Life of Prince Talleyrand. With Extracts from His Speeches and Writings

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Scribner, 1857 - Всего страниц: 382
 

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Стр. 283 - Bonaparte has placed himself without the pale of civil and social relations, and that as an enemy and disturber of the tranquillity of the world, he has rendered himself liable to public vengeance.
Стр. 64 - Law is the expression of the general will. All citizens have the right to take part personally or by their representatives in its formation. It must be the same for all, •whether it protects or punishes. All citizens being equal in its eyes are equally eligible to all public dignities, places, and employments, according to their capacities, and without other distinction than that of their virtues and their talents.
Стр. 364 - ... a subject or a person in ridicule, or of some torrent in which his satire had descended instantaneous but destructive — there was an archness of malice, when more than ordinary execution must be done, that defied the pencil of the describer, as it did the attempts of the imitator — there...
Стр. 245 - Nothing increases anger so much as coolness. The Emperor was violently irritated at Talleyrand's immovability of countenance and coolness of manner, and he exclaimed in a voice of thunder, and stamping his foot, (< Why do you not answer me ? " The same silence was maintained. Napoleon's eyes flashed fire. Talleyrand became alarmed, not without reason, and then he stammered out the following words, which were certainly anything but satisfactory: " I am at a loss to understand what your Majesty means.
Стр. 114 - Beaumetz to an extraordinary degree ; and, unable to remain quietly at home, he hurried to and from the city with an eager, restless .activity, which at times excited my astonishment, for he had ever been remarkable for great calmness and placidity of temper. One day he entered our lodging, evidently laboring under great excitement, although commanding himself to appear calm.
Стр. 332 - ... in the brain. From time to time he raised his head, with a sudden movement shaking back the long, grey locks which impeded his sight, and gazed around ; and then...
Стр. 113 - I should not have been here to tell my tale. I had freighted a ship in concert with my friend Beaumetz. He was a good fellow, Beaumetz, with whom I had ever lived on the most intimate terms ; and in those stormy times, when it needed not only friendship to bind men together, but almost godlike courage to...
Стр. 152 - English merchandise, should be held lawful prizes, whoever might be the proprietor of that merchandise ; which should be held contraband from the single circumstance of its coming from England, or any of its foreign settlements.
Стр. 246 - Napoleon attempted to speak, but rage choked his utterance. He advanced first one step, then a second, then a third, until at length he came close up to the Prince of Benevento. He then raised his hand to the height of the prince's chin, and continuing to advance, he forced Talleyrand- to recede, which was no easy matter, owing to the defect in one of his feet. However, it was more advisable to recede than advance, for the Emperor's little hand was still held up, and was clenched in the form necessary...
Стр. 283 - Sovereign, will immediately annihilate this last attempt of a criminal and impotent delirium ; all the Sovereigns of Europe, animated by the same sentiments, and guided by the same principles, declare, that if, contrary to all...

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