Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte: With Copious Historical Illustrations, and Original Anecdotes, from the Ms. of Count Labédoyère, Interspersed with Extracts from M. V. Arnault, Counts Rapp, Montholon, Las Cases, Gourgaud, Segur, &c. Prededed by an Analysis of the French Revolution, Volume 2

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Page 860 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Page 794 - Madmen ! One moment of prosperity has bewildered them. The oppression and humiliation of the French people are beyond their power. If they enter France, they will there find their grave.
Page 709 - The Allied powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the only obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he renounces for himself and his heirs the thrones of France and Italy, and that there is no personal sacrifice, ab I?
Page 528 - Soldiers ! The territory of the Confederation of the Rhine has been violated. The Austrian general supposes that we are to fly at the sight of his eagles, and abandon our allies to his mercy.
Page 845 - It was about fourteen feet by twelve, and ten or eleven feet in height. The walls were lined with brown nankeen, bordered and edged with common green bordering paper, and destitute of skirting.
Page 872 - Will of the \5th of April. •• 1. Amongst the diamonds of the crown which were delivered up in 1814, there were some to the value of five or six hundred thousand francs, not belonging to it, but which formed part of my private property ; repossession shall be obtained of them in order to discharge my legacies. 2. I had in the hands of the banker Torlonia, at Rome...
Page 687 - I gave you carte blanche, to save Paris and avoid a battle, which was the last hope of the nation. The battle has taken place, and Providence has blessed our arms.
Page 875 - Ten thousand francs to the subaltern officer Cantillon, who has undergone a trial, upon the charge of having endeavoured to assassinate Lord Wellington, of which he was pronounced innocent. Cantillon had as much right to assassinate that oligarchist, as the latter had to send me to perish upon the rock of St Helena.
Page 872 - Rhine, under the directions of my executors, and upon their orders, one hundred thousand francs. 22. To be distributed amongst those who suffered amputation, or were severely wounded at Ligny or Waterloo, who may be still living, according to lists drawn up by my executors, to whom shall be added Cambrone, Larrey, Percy, and Emmery. The guards shall be paid double ; those of the Island of Elba, quadruple ; two hundred thousand francs.
Page 867 - Ah ! there is a man with a countenance really pleasing, open, frank, and sincere. There is the face of an Englishman. His countenance bespeaks his heart, and I am sure he is a. good man : I never yet beheld a man of whom I so immediately formed a good opinion, as of that fine soldier-like old man. He carries...

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