After Waterloo: Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-1819 eBook

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The English are very much out of favour with the emigrants, as well on account of the stripping of the Louvre as on account of not having shot all the liberaux.  They had the folly to believe that the Allied troops would merely make war for the emigrants’ interests, and after having put to death a considerable quantity of those who should be designated as rebels and Jacobins by them (the emigrants), would replace France in the exact position she was in 1789, and then depart.

Poor Marshall Ney’s fate is decided.  He was sentenced to death, and the sentence was carried into execution not on the Place de Grenelle as was given out, but in the gardens of Luxemburgh at a very early hour.  He met his fate with great firmness and composure.  I leave Paris to-morrow for London.

[47] Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, VI, 20, 7.

[48] Virgil, Aen., VI, 620 (temnere divos).—­ED.

[49] Louis Wirion (1764-1810), an officer of gendarmerie,
    commander-general of the place de Verdun since 1804, was accused in
    1808 of having extorted money from certain English prisoners quartered
    in Verdun (Estwick, Morshead, Garland, etc.).  Wirion shot himself
    before the end of the long proceedings, which do not seem to have
    established his guilt, but had reduced him to misery and despair.—­ED.

[50] Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s (1751-1816) Pizarro, produced at Drury
    Lane in 1799.—­ED.

[51] Three brothers Zadera, all born in Warsaw, served in the Imperial

[52] Ariosto, Orlando Furioso III, 2, i.—­ED.

[53] These words mean, or are supposed to mean, in French and in Dutch:  “I
    don’t understand” (je n’entends pas).—­ED.

[54] Horace, Carm., IV, 2,39.—­ED.

[55]John Chetwode Eustace (1762-1815), author of A Tour through Italy
    (2 vol., London, 1813), the eighth edition of which appeared in

[56] Theodoric was a Goth, not a Lombard.—­ED.

[57] Of course, Silva Beleni.—­ED.

[58] Perhaps Clement Francois Philippe de Laage Bellefaye, mentioned in the
    Souvenirs of Baron de Frenilly, p. 94.  His large estates had been
    confiscated in the Revolution.—­ED.





Ball at Cambray, attended by the Duke of Wellington—­An Adventure between
Saint Quentin and Compiegne—­Paris revisited—­Colonel Wardle and Mrs
Wallis—­Society in Paris—­The Sourds-Muets—­The Cemetery of Pere La
Chaise—­Apathy of the French people—­The priests—­Marriage of the Duke de

March, 1816.

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