The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte: Down to the Peace of Tolentino and the Close of His First Campaign in Italy

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T. and W. Boone, 1837 - Всего страниц: 598
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Стр. vi - ... the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.
Стр. 107 - Rich provinces and great cities will be in your power : there you will find honour, glory, and wealth. Soldiers of Italy ! will you be wanting in courage or perseverance ? " This speech from a young general of six-and-twenty, already distinguished by well-earned success, was received with eager acclamations.
Стр. 396 - All our superior officers, all our best generals, are hors de combat. The army of Italy, reduced to a handful of men, is exhausted. The heroes of Millesimo, of Lodi, of Castiglione. of Bassano, have died for their country, or are in the hospital.
Стр. 502 - Those powerful attractions which the profession of arms presents to young and ardent minds, possessed their full influence over Mr. Washington. Stimulated by the enthusiasm of military genius, to take part in the war in which Great Britain was then engaged, he had pressed so earnestly to enter into the navy, that, at the age of fifteen, a midshipman's warrant was obtained for him. The interference of a timid and affectionate mother deferred the commencement, and changed the direction of his military...
Стр. 574 - ... marauders and plunderers, may choose to exact from the inhabitants. But, besides this prudent calculation of consequences, the Tyrolese felt the generous spirit of national independence, and resolved that their mountains should not be dishonoured by the march of an armed enemy, if the unerring rifle-guns of their children were able to protect their native soil from such indignity. Every mode of resistance was prepared; and it was then that those piles of rocks, stones, and trunks of trees, were...
Стр. 8 - Paoli. spoke disrespectfully of the distinguished general, that he might tease the sensitive lad Napoleon promptly and energetically replied. " Paoli, sir, was a great man ! he loved his country ; and I never shall forgive my father, for consenting to the union of Corsica with France. He ought to have followed Paoli's fortunes and to have fallen with him.
Стр. 539 - ... sufficient to take part in the quarrel of the coalesced powers against France. The pope had given offence by the affair of Basseville, and the encouragement which his countenance afforded to the nonconforming clergy of France. But excepting Naples and Austrian Lombardy, no state in Italy could be exactly said to be at open war with the new republic.
Стр. 488 - MOST HOLY FATHER ! -" I ought to thank your holiness for the obliging things contained in the letter which you have taken the trouble to write to me. " The peace between the French republic and your holiness is just signed. I felicitate myself on being able to contribute to your personal «afety.
Стр. 537 - Lannes passed first, and I only followed him. It is necessary to correct that on the spot.
Стр. 104 - Soldiers, you are hungry and naked — The Republic owes you much, but she has not the 1 [" I am particularly gratified with my reception by General Scherer ; who, by his honourable deportment and readiness to supply me with all useful information, has acquired a right to my gratitude. To great facility in expressing himself, he unites an extent of general and military knowledge, which may probably induce you to deem his services useful in some important station.*' —NAPOLEON to the Directory,...

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