The History of Napoleon, 第 1 巻

R. Tyas, 1841 - 549 ページ


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221 ページ - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the Republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your Majesty. The war, which for eight years has ravaged the four quarters of the world, must it be eternal ? Are there no means of coming to an understanding...
223 ページ - THE King has given frequent proofs of his sincere desire for the re-establishment of secure and permanent tranquillity in Europe. He neither is, nor has been, engaged in any contest for a vain and false glory. He has had no other view than that of maintaining, against all aggression, the rights and happiness of his subjects.
224 ページ - And is this the way, sir, that you are to show yourselves the advocates of order ? You take up a system calculated to uncivilize the world — to destroy order — to trample on religion — to stifle in the heart, not merely the generosity of noble sentiment, but the affections of social nature ; and in the prosecution of this system, you spread terror and devastation all around you.
221 ページ - Your majesty will see in this overture only my sincere desire to contribute effectually, for the second time, to a general pacification — a prompt step taken in confidence, and freed from those forms, which, however necessary to disguise the apprehensions of feeble states, only serve to discover in the powerful a mutual wish to deceive.
322 ページ - Helena" and other works, under the title of Maxims, Sayings, &c., which persons have been pleased to publish for the last six years. Such are not the rules which have guided my life. I caused the Due d'Enghien to be arrested and tried, because that step was essential to the safety, interest, and honour of the French people, when the Count d'Artois was maintaining, by his own confession, sixty assassins at Paris. Under similar circumstances, I should act in the same way.
126 ページ - Religion, feudality, royalty, have successively, for twenty centuries past, governed Europe. But from the peace which you have just concluded dates the era of representative governments. You have succeeded in organizing the great nation whose vast territory is circumscribed only because Nature herself has fixed its limits. You have done more.
37 ページ - I come to lead you into the most fertile plains in the world : rich provinces, great cities, will be in your power. There you will have wealth, honour, and glory. Soldiers of Italy, can your courage fail ?" These words were addressed to his troops on the 29th of March.
48 ページ - Things are going on as ill and as irregularly as possible," said the old martinet. " The French have got a young general, who knows nothing of the regular rules of war ; he is sometimes on our front, sometimes on the flank, sometimes on the rear. There is no supporting such a gross violation of rules...
208 ページ - I declare to you that these brigands, who are doubtless in the pay of England, have risen in rebellion against the council of Ancients, and have dared to talk of outlawing the general, who is charged with the execution of its decree, as if the word " outlaw " was still to be regarded as the death-warrant of persons most beloved by their country. I declare to you, that these madmen have outlawed themselves, by their attempts upon the liberty of the council. In the name of that people, which for so...
177 ページ - I had not, as may be supposed, a deliberative voice ; but I am bound to declare that the situation of the army, the scarcity of food, our small numerical strength, in the midst of a country where every individual was an enemy, would have induced me to vote in the affirmative of the proposition which was carried into effect, if I had had a vote to give.