The Belgian Traveller, Or, a Tour Through Holland, France, and Switzerland, During the Years 1804 and 1805; In a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to a Minister of State Volume 3

The Belgian Traveller, Or, a Tour Through Holland, France, and Switzerland, During the Years 1804 and 1805; In a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to a Minister of State Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...of the-French. LETTER but LoItD;T "2 ' '--. _ '4 'z-W ' ' _-/ 4' 55 jffl; CI-DIJVANTemigrant, who vifited me this bmorninghtold 'no frankly, that misery had obliged him to accept of a place under the police, and that he wasemployed as a secret. agentriln the gambling houses of the Palais Royal, for which, in doing his duty, and in sending in his regular reports, was-paid twelve livres, or ten shillings, per twenty-four hgurs. _-, tofi-emernber, and 'to note, their names, 'and to write dovn a-correct description oTtheir Persons, arges, features, accents and dress. ' "---' He told me, that a former-general ' ' of him by those to whom he had to trust for warning, instruction, and protection. If I am rightly informed, the privileged gambling houses are here as numerous nearly as the guard houses. Every lnunicipality has its settled num ber of each, to which the police has attached a certain number of agents and fpies. upon a tree on the Boulevards, who voL. ur. H had had two watches, with chains, in his pockets, and five diamond rings on his fingers. I aiked him what could be the cause of this act of despair? he replied, gambling. Iwent with him, and saw a young man, under thirty, hanging, and dead, decorated in the manner he told me. A great Concourse os people was assembled, and from what I learned, he had the night before, in a gambling house, nearly oppofite the fatal tree, called " Caffe zde Hardy," lost fix thousand louis d'or 1_n gold, 60001. and upon his parole double that sum; which finding himself probably unable to acquit, he preserred an untimely end to a dishonor LETTER XC. Paris, Jaauary, 1805. MY LORD, AMONG the pretenders to literary fame, whom I 1net at the table of His Excellency Frangois de Neufchateau, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917731
  • 9781236917737