A Parisian Year

A Parisian Year

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...painting he weeps over Marceau. Briand is full of anecdotes of the old actors and old Paris, giving us an interesting description of the court of the Tuileries as it used to be, filled with small houses and shops, and telling how he missed an engagement to play one night, before the quays were built, because the water rose in the river, flooding over the Place de la Concorde, making it impossible for him to reach the theatre in time for the performance. Briand was a comrade of Fechter at the Frangais years ago, and is fond of speaking of the talent of the favorite actor in the its rosieres, who are crowned each year on WhitSunday in celebration of an ancient custom dating away back in the younger centuries. The cakes of Nanterre can be bought anywhere in Paris; the firemen are, or have been, caricatured on many a cafe concert-stage; but the rosiere one must go to see. Instead of taking the cars at St. Lazare station, go by the tramway to Courbevoie, and from there on foot to Nanterre. It is a three-miles walk, a good road, gradually leaving the groups of miserable houses, huts, factories, which always lie upon the limits of a great city, and at last striking into open country, with green fields bordering on each side the road, and ahead in the distance the town, with its quaint church-steeple peering above the tiled roofs. On arriving in the town gay with fluttering flags and. days that are gone with him. Briand also boasts of the honor of signing the register as a witness on the occasion of the birth of Fechter's daughter Marie. of the landscape and the balmy early summer air. Under the shadow of Mt. Valerien lies the little town of N anterre, celebrated for its cakes, its firemen, and _its holiday attire, we first...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859847
  • 9781236859846
  • 2,272,434