The Tragedy of St. Helena

A fair examination of Napoleon's complex and fascinating character

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Author: Walter Runciman
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,235 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 395
Added to site: 2005.03.04
mnybks.net#: 9908
Genre: History
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nce Joinville [his son] to repair with his frigate to the island of St. Helena, there to receive the mortal remains of the Emperor Napoleon. The frigate containing the remains of Napoleon will present itself, on its return, at the mouth of the Seine; another vessel will convey them to Paris; they will be deposited in the Hospital of the Invalides. Solemn ceremonies, both religious and military, will inaugurate the tomb which is to retain them for ever. It is of importance, gentlemen, that this august sepulture should not be exposed on a public place, amidst a noisy and unheeding crowd. The remains must be placed in a silent and sacred spot, where all those who respect glory and genius, greatness and misfortune, may visit them in reverential tranquillity.

"He was an Emperor and a King, he was the legitimate sovereign of our country, and, under this title, might be interred at St. Denis; but the ordinary sepulture of kings must not be accorded t

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