Memorial de Sainte Helene; Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena Volume 12

Memorial de Sainte Helene; Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena Volume 12

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...testimony of his justice, the noblest trophy of hisreign. " ing; it narrowed their expansive views and " their grand-effects. They would, at once-, have '" willingly erected a whole fagade, which must " have remained for-a long time useless, and " thus involved me in immense disbursements, " which, if interrupted, would have swallowed "' up every thing. ' " It was in that manner, which was peculiar " to myself, and in spite of so many political "' and military obstacles, that I executed so _ " inany undertakings. I had added forty millions " to the Crown effects, of which four millions, -f' at least, consisted of silver plate. How many " palaces have I not repaired? Perhaps, too " many; I return to that subject. Thanks to " my mode of acting, I was enabled to inhabit " Fontainebleau, within one year after the repairs "were begun, and it cost me no more than " 5 or 600,000 francs. If I have since expended " six millions on it, that was merely the result " of six years. It would have cost me much-" more in the course'of time. My principal " object was to make the expense light and "imperceptible, and to give durability to the 4' work. " During my visits to Fontainebleau," said the Emperor, " from 12 to 1500 persons were in" vited and lodged, with every convenience, '' upwards of 3,000 might be entertained at din" ner, and this cost the Sovereign very little, in " consequenceiof the admirable order and re" gularity established by Duroc. More than " twenty or five-and-twenty princes, dignitaries, -" or ministers...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946030
  • 9781236946034