The History of Napoleon Buonaparte, Volum 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1837
 

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Pàgina 216 - O miserable Chieftain ! where and when Wilt thou find patience ? Yet die not ; do thou Wear rather in thy bonds a cheerful brow : Though fallen thyself, never to rise again, Live, and take comfort. Thou hast left behind Powers that will work for thee ; air, earth, and skies ; There's not a breathing of the common wind That will forget thee ; thou hast great allies ; Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and man's unconquerable mind.
Pàgina 192 - On Linden, when the sun was low, All bloodless lay the untrodden snow ; And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. But Linden saw another sight, When the drum beat at dead of night, Commanding fires of death to light The darkness of her scenery.
Pàgina 112 - The people amongst whom we are going to live are Mahometans. The first article of their faith is this : " There is no God but God, and Mahomet is his prophet.
Pàgina 164 - 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.
Pàgina 123 - ... to halt as soon as he found his horse swimming. The man whose horse continued to march the last, was sure, he said, to be in the right direction : him accordingly we all followed, and reached Suez at two in the morning in safety, though so rapidly had the tide advanced, that the water was at the poitrels of our horses ere we made the land.
Pàgina 164 - These sentiments cannot be new to the heart of your majesty, who rule over a free nation with no other view than to render it happy. Your majesty will see in this overture only my sincere desire to contribute effectually, for the second time, to a general pacification — by a prompt step taken in confidence, and...
Pàgina 37 - I am come to lead you into the most fertile plains that the sun beholds. — Rich provinces, opulent towns, all shall be at your disposal. — Soldiers, with such a prospect before you, can you fail in courage and constancy ?" This was showing the deer to the hound when the leash is about to be slipped.
Pàgina 122 - Placing himself in the centre, he bade all the rest form a circle round him, and then ride on, each man in a separate direction, and each to halt as soon as he found his horse swimming. The man whose horse continued to march the last, was sure, he said, to be in the right direction ; him accordingly we all followed, and reached Suez at...
Pàgina 164 - Is there no room for accommodation ? How can the two most enlightened nations of Europe, stronger and more powerful than is necessary for their safety and independence, sacrifice commercial advantages, internal prosperity, and domestic happiness, to vain ideas of grandeur? Whence...
Pàgina 173 - My joy was in the Wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite...

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