Historical and Secret Memoirs of the Empress Josephine (Marie Rose Tascher de la Pagerie): First Wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume 1

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Page 279 - THE BORROWER WILL BE CHARGED AN OVERDUE FEE IF THIS BOOK 18 NOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES. I...
Page 177 - Caesar, who had a noble thirst of glory, used to say, that he would rather be the first in a village, than the second in Rome ; and he even cried when he saw the statue of Alexander the Great, with the reflection, of how much more glory Alexander had acquired at thirty years old, than he at a much more advanced age.
Page 91 - Nature, rich and sumptuous, has covered our fields with a carpeting which charms as well by the variety of its colors as of its objects. She has strewn the banks of our rivers with flowers, and planted the freshest forests around our fertile borders. I cannot resist the temptation to breathe the pure aromatic odors wafted on the zephyr's wings. I love to hide myself in the green woods that skirt our dwelling ; there I tread on flowers which exhale a perfume as rich as that of the orange grove, and...
Page 231 - ... now at Rome, who are sold to the courts, the enemies of peace, or who suffer themselves to be guided exclusively by the passion of hatred, which the loss of territory engenders. " Europe knows the pacific inclinations and the virtue of your Holiness. The French Republic will be one of the truest friends of Rome. " I send my aid-de-camp, chief of brigade, to express to your...
Page 269 - HISTORY OF THE CAPTIVITY OF NAPOLEON AT ST. HELENA. BY GENERAL COUNT MONTHOLON, The Emperor's Companion in Exile, and Testamentary Executor Now first translated and published from the author's original manuscript.
Page 47 - Gaud; and more than once, in the midst of your prosperity, you will regret the happy and peaceful life you led in the colony. At the moment you shall quit it (but not forever), a prodigy will appear in the air ; — this will be the first harbinger of your astonishing destiny.
Page 110 - ... sommes vengés. De ses remords secrets triste et lente victime , Jamais un criminel ne s'absout de son crime. Sous des lambris dorés ce triste ambitieux Vers le ciel sans pâlir n'ose lever les yeux. Suspendu sur sa tête , un glaive redoutable Rend fades tous les mets dont on couvre sa table.
Page 267 - We have looked over the lives of some of the Queens, presented in these volumes, with great, interest. While none are devoid of some degree of attraction, the most of them have a charm about their person or character exceeding anything we find in the most popular romances.
Page 266 - Evangelists, to preserve obedience and fidelity to the Government established by the Constitution of the French Republic. I likewise promise to carry on no correspondence, to be present at no conversation, to form no connection, whether within the territories of the Republic or without, which may in any degree disturb the public tranquillity...

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