Celebrities Of London And Paris; Being A Third Series Of Reminiscences And Anecdotes Of The Camp…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byRees Howell Gronow

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... means I shall be made unpopular. For the future, bear in mind that Louis XVIII. is King of France, and not King of the Vandals." The Due De Grammont.--The Due de Grammont, better known as the Due de Guiche, was the type and model of the real French gentleman and grand seigneur of the olden time. He was the handsomest man at the court of the elder branch of the Bourbons; and during the Empire, when in exile, had served in the English army. I knew him well in Spain, in 1813, when a Captain in the 10th Hussars, and subsequently at Bordeaux, in 1814, when he accompanied the Due d'Angouleme, and having then left our service, was arrayed in a French uniform as aide-de-camp to the Dauphin. He spoke English perfectly, was quiet in manner, and a most chivalrous, high-minded, and honourable man. His complexion was very dark, with crisp black hair curling close to his small, well-shaped head. His features were regular and somewhat aquiline, his eyes large, dark, and beautiful; and his manner, voice, and smile were considered by the fair sex to be perfectly irresistible. He served with distinction as a general officer in the Spanish campaign of 1823, and was specially attached to the person of the Dauphin, whom he was obliged to keep in great order. As is often the case with princes, the Dauphin, or Due d'Angouleme, as he was sometimes called, would frequently emancipate himself, and take liberties with those around him, if permitted to do so. Once, when driving with the Due de Guiche, the Prince, in his somewhat ape-like manner, pinched his companion. A few moments afterwards, the Duke returned the caress with interest, to the great surprise of the Dauphin, who started and turned angrily round, to meet the winning, placid smile of his friend and mentor. The Duke was...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... means I shall be made unpopular. For the future, bear in mind that Louis XVIII. is King of France, and not King of the Vandals...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217821200

ISBN - 13:9780217821209

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