Canrobert, François

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Canrobert, François

 

Born June 27, 1809, in St. Céré; died Jan. 28, 1895, in Paris. Marshal of France (1856).

Between 1835 and 1849, Canrobert participated in colonial wars in North Africa. In 1850 he became an adjutant to Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and took part in his coup d’etat of Dec. 2, 1851. During the Crimean War of 1853–56, Canrobert first commanded a division and then (from Sept. 14 [26], 1854, to May4 [16], 1855) all French troops in the Crimea, after which he resumed divisional command. From 1859 he commanded a corps. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, Canrobert’scorps was thrown back to the fortress of Metz after the battle at Saint-Privat; there the entire corps was captured when the army of A. Bazaine capitulated. From 1871 to 1876, Canrobert was the leader of the Bonapartists in the French National Assembly; later he was a senator.

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I did step into the cellarage to see what might be rescued there; for though a cup of burnt wine, with spice, be an evening's drought for an emperor, it were waste, methought, to let so much good liquor be mulled at once; and I had caught up one runlet of sack, and was coming to call more aid among these lazy knaves, who are ever to seek when a good deed is to be done, when I was avised of a strong door Aha
Vholes's jet-black door, in an angle profoundly dark on the brightest midsummer morning and encumbered by a black bulk-head of cellarage staircase against which belated civilians generally strike their brows.
Grewgious's sleeping-room was across the common stair; and he held some not empty cellarage at the bottom of the common stair.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's square wall of a forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall.