Dec 10, 2019
Napoleon's Note-Books: On English History Made on the Eve of the French Revolution
Posted by Napoléon Bonaparte Vasiily Vereshagin Henry Foljambe Hall

From the IN MEMORIAM by the Publisher, J M Dent WHILE the last proofs of this book were passing through the press the Author was seized by a sudden attack of an old complaint, and passed away in the very height of his manhood and of his faculties It devolves on me his friend and publisher to say with what eagerness he used his life, and so rapidly burnt it up thatFrom the IN MEMORIAM by the Publisher, J M Dent WHILE the last proofs of this book were passing through the press the Author was seized by a sudden attack of an old complaint, and passed away in the very height of his manhood and of his faculties It devolves on me his friend and publisher to say with what eagerness he used his life, and so rapidly burnt it up that he could not have hoped to have lived to an old age The very strenuousness and eagerness of his living was beyond what his physical nature could endure In his forty years of life he accomplished an immense amount of work but of all the tasks he undertook and they were almost numberless the one he set himself con a was the determination to unveil and clear from the rubbish and mud throwing of a hundred years the character of his hero Napoleon that his compatriots might see him as he was, and to make them understand the man without prejudice and with knowledge Napoleon had become the romance of his life, nay, one may almost say its passion and he was always eagerly on the watch for evidence to clear away calumny which he believed surrounded and hid a hero of a noble ambition He was a student of the keenest order, revelling in detail, leaving nothing undone that was possible to make a fact sure, never counting any task too hard if it made for the goal of completeness As so often happens in human affairs, his work was only partly accomplished, and he lived not to see the crown of it Practically he gave up his last hours to this piece of work He had planned other books upon his great hero now, alas, never to see the light but this piece of work he did accomplish, leaving his devoted wife only the last revision of the proofs After all, it was a life of great fulness compressed into a few years, and he passed from us in complete harness and fighting to the last The private griefs of those who knew him and who loved him are not for exhibition here, but these few words at least it seems may well be spoken.

  • Title: Napoleon's Note-Books: On English History Made on the Eve of the French Revolution
  • Author: Napoléon Bonaparte Vasiily Vereshagin Henry Foljambe Hall
  • ISBN: 9781533273772
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Napoleon s Note Books On English History Made on the Eve of the French Revolution From the IN MEMORIAM by the Publisher J M Dent WHILE the last proofs of this book were passing through the press the Author was seized by a sudden attack of an old complaint and passed away in the v


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