Napoleon in Exile: Or, A Voice from St. Helena. The Opinions and Reflections of Napoleon on the Most Important Events of His Life and Government, in His Own Words, Volumen2

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W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1822

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Página 513 - Angleterre, ou que vous retourniez dans la patrie, perdez le souvenir des maux qu'on vous a fait souffrir. Vantez-vous de la fidélité que vous m'avez montrée et de toute l'affection que je vous porte. Si vous voyez un jour ma femme et mon fils, embrassez-les. Depuis deux ans je n'en ai aucune nouvelle directe ou indirecte.
Página 49 - In fact,' continued he, laughing, ' I was nobody in comparison with them. They continually tormented me with questions about matters belonging to tailors, of which I was entirely ignorant, although, in order not to affront them, I answered just as gravely as if the fate of an army depended upon the cut of a jacket. When I went to see the King of Prussia, instead of a library, I found...
Página 246 - I got him one, and persuaded the Pope to give him the fifteenth of August, my birth-day. I recollect," continued he, " when I was in Italy, a priest preaching about a poor sinner who had departed this life. His soul appeared before God, and he was required to give an account of all his actions. The evil and the good were afterwards thrown into opposite scales, in order to see which preponderated.
Página 69 - In the natural course of things, in a few years, Turkey must fall to Russia. The greatest part of her population are Greeks, who, you may say, are Russians. The powers it would injure, and who could oppose it, are England, France, Prussia and Austria. Now, as to Austria, it...
Página 79 - Sardinia, and every other power, obtained an increase of territory, why not England, who was the main organ of all the success? Instead of establishing a number of independent maritime states, such as Hamburgh, Stralsund, Dantzic, Genoa, to serve as entrepots for your manufactures, with conditions, either secret or otherwise, favourable to your commerce, you have basely given up Genoa to the king of Sardinia, and united Belgium to Holland. You have rendered yourselves hated by the Italians and Belgians,...
Página 483 - 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 intend* ed to lay a snare for me, it has forfeited its honour, and disgraced its flag.
Página 511 - Français ou Anglais, privé même d'un domestique de votre choix. Votre conduite à Sainte-Hélène a été, comme votre vie, honorable et sans reproche; j'aime à vous le dire. Votre lettre à votre amie de Londres n'a rien de répréhensible. Vous y épanchiez votre cœur dans le sein de l'amitié.
Página 102 - Hudson Lowe, calling him barbarous and atrocious. ' That countenance,' he exclaimed, gazing at the marble image of his son, ' would melt the heart of the most ferocious wild beast. The man who gave orders to break that image would plunge a knife into the heart of the original if it were in his power.
Página 448 - Bonaparte's establishment to 80001. per annum ; they give me liberty at the same time to admit of any further expense being incurred, which he may require as to table and so forth, beyond what this sum would cover, provided he furnishes the funds whereby the surplus charges may be defrayed.
Página 100 - I principally owe my subsequent elevation. My opinion is, that the future good or bad conduct of a child entirely depends upon the mother.

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