Personal Adventures During The Late War Of Independence In Hungary (volume 2); Comprising An…

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byWilhelmine Beck

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. London--Feelings of solitude--Sickness--Letter from Count Paul Esterhazy--The realities of exile--Impressions of London--Its energy--Character of the people--Secret of their power--Their monarch--Her virtues--Affectionate loyalty of the people--Their manners repulsive at first--Their true character--Aspect of the rural districts--The future destiny of England--Resemblance between the Hungarian and British Constitutions--The present state of despotism--The policy of the Czar--His conduct towards Hungary--His extravagant joy at the fall of Hungary--Conclusion. I Entered the capital of the world, a drop, lost and confounded in that vast human ocean. Again the intense feeling of solitude and isolation came over me. I wandered through the streets like a disembodied spirit, observing and hearing all things, myself invisible and unnoticed. To the sense of isolation which I experienced at Berlin, was added the additional estrangement of the language. My eyes had to do everything for me in London on my first arrival. DISAPPOINTMENT. 325 I lost no time in calling upon Klapka, to whom I looked under these circumstances for guidance and assistance. The reader may judge of my astonishment and consternation when I was informed that he had left London and was now in Belgium. This was a matter of serious import to me, as my money was nearly exhausted, and it was only through Klapka I had arranged to receive fresh supplies. Besides, I had not furnished myself with papers of legitimation, and he was the only Hungarian in London sufficiently acquainted with my labours and services on behalf of the fatherland to give me certificates suited to my character. I began also, for the first time in my life, to have some apprehensions of want. I was terrified at the i...

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. London--Feelings of solitude--Sickness--Letter from Count Paul Esterhazy--The realities of exile--Impressions o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217530826

ISBN - 13:9780217530828

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