If you're referring to the rebellion in Pavia against the French in May 1796 a good account of it can be found in Martin Boycott-Brown's The Road to Rivoli: Napoleon's First Campaign, pages 338-346.
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
To strive to seek to find and not to yield.