History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena; From the Letters and Journals of the Late Lieut.-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, and Official Documents Not Before Made Public in 3 Vol Volume 2

History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena; From the Letters and Journals of the Late Lieut.-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, and Official Documents Not Before Made Public in 3 Vol Volume 2

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... allowed to remain in it, by availing themselves of his name and reputation to aggrandize themselves, and otherwise answer their several purposes. I also expressed my firm belief that you were willing to (or as far as lay in your power) accommodate matters and ameliorate his condition. When I mentioned the apprehension respecting turbulent people, he said, " Then the only way to insure people not being able to make use of my name for the future is to despatch me (trucidarmi), and the sooner the better. This is the only effectual remedy." With respect to what Las Cases had done, he said that Las Cases, though he was a man of talent, was notwithstanding a coglione in some things--for example, in showing the letters as he had done, and trusting a slave. But he said it was a piece of coglioneria to give written orders that no stranger should speak to any of his suite, though he had a pass entitling him to speak to him, and then to give a verbal message purporting the contrary. Besides, he said, he would not consent to allow you to permit people to speak to his suite or not according to your pleasure. He then spoke about accommodating matters nearly in the same strain as before, and continued, " But I do not believe that he really desires it. I believe it is all ' per gettare la polvere negli occhi, ' or else he has received some letters from England. I think, however, it is 'per gettare la polvere negli occhi, per coglionare questo giudice;' that he, being a man of some consequence, might, when he got to England, say that it is all my fault that I do not see whoever I like; that I am treated with all the kindness possible. It was with a similar intention, ' per gettare la polvere, ' that he persuaded Lady Lowe to come up here the other...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236606760
  • 9781236606761