If you ever wondered where the American political ritual of baby kissing derived, Bonaparte may be the source.
Bonaparte, after all, was a great general, and a man of genius.
All this, Bonaparte explained, was but a beginning, the idleness of summer heats.
Now was the opportunity for Bonaparte to take up the rôle of Cromwell which Hoche had so awkwardly played.
For a day Bonaparte and Wurmser stood confronting each other.
For Bertrand, even in his less amiable moods, Bonaparte ever had the friendly word that feeds the well-spring of devotion.
Bonaparte intended to do as he found necessary in both these cases.
This police enthralled Bonaparte himself in its snares, and held him a long time under the influence of its power.
While his fortunes were linked with Bonaparte's they mounted higher and higher.
In this respect Frederick the Great and Bonaparte are especially characteristic.