TOWN OF ARLES.
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.
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.
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.
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.