Louis Philippe

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Harper, 1901 - 405 pages
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Page 206 - YE sons of freedom, wake to glory ! Hark ! hark ! what myriads bid you rise ! Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary, Behold their tears and hear their cries ! Shall hateful tyrants, mischiefs breeding, With hireling hosts, a ruffian band, Affright and desolate the land, While peace and liberty lie bleeding ? To arms ! to arms ! ye brave ! Th' avenging sword unsheathe ; March on ! march on ! all hearts resolved On victory or death.
Page 189 - England, instantly disperse some popular paper among the people; and that declarations and letters should be ready to fly about to all parts, on the very moment of time when your Majesty is arrived, or is upon your arrival. This...
Page 142 - His visit to their guard fire, and his acceptance of a piece of their campaign bread, constituted epochs in their lives, to be lost only with the loss of reason or of existence. I am satisfied that circumstances have not been favorable to a just appreciation of the whole character of Napoleon in the United States. While he was at the head of the nation, we surveyed him very much through the English journals, and we imbibed all the prejudices which a long and bitter war had engendered against him...
Page 135 - ... has ever been heard against the Queen ; and one who could pass through this ordeal has nothing more to dread from human investigation. A kinder and more anxious mother is nowhere to be found ; and she is a sincere believer in the Christian religion, and devout in the performance of its duties. Her charity is known throughout the country, and appeals for the distressed are never made to her in vain. In the performance of her regal duties, while her bearing is what the nature of her position requires,...
Page 192 - The liberal journals refused to take out the license the ordinances required. This act of defiance the government met by. sending the police to seize the journals and close their printing-offices. A commissary of police with two gens-d'armes repaired to the office of the Temps, edited by M.
Page 223 - Ijtoile, and I have ordered them to continue their retreat to St. Cloud. A ball directed at me has killed the horse of my aid-de-camp by my side. I regret that it did not pass through my head. Death would be nothing to me compared to the sad spectacle which I have witnessed.
Page 166 - I continued," says this venerable lady, " to pay my respects to Mademoiselle d'Orleans, who is still as kind and affectionate towards me as ever. I saw the young Prince de Joinville, who was only two years old, but who spoke as distinctly as a child of six or seven ; he was also as polite as he Was handsome and intelligent ; in fact, the whole family of the Duke of Orleans is truly the most interesting I ever knew ; the members of it are charming by their personal attractions, their natural qualities,...
Page 407 - The Journal is a book to last. No king in literature has such a chronicle, and as Scott in his novels has made his principal characters now and again serve as heroes of the tale without being conscious of their heroism, so here, without egotism, without pettiness, yet with minute detail, he has drawn his own superb figure with a strength which is ineffaceable.
Page 86 - ... that, in spite of the administrators, who tried to hold him back, he darted into my cell, and embraced me. It was six weeks since I had seen him — six wretched weeks ! The moment was precious ; but, ah ! how...

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