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Memorial de Sainte Helene Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena (1, PT. 1 - V. 2, PT. 4)

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Paperback. 348 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.7in.Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent gnralement tlcharger une copie gratuite scanne du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprs de lditeur. Non rfrenc. Non illustr. 1823 edition. Extrait: . . . whole day was occupied in dictation; the rest of the time dedicated to the relaxation of familiar conversation. He never mentioned the affairs of Europe; spoke rarely of the Empire, very little of the Consulate; but much of his situation as General in Italy; still more, and almost constantly, of the minutest details of his childhood and his early youth. The latter subjects, especially, seemed at this time to have a peculiar charm with him. One would have said that they afforded him a perfect oblivion; they excited him even to gaiety. It was almost exclusively with these objects that he employed the many hours of his nightly walks by moonlight. Finally, our establishment at Longwood was a fourth and last change. All our situations hitherto had been but short and transitory. This was fixed, . and threatened to be lasting. There, in reality, were to commence our exile and our new destinies. History will take them up there; there the eyes of the world were to be directed to consider us. The Emperor, seeming to make this calculation, regulates all about him, and takes the attitude of dignity oppressed by power; he traces around him a moral boundary, behind which he defends himself inch by inch against indignity and insult; he no longer comromises any thing with his persecutors; he shews himself sensily jealous in respect to forms, and hostile to all encroachment. The English never doubted that habit would, in the end, produce formality. The Emperor brings them to it from the first day, and the most profound respect is manifested. It was no small surprise to us, nor a slight satisfaction, to have to observe among ourselves, that, without knowing how or why, it was nevertheless perceptible that. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781230418834

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent généralement télécharger une copie gratuite scannée du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprès de l'éditeur. Non référencé. Non illustré. 1823 edition. Extrait: ... whole day was occupied in dictation; the rest of the time dedicated to the relaxation of familiar conversation. He never mentioned the affairs of Europe; spoke rarely of the Empire, very little of the Consulate; but much of his situation as General in Italy; still more, and almost constantly, of the minutest details of his childhood and his early youth. The latter subjects, especially, seemed at this time to have a peculiar charm with him. One would have said that they afforded him a perfect oblivion; they excited him even to gaiety. It was almost exclusively with these objects that he employed the many hours of his nightly walks by moonlight. Finally, our establishment at Longwood was a fourth and last change. All our situations hitherto had been but short and transitory. This was fixed,. and threatened to be lasting. There, in reality, were to commence our exile and our new destinies. History will take them up there; there the eyes of the world were to be directed to consider us. The Emperor, seeming to make this calculation, regulates all about him, and takes the attitude of dignity oppressed by power; he traces around him a moral boundary, behind which he defends himself inch by inch against indignity and insult; he no longer comromises any thing with his persecutors; he shews himself sensily jealous in respect to forms, and hostile to all encroachment. The English never doubted that habit would, in the end, produce formality. The Emperor brings them to it from the first day, and the most profound respect is manifested. It was no small surprise to us, nor a slight satisfaction, to have to observe among ourselves, that, without knowing how or why, it was nevertheless perceptible that...

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