Courtship By Command; A Story Of Napoleon At Play by Matilda Maria BlakeCourtship By Command; A Story Of Napoleon At Play by Matilda Maria Blake

Courtship By Command; A Story Of Napoleon At Play

byMatilda Maria Blake

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. HAPPY EVER AFTEE. In this way it came to pass that, notwithstanding the sudden arid peremptory manner in which their hands had been disposed of, and the oddly transposed method of their wooing, coming as it did after the announcement of their betrothal, a very contented young couple met each other before the altar in the Chapel Royal of the Residenz at Munich on January 14th, 1806. The bride had said as much to King Maximilian when he had come to lead his little Iphigenia to the sacrifice--a confession which he received with radiant joy; for his kind and generous heart had shrunk unspeakably from the idea of gaining his advance in rank and worldly consideration and safety at the expense of his beloved daughter's happiness. The chapel in which Augusta of Bavaria was united to her French bridegroom was not the magnificent Allerheiligen-Hof Kirche, built by Klenze and adorned by Hess, which now goes by the title of Court Chapel, and is known to travellers as a dream of variegated marbles and golden backgrounds and lovely frescoes and symbolic carvings in stone; but the small, seldom-opened ReicheCapeUe in the Alte-Hof, not far from the Hercules Hall, which also witnessed a portion of the ceremony. All the same, folks were as contented with the setting as with the appearance of the principal performers in the drama, not knowing what splendours the young Prince Ludwig, who took his place in the bridal train, was to prepare for similar occasions in the future. Both bride and bridegroom won the popular suffrages by their handsome faces and winning demeanour; and a painting of the scene still hangs on the walls of the Louvre. The marriage ceremony was performed at eight o'clock in the evening, and at nine a rich banquet was served, of which two hundred g...
Title:Courtship By Command; A Story Of Napoleon At PlayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217194982

ISBN - 13:9780217194983