Memoirs of the Private and Political Life of Lucien Bonaparte: Prince of Canino

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Page 23 - Christine, and soon contrived to create a reciprocal feeling on her part. This attachment, which increased daily, could not fail to make some noise in a small provincial village. One day, when Lucien had just concluded an oration in favour of equality, made at the assemblage of the people, he was thus accosted in the language of the day...
Page 24 - This address, which was made before a great number of patriots, electrified Lucien ; but it was absolutely necessary to sustain his reputation, by practising what he preached ; he therefore took Boyer by the hand, and giving it a hearty squeeze, • exclaimed ; " Very well, be it $o ! I'll marry your daughter.
Page 73 - What have you done with the hundred thousand Frenchmen whom I knew, my companions in glory? They are dead! This state of things cannot last; in less than three years it would lead us to despotism.
Page 21 - French, in 1794, he was appointed to a situation in the civil administration of the army destined to act in the maritime Alps.
Page 23 - ... noise in a small provincial village. One day, when Lucien had just concluded an oration in favour of equality, made at the assemblage of the people, he was thus accosted in the language of the day by the honest Boyer, who never omitted going to admire his fine speeches : " You have amply proved our equality ; and, therefore, as we are all equal, why don't you marry my daughter ? You pay court to her, by which her reputation suffers ; so that if you are a honest man, you 24 M. HOVER. ought not...
Page 100 - Lucien made up for that profound knowledge so necessary to a minister of state, which he had not time to acquire by long practice. These qualities, which every politician can assume, tended to create opinions highly favourable to his capacity and genius. Without any sacrifice of personal dignity, he also knew how to assume the most amiable suavity of manners towards people of every distinction.
Page 191 - Your majesty has been most wofully deceived," answered Madame Lelitia, " for I have not one farthing more than is absolutely necessary for my immediate and daily expenses." — "This is a service I expect from you in the present critical state of my affairs,
Page 100 - There was, however, a degree of affectation betrayed on such occasions, which proved that the alliance of qualities generally opposite was not altogether natural. As long as he had any important functions to perform, the milder virtues which emanate from real greatness of soul were never seen, for his rank absorbed every other consideration on such occasions. But Lucien had one quality entirely peculiar to himself, which was particularly...

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