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A Residence in France

With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland

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Published: 1836
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,574 / 335 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 750
Added to site: 2005.10.27
mnybks.net#: 11765
Genre: Travel
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city of Louis XVIII.--Charles X.--Marie Antoinette.--Legitimacy of the Duc de Bordeaux.--Discovery of the Plot of 1822.--Lafayette's conduct on that occasion.--A negro Spy.--General Knyphausen.--Louis-Philippe and Lafayette.--My visit to Court.--The King, the Queen, Madame Adelaide, and the Princesses.--Marshal Jourdan.--The Duke of Orleans.--Interview with the King.--"_Adieu l'Amérique!_"--Conversation with Lafayette.--The Juste Milieu.--Monarchy not inconsistent with Republican Institutions.--Party in favour of the Duc de Bordeaux.

Paris, February, 1832.

Dear ----,

Your speculations concerning the influence of the late revolution, on the social habits of the French, are more ingenious than true. While the mass of this nation has obtained less than they had a right to expect by the severe political convulsions they have endured, during the last forty years, they have, notwithstanding, gained something in their rights; and, what is of far more importance, they have gained in a better apprec

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