Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier; Grand-Dughter of Henri Quatre, and Niece of Queen Henrietta-Maria Volume 1

Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier; Grand-Dughter of Henri Quatre, and Niece of Queen Henrietta-Maria Volume 1

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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: ...of these Memoirs, from my conduct in the most important actions of my life. I fell in, also, with Pradine, whom I had sent to Orleans to inform the inhabitants of the hour I should arrive. He brought me a letter submissive enough; but, after having written it, the citizens had changed their minds, and had requested it again of Pradine, who would not, however, return it. The contents were to the effect, that I was entreated not to come to Orleans, as they would be compelled, although with grief, to refuse me admittance. I arrived, about eleven in the morning, at the Porte Bannidre, which was closed and barricaded, and still remained so after it had been made known that it was I who wished to enter. I was there for three hours; and, being tired of waiting all this time in my coach, I ascended to a room in the hotellerie near the gate, which they called Le Port de Salut; and Safety was I, indeed, to this poor city; without me it would have been lost. As it was very fine weather, after having diverted myself by opening the letters of the courier from Bourdeaux, which, however, contained nothing important, I took a walk. The governor of the city sent me some sweetmeats; and, what appeared still more amusing, gave me to understand that he possessed no authority; and, therefore, that in sending them he sent me nothing. The Marquis d'Halluis was at the window of the guard-house, looking at me as I walked on the fosse. This promenade was against the advice of all those who were with me, and whom I called my Ministers: though they were of opinion that the joy that would be evinced by the lower orders, on seeing me, would greatly astonish les gros Bourgeois; which induced me to disregard all counsel but my own, and to continue my walk. The ramparts were...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657020
  • 9781236657022