Analysis of the Character and Conduct of Bonaparte, Tr. by Mr. Elder. to Which Is Subjoined, the Original Text

Analysis of the Character and Conduct of Bonaparte, Tr. by Mr. Elder. to Which Is Subjoined, the Original Text

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812* edition. Excerpt: ...the blind instruments of his inflexible despotism, the satellites of crime, and the destroyers of innocence; they would be the scourge of humanity, and would produce a generation, yet more wicked, who would become the horror of the human race. The only thing, which may have not excused, but diminished, the heinous enormity of the crimes during the revolution, is the invincible courage of the French army, inasmuch as it has shed its blood for the glory and safety of its country. It is then that the nation has merited the esteem of all Europe--that she has covered herself with glory. Every thing changed for her, the moment she devoted herself to the injustice and ambition of a fortunate adventurer, who has enveloped her with illusions, seductions, and the spirit of rapine. The love of their country, and of true glory, cannot be entirely eradicated from the breasts of those illustrious veterans, who have triumphed in Champagne, in Belgia, and on the borders of the Rhine. They respected their generals, because they esteemed them, but they did not fear them; they desired the liberty of their country, under a firm and legitimate government; none of them shed the blood of their sovereign--at a distance from him, they were not able to protect him; they execrated the crime, and would have avenged it. It is for those brave veterans, whose heroic souls have resisted all kinds of seduction that anarchy has held forth to make them the satellites of tyranny, to enlighten those young conscripts, to bring them back to military virtue--to true glory, and to restore them to their country. It is the duty of the Senate, of the Tribunate, of the Legislative Body, of the Administrations, to assemble around them those invincible legions, to overturn, with the least...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236642996
  • 9781236642998