Napoleon's Letters to Josephine, 1796-1812: For the First Time Collected and Translated, with Notes Social, Historical, and Chronological, from Contemporary Sources

J. M. Dent & Company, 1901 - 330 páginas
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Página xvii - ... and sometimes, when contemplating on the ills that man could do me, on the fate which destiny could reserve for me, I fixed my eyes steadfastly on the most unheard-of misfortunes without a frown, without alarm; — but now the idea that my Josephine may be unwell, the idea that she may be ill, and, above all, the cruel, the fatal thought, that she may love me less, withers my soul, stops my blood, renders me sad, cast down, and leaves me not even the courage of fury and despair. Formerly I used...
Página 227 - Russia, on account of the numbers of Greeks in the Turkish dominions who would naturally join the Russians, I refused to consent to it, especially as Alexander wanted to get Constantinople, which I would not allow, as it would have destroyed the equilibrium of power in Europe.
Página 168 - 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 155 - My dear, I have your letter. I thank you for it. My son is fat, and in excellent health. I trust he may continue to improve. He has my chest, my mouth, and my eyes. I hope he may fulfil his destiny. I am always well pleased with Eugene; he has never given me the least anxiety. Napoleon.
Página 227 - And that man, that unfortunate (he was thus designating the Due d'Enghien), by whom was I advised of the place of his residence? Who drove me to deal cruelly with him? What then are you aiming at? What do you wish for? What do you hope? Do you dare to say? You deserve that I should smash you like a wineglass. I can do it, but I despise you too much to take the trouble.
Página 190 - We were the most innocent creatures imaginable," the Emperor used to say ; " we contrived little meetings together. I well remember one which took place on a Midsummer morning, just as daylight began to dawn : it will scarcely be believed that all our happiness consisted in eating cherries together.
Página 13 - Mantua will be ours, and then thy husband will fold thee in his arms, and give thee a thousand proofs of his ardent affection. I shall proceed to Milan as soon as I can : I am a little fatigued. I have received letters from Eugene and Hortense.
Página 146 - I have not written to yon because you have not written to me, and my sole desire is to fulfil your slightest inclination. I see with pleasure that you are going to Malmaison and that you are contented; as for me, I shall be so likewise on hearing news from you and in giving you mine. I say no more about it until you have compared this letter with yours, and after that I will leave you to judge which of us two is the better friend Adieu dear; keep well, and be just for your sake and mine.
Página 91 - My dear, I write you only a line for I am very tired by reason of several days' bivouacking. My children have worthily celebrated the anniversary of the battle of Marengo. " The battle of Friedland will be as celebrated for my people and equally glorious. The entire Russian army routed, 80 pieces of cannon captured, 30,000 men taken or killed, 25 Russian generals killed, wounded or taken and the Russian Guard wiped out.
Página 193 - We saw some odd-looking folks there, which indemnified us a little for spinach dressed with lamp-oil, and red asparagus fried with curdled milk. Who would not have been amused to see the Malmaison gourmands seated at a table so shockingly served ! In no record of history is there to be found a day passed in distress so dreadful as that on which we arrived at Plombieres. On departing from Toul we intended to breakfast at Nancy, for every stomach had been empty for two days ; but the civil and military...

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