Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes Volume 10

Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...peasants on the frontiers and all the old French employes that had been turned adrift in 1815, were hearty Buonapartists, and lost no opportunity of bestowing unequivocal, yet well understood, marks of their displeasure at the change of dynasty. You can purchase the goodwill of the upper classes by titles--or by the emoluments of offices--and if these fail, there is the usual ultimatum of confiscation and exile; but you cannot overcome the ill-will of a people by expatriation, unless you have another to place in its stead, and procreation is tardy, even if the Mosaic and patriarch ial system be adopted. The detested and detestable Prussians were posted in some force on the frontiers at Montmedy, and on being casually informed that a hound was called by the forbidden and dreaded name of the ex-Emperor, they forthwith insisted that the Pre'fet of the department of the Meuse should issue his summons for the chasseur and the canine culprit to appear before the tribunal, and be examined and put upon their trial for disaffection to the ' gros Bourbon.' It was an invasion of territory, Montmedy being in France and the kennel in Luxembourg, but the exact boundaries had not been definitively settled at Paris, --the Prussians formed part of the army of occupation, were in garrison in the fortress of Luxembourg, and making a tyrannical use of the ' raison du plus fort, ' as is their wont, bullied the Prefer, and compelled him to cite the Baron de St. Mard, and his huntsman, before him. The Baron was not to be caught easily in their meshes; he was, besides, an Orangeist and a man of influence. In conclave with his English friends, he decided upon bringing the whole pack-before the Prefer, and leaving him to discover the hound which was threatened to be.
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678559
  • 9781236678553