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'.
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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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