It opens with the death of Mirabeau and closes with the death of Napoleon.
He became what Mirabeau named him, the "hero of two worlds."
Mirabeau praised him, and Guizot calls him a “fameux esprit fort.”
Much has been said respecting the cause of Mirabeau's death.
Well, you have recommended Mirabeau to the King as the only man who can save the monarchy.
It is right that the infamy of Mirabeau should be as eternal as his greatness.
He was one of the few persons who, according to Talleyrand, were completely in the confidence of Mirabeau.
His firm conviction was that Mirabeau not only could, but would have saved the monarchy.
It would be interesting to speculate on what might have been averted, had Mirabeau lived.
He's right, that was a favourite saying of Mirabeau's,' whispered another.