Recollections Of The Private Life Of General Lafayette (volume 1)

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byJules Cloquet

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 12th. A ring which presents the portrait, and contains the hair of Jeremy Bentham. That celebrated English writer bequeathed it by will to Lafayette. Round the ring are engraved the words--Memento for General Lafayette. Behind the medallion may be" observed the hair of J. Bentham, platted, and around, the words--Jeremy Bentham1 s hair and profile. 13th. A crystal box, mounted in gold, and closed with a small padlock. It contains some mournful souvenirs. Just before he perished on the scaffold, the brave Riego untied his cravat, and sent it to his wife, with a lock of his hair. Madame Riego divided the cravat and the hair into two halves--one of which she kept for herself, and sent the other to Lafayette. The latter was deeply affected on seeing the precious relics. They are clearly distinguished through the pure crystal of the box, on which may be read the following simple inscription-- The piece of cravat, which is of black silk, is placed on the bottom of the box; the hair being rolled upon a card. The following plate, which is but a third of the size of the original, may give you an idea of the whole. In 1824, when Lafayette replied to a speech addressed to him by M. Campe, the president of the committee Teresa El Riego Y Riego. of Spanish refugees at New Orleans, he said of Spain --"Liberty will soon return to enlighten and to fertilize that interesting portion of Europe. Then, and then only, will be appeased the manes of Riego, of his young and ill-fated spouse, and so many other victims of superstition and tyranny."* 14th. A round box, which, on account of the wood composing it, is a curiosity. The box is of walnuttree wood, and on the lid is a circle divided into four parts, each of which is formed of a different species of wood. The following inscription in ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 12th. A ring which presents the portrait, and contains the hair of Jeremy Bentham. That celebrated English writer bequeathed it by will t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217038727

ISBN - 13:9780217038720

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