The Idler in France eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 285 pages of information about The Idler in France.

CHAPTER XXIII.

The Dead paraded through the Streets to inflame the Populace—­The Shops closed—­The Duc de Raguse censured—­His Supineness—­Devotion of the Duc de Guiche to his Sovereign—­The Military Dispositions defective—­Flag of the Bourbons—­Troops in Want of Refreshment—­ Destruction of the Royal Emblems—­Disgusting Exhibition—­Rumours of Fresh Disasters—­Opinion of Sir Roger de Coverley—­Revolutions the Carnivals of History—­Observation of Voltaire—­Doctors Pasquier and de Guise—­Report of Fire arms—­Paucity of Provisions—­Female Courage—­Domestic Entrenchment—­Further Hostilities—­Conflicting Rumours—­The Sublime and the Ridiculous—­Juvenal Intrepidity—­Fatality—­The Soldiers and the populace—­Visit to Madame Craufurd—­Barricade in the Rue Verte—­Approaching Mob—­Safe Arrival in the Rue d’Anjou—­Terror of Madame Craufurd—­Her Anxiety for her Relatives—­Composure of the Marquis d’Aligre—­Riotous Assembly in the Rue Verte—­Their Conduct towards the Author—­Dangerous Symbol of Aristocracy—­Arrival at Home, 282.

CHAPTER XXIV.

Familiarity of French Servants—­Power of the People—­Misguided Men—­Further Rumours—­Who are the People?—­An Intruder—­A Revolutionary Hero—­The Tuileries and the Louvre taken—­Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait of the Dauphin—­The Terrible and the Comic—­Trophies of Victory—­The Palace of the Archbishop of Paris sacked—­Concessions of Charles the Tenth—­The Duchesse de Berri—­Lord Stuart de Rothesay—­Noble Conduct—­The Duchesse de Guiche—­Her trying Situation—­The Provisional Government—­The Tri-coloured Flag—­Meeting of the Deputies—­Bitter Feeling towards the Royal Family Bravery of the Populace—­Lafayette and his followers—­Scene in the Street—­“The Good Cause”—­The wealthy M. Laffitte—­Valuable Collections at Paris—­Courageous Conduct of the Duchesse de Guiche—­Her Champions—­Attack on the Hotel of the Duc de Guiche—­Comte Alfred d’Orsay—­Painful Position, 272.

CHAPTER XXV.

Sanctuary of Home—­Madame C——­ —­Intoxicated Revolutionist—­His Good-Nature—­the Proprietor of a Wine-Shop—­Politeness of all Classes in France—­Barracks in the Rue Verte—­Difficulty of obtaining Admission—­Agitation of Madame C——­ —­Comte Valeski—­The Barracks attacked and taken—­Dangerous Route—­Impassable Gulf between the Sovereign and the People—­The Royal Cause hopeless—­A Fine Youth killed—­Reflections on his Death—­Number of Persons killed during the last Three Days—­Details of a Battle—­Rumour respecting the Dauphin—­Interment of the Page—­Fatality attending the Bourbons—­Absence of the Dauphine—­Revolt of the Troops—­The Duchesse de Guiche at St.-Germain—­Her noble Bearing—­The Duc de Gramont—­The Chateau du Val, the Residence of the Princesse de Poix—­The Fugitive Duchess—­Popularity of Lafayette—­The duc d’Orleans named Lieut.-General of France—­Order restored—­Abdication of Charles the Tenth—­Renewed Excitement—­Clamour against the King—­A Fickle People—­Wicked Rumours—­The King quits Rambouillet—­School of Adversity—­Desertion by Friends—­Route to Cherbourg, 294.

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