Study of the Life and Work of Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham

Study of the Life and Work of Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...He ascended all the towers, admired the statues, walked in the gardens. Here is a pretty scene: "The king had a play in his private theatre on Saturday evening, and I was so much favored as to receive a billet of admission. This was through the kind and unsolicited attention of the American Ambassador, who sent me one of the only two tickets that were placed at his disposal. The theatre was filled from the floor to the ceiling, and with such a shining company as, of course, my republican eyes had never been laid on before. Great numbers of the French nobility were present, and there was a profusion of diamonds and laced coats, you may depend. The entrance of the Royal Family and their coterie was taken notice of in no other way than by the general rising of the assembly, and as soon as all were seated the comedy began. The stage, however, was of small concern to me, whose attention was taken up in examining the actors who did not belong behind the scenes, and especially his Majesty, the Duke and Duchess of Angouleme, and the Duchess of Berri. King Charles is a goodnatured, simple-looking man, who laughed heartily at the good things that were said and done, blew his nose with a colored silk handkerchief, and made a snuff-brush of his coat sleeve. The Dauphin is an ordinary personage, who occupied himself chiefly in quizzing the company through an opera-glass. The daughter of Marie Antoinette is a woman of coarse appearance, without the least grace or dignity." Hence he went to Brussels, Antwerp, Utrecht, Amsterdam, a city not much to his mind. "It began to be built only five or six hundred years ago, on a quagmire that was not worth rescuing from the ocean, and, for aught I see, it is likely, within the same number of years, to be...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495950
  • 9781236495952