Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Band 3


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Seite 430 - The allied powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the sole obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he is ready to descend from the throne, to...
Seite 354 - You know it was said he carried the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other; and it seems he chose to give them a taste of the sword first.
Seite 430 - The allied powers having proclaimed that the emperor Napoleon is the only obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the emperor, faithful to his oath, declares that he renounces for himself and his heirs, the thrones of France and Italy ; and that there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life, which he is not ready to make for the interest of France.
Seite 251 - I have a sufficiently good opinion of the Swedes to assure you that they dare undertake anything to avenge insults which they have not provoked, and to preserve rights to which they are as much attached as to their lives. I was in Paris when the Emperor received Bernadotte's letter on the occupation of Swedish Pomerania. When Bonaparte read it I was informed that he flew into a violent rage, and even exclaimed, " You shall submit to your degradation, or die sword in hand...
Seite 115 - Prussia, were completely au fait, as to the number of buttons there ought to be in front of a jacket, how many behind, and the manner in which the skirts ought to be cut. Not a tailor in the army knew better than King Frederick, how many measures of cloth it took to make a jacket. In fact," continued he, laughing, " I was nobody in comparison with them.
Seite 225 - Jean d'Angely. The Emperor then declared in a loud voice his intention of annulling the marriage he had contracted with Josephine, who was present; the Empress also made the same declaration, which was interrupted by her repeated sobs. The Prince Arch-Chancellor having caused the article of the law to be read, he applied it to the cam before him, and declared the marriage to be dissolved...
Seite 260 - To you, to you alone, I owe the only moments of happiness I have tasted in this world. But, Josephine, my destiny is not to be controlled by my will My dearest affections must yield to the interests of France.
Seite 192 - Rousseau have contributed to increase this disposition. Seeking to obtain a reputation for sensibility and beneficence, incapable by himself of enlarged views, and, at most, competent to local details, Louis acted like a prefect rather than a King. "No sooner had he arrived in Holland than, fancying that nothing could be finer than to have it said that...
Seite 3 - The idea of an active campaign fired the ambition of the junior part of the army. All dreamed of glory, and of speedy promotion, and all hoped to distinguish themselves before the eyes of a chief, who was idolized by his troops.
Seite 401 - The Russian artillery are spoken of in the highest terms of praise ; the ground was so covered with snow, and so deep, that they were obliged to leave half their guns in the rear; and, by harnessing double teams to the other half, they contrived to briny them forward, and get a sufficient number into action.