History of Napoleon Bonaparte, and wars of Europe, by W.B. Heweston, Band 1


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Seite 248 - Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the Benefit of the Act of Insolvency ; In consequence of which, he registered His Kingdom of Corsica, For the use of his creditors. The grave, great teacher, to a level brings. Heroes, and beggars, galley-slaves, and kings : But Theodore this moral learn'd, ere dead ; Fate pour'd its lessons on his living head, Bestow'da kingdom, and denied him bread.
Seite 248 - Near this place is interred Theodore, King of Corsica, Who died in this parish Dec. 11, 1756, Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the benefit of the Act of Insolvency, In consequence of which he registered His Kingdom of Corsica For the use of his Creditors.
Seite 426 - The enemy defended themselves like men*; the artillery which they planted on the walls was wretchedly served, but their musketry was excellent. These people have no idea of children's play ; they either kill or are killed. The first inclosure, however, that is to say, that of the city of the Arabs, was carried ; and soon after the second, in spite of the fire from the houses. The...
Seite 5 - He gained whoever he had a mind to gain ; and he had a mind to gain every body, because he knew that every body was more or less worth gaining. Though his power, as Minister and General, made him many political and party enemies, they did not make him one...
Seite 255 - Buonaparte once came to England to solicit government for a commission in the British army; it may be proper to state that he was in England, but the object of his appearance here is not known.
Seite 132 - I owe to my family, not to subscribe to a sentence which declares me guilty of a crime of which I cannot accuse myself. " In consequence I appeal to the Nation from the sentence of its Representatives ; and I commit by these presents to the fidelity of my defenders to make known to the National Convention this appeal by all the means in their power, and to demand that mention of it be made in the minutes of their sittings. (Signed) "LOUIS.
Seite 427 - Mameloucs are an invincible race, inhabiting a burning desert, mounted on the fleetest horses in the world, and full of courage. They live with their wives and children in flying camps, which are never pitched two nights together in the• same place. They are horrible savages, and yet they have some notion of gold and silver ! a small quantity of it serves to excite their admiration. Yes, my dear brother, they love gold ; they pass their lives in extorting...
Seite 427 - Paris," wrote one of the officers of the army, " will laugh outright, at the Mohammedan proclamation of Napoleon. He, however, is proof against all your raillery, and the proclamation itself has produced the most surprising effect. The Arabs, natural enemies of the Mamelukes, sent us back, as soon as they had read it, thirty of our people, whom they had made prisoners, with an offer of their services against the Mamelukes.
Seite 428 - The women wrap themselves up in a piece of cloth, which passes over their head, and descends in front to the eyebrows. The poorer sort cover the whole of their face with linen, leaving only two small apertures for the eyes ; so that if this strange veil happens to be a little shrivelled, or stained, they look like so many hob-goblins. Their forts and their artillery are the most ridiculous things in nature : they have not even a lock, nor a window to their houses ; in a word, they are still involved...
Seite 359 - Desiring to terminate amicably our deferences with the French Republic, by the retreat of the troops which you command, we send and depute to you, as our Plenipotentiaries, two ecclesiastics, the Cardinal Matthei, who is perfectly known to you, and M.

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