Memoirs Of Queen Hortense, Mother Of Napoleon Iii, By L. Wraxall And R. Wehrhan by Frederick Charles Lascelles WraxallMemoirs Of Queen Hortense, Mother Of Napoleon Iii, By L. Wraxall And R. Wehrhan by Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall

Memoirs Of Queen Hortense, Mother Of Napoleon Iii, By L. Wraxall And R. Wehrhan

byFrederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall

Paperback | February 3, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.95

Earn 145 plum® points

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

about

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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVII. CONCLUSION. At last Hortense'8 melancholy pilgrimage was finished. She returned to Arenenherg amidst the mountains of Switzerland, and lived as formerly in her villa with the beautiful view over the Lake of Constance, with its islands and its picturesque shores. Honour to the Canton of Thurgau, which offered the dethroned Queen an asylum, when most of the sovereigns of Europe, her own relatives not excepted, persecuted her or drove her from their territories. In Arenenberg Hortense rested after all the vicissitudes and disappointments of an eventful life. Her heart was crushed by the terrible blow it had received in the death of a dearly beloved son j her mind was saddened and bowed by the harshness and cruelty of the world, and of beings who in the cowardly fears of their egotism had become untrue to the most sacred and imperishable of all religions, the religion of recollections. How many who had formerly vowed love and gratitude to her had abandoned her! How many to whom she had been a benefactress had deserted her in the hour of danger! In the magnanimity and mildness of her heart she forgave them all, and, instead of feeling hatred, pitied them. She had finished with the world! BANISHVENT. 435 During the last years of her retirement in Arenenberg, Hortense wrote the sad and affecting narrative of her travels through Italy, France, and England, which she had undertaken in the heroism of her maternal love to save her son. The unpretending and yet talented work is a monument to her memory, that ranks higher than columns of brass or stone. The latter speak to the eye only; but her book speaks to the heart. It was written after a life of sorrow and disappointment, written by an exile, but it breathes a spirit that is worthy of a noble-minde...
Title:Memoirs Of Queen Hortense, Mother Of Napoleon Iii, By L. Wraxall And R. WehrhanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021786337X

ISBN - 13:9780217863377

Reviews