Kings and Queens: Or, Life in the Palace: Consisting of Historical Sketches of Josephine and Maria Louisa, Louis Philippe, Ferdinand of Austria, Nicholas, Isabella II., Leopold, and Victoria

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Harper & Brothers, 1848 - Kings - 312 pages

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Page 83 - Amour sacré de la patrie, Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs ! Liberté ! Liberté chérie, Combats avec tes défenseurs ! Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire Accoure à tes mâles accents ! Que tes ennemis expirants Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire ! Aux armes, etc.
Page 205 - ... his approbation, I shall be in some degree, at least, consoled. I retain every sentiment of gratitude for the situation in which I find myself, as Princess of Wales, enabled by your means to indulge in the free exercise of a virtue dear to my heart — I mean charity. It will be my duty, likewise, to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience, and resignation, under every trial ' Do me the justice to believe, that I shall never cease to pray for your happiness, and to be,...
Page 82 - Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons! Que veut cette horde d'esclaves, De traîtres, de rois conjurés? Pour qui ces ignobles entraves, Ces fers dès longtemps préparés?
Page 71 - ... the stage or public conveyance. We have seen many Indians, and we remained several days in their country. They received us with great kindness, and our national character contributed not a little to this good reception, for they love the French. After them we found the Falls of Niagara, which I wrote you from Pittsburg we were about to visit, the most interesting object upon our journey. It is the most surprising and majestic spectacle I have ever seen. It is a hundred and thirty-seven (French)...
Page 76 - ... by contrary excesses. It is not so: the proof is decisive, and the question is now judged in the public mind. " At all times, in fact, the periodical press has been, and it is in its nature to be, only an instrument of disorder and sedition.
Page 304 - Sirs, I here present unto you QUEEN VICTORIA, the undoubted QUEEN of this Realm ; wherefore, all you who are come this day to do your Homage, Are you willing to do the same?
Page 304 - It is my intention to ally myself in marriage with the Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Deeply impressed with the solemnity of the engagement which I am about to contract, I have not come to this decision without mature consideration, nor without feeling a strong assurance that, with the blessing of Almighty God, it will at once secure my domestic felicity and serve the interests of my country.
Page 245 - Soldiers, when all that is necessary to secure the welfare and the prosperity of our country is accomplished, I will lead you back to France; there you will be the object of my tenderest concern. My people will see you again with joy, and it will be sufficient to say, I was at the battle of Austerlitz, for them to reply, There is a brave man.
Page 294 - ... nests admired, but not touched ; with creeping ants, and almost imperceptible emmets ; with humming-bees and glass beehives ; with pleasant walks in shady lanes, and with thoughts directed in sweet and kindly tones and words to nature, to beauty, to acts of benevolence, to deeds of virtue, and to the source of all good — to God Himself ! Anon Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead.
Page 71 - To give you an idea of the agreeable manner in which they travel hi this country, I will tell you, my dear sister, that we passed fourteen nights in the woods, devoured by all kinds of insects, after being wet to the bone, without being able to dry ourselves ; and eating pork, and sometimes a little salt beef, and corn bread.

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