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Seite 214 - I said; Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
Seite 300 - Villt, drowned in tears, with a knife in his hand, an inft'rument which he had not courage to make ufe of. The horror of his execution was increafed by the difficulty of attaching him to the moving plank of the guillotine. The executioner was compelled, at...
Seite 214 - They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide? They pierce my thickets, thro
Seite 187 - ... and from the lives of Plutarch, a volume of which he always carried in his pocket, he learned, at an early age, to copy the manners, and emulate the actions, of antiquity. With this difpofition, it is but little wonder that he mould have dedicated his life to the profeffion of arms.
Seite 220 - Be comforted, and bury my memory in eternal oblivion. " I am to be tried to-morrow, the i;th, It fevtn o'clock in the morning. " I have lived long enough, as I have achieved a glorious exploit. " I put you under the protection of Barbaroux and his colleagues, in cafe you Ihould be moleftcd.
Seite 253 - Malefherbes, ftill the fame, even in his laft maments, exhibited to his relations an example of fortitude. He converfed with the perfons that were near him, without beftowing the leaft attention on the brutalities of the wretches who tied his hands. As he was leaving the prifon to afcend the fatal cart he ftumbled againft a ftone, and made a falfe ftep — " See," faid he, fmiling, " how bad an omen ! A Roman in my fituation would have been fent back again.
Seite 186 - Napoleone, at the military academy. The advantages refulting from this feminary, which has produced more great men than any other in Europe, were not loft on young Buonaparte. He there applied himfelf with equal afliduity and addrefs to mathematics, and ftudied the art of war as a regular fcience. Born in the midft of a republican ftruggle in his native land, it was his good fortune to. burn...
Seite 185 - Raniolini. His father, who was alfo a native of Ajaccio, was bred to the civil law, at Rome, and took part with the celebrated Paoli, in the...
Seite 256 - А к was appointed a member of the committee of General Security. He immediately became the organ of that committee to the National Convention, the reports of which were, for the moft part, drawn up by him ; and all orders of arreftation were commonly lignée!