After Waterloo: Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-1819 eBook

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[59] Virgil, Georg., I, 35.—­ED.

[60] Colonel Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle was the celebrated exposer of the scandal
    in 1808-9, when the mistress of the Duke of York was found to be
    trafficking in Commissions.  He had retired from active service in
    1802, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel.  Financial reasons obliged
    him, after 1815, to live on the Continent; he died in Florence,

[61] Sir Robert Thomas Wilson (1779-1849), author of The History of the
    British Expedition to Egypt
, 1802; a French translation of that work
    elicited a protest from Napoleon.—­ED.

[62] Vanderberg had made a fortune as a contractor to the French army; he
    is mentioned in Ida Saint Elme’s Memoires d’une contemporaine and

[63] Abbe Sicard (Rooh Ambroise) was director of the Institution of
    Sourds-Muets from 1790 to 1797 and from 1800 to 1822.—­ED.

[64] Paul Didier (1758-1816) took part in a Bonapartist conspiracy at Lyons
    in 1816, raised an insurrection in the Isere and fled to Piedmont,
    whence he was surrendered to the French authorities, condemned to
    death and executed at Grenoble.—­ED.

[65] The King’s brother, afterwards Charles X.—­ED.

[66] The N.E. pavilion of the Tuileries.—­ED.


Journey from Paris to Lausanne—­Besancon—­French refugees in Lausanne—­Francois Lamarque—­General Espinassy—­Bordas—­Gautier—­Michau—­ M. de Laharpe—­Mlle Michaud—­Levade, a Protestant minister—­Chambery—­Aix—­ Details about M. de Boigne’s career in India—­English Toryism and intolerance—­Valley of Maurienne—­Passage across Mont Cenis and arrival at Suza—­Turin.

LAUSANNE, July 8th.

Departing from Paris on the 24th June, 1816, I varied my journey into Switzerland this time, for instead of travelling thro’ Lyons or Dole, I took the route of Besangon, Pontarlier, Jougne and Orbe.  The country between Dijon and Besancon is a rich and fertile plain.  At Besancon the mountainous country begins; it is a strong fortress, and the last considerable town of the French frontier.  It lies in a very picturesque situation, being nearly environed by the Doubs, which meanders under its walls, and by very lofty mountains; on the other side of the Doubs stands the citadel, its chief strength.  The town of Besangon is exceedingly handsome and well built, and there are several agreeable promenades, two of which I must particularize, viz., the promenade de Chamarre and the garden of the Palace of Granvelle.  There are besides several Roman antiquities and the remains of a large amphitheatre.  I amused myself very well for a couple of days at Besancon, and met with some agreeable society at the Hotel de France where I lodged.  I left Besancon at eight in the morning of the 30th June, and arrived at Pontarlier

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