The Idler in France eBook

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CHAPTER II.

TOWN OF ARLES.

Beaucaire—­Wooden Houses—­Castle of King Rene—­Church of St.
Martha—­Fabulous Monster—­The Hotel described—­The Hostess—­Antique
Furniture—­Plentiful Dinner—­Scrutiny—­Visit to the Amphitheatre—­The
Prefect of Arles—­Subterranean Excavations—­Ancient Church of St.
Anne—­Altar to the Goddess of Good—­Venus of Arles—­Granite
Obelisk—­Primitive Manners—­A Liberal Landlady, 14.

CHAPTER III.

ST.-REMY.

Situation of the Town—­Antiquities—­The Triumphal Arch described—­Male and Female Figures—­The Mausoleum—­Bassi-relievi of Battles, Infantry, etc.—­Figure of a Winged Female—­Latin Inscription—­Variously explained—­Interpretation of Monsieur P. Malosse—­Respect for the Departed—­On The Triumphal Arch and Mausoleum at St.-Remy, 21.

CHAPTER IV.

LYONS.

The Fete Dieu—­Procession through the Streets—­Ecclesiastical and Military Pomp—­Decorations in the Streets—­Effect produced on the Mind by Sacred Music—­Excitements to Religious Fervour—­the Miserere, 30.

CHAPTER V.

PARIS.

Fatiguing Journey—­Landau Accident—­The Hotel de la Terrasse, in the Rue de Rivoli—­Six Years’ Absence—­The Duc and Duchesse de Guiche—­Joy of Meeting—­Fashion at Paris—­Visit to Herhault’s Temple of Fashion—­Mademoiselle La Touche—­Extravagant Charges—­Caution to Husbands—­A Word, also, to Wives—­Visit to Madame Craufurd—­Her prepossessing Appearance—­House-hunting—­Residence of the Marechal Lobau—­Review in the Champ-de-Mars—­Splendid Coup d’oeil—­The Marchioness de Loule—­Restrictions at Court—­Accident to the Comte de Bourmont—­Alarm of the Ladies—­Charles the Tenth, the Dauphin, and the Dauphine—­Melancholy Physiognomy of Charles the First—­The Duchesse d’Angouleme—­Her Trials and Endurance—­French Love of Country—­The Duchesse de Berri—­Dinner at the Duchesse de Guiche’s—­William Lock—­The Comte de l’Esperance de l’Aigle—­His high breeding—­The Opera—­Debut of Taglioni—­Her Poetical Style of Dancing—­The Duc de Cazes—­French and English Manners contrasted—­Attentions to the Fair Sex in France—­The Comtesses de Bellegarde—­Character of the Duc de Gramont—­Lady Barbara Craufurd—­Count Valeski—­Anger of the Marechal Lobau—­Defect in French Houses—­The Muette de Portici—­Noblet—­An old Danseuse—­Gaiety at Tivoli—­Similarity in the Exterior of Parisian Ladies—­A Quadrille Party—­Demi-toilette—­Late Tea-Party—­Luxurious Chair—­Delightful House in the Rue de Bourbon—­Its costly Decorations—­Its Interior described—­The Princesse de la Moskowa—­Sad Interview—­Marechal Ney, 32.

CHAPTER VI.

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