knights are pressing close behind the snowwhite crest ; And in they burst, and on they rushed, while, like a guiding star, Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre.
Page xxxiii - Harvey, 1863Readings in modern European history; a collection of extracts from the sources chosen with the purpose of illustrating some of the chief phases of the development of Europe during the last two hundred years, by James Harvey Robinson ... and Charles A. Beard ... v. 1. The eighteenth century : The French Revolution and the Napoleonic period.
Page xxxiv - In the Student's American History the attractive and enduring qualities of Mr. Montgomery's other histories are found in an even higher degree. It follows the same general lines as the Leading Facts of American History. It differs, however, from that manual in several important respects. It is substantially a new work and not simply an expansion of the smaller one. It is much fuller in its treatment of political and constitutional history and of all the chief events in the nation's development. In...
Page 222 - Overpowered with many emotions, they two fall on their knees together, and, with streaming tears, exclaim: "O God, guide us, protect us; we are too young to reign!" — Too young indeed. But thus, in any case, "with a sound absolutely like thunder," has the Horologe of Time struck, and an old Era passed away.
Page 268 - ... conqueror of Italy, humbler of Germany, terror of the North — saw him account all his matchless victories poor compared with the triumph you are now in a condition to win — saw him contemn the fickleness of Fortune, while, in despite of her, he could pronounce his memorable boast, " I shall go down to posterity with the Code in my hand!
Page 242 - It was their second enforced entry; no one now pretended to call it "joyous." As they passed through the streets on their way to the Tuileries, which had now become their prison in everything but name, there was profound silence. Government placards conspicuously posted notified the public as follows : " Whoever applauds the king shall be flogged ; whoever insults him shall be hanged.
Page 264 - Soldiers," said Napoleon, as he pointed upward, " from the summits of these pyramids forty centuries look down upon you." That was enough to remind them that here, as in Italy, their duty was victory. Napoleon formed his men into squares, so arranged that they protected each other by their fire. Again and again the Mameluke cavalry dashed against these squares and tried to break their lines. They might as 1 Knights of St. John : another name for the Knights Hospitalers. See Paragraph 55. well have...

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