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The Days Before Yesterday

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Language: English
Wordcount: 84,276 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 23.1
LoC Categories: CT, D
Downloads: 495
mnybks.net#: 3193
Origin: gutenberg.org

The courts and courtiers of Great Britain.

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de Flahault's account of Napoleon's campaign of 1812--Another curious link with the past--"Something French"--Attraction of Paris--Cinderella's glass slipper--A glimpse of Napoleon III.--The Rue de Rivoli--The Riviera in 1865-- A novel Tricolour flag--Jenny Lind--The championship of the Mediterranean--My father's boat and crew--The race--The Abercorn wins the championship

CHAPTER III

A new departure--A Dublin hotel in the "sixties"--The Irish mail service--The wonderful old paddle mail-boats--The convivial waiters of the Munster--The Viceregal Lodge--Indians and pirates-- The imagination of youth--A modest personal ambition--Death- warrants; imaginary and real--The Fenian outbreak of 1866-7--The Abergele railway accident--A Dublin Drawing-Room--Strictly private ceremonials--Some of the amenities of the Chapel Royal--An unbidden spectator of the State dinners--Irish wit--Judge Keogh-- Father Healy--Happy Dublin knack of nomenclature--An unexpected honour and its ca

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