Narrative of the Surrender of Buonaparte and of His Residence on Board H.M.S. Bellerophon: With a Detail of the Principal Events that Occured in that Ship, Between the 24th of May and the 8th of August, 1815

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H. Colburn, 1826 - 248 Seiten
 

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Seite 56 - En butte aux factions qui divisent mon pays, et à l'inimitié des plus grandes puissances de l'Europe; j'ai terminé ma carrière politique.
Seite 57 - Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people. I put myself under the protection of their laws ; which I claim from your Royal Highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Seite 209 - His eyes, light gray ; teeth good ; and when he smiled, the expression of his countenance was highly pleasing ; when under the influence of disappointment, however, it assumed a dark, gloomy cast.
Seite 60 - Lordships' secret order, I have acceded to the proposal, and he is to embark on board this ship to-morrow morning. That no misunderstanding might arise, I have explicitly and clearly explained to Count Las Cases, that I have no authority whatever for granting terms of any sort, but that all I can do is to carry him and his suite to England, to be received in such manner as his Royal Highness may deem expedient.
Seite 176 - I was under shelter of the British people. " If the Government, in giving orders to the Captain of the Bellerophon to receive me as well as my suite, only intended to lay a snare for me, it has forfeited its honour and disgraced its flag.
Seite 57 - A victim to the factions which distract my country, and to the enmity of the greatest powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people.
Seite 143 - The idea of it is horrible to me. To be placed for life on an island within the tropics, at an immense distance from any land, cut off from all communication with the world, and everything that I hold dear in it ! — c'est pis que la cage de fer de Tamerlan. I would prefer being delivered up to the Bourbons. Among other insults...
Seite 188 - ... me, if he required it, to give him a copy of the order. " After having arranged that matter, I was going to withdraw, when he requested me to remain, as he had something more to say. He then began complaining of his treatment in being forced to go to St Helena; among other things he observed, * They say I made no conditions — certainly I made no conditions; how could a private man (un particulier) make conditions with a nation? I wanted nothing from them but hospitality, or (as the ancients...
Seite 174 - J'y suis venu à l'instigation même du capitaine , qui a dit avoir des ordres du gouvernement de me recevoir et de me conduire en Angleterre avec ma suite si cela m'était agréable.
Seite i - The Surrender of Napoleon. Being the Narrative of the Surrender of Buonaparte, and of his residence on board HMS Bellerophon...

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