The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1813

The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1813

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...in the English uniform, to partakeof a sumptuous entertainment pro vided for him by the regents of the kingdom, to which were invited all the secular authorities, the bishops, the Portuguese, English, and Spanish general officers, the staff of his lordship, and of Marshal the Count of Trancoso, the diplomatic body, the intendant general of the police, and all the presidents of the tribunals. The Portuguese company of the royal theatre of San Carlos, presuming that his excellency would honour that theatre with his presence, had in the short space that intervened between the notice given of hisexcellency's coming and his actual arrival, made every exertion to present the hero with a spectacle worthy of him, and of the Portuguese nation. All the boxes were decorated with appropriate ornaments, such as genii, with crowns and shields, on which were inscribed the initials of Lord Wellington. The box of government, which was also that of his excellency, surpassed them all, being richly adorned with figures of Fame and Victory. Never was the theatre of San Carlos so early and completely crowded. His excellency came thither from the palace of government, about half-past seven; and the moment he appeared, the most rapturous acclamations resounded on all sides. The scene was opened by an anthem, sung in praise of our beloved prince, whose portrait under a canopy, displayed on a sudden, electrified all the spectators, and the thunders of applause were again repeated, and lasted a considerable time. When these had ended, a piece was performed, entitled O Nome (The Name) composed in honour of Lord Wellington. This scene represented the Elysian Fields; and the interlocutors were, Glory, Posterity, Camoens, the Great Constable, and a number of Portuguese...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888901
  • 9781236888907