Pictorial History of France and Normandy, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1848 - France - 506 pages

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Page 380 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow...
Page 380 - NOT a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried. We buried him darkly at dead of night, The sods with our bayonets turning; By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning.
Page 282 - And there was a great cry in Egypt — lamentation and bitter weeping — for there was not a house in which there was not one dead.
Page 380 - But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring ; And we heard the distant and random gun That the foe was sullenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We carved not a line, we raised not a stone, But we left him alone with his glory.
Page 380 - Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
Page 61 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home!
Page 266 - Paris at the head of his most trusty followers, delivered the most violent of the murderers to the executioner, deprived the Sixteen of the Bastille, which had been their principal stronghold, and thus finally crushed a detestable faction, which derived its whole strength from the madness of fanaticism. 11. But these favourable events were not sufficient to put Henry in possession of the kingdom, while he professed a religion odious to the majority of his subjects ; his most faithful followers, protestant...
Page 464 - Citizens ! for my part, I will never adopt the red flag ; and I will explain in a word why I will oppose it with all the strength of my patriotism. It is, citizens, because the...
Page 250 - His foes' derision, and his subjects' blame, And steals to death from anguish and from shame.
Page 439 - Amidst the agitation that hostile and blind passions foment, a conviction animates and supports me, which is that we possess in the constitutional monarchy — in the union of the great powers of the state— sure means of overcoming all those obstacles, and of satisfying all interests, moral and material. Let us firmly maintain, according to the charter, social order, and all its conditions. Let us guarantee, according to the charter, the public liberties and all their developments.

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