A Friend of Marie-Antoinette (lady Atkyns)

Paperback | October 14, 2012

byFrdric Barbey, Frederic Barbey, Fr D. Ric Barbey

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Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Käufer können in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1906 edition. Auszug: ... to his new mission, passing from fight to fight, Frotte" was no longer his own master. Nevertheless, at the end of 1795, some feeling of remorse, or else the desire to renew his old place in the goodwill of Lady Atkyns, who had twice asked him to write and tell her about himself, moved Frotte to take pen in hand once again. He had been engaged in fighting for several months, concerting surprises and ambuscades, always on the qui vive. He had twice narrowly escaped capture by the enemy. In spite of this he managed to keep up an interesting correspondence with his companions operating more to the south and to the west, in La Vendee and in Le Bocage, and with the chiefs of his party in London, who supplied the sinews of war, as well as with Louis XVIII. himself, in whose cause he had sworn to shed the last drop of his blood. There is no reason to be astonished at finding our " General des Chouans " expressing himself thus, or at the changed attitude adopted by him, dictated by circumstances and the new situation in which he has now found himself. Here is how he seeks to disabuse Lady Atkyns of the hope to which she is still clinging:--"No, dear lady, I shall not forget my devotion to you before I forget my allegiance to the blood of my kings. I have broken faith in no way, but, unfortunately, I have none but untoward news to give you. I have been grieved to find that we have been deceived most completely. For nearly a month after landing I was in the dark, but at last I got to the bottom of the affair. I was not able to get to see the unfortunate child who was born to rule over us. He was not saved. The regicides--regicides twice over--having first, like the monsters they are, allowed him to...

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Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Käufer können in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1906 edition. Auszug: ... to his new mission, passing from fight to fight, Frotte" was...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217423043

ISBN - 13:9780217423045

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