Madame de Pompadour; From the Note-Book of Marechale D.

Madame de Pompadour; From the Note-Book of Marechale D.

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... had M. Severe begun to speak, when M. le Prince de Conti proposed that before anything else there should be a reading of the proceedings made at Versailles by the provostship of the chateau; this proceeding is extremely long and well done. M. le Prince de Conti insisted on this reading and it was given by M. Pasquier with the assistance of M. Titon. The following were read: the evidence of all the witnesses, the letter for the King, dictated by the wretch to M. Blot, provost oflicer, the list of seven names dictated since by the same wretch to the said Blot, both papers being signed by the said Damiens; and the different examinations without omitting one. This reading lasted almost four hours, including the proceedings made in Paris, since Damiens has been taken to the Montgommeri tower. In this part, is an examination which received the praise it deserved, being done with much art and method. These various papers being read, M. Severe made the report of the reasons existing for issuing a writ against the relatives of Damiens. These reasons having been examined in detail, seven writs were issued. Then came the question of a formal charge to be brought against a lawyer, for speeches awful to repeat, delivered by him at a meal, with ten or twelve persons; speeches which however seemed to come from a furious but little educated man. This matter was much debated: the votes had to be counted; the majority voted against a writ of arrest and for the continuation of the inquiry. Yet this decree appeared the more just as too frequent examples can not be made against speeches that are unfortunately repeated to excess, and which according to that of the lawyer assuredly deserved serious punishment. Immediately after the report of M. le...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811135
  • 9781236811134