Napoleon in Exile: Or, A Voice from St. Helena. The Opinions and Reflections of Napoleon on the Most Important Events of His Life and Government, in His Own Words, Volume 2
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Page 57 - In the natural course of things, in a few years, Turkey must fall to Russia. The greatest part of her population are Greeks, who, you may say, are Russians.
Page 49 - In fact," continued he laughing, " I was nobody in comparison with them. They continually tormented me about matters belonging to tailors, of which I was entirely ignorant, although, in order not to affront them, I answered just as gravely as if the fate of an army depended upon the cut of a jacket. When I went to see the King of Prussia, instead of a library, I found...
Page 501 - Angleterre, ou que vous retourniez dans la patrie, perdez le souvenir des maux qu'on vous a fait souffrir. Vantez-vous de la fidélité que vous m'avez montrée, et de toute l'affection que je vous porte. Si vous voyez un jour ma femme et mon fils, embrassez-les ; depuis deux ans je n'en ai aucune nouvelle ni directe, ni indirecte.
Page 57 - The powers it would injure, aud who could oppose it, are England. France, Prussia, and Austria. Now as to Austria, it will be very easy for Russia to engage her assistance by giving her Servia, and other provinces bordering upon the Austrian dominions, reaching near to Constantinople.
Page 67 - Sardinia, and every other power, obtained an increase of territory, why not England, who was the main organ of all the success? Instead of establishing a number of independent maritime states, such as Hamburgh, Stralsund, Dantzic, Genoa, to serve as entrepots for your manufactures, with conditions, either secret or otherwise, favourable to your commerce, you have basely given up Genoa to the king of Sardinia, and united Belgium to Holland. You have rendered yourselves hated by the Italians and Belgians,...
Page 544 - A Child of Light walking in Darkness: a Treatise showing the Causes, Circumstances, and Purposes for which God leaves his Children to Distress of Conscience. With Directions how to walk so as to be relieved from such a Condition. To which is added, a Child of Darkness walking in Light. Also, a Life of the Author, and a Catalogue of all his Writings. 12mo. pp.
Page 471 - Bellerophon orders to receive me and my followers, only wished to lay a snare, it has forfeited its honour and disgraced its flag. " If this act be consummated it will be in vain for the English henceforth to talk of their sincerity, their laws, and liberties.
Page 470 - Bonaparte has placed himself without the pale of civil and social relations, and that as an enemy and disturber of the tranquillity of the world, he has rendered himself liable to public vengeance.
Page 160 - October, where he remained all night. The palace was stormed by the populace. Marie Antoinette fled undressed from her own chamber to that of the king for shelter, and the lover descended from the window. On going to seek the queen in her...
Page 54 - must either fall or aggrandize herself, and it is natural to suppose that the latter will take place. By invading other countries, Russia has three points to gain, — an increase of civilization and polish, by rubbing against other powers,* the acquisition of money, and the rendering friends to herself the inhabitants of the deserts, with whom some years back she was at war.