Memoirs Of Constant, First Valet De Chambre Of The Emperor (volume 4); On The Private Life Of…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byLouis Constant Wairy

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII I begin to comprehend the greatness of the Emperor--Disembarkation of His Majesty--The good master and the great man--Delicacy and uncertainty of my position--Souvenir of the Emperor's kindness--Obliging words--Approbation of my conduct--Needless malevolence and justice rendered by M. Marchand--The Emperor at the Tuileries--A sergeant of the National Guard--Taking down the portraits of the Bourbons--The people at the wicket of the Carrousel--General Excelmans and the tricolored flag--Cockades preserved--Arrival of the Emperor--His Majesty carried in the arms of officers--First visits--The archchancellor and Queen Hortense--Two grenadiers from the island of Elba--His Majesty and the officers on half pay--Review on the Carrousel--The Emperor demanded by the people--Marshal Bertrand presented to the people by His Majesty--Touching scene and general enthusiasm--Two later souvenirs--Princess Catherine of Wurtemberg and Prince Jerome--The first cross of the Legion of Honor worn by the First Consul and Captain Godeau. STRANGER to all after the departure of the Emperor for the island of Elba, penetrated with ineffaceable gratitude for the favors heaped upon me by His Majesty during the fourteen years I had spent in his service, I thought incessantly of that great man and took pleasure in recalling to memory even the least souvenirs of my career. Concluding that a life of retirement best befitted my former position, I passed my time tranquilly enough with my family in the country house which I had acquired. Nevertheless a painful idea would recur in spite of me; I feared lest men who were jealous of my former favor might succeed in deceiving the Emperor as to my unalterable devotion to his person, and foster the false opinion of me which they had mom...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII I begin to comprehend the greatness of the Emperor--Disembarkation of His Majesty--The good master and the great...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217968252

ISBN - 13:9780217968256

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