La San-Felice, Tome I

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Published: 1865
Language: French
Wordcount: 69,940 / 238 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 698
Added to site: 2006.02.07
mnybks.net#: 11910

A series of novels set in 1799 about the establishment of the Republic of Naples by General Championnet and the re-establishment of the Bourbons. Featuring British Admiral Horatio Nelson, Sir William and Lady Emma Hamilton, King Ferdinand IV and Queen Maria Carolina, the sister of Marie Antoinette.

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et fouette cocher!

»Nouveau Dandino, le duc joue son rôle avec perfection dans leur course jusqu'à Naples, tandis que Ferdinand, à qui la peur donnait des inspirations, s'acquittait de celui du plus soumis des courtisans de manière à faire penser qu'il n'avait été autre chose toute sa vie.

»Le roi, à la vérité, sut toujours gré au duc d'Ascoli de ce trait peu ordinaire de dévouement monarchique, et, tant qu'il vécut, il ne cessa jamais de lui donner des preuves éclatantes de sa faveur; mais, par une singularité que peut seulement expliquer le caractère de ce prince, il lui arrivait souvent de persifler le duc sur son dévouement, tandis qu'il se raillait sur sa propre poltronnerie.

»J'étais un jour en tiers avec ce seigneur chez la duchesse de Floridia, au moment où le roi vint lui offrir le bras pour la mener dîner. Simple ami sans imp

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