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Page 242 - He was scarcely in bed before he fell into a profound sleep, which lasted, without interruption, till five. M. de Firmonf, whom His Majesty had persuaded to take some rest, threw himself upon my bed; and I passed the night on a chair in the King's chamber, praying God to support his strength and his courage. On hearing five o'clock strike I began to light the fire. The noise I made awoke the King, who, drawing his curtains, asked if it had struck five. I said it had by several clocks, but not yet...
Page 239 - farewell ' in so impressive a manner, that their sobs were renewed, and Madame Royale fainted at the feet of the King, round whom she had clung. His majesty, willing to put an end to this agonizing scene, once more embraced them all most tenderly, and had the resolution to tear himself from their arms. ' Farewell ! farewell !' said he, and went into his chamber. The Queen, princesses, and dauphin...
Page 115 - King or Queen, atrocious threats or infamous calumnies, some Municipal Officer or other was sure, with studied malice, to place them on the chimney-piece, or on the chest of drawers in His Majesty's chamber, that they might fall into his hands. He once read in one of those papers, the petition of an engineer for the head of the tyrant Louis XVI, that he might load his piece with it, and shoot it at the enemy. Another Journal...
Page 60 - ... which he rattled in a terrible manner, he designedly kept the Royal Family waiting, and then drew the bolts with a great clatter. After doing this, he ran down before them, and fixing himself on one side of the last door, with a long pipe in his mouth, puffed the fumes of his tobacco at each of the Royal Family as they went out, and most at the Queen and Princesses.
Page 166 - I do not ask you to make my offer known to the Convention, for I am far from thinking myself of sufficient importance to engage their attention, but I was twice appointed a Member of the Council of him who was my Master, at a time when that office excited a general ambition: I feel it to be my duty to offer myself as his Counsel now that that duty is thought dangerous by many. If I knew any possible mode of making my intention known to him, I should not take the liberty of applying to you.
Page 16 - Of the men, some were still continuing the slaughter, and others cutting off the heads of those who were already slain ; while the women, lost to all sense of shame, were committing the most indecent mutilations on the dead bodies from which they tore pieces of flesh, and carried them off in triumph.
Page 170 - Elizabeth should have no communication with the king during the trial ; but that his children might be with him, if he desired it, on condition that they were not allowed to see their mother or their aunt till his examination was concluded. The first moment I could speak to his majesty in private, I asked for his orders. " You see," said the king, " the cruel dilemma in which they have placed me. I cannot think of having my children with me: as for my daughter, she is out of the question, and I know...
Page 254 - I presented it to him. His hand met mine, which he pressed once more for the last time. " Gentlemen," said he, addressing the Municipal Officers, "I should be glad that Clery might stay with my son, as he has been accustomed to be attended by him: I trust that the Commune will grant this request." His Majesty then looked at Santerre, and said,
Page 237 - let " us go into this room, I can see you on" ly there." They went in, and I shut the glass-door. The King sat down; the Queen was on his left hand, Madame Elizabeth on his right, Madame Royale nearly opposite, and the young Prince stood between his legs: all were leaning on the King, and often pressed him in their embraces.
Page 245 - priest, meanwhile, was dressing. Before the altar I had placed an arm-chair for his majesty, with a large cushion on the ground ; the cushion he desired me to take away ; and went himself to his closet for a smaller one, made of hair, which he commonly used at his prayers.