Life and Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte; From the Siege of Toulon to the Battle of Waterloo

Life and Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte; From the Siege of Toulon to the Battle of Waterloo : Also, Embracing Accounts of the Daring Exploits of His M

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...previous subject might have been ended, and another introduced. The emperor often asked for a glass of water and sugar; and a table in the adjoining room was always laid out with refreshments for his use, without any precautions being adopted as to the individuals who were permitted to approach it. Ono'day the counsellor of state, General Gassendi, taking part in the debate of the moment, dwelt a long time upon the doctrines of economists. The emperor, who was much attached to his old artillery comrade, stopped him, saying, " My dear general, where did you gain all this knowledge? YVhere did you imbibe these principles?" Gassendi replied, that he had borrowed his opinions from Napoleon himself. " How!" exclaimed the emperor with warmth---" What do you say? Is it possible? From me, who have always thought, that, if there existed a monarchy of granite, the chimeras of political economists would reduce it to powder!" And, after some other remarks, partly ironical and partly serious, he concluded---" Go, general! you must have fallen asleep in your offiice, and have VOn. 1. 21 cible, replied---" Oh, as for falling asleep in our oflices, sire, I defy any one to do that with you; you plague us too much for that." All the council 1, burst into a fit of laughter, and the emperor i laughed louder than any one. Q A scene of a very different kind occurred an-other time. A religious party was fomenting civil i discord in the state, by secretly circulating bulls I I dreamed all this."--Gassendi, who was rather iras-I l I and letters from the pope. They were shown to M. Portal, a counsellor of state, appointed to super-intend religious worship, and who, if he did not himself circulate them, at...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691077X
  • 9781236910776