Memoirs Illustrating the History of Napoleon I from 1802 to 1815 - Vol. 2

By Claude-François de Méneval; Napoleon Joseph de Méneval | Go to book overview

CHAPTER VI.

Journey to Cherbourg--Important Works Executed in this Harbour-- Ardour of the Inhabitants of Normandy--Return to Paris--Christening of the King of Rome--Christening Festivities--Fête Given by the Town-- Charlemagne's Book of Hours--Fêtes at St. Cloud and at Trianon--The Emperor and Empress's Private Life--Lessons in Riding--Stay at Compiègne--Sudden Death of General Ordener--Napoleon's Affection for His Son--He Sometimes Keeps Him with Him whilst at Work--He Plays with Him--He sends Him Secretly to the Empress Josephine--Napoleon's Mother-- Mutual Affection--The Noble Character Displayed by Her in Adversity-- Discovery of Letters from the King of Naples which Reveal His Ambition-- Witty Saying of Napoleon to Fouchç--The Emperor's Refusal to Recall the French Troops from the Kingdom of Naples--The French Refuse to be Naturalized Neapolitans--Severe Reprimand from the Emperor to the King--This Prince's Great Distress--The Queen of Naples in Paris-- Reconciliation--M. Daru, Minister Secretary of State--Little Sympathy Between Him and Napoleon--M. de Bassano, Minister of Foreign Affairs-- Waste Committed in Hanover, the Hanseatic Cities, and at Erfurth--The Prince d'Eckmuehl--The Prince de Ponte-Corvo--Bourrienne--Journey to Holland, Expedition to and Inspection of the Islands of Walcheren and Cadzand--Stay On Board the Charlemagne--Stay at Antwerp and Utrecht-- Dissenting Jansenist Clergy--Lesson Given to the Generals--Solemn Entry into Amsterdam--The Empress's Visit to the Villages of Broeck and Saardam--Large Court at Amsterdam--Performance given by the Actors of the Théâtre-Francais--Friendly Feelings of the Dutch--The Emperor's Solicitude for Their Interests--Visits to the Principal Towns and Fortified Places--Return to St. Cloud--Reflections on the Annexations of States to the Empire--The Emperor's Correspondents--Barrère-Fiévée--Desrenaudes-- Madamede Genlis--Her Conduct Before and After the Restoration--Lemaire-- Montlosier--Dampmartin--Goldsmith--Montgaillard--Fresh Favours are Accorded to Me--Russia Prepares for War--All Napoleon's Proposals for a Settlement Rejected--Recall of the Duc de Vicence--GeneralLauriston takes His Place--Protest Against the Occupation of Oldenburg--Convention Against the Re-establishment of the Kingdom of Poland--Napoleon's Refusal to Accept the Anticipated Ratification of this Convention--Offer to Substitute it in a more Suitable Form--The Emperor Alexander Persists in Maintaining it as Originally Drawn Up--Recapitulation of Hostile Acts which Preceded 1811--Napoleon's Efforts to Enlighten Alexander--Other Differences Which Separated the two States--The Polish Question Irreconcilable--Rupture Decided Upon in the Russian Cabinet--Mystery with which Russia Surrounds Her Arming--Denials--Ukase Forbidding French Manufactures-- Plan of Attack Put Off--Napoleon Prepares Himself--Annexation of the Hanseatic Cities to the Empire--Reasons For, and Spirit Of, these Annexations--The Idea of the Continental System--Injustice of the Accusations Made Against Napoleon--Violation of an Engagement Made by Alexander at Tilsitt--Napoleon's Efforts to Maintain Peace--Mission with which He Charges Colonel Czernitcheff--Subornation of an Employé in the War Office--The System of Licences--English Intrigues at St. Petersburg and Constantinople--Spéranski's Disgrace--Napoleon Cannot but Lose by Making

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 78
  • Chapter III 166
  • Chapter IV 246
  • Chapter V 328
  • Chapter VI 398
  • Index - Of Names of Persons Mentioned in This Volume. 473
  • I N D E X - Of Books, Periodicals, Plays. Hymns, Songs, Etc., Referred to in This Volume. 484
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