A History of France, from the Conquest of Gaul by Julius Cæsar to the Reign of Louis Philippe: with Conversations at the End of Each Chapter

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Harper & Brothers, 1863 - 629 Seiten
 

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Seite 21 - For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies : that I might destroy them that hate me.
Seite 493 - Instantly he was cut down. A band of cruel ruffians and assassins, reeking with his blood, rushed into the chamber of the Queen, and pierced with a hundred strokes of bayonets and poniards the bed from whence this persecuted woman had but just time to fly almost naked, and, through ways unknown to the murderers, had escaped to seek refuge at the feet of a king and husband not secure of his own life for a moment.
Seite 577 - Jemappes against the Austrians. In 1793, finding that there was no longer any safety in France for a prince of his family, he emigrated to Switzerland. He afterwards visited Norway and Sweden; and in 1796 took refuge in the United States of America, where he was joined in the following year by his two brothers, the due de Montpensier and the comte de Beaujolais. In 1800 the three brothers came to England, where they established themselves for some years in a villa at Twickenham. During these years...
Seite 497 - ... not immediately placed in safety and set at liberty, they will inflict on those who shall deserve it the most exemplary and ever memorable avenging punishments, by giving up the city of Paris to military execution, and exposing it to total destruction ; and the rebels who shall be guilty of illegal resistance shall suffer the punishments which they shall have deserved.
Seite 543 - Dutch territories were incorporated with France. Now also Napoleon allied himself by marriage with the most ancient and illustrious house in Europe. He divorced the empress Josephine, to whom he had been married many years, and to whom he is supposed to have been sincerely attached, and was united to Maria Louisa archduchess of Austria, a daughter of the emperor Francis II. The marriage ceremony, in which the archduke Charles was Napoleon's proxy, was performed at Vienna, March llth, 1810.
Seite 128 - In this extremity they were glad to accept the conditions offered them by the sultan, of giving up Damietta, and returning to Europe. Thus ended what is called the fifth crusade. In 1223 Philip, finding his health decline, set about arranging his worldly affairs ; and feeling some remorse at the manner in which he had amassed his treasures, he appropriated a part of them to the express purpose of repaying, after his death, those persons whose money he had unjustly taken in his lifetime. He died July...
Seite 567 - if you die. Do not therefore reject my plan. I know it will succeed. I feel that God supports me !" " How," he then adds, " could I refuse ? Emilie appeared so happy in her plan ; so sure of its success. It would be killing her not to give my consent.
Seite 334 - ... parts of the kingdom. They applied for assistance to the English queen, and put the town of Havre into her hands, as a requital for the succours which she engaged to send them. This was the commencement of those dreadful religious wars, to which all France was to become a prey for many years ; wars which were carried on with the greatest animosity, tearing asunder all family and social ties, and exposing the wretched inhabitants to all the horrors of fire and of the sword.
Seite 248 - ... the strength of his memory, that though he had been confined three hundred and forty days in a dark dungeon, where it was impossible for him to read, and where he must have daily suffered from the utmost anxiety of mind ; yet he quoted so many learned writers in defence of his opinions, and supported his sentiments by the authority of so many doctors of the church, that any one would have been led to believe, that he had devoted all the time of his imprisonment to the peaceful and undisturbed...
Seite 513 - ... mother's maternal tenderness at length forced her to this sacrifice. My aunt and I dressed the child, for my poor mother had no longer strength for anything : nevertheless, when he was dressed, she took him and delivered him into the hands of the officers, bathing him with her tears, and foreseeing she should never see him again. The poor little fellow embraced us all tenderly, and was carried off in a flood of tears.

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