The last days of Napoleon: Memoirs of the last two years of Napoleon's exile

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H. Colburn, 1826
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Page 193 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Page 203 - Moskwa, of Montmirail. In this point of view it is my wish that it may be precious in the eyes of my son. (It has been deposited with Count Bertrand since 1814.) 3. I charge Count Bertrand with the care of preserving these objects, and of conveying them to my son when he shall attain the age of sixteen years.
Page 194 - I recommend to my son, never to forget that he was born a French prince, and never to allow himself to become an instrument in the hands of the triumvirs who oppress the nations of Europe : he ought never to fight against France, or to injure her in any manner ; he ought to adopt my motto : " Every thing for the French people.
Page 225 - Ten thousand francs to the subaltern officer Cantillon, who has undergone a trial, upon the charge of having endeavoured to assassinate Lord Wellington, of which he was pronounced innocent. Cantillon had as much right to assassinate that oligarchist, as the latter had to send me to perish upon the rock of St Helena.
Page 371 - I, whose ac" tivity was boundless, whose mind never slum" bered, am now plunged in a lethargic stupor, " and must make an effort even to raise my " eyelids ! I sometimes dictated upon different " subjects to four or five secretaries, who wrote " as fast as words could be uttered : but then I " was Napoleon; now I am no longer any thing; " my strength, my faculties forsake me ; I do
Page 224 - Toulon, for having protected and sanctioned with his authority, the plan which we had given, which procured the capture of that city, and which was contrary to that sent by the Committee of Public Safety. Gasparin placed us, by his protection, under shelter from the persecution and ignorance of the general officers who commanded the army before the arrival of my friend Dugomier* 4.
Page 212 - Louise, my very dear and well-beloved spouse, at Orleans, in 1814, she remains in my debt two millions, of which I dispose by the present codicil, for the purpose of recompensing my most faithful servants, whom moreover I recommend to the protection of my dear Marie Louise.
Page 217 - I gave him in Italy, and in the distribution of the inheritance of his mother.
Page 205 - Count Montholon to take care of these articles, and to convey them to my son when he shall attain the age of sixteen years. V. 1. My three saddles and bridles, my spurs which I used at St. Helena. 2. My fowling-pieces, to the number of five.
Page 371 - Doctor, what a delightful thing rest is ! The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.

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