The Boys' Book of Famous Rulers

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T. Y. Crowell, 1886 - 477 páginas
 

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Página 460 - It was the spectacle of a sea and billows of fire, a sky and clouds of flame, mountains of red rolling flame, like immense waves of the sea, alternately bursting forth and elevating themselves to skies of fire, and then sinking into the ocean of flame below. ' Oh ! it was the most grand, the most sublime, and the most terrific sight the world ever beheld.
Página 399 - On the contrary, the face bears evidence of many sorrows, as they are termed, of much hard labor done in this world ; and seems to anticipate nothing but more still coming. Quiet stoicism, capable enough of what joy there were, but not expecting any worth mention ; great unconscious and some conscious pride, well tempered with a cheery mockery of...
Página 399 - About one hundred years ago there used to be seen sauntering on the terraces of Sans Souci for a short time in the afternoon — or you might have met him elsewhere at an earlier hour, riding or driving in a rapid business manner on the open roads, or through the scraggy woods and avenues of that intricate, amphibious Potsdam region — a highly interesting, lean little old man, of alert though slightly stooping figure...
Página 434 - To this head belongs the greatness of Bonaparte, and that he possessed it we need not prove, and none will be hardy enough to deny. A man who raised himself from obscurity to a throne, who changed the face of the world, who made himself felt through powerful and...
Página 5 - Hence on thy life, and fly these hostile plains, Nor ask, presumptuous, what the king detains: Hence, with thy laurel crown, and golden rod; Nor trust too far those ensigns of thy god. Mine is thy daughter, priest, and shall remain; And prayers, and tears, and bribes, shall plead in vain...
Página 477 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Página 424 - The evils produced by his wickedness were felt in lands where the name of Prussia was unknown ; and, in order that he might rob a neighbor whom he had promised to defend, black men fought on the coast of Coromandel, and red men scalped each other by the great lakes of North America.
Página 97 - ... me cross the Hellespont boldly; and assured me that God would march at the head of my army, and give me the victory over that of the Persians.
Página 161 - Long life and victory to Charles, the most pious Augustus, crowned by God the great and pacific emperor of the Romans!
Página 463 - The Allied Powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the only obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, the Emperor Napoleon faithful to his oath, declares that he renounces for himself and his heirs the thrones of France and Italy, and that there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life, which he is not ready to make for the interests of France.

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