Life of General Sir Robert Wilson from Autobiographical Memoirs, Journals Narratives, Correspondence, Etc. Edited. with Portrait Volume 2

Life of General Sir Robert Wilson from Autobiographical Memoirs, Journals Narratives, Correspondence, Etc. Edited. with Portrait Volume 2

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...to Bartenstein early tomorrow, and I am much mistaken if my next journal will not be very interesting. Bartenstein, May 28. We returned here yesterday, after having passed five very agreeable days. My mornings were chiefly occupied in long walks with Gower. At dinner, Jackson, Strogonow, Czartoryski, and Novosilzow, with other Russians, assembled; and we were always gay. In the evening the queen had parties and went on the water. I had the honour to steer her boat. She sang with her sister the Princess Salms, who also accompanied on the guitar. The last evening, Jackson having made an arrangement for some English boats, we all went to Holstein distant five miles from Konigsberg. The weather was remarkably fine and there was nothing omitted which could contribute to enliven the scene. A band of music and Russian singers followed the queen's boat, and this various harmony was truly enchanting. A fter having walked about the garden, drank tea, &c., we returned. In the Queen's boat were her Majesty, the Princess Salms, Countess Miihl, Novosilzow, Czartoryski, Strogonow, Gower, Jackson, and myself. The Duchess of Holstein, Countess Truxeff, Madame le General Riichel, Madame and Mademoiselle Kriidner, Hutchinson, Prince Galitzin, Count Balm, the Chamberlain, and Colonel Schappen were in two other boats. We did not reach the landing-place before eleven o'clock at night; but the moon shone so brightly that 22 SURRENDER OF DANTZIC. Chap. VII. it was as light as clay. When the royal party had cnteTed their carriages Kit and I with Strogonow went home: not to sup or to sleep but to set off immediately for Bartenstein in post-waggons, understanding that the head-quarters were about to change from thence. We travelled until twelve o'clock yesterday morning, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236665638