The French revolution and Napoleon

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Página 251 - Soldiers, from the summit of these pyramids forty centuries look down upon you." The Battle of the Pyramids, July 21, 1798, gave the French control of Cairo. The Mamelukes were dispersed. They had lost 2ooo men.
Página 359 - Eagle, with the national colors, shall fly from steeple to steeple, till it reaches the towers of Notre Dame! Then you will be able to show your scars with honor ; then you will be able to boast of what you have done ; you will be the liberators of the country...
Página 115 - 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 240 - Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty. She was a Maiden City, bright and free ; No guile seduced, no force could violate; And, when She took unto herself a Mate, She must espouse the everlasting Sea. And what if she...
Página 364 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Página 385 - THE FRENCH REVOLUTION By HILAIRE BELLOC. A SHORT HISTORY OF WAR AND PEACE By GH FERRIS, author of Russia in Revolution, etc. HISTORY OF OUR TIME (1885-1911) By GP GOOCH. A "moving picture
Página 107 - The States-General, or assembly representing the three estates of the realm, the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners, was an old institution in France, but one that had never developed as had the parliament of England. The last meeting, indeed, had been held 175 years before.
Página 143 - King ms was now through with his scruples, that he was resolved to call the monarchs of Europe to his aid, that he was determined to escape from this coil of untoward events...
Página 205 - Atheism is aristocratic. The idea of a Supreme Being, who watches over oppressed innocence, and punishes triumphant crime, , is altogether popular. The people, the unfortunate, will always applaud me; I shall find detractors only among the rich and the guilty.
Página 230 - This preposterous assurance," wrote Josephine, " affects me to such a degree that I can believe everything L^TITIA RAMOLINO, NAPOLEON'S MOTHER may be possible to this From a painting in the Town Hall at Ajaccio.

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