The young Napoleon had, of course, the simple and hardy education proper to the natives of the mountainous island of his birth, and in his infancy was not remarkable for more than that animation of temper, and wilfulness and impatience of inactivity, by which children of quick parts and lively sensibility are usually distinguished.

The winter of the year was generally passed by the family of his father at Ajaccio, where they still preserve and exhibit, as the ominous plaything of Napoleon’s boyhood, the model of a brass cannon, weighing about thirty pounds. We leave it to philosophers to inquire, whether the future love of war was suggested by the accidental possession of such a toy; or whether the tendency of the mind dictated the selection of it; or, lastly, whether the nature of the pastime, corresponding with the taste which chose it, may not have had each their action and reaction, and contributed between them to the formation of a character so warlike.

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Détails sur le produit

Paperback: 610 pages
Publisher: Omnia Veritas Ltd (26 Nov. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781910220801
ISBN-13: 978-1910220801
ASIN: 1910220809
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm

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