A Selection from the Letters and Despatches of the First Napoleon: With Explanatory Notes, Tom 3

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Chapman and Hall, limited, 1884

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Strona 416 - I recommend to my son never to forget that he was born a French prince, and never to allow himself to become an instrument in the hands of the triumvirs who oppress the nations of Europe ; he ought never to fight against France, or to injure her in any manner ; he ought to adopt my motto — "Every thing for the French people.
Strona 404 - The loyalty, well held to fools, does make Our faith mere folly: — Yet he that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place i
Strona 353 - The Eagle, with the national colours, shall fly from steeple to steeple — even to the towers of Notre Dame. Then you will be able to show your scars with honour : then you will be able to glory in what you have done ; you will be the deliverers of the country.
Strona 337 - 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.
Strona 406 - Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure: Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain!
Strona 404 - I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British People. 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.
Strona 400 - My political life is terminated, and I proclaim my son, under the title of Napoleon II., Emperor of the French.
Strona 185 - And, last of all, an Admiral came, A terrible man with a terrible name, A name which you all know by sight very well, But which no one can speak, and no one can spell.
Strona 400 - In commencing war for maintaining the national independence, I relied on the union of all efforts, of all wills, and the concurrence of all the national authorities. I had reason to hope for success, and I braved all the declarations of the powers against me. " Circumstances appear to me changed. I offer myself as a sacrifice to the hatred of the enemies of France.
Strona 153 - Our choice cannot be difficult. Let us then march forward. Let us cross the Niemen, and carry the war into her country.

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