The True Story of the Chevalier D'Eon: His Experiences and His Metamorphoses in France, Russia, Germany and England, Told with the Aid of State & Secret Papers (Google eBook)

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Tylston and Edwards and A.P. Marsden, 1895 - France - 358 pages
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Page 125 - You are indeed a very considerable man. The highest rank; a splendid fortune; and a name, glorious till it was yours, were sufficient to have supported you with meaner abilities than I think you possess.
Page 125 - Havana, are glorious monuments of your grace's talents for negotiation. My lord, we are too well acquainted with your pecuniary character, to think it possible that so many public sacrifices should have been made without some private compensations. Your conduct carries with it an internal evidence, beyond all the legal proofs of a court of justice.
Page 370 - A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO ALMADINAH AND MECCAH. Memorial Edition. Complete. Carefully revised from the Author's own Copy, and containing all the original Coloured Illustrations, and Maps, and Plans, and also the Woodcuts from the later Editions.
Page 125 - Your patrons wanted an ambassador, who would submit to make concessions, without daring to insist upon any honourable condition for his sovereign. Their business required a man, who had as little feeling for his own dignity as for the welfare of his country: and they found him in the first rank of the nobility. Belleisle, Goree, Guadaloupe, St Lucia, Martinique, the Fishery, and the Havanna, are glorious monuments of your Grace's talents for negotiation.
Page 125 - ... justice of your country. YOUR history begins to be important at that auspicious period, at which, you were deputed to represent the Earl of Bute at the court of Versailles. It was an honourable office, and executed with the same spirit with which it was accepted.
Page 370 - As a mere book of travel and adventure it is excellent, and it is besides shot through with humour." Manchester Guardian. " Few stories of adventure have the interest of Sir Richard Burton's vigorous narrative, and fewer still have its literary and ethnographic value. . . . One of the most marvellous records of daring ever penned. . . . We heartily recommend the Memorial Edition of the Pilgrimage.
Page 372 - Survey, and will be daintily bound in green buckram cloth, with gilt lettering, and published at 2s. each volume. The first two volumes to be issued will be HAMPSHIRE and LANCASHIRE, and will be followed at quick intervals by the remaining volumes. BOSCOBEL; or, the Adventures of Charles II. after the Battle of Worcester. By THOMAS BLOUNT. Edited, with a Bibliography, by CHARLES G. THOMAS. Printed by T. & A. Constable, with a specially engraved Frontispiece, by CW Sherborn, of the Coat of Arms granted...
Page 309 - She is not yet accustomed to the usual ceremonials established between the sexes," wrote a correspondent to the Gentleman's Magazine, "or rather it is obvious that having always, in her former state of life, shown great attention to the ladies, she finds it difficult to restrain it; at table when she sits near them she is always ready to fill their glasses; at coffee, no sooner has a lady emptied her cup, than d'Eon springs from her chair to hand it to the table.
Page 225 - The flying rumors gathered as they rolled; Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told; And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargement too; In every ear it spread on every tongue it grew.
Page 308 - D'Eon is so little reconciled to her new metamorphosis that whenever she is in company with any Knights of St. Louis, and one of them is called "Mr. Chevalier," d'Eon turns about, thinking that she is meant. She is not yet accustomed to the usual ceremonials established between the sexes ; or rather it is obvious that having always, in her former state of life, shown great attention to the ladies, she finds it difficult to restrain it ; at table when she sits near them she is always ready to fill...

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