After Waterloo: Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-1819 eBook

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I have put up in Turin in the Pension Suisse, where for seven franks per diem I have breakfast, dinner, supper and a princely bed room.  The houses are in general lofty, spacious and on a grand scale.

[67] Francois Lamarque, born 1756, a member of the Convention, ambassador
    in Sweden, prefect of the Tarn and member of the Cour de Cassation
    (1804).  He was exiled in 1816.—­ED.

[68] Major Frye (who wrote the name Despinassy) certainly means
    Antoine-Joseph Marie Espinassy de Fontanelle’s (1787-1829), who was a
    member of the Convention, voted the King’s death and served in the
    Republican army of the Alps.  In 1816, he was banished and went to
    Lausanne, where he died 1829.—­ED.

[69] Pardoux Bordas (1748-1842) was a member of the Convention.  Though he
    had not voted the death of Louis XVI, he was banished from France in
    1816 and did not return there before 1828.—­ED.

[70] Antoine Francis Gauthier des Orcieres (1752-1838) was elected to the
    Etats Generaux in 1789, and, in 1792, to the Convention, where he
    voted the death of Louis XVI.  Later on, he was member of the Conseil
    des Anoiena, juge au tribunal de la Seine and conseiller a la cour
    imperiale de Paris (1815).  Banished in 1816, he returned to France in
    1828.

[71] Jean Baptists Michaud, a member of the Directoire du departement du
    Doubs, and a member of the National Convention, voted the death of
    Louis XVI and against the proposed appeal to the people.—­ED.

[72] Jean Daniel Paul Etienne Levade (1750-1834), Protestant minister first
    in England, then in Amsterdam, finally minister at Lausanne and
    professor of theology at the Academie of the same town.—­ED.

[73] Countess de Boigne, in her interesting Memoirs (of which there is an
    English translation) abstained from describing her husband’s career in
    India; this lends additional interest to the information collected by
    Major Frye,—­ED.

[74] The manuscript has Sennar, a name quite unknown at Suza.—­ED.

[75] Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, iv, 13, 5.—­ED.

[76] This shield, now at the Armoria Reale, is not antique, but is
    ascribed to Benvenuto Cellini.—­ED.

[77] This statue of Cupid is not antique, and has been recently ascribed to
    Michelangelo (Knapp, Michelangelo, p. 155.)—­ED.

CHAPTER VIII

Journey from Turin to Bologna—­Asti—­Schiller and Alfieri—­Italian cuisine—­The vetturini—­Marengo—­Piacenza—­The Trebbia—­Parma—­The Empress Maria Louisa—­Modena—­Bologna—­The University—­The Marescalchi Gallery—­Character of the Bolognese.

August ——­ 1816

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