Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Volume 4

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H. Colburn and Company, 1823 - France

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Page xvii - 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.
Page v - 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 364 - Unhappily no such security hitherto exists; no sufficient evidence of the principles by which the new government will be directed; no reasonable ground by which to judge of its stability.
Page xvii - Exposed to the factions which divide my country, and to the enmity of the great powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself on the hospitality (litwatty, to seat myself on the hearths) of the British people.
Page 360 - King has given frequent proofs of his sincere desire for the re-establishment of secure and permanent tranquillity in Europe. He neither is nor has been engaged in any contest for a vain and false glory. He has had no other view than that of maintaining, against all aggression, the rights and happiness of his subjects. For these he has contended against an unprovoked attack, and for the same objects he...
Page 363 - Majesty looks only to the security of his own dominions and those of his allies, and to the general safety of Europe. Whenever he shall judge that such security can in any manner be attained, as resulting either from the internal situation of...
Page 82 - I will faithfully fulfil the task with which you have intrusted me : let us not look into the past for examples of what is now going on. Nothing in history resembles the end of the eighteenth century ; nothing in the eighteenth century resembles the present moment.
Page 90 - The furious rushing forth of the winds inclosed in the caverns of Eolus never raised a more raging storm. The speaker was violently hurled to the bottom of the tribune. The ferment became excessive. Delbred desired that the members should swear anew to the Constitution of the year III. —Chenier, Lucien, Boulay, trembled. The chamber proceeded to the Appel Nominal...
Page 358 - CALLED by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your majesty.
Page 361 - The most solemn treaties have only prepared the way for fresh aggression; and it is to a determined resistance alone that is now due whatever remains in Europe of stability for property, for...