The Secret History of the Cabinet of Bonaparte: Including His Private Life, Character, Domestic Administration, and His Conduct to Foreign Powers; Together with Secret Anecdotes of the Different Courts of Europe, and of the French Revolution. With Two Appendices, Consisting of State Papers, and of Biographical Sketches of the Persons Composing the Court of St. Cloud

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J. M. Richardson and J. Hatchard, 1810 - 607 pages

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Page 410 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page 117 - SM l'Impératrice n'a point dit cela; elle connaît trop bien nos Constitutions; elle sait trop bien que le premier représentant de la nation, c'est l'Empereur; car tout pouvoir vient de Dieu et de la nation.
Page 346 - Les positions que nous occupons sont formidables , et pendant qu'ils marcheront pour tourner ma droite , ils me présenteront le flanc. « Soldats, je dirigerai moi-même tous vos bataillons; je me tiendrai loin du feu, si avec votre bravoure accoutumée...
Page 346 - Cette victoire finira notre campagne , et nous pourrons reprendre nos quartiers d'hiver, où nous serons joints par les nouvelles armées qui se forment en France, et alors la paix que je ferai sera digne de mon peuple, de vous et de moi.
Page 597 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Page 459 - His imperial majesty is the more affected by this event, as he never could have expected that a power which had undertaken, in common with himself, the office of mediator, and was consequently bound...
Page 452 - Europe the rage of war, the discredit of peace, and shameless and boundless outrages against every thing which is the object of the love and veneration of the French people ? A few days after the ratification of peace, one of his Britannic majesty's ministers declared, that the peace establishment must be considerable; and the distrust excited by this declaration, made in parliament with as much bitterness as impropriety, furnished a commentary fur the exaggeration and alarms which were circulated...
Page 437 - ... world in general, under circumstances similar to the present. Belligerent powers have an acknowledged right to avail themselves of all discontents that may exist in countries with which they may be at war. The exercise of that right, even if in any degree doubtful, would be fully sanctioned in the present case, not only by the present state of the French nation, but by the conduct of the government of that country, which, since the commencement of the present war, has constantly kept up communications...
Page 437 - ... nation, but by the conduct of the government of that country, which, since the commencement of the present war, has constantly kept up communications with the disaffected in the territories of his majesty, particularly in Ireland; and which has assembled, at this present moment, on the coast of France, a corps of Irish rebels, destined to second them in their designs against that part of the united kingdom.
Page 438 - ... the commerce, to diminish the power, and to abridge the dominions of its enemy, but also to carry devastation and ruin into the very heart of the British empire. In the application of these principles, his majesty has commanded me to declare, besides, that his government have never authorised...

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