Andreas Hofer: An Historical Novel

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D. Appleton, 1868 - 261 trang
 

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Trang 235 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Trang 126 - ... the pew in which we were all sitting. On our return Mr. S. M. found on his bed three things removed from his dressing-table, and placed in the form of a cross on his bed. He called Dr. S. into his room to see what had taken place during our absence. Dr. S. heard loud raps on the footboard of the bed. He then locked the door, put the key in his pocket, and left the room vacant for a time. We went to dinner, and during our meal the large dining-table, covered with glass, china, etc., repeatedly...
Trang 186 - If we had been good Christians latterly we should never have defeated the enemy," growled .the Capuchin, shaking his head. " If we were good Christians, we should have to love our enemies, do good to them that hate us, and pray for those who despitefully use us and persecute us.
Trang 59 - ... make pretty sure of a chamois at 300 yards ; and a Bavarian was a larger mark. It must be remembered that few regular troops of that day had anything but smooth-bore muskets. Hofer made a short speech : " When you have carved a wooden figure, may you take it to Vienna and sell it ? Is that liberty ? You are Tyrolese — at least your fathers called themselves so ; now you have to call yourselves Bavarians. And our old castle of Tyrol has been demolished. Does that content you ? If you raise three...
Trang 245 - Happening one day, in the beginning of March, to walk to the entrance for a few minutes to enjoy the ascending sun, an avalanche, descending from the summit of the mountain above, swept him along with it down to the distance of half a mile on the slope beneath, and dislocated his hip-bone in the fall. Unable now to stand, surrounded...
Trang 185 - Her words were prophetic ; for the Tyroleans, animated by their success, no longer stood on the defensive, but, flocking from all quarters to the standard of Hofer, assembled in multitudes on Mount Isel, the scene of their former triumphs, and destined to be immortalized by a' still more extraordinary victory. Lefebvre had collected his whole force, with thirty pieces of cannon, on the small plain which lies between Innsbruck and the foot of the mountains on the southern side of the river Inn. The...
Trang 258 - to stand upright before my Creator, and in that posture I will deliver up my spirit to him." He now addressed the corporal, cautioned him to perform his duty well, and then gave him the only piece of money he had about him. As his last earthly farewell, he spoke a few words expressive of his unshaken attachment to his country. He stood a few moments in mental prayer, and...
Trang 239 - Retiring to his native valley, he long eluded the search of the victors. His place of concealment was a solitary alpine hut, four leagues distant from his home, in general inaccessible from the snow which surrounded it. In that deep solitude he was furnished, by stealth, with provisions by a few faithful followers, and more than once visited by secret messengers from the Emperor of Austria, who in vain used every entreaty to induce him to abandon the Tyrol, and accept an asylum in the Imperial dominions....
Trang 149 - They did not confine themselves to rendering homage to me, but when the peasants had taken Innspruck, they placed the Archduke John's picture on the triumphal arch by the side of my own portrait, surrounded it with candles, and rendered the same homage to it as to that of the emperor." of the emperor. But that they nevertheless knew very well how to distinguish the emperor from the archduke, and that they granted to the emperor the first place in their hearts, and deemed him the sole object of their...
Trang 143 - I have taken some thousands from you in quarters where you were not personally present I propose to your majesty to exchange them, man for man, rank for rank ; and, if that proposal proves agreeable to you, point out the place where it may be possible to carry it into effect I feel...

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