Napoleon in Exile; Or, a Voice from St. Helena. the Opinions and Reflections of Napoleon on the Most Important Events of His Life and Government, in His Own Words Volume 16

Napoleon in Exile; Or, a Voice from St. Helena. the Opinions and Reflections of Napoleon on the Most Important Events of His Life and Government, in His Own Words Volume 16

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... Bertrand's pass. Perhaps I would seevery few of them, as it is diflicult to distinguish between those. who come up to see: me. as they would a wild hoax, and others, Who are actuated by u: otives.of. respect; but still, I should like to have the privilege It is for him to accommodate if he likes; he has the power, 'I have none; I am not governor; I have no places to give away. Let-him take off his prohibitions, thatl shall not quit the high road, or speak to a lady if I meet one.. In a few words, eke si co-mporti bene verso di me, (let him-hehave well to me). If he does not choose to treat me like a man, che Ira giuocato 'lL1l7'1l0l0 nelmondo come quel cite ho giuocato 2'0, let him not treat me Worse than a galley-slave or a condemned crimi rial, as those are not prohibited to speak. Let him do this, and then I will say that he acted at first inconsiderately, through fear of my escaping, but that when he saw his error, he was not ashamed to alter his treatment. Then I will say, that I formed a hasty opinion of him; that I have been mistaken. Ma. siete un bambino, dottore, (you are a child, doctor); you have too good an 'opinion of mankind. This man is not sincere. I believe the opinion I first formed of him is_ correct, that he is a man whose natural badness is increased by /suspicion and dread of the responsibility of the situation which he holds, (Test am /IOMM8 rotors, abject et tout dfait au-dessous de son emploi. I would wager my life," continued he, " that if I sent for Sir George Bingham, or the admiral, to ride out with me, before I had gone out three times with either the one, or the other, this governor Would make some insinuations to them, which would render me liable to he affronted, by their...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745299
  • 9781236745293