Heroes, Philosophers and Courtiers of the Time of Louis Xvi, by the Author of 'the Secret History of the Court of France Under Louis Xv'.

 
9781151230775: Heroes, Philosophers and Courtiers of the Time of Louis Xvi, by the Author of 'the Secret History of the Court of France Under Louis Xv'.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... M. le Comte de Segur for America--Visit of young French nobles to a Convent at Terceira--Original account of their adventures there--Heraldic devices of French heroes in America--The American militia-man's "Cap of Liberty "--Polly Lecton, the American Quakeress--Lally and Tippoo Saib--French chivalry in India--Mutual appreciation of French and English commanders at Gibraltar--Horace Walpole's triumph over "the Rev. Mr. Cole "--Reception of Lafayette at the Opera of Paris--Contemporary chronicles of Lafayette's seditious sayings--Visit of the Grand-Duke and GrandDuchess of Russia to France--Antipathy of Marie Antoinette to Catherine of Russia--Re-appearance of Cardinal de Rohan in France--Contemporary chronicles of the sayings and doings of the Grand-Duke and GrandDuchess of Russia--The last days of Diderot--Original Decrees of Versailles in favour of Protestants in France--Marie Antoinette and Madame de Genlis--Noble conduct of Admiral Rodney towards M. le Comte de Grasse--Generous reception of the vanquished French commander in London--Point de Grace in Paris--Reception of Lord Cornwallis in England--Lafayette and d'Estaing at Cadiz--The treaty of peace--The later years of d'Estaing--Dr. Franklin's vow fulfilled--Original autograph letter from Dr. Franklin to his son--Dr. Franklin's last days, last bequest, and epitaph--Return of the Count de Rochambeau to France--His reception at Versailles--His reception in London--Brief popularity of Louis XVI. and of Marie Antoinette--The Princesse de Lamballe's account of herself and Gluck, the musician--The death of Metastasio--Figaro!--Original reflections of the Abbe Robin on French Philosophy in the eighteenth century--Summary--Lafayette and Napoleon I. JOY AT VERSAILLES. 253 A Dauphin was bom on the 22nd of Oct...

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