Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, المجلد 1

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A. & C. Black, 1875

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الصفحة 29 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate, Fix'd fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
الصفحة 336 - The captives were carried in triumph to the Convention, who, without admitting them to the bar, ordered them, as outlaws, for instant execution. As the fatal cars passed to the guillotine, those who filled them, but especially Robespierre, were overwhelmed with execrations from the friends and relatives of victims whom he had sent on the same melancholy road. The nature of his previous wound, from which the cloth had never been removed till the executioner tore it off, added to the torture of the...
الصفحة vi - Caesar's greatness, and his strength, was more Than past renown, and antiquated power; 'Twas not the fame of what he once had been, Or tales in old records and annals seen; But 'twas a valour, restless, unconfined, Which no success could sate, nor limits bind ; 'Twas shame, a soldier's shame, untaught to yield, That blushed for nothing but an ill-fought field...
الصفحة 311 - ... the permanence of which leads most strongly to the consolidation of society, to the state of a mere civil contract of a transitory character, which any two persons might engage in, and cast loose at pleasure, when their taste was changed, or their appetite gratified.
الصفحة 240 - He wiped away some tears; then added, in the most mournful accents, 'I charge you to bear them my last farewell.'"— CLERY, p.
الصفحة 149 - Buonaparte to me. We got before them, and went to walk in the gardens, on the terrace overlooking the water. From this station he beheld the disgraceful occurrences that ensued. I should fail in attempting to depict the surprise and indignation aroused within him.
الصفحة 240 - I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are now going to shed may never be visited on France!
الصفحة 230 - Clery we have seen and known, and the form and manners of that model of pristine faith and loyalty can never be forgotten. Gentlemanlike and complaisant in his manners, his deep gravity and melancholy features announced that the sad scenes in which he had acted a part so honourable, were never for a moment out of his memory.
الصفحة 264 - The National Convention declares, in the name of the French nation, that it will grant fraternity and assistance to all...
الصفحة 243 - Unexampled barbarity ! to leave an unhappy and sickly infant of eight years old, in a great room, locked and bolted in, with no other resource than a broken bell, which he never rang, so greatly did he dread the people whom its sound would have brought to him ; he preferred Wanting any thing and every thing to the sight of his persecutors.

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