The Life Of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor Of The French (volume 9); With A Preliminary View Of The…

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bySir Walter Scott

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1827. Excerpt: ... LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE. CHAPTER I. Buonaparte's arrival at Paris.--The two Chambers assemble, and adopt resolutions, indicating a wish for Napoleon's Abdication.--Buonaparte holds a General Council.--Fouch& presents to the Representatives Napoleon's Abdication, Which stipulates that his Son shall succeed him.--Carnot's exaggerated report to the Peers, of the means of defence-- contradicted by Ney.--Stormy debate in the Peers on the Abdication Act.--Both Chambers evade formally recognising Napoleon II.--Provisional Government appointed.--Napoleon required to retire to Malmaison.--His offer of his services in the defence of Paris rejected.--He is placed under the surveillance of General Beker.--Means provided at Rochefort for his departure to the United States.--He arrives at Rochefort on 3d July.--The Provisional Government attempt in vain to treat with the Allies, or to excite the French to resistance.--The Allies advance to Paris, and, an armistice being concluded, enter it on 7th July.--Chamber of Peers disperse, and the Members of the other Chamber are excluded from the place of meeting.--Louis XVIII. re-enters Paris on 8th July.--Reflections upon this second Restoration of the Bourbons. Immense as the direct and immediate consequences of the battle of Waterloo certainly were, being the total loss of the campaign, and the entire destruction of Napoleon's fine army, the more remote contingencies to which it gave rise were so much more important, that it may be doubted whether there was ever in the civilized world a great battle followed by so many and such extraordinary results. That part of the French army which escaped from the field of Waterloo, fled in the most terrible disorder towards the frontiers of France. Napoleon himself continued his flight from Charleroi, in the ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1827. Excerpt: ... LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE. CHAPTER I. Buonaparte's arrival at Paris.--The two Chambers assemble, and adopt resolutions, indicating a wish for Napoleon's...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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