Memoirs and adventures of Felice Orsini, written by himself, tr. by G. Carbonel

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Page 176 - I play'd them one as frank — For time at last sets all things even — And if we do but watch the hour, There never yet was human power Which could evade, if unforgiven, The patient search and vigil long Of hun who treasures up a wrong.
Page 73 - ... from his horse and a blow on his head. This gave him all sorts of strange fancies. When I went to take leave of him, he positively told me that he was pregnant! And what do you think he said he was pregnant of? — An elephant! And who do you think he said had produced it? — A French soldier! . . . It was the last time I ever saw him. I went to him; he could hardly speak French, but he said (striking his side) 'Je sens un elephant la!
Page 273 - ... proper person to procure them; if this mode should be approved, this or any other assistance we can give shall be afforded. The practice introduced by the enemy of laying the country through which they pass under a parole is so mischievous that I have thought it necessary to issue the proclamation of which I enclose you a copy. I have the honor to be, with the greatest esteem, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant. TO BARON STEUBEN. RICHMOND, January, 29 1781. SIR,— I send you below...
Page 171 - I again pretended to be asleep, and the instant they were gone I rose, and quite calmly proceeded to let myself down by the cord. When within about six yards from the ground I felt I could no longer sustain myself. I looked at the depth below me, and let myself drop. A sort of swoon came over me. I however moistened my mouth with an orange I had the precaution to have upon me, and lay for some moments quiet, to recover myself. I then dressed myself and wandered round and round the castle, seeking...
Page 274 - I have the honour to subscribe myself with the most profound respect, Sir and Gentlemen, your most obedient and humble servant WILLIAM BOLTS BOMBAY Lieut. -Col1 in the service of 24//4 December 1777. their Impl. Majesties.
Page 111 - Listen to your sincere friend's advice — love your country, make sacrifices for her liberation, but do not throw away your life like a fool.
Page 181 - I expected another letter. Is he not only free, but in safety ? Has he passed the frontier ? I again begin to be uneasy.
Page 171 - By thus working in the day-time in the intervals of the visits, in twenty-four days I had cut away seven of the inside bars and one of the outside ones, where they were fixed into the wall, and from the wall I had extracted eight bricks, which I hid in the straw of my mattress. As for the cord, I had thought of that before. On the 1st...
Page 270 - ... quarter least expected. A letter of Cardinal Lambruschini, addressed to the Cardinal Legate of Bologna, and dated 12th April 1844, contains these words : — " I hasten to inform you, that from the first days of the present month, I am informed by a ministerial report, that now the English police begins to act in regard to the Italian and Polish refugees ; that Sir James Graham, Home Minister in London, having intercepted the letters there directed to the noted Mazzini, has discovered that an...
Page 270 - Marquess of Normanby: Have Mr. Mazzini's letters been communicated to any foreign power? "The Duke of Wellington: I have no knowledge of it. "The Earl of Aberdeen: I can more readily answer that question, and I can assure the noble Lord that NOT ONE SYLLABLE of the corresfondence has been communicated to ANY BODY whatever [hear, hear].

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