Narrative of the Surrender of Buonaparte and of His Residence on Board H.M.S. Bellerophon: With a Detail of the Principal Events that Occured in that Ship, Between the 24th of May and the 8th of August, 1815

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H. Colburn, 1826 - 248 страница
 

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Страница 55 - Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people. I put myself under the protection of their laws, which I claim from your royal highness, as the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
Страница 53 - En butte aux factions qui divisent mon pays, et à l'inimitié des plus grandes puissances de l'Europe; j'ai terminé ma carrière politique.
Страница 247 - Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you should lay my countenance to pawn : I have grated upon my good friends for three reprieves for you and your coach-fellow, Nym ; or else you had looked through the grate, like a geminy of baboons.
Страница 172 - ... ordres du gouvernement de me recevoir et de me conduire en Angleterre avec ma suite si cela m'était agréable. Je me suis présenté de bonne foi pour venir me mettre sous la protection des lois de l'Angleterre.
Страница 58 - Lordships' secret order, I have acceded to the proposal, and he is to embark on board this ship to-morrow morning. That no misunderstanding might arise, I have explicitly and clearly explained to Count Las Cases, that I have no authority whatever for granting terms of any sort, but that all I can do is to carry him and his suite to England, to be received in such manner as his Royal Highness may deem expedient.
Страница 247 - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF BRITISH CHARACTERS deceased since the Accession of George IV. ; comprising two hundred and thirty subjects, chronologically arranged, with a List of their engraved Portraits. By WILLIAM MILLER. Handsomely printed in 2 vols. 4to.
Страница 174 - I was under shelter of the British people. •" If the Government, in giving orders to the Captain of the Bellerophon to receive me as well as my suite, only intended to lay a snare for me, it has forfeited its honour and disgraced its flag.
Страница 141 - The idea of it is horrible to me. To be placed for life on an island within the tropics, at an immense distance from any land, cut off from all communication with the world, and everything that I hold dear in it ! — c'est pis que la cage de fer de Tamerlan. I would prefer being delivered up to the Bourbons. Among other insults...
Страница 49 - Marochal de Logis, with the list of persons composing His Majesty's suite. " If the Admiral, in consequence of the despatch you forwarded to him, should send the passport for the United States therein demanded, His Majesty will be happy to repair to America ; but should the passport be withheld, he will willingly proceed to England, as a private individual, there to enjoy the protection of the laws of your country.
Страница 186 - ... me, if he required it, to give him a copy of the order. " After having arranged that matter, I was going to withdraw, when he requested me to remain, as he had something more to say. He then began complaining of his treatment in being forced to go to St Helena; among other things he observed, * They say I made no conditions — certainly I made no conditions; how could a private man (un particulier) make conditions with a nation? I wanted nothing from them but hospitality, or (as the ancients...

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