Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. 1 was, as I have said, watching the Kings face, when I saw him start and look round him, at the same instant that a detonation — so loud, so startling, so unexpected, so different from all the surroundings, and the thoughts that were occupying every mind, that it seemed like the end of the world — shook all hearts, even as it shattered buildings, walls, trees, horses and men.We also ask that you: Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Google Book Search for use by individuals, and we request that you use these files for personal, non-commercial purposes. It is difficult to recall with any precision the order, or even the detail of events which follow such a surprise.But all is transitory, and they close over once more. When sufl Sciently recovered to be subjected to examination, the accent of this miscreant betrayed the nationality he in vain tried to conceal, and he was found to be a Corsican, Fieschi bv name, though he had declared himself a French- man called Gerard.Then we seek to keep them open by making a record of their vanishing merits, during the brief intei'val before we, too, have to depart hence and be no more seen. He maintained this alias as long as he could, but the truth soon came out.Maintain attribution Tht Goog Xt "watermark" you see on each file is essential for in forming people about this project and helping them find additional materials through Google Book Search. Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Limited 12 YORK street, COVENT GARDEN 1899 ^ 1 ( ^'^' r^'■^-' ' t EDITOR'S Pll EFACE TO VOLUMES III. Indeed, it was some minutes before any- one from among this immense multitude began to think of succouring the sufl Ferers, whose terrified screams rent the air.Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries. Busk) With One Hundred and Seventy-seven Illustrations A NEW EDITION VOL. and IV.' The kind insistence of public and publishers has forced me to undertake the task, for which I am little fitted, of preparing for the press some of the unfinished materials put together by my late sister for her volumes of personal reminiscences, of which two have ah'eady met with so favourable a reception under the title of " Gossip of the Century." I found among her MSS. The King alone remained self-possessed, and when by degrees some kind of order was re-established, it was, though with difficulty, elicited from the nearer bystanders that not one of the royal family had been touched, but that of forty persons 4 SOCIAL HOURS WITH CELEBRITIES of all classes more or less seriously hit, nearly half had been either killed or mortally wounded.
About Google Book Search Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. C^^y ^ I By the Late AUTHOR OK '* FLEMISH INTERIORS," ^'DE OMNIBUS REBUS," ETC. " These volumes were originally published under the title of '^Social Hours with Celelirities.'' ' That I am right in this estimate at all events is painfully proved hy a friend already pointing out some oversights; as eoi-um generis for sui (/eiieris, vol. For all that is " predicated after the event " is but fable. one might well, at first sight, ask — What good was there in attempting to " perpetuate the memory " of anything so utterly evan-escent ? Some Celebbated Pbeachebs (continued) PAGES 1 to 55 56-78 79-100 101—137 138—163 16lr-230 231—256 257-307 308-364 365—388 389—439 VOL. Ferdinand Fabre Victor Cousin Croisette Chevalier d'Eon or Deon Francois Coppee . After despatching a messenger to the Queen with an assurance of his own safety and that of the Princes, the King, though deeply touched by the deaths of his officers, and indeed of all those who had received the blow intended for himself, left the Duke of Orleans to attend to the wounded, and gave orders that no interruption should be made in the intended programme of the day.
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We encourage the use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. There was a deadly silence, an absolute pause of perhaps half-a-minute, for everyone seemed paralysed ; but instantly, though all presence of mind continued suspended, a universal vitality began to animate every man, woman and child, and a terrible confusion ensued, for all seemed at once to be madly rushing in every direction, without sense or purpose, jostling one another, and causing many additional disasters.
I remember a lecture of Dean Stanley ^ in which he ex- * Looifl XYI., for instance, was emphatically a hero for his valet de chambre. Louis- Philippe rarely displayed any of the dignity of a monarch.
The faithful Cl^ry, who through all the time of the royal family's imprisonment held his life in his hand while devoting himself to his unpretending mmistrations to Uiem, the only solace to their bitterness, has left in writing the fascinating record of the king's sublime endurance of daily terrors and humiliations ; noting with marvellously just appreciation his calm dignity under the most exasperating provocations, in language simple as the Gospel narrative of the Passion. viii PREFACE pressed regret that the great man of Ais age is constantly left out by the chief contemporary historian : e.g. Louveiro, a dis- tinguished Director of the Academy of Fine Arts at Lisbon, similarly laments that Gran Vasco, the greatest Portuguese painter, is mentioned in very few writings of his date. The years of exile, disgrace and penury he passed in subordinate positions probably lessened his self-respect, and made it difficult for him to remember his Bourbon blood and his descent from the Grand Monarqice ; but if, during these vicissitudes, he lost sight of his royal traditions, and the prestige of birth ceased to influence his bearing and manners, he seems always to have entertained a latent conviction that he would ultimately be called to the throne of his ancestors.