Memoir Of Count De Montalembert (volume 1); A Chapter Of Recent French History by Mrs. Oliphant

Memoir Of Count De Montalembert (volume 1); A Chapter Of Recent French History

byMrs. Oliphant

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... MEMOIR OF COUNT DE MONTALEMBERT. CHAPTER I. His Early Years. Charles Forbes Rene De Montalembert, son of a noble French imigri and his English wife, was born in London on the 15th May 1810. The two races which culminated in this one figure, the most illustrious which has distinguished either line, communicated to him so completely their double character, that it is interesting to note their characteristics from the beginning. The house of Montalembert was the most distinguished of the two, though not older perhaps than that of the Forbes, who can be traced back into the legendary twilight of Scottish history. The Montalemberts had their origin in Poitou. They were a warlike and chivalrous race, soldiers from their earliest appearance in history. Among the brief records inscribed beside their shields in the family tree by the affectionate hand of their descendant, there are scarcely more than half-adozen who are not marked as tui in some war or feud of their time. A seigneur of the name, Montalembert d'Ess6, appears by the side of the most chivalrous of French kings, Francis I., as described by his royal brother-in-arms. "Here are four of us, gentlemen of la Guyenne," says Francis, "I, Sanzac, Montalembert, and la Chasteigneraye, ready to encounter all comers in France." Of this same Montalembert, when appointed first gentleman of the royal bed-chamber, the courtiers said that he was more fit to charge the enemy than to dress the king--"Plus propre a donner une camisade a. l'ennemi qu'une chemise au roi." At an earlier period, a crusading knight had inscribed upon the shield of the family the cross, most fit cognisance of their last descendant; and later, the line produced, in the person of Marc-Ren6, Marquis de Montalembert, a name which holds its place b...

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Title:Memoir Of Count De Montalembert (volume 1); A Chapter Of Recent French HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217510531

ISBN - 13:9780217510530

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