Life of Napoleon Buonaparte: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, Band 15


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Seite 187 - 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, even that of life, •which he is not ready to make for the interests of France.
Seite 326 - By thus breaking the convention which had established him in the island of Elba, Buonaparte destroys the only legal title on which his existence depended — by appearing again in France with projects of...
Seite 214 - I will always follow the road of honour. I will record with my pen the deeds we have done together. I cannot embrace you all, but I embrace your general," — (he pressed the general to his bosom.) — " Bring hither the eagle," — (he embraced the standard, and concluded,) —
Seite 384 - The madmen! A moment of prosperity blinds 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...
Seite 328 - Treaty, but is not to be understood as binding his Britannic Majesty to prosecute the war, with a view of imposing upon France any particular government.
Seite 284 - You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro.
Seite 326 - Buonaparte destroys the only legal title on which his existence depended : by appearing again in France with projects of confusion and disorder, he has deprived himself of the protection of the law, and has manifested to the universe, that there can be neither peace nor truce with him. The powers consequently declare, that Napoleon Buonaparte has placed himself without the pale of civil and social relations, and that as an enemy and disturber of the tranquillity of the world, he has rendered himself...
Seite 12 - Emperor placed no confidence in the sentiments expressed in the declarations of the allies. He had said long before, * They have appointed my grave as their place of rendezvous, but none of them will venture to come first.* He now added, * Their time of rendezvous has arrived.
Seite 320 - ... the whole happy beyond all reasonable expectation, with no violent shock to national independence, with some tolerable compromise between the opinions of the age and the...
Seite 356 - Land tax and direct taxes to be voted only for a year ; indirect may be for several years. No levy of men for the army, nor any exchange of territory, but by a law. Taxes to be proposed by the Chamber of Representatives. Ministers to be responsible. Judges to be irremovable. Juries to be established. Right...

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