Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, 第 3 巻


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362 ページ - ... still persisted in keeping possession of their General. They seized him by his arms and clothes, and dragged him along with them amidst the dead, the dying, and the smoke; he was precipitated into a morass, in which he sunk up to the middle, surrounded by the enemy. The grenadiers perceiving the danger of their General, a cry was raised,' Forward, soldiers, to save the General!
i ページ - Memoirs of the History of France during the reign of Napoleon, dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who shared his captivity; and published from the Original Manuscripts corrected by himself.
181 ページ - ... part of Europe. The French people, free and respected by the whole world, will give to Europe a glorious peace, which will indemnify them for the sacrifices of every kind which for the last six years they have been making.
180 ページ - Soldiers, you have done much — but remains there nothing more to do ? Shall it be said of us that we knew how to conquer, but not how to make use of victory?
355 ページ - Mantua must fall, and we shall remain masters of all; our labours will be at an end; for not only Italy, but a general peace is in Mantua. You talk of returning to the Alps, but you are no longer capable of doing so. From the dry and frozen bivouacs of those sterile rocks, you could very well conquer the delicious plains of Lombardy; but from the smiling flowery bivouacs of Italy you cannot return to the Alpine snows. Succours...
142 ページ - Soldiers, you are naked and ill-fed ! Government owes you much and can give you nothing. The patience and courage you have shown in the midst of these rocks are admirable ; but they gain you no renown ; no glory results to you from your endurance. It is my design to lead you into the most fertile plains in the world. Rich provinces and great cities will be in your power : there you will find honor, glory, and wealth. Soldiers of Italy ! will you be wanting in courage or perseverance...
180 ページ - Italy opposed you in vain; you passed them as rapidly as the Apennines. These great successes have filled the heart of your country with joy. Your representatives have ordered a festival to commemorate your victories, which has been held in every district of the Republic. There your fathers, your mothers, your wives, sisters, and mistresses rejoiced in your good fortune and proudly boasted of belonging to you. Yes, soldiers, you have done much — but remains there nothing more to do?
422 ページ - ... Napoleon at Bologna to apprise him of a conspiracy to poison him, which was to be carried into effect in Romagna. This notice proved seasonable. General Serrurier presided at the ceremony of the surrender of Mantua, and saw the old Marshal and the staff of his army file off before him, Napoleon being by that time in Romagna. The indifference with which he withdrew himself from the very flattering spectacle of a marshal of great reputation, generalissimo of the Austrian forces in Italy, delivering...
157 ページ - ... now equal those of the Armies of Holland and the Rhine. You were utterly destitute, and you have supplied all your wants. You have gained battles without cannon, passed rivers without bridges, performed forced marches without shoes, and bivouacked without strong liquors, and often without bread.
179 ページ - Apennines ; you have overthrown and dispersed all that dared to oppose your march. Piedmont, rescued from Austrian tyranny, is left to its natural sentiments of regard and friendship to the French. Milan is yours ; and the republican standard is displayed throughout all Lombardy. The dukes of Parma and Modena are indebted for their political existence only to your generosity. The army, which so proudly menaced you, has had no other barrier than its dissolution to oppose your invincible courage.