The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, Volum 5

Ballantyne and Company, 1827

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Pàgina 359 - we see our dear country saved ; for in your person we adore the most just and the most profound Solon. We commit our fate and our hopes into your hands, and. we implore the mighty protection of the most august Caesar.
Pàgina 267 - The most luminous exposition of his moral code was given in his counsels to the king of Holland. ' Never forget, that in the situation to which my political system and the interests of my empire have called you, your first duty is towards ME, your second towards France. All your other duties, even those towards the people whom I have called you to govern, rank after these.
Pàgina 45 - The English wish for war ; but if they draw the sword first, I will be the last to return it to the scabbard. They do not respect treaties, which henceforth we must cover with black crape...
Pàgina 344 - British isles were declared in a state of blockade. II. All commerce and correspondence with England was forbidden. All English letters were to be seized in the post-houses. III. Every Englishman, of whatever rank or quality, found in France, or the countries allied with her, was declared a prisoner of war. IV. All merchandise, or property of any kind, belong1806.] BERLIN DECREES.
Pàgina 374 - Barclay de Tolly was wounded while leading his troops to the assault. The position of the two armies the next day may be described as follows: — The Russian troops occupied a space of uneven ground, about two miles in length and a mile in depth, with the village of Serpallen on their left : they were in front of the town of Preuss-Eylau, situated in a hollow and in possession of the French.
Pàgina 165 - The rights of a free people are theirs to enjoy, but not theirs to alienate or surrender. The people are in this respect like minors, to whom law assures their property, but invests them with no title to give it away or consume it; the national privileges are an estate entailed from generation to generation, and they can neither be the subject of gift, exchange, nor surrender, by those who enjoy the usufruct or temporary possession of them.
Pàgina 265 - The wildest schemes," he remarked, " that were ever before broached, would not go so far to shake the foundations of all established government, as this new practice. There must be in every nation a certain attachment of the people to its form of government, without which no government could exist. The system, then, of transferring the subjects of one prince to another, strikes at the foundation of every government, and the existence of every nation.
Pàgina 386 - ... town on the west side of the Aller, communicating with the eastern, or right bank of the river, by a long wooden bridge. It was the object of Napoleon to induce the Russian general to pass by this narrow bridge to the left bank, and then to decoy him into a general action, VOL.
Pàgina 364 - ... rush, each acting individually, upon the object of attack, whether infantry, cavalry, or artillery, to all of which they have been in this wild way of fighting formidable assailants. But it is as light cavalry that the Cossacks are perhaps unrivalled. They and their horses have been known to march one hundred miles in twenty-four hours without halting. They plunge into woods, swim rivers, thread passes, cross deep morasses, and penetrate through deserts of snow, without undergoing material loss,...
Pàgina 7 - Confiding still, amidst its dire alarms, In Anna's councils, and in Churchill's arms. Thrice happy Britain, from the kingdoms rent, To sit the guardian of the continent...

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