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.
"You are an incorrigible, young Bonaparte," said the teacher.
Now was the opportunity for Bonaparte to take up the rôle of Cromwell which Hoche had so awkwardly played.
Then my little captain—my Bonaparte of Brienne—dashed at the gun.
For Bertrand, even in his less amiable moods, Bonaparte ever had the friendly word that feeds the well-spring of devotion.
It would have been his delight, he said, to have tried Bonaparte on a wind.
This police enthralled Bonaparte himself in its snares, and held him a long time under the influence of its power.
His handsome face, emaciated and pale, was that of the immortal Bonaparte.
In this respect Frederick the Great and Bonaparte are especially characteristic.