Their Majesties as I Knew Them

Their Majesties as I Knew Them

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"[...]its guests in the drawing-room. France, indeed, profited by the precious friendship which M. Paoli won for himself. "He is a model functionary, he has made the Republic beloved by Kings," exclaimed M. Felix Faure one day in my presence. And I remember another striking reflection of the regretted President. As he came out of the hotel of the Empress of Austria where he had been visiting at Cap Martin, some one asked him what had been the subject of his interview with the sovereign. "The Empress, gentlemen, spoke of nothing except of M. Paoli, whose courtesy and tact she praised without reserve." What tribute could have been more flattering, indeed, than the invitation which he received from Queen Victoria to be present at her jubilee, and to accept the hospitality of Buckingham Palace? And after her death the royal family[...].""
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.65mm | 312.98g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150756466X
  • 9781507564660