S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.
[A French advocate and orator, of whose first appearance Royer-Collard said, This is not merely a talent, it is a power; born 1790; deputy, 1830; member of the Academy, 1852; opposed the coup détat, and retired from public life; died 1868.]
When the Austrian Archduke Maximilian was induced to lend himself to the Emperor Napoleons scheme of an empire in Mexico, Berryer exclaimed, You are leading an archduke from Austria to Mexico: what fate are you reserving for this child of your victories,bankruptcy or death? On the withdrawal of the French troops, the Emperor Maximilian was shot, June 19, 1867.