Daguerreotype Volume 1

Daguerreotype Volume 1

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...despondency and gloom. This was in the beginning of 1829. Before the autumn of the year the Polignac ministry was formed, and Jules de Polignac, who had a high opinion of Lamartine, offered the poet the post of foreign affairs, which he had the good sense to decline. Subsequently he was named minister plenipotentiary to Greece, but he had not left Paris to occupy his post when the Revolution of 1830 broke out. But though his brother's family had served the House of Orleans, and the Government of July offered to ratify the appointment of their predecessors, still, not even his desire to visit the classic land of Greece could induce Lamartine to pass so rapidly over from the vanquished to the victors. No: like a gentleman and a poet, he resigned his post, and becoming again a simple citizen, paid his last respectful homage to his mistaken and misguided Charles X. In 1831 he set out for the East, to make that journey which has since become world-renowned in his best known work, the Voyage en Orient, and which from the style reminds us of the work now under review. During his travels he lost at Beyrout a loved, and we believe an only daughter. It was in this famous tour, in January, 1833, he learned, when at Jerusalem, that he had been elected deputy for Bergues. He returned to France in the course of 1833, published his Travels in the East, and took his place in the Chamber. From the commencement of the session of 1831, his voice was first heard at the tribune; but though he discoursed of matters neither practical or material, it was plain enough that he had many of the gifts of the orator, and that he might one day hope to be among the most prominent and popular, as he was even thus early one of the most gifted and noblepurposed, speakers...
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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741870
  • 9781236741875