Napoleon


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CODE, NAPOLEON. The Code Civil of France, enacted into law during the reign of Napoleon, bore his name until the restoration of the Bourbons when it was deprived of that name, and it is now cited Code Civil.

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Though five minutes before, Prince Andrew had been able to say a few words to the soldiers who were carrying him, now with his eyes fixed straight on Napoleon, he was silent.
Visions of his father, wife, sister, and future son, and the tenderness he had felt the night before the battle, the figure of the insignificant little Napoleon, and above all this the lofty sky, formed the chief subjects of his delirious fancies.
He was already enjoying that happiness when that little Napoleon had suddenly appeared with his unsympathizing look of shortsighted delight at the misery of others, and doubts and torments had followed, and only the heavens promised peace.
Instead of him there were always a couple of orderlies--and that was all, excepting, of course, the generals and marshals whom Napoleon always took with him for the inspection of various localities, and for the sake of consultation generally.
But he's loyal to me and my dynasty,' said Napoleon of him.
Napoleon started, reflected, and said, 'You remind me of a third heart which loves me.
Between 1812 and 1814, Napoleon had decided to do great work to the Palace of Quirinal because he wanted to make it the imperial palace par excellence.
Jeffrey Gitomer, American author, professional speaker, and business trainer, collaborated with Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill Learning Center at Purdue University to create the e-zine "Napoleon Hill Yesterday and Today.
American publisher Christopher Forbes has brought his Napoleon III collection of 2,000 art objects back to Paris for auction.
Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny is historical biography writing at its best, and is part of a projected two-part series on Napoleon: the first to use his newly released personal correspondence compiled by the Napoleon Foundation in Paris.
His sympathetic yet evenhanded assessment of Napoleon appeared in 1901.
Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power, by Philip Dwyer.