Memoirs of General Pépé: Comprising the Principal Military and Political Events of Modern Italy, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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R. Bentley, 1846 - Naples (Kingdom)
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Page 178 - What though the field be lost ? All is not lost : the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield : And what is else not to be overcome ? That glory never shall his wrath or might 110 Extort from me.
Page 319 - ... against the king himself, and what made the case more serious was that the shot had come from a battalion of Royal Guards amongst whom were many Carbonari. The officers in attendance upon the king entreated him to order the fire to cease, but he smiled as he replied, "I see that you suspect that the bullet was purposely fired at me, but you are in error, for children never desire the death of their father.
Page 48 - Lazzaroni, ces hommes étonnants, les régiments étrangers et napolitains, échappés des débris de l'armée qui avait fui devant nous, sont des héros, renfermés dans Naples . On se bat dans toutes les rues, le terrain se dispute pied à pied ; les Lazzaroni sont commandés par des chefs intrépides; le fort...
Page 9 - although in the prime of youth, her mind was of the most powerful stamp, and her wit of the highest order. By nature she was both proud and haughty, and she nourished within her bosom the most inordinate love of power." Of Ferdinand, he says—" He was both by nature and education weak, strongly addicted to pleasure, and utterly incapable of opposing himself to the strong mind of the young Queen, who soon discovered the character of her husband.
Page 319 - Marte when in the midst of the fire one of the officers of his staff, who stood near the king, was wounded by a bullet. The wounded man had stood so immediately behind the king that all present supposed that the ball had been directed against the king himself, and what made the case more serious was that the shot had come from a battalion of Royal Guards amongst whom were many Carbonari.
Page 24 - Republic had existed five years : it had awakened in the minds of the youth of Naples the most ardent sympathy for its institutions, and a no less ardent desire to realize the possession of a like form of Government in their own country. The influence of such a feeling was almost universal, but it was more particularly indulged by those who really designed the national welfare, and by the unfortunate beings languishing in the State prisons.
Page 319 - Joachim Murat." He was reviewing several battalions in the Campo di Marte when in the midst of the fire one of the officers of his staff, who stood near the king, was wounded by a bullet. The wounded man had stood so immediately behind the king that all present supposed that the ball had been directed against the king himself, and what made the case more serious was that the shot had come from a battalion of Royal Guards amongst...
Page 267 - Morte, when a woman in tears, and holding a petition in her hand, stood forward to present it to him. His horse, frightened at the sight of the paper, began to kick and rear, and ended by throwing his Majesty some distance from the spot. After swearing roundly in the French fashion, Joachim took the paper and granted its petition, which was the life of the woman's husband, who was to have been executed the following day.
Page 47 - En servant l'armée française, j'ai détruit celle des Napolitains. Le général Mack s'est retiré en Allemagne ; le Roi a fui en Sicile; les patriotes ont le dessus, la révolution est faite : un monarque de moins, une république de plus ; voilà la situation des choses « La situation de Naples devenait affreuse pour ses habitants, je crus devoir les faire sommer de se rendre, de déposer les armes ; les Lazzaroni reçurent le parlementaire à coups de fusil ; cet excès de délire m'affligea....
Page 97 - ... the granary. It was not before the morning of the third day that they began to distribute to us a certain quantity of bread and water. I still recollect the eagerness with which I swallowed the water given to me, until want of breath compelled me to desist.

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