The History of Napoleon Buonaparte

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W. Tegg, 1881 - 655 pages

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Page 593 - Bonaparte struck me as differing considerably from the pictures and busts ' I had seen of him. His face and figure looked much broader and more square — larger, indeed, in every way than any representation I had met with. His corpulency, at this time universally reported to be excessive, was by no means remarkable. His flesh looked, on the contrary, firm and muscular. There was not the least trace of colour in his cheeks ; in fact his skin was more like marble than ordinary flesh. Not the smallest...
Page 232 - on all hands by the enemies whom the Bourbons raised up against me ; threatened with air-guns, infernal machines, and deadly stratagems of every kind. I had no tribunal on earth to which I could appeal for protection, therefore I had a right to protect myself; and by putting to death one of those whose followers threatened my life, I was entitled to strike a salutary terror into the others.

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