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. The life of Napoleon I, including new materials from the British official records . protests, weeps, finally throws off his official robes, and isrescued from the enraged deputies by grenadiers whomthe conspirators send in for this purpose. MeanwhileBonaparte and his friends were hastily deliberating, whenone of their number brought the news that the deputieshad declared the general an outlaw. The news chasedthe blood from his cheek, until Sieyes, whose sang froiddid not desert him in these civilian broils, exclaims, Sincethey outlaw you, they are outlaws. This revolutionarylogic recalls Bonaparte to himself. He shouts, To arms!Lucien, too, mounting a horse, appeals to the soldiers tofree the Council from the menaces of some deputies armedwith daggers, and in the pay of England, who are terror-izing tlie majority. The shouts of command, clinched bythe adroit reference to daggers and English gold, causethe troops to waver in their duty; and Lucien, pressinghis advantage to the utmost, draws a sword, and, holdingit towards his brother, exclaims that he will stab him if. X BRUMAIRE 207 ever he attempts anything against liberty. Murat, Leclerc,and other generals enforce this melodramatic appeal byshouts for Bonaparte, which the troops excitedly take upThe drums sound for an advance, and the troops forth •with enter the hall. In vain the deputies raise the shoui Vive la Republique, and invoke the constitution. A^peals to the law are overpowered by the drum and b;shouts for Bonaparte ; and the legislators of France flpell-mell from the hall through doors and windows.^ Thus was fulfilled the prophecy which eight years previously Burke had made in his immortal work on th(French Revolution. That great thinker had predictecthat French liberty would fall a victim to the first greageneral who drew the eyes of all men upon himself The moment in which that event shall happen, the per-json who really commands the army is your master, th<master of your king, the master of yo