The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume 4

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J. Cumberland, 1828

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Page 445 - I place myself under the protection of their laws, which I claim from your Royal Highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Page 122 - The allied powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon was the sole obstacle to the reestablishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he renounces, for himself and his heirs, the throne of France and Italy, and that there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life, which he is not ready to make in the interest of France.
Page 515 - 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 373 - These I esteemed to be as brave and as good as my own troops; the English army was well known latterly on the Continent ; and besides, your nation possesses courage and energy. As to the Prussians, Belgians, and others, half the number of my troops were sufficient to beat them. I only left thirty-four thousand men to take care of the Prussians.
Page 361 - The madmen ! a moment of prosperity has blinded them. The oppression and humiliation of the French people are beyond their power : if they enter France, they will there find their tomb. Soldiers ! we have forced marches to make, battles to fight, hazards to run ; but, with firmness, victory will be ours : the rights, honour, and happiness of our country will be reconquered. To every Frenchman, who has any heart, the moment is arrived— to conquer or to die \"—Moniteur, June 17.] By this movement...
Page 519 - ... of the articles which have been used by me shall be sold : the residue shall be divided amongst the executors of my will and my brothers. 2. Marchand shall preserve my hair, and cause a bracelet to be made of it, with a...
Page 524 - 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 516 - Helena," and other works, under the title of Maxims, Sayings, &c., which persons have been pleased to publish for the last six years. These are not the rules which have guided my life. I caused the Due d'Enghien to be arrested and tried, because that step was essential to the safety, interest, and honour of the French people, when the Count d'Artois was maintaining, by his confession, sixty assassins at Paris. Under similar circumstances, I would act in the same way.
Page 523 - By the dispositions we have heretofore made, we have not fulfilled all our obligations, which has decided us to make this fourth codicil. 1. We bequeath to the son or grandson of Baron Dutheil, lieutenant-general of artillery, and formerly lord of St. Andre, who commanded the school of Auxonne before the Revolution, the sum of one hundred thousand francs, as a memento of gratitude for the care which that brave general took of us when we were lieutenant and captain under his orders.
Page 361 - Now, however, leagued together, they aim at the independence and the most sacred rights of France. They have commenced the most unjust of aggressions. Let us, then, march to meet them.

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