Présentation des domaines nationaux de Sainte-Hélène

Présentation des domaines nationaux de Sainte-Hélène

dimanche 28 mai 2017

Il y a deux cents ans... Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène, "c’est trop fort [d]'envoyer ici une telle bête"

Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène, "c’est trop fort [d]'envoyer ici une telle bête"



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St. Helena
28th May 1817.

My Lord,
Every thing remains here in the same state as when I last had the honor to address Your Lordship.  General Bonaparte continues in good health and tranquil. He has been very sensible on a letter has appeared in one of the Papers from the Marquis Montchenu remarking “c’est trop fort envoyer ici une telle bête” to a settlement belonging to a Rival nation, to render him an object of  Contempt and confirm the English in their old prejudices that the French were a nation of dancing Masters.  
Dr. O’Meara to whom the observation was made, might have with great justice remarked that some of his own General Officers form their Insolences, Vulgarity & protections, not set off by much more talent than what the Marquis possesses rendered them fitter objects of general prejudice than his follies; but Dr. O’Meara is I fear too prone to receive without opposition and admire what is said to him.

I have the honor &c.
H. Lowe

Lieutenant-General

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