Memoirs, Ed. from the Fr

Memoirs, Ed. from the Fr

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... our badinage; so that, though I was still suffering from headache, I did not feel in the least tired. The Prince, however, soon left us for Paris, where he had not yet been. He came to see me before his departure, repeatedly assuring me that he should never forget the obligations he owed me, and that he should continue for life strongly attached to my interests. The same evening, while occupied in my chamber, a courier entered abruptly, and threw a large packet on the table, at the same time exclaiming, "Do not be alarmed; but your father is ill, not dead, and probably he will not die of this attack. Is the Cardinal here? for I have a packet for him also." I was extremely alarmed, and most anxious to hear what he had to say to me. He informed me that his Royal Highness had been taken with a seizure, but that he had recovered from the fit, and they had sent to Paris for Guenault. On opening my letters, I found, from the accounts they gave, that he was very ill. I sent to the Cardinal, and told him of my great desire immediately to set out for Blois. He replied, that he was not sufficiently acquainted with the usages of France on these occasions, to inform me what was best to be done. Others advised me to remain until I received a second courier. My friends all gathered round me, endeavouring to amuse me, and to divert my anxiety. I sent for the Grand Vicar of the Cardinal Grimaldi, to entreat them to cause Monsieur to be prayed for. They ordered prayers for forty hours; the Parliament put a stop to the comedians, and everything was done to mark the respect and affection entertained for his Royal Highness. A courier arrived on the Sunday; but they did not inform me of it until after I had supped; and I myself discovered that which I more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236521927
  • 9781236521927