The Broken Sword; Or, A Soldier's Honour. Or, A Soldier's Honour

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byAdelaide D. O'keeffe

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... tstt anir Iran. The scene of our narrative now returns to St. Germain-en-Laye. We left the Marquis de Remond (Colonel D'Aumerle) in the company of the two young princes (Louis XVIII. and Charles X.), who, to quote an old song, "were both of them kings in their turn." An audience had been asked and granted: a council of war was held in the royal chateau of Versailles, at which attended the Prussian Ambassador, the Prince de Soubise, General Beauregard, etc., where the former detailed before the king the whole transaction, as witnessed by himself at the battle of Rosbach; and the two latter officers, nobly and candidly retracted the error they had committed in publicly degrading Colonel D'Aumerle. Both holding out their hands to him, solicited his pardon and future friendship. The emotion of the Marquis rendered him speechless; he could only grasp those tokens of manly frankness in the deepest silence. Shortly after, the brothers D'Aumerle were elevated to that military rank to which they would have attained, had no such unfortunate misunderstanding occurred, on the parts of General Beauregard and the Prince de Soubise. Honours were showered by the young king on Henri D'Aumerle, now General and Mareschal de Camp, and Eugene was raised to the rank of Colonel (era retraite). To crown all, the younger received from the king's own hand the ribbon and cross of St. Louis, to which were added those of the Prussian Eagle, bestowed on him by Frederick the Great, at the explanation of past affairs, by his ambassador at the Court of France. This nobleman, who had been twenty years back the national enemy of D'Aumerle, was now his firmest friend; and when, subsequently, they met at Remond, and each looked with emotion on the separate parts of the Broken Sword, the amba...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... tstt anir Iran. The scene of our narrative now returns to St. Germain-en-Laye. We left the Marquis de Remond (Colonel D'Aumerl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217379982

ISBN - 13:9780217379984

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