Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Colonel Maceroni, 1. köide

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J. Macrone, 1838

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Page 99 - I am at the end of all my resources, that miserable fellow Aubry [then minister of war], leaves me in the mire, when he might do something for me. I feel that I have the power of doing more than Generals Santerre, and Rossignol, and yet they cannot find a corner for me in La Vende'e, or elsewhere, to give me employment ! You are happy — your reputation depends upon yourself alone. Two hours passed on the boards, bring you before the public, whence all glory emanates ; but for us soldiers, we are...
Page 99 - I have fought like a lion for the Republic ; but my good friend Talma, as my reward, I am left to die with hunger. I am at the end of all my resources, that miserable fellow Aubry [then minister of war], leaves me in the mire, when he might do something for me. I feel that I have the power of doing more than Generals Santerre, and Rossignol, and yet they cannot find a corner for me in La Vende'e, or elsewhere, to give me employment ! You are happy — your reputation depends upon yourself alone.
Page 100 - Monvel, he is a true friend. Barras, President of the Directory, makes fine promises, but will he keep them ? I doubt it. In the meantime I am reduced to my last sous. Have you a few crowns to spare me ? I will not refuse them, and promise to repay you out of the first kingdom I win by my sword.
Page 100 - I am reduced to my last sous. Have you a few crowns to spare me ? I will not refuse them, and promise to repay you out of the first kingdom I win by my sword. How happy were the heroes of Ariosto ; they had not to depend upon a Minister of War. " Adieu. Yours,
Page 259 - Italy has submitted to my laws and those of my allies, and that the finest country in the world is freed from the yoke of the most perfidious of men; that the sanctity of treaties is avenged, and that the manes of my brave soldiers, assassinated in the ports of Sicily, on their return from Egypt, are appeased.
Page 54 - Romans established that every sign of an inferior value when placed iefore, that is, to the left of another of superior value, should indicate that such inferior amount was to be deducted from the superior ; and, on the contrary, that the inferior value was to be added to the superior when the latter was written first. Thus it was, that after having expressed four by II II, and nine by VII II, they afterwards expressed them by IV and IX.
Page 216 - Holland, thus transforming by a stroke of the pen the Batavian republic into a kingdom dependent on France. His brother-in-law, Murat, was made Grand Duke of Berg. During his victorious progress in Germany, Napoleon received the news of the total destruction of the French and Spanish fleets by Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar, on the 21st of October, 1805.
Page 53 - Two tens then became expressed by two X, three tens by X, and so on up to nine X, in like manner as nine unities had been expressed by nine I's. Arrived at this point, they naturally gave to their letter C, initial of their word centum, the faculty of representing the number one hundred, or the tenth...
Page 361 - Electric zigzags occasionally issued from this mass, but by the time I had got half way up the cone these discharges had become incessant and innumerable. Volleys of zigzags issuing from the column and its surmounting cloud, fell into the crater, or on the exterior margin of it, with such force as to make the stones and cinders fly about, as though struck by cannon shot. An equal number of discharges proceeded upwards from the crater into the cloud above; and many zigzags, after taking an indeterminate...
Page 54 - Koinans had began by finding it necessary to relieve the eye from the fatigue and embarrassment of counting vertical strokes all absolutely similar, in the instance above shown, of making the first and the last stroke in Inlvir, and Iniilvir, longer than the intermediate ones.

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