Buonaparte's Voyage to St. Helena: Comprising the Diary of Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn, During His Passage from England to St. Helena, in 1815

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Lilly, Wait, Colman and Holden, 1833 - France - 123 pages
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Page 25 - Marechal, without the slightest further notice being taken of him. (It is clear he is still inclined to act the Sovereign occasionally, but I cannot allow it, and the sooner therefore he becomes convinced it is not to be admitted the better...
Page 131 - Mariner's LIBRARY, or Voyager's Companion, containing abridged narratives of the most popular voyagers from the time of Columbus to the present day, with accounts of...
Page 111 - ... object, he believed very much time would not have elapsed before he would have completed them. In the meantime, he said, whatever it might have cost him, he had determined on always keeping ten sail of French frigates at sea for the purpose of making and improving his officers. He added that when his frigates had been sent on distant...
Page 33 - I did not see much of General Buonaparte throughout this day, as owing to his appearing inclined to try to assume again improper consequence, I was purposely more than usually distant with him, and therefore, though we exchanged common salutations and high looks, nothing passed between us worth noticing. 19 Our latitude and longitude to-day at noon were 45 42' N., and 8 10
Page 61 - I believes goes almost immediately to bed. Such a life of inactivity, with the quantity and description of his food, makes me fear he will not retain his health through the voyage ; he however as yet does not appear to suffer any inconvenience from it.
Page 121 - Emperor whether there was any truth in the report that he had sent an order for the Duke's reprieve, but that it had unfortunately arrived too late.
Page 100 - On another day, talking of Ireland, he told me he had arranged everything with that country, and if he could have got safely over to it the force he intended sending, the party there in his...
Page 86 - ... probable she would have gained her point in this particular, not only by reason of the great advantage an extremely clever and fine woman of high rank must always have when personally urging any suit she has much at heart, but also from the inclination he (Bonaparte) then had to meet as far as he conveniently could the wishes of the Emperor Alexander, who, he did not hesitate in affirming, was at the time a strongly attached and much- favoured admirer of her Prussian Majesty.
Page 122 - Longwood, and he seemed tolerably satisfied with it. though both he and his attendants have since been complaining a good deal. The general having stated to me that he could not bear the crowds which gathered to see him in the town, he has at his own request been permitted to take up his residence (until Longwood should be ready) at a small house called The...
Page 60 - ... bed cabin and either takes a short walk on deck or plays a game of chess with one of his Generals until the dinner hour which is five o'clock. At dinner he generally eats and drinks a great deal and talks but little ; he prefers meats of all kinds highly dressed and never touches vegetables. After dinner he generally walks for about an hour or hour...

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