Fifty Years' Biographical Reminiscences Volume 2

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byLord William Pitt Lennox

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ... with the governor. A representation of these facts were made by me to the Secretary of the Home Department, which resulted in a slight commutation of his sentence; and I had the satisfaction of knowing that, through the interference of some friends in Hertfordshire, his wife and child were provided for. I dined with Prince Louis Napoleon a few days before he attempted his Boulogne affair. He then lived at 17, Carlton House Terrace, afterwards SirR. B. Crowder's (Justice Common Pleas). The party consisted of about six or eight-and-twenty, all foreigners, except one, an English medical gentleman, who had passed the greater portion of his life abroad. Not having the slightest idea of the attempt, I did not remark anything peculiar; but when the event was known, I remembered many mysterious little conclaves,--many looks indicating surprise that I did not hint at the proposed expedition. The Prince subsequently presented me with a copy of L'Etudes sur L'Artillerie, written by himself, with the following inscription: " Souvenir de la part de L'Autcur, "Louis Napoleon." Upon one occasion, the late Lord Adolphus FitzClarence asked me to accompany him to the contiROCHESTER HOSPITALITY. 179 nent. He was to escort the Duchess of Gloucester from Dover to Calais. We went in his open phaeton with a chaplain of the Navy. At starting, Lord A. said--" You and the chaplain must take turn about to sit in front." It was my turn to sit behind when we entered Wright's Hotel, at Rochester. The landlord told Lord Adolphus that the Duchess of Gloucester was at lunch, and invited us to attend. I declined, wishing to see the old castle. As Lord Adolphus and the chaplain went in, boniface took me for a servant, moustachios not being then worn. I went into the...

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ... with the governor. A representation of these facts were made by me to the Secretary of the Home Department, which resulted in a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217719988

ISBN - 13:9780217719988

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