The Story of Modern France

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American book Company, 1910 - 350 páginas
This volume recounts primary events in the history of France to the turn of the 20th century, with biographical sketches of important figures like Joan of Arc.
 

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Página 231 - I come, like Themistocles of old, to sit down at the hearth of the British people. I place myself under the protection of their laws, which I claim from your Royal Highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Página 296 - Not having been able to die in the midst of my troops, it only remains for me to place my sword in the hands of your Majesty. — I am your Majesty's good brother, NAPOLEON.
Página 147 - This great man fought against tyranny ; he established the liberty of his country. His memory will always be dear to the French people, as it will be to all free men of the two worlds ; and especially to French soldiers, who, like him and the American soldiers, have combated for liberty and equality.
Página 231 - Themistocles, to seat myself at the hearth of the British people. I place myself under the protection of its laws, which I claim from your Royal Highness as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Página 211 - The allied powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the only obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he renounces for himself and his heirs, the thrones of France and Italy, and that there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life, •which he is not ready to make for the interests of France.
Página 98 - I was a queen, and you took away my crown ; a wife, and you killed my husband ; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
Página 212 - The Allied powers having declared that the Emperor Napoleon is the only obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, declares that he is ready to descend from the throne, to...
Página 52 - Monsieur, tell those who sent you that we are here by the will of the People, and that nothing but the force of bayonets...
Página 219 - Frenchmen ! In my exile I heard your complaints and your wishes : you demanded that government of your choice which alone was legitimate. You accused my long slumber ; you reproached me for sacrificing to my repose the great interests of the country. I have crossed the seas in the midst of dangers of every kind : I arrive amongst you to resume my rights, which are yours.

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