Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon: Historical Miscellanies, Volum 1

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Side 338 - And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Side 176 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Side 258 - are not wholesome. It is better for the soldier to bivouac, because he can sleep with his feet towards the fire ; he may shelter himself from the wind with a few boards or a little straw. The ground upon which he lies will be rapidly dried in the vicinity of the fire. Tents are necessary for the superior officers, who have occasion to read and consult maps, and who ought to be ordered never to sleep in a house — a fatal abuse, which has given rise to so many disasters.
Side 259 - ... may shelter himself from the wind with a few boards or a little straw. The ground upon which he lies will be rapidly dried in the vicinity of the fire. Tents are necessary for the superior officers, who have occasion to read and consult maps, and who ought to be ordered never to sleep in a house — a fatal abuse, which has given rise to so many disasters. All the European nations have so far followed the example of the French as to discard their tents ; and if they be still used in camps of...
Side 184 - All our ministers are charged with the execution of the present decree, which shall be inserted in the Bulletin of the Laws.
Side 215 - In Africa and Asia it has been resolved, but by the means of polygamy. There the blacks and whites form part of the same family — the head of the family having wives of various colours, all the children are brothers, are reared in the same cradle, bear the same name, and sit at the same table. Would it then be impossible to authorize polygamy in our islands, restricting the number of wives to two, a white and a black ? The First Consul had some conferences with theologians, in order to prepare...
Side 307 - Before entering upon their functions, bishops shall take directly at the hands of the First Consul, the oath of fidelity which was in use before the change of government...
Side 307 - VIII. The following form of prayer shall be recited at the end of divine service, in all the Catholic churches of France : — Domine, soivom
Side 164 - ... 10. His majesty restores his good favour to those cardinals, bishops, priests, and lay-brethren, who have incurred his displeasure in consequence of actual events. The holy father agrees to the above dispositions, in consideration of the actual state of the church, and in the confidence with which his majesty has inspired him, that he will grant his powerful protection to the numerous wants which religion suffers in the times we live in. (Signed) NAPOLEON. Pius, PP VII.

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