NAPOLEON IN EXILE, Volume 2

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H. C. Carey and I. Lee, 1822 - France
 

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Page 51 - Holland has no manufactories, and consequently would have become a depot for yours, from whence a prodigious influx would be kept up in the Continent. Now, however, that Belgium has been made a part of Holland, this last will naturally prefer taking the manufactures of her subjects to those of a stranger, and all Belgium may be called a manufacturing town. Independent of this, in case of any future war with France, Holland must join the latter through fear of losing the provinces of Belgium.
Page 44 - Almost all the cajoling and and flattering which Alexander practised towards me was to gain my consent to effect this object. I would not consent, foreseeing that the equilibrium of Europe would be destroyed. In the natural course of things, in a few years Turkey must fall to Russia.
Page 186 - He could not only have destroyed them,' replied Napoleon, ' but he might and would have taken them out, had your admiral supported him as he ought to have done. For, in consequence of the signal made by L'Allemand...
Page 45 - English soldiers are the only ones to be compared to them. All this I foresaw. I see into futurity farther than others, and I wanted to establish a barrier against those barbarians by re-establishing the kingdom of Poland, and putting Poniatowski at the head of it as king. But your imbeciles of ministers would not consent. A hundred years hence I eball be applauded (encentf), and Europe, especially England, will lament that I did not succeed.
Page 307 - 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 54 - a nation has been favoured so much as yours has been, and that misery exists in that nation, it must be Owing to the imbecility of the ministers. The transition from war to peace cannot explain it. It is of too long a continuance. Had I been the English minister, or had the minister been possessed of common sense, and not blinded by vanity, or one who would not have allowed himself to be duped by the attentions of kings and emperors; you would have been rich, the seas covered with your ships, and...
Page 60 - that is nothing ; I am well accustomed to it. But what does he say ? ' I answered, it was asserted that Murat had imputed the loss of the battle of Waterloo to the cavalry not having been properly employed, and had said that if he (Murat) had commanded them, the French would have gained the victory.1 ' It is very probable,' replied Napoleon, ' I could not be everywhere ; and Murat was the best cavalry officer in the world.
Page 110 - 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 45 - I see into futurity further than others ; and I wanted to establish a barrier against those barbarians, by reestablishing the kingdom of Poland, and putting Poniatowski at the head of it as king. But your imbeciles of ministers would not consent. A hundred years hence I shall be praised, encense, and Europe, especially England, will lament that I did not succeed.
Page 307 - I hereby solemnly protest, in the face of Heaven and of men, against the violence done me, and against the violation of my most sacred rights, in forcibly disposing of my person and my liberty. I came voluntarily on board of the Bellerophon ; I am not a prisoner, I am the guest of England.