At Home in Paris

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byBlanchard Jerrold

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... AT HOME IN PAKIS. THE GAVROCHE PARTY. BEING Literary Estimates of the Fall of the Second Empire. 1868-1870. "Est-il donc vrai que toute chose Puisse être ainsi foulée aux pieds; Le rocher où l'aigle repose Comme la feuille de la rose, Qui tombe et meurt dans nos sentiers." A. De Musset. Inteoductoet: 1870. To the sound of the drum always and frantic drumming; with pencil as well as pen as twin drum-sticks--and drum-majors for editors! Drumhead education: drum-head elections: drum-head proclamations of peace, and fraternity, and goodwill: drum-head judgments on all who happen to think quietly and soberly, or will not make a prie-Dieu of the Republican sheep's-skin. A paper peppered with lanterns, in which the wick has burned very low, and showing monkeys playing antics with drums over every paragraph that settles, in a few spasms, a question which has vexed noble minds for many years! Screams, instead of the self-contained resonance of rational genius. The comedy is that of the ducasse. The ideas heaped together with red-hot shovels, are as incongruous and shabby as the contents of a clown's pocket. Tbe mummers draw the foolish crowd around an honest citizen's grave. Could he wake and speak, he would say--" Begone from the Field of Eest, and don't mime profound emotion (with an eye to the reporters) where I lie. Leave my grave, and the air fresh and unpolluted to keep the leaves green which loving hands that never handled drum-sticks to call the world to see their tenderness, have, unseen, and wanting to be unseen, laid upon my bosom. I did my honest work, fought my courageous fight, as became a man. Begone, and vex me not with this burlesque." A man, after many years of exile, passes home--to prove the prudence of putting him beyond the fro...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... AT HOME IN PAKIS. THE GAVROCHE PARTY. BEING Literary Estimates of the Fall of the Second Empire. 1868-1870. "Est-il donc vrai ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217177387

ISBN - 13:9780217177382

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