The Idler in France eBook

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

CHAPTER XXVI.

Rumour relative to the Son of Napoleon—­Unsettled State of Affairs—­Conflicting Rumours—­The Duke of Orleans—­Charms of a Crown—­Aspect of the Champs-Elysees—­Unsought popularity—­Comte d’Orsay—­Scene of Destruction—­Shattered Trees—­Pride of the People—­Re-action after Excitement—­Anecdote—­The Jeweller’s Wife—­Passion of the French—­Playing at Soldiers—­Enthusiasm of the Garde Nationale—­Return to Paris of the Duchesse de Guiche—­Confidence of the Duc—­Courage of the Duchesse—­General Gerard—­The Duke of Orleans accepts the Crown—­Popularity, an unstable Possession—­Abilities of Louis-Philippe—­Expectations formed of him—­Person of Lafayette—­Appearance in Public of the new Sovereign—­The Queen—­Her painful Position—­The King of the French in the Place Vendome—­Monsieur Mignet—­His varied Acquirements—­The celebrated General Peppe—­Strange Infatuation—­Charles the Tenth embarks at Cherbourg—­Devotion to the exiled Bourbons—­The English Popular at Paris—­Mr. Hamilton, Secretary of the Embassy—­Brilliant conversation of M. Thiers—­The Prince and Princesse Soutzo—­Mr. Poulter—­Lesson of Resignation—­Departure for England—­Leave-taking—­Adieu to Paris, 294.

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