Memoirs of Sir William Knighton, Bart. G.C.H., Keeper of the Privy Purse During the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, Including His Correspondance with Many Distinguished Personages Volume 2

Memoirs of Sir William Knighton, Bart. G.C.H., Keeper of the Privy Purse During the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, Including His Correspondance with Many Distinguished Personages Volume 2

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...poh!'--' It is quite true, sare, I do assure you. I can speak from former times, from my own experience.' This being settled, Monsieur le Courier began to make himself comfortable by arranging himself on the opposite couch." Extracts from family letters TO LADY KNIGHTON. " Paris, 12th January, 1882. " I srroum) have written sooner, but I was anxious to settle dear William in his studio. He commences to-morrow.... " I propose to remain ten days, and then proceed homewards. Paris looks desolate: there are no nobility here, and you scarcely see a splendid equipage. So much for revolutions! I wish we may take a lessonfrom the folly of these Parisians. ' "' We have been every day at the Louvre, which William has enjoyed much. The weather is damp and mild: we hear nothing here of the cholera: the French seem to have forgotten it. Thereare no books, nor. any information on the subject.?' ' " Paris, 20th January, 1832. " I MUST begin by wishing you manyhappy returns of this day, it 'being our dear William's birthday. He sets off early every morning for his studio.... I at present propose leaving this on Tuesday morning next; and if so, I shall cross either to Dover, or at once to London, on Thursday morning. It is very painful to VOL. II. R me quitting dear William; but I hope he will be protected and preserved to us. He is indefatigable in his application. He meets me at the Louvre this afternoon, for the purpose of seeing the part appropriated to the Italian school, which has been shut up since our arrival, in consequence of a large ball given by the King. " Mrs.-----has gone on well since her confinement. We continue very comfortably with _-_. We attend their...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938739
  • 9781236938732