Memoirs Of M. De Blowitz

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byAdolphe Opper Blowitz

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... refrained from presenting on learning that since his defeat he had no inclination to receive strangers. She then talked of the statesmen whom I had seen at the Berlin Congress; of Count Andrassy, who was so characteristically the type of the Magyar race, nervous, breezy and hale, as if his ruddiness had been caught under the sun of his native forests; of Count von Haymerle, so refined and elegant, subtle and active, but for whom people predicted a brief career because his incessant activity was like a tongue of fire that devoured his constitution; of Kara Th6odori, the melancholy representative of a decadent power, who had haunted the diplomatic salons of Berlin like a silent and furtive shade, remaining timidly in the background, for he was somewhat bashful and the interests he upheld were most confused and precarious. She then spoke to me of Prince Bismarck, whom she had certainly met, for, quite naturally, in repeating a conversation which she had had, she imitated in a respectful but amusing way his habit of stopping suddenly and without embarrassment in the midst of a phrase and of remaining quite silent until he had found the exact word which he wanted. She spoke tome, finally, but with great discretion, without flattery and without exaggeration, of the r61e that I had played in Berlin and of certain episodes of my sojourn there, which would almost have led me to believe that she had seen me in Berlin, if I had not been aware that she had not absented herself from Paris for a whole year. I was, during this visit, struck by the intellectual superiority of this woman who, during our conversation, had made use of several languages, which she seemed to know perfectly well and which she spoke with an accent that belonged to none of them,...

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... refrained from presenting on learning that since his defeat he had no inclination to receive strangers. She then talke...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217850952

ISBN - 13:9780217850957

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