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Page 92 - But in case his mild and healing mediation should be again refused, he declared he would treat them as a conquered people, and place his brother on another throne. " I will, in that case, set the crown of Spain on my own head, and I shall know how to make it respected ; for God,'' concluded this extraordinary document, " has given me the power and the will to surmount all difficulties.
Page 169 - Austria arrived at my bivouac in Moravia ; you heard him implore my clemency, and swear an eternal friendship.
Page 745 - Sebastian were invested. Joseph's reign was over, the crown had fallen from his head, and after years of toils and combats which had been rather admired than understood, the English general, emerging from the chaos of the Peninsular struggle, stood on the summit of the Pyrenees a recognized conqueror. From those lofty pinnacles the clangor of his trumpets pealed clear and loud, and the splendor of his genius appeared as a flaming beacon to warring nations.
Page 728 - that discipline had deteriorated during the campaign in a greater degree than he had ever witnessed or ever read of in any army, and this without any disaster, any unusual privation or hardship save that of inclement weather ; that the officers had, from the first, lost all command over their men, and...
Page 286 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Page 53 - Let us bear our triumphal eagles to the pillars of Hercules, there also we have injuries to avenge ! Soldiers ! you have surpassed the renown of modern armies, but have you yet equalled the glory of those Romans who, in one and the same campaign, were victorious upon the Rhine and the Euphrates, in Illyria and upon the Tagus! A long peace, a lasting prosperity, shall be the reward of your labours.
Page 571 - here is the battle you have longed for ; it is necessary, for it brings us plenty, good winter-quarters, and a safe return to France. Behave yourselves so that posterity may say of each of you, ' He was in that great battle under the walls of Moscow.